Pegasus and Peganum Harmala

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"The prophet Muhammad spoke to the angelic messenger of God and underwent visionary initiatory voyages to the heavenly and infernal regions. He mounted the mysterious shamanic beast [a flying horse], al-buraaq, which means “lightning” in Arabic and which begins to draw associations with mushrooms, as they have ancient folklore links with lightning and thunder due to their sudden appearances after rains."

Read more at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/15744793/Celestial-Botany-Entheogenic-Traces-in-Islamic-Mysticism

* Note: The Dallas Pegasus is the logo for the Mobil Oil company, now known as ExxonMobil. I would presume it was selected due to the popularity of Greek mythology in the 1920s and perhaps also to the favorable view in the Middle East of Pegasus as the steed of Muhammad.