Gallery: Santa and the ‘Shrooms: The Real Story Behind the “Design” of ...


Most people think of Santa Claus and the cheery red and white we decorate with at Christmas as little more than lighthearted fun and pretty colors. But the real story behind that Christmas look that takes over the Western world at this time of year is a bit… shall we say, darker. Or at least way, way more tripped-out. Read on to find out about the psychedelic and mystical roots of the Santa Claus myth and the traditional Christmas decorating scheme!

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  1. Beth McGuire December 29, 2014 at 2:21 am

    the mushrooms are not toxic or have any hallucinogenic effects when eaten. the shaman would eat the mushrooms in whole then collect his own urine and then drink the urine. in order for the mushroom to have a hallucinogenic effect it had to be processed through the liver first. I guess maybe they fed it to their livestock to pee out than drink human urine. The things people are willing to do!

  2. AllYouKnowISlie December 22, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    That`s exactly what i was thinking (apart reindeer part).
    Great job and its sounds more than true. Its one of the masons \”secret\”. Including waterlily, Peyote cactus and many many psychedelic herb teas.
    And that famous star..Dog star.. Sirius star.

  3. Lindy Allen December 16, 2014 at 12:21 am


  4. eowynn55 November 23, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    For Christmas I want references for this article.
    How about the 1980 Sunday Times or New Scientist? Johnathan Ott’s theory has been found to contain some factual errors and was debunked by a Mr. Ronald Hutton.
    I think the agaric is popular on winter cards for the same reason cardinals are – red looks pretty against white snow.

  5. Margus Waffa November 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

    People writing these things should be clearly marked, if they know what the talk about and how, why they write and what knowledge one has from the plants usage directly.
    Seriously, this should be an law.

    And we need to take these years.. rest for years.. and then take more for years… and keep focused on female,
    to even on hope to get a point on time. As there is so much.

    There is partitioned life that we are connected or can travel in to for sure, … most of all, we need to stop all death, this is basic. No one is made to die but live.
    Iv got a LOT to more travel but am can say.. we need to obey the nature and not just because there is no other option as there is only what there is

  6. Fetter Illustrations Art January 16, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Drug induced visions have seemed to have shaped our society’s holiday’s as well as it’s religions………………..imagine that!
    Why live in the real world when you can make one up that is much better that the masses will follow financially, lol, Lol.

  7. hjp December 24, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I”ve heard many of these details before, and agree that sources would be helpful (I don’t have ’em, sorry.) One weak link: yurts do not have a center pole. The weight of the roof rafters rest on the central compression ring, and the whole assemblage rests on a cable, resting on the diagonal lattice structure of the walls. That diagonal structure, though made of light branches or lathes, distributes the weight in such a way that no central support pole is necessary. It’s a long drop to the floor from the chimney hole/compression ring – but I suppose if the door were buried in snow, a pole could be erected for the express purpose of egress.

  8. MagicMycoMike December 23, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    That’s because most people have trouble swallowing psychedelic anything

  9. Raoni Costa December 22, 2013 at 9:36 am

    yes……pleeease give us some sources. it really sounds true, but we need sources!!!

  10. real December 21, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Turkay was not in existance when St. NICHOLAS lived. The area was part of the Byzantine Empire whose population was made up of many ethnicities. St. Nicholas was a christian bishop of Greek descent, living in this empire.

  11. Anthony Brasher December 19, 2013 at 2:18 am

    Is there any sources? Assuming it’s as true as it sounds, most folks will have a hard time swallowing psychedelic santa clause

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