The term ethanol was invented 1838, modeled on German äthyl (Liebig), from Greek aither (see ether), and hyle "stuff". meant "upper regions of space," from Old French ether and directly from Latin aether, "the upper pure, bright air," from Greek aither "upper air; bright, purer air; the sky," from aithein "to burn, shine," from PIE root *aidh- "to burn" (see edifice).Many Christian denominations use wine in the Eucharist or Communion and permit alcohol consumption in moderation.Osiris, the god who invented beer and brewing, was worshiped throughout the country.The ancient Egyptians made at least 24 types of wine and 17 types of beer.Alexander Shulgin developed hundreds of entheogens in Pi HKAL and Ti HKAL. Entheogens used by movements includes biotas like peyote (Neo-American Church), extracts like Ayahuasca (Santo Daime, União do Vegetal), the semi-synthetic drug LSD (Neo-American Church), and synthetic drugs like DPT (Temple of the True Inner Light) and 2C-B (Sangoma Psychedelic therapy refers to therapeutic practices involving the use of psychedelic drugs, particularly serotonergic psychedelics such as LSD, psilocybin, DMT, mescaline, and 2C-i, primarily to assist psychotherapy.MAPS has pursued a number of other research studies examining the effects of psychedelics administered to human subjects.For the acceptance of entheogens in religions see Religion and drugs.
It also involved escape from the socialized personality and ego into an ecstatic, deified state or the primal herd (sometimes both).
The original rite of Dionysus is associated with a wine cult and he may have been worshipped as early as c. The Dionysian Mysteries were a ritual of ancient Greece and Rome which used intoxicants and other trance-inducing techniques (like dance and music) to remove inhibitions and social constraints, liberating the individual to return to a natural state.
In his Laws, Plato said that alcoholic drinking parties should be the basis of any educational system, because the alcohol allows relaxation of otherwise fixed views.
For example, entheogens are used by curanderos to heal people but also by malevolent sorcerers to steal their energy.
The religious, shamanic, or spiritual significance of entheogens is well established in anthropological and modern contexts; entheogens have traditionally been used to supplement many diverse practices geared towards achieving transcendence, including white and black magic, sensory deprivation, divinatory, meditation, yoga, prayer, trance, rituals, chanting, hymns like peyote songs, and drumming.
The Symposium (literally, 'drinking together') was a dramatised account of a drinking party where the participants debated the nature of love.