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Ointment and Holy Incense will be examined, along with Manna and the Showbread. Old Testament Entheogenic Hypotheses The implications of entheogen use in the Bible go beyond ethnographic curiosity. The Old Testament and its

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– 77 . 10.1515/jah-2014-0010 Furst , P. T. ( 1976 ). Hallucinogens and culture . San Francisco, CA . Chandler & Sharp Publishers . Merkur , D. ( 2000 ). The mystery of manna: The psychedelic sacraments of the Bible . Rochester, VT : Park

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still important and unresolved in the study of psychedelics such as the origins of humans' psychotropic plant use and the identity of the psychoactive plants referred to in the Bible. Efron's naivety is evident however, where he wonders if this Biblical

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history of using the entheogenic substance, iboga ( Mash, 2018; Popik et al., 1995 ). In the mythology of the Bwiti, iboga is the tree of knowledge of good and evil, as depicted in the myths of the old testament of the Bible ( Samoniri, 1993 ). The use of

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a metaphor for the sacred mushroom. Consequently, he postulated that the entire bible was a “hoax,” based on an elaborate secret code woven throughout the story by cryptographers to disguise the mushroom cult. Certainly, earlier scholars

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experience as articulated in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), where there is not one mention of mystical-unitive states. While “potentially useful,” Richards refers to visionary experiences as “apexes of foothills,” whereas his own mystical

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dispersed ( American Bible Society, 1989 ). Diana comes up sporadically through the Middle Ages, always as a way to mock the pagan gods in favor of the superiority of the Christian God. Consider this episode from Gregory of Tours (c. 540–600) who

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Journal of Psychedelic Studies
Authors: Robert Beckstead, Bryce Blankenagel, Cody Noconi, and Michael Winkelman

what they ate (Genesis 3:6, 22, “KJV”). Next, the search for wisdom had also been modeled for him by the Christian alchemists and Freemasons, who sought wisdom through the philosopher’s stone, the Bible’s “white stone,” and by partaking of the elixir

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desires and urges and the explicit moral standards against sexual-related thoughts and behaviors imposed by religious figures (e.g., the Jewish rabbi) and texts (e.g., the Bible and the Jewish Talmud). To date, no effort was made to link adolescents’ CSB

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mushroom in the Bible. I was wrong. It plays a hidden role (that is, hidden from us until now) and a major one, in what is the best-known episode of the Old Testament, the Garden of Eden story and what happened to Adam and Eve…. I hold that the fruit of the

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