Soma I and II

@article{Falk1989SomaIA,
  title={Soma I and II},
  author={Harry Michael Falk},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  year={1989},
  volume={52},
  pages={77 - 90}
}
  • H. Falk
  • Published 1 February 1989
  • History
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
It was a common idea in the last century, and one which can be found even today,2 that Soma/Haoma was a drink which led to ecstasy, and drugs which produce such an extraordinary state of mind have always been objects of curiosity. Therefore, the search for the plant which was used by the Indo-Iranian peoples in their solemn rituals was never abandoned, although the variety of candidates brought forward made the question look unsolvable.Some of the strong drugs suggested for the original Soma… 
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