am 6. Oktober 1998
This excellent book is a resource of poetry, herbcraft, history, magic, and altered consiousness. The only difficulty so far has been waiting for the second volume to come out and continue the story. But now it is available. The author uses poetry and images mixed with concrete chemical information about the psycoactive substances in each plant. The chapters are well arranged, in the categories the author has devised with the help of his plant allies to divide the plants into compatable chapters. I've never read anything like this, and read the book over and over, I have my favorite chapters, and the detailed information included on how to prepare and use the plants is reference information too keep on hand.
am 1. März 1999
Dale Pendell brings together the magic and mystery of plant intelligence and the poison path. He taps into the ancient wisdom that human beings have developed as human beings from their close association with plant intelligence and plant body. A long time associate of Gary Snyder and the other poets of the San Francisco Bay area Pendell is a major voice in his own right. He weaves the magic of his verse deeply into the stream of consciousness flowing through his work and takes the reader, like the plants he discusses, into worlds that themselves change consciousness. A tremendous work in the field.