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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.

Keewaydinoquay. (1978).
Cambridge, MA: Botanical Museum of Harvard University.

ISBN: None

Description: First edition paperback, x + 44 pages. Ethnomycological Studies No. 5.

Contents: Presenting 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, pages vii-viii)

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