Rituals In The Mayan Society

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In the Mayan society, the ritual enemas were used to shift one’s state of consciousness. Men, women, children, shamans and gods were using them all the time. South American Indians performed the rituals by using native rubber tree sap for bulbed enemas syringes. To alter one’s state of consciousness and suffer less side effects they injected the enemas into their rectum. According to Chapter 23 Ritual Enemas, “…the ritual importance of the intoxicating enema is highlighted by the involvement in the rite of one of the greatest underworld deities, a lord associated with earth, water, and agricultural fertility…Yucatecan god Pauchatun…” (Furst and Coe 208). When enemas were introduced in the New World they were used for medical purposes like reliving
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