Jonathan Ott

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Jonathan Ott is an ethnobotanist, writer, natural products Chemist and Botanical researcher in the area of entheogens and their cultural and historical uses. In his book Ayahuasca Analogues, he identifies numerous plants around the globe containing the harmala alkaloids of Banisteriopsis caapi, which are MAOIs, and plants containing dimethyltryptamine, which together are the chemical base of the South American Ayahuasca brew. He has collaborated with workers like Christian Rätsch and Jochen Gartz. He has co-authored several books and papers with the late ethnomycologist R. Gordon Wasson. He has experience of field collecting in Mexico, where he lives and manages a small natural-products laboratory and botanical garden of medicinal herbs.



  • Ometochtzin: Las Muertes de Dos Conejo (2001)
  • Just Say Blow. Coca and Cocaine: A Scientific Blowjob (2001)
  • Shamanic Snuffs or Entheogenic Errhines (2001), ISBN 1-888755-02-4
  • Pharmacophilia: The Natural Paradise (1997), ISBN 1-888755-00-8
  • Age of Entheogens & the Angels' Dictionary (1995), ISBN 0-9614234-6-3
  • Ayahuasca Analogues: Pangaean Entheogens (1995), ISBN 0-9614234-4-7
  • Pharmacotheon: Entheogenic drugs, their plant sources and history (1993), ISBN 0-9614234-2-0
  • Persephone's Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion (1986), ISBN 0-300-05266-9
  • The Cacahuatl Eater: Ruminations of an Unabashed Chocolate Addict (1985) (Natural Products Company) ISBN 0-9614234-1-2
  • Teonanacatl: Hallucinogenic Mushrooms of North America (Co-edited by J. Bigwood, 1978), ISBN 0-914842-32-3
  • Hallucinogenic Plants of North America (1976), ISBN 0-914728-16-4


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