Multimedia Resources for Ethnobotany Curriculum
|Psychoactive Plants I|
Psychoactive plants are used in almost every human culture for a wide range of purposes. Many of these plants are considered to be sacred and fill important roles in mediating supernatural experiences. This episode discusses examples of psychoactive plants, their origins, distributions and uses.
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Balick, M. & P.Cox. 1996. Plants, People, and Culture: The Science of Ethnobotany. Scientific American, New York. Pages 145-177
•Schultes, Richard Evans & Albert Hofmann. 1992. Plants of the Gods: their sacred, healing, and hallucinogenic powers. Healing Arts Press, Rochester VT (originally published 1979, McGraw-Hill, New York).