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Peter Lamborn Wilson

Peter Lamborn Wilson, scholar, critic, poet, and visionary best known for Sacred Drift: Essays on the Margins of Islam (City Lights) and his radio commentaries on WBAI New York, offers a fascinating study on the use of psychoactive plants in ancient Ireland in Ploughing the Clouds: The Search for Irish Soma.

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Ploughing the Clouds
The Search for Irish Soma
Peter Lamborn Wilson
In Ploughing the Clouds, Peter Lamborn Wilson suggests that the ancient Celts of Ireland may have possessed a "Soma" ceremony similar to one described in the Rig Veda, one of the oldest scriptures in the world. Written in India in 1500 BC, the Rig...



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Sacred Drift
Essays on the Margins of Islam
Peter Lamborn Wilson
Peter Lamborn Wilson proposes a set of heresies, a culture of resistance, that dispels the false image of Islam as monolithic, puritan, and two-dimensional. Here is the story of the African-American noble Drew Ali, the founder of "Black Islam" in...