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By Giorgio Samorini

An Italian ethnobotanist explores the outstanding propensity of untamed animals to search out and use psychoactive components.

• Throws out behaviorist theories that declare animals haven't any awareness.
• deals a totally new knowing of the position psychedelics play within the improvement of cognizance in all species.
• finds drug use to be a normal intuition.

From caffeine-dependent goats to nectar addicted ants, the animal state deals notable examples of untamed animals and bugs looking for and eating the psychoactive components of their environments. writer Giorgio Samorini explores this little-known phenomenon and means that, faraway from being restrained to people, the need to event altered states of awareness is a average force shared by way of all residing beings and that animals interact in those behaviors intentionally. Rejecting the Western cultural assumption that utilizing medicinal drugs is a unfavorable motion or the results of an ailment, Samorini opens our eyes to the chance that beings who devour psychedelics--whether people or animals--contribute to the evolution in their species via developing completely new styles of habit that finally can be followed by way of different participants of that species. The author's interesting money owed of mushroom-loving reindeer, intoxicated birds, and drunken elephants make sure that readers won't ever view the animal international in rather an analogous means again.


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