Archive for medicinal plants

Pablo Amaringo’s Foreword to the book ‘Plant Spirit Shamanism’

“My most sublime desire, though, is that every human being should begin to put as much attention as he or she can into the knowledge of plants, because they are the greatest healers of all. And all human beings should also put effort into the…

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A Golden Guide to Hallucinogenic Plants

[scribd id=82775289 key=key-2nci99x84022j0n91tdc mode=list] A Golden Guide to Hallucinogenic Plants by Richard Evans Schultes & Elmer W. Smith Published in 1976,  this book has been out of print for many years. It is  beautifully illustrated with detailed botanical paintings and extremely  informative narratives. There is…

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The History of Coca – The Divine Plant of the Incas

[scribd id=82732649 key=key-lymbfz9vyhmx2bkyiuc mode=list] This magnificent book by W. Golden Mortimer, published in 1901 and long out of print, has been digitized by Microsoft for the  University of California and now available in the Open Internet Archive. The book contains nearly 200 hundred illustrations.

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Medicinal and Shamanic Plants of the Amazon – my Photo Gallery on Flickr

Medicinal and Shamanic Plants of Peru, a set on Flickr. I’ve been adding more photos from the archives.

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Coca Myths – a research paper by the Transnational Institute

[scribd id=81813295 key=key-jgb20m51bp64178ruux mode=list] A  very well researched and informative study from the Transnational Institute about the Coca (erythroxylum) plant.

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Coca Leaf Products in Peru.

coca leaf products in Peru., a photo by Howard G Charing on Flickr. Coca (Erythroxylon coca). Products made from coca leaf in Peru. The Incas regarded coca as ‘the divine plant’ mainly because of its property of imparting endurance, nevertheless its use was entwined with…

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Lifting the ban on coca chewing – Bolivia’s proposal

[scribd id=81739611 key=key-cljsxvum4endf6abiar mode=list] As documented by the Transnational Institute: The 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – recently endorsed by the United States in December 2010 – states that “indigenous peoples have the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge and traditional…

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Shamans of Peru – Photo Gallery

Shamans of Peru, a set on Flickr. A Photo Gallery of some of the Peruvian Shamans that we have worked with over the years.

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Love, Magic, and the Vine of the Soul – Interview With Amazonian Shaman Javier Arevalo

[scribd id=80663597 key=key-2m4fm9yovsncdpqohwy3 mode=list] An interview titled ‘Love, Magic, and the Vine of the Soul’. Amazonian shaman Javier Arevalo interviewed by Howard g Charing, and Peter Cloudsley. This article first appeared in Sacred Hoop Magazine issue 36 in 2002

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Ayahuasca Shaman – Artidoro Aro Cardenas Interviewed

An interview with Ayahuasca Shaman – Artidoro Aro Cardenas, by Peter Cloudsley & Howard G Charing (2003) This article has been revised to include plant classification names. An extract from this interview appeared in the book Plant Spirit Shamanism (Destiny Books USA). [scribd id=46540888 key=key-y0gzzmcvxhbd7yj6mgy…

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