Friday, October 28, 2011

SUN RA: The Eternal Myth Revealed - Volume 1 - 14 x CD Set with 132 Page Book

SUN RA: THE ETERNAL MYTH REVEALED - The Story of a Universal Being and His Music - Covering the periods from 1914 to 1959 - Volume 1 - 14 x CD Box Set with 132 Page Book

Contains 16 hours and 54 minutes of rare material - with Sun Ra's autobiographical commentary and narration by producer and Sun Ra Music Archive Executive Director Michael Anderson - Tons of Music, Interviews and Narration - INCLUDES 132 page book with text and b&w illustrations and photos.

BOX SET Includes:

An Early History Examination // Sun Ra As An Arranger & Composer // Performing As A Sideman // As A Professional Vocal Coach // Mary Lou William's Piano // Organ & Arrangement Influences // Piano & Solovox Recordings // Solo Piano Recordings // Afro-Cuban Jazz Influence // The Pat Patrick Rehearsals // Early Arkestra Recordings // The Early Avant Garde Rehearsals // Sun Ra R&B Doo Wop Group Recordings // Popular 1950's R&B Doo Wop Recordings // Le Sony Ra Bop Quintet 'Live at Budland' 1956 // and much much more...........

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Transparency/ Sun Ra Music Archive Release - 2011 Edition - 14 x CD Box Set with 132 Page Paperback Book -- PRICE: $100.00

Friday, October 21, 2011

MUSHROOMS, MYTH & MITHRAS: The Drug Cult That Civilized Europe

MUSHROOMS, MYTH & MITHRAS: The Drug Cult That Civilized Europe -- By Carl Ruck, Mark Hoffman and Jose Celdran

Anthropological evidence has long suggested that psychedelic plants had played important roles in indigenous communities for thousands of years, but most scholarship does not address their formative impact on western culture.

Through careful studies of art and archeology, Mushrooms, Myth & Mithras reveals compelling evidence that ritual use of psychoactive mushrooms was a powerful and closely guarded inspirational force in the development of early European culture.

We discover that Nero was the first in a long line of Roman emperors to be initiated by secret "magical dinners" in which mind-altering mushrooms were used as a source of spiritual awakening. Although this sect was officially banned after Roman conversion to Christianity, aspects of its practices and teachings went on to influence many secret societies, including the Freemasons. It is said that the 'Cult of the Mithras' still exists today in various forms.

Mushrooms, Myth & Mithras is a fascinating historical exploration of a powerful force kept hidden for thousands of years.

City Lights Books Publication - 2011 Edition - 290 Page Paperback - Many B&W and Color Illustrations - Mystery/ Drugs/ Mushrooms/ Psychoactive/ Anthropology/ Mycology/ History - PRICE: $20.00

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