Healing Arts Press

Rochester, Vermont

Caution: This book is not intended as a guide to the use of hallucinogenic plants. Its purpose is to offer scientific, historical, and cultural documentation concerning a group of plants that are or have been of irr portance to many societies Ingestion of some of these plants or plant products may be dangerous The remedies, approaches, and techniques described herein are meant to supplement, and not be a substitute for, professional medical care or treatment. They should not be used to treat a serious ailment Without prior consultation with a qualified healthcare professional.

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First published by Healing Arts Press in 1992

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English translation second edition Copyright © 2001

Ail rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical including photocopying, recording, or by any infor mation stc.age and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Schultes Richard Evans. Plants of the gods : their sacred, healing, and hallucino genie powers / Richard Evans Schultes, Albert Hofmann, Christian Ratsch—2nd ed p. cm.

includes bibliographical references ISBN 0-89281-979-0

1. Hallucinogenic plants, 2. Hallucinogenic plants—Ut, lizatlon. 3. Ethnobotany. I. Hofmann, Albert, 1906- II. Ratsch, Christian, 1957- III. Title QK99.A1 S39 2001

394.1'4—dc21 2001004425

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