What is an entheogen?

From Wikipedia:

‘An entheogen (“generating the divine within”) is any chemical substance used in a religious, shamanic, or spiritual context that often induces psychological or physiological changes.

Entheogens have been used to supplement many diverse practices geared towards achieving transcendence, including meditation, yoga, prayer, psychedelic art, chanting, and multiple forms of music. They have also been historically employed in traditional medicine via psychedelic therapy.

Entheogens have been used in a ritualized context for thousands of years; their religious significance is well established in anthropological and modern contexts.’

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[It’s a quite recent term coined because nobody had a good enough reason until regular people started licking toads to find God. The Wikipedia entry notes the term arose partly to differentiate from licking toads for fun. Yes, people do lick toads. We had a puppy who licked a toad. He died. We don’t know if he saw God. He probably went to heaven since he was a puppy, and if there is a heaven, it’s full of puppies, so sure—he saw God.]