Persephone's Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion by R. Gordon WassonPersephone's Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion by R. Gordon Wasson

Persephone's Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion

byR. Gordon Wasson, Stella Kramrisch, Carl Ruck

Paperback | July 29, 1992

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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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Title:Persephone's Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of ReligionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:257 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:July 29, 1992Publisher:Yale University Press

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ISBN - 10:0300052669

ISBN - 13:9780300052664

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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 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.'