The psychedelic secrets of Santa Claus

“Although most people see Christmas as a Christian holiday, most of the symbols and icons we associate with Christmas celebrations are actually derived from the shamanistic traditions of the tribal peoples of pre-Christian Northern Europe.”

“The sacred mushroom of these people was the red and white amanita muscaria mushroom, also known as <fly agaric>.”

“One of the side effects of eating amanita mushrooms is that the skin and facial features take on a flushed, ruddy glow. This is why Santa is always shown with glowing red cheeks and nose. Even Santa’s jolly “Ho, ho, ho!” is the euphoric laugh of one who has indulged in the magic fungus.”

Read the whole article here.

~ by riot on 28 October 2006.

2 Responses to “The psychedelic secrets of Santa Claus”

  1. The mushroom sounds like the Mario mushrooms

  2. most of the symbols and icons we associate with Christmas celebrations are actually derived from the shamanistic traditions of the tribal peoples of pre-Christian Northern Europe.
    ive herd that same jazz about all kind of different things we supposedly get imagery and tradition from, from satan worshipers to the actual saint Nicholas…

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