By Richard Evans Schultes
World-renowned anthropologist and ethnopharmacologist Christian Ratsch offers the most recent medical updates to this vintage paintings on psychoactive vegetation by way of eminent researchers.
• quite a few new and infrequent colour images supplement the thoroughly revised and up-to-date textual content.
• Explores the makes use of of hallucinogenic crops in shamanic rituals during the global.
• Cross-referenced via plant, sickness, instruction, season of assortment, and chemical components.
Three medical titans sign up for forces to fully revise the vintage textual content at the ritual makes use of of psychoactive vegetation. they supply a desirable testimony of those "plants of the gods," tracing their makes use of through the international and their importance in shaping tradition and background. within the traditions of each tradition, vegetation were hugely valued for his or her nourishing, therapeutic, and transformative homes. the main robust of these crops, that are recognized to move the human brain into different dimensions of awareness, have regularly been considered as sacred. The authors element the makes use of of hallucinogens in sacred shamanic rites whereas supplying lucid causes of the biochemistry of those vegetation and the cultural prayers, songs, and dances linked to them. The textual content is lavishly illustrated with four hundred infrequent pictures of crops, humans, ceremonies, and paintings with regards to the ritual use of the world's sacred psychoactive plants.
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