Pharmako/Poeia: Plant Powers, Poisons, and Herbcraft

Pharmako Poeia Plant Powers Poisons and Herbcraft In Pharmako Poeia Dale Pendell offers a mesmerizing guide to psychoactive plants from their pharmacological roots to the literary offshoots This is a book writes Gary Snyder about danger dangerous

  • Title: Pharmako/Poeia: Plant Powers, Poisons, and Herbcraft
  • Author: Dale Pendell Gary Snyder
  • ISBN: 9781562790691
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Pharmako Poeia, Dale Pendell offers a mesmerizing guide to psychoactive plants, from their pharmacological roots to the literary offshoots This is a book, writes Gary Snyder, about danger dangerous knowledge, even dangerous ignorance Against the greater danger, ignorance, Pendell strikes a formidable blow, as he proves himself a wise and witty guide to our pIn Pharmako Poeia, Dale Pendell offers a mesmerizing guide to psychoactive plants, from their pharmacological roots to the literary offshoots This is a book, writes Gary Snyder, about danger dangerous knowledge, even dangerous ignorance Against the greater danger, ignorance, Pendell strikes a formidable blow, as he proves himself a wise and witty guide to our plant teachers, their powers and their poisons Pharmako Poeia is an epic poem on plant humours, an abstruse alchemic treatise, an experiential narrative jigsaw puzzle, a hip and learned wild nature reference text, a comic paen to cosmic consciousness, an ecological handbook, a dried herb pastiche, a counterculture encyclopedia of ancient fact and lore Allen Ginsberg poet Dale Pendell reactivates the ancient connection between the bardic poet and the shaman Terence McKenna author of True Hallucinations

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    1. Well, here's a unique book. It's a kind of encyclopedia of psychoactive substances, ranging from beer to Salvia divinorum. But it's not what you'd expect from an encyclopedia — it's more poetry than reference, fact mixed with metaphor and a good deal of cryptic imagery. The sections on the plants are interspersed with mysterious writings on alchemy, the meanings of which are often unclear. The descriptions of the substances contain scattered paragraphs concerning interesting historical overvie [...]

    2. This is a singular amalgam of hard pharmacokinetic fact and subjective, experiential notation and narrative. Imagine a professor in a psychiatry class who could summon all the most cutting edge research who could also refer to his own private experience of psychosis - that sort of cross referencing between objective and subjective fact is what makes this such a worthy book. Pendell envisions this book as a sort of prose/poetic epic, and in some ways it works that way (to boot, he has Allen Ginsb [...]

    3. Pharmako/Poeia is my favorite text on poisons. It is a wonderful (almost surprisingly) blend of ethnobotany, anthropology, history, neurochemistry, molecular cell biology, and poetry. Anybody that wishes to walk the green path would serve their travels well to begin here.Pendell is an amazing man with an amazing art to share. This is only the first of a trilogy to cover all of the ethnobotanically interesting psychoactive plants (or categories of plants) in the world; it is followed byPharmako/D [...]

    4. Poison have been used by seekers of wisdom for thousands of years. Ever since early prehistoric times the poison and the allies of the plant world have been teaching mankind sometimes directly and sometimes through animals. Dale Pendell has written a nice compendium of these poisons. Based on years of research and experimentation Dale describes the chemistry of these allies, how they are used by indigenous societies and how we may prepare them for today’s usage. The author also gives us associ [...]

    5. For anyone interested in the visionary uses of botanicals, there is simply no better writer on the subject than Dale Pendell. It seems safe to say that, as with ian shamans, plants speak through Pendell. Few authors can balance the poetic against the historical and practical like he does. Can't recommend this highly enough, for those on "the poison path."

    6. Dale Pendell is further proof that you can hold the wisdom and experience of the sages and still come across as a logical scientific human being. He's even a software engineer! This book looked so goddamn weird I had to buy it, and in the end, it was still pretty goddamn weird. It's hard to neatly categorize and recommend because it gives a broad scope on so many topics—drugs, drugs in history, drugs in culture, poetry, preparation tips, personal anecdotes (sometimes funny, sometimes poignant) [...]

    7. In the words of Ginsberg, who recommends this book along with Gary Snyder, Peter Coyote, and other giants, the book is "an epic poem of plant humours": in a single page Pendell barages the reader with an alphabatized list of American writers who were alcoholics, recoins some wisdom of William Blake saying that all poets are of the devils party, and reaches an apex with a haiku by Pound about a chinese monk who died when he was drunk and trying to reach the moon in a river. The books is reference [...]

    8. There is some good stuff in this book which should help some plant lovers do some home experiments. However there is a real mixed media approach to this book. Often scientific plant names, seemed to be interspersed with historical plant anecdotes (some fiction some nonfiction), as well as quoting many philosophy works/writers and literary works/writers which often seem to have tenuous links.I might have skipped through this book a bit, and lack some of the scientific knowledge, but I really woul [...]

    9. These beautiful tomes deal with the wonders, dangers, and possibilities of the most powerful chemists on earth, plants and fungi. Coming at the topic from an approach not unlike The Botany of Desire (maybe plants are far more aware than we give them credit), Mr. Pendell writes elegies to plant teachers that tie in everything from chemistry, astrology, poetry, prose, history, music and mythology. Though dealing with many dangerous "allies" (as Mr. Pedell calls his subjects), these books do not co [...]

    10. I have been reading this collection (there are three books in total) in snippets, a section here and a section there. These books are perfectly suited to be read in bite-size morsel. However, I decided that I wanted a "fuller" experience, so I started with this book and read it cover to cover.Dale Pendell is such a treasure trove of information. He presents it in a fashion both visually entertaining and mentally stimulating, his prose acting as poetry.These books are not for the casual plant ent [...]

    11. All my life I've been this half-ass botanist: part of it was due to my mother, a person grown in the country and a big nature lover and part of it came from my grandmother, as my father's family is gypsy ascendant and had a handfull of lore on healing - and harming - with plants and weeds. This book was one of the few one's I've read that dedicates itself to plants with "properties", such as Artemisia Absinthium - mother of absinthe and wild cassava - a natural repositorium of cyanide and a dead [...]

    12. More like an epic poem than a treatise on plant drugs but chocked full of information. It ties in alchemy and sometimes a touch of Carlos Castaneda. Beautiful, fun and educational. I picked this up while listening to a phenomenal online course "Drugs and the Brain" taught by David Presti, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley and offered through iTunes University for free. This was the main textbook of the course.

    13. Pharmako/poeia: Plant Powers, Poisons, and Herbcraft by Dale Pendell (Mercury House 1995) (615.321). This is one of three-volume series on the various powers and poisons contained in plant material. This volume deals principally with the use of opium and alcoholic distillations. My rating: 7/10, finished 5/7/15.

    14. This was hard to follow at first then hard to put down. This goes over the history and mystery of any poison you could pick. Want to know what plant to ingest on the full moon to appease Saturn and a green man? You'll only find it in these pages.

    15. One of the strangest books I ever read. I often wondered if some of the italics sections were what was going on while he was under the influence of whatever 'poison' he was writing about at the time. Occasionally I had feelings of Carlos Castaneda.

    16. Absolutely beautiful book. A poetic look into the nature of psychoactive plants. A look at plants-as-teachers, a personification of the plant kingdom. I loved how each plant has a voice, and how each plant is a poison. Love it!

    17. Is this a druggie book? No. While someone that looks for recreational drugs might find this of use, this is really a book about plants and spirituality. It's poetry and history and a walk in the shadows.

    18. A beautiful mix of poetry, prose, and practical knowledge of psychoactive plants. An inspiring and an engaging read, but also a little window into the life of a plant. Gorgeous! Read it!

    19. Bizarre and poetic and silly and often even wise. His alternative structures of classification are great. Paradigm stretching can be a fine thing, and this is way past linear.

    20. Assigned textbook for my "Drugs and the Brain" course at UC Berkeley. One of the most memorable assigned readings, and one of the most memorable courses ;)

    21. This guy is AM-A-ZING and that's all there is to say. He's a poet and an herbalist and a madman. His books rock.

    22. A wicked little book about plant poison/medicine. Of course, the difference between poison & medicine is a matter of dose & intent.

    23. he understands things from a personal point of view. He seems to have a fairly well informed and interesting point of view

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