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Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers (Digital Audiobook)

The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation

By Stephen Harrod Buhner, Daniel Thomas May (Narrator)

Publication Date: January 28, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/18/1998)


Fermentation and plant use—as medicine, as psychotropics, as teachers, as companions on life's path—are an inescapable part of our exploration of what it means to be human. Thus, this book conflicts with a number of popular beliefs about alcohol, plants, and the nature of material reality. It is, therefore, not politically correct.

The ancient beers, created . . . between 10,000 and 30,000 years ago, were quite different from what we know as beer today. Many were sacred beers . . ., and hundreds contained medicinal herbs. —From the book

The author's beautiful and provocative exploration of the sacredness and folklore of ancient fermentation is revealed through 200 plants and hive products. This book includes 120 recipes for ancient and indigenous beers and meads from thirty-one countries and six continents—and the most complete evaluation of honey ever published.

About the Author

Twenty-plus years of experience acting on stage and screen has given Daniel Thomas May a keen ear for all the ticklish details of storytelling and distinctive characterizations. With more than 100 highly rated titles on Audible, Daniel's "energetic," "confident," "deft," "commanding" narration makes him particularly adept in portraying adventurers of all sorts, whether in fantasy (Elidor Trilogy), sci-fi (nineteen-part Foreigner series, Audie Award Finalist), horror (Alaskan Undead Apocalypse series), romance (True Heroes series), or nonfiction dramatizations (Hatching Twitter, Run!).