Persephone's Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion
ISBN: 0300052669
EAN13: 9780300052664
Language: English
Publication Date: July 29, 1992
Pages: 257
Dimensions: 0.79" H x 9.13" L x 6.06" W
Weight: 0.88 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Persephone's Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion

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This fascinating book discusses the role played by psychoactive mushrooms in the religious rituals of ancient Greece, Eurasia, and Mesoamerica. R. Gordon Wasson, an internationally known ethnomycologist who was one of the first to investigate how these mushrooms were venerated and employed by different native peoples, here joins with three other scholars to discuss the evidence for his discoveries about these fungi, which he has called entheogens, or god generated within.
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From the Back Cover This fascinating book discusses the role played by psychoactive mushrooms in the religious rituals of ancient Greece, Eurasia, and Mesoamerica. R. Gordon Wasson, an internationally known ethnomycologist who was one of the first to investigate how these mushrooms were venerated and used by different native peoples, here joins with three other scholars to discuss his discoveries about these fungi, which he has called entheogens, or 'god generated within.'

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