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Stimulating Plants, Potions and Herbcraft - (Pharmako Dynamis) by Dale Pendell (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 293

Genre: Health + Wellness

Sub-Genre: Herbal Medications

Series Title: Pharmako Dynamis

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Author: Dale Pendell

Language: English

Street Date: August 3, 2009
TCIN: 78684170
UPC: 9781556438882
Item Number (DPCI): 247-13-0861


This is the second volume of North Atlantic Books' hard cover 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 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).

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