PLANTS OF THE GODS: Their Sacred, Healing and Hallucinogenic Powers.
Edition: First thus- a large trade paperback.
Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press / Inner Traditions, (1992). First edition - Originally published in 1979, this is the first trade paperback of a book considered the definitive work on hallucinogenic plants and their varied use. It explores the uses of hallucinogenic plants in shamanic rituals throughout the world, and is cross-referenced by plant, illness, preparation, season of collection, and chemical constituents. The authors detail the uses of hallucinogens in sacred shamanic rites while providing lucid explanations of the biochemistry of these plants and the cultural prayers, songs, and dances associated with them. Illustrated throughout with botanical drawings and photographs of plants, people, ceremonies, and art related to the ritual use of the world's sacred psychoactive flora - many in black and white, but over 100 in full color. List for further reading, index. Large format. 192 pp. ISBN: 0892814036.
Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (address label on first page, a few title in the list of readings highlighted, but otherwise clean and tight) .