Stimulating Plants, Potions, and Herbcraft (Revised & Updated)
Dale Pendell

This is the second volume of North Atlantic Books' updated paperback edition of Dale Pendell’s Pharmako trilogy, an encyclopedic study of the history and uses of psychoactive plants and related synthetics first published between 1995 and 2005. 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. All three books are beautifully designed and illustrated, and are written with unparalleled authority, erudition, playfulness, and range.

Pharmako/Dynamis: Stimulating Plants, Potions, and Herbcraft includes a new introduction by the author and as in previous editions focuses on stimulants (including coffee, tea, chocolate, and coca and its derivatives) and empathogens (notably Ecstasy). 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. The whole concoction is sprinkled with abundant quotations from famous writers, creating a literary brew as intoxicating as its subject.

The Pharmako series also includes Pharmako/Poeia (which covers tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, opiates, salvia divinorum, and other substances) and Pharmako/Gnosis (which addresses psychedelics and shamanic plants).

This edition has a new introduction by the author and updated content.

Title Pharmako/Dynamis
Subtitle Stimulating Plants, Potions, and Herbcraft (Revised & Updated)
Author Dale Pendell
Publisher North Atlantic Books
Title First Published 28 September 2010
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 312 p.
ISBN-10 1556438036
ISBN-13 9781556438035
Publication Date 28 September 2010
Main content page count 312
Weight 16 oz.

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