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The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications

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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
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Hardcover, 944 pages
Published April 25th 2005 by Park Street Press (first published 1998)
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Jenny
Sep 01, 2008 Jenny rated it it was amazing
My favorite quote from the book: "Only plants had consciousness. Animals got it from them." - Dale Pendell.
Most people never come to understand that the purpose of using plants to alter your perception is to open your mind and gain knowledge. This book shows us that our need for plants goes beyond the basics: food, clothes, and shelter. It reminds us of our deep evolutionary, emotional, and physical bond with plants. A must for anyone interested in psychoactive plants, anthropology, or just pla
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Nick Black
The best drug book I've seen since Shulgin's PIKHAL, hands down. Beautifully illustrated. A new canon!
Terry Newberg
Sep 03, 2015 Terry Newberg rated it it was amazing
This very large, very dense book has thorough descriptions of uses, chemical properties, features, and applications of psychoactive plants throughout the world -- I had no idea there were so many psychoactive plants (included are ones such as tobacco, tea, coffee, cocoa, etc. -- i.e., any plant with minimal or intense psychoactive properties, but many of the plants have shamanic and/or healing uses as well).
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Apr 22, 2012 Christopher rated it it was amazing
completely exhaustive volume. if it grows and it alters brain chemistry it's included. boggles the mind
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This was selected as an Outstanding Reference Source for 2006. For the complete list, go to http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/rus...
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Dec 25, 2008 Bryan rated it it was amazing
Amazing reference manual. Highly recommended to all aspiring herbalist, entheogen enthusiasts, and full-blown psychonauts alike. If you can find it under $100, grab it!
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comprehensive & interesting. Don't experiment in powerful realms you can't respect. Respect plant medicine. why? read this and see.
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Outstanding resource.
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