By Richard Evans Schultes
World-renowned anthropologist and ethnopharmacologist Christian Ratsch presents the newest clinical updates to this vintage paintings on psychoactive flowers by means of eminent researchers.
• quite a few new and infrequent colour pictures supplement the thoroughly revised and up to date textual content.
• Explores the makes use of of hallucinogenic crops in shamanic rituals through the global.
• Cross-referenced through plant, affliction, instruction, season of assortment, and chemical parts.
Three medical titans subscribe to forces to fully revise the vintage textual content at the ritual makes use of of psychoactive crops. they supply a desirable testimony of those "plants of the gods," tracing their makes use of during 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 houses. the main strong of these crops, that are identified to move the human brain into different dimensions of recognition, have continually been considered as sacred. The authors element the makes use of of hallucinogens in sacred shamanic rites whereas supplying lucid factors of the biochemistry of those crops 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 artwork concerning the ritual use of the world's sacred psychoactive plants.
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