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High Kingdom: Why Animals Take Psychedelic Substances

When some people get high, they become animals. But I don’t mean this in a negative sense. One of the key reasons indigenous Amazonian shamans drink the psychedelic brew ayahuasca is to transform into a jaguar or...

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