Hamilton's Pharmacopeia - Season 2010



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  • Nzambi - subs
    Nzambi - subs
    Episode 20101105
    American soldiers returning from Haiti in the early ’20s and ’30s came home with arresting tales of voodoo potions, black magic, and living-dead zombies. They published their stories in mass-market pulp novels, which in turn inspired horror movies and eventually made their corporeal way to our supermarket aisles during Halloween.
  • Nzambi 5 of 6
    Nzambi 5 of 6
    Episode 20101029
    Hamilton goes to meet a new bokor deep in the rice fields of Artibonite. To prove his strength, Hamilton takes a large dose of zombie powder and is rewarded with a peak inside a zombie’s shed.
  • Nzambi 4 of 6
    Nzambi 4 of 6
    Episode 20101028
    While waiting to consult another Bokor, Hamilton recruits Haitian guides to help him fetch the ingredients to create a zombie of his own.
  • Nzambi 3 of 6
    Nzambi 3 of 6
    Episode 20101027
    Hamilton is granted a meeting with the leader of the Bizangos, a Haitian secret society and beholder of the formula for zombification. Negotiations are made and a local Bokor agrees to create a nzambi—for a price.
  • Nzambi 2 of 6
    Nzambi 2 of 6
    Episode 20101026
    Hamilton arrives in Port-Au-Prince and checks in to the Addams Family mansion. There he meets his guide Alex, a man who survived fourteen bullets to the face. Together they attend a Vodou ceremony and watch a pig become an ambassador to the gods.
  • Nzambi -- Part 1 of 6
    Nzambi -- Part 1 of 6
    Episode 20101025
    Hamilton goes to speak with Wade Davis, author of The Serpent and the Rainbow, world renowned ethnobotanist and (don’t call him a) Zombieologist.
  • The Icelandic Skin-Disease Mushroom Fashion Fiasco
    Sent to Iceland on the pretense of covering fashion week, Hamilton Morris and VBS take the opportunity to instead search the country for its native psychoactive mushrooms. Along the way they they pick up a half-ounce of piney Icelandic weed, partake in some fisherman’s snuff, and eat a heaping handful of liberty caps picked from a graveyard by a guy named Geri.moreless
  • SiKHAL: Shulgins I Have Known and Loved
    After spending days, weeks, months poring over the work of psychonaut-in-chief, Alexander Shulgin, Hamilton Morris mustered up the chutzpah to give him a call and request an interview. The result is this: an epic love-fest on the man who birthed Ecstasy in a test-tube. Hamilton visits the Shulgin residence (in San Francisco, naturally) and tempers his fanboy freakout with a rare and intensive look at the home and laboratory that caused the balls of millions to trip.moreless