Tagged: botany

Revolutionising our Relationship with Plants: Plant Consciousness 2014

Revolutionising our Relationship with Plants: Plant Consciousness 2014

The inherent qualities of the plant kingdom present many opportunities for learning and this two day event, taking place at Regent’s University, London, on October 4-5, will be an exploration into how we can learn more and deepen our relationship...

Doors Open for Intoxication Season at Kew Gardens

It is always sad to see cages in the zoo, but having just seen them at the botanical gardens I’m not sure what to think. Whether they are there to protect the psychoactive plants within from the public or the...

William Burroughs: Ayahuasca Tourist

William Burroughs: Ayahuasca Tourist

Way back in 1951, three years before Aldous Huxley published The Doors of Perception and awareness of the entheogenic properties of psychedelics in the West was almost non-existent, William Burroughs made his first expedition to Panama and Ecuador in search...

Bizarre Plants by William A. Emboden

Originally published in 1974 ‘Bizarre Plants: Magical, Monstrous, Mythical’ was written by William A. Emboden. Emboden was the senior curator of botany at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, professor of biology at California State University and lectured at...

Pharmako/Poeia by Dale Pendell

Dale Pendell’s ‘Pharmako/Poeia – Power Plants, Poisons & Herbcraft’ was originally published in 1995. This review  is written from the updated 2010 North Atlantic edition. Pendell is an author and poet whose written works include ‘Inspired Madness: The Gifts of...

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