Pharmako/Dynamis: Stimulating Plants,Potions,and Herbcraft / Edition 1

Pharmako/Dynamis: Stimulating Plants,Potions,and Herbcraft / Edition 1

by Dale Pendell
     
 

An exploration of psychoactive plants by the author of the award-winning Pharmako/Poeia.See more details below

Overview

An exploration of psychoactive plants by the author of the award-winning Pharmako/Poeia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781562791254
Publisher:
Mercury House
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Plant Allies: a poet's guide
On the Nature of Poison3
Nigredo: A Turn of Darkening7
Excitantia: provokers and agitators
Speed Limits11
Coffee: Coffea arabica15
Tea: Thea sinensis45
Chocolate I: Theobroma cacao73
Plant Wars91
Chocolate II: Theobroma cacao93
The Black Drink: Ilex spp., Guarana108
Kola: Cola nitida116
Betal: Areca catechu119
Hecate's Garden125
Ma Huang, Ephedra spp.127
Khat: Catha edulis142
Speed Freaking: amphetamine149
Coca: Erythroxylum coca156
Stealing from Tomorrow178
Wandering and the Vision Quest185
Empathogenica: mammalian raptures
Cleansing the Temple197
Nutmeg Reveries: Myristica fragrans199
Flipping and Raving: MDMA, Ecstasy206
GHB221
The Gift227
Dream Stutters228
References233
Credits271
Index277

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