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04/01/2007 04:44:58 PM · #1
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I recently bought a 1964 VW Bus that has a hippy past. This was on the the window and i would love to find out what it is. If you have any thoughts on what it is let me know. Thanks.


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04/01/2007 04:51:28 PM · #2
Cactus, exact species yet to be determined, but think mescaline related.
04/01/2007 04:52:48 PM · #3
looks like aloe vera to me

//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloe_vera
04/01/2007 04:53:25 PM · #4
I think that it is yucca
04/01/2007 04:53:29 PM · #5
Could well be Peyote, the divine cactus. A Shamanic teacher plant, due to its hallucagenic qualities.

Message edited by author 2007-04-01 16:54:14.
04/01/2007 05:06:06 PM · #6
if the bus is out of the 60's, it sure must have something to do with anything you can smoke...;)
04/01/2007 05:07:19 PM · #7
Originally posted by Mephisto:

if the bus is out of the 60's, it sure must have something to do with anything you can smoke...;)


You don't smoke peyote!
04/01/2007 05:20:25 PM · #8
Originally posted by formerlee:

Originally posted by Mephisto:

if the bus is out of the 60's, it sure must have something to do with anything you can smoke...;)


You don't smoke peyote!


and how would you know this???
04/01/2007 05:30:28 PM · #9
It's a mould growing on the side of your VW.


04/01/2007 05:43:44 PM · #10
maybe fire?

can you contact the previous owner and ask?
04/01/2007 05:48:27 PM · #11
Looks like aloe vera to me.
04/01/2007 05:51:37 PM · #12
Originally posted by I Enjoy Ham:

Originally posted by formerlee:

Originally posted by Mephisto:

if the bus is out of the 60's, it sure must have something to do with anything you can smoke...;)


You don't smoke peyote!


and how would you know this???


And peyote grows short and squatty...... 'least that's what I heard! ;)
04/01/2007 05:53:59 PM · #13
Originally posted by I Enjoy Ham:

Originally posted by formerlee:

Originally posted by Mephisto:

if the bus is out of the 60's, it sure must have something to do with anything you can smoke...;)


You don't smoke peyote!


and how would you know this???


Ummm...someone told me??
04/01/2007 05:54:51 PM · #14
Originally posted by formerlee:

Originally posted by I Enjoy Ham:

Originally posted by formerlee:

Originally posted by Mephisto:

if the bus is out of the 60's, it sure must have something to do with anything you can smoke...;)


You don't smoke peyote!


and how would you know this???


Ummm...someone told me??


PEYOTE

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04/01/2007 05:58:02 PM · #15
From Wikipedia:

"The effective dose for mescaline is about 300 to 500 mg (equivalent to roughly 5 grams of dried peyote) and the effects last about 10 to 12 hours. When combined with appropriate set and setting, peyote is reported to trigger states of deep introspection and insight that have been described as being of a metaphysical or spiritual nature. At times, these can be accompanied by rich visual or auditory effects (see synesthesia). Unless one is embarking on the experience in a ceremonial context conducted by a "Peyotero" with much experience, similar to a shaman or medicine man, it is recommended, for safety reasons, that the user be accompanied at all times by someone who is not likewise intoxicated. This person is referred to by some as a "guide" or "trip sitter". In spite of this, a person who wants to undergo such an experience must observe two points to guarantee a mentally healthy trip: set and setting, i.e., the state of mind and the situation one is living at the session."

04/01/2007 06:03:03 PM · #16
That plant is almost certainly a stylized image of Agave (aka "Century Plant"), the succulent from which the alcoholic beverages tequila and mezcal are distilled.

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04/01/2007 06:56:19 PM · #17
I vote for agave, too! Though aloe is close, there's something about it that looks definitively agave. Here's what Wikipedia says about Agaves
04/01/2007 07:17:06 PM · #18
Originally posted by liltritter:

looks like aloe vera to me

//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloe_vera


I actually posted the same thought on the photo before I saw this on the thread. :)
04/01/2007 08:13:48 PM · #19
Thanks everyone for the ideas the last owner only had it a couple months then had to get rid of it for another Bus he got. He talked to the original owner but all its hippy past is from the second owner who we cant seam to track down. Now that you say it I do think it looks like aloe thanks.
04/01/2007 08:23:31 PM · #20
The original owner likely would not remember too much from those days : )
04/01/2007 10:24:30 PM · #21
Originally posted by MelonMusketeer:

The original owner likely would not remember too much from those days : )


Yeah if you remember the 60's chances are you werent there.
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