Plant Medicines, Healing and Psychedelic Science: Cultural Perspectives (Paperback)
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Plant Medicines, Healing and Psychedelic Science: Cultural Perspectives (Paperback)

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Paperback 227 Pages / Published: 19/12/2018
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This is a book about the intersections of three dimensions. The first is the way social scientists and historians treat the history of psychiatry and healing, especially as it intersects with psychedelics. The second encompasses a reflection on the substances themselves and their effects on bodies. The third addresses traditional healing, as it circles back to our understanding of drugs and psychiatry. The chapters explore how these dimensions are distinct, but deeply intertwined, themes that offer important insights into contemporary healing practices.
The intended audience of the volume is large and diverse: neuroscientists, biologists, medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists; mental health professionals interested in the therapeutic application of psychedelic substances, or who work with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and PTSD; patients and practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine; ethnobotanists and ethnopharmacologists; lawyers, criminologists, and other specialists in international law working on matters related to drug policy and human rights, as well as scholars of religious studies, anthropologists, sociologists, and historians; social scientists concerned both with the history of science, medicine, and technology, and concepts of health, illness, and healing. It has a potentially large international audience, especially considering the increasing interest in "psychedelic science" and the growing spread of the use of traditional psychoactives in the West.

Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
ISBN: 9783030095642
Number of pages: 227
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Readers ranging from medical doctors, anthropologists, ethnobotanists, patients and practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine to those who work in law, drug policy, and human rights will find utility in this work. ... Plant Medicines is a fascinating and timely work on the topic of current cultural research associated with psychedelic plants and fungi. It's engaging, accessible to a broad audience, and appropriate for both enthusiasts and professionals who are looking for new information about these intriguing and engaging organisms." (Esther Jackson, Economic Botany, Vol. 73 (1), 2019)

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