Robert Gordon Wasson (September 22, – December 23, ) was an American author, . Wasson, R. Gordon. Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality. Soma, Divine Mushroom of Immortality In , Gordon Wasson put forth the concept that this mushroom was the “plant” that was referred to as Soma, in his. Compre o livro Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality, na : confira as ofertas para livros em inglês e por Robert Gordon Wasson (Autor).

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This mushroom muhroom possesses one of the more unique traits among these substances overall that it wasn’t targeted and scheduled during the Controlled Substances Act ofso it was never banned or made illegal to possess or alter your consciousness with.

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.

His attention then turned to the Eleusinian Mysteriesthe initiation ceremony of the ancient Greek cult of Demeter and Persephone. 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.

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.

Mary Storm rated it really liked it Jan 01, Linda rated it really liked it Feb 02, Somehow the drug is not as effective unless it has been processed by the kidneys Ok so who figured this out. I have eaten about 40 species of edible mushrooms; ID is important.


Several of his books were self-published in illustrated, limited editions that have never been reprinted. However, the matter of Morgan’s responsibility for the Hall Carbine Incident remains controversial.

These inquiries practically make the case for inebriants being some form of God – either that or they put you into contact with some form of it. He also argues contrary to the beliefs of the comparativist Mircea Eliade that drug use among shamans does not represent a form of decadence and degeneration.

Some say it causes intense and vivid dreams, and of course, that drinking wassson urine after ot body processes it gets you higher since it is excreted straight through. The Search for the Manchurian Candidate.

The red mushroom is hard to miss. 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.

R. Gordon Wasson – Wikipedia

What I find interesting is how the mushroom in question was used by Nintendo to be the “super mushroom” power up in the video game Super Mario Bros. Among the Europeans, the author notes the mycophobic tendencies of Western Europeans, arguing that they refer to the mushroom as the “toadstool” and divvine upon it with disgust.

Dash rated it liked it Mar 21, Paperbackpages. 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. Retrieved July 7, An extremely interesting book about the religious use and the possible history of the sanskrit “Soma”, the fabled drug of the Gods form the vedas.

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R. Gordon Wasson

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Hofmann and Wasson were also among the first Westerners musbroom collect specimens of the Mazatec hallucinogen Salvia divinorumthough these specimens were later deemed not suitable for rigorous scientific study or taxonomic classification.

Retrieved 22 December The Man, the Legend, the Myth. Do not ingest this mushroom if you are not experienced in shamanistic ethnobotany.

Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality by R. Gordon Wasson

Chazz rated it really liked it May 17, Having eaten Amanita muscaria every day for 2 weeks, and having read the Gita, the first nine cantos of the Srimad Bhagavatam Prabhupada of courseI believe Wasson is correct. Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms. This book is for detectives, historians, anthropologist and enthusiasts as well One of the fundamental works of ethnobotany and ethnomycology This book also discusses the role of the fly agaric in Europe, Eurasia, and Siberia among the shamans there.

Wasson makes a good case, a very interesting read. Mar 25, Shrivatsa Om rated it did not like it. Sep 18, Shortsman rated it it was amazing Shelves: The magic psilocybian mushrooms at least are known for growing on cow shit or dung, feces, patties; etc.

University of California Press. The author traces the evidence and attempts to show that indeed the soma mentioned in the Rg Veda that was later mysteriously lost was the fly agaric Amanita muscaria.

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