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The earliest accounts of rectal administration of psychoactive drugs come from the Ancient Mayan civilization where ritual enemas were commonly used to induce states of trance and were widely depicted on carvings and pottery.
The image above is a Mayan carving depicting a priest giving reclining man a large ritual enema to the point where he sees winged reptile Gods flying overhead. Sorry hipsters, your parties suck.
It wasn’t just the Mayans, though. The historical use of psychoactive enemas was known throughout the Americas and is still used by traditional societies today.
A tour de force of flint-napping, this eccentric flint depicts the cave opening to the Otherworld surrounded by six heads of K’awiil (or God K). Each profile head has its own bifurcated or serrated (plumed) headdress. Two addorsed heads project from the top edge (one with the head broken off). Two heads are oriented upward at the “shoulders”. Two additional heads are oriented downward, projecting outward from the side walls. Four notched projections – two along the top edge and two at the lower corners of the cave entrance – intersperse the heads. Three blades thrust downward from the lower edge. The two lateral blades (one broken at the tip) terminate in points and the longer, central blade terminates in two projecting smoking mirrors (one slightly broken).
originally posted by: anti72
fan tas tic.
these also could have been used for surgery.
I bet these are SHARP.
I wonder what they used for trepanation...
Specimens identified from the Maya civilization region of southern Mexico, Guatemala and the Yucatán Peninsula show no evidence of the drilling or cutting techniques found in central and highland Mexico. Instead, the pre-Columbian Maya seemed to have utilised an abrasive technique which ground away at the back of the skull, thinning the bone and sometimes perforating it
originally posted by: Kantzveldt
a reply to: skalla
By the looks of them to be used in ritual blood letting and laceration....
Eccentric flints are placed in dedicatory caches in buildings and under stelae along with bloodletting implements such as stingray spines and precious jade and shell.