Volunteer Book Review
understanding the genuine position of ethnobotanicals and psychedelics in society today.
IsIs there a difference between religious freedom and spiritual freedom? Is there pressing need to begin a wide range of social programs dedicated to healing the millions incarcerated across the country? What are the moral components of the drug war "healing" which is only just beginning? This book serves as another key text in understanding the genuine position of ethnobotanicals in today's society.. While many organizations today are working diligently to reform the policies around strong psychoactive plants; the road towards genuine institutional change is long indeed. For example, when will insurance companies pay for ayahuasca treatment? When will ccontrol of ethnobotanicals be an "equal access situation", inherently democratic in opportunity as cannabis is swiftly becoming today (excepting in states which insist on controlling supply through prohibitive measures)?
For anyone considering exploring with powerful plant medicines this book offers a staunch point/counterpoint to what many have been taught; from both the above-ground and under-ground cultures of ethnobotanicals, psychedelics, and even the general cannabis culture itself. It is apparent that the Drug War, which shows very little signs of abating under the current leadership, and less from future potentials, is far from over. Indeed this will continue without grass-roots intervention and education. If you recognize the need for genuine freedom in health care, at even the most basic levels, consider checking out this book. It will bring even the educated aficionado to a deeper understanding and set new learners on a distinct, modern path.