The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Myth

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Prometheus #ad - This issue has recently been the focus of national media coverage, with the result that after forty years, open access to all of the Dead Sea Scrolls has finally been permitted. If he had lived to see it, John Allegro would have been very pleased by this resolution of the controversy. Allegro was one of the first scholars to protest the long delay in publishing the Scrolls and to criticize his colleagues for their secretive and possessive attitudes.

In his engaging and highly readable style, Allegro conveys the excitement of the initial archaeological find and takes the reader on a journey of intellectual discovery that goes to the heart of Western culture. In the same spirit of free inquiry that Allegro championed, Prometheus is reissuing his book in paperback to encourage open discussion of these important ancient texts.

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Myth #ad - Was jesus of nazareth a real historical person or a fictional character in a religious legend? What do the Dead Sea Scrolls reveal about the origins of Christianity? Has there been a conspiracy to suppress information in the Scrolls that contradicts traditional church teaching? John Allegro addresses these and many other intriguing questions in this fascinating account of what may be the most significant archaeological discovery of the twentieth century.

As one of the original scholars entrusted with the task of deciphering these ancient documents, Allegro worked on some of the most important texts, including the Biblical commentaries. Allegro suggests that christianity evolved out of the Messianic theology of the Essenes, the Jewish sect that wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls.

This new edition of allegro's book also contains an essay in which he describes the in-fighting among the scholars assigned to study the scrolls and his thirty-year battle to release all of the texts to the public.

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The Sacred Mushroom and The Cross: A study of the nature and origins of Christianity within the fertility cults of the ancient Near East

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Gnostic Media Research & Publishing #ad - The ancient fertility cult at the heart of christianity • the living power of cultic rites and symbols • The sacred mushroom as the emblem and embodiment of divinity • The secret meaning of biblical myths • The language of religion that links us to our ancestors The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross sets out John Allegro's quest through a family tree of languages to find the truth about where Christianity came from.

Used book in Good Condition. Where did god come from? what do the bible stories really tell us? Who or what was Jesus Christ? This book challenges everything we think we know about the nature of religion.

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Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution

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Bantam #ad - Food of the gods the search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants Drugs and Human Evolution. Those who know and enjoy Joseph Campbell’s work will almost certainly appreciate McKenna. L. A. Mckenna provides a revisionist look at the historical role of drugs in the east and the West, sugar, cocaine, and rum trades to marijuana, synthetics, and even television—illustrating the human desire for the “food of the gods” and the powerful potential to replace abuse of illegal drugs with a shamanic understanding, from ancient spice, reverence for nature, insistence on community, and increased self-awareness.

Praise for food of the gods “Deserves to be the modern classic on mind-altering drugs and hallucinogens. The washington post   “terence McKenna is the most important—and most entertaining—visionary scholar in America. Tom robbins   “the culture’s foremost spokesperson for the psychedelic experience.

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The Psychedelic Gospels: The Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity

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Park Street Press #ad - 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.

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. Park Street Press. 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 immortalityThroughout medieval Christianity, religious works of art emerged to illustrate the teachings of the Bible for the largely illiterate population.

The Psychedelic Gospels: The Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity #ad - Food of the gods the search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants Drugs and Human Evolution. 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.

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.

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DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences

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Park Street Press #ad - A clinical psychiatrist explores the effects of DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known. Used book in Good Condition. Provides a unique scientific explanation for the phenomenon of alien abduction experiences. Rick strassman conducted U. S. In strassman's volunteers, it consistently produced near-death and mystical experiences.

Dmt: the spirit molecule : a doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experience. Dmt, ayahuasca, a plant-derived chemical found in the psychedelic Amazon brew, is also manufactured by the human brain. Government-approved and funded clinical research at the University of New Mexico in which he injected sixty volunteers with DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known.

Dmt: the spirit molecule makes the bold case that dmt, naturally released by the pineal gland, facilitates the soul's movement in and out of the body and is an integral part of the birth and death experiences, as well as the highest states of meditation and even sexual transcendence. From 1990 to 1995 Dr.

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Fingerprints of the Gods

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Three Rivers Press #ad - Three rivers Press CA. Dmt: the spirit molecule : a doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experience. Food of the gods the search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants Drugs and Human Evolution. As we recover the truth about prehistory, it becomes apparent that a warning has been handed down to us, and discover the real meaning of ancient myths and monuments, a warning of terrible cataclysm that afflicts the Earth in great cycles at irregular intervals of time—a cataclysm that may be about to recur.

Readers will hugely enjoy their quest in these pages of inspired storytelling. The times uk used book in Good Condition. Could the story of mankind be far older than we have previously believed? Using tools as varied as archaeo-astronomy, and computer analysis of ancient myths, geology, Graham Hancock presents a compelling case to suggest that it is.

Fingerprints of the Gods #ad - A fancy piece of historical sleuthing. In ancient monuments as far apart as egypt’s great sphinx, and mexico’s awe-inspiring Temples of the Sun and Moon, technological advancement, the strange Andean ruins of Tihuanaco, he reveals not only the clear fingerprints of an as-yet-unidentified civilization of remote antiquity, but also startling evidence of its vast sophistication, and evolved scientific knowledge.

A record-breaking number one bestseller in britain,  Fingerprints of the Gods contains the makings of an intellectual revolution, a dramatic and irreversible change in the way that we understand our past—and so our future. And fingerprints of God tells us something more.

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The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing and Using Magic Mushrooms

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Green Candy Press #ad - Park Street Press. Mandrake uses his doctoral studies in mycology to detail the history and botany of psilocybin mushrooms to give readers an idea of their prevalence throughout human history. The book is highly detailed and comprehensive, allowing readers to learn the entire process required to produce perfect magic mushrooms every time.

Green Candy Press. Used book in Good Condition. The psilocybin mushroom bible details every step of the complex mushroom cultivation process, making it hands down the largest and most comprehensive book ever written on the subject. Readers will learn how to produce their own magic mushrooms quickly, safely, and effectively.

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The Holy Mushroom: Evidence of Mushrooms in Judeo-Christianity

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Gnostic Media Research & Publishing #ad - Detailed and wonderfully illustrated; great bibliography. To waver from a strongly held opinion could spell academic ruin and withdrawal of acclaim. Jan irvin the holy mushroom has captured what we might call an "anthropology of clarification" regarding whether or not mushrooms, and mind-altering substances in general, played any role in the development of not only Judaism and Christianity but the total culture in play at that time.

The questions irvin asks are these: "if mind-altering substances did play this major role, then how would this affect our interpretations of the Bible and the Qur'an? Would this shed light on the origins of mystical experiences and the stories, for example Abraham hearing voices and Ezekiel's convenient visions? What would this suggest about the shamanic behavior of Jesus? What impact would this have on organized religion?" These are bold questions.

It is now recognized in many academic communities anthropologists, sociologists, both textual and visual, psychologists that sufficient evidence exists of the importance of these substances, psychiatrists, to say "yes" in very large letters. Rush, sierra college Used book in Good Condition. Food of the gods the search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants Drugs and Human Evolution.

The Holy Mushroom: Evidence of Mushrooms in Judeo-Christianity #ad - This is a very useful volume for those interested in the Holy Mushroom and the politics of truth. Used book in Good Condition. This leads to lively debate, counter stories, and even character assassination if one side or the other is being out trumped in the symbolic mêlée. Scholars have egos and once committed to their ideas through scholarly publications, have difficulty seeing, faculty meetings, and conferences, hearing, or even appreciating an adverse view.

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The Chosen People: A Controversial History of the Jews

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The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English: Seventh Edition Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - With more than 1, 500 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Used book in Good Condition. Park Street Press. Some sixty years after the Scrolls' discovery, this revised and expanded volume crowns a lifetime of research by Vermes.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. The original manuscripts, completely transformed our understanding of the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism, discovered in the Judean Desert between 1947 and 1956, and the origin of Christianity.

. Food of the gods the search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants Drugs and Human Evolution. Green Candy Press. A newly updated edition of the landmark translation by one of our greatest religious scholarsSince its publication in 1962, esteemed biblical expert Géza Vermes's translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls has established itself as the authoritative standard.

The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English: Seventh Edition Penguin Classics #ad - Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Used book in Good Condition. Penguin Classics. Now in its seventh edition,  the complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English has been updated with a number of previously unpublished texts, as well as extensive new introductory material and notes.

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John Marco Allegro: The Maverick Of The Dead Sea Scrolls STUDIES IN THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS AND RELATED LITERATURE

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Eerdmans Pub Co #ad - This book is the first to fully explore the life and ideas of john marco allegro 1923–1988, freethinker and rebel, the team of scholars in charge of editing the Scrolls, whose work on the Dead Sea Scrolls led him to challenge the church, and most conventional assumptions about the development of Christianity.

Dmt: the spirit molecule : a doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experience. He wondered, about the interweaving of history, myth, for example, faith, and tradition in the New Testament, and about the nature of the church's authority. Penguin Classics. Allegro's views soon set him apart from fellow Scrolls scholars and even from the church itself.

John Marco Allegro: The Maverick Of The Dead Sea Scrolls STUDIES IN THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS AND RELATED LITERATURE #ad - . Judith anne brown's john marco allegro is a fascinating, inside account of this man of ideas who was independent, and, above all, probing, irrepressible, always original. But he made his name — or gained his notoriety — from questioning orthodox assumptions about how Christianity began. He asked questions that many people found disturbing if not outrageous.

Used book in Good Condition. As the first british member of the Scrolls editing team, the insights, Allegro shared the excitement, and the eyestrain of deciphering these invaluable ancient fragments. Food of the gods the search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants Drugs and Human Evolution.

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