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Persephone's Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion Paperback – July 29, 1992
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An incredible read, very accessible to anyone interested in mythology and with an open mind.
The book itself is divided into two parts. The first consists of essays by R. Gordon Wasson, Stella Kramrisch, and Jonathan Ott covering everything from analysis of the last meal of the Buddha and the connections in mythology between the lightning bolt and the mushroom to the systematic gathering of evidence across cultures and history of the widespread use of entheogens in religious rites. The second part of the book consists of three essays from Carl A. P. Ruck, a distinguished Greek scholar. As would make sense, Ruck's essays focus a bit more intently on the relation of entheogens to ancient Greek society.Read more ›
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Wasson's text makes this book not only worthwhile, but a must read for anyone interested in the human link to higher knowledge. Read morePublished on June 15, 2004
If you are interested obtaing knowlege of the fly agaric muchroom, the soma of the anceint vedic culture of Idia, this is a good book to start with. Read morePublished on March 17, 2001
The title is taken from Greek mythology. Persephone was the daughter of Zeus and Styx, or, in the more usual tradition, the daughter of Zeus and Ceres (Demeter). Read morePublished on June 9, 2000 by Joseph H Pierre