Dictionary of Aphrodisiacs

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Open Road Media, Aug 17, 2021 - Reference - 272 pages
This delightfully mischievous A-to-Z guide features love potions, powerful herbs, and much more, drawn from global spiritual and esoteric traditions.
From absinthe, almond soup, and Albertus Magnus to yarrow, yohimbine, and Emile Zola,
this authoritative reference volume covers knowledge of aphrodisiacs spanning centuries, drawn from literature, spirituality, and ancient science. Entries include edible substances believed to enhance sexual performance, gemstones thought to possess amorous charms, gods and goddesses of love from various myths, and historic figures who contributed to studies and thought on aphrodisiacs.
This dictionary reveals many intriguing ways for partners to enrich their relationships, including recipes to stimulate the gourmet lover using the many ingredients described in the book.

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Harry E. Wedeck (1894–1996) was the author of several books about the unusual and otherworldly, including Dictionary of Astrology, Dictionary of Aphrodisiacs, A Treasury of Witchcraft, and Dictionary of Magic. He was incredibly prolific in the encyclopedias he compiled, which number twenty-two in total. Wedeck was also a linguistic scholar of the classics, an observer of spheres beyond the norm, and a practicing witch. He was the chairman of the department of classical languages at Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn and a professor at Brooklyn College. After retiring from full-time teaching, Wedeck lectured on medieval studies at the New School for Social Research until his death.

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