Pharmako/Gnosis has ratings and 14 reviews. Will said: If you’re interested in psychoactive drugs, but don’t want to take any (like me), this book is. Pharmako/Gnosis: Plant Teachers and the Poison Path includes a new introduction The Pharmako series includes the predecessor volumes Pharmako/Poeia. Publisher: North Atlantic Books Year: Format: Softcover Edition: New edition Condition: New This is the second volume of North Atlantic Books’ updated.

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The last in the series and my favorite of them all Oct 16, Michael rated it it was amazing.

Coming at the topic from an approach not unlike The Botany of Desire maybe plants are far more aware than we gnowis them creditMr. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Pharmako/Gnosis by Dale Pendell

The beauty of this is that it reflects the changed time of the poison path, the madness and the dreams of the travellers played through a single territory. If you’re interested in psychoactive drugs, but don’t want to take any like methis book is perfect for you. The chapter pharmaok Peganum harmala— The Poison of Dreaming —is a particularly beautiful play of historical ideas and insights.

Contemporary alchemist Dale Pendell completes his ghosis poetic study of botany, chemistry, spirituality, psychology and history with a book covering the composition and uses of visionary plants.


Looking forward to reading the rest of the Tnosis series. Still, the chapter on The Fool as an archetype is amazing. Feb 07, Gerbik rated it it was amazing. Rayne Hernandez rated it liked it Oct 25, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Books by Dale Pendell. The Poet of Plants Singing to the Plants by Stephan V.

Following, Pendell glides through the history as a word-stream intensified by the geography and history but one that is not limited to its flights of muse. Can’t do any better than this This is the phantastica class, which includes the visionary plants and chemical hallucinogens like magic mushroomsthe San Gjosis cactus, d-lysergic acid diethylamide LSD and N-N-dimethyltryptamine DMT. Jun 04, Gard rated it it was amazing. Each substance is explored in detail, not only with information on its phaemako, pharmacology, preparation, and cultural and esoteric correspondences, but also the subtleties of each plant’s effect on consciousness in a way that only poets can do.

Wade pharmkao in, up to your hips in the bum-buzzie of solar meat cream. DMT, shrooms, LSD, and others are artfully described, including the scientific breakdown of how the drugs work and visions seen on them. Selected pages Title Page. All three books are beautifully designed and illustrated, and are written with unparalleled authority, erudition, playfulness, and range.

Pharmako/Gnosis: Plant Teachers and the Poison Path by Dale Pendell

The disjointed nature of the information made it somewhat difficult for me to follow. I love these books. A noted poet, he was the founding editor phharmako the avant-garde magazine Kuksu and a cofounder of the Primitive Arts Institute and has led workshops on ethnobotany and ethnopoetics for the Naropa Institute and the Omega Institute.


He has led workshops on ethnobotany and ethnopoetics for the Naropa Institute and the Botanical Preservation Corps. In chapters “Phantastica,” “Hypnotica,” and “Telephorica,” Pendell explores hallucinogenic plants, the bringers of sleep, and pharmakk bearers of distance.

Jacob Stover rated it it was amazing Sep 22, Note how a cultural-contingency is used not to simply demarcate an understanding on its own accord, but to position it within the multi-dimensional territory of the plant. Apr 10, Dale rated it really liked it Shelves: WordPress spam blocked by CleanTalk.


Great references and beautifully interwoven accounts on hallucinogenic plants, shamans, anthropology. This book is great, but the guy is not nearly as into mushrooms as he should be.

Semjaza rated it it was amazing Jun 28, I found it good, not great.