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
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.
Our theory of the Psychedelic Gospels suggests that psychedelics played an important role in the origins of Christianity; and that the ongoing significance of psychedelics in Christianity is visually documented by their presence in early and medieval Christian art found in churches and cathedrals throughout Europe and the Middle East.Continue Reading