Botany of Sages and Salvias:
Botany of Salvia - In-Depth Report with LOTS of Pictures
Diviner's Sage - General Overview
Sage Genus - General Overview
Lagochilus inebrians - An intriguing psychoactive member of the Labiatae
Salvia splendens. A psychoactive sage???
Salvinorin-a - An Explanation
Shamanism Ethnobotanicals, Entheogens, and Ethnobotany:
Buy entheogens - Definition of Entheogens
Buy ethnobotanicals - Definition of Ethnobotanicals
Ethnobotany and Ethnobotanicals - What is Ethnobotany & What are Ethnobotanicals?
Shamans & Shamanism FAQ - Questions about Shamans and Shamanism
MAO Inhibitors FAQ - Questions about what MAIO's are, including a diet card and FAQ
Acetone Toxicity FAQ - A surprising discussion regarding the toxicity of acetone
Calea zacatechichi Study - A scientific study into the enhancement of dreams with this Ancient Dream herb
Diagnosing Common Plant Problems - A quick and informative guide to plant problems
Specific to Salvia divinorum:
Butelman's Salvia Research - Intriguing Research
Cautionary Notes - by Daniel Siebert
Chapter 6 - from Wasson's Book; "LSD, My Problem Child"
Clones of ska Maria Pastora - A discussion of various seed-grown clones
Diviner's Sage - An Extensive Overview
D.M. Turner - "Salvinorin: The Psychedelic Essence of Salvia divinorum"
Door to SalviaSpace - Artwork by Kundasally
Early History of Salvia divinorum - by Leander J. Valdés III
Etnofarmacologia di Ska Maria Pastora - by Leander J. Valdés III
Extracts of ska Maria Pastora - Top Quality, Lowest Price, Fastest Delivery
FAQ of Salvia divinorum - by Daniel Siebert
Feeling Arizona - Artwork by loverofreality
Lessons in The Use of Mazatec Psychoactive Plants - by Brent Blosser
Mushrooms of Language - a paper by Munn
New Species of Salvia? - by Carl Epling & Carlos Jativa
Ott on Salvia - In-depth Commentary by Jonathan Ott
Ott on Salvinorin-a - In-depth Commentary by Jonathan Ott
Pharmako/poeia: The Salvia divinorum chapter - by Dale Pendell
Quantification of Salvinorin-a - by John W. Gruber, Daniel J. Siebert, Ara H. Der Marderosian and Rick S. Hock
Sage - Discussion on various species
Salvia, AIDS, and the Healing Journey - Durell T. Bosworth
Salvia Bibliography - A bibliography of useful and interesting texts
Salvia News - The latest news Regarding this Sacred plant
Salvinorin-c - A research article
Siebert Speaks - Daniel Siebert does an interview
Valdez, Leander J. - Ethnopharmacology of Ska María Pastora
Valdez, Leander J. - Divinorin A, a Psychotropic Terpenoid
Valdez, Leander J. - Loliolide from Salvia divinorum
Valdez, Leander J. - Studies of Salvia divinorum (Lamiaceae), an Hallucinogenic Mint
Valdez, Leander J. - Salvia divinorum and the Unique Diterpene
Additional information & Ethnobotanical Resources:
Buy Salvia divinorum - Buy salvia dried leaf, extracts, and tinctures
Buy Kratom - Kratom Shop and Extensive Articles
Buy Amanita muscaria - Amanita muscaria and Extensive Articles
Buy Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds - HBWR Seeds and Extensive Articles
Buy Wild Dagga - Wild Dagga Shop and Extensive Articles
Buy Blue Lotus - Blue and White Lotus and Extensive Articles
A Divine Sage summary - report from the DEA
A report on Divine Sage - (Makes many false and inaccurate statements.)
June 2003 edition of Microgram Bulletin (PDF format), a monthly
published by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Office of Forensic Sciences
The Drug Policy Alliance. Promotes realistic alternatives to the war on drugs based on science, compassion, public health, and human rights.
The Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics (CCLE). A nonprofit education, law, and policy center working to foster freedom of thought.
MAPS (The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies). Supporting psychedelic research since 1986.
The Council on Spiritual Practices. Dedicated to making direct experience of the sacred more available to more people.
The Media Awareness Project. A worldwide network dedicated to drug policy reform.
The Drug Reform Coordination Network. A national network of more than 21,000 activists and concerned citizens including parents, educators, students, lawyers, health care professionals, academics, and others working for drug policy reform.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Students for Sensible Drug Policy is committed to providing education on harms caused by the War on Drugs working to involve youth in the political process, and promoting an open, honest, and rational discussion of alternative solutions.
The American Civil Liberties Union. Useful drug policy links.
Useful Salvia Information:
When you buy salvia, buy only from venders with a well-known reputation for quality such as IAmShaman. Many venders claim that you can buy Salvia divinorum leaf that is superior to other venders, but there are only about 5 major suppliers of Salvia in the world, and one of them sells the now famous Hawaiian Salvia divinorum. Your decision to buy Salvia leaf should be based on price and a merchant's customer service record, but when you buy Salvia extracts and buy Salvia tinctures, it can be a little more tricky. Many claim to use harmless solvents such as water or ethanol (Everclear) in their Salvia divinurum extractions, but the customer has little way to know if this is really true. We ordered Salvia products from several merchants and had a friend from our local university test the leaf for impurities. Several online Salvia suppliers (who shall remain nameless), had traces of acetone and other chemicals in their extracts, but the Salvia from IAmShaman had only traces of pure grain alcohol or water. This is why we chose to partner with them and create this informational website.
There are more and more places to buy saliva and to buy salvia divinorum from, but only a few websites can provide high quality salvia. Be careful who you buy your salvia from; look around the web, look at popular salvia forums such as www.entheology.org, and then make an informed decision by talking with others who have bought salvia from the venders you are thinking on buying your salvia divinorum from. Look to websites that have been around for a long time; you know that they wouldn't be around for long if they didn't provide quality products; word spreads on the web very quickly.
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