Mushroom Cult and the Holy Grail

Art by design studio Pale Horse is entitled "Mushroom Cult and the Holy Grail."

In his book Johannic Baptism / Baptizo: an inquiry into the Meaning of the Word as Determined by the Usage of The Holy Scriptures, Dale points out that the baptism of Thebe was by wine while the wine baptism of Ishmael produced "insensibility and sleep." The clearest meaning he suggests is found in the baptism of Satyrus where an "opiate" substance was blended into the wine. Given the extensive use of psychoactive plants in the religious rites of virtually every ancient culture, we can assume the additional baptizing substances to be psychoactive rather than merely opiate.

The euphemistic use of baptism as meaning "dipped in wine" originates from a much older concept of "holy water" originating in the Tree of Life stories. In ancient Egypt, the primal goddess Lusaaset ("the great one who comes forth") is associated with the entheogenic DMT-filled acacia tree, the earliest recorded Tree of Life once located in Heliopolis. The Greek goddess Athena and more anciently the Sumerian Divine Lady Owl known as Inanna represented the "water spirit" who makes her home in the Tree of Life.

As we already know, acacia was the sacred wood of the Hebrew temple and used to fashion images of the goddess Asherah. In these and similar stories, the goddess would 'come forth' and provide wisdom after drinking the waters of the Tree of Life. The same was true with the Christ communion of Jesus where he says to Nicodemus: "Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit." Baptism by water to become "born again" was a euphemism (and later substitute) for the ingestion of a psychoactive drink - not only acacia, but other entheogens as well.

According to James Arthur, a foremost ethno-mycologist and author of Mushrooms and Mankind: The Impact of Mushrooms on Human Consciousness and Religion:

"The God of the Bible says "I am the Fountain Of Living Waters". If we are to understand this statement on a level of literal translation, then this means alive, made of water, and in the similitude of a Fountain. This describes a Mushroom. The Waters of life is an ancient term linked to the Living waters, and the Waters of Immortality. The Waters one drinks to recieve the gift of Immortality and Transcendence. SOMA and Amrta are also considered the waters of life. The attributes of which bestowed Enlightenment. The Churning of The Milky ocean was to (metaphorically) produce this substance. The Waters of life are also Synonymous with the blood of the god in the Sacramental Analysis.

Jesus was the revealer of the "Fountain of living waters" as in Rev. 21-6, he will give those who are athirst the living waters. Living waters, blood, manna, flesh, and all this "stuff" is the one and same thing represented in different ways. All represent eating and drinking of a phenomenal substance that produces multi-Dimensionality (door), great spiritual learning, and communion with God being inside of you. While the popular bread and water (or wine) do go inside the body, they certainly lack the substantive aspects that the action of ingesting describes. In my opinion the magical act of "Trans-Substantiation" has no merit. The statement that Jesus makes "Unless you eat and drink you have no life in you" would seem to condemn the replacement of whatever the real thing is with a placebo (substitute).

Jeremiah 3-11 Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? But my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.

Jeremiah 3-12 Be ye astonished, Oh ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 3-13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

Being astonished at this is only the beginning, being horribly afraid and desolate is what is instructed. Being desolate certainly describes the author's understanding of being cut off from the presence of the Lord (communion). But how can his people be cut off from the Lord? The answer is apparent in this section. It is because the true fountain of living waters has been forsaken, replaced by cisterns that do not profit (substitute/placebo), and are broken. If a light bulb does not work, it is broken. If an eaten substance that is supposed to produce the described results does not produce these results, then it is broken and (mystical illusions, or delusions, aside) actually worthless."