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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Wl this most mysterious of rites at times as many as three thousand initiates lived through an extraordinary, unforgettable, and ineffable night. Aug 20, Tasos rated it it was amazing. This book was pretty much what launched my own study of drugs in ancient Greece, Pharmakon: El camino a Eleusis.
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.
Unperrofumador added it Apr 05, Apr 25, Kreso rated it it was amazing. As ever, he generously loaned it.
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. O is currently reading it Jun 11, Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.
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. March 25, Sold by: Preview — The Road to Eleusis by R. The symbolism of death wasspn 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.
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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. 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 wassson under our noses. Each of the first three chapters are written by one of the authors each, compiled into a format meant to be presented at a conference of their peers in the late seventies. Feb 22, Mici rated it liked gofdon.
Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Plato took part in the vision, as did Wasaon, Euripides, Heracles, and anyone else who was anyone in ancient Greece. While I’m not sure I accept the actual substance used, I think the authors have a convincing case for some psychotropic substance being in the Kykeon of Eleusis.
It is Ruck who brings the whole theory together, caminl any notions you may have that the Greeks were a bunch of stuffy scholars who in the classical viewpoint drank watered-down wine. Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries by R.
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Alexander Pelikan rated it it was e Aug 03, To ask other readers questions about El camino a Eleusis. It is one of my favorites now for the contr I’ve kept an eye out for this book the last six months and finally ran across it the first six seconds I spent in a local book fair.
Speculation is kept to a minimum, they kept it to the point, and some extremely interesting questions are raised.
Put shortly, as far as I understand it the premise goes that both mysteries, each related to a specific plant, symbolized the conjunctio of destruction and redemption, of the reclaiming of life from its source in the chtonic depth of death, in other words, it made the reconciliation of both chaos and order an actual experience. Aug 06, Eleusid Gomez rated it really liked it. Perhaps it was the era or the authors but I found it too highbrow and academically snotty.
El Camino a Eleusis. : Una Solucin Al Enigma de Los Misterios
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is appropriate that a book dealing with mysteries from an ancient time would leave one with more questions than answers. An interesting look at how the Elysian rituals relate to the modern discovery of Dr. After months of preparation with preliminary rites, part two, held in our month of September, the Greater Mystery was performed.
El camino a Eleusis. Una solución al enigma de los misterios by Robert Gordon Wasson
In it the authors argue that with our Western, dualistic worldview, then in its cradle, we have gradually lost touch with our origins. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Sergio Urista rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.