The Salvia divinorum Research and
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Salvia divinorum is an extraordinary herb used in shamanism, divination, healing, meditation, and the exploration of consciousness.

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The Sage Wisdom Salvia Shop! The premiere source for Salvia divinorum.
Offering the finest quality leaves, extracts, seeds, and rare clones. (Sales help support this site.)
Daniel Siebert's calendar of upcoming Salvia divinorum related public speaking engagements.
The Salvia divinorum FAQ. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Salvia divinorum.
The Salvia divinorum User's Guide. A basic educational manual.
The User's Guide in PDF format. You'll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file.
Le Guide d'utilisation de la Salvia divinorum. Un manuel éducatif de base (The User's Guide in French).
La Guia de Usuarios de Salvia divinorum. (The User's Guide in Spanish).
La Guida all’uso della Salvia divinorum. (The User's Guide in Italian).
How to achieve effects from smoked Salvia divinorum.
What's new in the world of Salvia divinorum. (Updated November 22, 2000).
How to propagate and grow Salvia divinorum.
Trip reports. Including an account of how I first discovered the extraordinary effects of refined salvinorin A.
The Salvia divinorum chapter of "Pharmako/poeia" by Dale Pendell. (Also available in an Italian translation).
On consulting Salvia divinorum as an oracle. (Also available in an Italian translation)
The moon. Choosing a propitious night for a Salvia divinorum ceremony?
Salvia divinorum inspired arts. A collection of visual arts, poetry, and audio arts.
The virtual Salvia divinorum altar. Ceremonial objects and offerings dedicated to the spirit of the plant.
Sagewise A closed membership email based discussion forum for Salvia divinorum researchers and professionals.
A listing of Salvia divinorum clones.
A map of Salvia divinorum's native region. The red asterisk marks the spot.
A beautiful Chime® rendering of salvinorin-A showing electron clouds. Use your mouse to manipulate the molecule!
To view this, you will first need the Chime® plug-in for your browser.
Scanning electron micrographs of a Salvia divinorum seed. Photos by Michael Dunlap.
Photomicrographs of a Salvia divinorum leaf. 40x, 100x, 200x, 400x, 1000x. Nice trichomes!
A comprehensive bibliography of Salvia divinorum and salvinorin A.
How you can help support this site and Salvia divinorum related research.


Articles from scientific journals, and other publications

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The Botany of Salvia divinorum (Labiatae) by Aaron S. Reisfield. A fantastic HTML version of his paper with lots of great photos. Originally published in SIDA (1993) 15: 349-366.
Salvia divinorum and Salvinorin A: New Pharmacologic Findings.
by Daniel Siebert. Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1994).
High Performance Liquid Chromatographic Quantification of Salvinorin A from Tissues of S. divinorum Epling & Játiva-M.
by Gruber, John W., Daniel J. Siebert, Ara H. Der Marderosian, and Rick S. Hock. Phytochemical Analysis (1999).
Salvinorin-A: Notes of Caution.
by Daniel Siebert. The Entheogen Review (1994).
Daniel Siebert Speaks…
Interviewed by Will Beifuss. The Entheogen Review (1999).
A New Species of Salvia from Mexico.
by Carl Epling and Carlos D. Játiva–M. Botanical Museum Leaflets Harvard University (1962).
A New Mexican Psychotropic Drug From the Mint Family.
by R. Gordon Wasson. Botanical Museum Leaflets Harvard University (1962).
Notes on the Present Status of Ololiuhqui and the Other Hallucinogens of Mexico.
by R. Gordon Wasson. Botanical Museum Leaflets Harvard University (1963).
A Mazatec girl preparing Salvia divinorum leaves on a metate.
Photo taken in 1962 by R. Gordon Wasson.
In Search of the Magic Plant "Ska Maria Pastora" in the Mazatec Country.
by Albert Hofmann. From: LSD: My Problem Child (1979).
Salvinorin, A New trans-Neoclerodane Diterpene from Salvia divinorum (Labiatae).
by Alfredo Ortega, et al. Journal of the Chemical Society Perkins Transactions I (1982).
Ethnopharmacology of Ska Maria Pastora (Salvia divinorum, Epling and Jativa-M.).
by L.J. Valdés III, et al. Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1983).
Ethnopharmacology of Ska Maria Pastora (an Italian translation).
Divinorin A, a Psychotropic Terpenoid, and Divinorin B from the Hallucinogenic Mexican Mint, Salvia divinorum.
by L.J. Valdés III, et al. Journal of Organic Chemistry (1984).
Loliolide from Salvia divinorum.
by L.J. Valdés III. Journal of Natural Products (1986).
Studies of Salvia divinorum (Lamiaceae), an Hallucinogenic Mint from the Sierra Mazateca in Oaxaca, Central Mexico.
by L.J. Valdés III, et al. Economic Botany (1987).
Salvia divinorum and the Unique Diterpene Hallucinogen, Salvinorin (Divinorin) A.
by L.J. Valdés III. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (1994).
"Divinorin C," a New Neoclerodane Diterpene from a Bioactive TLC Fraction of Salvia divinorum.
Lab notes from the desk of L. J. Valdés III. The Salvia divinorum Research and Information Center (2000).
Some photos of Salvia divinorum from the Sierra Mazateca. by L.J. Valdés III
The Absolute Stereochemistry of Salvinorins.
by Koreeda, M., et al. Chemistry Letters (1990).
Salvinorin: The Psychedelic Essence of Salvia divinorum. An extraordinary book by D.M.Turner (1996).
Salvia divinorum Epling et Játiva-M. (Labiatae): An Ethnopharmacological Investigation.
by Sherry A. Rovinsky. McNair Scholarly Review (1998).
The Mushrooms of Language by Henry Munn. This essay provides valuable insight into the Mazatec shamanic world.
NovaScreen® receptor selectivity report on salvinorin-A.
Salvia divinorum Epling et Jativa by Jonathan Ott. Eleusis, n. 4, pp. 31-39, 1996.
"Sage Wisdom" An article from TRP Magazine.
Cultivating Diviner's Sage by Will Beifuss (from TRP Magazine).


Additional information on Salvia divinorum and related topics

Lycaeum's Salvia Archives.
Salvia Trip Reports at Lycaeum.
Erowid - Salvia divinorum page.
Something from the Heffter Research Institute.
USDA info on Salvia divinorum.
A photo of Lagochilus inebrans in bloom. An intriguing psychoactive member of the Labiatae.
Salvia splendens. A psychoactive sage???


Relevant organizations

The Council on Spiritual Practices. Dedicated to making direct experience of the sacred more available to more people.
The Drug Policy Foundation. An independent, nonprofit organization favoring alternatives to the current war on drugs.
The Alchemind Society. Seeking to establish, promote, and protect "cognitive liberty".
MAPS (The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies). Supporting psychedelic research since 1986.
The Lycaeum The world's largest entheogenic database and community.
The Media Awareness Project A worldwide network dedicated to drug policy reform.


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