Professors Schultes and Raffauf in this new book take us on a journey to a place where healing with plants is the norm, and where ritual and magic play an essential role in everyday life. This book is the story of a time that was — when the Amazon Indians, living in their verdant and expansive rainforest, had a minimum of contact with cultures of the outside world. Thus, we have a firsthand picture of traditional life in this region.
In Vine of the Soul –a companion book to Where the Gods Reign– Drs. Schultes and Raffauf collaborate to produce an exceptional photographic essay accompanied by detailed descriptions of the Amazon Indian’s use of medicinal and other sacred plant substances. Included are over 160 of the most significant photographs ever taken on this subject.