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Persephone's quest : entheogens and the origins of religion

Author: R Gordon Wasson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1986.
Series: Ethno-mycological studies, no. 10.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book discusses the role played by psychoactive mushrooms in the religious rituals of ancient Greece, Eurasia, and Mesoamerica.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Études transculturelles
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Persephone's quest.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1986
(DLC) 87051547
(OCoLC)18130458
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Gordon Wasson
ISBN: 9780300138146 0300138148
OCLC Number: 234083967
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Persephone's quest / R. Gordon Wasson --
Lightningbolt and mushrooms / R. Gordon Wasson --
The Mahāvīra vessel and the plant Pūtika / Stella Kramrisch --
The last meal of the Buddha / R. Gordon Wasson --
Carved 'disembodied eyes' of Teotihuacan / Jonathan Ott --
Poets, philosophers, priests : entheogens in the formation of the classical tradition / Carl A.P. Ruck --
Mushrooms and Philosophers --
The Wild and the Cultivated: Wine in Euripides' Bacchae --
The Offerings from the Hyperboreans.
Series Title: Ethno-mycological studies, no. 10.
Responsibility: R. Gordon Wasson [and others].

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This book discusses the role played by psychoactive mushrooms in the religious rituals of ancient Greece, Eurasia, and Mesoamerica.

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