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The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross

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edited September 2015 in Spurious Generalities
The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross: A Study of the Nature and Origins of Christianity Within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East is a 1970 book about the linguistics of early Christianity and fertility cults in the Ancient Near East. It was written by John Marco Allegro.
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The book relates the development of language to the development of myths, religions, and cultic practices in world cultures. Allegro believed he could prove, through etymology, that the roots of Christianity, as of many other religions, lay in fertility cults, and that cult practices, such as ingesting visionary plants ("psychedelics" or "entheogens") to perceive the mind of God, persisted into the early Christian era, and to some unspecified extent into the 13th century with reoccurrences in the 18th century and mid-20th century, as he interprets the Plaincourault chapel's fresco to be an accurate depiction of the ritual ingestion of Amanita muscaria as the Eucharist. Allegro argued that Jesus never existed and was a mythological creation of early Christians under the influence of psychoactive mushroom extracts such as psilocybin .
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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sacred_Mushroom_and_the_Cross
Basically the Author suggests that Christianity was misunderstood and was originally a psychedelic mushroom ritual to aide in fertility. The participants would take the mushrooms and see God.

Further Analysis: https://www.quora.com/Was-Jesus-a-Psychedelic-Mushroom
Book: https://archive.org/details/pdfy-XTEfv8wyrr2jWE1Q

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