First published in 1998, this is an adventure in science and imagination.
Narby researched the Peruvian Indians' claim that their phenomenal knowledge of plants and biochemical interactions was communicated to them directly whilst under the influence of the plant-derived hallucinogen and concludes that those claims are literally true.
About the Author
Jeremy Narby studied history at the University of Canterbury and received a Ph.D. in anthropology from Stanford University. For two years he lived with the Ashaninca Indians in the Peruvian Amazon, studying their methods of using the forest's resources. He lives in Switzerland with his wife and children.