A Christian View of the Mushroom Myth by John Charles King

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Published by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Allegro, John Marco,
  • Sacred mushroom and the cross

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FormatHardcover
Number of Pages192
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Open LibraryOL10615982M
ISBN 100340125977
ISBN 109780340125977
OCLC/WorldCa132755

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The second is a catalogue of plates of early Christian paintings that are described as more evidence, subsequent to Allegros book, of the mushroom in Christianity.

The kindle is not the best medium for these images. They are small and monochrome which make the virtually impossible to see any by: 2. Christian author John C. King even wrote a detailed rebuttal of Allegro’s theory, presented in the book A Christian View of the Mushroom Myth, where he points out that these mushroom trees aren’t even found in the Middle East, even though host cedars and pines are found there (certain types of mycelium have a symbiotic relationship to.

Mushroom statues indicate the presence of ‘mushroom cults’ in ancient sor of anthropology John A. Rush, in his book The Mushroom in Christian Art, attempts to bolster Allegro’s position that Jesus was not a historical figure, but a psychedelic draws on these examples of art as pieces of evidence.

The Holy Mushroom: Evidence of Mushrooms in Judeo‐Christianity. A critical re‐evaluation of the schism between John M. Allegro and R. Gordon Wasson over the theory on the entheogenic origins. As Jerry and Julie Brown reveal in their new book The Psychedelic Gospels: The Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity, psychedelic mushrooms like Psilocybe cubensis and Amanita muscaria very likely played some role in early Christianity, and quite possibly a very important one.

As I read through their book and saw all the stunning visual evidence and compelling written and historical. Christian author John C. King wrote a detailed rebuttal of Allegro's theory in the book A Christian View of the Mushroom Myth; he notes neither fly agarics nor their host trees are found in the middle east even though cedars and pines are found there, and highlights the tenuous nature of the links between biblical and Sumerian names coined.

A Christian View of the Mushroom Myth. King, John C. - response to Allegro. commentary on Allegro by Revilo - includes criticism of religion more about religion and amanita. Manna of Heaven - book about Amanita and Christianity. Impossible to get. Email me if you ever find it.

John C. King wants his Christian readers to think that he has published a well thought out and argued piece against the ideas of Christianity being based on the mushroom or drugs. Though the first 60 to 80 pages are readable, King's opinions are narrow minded, prejudiced, and lacking any amount of education whatsoever on other religions other /5.

In his books The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross () and The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Myth (), the British archaeologist and philologist John M. Allegro advanced the theory that stories of early Christianity originated in a shamanistic Essene clandestine cult centered around the use of hallucinogenic mushrooms.

About The Mushroom in Christian Art. In The Mushroom in Christian Art, author John A. Rush uses an artistic motif to define the nature of Christian art, establish the identity of Jesus, and expose the motive for his ng Christian art from CE (common era) to the present, the author reveals that Jesus, the Teacher of Righteousness mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls, is a.

After reading the Sacred Cross and the Mushroom, I thought this book would be an obvious next step. I wasn't totally wrong.

However, I felt Allegro stretched things a bit far with the general idea of the priest "baptising" the following and the followers eating "the holy body"/5(6).

The mushroom cloud spread more derision than enlightenment. Underpinning The Sacred Mushroom is the idea that fertility was of fundamental importance to primitive religion, as it is to life.

Allegro set out this concept in a preliminary plan of the book, sent to the publishers. In this book, the author goes back to the roots of civilization in Sumeria to trace the use of psychedelic mushrooms as tools for divine revelation, and breaks down the original language of the Bible to show, among other things, the story of Jesus to be a thinly-veiled, word-play filled chronicle of merits of the sacred mushroom/5(52).

Mushroom Myths All Mushrooms cause Candida. Mushrooms have a bad reputation in some circles, largely peddled by those pushing anti-candida diets and encouraging people to cut out all mushrooms because they exacerbate the condition. In fact, many of the medicinal mushrooms like Shiitake are extremely effective against candida.

In The Mushroom in Christian Art, author John A. Rush uses an artistic motif to define the nature of Christian art, establish the identity of Jesus, and expose the motive for his ng Christian art from CE (common era) to the present, the author reveals that Jesus, the Teacher of Righteousness mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls, is a personification of the Holy Mushroom.

The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross: A Study of the Nature and Origins of Roman Theology within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East. London: Hodder & Stoughton.

ISBN ^ Letcher, p ^ King, J. A Christian View of the Mushroom Myth. London: Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN ^ Letcher, p. A delightful book to read."—Wendy Doniger, Times Literary Supplement "Mushrooms, Myth & Mithras is an extremely well-constructed academic argument proving that it is impossible to deny the connection between the use of entheogenic substances and religious practice for generations across countries and cultures.

The evidence is extremely well Reviews:   Mushroom Traditions in Europe. In many areas, the appearance of a ring of mushrooms on the ground is cause for either rejoicing or alarm.

In Great Britain, these circles are known as fairy rings—and they are where the Fae come to dance and frolic after a rainstorm. However, like many other locations associated with faeries, humans who dare to enter such a ring may find themselves asleep.

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This illustrated book traces the history of an unlikely force in the shaping of Western civilization: the use of psychedelic mushrooms, namely by a secret society called the cult of Mithras.

Nero was the first emperor to be initiated by the group’s “magical dinners,” and most of his successors embraced the ritual as a source of spiritual /5(3). In his books The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross and The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Myth (), Allegro put forward the theory that stories of early Christianity originated in an Essene clandestine cult centred around the use of psychedelic mushrooms, and that the New Testament is the coded record of this shamanistic cult.

An illustrated foray into the hidden truth about the use of psychoactive mushrooms to connect with the divine. • Draws parallels between Vedic beliefs and Judeo-Christian sects, showing the existence of a mushroom cult that crossed cultural boundaries.

• Contends that the famed philosophers' stone of the alchemist was a metaphor for the. 2 quotes from John Marco Allegro: 'Thousands of years before Christianity, secret cults arose which worshipped the sacred mushroom—the Amanita Muscaria—which, for various reasons (including its shape and power as a drug) came to be regarded as a symbol of God on earth.

When the secrets of the cult had to be written down, it was done in the form of codes hidden in folk tales. In his forthcoming book: THE HIDDEN WORLD: SURVIVAL OF PAGAN SHAMANIC THEMESS IN EUROPEAN FAIRYTALES, (forthcomingCarolina Academic Press) he discusses the persistence of pagan psychoactive religious rites encoded as fairytales and secret Christian heresies.

Ruck has author over a dozen academic books, which space does not permit. This book postulated that "Jesus" in the gospels was simply a code word for a psychedelic mushroom used by an ancient fertility cult; the lack of evidence presented effectively ended his scholarly career.

He simply assumed the "truth" of his thesis in his subsequent books such as The End of a Road and The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian. Amanita is a genus of mushroom native to temperate regions of Europe and North America, as far south as Florida and as far north as Siberia in eastern Russia (Erowid ).

The Amanita genus is one of the most widespread in the world, with species that range from edible to deadly poisonous. Two species, Amanita muscaria and Amanita pantherina, contain muscimol and ibotenic. Christian author Randy Alcorn is refuting the idea that people will have no recollection of their earthly life when they reach Heaven.

In a post titled “Let Go of Life About Heaven” on Desiring God’s website, Alcorn addressed eight myths people believe about the afterlife, The Christian Post reports.

In the book, Allegro argues that early Christianity, as well as Judaism, is based on hallucinogenic fertility rites involving magic mushrooms. 4 Magic Mushrooms and the Catholic Church Today The church reacted to Allegro's book with condemnation so harsh that it.

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Myth is a world away from the raw and somewhat gladiatorial approach of The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross, which set out to shock people into a new look at it springs from a similar conviction that all is not as it seems in the New Testament, and it argues that to understand where our own ideas come from we need to go back into the minds of.

This monograph explores the ethics and religious sensibilities of a group of the hibakusha (survivors) of 's atomic bombings. Unfortunately, their ethic of "not retaliation, but reconciliation" has not been widely recognized, perhaps obscured by the mushroom cloud--symbol of American weaponry, victory, and scientific achievement.

However, it is worth examining the habakushas' philosophy. Priests and pastors vehemently deny that “the true brea d, the bread from heaven” is a mushroom, but have a difficult time explaining it as literal brea d.

Brea d is not a small, round thing found dew-covered in the wilderness. Nor does it contain any of the mystical properties bestowed upon it. This is undeniably a reference to the magic mushroom.

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Here is a list of top 10 books about Mushrooms and fungi. Content. The book was written nine years after Allegro's forced resignation from academia due to publishing The Sacred Mushroom and the is an imaginative look at what life would have been like at Qumran, West Bank at the time when Jesus was supposed to have lived in the 1st century CE.

The book's aim was to show the logical progression of Jewish history through the writings and. Allegro, John Marco.

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Myth. Prometheus Books. Allegro, John. The Sacred Mushroom and The Cross: A study of the nature and origins of Christianity within the fertility cults of the ancient Near East.

Gnostic Media Research. Bennet, Chris. Sex, Drugs, Violence and the Bible. the Judeo-Christian tradition, the story unfolds in a garden called Eden. In that version of the myth, a serpent persuades humans to eat the fruit of a sacred Tree of Knowledge, thus bringing man and God together.

In the patriarchal reforma-tion of Judaism, with its morbid dread of the power of the goddess, the story of the First Supper was. “In its infant (button) state, the muscaria resembles a small white stone. The pulling of the sword from the stone (a symbol of wielding the power), is another Arthurian legend connecting the mushroom to the myth.

The quest for the Grail itself is the quest for the knowledge of the mushroom. The Parcival myth depicts paths (traditions), which are to be explored (but not adhered to), in order. Mushrooms, Myth and Mithras: The Drug Cult that Civilized Europe. Carl Ruck.

City Lights Publishers, - Religion - pages. 1 Review. This illustrated book traces the history of an unlikely force in the shaping of Western civilization: the use of psychedelic mushrooms, namely by a secret society called the cult of Mithras 5/5(1).

In the ancient world, men and women joined cults known as Mysteries to unite with the deities of the otherworld and achieve eternal life. The most important of the Mysteries existed for two millennia at the village of Eleusis. Its deities were Demeter and Persephone, interchangeable in their roles as mother and daughter.

The initiations and other rituals of this goddess-based cult were a 4/5(1). Myth No. 7: Christianity isn't real because it didn't work for me. Truth: The Christian faith is difficult, yet also the most rewarding way of life. Myth No. 8: Christianity is false because it is based on the Bible, which is filled with errors and contradictions.

Truth: The Bible is the most accurately preserved book. In “Shroom” he rewrites the history of magic mushrooms, systematically destroying the myths festered by pioneers like McKenna, R.

Gordon Wasson, Robert Graves, Aldous Huxley and .History of Christian myth and legend The early church. Hellenistic Judaism had already reinterpreted many Gentile motifs and set them within a biblical Jewish sources Christians adopted and adapted some mythical themes: the creation of the world, the end of the paradisal condition and the fall of humankind, the assumption of human form by a god, the saved saviour, the cataclysm at.

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