Plants of the Gods : Their Sacred Healing and Hallucinogenic Powers Revised and Expanded Second Edition
by Christian Rätsch, Richard Evans Schultes, Albert Hofmann
Editor: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
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Three titan scientists join forces to completely revise the classic text on the ritual uses of psychoactive plantsThey offer a fascinating testimony of these “plants of the gods,” monitoring their uses around the world and their importance in shaping culture and history.In the traditions of each culture, plants have been highly valued for their nourishing, healing and transforming properties.The most powerful of these plants, which are known for transporting the human spirit into other dimensions of consciousness, have always been considered sacredThe authors detail the use of hallucinogenic substances in shamanic rites while offering lucid explanations of the biochemistry of these plants and the culture of prayers, songs and dances associated with them.The text is richly illustrated with over 400 rare photographs of plants, people, ceremonies, and art related to the ritual use of sacred of the psychoactive world of flora.
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