The Psychedelic Gospels

Reveals evidence of visionary plants in Christianity and the life of Jesus found in medieval art and biblical scripture--hidden in plain sight for centuries • Follows the authors’ anthropological adventure discovering sacred mushroom ...

Author: Jerry B. Brown

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620555034

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 154

Reveals evidence of visionary plants in Christianity and the life of Jesus found in medieval art and biblical scripture--hidden in plain sight for centuries • Follows the authors’ anthropological adventure discovering sacred mushroom images in European and Middle Eastern churches, including Roslyn Chapel and Chartres • Provides color photos showing how R. Gordon Wasson’s psychedelic theory of religion clearly extends to Christianity and reveals why Wasson suppressed this information due to his secret relationship with the Vatican • Examines the Bible and the Gnostic Gospels to show that visionary plants were the catalyst for Jesus’s awakening to his divinity and immortality Throughout medieval Christianity, religious works of art emerged to illustrate the teachings of the Bible for the largely illiterate population. What, then, is the significance of the psychoactive mushrooms hiding in plain sight in the artwork and icons of many European and Middle-Eastern churches? Does Christianity have a psychedelic history? Providing stunning visual evidence from their anthropological journey throughout Europe and the Middle East, including visits to Roslyn Chapel and Chartres Cathedral, authors Julie and Jerry Brown document the role of visionary plants in Christianity. They retrace the pioneering research of R. Gordon Wasson, the famous “sacred mushroom seeker,” on psychedelics in ancient Greece and India, and among the present-day reindeer herders of Siberia and the Mazatecs of Mexico. Challenging Wasson’s legacy, the authors reveal his secret relationship with the Vatican that led to Wasson’s refusal to pursue his hallucinogen theory into the hallowed halls of Christianity. Examining the Bible and the Gnostic Gospels, the authors provide scriptural support to show that sacred mushrooms were the inspiration for Jesus’ revelation of the Kingdom of Heaven and that he was initiated into these mystical practices in Egypt during the Missing Years. They contend that the Trees of Knowledge and of Immortality in Eden were sacred mushrooms. Uncovering the role played by visionary plants in the origins of Judeo-Christianity, the authors invite us to rethink what we know about the life of Jesus and to consider a controversial theory that challenges us to explore these sacred pathways to the divine.

The Psychedelic Gospels

Reveals evidence of visionary plants in Christianity and the life of Jesus found in medieval art and biblical scripture--hidden in plain sight for centuries • Follows the authors’ anthropological adventure discovering sacred mushroom ...

Author: Jerry B. Brown

Publisher: Park Street Press

ISBN: 9781620555026

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 712

Reveals evidence of visionary plants in Christianity and the life of Jesus found in medieval art and biblical scripture--hidden in plain sight for centuries • Follows the authors’ anthropological adventure discovering sacred mushroom images in European and Middle Eastern churches, including Roslyn Chapel and Chartres • Provides color photos showing how R. Gordon Wasson’s psychedelic theory of religion clearly extends to Christianity and reveals why Wasson suppressed this information due to his secret relationship with the Vatican • Examines the Bible and the Gnostic Gospels to show that visionary plants were the catalyst for Jesus’s awakening to his divinity and immortality Throughout medieval Christianity, religious works of art emerged to illustrate the teachings of the Bible for the largely illiterate population. What, then, is the significance of the psychoactive mushrooms hiding in plain sight in the artwork and icons of many European and Middle-Eastern churches? Does Christianity have a psychedelic history? Providing stunning visual evidence from their anthropological journey throughout Europe and the Middle East, including visits to Roslyn Chapel and Chartres Cathedral, authors Julie and Jerry Brown document the role of visionary plants in Christianity. They retrace the pioneering research of R. Gordon Wasson, the famous “sacred mushroom seeker,” on psychedelics in ancient Greece and India, and among the present-day reindeer herders of Siberia and the Mazatecs of Mexico. Challenging Wasson’s legacy, the authors reveal his secret relationship with the Vatican that led to Wasson’s refusal to pursue his hallucinogen theory into the hallowed halls of Christianity. Examining the Bible and the Gnostic Gospels, the authors provide scriptural support to show that sacred mushrooms were the inspiration for Jesus’ revelation of the Kingdom of Heaven and that he was initiated into these mystical practices in Egypt during the Missing Years. They contend that the Trees of Knowledge and of Immortality in Eden were sacred mushrooms. Uncovering the role played by visionary plants in the origins of Judeo-Christianity, the authors invite us to rethink what we know about the life of Jesus and to consider a controversial theory that challenges us to explore these sacred pathways to the divine.

The Psychedelic Gospel

Ever wonder how someone from the '70's finds the Truth? A good, short read, that opens up so many thoughts... it is an interesting and fun ride.

Author: Mitchell Stephen Billington

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781520559292

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

View: 479

Ever wonder how someone from the '70's finds the Truth? A good, short read, that opens up so many thoughts... it is an interesting and fun ride.

Jesus and the Magic Mushroom

This book points out the undeniable similarities between the teachings of Jesus via the Gospel of Thomas, the psychedelic experience, mysticism, and the near death experience, to guide us down the road of life toward our ultimate ...

Author: Sean Williams

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 125729072X

Category: Religion

Page:

View: 592

This book points out the undeniable similarities between the teachings of Jesus via the Gospel of Thomas, the psychedelic experience, mysticism, and the near death experience, to guide us down the road of life toward our ultimate destination, spiritual consciousness. The knowledge within this book can help you achieve for yourself what a lifetime of religion will fail to do for you.

Psychedelic Mystery Traditions

See Thomas O. Lambdin, The Gospel of Thomas, in Robinson, 1990; cf Brown
and Brown, The Psychedelic Gospels, 202. 17. Pagels, Gnostic Gospels, 54. 18.
Søren Giversen and Birger A. Pearson, “The Testimony of Truth,” in Robinson,
Nag ...

Author: Thomas Hatsis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620558017

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 254

A comprehensive look at the long tradition of psychedelic magic and religion in Western Civilization • Explores the use of psychedelics and entheogens from Neolithic times through Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance to the Victorian era and beyond • Reveals how psychedelics were integrated into pagan and Christian magical practices and demonstrates how one might employ a psychedelic agent for divination, sex magic, alchemy, communication with gods, and more • Examines the role of entheogens in the Mysteries of Eleusis in Greece, the worship of Isis in Egypt, the Dionysian mysteries, and the magical practices of the Thessalian witches as well as Jewish, Roman, and Gnostic traditions Unbeknownst--or unacknowledged--by many, there is a long tradition of psychedelic magic and religion in Western civilization. As Thomas Hatsis reveals, the discovery of the power of psychedelics and entheogens can be traced to the very first prehistoric expressions of human creativity, with a continuing lineage of psychedelic mystery traditions from antiquity through the Renaissance to the Victorian era and beyond. Describing how, when, and why different peoples in the Western world utilized sacred psychedelic plants, Hatsis examines the full range of magical and spiritual practices that include the ingestion of substances to achieve altered states. He discusses how psychedelics facilitated divinatory dream states for our ancient Neolithic ancestors and helped them find shamanic portals to the spirit world. Exploring the mystery religions that adopted psychedelics into their occult rites, he examines the role of entheogens in the Mysteries of Eleusis in Greece, the worship of Isis in Egypt, and the psychedelic wines and spirits that accompanied the Dionysian mysteries. The author investigates the magical mystery traditions of the Thessalian witches as well as Jewish, Roman, and Gnostic traditions. He reveals how psychedelics were integrated into pagan and Christian magical practices and demonstrates how one might employ a psychedelic agent for divination, magic, alchemy, or god and goddess invocation. He explores the use of psychedelics by Middle Eastern and medieval magicians and looks at the magical use of cannabis and opium from the Crusaders to Aleister Crowley. From ancient priestesses and Christian gnostics, to alchemists, wise-women, and Victorian magicians, Hatsis shows how psychedelic practices have been an integral part of the human experience since Neolithic times.

Psychedelic Medicine

JERRY AND JULIE BROWN, COAUTHORS OF THE PSYCHEDELIC GOSPELS:
THE SECRET HISTORY OF HALLUCINOGENS IN CHRISTIANITY “Lively, in-
depth, and insightful interviews with both pioneering and contemporary members
of ...

Author: Richard Louis Miller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620556987

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 170

Explores the potential of psychedelics as medicine and the intersections of politics, science, and psychedelics • Explores the tumultuous history of psychedelic research, the efforts to restore psychedelic therapies, and the links between psychiatric drugs and mental illness • Offers non-technical summaries of the most recent, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies with MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, and ayahuasca • Includes the work of Rick Doblin, Stanislav Grof, James Fadiman, Julie Holland, Dennis McKenna, David Nichols, Charles Grob, Phil Wolfson, Michael and Annie Mithoefer, Roland Griffiths, Katherine MacLean, and Robert Whitaker Embracing the revival of psychedelic research and the discovery of new therapeutic uses, clinical psychologist Dr. Richard Louis Miller discusses what is happening today in psychedelic medicine--and what will happen in the future--with top researchers and thinkers in this field, including Rick Doblin, Stanislav Grof, James Fadiman, Julie Holland, Dennis McKenna, David Nichols, Charles Grob, Phil Wolfson, Michael and Annie Mithoefer, Roland Griffiths, Katherine MacLean, and Robert Whitaker. Dr. Miller and his contributors cover the tumultuous history of early psychedelic research brought to a halt 50 years ago by the U.S. government as well as offering non-technical summaries of the most recent studies with MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, and ayahuasca. They explore the biochemistry of consciousness and the use of psychedelics for self-discovery and healing. They discuss the use of psilocybin for releasing fear in the terminally ill and the potential for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of PTSD. They examine Dr. Charles Grob’s research on the indigenous use and therapeutic properties of ayahuasca and Dr. Gabor Mate’s attempt to transport this plant medicine to a clinical setting with the help of Canada’s Department of National Health. Dr. Miller and his contributors explore the ongoing efforts to restore psychedelic therapies to the health field, the growing threat of overmedication by the pharmaceutical industry, and the links between psychiatric drugs and mental illness. They also discuss the newly shifting political climate and the push for new research, offering hope for an end to the War on Drugs and a potential renaissance of research into psychedelic medicines around the world.

Psychedelic Mysticism

No image, therefore, is absolute, but collectively these films enhance an image
that binds psychedelics to illegality, lack of ... For example, in the process of
spreading the psychedelic gospel, Leary, Huston Smith laments, began to thrive “
on ...

Author: Morgan Shipley

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 149850910X

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

View: 827

Although commonly celebrated as a distinct manifestation of Americana, hippies and psychedelics are routinely de-emphasized in favor of direct political activism, a phenomenon that constrains the full telling of the hippie counterculture as it relates to a radical religiosity defined by mutuality and altruism. Psychedelic Mysticism reevaluates the religious significance of the 1960s psychedelic counterculture, tracing how psychedelics became entheogenic, leading sixties figures to transition personal moments of enlightenment into everyday projects of social justice.

The Mystery of Manna

" In The Mystery of Manna, religious historian Dan Merkur provides compelling evidence that this was the Israelites' initiation into a psychedelic mystery cult that induced spiritual visions through bread containing ergot--a psychoactive ...

Author: Dan Merkur

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892817726

Category: Religion

Page: 186

View: 922

Citing biblical material as well as later Jewish and Christian writings, Dr. Merkur reveals convincing evidence for the existence of an unbroken tradition of the use of psychedelic substances in religious sacraments, from Moses and manna to Jesus and the Eucharist.

The Re Enchantment of the West Vol 2

Basically, Leary came up with the idea of 'a new profession of psychedelic guides
who, he said, will have the patience of a ... a process of growth and division, the
world would be covered with small IFIF cells spreading the psychedelic gospel.

Author: Christopher Partridge

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567552713

Category: Social Science

Page: 482

View: 517

The Re-Enchantment of the West challenges those theories that predict widespread secularization beyond traditional institutional religiosity. Spiritualities are emerging that are not only quite different from the those forms of religion that are in decline, but are often defined over against them and articulated and passed on in ways quite different from those of traditional religion. In particular, it is argued that such contemporary Western spirituality is fed by a constantly replenished reservoir of ideas, practices, and methodologies, which is here termed 'occulture'. Moreover, such occultural ideas both feed into and are resourced by popular culture. Indeed, popular occulture is a key feature of the re-enchantment of the West. Demonstrating the significance and ubiquity of these ideas, this book examines, for example, healthcare and nursing, contemporary environmentalism, psychedelia and drug use, the Internet and cyberspirituality, belief in UFOs and extraterrestrial life, demonology and the contemporary fascination with the figure of Satan, the heavy metal subculture, popular apocalypticism, and millennial violence.

The Beat Generation Topics

Yet by this time he had already succeeded in spreading his psychedelic gospel
throughout the country . The Haight - Ashbury district of San Francisco had
surfaced as the Vatican of the Acid Church as early as 1965 , giving the
psychedelic ...

Author: Lynn Marie Zott

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787675707

Category: American literature

Page: 528

View: 726


The Gospel According to the Beatles

He set up the World Psychedelic Centre at a luxury apartment in Pont Street ,
Belgravia , a fashionable up - market location from which to contact movers and
shakers . “ I wanted to rid people of their inhibitions about mystical writings and ...

Author: Steve Turner

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 254

View: 741

The spiritual journey of the Beatles from fun-loving agnostics to drug-inspired mystics.

The Gospel of Irreligious Religion

Many of the love generation responded totally to a psychedelically experienced
ultimate reality which profoundly transformed their lives and which bound them
together in complex communities characterized by immense vitality and cultural ...

Author: Lowell D. Streiker

Publisher: Sheed & Ward

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 169

View: 738


Mysticisms East and West

would be covered with small IFIF cells spreading the psychedelic gospel . Hence
, with the emergence of the IFIF , psychedelia became effectively a new religious
movement seeking to evangelise America . As Leary candidly admits , ' In 1961 ...

Author: Christopher Hugh Partridge

Publisher: Authentic Media

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 377

View: 654

Mysticism is proving to be the chosen type of religion for future generations of believers in the West. As traditional institutional religion continues to decline, mystical thought is celebrated as a vital, subversive alternative. Evidence for this religious-cultural shift towards the mystical, the experiential, and indeed the creation-centered can be found in bookstores, most of which devote a large amount of shelf space to mystical themes and writers from the world religions. While this shift is not new, an increasing number of westerners are turning east because they find the fundamentally mystical thought of Asian religious traditions appealing. Furthermore, numerous westerners have actually become gurus and mystics within Eastern traditions. Mysticisms East and West examines the worldwide phenomenon of mystical experience across the world religions. In examining both Christian and non-Christian expressions of mysticism, this unique volume brings together a number of prominent evangelical scholars to analyze the central historical, cultural, and theological issues. Beginning in the East, these studies in mystical experience gradually move to the West and to Christian mysticism before concluding with a number of philosophically reflective essays examining the implications and nature of mysticism.

The Big Picture Making Sense Out of Life and Religion

This book points out the undeniable similarities between The Gospel of Thomas, the psychedelic experience, the mystic path, and the near death experience in order to put together the big picture and expose the truth about our existence.

Author: Sean Williams

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0578015234

Category: Religion

Page: 184

View: 187

This book points out the undeniable similarities between The Gospel of Thomas, the psychedelic experience, the mystic path, and the near death experience in order to put together the big picture and expose the truth about our existence. Can you put together the similarities and understand the TRUTH that organized religion and the government have sought to keep from us? Do you have the ears to HEAR?

Riding the Ox Home

Suddenly the psychedelic gospel , in an appropriately alluring form of a pseudo -
shamanic secret teaching , became extraordinarily attractive , especially to young
people ( and some academics , who thought the book a form of spiritual ...

Author: Willard L. Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Meditation

Page: 261

View: 687


The Year Book of Psychiatry and Applied Mental Health

There is a contradiction between the psychedelic gospel of widening the
sensibilities and the tranquilizer user ' s wish to shut out unpleasant experiences
from his awareness . Drug dependency is the modern equivalent of lotus - land .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mental health

Page:

View: 726


Transit Lounge

But the primary impulse came from the boundary - destroying effects of frequent ,
high dose , psychedelic ingestion . Freaks ... of VRML ( the virtual reality
programming language for the World Wide Web ) – preach from the psychedelic
gospel .

Author: Ashley Crawford

Publisher: Fine Art Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 773

A collection of 50 essays, interviews, and articles on the future, from such writers as Kathy Acker, Mark Dery, Greil Marcus, and Bruce Sterling.

The Gospel of Elvis

City of the Gate ” - San Francisco , referring both to the Golden Gate Bridge and
San Francisco ' s reputation as the gateway to the psychedelic hippie life . " The
Voice - picture ” — “ Sgt . Pepper ' s Lonely Hearts Club Band . ” " Doughboy ...

Author: A. L. Ludwig

Publisher: Summit Group

ISBN: 9781565301870

Category: Music

Page: 179

View: 201


Turning Point 1968

... with the addresses and phone numbers of some of the most important
musicians , artists , publishers , poets , and writers in New York , people who
could spread the psychedelic gospel and help to alter the very basis for human
perceptions .

Author: Irwin Unger

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 568

View: 651

Provides an in-depth look at a pivotal year in U.S. history, with attention to the Kennedy and King assassinations, the Black Power and Hippie movements, and other changes in the political climate that continue to influence the nation

Health the Science of Human Adaptation

... the sanctity of marriage and premarital chastity , the accumulation. the hopes
and aspirations of many with the psychedelic gospel of world salvation . Dosage
and illicit forms of codeine. Drug - Taking Behavior : Search or Symptom ? 243.

Author: Charles R. Carroll

Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill

ISBN:

Category: Health

Page: 646

View: 596

Discusses aspects of the human life cycle including genetics, disease, personality, mental health, smoking, marriage, sex, population, eating, consumerism, environment, and dying.