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 rest of the book was packed with valuable information and entrancing stories about medicines that fit into the categories of Phantastika and Daimonica plant poisons. Anthony Hauth rated it it was amazing Jan 01, The literary experience of phantastica is so often an oscillation between these poles and whether they are associated with pathology as cause or cure or the visionary experience, the tension pervades the phantastica discourse.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Semjaza rated it it was amazing Jun 28, Dale Pendell is the tnosis of the award-winning Pharmako trilogy, a literary history of psychoactive plants. The chapter on Peganum harmala— The Poison of Dreaming —is a particularly beautiful play of historical ideas and insights. Contents On Poisonous Knowledge.

Sep 18, Nicole Fraticelli rated it really liked it. Five hundred mics is a good round figure. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Each substance is explored in detail, not only with information on its history, 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.


These beautiful tomes deal with the wonders, dangers, and possibilities of the most powerful chemists on earth, plants and fungi. Almost like reading a case study of the experiences of humanity with certain chemicals. Other editions – View all Pharmako Gnosis: Pharmwko is the branch of pharmacology that deals with herbs and unprepared medicines in their natural state, those whose cure is held in a deeper wisdom. Let the oracles come alive again, not like something ppharmako read about in a book, but an actual cave that speaks, that will answer questions Pendell Lists with This Book.

The Poet of Plants I love these books.

PHARMAKO/GNOSIS PAPERBACK – Dale Pendell : Small Press Distribution

May 13, David Phxrmako rated it liked it Shelves: The books form an interrelated suite of works that provide the reader with a unique, reliable, and often personal immersion in this medically, culturally, and spiritually fascinating subject.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. I have to admit that I skimmed the second half of the text. Jake Ingalls rated it it was amazing Jul 31, You must be logged in to post a comment. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Chris Rudge rated it it was amazing Nov 16, Pendell is a poet, popular exponent of shamanic ethnobotany and the founding editor of the avant-garde magazine Kuksu.

Written in the style of Zen poetry meshed with anecdotal story-telling, Pendell takes us on an inner journey.



This is an interesting distinction for Pendell to have drawn out at the very beginning of his book. The communality and empathogenic effects give rise to new groundings of pharmxko form that occur from within the wider social, giving them a primary position as a source of social interaction and cohesion.

Can’t do any better than this I haven’t read the first two volumes of the Pharmako series, so perhaps my concerns have already been addressed. Md rated it really liked it May 31, Refresh and try again. While brief periods of medical and anthropological research preceded the great psychedelic boom of the late s and early s, it was this later period that really began to outline the limits of the discussion. Following its common names and related species, the reader is taken through the thoughts of Dioscorides to its chemical interplay, through to its ability to ward of the evil eye: Books by Dale Pendell.

Journal of Backcountry Writing. Pendell, aside from quickly highlighting the distinction, uses it playfully throughout his narrative. Plant Teachers and the Poison Path 4. If I didn’t have the background I do, I would have been left scratching my head. Also an experienced computer scientist, he lives with his wife Laura in California’s Sierra foothills.