“Entheogens in Christian Art: Wasson, Allegro and the Psychedelic Gospels,” Journal of Psychedelic Studies, October 2019, by Jerry B. and Julie M. Brown Abstract: In light of new historical evidence regarding ethnomycologist R. Gordon Wasson’s correspondence with art historian Erwin Panofsky, this article provides an in-depth analysis of the presence of entheogenic mushroom images in […]Continue Reading
This richly-illustrated blog examines the role of psychedelics in Judeo-Christianity, in indigenous shamanism, and in classical cultures such as Greece and India. Here you will travel along with the authors on their anthropological adventures in Europe and the Middle East, discovering evidence of psychedelics in churches and cathedrals, and in scriptures and sacred texts.
Third Eye Drops podcast, “Resurrecting the Mystery School,” with The Psychedelic Gospels coauthor Jerry B. Brown, Ph.D. Podcast host Michael Phillip invites all “wonder seekers” to listen in to this “psychedelic Indian Jones” story, which lays the foundation for a “techno-delic future” by probing the past to reveal the secret history of psychedelics in Christianity and other world religions.Continue Reading
There is an old saying: If you want to hide something, put it in plain sight. To our surprise, we learned that this saying is especially true for Christianity, where medieval works of art were created to illustrate the teachings of the Bible for the largely illiterate population. A close look at these religious works […]Continue Reading
Our book, The Psychedelic Gospels, was born and nurtured by synchronicity. For Stanislav Grof, the founder of LSD psychotherapy, synchronicities – the experience of highly implausible, meaningful coincidences – are “creations of cosmic intelligence.” (For a comprehensive discussion of “synchronicity,” see C.G. Jung’s “Foreword” to Richard Wilhelm’s translation of The I Ching, or Book of […]Continue Reading
Every major meme of our modern myth of Santa Claus can be found among the ancient reindeer herders of Siberia. Their shamanic religion revolves around a psychoactive mushroom, the colorful red-and-white Amanita muscaria. While most people think of Christmas as the classic Christmas celebration, the truth is that most of the symbols associated with Santa […]Continue Reading