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Magic Mushrooms Around the World by Jochen…
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Magic Mushrooms Around the World

by Jochen Gartz

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Specifications: 136 pages, 8" X 11", softcover, 35 color plates, 40 black & white illustrations, 3 maps, 10 tables, 18 reproductions of historic source materials, bibliography of over 250 citations. Description: This book explores the psychoactive mycoflora on five continents & reconstructs a continuity of psychoactive mushroom use throughout history, from as early as 10,000 years ago to the present day. The book features a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on the fields of chemistry, botany, biology, history, anthropology, religion, pharmacology & medicine among others. Dozens of mushroom species are covered, including some rare & little-known species. The author addresses a broad range of mushroom-related topics, such as cultural attitudes, the bluing phenomenon, mushroom identification, psychotherapy applications & laboratory analyses of active ingredients, interspersed with numerous accounts of mushroom experiences & accidental poisonings. Publisher LIS Publications, 6160 Packard Street, Los Angeles, CA 90035-2581. Phone: 213-655-5440; FAX: 213-655-0691; E-mail: lis1@cris.com.… (more)

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