from the Rig Vedas to modern practice
The Legend of Soma
There are 8 hymns in the Rig Veda that are dedicated to Soma.
Its praised as a drink that brings you closer to god. Eventually mortal man abuses this gift and its taken back by Indra, at which point man is left to his own devices. It is here that the creation of Yoga, Tantra, Hinduism, and Buddhism are said to stem.
Man had to learn his own path to the divine from inside himself.