Astrotheology & Shamanism: Christianity's Pagan Roots. A by Jan Irvin, Andrew Rutajit, Nicholas Zervos

By Jan Irvin, Andrew Rutajit, Nicholas Zervos

Jan Irvin and Andrew Rutajit delve deep into Judeo-Christian symbolism and mythology in Astrotheology & Shamanism to bare the real origins of Christianity in fertility cults and entheogenic drug use. The authors exhibit, with using a number of pictures, textual citations, and etymological analyses, how the symbols utilized in Christian paintings and encoded in sacred texts reference sacramental use of psychedelic mushrooms in addition to historic astronomical wisdom. this information has been stored mystery from the general public, even if, and the reality has remained hid at the back of a crusade to ban entry to entheogenic sacraments via a Pharmacratic Inquisition (of which the present “War on medicines” is the most recent manifestation). in addition to a choice to get up to the real historical past of Judeo-Christian culture, the authors demand a go back to direct religious adventure via visionary sacraments unmediated via dominating spiritual associations. this can be a robust and provocative e-book that's guaranteed to problem and encourage. - Martin W. Ball, Ph.D. writer, The Entheogenic Evolution: Psychedelics, attention and Awakening the Human Spirit

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The sun, depicted in this location of the Grand Man or Great Architect of the universe, was a common representation of the era. Understanding the religious motifs of the past is important in order to understand the religions of today. Also important is how these religions have been functioning for the past 2,000 years in a dualistic or macrocosrnic/microcosmic way of thinking. There are the unconcealed (macrocosmic) decrees of dogmatic religions, which can be heard day after day in church and by many Christians: the literalist biblical interpretations.

There are thousands of examples of this knowledge that we are not normally familiar with because it is seldom found through "mainstream" sources. As a result, we often Figure 13 - Christ in the Zodiac, lack the ability to recognize it and attempt to understand Northern Italy, 11th century. it. The internet is a very bandy tool to the modem-day truth seeker. Online libraries and image galleries abound. We must use this resource as a stepping-stone to increase our knowledge and consciousness. The need to strive for knowledge bas been true throughout history.

S Astrotheo/ogy & Shamanism - Christianity Pagan Roots 18 I Chapter Three Astrotheology In Figure 13 80, Christ, whose crown of thorns is an obvious sunburst, is depicted with the 12 signs of the zodiac surrounding him. As we mentioned in chapter one, an old Hebrew word for "zodiac" is "Mazzaroth," found in the Old Testament (Job 38:32). " Each of the 12 houses of the Mazzaroth is a sign. Aquarius is one of these 12 signs. Genesis 1: 14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years ...

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