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Early Christianity and hallucinogens

"The essence and origin of religion is the use of visionary plants to routinely trigger the intense mystic altered state....

The main origin and ongoing wellspring of religion is the use of visionary plants. These plants include Psilocybe mushrooms, Henbane, Cannabis, Opium, Peyote, Salvia divinorum, and Amanita mushrooms. "...The Entheogen Theory of Religion and Ego Michael Hoffman
To be shaken out of the ruts of ordinary perception, to be shown for a few timeless hours the outer and inner world, not as they appear to an animal obsessed with survival or to a human being obsessed with words and notions, but as they are apprehended, directly and unconditionally, by Mind at Large — this is an experience of inestimable value to everyone and especially to the intellectual....Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception (1954)
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