My first experience with hallucinogens (besides the lovely trips I’d take as a little kid huffing nitrous oxide at the dentist’s office) was with eating nutmeg before bed to induce vivid dreams. I had come across some reference to sailors getting trippy on nutmeg, and I decided that it would be fun to experiment with the spice. Once you get past the initial nausea, it’s not too bad.
This tea is good to serve at Samhain because it helps to open you up to the different possibilities of the thinning of the veil. If you’re doing divination, it will help with that. If you’re doing ancestor work, it will help with that. If you’re looking for spirits, it will help with that. If you’re just drinking away the night, add booze to the tea–preferable tequila or absinthe.
The recipe: Serves 4 to 6 people or one really adventurous person with a strong stomach.
2 liters boiling water (or a kettle full), 1 cup honey, 3 grated nutmegs, 3 cinnamon sticks, 2 teaspoons dried yarrow, 1/4 cup rosehips (fresh or dried), 2 tablespoons dried mugwort (or wormwood), and 2 tablespoons dried hops
Steep concoction for 10 minutes and strain. Serve chilled 10 minutes before ritual.
Do not use this tea if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, or trying to conceive. Some of the herbs can cause pre-menstrual bleeding. So keep a panty liner handy a day or two after ritual.
These folks are nutmeg eaters:
The Geeky Kink Event http://thegeekykinkevent.com/
Tonia Brown www.thebackseatwriter.com
Erotic Sensations http://eroticsensations.us/