The most complete information to the botany, pharmacology, cultural, ritual, and private use of erotically stimulating substances from antiquity Format File: [1 eBook – PDF] File Dimension: 120.64 MB
Christian Rätsch – The Encyclopedia of Aphrodisiacs – Psychoactive Substances for Use in Sexual Practices
The most complete information to the botany, pharmacology, cultural, ritual, and private use of erotically stimulating substances from antiquity to the current day
• Particulars the use, preparation, and dosage of greater than 400 plant, animal, mineral, and artificial substances, each widespread and unique, in addition to their botany, science, and authorized standing
• Explores the historic and current use of aphrodisiacs and their function in sexual practices, tradition, and artwork
• Richly illustrated all through with greater than 800 colour pictures
The end result of greater than 30 years of cultural, anthropological, and scientific analysis, this encyclopedia examines the botany, pharmacology, historical past, preparation, dosage, and sensible use of greater than 400 erotically stimulating substances from antiquity to the current day.
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From vegetation and animals that improve fertility and virility, like celery, snails, or oysters, to substances that induce arousal, like ephedra, opium, or hashish, the encyclopedia is richly illustrated with greater than 800 colour photographs–many of that are from the authors’ in depth fieldwork world wide. Exploring particular person, medicinal, and ritual use by historic and up to date paintings, private accounts, and literature in addition to ayurvedic, tantric, shamanic, and European folklore practices and up to date pharmacological analysis, the authors take a look at the revolving cycle of acceptance and condemnation of aphrodisiacs, the qualities that incur the label of “aphrodisiac,” the function of thoughts and setting, and the other ways aphrodisiacs stimulate desire–either bodily, by the senses and important organs, or mentally, by heightened consciousness and altered consciousness. This complete information reveals these “remedies of the love goddess” as holy cures whose correct use may help reestablish concord with oneself, one’s associate, and the universe.
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