Mushrooms, Myth & Mithras: The Drug Cult That Civilized Europe


Langue : Anglais

ISBN : 9780872864702

Auteur :  Carl A.P. Ruck, Mark A. Hoffman and José Alfredo González Celdrán
Maison d'édition : City Lights Books

Date de parution : 2011

Pages: 290


Anthropological evidence has long suggested that psychedelic plants have played important roles in indigenous communities for thousands of years, but most scholarship does not address their larger sphere of influence on western culture.

In their groundbreaking new book, Mushrooms, Myths & Mithras, classics scholar Carl Ruck and friends reveal compelling evidence suggesting that psychedelic mushroom use was equally influential in early Europe, where it was central to initiation ceremonies for the Roman elite.