by Marlene Dobkin De Rios
This book surveys the use of mind-altering plants in eleven societies in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Guinea, ranging from the hunter-gatherers to complex ancient civilizations such as the Inca. The lay reader with a general interest in primitive ritual, religion, and healing will find a great deal of information in this concise volume, which is illustrated with drawings of plants that can produce altered states of consciousness and with reproductions of ancient Peruvian art.
261 pages 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Price $16.95