Witchcraft Medicine: Healing Arts, Shamanic Practices, and Forbidden Plants

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Inner Traditions International
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8.02 X 9.96 X 0.66 inches | 1.49 pounds

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About the Author
Claudia Müller-Ebeling, Ph.D., an art historian and anthropologist, is the coauthor of Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas and was editor in chief of Dao, a magazine about the health and longevity practices of the Far East. She lives in Hamburg, Germany. Christian Rätsch, Ph.D. (1957 - 2022), was a world-renowned anthropologist and ethnopharmacologist who specialized in the shamanic uses of plants. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants and Marijuana Medicine, and coauthor of Plants of the Gods and Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas. He lived in Hamburg, Germany, and lectured around the world. Wolf-Dieter Storl is a cultural anthropologist and ethnobotanist who has taught at Kent State University, as well as in Vienna, Berne, and Benares. He lives in Allgäu, Germany, and is the author of Culture and Horticulture: A Philosophy of Gardening.
"This is a fascinating work of great importance that is incredibly well researched and documented. And brave. From the first impassioned paragraph to the last words, I was spellbound. Anyone interested in medicine, herbalism, the healing arts, and spiritual phenomena will find this book thought provoking and empowering."-- "Rosemary Gladstar, president of United Plant Savers and author of Herbal Healing for Women"
"Witchcraft Medicine is a work of brilliant and passionate scholarship, fabulously illustrated, that recovers the lost knowledge of the European shamanic tradition. It is both a guide and an enthusiastic ode to the visionary edge of the botanical realm."-- "Daniel Pinchbeck, author of Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contempo"
"A well-researched and interesting read."-- "Vision Magazine, February 2004"
"Tracing human relations with plants back to the Stone Age, the book is deeply thorough and rests on interesting scholarship."-- "Publishers Weekly, October 2003"
"It is essential reading for anyone interested in the folklore and magical beliefs asociated with flowers, herbs and trees."-- "The Cauldron, February 2004"
"Witchcraft Medicine blends history with practical applications of plant healing and shamanic practices."-- "The Midwest Book Review, June 2004"
"Witchcraft Medicine is a solid book and an essential research tool for anyone interested in European folk traditions, magic, alchemy, or herbalism."-- "Mark Stavish, Institute for Hermetic Studies, April 2006"