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Offline Flux

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Toad Licking Blues
« on: August 29, 2017, 04:45:12 AM »
A very interesting chapter that provides somewhat of a cultural history of toad use in the West;

Lyttle, T 2009, 'Toad Licking Blues', in 'You Are STILL Being Lied To: The NEW Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes and Cultural Myths', Ross Kick (ed.), The Disinformation Guides Ltd.

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=nByOb_r4vo4C&pg=PT519&lpg=PT519&dq=toad+licking+blues+you+are+still+being+lied+to&source=bl&ots=RYzINw613V&sig=YihJ50Brslbjz2gn5Dmz76QRn7g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwigpsaon_zVAhWGFJQKHSgKDhoQ6AEINzAF#v=onepage&q=toad%20licking%20blues%20you%20are%20still%20being%20lied%20to&f=false



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Re: Toad Licking Blues
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 09:13:33 PM »
A very interesting chapter that provides somewhat of a cultural history of toad use in the West;

Lyttle, T 2009, 'Toad Licking Blues', in 'You Are STILL Being Lied To: The NEW Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes and Cultural Myths', Ross Kick (ed.), The Disinformation Guides Ltd.

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=nByOb_r4vo4C&pg=PT519&lpg=PT519&dq=toad+licking+blues+you+are+still+being+lied+to&source=bl&ots=RYzINw613V&sig=YihJ50Brslbjz2gn5Dmz76QRn7g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwigpsaon_zVAhWGFJQKHSgKDhoQ6AEINzAF#v=onepage&q=toad%20licking%20blues%20you%20are%20still%20being%20lied%20to&f=false

One of the first assertions is that bufotenine is not psychoactive. I think many people would disagree with this, especially as of late (as well as at the time of printing). I think this is fairly relevant even if 5-HO-DMT isn't nearly as prominent in toad venom, as 5-MeO-DMT is in part metabolized into bufotenine (although strongly dependent on allelic variaiton and MAOI consumption). I think the confusion is still present, and I don't see this disinformation guide dispelling it at all.

I couldn't read most of the history as Google Books wouldn't allow me it in the preview.