2. They Used Psychedelic Herbs To Hallucinate & Contact Spirits
The Mayans had a very strong faith in the existence of a spirit world, where Gods lived. During sacred rituals to communicate with this world, the Mayans consumed a wide variety of psychedelic herbs, mushrooms, and even the poison from a specific type of frog!
These herbs and mushrooms contained psychoactive substances that made the consumer hallucinate and enter an altered state of consciousness, where they could supposedly connect with the spirit world and gain wisdom from their Gods and ancestors.