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The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants

The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants

The most comprehensive guide to the botany, history, distribution, and cultivation of all known psychoactive plants

• Examines 414 psychoactive plants and related substances

• Explores how using psychoactive plants in a culturally sanctioned context can produce important insights into the nature of reality

• Contains 797 color photographs and 645 black-and-white illustrations

In the traditions of every culture, plants have been highly valued for their nourishing, healing, and transformative properties The most powerful plants–those known to transport the human mind into other dimensions of consciousness–have traditionally been regarded as sacred

In The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants Christian Rätsch details the botany, history, distribution, cultivation, and preparation and dosage of more than 400 psychoactive plants He discusses their ritual and medicinal usage, cultural artifacts made from these plants, and works of art that either represent or have been inspired by them

The author begins with 168 of the most well-known psychoactives–such as cannabis, datura, and papaver–then presents 133 lesser known substances as well as additional plants known as “legal highs,” plants known only from mythological contexts and literature, and plant products that include substances such as ayahuasca, incense, and soma The text is lavishly illustrated with 797 color photographs–many of which are from the author’s extensive fieldwork around the world–showing the people, ceremonies, and art related to the ritual use of the world’s sacred psychoactives

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  1. What if I say you that this is a kind of propaganda of drugs?

    • Evgeny, What? lol. This material consist of researchers, experiments and so on. It’s propaganda of knowledge. In my view people like you’re crazy, because you may call tomorrow, that all encyclopedia books are propoganda too, and take away that things that you don’t like. Whatever, who forcing you read this? Just skip.

      • Mikhail, first and foremost, who gave you the right to insult people? Secondly, why did you decide you have got the right to tell others what to do? Third, why did you decide I will take something over tomorrow? Just because of one question? Nonsense. And the last, i didn’t mean you to answer.

        • Evgeny, Where did you see that I insulted you? By my opinion, to call Encyclopedia “prapoganda” is diagnosis, which tells me about lack of ability thinking normal. Secondly” I didn’t tell you or others what to do so, where did you take it from?.. Third, I didn’t mean you specifically okay, I just meant that people can’t call scientific documents or hystorical docs. in the way how they would like to but some people use to. And the last I don’t need your permission. u’re nothing

    • Evgeny, your case is just like in old gum advertisment:” sometimes it’s better chew than speak.”