Giorgio Samorini

Giorgio Samorini

Giorgio Samorini (born in 1957, in Bologna, Italy) is an ethnobotanist and psychedelics researcher. He has published many essays and monographs regarding the use of psychoactive compounds and sacred plants. He was a frequent contributor to, and sometime editor of "Eleusis the Journal of Psychoactive Plants & Compounds".



* [ Animals and Psychedelics: The Natural World and the Instinct to Alter Consciousness] (2000). Giorgio Samorini. Park Street Press. (ISBN 0-89281-986-3)

* Gli Allucinogeni Nel Mito. Racconti sull'origine delle piante psicoattive (1995). Giorgio Samorini. Nautilus Press, Torino.

* Samorini G., 1996, L'erba di Carlo Erba. Per una storia della canapa indiana in Italia (1845-1948), Nautilus, Torino.

* Samorini G., 2001, Funghi allucinogeni. Studi etnomicologici, Telesterion, Dozza BO [ISBN 88-87999-01-5] .


* Selected archives of: [ Eleusis: the Journal of Psychoactive Plants & Compounds] , from the [ Council on Spiritual Practices] (CSP) site.
* Samorini G. & F. Festi, 1989, Le micotossicosi psicotrope volontarie in Europa: osservazioni sui casi clinici, in Atti I Convegno Nazionale sugli Avvelenamenti da Funghi, Rovereto 22-23 Ottobre 1988, Annali Museo Civico Rovereto, Suppl. vol. 4: 251-257.
* Samorini G., 1993, Funghi allucinogeni italiani, in Atti II Convegno Nazionale Avvelenamenti da Funghi, Rovereto 3-4 aprile 1992, Annali Museo Civico Rovereto, Suppl. vol. 8: 125-149.
* Gartz Jochen, Giorgio Samorini & Francisco Festivities, 1996, “On the presumed French case of fatality for ingestion of funghetti”, Eleusis, n. 6, pp. 3-13.
* Samorini G., 1995, Kuda-kallu: umbrella-stones or mushroom-stones? (Kerala, Southern India), Integration, 6: 33-40.
* Samorini G. & G. Camilla, 1995, Rappresentazioni fungine nell'arte greca, Annali Museo Civico Rovereto, 10: 307-326.
* Giorgio Samorini, “The ‘Mushroom-Tree’ of Plaincourault”, Eleusis: Journal of Psychoactive Plants and Compounds, n. 8, 1997, pp. 29-37.
* Giorgio Samorini, “The ‘Mushroom-Trees’ in Christian Art”, Eleusis: Journal of Psychoactive Plants and Compounds, n. 1, 1998, pp. 87-108.
* Samorini G., 1998, The Pharsalus Bas-Relief and the Eleusinian Mysteries, The Entheogen Review, 7(2): 60-63.
* Samorini Giorgio, 2001, “Fungi hallucinogens. Etnomicologici studies”, Telesterion, Dozza BO, pag. 248
* Samorini G., 2001, New Data from the Ethnomycology of Psychoactive Mushrooms, International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, vol. 3, pp. 257-278.
* Samorini G., 1992, The oldest representations of hallucinogenic mushrooms in the world (Sahara Desert, 9000-7000 BP), Integration, 2/3: 69-78.
* Samorini G., 2002, A contribution to the ethnomycology and ethnobotany of Alpine psychoactive vegetals, Acta Phytotherapeutica, 3° s., 2: 59-65.
* Samorini G., 1996, Colliri visionari, Eleusis, 5: 27-32.
* Samorini G., 1997-98, The Initiation Rite in the Bwiti Religion (Ndea Narizanga Sect, Gabon), Jahrbuch für Ethnomedizine, vol. 6-7, pp. 39-55.
* Samorini G., 2002-2003, The ancestor cult Byeri and the psychoactive plant alan (Alchornea floribunda) among the Fang of Western Equatorial Africa, Eleusis, n.s., vol. 6/7, pp. 29-55.
* Samorini G., 2003-04, Il dio egiziano Min e la lattuga. Un contributo etnobotanico a un enigma dell'egittologia, Archeologia Africana, Centro Studi Archeologia Africana, Museo Civico di Milano, vol. 9-10, pp. 73-84.
* Samorini G., 2006, Lattuga e lattucario. Storia di equivoci ed enigmi insoluti, Erboristeria Domani, n. 299, gennaio, pp. 49-55.

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