The Encyclopedia of Aphrodisiacs

This comprehensive guide reveals these “remedies of the love goddess” as holy remedies whose proper use can help reestablish harmony with oneself, one’s partner, and the universe.

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Author: Christian Rätsch

Publisher: Park Street Press

ISBN: 1594771693

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 736

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The most comprehensive guide to the botany, pharmacology, cultural, ritual, and personal use of erotically stimulating substances from antiquity to the present day • Details the use, preparation, and dosage of more than 400 plant, animal, mineral, and synthetic substances, both common and exotic, as well as their botany, science, and legal status • Explores the historical and present use of aphrodisiacs and their role in sexual practices, culture, and art • Richly illustrated throughout with more than 800 color photographs The culmination of more than 30 years of cultural, anthropological, and scientific research, this encyclopedia examines the botany, pharmacology, history, preparation, dosage, and practical use of more than 400 erotically stimulating substances from antiquity to the present day. From plants and animals that enhance fertility and virility, like celery, snails, or oysters, to substances that induce arousal, like ephedra, opium, or cannabis, the encyclopedia is richly illustrated with more than 800 color photographs--many of which are from the authors’ extensive fieldwork around the world. Exploring individual, medicinal, and ritual use through historic and contemporary artwork, personal accounts, and literature as well as ayurvedic, tantric, shamanic, and European folklore practices and recent pharmacological research, the authors look at the revolving cycle of acceptance and condemnation of aphrodisiacs, the qualities that incur the label of “aphrodisiac,” the role of mind and setting, and the different ways aphrodisiacs stimulate desire--either physically, through the senses and vital organs, or mentally, through heightened awareness and altered consciousness. This comprehensive guide reveals these “remedies of the love goddess” as holy remedies whose proper use can help reestablish harmony with oneself, one’s partner, and the universe.

Encyclopedia of Sex and Sexuality Understanding Biology Psychology and Culture 2 volumes

plants and animals that have been proposed as aphrodisiacs, from potatoes to skinks (a type of lizard), from Spanish flies to mandrake roots, and from chocolate to cucumbers. It seems like humans were and still are fascinated with the ...

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Author: Heather L. Armstrong

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610698757

Category: Psychology

Page: 859

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Providing a comprehensive framework for the broad subject of human sexuality, this two-volume set offers a context of historical development, scientific discovery, and sociopolitical and sociocultural movements. The broad topic of sex—encompassing subjects as varied as sexuality, sexual and gender identity, abortion, and crimes such as sexual assault—is one of the most controversial in American society today. The two-volume encyclopedic set provides readers with more than 450 entries on the subject, offering a comprehensive overview of major sexuality issues in American and global culture. Themes that run throughout the volumes include sexual health and reproduction, sexual identity and orientation, sexual behaviors and expression, the history of sex and sexology, and sex and society. Entries cover a breadth of subjects, such as the major contributors to the field of sexology; the biological, psychological, and cultural dimensions of sex and sexuality; and how the modern-day political climate and the government play a major role in determining attitudes and beliefs about sex. Written in clear, jargon-free language, this set is ideal for high school and undergraduate students as well as general readers. Explores the important yet often controversial nature of human sexuality through a carefully curated selection of entries that provide clear yet sensitive coverage of the topic Includes a thorough treatment of the understanding of sexual behaviors in individuals and relationships that contextualizes models of sexuality related to contemporary lifestyles Defines common terms related to sexual and gender identity as well as their application to the modern-day understanding of sexual behavior Further readings sections at the end of each entry guide readers toward additional information

The A Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Cantharides (Spanish fly) and yohimbine are also considered aphrodisiacs. ... a chemical used to dilate blood vessels, is reputed to intensify orgasmic pleasure; again, valid data for aphrodisiac effects are not available.

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Author: Thomas Nordegren

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581124040

Category: Psychology

Page: 682

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With more than 30.000 entries The A-Z Enczclopedia on Alcohol and Substance Abuse is the most complete and comprehensive reference book in the field of Substance Abuse. A useful handbbok and working tool for drug abuse professionals. The Encyclopedia is produced in close co-operation with the ICAA, International Council on Alcohol and Addictions, since its inception in 1907 the world's leading professional non-governmental organisation working with drug-abuse related issues.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

In general, pharmaceutical aphrodisiacs are substances to be absorbed internally to provoke or reinforce sexual desire. In Dioscorides and Galen, plants credited with such properties include (in alphabetical order of the Greek names) ...

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Author: Michael Gagarin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195170726

Category: History

Page: 3584

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome is the clearest and most accessible guide to the world of classical antiquity ever produced. This multivolume reference work is a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world--Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman--from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. The Encyclopedia brings the work of the best classical scholars, archaeologists, and historians together in an easy-to-use format. The articles, written by leading scholars in the field, seek to convey the significance of the people, places, and historical events of classical antiquity, together with its intellectual and material culture. Broad overviews of literature, history, archaeology, art, philosophy, science, and religion are complimented by articles on authors and their works, literary genres and periods, historical figures and events, archaeologists and archaeological sites, artists and artistic themes and materials, philosophers and philosophical schools, scientists and scientific areas, gods, heroes, and myths. Areas covered include: · Greek and Latin Literature · Authors and Their Works · Historical Figures and Events · Religion and Mythology · Art, Artists, Artistic Themes, and Materials · Archaeology, Philosophers, and Philosophical Schools · Science and Technology · Politics, Economics, and Society · Material Culture and Everyday Life

Encyclopedia of Entomology

Aphrodisiacs. DEIRDRE A. PRISCHMANN USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Brookings, SD, USA Throughout history, humans have used ... Spanish fly, or the chemical cantharidin produced by meloids, is the most famous insect aphrodisiac, ...

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Author: John L. Capinera

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402062427

Category: Science

Page: 4346

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This text brings together fundamental information on insect taxa, morphology, ecology, behavior, physiology, and genetics. Close relatives of insects, such as spiders and mites, are included.

International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities

Aphrodisiacs are most commonly understood as substances which cause or increase sexual desire.TheUnitedStatesFood and Drug Administration (FDA) report on Aphrodisiacs (1996)concludesthatthereisno proof that any substance has an effect ...

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Author: Michael Flood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134317066

Category: Social Science

Page: 744

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The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities offers a comprehensive guide to the current state of scholarship about men, masculinities, and gender around the world. The Encyclopedia's coverage is comprehensive across three dimensions: areas of personal and social life, academic disciplines, and cultural and historical contexts and formations. The Encyclopedia: examines every area of men's personal and social lives as shaped by gender covers masculinity politics, the men's groups and movements that have tried to change men's roles presents entries on working with particular groups of boys or men, from male patients to men in prison incorporates cross-disciplinary perspectives on and examinations of men, gender and gender relations gives comprehensive coverage of diverse cultural and historical formations of masculinity and the bodies of scholarship that have documented them. The Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities is composed of over 350 free-standing entries written from their individual perspectives by eminent scholars in their fields. Entries are organized alphabetically for general ease of access but also listed thematically at the front of the encyclopedia, for the convenience of readers with specific areas of interest.

Retailing and the Language of Goods 1550 1820

Clearly one could buy the ingredients to make an aphrodisiac if one knew where to look. ... 73 See Christian Rätsch and Claudia Müller-Ebeling (2013), The Encyclopedia of Aphrodisiacs: Psychoactive Substances for Use in Sexual Practices ...

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Author: Nancy Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317064510

Category: History

Page: 258

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In this book the author explores the various meanings assigned to goods sold retail from 1550 to 1820 and how their labels were understood. The first half of the book focuses on these labels and on mercantile language more broadly; how it was used in trade and how lexicographers and others approached what, for them, were new vocabularies. In the second half, the author turns to the goods themselves, and their relationships with terms such as ’luxury’, ’choice’ and ’love’; terms that were used as descriptors in marketing goods. The language of objects is a subject of ongoing interest and the study of consumables opens up new ways of looking at the everyday language of the early modern period as well as the experiences of trade and consumption for both merchant and consumer.

The Poison Path Herbal

The Magical and Ritual Use of Aphrodisiacs. ... The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications. ... The Encyclopedia of Aphrodisiacs: Psychoactive Substances Used for Sexual Practices.

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Author: Coby Michael

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781644113356

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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• Explains how to work with baneful herbs through rituals and spells, as plant spirit familiars, as potent medicines, and as visionary substances • Details the spiritual, alchemical, astrological, and symbolic associations of each plant, its active alkaloids, how to safely cultivate and harvest it, and rituals and spells suited to its individual nature and powers • Shares plant alchemy methods, magical techniques, and recipes featuring the plants, including a modern witches’ flying ointment Part grimoire and part herbal formulary, this guide to the Poison Path of occult herbalism shares history, lore, and practical information regarding the use of poisonous, consciousness-altering, and magical plants. Author Coby Michael explains how, despite their poisonous nature, when approached with respect and reverence, baneful herbs can become powerful plant allies, offering potent medicine, magical wisdom, and access to altered states and the spirit realm. Detailing the spiritual, alchemical, astrological, and symbolic associations of each plant, the author explores their magical uses in spells and rituals throughout history as well as their active alkaloids. He focuses primarily on the Nightshade family, or Solanaceae, such as Mandrake, Henbane, and Thornapple, yet also explores baneful plants from other families such as Wolfsbane, Hemlock, and Hellebore. He also examines plants in the witch’s pharmacopoeia that are safer to work with but just as chemically active, such as Wormwood, Mugwort, and Yarrow. The author shares rituals suited to the individual nature and powers of each plant and explains how to attract and work with plant spirit familiars. He offers plant alchemy methods for crafting spagyric tinctures and magical techniques to facilitate working with these plants as allies and teachers. He shares magical recipes featuring the plants, including a modern witches’ flying ointment. He also explores safely cultivating baneful herbs in a poison garden. Revealing the magical secrets of the Poison Path, Coby Michael shows that although these plants can be deadly in nature, they are also wise spiritual teachers who can provide us with profound healing and bring us closer to the natural world.

The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Superstitions

APHRODISIACS ANCIENT AND MODERN APHRODISIACS Aphrodisiacs are substances believed to increase sexual desire . a b d Seafood Caviar • Clams ( c ) • Oysters Items of human origin Human hearts ( f ) Semen Urine Fruits and vegetables ...

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Author: Diagram Group

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 080696913X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 511

View: 965

Broken up into categories such as Animals, Astrology, Dreams, and Flowers, this fascinating dictionary will alert you to thousands of beliefs, omens, and proverbs that you may never have known. Many other subjects range from Clothing to Food to Marriage numbers.