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Alcohol and Hallucinogens in the Life of Siberian Aborigines

... the Itelmen: “They used to drink fly-agaric water infusion <…> and now they also drink wine and ruin themselves completely.” Nevertheless, some localities featuring a traditional way of life have preserved till nowadays the habit of eating fly-agarics and a special sacral attitude to them, as evidenced by the ethnographic expeditions organized recently to Koryak communities. They’d rather starve than quit smoking Among the doubtful pleasures that became very popular with the Siberian peoples after they joined Russia, i.e., from the beginning of the18th century, the scholars note addiction to smoking, which literally ruined many smokers because tobacco in those remote regions was very expensive. In his work Geography and ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Siberia , Siberian peoples , Siberian aborigines , fly-agarics , kumis , vodka , wine , tobacco , Krasheninnikov
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Alcohol and Hallucinogens in the Life of Siberian Aborigines

... the Itelmen: “They used to drink fly-agaric water infusion <…> and now they also drink wine and ruin themselves completely.” Nevertheless, some localities featuring a traditional way of life have preserved till nowadays the habit of eating fly-agarics and a special sacral attitude to them, as evidenced by the ethnographic expeditions organized recently to Koryak communities. They’d rather starve than quit smoking Among the doubtful pleasures that became very popular with the Siberian peoples after they joined Russia, i.e., from the beginning of the18th century, the scholars note addiction to smoking, which literally ruined many smokers because tobacco in those remote regions was very expensive. In his work Geography and ...

Modified: 25.04.2007
Siberia , Siberian peoples , Siberian aborigines , fly-agarics , kumis , vodka , wine , tobacco , Krasheninnikov
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