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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 Mr Wasson has aroused considerable attention in learned circles and beyond by advancing and documenting the thesis that Soma was a hallu This academic scholarly text makes the case for one of the perhaps most popular mushroom fungi Amanita muscaria as being Soma which was an important substance in Indian vedic religion similar to the Eleusinian Mysteries from Ancient Greece which is largely suspected to have been LSD or an ergot fungus derivative that acid is synthesized out of These inuiries practically make the case for inebriants being some form of God either that or they put you into contact with some form of it Maybe it is uite easy to imagine What I find interesting is how the mushroom in uestion was used by Nintendo to be the super mushroom power up in the video game Super Mario Bros although the original sprite design animation they used at first was orange with red dots or warts which bears a resembl

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Soma divine mushroom of immortality

Section on the post Vedic history of Soma is contributed by the Sanskrit scholar Wendy Doniger O'FlahertyThis edition faithfully reproduces the text and all but two of the many color and black and white illustrations of the original lavishly printed deluxe editio Decent read Touches on fly agaric and it s properties and lore than Soma and it s importance for Vedic civilization

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Cinogenic mushroom none other than the Amanita muscaria the fly agaric that until recent times was the center of shamanic rites among the Siberian and Uralic tribesmen In his presentation he throws fascinating light on the role of mushrooms in religious ritual A Wasson makes a good case a very interesting read Could be a hard book to find but it s worth the struggle Especially if you can try fly agaric afterwards


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  1. says:

    This academic scholarly text makes the case for one of the perhaps most popular mushroom fungi Amanita muscaria as being Soma which was an important substance in Indian vedic religion similar to the Eleusinian Mysteries from Ancient Greece which is largely suspected to have been LSD or an ergot fungus derivative that acid is synthesized out of These inuiries practically make the case for inebriants being some form of God either

  2. says:

    Wasson makes a good case a very interesting read Could be a hard book to find but it’s worth the struggle Especially if you can try fly agaric afterwards

  3. says:

    Decent read Touches on fly agaric and it's properties and lore than Soma and it's importance for Vedic civilization

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    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 Very intriguing case is made that Aminita Muscara the Fly Agaric mushroom from northern Europe and Siberia is Soma It has been used by Eurasian shamans to look into the spirit world the interesting thing about AM is that to be safely and effective it needs to be eaten