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Rätsch, Christian 1957-

Overview
Works: 155 works in 438 publications in 4 languages and 4,634 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Folklore  History  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Illustrator
Classifications: QK99.A1, 615.788
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christian Rätsch
The dictionary of sacred and magical plants by Christian Rätsch( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in German and English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zauberpflanzen / Lexikon
The encyclopedia of psychoactive plants : ethnopharmacology and its applications by Christian Rätsch( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most comprehensive guide to the botany, history, distribution, and cultivation of all known psychoactive plants"--Provided by publisher
Shamanism and tantra in the Himalayas by Claudia Müller-Ebeling( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and German and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal may be the only culture in the world where both shamanic and tantric techniques are still alive and in full practice today. The result of eighteen years of field research, Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of shamanism that is based on the knowledge and experience of the different tribes from that region. Included are original statements from the various ethnic groups and 135 color thangkas, which act as visual guides to the specific practices of the tantric tradition. In addition to the thangkas, the book is lavishly illustrated with numerous photos of different shamanic healing ceremonies, ritual objects, and culturally significant plants that have never been published before. The book also contains a wealth of original recipes, smoking mixtures, scientific tables, charts, and descriptions of more than 20 plants whose psychoactive properties and uses by shamans have never before been researched or documented."--Publisher's description
Pagan Christmas : the plants, spirits, and rituals at the origins of yuletide by Christian Rätsch( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the Nature-centric traditions of Paganism for which Christmas is often regarded as the source
Plants of the gods : their sacred, healing, and hallucinogenic powers by Richard Evans Schultes( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of hallucinogenic plants has been a part of human experience for millennia, yet modern Western societies have only recently become aware of the significance that these plants have had in shaping the history of diverse cultures. Capable of bringing human beings in closer touch with the spirit worlds, hallucinogenic plants have long been venerated as aids to mental health and as the sacred connection to the mystical. The authors of this definitive book examine the cross-cultural ceremonial and ritual use of many hallucinogenic substances. Profusely illustrated, this book contains an extensively researched plant lexicon, providing common and botanical names, history, ethnography, preparation, chemical components, usage in healing, and effects for 91 hallucinogenic plants
Witchcraft medicine : healing arts, shamanic practices, and forbidden plants by Claudia Müller-Ebeling( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marijuana medicine : a world tour of the healing and visionary powers of cannabis by Christian Rätsch( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enzyklopädie der psychoaktiven Pflanzen : Botanik, Ethnopharmakologie und Anwendung by Christian Rätsch( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in German and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plants of love : aphrodisiacs in history and a guide to their identification by Christian Rätsch( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia of aphrodisiacs : psychoactive substances for use in sexual practices by Christian Rätsch( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in German and English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abgründige Weihnachten die wahre Geschichte eines ganz und gar unheiligen Festes by Christian Rätsch( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Nikolaus, ein menschgewordener Fliegenpilz? Das klingt zunächst befremdlich und weit hergeholt. Seinen ethnologischen Ursprung hat der Weihnachtsmann jedoch schon zu germanischer Zeit: Zum Fest der Wintersonnenwende wurden Fliegenpilze verzehrt, um sich davon zu berauschen und in höhere Dimensionen zu befördern, also der Sonne ein Stück näher zu sein. Christian Rätsch erklärt verblüffende Zusammenhänge und die Hintergründe unseres modernen Weihnachtsrituals: In Wirklichkeit feiern wir nämlich ein heidnisches Fest und der rot-weiß-gewandete Weihnachtsmann entpuppt sich dabei als verkappte Version von Wotan, als heimlicher Schamane und sogar als anthropomorpher Fliegenpilz. Ein schräger Blick auf das bedeutungsvollste aller Feste - wissenschaftlich fundiert und zugleich höchst unterhaltsam
Pflanzen der Liebe : Aphrodisiaka in Mythos, Geschichte und Gegenwart by Christian Rätsch( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chactun die Götter der Maya : Quellentexte, Darstellung und Wörterbuch by Christian Rätsch( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Jüngste Gericht : Fresken, Bilder und Gemälde by Martin Zlatohlávek( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indianische Heilkräuter : Tradition und Anwendung : eine Pflanzenlexikon by Christian Rätsch( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnobotanik - Heil- und Giftpflanzen
Heilkräuter der Antike in Ägypten, Griechenland und Rom : Mythologie und Anwendung einst und heute by Christian Rätsch( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gateway to inner space : a festschrift in honor of Albert Hofmann( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in German and English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Räucherstoffe : der Atem des Drachen ; 72 Pflanzenporträts ; Ethnobotanik, Rituale und praktische Anwendungen by Christian Rätsch( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hexenmedizin : die Wiederentdeckung einer verbotenen Heilkunst - schamanische Traditionen in Europa by Claudia Müller-Ebeling( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in German and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coca und Kokain : Ethnobotanik, Kunst und Chemie by Christian Rätsch( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The encyclopedia of psychoactive plants : ethnopharmacology and its applications
Alternative Names
Christian Rtsch Duits auteur

Christian Rtsch German ethnopharmacologist, anthropologist, author

Rstch, Christian 1957-

Rtsch, Ch. 1957-

Ratsch, Christian

Ratsch, Christian 1957-

Rētčs, Kristians 1957-

Κρίστιαν Ρετς

レッチュ, クリスティアン

Languages
German (136)

English (46)

Spanish (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
Shamanism and tantra in the HimalayasPagan Christmas : the plants, spirits, and rituals at the origins of yuletidePlants of the gods : their sacred, healing, and hallucinogenic powersWitchcraft medicine : healing arts, shamanic practices, and forbidden plantsMarijuana medicine : a world tour of the healing and visionary powers of cannabisPlants of love : aphrodisiacs in history and a guide to their identificationThe encyclopedia of aphrodisiacs : psychoactive substances for use in sexual practicesThe Gateway to inner space : a festschrift in honor of Albert Hofmann