União do Vegetal, Looking Glass Peyote Church, Santo Daime

In the União do Vegetal (UDV), leadership is elected.  UDV is organized across a four-tier hierarchical structure, the upper level is not accessible to women. 

In Looking Glass Peyote Church, peyote requires a DNA test previous to use.

Santo Daime, political power is based on the charisma of their leaders, with the succession going to their kin.

From the Article:
União do Vegetal,  Looking Glass Peyote Church, Santo Daime and Ethnopharmacologic Search for Psychoactive Drugs: 50 years of research – 2018 (p. 26) @ ECfES Public Lending Library
Artwork Fair Use: USGS + EncMstr

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