Plants of the Gods: Their Sacred, Healing, and Hal…

Friday, January 13th, 2017 - eBook

World-renowned anthropologist and ethnopharmacologist Christian Ratsch presents the most up-to-date scientific updates to this traditional get the job done on psychoactive flora by two eminent scientists.

• Numerous new and rare color photos enhance the totally revised and current textual content.

• Explores the employs of hallucinogenic crops in shamanic rituals all through the environment.

• Cross-referenced by plant, sickness, preparation, time of selection, and chemical constituents.

A few scientific titans join forces to totally revise the traditional textual content on the ritual employs of psychoactive crops. They supply a interesting testimony of these “crops of the gods,” tracing their employs all through the environment and their significance in shaping culture and record. In the traditions of each culture, crops have been really valued for their nourishing, therapeutic, and transformative houses. The most highly effective of these crops, which are recognised to transport the human head into other dimensions of consciousness, have always been regarded as sacred. The authors depth the employs of hallucinogens in sacred shamanic rites whilst offering lucid explanations of the biochemistry of these crops and the cultural prayers, songs, and dances related with them. The textual content is lavishly illustrated with four hundred rare photos of crops, individuals, ceremonies, and art related to the ritual use of the world’s sacred psychoactive flora.

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