- Origin of Religion, Black Magic Pharmacology & The Discovery of the Eadwine Psalter
John is a self-educated free-lance scholar who combines studies and experimental mysticism to teach directive mythology: the application of myth to life, rather than its mere interpretation. He is a leading exponent of the power of myth to direct individual experience and drive historical events over the long term. An expert on sidereal mythology, naked-eye astronomy, precession, and the World Ages, he also teaches the critique of belief-systems. On metahistory.org, he presents a radical revision of Gnosticism, with original commentaries on the Nag Hammadi codices. He also presents the only complete restoration by any scholar of the Sophianic myth of the Pagan Mysteries, the sacred story of Gaia-Sophia, recounting the origin of the earth and the human species from the galactic core. In this program, John talks about Gordon Wasson's thesis on the origins of religion, entheogens, Gaia, Codex Alimentarius, pharmacology and the connection between the suppression of psychoactive substances and the church. Other Topics discussed: Amanita muscaria, psilocybin, mushrooms, Albert Hofmann, LSD, Sandoz, John Marco Allegro, Ethnobotany, Terence McKenna, sorcery & black magic, the Melchizedek complex, fear of nature and the roots of genomics, cloning, the suppression and "banning" of nature and natural health products, C-51, Monsanto, terminator seed technology, Svalbard Seed Vault, communications with Gaia and the spirit world through plants, humanity disconnected from nature and much more. For our subscribers interview, John talks about his discovery of the Eadwine Psalter, written at Christchurch, Canterbury around 1160 by a scribe named Eadwine, a monk. We also discuss the mushroom renditions that come up in Christian manuscripts. Also, we talk about the possible tantric symbolism in another depiction of Jesus and Mary from the Eadwine Psalter. More Topics Discussed: priest robes and the similarities with the mushroom Amanita Muscaria, church adoption of female symbolism, tantric sex symbolism, Jesus & Mary, kundalini & the serpent, forbidden fruit, subliminal religious iconography and much more.