In order to keep this
information available to the public, this book
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,
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.
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
OTHER POSSIBLE ERRORS MADE BY THE
Primary errors made by Allegro are
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,
many of the ideas many researchers use today (though
most deny it).
Enjoy your read!