"An entheogen is a psychoactive compound, typically from natural sources such as plants or fungi, that can be used to alter consciousness for spiritual purposes (Johnstad, 2018). Thousands of years of knowledge from traditional medicine practices outlined the dose, efficacy, and preparation of many natural medicines and have demonstrated that entheogens are a powerful tool for healing various conditions (Yuan, Ma, Ye, & Piao, 2016). There is early evidence that these substances can provide unique interventions for patients with mental health conditions that do not respond well to standard psychopharmaceuticals (Agin-Liebes et al., 2021; Bogenschutz et al., 2022).

"Entheogens are most often complex biological organisms with diverse bioactive compounds."


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