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Persephone's quest : entheogens and the origins of religion

Author: R Gordon Wasson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1986.
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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: ""TABLE OF CONTENTS""; ""PART ONE Entheogens and the Origins of Religion""; ""Prelude""; ""Chapter 1 Persephone�s Quest""; ""Interlude""; ""Our discoveries:""; ""1. Soma and the Vedic Culture""; ""2. The Mystery of Eleusis ""; ""3. Our first Velada""; ""4. The Grecas""; ""5. The New World and the Thunderbolt""; ""6. The Meaning of Kakuljá Huracan ""; ""7. A Glimpse of the Domestic Use of Soma""; ""8. The Chinese and the Nivkhi ""; ""9. Greece and Soma""; ""10. Soma among the Mediaeval �Monsters�""; ""11. The Chukotka""; ""12. The Fool�s Mushroom""; ""13. �Happiness Mushroom� "" ""14. The British and the �Nameless Mushroom�""""15. The Vikings and Soma""; ""16. The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil""; ""Epilogue: the Age of the Entheogens""; ""Unfinished Business""; ""Chapter 2 Lightningbolt and Mushrooms""; ""Chapter 3 The Mahavira Vessel and the Plant Putika""; ""The Secret of the cut-off Heads""; ""The Elixir of Life: Soma and Putika""; ""Putka and the Santal of Eastern Bihar""; ""The Mahavira Vessel ""; ""The later and separate Lives of Mahavira and Putika""; ""Chapter 4 The Last Meal of the Buddha""; ""What was Sukara-Maddava?"" ""The Santal and the Putka""""The Buddha�s Last Meal""; ""The Indus Valley and Kashmir""; ""Memorandum by Walpola Rahula on the early Sources for the Meaning of Sukaramaddava""; ""Epilogue""; ""Chapter 5 Carved �Disembodied Eyes� of Teotihuacan""; ""PART TWO Poets, Philosophers, Priests: Entheogens in the Formation of the Classical Tradition""; ""Chapter 6 Mushrooms and Philosophers""; ""Shade-foots""; ""The Scene of Necromancy""; ""Peisander and the Affair of the Profanations""; ""The Swamp of Dionysus""; ""Tongue-in-Bellies and Revealers""; ""Socrates as Profaner of the Mysteries"" ""Mushrooms""""Aja Ekapad""; ""Prometheus as Shade-foot and the Theft of Fire""; ""Philosophers""; ""Chapter 7 The Wild and the Cultivated: Wine in Euripides� Bacchae""; ""The Discovery of Wine""; ""The Reconciliation with Primitivism""; ""The Making of Wine""; ""The mad Ring and the God""; ""Double Birth and the God�s Surrogate""; ""The first Birth""; ""The second Birth""; ""The Paradigm of Actaeon""; ""The Regression of Cadmean Thebes""; ""From Pollution to Fertility""; ""Toward an Understanding of Tragedy""; ""Chapter 8 The Offerings from the Hyperboreans""; ""Introduction"" ""The Route for the Offerings""""Hyperboreans""; ""The Garden of Apollo""; ""Lycians""; ""Apollo""; ""Sacrifice""; ""Thargelia""; ""Soma""; ""Daphnephoria""; ""The Secret Offering""; ""Notes on the Essays in this Book""
Responsibility: R. Gordon Wasson [and others].

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