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Astrotheology Shamanism

Author : Jan Irvin
ISBN : 1439222428
Genre : Reference
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Astrotheology And Shamanism

Author : Jan Irvin
ISBN : 1585091073
Genre : Religion
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Introduction by Jordan Maxwell. This well-researched work returns us to the earliest known forms of religion and nature worship to show how our modern religions formed and where they came from. Also brings us into modern times, reviving and supporting the important work of John Marco Allegro, author of The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross. Reveals how natural entheogens, including the Amanita muscaria mushroom, were used by those seeking higher consciousness and an authentic religious experience. A must read for researchers investigating the origins of religion and the symbology used by modern religions of today. Includes extensive bibliography, 185 illustrations and over 500 footnotes.
Category: Religion

Entheogens And The Development Of Culture

Author : John A. Rush
ISBN : 9781583946244
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Entheogens and the Development of Culture makes the radical proposition that mind-altering substances have played a major part not only in cultural development but also in human brain development. Researchers suggest that we have purposely enhanced receptor sites in the brain, especially those for dopamine and serotonin, through the use of plants and fungi over a long period of time. The trade-off for lowered functioning and potential drug abuse has been more creative thinking--or a leap in consciousness. Experiments in entheogen use led to the development of primitive medicine, in which certain mind-altering plants and fungi were imbibed to still fatigue, pain, or depression, while others were taken to promote hunger and libido. Our ancestors selected for our neural hardware, and our propensity for seeking altered forms of consciousness as a survival strategy may be intimately bound to our decision-making processes going back to the dawn of time. Fourteen essays by a wide range of contributors—including founding president of the American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology of Religion section Michael Winkelman, PhD; Carl A. P. Ruck, PhD, Boston University professor of classics and an authority on the ecstatic rituals of the god Dionysus; and world-renowned botanist Dr. Gaston Guzma, member of the Colombian National Academy of Sciences and expert on hallucinogenic mushrooms—demonstrate that altering consciousness continues to be an important part of human experience today. Anthropologists, cultural historians, and anyone interested in the effects of mind-altering substances on the human mind and soul will find this book deeply informative and inspiring. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Entangled Worlds

Author : Catherine Keller
ISBN : 9780823276233
Genre : Religion
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Historically speaking, theology can be said to operate “materiaphobically.” Protestant Christianity in particular has bestowed upon theology a privilege of the soul over the body and belief over practice, in line with the distinction between a disembodied God and the inanimate world “He” created. Like all other human, social, and natural sciences, religious studies imported these theological dualisms into a purportedly secular modernity, mapping them furthermore onto the distinction between a rational, “enlightened” Europe on the one hand and a variously emotional, “primitive,” and “animist” non-Europe on the other. The “new materialisms” currently coursing through cultural, feminist, political, and queer theories seek to displace human privilege by attending to the agency of matter itself. Far from being passive or inert, they show us that matter acts, creates, destroys, and transforms—and, as such, is more of a process than a thing. Entangled Worlds examines the intersections of religion and new and old materialisms. Calling upon an interdisciplinary throng of scholars in science studies, religious studies, and theology, it assembles a multiplicity of experimental perspectives on materiality: What is matter, how does it materialize, and what sorts of worlds are enacted in its varied entanglements with divinity? While both theology and religious studies have over the past few decades come to prioritize the material contexts and bodily ecologies of more-than-human life, Entangled Worlds sets forth the first multivocal conversation between religious studies, theology, and the body of “the new materialism.” Here disciplines and traditions touch, transgress, and contaminate one another across their several carefully specified contexts. And in the responsiveness of this mutual touching of science, religion, philosophy, and theology, the growing complexity of our entanglements takes on a consistent ethical texture of urgency.
Category: Religion

The Big Bang And God

Author : Chandra Wickramasinghe
ISBN : 9781137535030
Genre : Philosophy
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As advanced by astronomer-cosmologist Sir Fred Hoyle, astronomy, biology, astrobiology, astrophysics, and cosmology converge agreeably with natural theology. In The Big Bang and God, these interdisciplinary convergences are developed by an astronomer collaborating with a theologian.
Category: Philosophy

Entheologues Conversations With Leading Psychedelic Thinkers Explorers And Researchers

Author : Martin W. Ball
ISBN : 9780578030760
Genre : Religion
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Entheologues presents a fascinating collection of interviews with top figures in the entheogenic field. James Oroc talks about God, 5-MeO-DMT, zero-point energy and the Akashic Field. Rick Strassman discusses his new book and shares the surprising results of his DMT study, along with his hopes for an entheogenic research center. Jan Irvin and John Rush discuss the roles of psychedelic mushrooms and other visionary sacraments in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. In the final interview, Daniel Siebert gives a detailed history of Salvia divinorum. Completing the book, Martin W. Ball makes a strong case for the human right to entheogen use as religious sacraments. Was Jesus a psychedelic mushroom? Do DMT experiences send people into alternate realities? What is the legal status of entheogens for spiritual use? Why are there so many mushroom images in Christian art? Can 5-MeO-DMT bring about realization of God? These questions and more are answered in Entheologues.
Category: Religion

Soma Shamans

Author : Hawk
ISBN : 097437220X
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A husband and wife team of modern day Soma Sacrificers share the knowledge of 25 years worth of experience with the legendary Soma. Through trial and error, risking their very lives, the authors dared to get to know the spirit of the Amanita mushroom, and share how they safely use it.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Mushrooms And Mankind

Author : James Arthur
ISBN : 1585091510
Genre : Religion
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For thousands of years on our planet, humanity has been involved in a symbiotic relationship with plants. Not only have plants supplied mankind with a never-ending food source, the necessary nourishment for our bodies, and life itself, but they have also served us in another way: an extremely important and intricate one, yet an often overlooked one. This book uncovers the natural link between man, consciousness, and God.
Category: Religion

Rosicrucian Questions And Answers

Author : H. Spencer Lewis
ISBN : 9781585092024
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Although originally a companion volume to Complete History of the Rosicrucian Order, this book works well as an independent reference, answering virtually every question one might have about Rosicrucianism. Originally published through the order itself, with answers supplied by the most respected Rosicrucian of his time, H. Spencer Lewis.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit