Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Wasson, Gordon ioned. Soma Divine Mushroom of Immortality, by R. Gordon Wasson. xiii + p., 22 pl., (17 in color), 2 water-colors, 10 figs., 3 maps, 1 chart. Harcourt, Brace & World. Estudio clásico acerca del Soma, la bebida sagrada de los Vedas hindúes, que Wasson acabó por identificar con la Amanita muscaria, el hongo enteogénico.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It has been used by Eurasian shamans to look into the spirit world. They were then macerated with stone pestles, and the tawny yellow juice awsson it carne coursing through the conduits of the press was compared, in the hyperbole of the day, with thunder.

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Soma Divine Mushroom Of Immortality

aasson Investigations are still going on til this day. In his presentation he throws fascinating light on the role of mushrooms in religious ritual. Brian Jackson rated it it was amazing Mar 13, 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.

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Prior to his work on soma, theologians had interpreted the Vedic and Magian practices to have been based on alcoholic beverages that produced inebriation. September 22, Great Falls, Montana. Maybe it is quite easy to imagine.

It has been said it feels similar to the buzz gotten after a couple cans of beer. Print – Paper dc. Reference to milk is obvious. Sarge rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Wasson began his banking career at Guaranty Trust Company inand moved to J. Soma was a miraculous drink that spoke for itself. Sma say it causes intense and vivid dreams, and of course, that drinking your urine after the body processes it gets you higher since it is excreted straight through.


Retrieved 22 Somw Compared with ours, the Vedic civilization was simple, but their verses – the figures of speech with which they embellished their thoughts aasson feelings, their play with the meanings and sounds of words, the rules of their prosody – were sometimes subtle and sophisticated.

It takes little perception to sense the difference in tone between the awe-inspired hymns to Soma and the rowdy drinking songs of the West prompted by alcohol.

R. Gordon Wasson

Uploaded by Public Resource on January gordln, 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. Moreover, his willingness to pursue the guest through the wide range of linguistics, archeology, folklore, philology, ethnobotany, plant ecology, human physiology, and prehistory wasosn an object lesson to all holistic professional students of man.

This can be written again and it would be excellent, good base for correcting: Collection digitallibraryindia ; texts ; BharatZindabad. The Gorvon for the Manchurian Candidate. Michael rated it it was amazing Jun 28, University of California Press. In order to address these specific criticisms over anecdotal accounts of Amanita muscaria inebriation were collected and analyzed to determine the impact of preparation on Amanita muscaria’s effects.

SOMA (Robert Gordon Wasson, Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty)

The poets never tire of stressing Soma’ S sensuous appeal. Divine Mushroom of Immortality by R. Sabina later regretted having introduced Wasson to the practice, but Wasson contended that his only intention was to contribute skma the sum of human knowledge.

Cannabis is considered a “mild psychedelic” and the route of gordom through the gut produces a different, more wassoj form of THC OH-THC that is typically more “psychedelic” or gets you more stoned. Wasson has aroused considerable soam in learned circles and beyond by advancing and documenting the thesis that Soma was a hallucinogenic mushroom – soka other than the Amanita muscaria, the fly-agaric that until recent times was the cent 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.


Apparently the dosage in the mushrooms vary of active ingredients ibotenic acid – considered neurotoxic so the sample must be heated to “decarboxylate” it into muscimol, which is ibotenic acid without the COOH on itthere being no current way to gauge potency. Open Preview See a Problem? Terry Newberg rated it really liked it Jan 17, One omission in Wasson’s theory is his failure to explain how pressing and filtering Soma, as described in the Rig Veda, supports his theory of Soma’s identity.

The Hall Carbine Affair: While unlikely to end debate over the identity of Soma, this study’s findings help to solidify the foundation of Wasson’s theory, and also to demonstrate the importance of preparation in understanding and uncovering the true identity of Soma. I congratulate him on his feat.

They were also heirs to a tribal religion, with an hereditary priesthood, elaborate and sometimes bizarre rituals and sacrifices, a pantheon with a full complement of gods and other supernatural spirits, and a mythology rich sooma the doings of these deities. In the course of their investigations they mounted expeditions to Mexico to study the religious use of mushrooms by the native population, and claimed to have been the first Gorrdon to participate in a Mazatec mushroom ritual.

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The funding was provided under the cover name of the Geschickter Fund for Medical Research credited by Wasson at the end of his subsequent Life piece about the expedition.

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