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Encyclopedia > Carl A. P. Ruck

Carl A. P. Ruck is a professor in the Classical Studies department at Boston University. He received his B.A. at Yale University, his M.A. at the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. at Harvard University. Boston University is a non-sectarian private university located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... For other uses, see Yale (disambiguation). ... University of Michigan, Ann Arbor The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is a public coeducational university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ...


Entheogen Theory

Carl Ruck is best known for his work along with other scholars in mythology and religion on drugs which create hallucinations, known as entheogens, as used in religious or shamanistic rituals. His focus has been on the use of entheogens in classical western culture, as well as their historical influence on modern western religions. He currently teaches a mythology class at Boston University that presents this theory in depth. A hallucination is a false sensory perception in the absence of an external stimulus, as distinct from an illusion, which is a misperception of an external stimulus. ... Entheogens are psychoactive substances that have traditionally been used in a religious context, such as psilocybin-containing mushrooms and Peyote cactuses. ... Shamanism is a range of traditional beliefs and practices that involve the ability to diagnose, cure, and sometimes cause human suffering because of a special relationship with, or control over, spirits. ... Entheogens are psychoactive substances that have traditionally been used in a religious context, such as psilocybin-containing mushrooms and Peyote cactuses. ...


Books Published

  • The Apples of Apollo: Pagan and Christian Mysteries of the Eucharist, with C. Heinrich and B.D. Staples (2000)
  • Intensive Latin: First Year and Review (1997)
  • The World of Classical Myth: Gods and Goddesses, Heroines and Heroes (1994)
  • Persephone's Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion (1988)
  • Latin: A Concise Structural Course (1987)
  • Ancient Greek: A New Approach (1972, 2nd ed. 1979)
  • The Road to Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries (1978)
  • Pindar: Selected Odes (1967)
  • The List of Victors in Comedy at the Dionysia (1967)


Page for Carl Ruck at BU's Classics Department (including a list of publications)


 
 

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