Monday, February 2, 2009

Hallucinogens in the Bible

The Legend:  The Samson tale in the Bible, of foxes running through the weeds with torches on their tails, is a veiled reference to hallucinogen use.

Status:  This one is up to you.


This passage can be found in Judges 15:4. Rather than 300 actual foxes tethered together with torches, it is believed, by some, to be a concealed reference to a battalion of 300 men made fearless after ingestion of amanita muscaria - hallucinogenic mushrooms that, when dried, are fox colored.