An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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RUCK, Carl A. P.

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The road to Eleusis: Unveiling the secret of the mysteries.

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978.

Argues that the psycho-active ingredient in the secret kykeion potion used in the Eleusinian mysteries was most likely the ergotism causing fungus Claviceps purpurea. Furthermore the book introduced the term "entheogen" as an alternative for terms such as "psychedelic", "hallucinogen" and "drug" that can be misleading in certain contexts.

 



Subjects: BOTANY › Cryptogams › Mycology › Ethnomycology, PSYCHIATRY › Psychopharmacology