The Wondrous Mushroom: Mycolatry in Mesoamerica – Wasson, Gordon


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First edition, signed by the author. Limited to an edition of 501 this is number 405. Design and printing by Stamperia Valdonega in Verona on special paper made by Cartiera di Sarego. Quarter-bound green morocco. Linen covered slipcase. Tall 4to; XXVI. 248 pages. The book opens with a visit by Wasson to the Mexican shaman Maria Sabina and his experience of attending a valada. Ralph Metzner (the psychonaut of note) says this about the book, “Though his contact with Maria Sabina, the Mazatec mushroom curandera (medicinal woman), Wasson brought about the cultural transfusion of an ancient entheogenic ritual into the modern world. In this beautifully written and generously illustrated monograph, written with his customary scholarly acumen and literary elegance, Wasson established forever the central role of the visionary teonanacatl mushroom in the religion, art and culture of the Aztecs. A book filled with wondrous details about the meaning and significance of our relationship with these fabulous fungi.”

Publisher: Mc Graw-Hill
Date Published: 1980
Publication Place: New York
First Edition: Yes
Signed: Yes
Condition: Very good
Binding: Hardcover

Dimensions: 31 x 22.5cm

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Weight 2200 g