The Visionary Activist Show, for July 10, 2014 - 2:00pm
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Mushroom Medicine Mojo for Modernity - honoring the Eleusinian Mysteries, Visionary Actvist Show Today, July 10th 2 pm PDT On this Waxing Moon of ancient guiding knowledge brought to light, Caroline hosts Robert Forte, editor of the 1st paperback edition of "The Road To Eleusis," by R. Gordon Wasson! Albert Hofmann! and Carl Ruck! We invoke the necessary sacraments of Ceres-Demeter and Persephone, so needed now at this time of Dire Beauty, that Persephone may be re-born and bound onto the world stage.
Robert Forte:The Eleusinian Mysteries are considered by some to have been the greatest mystical-religious celebration of all time. For over 1500 years initiates would tread the sacred way from Athens to Eleusis to take part in this ritual celebration, once in their lives, to re-enact Persephone's abduction to the the underworld and rebirth into the arms of the her mother, Demeter, Goddess of the Earth. The ceremony likely involved the ingestion of a powerful entheogen derived from ergot, much like LSD. Initiates were forbidden to reveal what transpired within the walls of the sanctuary. So powerful and revered were these mysteries that for 1500 years only one person betrayed the secret. Caroline Casey and I will discuss this myth at 2:00 pm pdt on her Visionary Activist Show on www.kpfa.org http://coyotenetworknews.com/