My friend Snu Voogelbreinder has at-long-last released a PDF
of his magnum opus. Anyone who missed out on acquiring a copy of his
book now has another opportunity! We are posting a link below for convenience.
"Garden of Eden (2009 1st edition) is now
available as a pdf, for the modest price of AU$12 (Australian dollars).
Please follow the link below to purchase and download the book."
(Payment is through PayPal which accepts payment in almost any currency.)
payments are via PayPal but you can use a credit card
and you do not need to have or to create a PayPal account.
Either of the links above will take you to a secure PayPal page.
"Some glitches have been reported lately with the purchase link -
please try again later if it does not work the first time, as this usually resolves the issue.
Thanks for your patience."
Another comment from Snu:
Garden of Eden,
by Snu Voogelbreinder
explores the vast world of psychoactive plants, animals and other
organisms, and their uses in shamanism, spiritual exploration and
healing. Encompassing scientific research, personal experience, ancient
knowledge and esoteric philosophies, a multidisciplinary approach is
taken, giving a wide view of the effects of natural substances on the
mind, with an emphasis towards beneficial outcomes. Preliminary
information is given regarding neurochemistry, drug-free consciousness
alteration, and methods of use, from cultivation or wild-sourcing
through to harvesting, processing, consumption and navigation of the
effects. Thousands of species from over 1700 genera are discussed, with
over 440 genera covered in greater detail, including botanical and
zoological descriptions. Also included are a detailed index of natural
chemicals of particular interest, and a huge bibliography containing
thousands of reference entries.
The book is partly
illustrated in black &
white, 510 pages, hardcover (22cm x 30.7cm x 4.1cm). Printed on sturdy
Envirocare 100% Recycled post-consumer fibre (chlorine-free), using
vegetable oil-based inks, benign press chemicals and 100% solar power
in pre-press and print production. The manufacture was carbon-neutral.
This edition was self-published by the
author and limited to 500 copies. There is currently no certainty
about a 2nd updated edition being made.
To contact the author, send an e-mail
Garden Of Eden is now sold out! Snu would like to thank all those
people who now own a copy for their patronage (which has benefited
several charities) and extended words of appreciation. Their support
helped make it
This book is a fine complement to other classics of
the genre, such as Christian Rätsch's Encyclopedia of
Psychoactive Plants, Jonathan Ott's Pharmacotheon
and Trout's Notes.