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By Constantino M Torres,David B Repke

A multidisciplinary examine of pre-Columbian South America—centering at the psychoactive plant genus Anadenanthera

As cultures shaped and advanced in pre-Columbian South the US, Anadenanthera turned probably the most universal shamanic inebriants. Anadenanthera: Visionary Plant of historical South the United States is greater than a finished reference on shamanic visionary ingredients; it's a great tool for archeologists and pre-Columbian artwork historians. This thorough e-book examines the ritual and cultural use of Anadenanthera from prehistory to the current, besides its botany, chemistry, pharmacology, anthropology, and archeology.

The earliest proof for using psychoactive crops in South the USA is equipped by way of continues to be of seeds and pods recovered from archeological websites 4 millennia outdated. a number of arrangements have been derived from it with the reason of being a shamanic inebriant. Inhaled during the nostril, smoked in pipes or as cigars, and ready in fermented beverages, Anadenanthera served a primary position within the cultural improvement of indigenous societies in South the USA. Anadenanthera: Visionary Plant of old South the US explores the complete spectrum of knowledge gleaned from study, protecting a variety of archeological websites within the Andean quarter, in addition to discussing Amazonian shamanic rituals and lore. Analyses of the creative expressions in the of linked ceremonial paraphernalia equivalent to ritual snuffing tubes and snuff trays are integrated. The textual content is richly illustrated with photos and pictures of embellished ritual implements, and offers a accomplished bibliography.

Anadenanthera: Visionary Plant of historical South the US explores:

  • botanical points, taxonomy, and geographical distribution of Anadenanthera
  • ethnographical, ancient, and conventional points of Anadenanthera use
  • chemical and pharmacological investigations of the genus and many of the visionary arrangements derived from it—with emphasis at the biologically lively constituents
  • theories of the mechanisms of motion of the energetic tryptamines and carboline alkaloids
  • comparisons of wooden anatomy, morphology, and percent of alkaloid content material
  • overview of stylistic and iconographic traits

Anadenanthera: Visionary Plant of historic South the USA is a radical, resource for archeologists, anthropologists, chemists, researchers, pre-Columbian artwork historians, and any layperson drawn to pre-Columbian artwork, archeology, or visionary plants.

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