Plants of the Gods : Their Sacred Healing and Hallucinogenic Powers Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Description

Three scientific titans join forces to completely revise the classic text on the ritual uses of psychoactive plants. They provide a fascinating testimony of these ""plants of the gods,"" tracing their uses throughout the world and their significance in shaping culture and history. In the traditions of every culture, plants have been highly valued for their nourishing, healing, and transformative properties. The most powerful of those plants, which are known to transport the human mind into other dimensions of consciousness, have always been regarded as sacred. The authors detail the uses of hallucinogens in sacred shamanic rites while providing lucid explanations of the biochemistry of these plants and the cultural prayers, songs, and dances associated with them. The text is lavishly illustrated with 400 rare photographs of plants, people, ceremonies, and art related to the ritual use of the world's sacred psychoactive flora.

Details

Author(s)
Richard Evans Schultes, Albert Hofmann, Christian Rätsch
Format
Paperback | 208 pages
Dimensions
192 x 266 x 15mm | 834.61g
Publication date
01 Nov 2001
Publisher
Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Imprint
Healing Arts Press
Publication City/Country
Rochester, United States
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
2nd ed.
Illustrations note
400 color and b&w illustrations
ISBN10
0892819790
ISBN13
9780892819799
Bestsellers rank
21,066