Thursday, April 05, 2007
Atlantis and the Magic Mushroom: Part 1 + 2 (Videos)
This video explores the theory that Atlantis is our collective memory of the lost partnership between man and mushroom.
Many pages of additional info available at my other blog "The Magic Mushroom Atlantis".
This old line of thought is being brought back up with new insights and will be integrated into the 9/11 mega-ritual in this next phase of my work.
Moses, 9/11 and the Magic Mushroom (Atlantis and the Magic Mushroom: Part 2)
Further synchromystic investigation into the theory that magic mushrooms play a central role in the stories of Atlantis, Exodus and Genesis. The thread is followed up to the 9/11 mega-ritual and the symbolism of the event is shown to contain mushroom references.
[Referenced in a comment to the video]
Jesus, Santa, Mithra and the Magic Mushroom
"Have you ever wondered why on Christmas we cut down/carry evergreen trees inside our houses, decorate them with fancy ornaments, and place presents underneath them?
So, why do people bring Pine trees into their houses at the Winter Solstice, placing brightly colored (Red and White) packages under their boughs, as gifts to show their love for each other and as representations of the love of God and the gift of his Sons life? It is because, underneath the Pine bough is the exact location where one would find this ‘Most Sacred’ Substance, the Amanita muscaria, in the wild.”–James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (8)
“The Pine tree is one of the well-known central relics of Christmas. Under this tree is where those who are deemed good find their reward in the form of a present. A big red and white rounded mushroom grows under the very tree we are to look under on Christmas morning to find our gift.”–James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (6)
“The very name, ‘Christmas’ is a holiday name composed of the words, ‘Christ’ (meaning ‘one who is anointed with the Magical Substance’) and ‘Mass’ (a special religious service/ceremony of the sacramental ingestion of the Eucharist, the ‘Body of Christ’). In the Catholic tradition, this substance (Body/Soma) has been replaced by the doctrine of ‘Transubstantiation’, whereby in a magical ceremony the Priests claim the ability to transform a ‘cracker/round-wafer’ into the literal ‘Body of Christ’; i.e., a substitute or placebo.”James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (910)“Although most people see Christmas as a Christian holiday, most of the symbols and icons we associate with Christmas celebrations are actually derived from the shamanistic traditions of the tribal peoples of preChristian Northern Europe. The sacred mushroom of these people was the red and white amanita muscaria mushroom … These peoples lived in dwellings made of birch and reindeer hide, called ‘yurts.’ Somewhat similar to a teepee, the yurt's central smoke hole is often also used as an entrance.After gathering the mushrooms from under the sacred trees where they appeared, the shamans would fill their sacks and return home. Climbing down the chimney entrances, they would share out the mushroom's gifts with those within … Santa also dresses like a mushroom gatherer. When it was time to go out and harvest the magical mushrooms, the ancient shamans would dress much like Santa, wearing red and white furtrimmed coats and long black boots.”Dana Larsen, “The Psychedelic Secrets of Santa Claus” Cannabis Culture, Marijuana Magazine, Dec 18th, 2003
“The amanita mushroom needs to be dried before being consumed; the drying process reduces the mushroom's toxicity while increasing its potency. The shaman would guide the group in stringing the mushrooms and hanging them around the hearth fire to dry. This tradition is echoed in the modern stringing of popcorn and other items.”Dana Larsen, “The Psychedelic Secrets of Santa Claus” Cannabis Culture, Marijuana Magazine, Dec 18th, 2003
“The ancient shamanic use of Amanita muscaria in Siberia is well documented. Despite governmental oppression against its use, there are still many who refuse to accept the authorized state religion, and continue the shamanic traditions in secret.Just as the Siberian shaman (commonly dressing in red and white) would enter through the opening in the roof of a home where a ritual was to be done, Santa Claus also arrives on the roof and enters through the chimney. Just as the shamans would gather the mushrooms in bags which they would bring with them when performing a ceremony, Santa Claus also (on the Holy Day) brings presents in a bag.” James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (10)
“Reindeer were the sacred animals of these semi nomadic people, as the reindeer provided food, shelter, clothing and other necessities. Reindeer are also fond of eating the amanita mushrooms; they will seek them out, and then prance about while under their influence … The effects of the amanita mushroom usually include sensations of size distortion and flying.The feeling of flying could account for the legends of flying reindeer, and legends of shamanic journeys included stories of winged reindeer, transporting their riders up to the highest branches of the World Tree.”Dana Larsen, “The Psychedelic Secrets of Santa Claus” Cannabis Culture, Marijuana Magazine, Dec 18th, 2003
“Saint Nicholas, known as the ‘Patron Saint of Children,’ is the most revered saint in Russia, second only to the apostles. He is the Russian Orthodox Church's supplanter to the native people's highly respected local Shaman. A Shaman is a holy man that is well acquainted with a form of spirituality that incorporates plant entheogens which facilitate the NDE (Near Death Experience), or ‘out of body’ experience. Saint Nicholas may not have been a shaman, yet the symbolism on, and coloring of his robes could lend to speculation.” –James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (10)
“One of the side effects of eating amanita mushrooms is that the skin and facial features take on a flushed, ruddy glow. This is why Santa is always shown with glowing red cheeks and nose. Even Santa's jolly ‘Ho, ho, ho!’ is the euphoric laugh of one who has indulged in the magic fungus.”
"Santa's famous magical journey, where his sleigh takes him around the whole planet in a single night, is developed from the ‘heavenly chariot’ used by the gods from whom Santa and other shamanic figures are descended. The chariot of Odin, Thor and even the Egyptian god Osiris is now known as the Big Dipper, which circles around the North Star in a 24hour period. In different versions of the ancient story, the chariot was pulled by reindeer or horses. As the animals grow exhausted, their mingled spit and blood falls to the ground, forming the amanita mushrooms.”Dana Larsen, “The Psychedelic Secrets of Santa Claus” Cannabis Culture, Marijuana Magazine, Dec 18th, 2003
“It is fairly common knowledge that the Weihnachtsmann (St. Nick) was an amalgamation of older Germanic/Norse gods such as Thor, Donner, Odin and Wotan. What's missing here is just as Santa flies through the skies in his sleigh, Odin (as well as the rest) rode through the sky in his chariot, which is depicted in the stars by ‘The Big Dipper’.The Big Dipper is the chariot of Odin & Wotan, Thor, King Arthur, and even Osiris (of Egypt). The chariot that circles the North Star in a 24 hour period is thus also known as the sleigh of Santa Claus because it circles his mythological home, the North Pole. It is no surprise that Nordic/Germanic gods have connection to mushrooms in their mythology.As Thor throws his mushroom shaped hammer to the ground, mighty thunders and lightning cracks cause the real mushroom(s) to appear. As the horses pulling Odin through the sky in his chariot become overexerted, their blood mingled spit falls to the ground and causes the Amanita mushrooms to grow at those exact points.”–James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (1011)
“Not only did Osiris ride the sky in a chariot, but after his death Isis found that an evergreen (Cedar) had grown overnight from a dead stump to full-sized; which was understood as a sign of Osiris' rebirth and immortality. Interestingly, the traditional birth of Osiris is the 25th of December. The 25th of December was also celebrated annually by putting presents around the Cedar tree.This tradition is at least five thousand years old. The birth of Horus to the goddess-virgin-mother, Isis, is perhaps the eldest representation of the goddess/son mythology, yet it is impossible to know this or the real age of the Astrotheological-Virgo-giving-birth-to-the-child/god/star mythology for sure. However it is the oldest source I have found.”–James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (11)
“First hand understanding is through the ingestion of the holy substances, of which there has been so much written, that this brief expose' merely scratches the surface of. It is this direct communal contact which is truly the means whereby a human being can experience his true spiritual nature.One must take very seriously his/her own spirituality, for this is that which we truly are. As I stated in the opening sentence, ‘This experience is of extremely great value’. So much so, that I feel it necessary to the evolutionary process of each and every individual, and inevitably to all of mankind.”James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (26)
“Santa Claus is an all-knowing icon that reads the hearts and intentions of everyone on the planet. Each child is told the story of the round-man (who wears red and white) and his associates; reindeer, little people and Mrs. Claus. They are also told the story of a miraculous worldwide flight in a sleigh which results in presents being delivered under a tree.Yet when a child reaches the age of reasoning he is informed that this story is all a fabrication. This revelation is devastating upon the psyche of a young mind. It is also at this time that the child is often comforted and pacified from the shock by very strong reinforcement that the religious systems which the parents or guardians profess are indeed factual. And an attempt is made to incorporate the respective religious traditions into the holiday as the REAL meaning for the celebration.”–James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (6)
“Some psychologists have discussed the ‘cognitive dissonance’ which occurs when children are encouraged to believe in the literal existence of Santa Claus, only to have their parents' lie revealed when they are older.By so deceiving our children we rob them of a richer heritage …Many people in the modern world have rejected Christmas as being too commercial, claiming that this ritual of giving is actually a celebration of materialism and greed.Yet the true spirit of this winter festival lies not in the exchange of plastic toys, but in celebrating a gift from the earth: the fruiting top of a magical mushroom, and the revelatory experiences it can provide.Instead of perpetuating outdated and confusing holiday myths, it might be more fulfilling to return to the original source of these seasonal celebrations.How about getting back to basics and enjoying some magical mushrooms with your loved ones this solstice?What better gift can a family share than a little piece of love and enlightenment?”
“The 'Christian' festival of Easter comes from the same source. Easter comes from the Babylonian goddess, Ishtar, (Semiramis again) and it celebrated her son, Tammuz, who was, wait for it, the ‘only begotten son of the Moon goddess and Sun God’ Nimrod and Semiramis. The ‘Easter’ (Ishtar) eggs and the ‘Easter bunny’ also come from Babylon. Queen Semiramis said she came from the Moon in a giant egg and this became known as the Ishtar egg.Tammuz was said to be very fond of rabbits and so we have the Easter bunny. Oh yes, and they also ate "sacred cakes" with a T on the top the origin of our hot cross buns. The T is a major symbol of Freemasonry because of its associations with Babylon and Tammuz. The Christian wafer used in Catholic ceremonies comes from the Egyptian taenaah – the sacrificial bread of the Moon. Christians think the bread symbolizes the 'body of Jesus' when they are really involved in a ritual about the Egyptian Moon god.”David Icke, “Tales From Time Loop”
“The Phoenix: From the ashes (spores) the egg appears. Then comes the upturned cap resembling a gold and red colored bird (the gills as feathers). Then the heat (sun) burns the mushroom and it dissolves, once again leaving only ashes (spores), and finally repeating the whole cycle … The Phoenix-bird mythology is another piece of mushroom folklore.As the fetus is generated in the furnace of the uterus, so the mushroom, that ‘evil ferment of the soil’, as Nicander (second century BC) calls it, is created, a womb within a womb, as it were. Like the fabulous Phoenix, the mushroom is self generated and regenerated, bursting forth from the vulvae, only to die as quickly and then apparently miraculously to reappear, a resurrection of its own self.” James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (13 & 56)
“There are a number of hieroglyphic depictions of plants (many of which are psychedelic) on walls and within texts throughout Egypt. This is to be expected, yet this goes undetected or dismissed by most who are studying Egypt and its religious writings …The pillars that are at every temple in Egypt are shaped like giant mushrooms. These are shaped like the Amanita some are shaped like Psilocybe. Others look like tree fungus and are decorated with pictures of an incredible variety of plants.”James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (44 & 53)
Because of their seedless growth/germination pattern, mushrooms were considered “virgin-births” by the ancients. They believed the mushrooms arose from dew, the divine fluid that magically appears at dawn.
“The mushroom caps are the fruit of the larger mycelium beneath the soil which exists in a symbiotic relationship with the roots of the tree. To ancient people, these mushrooms were literally ‘the fruit of the tree.’ Ancient peoples were amazed at how these magical mushrooms sprang from the earth without any visible seed.They considered this "virgin birth" to have been the result of the morning dew, which was seen as the semen of the deity. The silver tinsel we drape onto our modern Christmas tree represents this divine fluid.”
“The actual mushroom ‘plant’ is the underground ‘mycelium’ or ‘mycorrhizae’, which is directly attached to the tree roots; the mushroom itself is only the fruit-body of the mycelium. The mushroom is literally the Fruit of the Tree. They grow in a mycorrhizal (not parasitic) relationship with the tree.Many people follow the tradition/custom of bringing a tree into the home and putting presents under it, yet have absolutely no idea why. Even people that think they know, usually have no knowledge of these mushroom connections. The true symbolic meaning transcends dogmatic etymological and historical evidence, by revealing itself in the totally obvious iconography and historically associated myths and traditions.”James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (13)
“The Mushroom itself has very interesting features that resemble, and have been related to Gold, Flesh, Blood (and blood vessels), Phallus, Vulva, Fire, Saucer, Cup, as well as a disc or orb. The mushroom has been, anthropomorphically, personified as a Man, a God, something of extraterrestrial origins, and a Plant God, SOMA, who was mediator between Mankind and the God/Gods/Goddesses, in the ancient Hindu religious books known as ‘The Vedas.’”James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (59)
There have been many mythological mushroom heroes known throughout history. Perseus was an ancient mushroom hero, founder and King of the city-state of Mycenae (Mushroom City). Perseus flew around on winged sandals making “Perseia” a magical herb, grow wherever he dropped the chape of his scabbard. Wherever Perseus dropped his cap, “myces,” mushrooms would sprout underneath. Libertus is another mushroom hero whose depiction can be found atop the US Capitol building of all places.
“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 to complete the quest. This quest is described in the myths as a journey into the forest (the world) and finding paths (systems) which one may follow, for a time, but ultimately one must blaze his/her own trail in order to truly reach the final goal, the Holy Grail (the discovery and usage of the mushroom).The search for the Holy Grail is a mythology that has become, through adaptation, a part of the story of the Crucifixion. Some of the stories incorporate a cup which was used to catch some of the flowing blood of Jesus as he died on the cross. This cup, like many other relics, was thereby thought to possess magical powers.Historically, the mushroom has been the container for the juice of the ‘elixir of immortality’, or the ‘blood of God’, in many myths.The final shape of the muscaria, with its inverted cap, is the reason that the cup/fountain/grail symbology is used in the stories. King Arthur, as a child, gained his rightful place as King by pulling the sword from the stone.This is symbolic for wielding the power of the mushroom. The stone is a metaphor for the mushroom, and pulling the sword from it is symbolic of being able to crack the code and possess the power of the magical plant. After Arthur took ill (in his later years) he was told that he must seek and find the Holy Grail to renew his strength and reacquire his power.”James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (1415)
“Transforming out of the button/egg infantile state, the mushroom's appearance becomes more like that of a snake. Once the mushroom has fully grown, decayed, and dissolved it leaves behind a hole. This is due to it's pushing the Pine needles or earth outward, as it expands. Around the hole is a white powdery substance, actually the many spores it left behind.This hole resembles a snake's hole, or lair, which is another reasoning for the mushroom's being symbolized as a snake. Most certainly, the depiction of the snake, in the garden of Eden, which revealed to humans secret knowledge that the fruit of the tree would make them as god, is a grand myth regarding this association.”James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (55)“The prime example of the relation between the serpent and the mushroom is, of course, in the Garden of Eden story of the Old Testament. The cunning reptile prevails upon Eve and her husband to eat of the tree, whose fruit ‘made them as gods, knowing good and evil’ (Gen 3:4). The whole Eden story is mushroom based mythology, not least in the identity of the ‘tree’ as the sacred fungus, as we shall see.Even as late as the thirteenth century some recollection of the old tradition was known among Christians, to judge from a fresco painted on the wall of a ruined church in Plaincourault in France. There the Amanita muscaria is gloriously portrayed, entwined with a serpent, whilst Eve stands by holding her belly.”John Allegro, “The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross” (48)
“Mithra initiates would partake of a Sacred Meal in their ceremonies, invoking The Out Of Body experience. An ritually designed sacramental, Shamanistic, and communal Gnosis. The Mithraic temples of worship, known as Mithraeum, are designed like few other temples on earth. Typically inside the place of worship would be rows of bathtubs (tubs) along the two side walls, or lined in two parallel rows from the rear wall to the front of the main room. Providing places where many initiates could lie down during ceremonies.The tubs were tools in the mechanics of producing a communal experience. The purpose being, the joining together of the minds of the participants with the universal mind. The next phase being, to exit the planet (physical realm) in a spiritual flight to the heavens (stars). This is a bold expectation to perceive, let alone one you can convince someone they have had, especially if after the ceremony they have not. Filled with salt water these tubs would become instant sensory deprivation tanks.Much like those depicted in the movie ‘Altered States’ … The religion of Mithra centered around the initiate's ability to communally, astral-travel. Of course the out-of-body experience was facilitated through the eating of the sacred meal. After consumption, the initiates could traverse the galaxies, witnessing, as the ancient Egyptians, first hand, the reality that the spirit of the human being is not restricted to the physical universe, or the physical body for that matter.This is the true revelation of the immortality of the soul, or at least the realization of such. This concept is so similar to the Egyptian initiatory rites that it is solid evidence some of the hidden traditions of the ancients did migrate into later incarnations of various religious orders.”James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (5658)
“And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.”
“…some of them left of it till the morning, and it bred worms, and stank.”
“Manna was thought of as being produced miraculously (IE: birth without seed). This is a perfect botanical description of a mushroom. Birth without seed (miraculous) is due to spores being microscopic and not visible to the naked eye. Jesus describes the Mannas in detail in the book of John. In this story Jesus attempts to make clear; of manna, there are two different ones/kinds. He describes the manna that he is giving the disciples (last supper) as the Manna that bestows immortality.His statement, unless you have eaten his flesh/body (Soma/Manna), and drink of his blood (Soma Juice), you have no life in you, takes on a whole new meaning in light of this discovery. The Manna is directly associated with the fruit of the Tree of Life in the 2nd chapter of the book of Revelation. It is the reward for those who overcome (the lies of the world). The ‘Fruit of the Tree’, the ‘Hidden Manna’ and the ‘Small White Stone’ are spoken of separately, but in the same context. All of these are symbols for the Amanita muscaria.”James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (1617)
“Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. Then Jesus said unto them, verily verily I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my father giveth you the true bread from heaven … Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life … The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread that came down from heaven.”
“The concept of the literal ingestion of the body of God is highly downplayed by religious scholars of today. The body (soma) being a fleshy Mushroom is much more palatable than trying to stomach cannibalism or the transformation of ordinary substances. Many questions should be asked about this cosmopolitan idea of the ‘Sacramental Substance’. Unfortunately, the religious experts shun the notion, insisting that the entire idea is nothing more than symbolic.A symbol points at something else, not usually at another symbology. The Catholic church, in the early 1100's, decided to have the final word on this subject by establishing (under Emperor/Pope Innocent III) the ‘Doctrine of Trans-Substantiation’. This is whereby, the Priests, by their assumed holy power, claim to be able to say some magical words, and turn ordinary bread into the literal ‘Body of God'.This event is one of the biggest evil deceptions of all time, is an undermining of the basic esoteric aspects of the religion, and is, arguably, the most horrible and damning event to ever happen to Christendom, and as such the entire human race. Jesus clearly describes the Manna that he calls his body in the book of John. Repeatedly describing the ‘Thing/Manna’ as a substance hidden from the world, but revealed to his disciples. Understanding the last supper story becomes as simplistic as it gets, if you know how to decipher the event. Adamantly; Jesus says, ‘Take and eat, This is my Body.’”James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (18)
“Then Jesus said unto them, Verily verily I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.”
“This is saying pretty clearly that the eating and drinking is physical. My body is flesh indeed, and my blood is drink indeed, and the added statement that when you eat, it is inside of you leaves little room for debate that this is a substance, not a phantom symbol alone. For those who choose to debate this I ask that they show me their substance because according to Jesus' words unless you eat and drink of ‘It’ you have no life in you.By the way, do I really need to mention that this is not some strange reference to Cannibalism? I sure hope not, if you still think this, read on. Somewhere, some of this must convince you that he is not saying to take a bite out of his arm, or any other piece of his actual anatomy … In my opinion, the magical act of ‘TransSubstantiation’ has no merit. The statement that Jesus makes ‘Unless you eat and drink you have no life in you’ would seem to condemn the replacement of whatever the real thing is with a placebo (substitute).”James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (2930)
“The fact that the mushrooms must be dried before consumption is another euphemism of the god needing to die, or sacrifice himself, to save mankind through atonement (atonement) … It can be argued that if you trace all of the gods back through time it may be possible to find the original.This original resides in the myths of the gods themselves, as those aspects that remain the same. ‘Take and eat, this is my body’ is the central theme. All of the ancient god myths contain some sort of a sacramental food, and anthropomorphically this food becomes, at some point, a personification of the god itself.”James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (12 & 53)
While on the cross, Jesus is stabbed in the rib and his blood comes out and is collected in the Holy Grail. This idea of a “side wounded savior” was a common theme among preChristian gods. The Vatican and Templars have promoted the idea that the Shroud of Turin, the Spear of Longinus/Destiny, and the Holy Grail are actual artifacts, but in fact they are all occult symbolism from ancient mushroom mythologies.
Proverbs 5:15 reads “drink water from your own cistern, drink water from your own well.”
“Jesus stood and cried saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He shall believeth on me as the scripture hath said, out of his body shall flow rivers of living water.”
“The active ingredients of the amanita mushrooms are not metabolized by the body, and so they remain active in the urine. In fact, it is safer to drink the urine of one who has consumed the mushrooms than to eat the mushrooms directly, as many of the toxic compounds are processed and eliminated on the first pass through the body. It was common practice among ancient people to recycle the potent effects of the mushroom by drinking each other's urine.The amanita's ingredients can remain potent even after six passes through the human body. Some scholars argue that this is the origin of the phrase ‘to get pissed,’ as this urine-drinking activity preceded alcohol by thousands of years. Often the urine of tripped-out reindeer would be consumed for its psychedelic effects. This effect goes the other way too, as reindeer also enjoy the urine of a human, especially one who has consumed the mushrooms.In fact, reindeer will seek out human urine to drink, and some [Siberian] tribesmen carry sealskin containers of their own collected piss, which they use to attract stray reindeer back into the herd.”Dana Larsen, “The Psychedelic Secrets of Santa Claus” Cannabis Culture, Marijuana Magazine, Dec 18th , 2003
Jesus is often depicted holding up a white flag with a red cross on it, the symbol of the Knights Templar/Masons. Do the red and white flag of Jesus and clothing of the Knights Templar refer to the amanita muscaria?
John Allegro, Oxford graduate and world’s leading philologist, was commissioned to translate the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls. But after his book “The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross” released and he died, the Catholic Church quickly bought the copyright and buried it; one Vatican insider quoted saying it would never again see the light of day.
“[John] Allegro linguistically linked the SOMA (Greek=Body), the Manna (Sumerian = Mushroom), (of which there are two kinds), the names Jesus, James, and John, the Fruit of the tree of Knowledge, and the symbol of the cross, to the Amanita muscaria, by stating that all of these names and terms (and others) were synonyms and wordplay for the hidden identity of the mushroom. Needless to say, he had the religious scholars doing flips. The biblical apologists instantly jumped on the bandwagon of attempting to disprove anything he said. Although he did stretch the boundaries (at least twice) of some established scholarship, the proof is in the pudding (so to speak) and most of his associations are beyond repute.”James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (16)“The Dead Sea Scrolls, found in caves near Qumran in 1947, have offered a greater insight into their [Essenes] lifestyle and beliefs, despite suppression by the authorities who wish to maintain the official version of history. The scrolls were hidden from the Romans during the ill-fated Judean revolt around 70 AD. Some 500 Hebrew and Aramaic manuscripts were found, which included texts from the Old Testament, among them a complete draft of the Book of Isaiah, centuries older than the one in the Bible. There were scores of documents relating to the Essene customs and organization.The scrolls confirm that the Essenes were fanatics who followed to the letter the Levite inventions in the Old Testament texts. Anyone who didn’t do the same was their enemy and they fiercely opposed the Roman occupation … The Essenes had a detailed understanding of drugs, including the hallucinogenic variety, which were used in mystery school initiations and for entering other states of consciousness. The properties of the ‘sacred mushrooms’ or ‘Holy Plant’ were so much part of life in the secret brotherhood that the Jewish high priest wore a mushroom cap to acknowledge their importance. They had special rituals for their preparation and use.The mushroom, too, was given son of God' connotations (what wasn’t?) and it was connected to the Sun cycle. The mushrooms were picked with great reverence before sunrise and many symbols of this ritual can be found in the Bible and far older texts. Again, the use of the sacred mushroom and other drugs, and the secret knowledge of their properties, can be traced back to the earliest days of Sumer.”–David Icke, “The Biggest Secret” (956)
“Under that again there lie the basic conceptions of the mushroom cult. Here is the real stuff of the mystery-fertility philosophy. For example, to find their parables of the Kingdom, the writers make comparisons with objects and activities which, at the surface level of understanding, are often really absurd, besides being self-contradictory about the manner and form of the Kingdom’s coming.The passage that likens the Kingdom to a mustard seed, for example, and then speaks of birds nesting in the branches of the grown plant (Matt 13:31f., etc.), has driven the biblical naturalists to distraction looking for a mustard ‘tree’ suitable as roosting places for the fowls of the air. They could have saved themselves the trouble since the reference, at the ‘lower’ level, is simply a play on the Semitic khardelä’, ‘mustard’ and ‘ardilã’, ‘mushroom’ …If it seems strange to us that the writers of these stories should have used such a trivial literary device as punning so extensively, it should be remembered that they were heirs to a very long tradition of this kind of word spinning. The Old Testament is full of it, particularly where proper names are concerned, and very many more instances almost certainly lie beneath the surface, where writers are playing with dialectal forms of the words which have become lost over the centuries.Furthermore, it is now becoming clear that many of the Old Testament traditions have reached us in a Semitic dialect which was not the one in which they were composed, so that the original wordplay which they expressed has been lost.”John Allegro, “The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross” (32)
“We must be in no doubt of the effect that importing a new, mushroom element into the New Testament picture must have on our understanding of the origin and nature of Christianity … For the pseudotranslation demonstrates an intention of deceit, and since mushrooms appear nowhere in the ‘surface’ tale of Jesus, it follows that the secret reference to the cult must be the true relevance of the whole.If the writers have gone to the trouble of concealing by ingenious literary devices, here, and as we have seen, in many cases elsewhere, secret names of the mushroom, not only must its worship have been central to the religion, but the exigencies of the time must have demanded they should be transmitted among the initiates and their successors in a way that would not bring their enemies down upon them.It therefore follows that the “surface” details of the story, names, places, and possibly doctrinal teachings must be equally as false as the pseudo-renderings of the secret names.”John Allegro, “The Sacred Mushroom and The Cross” (1067)
“For centuries, the impression given by religionists is that to be a moral person, one must not only forgo but disdain sexuality, viewing it as if it were a curse from the devil rather than a ‘gift from God.’ The same can be said of drugs, at least of the variety that has anything to do with altering consciousness, even if such drugs are in the form of ‘Godgiven’ plants. Hence, the picture of a religious or righteous individual is basically someone who must have (heterosexual) sex only with one person within a sanctioned marriage, if at all; to be in a constant state of procreation; and to remain as sober as ‘a judge.’To those who think life is to be enjoyed, rather than endured, this picture represents a dull, robotic state, to say the least. The reality is that there have been times on this planet when cultures have recognized sacred sexual practices and sacramental plants not only as gifts from ‘God’ but also paths to ‘God,’ or ‘Cosmic Consciousness,’ as it were.Indeed, sex and drugs have been considered from time immemorial as devices to create union with the divine, which is a major reason behind the negative spin put on them by religionists, who insist that only they, ‘Jesus’ or some other entity can be avenues to the divine. In actuality, it is the priest’s task to create an artificial separation between human beings and the omnipresent ‘God’”Acharya S., “The Christ Conspiracy” (193)
“If an all-powerful, dictatorial state religion was to succeed, it would need to destroy this concept of sacred sex and sacramental drugs from the human psyche and replace it with fear and guilt, such that those who had sex, for example, would be driven to cleanse themselves of their perceived sins by confession or other priest craft. The exploitation of humanity’s weakness regarding sex in particular worked nicely for priestly conspirators, since they could rail against it, knowing very well that people would continue to have it, such that the guilty would then be forced to return repeatedly to the Church for absolution from ‘sins.’Despite their best efforts, however, the various religionists could not eradicate the widespread spiritual practices utilizing sex and drugs, even under penalty of death. In reality, they held these practices for themselves while hypocritically preaching their evils to the masses and exhorting abstinence from them.As noted, along with the knowledge of astrology, the use of sex and drugs actually has formed part of the esoteric religion or ‘mysteries’ hidden from the masses by the brotherhoods and secret societies that create exoteric and vulgar religions for the masses. Indeed, these ‘sacraments’ constituted a significant part of the mysteries, as many schools and cults have used sex and drugs in their initiation rites.”Acharya S., “The Christ Conspiracy” (193)“I have spoken personally with High Priests and Bishops (Secret Society Initiates), who simply told me that they could not discuss anything with me because of their oaths of secrecy. In fact they were so blown away that I knew the information, that it scared the hell out of them. Entheogens, and particularly the Amanita muscaria, are a huge secret.The initiatory rites, into this particular field, are so far up the totem pole of secret societies and religions that when you find those who know, they really freak out, that anyone else knows, because it cuts to the deepest recesses of their self perceived spirituality, and cuts to the center of their most secret God/Society given indoctrination experiences.They have this certain look in their eyes, and unless you somehow are perceived as a threat to them, they invariably have the need to tell you that they do know what you are talking about (which is likely a violation of oath in itself), but they cannot discuss it further.”James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind (23)
- Admin said...
- Hey, want to do a link swap with my fly agaric site? http://flyagaricmagicmushrooms.blogspot.com/
- Nate said...
- Was watching that ancient aliens show on the history channel the other day, when they mentioned that they found a hidden chamber in the pyramids that contained huge amounts of salt and passges for liquid to flow through They speculated that it was for making electricity or something like that. But it got me thinking.
What if it was a sensorey deprivation chamber? Or a waterdoor? ;)
Maybe you look into see if the egyptions may have made float tanks with mass amounts of salt and water in the iniation chambers.
- Carl said...
- My study of the Amanita mushroom led me to you site.
I made an interesting observation that I never thought of before, until I came to your internet site and saw the video on Atlantis and Magic Mushrooms. It was the concentric circles of Atlantis that Plato discribed that reminded me of petroglyph from Mexico I describe on my web site. My research site (mushroomstone.com) which follows up on my late father's study of mushroom stones, and the ritual ballgame (archaeologist Stephan F. de Borhegyi). My study identifies how mushroom imagery was cleverly encoded in pre-Columbian art. In one of these images I discribe a drawing of a petroglyph, from Mexico of a monkey holding a five-pointed star jumping from what I will argue is an Amanita mushroom. I think I'm likely the first to have seen the mushroom (hard to believe) probably because I am the only one looking for mushrooms in ancient art. The most amazing thing about the petroglyph is that above the monkey's left arm their is a probable Long Count date, glyphic evidence that may one day vindicate Herbert Spinden and his correlation of the Mayan calendar, meaning that the 2012 end date to the Mayan calendar is off by 256 years.
This is all good stuff, but the part that will interest you the most regarding the monkey petroglyph are the concentric circles which when I saw the video resembled Plato's description of the city of Atlantis. When I saw the circles I asked myself could it be? More likely the concentric circles which are surrounded by tiny dots represent the sun, and more likely the sun from the previous world age, that was destroyed in a cataclysm, and that the people who survived this cataclysm were turned into monkeys.
The god the Aztecs called Quetzalcoatl ruled this previous world or sun and he has been linked in the codices to the worship of magic mushrooms and the worship of the planet Venus as both the Morning Star and Evening Star. The five-pointed star the monkey holds in his hand is a symbol in Mesoamerica of Venus and the god Quetzalcoatl-Tlaloc.
For more visit my web site.
Carl de Borhgyi
The monkey jumping from a sacred mushroom petroglyph can be seen at mushroomstone.com 2012 Alert!!
Friday, September 15, 2006
The Magic Mushroom and the Stargate [=Men-An-Tol]
The Atlantis bull's eye and canal possible popular origin of the red Atlantis symbol
(I will try and connect this image with the magic mushroom) [Not hard, Circle =Mushroom womb of the sexual symbolism section, the stem=main canal representing the penis, and penis-and-womb together representing a perfect union-DD]Plato's account of the layout of Atlantis claims it was constructed by Poseidon in concentric circles of water and land with a large canal extending from the central land element through the circular zones. This “bull's eye” design... can be seen as a symbol for Atlantis....[Political reference deleted]
Since writing a post about the Isis (Sirius) rituals of 9/11 and finding stargates and wormholes in NASA mission patches, I have been trying to create a comfortable fit for these ideas with my personal views of Atlantis and magic mushrooms. My personal view of Atlantis is that it represents a past age where man and mushroom lived in a sacred union or symbiosis with each other. The destruction of Atlantis represents the separation of this bond and/or the suppression of its knowledge. Rather than a merely technologically impressive age I see a psycho-spiritually advanced human culture traumatized by the loss of its connection to the divine, facilitated in large part by the sacrament of the magic mushroom. Perhaps the impressive ancient structures, such as the ever increasing amount of underwater buildings found around the globe and the mother of all mysteries, the Pyramids of Giza, denote not merely technical wizardry but also magickal proficiency.
Some of these ideas I am happy to discover are not unique but are apparently shared by Graham Hancock in his new book, “Supernatural”. Download an interview including discussion about ancient civilizations and the use of sacred plants with Graham Hancock here http://www.radiorbit.com/archives.htm.
Of importance before we continue with the comparison of Atlantean symbolism with magic mushroom use, we may note that as well as the fall of man into the “nightmare of history,” (as Terence McKenna would say), the mushroom provides the possible connection between primitive man (or even primordial?) and modern semantic symbol-manipulating man. McKenna frequently commentated about the possibility that the missing link in the evolution of man into what we are today could be attributed to the introduction of entheogenic (god manifesting) plants and the diet of pre-man. I like to think of the image of the humanoid monkey creatures from "2001: A Space Odyssey" coming into contact with the black monolith (the mushroom) and being influenced to use tools.
William Henry says in his lectures, which you can view online at Google Video, that the bull's eye symbol is the two dimensional representation of the three dimensional phenomena of the wormhole or stargate.
[It is more specifically the symbol of the female genitalia or womb of rebirth. I prefer this traditional and simpler interpretation to the way-out Stargate theory-DD]
The bull's eye symbol is found in many ancient cultures and he believes these are symbols of the stargate and are interchangeable with the concept of the Holy Grail and the Ark. The key to the stargate he says is the Blue Apples, represented by the occult grapes, the hermetic caduceus and Egyptian crux ansata.
Poussins "Autumn, or the Grapes of the Promised Land". Note the ladder (DNA) comming out of the grapes (blue apples or magic mushrooms) and up into the world tree and the heavens (blue sky with clouds).I think it’s plausible that the key is the same key I talked about in this blog post, the magic mushroom.
The blue connection is provided by knowing that psilocybin-type mushrooms are particularly identified by their tendency to bruise blue.
All of the psilocybin species described herein may be most conclusively identified by an enzyme that occurs with the psilocybin. This enzyme turns blue through an oxidation process after the flesh of the mushroom is damaged. Crack the stem to check for the reaction, which takes from 20 to 120 minutes to occur. The blue is similar to blue ink, unless the flesh of the mushroom is yellowish, in which case the color will appear blue-green. All psilocybin mushrooms (with the exception of one uncommon species that is not covered in this manual) turn blue in this manner.
Jan Irvin and Andrew Rutajit in their video lecture, the Pharmacratic Inquisition, identify Jesus, Mithra, the Virgin Mary and the blue Hindu deity Krishna with aspects of the magic mushroom. William Henry in the Atlantis article linked above shows us a fascinating painting of Jesus standing in front of concentric circles (possible stargate) again as a blue deity.
Further in the Pharmacratic Inquisition we learn how the symbols attributed to these deities, like the cross, the caduceus and the dove are aspects of the magic mushroom.
This account from Terence McKenna is pivitol to the argument. Here is McKenna’s retelling of his brother's encounter with a stargate!
Dennis’ story was the classic description of a shamanic night journey. He said that he had gone to the chorro and had meditated in the mission cemetery we had visited before. He had begun to return to the camp when he confronted a particularly large Inga tree near where the path skirted the edge of the mission. On impulse, he had climbed it, aware as he did that the ascent of the world tree is the central motif of the Siberian shamanic journey. As he climbed the tree, he felt the flickering polarities of many archetypes, and as he reached the highest point in his accent, something that he called “the vortex” opened ahead of him-a swirling, enormous doorway into time. He could see the Cyclopean megaliths of Stonehenge and beyond them, revolving at a different speed and at a higher plane, the outlines of the pyramids, gleaming and marble-faceted as they had not been since the days of pharaonic Egypt. And yet further into the turbulent maw of the vortex, he saw mysteries that were ancient long before the advent of man-titanic archetypal on worlds unimagined by us, the arcane machinery of sentient agencies that swept through this part of the galaxy when our planet was young and its surface barely cooled. This machinery, these gibbering abysses, touched with the cold of interstellar space and aeon-consuming time, rushed down upon him. He fainted, and time-who can say how much time-passed by him. Terence McKenna-True Hallucinations
I wanted to quote that entire piece as it is a vivid example of how no technology-at least, the westernized concept of technology-was required to open a vortex or stargate. The human body and psychedelic plants, here primarily the magic mushroom, were enough. He had the key (the magic mushroom) the ladder (the chakra system fueled with prana/orgone by meditation) and the physical talisman endowed with spiritual significance (the tree). It is also a beautiful passage that ignites the imagination and I feel is the highlight of entire book.
William Henry recognizes the human body as a stargate tool, the completely activated chakra system being the fractally self-similar* pillar, ark and tablet he believes necessary to open the gate. I am perfectly happy to accept that scientific technologies can or have been developed to facilitate the opening of doors to other dimensions or space/time locations but think it’s important to note that the prepared shaman and his human body is enough. Quite possibly, in some extreme cases, the need for the “Blue Apples” or entheogenic plants is even unnecessary.
I like to think of this (Dennis' stargate ordeal) as an example of how we need not get too hung up on ancient Edenic, Atlantean, Egyption and crucifixion possible stargate events. These events can and quite possibly are happening right now as I believe...
|Men an Tol, Stone of Rebirth. The Megalithic reality for which the author substitutes "Stargate"|
*Fractal self-similar themes are ideas like the human pillar or chakra system as analogous to the Atlantean, Masonic and Kabbalistic middle pillar. The pillar is also the fractal representation of the caduceus and in its turn the magic mushroom. In other words, the magic mushroom is interchangeable for all the pillars we find in this stargate or wormhole discussion, the same way DNA, hurricanes and galaxies are fractal representations of each other. The stargate itself can be seen as a fractal self-similar DNA double helix, hurricane and galaxy. This goes a long way to explain the snake, coil and spiral imagery present on all levels of this stargate idea. The gods (like the blue Jesus and Krishna), many with serpent, amphibian and fish connections seem probable fractals of the gate and the mushroom itself.
Gilgamesh in the waterdoor on an Akkadian seal.The theme of water and its strong connection to the stargate and magic mushroom is supported by the idea that the gate or vortex itself looks mercurial or like quicksilver when opened. Jesus walks on the water and Dennis McKenna sees “a swirling, enormous doorway into time” and “the turbulent maw of the vortex”. The “Stargate” film and popular television show portrays the gate as a giant circular water door. Remember Neo in “The Matrix,” dipping his finger into the melting mirror before entering the real world, evoking Alice's journey through the looking glass? On the cover of Terence McKenna’s, “True Hallucinations,” we see the magic mushroom with a waterfall coming out of its cap.
Water is the sacramental fluid you drink from the magic mushroom during its Holy Grail stage and also the urine of the reindeer the Siberian Shaman would drink, its slight poison having been neutralized thus. In the Pharmacratic Inquisition, the urine-drinking ritual is speculated to be the true source of the sacramental wine (as the saviors’ blood) Christians drink during mass.
The shape of the red amanita muscaria magic mushroom during its many stages of growth is telling as synonymous with stargate themes and symbols. http://www.somashamans.com/aboutamanita.html
The egg stage is when the mushroom is round or oval, similar to the serpent egg (philosophers stone) or Vesica Pisces.
The egg, a step up the spiral fractal, in the sphere of the human body is the astral egg seen by mystics as surrounding the human body.
Notice how the astral egg's outline, in this particular image by Alex Grey, forms what looks like a set of wings. Could this be a reason why the wings are present around pictorial representations of the cosmic egg and the possible stargate (a fractal of the sun) in the Egyption and Sumerian solar orbs or winged discs?
Above we see the oval egg surrounded with serpent and spread wings on one of Crowley's Thoth tarot cards.
Jesus with halo inside the oval egg of the stargate (William Henry refers to this version as the "eye," another term for gate) shown as the Vesica Pisces (also the vagina down the fractal) found at Chartres Cathedral. Note how the halo causes the outline of the Vesica to look like archangel similar to the Alex Grey painting above.
The bulb state is when the cap resembles the sphere or sun and the circular vortex.
I pointed out in an earlier blog post (The key to Atlantis, the Magic Mushroom) how it is interesting to realize that Tiamat, the fabled second sun, is similar to the word Amanita.
Next the mushroom turns into what resembles an umbrella.
Here we see one possible connection to the the red Atlantian C symbol, the outline of the cap forming the arch (perhaps connected to the Royal Arch).
Further on to the flat round table which in profile gives us the T or Tau.
Possible progenator of the cross and crux ansata. The mushroom resembles the human body with arms outstretched. It is also the King Arthur round table, a celtic messianic myth.
There is a most extraordinary plate, illustrative of the whole subject, which representation I believe to be anterior to Christianity. It is copied from Moor's Hindu Pantheon, not as a curiosity, but as a most singular monument of the crucifixion. I do not venture to give it a name, other than that of a crucifixion in space. Manly P. Hall-"The Secret Teachings of All Ages"
We see three Tau's combined to form the Freemason symbol of the Royal Arch degree.
A red amanita with the symbol of the mushroom inside the golden circle or gate?
The Triple Tau inside the vortex from the exterior of a Freemason temple.
The final stage is the Holy Grail phase during which the cap has upturned completely and formed the challis.
King Tutankhamun's Alabaster chalice looks like three magic mushrooms to me. Is this an early representation of the three crucifixion crosses?
The gods Anubis and Isis feeding their mortal counterparts the magic mushroom.The mushroom cap breaks through the universal veil during the egg-shape stage and the veil ends up surrounding the stem or pillar. We can comfortably connect the veil with the idea of “Isis unveiled” and the sash around the single pillar of Jesus’ legs, as he is almost always portrayed on the cross. Headgear worn by divinties such as Jesus’ thorny crown, Cybele's (Isis) Phrygian Liberty cap, Lady Liberty's (Columbia) spiked halo, the pope's red Zucchetto and the blue Egyption Khepresh are all quite probably magic mushroom-related imagery.
Winged Columbia looking at herself on top of the Capital building wearing her mushroom or Liberty cap and C-shaped laurel wreath. For more on Liberty caps, try link to post below.
Columbia, like Isis, travelling through the stargate waters on her celestial mushroom boat. We will see this boat again in a minute. Thanks to Freeman for these pictures. http://thefreemanperspective.blogspot.com/
C-shaped Atlantis hotel complex planned for completion end of 2008 in Dubai, including underwater hotels. The Red C of Atlantis could very well be the red amanita muscaria in its Holy Grail stage and the source of the ark and arch connected to the stargate.
See the C-shaped arch element in this ancient cylinder seal depicting a speculated stargate event. The goddess Inanna with a snake eminating from her third eye in front of the pillar (magic mushroom).
Here she is again with wings like Columbia holding her C -shaped ring or magic mushroom.
Egyption divine boats used by their gods also have the distinctive C-shape of the magic mushroom and we have already seen how the mushroom can be connected to water.
The Egyption divine boat which looks a lot like the Holy Grail-stage mushroom and King Tut's chalice. It looks like the water pillar is growing out of an egg.
Thank you to the guys at the Gnostic Media forum for pointing me in this direction and for highlighting the above pic. Especially hunchback.http://www.gnosticmedia.com/communion/viewtopic.php?t=1839&start=15&sid=7a384da04184f2717f941a56080ee66f
Above we see the boat lifted by a water pillar reminiscent of the Terence McKenna book cover, "True Hallucinations". See the ladder on the boat, the ladder to the stars?
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Egyption stone carvings at Dendera show reliefs which some believe are proof of ancient Egyption mastery of electricity, as they have the appearence of strange light bulbs.
William Henry calls these serpent jars. They remind me of the jars seen in the hands of Mary Magdalene and other goddess figures like Inanna.
Mary Magdalene by Bernardino Luini, neo Sumerian goddess and a pre-Hispanic Peruvian Wari "Serpent Jar".My third eye is saying these resonate with the pots of honey Terence McKenna used to talk about in his lectures, that the ancients used to preserve mushrooms in using honey as presrvative. Are these serpent jars the same honey mushroom pots?
Here's the scenario: you have this climax Edenic partnership society based on orgies and mushrooms and herding, and the drying continues. The mushroom becomes less plentiful. It becomes localized. It becomes seasonal. The mushroom festivals become further and further apart. Eventually this is recognized; there is an anxiety to preserve the mushroom. The obvious strategy then is to preserve it in honey. But honey itself has the capacity to turn into a psycho-active substance, mead, a crude alcohol. So what begins as a mushroom-cult, through a sincere effort to preserve the mushroom-cult, turns into a mead-cult a few thousand years later. The mushrooms are spread thinner and thinner, and the honey is more and more the focus. But look at the consequences of an alcohol-cult. Terence McKenna interview
Does this change from entheogenic, sacred and divine plants to the drinking of alcohol go some way to explain the connection of Jesus with grapes and wine instead of mushrooms?
Could this honey mushroom connection explain in part the fascination and veneration of bees by the ancients, still found today in the beehive symbol of the Freemasons and the French Fleur-de-Lis?
Image from Manly P. Hall's "Secret Teachings"
To see the Fleur-de-lis on Time covers as connected to the Canadian maple leaf
A honeybee is also called Apis, the same name of the Egyption bull-diety.
I see no difference between modern psychedelic encounters with gods and aliens induced by entheogenic plants and age-old classic contact events. The stargate events hinted at by the Eden story, the crucifixion, etc have no more import to me than the similar accounts given by modern stargate travellers. Terence Mckenna talked to the mushroom and was given the Time Wave Zero theory, indicating 2012 as the end date of history (without knowledge of the Mayan calender). Timothy Leary, Robert Anton Wilson and Philip K. Dick all give accounts of transmissions from Sirius. Aleister Crowley channelled Aiwass to write "The Book Of The Law". Contact is possible right here and now if we become open to receive it.
["Conspiracy Theory" section deleted to avoid possible legal actions resulting from the controversial material which includes specific brand names and company logos. While much of this material is very interesting I have removed several instances of what I regarded as potentially contentious use of company logos and political and religious images.-DD]