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By Constantino M Torres, David B Repke

ISBN-10: 0789026422

ISBN-13: 9780789026422

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

As cultures shaped and developed in pre-Columbian South the USA, Anadenanthera grew to become essentially the most generic shamanic inebriants. Anadenanthera: Visionary Plant of historic South the United States is greater than a finished reference on shamanic visionary components; it's a useful gizmo for archeologists and pre-Columbian paintings historians. This thorough e-book examines the ritual and cultural use of Anadenanthera from prehistory to the current, besides its botany, chemistry, pharmacology, anthropology, and archeology.

The earliest proof for using psychoactive crops in South the USA is equipped by way of continues to be of seeds and pods recovered from archeological websites 4 millennia previous. a number of arrangements have been derived from it with the purpose of being a shamanic inebriant. Inhaled during the nostril, smoked in pipes or as cigars, and ready in fermented beverages, Anadenanthera served a vital 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 knowledge gleaned from examine, overlaying quite a few archeological websites within the Andean zone, in addition to discussing Amazonian shamanic rituals and lore. Analyses of the creative expressions in the of linked ceremonial paraphernalia equivalent to ritual snuffing tubes and snuff trays are integrated. The textual content is richly illustrated with photos and pictures of adorned ritual implements, and gives a finished bibliography.

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

botanical elements, taxonomy, and geographical distribution of Anadenanthera

ethnographical, ancient, and conventional features of Anadenanthera use

chemical and pharmacological investigations of the genus and some of the visionary arrangements derived from it—with emphasis at the biologically lively ingredients

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

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

evaluation of stylistic and iconographic qualities

Anadenanthera: Visionary Plant of old South the USA is a radical, resource for archeologists, anthropologists, chemists, researchers, pre-Columbian paintings historians, and any layperson drawn to pre-Columbian artwork, archeology, or visionary crops.

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CHICKASAW (chikki, old, asha, to reside, or old residence, Choctaw. Muskogean language family) While most consider theirs a distinct language (Munro and Willmond 1994), others view it as a dialect of Choctaw (Billard 1974). The area from the Jackson Purchase of western Kentucky (planted field, in Iroquoian) south along the Mississippi (big river, in Illinois) River in Tennessee and into northern Alabama and Mississippi was the contact-era region claimed by the Chickasaw. De Soto found them in northeastern Mississippi between the heads of the Tombigbee and Tallahatchie (etvlwa, town, hvcce, river, Creek) Rivers in 1540.

People and plants 9 Format Each genus or group of species within a genus forms an entry. , Milkweed and Asclepias). When this occurs, the information in one did not fit comfortably with the others. Within the discussion, there is an introduction to the group, with some history, including etymology of generic and specific names. This is followed by uses, beginning with general uses such as wood, fuel, weaving materials, food, and then medicine. In many cases, some of the chemical and bioactive properties are given.

English common names are usually all that are given for identifications, and these are often impossible to combine with the proper species. Many indigenous names of plants were omitted because I could not identify them. , Daniels-Sakim 1983, Martin and Mauldin 2000, Snow and Stans 2001). Instead, it seems more instructive to reproduce the spellings as they appear in the original sources. In fact, Snow and Stans (2001) have done exactly that by using the Creek alphabet for Creek names, but the English alphabet for those in Mikasuki.

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