"[The early] European seafarers abruptly came face-to-face with their own pagan heritage, with people having direct experience of the divine mediated, not by ignorant priests, but by a bewildering array of entheogenic 'plant-teachers,' which were being smoked, snuffed, ingested, even taken in enemas! Troubled churchmen among those seafarers uneasily saw in this a diabolical parody of their cherished 'Holy Communion,' blissfully unaware of the fact that it was rather their own placebo sacrament that was a decidedly unholy parody of humankind's immemorial communion with sacred plant-teachers!"
Jonathan Ott