Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality (Ethno-Mycological Studies)
One of the key enigmas of cultural history has been the identity of a sacred plant called Soma in the ancient Rig Veda of India. Mr. 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 Amanita muscaria, the fly agaric that until recent times was the center of shamanic rites among the Siberian and Uralic tribesmen.
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Date Published: 1972
Book Condition: Good soft cover with some mild warping and minor staining to half the pages from moisture damage. The covers show edge wear and staining. The spine and binding remains tight