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Mushrooms, Myths & Mithras: The Drug Cult That Civilized Europe
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Publisher City Lights Books
Publication date July 26, 2011
Pages 290
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780872864702
ISBN-10 0872864707
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $23.95
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This illustrated book traces the history of an unlikely force in the shaping of Western civilization: the use of psychedelic mushrooms, namely by a secret society called the cult of Mithras. Nero was the first emperor to be initiated by the group’s “magical dinners,” and most of his successors embraced the ritual as a source of spiritual transcendence. The cult was officially banned after the Conversion, but aspects of their rituals were assimilated or co-opted by Christianity, and the brotherhoods persist today as secret societies such as the Freemasons. This is a fascinating exploration of a powerful force kept behind the scenes for thousands of years.



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9780872864702 | details & prices | 290 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $23.95
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