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Pharmacotheon: Entheogenic Drugs, Their Plant Sources and History
If you get only one book on the topic of psychoactive plants & compounds, this is it, the most complete reference book, a dense 639 pages covering over 1000 species with the largest bibliography on the subject ever compiled. Everything you ever wanted to know, and much more. Accurate, definitive, and surprisingly entertaining. Foreword by Albert Hofmann.
Paperback, 2nd Edition, 639 pages
Published 1996 by Natural Products Company
(first published 1993)
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I do not understand the dictum "ignorance is bliss." Ignorance means other people get to tell you what your worldview should be. It's amazing and exciting to me that whole worlds open up mythically, biologically, psychologically and historically through a psychoactive plant or fungus.
Jonathan Ott is an ethnobotanist, writer, translator, publisher, natural products chemist and botanical researcher in the area of entheogens and their cultural and historical uses, and helped coin the term "entheogen"More about Jonathan Ott...