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Kava History A whimsical description of kava from 1924

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The Kaptain (40g)
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"When the mixture is not too strong, the subject obtains a state of happy unconcern, well-being and contentment, free of physical or psychological excitement . . . The drinker never becomes angry, unpleasant, quarrelsome, or noisy as happens with alcohol . . . The drinker remains master of his conscience and his reason. When consumption is excessive, however, the limbs become tired, the muscles seem no longer to respond to the orders and control of the mind, walking becomes slow and unsteady, and the drinker looks partly inebriated. He feels the need to lie down. The eyes see the objects present, but cannot or do not want to identify them accurately. The ears also perceive sounds without being able or wanting to realize what they hear. Little by little, objects become vaguer and vaguer. . .[until] the drinker is overcome by somnolence and finally drifts off to sleep"

Lewin, Louis. Phantastica. 1924
 
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