Title: LES CHAMPIGNONS HALLUCINOGENES DU MEXIQUE: ...
Publisher: Paris: Editions du Museum National d'Historie Naturalle 1958, 1965-66.
Publication Date: 1965
Binding: Soft cover
Edition: 1st Edition
First edition - First editions. A landmark study of the hallucinogenic mushrooms of Mexico and their ritual use by noted curandera, Maria Sabina. Profusely illustrated with color photographs of mushroom ceremonies with many additional photographs, illustrations, maps, and diagrams. A comprehensive, scholarly, and beautifully produced work. (The text is in French. This work has not been translated into any other language.) R. Gordon Wasson was an international banker, amateur mycologist, and author, who married Valentina Pavlovna Guercken, a pediatrician, in 1926. On a delayed honeymoon in 1927 in the Catskill Mountains of New York, the Wassons' lifelong gathering of "references to mushrooms and toadstools in the folklore of the world" began. The Wassons went on to integrate mycological data with data from other fields: history, linguistics, comparative religion, mythology, art, and archaeology, exploring all aspects of mushrooms. Their investigations led to expeditions in Mexico beginning in 1953 to research the magico-religious use of mushrooms. In 1955, they became the first outsiders to participate the Mazatec Indians' sacred mushroom rituals. The May 17, 1957 issue of Life Magazine ( pp 100-109 including photographs and Heim's drawings of the species of mushrooms previously unknown to scientists) contains Wasson's account of his first experience with these hallucengenic mushrooms, when he was accompanied by photographer Allan Richardson, as well as by his wife (in this article the curandera is Eva Mendez). Later expeditions included Roger Heim, noted mycologist and head of the Museum National d'Historie Naturalle. Folios. Tome VI: 322 pp plus 36 color and black and white plates; Tome IX: Frontispiece, pp 112-218 plus appendix and 11 plates. Text illustrations in color and black and white. Maps and charts. Both volumes very near fine in stiff beige wrappers with black titles and decorations (partially unopened.) Magazine is in very good condition (staples loose). Priced as a 3 item set. Bookseller Inventory # 38712
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