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Albert Hofmann and Carl Ruck contend that the Eleusinian Mysteries made use of magic mushrooms.

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Eleusis is a town and municipality in West Attica, Greece. It is situated about Template:Convert northwest from the centre of Athens. It is located in the Thriasian Plain, at the northernmost end of the Saronic Gulf. North of Eleusis are Mandra and Magoula, while Aspropyrgos is to the northeast.

Eleusis is the seat of administration of West Attica regional unit. It is the site of the Eleusinian Mysteries and the birthplace of Aeschylus. Today, Eleusis is a major industrial centre, with the largest oil refinery in Greece as well as the home of the Aeschylia Festival, the longest-lived arts event in Attica Region.

On 11 November 2016 Eleusis was named the European Capital of Culture for 2021.



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