Herbs of the Southern Shaman
What herbs can Shamans of the southern hemisphere use and where are they found?
Following on from the popular Herbs of the Northern Shaman, this latest collection, Herbs of the Southern Shaman, describes psychoactive herbs that grow in the southern hemisphere. Written primarily for herbalists, witches and pagans, occultists, healers, therapists, botanists and gardeners and featuring a bibliography and glossary, it serves as a reference book for anyone interested in shamanism and herbs.
'Concise, knowledgeable, clearly and distinctly written...can be enjoyed on many levels: as a reference book, a spiritual guide, a horticultural manual, or simply for entertainment.'
C.J. Stone, author and journalist
Once again, Steve Andrews manages a mix of fact, fantastic detail, wise reflection, and unique insight in order to enlighten us about the herbs of South and Central America, their histories, properties, uses, and influences upon the modern world. This timely tome is as entertaining as it is educational; as thought-provoking as it is thorough. The style is clear, engaging, and accessible, whilst the subject matters remains crisp, sharp, and intelligent. A well-written, well-researched book that deserves to be widely read, Herbs of the Southern Shaman is undoubtedly set to become a classic. I enjoyed the book immensely. ~ Mab Jones, writer and poet
Another fine book from the always-interesting pen of Steve Andrews. Concise, knowledgeable, clearly and distinctly written, it can be enjoyed on many levels: as a reference book, a spiritual guide, a horticultural manual, or simply for entertainment. A welcome addition to any ethnobotanist's library. ~ C.J Stone, author and journalist
The Bard of Ely’s deep delve into the shamanistic properties of the herbs of this world’s southern hemisphere is a triumph. Where to find your sample, what you do with it, and more importantly what happens next are all covered in fine and easy to understand detail. A psychonautist’s Rosetta Stone. ~ Peter Finch, poet and author
As a practising white witch and lover of plants and nature, I found Steve Andrew's book Herbs of the Northern Shaman invaluable. Clearly written and beautifully illustrated with detailed photographs that help identify the plants, I can't wait for a 'Southern' version to come out as a reference and companion on my globe trotting adventures. ~ Carli Susu