Any advances on this?
The reason I ask is that I’ve long been interested/tormented by the theory, originating entirely and without meaningful evidence (IMO) with R G Wasson, that the identity of the Soma of the Rg Veda is amanita muscaria, which, again imo, is nonsense. Especially as the internet tells me that cubensis occurs on the Indian subcontinent, indeed the internet tries to sell me spores it claims come from there. So I’m wondering, do we think cubensis could be autochthonous to the subcontinent? Or introduced from further east? It would be a much better candidate than amanita. Not that I particularly care, the dharma stands for itself without need of a plant stimulus, just some meandering thoughts. I’ve been on the moonshine and homegrown (Wednesday night is the new Thursday night, after all!)
Edited by swayambhu, 13 October 2021 - 04:15 PM.