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Published by H.B. Jovanovich in [S.l.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mushrooms (in religion, folklore, etc.),
  • Soma.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby R. Gordon Wasson.
    SeriesEthno-mycological studies -- no. 1, A Harvest/HBJ book
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL1215.S6 W37
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 380 p., 12 leaves of plates, (some col.) :
    Number of Pages380
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18285396M
    ISBN 100156838001

    The Fly-agaric mushroom soma theory has largely been credited as originally proposed by the banker and mycologist R. Gordon Wasson, in his book Soma: divine mushroom of immortality () and has been widely accepted by a number of scholars and authors, like Huston Smith, anthropologist Weston La Barre, Prof. Carl Ruck, Michael James Winkelman.


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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/5(6). This book principally discusses the role of the hallucinogenic mushroom in the writings of the earliest Indo-Europeans (Aryans), in the Rg Veda (as Soma) and the Zend Avesta (of the Zoroastrians, as Haoma).

This book also discusses the role of the fly agaric in Europe, Eurasia, and Siberia among the shamans by: The book is divided into three parts, "Soma: The Divine Mushroom of Immortality" which outlines the role of the fly agaric as Soma in primitive Indo-European religion, "The Post-Vedic History of the Soma Plant" written by Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty which explains various theories concerning the origins of soma in the Rg Veda, and "Northern Eurasia and the Fly-Agaric" which explains the role of the fly agaric /5(8).

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Soma is commonly understood as cannabis-putter (plus other herbs) tea. Get this from a library. Soma: divine mushroom of immortality. [Robert Gordon WASSON]. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wasson, R. Gordon (Robert Gordon), Soma: divine mushroom of immortality.

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Librivox Free Audiobook. Full text of "Soma Divine Mushroom Of Immortality" See other formats. Wasson, R. Gordon: Author of Soma, Divine Mushroom of Immortality where he puts forth the concept that Amanita muscaria was the Soma described in the Rig Veda and was Soma: divine mushroom of immortality book hallucinogen used for religious ceremonies until the identity of Soma was lost.

The book is divided into three parts, "Soma: The Divine Mushroom of Immortality" which outlines the role of the fly agaric as Soma in primitive Indo-European religion, "The Post-Vedic History of the Soma Plant" written by Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty which explains various theories concerning the origins of soma in the Rg Veda, and "Northern Eurasia and the Fly-Agaric" which explains the role of the fly agaric /5(4).

Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality Issue 1 of Ethno-mycological studies Helen and Kurt Wolff books: Author: Robert Gordon Wasson: Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World, Original from: University of Minnesota: Digitized: Feb 1, Length: pages:.

Soma; divine mushroom of immortality. -- pt. The post-Vedic history of the Soma plant, by Wendy Doniger O\'Flaherty. -- pt. Northern Eurasia and the fly-agaric. -- Exhibits and index: 1. The fly-agaric in Siberia.

-- 2. The fly-agaric in Scandinavian writings. -- Citations from the Rgveda. Soma: divine mushroom of immortality by R. Gordon Wasson,H.B. Jovanovich edition, in EnglishCited by: Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality: Wasson, Robert Gordon: Books - (4).

Get this from a library. Soma: divine mushroom of immortality. [R Gordon Wasson]. Wasson has arounsed considerable attention in learned circles and beyond by advancing and documenting the thesis that Soma was a hallucinogenic mushroom-none other than 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. Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality, (Ethno-Mycological Studies) by Wasson, R. Gordon and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Dust Jacket Condition: Fine.

pages. Ethno-mychological Studies No. ".the thesis that SOMA was a mushroom, the fly-agaric, Amanita muscaria, and hallucinogenic mushroom that until recent times has been the center of the shamanic performance among the Uralic and Paleo-Siberian tribesmen of Siberia.

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The book is divided into three parts, "Soma: The Divine Mushroom of Immortality" which outlines the role of the fly agaric as Soma in primitive Indo-European religion, "The Post-Vedic History of the Soma Plant" written by Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty which explains various theories concerning the origins of soma in the Rg Veda, and "Northern Eurasia and the Fly-Agaric" which explains the role of /5(8).

Wasson published a book in called Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality in which he made a case for the mushroom Amanita muscaria as the source of this fabled psychoactive drink.

In many ways, Wasson’s theory sparked renewed interest in deciphering what soma was made from. Buy Soma: divine mushroom of immortality by R.

Gordon Wasson online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop now. Wasson's next major contribution was a study of the ancient Vedic intoxicant soma, which he proposed was based on the psychoactive fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) mushroom.

[citation needed] This hypothesis was published in under the title Soma: Divine Mushroom of mater: Columbia University Graduate School of. _SOMA: Divine Mushroom of Immortality_, No.

1 in the Ethno-mycological Studies series, by maverick investment banker turned ethnomycologist R. Gordon Wasson is a fascinating account of the role played by the fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) in the religious development of. (). Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality. Journal of Psychedelic Drugs: Vol.

3, Drug Abusepp. Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality No trivia or quizzes yet. Wasson has aroused considerable attention in learned circles and beyond by advancing and documenting the thesis that Soma was a hallucinogenic mushroom – none other than the Amanita muscaria, the fly-agaric that until recent times was the center of shamanic rites among the.

In I read a book called “Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality” by Mr. Wasson who proposed that the original Soma was the mushroom called Amanita muscaria or more commonly the Fly Agaric. This is the large red or gold capped white mushroom with small white warts scattered across the File Size: 6MB.

Book Reviews GENERAL AND ETHNOLOGY Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality. GORDON WASSON. With a section by W. O'Flaherty. Ethno-mycological Studies, 1. Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality by R. Gordon Wasson. Limited edition published in by Helen and Kurt Wolff Book Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.

Copy of an edition of copies. Quarter bound in leather and blue boards in a matching slipcase. Book is in fine condition with a near fine condition slipcase. Seller Inventory #   InGordon Wasson put forth the concept that this mushroom was the “plant” that was referred to as Soma in his now much cited Soma, Divine Mushroom of Immortality.

Wasson believed Soma was the mushroom that was utilized in religious ceremonies, over years ago, before the beginning of our Christian era, by a people who called.

In the Vedas, the same word (soma) is used for the drink, the plant, and its deity. Drinking soma produces immortality (Amrita, Rigveda ).

Indra and Agni are portrayed as consuming soma in copious quantities. The consumption of soma by human beings is well attested in Vedic ritual.

Gordon Wasson’s opus: Soma Divine Mushroom of Immortality put forward, what would be at that time, a unique suggestion that Soma was a mushroom rather than a plant.

Some of the clues that led Wasson to believe that Soma was a mushroom rather than a plant was that the Rig Veda described Soma as a small, leafless plant with a fleshy stalk.

Editions de la source – via Google Books. Wasson, Robert Gordon (). Soma: Divine mushroom of immortality. Ethno-Mycological Studies. New York. ISBN Further reading. Nyberg, Harri (). "The problem of the Aryans and the Soma:. In Regards to The Mushroom Soma Theory: I will expand on my critique of R Gordan Wasson’s ‘Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality, () to include material from Crowley’s Secret Drugs of Buddhism and some of the other books that have built on Wasson’s shaky ground.

Soma Divine Mushroom of Immortality; (Ethno-mycological studies No. 1) New York, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, First Trade Edition. Hardcover. Small quarto, xiv + pp, Original blue cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, color plates, numbered illustrations and maps, index.The Index page for the reference article: Schultes, R.E.

Book Review: Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality by R. G. Wasson Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 3(2)  The ancient god Soma may even have been a mushroom himself. In the book, Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality, Gordon Wasson 2 argues that Amanita muscaria, the classic red or yellow fly agaric, is the identity of the mysterious Soma, god of the RgVeda, a sacred collection of ancient Vedic Sanskrit hymns.