Goddesses Elixirs And Witches

Author: J. Riddle
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230105513
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From the earliest times, the medicinal properties of certain herbs were connected with deities, particularly goddesses. Only now with modern scientific research can we begin to understand the basisand rationality that these divine connections had and, being preserved in myths and religious stories, they continued to have a significant impact through the present day. Riddle argues that the pomegranate, mandrake, artemisia, and chaste tree plants substantially altered thedevelopment of medicine and fertility treatments.The herbs, once sacred to Inanna, Aphrodite, Demeter, Artemis, and Hermes, eventually came to be associated with darker forces, representing theinstruments of demons and witches. Riddle's ground-breaking work highlights the important medicinalhistory thatwas lost and argues for itsrightful place as one of the predecessors
Goddesses, Elixirs, and Witches
Language: en
Pages: 213
Authors: J. Riddle
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-15 - Publisher: Springer

From the earliest times, the medicinal properties of certain herbs were connected with deities, particularly goddesses. Only now with modern scientific research can we begin to understand the basisand rationality that these divine connections had and, being preserved in myths and religious stories, they continued to have a significant impact
Psychedelic Mystery Traditions
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Thomas Hatsis
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-11 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A comprehensive look at the long tradition of psychedelic magic and religion in Western Civilization • Explores the use of psychedelics and entheogens from Neolithic times through Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance to the Victorian era and beyond • Reveals how psychedelics were integrated into pagan and Christian
The Oxford Handbook of Science and Medicine in the Classical World
Language: en
Pages: 1045
Authors: Paul Turquand Keyser, John Scarborough
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This handbook synthesizes what is known and debated about science in the classical world of ancient Greece and Rome, also touching briefly on Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, and China. Each of its many essays provides a synthesis and synopsis of the concepts and models of one of the ancient natural sciences.
Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Vivian Thomas, Nicki Faircloth
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-27 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Shakespeare lived when knowledge of plants and their uses was a given, but also at a time of unique interest in plants and gardens.His lifetime saw the beginning of scientific interest in plants, the first large-scale plant introductions from outside the country since Roman times, and the beginning of gardening
Magic in Ancient Greece and Rome
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Lindsay C. Watson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-02 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Parting company with the trend in recent scholarship to treat the subject in abstract, highly theoretical terms, Magic in Ancient Greece and Rome proposes that the magic-working of antiquity was in reality a highly pragmatic business, with very clearly formulated aims - often of an exceedingly maligant kind. In seven