Peyote: The Divine Cactus
Tucson, Arizona, University of Arizona Press, 1980, 1. Paperback. 248 pp. Zwart/wit illustraties. Conditie: Goed. Dry whiskey, Divine herb, Devil’s root, Medicine of God, Peyote: for some people, to use it is to hear colors and see sounds. For many Native Americans, it brings an ability to reach out of their physical lives, to communicate with the spirits, and to become complete. For chemists, pharmacologists, and psychiatrists, the plant is fascinating in its complexity and in the ways its chemicals work upon the human mind. What is it in peyote that causes such unusual effects? Can modern medical science learn anything from Native Americans’ use of peyote in curing a wide variety of ailments? What is the Native American Church, and how do its members use peyote? Does anyone have the legal right to use drugs or controlled substances in religious ceremonies? Within this volume are answers to these and dozens of other questions surrounding the controversial and remarkable cactus..
Book number: 050006
€ 20.00 [Appr.: US$ 21.6 | £UK 17.5 | JP¥ 2402]
Keywords: Sjamanism, Trance, Other worlds, Comparative Religion, Shamans, Mental Healing, Peyotism, Rites and ceremonies