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"This superbly illustrated, encyclopedic volume provides a much needed, well-balanced scientific perspective on the use of hallucinogenic plants. Richard Evans Schultes, the worlds most eminent ethnobotanist, and Albert Hofmann, the former research director at Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, emphasize the need for continued education about both the potential benefits and the inherent dangers involved in the use of hallucinogens." (Shaman's Drum)
"Carefully researched, beautifully written, and abundantly illustrated, this book reminds us that the use of hallucinogenic plants has been a fundamental part of the human experience for millennia." (Michael R. Aldrich, Ph.D., Curator Fitz Hugh Ludlow Library)
"It contains an incredible amount of rigorous and fascinating information in a highly accessible, beautiful, and compelling format." (Journal of Scientific Exploration, October 2003)
"Richard Evans Schultes has been the nexus of almost everything interesting and supportive concerned with economic and cultural uses of plants. Plants of the Gods gives precise and illuminating portraits of the many peoples of the Earth who pay homage to and gain insights with the aid of psychedelic plants: an exquisite, thoroughly scholarly book." (Whole Earth Review)
Richard Evans Schultes (1915-2001) was a Jeffrey Professor of Biology and Director of the Botanical Museum at Harvard University, considered by many to be the father of modern ethnobotany.
Albert Hofmann (1906-2008), the father of LSD, was a world-renowned scientist, member of the Nobel Prize Committee, Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences, and member of the International Society of Plant Research and of the American Society of Pharmacognosy. He was a leader in pharmaceutical-chemical research and the author of several books, including LSD: My Problem Child.
Christian Rätsch, Ph.D., is a world-renowned anthropologist and ethnopharmacologist who specializes in the shamanic uses of plants. He is the author of Marijuana Medicine and coauthor of Plants of the Gods, Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas, Witchcraft Medicine, and The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants. He lives in Hamburg, Germany, and lectures around the world.
Beautifully edited, lots of interesting data and inspiring photographs and images, this is the book to have for those interested in the subject.Published 1 month ago by Ruben Palacio
Amazingly well put together book on entheogenic drug-producing plants. This book has a large array of color pictures and you will literally get immersed in the subject. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark
great boook, amazing information it opens your mind and knoilwedgePublished 4 months ago by Santiago Suarez Cordova
A teacher I respect very much had mentioned this book. So, for sentimental reasons along with the books own merits, I highly recommend this book.Published 7 months ago by Irritable Brachiosaur Syndrome
Very informative book. Not only on the botany of the species but also their shamanic importance in varous cultures of the world. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Andrew P. Vovides
I love this book, I have learned a great deal about entheogenic plants from this book.Published 11 months ago by Nichole Weight
An amazing and comprehensive encyclopedia of ethnopharmacological psychotropic plants.Published 12 months ago by Neil