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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Well Researched and informative, this book talks about the use of Hallucinogens by various cultures since times long forgotten.I like how the author blends cultures across continents in the context of hallucinogens. Read full review


Tobacco and Shamanistic Ecstasy Among the Warao Indians
The San Pedro Cactus in Peruvian Folk Healing
Peyote Among the Huichol Indians

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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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