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    8 Religions That Use Psychedelic Sacraments

    Can you take me higher? To a place where blind men see.

    1. League for Spiritual Discovery (LSD)

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    Timothy Leary founded the LSD and made the religion's motto “drop out, turn on, tune in.”

    2. The Neo-American Church

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    Arthur J. Kleps wrote “The Boo Hoo Bible," which mandated the use of LSD, peyote and other psychedelics for spiritual purposes. He called himself “Chief Boo Hoo” and the Church’s clergy the “Boo Hoos.”

    3. The Church of the Toad of Light

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    Albert Most wrote “The Psychedelic Toad of the Sonoran Desert” and with his friends he formed a congregation of toad worshippers. They also sold these rad T-shirts for $12!

    4. The Peyote Way (PWC)

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    The PWC offers “spirit walks”—a solitary peyote meditation in the woods after a 24-hour fast—for a $200 donation ($150 for members!). PWC owns 160 acres in the Aravaipa Valley, which makes it bigger than the Vatican.

    5. Dog Commune

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    This religion was based on the LSD-inspired belief that God existed on Earth incarnate in “man’s best friend.” Members of the Dog Commune raided animal shelters to free their canine deities.

    6. Shiva Lila

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    In the 1970s, Gridley Wright started this commune that practiced psychedelic tantricism.

    7. The Church of Gnostic Luminism

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    For communion, this Church approves of mescalin, psilocybin, LSD, marijuana, ayahuaca, toad venom, MDA, MDMA, DMT, Bufo alvarius, salvia and designer psychedelics.

    8. Psychedelic Venus Church (PsyVen)

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    This San Francisco church sent new members two joints for a $5.00 regestration fee.