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Psychopharmacologist Ronald K. Siegel draws on 20 years of groundbreaking research to provide countless examples of the intoxication urge in humans and animals. Presenting his conclusions on the biological and cultural reasons for the pursuit of intoxication, Siegel offers recommendations for curbing the negative effects of drug use in Western culture by designing safe intoxicants.In wild habitats most intoxications occur with the ingestion of fermented fruits, grains, or saps. Field teams ... They move on to other trees, literally aquot;leaving the doors openaquot; for the sap to ferment and intoxicate other animals before the tree heals over. The drinking ... learn to pursue the fermented durian fruit, a twenty- five-centimeter ball of thorns and offensive odors with a nutritious custard filling. The smellanbsp;...

Author:Ronald K. Siegel
Publisher:Inner Traditions / Bear & Co - 2005-03-29


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