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Mushrooms, myth & mithras : the drug cult that civilized Europe

Author: Carl Anton Paul Ruck; Mark Alwin Hoffman; José Alfredo González Celdrán
Publisher: San Francisco : City Lights, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fascinating tour of the mushroom-centered mystery religions which have profoundly influenced Western civilization.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Anton Paul Ruck; Mark Alwin Hoffman; José Alfredo González Celdrán
ISBN: 9780872864702 0872864707
OCLC Number: 1010314845
Description: 1 v. (290 pages) : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Contents: Preamble : the first supper: the shamanic origin of religion ; Preface : Also sprach Zarathustra ; The entheogenic eucharist of Mithras ; Becoming one with God ; The water miracle ; Death by bull's blood ; Ass's ears ; Fire, mushrooms, and sexual procreation / R. Gordon Wasson ; Mushrooms, gorgons, and the spring of Perseus ; Menhirs ; Attis under the same cap ; The Persian, keeper of the fruits ; Pater, magister sacrorum ; A God for the end of time ; The drama in the sky ; Freemasonry and the survival of the eucharistic brotherhoods.
Responsibility: Carl A.P. Ruck, Mark A. Hoffman, José Alfredo González Celdrán.
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