The Road to Eleusis has ratings and 21 reviews. Myth and Mithras by Carl A.P. Ruck The Holy Mushroom by Jan Irvin Soma by R. Gordon Wasson. R. Gordon Wasson. Albert Hofmann I. ThE WAsson RoAD To ElEusis (R.G. .). .. the time: El honguillo viene por si mismo, no se sabe de. El camino a Eleusis / The path to Eleusis: Una Solución Al Enigma De Los Misterios / a Solution to the Puzzle of Mysteries (Brevarios) (Spanish Edition) by.

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El Camino a Eleusis. : Una Solucin Al Enigma de Los Misterios

Showing of 1 reviews. Aug 20, Tasos rated it it was amazing. En fin lo recomiendo ampliamente. Refresh and try again. In he was elected to become a Fellow of the American Physical Society, awsson he received the Robert Wilson Prize from this Wasskn and in he obtained the degree Dr. Nov 26, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving…. No trivia or quizzes yet. This 30th anniversary edition includes an appreciative preface by religious scholar Huston Smith and an updated exploration of the chemical evidence by Peter Webster.

Please try again later. In this groundbreaking work, three experts—a mycologist, a chemist and a historian—argue persuasively that the sacred potion given to participants in the course of the ritual contained a psychoactive entheogen. So that would be chemical and goordon evidence. Except if you’re a worldview perhaps. I’ve kept an eye eo for this book the last six months and finally ran across it the first six seconds I spent in a local book fair.

The symbolism of death and rebirth and the cycle of life become very complicated here, and if you made it to here in my review I strongly recommend you to read the book.

This is gordoon only wishing to see their savior through rose-colored glasses, but it’s unscholarly cherry-picking of the Caminl which itself shows other examples with Telemachus drinking “drugged” wine with Helen and Menelaus and of Odysseus mixing an undiluted knock-out wine for the cyclops. To say this book was simply written to argue the theory that wsason Eleusinian ceremony was psychedelic, would be incorrect.


My favorite chapter was probably the afterword, the message for today’s world, which crowns the work fittingly. Extant documentation can proposedly be found in the archeological and historiographical records. It is argued in the book that this ceremony was connected to herbalism, more particularly with the picking of plants and flowers and in this case magic or psychotropic kinds.

Matt Sawyer marked it as to-read Oct 28, Interesting book about the use of an entheogen in the Eleusinian mystery cult.

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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Excellent sl that provides new information about the Eleusinian mysteries in ancient Greece, focusing on certain types of mushrooms in the rites! We Westerners have been mastering the objective, outside world, but concerning the inner world of subjective experience we are adolescents. The authors have played critical roles in the modern rediscovery of entheogens, and The Road to Eleusis presents an authoritative exposition of their views.

Gorxon 25, Sally rated it it was amazing Shelves: Wasson’s contribution is minor, Hofman’s a bit more substantial. This book is a contribution by three “authors” with different areas of expertise who each handled camno pieces of the larger idea as was relevant to their area of expertise.

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And likewise, I think this book is important for anyone else to read who is trying to understand the ancient Greeks and the roots of western civilization. Feb 22, Mici rated it liked it.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And finally, to understand if this type of “tripping” was even part of ancient Greek culture at all, he consulted another expert, Carl Ruck. After Persephone’s water journey to the chthonic realm, Demeter in her anguish commands the building of the telesterion and teaches the mystery of mortality and rebirth. Honoris Causa from the University of Geneva. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Want to Read saving…. The idea they’re tackling is the mystery at Eleusis, and specifically if the ceremonial kykeion drink was of a psychotropic nature. Tina rated it really liked it May 26, He helps you understand all the types of intoxicants they mixed into their “wines” and meticulously cites all the known histories and literature so you better see the role it played, which in retrospect seems to have been sitting right under our noses.


El camino a Eleusis. Una solución al enigma de los misterios by Robert Gordon Wasson

I would not want to experiment as they did, however. Learning from him I feel like I better understand how and why the roots of western civilization developed the way they did and seemed to spring out in all directions, all dimensions, and affecting every study from mathematics, to philosophy, to art, and spirituality.

What this amounts to is a series of essays. El camino a Eleusis. He has taught in over 25 short-term schools on accelerator physics and synchrotron radiation, and has published numerous papers.

Speculation is kept to a minimum, they kept it to the point, and some extremely interesting questions are raised. She threatens to starve humanity to death if Zeus doesn’t send Persephone her way, who by the time Zeus has acquiesced and she has to leave again has eaten a seed from Hades and thus from thence belongs partly to the underworld.

While I’m not sure I accept the actual substance used, Camono think the authors have a convincing case for some psychotropic substance being in the Kykeon of Eleusis.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. In it the authors argue that with our Western, dualistic worldview, then in its cradle, we have gradually lost touch with camimo origins. The Road to Eleusis: After months of preparation with preliminary rites, part two, held in our month of September, the Greater Mystery was performed. As ever, he generously loaned it.