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5.0 out of 5 stars How the Ancient Greeks took a trip, 10 Jun 2010
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This review is from: The Road to Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries (Paperback)
A very readable series of academic essays on the role of entheogenic fungi in the ancient world. This work is now over thirty years old and still relevant today to those pondering the history and meaning of the entheogenic experience. Some useful footnotes from the authors bring things up to date.

The hymn to Demeter is perhaps hard to follow but would have been widely known in its day.

It seems she might not have been the goddess of wheat but of the fungus that grew on it and the experience it engendered.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books ever.., 15 Oct 2013
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What a brilliant book, this kind of information should be taught at schools to educate our children about true history, this book is very well written and I am sure I will be reading again. What a treasure for a cheap price :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Anyone for an Ear of Corn ?, 19 Dec 2012
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Obviously they were not called "The Mystery's" for nothing, and much of what went on at Eleusis remains just that. But, this book presents a great theory into what may be The central theme or inspiration to the initiate. As well as the theory there's some great background on the mythology that was central to the Eleusinian Mystery's. I would highly recommend this to a broad spectrum of readers from those who are interested in the history of pre Hellenistic era Greece, Philosophy, Theology, Esotericism, Ontology, Epistemology, and Entheogenic Substances.
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The Road to Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries by R. Gordon Wasson (Paperback - 28 Feb 2009)
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