The Road to Eleusis and the Gordon Wasson Project

In 1978, Robert Gordon Wasson, the Wall Street Banker who rediscovered the magic mushroom, teamed up with Albert Hofmann, the discoverer of LSD, and Carl Ruck, a classical scholar from Boston University and published The Road to Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries. Bibliophiles know this book immediately sold out and became a rare and precious find on the antiquarian book market, selling for hundreds of dollars when it could be found. The book unveils the ancient secret of the Eleusinian Mysteries as an ergot derived entheogen.

In 1998 a limited 20th Anniversary edition of this classic text was reissued by Hermes Press International, in cooperation with the Wasson Estate and Harvard University where Wasson's voluminous archives are preserved. This new clothbound edition, printed at Stamperia Valdonega in Verona, Italy, contains a preface by the famed historian of religion, Professor Huston Smith, who calls this book, "a historical tour de force while being more than that. For by direct implication it raises contemporary questions our cultural establishment has thus far deemed too hot to face." Albert Hofmann has also contributed a new afterword to this edition, "The Meaning of the Eleusinian Mysteries for Today's World," which extolls the relevance of these ancient mysteries to today's global environmental and spiritual crisis.

A few copies of this text are now available in a deluxe edition, numbered and signed by the living authors, including Drs. Hofmann, Forte, Smith, and Ruck for $250.00.

Proceeds from this offering will be used to further a documentary film/DVD on the role of entheogens in western philosophy and religion, produced by Robert Forte, editor of Entheogens and the Future of Religion and Timothy Leary Outside Looking In. [SEE MORE ABOUT THIS FILM PROJECT]

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