Seeking the ultimate high, people have ingested all kinds of bizarre chemicals and plants through history. Fortunately they have related (those who lived anyway) their experiences so we can now recount them to you. Prepare to be shocked by some of the contents on this list – you will almost certainly not know the drugging abilities of the majority of these. They may not be the most pleasant alternatives for when you run out of weed, but they certainly work. This list starts off with quite a bang, so get reading.
Anafranil is an anti-depressant that causes people to have orgasms every time they yawn. Yeah. No joke. A 1983 article in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry found a case of a woman in her twenties who came every time she yawned! She even used it to her advantage: “She found she was able to experience orgasm by deliberate yawning.” This is one drug that had better not be outlawed. Now I just need to find a doctor willing to prescribe it!
Yes, this pesticide – which has now been made illegal in many countries, can produce feelings somewhat like Ecstasy (Hear that environmentalists?? You inadvertently banned a great hallucinogenic-drug!) A popular cocktail was made during the ’50s (called the Mickey Slim) was made by adding a small amount of DDT to gin! In the image above we see two women getting utterly stoned on DDT.
DIPT is a tryptamine that affects auditory (sound-based) functions. Users experience things such as voices on the radio being lower in pitch than usual, music sounds distorted, and some people experience light hallucinations. The drug can cause the odd feeling of being bloated, but if you take an antacid immediately after consumption, it usually solved the problem. During the drugged experience, some users also claim to hear a constant ringing in their ears – this can (unfortunately) last for up to two weeks.
Saffron is a flower used as a food additive. The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances states that the orange-yellow flower “…is known to have…narcotic effects similar to those of opium.” Saffron actually has an ancient history of use as a drug – the Ancient Minoans used to drink a tea infusion of it to get high and the Persians and Greeks considered it an aphrodisiac. The Romans and Egyptians used it in various medicines.
It’s not just for cats anymore! Many who have smoked it say that it gives a mellow, pot-like buzz. Though most warn that you should not get your hopes up too high. It leaves a minty aftertaste and is apparently much easier to smoke than pot (and doesn’t cause coughing).
Xenon is a heavy, odorless, inert gas that can be found in the Earth’s atmosphere, lasers, gas-discharge lamps, medical imaging, in the process of creating nuclear power, for protein crystallography, in the production of MEMS (microelectromechanical systems), and for anesthesia. Naturally, most anesthetics – like nitrous oxide and Novocaine (which is made from cocaine), have hallucinogenic side-effects. It’s effects are said to be like that of nitrous oxide, except without the auditory-effects and the “headachiness”. One anonymous user on the web-site “Lyceaum” said that it gives the user an ability to, “…zero in on ‘singularity’ thoughts and memories and hold them for ‘sentimental orgasms’…”
Various Venoms and Poisons
Many poisons (such as arsenic and strychnine) and venoms have been known to have hallucinogenic (and sometimes beneficial) effects! Mountain-climbers in late-19th-Century Austria regularly consumed arsenic to, “…obtain healthy and sturdy looks…to appear strong and robust…”, and to “…facilitate breathing while climbing…” (Baron Ernst von Bibra.) In the 1902 book, “Morphinism and Narcomanias From Other Drugs”, it even says that a person can develop an addiction to arsenic. As for venom, The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances states that “…Holy men in India smoke cobra venom for its psychoactive effects. [T]heir dried venom glands or crystallized venom is often mixed with cannabis.” The Encyclopedia also reveals that ten Native American tribes in California were known to swallow live ants as a way of inducing hallucinations! The ants bite the stomach-lining, injecting their venom, and can be vomited while the ants are still alive.
As everybody knows, C-4 is a very effective explosive (1.34 times more explosive than TNT!). But is it a drug? According to the book titled Uppers, Downers, All-Arrounders, it is! The authors state: “Modern veterans have been known to ingest C4…for their psychedelic effects. Tremors and seizure activity can result, but usually not an explosion, as it takes a blasting-cap to set off the chemical.” No joke. In fact, the Marine Corps training document on explosives includes the following caution: “Do not ingest any explosive material!”
At one time, Eskimos and tribes in Siberia were known to consume the urine of another person who had consumed fly agaric mushrooms (amanita muscaria). They did so for several reasons: Firstly, since there wasn’t an infinite supply of mushrooms, this approach help to conserve and economize them. Not only would drinking the urine of someone who had consumed the mushroom get you high, but also drinking the pee of the person who had drunk the first “batch” of urine would get you high! And so forth and so on, going up to 5 different “generations” of people! An added benefit was that pre-digested mushrooms didn’t cause as much nausea and cramps as just eating them directly. They loved this high so much, that they would butcher and eat reindeer who had also eaten fly agaric for a contact-high!
No, it is not an alcohol made from salamanders, but rather from what they produce. Salamander brandy obviously can’t be found in your local liquor store. It is non-commercially produced in Slovenia. There are at least two ways of making it – both of which involve animal cruelty: (1) The salamanders are hung from their back legs, and brandy is poured onto their bodies, and drips into a cup. (2) The salamander is placed on a sieve, and brandy is poured onto them until they drown. The point of this is to infuse the alcohol with the poison salamanders produce when they are defending themselves. Nonetheless, it is said to produce symptoms like LCD and Ecstasy combined, in addition to the effects of the alcohol (although, the alcohol content is particularly low)!
Alright, it’s notexactlyold books – it is the fungi and molds that occasionally grow on them! Some of these molds and fungi are said to have hallucinogenic effects. Don’t go eating pages of old books right-off-the-bat, though. They usually also come with side-effects, such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and confusion!
Classical Greek and Roman literature is being read for the first time in
2,000 years thanks to new technology. The previously illegible texts
are among a hoard of papyrus manuscripts. Scholars say the rediscovered
writings will provide a fascinating new window into the ancient world.
Salvaged from an ancient garbage dump in Egypt, the collection is kept
at Oxford University in England. Known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri, the
collection includes writings by great classical Greek authors such as
Homer, Sophocles, and Euripides.
Using a technique called multi-spectral imaging, researchers have uncovered texts that include
• parts of a lost tragedy by Sophocles, the 5th-century B.C. Athenian playwright; •sections of a long-vanished novel by Lucian, the second-century Greek writer; and • an epic poem by Archilochos, which describes events that led to the Trojan War.
Christopher Pelling, regius professor of Greek at Oxford University,
said the works are "central texts which scholars have been speculating
about for centuries."
Researchers hope to rediscover examples of lost Christian gospels which
didn't make it into the New Testament, along with other important
The papyrus manuscripts were found at the site of the disappeared town
of Oxyrhynchus in central Egypt more than a hundred years ago. The text
in much of the collection has become obscured or faded over time.
Researchers at Oxford University are now employing a digital imaging
process that's able to reveal ink invisible to the naked eye. They say
the technique should boost the amount of writing available to scholars
studying the collection by around 20 percent.
Dirk Obbink, a lecturer in papyrology and Greek literature at Oxford,
directs the research. He says the digital imaging process was first
developed for researchers who studied Roman texts buried during the
eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy in the first century.
"We're applying it for the first time to non-carbonized ancient
manuscripts on papyrus, which was the paper of the ancient world,"
Obbink said. "Most of our collection comes from rubbish dumps, so it's
been in contact with soil for thousands of years and can be quite dark."
The imaging process works by using different filters to isolate the
waveband to which the hidden writing responds. "Some [text] respond[s]
in the ultraviolet range, some in the infrared range," Obbink said. "The
technique involves finding the exact right point at which the ink
reflects at maximum contrast against the slightly less dark surface so
you can read it."
Obbink says the research should add to the body of
known work of standard classical authors such as Homer and Sophocles, as
well as that of lesser known writers "who didn't survive either through
accident of time or because they weren't as popular."
Sophocles wrote 120 plays, but only seven survived, among them Oedipus Rex and Antigone.
"We have samples of all the rest in these papyrus fragments," Obbink
said. "We're filling in the gaps incrementally. You're never going to
get each and every word of 120 plays, but you will get a slice of what
was available during the centuries when these rubbish mounds built up."
The fragments may also shed new light on texts that have survived only
by being repeatedly copied over thousands of years. "These older
[papyrus] texts can be more accurate, or preserve completely new
readings," Obbink said.
Similarly, Biblical scholars can expect valuable new material to emerge
as some gospels that weren't included in the New Testament didn't
survive. "The texts that are in the Bible were selected out of a much
larger body of work that once circulated," Obbink said. "We have samples
of that material here."
He says the Oxyrhynchus collection holds a lot of information about the
rise of Christianity during the Roman period. (Egypt became part of the
Roman Empire after Cleopatra's fleet was defeated at the battle of
Actium in 31 B.C.).
"[Christianity] starts out as a small social phenomenon, then just takes
over everything," Obbink said. "You can see other cultural sea changes
taking place—changes in taxes, changes in rule. It's all reflected in
Oxyrhynchus, 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of modern-day Cairo,
rose to prominence under Egypt's Greek and Roman rulers. The town's
papyrus-rich garbage heaps were excavated in the late 1890s by two
Oxford University fellows, B.P. Grenfell and A.S. Hunt. Researchers have
been painstakingly piecing together the Oxyrhynchus papyri fragments
So far 65 volumes of transcripts and translations have been published by
the London-based Egypt Exploration Society, which owns the collection.
The latest volume includes details of fragments showing third- and
fourth-century versions of the Book of Revelations. Intriguingly, the
number assigned to "the Beast" of Revelations isn't the usual 666, but
About 10 percent of the Oxyrhynchus hoard is literary. The rest consists
of documents, including wills, bills, horoscopes, tax assessments, and
"It contains a complete slice of life," Obbink added. "There's
everything from Sophocles and Homer to sex manuals and steamy novels.
But it's in pieces, and it all has to be put back together."
Momma's Bible - Hilarious! Four brothers left home for college, and they became successful doctors and lawyers.
evening, they chatted after having dinner together. They discussed the
95th birthday gifts they were able to give their elderly mother who
moved to Florida .
The first said, "You know I had a big house built for Mama."
The second said, "And I had a large theater built in the house."
The third said, "And I had my Mercedes dealer deliver an SL600 to her."
The fourth said, "You know how Mama loved reading the
Bible and you know she can't read anymore because she can't see very
well. I met this preacher who told me about a parrot who could recite
the entire Bible. It took ten preachers almost 8 years to teach him. I
had to pledge to contribute $50,000 a year for five years to the church,
but it was worth it. Mama only has to name the chapter and verse, and
the parrot will recite it."
The other brothers were impressed. After the celebration Mama sent out her "Thank You" notes.
wrote: Milton , the house you built is so huge that I live in only one
room, but I have to clean the whole house. Thanks anyway."
"Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home; I have my
groceries delivered, so I never use the Mercedes. The thought was good.
"Michael, you gave me an
expensive theater with Dolby sound and it can hold 50 people, but all of
my friends are dead, I've lost my hearing, and I'm nearly blind. I'll
never use it. Thank you for the gesture just the same."
"Dearest Melvin, you were the only son to have the good
sense to give a little thought to your gift. The chicken was delicious
Thank you so much." Love, Mama
Many people have been through a lot in their life time. Negative seeds have
been sown into their hearts and as they grow up these negative seeds begin to
grow and get stronger and more difficult to get rid of. Its almost like planting
an Oak tree seed, and leaving it to grow: it will grow and become big and
strong, and the roots go so deep into the ground it is almost impossible to
uproot. If you follow these simple steps you can easily clear your mind and soul
from negativity but you have to do it with an open heart, open mind and a spirit
filled with hope.
Find faith in yourself. It is a good
idea to get to know yourself above all. Forget about outside forces, pay
attention to your life and your situation.
JUST LET IT GO! People have the
right to happiness (of course, that also includes you!), and just letting
negative experiences be bygones helps quite a lot.
Let your mind, body and soul influence
you along the path you should walk along.
Start to think more positively, and feed
your mind and soul with positive words, positive people and positive things.
But don't bury the thoughts in your heart where they mature into hatred and
contempt. Share how you feel, with someone you trust.
If you feel weak or angry, go for walks
at sunrise/sunset and breathe in the fresh air.
Take 5 minutes out of everyday to just
lie down and reflect.
Try more physical/spiritual methods to
calm down, such as meditation or or yoga, pilates etc.
Before you start working on your goals,
read positive affirmations or listen to your favorite music. Do something to
get your brain into a good, happy, positive mind set.