Encyclopedia of Love Potions

Christian Rätsch, Claudia Müller-Ebeling

  • Finally available again
  • The ultimate encyclopedia on aphrodisiacs
  • 400 detailed and comprehensive portraits of love potions
ISBN: 978-3-03902-209-0
Cover: Hardcover
Extent: 784 pages
Weight: 2567 g
Format: 19.5 cm x 26.5 cm
Appr. 800 images, word count: 457.682
Right sold: All rights available
119,00 EUR

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Aphrodisiacs contribute to sex and eroticism the same way spices do to food!

This encyclopedia offers a comprehensive description of aphrodisiacs, love potions, and virility enhancers derived from the realm of plants, animals, and crystals but also based on chemistry and medicine – the result of 25 years of research.

Around 400 practical, well-illustrated monographs offer relevant information about history, cultural use, ritual practices, and personal experience. The book focuses mainly on love potions available in Central Europe but also explores exotic regions, examining both Western medical standpoints on aphrodisiacs and alternative world views and traditions. A comprehensive overview of the fascinating world of aphrodisiacs, virility enhancers, fertility medication, stimulants, love magic, love philtres, tonics, anaphrodisiacs, and lust-quenchers.

Dr. Christian Rätsch: (died in 2022) Ethnologist and ethno-pharmacologist, lecturer, and author. For several decades he conducted worldwide research on shamanic cultures and their use of psychoactive plants.

Dr. Claudia Müller-Ebeling: Art historian and ethnologist, works as freelance researcher, lecturer, and author.