Chicago, LIFE Magazine; Inc.: 1957
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 201H4745
Binding: Single Issue Magazine
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 I... View More...