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By Constantino M Torres, David B Repke

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

As cultures shaped and advanced in pre-Columbian South the US, Anadenanthera grew to become the most known shamanic inebriants. Anadenanthera: Visionary Plant of historic South the United States is greater than a finished reference on shamanic visionary elements; it's a useful gizmo for archeologists and pre-Columbian artwork historians. This thorough booklet examines the ritual and cultural use of Anadenanthera from prehistory to the current, in addition to its botany, chemistry, pharmacology, anthropology, and archeology.

The earliest facts for using psychoactive crops in South the USA is equipped by means of continues to be of seeds and pods recovered from archeological websites 4 millennia previous. a variety of arrangements have been derived from it with the motive of being a shamanic inebriant. Inhaled in the course of the nostril, smoked in pipes or as cigars, and ready in fermented beverages, Anadenanthera served a critical position within the cultural improvement of indigenous societies in South the US. Anadenanthera: Visionary Plant of old South the US explores the total spectrum of data gleaned from examine, protecting a number 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 resembling ritual snuffing tubes and snuff trays are integrated. The textual content is richly illustrated with images and photographs of embellished ritual implements, and offers a complete bibliography.

Anadenanthera: Visionary Plant of historical South the United States explores:

botanical points, taxonomy, and geographical distribution of Anadenanthera

ethnographical, old, and standard features of Anadenanthera use

chemical and pharmacological investigations of the genus and a number of the visionary arrangements derived from it—with emphasis at the biologically lively materials

theories of the mechanisms of motion of the energetic tryptamines and carboline alkaloids

comparisons of wooden anatomy, morphology, and percent of alkaloid content material

evaluation of stylistic and iconographic characteristics

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

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