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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was the first sample of psilocybe cubensis collected?
(a) 1906.
(b) 1904.
(c) 1905.
(d) 1903.

2. What culture arrived in Palestine and offered an explosion in societal activities like art?
(a) The Paleolithic culture.
(b) None of these.
(c) The Natufian culture.
(d) The Tassili culture.

3. What is twilight state thinking characterized by?
(a) Loss of objectivity.
(b) Temporal distortion.
(c) All of these.
(d) A tendency to experience mild hallucinations.

4. Why is a grass containing DMT an unlikely source of material to boost the human consciousness?
(a) It would have to be distilled.
(b) It would have to be extracted.
(c) Humans didn't graze.
(d) Humans didn't eat grass.

5. What factors have brought human evolution to a halt?
(a) The rise of communications.
(b) Both of these.
(c) Neither of these.
(d) Our sheer numbers.

6. What is not a shamanic method of ecstasy?
(a) Having intercourse.
(b) Manipulation of breath.
(c) Fasting.
(d) Drumming.

7. What do psychoactive plants allow a shaman to do?
(a) To feel good about himself.
(b) To manipulate the environment.
(c) Allow the healer to journey into an invisible realm of natural magic.
(d) To inflate their ego.

8. What did the author find appalling?
(a) That religion was a construct to eliminate the truth of shamanism.
(b) That the shamanic world offered truth and the real world offered lies.
(c) The shamanic world could be accessed by anyone, but no one had believed in it.
(d) That the shamanic world was more real than our own.

9. Where is the answer located on how to achieve balance within the environment?
(a) Both of these.
(b) In aboriginal reserves.
(c) Neither of these.
(d) In Third World countries.

10. When did our estrangement from the conscious and the unconscious begin?
(a) About a thousand years ago.
(b) About four thousand years ago.
(c) About two thousand years ago.
(d) About three thousand years ago.

11. What goddess did the Paleolithic cult worship?
(a) The Great Horned Goddess.
(b) The Great Winged Goddess.
(c) The Great Mother Goddess.
(d) The Great Wise Goddess.

12. After what point may a shaman have access to a superhuman plane?
(a) After he has gained the wisdom from the other plane.
(b) After he has graduated the "shamanism 101" course.
(c) After he has the experience of resurrection while in ecstasy.
(d) After he has trained for fifteen years under the tutelage of a shaman.

13. What is a synonym to creode?
(a) Preference.
(b) Habit.
(c) Avoid-ability.
(d) Creed.

14. What artistic style does a painting from Inaouanrhat in the Tassili resemble?
(a) Early African.
(b) Grecian.
(c) Egyptian.
(d) Early Spanish.

15. In what pharmacological areas has LSD aided humanity?
(a) Both of these.
(b) Neither of these.
(c) Psychotherapy.
(d) Treatment of chronic alcoholism.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Shamanic ecstasy is is an act of _______..."?

2. What monstrous force(s) were born into modern times at the expense of a relationship with the natural world?

3. What is produced by language?

4. Where are the ibogaine family of substances from?

5. What are the most recently evolved areas of the human brain?

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