[INDOLOGY] Fwd: Re: Soma and Amanita muscaria

George Thompson gthomgt at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 04:27:30 UTC 2018

Dear List,

Sorry for my mental lapse.  I will attach the pdf file now.

Thanks for your patience,


On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 8:03 PM Allen Thrasher via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> My thanks to all who have commented in the wake of my initial question
> about this topic, and also my apologies for the delay in thanking them.  My
> one extenuation is that I am having big troubles with my laptop and have to
> post messages from my pad, which is tedious, and the more so since it
> applies some automatic correction program that on the one hand lacks common
> words and on the other has some weird vocabulary that corrects correct
> words to bizarre things that don't exist in the language, and I can't find
> out how to turn it off.
> Anyway, it sounds like an investigation in the Flora of various countries
> about where the Amanita and other candidates for soma grow is needed.
> Wasson's arguments for the mushroom include some that assume the Vedic
> poets observed it growing, knew its physical appearance.  But in the
> article by him that was attached he envisaged it might have been procured
> by trade from the forest belt, many thousands of miles to the North of the
> subcontinent, at the end of which journey the plants would little resemble
> their original, fresh form.
> (By the way, if anyone has experienced the problem with the weird and
> apparently irremovable autocorrection, which works on both Gmail and Yahoo,
> and has fixed it, I would be extravagantly grateful if you contacted me
> privately, off the list.)
> Thanks again,
> Allen
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