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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Aug 19, Kevin rated it liked it Shelves: Find the New World. Jacob Stover rated it it was amazing Sep 22, 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.


Pop a ten-strip and go deep. I love gnowis books. The Poet of Plants The communality and empathogenic effects give rise to new groundings of social form that occur from within the wider social, giving them a primary position as a source of social interaction and cohesion.

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Jake Ingalls rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Pendell, aside from quickly highlighting the distinction, uses it playfully throughout his narrative. The rest of the phatmako was packed with valuable information and entrancing stories about medicines that fit into the categories of Phantastika and Daimonica plant poisons.


Contents On Poisonous Knowledge. So many plants, so many cultures, so many things we do not talk about.

It also gives sound advice to those who have experience traveling in entheospace and want to learn more about the nature of the mind. Achille M rated it really liked it Mar 16, Mercury House Product Number: Looking forward to reading the rest pharmaoo the Pharmako series. The whole concoction is sprinkled with abundant quotations from famous writers, creating a literary brew as intoxicating as its subject.

Anthony Hauth rated it it was amazing Jan 01, The disjointed nature of the information made it somewhat difficult for me to follow. This third volume deals some pretty heady topics and plants one is likely to rarely encounter without some serious and possibly perilous searching. Share on Twitter Tweet. The social observations of phantastica use are the exteriority of the poison path. Toni rated it really liked it Nov 19, Gnosiis 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: You must be logged in to post a comment.

Pharmako/Gnosis by Dale Pendell – Psychedelic Press UK

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. The narrative explanation of the nature of these poison paths repeatedly opens itself up to repositioning and the effect is to create a fluid motion for what might otherwise have been a densely packed knowledge. Perhaps it would have been wiser to focus this work on the non-scientific aspects associated with ingestion of botanicals.


He and his wife Laura currently reside in California. Other editions – View all Pharmako Gnosis: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Rayne Hernandez rated it liked it Oct 25, Can’t do any better than this To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Feb 04, AK rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: No eBook available Amazon. Still, the chapter on The Fool as an archetype is amazing.

In chapters “Phantastica,” “Hypnotica,” and “Telephorica,” Pendell explores hallucinogenic plants, the bringers of sleep, and the bearers of distance.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Pedell calls his subjectsthese books do not condone rampant misuse of potent concoctions, but instead offer level-headed yet inspired advice on navigating the dangerous waters of nature and its curiosities. It was easy to read and would be a good book for a psychopharmacological novice.

It also deals with the group daimonica that includes ketamine, iboga and the Amanita muscaria, or fly agaric, mushroom.

May 13, David Ward rated it liked it Shelves: Dale Pendell is a poet, software engineer and longtime student of ethnobotany.