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Witch Doctor's Apprentice Hunting for Medicinal Plants in the Amazon Library of the Mystic ArtsWhen Nicole Maxwell first visited the than forty years ago she had no idea that she would make a life's work of the people plants and lore to be found there Decades before Americans became aware of the riches to be found in the knowledge of plant medicines which native shamans had passed down over thousands of years Ms Maxwell a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society was scouring the ram forest for clues to this ancient medical traditionNow on the eve of the decade in which mankind will have its last chance to determine the fate of this region and its wealth of traditional knowledge Citadel Press's Library of the Mystic Arts i. This is one of my favorite books of all time Nicole Maxwell went to Peru by herself back in the days when women didn't go many places on their own She flew to Peru and then she entered into the jungle with little of a plan then to gather medicinal plants Maxwell would stay with local peoples she would sometimes hire a guide to help her in her travels and she would go into the remotest part of the to find indigenous people and try to learn their secret medicines I'm telling you Nicole Maxwell is a legend She was brilliant and kind and had great respect for indigenous people and for the earth She was an excellent writer too and this book is well written and fun to read Nicole Maxwell is amazing Read this book if you want to be inspired

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To save these plants and the people who know how to use them before they are destroyed foreverOn the occasion of this newly revised edition Ms Maxwell has created an appendix which catalogs all of the plants mentioned in the text with their scientific names the names by which they are known locally and their medicinal uses This edition also includes a newintroduction by the noted ethno botanist Terence McKennaA spirited and engrossing personal narrative as much about people and places discomforts and dangers the beauty of the jungle and the arc leap of wordless communication across cultural barriers as it is about bringing natu. Charming autobiography af a pioneering female ethnobotanist Real short on the actual ethnobotany

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FREE READ ↠ Witch-Doctor's Apprentice: Hunting for Medicinal Plants in the Amazon (Library of the Mystic Arts) ¾ When Nicole Maxwell first visited the than forty years ago she had no idea that she would make a life's work of the people plants and lore to be found there S proud to bring out a newly revised edition of this classic work Long hailed as one of the major works of popular ethno medicine this book is both an engaging adventure story and an engrossing account of the traditions of plant medicine to be found among the tribes of ia and its re release could not be timelyScientists now fear that one plant species per day is being made extinct by man's ravenous appetite for progress Of the plants which are found only in the rain forest only a tiny percentage have been tested for their full medical possibilities Witch Doctor's Apprentice is an inspiring and amusing plea to modern civilization. written 29apr1994 I really enjoyed this It was so well written that I could really experience the jungle Ms Maxwell has captured a way of life that is uickly disappearing if not already gone I wonder what came of her contributions to science Why don’t we hear anything about them—especially the contraceptive and fertility medicines Not surprising that they’d be hushed up but creepy to know that someone knows about them and isn’t telling It reminds me of Chinese medicine and herbology Are we so confounded by Western medicine that we reuire chemistry Is it true that this knowledge is kept hidden because it is too cost effective Consider the birth control pill I took them for 12 years at approximately 200yr well now what would one dose of a contraceptive plant cost How many farmers would it reuire to supply the necessary dosage as well as to grow the fertility plant How does it compare to the number of people reuired to produce one packet per month of Loestrin How benevolent are the pharmaceutical companies What’s become of Nicole Maxwell and her hard work Google her This book really is a testimony to the importance of trust and honor Not only to her personal relationships with those she met but to the results in the Western world as well