Psychoactive plants and southern African hunter-gatherers : a review of the evidence by

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  title={Psychoactive plants and southern African hunter-gatherers : a review of the evidence by},
  author={Peter Mitchell and Andrew Hudson},
  year={2005}
}
It is widely accepted that Bushman shamans enter into altered states of consciousness and that their experiences of such states are intimately bound up with the imagery represented in southern African rock art. Most accounts of contemporary trance performances by Kalahari Bushmen emphasise that such states are attained in ways that exclude the use of psychoactive plants. This paper reviews the relevant anthropological, ethnohistoric and archaeological literature to argue, on the contrary, that… CONTINUE READING

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