Pharmacotheon – Entheogenic drugs, their plant sources and history

Jonathan Ott


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  • Nachtschatten Verlag
  • 1996
  • ISBN 0961423439
  • 650 pages
  • Softcover
  • 23 × 15 × 4.2 cm

Pharmactheon is the most comprehensive multi-disciplinary book on the subject of shamanic inebriants and their active agents and artifical cousins. Featuring a bibliography of 2570 sources – three times greater than any previous book – Pharmacotheon is the reference book specialists have long needed, which has been written in an engaging style making it accessible to the layperson. Extensive personal experience with entheogenic drugs imbue Ott’s treatment of the subject with insight, passion and energy. Two years of writing following twenty years of research into the ethnopharmacognosy of entheogenic drugs have distilled the quintessence of the subject for your enlightenment and delectation.

„…. A thing of beauty. Accurate information, complete information, and a pleasure to read as well. An excellent presentation of the current situation…“ Alexander Shulgin