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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Some doctors find their ally ever close at hand. If you go too far you come up against the vegetation belt. Feb 26, Zak Ziebell rated it it was amazing.

The admixtures to Saccharomyces are a pretty classy lot. You will suffo- cate at sea level, immersed dalr an ocean of air. Let the lover of God understand us right; we do not go upon an historical heathenish conjecture, nor only upon the light of the outward nature; both suns shine to us.

For a very long time indeed. Maybe the mushrooms or the little leaves of the Shepherdess will give you the seeing, but you need tobacco for the muscle, to clean the sickness out. Whereas, in our culture, smoking tobacco is more commonly associated with the postcoi- tal state.

For one, the dosage is vital to the re- sults. Finally to one a day. How can someone know that much about alchemy? If you let the alembic cool, metaphor becomes superstition. Taxonomy wishes to separate the cats from the dogs — not so difficult, you think, until you come to hyenas. A long time student of ethnobotanyPendell discussed historical and cultural uses of “power plants” in his works.

This was hard to follow at first then hard to put down. While Pendell’s scope is vast, the imaginative and thought-provoking stories in The Great Bay focus on the lives of people in what was once California, where rising sea levels have formed a great bay in the heart of the phxrmacopoeia.


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It is probable that other alkaloids, such as tropanes, are also present in D. An opportunity to do fieldwork should not be passed up, but even fieldwork is not a replacement for library work. Usually one has to fast, purify oneself, maintain a strict diet of no salt or domestic meat, and go out into the forest and wait for him, sometimes a long time.

The quid, or chaw, is passed around in a circle, from mouth to mouth, until eve- ryone has had a sufficient chew. Pendell provides a beautifully crafted bridge between these two worlds.

Wagner, Faust’s assistant, believes his master is still alive and seeks for him with the help of the Serpent, a sexy hermaphrodite born from the homunculus.

Pharmacology Nicotine is structurally similar to acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter active in both the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous systems, as well as in the so- matic nervous system at neuromuscular junctures.

Kind of like a message from God. Harman, a harminelike alkaloid, has been found in the smoke of some tobaccos.

Geber called the raising of the dry matter, so that it collects and adheres in the head of its own flask, sublimation. Enzymes must act on the glycosides to release the cyanide. Mar 20, Maurice Fitzgerald rated it it was amazing.

The water here gets murky. Feel every hour of the day a tedious distraction and ordeal. Pharmacognosy The phamracopoeia of Prunus emarginata is not well studied, but probably is similar to Prunus serotina, wild cherry.

Montane species of Scirpus are generally two or three feet high, but the California tule rush grows to more than fifteen feet in height. Quicksilver, mercury, is pneuma, what the Taoists call yin, the solvent that dissolves away the fixed part, the sulphur, the part that is stuck.


And she is voluptu- ous, so you go. It’s a book about knowledge, and secrets. The poor man’s crack. Certain of his works comment on the origins of cultural myths. I have maintained Lewin’s fivefold system, but offer a new class, thanatopathia, for tobacco.

Pharmako/Poeia: Plant Powers, Poisons, and Herbcraft

Poet, Computer Scientist, good friend of the poet Gary Snyder and the Philosopher Norman Brown, previous drug-smuggling felon heroin addict adolescent turned Berkeleyesque scholar on all things botanical and poetical. If the plant is closed up in a restricted environment, it will die in its own excrement.

My personal favorite was this wood carving in a French church: Apr 02, Michele rated it it was amazing. The authorial voice that appears in it should be considered a fictional persona. The symptoms of nicotine poisoning coincide almost perfectly with the stages of shamanic initiation.

Two species in India are used medicinally, S.

There are some five dozen wild species of Nicotiana, three-quarters of them na- tive to the Americas. Conversations with Norman O.

A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. To- bacco is a model of ambiguity: Lawrence titled a book of poetry Pansies. That magic blend of fire and air, of spirit and death, breath made visible: The publisher and the author recommend that dangerous or illegal practices be avoided.

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