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Author Johnson, Cody, author.

Title Magic medicine : a trip through the intoxicating history and modern-day use of psychedelic plants & substances / Cody Johnson.

Publication Info. Beverly, MA : Fair Winds Press, 2018


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    615.7883 JOH    DUE 11-23-19
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description 232 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-230) and index.
Contents Classic psychedelics -- Empathogenic psychodelics -- Dissociative psychodelics -- Unique psychodelics.
Summary "Cody Johnson beautifully balanceshistorical knowledge with cutting-edge scienceto produce a thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening read which paints a holistic picture of the risks and benefits of psychedelic use in modern day medicine and culture. --Rick Doblin, Ph. D., Founder and Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). The history of psychedelic plants and substancesis full of colorful, fascinating facts and stories, and intriguing questions. Did U.S. Army Intelligence really use LSD as an enhanced military interrogation technique? Why does Ayahuasca have such a long history of use in Peru? Science is beginning to research what traditional cultures have told us for years: psychelics have transformative healing properties. Many psychedelic plants and substances have a long history of being incorporated into various healing traditions -- such as cannabis and opium in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This Magic Medicineexplores the fascinating history of psychedelic substances and provides a contemporary update about their growing inclusion modern medicine, science, and culture"-- Provided by publisher.
"After decades of being stigmatized, psychedelics are coming into mainstream acceptance. Cannabis is being legalized for medical and recreational use in several states, and the government is now allowing research into the medical applications of psychedelics drugs for conditions like anxiety, depression, and PTSD. The history of psychedelic plants and substances is full of colorful characters, fascinating facts and stories, and intriguing questions. Magic Medicine is an armchair traveler's guide to psychedelic's storied history and their growing inclusion in contemporary medicine, science, and culture"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Hallucinogenic plants -- Therapeutic use.
Hallucinogenic plants -- History.
Hallucinogenic drugs -- History.
Other Form: Online version: Johnson, Cody. Magic medicine. Beverly, MA : Fair Winds Press, 2018 9781631594281 (DLC) 2018014276
ISBN 9781592337729 (hardback) $24.99
1592337724 : $24.99
9781631594281 (eISBN)

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