Morning Glory Hallucinogens
Morning glory hallucinogens are original from Mexico, being extended to South
America. It’s been learned that morning glory hallucinogens have been very
widely used in the valleys of Mexico in Pre-Hispanic times by generations of
Aztecs to get in touch with the sun gods. Furthermore, the residents of Oaxaca
(a south state of Mexico), believe that the divinity lives within the seed. When
problems arose, they would eat the morning glory seeds to get knowledge from the
It belongs to the convolvulaceae family, genus ipomoea, species violacea. It
is also known as Heavenly Blue Morning Glory, Tlilitzin. It is classified as a
psychedelic. It is a popular vine with heart-formed leaves and brilliant pink,
purple or white flowers and black seeds that contain LSA.
Actually, there is a renewed wave of seekers of illumination returning to the
use of hallucinogenic plants to become aware of their internal cognition and
capture what has been lost in the mainstream of religion. In an unfortunate
manner and because of the legal prohibition of these essences, these spiritual
pilgrims are exposed to arrest and loss of liberty for searching spiritual
evolvement in manners that are well documented to have been efficiently used
throughout the years. There has been failure from our legislations to recognize
the spiritual reawakening than can happen by consuming psychedelic substances.
It’s been learned that hallucinogenic plants –among them, morning glory- have
been used for religious intentions within virtually every culture since the
beginning of chronicles.
In Mexico, morning glory seeds and the vines of the serpent, have had a long
society with divinity and it’s a substance that is sacrosanct to the indigenous
and demonized by the Spanish conquerors. One missionary wrote four hundred years
ago: “the essence takes their reason away to all who use it… the indigenous get
in contact this way with the devil… and they are misled by various
hallucinations which they attribute to divinity which they say lives within the
seeds”. The Aztecs sustained the seeds to be food of the gods, the Spanish
sustained it was determinant to become witch doctors and commune with the devil.
There have experiments with morning glory seeds with individuals that have
tried LSD and they claimed with a high dose of morning glory hallucinogens
(200-500 seeds) feel similar effects than with LSD, such as feelings of elation
and philosophical insights. Transient nausea was one of the side effects
experienced by the consumers; also, dreariness or torpor and coldness in the
extremities. The only adverse psychic consequence was an extended (eight hours)
disassociate reaction which was terminated with chlorpromazine. The feasibility
of extended adverse reactions to the psychological effects of the seeds is
essentially the same as with LSD, and the same precautions should be observed.