The magical and ritual use of herbs.

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The Magical and Ritual Use Of Herbs By Richard Alan Miller Contents: Book Cover (Front) (Back) Scan / Edit Notes About The Author Introduction




1 - Stimulants r Damiana r Passionflower r Betel Nut r Mormon Tea r Guarana r Kola Nut 2 - Depressants r Lobelia r Scullcap r Valerian Root 3 - Narcotics r Wild Lettuce r Wormwood 4 - Hallucinogens r Calamus r Galangal Root r KavaKava r Yohimbe r Fly Agaric r Morning Glory Seed r Psilocybe Mushroom r Thorn Apple

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Scan / Edit Notes Note: This is not strictly a 'new' scan since I did this awhile back. However with better OCR tools now and a more organised system (for making e-books) I have completely re-done this book and further proofed the text. I decidedto release this better version since I will be posting this books companion volume 'The Magical and Ritual Use of Aphrodisiacs' which I have not scanned before. Format: v2.0 (PDF - no security) Genera: Herbal / Magic / Ritual Extra's: Pictures Included Copyright: 1993 First Scanned: (Re-done september-2-2002)

About The Author Recognizing that science should not and cannot be separated from thewelfare of the human being, Richard Alan Miller is a scientist of extensive and multidimensional expertise. Receiving a degree in Theoretical Physics from Washington State University in 1966, he spent over a decade in bio-medical research and development for some of the most prestigious and technically sophisticated corporations in the United States, including The Boeing Company and E. I. Dupontde Nemours Co. He worked for several years in the department of anesthesiology of the University of Washington, incorporating his skills both in medicine and physics, and has been published in several international journals for his work both in physics and parapsychology. He has taught parapsychology for credit in the natural sciences at several universities and colleges. He has also taught coursesin shamanism, magic, alchemy, and growing herbs as a cash crop. In 1972 he formed The Beltane Corporation, now The Beltane Herb Company, specializing in the selling and study of herbs, spices, and books focusing on herbs, health, and the occult. He later became agricultural scientist and buyer for Western Herb Frams, Inc. As a physicist he has invented several critical pieces of farm machinery toassist the small farmer in harvesting and processing. As an agricultural scientist he has developed specific farm plans and crop sources to compete with currently imported spices and herbs, and he publishes a newsletter, The Herb Market Report, which is considered one of the best on the subject. He is also contributing editor to Acres USA. He continues to research and employ the best of highlytechnical methods in a harmonious and non-injurious way.

Introduction Purpose To provide the explorer with concise information on various legal psychotropic botanicals currently available. Orientation To provide ritual use of mind-altering sacramental herbs. Ritual is the outward manifestation of the need in man to break the barriers of the ego in order to become a part of something greater. Itis the visible form of an inward or spiritual grace. Rites are calculated to arouse the sentiments that support a given goal. Ritual is valuable because 1. It organizes experience. The manner in which an experience is "perceived" will determine possible ways that experience might be used. This allows more conscious control of our growth and development. 2. It lends grace and style to action,preventing clumsy uncertainty, wasted energy, and distractions. 3. It enhances the general atmosphere by using specific symbolism. In psychology, ritual is considered the celebration of a myth, which is achieved through a carefully constructed enactment of the myth. Because ritual is the externalization of something internal, myth has a more archetypal (*) than logical structure to it. Rituals reveal...
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