Monday, March 7, 2011

Power of the Poppy now Available

My fifth book, Power of the Poppy: Harnessing Nature's Most Dangerous Plant Ally, is now available on Amazon and elsewhere.  It's a departure from my usual Vodou-oriented writing, but not so large as one might think.  Because there was little available material on Haitian Vodou by and for serious practitioners, I wrote The Haitian Vodou Handbook.  And when I started doing research on plant shamanism and plant allies, I found that one of our most important plant allies had been almost completely ignored. I also found that nobody was talking about the quid pro quo which is such a part of a shaman's work with allies. They aren't just benevolent green spirits waiting to teach you wisdom - like the lwa, they demand payment for their services.

I really enjoyed writing and researching this book, and hope that my readers will enjoy it as well.


  1. Reading it now and enjoying it very much.

  2. The first amendment of the constitution should have protected American citizens from the controlled substance act ever being enacted. It is only fascism hiding behind peoples ignorance of their religious rights that allows the war on drugs to continue. Do What Thou Wilt.