Flesh of the Gods: The Ritual Use of Hallucinogens

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Praeger Publishers, 1972 - Social Science - 304 pages
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The book contains ten essays that explore many of the facets of hallucinogenic use; this is an objective study of the societies with long histories of sanctioned & controlled drug use to achieve recognized cultural objectives.

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Contents

Tobacco and Shamanistic Ecstasy Among the Warao Indians
55
The San Pedro Cactus in Peruvian Folk Healing
114
Peyote Among the Huichol Indians
136
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Furst is Research Associate at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Adjunct Professor in the university's Department of Anthropology, and a member of its Latin American Studies faculty.

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