Quarter navy leather over deep blue boards. Gilt lettering to spine and gilt rules to spine edge, gilt lightning strike over black tree illustration on upper board. Top edge gilt, tipped in colour frontis and colour plates, b&w illustrations, references, notes. Printed by Stamperia Valdonega of Italy.
Edition limited to 300 copies of which 274 were numbered and 26 were'hors commerce and lettered A-Z; The first deluxe edition of this serious study by the author of'Soma' - with essays by others looking at aspects of the use of entheogens (psychoactive substances used in a spiritual context) in Asian religions and the Western classical tradition. Gordon Wasson, Stella Kramrish, Jonathan Ott, Carl A. One of only 300 individually numbered copies printed. Persephone's Quest: Entheogens and the.Yale University Press, [New Haven]. This fascinating book discusses the role played by psychoactive mushrooms in the religious rituals of ancient Greece, Eurasia, and Mesoamerica.
Gordon Wasson, an internationally known ethnomycologist who was one of the first to investigate how these mushrooms were venerated and employed by different native peoples, here joins with three other scholars to discuss the evidence for his discoveries about these fungi, which he has called entheogens, or god generated within. The item "Persephone's Quest Entheogens and the Origins of Religion DELUXE ED, SIGNED" is in sale since Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
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