and Plant-Based Tryptamines
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Edition(s) at Erowid :
2000(pb,2nd ed,1st pr,fine)
The Entheogen Review
REVIEWS, EXCERPTS, & COMMENTS #In the early 1990s, one of the few places psychonauts could locate information regarding the cultivation and extracting of ayahuasca analogue plants was The Entheogen Review. Out-of-print for nearly a decade, the ER monograph Ayahuasca Analogues and Plant-based Tryptamines combines all of the relevant data from issues of ER (1992 through 1999). Fewer than 3,000 copies of this rare volume were printed. Dedicated to the late Terence McKenna, the book features a poem that has never been published elsewhere, which Alex Grey wrote for him shortly before Terence passed away. Ayahuasca Analogues presents a historical slice from the notebooks and letters of pioneering kitchen chemists and basement shaman.
BACK COVER #Combines every entry from past issues of The Entheogen Review related to ayahuasca, ayahuasca analogues, and plant-based tryptamines. New editorial remarks provide fresh commentary and bring the text up-to-date. Chapters include: Ayahuasca and its Analogues; Mushroom Ayahuasa; Phenethylamines and MAOI; Miscellaneous and MAOI; The Passiflora Genus; The Phalaris Genus; Arundo donax; Desmanthus illinoensis; Mucuna pruriens; Phragmites australis; Psychotria viridis; Mimosa tenuiflora (= M. hostilis); The Acacia Genus, DMT & 5-MeO-DMT; Pipes and Vaporizers; Book Reviews; Degree of Intensity Scale; A Botanical Index, and a complete Bibliography.
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