Table of Contents



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 Bible
                                                                Chris Bennett and Neil McQueen

Chapter Four                                 Hildegard of Bingen: Unveiling the Secrets
                                                    of a Medieval High Priestess and Visionary
                                                                              Gerrit 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 Jaguar
                                                                                Mike Jay

Chapter Eight                       Ravens’ Bread, and Other Manifestations of Fly Agaric       
                                                        in Classical and Biblical Literature
                                                                            Edzard Klapp

Chapter Nine                                  Democracy and the Dionysian Agenda
                                                                               Carl Ruck

Chapter Ten                                                 Virgil’s Edible Tables
                                                          Carl A.P. Ruck and Robert Larner

Chapter Eleven                  The Genesis of A Mushroom/Venus Religion In Mesoamerica
                                                       Carl de Borhegyi and Suzanne de Borhegyi

Chapter Twelve               Sacred mushrooms and man: Diversity and traditions in the world,
                                                          with special reference to Psilocybe
                                                                         Gaston Guzman

Chapter Thirteen                        The Soma Function in Jung’s Analytical Psychology
                                                                           Dan Merkur
Chapter Fourteen                        Gordon Wasson: The Man, the Legend, the Myth
                                                                            Jan Irvin



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John A. Rush, PhD

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