The Magical and Ritual Use of Herbs

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THE MAGICAL AND RITUAL USE OF,By the same author,The Magical and Ritual Use of Aphrodisiacs. The Magical and Ritual Use of Perfumes,El uso migico y ritual de las hierbas. EI uso migico y ritual de los afrodisiacos,Richard Alan Miller. DESTINY BOOKS,ROCHESTER VERMONT,THE AUTHOR, Recognizing that science should not and cannot be separated from the. welfare of the human being Richard Alan Miller is a scientist of exten. sive and multidimensional expertise Receiving a degree in Theoretical. Physics from Washington State University in 1966 he spent over a. INTRODUCTION 1, decade in biomedical research and development for some of the most.
prestigious and technically sophisticated corporations in the United. States including The Boeing Company and E I Dupont de Nemours Stimulants. Co He worked for several years in the department of anesthesiology of. the University of Washington incorporating his skills both in medi DAMIANA 7. cine and physics and has been published in several international jour PASSIONFLOWER 10. nals for his work both in physics and parapsychology He has taught. parapsychology for credit in the natural sciences at several universities BETEL NUT 13. and colleges He has also taught courses in shamanism magic alchemy MORMON TEA 16. and growing herbs as a cash crop GUARANA 20, In 1972 he formed The Beltane Corporation now The Beltane Herb. Company specializingin the selling and study ofherbs spices and books. KOLA NUT 25, focusing on herbs health and the occult He later became agricultural. scientist and buyer for Western Herb Prams Inc As a physicist he has Depressants. invented several critical pieces offarrn machinery to assist the smallfarmer. in harvesting and processing As an agricultural scientist he has devel LOBELIA 33. oped specific farm plans and crop sources to compete with currently SCULLCAP 36. 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 VALERIAN ROOT 40. contributing editor to Acres USA He continues to research and em. ploy the best of highly technical methods in a harmonious and. noninjurious way,WILD LETTUCE 47,WORMWOOD 51,Hallucinogens INTRODUCTION. CALAMUS 57,GALAN GAL ROOT 61,KAVA KAVA 64,YOHIMBE 69. FLY AGARIC 76,MORNING GLORY SEED 83 PURPOSE,PSILOCYBE MUSHROOM 90.
To provide the explorer with concise information on various. THORN APPLE 100 legal psychotropic botanicals currently available. QUICK REFERENCE CHART 105 ORIENTATION, BIBLIOGRAPHY 109 To provide ritual use of mind altering sacramental herbs. CHEMISTRY INDEX 111, Ritual is the outward manifestation ofthe need in man to break. BOTANICS ORGANICS INDEX 114, the barriers of the ego in order to become a part of something. GENERAL INDEX 118 greater It is 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 ex. perience 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. 2 THE MAGICAL AND RITUAL USE OF HERBS Introduction 3. In psychology ritual is considered the celebration of a myth affects conscious perception of reality This information will. which is acheived through a carefully constructed enactment enable individuals to control their experience and as a result. of the myth Because ritual is the externalization of something give them more control over who they become. internal myth has a more archetypal than logical structure to Some of the materials discussed are quite dangerous Notes. it Rituals reveal values at their most fundamental level Man ofcaution are included because many people have already shown. expresses in ritual what moves him most interest in experimenting with them I feel it is important to. Therefore The symbol always originates on the inside and is discuss these botanicals while at the same time making sure. projected outward their potential dangers are understood. Ceremonies and rituals are the means provided by society Although I am confident about the accuracy of this informa. for periodically drawing up the energy attached to symbols As tion I cannot assume responsibilty for the experiences ofpeople. symbols sink back into the unconscious ritual serves as a tech following these traditions for personal drug use. nique to bring them back into a more common awareness It is wise to use very small portions at first when experimenting. Magic has been defined as the science and art of causing with unfamiliar substances The biochemistry ofone person may. changes to occur in conformity with will What this means is be different from that of another Some individuals are aller. that conflict occurs when people are not living their true will gic to substances upon which others thrive Also one s body. The purpose in learning magic is to discover that true will not needs may vary at different times If any undesirable effects are. necessarily desire and then live it felt it is advisable to discontinue use of that substance. Therefore Every intentional act is a magical act If there are no effects desirable or undesirable gradually and. Whenever individuals change their perception ofreality they cautiously increase the quantity of the herb Experimentation. also change the ways reality can affect them This has to do is what this is all about Spirituality does not lie in what you are. with attitudes expectations and projections doing but rather in how you do it There is no greater reflec. Therefore Whenever individuals take a mind alterant they are tion of true will than personal experience As Aleister Crowley. by definition peiforming an act if magic quoted Rabelais in his Liber al vel Legis Do what thou wilt. Rituals can thus be used to program a religious awakening shall be the whole of the Law. to create a deeper awareness of the spiritual The art of magic. is science combined with ritual The chemistry of each herb in. this book has been thoroughly examined to determine how it. An allergic study can be made by scratching the skin with a steril. ized pin and a sample of the herb considered Scratches should be. one halfinch long and not draw blood if the scratch creates an irri. the archetypes as structural forming elements in the uncon tation within an hour you will probably experience an unpleasant. scious giverise both to thefantasy lives in individual children and to side effect from the herb in question. the mythologies of a people c G Jung,Stimulants,Stimulants 7. A sacrament to improve,and tone sexuality,Family Tumeraceae. Botanical Name Turnera diflUsa,Synonyms Mexican damiana. Geographical Location Tropical parts of the Americas. particularly Texas and Mexico It is also harvested in. Habitat Grows in dry soil needs sun, Botanical Description A small shrub with ovate leaves.
that are broadest toward the top end The leaves are. smooth and pale green on the upper side and smooth. on the undersides except for a few hairs on the ribs. The flowers are yellow arising singly from the axilla. ofthe leaves followed by a one celled capsule splitting. into three pieces The flower has an aromatic smell. and a bitter taste,Stimulants 9,8 THE MAGICAL AND RITUAL USE OF HERBS. HISTORY and dissolve in Y2 to 1 cup of honey Combine alcoholic and. aqueous extractions Age for one month During the aging a. Many women in Mexico have found that a cup of damiana tea. sediment will form as the liqueur clarifies The sediment is harm. taken one or two hours before intercourse helps to immerse. less but you may wish to siphon the clear liqueur from it For. them in the sex act It is believed to have a tonic effect upon. best results take 1 or 2 cordial glasses of the beverage nightly. the sexual organs and the nervous system Most effective when. The taste is exquisite, used in combination with saw palmetto berries Serenoa repens Small quantities of liqueur are excellent for any ritual ori. in a 1 1 ratio, ented toward sex magic Although its chemistry is unknown. damiana can be used as a sacrament to improve and tone sexu. The leaf contains 0 2 0 9 volatile oil 14 resin approximately. 3 5 tannin 6 starch and a bitter substance called damianian Note of Caution Excessive long term use may be toxic to the liver. PRIMARY EFFECTS, Damiana can make a really fine smoke if used in a waterpipe For. Mild aphrodisiac and marijuana like euphoria lasting about an a marijuana like high a blend known as Yuba Gold is. hour and a half,4 parts damiana leaf,PREPARATION 4 parts scullcap herb.
part lobelia herb, In his book A Manual of Sex Magick Louis J Culling describes. 4 parts passionflower herb, a damiana drink preparation Take 2 heaping tablespoons of 1 part spearmint leaf. dried damiana leaves and boil them in 1 cup of water for five. minutes Cool strain and drink in the evening He recom. mends continual use over a two week period for significant. RITUAL USE, Below is a fine recipe for an aphrodisiacal cordial of damiana. Soak 1 ounce of damiana leaves in 1 pint ofvodka for five days. Pour off the liquid strain and filter through a conical paper. coffee filter Soak remaining alcohol drenched leaves in pint. of distilled or spring water for another five days Pour off the. liquids strain and filter asbefore Warm water extracts to 160 F. 10 THE MAGICAL AND RITUAL USE OF HERBS Stimulants 11. The name passionflower from the Latin passiflora comes from. the symbolic relationship between the anatomical and numeri. cal arrangement of the flowers and the elements of the cruci. PASSION fixion the passion of esus Christ The finely cut corona in the. center of the blossom resembles the crown ofthorns the petals. FLOWER and sepals symbolize the Apostles,A sacrament for the ritual greeting. smoke a marijuana substitute CHEMISTRY, Harmine and related alkaloids Called a psychic sedative Iso.
mer harmaline has been tried in Parkinsonism It is a very po. tent monoamine oxidase inhibitor See Yohimbe Note of. Caution page 75,Family Passifloraceae passionflower family. Botanical Name Passiflora incamata,Synonyms Maypop grenadille apricot vine passion. vine HARMINE,Geographical Location Native from Virginia south. and west to Florida Texas and the West Indies PRIMARY EFFECTS. Now cultivated throughout the world When smoked a very mild short lasting marijuana like high. Habitat Light rich dry soil occurs It acts as both a sedative and a tranquilizer In larger. Botanical Description This herb is a perennial with quantities it acts more like a hallucinogen. hairy climbing vines The leaves have three to five. lobes with finely serrated edges and solitary white PREPARATION. flowers containing a purple blue or pink crown in, the center The ripe fruit oval shaped and orange is Usually smoked in combination with damiana scullcap and. called a maypop The maypop berry contains many spearmint or peppermint for flavor See recipe for Yuba Gold. seeds and the yellow pulp inside is sweet and edible F page 9. 12 THE MAGICAL AND RITUAL USE OF HERBS Stimulants 13. RITUAL USE, Alchemy has a number of interesting faces With symbolism.
various elements are classified into a system of qualities By. appropriately mixing these qualities new elements are created. An example would be combining the heat of fire with the. wetness of water thus creating air which is hot and wet A. more contemporary example is Although the person had never BETEL NUT. lectured before he was excellent because he had the qualities A sacrament for stimulation during. of enthusiasm and knowledge about the subject, Imagination is one of the great pointers to reality It is the. creative part which enables us to survive and progress By. a long journey or for manual labor, taking imagination seriously beyond the level ofmere personal. fantasy it tends to structure itself to major archetypal patterns. Synchronicity is the key By using tables of correspondences. Liber 777 for example to project and create the archetype a. literal reality is created We should not separate science and. technology from the religious context,Family Pahnaceae palm family. The extraction ofalkaloids can be seen as an alchemical pro. cess Use ethyl alcohol or any drinking alcohol The yield is Botanical Name Areca catechu. approximately 1 gram of mixed harmal alkaloids per kilogram Synonyms Areca nut pinang siri supari Hindu and. of herb That s a lot of doses and symbolism ping lang Chinese. Geographical Location India Malaysia Polynesia and. the South Pacific Islands, Note oj Caution Harmala alkaloids are potent monoamine oxidase. inhibitors See Yohimbe Note of Caution page 75 Habitat Light soil with heavy rain. Botanical Desciption A slender climbing tree that grows. up to 75 feet high with a ringed trunk that is usually. Passionflower makes an excellent tea toget rid of headaches and in trained on poles or trellises in a hot but shady envi. somnia ronment The leafblades grow to be aswide as3 feet. across with many pinnae and many veins, 14 THE MAGICAL AND RITUAL USE OF HERBS Stimulants 15.
The Magical and Ritual Use ofAphrodisiacs The Magical and Ritual Use ofPerfumes El uso migico y ritual de las hierbas EI uso migico y ritual de los afrodisiacos HERBSTHE MAGICAL AND RITUAL USE OF Richard Alan Miller BOO K S DESTINY BOOKS ROCHESTER VERMONT THE AUTHOR Recognizing that science should not and cannot be separated from the welfare ofthe human being RichardAlan Miller is a

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