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Pharmako/Dynamis

Stimulating Plants, Potions & Herbcraft

FINALIST, 2003 PEN CENTER USA LITERARY AWARD, CREATIVE NONFICTION

“Pendell’s ongoing subjects are the botanical ‘allies’; humans have always associated with, and the ‘pharmakon’, the drug that is both poison and cure. A poet, ethnobotanist, and amateur chemist, he’s the best writer on drugs to come along since the late Terence McKenna.”
The Village Voice

“The Poet of Plants….”
Los Angeles Times

“Dale Pendell’s books are elegant tapestries of accurate chemistry, pharmacology, and botany, inter-woven with rich poetical imagery. I use them as textbooks in a large annual undergraduate class which I teach at the University of California in Berkeley. The students love them!”
David E. Presti, Ph.D., Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley

“Dale Pendell, most elegant eloquent writer on drugs because both scientist and poet, has exuded a book as charming as The Compleat Angler or Brillat-Savarin’s Physiology of Taste. It will be preserved amongst the scriptures of an entheogenic revival that will recognize the scribe Pendell as an inspired prophet and forerunner.”
Hakim Bey

Reviews

Rain Taxi review by Sarah Fox: http://www.raintaxi.com/online/2003summer/pharmako.shtml

Now available in hardback.

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