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Værker af Christian Rätsch

Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas (2002) — Forfatter — 55 eksemplarer
Coca und Kokain (2003) 6 eksemplarer
Weihnachtsbaum und Blütenwunder (2003) 6 eksemplarer
50 Jahre LSD-Erfahrung (1993) 3 eksemplarer
Walpurgisnacht (2007) 3 eksemplarer
Schamanenpflanze Tabak 1 (2002) 3 eksemplarer
Le Piante dell Amore (2011) 3 eksemplarer
Ayahuasca: Die Jaguarmedizin des Amazonas (German Edition) (2017) — Redaktør — 2 eksemplarer
Weihrauch und Copal (2004) 2 eksemplarer
Tiere der Schamanen (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Bilder aus der unsichtbaren Welt (1985) 2 eksemplarer
春藥 (1998) 2 eksemplarer
Die Regenwaldapotheke (1999) 2 eksemplarer
Das Tor zu Inneren Räumen (1992) 1 eksemplar
Rituale des Heilens : Ethnomedizin, Naturerkenntnis und Heilkraft (2000) — Editor and Contributor; Editor and Contributor — 1 eksemplar
Naturverehrung und Heilkunst (1996) 1 eksemplar
Zauberpflanze Alraune (2004) 1 eksemplar

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Plants of the Gods: Their Sacred, Healing, and Hallucinogenic Powers (1979)nogle udgaver468 eksemplarer

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ennuiprayer | Jan 14, 2022 |
I love this book, but I think of it as 'folkloric' factual, rather than 'historic' factual, if that makes any sense. This is not only one of my favourite books about plants, but one of my favourite books in general. Witchcraft Medicine is engagingly written; academic references are given, but they don't interrupt the flowing prose. The topics vary, although the main theme of the intertwined relationship of plants and witches is always present. I loved the information on ancient Greek religion, Germanic folklore, the witch vs the virgin in art, flying ointments, the Devil, goddesses, and the demonization of Nature. The book is filled with beautiful glossy photographs and intriguing woodcuts.

My one complaint is that the section on the "war on drugs" is a bit too personal; while I agree with the author's viewpoint, the change in tone from academically 'neutral' to overtly and politically biased is a bit jarring. Other than that, I love this book. While it's not specifically aimed at pagans, it's certainly a much better written and more informative reference on plant folklore than any of the 'magical herbal' type books on the market today.
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semjaza | 1 anden anmeldelse | Nov 6, 2015 |
So many factual errors in the first few pages it's hard to take the herbalism information as fact, though it seems okay, but the historical information that fleshes it out is so wrong as to be blatant stroking of the new age feminine ego. "In the neolithic era, farms were passed down matrilinearly" Huh? a)I don't know if we know HOW they were passed down and b) matrilinearly seems a wee bit farfetched. It goes on... about gray elderly women being the repository of witchcraft knowledge. Well, as 30 to 35 was the average age for a nice elderly neolithic woman, if she lived past childbirth, it's a load of crock.
Outright fibs to stroke the uneducated newly new age woman to buy a book of questionable value.
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TruNatrsChild | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 7, 2009 |


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