The most prominent member of this group is Claviceps purpurea („rye ergot fungus“). This fungus grows on rye and related plants and produces alkaloids that can cause ergotism in humans and other mammals who consume grains contaminated with its fruiting structure.
It has recently been convincingly demonstrated that ergot may have played a role in the ancient Greek Eleusinian mysteries.
Ergot (a fungal disease affecting rye) in the Middle Ages contaminated whole areas of ergotism if accidentally ground into rye flour. This mass poisoning was called „Antonius fire“.
The neurotropic activities of the ergot alkaloids may also cause hallucinations and attendant irrational behavior, convulsions, and even death.
Ergot extract has been used in pharmaceutical preparations, including ergot alkaloids in products such as Cafergot (containing caffeine and ergotamine or ergoline) to treat migraine headaches, and ergometrine used to induce uterine contractions and to control bleeding after childbirth.
Ergot does not contain lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) but instead contains lysergic acid as well as its precursor, ergotamine. Lysergic acid is a precursor for the synthesis of LSD. Their realized and hypothesized medicinal uses have encouraged intensive research since the 1950s culminating on the one hand in the development of drugs both legal (e.g., bromocriptine) and illegal (e.g., lysergic acid diethylamide= LSD), and on the other hand in extensive knowledge of the enzymes, genetics, and diversity of ergot alkaloid biosynthetic pathways.
Midwives and doctors have used extracts from ergots to hasten childbirth or to induce abortions for centuries and ergot was frequently used by midwives as „a childbed remedy“.
Ergots are drunk for psychoactive purposes as cold water extract. The dosage is very uncertain and dangerous! (try Microdosing)
If you’re anxious about the ergot, try LSD preparations, which is a synthetic derivate of the ergot and much more safe.
They can be obtained on the black market or the dark web. (you might want to try microdosing first)
It induces a trancelike visionary state with deep insights into the nature of reality.