Ancient Psychoactive Incense and Preparations

Ancient Psychoactive Incense and Preparations
For millennia, humankind has lived with nature, utilizing the flora and fauna to survive. Over the centuries, through trial and error, they learned which plants were the most nutritious, healthy and beneficial, and consequently which plants possessed unique healing,...

Structure of the Nervous System

Structure of the Nervous System
When studying the many powerful entheogens that are found the world over, it is very common that one comes across information about how particular plants and chemicals effect the brain at a cellular level.  In order to fully study entheology, it is extremely important...

The Plight of the Huichol Indians

The Plight of the Huichol Indians
If you take a look at the map below, you will see a green area, which outlines the tiny corner of the world where the deeply spiritual, shamanic-based Huichol people once lived.  This stronghold in the Sierra Madre Mountains long resisted the genocide of the Spanish...

The Taino World

The Taino World
Taíno culture was the most highly developed in the Caribbean when Columbus reached Hispaniola in 1492. Islands throughout the Greater Antilles were dotted with Taíno communities nestled in valleys and along the rivers and coastlines, some of which were inhabited by...

The Ethnobotanist and the Shaman

The Ethnobotanist and the Shaman
An ethnobotanist by profession and idealist by avocation, Dr. Mark Plotkin has enough credentials and media appearances to boost anybody’s ego. Plotkin is president of the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT), Research Associate for the Smithsonian Institution’s...