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Soma and the Greek Mysteries

Autorzy: Carl A.P. Ruck Wydawnictwo: Kronos. Philosophical Journal Data wydania: 2016 Język publikacji: Angielski Liczba stron: 20 Formaty publikacji: Kategoria: Philosophy Indeks wydawcy: - Nota bibliograficzna: -



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Carl A.P. Ruck

CARL A. P. RUCK, Professor of Classics at Boston University, an authority on the ecstatic rituals of the god Dionysus. With the ethno‑mycologist R. Gordon Wasson and the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, he identified the secret psychoactive ingredient in the visionary potion that was drunk by the initiates at the Eleusinian Mystery as LSA (lysergic acid amide) derived from ergot. In Persephone’s Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion, he proclaimed the centrality of psychoactive sacraments at the very beginnings of religion, employing the now widely accepted neologism “entheogen” to free the topic from the pejorative connotations for words like drug or hallucinogen. He was written about the role of entheogens in Classical mythology and religion and in the occult traditions of secret societies and Christianity from the early Church through the Renaissance and modern period.