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16 February 2017 App Feed NightVision Radio Podcast


Unraveling the Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 10:30 pm EST, the resolute seeker of truth, René Barnett of NightVision Radio joins Co-author of PSYCHEDELIC GOSPELS Dr. Jerry B. Brown on an anthropological adventure of discovery.  Dr. Jerry Brown calls on scriptural support in the Bible and the Gnostic Gospels to reveal the role of visionary plants in early Christianity.

JERRY BROWN

Dr. Jerry Brown | Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity

Jerry B. Brown, Ph.D., is an anthropologist, author and activist. From 1972-2014, he served as Founding Professor of Anthropology at Florida International University in Miami, where he designed and taught a course on “Hallucinogens and Culture.” The course examines the use of psychoactive plants by tribal and classical cultures, including Ancient India and Greece, and by and discusses the discoveries of the modern mind-explorers, the “psychonauts of the twentieth century.”

Dr. Brown is co-author of Sacred Plants and the Gnostic Church: Speculations on Entheogen-Use in Early Christian Ritual, Journal of Ancient History, May 2014.

As an activist, Dr. Brown has promoted positive social change. In the 1960s, he coordinated Cesar Chavez’s grape boycott on behalf of farm workers. In the 1980s, he worked with Business Executives for National Security to prevent nuclear war. Currently, he directs the World Business Academy’s Safe Energy Project, calling for the rapid transition to 100% renewable energy. Dr. Brown is co-author of Profiles in Power: The Antinuclear Movement and the Dawn of the Solar Age (1997) and Freedom from Mid-East Oil (2007).

Dr. Brown is an award-winning teacher and outstanding public speaker, who has addressed national and international audiences in a variety of forums. He received a B.A. degree in Philosophy and Religion from Antioch College and a doctorate degree in Anthropology from Cornell University.

The Psychedelic Gospels: The Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity by Jerry B. Brown, Ph.D., and Julie M. Brown, M.A.

The Psychedelic Gospels reveals evidence of visionary plants in Christianity and the life of Jesus found in medieval art and biblical scripture—hidden in plain sight for centuries


The Psychedelic Gospels: The Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity by Jerry B. Brown, Ph.D., and Julie M. Brown, M.A. book Cover
  • Follows the authors’ anthropological adventure discovering sacred mushroom images in European and Middle Eastern churches, including Roslyn Chapel and Chartres Cathedral
  • Provides color photos showing how R. Gordon Wasson’s psychedelic theory of religion clearly extends to Christianity and reveals why Wasson suppressed this information due to his secret relationship with the Vatican
  • Examines the Bible and the Gnostic Gospels for evidence showing that visionary plants were the catalyst for Jesus’s awakening to his divinity and immortality

About the Book

Throughout medieval Christianity, religious works of art emerged to illustrate the teachings of the Bible for the largely illiterate population. What, then, is the significance of the psychoactive mushrooms hiding in plain sight in the artwork and icons of many European and Middle-Eastern churches? Does Christianity have a psychedelic history?

Providing stunning visual evidence from their anthropological journey throughout Europe and the Middle East, including visits to Roslyn Chapel and Chartres Cathedral, authors Julie and Jerry Brown document the role of visionary plants in Christianity. They retrace the pioneering research of R. Gordon Wasson, the famous “sacred mushroom seeker,” on psychedelics in ancient Greece and India, and among the present-day reindeer herders of Siberia and the Mazatecs of Mexico. Challenging Wasson’s legacy, the authors reveal his secret relationship with the Vatican that led to Wasson’s refusal to pursue his hallucinogen theory into the hallowed halls of Christianity.

Examining the Bible and the Gnostic Gospels, the authors provide scriptural support to show that sacred mushrooms were the inspiration for Jesus’s revelation of the Kingdom of Heaven and that he was initiated into these mystical practices in Egypt during the Missing Years. They contend that the Trees of Knowledge and of Immortality in Eden were sacred mushrooms.

Uncovering the role played by visionary plants in the origins of Judeo-Christianity, the authors invite us to rethink what we know about the life of Jesus and to consider a controversial theory that challenges us to explore these sacred pathways to the divine. – https://psychedelicgospels.com

So listen to learn about the types of hallucinogens  the christians were experimenting with, right here!


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