Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation

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Brewers Publications, Sep 1, 1998 - Cooking - 534 pages
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This is the first comprehensive book ever written on the sacred aspects of indigenous, historical psychotropic and herbal healing beers of the world.
 

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Man, this book makes me want to run right out and start brewing! It's got lots and lots of recipes for making ale and beer out of any sort of plant one can think of, and even some one cannot. Mustard ... Read full review

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Wow, this book is wild. The essential premise is: at this time Western culture consumes only two alcoholic beverages; all beer is a watery solution of fermented barley and hops, and all wine is ... Read full review

Contents

The Well of Remembrance
1
The Mead of Inspiration Mead Honey and Heather
19
Yeast A Magical and Medicinal Plant
61
Sacred Indigenous Beers
79
Alcohol Aqua Vitae the Water of Life
135
The Fermentation and Sacredness of Grains
145
Psychotropic and Highly Inebriating Beers
165
Beers and Ales from Sacred and Medicinal Trees
223
Beers and Ales from Sacred and Medicinal Plants
265
EPILOGUE
425
The Appendices
427
CHAPTER REFERENCES
483
INDEX
513
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Stephen Harrod Buhner is an Earth Poet and the award-winning author of fifteen books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment and herbal medicine. He comes from a long line of healers including Leroy Burney, Surgeon General of the United States under Eisenhower and Kennedy, and Elizabeth Lusterheide, a midwife and herbalist who worked in rural Indiana in the early nineteenth century. The greatest influence on his work, however, has been his great-grandfather C.G. Harrod, who primarily used botanical medicines when he began his work as a physician in rural Indiana in 1911. Stephen's work has appeared or been profiled in publications throughout North America and Europe including Common Boundary, Apotheosis, Shaman's Drum, The New York Times, CNN, and Good Morning America. Stephen lectures yearly throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, the intelligence of Nature, and the states of mind necessary for successful habitation of Earth. He is a tireless advocate for the reincorporation of the exploratory artist, independent scholar, amateur naturalist and citizen scientist in American society-especially as a counterweight to the influence of corporate science and technology.

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