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The encyclopedia of psychoactive plants : ethnopharmacology and its applications

Author: Christian Rätsch; Albert Hofmann; John R Baker
Publisher: Rochester, Vermont : Park Street Press, [2005] ©2005
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The most comprehensive guide to the botany, history, distribution, and cultivation of all known psychoactive plants Examines 414 psychoactive plants and related substances Explores how using psychoactive plants in a culturally sanctioned context can produce important insights into the nature of reality Contains 797 color photographs and 645 black-and-white illustrations In the traditions of every culture, plants  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Rätsch; Albert Hofmann; John R Baker
ISBN: 9781594776625 1594776628
OCLC Number: 883127124
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Other Titles: Enzyklopädie der psychoaktiven Pflanzen.
Psychoactive plants
Responsibility: Christian Rätsch ; foreword by Albert Hofmann ; translated by John R. Baker with assistance from Annabel Lee and Cornelia Ballent.

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The most comprehensive guide to the botany, history, distribution, and cultivation of all known psychoactive plants Examines 414 psychoactive plants and related substances Explores how using psychoactive plants in a culturally sanctioned context can produce important insights into the nature of reality Contains 797 color photographs and 645 black-and-white illustrations In the traditions of every culture, plants have been highly valued for their nourishing, healing, and transformative properties. The most powerful plants--those known to transport the human mind into other dimensions of consciousness--have traditionally been regarded as sacred. In The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants Christian RAtsch details the botany, history, distribution, cultivation, and preparation and dosage of more than 400 psychoactive plants. He discusses their ritual and medicinal usage, cultural artifacts made from these plants, and works of art that either represent or have been inspired by them. The author begins with 168 of the most well-known psychoactives--such as cannabis, datura, and papaver--then presents 133 lesser known substances as well as additional plants known as "legal highs," plants known only from mythological contexts and literature, and plant products that include substances such as ayahuasca, incense, and soma. The text is lavishly illustrated with 797 color photographs--many of which are from the author's extensive fieldwork around the world--showing the people, ceremonies, and art related to the ritual use of the world's sacred psychoactives.

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