Salvia Divinorum, a short acting hallucinogen, is
an herb that had escaped mainstream attention until
recently, when like all interesting things, word has
spread fast especially by the Internet and it has
become more accessible to any one who would want it.
Authorities have known about Salvia Divinorum for
many years and know that it is not something to be
concerned about and so have not acted against it.
After all, the Mazatec Indians of Northern Mountains in Oaxaca, Mexico have been using it for healing for hundreds if not thousands of years without encountering any problems associated with it.
Only in a drug war crazed community where it is possible
to score cheap political points has the issue of restricting
it been an issue. Or in the case of Australia,
lazy and misinformed bureaucrats acted on their ignorant
fear instead of scientific principals.
It is obviously not harmful; we could find no records
of anyone requiring medical aid or an obituary as
a result of consuming it. We were able to find a few
reports regarding acts of stupidity by a few people
who had admitted using Salvia Divinorum at least once
at some stage in their life. However their use was
not necessarily within a time frame that would be
conclusive to say that their actions were the result
of using it.
Like all mind altering substances, Salvia Divinorum
is appealing to the youth as well as adults of all
ages. And without any real knowledge of this plant,
parent groups and other concerned do-gooder
associations frightened by the stories
of what it can do are loudly speaking out against
it instead of educating their children and selves
to be responsible and safe.
Some people who we call experts or who call themselves
experts of something but display very little, if any
at all, knowledge of Salvia Divinorum are able to
invent all sorts of scary, worst case, scenarios of
what they think might happen if it could
Just as there is a potential for mankind to one day
be able to move groups of stars together and create
black holes there may also be a potential for Salvia
Divinorum to be abused though we have no proof of
Salvia Divinorum does not appeal to everyone, it
seems to only appeal to the very few people, about
one in ten, who are actually open minded enough to
see what the herb may offer. Others may try it but
they will only do it once. For people who do not have
the necessary mind skills that this herb seems to
require, experimentation will, in most cases never
be repeated. If your child is using it, more than
an experimental first time, you can be very proud
to have raised a rare, open minded individual.
We do not wish to inform you that people who actually
have knowledge of this herb have discovered that it
has its own ability to make sure it is not abused.
Wed rather give an impression that these people
need escape drugs to allow them to deal with life
than inform you that users of the herb have reported
that since using it their lives have changed in various
positive ways regardless of their former situations,
good or bad.
Facts aside, we prefer to scare you with the false
impression that users are so addicted or obsessed
with it that they angrily defend it against our misinformation.
We believe people need to be controlled, you are not
capable of making up your own mind about things like
this, thats what governments are for, and so
you should be on our side in our ignorant war against