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Persephone's Quest

Persephone's Quest - 86 edition

ISBN13: 978-0300052664

Cover of Persephone
ISBN13: 978-0300052664
ISBN10: 0300052669
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 86
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published: 1986
International: No

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Persephone's Quest - 86 edition

ISBN13: 978-0300052664

R. Gordon Wasson, Stella Kramrisch, Jonathan Ott and Carl A. Ruck

ISBN13: 978-0300052664
ISBN10: 0300052669
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 86
Publisher: Yale University Press

Published: 1986
International: No
Summary

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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