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

37.50$

Book Language: English

ISBN: 9780872864702

Author: Carl A.P. Ruck, Mark A. Hoffman and José Alfredo González Celdrán
Publisher: City Lights Books

Publication date: 2011

Pages: 290

Softcover

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.


English