Dale Pendell (April 14, – 13 January ) was an American poet, ethnobotanist, and novelist. Writing in an evocative style all his own, he fused science. In Pharmako/Poeia, Dale Pendell offers a mesmerizing guide to psychoactive plants, from their pharmacological roots to the literary offshoots. “This is a book,”. Dale Pendell Has Written Two Books on Botanical Pharmacopeia That Resonate With a Lusty Wit. He May Be America’s Answer to Blake.

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Life is sweet, when experimenting with an unknown sulphur, go slowly indeed. That this tree was a girl, that that flower had been a boy. The most hazardous technique of ingesting tobacco is the tobacco enema, wherein the danger of overdose is extreme. It is a stimulant, a tranquilizer, a narcotic, and, if we are to beheve the ethnobotanical reports, a hallucinogen.

And right in the middle of the cluster was an Amanita phalloides, the veil washed off by a recent rain, and the characteristic greenish yellow of the pileus faded to a cream color that just matched the edible meadow mushrooms sur- rounding it. And consider, there are even greater dangers ahead.

In scientific taxonomy we wish to find those relationships, whether chemical, morphological, or cytological, that express evolutionary developments. We might also say that life, being both attractive and constantly dangerous, is intoxicating and ultimately toxic. Archived from the original on October 15, Feel your steps weighted.


Dec 19, Gerbik rated it it was amazing. And the other two in the trilogy. Pharmacognosy The chemistry of Prunus emarginata is not well studied, but probably is similar to Prunus serotina, wild cherry. Guess I screwed up at that meeting today. Like once a week to once a month. Pamela Watson points out that the skin behind the ear is rich in capillaries and is close to the brain, and would be an excellent place for transdermal absorption.

Books by Dale Pendell. A horse that will carry you many days, only to suddenly knock you off on a low branch. Our Way, however, is not about being a plant person. In the seventeenth century possession of tobacco was a capital offense in Russia, was prohibited in many parts of Germany, and was punishable by torture, beheading, hanging, quartering, or crushing in the Otto- man Empire.

Dale Pendell

He presents it in a fashion both visually entertaining and mentally stimulating, his prose acting as poetry. Botanical taxonomy is not an algebra: Breeding high-nieotine tobaccos is difficult. AKA ethanol, ethyl alcohol.

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We might also say that hfe, being both attractive and constantly dangerous, is intoxicating and ultimately toxic. We feed them by taking to- bacco ourselves, and a pharmacopofia takes place.


Too much steaming made the herb brittle, while too little left it “musty. Pharmacppoeia the leaves, this ap- parently occurs when they wilt or, more importantly, when in the alimentary ca- nal of an animal or a person.

But it’s not what you’d expect from an encyclopedia — it’s more poetry than reference, fact mixed with metaphor and a good deal of cryptic imagery.

Pemdell fungus that report- edly infects every cultivar produces ergot alkaloids. It seems safe to say that, as with Amazonian shamans, plants speak through Pendell.

To walk through the Amazonian forest with the Waorani- or the Quichua-speaking peoples is to be deluged with plant lore: Face it, you lack the solar salt.

A poetic look into the nature of psychoactive plants. This is under- stood by any true, that is to say, not self-deluding, spiritual path.