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Plants of the gods : their sacred, healing, and hallucinogenic powers

Author: Richard Evans Schultes; Albert Hofmann; Christian Rätsch
Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Healing Arts Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Evans Schultes; Albert Hofmann; Christian Rätsch
ISBN: 0892819790 9780892819799
OCLC Number: 47666585
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: What are plant hallucinogens? --
The plant kingdom --
Phytochemical research on sacred plants --
Geography of usage and botanical range --
Plant lexicon --
Who uses hallucinogenic plants? --
Overview of plant use --
The most important hallucinogenic plants --
Mainstay of the heavens --
Amanita (Fly agaric) --
The hexing herbs --
Atropa (Deadly nightshade) --
Hyoscyamus albus (Yellow henbane) --
Hyoscyamus niger (Black henbane) --
Mandragora (Mandrake) --
The nectar of delight --
Cannabis (Hemp, marijuana, hashish) --
St. Anthony's fire --
Claviceps (Ergot) --
Holy flower of the North star --
Datura innoxia (Toloache) --
Datura metel (Datura) --
Datura stramonium (Thorn apple) --
Guide to the ancestors --
Tabernanthe (Iboga) --
Beans of the Hekula spirit --
Anadenanthera peregrina (Yopo) --
Seeds of civilization --
Anadenanthera colubrina (Cebíl) --
The magic drink of the Amazon --
Banisteriopsis (Ayahuasca) --
Psychotria (Chacruna) --
Peganum (Syrian rue) --
Tetrapteris (Yagé) --
Ayahuasca analogs --
Trumpets of the angels --
Brugmansia (Golden angel's trumpet) --
Brugmansia (Blood-red angel's trumpet) --
The tracks of the little deer --
Lophophora (Peyote) --
Little flowers of the gods --
Conocybe --
Panaeolus cyanescens (Blue meanies) --
Panaeolus sphinctrinus (Hoop-petticoat) --
Panaeolus subbalteatus (Dark-rimmed Mottlegill) --
Psilocybe cubenis (San Isidro) --
Psilocybe cyanescens (Wavy cap) --
Psilocybe mexicana (Teonanácatl) --
Psilocybe semilanceata (Liberty cap) --
Diviner's sage --
Salvia divinorum --
Cactus of the four winds (Trichocereus (San Pedro) --
Vines of the serpent --
Ipomoea (Morning glory) --
Turbina (Ololiugui) --
Semen of the sun --
Virola (Epená) --
Gateway to dreamtime --
Duboisia (Pituri bush) --
Chemical structures of hallucinogens --
Uses of hallucinogens in medicine.
Responsibility: Richard Evans Schultes, Albert Hofmann, Christian Rätsch.
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