Wade Davis
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"Wade Davis" is a Canada/Canadian anthropology/anthropologist, ethnobotany/ethnobotanist, author and photographer whose work has focused on worldwide indigenous cultures, especially in North and South America and particularly involving the traditional uses and beliefs associated with psychoactive plants. Davis came to prominence with his 1985 best-selling book The Serpent and the Rainbow (book)/The Serpent and the Rainbow about the zombies of Haiti.

Davis has published popular articles in Outside (magazine)/Outside, National Geographic Magazine/National Geographic, Fortune (magazine)/Fortune and Condé Nast Traveler.

Davis is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. Named by the NGS as one of the Explorers for the Millennium, he has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” In recent years his work has taken him to East Africa, Borneo, Nepal, Peru, Polynesia, Tibet, Mali, Benin, Togo, New Guinea, Australia, Colombia, Vanuatu, Mongolia and the high Arctic of Nunuvut and Greenland.

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Voodoo is not some kind of black magic cult. It's the distillation of very profound religious ideas that came over during the tragic era of slavery.

Every language is an old-growth forest of the mind, a watershed of thought, an ecosystem of spiritual possibilities.

I threw too many pitches but I guess it was solid for my first outing.