hist-brewing: kykeon

Richard Richard at WowMe.com
Fri Jan 21 01:41:11 PST 2000


Where can one find this book?  I tried Amazon, but was unable to locate it through them.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: <OZRICofPSYTH at webtv.net>


> The most convincing theory about the nature of kykeon, results from
> extensive research by Gordon Wasson, Albert Hofmann and Carl Ruck. In
> 'The Road to Eleusis' (2) they argue that the parasitic fungus ergot,
> found on particular wild grasses, is the psychoactive component of
> kykeon. It would have been simple for an Eleusinian priest to collect
> the ergot from the wild grass growing near to the temple, grind it into
> a powder and add it to the kykeon. The theory is further supported by
> the fact that ergot is commonly found on grain, 
> 
> 
> (Source-  Hofmann, A. (1997) The Message of the Eleusinian Mysteries in
> Forte, R. (ed.) Entheogens and the Future of Religion. San Francisco:
> Council on Spiritual Practices.)


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