Is Santa Claus really a magic mushroom in disguise? Was Alice in Wonderland a thinly veiled psychedelic mushroom odyssey? Did mushroom tea kick-start ancient Greek philosophy?
The 'magic mushroom' was only rediscovered fifty years ago, but has accumulated all sorts of folktales and urban legends along the way. In this timely and definitive study, Andy Letcher strips away the myths to get at the true story of how hallucinogenic mushrooms, once shunned in the West as the most pernicious of poisons, came to be the illicit drug of choice.
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Informative, lively, and impeccably researched, Andy Letcher's Shroom: A Cultural History of the Magic Mushroom is a unique and engaging study of this most extraordinary of psychedelic drugs.
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Book Description Ecco, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060828285
Book Description Ecco. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060828285 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0016574