Stimulating Plants, Potions and Herbcraft
Excitania and Empathogenica
By Dale Pendell
(North Atlantic Books, Hardcover, 9781556438882, 293pp.)
Publication Date: August 3, 2009
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"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).