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Entheogens And the Development of Culture

© John A. Rush

Forward

Preface

Chapter One

Mind-Altering Substances and Decision Making John A. Rush

Chapter Two

Altered Consciousness and Drugs in Human Evolution Michael Winkelman

Chapter Three

Cannabis and the Hebrew BibleChris Bennett and Neil McQueen

Chapter Four

Hildegard of Bingen: Unveiling the Secrets of a Medieval High Priestess and VisionaryGerrit Keizer

Chapter Five

The Milk of the Goat Heiðrun: An Investigation into the Sacramental Use of Psychoactive Milk and Meat Alan Piper

Chapter Six

The significance of pharmacological and biological indicators in identifying historical uses of Amanita muscaria Kevin Feeney

Chapter Seven

Enter the JaguarMike Jay

Chapter Eight

Ravens’ Bread, and Other Manifestations of Fly Agaric in Classical and Biblical LiteratureEdzard Klapp

Chapter Nine

Democracy and the Dionysian Agenda Carl Ruck

Chapter Ten

Virgil’s Edible TablesCarl A.P. Ruck and Robert Larner

Chapter Eleven

The Genesis of A Mushroom/Venus Religion In MesoamericaCarl de Borhegyi and Suzanne de Borhegyi

Chapter Twelve

Sacred mushrooms and man: Diversity and traditions in the world, with special reference to PsilocybeGaston Guzman

Chapter Thirteen

The Soma Function in Jung’s Analytical Psychology Dan Merkur

Chapter Fourteen

Gordon Wasson: The Man, the Legend, the MythJan Irvin

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