THE ROAD TO ELEUSIS: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries.
Price: $40.00 USD
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich.
Date Published: 1978
Edition: First Paperback edition
Binding: Original Wraps
Condition: Near Fine
Book Id: 310481
First paperback Edition. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers. 126 pp., illustrated with both colour and black & white plates. Issued as Ethno-mycological Studies No. 4. A fresh, near fine copy.
¶ This work claims that the cyceon, a drink imbibed by initiates in the Eleusian Mysteries of Ancient Greece, had a psychedelic effect due to the presence of ergot. An important work by the Ethno-mycologist Wasson in collaboration with Albert Hoffman, the discoverer of LSD, and ethnobotanist Carl Ruck.