The Apples of Apollo: Pagan and Christian Mysteries of the Eucharist / Edition 1

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Overview

"Christianity evolved within the context of Judaic and Hellenistic healing cults, magic, shamanism, and Mystery initiations. All four of these inevitably imply a sacred ethnopharmacology, with traditions going back to earlier ages of the ancient world. When the apostle Paul proclaimed the new Christian Mystery to the factious congregation at Corinth, there was no one who would not understand that this Eucharist was meant to replace the pagan Mystery that had been celebrated for over a millennium just a short distance away up the shore at the sanctuary of Eleusis. These essays attempt to uncover the original food of the sacramental communion."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890899243
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,389,161
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Bacchus Amongst Us 3
Ch. 2 Mistletoe, Centaurs, and Datura 15
Ch. 3 Perseus, the Mushroom Picker 41
Ch. 4 Jason, the Drug Man 87
Ch. 5 Jesus, the Drug Man 143
Ch. 6 Invitation to the Dance: Hanal Pixan and Anthesteria 235
References 255
Index 263
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2003

    An Amazing work of Investigation !

    This is the missing chapter of the Bible. The unique way of going to The Kingdom come is decoded 2000 years after. The hidden truth of the entheogen world among our myths.

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