We are delighted to announce that Dr. Alexander Nikolaev will join the...
Carl A.P. Ruck
Professor of Classical Studies
1965 Ph.D. Harvard University
1959 M.A. University of Michigan
1955 B.A. Yale University
- 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 405, Boston, MA 02215
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 12:00-1:00
Also by appointment
The Effluents of Deity: Alchemy and Psychoactive Sacraments in Medieval and Renaissance Art, accepted for publication, Durham. NC: Carolina Academic Press.
Mushrooms, Myth and Mithras: The Drug Cult that Civilized Europe (with Mark Alwin Hoffman and Jose Alfredo Gonzalez Celdran). San Fransisco, CA: City Lights Books, 2010.
The Road to Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries (with R. Gordon Wasson, Albert Hofmann, B.D. Staples, and Peter Webster). Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2008.
The Hidden World: Survival of Pagan Shamanic Themes in European Fairytales (with Blaise Daniel Staples, José Alfredo González Celdrán, and Mark Alwin Hoffman) (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2007).
Ancient Greek: A New Approach (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1968, 1972).
Pindar: Selected Odes (with W. Matheson) (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1967).
“Mithraism: the drug cult that civilized Europe”: 34-49, in Altove: Società Italiana per lo Studio degli Stati di Coscienza (SISSC), 2008.
“Prefazione”: 13-17, in Fulvio Gosso and Gilberto Camilla, Allucinogeni e Cristianesimo: Evidenze nell’arte sacra (Milan: ORISS-SISSC, 2007).
“The Brotherhood of the Warriors of Mithras”: 225-262 (with Blaise Daniel Staples, and Mark Alwin Hoffman), in New England Classical Journal vol. 31.3 (2004).
“De rebus Mithraicis POSTSCRIPTM,” (translated by CAPR from the Spanish of José Alfredo González), Entheos: Journal of Psychedelic Spirituality, vol. 2, no.1, (Summer), 2002. Website gallery of additional images cued to the text at www.entheomedia.com/postscriptum.
“An Entheobotanical Interpretation of Two Paintings by J.M. Turner,” (translated by CAPR from the French of Vincent Wattiaux), Entheos: Journal of Psychedelic Spirituality, vol. 2, no. 1, (Summer), 2002. Website gallery of additional images cued to the text at www.entheomedia.com/turner1.
“Ad Turneriana ADDENDUM,” (with Mark Hoffman), Entheos: Journal of Psychedelic Spirituality, vol. 2, no. 1 (Summer), 2002. Website gallery of additional images cued to the text at www.entheomedia.com/addendum1.
“Daturas and the Virgin” (with José Alfredo González Celdrán), Entheos: Journal of Psychedelic Spirituality, vol. 1, no. 2, 2001 (Winter), 49-74.
“The Miskwedo of the Ahnisinaubeg,” (CAPR editor, unpublished manuscript of R. Gordon Wasson, Harvard Botanical Archives), Entheos: Journal of Psychedelic Spirituality, vol. 1, no. 2, (Winter) 2001, 3-12.
The List of Victors in Comedy at the Dionysia (Leiden 1967).
Pindar: Selected Odes (Michigan 1967).
The Road to Eleusis: Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries (Harcourt Brace 1978; Hermes 1998).
Persephone’s Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion (Yale 1988).
Ancient Greek: A New Approach (MIT 1968, 1972; 2nd rev. ed. 1979).
Latin: A Concise Structural Course (UPA 1987).
The World of Classical Myth: Gods and Goddesses, Heroines and Heroes (Carolina Academic Press 1994).