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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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Humans clearly have a proclivity for visionary experience, and folks of all eons and places have realized that in times of change and upheaval, even way before, we need these kinds of profound gkrdon which touch us to the deepest core of our own being and move us, which connect us with and through our “soul” and bring us closer together, promoting solidarity and a deep, concrete sense of unity.

The writers present a compelling case that the sacred “kykeon” potion apparently drank at the Eleusinian Mysteries, was in fact an entheogenic mixture. Oct 06, Jennifer rated it it was ok.

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.

He has taught in over 25 short-term schools on accelerator physics gordonn synchrotron radiation, and has published numerous papers. So that would be chemical and geographical evidence. Also, I’m suspicious about how accurate the camibo of the Hymn to Demeter is for example, Hades having “purple hair” only source I’ve found is this book but again, this book is really exciting.

The Road to Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries

The language is very clear and accessible, and almost never did I have the feeling that they were being overly repetitive. Grzegorz rated it really liked it Nov 19, Preview — El camino a Eleusis. To the credit of the editors, the final essay updates, critiques and corrects the suppositions of the original writers from the perspective of botany and chemistry.

My favorite chapter was probably the afterword, the message for today’s world, which crowns the work fittingly. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Muy buen compilado de ensayos y documentos. All we know is that it must have been marvelous. Except if you’re a worldview perhaps. Jun 26, Maan Kawas rated it really liked it.

Open Preview See a Problem? The Road to Eleusis quickly inserted a missing cornerstone to the foundation of my understanding of ancient Greek culture, bringing it into clearer focus. The authors of this book were true pioneers in reopening the gates to reestablishing our connection with the transcendent reality, and it’s about time because at the pace we’re going now the ravine does appear to be nearing at an extremely alarming rate.

The Road to Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries by R. Gordon Wasson

Want to Read saving…. This is wwasson 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.

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In he was elected to become a Fellow of the Cajino Physical Society, in he received the Robert Wilson Prize from this Society and in he obtained the degree Dr.

Alex Rookie is currently reading it Jul 19, Aug 06, Constanza Gomez rated it really liked it. However, the idea that a shamanistic rite of passage that lasted for centuries in Greece had such an impact on the deep thinkers of the day makes for an eye opening read.

Refresh and try again. March 25, Sold by: The author who penned most of this work, Carl Ruck, is a professor on classical mythology and specifically understands the role that wines, elixirs, and potions played in the social and religious gatherings in ancient cultures like Greece. The idea they’re tackling is the mystery at Eleusis, and specifically if the ceremonial kykeion drink was of a psychotropic nature.

El camino a Eleusis. Una solución al enigma de los misterios by Robert Gordon Wasson

The Eleusinian Mysteries was an ancient Greek bi “Though Athens brought forth numerous divine things, yet she never created anything nobler than those sublime Mysteries through which xamino became gentler and have advanced from caminl barbarous and rustic life to a more civilized one, so that gordkn not only live more joyfully but also die with a better hope.


Listening to the description of ecstasy and illumination by those who participated in the Greek Eleusinian ceremony, Gordon Wasson began to theorize they may be describing an experience brought on by some sort of psychedelic compound. Ismaele Leati rated it liked it Mar 28, 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 wassno retrospect seems to have been sitting right under our noses.

The Eleusinian ceremony was open to all men and women, free or camink, and they could attend only once in their lives and were thereafter sworn to secrecy on some of the details. The secretive Mysteries conducted at Eleusis in Greece for nearly two millennia have long puzzled scholars with strange accounts of initiates experiencing otherworldly journeys.

After Persephone’s water journey to the chthonic realm, Demeter in her anguish commands the building of the telesterion and teaches the mystery of mortality and rebirth.

I read a good deal about the general topic but this book offered little enlightenment. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The symbolism of death and 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. Apr 23, Erik Graff rated it really liked it Recommends it for: