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Shroom : a cultural history of the magic mushroom

Author: Andy Letcher
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harper Perennial edView all editions and formats
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Explores how the magic mushroom has influenced cultural history, philosophy, literature, art, and folklore, describing how hallucinogenic mushrooms have become such an influential drug.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Letcher
ISBN: 9780060828295 0060828293
OCLC Number: 156814860
Notes: "An Ecco book."
Description: xiv, 360 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: I: Agaricus --
The mushroom people --
Science and magic --
The archaeology of ecstasy --
Mush disordered --
Feasts and revelations --
Wasson --
II: Amanita --
The fly-agaric --
Soma --
Chemistry and conspiracy --
III: Psilocybe --
Academic exercise --
High priests --
Ripples and waves --
Underground, overground --
The elf-clowns of hyperspace --
Muck and brass --
Epilogue: love on a puffball.
Responsibility: Andy Letcher.

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Explores how the magic mushroom has influenced cultural history, philosophy, literature, art, and folklore, describing how hallucinogenic mushrooms have become such an influential drug.

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