A noun used by listless Westerners (and bolillos
in general) to describe the drugs they take to deal with the ennui they experience from their lives lacking meaning.
Generally used in place of "psychedelics" or "hallucinogens" by wannabe Hippies
playing as much semantics as the Bush administration
Actual shaman probably would laugh at the people who call hallucinogens this term because physical and psychological trials usually accompany the ingestion of hallucinogenic substances in shamanistic cultures and these people just sit in the comfort of their air conditioned parents' house and think they're getting in touch with the divine.
Used by people with no knowledge of anthropology and those who would probably be considered Orientalists
by those who don't live in Western societies.
Funny how white people say entheogen s are a pathway to god when there is no definitive proof for the existence of a deity and most indigenous societies don't use psychedelics.