Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:
An Entheogen Chrestomathy
Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. and Paula Jo Hruby, Ed.D.
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- Puhpohwee for the People:
- A Narrative Account of Some Uses of Fungi among the Ahnishaubeg.
Cambridge, MA: Botanical Museum of Harvard University.
Description: First edition
paperback, x + 44 pages. Ethnomycological Studies No. 5.
Keewaydinoquay by R. Gordon Wasson, foreword,
5 chapters, glossary: List of Some Algonkian Fungal
Terms, bibliography and dramatis personae.
Excerpt(s): The word
PUH-POH-WEE is an old Algonquin term that we would do well to
rejuvenate. It means "to swell up in stature suddenly and
silently from an unseen source of power." It is particularly
suitable when referring to fungi but the verb is certainly not
limited to that use. In English there is no equivalent. The Ahnishaubeg
can find a potential PUH-POW-WEE in their ancient cultural heritage.
For all peoples there is a better health in that natural source
of power, the full use of plants. ... The contents of this paper
is limited to a few uses of fungi but of course the beneficial
uses of plants including fungi are not so limited. (Foreword,
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