Podcast 256 – “A Drug Enhancer Called Chocolate”


Guest speaker: Jonathan Ott


[From Wikipedia] Jonathan Ott has written eight books, co-wrote five, and contributed to four others, and published many articles in the field of entheogens. He has collaborated with other researchers like Christian Rätsch, Jochen Gartz, and the late ethnomycologist R. Gordon Wasson. He translated Albert Hofmann‘s 1979 book LSD: My Problem Child (LSD: Mein Sorgekind), and On Aztec Botanical Names by Blas Pablo Reko, into English. His articles have appeared in many publications, including The Entheogen ReviewThe Entheogen Law Reporter, the Journal of Cognitive Liberties, the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (AKA the Journal of Psychedelic Drugs), the MAPS BulletinHeadHigh TimesCurareEleusisIntegrationLloydiaThe Sacred Mushroom Seeker, and several Harvard Botanical Museum pamphlets. He is a co-editor of Eleusis: Journal of Psychoactive Plants & Compounds, along with Giorgio Samorini.


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A sampling of books by Jonathan Ott

Pharmacophilia, or, The Natural Paradises

Pharmacotheon: Entheogenic Drugs, Their Plant Sources and History<

Persephone's Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion

Persephone’s Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion


By R. Gordon Wasson, Stella Kramrisch, Dr. Carl Ruck, Jonathan Ott


Shamanic Snuffs or Enthogenic Errhines

Shamanic Snuffs or Enthogenic Errhines


By Jonathan Ott


Ayahuasca Analogues Pangean Entheogens

Ayahuasca Analogues Pangean Entheogens


By Jonathan Ott


Posted in Ayahuasca, Jonathan Ott, Psychedelic Research, Salvia divinorum, Shamanism.


  1. I am enjoying your great podcast from Merida, Yucatan. I do long to see that slide-show, but am grateful for what I can get. Have a great week-end.

  2. sending you some good vibes from Australia……….. hope you got them : )
    thanks for another fantastic podcast!
    much appreciated as always

  3. FINALLY! Have been longing for another “salon” and now I find it as a special gift on my very own birthday. 🙂
    Thanks & keep up the good work Lorenzo, you have been enriching my life for the last few years and clearly your dedication reaches out to a lot of people.
    All the best from Scandinavia!

  4. Love you Lorenzo. You have added richness to my life with your podcasts. I am so glad to have you back!

  5. So glad you made it through OK…knew you would. And THANK YOU for such a great show. Great to have you back!

  6. Sweet! The sun is shinning and there’s a new podcast. Going to download this and go for a walk. I love the title of this podcast. I’ve been interested in Cacao beans for sometime. If you eat 10-20 beans you will feel pretty good. Naturally I wondered how that might enhance other plants.

  7. Oh my gosh, what a sting of events that might have stopped some souls. I’m inspired that you persisted and we get to hear from you again!

    Thanks for your perseverance.

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