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 #
Synopsis: 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.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German
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)
Book Description Prism Unity, 1992. Paperback. Condition: Good. Foxing to inside of covers. Soiling to edges of text block. Wear and light creasing and soiling to covers with creasing to spine. Contents clean. Available for immediate dispatch from the UK. Seller Inventory # mon0000016543
Book Description Prism Unity, 1992. Paperback. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # mon0000084935
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Book Description Prism Pr Ltd, 1992. Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP18659408
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Book Description Prism Pr Ltd, 1992. Paperback. Condition: Good+. Light general wear. Crease on spine. A few instances of highlighting in text. 249 pages. Seller Inventory # 121923
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Book Description Prism Pr Ltd, 1992. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P021853270601