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Eleusinian Mysteries

Eleusinian Mystery Rites Drink May Have Been Hallucinogenic

Kykeon, the mysterious drink from the past linked to the Eleusinian Mysteries, is a drink few know of and of which even fewer speak or write about. By Giorgio Pintzas Monzani It was an essential part of a ritual that took...

Eleusis, One of the Most Important Religious Sites in Ancient Greece

Eleusis, the site of the eponymous Eleusinian Mysteries, was the center of worship for the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone, who returned to the Underworld every year in the Autumn. The mysteries celebrated in honour of these goddesses were...

Psychedelics and the Eleusinian Mysteries in Ancient Greece

Although most people connect psychedelic drugs to the 1960s and 1970s, they were used extensively throughout much of human history, including in Ancient Greece. Psychedelic drugs, or substances that may be either natural or manmade and alter one's perception of...

Historic Greek City of Eleusis to Become "European Culture Capital 2021"

Only 20 km (12 miles) from Athens, Elefsina (Eleusis) is an ancient city which became an industrial hub in the nineteenth century. Over the last several decades, however, it turned into a rather drab, tired post-industrial town. But now the...