Category: Psychedelic Book Review

Bizarre Plants by William A. Emboden

Originally published in 1974 ‘Bizarre Plants: Magical, Monstrous, Mythical’ was written by William A. Emboden. Emboden was the senior curator of botany at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, professor of biology at California State University and lectured at...

Pharmako/Gnosis by Dale Pendell

Originally published in 2005, this edition of Dale Pendell’s  ‘Pharmako/Gnosis: Plant Teachers and the Poisoned Path’ is the North Atlantic Books 2009 hardback edition. The concluding part to Pendell’s Pharmako Trilogy, which includes ‘Pharmako/Poeia’ and ‘Pharmako/Dynamis,’ the book largely deals...

Shedding the Layers by Mark Flaherty

Originally published in 2012 ‘Shedding the Layers: How Ayahuasca Saved More than My Skin’ by Mark Flaherty is an autobiographical account of the author’s efforts to cure himself of severe eczema by undergoing a series of ayahuasca sessions in Peru....

The Light from the Forest: The Ritual Use of Ayahuasca in Brazil. Special Issue of Fieldwork in Religion By Beatriz Caiuby Labate & Edward MacRae (Eds)

The Light from the Forest: The Ritual Use of Ayahuasca in Brazil. Special Issue of Fieldwork in Religion, Vol. 2 (Issue 3). By Beatriz Caiuby Labate & Edward MacRae (Eds.). London: Equinox Publishing (2006). Paperback. Pp. 218.ISBN 9787774548334 This special...

A Hallucinogenic Tea, Laced with Controversy: Ayahuasca in the Amazon and the United States by Marlene Dobkin de Rios and Roger Rumrrill

A Hallucinogenic Tea, Laced with Controversy: Ayahuasca in the Amazon and the United States. By Marlene Dobkin de Rios and Roger Rumrrill. Westport, CT: Praeger (2008). Hardback. Pp.162. ISBN: 9780313345425 According to Dobkin de Rios and Rumrrill the psychedelic Amazonian...

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