Pharmakodynamis

Pharmakodynamis

Stimulating Plants, Potions, and Herbcraft : Excitantia and Empathogenica

Book - 2002
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"Dale Pendell reactivates the ancient connection between the bardic poet and the shaman."--Terence McKenna

In Pharmako/Dynamis, Dale Pendell continues his exploration of psychoactive plants begun in Pharmako/Poeia. Pharmacognosy is the study of the composition, production, use, and history of drugs of natural origin. Pendell covers these topics and more in this volume, charting a voyage around the world of plant teachers. Through poetry, chemistry, and a generous sprinkling of arcane lore, Pendell weaves and twists the many threads of tradition into a singularly bewitching brew. Pendell's voyage is a true circumnavigation. It divulges what Gary Synder called "dangerous knowledge" that is a formidable weapon against "even more dangerous ignorance."

Dale Pendell is a poet, software engineer, and longtime student of ethnobotany. His poetry has appeared in many journals, and he was the founding editor of KUKSU: Journal of Backcountry Writing. He has led workshops on ethnobotany and ethnopoetics for the Naropa Institute and the Botanical Preservation Corps.

Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Mercury House, c2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781562791254
1562791257
Branch Call Number: 615.78 PENDELL
Characteristics: viii, 293 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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