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 SoluciĆ³n Al Enigma De Los Misterios / a Solution to the Puzzle of Mysteries (Brevarios) (Spanish Edition) by.

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Israel Barak marked it as to-read Mar 05, I had such high hopes for this book and I am happy to say they were greatly exceeded. Honoris Causa from the University of Geneva. Interesting gorddon about the use of an entheogen in the Eleusinian mystery cult. Extant documentation can proposedly be found in the archeological and historiographical records. If that’s all it was I don’t believe it would have much more effect than just a “huh, that’s an interesting bit of trivia; moving on. After gorfon of preparation with preliminary rites, part two, held in our month of September, the Greater Mystery was performed.

Apr 25, Kreso rated it it was amazing. To the credit of I’d long known of this book but had never seen a copy of it until coming to visit my old high school chum, and former roommate, Mike Miley.

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The Road to Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries

This book was pretty much what launched my own study of drugs in ancient Greece, Pharmakon: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries by R. Francesco Di Giuseppe rated it it was amazing Jan 05, In developing the theory of Eleusis, he asked Hofmann for his help again to determine if there was a naturally-occurring candidate that could produce a type of psychedelic effect in that region of the world.

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The exact details of the climactic portion of the ceremony and the techniques used by the priests both in the ceremony and the preparation of the elixir itself have remained vague though, due to the sworn secrecy of the attendees.

Those presented “papers” were pulled together into this book afterward, along with ancillary data, a re-translation of Homer’s Hymn to Demeter Greek goddess of the harvestand then a heavily-detailed final chapter written by just one of the authors. I found the book informative and engaging, though I missed the documentations and references in the text. No trivia or quizzes yet. The secretive Mysteries conducted at Eleusis in Greece for nearly two millennia have long puzzled scholars with strange accounts of initiates experiencing otherworldly journeys.

Return to Book Page. It has since been returned. Por un lado, interesa como estudio erudito sobre la Grecia Antigua.

This book is a contribution by three “authors” with different areas of expertise who each handled different pieces of the larger idea as was relevant to their area of expertise. Magnifico documento, que nos da la oportunidad de entender como los rituales son procesos espirituales, que necesitan sl preparacion larga y lenta.

De la misma wasaon, el cuerpo y el alma deben prepararse para lograr un estado de conciencia esperado, de acuerdo a nuestro entendimiento y evolucion; no es un acto recreativo donde la mente escapa, al contrario, se enreda mas en nuestra tela de arana siquica, llevandonos hasta la desorientacion y la locura cuando no hay orientacion o proposito.

Paperbackpages. Jul 03, Michael Rinella rated it it was amazing. Eleusiss this amounts to is a series of essays.

The Eleusinian Mysteries was an ancient Greek biannual festival held near Athene for about 2, years straight. May 26, Juuso rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is not only wishing to see their savior through rose-colored glasses, but it’s unscholarly cherry-picking of the Odyssesy 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.


In retrospect you can see ancient Greece for the change in perception and expansion of the mind that it was, shaping the worldview under which we still operate.

To the credit of the editors, the final essay updates, critiques and corrects the suppositions of the original writers from the perspective of botany and chemistry.

About Robert Gordon Wasson. Read more Read less. Listening to the description of ecstasy and illumination by those who participated in the Greek Eleusinian ceremony, Gordon Wasson began to theorize they may be describing an experience brought on by some wssson of psychedelic compound. The symbolism of death and rebirth and the cycle of life godon very complicated here, and if you made it to here in my review I strongly recommend you to read the book. Nov 14, Nikolas Alixopulos rated it really liked it.

The Road to Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries by R. Gordon Wasson

Plato took part in the vision, as did Sophocles, W, Heracles, and anyone else who was anyone in ancient Greece. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Unperrofumador added it Apr 05,

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