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E. That these funghi embodied a spiritual being can be deduced by their Aztec word, teonanacatl, which means “flesh of the gods”. They may also be present on 3000-year-old carvings, which derive from Guatemala, centre of Mayan culture, and are a lasting testament to their importance in that land. Other widely used plants in South America include peyote (Lophophora williamsii), morning glory (R. corymbosa) and datura (Datura stramonium). When the Christian Spaniards overran Aztec Mexico in the early sixteenth century they found all these hallucinogenic plants being used in religious ceremonies and throughout their rule took repeated steps to ban them.

18] The planets are given in their magickal Kabbalistic order. Neptune, Uranus and Pluto have not been included as they were discovered later than the C17th and have only relatively recently been associated with plants. ix. [20] On this point see Peter Morrell, British Homeopathy During Two Centuries, unpublished M. Phil. htm. The relevant section is Part One: Origins, Homeopathy and Hahnemann. [21] This table and Appendix Four was mainly based on information contained in Julia and Derek Parker, Parker’s Astrology, The Definitive Guide to Using Astrology in Every Aspect of Your Life, DK Publishing 2003.

250 – c. 330), stated that the plant’s leaves and round fruit were symbolic of intelligence; its rising from the earth displayed the superiority of mind over matter; divinity was to be found on the flower head; and the surface of the water, on which it floated, represented all that the intellect could rule[3]. Although not all cultures would necessarily have seen the plant in these terms, Iamblichus gives us a useful insight into how the Lotus could be used to express a relationship between humans and the divine, and no wonder, then, that the flower has been seen as sacred throughout India, Tibet, China and Ancient Egypt.

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