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Peyote: History, Tradition, Politics, and Conservation (Inglés) Tapa dura – 31 ene 2016

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"This collection truly is a great reference for those interested in peyote, its rich history, and how it is used today. . . . Despite the recent renaissance of psychedelic research, little mention has been made of the potentials of peyote and mescaline use. . . . This hole in research is precisely why this text is of importance to the field. It offers a comprehensive understanding of the politics and history of peyote, and with the information it provides, it is a perfect place to start for psychologists who have an interest in psychedelic research or the exploration of consciousness as it pertains to spiritual ceremonies, traditions, and religion. . . . Anyone who wishes to find out more about peyote and its rich history of spiritual and indigenous use, as well as its legality, will find this collection both informative and comprehensive. The book's truly interdisciplinary approach provides rich accounts that are so often difficult to find, or are left out entirely from research-based collections." - PsycCRITIQUES "With its 12 chapters bringing together contributions from different areas, such as biology, ecology, history, law, anthropology, and the religious sciences, together with indigenous perspectives on the topic, this collection presents visions and approaches to peyote and at the same time explores some common and cross-cutting issues and questions. . . . Peyote today finds itself situated at a crossroads, one at which are encountered debates over environment and sustainability; national and international politics dealing with the use and trafficking of drugs; human and indigenous rights; and questions of an ethnic and religious nature. In this sense, one of the discussions raised in many different ways throughout this book is over how these diverse interests interact with one another and how they might be suitably balanced." - NEIP "[An] excellent, up-to-date resource . . . . Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners." - Choice

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This book explains the role that peyote-a hallucinogenic cactus-plays in the religious and spiritual fulfillment of certain peoples in the United States and Mexico, and examines pressing issues concerning the regulation and conservation of peyote as well as issues of indigenous and religious rights.* Explains the complete history of the peyote plant in the United States, presenting views from religions including Native American and Christian churches, the creation and evolution of U.S. law regarding peyote, state and federal legal protections since 1990, reasons for the plant's apparent demise, and arguments for its stronger protection * Identifies current peyote protective laws in Mexico and Canada* Documents how many U.S. residents, including Native Americans, commonly use peyote as a spirituality enhancer or illegal recreational drug within the United States, or do so as tourists when visiting Mexico

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