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Podcast 269 – “Inebriating Potions from Agave”

Guest speaker: Jonathan Ott

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This is a talk that Jonathan Ott gave in September 2004 at the Mind States Conference in Oaxaca, Mexico.

From the program for Mind States 2004:

Jonathan Ott will give a talk titled “From Octli/Pulque and Xochioctli to Mezcal and Vino de Mezcal Tequila”.

The ethnopharmacognosy of inebriating pre-Columbian potions based on octli or pulque, wine of various species of Agave, with special reference to numerous inebriating additives; traditional foods and beverages made from mezcal Agaves; and colonial development of distilled mezcal from fermented, cooked mezcal Agaves. Finally, more recent development of Vino de Mezcal Tequila or Tequila, a regional type of mezcal brandy, from cooked hearts of Agave tequillense or blue agave.

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More about: Agave and Mescal

Mescal: A New Artificial Paradise by Dr. Havelock Ellis

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Podcast 256 – “A Drug Enhancer Called Chocolate”

Guest speaker: Jonathan Ott

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[From Wikipedia] Jonathan Ott has written eight books, co-wrote five, and contributed to four others, and published many articles in the field of entheogens. He has collaborated with other researchers like Christian Rätsch, Jochen Gartz, and the late ethnomycologist R. Gordon Wasson. He translated Albert Hofmann‘s 1979 book LSD: My Problem Child (LSD: Mein Sorgekind), and On Aztec Botanical Names by Blas Pablo Reko, into English. His articles have appeared in many publications, including The Entheogen ReviewThe Entheogen Law Reporter, the Journal of Cognitive Liberties, the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (AKA the Journal of Psychedelic Drugs), the MAPS BulletinHeadHigh TimesCurareEleusisIntegrationLloydiaThe Sacred Mushroom Seeker, and several Harvard Botanical Museum pamphlets. He is a co-editor of Eleusis: Journal of Psychoactive Plants & Compounds, along with Giorgio Samorini.

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A sampling of books by Jonathan Ott

Pharmacophilia, or, The Natural Paradises

Pharmacotheon: Entheogenic Drugs, Their Plant Sources and History<

Persephone's Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion


Persephone’s Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion

 

By R. Gordon Wasson, Stella Kramrisch, Dr. Carl Ruck, Jonathan Ott

 

Shamanic Snuffs or Enthogenic Errhines


Shamanic Snuffs or Enthogenic Errhines

 

By Jonathan Ott

 

Ayahuasca Analogues Pangean Entheogens


Ayahuasca Analogues Pangean Entheogens

 

By Jonathan Ott

 

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