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Cannabis and the Soma Solution
Seeking to identify the plant origins of the early sacramental beverages Soma and Haoma, this study draws a connection between the psychoactive properties of these drinks and the widespread use of cannabis among Indo-Europeans during this time. Exploring the role of these libations as inspiration for the Indian Rig Veda and the Persian Avestan texts, this examination discu ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Trine Day
(first published September 1st 2010)
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Don't waste valuable reading time on this book. I was given this book because I am a pharmacist, and the giver wanted my review of the book. To him, the abundant amount of stated resources proved the assumption that cannabis was the main ingredient in the ancient remedy known as Soma. Bennett also wants to disprove R. Gordon Wasson's assumption that Amanita muscaria mushroom was the active ingredient in Soma. I assert that Bennett proves nothing with logic and facts. Bennett has lots of referenc ...more