Old school art of a lady sleeping with her arms over her head.

Seven Sisters of Sleep: The Celebrated Drug Classic

by Mordecai Cooke Author

This reprint of 1860 edition remains as wildly open-minded as ever. Drug users have been pariahs for centuries, all over the world. Tobacco enthusiasts in Russia would have their noses cut off; repeat offenders lost their heads. The Pope Innocent XII lived up to his name and excommunicated any who partook of tobacco. That was light compared to what happened to marijuana users. In 14th century Egypt, their teeth were knocked out! Despite the regressive and draconian reactions, people keep using drugs. Victorian naturalist Mordecai Cooke's work The Seven Sisters of Sleep remains a thought-provoking and open-minded look at the use of drugs across the world and throughout the ages. Once a major influence on Alice in Wonderland, this is vital for anyone interested in psychoactive, hallucinogenic, and stimulant plants.

(This book may contain a sharpie mark on the top or bottom edge and may show mild signs of shelfwear.)