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Fermentation and plant use - as medicine, as psychotropics, as teachers, as companions on life's path - are an inescapable part of our exploration of what it means to be human. Thus, this book conflicts with a number of popular beliefs about alcohol, plants, and the nature of material reality. It is, therefore, not politically correct.  

The ancient beers, created...between 10,000 and 30,000 years ago, were quite different from what we know as beer today. Many were sacred beers..., and hundreds contained medicinal herbs. -From the book  

The author's beautiful and provocative exploration of the sacredness and folklore of ancient fermentation is revealed through 200 plants and hive products. This book includes 120 recipes for ancient and indigenous beers and meads from 21 countries and six continents - and the most complete evaluation of honey ever published.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©1998 Stephen Harrod Buhner (P)2019 Tantor

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A journey of ancient beer craft

Great to listen to such knowledge about ancient beer crafts. Appreciate what nature gives us.

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  • M. Kirk DeBaets
  • 16-01-21

Had to fight they the spiritualism to get to the history

I guess I am just one of those that doesn’t get it. I was hoping for history and recipes, but had to suffer through a lot of spiritualism to get it.

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  • Grant
  • 12-10-20

Wealth of herbal and beer info

Author covers a vast amount of recipes and herbs. The book includes herb uses, legends/myths of origin, and some of the chemical components. Take great notes or you’ll be rereading. The speaker is a bit monotonous at times, otherwise 10/10.

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  • Jay
  • 05-06-20

excellent !!

offers incredible, insightful, and interesting information. I highly recommend to anyone interested in this area.

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  • Abraham Parish
  • 20-09-19

A must for everybody.

Amazing story of our history. A must for anybody, especially for myself getting into brewing.

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  • Ibidme
  • 08-03-19

Amazing, Informative and Amusing. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thanks for making this gem available. Amazing, Informative and Amusing. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Well read!