THE DICTIONARY OF SACRED AND MAGICAL PLANTS.

Ratsch, Dr. Christian. Translated by John Baker.

ISBN 10: 1853270601 / ISBN 13: 9781853270604
Published by Bridport, Dorset, Garden City, NY and Lindfield, NSW, Australia: Prism Press / Avery Publishing / Unity Press, (1992), 1992
Soft cover
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First edition - First printing, a trade paperback. Information about the botanical classifications and pharmacology of the plants which have been an integral part of the practices of medicine men, shamans and healing priests, arranged alphabetically. Illustrations with drawings. Preface by the author in which he notes that the original German edition has been substantially revised and expanded for this edition. Translated by John Baker. Foreword by Albert Hofmann. Bibliography, index of plants by their botanical names, glossary. 249 pp. Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 54597

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Title: THE DICTIONARY OF SACRED AND MAGICAL PLANTS.

Publisher: Bridport, Dorset, Garden City, NY and Lindfield, NSW, Australia: Prism Press / Avery Publishing / Unity Press, (1992)

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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Since time immemorial, certain plants have been hailed as magical because they have the capacity to change consciousness. Smoked, chewed, eaten, or inhaled, they allow direct experience of alternate realities which seem as real as our common one-and often a great deal more intense. Anthropologist Christian Ratsch explains the botanical classifications and pharmacology of many of these plants and examines their roles in different cultures. The result is a book that offers valuable insights into human encounters with altered states of consciousness.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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