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Kimber Summers rated it it was amazing Swmorini 25, Still, drunk-elephant stories are great to tell at parties. Are you an author? Rejecting the Western cultural assumption that using drugs is a negative action or the result of an illness, Samorini opens our eyes to the possibility that beings who consume psychedelics–whether humans or animals–contribute to the evolution of their species by creating entirely new patterns of behavior that eventually will be adopted by other members of that species.


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Animals and Psychedelics: The Natural World and the Instinct to Alter Consciousness

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Very interesting book on the relationship between animals and the use of plants. The author’s fascinating accounts of mushroom-loving reindeer, intoxicated birds, and drunken elephants ensure that readers will never view the animal world in quite the same way again. Lists with This Book. Tom rated it it was amazing Sep 16, I was hoping for a thorough, well-cited scientific take on the phenomenon of animal intoxication, but this book did not deliver.

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Emily rated it really liked it Sep 14, Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Its a short read, but there is very enjoyable and novel information here, samogini that makes a very strong argument. Author Giorgio Samorini explores this little-known phenomenon and suggests that, far from being confined to humans, the desire to experience altered states of consciousness is a natural drive shared by all living beings and that animals engage in these behaviors deliberately.


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