Category: Entheogen

THE PHARMACRATIC INQUISITION

Fly Agaric Amanita Muscaria mushroomI've been waiting for the right time to post this amazing monumental presentation regarding the occult and esoteric pagan history behind religious symbolism in relation to Jesus and Sun cycles, amanita muscaria mushroom (fly agaric) and the divine experiences of altered states of consciousness through entheogenic drugs. Happy Holidaze...

Thousands of years ago, in the pre monarchic era, psychedelic/entheogenic substances where publicly known world wide and were respected for their ability to bring forth the divine, Yahweh, God, The Great Spirit, etc., by the many cultures who used them. Often the entire tribe or community would partake in the entheogenic rites. These rites were often used in initiation into adulthood, for healing, to help guide the community in the decision process, and to bring the direct religious experience to anyone seeking it, that might take these psychedelic sacraments properly.

In the pre literate world, the knowledge of psychedelic plant sacraments, as well as fertility rites and astronomical knowledge surrounding the sun, stars, and zodiac, known as astrotheology, were anthropomorphized into human/god like beings so their stories and practices could be passed down for generations. Weather changes over millenniums caused environmental changes that altered the available foods and plant sacraments available in the local vicinity. If a tribe lost its shamanic El-der (El - God), all of the tribe's knowledge of their plant sacraments as well as astronomical knowledge would be lost.

Links:
http://www.pharmacratic-inquisition.com/
http://www.gnosticmedia.com/
The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross
Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality

Terence McKenna on Hallucinogens and Culture

Video: Terence McKenna on Hallucinogens and Culture with Jeffrey Mishlove


TERENCE McKENNAHALLUCINOGENS AND CULTURE: Hallucinogenic substances have been instrumental in the foundation of many aspects of our cultural heritage. In this challenging program, McKenna suggests ways in which hallucinogenic plants have been associated with spiritual traditions in ancient India, in the Amazon and in medieval Europe.

Source:
http://www.thinking-allowed.com/2tmckenna.html

Mythology, Prophecy, Time & Psychedelics

Post-Modern Prophecy: Urgent Myths for Urgent Times? A dialogue between authors Daniel Pinchbeck and Douglas Rushkoff....

Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of "Breaking Open the Head" (Broadway Books), and "2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl" (Tarcher/Penguin). His articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Wired, The Village Voice, Arthur, and many other publications. www.breakingopenthehead.com

Douglas Rushkoff's titles include "Cyberia", "Media Virus", "Nothing Sacred: The Truth about Judaism", "Coercion" (winner of the Marshall Mcluhan Award), and Get Back in the Box. The first collection of his Bible-based comic book, "Testament", came out this year from DC/Vertigo. www.rushkoff.com

Part 1 of 4 - 27 min 24 sec - Oct 7, 2006

Part 2 of 4 - 28 min 22 sec - Oct 8, 2006

Part 3 of 4 - 29 min 28 sec - Oct 9, 2006

Spiral Media in Motion / David Lanphier Jr.

Sources:
http://www.key23.net/content/post/586
Part 1 of 4 on Google Video
Part 2 of 4 on Google Video
Part 3 of 4 on Google Video

Related Links:
http://www.rushkoff.com
http://www.breakingopenthehead.com
http://newyorkmetro.com/news/imperialcity/21697/index.html
Daniel Pinchbeck and the New Psychedelic Elite - Rolling Stone Article
Breaking Open the Head by Daniel Pinchbeck
2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl by Daniel Pinchbeck
Cyberia by Douglas Rushkoff
Media Virus by Douglas Rushkoff
Nothing Sacred: The Truth About Judaism by Douglas Rushkoff
Coercion by Douglas Rushkoff
Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside Out by Douglas Rushkoff
Testament by Douglas Rushkoff

Psychedelic Pharmacopeia: Jonathan Ott Media

entheo caapi Jonathan Ott is a highly regarded ethnobotanist, writer, natural products Chemist, Botanical researcher, and pundit in the area of entheogens and their cultural and historical uses. Of particular note is his book Ayahuasca Analogues, in which he researched and identified numerous plants around the globe containing the harmala alkaloids of Banisteriopsis caapi, which are MAOIs, and plants containing Dimethyltryptamine, which together are the chemical base of the South American Ayahuasca brew. He collaborated with important workers like Christian Rätsch and Jochen Gartz, and appeared as a speaker at the Starwood Festival in 1996[1]. He has co-authored several key books and papers with the late ethnomycologist R. Gordon Wasson. He has many years experience field collecting in Mexico, where he lives and manages a small natural products laboratory and botanical garden of medicinal herbs. - Wikipedia

Jonathan Ott Audio - click below for mp3 files

Pharmacotheon p1of2 7-29-93 35:57
Pharmacotheon p2of2 7-29-93 35:52

KPFK interview w Roy of Hollywood p1of2 11-95
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KPFK interview w Roy of Hollywood p2of2 11-95 34:39

 

Books by Jonathan Ott

Pharmacotheon: Entheogenic Drugs, Their Plant Sources and History - by Jonathan Ott and Albert Hofmann (Hardcover - Jan 1996)

Pharmacophilia: or The Natural Paradises - by Jonathan Ott (Paperback - 1997)

Ayahuasca Analogs - by Jonathan Ott (Hardcover - Jun 1994)

The Age of Entheogens & the Angel's Dictionary - by Jonathan Ott (Paperback - Jan 1995)

Pharmacotheon: Entheogenic Drugs, Their Plant Sources and History - by Albert Hofmann and Jonathan Ott (Paperback - Feb 1993)

Pharmacophilia, or, The Natural Paradises - by Donna Torres, Timothy S. Girvin, and Jonathan Ott (Hardcover - Jan 1997)

Hallucinogenic Plants of North America (Psycho-mycological studies) - by Jonathan Ott (Paperback - Jan 1977)

Hallucinogenic Plants of North America - by Jonathan Ott (Paperback - Jan 1982)

Persephone's Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion - by R. Gordon Wasson, Stella Kramrisch, Carl Ruck, and Jonathan Ott (Paperback - Jul 29, 1992)

Pharmacotheon: Ethnogenic Drugs, Their Plant Sources and History, Second Edition Densified - by Jonathan Ott (Paperback - 1993)

Sacred Mushroom Church of Switzerland Paster Imprisoned

pastor_david_schlesinger.jpg "On 8th June 2006 the chairman of a religious group, calling himself Pastor David, has been imprisoned on remand in Switzerland. This association calls itself SMCS (Sacred Mushroom Church of Switzerland). Pastor David, whose full name is David Jan Schlesinger and who has German citizenship, is active in the application of psilocybin-containing mushrooms since many years. The followers of the SMCS regard these mushrooms as holy, because they allow spiritual experience and make lasting improvements of the whole psychical and physical health condition possible.

We won't explain the mode of functioning of the mushrooms in detail here, but many people don't have doubts, that these mushrooms change the consciousness in a way, that they can be applied as a cure against different forms of mental illness and have the power to lead their users to religious experiences.

The imprisonment of David Schlesinger is taken by us as a clear infringement of the human rights, because it is based on laws, which limit the freedom of religion, guaranteed by international human right and national constitution, and these laws are obviously specifically designed to limit this freedom.

stropharia_cubensis.jpg The working field of the SMCS is not primarily focused on the distribution of mushrooms, but also on long term goals, that have no relation to the provisioning of mushrooms to members and followers. These are among other things the establishment of local supply structures (e.g. agriculture), whose ecological sense is more important than short term financial gain, as well as the implementation of pacifism and ecological sight as the highest priority of international politics and social engagement.

In the USA and other countries several accepted churches and religious groups exist, based on the consumption of so called entheogens, which are similar in their influence on the human mind to the psychedelic mushrooms." - www.freedavid.org

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Related links:
http://www.freedavid.org/
http://smcs.pilzzucht.ch/forum/

http://www.sacred-mushroom-church.ch/

http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/4788.html