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A celebration of the life and pioneering work of the eminent mycologist and scholar R. Gordon Wasson.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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.and#160;

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Reprint of the 1990 book on the learned mycologist.
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Synopsis:

A celebration of the life and pioneering work of the eminent mycologist and scholar R. Gordon Wasson.

R. Gordon Wasson's work on hallucinogenic mushrooms with the Mexican curandera Maria Sabina in the '50s brought increased attention to the importance of psychoactive plants in the spiritual life of indigenous peoples, forming the ground for the social revolution of the following decade. Edited by Thomas J. Riedlinger, who lives in Boston and has written extensively on psychedelic plants and psychology, this book includes essays by the most distinguished names in the fields of ethnobotany, comparative religion, and anthropology.

Synopsis:

Mycologist R. Gordon Wasson's pioneering work with Mexican curandera Maria Sabina in the 1950s brought increased attention to the use of psychoactive plants in the healing and spiritual life of indigenous peoples.

Description:

"Bibliography: R. Gordon Wasson and Valentina Pavlovna Wasson": p. 257-263. Includes bibliographical references and index.

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Preface

    Thomas J. Riedlinger

 

Foreword

     Richard Evan Schultes

R. Gordon Wasson: Brief Biography and Personal Appreciation

     J. Christopher Brown

 

Wasson's Help to a Student of Drug History

     Michael R. Aldrich

 

My Life With Gordon Wasson

      Masha Wasson Britten

 

A Vote for Gordon Wasson

      Michael D. Coe

 

A Bibliophile's View of Gordon Wasson's Books and Bookplates

      Robert Demarest

 

'Somatic' Memories of Gordon Wasson

      Wendy Doniger

 

R. Gordon Wasson: The Poet of Ethnomycology

      William A. Emboden

 

'Vistas Beyond the Horizons of this Life': Encounters with R. Gordon Wasson

      Peter T. Furst

 

Wasson and the Development of Mycology in Mexico

     Gaston Guzman

 

The Mushroom Conspiracy

     Joan Halifax

 

Ride Through the Sierra Mazateca in Search of the Magic Plant 'Ska Maria Pastora'

     Albert Hofmann

 

Collecting Wasson

     Michael Horowitz

 

Remembrances of Things Past

     Irmgard Weitlaner Johnson

 

The People of Miniss Kitigan Who Were and Are Honor the Spirit of WaussungNaabe Who Was and Is

     KeewaydinoQuay Et Al

 

My Friend Gordon

     Weston Le Barre

 

Mixe Concepts and Uses of Entheogenic Mushrooms

     Frank J. Lipp

 

'The Banquet of his Interests'

     Bernard Lowy

 

Wasson's Literary Precursors

     Terence McKenna

 

A Posthumous 'Encounter' with R. Gordon Wasson

     Claudio Narjano

 

A Twentieth Century Darwin

     Jonathan Ott

 

Recollections of R. Gordon Wasson's: 'Friend and Photographer'

     Allan B. Richardson

 

A Latecomer's View of R. Gordon Wasson

     Thomas J. Riedlinger

 

Mr. Wasson and the Greeks

     Carl A. P. Ruck

 

Celebrating Gordon Wasson

     Alexander T. Sulgin

 

Travels with R. Gordon Wasson in Mexico, 1956-1962

     Guy-Stresser-P顮

 

Appendix I. Gordon Wasson's Account of His Childhood

     R. Gordon Wasson

 

Appendix II. Bibliography: R. Gordon Wasson and Valentia Pavlovna Wasson

     J. Christopher Brown

 

Appendix III. The R. Gordon Wasson Ethnomycological Studies Series

      

Index

Contributors 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892813384
Editor:
Riedlinger, Thomas J.
With:
McKenna, Terence
With:
McKenna, Terence
Editor:
Riedlinger, Thomas J.
Author:
Riedlinger, Thomas J.
Author:
Furst, Peter T.
Publisher:
Park Street Press
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Indians of mexico
Subject:
Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience
Subject:
Fungi
Subject:
Mycology
Subject:
Mushrooms
Subject:
Ethnobotany
Subject:
Hallucinogens.
Subject:
Mushrooms, Hallucinogenic.
Subject:
Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience -- Mexico.
Subject:
Ethnobotanists
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Indians of Mexico -- Rites and ceremonies.
Subject:
Indians of Mexico -- Ethnobotany.
Subject:
Plants - Mushrooms
Subject:
Botany-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 286
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
39 color and 60 bandamp;w illustrations
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10.5 x 7 x 0.8 in 24.36 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A celebration of the life and pioneering work of the eminent mycologist and scholar R. Gordon Wasson.

R. Gordon Wasson's work on hallucinogenic mushrooms with the Mexican curandera Maria Sabina in the '50s brought increased attention to the importance of psychoactive plants in the spiritual life of indigenous peoples, forming the ground for the social revolution of the following decade. Edited by Thomas J. Riedlinger, who lives in Boston and has written extensively on psychedelic plants and psychology, this book includes essays by the most distinguished names in the fields of ethnobotany, comparative religion, and anthropology.

"Synopsis" by , Mycologist R. Gordon Wasson's pioneering work with Mexican curandera Maria Sabina in the 1950s brought increased attention to the use of psychoactive plants in the healing and spiritual life of indigenous peoples.
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