Ộ reading The Psychedelic Gospels: The Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity online ⡡ Book By Jerry B Brown Ph.D. ⣫ 8 The Prophet Has Spoken Nohant Vic, France 1120 The Church of St Martin sat unpretentiously amidst a cluster of modest two story stone homes with pitched roofs their terracotta tiles glistened with the light rain A plaque in the parking lot described the murals as the work of an artist of genius, which portrays the theme of Redemption, from the Error of Adam to the Last Judgment Stepping across the threshold was like having cataracts removed from your eyes and suddenly seeing in vibrant color and high definition Here the rich red, ochre, and white hues of the nativity scenes in the nave were a prelude to the panoply of powerful paintings that filled the choir in the adjoining room Once inside, Julie and I were enchanted by the majestic visual feast of frescos guarded over by rosy cheeked seraphim The church bells began to peal, transporting us back to medieval times Julie took my arm and turned me around to look at the wall length panel of Christs Entry into Jerusalem Do you see what I see she asked in amazement There was no way I could miss the smooth caps of five psilocybin mushrooms The brown and white colored caps gracefully spread out over the heads of the three joyful youth welcoming Jesus into the city for his messianic date with destiny Look how big these mushrooms are, as big as the heads of the young men, Julie noted Size matters in Romanesque art, I replied, because the painter is calling our attention to its importance Now step back and tell me exactly what you see, I said She spoke slowly, while rapidly clicking photos, as if she were rushing to capture these images before they could disappear, even though they had been here for nearly a thousand years I see a man kneeling before a much larger robed figure, possibly an angel entering the scene from above, whose body is bathed in concentric circles of light There is a hand coming out of the light Between the thumb and index finger is a tan, roundish object that is being offered to the man who is looking up in awe Anything else I inquired Yes, the robes of the angel and of the kneeling man, and the border below them, are painted sky blue This color also tints the robes of Jesuss disciple Why do you think thats Jesus I asked Because hes riding on an ass, which is how the Bible depicts his entry into Jerusalem at Passover Walking directly behind Jesus are two men holding their arms up in the gesture of standing in awe Jesus is sitting on an ass with his arms reaching out toward the youths who are greeting him One of the youths is leaning forward, holding on to the stem of an oblong mushroom in his left hand, while offering Jesus, with his right hand, three stems whose tops have been painted over or somehow obscured While the youth holding the mushroom is wearing a cape, the two youths below have taken off their capes, unfolding them to welcome Jesus as if rolling out a royal carpet The furls in the capes extend all the way below the figure of Jesus and are repeated in the robes of the disciples as well as in the robes of the kneeling man and the angel, visually tying both scenes together Julie turned to the right and said, Jesus and his disciples are traveling toward the gates of Jerusalem, where a rotund man on top of the tower is using a long knife to cut through the stem of a mushroom Its the same shape and color as the mushrooms in the last scene These towers are adjacent to the scene of the Last Supper, where Jesus and eleven of his disciples are gathered behind the table, while the twelfth disciple, probably Judas, is kneeling on the other side Jesus is extending a very long arm toward Judass mouth, holding something in his fingers out to Judas, similar to the way the angel is holding something out to Isaiah I cant tell what it is But, look, there are four long knives on the table, just like the one used to cut down the mushrooms in the adjoining tower scene Isnt the Last Supper supposed to be a Passover meal I asked This is definitely not a Passover Seder, because there is no Pascal lamb or wine goblets, only bowls and round objects, Julie pointed out In fact, the mushroom caps being cut on top of the tower and the objects on the table share the same round form, size, and coloration This repetition of mushroom caps and knives connects the scenes visually and also suggests a sequence from the cutting of the mushroom caps to their later appearance on the table And, look at the way in which the table itself is rotated forward so that its parallel with the plane of the entire picture In combining scale the large size of the mushroom caps and perspective, the artist is calling attention to the objects on the table Julie grabbed her camera, zoomed in on the Last Supper, and then passed the camera to me, telling me to look closely at the robes of the disciples seated to the left of Jesus To my surprise, neatly drawn into the folds of their hems were four umbrella shaped psilocybin mushrooms caps whose stems were all linked together Look I said, Theres also a mushroom in the hem of the disciple directly to the right of Jesus as well as two at the tip of Judas robe The artist painted the mushrooms into the folds, as if trying to disguise them These mushroom hems are neatly aligned because the artist is telling us how important they are a way of informing initiates that entheogens were present at the Last Supper.We live at a time when confused and undisciplined thinking clashes with narrow minded bigotry Thus, it is important than ever to keep an open mindopen to new ideas, open also to rigorous scholarship Too often, wishful thinking has misled well intentioned academics, and the media are notorious for sensationalism I, therefore, applaud the authors for proposing the establishment of an interdisciplinary committee to evaluate the discoveries they present and the conjectures they make in The Psychedelic Gospels Brother David Steindl Rast, Order of Saint Benedict This book expertly navigates through the iconography of mushroom symbolism throughout the ages One clear message comes through mushrooms have played a central role in the evolution of human consciousness and, indeed, religion Thought provoking and well articulated, the authors present a solid case for their thesis This is an important book to contemplate Paul Stamets, author of Mycelium Running How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World Part travelogue, part anthropological meditation, and part groundbreaking study showing the use of sacred mushrooms in Christian iconography, The Psychedelic Gospels gives readers one of the most unusual books they will ever encounter Jerry and Julie Brown present a lively account of a psychedelic theory of religion and tell us why its been suppressed for so many years Mitchell Kaplan, founder of Books Impeccably researched and lavishly illustrated, The Psychedelic Gospels reads like a page turning mystery thriller An interdisciplinary treasure chest overflowing with rare information, unique insights, and some truly extraordinary head slapping aha moments The authors present a compelling case for the influence of entheogens among early Christians David Jay Brown, author of Dreaming Wide Awake and The New Science of Psychedelics The authors make obvious and pleasant the idea that there was a high degree of psychedelic use in the early Christian church, far from the exoteric component, something mysterious kept for the initiated few, which might arouse some anger at the system that kept it from their beloved faithful Carlos Adri n Hern ndez Tavares, coauthor of Mitologia Personal A fascinating piece of scholarly work that opens new possibilities of understanding human consciousness David Crosby, singer songwriter What a gentle, careful, scholarly, personal, and all together splendid book This is not only a provocative and solidly researched book but is an engaging adventure story, a personal story as well as an important contribution to our understanding of the interweaving of psychedelic use and the history of Christianity James Fadiman, Ph.D, author of The Psychedelic Explorer s Guide A great read I recommend to anyone interested in the spiritual aspects of the psychedelic experience Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies I found this book to be a compelling, entertaining account of one couples quest for the hallucinogenic Holy Grail a mind altering travelogue across continents and conspiracy theories Its The Da Vinci Code meets The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test Don Lattin, bestselling author of The Harvard Psychedelic Club possibly uncovers one of the most secret, historical findings of our times the influence of psychedelics as an integral part of the early Christian experience bold, courageous, and insightful A must read Gerald Jampolsky, M.D., and Diane Cirincione Jampolsky, Ph.D., coauthors of A Mini Course for Life The 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- The Psychedelic Gospels: The Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity
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- Jerry B Brown Ph.D.
- 11 September 2017 Jerry B Brown Ph.D.