Anadenathera colubrina - Vilca (3g)
For many generations, the seeds of Anadenathera colubrina, a tree native to South America, have been roasted and popped in a similar way to popcorn, then crushed with cooked snail shell ash, a natural source of calcium oxide, to produce a psychadelic snuff.
It had two main roles in tribal society: the shamans used it for visionary purposes, to communicate with the spirits or ancestors, or access other realms of consciousness. Hunters used a lower dosage, to increase awareness and sharpen the senses, helping them to track down prey.
The effect of the seed at higher doses is perceived as psychedelic and produce strong closed eye audio-visual hallucinations that, at lower doses, manifest themselves in better hearing and seeing and a strong sense of stimulation.
The dried seeds may be brought and planted to germinate. The tree grows relatively quickly and is easy to pull.