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Pharmako/Poeia

Plant Powers, Poisons, and Herbcraft

WINNER, 1996 FIRECRACKER ALTERNATIVE BOOK AWARD

Pharmako/Poeia is an epic poem on plant humours, an abstruse alchemic treatise, an experiential narrative jigsaw puzzle, a hip and learned wild-nature reference text, a comic paean to cosmic consciousness, an ecological handbook, a dried-herb pastiche, a countercultural encyclopedia of ancient fact and lore that cuts through the present ‘conservative’ war-on-drugs psychobabble.”
Allen Ginsberg

“Dale Pendell reactivates the ancient connection between the bardic poet and the shaman. His Pharmako/Poeia is a litany to the secret plant allies that have always accompanied us along the alchemical trajectory that leads to a new and yet authentically archaic future.”
Terence McKenna

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Dreamflesh review by Gyrus: http://dreamflesh.com/reviews/pharmakopoeia/

Now available in hardback.

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