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Dale Pendell (April 14, – 13 January ) was an American poet, ethnobotanist, and novelist. Writing in an evocative style all his own, he fused science. In Pharmako/Poeia, Dale Pendell offers a mesmerizing guide to psychoactive plants, from their pharmacological roots to the literary offshoots. “This is a book,”. Dale Pendell Has Written Two Books on Botanical Pharmacopeia That Resonate With a Lusty Wit. He May Be America’s Answer to Blake.

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Nicotiana tabacum Psychotropes 42 46 Pituri: And actually, about a pinhead of cocaine would do the job pretty well. Kids smoke to feel grown up. And “going native,” except for certain true misfits, is more often a diversion than a way to harmonic power.

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pensell You are aware that soon they will abandon civility altogether and just force their way in. And who will take advantage of us? We are individuals the way each blossom on an apple tree is an individual. Nigredo Alchemically, the obvious place to begin. Further, sueh classifications would quickly become numerous, and would often fail to reflect experiential similarities be- tween chemically disparate plants.

Dale Pendell

At that point, assuming the material is suitable, I often prefer to begin testing the mercury by pyrolation — again, beginning with a small quantity. Jaguar, crocodile, anaconda, puma. In fact, he has not been there for some years, or perhaps it is she.


While Pendell’s scope is vast, the imaginative and thought-provoking stories in The Great Bay focus on the pendlel of people in what was once California, where rising sea levels have formed a great bay in the heart of the state. That counts for something, in the world of plants. Prunus emarginata 15 18 21 Bulrush: Freud was never able to quit. She made a httle drawing of the way the leaves grow on the twigs and told me I would know the plant by the bitter taste of the bark.

Pedell calls his subjectspendelo books do not co These beautiful tomes deal with the wonders, dangers, and possibilities of the most powerful chemists on earth, plants and fungi. Or dalf the Kabbalah. Heterodoxy is its nature, and thus it suits our purposes well. We dake not individuals pharmmacopoeia all, we are all connected. Native and traditional peoples have been studying plants for countless generations: Pendell is an amazing man with an amazing art to share.

Drinking a strong decoction is probably the oldest method. Just drying the leaves results in a sur- prisingly mild-tasting smoke not neeessarily mild in potency! Marijauna,wine, absinthe,mugwort,ether, laughing gas, opium and laudanum just to name a few. Certain people and peoples have already conducted extensive tests on these plants — much more protracted studies than could be carried out by the Eood and Drug Administration EDA in a mere generation.

We offer a simple test for otherworldly explorations: So why not just tell it hke it is?


They all lead to unconsciousness. We can learn more from them than from either the addicts or the abstainers.

Pharmako/Poeia: Plant Powers, Poisons, and Herbcraft

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”: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Two species in India are used medicinally, S. Ours is the Poison Path. But I ask you: It seems safe to say that, as with Amazonian shamans, plants speak through Pendell.

Expect a lot of variation in the effects among the different species and among different strains of the domestic species.

This stage is sometimes called putrefactio. The Goddess brought them inside, bade them sit down, and mixed for them a potion of ground barley, cheese, pale honey, and Pramneian wine, but added to the mixture the medicines of gloom, that make one utterly forget his true home.

The old plant doctors knew those stories. Nicotiana tabacum usually contains nornicotine as a secondary alkaloid. One variety of wild yeast colonizes the wax bloom right on the skins of grapes.