Life Magazine, May 13, 1957 - Seeking the Magic Mushroom

By: Wasson, R. Gordon; et al

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B0016CXKZ8 Contains the landmark photo essay 'Seeking the Magic Mushroom' in which New York banker Robert Gordon Wasson describes his mission to southern Mexico to participate in the age-old rituals of natives who chew strange growths that produce visions. "The mushrooms were of a species with hallucinogenic powers; that is, they cause the eater to see visions. We chewed and swallowed these acrid mushrooms, saw visions, and emerged from the experience awestruck. [We] were the first white men in recorded history to eat the divine mushrooms, which for centuries have been a secret of certain Indian peoples." - p.101. Includes thirteen photos, eight of which are in color, plus life-size watercolor paintings of the seven kinds of hallucinogenic mushrooms so far discovered. This essay begins on page 100 and extends to page 120. Light musty scent. Complete and unmarked with moderate wear. A sound copy of this historic issue.