Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Wasson, Gordon ioned. Soma Divine Mushroom of Immortality, by R. Gordon Wasson. xiii + p., 22 pl., (17 in color), 2 water-colors, 10 figs., 3 maps, 1 chart. Harcourt, Brace & World. Estudio clásico acerca del Soma, la bebida sagrada de los Vedas hindúes, que Wasson acabó por identificar con la Amanita muscaria, el hongo enteogénico.

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George rated it it was amazing Mar 09, One of the key enigmas of cultural history has been the identiy of a sacred plant called Soma in the ancient Rig Veda of India. Prior to his work on soma, theologians had interpreted the Vedic and Magian practices to have been based on alcoholic beverages that produced inebriation. Soma – the three Somas – inspired hymns vibrant with ecstasy, composed over centuries by priests who lived in centers remote from each other.

Entheogens and the Development of Culture. Together, Wasson and botanist Roger Heim collected and identified various species of family Strophariaceae and genus Psilocybewhile Albert Hofmann[16] using material grown by Heim from specimens collected by the Wassons, identified the chemical structure of the active compoundspsilocybin and psilocin.

This page was last edited on 25 Novemberat Collection digitallibraryindia ; texts ; BharatZindabad. The Hall Carbine Affair: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Chazz rated it really liked it May 17, Normally Philocybe is used as tea, I can imagine that they have made some drink, Soma perhaps, fermented it stays fresh longer, also tastes better than tea from pure mushroom.

Touches more on fly agaric and it’s properties and lore than Soma and it’s importance for Vedic civilization. Moreover, his willingness to pursue the guest through the wide range of linguistics, archeology, folklore, philology, ethnobotany, plant ecology, human physiology, and prehistory constitutes an object lesson to all holistic professional students of man.


R. Gordon Wasson

Wasson’s work establishes, in wazson opinion convincingly, that among all the candidatures put forward for representing Soma, Amanita muscaria is by far the most plausible.

One of the key enigmas of cultural history has been the identity of a sacred plant called Soma in the ancient Rig Veda of India. The Nahua Aztecs and other groups speaking the same tongue: The divine muhroom of immortality. Mar 25, Shrivatsa Om rated it did not like it.

John Morgan rated it it was amazing Sep 21, Things of that sort. What I find interesting is how the mushroom in question was used by Nintendo to be the “super mushroom” somx up in the video game Super Mario Bros. Dolphins and monkeys are other animals known to seek intoxication as well as cats with catnip? I have reached end,here was wasson refers to Philocybes Psilocybe cubensis and semillanceata, bestwhere writer describes growth of semilanceata and call it fly-agaric.

In MayLife magazine published an article titled ” Seeking the Magic Mushroom “, which introduced psychoactive mushrooms to a wide audience for the first time. The poets never tire of stressing Soma’ S sensuous appeal.

Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc dc. Indra, mighty with his thunderbolt, was their chief god, and Agni, the god of fire, also evoked conspicuous homage.

September 22, Great Falls, Montana. The dried plants were first freshened with water. Soma Divine Mushroom Of Immortality dc. The effects are mildly similar to those caused by LSD or DMT, and can be enhanced with cannabis use during the course of the inebriation or experience usually smoked, taking it in edible form can utilize a different vibe as the effects generally aren’t instant; etc, if you are going for that.

As early asWasson had been attempting to influence historians Allan Nevins and Charles McLean Andrews regarding Morgan’s role in the affair, and then he used Nevins’ report [8] as a reference for his own book on the topic.


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Open Preview See a Problem? This edition faithfully reproduces the text and all but two of the many color and black-and-white illustrations of the original, lavishly printed, deluxe edition. Faber and Faber Ltd.

Rob Salkowitz rated it liked it Jan 13, They were a warrior people, fighting with horse-drawn chariots; a grain-growing people; a people for whom animal breeding, especially catde, was of primary importance; finally, a people whose language was Indo-European, the Vedic tongue, the parent of classical Sanskrit, a collateral ancestor of our European languages. Wasson’s next major contribution was a study of the ancient Vedic intoxicant somawhich he proposed was based on the psychoactive fly agaric Amanita muscaria mushroom.

This can have been big problem when milk is hallucinogenic, same problem than wheat has had Claviceps purpurea, it has made whole village mad.

Especially if you can try fly-agaric afterwards. In fact, this is something humans and the field of consciousness must have access to as it is, like Disney films and things that have been produced since the dawn of time.

Lomo con marcas wassob arrugas. In the course of CIA-funded [5] research, Wasson made contributions to the fields of ethnobotanybotanyand anthropology. Unique among these other gods was Soma. Marcus rated it it was amazing Apr 12, The Man, the Legend, the Myth.

University of California Press. Retrieved May 6, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The mushrooms can be considered gifts.

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