Tagged: ethnobotany

by Paul Hessell (Creative Commons)

Good Intentions and the Road to the Amazon

A group of academics and others have published a letter expressing severe criticism of the methods and aims of the Ethnobotanical Stewardship Council (ESC), an NGO which has assumed the mission of ensuring the safety and sustainability of ayahausca and other entheogens. The letter is reproduced below. The debate continues…...

Margaret Kreig - Green Medicine

Green Medicine by Margaret B. Kreig

Originally published in 1964 ‘Green Medicine: The Search for Plants that Heal…’ is written by Margaret B. Kreig. This review is written from the 1st UK hardback edition, 1965. The book explores humanity’s recent botanical investigations in order to discern new sources of medicinal drugs. Kreig was a journalist and...

by Erix!

Psychedelic Lichen

Psychedelic compounds can be found throughout a range of different groups of flora. With this thought in mind it is surprising to think that so few of these plants are actually discussed or experienced within drug circles in the Western World. It doesn’t stop at plants either, what with certain...

Animals and Psychedelics

Animals and Psychedelics by Giorgio Samorini

Originally published in Italy in 2000 under the title ‘Animali che si Drogano’, this English Translation of Giorgio Samorini’s ‘Animals and Psychedelics: The Natural World and the Instinct to Alter Consciousness’ was published by Park Street Press in 2002. The author is an ethnobotonist, ethnomycologist and the editor-in-chief of the...

Plants of the Gods

Plants of the Gods by Richard Evans Schultes, Albert Hofmann and Christian Rätsch

Originally published in 1979, this review of ‘Plants of the Gods: Their Sacred, Healing, and Hallucinogenic Powers’ by Richard Evans Schultes, Albert Hofmann and Christian Rätsch, is from the 2001 revised and expanded edition (Healing Arts Press). The authors of this book are all renowned within the psychedelic and entheogenic...

pharmakognosis

Pharmako/Gnosis by Dale Pendell

Originally published in 2005, this edition of Dale Pendell’s  ‘Pharmako/Gnosis: Plant Teachers and the Poisoned Path’ is the North Atlantic Books 2009 hardback edition. The concluding part to Pendell’s Pharmako Trilogy, which includes ‘Pharmako/Poeia’ and ‘Pharmako/Dynamis,’ the book largely deals with the phantastica and daimonica class of plants and substances....

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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 Burning Man’ (2006) and ‘Living with Barbarians: A few Plant...

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