Jesus, Santa, Mithra
and the Magic Mushroom
"Have you ever wondered why on Christmas we cut down/carry evergreen trees
inside our houses, decorate them with fancy ornaments, and place presents
So, why do people bring Pine trees into their houses at the Winter Solstice,
placing brightly colored (Red and White) packages under their boughs, as
gifts to show their love for each other and as representations of the love
of God and the gift of his Sons life? It is because, underneath the Pine
bough is the exact location where one would find this ‘Most Sacred’
Substance, the Amanita muscaria, in the wild.”
–James Arthur, “Mushrooms and
The Amanita muscaria is the red and white magic mushroom that grows almost
exclusively beneath Pine trees. One of the active substances in the
hallucinogenic mushroom is DMT 1, an
entheogen naturally produced in the
brain’s pineal gland.
1 - Comment received by
from Dave Spacey: 'There
is no DMT in Amanita Muscaria.'
The pinecone shaped pineal gland is an organ that
produces the same DMT found in the pine tree fungus, Amanita muscaria.
“The Pine tree is one of the well-known central relics of Christmas. Under
this tree is where those who are deemed good find their reward in the form
of a present. A big red and white rounded mushroom grows under the very tree
we are to look under on Christmas morning to find our gift.”
“Mushrooms and Mankind” (6)
Green, red, and white as Christmas colors comes from the evergreen tree and
the red and white mushrooms underneath. The word Christmas originally comes
from the Egyptian KRST (oiled/anointed one) and Mes, the sacred cakes
annually made/ingested by the Egyptians.
This Eucharist was originally made
from Amanita muscaria or was the mushroom itself.
The tradition existed all
over the ancient world, but most of the iconography/symbology recognized
today comes from preChristian Northern Europe.
“The very name, ‘Christmas’ is a holiday name composed of the words,
‘Christ’ (meaning ‘one who is anointed with the Magical Substance’) and
‘Mass’ (a special religious service/ceremony of the sacramental ingestion of
the Eucharist, the ‘Body of Christ’). In the Catholic tradition, this
substance (Body/Soma) has been replaced by the doctrine of ‘Transubstantiation’,
whereby in a magical ceremony the Priests claim the ability to transform a
‘cracker/round-wafer’ into the literal ‘Body of Christ’; i.e., a substitute or
James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (910)
“Although most people see Christmas as a Christian holiday, most of the
symbols and icons we associate with Christmas celebrations are actually
derived from the shamanistic traditions of the tribal peoples of
preChristian Northern Europe. The sacred mushroom of these people was the
red and white amanita muscaria mushroom … These peoples lived in dwellings
made of birch and reindeer hide, called ‘yurts.’ Somewhat similar to a
teepee, the yurt's central smoke hole is often also used as an entrance.
After gathering the mushrooms from under the sacred trees where they
appeared, the shamans would fill their sacks and return home. Climbing down
the chimney entrances, they would share out the mushroom's gifts with those
within … Santa also
dresses like a mushroom gatherer. When it was time to go out and harvest the
magical mushrooms, the ancient shamans would dress much like Santa, wearing
red and white furtrimmed coats and long black boots.”
Dana Larsen, “The
Psychedelic Secrets of Santa Claus” Cannabis Culture, Marijuana Magazine,
Dec 18th, 2003
To this day Siberian
shamans dress in ceremonial red and
white fur trimmed jackets to gather the magic mushrooms. First they pick and
place the mushrooms
to partially dry on nearby pine boughs which prepares
them for ingestion and makes the load lighter. This is why we decorate our
Christmas trees with ornaments and bulbs, because the gatherers would always
adorn trees with drying mushrooms.
Next the shaman collects his red and
white presents in a sack and proceeds to travel from house to house
During Siberian winters, the snow piles up past the doors
of their yurts (huts), so the red and white clad shaman must climb down the
smoke hole (chimney) to deliver the presents in his sack. Finally the
appreciative villagers string the mushrooms up or put them in stockings hung
affront the fire to dry.
When they awake in the morning, their presents from
under the pine tree are all dried and ready to eat.
“The amanita mushroom needs to be dried before being consumed; the drying
process reduces the mushroom's toxicity while increasing its potency. The
shaman would guide the group in stringing the mushrooms and hanging them
around the hearth fire to dry. This tradition is echoed in the modern
stringing of popcorn and other items.”
Dana Larsen, “The Psychedelic Secrets
of Santa Claus” Cannabis Culture, Marijuana Magazine, Dec 18th, 2003
“The ancient shamanic use of Amanita muscaria in Siberia is well documented.
Despite governmental oppression against its use, there are still many who
refuse to accept the authorized state religion, and continue the shamanic
traditions in secret.
Just as the Siberian shaman (commonly dressing in red
and white) would enter through the opening in the roof of a home where a
ritual was to be done, Santa Claus
also arrives on the roof and enters through the chimney. Just as the shamans
would gather the mushrooms in bags which they would bring with them when
performing a ceremony, Santa Claus also (on the Holy Day) brings presents in
James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (10)
Siberian reindeer also enjoy eating amanita mushrooms and thus are often
used as a lure by the deer herding natives.
Since one of the hallucinatory
experiences often felt on psychedelic mushrooms is that of flying, Santa’s
flying reindeer most likely derive from this.
“Reindeer were the sacred animals of these
semi nomadic people, as the
reindeer provided food, shelter, clothing and other necessities. Reindeer
are also fond of eating the amanita mushrooms; they will seek them out, and
then prance about while under their influence … The effects of the amanita
mushroom usually include sensations of size distortion and flying.
feeling of flying could account for the legends of flying reindeer, and
legends of shamanic journeys included stories of winged reindeer,
transporting their riders up to the highest branches of the World
Dana Larsen, “The Psychedelic Secrets of Santa Claus” Cannabis
Culture, Marijuana Magazine, Dec 18th, 2003
The flying reindeer, sleigh, and the entire
Santa Claus mythology originates
from Siberia where Saint Nicholas, the patron Saint of children, is a supplanter to the indigenous Shamans.
“Saint Nicholas, known as the ‘Patron Saint of Children,’ is the most
revered saint in Russia, second only to the apostles. He is the Russian
Orthodox Church's supplanter to the native people's highly respected local
Shaman. A Shaman is a holy man that is well acquainted with a form of
spirituality that incorporates plant entheogens which facilitate the NDE
(Near Death Experience), or ‘out of body’ experience. Saint Nicholas may not
have been a shaman, yet the symbolism on, and coloring of his robes could
lend to speculation.”
–James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (10)
“One of the side effects of eating amanita mushrooms is that the skin and
facial features take on a flushed, ruddy glow. This is why Santa is always
shown with glowing red cheeks and nose. Even Santa's jolly ‘Ho, ho, ho!’ is
the euphoric laugh of one who has indulged in the magic fungus.”
Larsen, “The Psychedelic Secrets of Santa Claus” Cannabis Culture, Marijuana
Magazine, Dec 18th, 2003
Could this by why Rudolph’s nose is red?
In an interesting play on words,
another name for a large, capped mushroom is a “toadstool.” So if Santa is a
mushroom, and a mushroom is a stool, when children sit on Santa’s leg, they
are sitting on a “toed” stool.
"Santa's famous magical journey, where his sleigh takes him around the whole
planet in a single night, is developed from the ‘heavenly chariot’ used by
the gods from whom Santa and other
shamanic figures are descended. The chariot of Odin, Thor and even the
Egyptian god Osiris is now
known as the Big Dipper, which circles around the
North Star in a 24hour period. In different versions of the ancient story,
the chariot was pulled by reindeer or horses. As the animals grow exhausted,
their mingled spit and blood falls to the ground, forming the amanita
Dana Larsen, “The Psychedelic Secrets of Santa Claus” Cannabis
Culture, Marijuana Magazine, Dec 18th, 2003
“It is fairly common knowledge that the
Weihnachtsmann (St. Nick) was an
amalgamation of older Germanic/Norse gods such as Thor, Donner, Odin and
Wotan. What's missing here is just as Santa flies through the skies in his
sleigh, Odin (as well as the rest) rode through the sky in his chariot,
which is depicted in the stars by ‘The Big Dipper’.
The Big Dipper is the
chariot of Odin & Wotan, Thor, King Arthur, and even Osiris (of Egypt). The
chariot that circles the North Star in a 24 hour period is thus also known
as the sleigh of Santa Claus because it circles his mythological home, the
North Pole. It is no surprise that Nordic/Germanic gods have connection to
mushrooms in their mythology.
As Thor throws his mushroom shaped hammer to
the ground, mighty thunders and lightning cracks cause the real mushroom(s)
to appear. As the horses pulling Odin through the sky in his chariot become
overexerted, their blood mingled spit falls to the ground and causes the
Amanita mushrooms to grow at those exact points.”
–James Arthur, “Mushrooms
and Mankind” (1011)
Probably the first Santa was Osiris in ancient Egypt who rode his flying
chariot to/from the North Pole, was born on December 25th, and celebrated by
putting presents underneath an evergreen tree.
“Not only did Osiris ride the sky in a chariot, but after his death Isis
found that an evergreen (Cedar) had grown overnight from a dead stump to
full-sized; which was understood as a sign of Osiris' rebirth and
immortality. Interestingly, the traditional birth of Osiris is the 25th of
December. The 25th of December was also celebrated annually by putting
presents around the Cedar tree.
This tradition is at least five thousand
years old. The birth of Horus to the goddess-virgin-mother, Isis, is perhaps
the eldest representation of the goddess/son mythology, yet it is impossible
to know this or the real age of the Astrotheological-Virgo-giving-birth-to-the-child/god/star mythology for sure.
However it is the oldest source I have found.”
–James Arthur, “Mushrooms and
Santa, an anagram for Satan, dresses in red, keeps lists of naughty/nice
children, and seems to steal Christmas from Jesus. But if understood in its
original mushroom context, Santa’s not a conniving, omniscient, list-keeper.
He’s an Entheogen, a plant or substance which is said to “generate the God
within.” The word Entheogen breaks down, En for inside, Theo for God, and
Gen for generate – generate the God inside. If you have ever taken an
Psilocybin, DMT, Peyote, Ayahuasca), then you are already aware of the
spiritual or even religious experiences associated with them. As anyone who
has tried them knows, and most anyone who hasn’t fiercely denies, these
Entheogens put us directly in contact with that spark of the divine within
They allow access to higher consciousness and open our
The outer material world dissolves and the “five” senses return to a state
of one sense, one consciousness.
“First hand understanding is through the ingestion of the holy substances,
of which there has been so much written, that this brief expose' merely
scratches the surface of. It is this direct communal contact which is truly
the means whereby a human being can experience his true spiritual nature.
One must take very seriously his/her own spirituality, for this is that
which we truly are. As I stated in the opening sentence, ‘This experience is
of extremely great value’. So much so, that I feel it necessary to the
evolutionary process of each and every individual, and inevitably to all of
James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (26)
If you have mischief, wickedness, or secrecy in you, then
take you down into the depths of your own hell. But if you have kindness,
love, and truth within you, entheogens will raise you up into the heights of
that heaven. When people of a poor disposition or in a negative mood eat
magic mushrooms they usually have a “bad trip” and experience frightening or
When people of a good disposition or in a
positive mood eat mushrooms they usually have a great trip and experience
hours of uncontrollable laughter and a loving, close feeling with everyone
around. Just like at Christmas Santa keeps lists of children who are naughty
and nice, at Easter only good kids get to eat the colored eggs.
likely because good kids on mushrooms are hilarious and lots of fun, whereas
naughty kids on mushrooms guarantee a bad trip for everyone, so they get
coal at Christmas and no eggs at Easter.
“Santa Claus is an all-knowing icon that reads the hearts and intentions of
everyone on the planet. Each child is told the story of the round-man (who
wears red and white) and his associates; reindeer, little people and Mrs.
Claus. They are also told the story of a miraculous worldwide flight in a
sleigh which results in presents being delivered under a tree.
Yet when a
child reaches the age of reasoning he is informed that this story is all a
fabrication. This revelation is devastating upon the psyche of a young mind.
It is also at this time
that the child is often comforted and pacified from the shock by very strong
reinforcement that the religious systems which the parents or guardians
profess are indeed factual. And an attempt is made to incorporate the
respective religious traditions into the holiday as the REAL meaning for the
–James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (6)
Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny have both been uprooted from their original
positions. They began as mythological mushroom heroes understood in a
spiritual context by both children and adults. Now their literal meaning has
been suppressed, and a fake image has been corporatized by Coke, Cadbury and
The effect this has had is to turn mythological heroes into
fantasies and lies.
It was not meant for children to discover as they are
coming of age that parents, family, and friends have lied to them about
Santa and the Easter Bunny. It was meant for them to discover deeper
meanings behind the mythologies such as the ancient Astrotheological
understanding of the heavens, the knowledge of the zodiacal precession, and
seasonal cycles like solstices and equinoxes.
The whole complexity of the
modern Christmas mythos is an unexplainable mess without the magic mushroom,
the story is completely unintelligible.
“Some psychologists have discussed the ‘cognitive dissonance’ which occurs
when children are encouraged to believe in the literal existence of Santa
Claus, only to have their parents' lie revealed when they are older.
deceiving our children we rob them of a richer heritage …
Many people in the
modern world have rejected Christmas as being too commercial, claiming that
this ritual of giving is actually a celebration of materialism and greed.
Yet the true spirit of this winter festival lies not in the exchange of
plastic toys, but in celebrating a gift from the earth: the fruiting top of
a magical mushroom, and the revelatory experiences it can provide.
of perpetuating outdated and confusing holiday myths, it might be more
fulfilling to return to the original source of these seasonal celebrations.
How about getting back to basics and enjoying some magical mushrooms with
your loved ones this solstice?
What better gift can a family share than a
little piece of love and enlightenment?”
Dana Larsen, “The Psychedelic
Secrets of Santa Claus” Cannabis Culture, Marijuana Magazine, Dec 18th, 2003
The Easter egg hunt is another activity inexplicable without mushrooms. The
current understanding is that the Easter bunny lays multicolored eggs in or
around every house for children to hunt for and collect in Easter baskets.
But since when do rabbits lay eggs? Why are they colorful/spotted eggs?
why are they hidden for us to hunt and collect in baskets?
Of course rabbits
don’t lay eggs, but in ancient myth, the spring/fertility goddess Eostre and
Germanic Ostara are both said to have saved a bird whose wings had frozen
during the winter by turning it into a rabbit. Since the rabbit had once
been a bird, it could still lay eggs, and that egg laying hare became our
In the earlier Babylonian version Ishtar comes from the Moon
in a giant egg.
“The 'Christian' festival of Easter comes from the same source. Easter comes
from the Babylonian goddess, Ishtar, (Semiramis again) and it celebrated her
son, Tammuz, who was, wait for it, the ‘only begotten son of the Moon
goddess and Sun God’ Nimrod and Semiramis. The ‘Easter’ (Ishtar) eggs and
the ‘Easter bunny’ also come from Babylon. Queen Semiramis said she came
from the Moon in a giant egg and this became known as the Ishtar
Tammuz was said to be very fond of rabbits and so we have the Easter
bunny. Oh yes, and they also ate "sacred cakes" with a T on the top the
origin of our hot cross buns. The T is a major symbol of Freemasonry because
of its associations with Babylon and Tammuz. The Christian wafer used in
Catholic ceremonies comes from the Egyptian taenaah – the sacrificial bread
of the Moon. Christians think the bread symbolizes the 'body of Jesus' when
they are really involved in a ritual about the Egyptian Moon god.”
David Icke, “Tales From Time Loop”
In the ancient Egyptian mythos, Isis is fleeing from an enemy while in the
form of a phoenix when she changes into a hare to escape down a rabbit hole.
Rabbits and birds have for ages been associated with spring/fertility, but
less known is their association with the magic mushroom.
The red and white
Amanita Muscaria has long been symbolized by the phoenix, and the brown
Amanita Panthera symbolized by the hare.
“The Phoenix: From the ashes (spores) the egg appears. Then comes the
upturned cap resembling a gold and red colored bird (the gills as feathers).
Then the heat (sun) burns the mushroom and it dissolves, once again leaving
only ashes (spores), and finally repeating the whole cycle … The Phoenix-bird
mythology is another piece of mushroom folklore.
As the fetus is generated
in the furnace of the uterus, so the mushroom, that ‘evil ferment of the
soil’, as Nicander (second century BC) calls it, is created, a womb within a
womb, as it were. Like the fabulous Phoenix, the mushroom is self generated
and regenerated, bursting forth from the vulvae, only to die as quickly and
then apparently miraculously to reappear, a resurrection of its own self.”
James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (13 & 56)
As the baby head of an Amanita Muscaria pops out of the ground, it pushes
the pine needles aside forming a tiny circular wall that looks just like a
birds nest. When there are many mushrooms close together, their heads
budding through the pine needles look like little eggs in a fallen nest.
Unlike bird’s eggs, however, these ones are spotted, colorful, and magical.
Once the baby mushrooms are plucked out of the ground, the remaining
dirt/needles look like a rabbit-hole, again repeating the bird into bunny
symbolism. So families/children walked through the forests in early Spring
with Easter baskets to hunt for and collect these magic mushrooms.
the A.D. times, there has been a Germanic/Christian Easter tradition of
feasting on colored eggs after a long fast at lent, but the B.C. origins of
Easter celebration again come from Egypt, where the “eggs” were well-known to
be not eggs, but budding baby mushrooms.
“There are a number of hieroglyphic depictions of plants (many of which are
psychedelic) on walls and within texts throughout Egypt. This is to be
expected, yet this goes undetected or dismissed by most who are studying
Egypt and its religious writings …
The pillars that are at every temple in
Egypt are shaped like giant mushrooms. These are shaped like the Amanita
some are shaped like Psilocybe. Others look like tree fungus and are
decorated with pictures of an incredible variety of plants.”
“Mushrooms and Mankind” (44 & 53)
In Egypt countless pillars are shaped like huge mushrooms with tall stems,
umbrella caps, and
mushroom engravings all up, down, and around them.
In the Egyptian Book of the Dead they are called “the food of the gods,” or
food” and “the flesh of the gods.”
Egyptian temples there are many pictures of
gods/neters feeding humans the “ankh”
cross/circle symbol which is said to
represent the water of life and immortality.
This also suggests the mushroom as it has
been called “the Elixir of Immortality” and
“the Fountain of Youth.”
Pictures of winged
Babylonian and Sumerian gods are shown
feeding pinecones to humans. Could these be reference to the pine-cone-shaped
pineal gland? At the Vatican there is suspiciously a gigantic statue of a
pinecone in the Vatican “Court of the Pinecone.”
On the Pope’s staff there
is also a pinecone depicted right at the height of his third-eye/pineal
gland. Ancient Sumerian gods were always depicted feeding men pinecones,
just as the Egyptian gods were so often depicted feeding men the “ankh.”
Because of their seedless growth/germination pattern, mushrooms were
considered “virgin-births” by the ancients. They believed the mushrooms arose
from dew, the divine fluid that magically appears at dawn.
correctly believed the Amanita to be the “fruit of the tree” and referred to
them as such.
“The mushroom caps are the fruit of the larger mycelium beneath the soil
which exists in a symbiotic relationship with the roots of the tree. To
ancient people, these mushrooms were literally ‘the fruit of the tree.’
Ancient peoples were amazed at how these magical mushrooms sprang from the
earth without any visible seed.
They considered this "virgin birth" to have
been the result of the morning dew, which was seen as the semen of the
deity. The silver tinsel we drape onto our modern Christmas tree represents
this divine fluid.”
Dana Larsen, “The Psychedelic Secrets of Santa Claus”
Cannabis Culture, Marijuana Magazine, Dec 18th, 2003
“Serpents” is an anagram for “Presents” like those found under the Christmas
tree. At Christmas we string lights coiling up and around the tree, like the
Serpent on the Tree of Life which gives us the light of knowledge.
Christian also “Repents” for his sins which is curiously another anagram for
Present and Serpent.
“The actual mushroom ‘plant’ is the
underground ‘mycelium’ or ‘mycorrhizae’,
which is directly attached to the tree roots; the
mushroom itself is only the fruit-body of the
mycelium. The mushroom is literally the Fruit
of the Tree. They grow in a mycorrhizal (not
parasitic) relationship with the tree.
people follow the tradition/custom of bringing a tree into the home and
putting presents under it, yet have absolutely no idea why. Even people that
think they know, usually have no knowledge of these mushroom connections.
The true symbolic meaning transcends dogmatic etymological and historical
evidence, by revealing itself in the totally obvious iconography and
historically associated myths and traditions.”
James Arthur, “Mushrooms and
Here is just a partial list of the many terms/associations related to magic
mushrooms. Soma was/is the Hindu plant-god and Greek for “body.” Ambrosia was
Greek for “food of the gods.” The
Egyptian Book of the Dead calls it “food
of the gods” and “celestial food,” as well as “flesh of the gods.” It is
Amrita, the Buddhist magical sacrament and Haoma, the Islamic sacrament.
It’s been called the Bread of Life and the Loaf of Bliss, the Golden Fleece,
the Cosmic Egg, the Easter Egg, the Small White Stone, the Philosophers
Stone, the Sword in the Stone, the Phoenix, the
pillar/phallus of Osiris, the Djed pillar, the
One Eyed Howler, the Eye of Horus, and the
DjedEye (pronounced Jedi), The World
Tree (many cultures thought the mushroom
was the creator of the world), the Fly
Agaric, the Fountain of Living Waters (since
the mushroom is alive, 90% water, and
and the Hammer of
“The Mushroom itself has very interesting features that resemble, and have
been related to Gold, Flesh, Blood (and blood vessels), Phallus, Vulva,
Fire, Saucer, Cup, as well as a disc or orb. The mushroom has been,
anthropomorphically, personified as a Man, a God, something of
extraterrestrial origins, and a Plant God, SOMA, who was mediator between
Mankind and the God/Gods/Goddesses, in the ancient Hindu religious books
known as ‘The Vedas.’”
“Mushrooms and Mankind” (59)
The psilocybin mushroom has properties similar to that of the amanita and
has also been worshipped/mythologized throughout history. Unlike the
amanita, fruit of the tree, psilocybin grows from the dung of a cow. In
India cows are worshipped (hence “holy cow”) for many reasons, but
especially for their holy shit/holy crap.
The ancient Egyptians revered
Mother Hathor, the heavenly cow whose body was the firmament and who daily
gave birth to HorusRa, her Golden Calf. In South East Asia the elephant is
revered over other animals, like the cow in India, because magic mushrooms
grow in elephant dung as well (hence Dumbo the flying elephant). Psilocybin
mushrooms turn a dark blue when bruised or dried and so are usually depicted
as such. This is why Pikanadt, the Hindu elephant man god, is blue and rules
the realms of art and creativity.
Other Hindu gods are also blue like Vishnu
who is depicted with serpents around his head looking much like a mushroom.
Krishna is blue too usually shown with a cow to his side.
“Smurfs” are blue like psilocybin, they all wear liberty cap hats, and live
in amanita muscaria houses!
There have been many mythological mushroom heroes known throughout history.
Perseus was an ancient mushroom hero, founder and King of the city-state of
Mycenae (Mushroom City). Perseus flew around on winged sandals making
“Perseia” a magical herb, grow wherever he dropped the chape of his
scabbard. Wherever Perseus dropped his cap, “myces,” mushrooms would sprout
underneath. Libertus is another mushroom hero whose depiction can be found
atop the US Capitol building of all places.
Libertus wears a Liberty Cap (or
Phrygian Cap) which is
shaped like and named after the Liberty Cap mushroom. This is where we get
the idea of a “thinking cap” because when you ingest the cap you are
teleported into an introspective, wondrous experience. The Phrygian/Liberty
Cap was worn by Masonic revolutionaries during the French and American
revolutions as well as by Perseus, Mithra, Santa, Elves, and the Smurfs.
is also worn as a “night cap,” a double entendre which nowadays
means having a alcoholic beverage before bed. The original idea of a night
cap, however, was when Mithraic/Mystery school initiates would eat a large
mushroom cap then lay in hot tubs and
astrally project out of body.
Another mushroom hero was King Arthur of Camelot. Arthur pulled the Sword
from the Stone, founded the Knights of the Round Table and made the Quest
for the Holy Grail. All three of these legends actually refer to stages of
the mushroom. The mushroom begins like an egg or a small white stone which
pushes and wiggles upwards like a snake.
This is the Sword in the Stone
stage (Sword is “Sword,” snakes/serpents, in the stone). Then the mushroom
cap opens up and flattens out making a perfect circle like a round table top
the Round Table stage. Lastly the edges of the mushroom upturn collecting
the mushroom juices and dew, the drinkable “blood of
This is called the Holy Grail stage and looks/acts just like a
“In its infant (button) state, the muscaria resembles a small white stone.
The pulling of the sword from the stone (a symbol of wielding the power), is
another Arthurian legend connecting the mushroom to the myth. The quest for
the Grail itself is the quest for the knowledge of the mushroom.
myth depicts paths (traditions), which are to be explored (but not adhered
to), in order to complete the quest. This quest is described in the myths as
a journey into the forest (the world) and finding paths (systems) which one
may follow, for a time, but ultimately one must blaze his/her own trail in
order to truly reach the final goal, the Holy Grail (the discovery and usage
of the mushroom).
The search for the Holy Grail is a mythology that has
become, through adaptation, a part of the story of the Crucifixion. Some of
the stories incorporate a cup which was used to catch some of the flowing
blood of Jesus as he died on the cross. This cup, like many other relics,
was thereby thought to possess magical powers.
mushroom has been the container for
the juice of the ‘elixir of immortality’, or the ‘blood of God’, in many
The final shape of the muscaria, with its inverted cap, is the reason
that the cup/fountain/grail symbology is used in the stories. King Arthur,
as a child, gained his rightful place as King by pulling the sword from the
is symbolic for wielding the power of the mushroom. The stone is a metaphor
for the mushroom, and pulling the sword from it is symbolic of being able to
crack the code and possess the power of the magical plant. After Arthur took
ill (in his later years) he was told that he must seek and find the Holy
Grail to renew his strength and reacquire his power.”
“Mushrooms and Mankind” (1415)
Kundalini serpent (explained in detail later) is said to remain coiled
three and a half times around the root chakra. Once awakened the serpent
energy climbs up from the root/stone and around the spine, the Tree of Life.
This process is analogous to the growth of a mushroom which begins looking
like a stone then wriggles upward like a snake.
The root chakra serpent
energy rises to the crown chakra which is usually symbolized by an eagle or
other majestic bird. You will often see spiritual symbology involving snakes
This is also why Egyptian Pharaoh’s headdresses had
snakes/birds coming out from the third eye point.
“Transforming out of the button/egg infantile state, the mushroom's
appearance becomes more like that of a snake. Once the mushroom has fully
grown, decayed, and dissolved it leaves behind a hole. This is due to it's
pushing the Pine needles or earth
outward, as it expands. Around the hole is a white powdery substance,
actually the many spores it left behind.
This hole resembles a snake's hole,
or lair, which is another reasoning for the mushroom's being symbolized as a
snake. Most certainly, the depiction of the snake, in the garden of Eden,
which revealed to humans secret knowledge that the fruit of the tree would
make them as god, is a grand myth regarding this association.”
“Mushrooms and Mankind” (55)
“The prime example of the relation between the serpent and the mushroom is,
of course, in the Garden of Eden story of the Old Testament. The cunning
reptile prevails upon Eve and her husband to eat of the tree, whose fruit
‘made them as gods, knowing good and
evil’ (Gen 3:4). The whole Eden story is mushroom based mythology, not least
in the identity of the ‘tree’ as the sacred fungus, as we shall see.
late as the thirteenth century some recollection of the old tradition was
known among Christians, to judge from a fresco painted on the wall of a
ruined church in Plaincourault in France. There the Amanita muscaria is
gloriously portrayed, entwined with a serpent, whilst Eve stands by holding
John Allegro, “The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross” (48)
This is why Medusa’s serpent hair turns men to stone. This is why Mithra,
the ancient mushroom hero is depicted rising from a stone entwined in
snakes. Mithra, one of the 15 preChristian gods with exactly the same story
as Jesus, was undeniably a mushroom god. Just as Christians take communion,
Mithraic initiates ate mushroom sacraments as part of their worship.
Christians line up in Church to receive the body and blood of Christ, so did
initiates in the Mithraeum line up to receive the body and blood of Mithra.
“Mithra initiates would partake of a Sacred Meal in their ceremonies,
invoking The Out Of Body experience. An ritually designed sacramental,
Shamanistic, and communal Gnosis. The Mithraic temples of worship, known as
Mithraeum, are designed like few other temples on earth. Typically inside
the place of worship would be rows of bathtubs (tubs) along the two side
walls, or lined in two parallel rows from the rear wall to the front of the
main room. Providing places where many initiates could lie down during
The tubs were tools in the mechanics of producing a communal
experience. The purpose being, the joining together of the minds of the
participants with the universal mind. The next phase being, to exit the
planet (physical realm) in a spiritual flight to the heavens (stars). This
is a bold expectation to perceive, let alone one you can convince someone
they have had, especially if after the ceremony they have not. Filled with
salt water these tubs would become instant sensory
Much like those depicted in the movie ‘Altered States’ …
The religion of Mithra centered around the initiate's ability to communally,
astral-travel. Of course the out-of-body experience was facilitated through the
eating of the sacred meal. After consumption, the initiates could traverse
the galaxies, witnessing, as the ancient Egyptians, first hand, the reality
that the spirit of the human being is not restricted to the physical
universe, or the physical body for that matter.
This is the true revelation
of the immortality of the soul, or at least the realization of such. This
concept is so similar to the Egyptian initiatory rites that it is solid
evidence some of the hidden traditions of the ancients did migrate into
later incarnations of various religious orders.”
James Arthur, “Mushrooms
and Mankind” (5658)
The Bible talks about sacred “Manna” that the Israelites ate in the desert.
Many clues are given as to just what Manna is. The Bible says Manna was a
round edible object that appeared on the ground after dew had fallen.
If the Manna was left out in the Sun too long it would breed worms and
Exodus 16:14 reads,
“And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold,
upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as
the hoar frost on the ground.”
Exodus 16:20 continues,
“…some of them left
of it till the morning, and it bred worms, and stank.”
The small, round,
edible objects which when left in the Sun rot, breed worms, and stink are
none other than mushrooms.
“Manna was thought of as being produced miraculously (IE: birth without
seed). This is a perfect botanical description of a mushroom. Birth without
seed (miraculous) is due to spores being microscopic and not visible to the
naked eye. Jesus describes the Mannas in detail in the book of John. In this
story Jesus attempts to make clear; of manna, there are two different
ones/kinds. He describes the manna that he is giving the disciples (last
supper) as the Manna that bestows immortality.
His statement, unless you
have eaten his flesh/body (Soma/Manna), and drink of his blood (Soma Juice),
you have no life in you, takes on a whole new meaning in light of this
discovery. The Manna is directly associated with the fruit of the Tree of
Life in the 2nd chapter of the book of Revelation. It is the reward for
those who overcome (the lies of the world). The ‘Fruit of the Tree’, the
‘Hidden Manna’ and the ‘Small White Stone’ are spoken of separately, but in
the same context. All of these are symbols for the Amanita muscaria.”
Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (1617)
John 6:3141 reads,
“Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is
written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. Then Jesus said unto them,
verily verily I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but
my father giveth you the true bread from heaven … Then said they unto him,
Lord, evermore give us this bread. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread
of life … The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread
that came down from heaven.”
Priests and pastors vehemently deny that “the true bread, the bread from
heaven” is a mushroom, but have a difficult time explaining it as literal
bread. Bread is not a small, round thing found dew-covered in the wilderness.
Nor does it contain any of the mystical properties bestowed upon it.
undeniably a reference to the magic mushroom.
“The concept of the literal ingestion of the body of God is highly
downplayed by religious scholars of today. The body (soma) being a fleshy
Mushroom is much more palatable than trying to stomach cannibalism or the
transformation of ordinary substances. Many questions should be asked about
this cosmopolitan idea of the ‘Sacramental Substance’. Unfortunately, the
religious experts shun the notion, insisting that the entire idea is nothing
A symbol points at something else, not usually at another symbology. The Catholic church, in the early 1100's, decided to have the
final word on this subject by establishing (under Emperor/Pope Innocent III)
the ‘Doctrine of Trans-Substantiation’. This is whereby, the Priests, by
their assumed holy power, claim to be able to say some magical words, and
turn ordinary bread into the literal ‘Body of God'.
This event is one of the
biggest evil deceptions of all time, is an undermining of the basic esoteric
aspects of the religion, and is, arguably, the most horrible and damning
event to ever happen to Christendom, and as such the entire human race.
Jesus clearly describes the Manna that he calls his body in the book of
Repeatedly describing the ‘Thing/Manna’ as a substance hidden from the
world, but revealed to his disciples. Understanding the last supper story
becomes as simplistic as it gets, if you know how to decipher the event.
Adamantly; Jesus says, ‘Take and eat, This is my Body.’”
“Mushrooms and Mankind” (18)
John 6:536 reads,
“Then Jesus said unto them, Verily verily I say unto you,
Except ye eat the flesh of the son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no
life in you. Whoso
the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He
that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.”
Jesus says this is my body, this is my blood, and lest ye drink/eat of this
you have no life in you!
These are strong words, thus it is important to
realize that the substances Jesus referred to are not communion wafers and
The amanita had long before Christianity been known as “the
flesh of the gods” and “the blood of the gods” and this is what is meant.
“This is saying pretty clearly that the eating and drinking is physical. My
body is flesh indeed, and my blood is drink indeed, and the added statement
that when you eat, it is inside of you leaves little room for debate that
this is a substance, not a phantom
symbol alone. For those who choose to debate this I ask that they show me
their substance because according to Jesus' words unless you eat and drink
of ‘It’ you have no life in you.
By the way, do I really need to mention
that this is not some strange reference to Cannibalism? I sure hope not, if
you still think this, read on. Somewhere, some of this must convince you
that he is not saying to take a bite out of his arm, or any other piece of
his actual anatomy … In my opinion, the magical act of ‘TransSubstantiation’
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).”
James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind” (2930)
Shiva the Hindu god is a hermaphrodite with one testicle, a penis, vagina,
and one breast.
This is another personification of the mushroom just like Mithra. The first stage of the mushroom is considered male as it looks like
a penis. Then the stem pushes the ball/uterus/breast up out of the egg. As
the arms of the mushroom cap open to the sides, it’s as though the female
aspect opens from the male “rib.”
Jesus, like Krishna, Dionysus, and the
other mushroom gods, stands with legs together, wears a crown of thorns, and
a sash on his waist while being crucified. His legs together with arms
outstretched on the cross make the same “T” shape as the mushroom during its
optimum Round Table stage.
The sash worn by Jesus is the ruffle found
halfway up the stem of all amanitas, and Jesus’ thorny crown is the thorny
The reason Jesus is crucified and tells us to eat his body is
that the mushroom must die for us to eat it.
“The fact that the mushrooms must be dried before consumption is another
euphemism of the god needing to die, or sacrifice himself, to save mankind
through atonement (atonement) … It can be argued that if you trace all of
the gods back through time it may be possible to find the
This original resides in the myths of the gods themselves, as
those aspects that remain the same. ‘Take and eat, this is my body’ is the
central theme. All of the ancient god myths contain some sort of a
sacramental food, and anthropomorphically this food becomes, at some point,
a personification of the god itself.”
James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind”
(12 & 53)
Jesus dies for your sins. Sin was originally an archery term meaning “to
miss the mark.” The mushroom dies so you may eat it, and the introspective
experiences it brings washes away your sins. You understand how you’ve
“missed the mark” in life. This is the original meaning, but the Church has
perverted this idea into a guilt mechanism, scaring people with hell and
trapping them in confession booths.
While on the cross, Jesus is stabbed in the rib and his blood comes out and
is collected in the Holy Grail. This idea of a “side wounded savior” was a
common theme among preChristian gods.
The Vatican and
Templars have promoted
the idea that the Shroud of Turin, the Spear of Longinus/Destiny, and the
Holy Grail are actual artifacts, but in fact they are all occult symbolism
from ancient mushroom mythologies.
Proverbs 5:15 reads “drink water from your own cistern, drink water from
your own well.”
John 7:378 says,
“Jesus stood and cried saying, If any man
thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He shall believeth on me as the
scripture hath said, out of his body shall flow rivers of living water.”
Jesus is said to have turned water into wine and speaks of drinking water
from him and from your own well/cistern.
What does all this mean?
“The active ingredients of the amanita mushrooms are not metabolized by the
body, and so they remain active in the urine. In fact, it is safer to drink
the urine of one who has consumed the mushrooms than to eat the mushrooms
directly, as many of the toxic compounds are processed and eliminated on the
first pass through the body. It was common practice among ancient people to
recycle the potent effects of the mushroom by drinking each other's urine.
The amanita's ingredients can remain potent even after six passes through
the human body. Some scholars argue that this is the origin of the phrase
‘to get pissed,’ as this urine-drinking activity preceded alcohol by
thousands of years. Often the urine of tripped-out reindeer would be consumed
for its psychedelic effects. This effect goes the other way too, as reindeer
also enjoy the urine of a human, especially one who has consumed the
In fact, reindeer will seek out human urine to
drink, and some [Siberian] tribesmen carry sealskin containers of their own
collected piss, which they use to attract stray reindeer back into the
Dana Larsen, “The Psychedelic Secrets of Santa Claus” Cannabis
Culture, Marijuana Magazine, Dec 18th , 2003
Is this why you often see stone water fountains with little boys urinating
into upturned levels looking like mushrooms?
Jesus is often depicted holding up a white flag with a red cross on it, the
symbol of the
Knights Templar/Masons. Do the red and white flag of Jesus and
clothing of the Knights Templar refer to the amanita muscaria?
John Allegro, Oxford graduate and world’s leading philologist, was
commissioned to translate the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls. But after his book
“The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross” released and he died,
Church quickly bought the copyright and buried it; one Vatican insider
quoted saying it would never again see the light of day.
It is currently
sparsely available in ebook format but has been out of print for years
(Meanwhile Dan Brown is shaking hands with the Pope and “Da Vinci Code” is a
best selling book and movie).
“[John] Allegro linguistically linked the SOMA (Greek=Body), the Manna
(Sumerian = Mushroom), (of which there are two kinds), the names Jesus,
James, and John, the Fruit of the tree of Knowledge, and the symbol of the
cross, to the Amanita muscaria, by stating that all of these
names and terms
(and others) were synonyms and wordplay for the hidden identity of the
mushroom. Needless to say, he had the religious scholars doing flips. The
biblical apologists instantly jumped on the bandwagon of attempting to
disprove anything he said. Although he did stretch the boundaries (at least
twice) of some established scholarship, the proof is in the pudding (so to
speak) and most of his associations are beyond repute.”
“Mushrooms and Mankind” (16)
“The Dead Sea Scrolls, found in caves near Qumran in 1947, have offered a
greater insight into their [Essenes] lifestyle and beliefs, despite
suppression by the authorities who wish to maintain the official version of
history. The scrolls were hidden from the Romans during the ill-fated Judean
revolt around 70 AD. Some 500 Hebrew and Aramaic manuscripts were found,
which included texts from the Old Testament, among them a complete draft of
the Book of Isaiah, centuries older than the one in the Bible. There were
scores of documents relating to the Essene customs and organization.
scrolls confirm that the Essenes were fanatics who followed to the letter
the Levite inventions in the Old Testament texts. Anyone who didn’t do the
same was their enemy and they fiercely opposed the Roman occupation … The
Essenes had a detailed understanding of drugs, including the hallucinogenic
variety, which were used in mystery school initiations and for entering
other states of consciousness. The properties of the ‘sacred mushrooms’ or
‘Holy Plant’ were so much part of life in the secret brotherhood that the
Jewish high priest wore a mushroom cap to acknowledge their importance. They
had special rituals for their preparation and use.
The mushroom, too, was
given son of God' connotations (what wasn’t?) and it was connected to the
Sun cycle. The mushrooms were picked with
great reverence before sunrise and many symbols of this ritual can be found
in the Bible and far older texts. Again, the use of the sacred mushroom and
other drugs, and the secret knowledge of their properties, can be traced
back to the earliest days of Sumer.”
–David Icke, “The Biggest Secret” (956)
John Allegro shows how the Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the etymology of
various Mesopotamian languages all have mushroom and sexual puns/terms
interwoven. This is due to the prominence in the preChristian world of
mushroom and fertility cults. Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic, the languages of
the Bible, all ultimately derive from ancient Sumerian, where many original
meanings had been long lost.
For instance, the gods
of the Greeks and Hebrews, Zeus and Yahweh (Jehovah) have names derived from
Sumerian words meaning “seed of life” and “juice of fecundity.”
Herod, as in King Herod, “ardeola” in Latin, serves as a wordplay on the
Semitic “ardilia” which means “mushroom.” The name Jesus, in Hebrew
“yehoshiia” comes from the Sumerian “JA U ShiJ A” which means “semen which
saves, restores, heals.”
This is comparable to the fertility god Dionysus,
whose cult emblem was an erect phallus, and whose Sumerian name “IAUNuShUSh”
also means “semen, seed that saves.”
“Under that again there lie the basic conceptions of the mushroom cult. Here
is the real stuff of the mystery-fertility philosophy. For example, to find
their parables of the Kingdom, the writers make comparisons with objects and
activities which, at the surface level of understanding, are often really
absurd, besides being self-contradictory about the manner and form of the
The passage that likens the Kingdom to a mustard seed, for
example, and then speaks of birds nesting in the branches of the grown plant
(Matt 13:31f., etc.), has driven the biblical naturalists to distraction
looking for a mustard ‘tree’ suitable as roosting places for the fowls of
the air. They could have saved themselves the trouble since the reference,
at the ‘lower’ level, is simply a play on the Semitic khardelä’, ‘mustard’
and ‘ardilã’, ‘mushroom’ …
If it seems strange to us that the writers of
these stories should have used such a trivial literary device as punning so
extensively, it should be remembered that they were heirs to a very long
tradition of this kind of word spinning. The Old Testament is full of it,
particularly where proper names are concerned, and very many more instances
almost certainly lie beneath the surface, where writers are playing with
dialectal forms of the words which have become lost over the centuries.
Furthermore, it is now becoming clear that many of the Old Testament
traditions have reached us in a Semitic dialect which was not the one in
which they were composed, so that the original wordplay which they expressed
has been lost.”
John Allegro, “The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross” (32)
Today in Iran (Persia) the mushroom is called “SamJrukh,” which traces back
to the Sumerian “ShU Mar Ugu/Aga,” or “Crown of the Womb Favorer,” the
glans/top of the fungus. The Sumerian “Bar Ia U Na,” meaning “capsule of
fecundity; womb” connects to multiple names that relate the mushroom with
the tiny “womb” from which the stem emerges.
Another Aramaic example is
“Pleasing the Jews” which comes from the Sumerian mushroom name
“MashTabBaRi” or “that which is pleasing to the Hebrews/Jews.” The Hebrew
“kotereih” from the Sumerian “GUTAR” means “top of the head: penis” and is
the most common Semitic word for mushroom; In Arabic it is “phutr,” in
Aramaic it is “pitra,” and in the English New Testament is “Peter.”
Allegro’s examples continue on like this for over a hundred pages.
“We must be in no doubt of the effect that importing a new, mushroom element
into the New Testament picture must have on our understanding of the origin
and nature of Christianity … For the pseudotranslation demonstrates an
intention of deceit, and since mushrooms appear nowhere in the ‘surface’
tale of Jesus, it follows that the secret reference to the cult must be the
true relevance of the whole.
If the writers have gone to the trouble of
concealing by ingenious literary devices, here, and as we have seen, in many
cases elsewhere, secret names of the mushroom, not only must its worship
have been central to the religion, but the exigencies of the time must have
demanded they should be transmitted among the initiates and their successors
in a way that would not bring their enemies down upon them.
follows that the “surface” details of the story, names, places, and possibly
doctrinal teachings must be equally as false as the pseudo-renderings of the
John Allegro, “The Sacred Mushroom and
The Cross” (1067)
“For centuries, the impression given by religionists is that to be a moral
person, one must not only forgo but disdain sexuality, viewing it as if it
were a curse from the devil rather than a ‘gift from God.’ The same can be
said of drugs, at least of the variety that has anything to do with altering
consciousness, even if such drugs are in the form of ‘Godgiven’ plants.
Hence, the picture of a religious or righteous individual is basically
someone who must have (heterosexual) sex only with one person within a
sanctioned marriage, if at all; to be in a constant state of procreation;
and to remain as sober as ‘a judge.’
To those who think life is to be
enjoyed, rather than endured, this picture represents a dull, robotic state,
to say the least. The reality is that there have been times on this planet
when cultures have recognized sacred sexual practices and sacramental plants
not only as gifts from ‘God’ but also paths to ‘God,’ or ‘Cosmic
Consciousness,’ as it were.
Indeed, sex and drugs have been considered from
time immemorial as devices to create union with the
divine, which is a major reason behind the negative spin put on them by
religionists, who insist that only they, ‘Jesus’ or some other entity can be
avenues to the divine. In actuality, it is the priest’s task to create an
artificial separation between human beings and the omnipresent ‘God’”
Acharya S., “The Christ Conspiracy” (193)
Through a long process of incremental changes the Christian churches (and
other Brotherhood religions) have completely changed what it means to be
religious. The ancient world consisted of mushroom and fertility cults,
worship, and an astrological/astronomical based theology (Astrotheology).
Nowadays the three things of ancient reverence which modern religions were
actually based on sex, drugs, and astrology are condemned and considered
“If an all-powerful, dictatorial state religion was to succeed, it would need
to destroy this concept of sacred sex and sacramental drugs from the human
psyche and replace it with fear and guilt, such that those who had sex, for
example, would be driven to cleanse themselves of their perceived sins by
confession or other priest craft. The exploitation of humanity’s weakness
regarding sex in particular worked nicely for priestly conspirators, since
they could rail against it, knowing very well that people would continue to
have it, such that the guilty would then be forced to return repeatedly to
the Church for absolution from ‘sins.’
Despite their best efforts, however,
the various religionists could not eradicate the widespread spiritual
practices utilizing sex and drugs, even under penalty of death. In reality,
they held these practices for themselves while hypocritically preaching
their evils to the masses and exhorting abstinence from them.
along with the knowledge of astrology, the use of sex and drugs actually has
formed part of the esoteric religion or ‘mysteries’ hidden from the masses
by the brotherhoods and secret societies that create exoteric and vulgar
religions for the masses. Indeed, these ‘sacraments’ constituted a
significant part of the mysteries, as many schools and cults have used sex
and drugs in their initiation rites.”
Acharya S., “The Christ Conspiracy”
“I have spoken personally with High Priests and Bishops (Secret Society
Initiates), who simply told me that they could not discuss anything with me
because of their oaths of secrecy. In fact they were so blown away that I
knew the information, that it scared the hell out of them.
particularly the Amanita muscaria, are a huge secret.
The initiatory rites,
into this particular field, are so far up the totem pole of secret societies
and religions that when you find those who know, they really freak out, that
anyone else knows, because it cuts to the deepest recesses of their self
perceived spirituality, and cuts to the center of their most secret
God/Society given indoctrination experiences.
They have this certain look in
their eyes, and unless you somehow are perceived as a threat to them, they
invariably have the need to tell you that they do know what you are talking
about (which is likely a violation of oath in itself), but they cannot
discuss it further.”
James Arthur, “Mushrooms and Mankind (23)
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