Specializing in science-based herbal medicine and truly effective natural alternatives to popular pharmaceutical drugs

The premier source for Diviner's Sage, Kratom, Kava, and other remarkable herbs



We offer top quality psychoactive herbs that are interesting, effective, and accurately described. We began doing business online in 1998. Initially, we only offered Diviner's Sage (to comply with the requirements of our credit card processor, we are no longer able to include the full scientific name of this Salvia species on this website, but we can tell you that the species name begins with the letter "d" and its active principle is salvinorin A). That herb remains our specialty, but now we also offer kratom, kava kava, other herbs, books, and related products. The proceeds of all sales directly support important and much needed Diviner's Sage related research, scientific expeditions, and educational publications, such as those found at The SD Research and Information Center web site.

IMPORTANT: Before placing an order, please read the detailed ordering instructions and sales policies at the bottom of this page. Click here to jump there now.

Please note that the statements below have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.



Dried Diviner's Sage Leaves
Diviner's Sage LEAVES are now in stock and ready for immediate shipping! I only offer the finest quality, personally-selected leaves. As the only Diviner's Sage vendor equipped to test for salvinorin A content, I am able to insure that the leaves I sell meet high potency standards.

Important! If you are purchasing Diviner's Sage leaves for smoking, please read the following information about smoked Diviner's Sage.


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Sierra Mazateca Prime Harvest
These leaves are about fifty-percent more potent than typical Hawaiian or Oaxacan leaves. They are sustainably harvested by Mazatecs farmers who cultivate the plants in their native region—the remote highlands of the Sierra Mazateca of Central Mexico. The Mazatec people have preserved Diviner's Sage and the knowledge surrounding its use for hundreds of years. We are privileged to have them share their sacred herb with us. This particular harvest contain a remarkable 0.4% salvinorin A. This is exceptional in that it represents some of the most potent leaves I have ever come across. Very highly recommended!

Prices: 1/4 ounce (7 g) = $40, 1/2 ounce (14 g) = $70, 1 ounce (28 g) = $125.

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Hawaiian Connoisseur Quality
The cream of the crop! These Hawaiian grown leaves are carefully chosen during harvesting. They have been selected for superior appearance, and quality. Only the healthiest leaves are used. They are free of insect damage, discoloration, and other imperfections. They are dried extra carefully to retain good leaf color. The leaves are then carefully stacked and packaged so that they remain whole and unbroken during shipping. Perfect for ceremonial use. These are the leaves pictured at left.

Prices: 1/4 ounce (7 g) = $50, 1/2 ounce (14 g) = $85, 1 ounce (28 g) = $150.

Hawaiian Connoisseur leaves are temporarily out of stock.


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Sage Goddess Emerald Essence
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SAGE GODDESS EMERALD ESSENCE is an extraordinary potion of enchantment. One of the finest Diviner's Sage preparations ever created, it engenders profound experiences that enrich and nurture mind and spirit. As a tool for exploring the psyche it can provide access to fresh, often startling, insights into the nature of consciousness, reality, perception, and the fundamental mysteries of existence.

A Sage Wisdom Botanicals exclusive. This ultra-concentrated tincture of Diviner's Sage has been carefully prepared using a unique new separation process developed by Daniel Siebert. This innovative process selectively extracts and concentrates a group of natural leaf components that enhance the solubility and absorption of the active principal, salvinorin A. All intermediary extraction solvents have been completely removed so that the finished product contains nothing but premium grade Diviner's Sage, grain alcohol and water.

This specially prepared extract is designed for sublingual absorption. The duration and quality of the experience is equivalent to that obtained using traditional Mazatec methods of oral ingestion, but it is far easier to consume and the level of effects achieved is more consistent and reliable. Many people consider this type of experience more productive and rewarding than that of smoked Diviner's Sage because the effects are gentler and considerably longer lasting.

The first effects begin 4–8 minutes after the initial dose is ingested. The strength of the effects gradually increase over the next 4–5 minutes, reaching a plateau that lasts 20–30 minutes, then gradually tapering off over another 1½–2½ hours. By using multiple doses, the duration of both the plateau and the entire experience can be increased. If the effects begin to diminish sooner than you would like, you can use booster doses to extend the experience.

Mild doses reduce extraneous mental activity and calm the mind; many people find that low doses are quite valuable as an aid to meditation and introspection. Mild doses also increase sensual awareness and can have aphrodisiac effects. A moderate dose produces a gentle expansion of consciousness that is useful for inner-journeying and self-exploration; this can also have an extraordinary memory enhancing effect that can provide access to incredibly detailed memories stretching back into early childhood (clearly this has therapeutic potential). Strong doses alter the fabric of consciousness profoundly, producing rich inner-visions and inspiring insight. Very strong doses can totally immerse one in a visionary world and can propel consciousness into the far reaches of transdimensional/transpersonal space.

Detailed use instructions are included with shipment. Go here for a table showing the number of doses contained in various bottle sizes.

Prices: 1/2 fluid ounce = $65, 1 fluid ounce = $110, 2 fluid ounce = $200

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Standardized Salvinorin A Enhanced Leaf
MANY PEOPLE enjoy the effects of smoked Diviner's Sage. However, it can be difficult to achieve a satisfactory level of effects from the leaf in its natural state because of the large quantities of smoke that must be inhaled. Salvinorin A enhanced leaves make it possible to achieve effects much more easily because far less smoke is involved.

The products below are prepared by extracting pure salvinorin A, then adding a measured quantity back onto Diviner's Sage leaves to bring them up to a specific, reliable, and consistent level of potency. Products that have been prepared in this manner have particularly good burning characteristics because they do not contain the gummy impurities found in crude extracts (such as '5x' and '10x'). Since the impurities have been removed during the extraction process, they won't end up in your lungs.

Caution! This material must be handled with care and respect! Make sure that you have educated yourself about this herb and its properties before experimenting with it. Please read the SD FAQ at: http://sagewisdom.org/faq.html

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'Regular-Strength'
This has been standardized to contain exactly 15 mg salvinorin A per gram of leaf. This is roughly six times the average natural leaf concentration. One gram is sufficient for 15 - 30 uses. Although not absolutely necesarry, it is a good idea to have a precision scale so that dosage can be measured accurately. Click here to see the low-cost precision pocket scale that we offer.

Prices: $65 per gram, $520 for 10 grams.

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'Extra-Strength'
This is standardized to contain exactly 1 mg salvinorin A per 25 mg of leaf (this is equivalent to 40 mg salvinorin A per gram of leaf). Because of its strength, it should only be used if the individual doses have been accurately weighed. Most people do not have access to the type of precision balance necessary for doing this; therefore, I only offer this in individually packaged, pre-weighed, 25-mg units. This only produces a tiny wisp of smoke, so it is ideal for people who want to minimize smoke ingestion as much as possible. Each 25-mg unit is packaged in a gelatin capsule (this serves as a container only, and is not meant to imply oral consumption). Each unit is sufficient for 1-2 uses for a person of average sensitivity.

Prices: $12 per 25-mg unit, $100 for 10 - 25-mg units.

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Diviner's Sage Plants
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WE are now accepting orders for Diviner's Sage plants. These plants were recently propagated from healthy, robust cuttings. They are now well-rooted and ready for shipping. They will sell out very quickly, so we encourage you to place your order immediately. For information on caring for these plants click here. We typically ship plants within 2 weeks. We will send you an email when we ship your plants so that you can prepare for their arrival. We can only ship Diviner's Sage plants to customers in the United States.

Important: Please order plants separately from other items (i.e. complete a separate order form when ordering plants). In this way, we can ship your other items immediately, and your plants will be shipped separately as soon as they are ready. When ordering plants, please select the "Priority Mail" shipping option (do not select "Express Mail").

Price: $45 per plant

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Wild Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa)
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Kratom is one of the most effective and pleasurable psychoactive herbs available. It produces euphoria, alleviates pain (physical and emotional), reduces anxiety and emotional stress, increases mental focus, suppresses coughs, and improves stamina. Many people enjoy the sensual effects of kratom and like to combine it with sex. It is also an effective remedy for premature ejaculation. These effects are caused by alkaloids that bind to opioid receptors (the same receptors responsible for the effects of opioid drugs, such as morphine). Kratom is usually taken as a tea. Alternatively, the leaves can be chewed or powdered and swallowed. Most people use a dose between 2 and 25 grams, depending on the level of effects desired. The effects last 4 to 6 hours. When large doses are taken, some residual effects may linger for several hours longer. At low doses it induces mild euphoria and reduces fatigue. Low doses do not interfere with most ordinary activities, however, one should not drive or perform other activities that require full attention. At strong doses (16-25 grams) the effects are profoundly euphoric and immensely pleasurable. Typically people describe the effects as dreamy, ecstatic, and blissful. Many people experience closed-eye visuals. Strong doses must only be used when one can devote several hours to the experience itself. This herb is extremely rare outside of its native region in Southeast Asia. Kratom is illegal in Australia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. A recent analytical study found that most of the "kratom" sold in the USA and Europe was misrepresented and is not the correct plant. Chemical analysis has confirmed that our leaves are authentic kratom. We feel fortunate to have been able to obtain a supply of the real thing to share with our customers. We are confident that this will appeal to many people who are also interested in Diviner's Sage. Highly recommended. For more information about kratom, please read The Kratom User's Guide.

Note: The statements contained in the Kratom User's Guide have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Premium Quality Kratom
Our regular-strength variety.

Prices: 1 ounce = $40, 2 ounce = $70, 4 ounce = $125, 8 ounce = $225, 16 ounce = $400.

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Ultra Potent Kratom
This high-potency strain is about 50% more potent than our regular-strength variety.

Prices: 1 ounce = $65, 2 ounce = $110, 4 ounce = $195, 8 ounce = $350, 16 ounce = $630.

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Kratom Plants
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WE now offer fine-quality kratom plants. This species is rare in cultivation and much sought after. Please note that kratom is a tropical plant that requires moderately warm growing conditions. It can be grown outdoors year-round in many parts of Southern California, Florida, and Hawaii. Elsewhere, it should be grown in a pot so that it can be overwintered indoors. Kratom grows well at room temperature and makes a fine houseplant. These plants were recently propagated from healthy, robust cuttings. They are now well-rooted and ready for shipping. The cost of these plants reflects the fact that propagation requires special care and great patience. They will sell out very quickly, so we encourage you to place your order immediately. We typically ship plants within 2 weeks. We will send you an email when we ship your plants so that you can prepare for their arrival. We can only ship kratom plants to customers in the United States.

Important: Please order plants separately from other items (i.e. complete a separate order form when ordering plants). In this way, we can ship your other items immediately, and your plants will be shipped separately as soon as they are ready. When ordering plants, please select the "Priority Mail" shipping option (do not select "Express Mail").

Price: $65 per plant

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Intoxicating Mint (Lagochilus inebrians)
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AFTER MANY years of searching, we have finally been able to obtain a supply of this extremely rare herb. Lagochilus inebrians has long been used for its intoxicating properties by Tajik, Tartar, Turkoman, and Uzbek tribesman. The species name inebrians refers to its traditional use as an inebriant. It is traditionally taken as a tea. The tea is usually sweetened with honey or sugar to make it more palatable. Alternatively, it can be steeped in alcohol to make a tincture (vodka works fine for this). Less herb is needed per dose when it is taken as a tincture because alcohol is more effective than water at extracting the active constituents. Depending on the method of preparation used and strength of effects desired, dosages may range from approximately 3 to 30 grams.

The effects of the plant have been largely attributed to the diterpene lagochilin. The closely related compounds lagochilin-3-acetate and lagochilin-tetraacetate are also present in the plant and might contribute to the overall effects. Like Diviner's Sage, this is one of the few members of the mint family (Labiatae) that is traditionally used as an inebriant. The most commonly reported effects include relaxation, euphoria, and subtle perceptual changes.

Some vendors are selling herbs as "Lagochilus inebrians" that are not the correct species. At least one vendor has been selling a different species, Lagochilus cabulicus, falsely claiming that it is the same as Lagochilus inebrians. I have analyzed the material offered by that vendor and found that it does not contain lagochilin. Unfortunately, the problem of people selling misidentified herbs is quite common. Unlike most other vendors, we always compare the morphological and chemical characteristics of our herbs against authenticated specimens to make sure that they are what they are supposed to be. We offer freshly harvested herb and seeds.

Prices: 1 ounce (28 g) = $40, 2 ounce (56 g) = $70, 4 ounce (112 g) = $125.

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Kava Kava (Piper methysticum) Extract - 70% Kavalactones
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KAVA KAVA is an important Polynesian herb traditionally used to induce a pleasant state of mild euphoria and relaxation. The effects include clear thinking, calmness, muscle relaxation, increased talkativeness, sociable behavior, and a sense of well-being. Kava is used medicinally to relieve anxiety, restlessness, sleeplessness, irritability, and stress-related symptoms such as muscle tension or spasm. Kava is also useful as a pain medication (analgesic). Many people use kava as a natural alternative to prescription anti-anxiety drugs, such as benzodiazepines and tricyclic antidepressants.

Kavalactones are the primary active constituents of the plant. This highly concentrated extract contains 70% kavalactones. It is produced in Germany from Vanuatu-grown kava. It is prepared exclusively from the roots of the plant, using supercritical CO2 extraction. It is very potent. A mild-to-moderate dose is 1/2 gram, about the size of a pea. For stronger, more pronounced effects, take twice that amount. This should be swallowed and washed down with some water. Typically, the effects begin 20-30 minutes after ingestion and persist 3-4 hours, depending on dose. The duration of effects can be extended by taking additional doses periodically, when the effects of the previous dose begin to subside. Refrigeration gives the extract a firmer texture that is easier to dispense.

Caution: Kava can dramatically increase the effects of alcohol, especially when taken at larger doses, so please be careful when combining the two. Kava should not be taken together with drugs in the benzodiazepine family (Valium, Xanax, Ativan., etc.) because the combination can cause excessive sedation and impairment.

Price: 1 ounce jar (28 g) = $49.95

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Sacred Blue Egyptian Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea)

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SACRED BLUE LOTUS flowers are represented in ancient Egyptian art, often in association with other psychoactive plants. It is thought that the ancient Egyptians may have used the flower for it's inebriating effects. There is some speculation that Nymphaea caerulea might be the plant eaten by the mythical Lotophagi (Lotus Eaters) in Homer's Odyssey.

Blue lotus produces euphoria, feelings of wellbeing, relaxation, mild sedation, and dream-like hypnotic effects. Some people report that it increases libido. The effects are pleasant. To the best of my knowledge, negative effects have not been reported. When taken orally, the effects begin in about 30 minutes and last 2-3 hours. The typical dosage range for mild-to-moderate effects is 5-10 grams (up to 20 grams for a heavy dose). Most people prepare it as a tea. When prepared this way, the herb is usually simmered in water for 10-20 minutes before drinking. Some people like to infuse it into wine and then drink the wine. When prepared this way, the herb is mixed with wine and allowed to infuse for anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks. The flowers contain the alkaloids aporphine and nuciferine, as well as other related compounds. Some people like to smoke a mixture of blue lotus and cannabis (typically a 50:50 blend).

Prices: 1 ounce (28 g) = $40, 2 ounce (56 g) = $70, 4 ounce (112 g) = $125.

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Red Poppy Flower Petals (Papaver rhoeas)

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RED POPPY FLOWER PETALS produce a mild sedative effect that is useful for treating anxiety and insomnia. This herb is also effective as a mild cough suppressant. It contains the alkaloid rhoeadine, which is primarily responsible for these effects. Typically, 2-3 grams is steeped in a cup of hot water for 10-15 minutes, strained, then drunk as a tea. Many people like to blend red poppy flower petals with kratom and blue lotus. The effects are synergistic. One of our customers recommends making a tea from 1 tablespoon each of red poppy, blue lily, and chamomile. Reportedly, this intensifies the effects of kratom.

Prices: 1 ounce (28 g) = $40, 2 ounce (56 g) = $70, 4 ounce (112 g) = $125.

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Golden Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

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GOLDEN POPPY has sedative, anxiolytic, and analgesic properties. It acts as a mild tranquilizer, and is therefore useful for treating insomnia and anxiety disorders. Golden poppy is used in Mexican folk medicine in the same manner as opium. For medicinal use, it is usually taken as a tea. A typical dose consists of 2-4 grams (1-2 heaping teaspoons) of the dried herb steeped in 1 cup of boiling-hot water for 10-15 minutes. When smoked, this herb induces a mild state of euphoria. Organically grown.

Prices: 1 ounce (28 g) = $40, 2 ounce (56 g) = $70, 4 ounce (112 g) = $125.

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White Sage (Salvia apiana)

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WHITE SAGE smudge bundles have long been used as an important ceremonial incense by many Native American peoples for ritual purification and cleansing. The smoke smells wonderful and has a soothing, calming effect. I like to use it when working with Diviner's Sage in much the same way as the Mazatecs use copal incense. The end of the bundle should be set alight, then allowed to smolder. The smoke is then wafted around the room and over the body. Diviner's Sage leaves can be ritually cleansed by passing them over the smoke before they are ingested. The smoke can also be used to define 'sacred space' - a clearly defined area for the session to take place in. I find that this practice creates a calm, mindful focus and sense of preparedness that helps to prepare one for the journey ahead. Freshly harvested seeds are also available for those who would like to try their hand at growing their own white sage plants.

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Ceremonial Copal Resin (Bursera fagaroides.)

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SIMILAR to frankincense and myrrh, the hardened tears of copal resin are utilized as an incense. This is the most important ceremonial incense used by the Mazatecs. A few pieces of copal are placed on top of chunks of hot charcoal. The heat of the charcoal causes the resin to melt, then vaporize, creating an extraordinarily fragrant, powerful, rich, and enchanting smoke that is used for ritual purification and cleansing. A little goes a long way.

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Cacao Beans (Theobroma cacao)

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Cocao beans are one of the most important ritual offering used by the Mazatecs. The beans are usually present on their altars, and sometimes they are ritually consumed during ceremonies. Many shamans leave an offering of cacao beans near their Diviner's Sage plants when they harvest the leaves.

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Precision Pocket Scale
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EVERYONE who works with medicinal herbs should have a precision scale to measure dosage accurately. This low-cost compact pocket scale has a very usefully weighing range, from just 0.01 gram (10 mg) up to 200 grams (7.055 ounces). The backlit LCD display helps make the numbers easy to read. The hinged cover provides protection for the scale. The smooth stainless steel weighing surface is durable and easy to clean. Buttons allow you to tare the scale, switch weighing modes, and turn power on or off.

• 200 Gram capacity
• 0.01 Gram resolution
• Units of measure include: grams, ounces, carats, grains
• Stainless steel weighing platform
• Backlit LCD
• Flip-open lid protects the delicate weighing surface
• Ships pre-calibrated
• Includes two AAA batteries
• 10 Year limited warranty

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Books, CDs, and Other Interesting Items

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The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants
Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications
By Christian Rätsch. Foreword by Albert Hofmann

This is the long-awaited English language version of Dr. Rätsch's massive encyclopedia. The most comprehensive and thoroughly illustrated guide to the botany, history, distribution, and cultivation of all known psychoactive plants. The photos in this book are amazing. Essential reading (and viewing) for anyone with a deep interest in the subject.

• Examines 414 psychoactive plants and related substances.

• Hardcover. 944 pages. Contains 800 color photographs and 670 black-and-white illustrations.

In the traditions of every culture, plants have been highly valued for their nourishing, healing, and transformative properties. Many of the most powerful plants—those known to transport the human mind into other dimensions of consciousness—have traditionally been regarded as sacred. In The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants Christian Rätsch details the botany, history, distribution, cultivation, and preparation and dosage of more than 400 psychoactive plants. He discusses their ritual and medicinal usage, cultural artifacts made from these plants, and works of art that either represent or have been inspired by them. The author begins with 168 of the most well-known psychoactives—such as cannabis, datura, and papaver—then presents 133 lesser known substances (including Diviner's Sage) as well as additional plants known as “legal highs,” plants known only from mythological contexts and literature, and plant products that include substances such as ayahuasca, incense, and soma. The text is lavishly illustrated with 800 color photographs—many of which are from the author’s extensive fieldwork around the world—showing the people, ceremonies, and art related to the ritual use of the world’s sacred psychoactives. Although this book may seem a bit expensive, it is actually quite reasonably priced considering its size and the number of photographs that it contains.

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The Encyclopedia of Aphrodisiacs
Psychoactive Substances for use in Sexual Practices
By Christian Rätsch and Claudia Müller-Ebeling

The most comprehensive guide to the botany, pharmacology, cultural, ritual, and personal use of erotically stimulating substances from antiquity to the present day.

• Details the use, preparation, and dosage of more than 400 plant, animal, mineral, and synthetic substances, both common and exotic, as well as their botany, science, and legal status.

• Explores the historical and present use of aphrodisiacs and their role in sexual practices, culture, and art.

• Richly illustrated throughout with more than 800 color photographs.

The culmination of more than 30 years of cultural, anthropological, and scientific research, this encyclopedia examines the botany, pharmacology, history, preparation, dosage, and practical use of more than 400 erotically stimulating substances from antiquity to the present day.

From plants and animals that enhance fertility and virility, like celery, snails, or oysters, to substances that induce arousal, like ephedra, opium, or cannabis, the encyclopedia is richly illustrated with more than 800 color photographs--many of which are from the authors’ extensive fieldwork around the world. Exploring individual, medicinal, and ritual use through historic and contemporary artwork, personal accounts, and literature as well as ayurvedic, tantric, shamanic, and European folklore practices and recent pharmacological research, the authors look at the revolving cycle of acceptance and condemnation of aphrodisiacs, the qualities that incur the label of “aphrodisiac,” the role of mind and setting, and the different ways aphrodisiacs stimulate desire--either physically, through the senses and vital organs, or mentally, through heightened awareness and altered consciousness. This comprehensive guide reveals these “remedies of the love goddess” as holy remedies whose proper use can help reestablish harmony with oneself, one’s partner, and the universe.

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Shamanic Quest for the Spirit of Salvia
The Divinatory, Visionary, and Healing Powers of the Sage of the Seers
by Ross Heaven

The first practical guide to the transformative uses of salvia.

• Explains how salvia connects you with your higher purpose and aids you in envisioning your unique path in life.

• Describes appropriate methods of use, a shamanic diet to increase effectiveness, and the meaning of the symbols experienced during salvia’s ecstatic embrace.

• Explores recent clinical research into salvia’s long-term positive psychological effects and its potential as a treatment for Alzheimer’s, depression, and addiction.

Diviner's Sage has been used since ancient times by the Mazatec shamans of Mexico for divination, vision quests, and healing. Known by many names--nearly all associated with the Virgin Mary, who has come to symbolize the spirit of salvia--this plant ally is now regarded as the most powerful natural hallucinogen.

Providing the first practical guide to the shamanic, spiritual, and therapeutic uses of salvia, Ross Heaven shares his in-depth quest to connect with the spirit of this plant teacher. He explores recent clinical research into its many long-term psychological effects, such as increased insight and self-confidence, improved mood and concentration, and feelings of calmness and connection with nature, as well as salvia’s potential for combating diseases like Alzheimer’s, depression, and even cocaine addiction.

Reviewing the traditional Mazatec ceremonies surrounding salvia’s harvest and use, Heaven describes appropriate methods of consumption, typical dosages, and the shamanic diet he used to increase salvia’s effectiveness. Examining firsthand accounts of salvia journeys from around the world, he decodes the meaning of the symbolic images experienced during salvia’s ecstatic embrace and details the interplay between salvia and the lucid dreaming state. Comparing salvia to ayahuasca and the San Pedro cactus, Heaven explains that salvia’s greatest strength as a shamanic plant ally lies in its ability to connect you with your higher purpose and aid you in envisioning your unique path in life.

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Sage Spirit
SD (Diviner's Sage) and the Entheogenic Experience
by Martin Ball, Ph.D.

In this work, artist, musician, writer, and shamanic explorer, Martin Ball, navigates his way through the strange world of sage space, from the Burning Man festival to overtone singing and cosmic serpents, bringing back guidance and advice for the use of Diviner's Sage as a true entheogen and ritual sacrament. Sage Spirit is bound to be a valuable resource for all those interested in exploring Diviner's Sage responsibly as a spiritual catalyst and consciousness-expanding agent of personal transformation. Filled with personal accounts, practical advice and philosophical reflections, this book is a must for anyone wanting to learn more about this amazing visionary plant.

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SD (Diviner's Sage)
Doorway to Thought-Free Awareness
by J. D. Arthur

With repeated sessions using salvia over the course of several years, J. D. Arthur began returning each time to the same inner landscape where he found himself entering a unique state of "thought-free” awareness. There he accessed a mode of “dream language” that communicated an exquisite constellation of detailed meanings swiftly and flawlessly. His repeated immersion in these states of trance, as well as his analysis of their approach and withdrawal, led to a profound reassessment of the nature of normal perception and a reevaluation of what we refer to as the real world. With true-life descriptions of SD-induced visionary states, this book offers a detailed experiential analysis for those interested in exploring salvia in their quest for higher knowledge.

"This author's thoughtful investigation of the unique, leaf-induced state merits careful attention. His methodical approach and detailed documentation is a model of how to meaningfully explore such vast and elusive topics as time, mind, and language. His careful forays led him to establish familiar pathways both into and out of what he suggests may be another reality, or the far side of death. Mr. Arthur's conclusions beg the very question: What is thought?"
--Kathleen Harrison, Ethnobotantist and author

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Pharmako/poeia
Plant Powers, Poisons, and Herbcraft
by Dale Pendell

A masterful blend of poetry, science, and magic! Dale Pendell discusses the properties and personalities of a wide variety of psychoactive plants. Their effects are uniquely and magnificently conveyed. An ethnobotanical work of art! The Diviner's Sage chapter can be seen at: http://sagewisdom.org/pharmakopoeia.html

This title was unavailable for several months, but is now back in print. We are delighted that the publisher decided to make more copies available.

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Pharmako/dynamis
Stimulating Plants, Potions, and Herbcraft
by Dale Pendell

In this extraordinary book, Dale Pendell continues the exploration of psychoactive plants begun in Pharmako/poeia. Here the author provides a wealth of interesting information on stimulant herbs and empathogens. This is the second book in the trilogy. Although it does not discuss Diviner's Sage, we are offering it here because we know that many of you who read Pharmako/poeia will want to add this companion volume to your library.

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Pharmako/gnosis
Plant Teachers and the Poison Path
by Dale Pendell

This is the third volume of Pendell's exquisite trilogy. In Pharmako/gnosis Pendell continues his poetic inquiry into the uses of psychoactive plants, weaving together contemporary lore, shamanic ritual, and historical and contemporary myth. The Pharmako trilogy is one of the greatest published works on the subject of psychoactive plants. It belongs in every enthusiast's collection.

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Plants of the Gods
Their Sacred, Healing, and Hallucinogenic Powers
by Richard Evans Schultes, Albert Hofmann, and Christian Rätsch

"A visual, spiritual, and intellectual feast, Plants of the Gods is the best book ever written on hallucinogenic plants."
--Dr. Mark Plotkin, Conservation International, author of Medicine Quest: In Search of Nature's Healing Secrets

"This is a greatly enlarged and expanded edition. The photographs are spectacular. A chapter on Diviner's Sage is included. This book is well-worth purchasing, even if you already own previous editions." --Daniel J. Siebert

World-renowned anthropologist and ethnopharmacologist Christian Ratsch provides the latest scientific updates to this classic work on psychoactive flora by two eminent researchers.

• Numerous new and rare color photographs complement the completely revised and updated text.

• Explores the uses of hallucinogenic plants in shamanic rituals throughout the world.

• Cross-referenced by plant, illness, preparation, season of collection, and chemical constituents.

Three scientific titans join forces to completely revise the classic text on the ritual uses of psychoactive plants. They provide a fascinating testimony of these "plants of the gods," tracing their uses throughout the world and their significance in shaping culture and history. In the traditions of every culture, plants have been highly valued for their nourishing, healing, and transformative properties. The most powerful of those plants, which are known to transport the human mind into other dimensions of consciousness, have always been regarded as sacred. The authors detail the uses of hallucinogens in sacred shamanic rites while providing lucid explanations of the biochemistry of these plants and the cultural prayers, songs, and dances associated with them. The text is lavishly illustrated with 400 rare photographs of plants, people, ceremonies, and art related to the ritual use of the world's sacred psychoactive flora.

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Vibrational Voyage
Interview with Daniel Siebert
Interviewed by Tony McGettigan

Vibrational Voyage is a radio show broadcast from KKUP in Cupertino, California. The show is dedicated to the exploration of consciousness. On August 14, 2001 the show featured this live, in-depth, 96-minute discussion about Diviner's Sage.

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Diviner's Sage T-shirts
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Ska Pastora The Divine Goddess of Diviner's Sage revealed! Often described as a feminine entity, the spirit of this plant has long been held sacred by the Mazatecs. This is a truly spectacular design created by an extraordinary artist well acquainted with his subject. This design is available on both black and white cotton shirts in small, medium, and large.

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The Mindfold Relaxation Mask
Total darkness with your eyes open!
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DESIGNED by visionary artist Alex Grey as an aid for internal visualizations and inner journeys. The Mindfold Relaxation Mask consists of a flexible black face piece backed with high-density soft foam padding. The foam padding has cutouts that allow you to experience total darkness with your eyes open! An adjustable head strap allows you to fit the Mindfold mask snuggly and comfortably to your face. It is a simple design that works extraordinarily well.

This is a great tool for visionary journeys in general, but especially so for use with Diviner's Sage, because its effects are much more pronounced when one is in darkness. Also useful for meditation, relaxation, sleep, and headache relief. A set of earplugs is included.

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Buddha Board
Master the art of letting go

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BASED on the Zen concept of living in the moment, you simply paint on the board's special surface with water; the image darkens and then slowly fades away, leaving you with a clean slate and clear mind - ready to create a whole new masterpiece. The Buddha Board gently encourages the user to value the present. This product is environmentally friendly and will last for years with proper care. It comes with a bamboo brush and "Japanese style" water holder/stand. The board dimensions are 12" x 9.5" x 1/4". Allow yourself to let go and not be concerned with each outcome - live for the moment and enjoy!

The Buddha Board is fun to play with, but it is also a great therapeutic tool. When you have thoughts or emotions that are intense or difficult to contain, get it out by writing on the board, and then let it fade away. Kids love it too. This makes a fantastic gift.

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Diviner's Sage Seeds
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WE ARE QUITE fortunate to be able to make these extremely rare seeds available to you. For reasons that are not well understood, Diviner's Sage plants almost never set seed. The seeds germinate in approximately fourteen days, and the germination rate is typically about thirty percent. When you start new plants from seed you are establishing new, genetically unique individuals, and thus doing important work to help expand the genetic diversity of this rare species. Please be careful to label your seed-raised plants so that they do not get confused with other Diviner's Sage plants in your collection. Most Diviner's Sage plants are indistinguishable from each other, but occasionally a seed-raised plant will be visibly distinctive in some way. If you do obtain an unusual plant, please contact us. For advice on raising Diviner's Sage plants from seed, please go here. Happy growing!

Buyer beware: Several people have been selling bogus "Diviner's Sage" on eBay. For more information about this situation, go here.

Out of stock. Diviner's Sage seeds are extremely rare. We do not know when we will have more available for sale.


Ordering Instructions, Sales Policies, and Other Useful Information


We accept Visa credit cards

To Place an Order:
When you are ready to order, select the quantity and item in the selection boxes above, then click on the associated button. This will add the item to your shopping cart. You always have the option of removing, changing, or adding more items to your cart. You can view the contents of your shopping cart at any time by clicking the "view your shopping cart" button at the bottom of this page. When you are finished shopping, submit your order and a copy will automatically be emailed to you. All prices are in US dollars.

When paying by credit card: We currently only accept Visa credit cards (we no longer accept MasterCard because they actively discriminate against vendors who sell psychoactive herbs). If your shipping address is different than the billing address of the credit card you are using, please make sure that you include BOTH addresses in the spaces provided on the on-line order form (this helps us verify that the card is valid). Please note that the charge will appear discreetly on your credit card statement. The name "Sage Wisdom" will not appear there.

Sending payment by mail: If sending payment by mail, please include a copy of your order with your payment. If you are unable to print the online invoice, simply enclose a note with your payment indicating the order number that appeared at the top of the on-screen invoice. Payment may be in the form of cash, check, money order, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express. If sending cash, please send it inconspicuously. We cannot be responsible for cash payments that are lost in the mail. Please make checks and money orders payable to "Sage Wisdom Botanicals." Mail your payment to the address shown on your invoice.

Paying via PayPal: If you prefer to pay through PayPal, please click here to email us your order request.

Order Fulfillment:
All inquiries and orders will be responded to promptly and professionally. Unless otherwise noted, all items are in stock and ready for immediate shipping upon receipt of payment. Most orders are shipped within 24 hours. During unusually busy periods, shipping may be delayed an additional day or two, and we do not normally ship on weekends. We ship live plants from our grower's location in Oregon. All other items ship from our main location in Southern California.

Delivery Options:
Priority Mail: typically delivers in 2–3 days throughout the USA (if you are in Southern California, the package usually gets delivered the day after we ship it.)

Express Mail: delivers overnight to most addresses in the USA. It takes two days to reach some rural areas.

International Air Mail: delivers to most countries in 12 weeks. Packages may be delayed a few days going through Customs, so please allow extra time for this. We have shipped hundreds of packages all over the world and have never had a package not clear Customs.

IMPORTANT: The transit periods shown above only apply after the package has been shipped. Also, bear in mind that the postal service does not always deliver packages on time; sometimes packages are delayed. If your package does not arrive as soon as you expect, please be patient—it is probably in transit.

Shipping Charges:
The shipping charge is automatically calculated based on the weight of the order and the shipping method chosen. A $5.00 basic processing/handling fee is included in the shipping charge.

Privacy:
Because some people worry about such things, all orders are packaged inconspicuously. The shipping label shows your name and address, and our return address. That is all. We respect our customer's privacy and never give out customer information. Credit card numbers are automatically encrypted.

Sales Policies Specific to Diviner's Sage:

  • Diviner's Sage is classified as a controlled substance in several US states and some countries. We will not ship this herb where it is illegal. Before ordering, please click here for a list of states and countries that prohibit possession of this herb.
  • We will not sell Diviner's Sage to minors! Do not place an order unless you are an adult over 18 years of age.

The Mazatecs of Central Mexico always use Diviner's Sage with a clear intent and purpose. It is always used under the supervision of an experienced shaman. It is used this way for good reasons. Since Mazatec shamans are probably not available to guide you through your own experiments, it is essential that you thoroughly educate yourself before deciding to work with it. Talk to others who are already experienced with its effects, read books, and read the information available at The SD Research and Information Center. Answers to the most frequently asked questions about Diviner's Sage can be found in the SD FAQ and the SD User's Guide. Before you place your order, please make a commitment to yourself to use this herb in a responsible, intelligent, and safe manner. Use Diviner's Sage wisely.

International orders (outside of the United States):
We ship worldwide. But before you finalize your order, please be aware of the following:

  • We cannot ship Diviner's Sage to Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, South Korea, Sweden, or Switzerland because it is a controlled substance in those countries and packages are likely to be intercepted by Customs officials. We do ship to Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Iceland but Customs officials there may require the customer to provide a doctor's prescription to obtain the package. Diviner's Sage remains legal throughout the rest of the world.
  • We cannot ship kratom to Australia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, or Thailand because it is a controlled substance in those countries.
  • Brazilian agricultural import regulations prohibit importation of dried herbs, but not herbal extracts.

Return, Refund, and Replacement Policy:
We will only accept returns in situations where a product arrives in damaged condition or the wrong item was shipped. In these situations we will send a replacement immediately. We will only refund purchases when there is a legitimate problem with the merchandise received. We do not consider "not liking the effects" of an herb a valid excuse for seeking a refund. The herbal products we offer are accurately described and of excellent quality. All extracts are prepared very carefully and their potency is consistent. People have different likes and dislikes, and it is impossible for anyone to know whether or not they will like the effects of a particular herb until they experience it.

People vary A LOT in sensitivity to Diviner's Sage. Some people are extremely sensitive, and others are amazingly resistant to its effects. Somewhere between 10%-15% of people are unusually insensitive. Presumably this is due to differences in individual body chemistry. Although most people can obtain effects from Diviner's Sage, not all people enjoy its effects. People who have difficulty obtaining effects are either not using the product properly or are just not very sensitive to it. We cannot accept returns or offer refunds in cases where a person has low sensitivity or does not like its effects. Diviner's Sage pleases most of the people most of the time, but certainly not all of the people all of the time.

Customer Service:
You can trust that your order will be shipped promptly. Please allow a reasonable amount of time for your order to arrive before emailing me to ask where it is. We receive a great deal of email and cannot always respond to questions immediately. If you have an urgent question or are legitimately concerned about an order that has not arrived, please mark the importance setting of your message as "high" or include the word "urgent" in the subject line of your message. Most customer service requests are handled within two working days. I am always interested in hearing reports from people regarding their experiences with Diviner's Sage. Click here to send me your thoughts, comments, experiences, and suggestions.

Product Recommendations
Having difficulty deciding what to order? These are our most popular products:

  • Sierra Mazateca Prime Harvest. Definitely the best choice for unprocessed Diviner's Sage leaf.
  • "Regular-strength" standardized salvinorin A fortified leaf. Much easier to work with than unprocessed leaf. I think it achieves the best balance of potency, cost, and smoke reduction.
  • Sage Goddess Emerald Essence. My favorite form of Diviner's Sage. Most people feel that it provides a more rewarding type of experience than does smoked Diviner's Sage.
  • Kratom. The effects of kratom can be immensely pleasurable. Many people use kratom as an effective herbal alternative to narcotic pain medications.
  • Kava Extract. Kava produces euphoric feelings and is an effective herbal alternative to prescription anti-anxiety medications.

Customer Testimonials and Experiential Reports
We constantly receive favorable comments about our products from our customers. To see some of these unsolicited comments, go here. To read some exceptional firsthand accounts of Diviner's Sage experiences, go here.

Storage
Diviner's Sage, Mitragyna speciosa (kratom), kava, and Lagochilus inebrians will all retain their potency for many decades if stored in a dry, dark location, such as a drawer or cupboard. They can safely be stored at room temperature. Sage Goddess Emerald Essence is particularly vulnerable to sunlight. It must be stored in a dark location because excessive exposure to sunlight will negatively effect its potency.

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