Anadenanthera: Visionary Plant Of Ancient South America by Constantino M Torres, David B Repke

By Constantino M Torres, David B Repke

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

As cultures shaped and developed in pre-Columbian South the United States, Anadenanthera turned the most widespread shamanic inebriants. Anadenanthera: Visionary Plant of historical South the US is greater than a entire reference on shamanic visionary elements; it's a useful gizmo for archeologists and pre-Columbian paintings historians. This thorough publication examines the ritual and cultural use of Anadenanthera from prehistory to the current, in addition to its botany, chemistry, pharmacology, anthropology, and archeology.

The earliest facts for using psychoactive vegetation in South the USA is supplied by means of is still of seeds and pods recovered from archeological websites 4 millennia previous. a number of arrangements have been derived from it with the rationale of being a shamanic inebriant. Inhaled in the course of the nostril, smoked in pipes or as cigars, and ready in fermented beverages, Anadenanthera served a imperative function within the cultural improvement of indigenous societies in South the United States. Anadenanthera: Visionary Plant of historic South the USA explores the complete spectrum of data gleaned from study, overlaying a variety of archeological websites within the Andean sector, in addition to discussing Amazonian shamanic rituals and lore. Analyses of the inventive expressions in the of linked ceremonial paraphernalia similar to ritual snuffing tubes and snuff trays are incorporated. The textual content is richly illustrated with photos and pictures of embellished ritual implements, and offers a entire bibliography.

Anadenanthera: Visionary Plant of old South the US explores:

botanical facets, taxonomy, and geographical distribution of Anadenanthera

ethnographical, historic, and standard features of Anadenanthera use

chemical and pharmacological investigations of the genus and a few of the visionary arrangements derived from it—with emphasis at the biologically lively elements

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

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

evaluation of stylistic and iconographic features

Anadenanthera: Visionary Plant of historical South the US is a radical, resource for archeologists, anthropologists, chemists, researchers, pre-Columbian paintings historians, and any layperson attracted to pre-Columbian artwork, archeology, or visionary vegetation.

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Elle paroît croître sur le tronc des arbres comme les Rhipsalis. Ses rameaux aplatis ressemblent beaucoup à ceux du C. phyllanthoides, mais ils sont plus courts, à peine pétioles, moins sinués sur les bords. Les fleurs naissent solitaires des crénelures supérieures; elles sont dressées, légèrement tordues, rougeâtres en dehors, blanches à l’intérieur; remarquables parce que leurs sépales et leurs pétales sont trèspointus, et leur limbe connivent à peu près comme dans le C. flagelliformis. § 4. Cierges opuntiacés ou Faux opuntia.

Phyllanthoides et le C. oxypetalus, sur lesquels je donnerai quelques détails. DE LA FAMILLE DES CACTÉES. 59 1°. Cereus phyllanthoides DC. Prod. 3, p. 469. Cette belle plante est originaire du Mexique, comme j’en suis assuré d’abord par les deux figures qu’on en trouve dans l’ouvrage d’Hernandez (p. 393, f. 3 , et p. 457), et par celle que j’en ai vue parmi les dessins inédits de la Flore du Mexique. Il paroît qu’elle existoit depuis plus ou moins long-temps dans les jardins de botanique, mais tellement semblable, quand elle est dépourvue de fleurs, au C.

Cereus undulosus DC. Prod. 3, p. 467. Melocactus arborescens trigonus undulosus acules validis munitus fructu subviridi Plum. Cat. 19. éd. , t. 194. Cette espèce est un nouvel exemple du peu de confiance DE LA FAMILLE DES CACTÉES. 47 qu’on doit donner aux assertions que Burman a ajoutées au texte de Plumier: il a rapporté cette figure au Cactus ficus indica de Linné, qui est un Opuntia, et qui ne ressemble en rien à la figure de Plumier. M. de Lamarck s’est fort approché de la vérité en la rapportant comme variété β au Cactus pitajaya de Jacquin; mais il me paroît qu’elle mérite, dans l’état actuel de nos connoissances, d’être considérée comme une espèce distincte.

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