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Anadenanthera : visionary plant of ancient South America

Author: Constantino Manuel Torres; David B Repke
Publisher: New York : Haworth Herbal Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Anadenanthera: Visionary Plant of Ancient South America is more than a comprehensive reference on shamanic visionary substances; it is a useful resource for archeologists and pre-Columbian art historians. This thorough book examines the ritual and cultural use of Anadenanthera from prehistory to the present, along with its botany, chemistry, pharmacology, anthropology, and archeology. Formal and iconographic  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Constantino Manuel Torres; David B Repke
ISBN: 0789026414 9780789026415 0789026422 9780789026422
OCLC Number: 57626358
Description: xvi, 256 pages, [65] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The botany of Anadenanthera --
Ch. 2. Archaeological evidence for Anadenanthera preparations --
Ch. 3. Anadenanthera in non-Andean South America --
Ch. 4. The chemistry of the genus Anadenanthera --
Ch. 5. The pharmacology of bufotenine --
Ch. 6. Summary and conclusion.
Responsibility: Constantino Manuel Torres, David B. Repke.
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"Anadenanthera: Visionary Plant of Ancient South America is more than a comprehensive reference on shamanic visionary substances; it is a useful resource for archeologists and pre-Columbian art historians. This thorough book examines the ritual and cultural use of Anadenanthera from prehistory to the present, along with its botany, chemistry, pharmacology, anthropology, and archeology. Formal and iconographic studies of the artistic expressions in related ritual paraphernalia are presented in detail. The text is illustrated and reinforced with an extensive bibliography, clear displays of chemical structures and detailed tables."--Jacket.

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