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Growing entheogenic, hallucinogenic and psychoactive plants.
Welcome to Plot55.com. We have created a source of information on the cultivation and traditional use of entheogenic plants. These plants have been used for hundreds or thousands of years, every culture from every time has had some form of inebriant, and here are just a few that you can grow at home.
In 'growing' you will find detailed descriptions of the growing requirements of some common entheogens. Also, for those of you who are new to plants in general, we have included sections on general propagating and growing techniques. As time permits, this will also be expanded to include sections on pests and diseases, layering, soil mixtures and grafting, etc.
In 'usage' we describe the historic and traditional methods of using entheogens. We cover various traditional preparation techniques. There is information about the chemical composition of the plants and admixtures, and where appropriate - known dangers are described.
In 'books' we have listed books relating to the subject of entheogens in one way or another. If we have read the book, a review is given, plus some blurb from the publisher. If available, there will be links to buy these books from Amazon.
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Catha edulis - Khat
One of my favourite psychoactive plants. Khat is native to East Africa and Arabia, but is grown and used in many parts of Africa. It is used as a social stimulant, binding communities together and at the heart of many social transactions. In effect, it is similar to Coffee.
It is straightforward to raise from seed, and makes a good low-maintenance house plant.
Growing Cacti from Seed
Many people are put off growing cacti from seed as it is thought to be too time consuming, or maybe dificult. Growing cacti to flowering size from seed can be time consuming, but the reward of harvesting a full grown plant which you have raised from seed yourself is for some people an end in itself.
If you're new to cacti this technique will surely help.
This is the best social history of drugs I have ever read. The author takes you through the meandering history of drugs from Opium use in the 17th Century to the Crack use of today, sewing the threads together into a seamless, seminal, whole. Unusually, it does not just concentrate on the American history of drugs, but tells the story of worldwide drug histories. Davenport-Hines's personal analysis of the leading players is sharp. His analyses of what have become urban-myth histories are faultless. If you want a book on the history of drugs and drug use in the Western World, look no further, and buy this book. Or buy two copies for good measure.