by John M. Allegro

1970

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In order to keep this information available to the public, this book has been pirated!
A message to those who’ve taken this book out of print. This book will forever circulate. You will never be able to remove it from the public light, as you,

the Vatican and Anheuser Busch attempted to do.
In such a case as 2000 years of intellectual hijacking, this book will now remain forever free online.
Though Allegro's theories seemed extreme at the time, philology today knows he was right. See a publication by Piotr Michalowski in “Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages”, edited by Roger D. Woodard.
To the reader, enjoy a once banned book.

 


 

ORIGINAL CHARACTERS OF SUMERIAN CUNEIFORM AND OTHER HIEROGLYPHIC CHARACTERS WERE LOST BY THE CHARACTER RECOGNITION SOFTWARE USED IN THE PIRACY OF THIS BOOK. PLEASE SEEK AN ORIGINAL COPY OF “THE SACRED MUSHROOM AND THE CROSS” TO REFERENCE MISSING LETTERS AND

OTHER POSSIBLE ERRORS MADE BY THE RECOGNITION SOFTWARE.


Primary errors made by Allegro are HIGHLIGHTED IN RED
Allegro did NOT understand the growth cycle, effects and "bitterness" of the Amanita muscaria. Allegro overlooked some references to both A. pantherina and P. cubensis, and wrongfully classified Rue as an "abortifacient", not recognizing Acacia and Rue as an Ayahuasca analogue. Allegro also wrongfully assumed that the mushrooms, and not religion and government themselves, were the cause of the shaman to protest against their suppression by the churches and governments.

With that said, Allegro was a pioneer in the field of ethnomycology,

and founded many of the ideas many researchers use today (though most deny it).
Enjoy your read!

 

 

 

Contents

  1. In The Beginning God Created

  2. Sumer and The Beginnings of History

  3. The Names of the Gods

  4. Plants and Drugs

  5. Plant Names and The Mysteries of The Fungus

  6. The Key of The Kingdom

  7. The Man-Child Born of A Virgin

  1. Woman’s Part in The Creative Process

  2. The Sacred Prostitute

  3. Religious Lamentation

  4. The Mushroom “Egg” and Birds of Mythology

  5. The Heavenly Twins

  6. Star of The Morning

  7. Color and Consistency

  8. Mushroom Cosmography

  9. David, Egypt, and The Census

  10. Death and Resurrection

  11. The Garden of Adonis, Eden and Delight - Zealots and Muslim

  12. The Bible as A Book of Morals