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Description - The Sacred Mushroom Seeker by Thomas J. Riedlinger

A celebration of the life and pioneering work of the eminent mycologist and scholar R. Gordon Wasson. A legendary figure in the field of ethnobotany, R. Gordon Wasson's trail-blazing work on hallucinogenic mushrooms with the Mexican curandera Maria Sabina in the 1950s brought increased scholarly attention to the importance of psychoactive plants in the spiritual life of indigenous peoples and had a profound influence well beyond the academic world. His accessible writings helped popularize these discoveries, forming the ground for the social revolution of the following decade. With the growing interest in the role of psychoactive plants in society today, the work of R. Gordon Wasson and the example set by the man himself, so well illustrated here, takes on increasing importance."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780892813384
ISBN-10: 0892813385
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 266mm x 21mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Park Street Press,U.S.
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas J. Riedlinger

Edited by Thomas J. Riedlinger, who has written extensively on psychedelic plants and psychology, The Sacred Mushroom Seekerincludes essays by the most distinguished names in the fields of ethnobotany, comparative religion, and anthropology.