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The Immortality Key

By: Brian C. Muraresku,Graham Hancock - foreword
Narrated by: Graham Hancock,Brian C. Muraresku
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Now updated with a new preface by Michael Pollan and an exclusive bonus chapter. This audiobook also includes a foreword written and read by Graham Hancock, the New York Times bestselling author of America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization.

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

As seen on The Joe Rogan Experience! From the host of Netflix’s Ancient Apocalypse

This program includes a Foreword written and read by Graham Hancock, the New York Times bestselling author of America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization.

A groundbreaking dive into the role psychedelics have played in the origins of Western civilization, and a real-life quest for the Holy Grail.

The most influential religious historian of the 20th century, Huston Smith, once referred to it as the "best-kept secret" in history. Did the Ancient Greeks use drugs to find God? And did the earliest Christians inherit the same, secret tradition? A profound knowledge of visionary plants, herbs and fungi passed from one generation to the next, ever since the Stone Age?

With an unquenchable thirst for evidence, Muraresku takes the listener on his twelve-year global hunt for proof. He tours the ruins of Greece with its government archaeologists. He gains access to the hidden collections of the Louvre Museum to show the continuity from pagan to Christian wine. He unravels the Ancient Greek of the New Testament with a Catholic priest. He spelunks into the catacombs under the streets of Rome to decipher the lost symbols of Christianity’s oldest monuments. He breaches the secret archives of the Vatican to unearth manuscripts never before translated into English. And with leads from the archaeological chemists at the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he unveils the first scientific data for the ritual use of psychedelic drugs in classical antiquity.

The Immortality Key reconstructs the suppressed history of women consecrating a forbidden, drugged Eucharist that was later banned by the Church Fathers. Women who were then targeted as witches during the Inquisition, when Europe’s sacred pharmacology largely disappeared. Have the scientists of today resurrected this lost technology? Is Christianity capable of returning to its roots? 

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

©2020 Brian C. Muraresku and Graham Hancock (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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Such an incredible story

This well researched look into our shared ancestral past is fascinating to say the least. I'm blown away to have discovered so much about our global cultures use of psychedelics in unknown religions and the systematic persecution of our maternal teachers and healers by the Roman Catholic Church. So sad what we've lost and seeing the inquisitions from a whole new perspective!

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Outstanding!

My favourite book of 2020. Brian takes you along on his 12 year journey to discover the mysteries of the religion with no name, and Boy one hell of a journey it is.

Cannot recommended this book enough and to Brian thank you for this gem and your hard work and dedication.

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The Book We Have All Been Waiting For!

ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! Not a single 'um' or 'ah' from beginning to end! What a beautiful speaking voice! Just love the content, as well as the overall presentation; must be one of the best books ever written!

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Eye opening

I must listen to this book again, at least 2 or 3 times more. There is a lot of interesting information packed in. Great book Brian, I really hope PJ lets you continue for the next 10 years. Hats off to you Sir.

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brilliant

An excellent roadmap to the missing pieces in the sacred ceremonies that built our civilisations for god knows how long throughout history. Required reading and addition to the library of anybody who is interested in the mystery schools.

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A drugged wine whom the Greak ancients used up - to its banishment, which then with jesus reinforced it with the blood of christ hence introducing the Christian religion only it was hidden within the bible.. The only thing separating us from God was a glass of magical wine.. Immortality was given from eating or drinking the body of christ.. Being born again to be able to view the kingdom of heaven.. Psychedelic drugs Replacing the roman empire with Christian faith.. later on after it got out of their control with burning witches or so called, who brewd the drink and spread the use of a drug faith and not a now popular based on faith religion the Vatican did not want this to get out so it has become a case of conspiracy. Thought provoking..

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Couldn't manage to listen to this one...

If you already know anything about esoteric religion or the history of mind altering substances/practices, you will probably be bored with this book.

His storytelling is weak, and too much is about his experience discovering the topic. This subject is interesting in it's own right, and doesn't need to be held up by his "me-search" self involved borefest of a blog post turned book.

Listen to a podcast, or "the secret teaching of all ages".

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Reads like a Dan Brown novel only it’s non fiction!

well researched- excellent narrative- super interesting from a historical perspective. loved every hour of it. highly recommend

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Utter Garbage

A fanciful tale that belongs in the fiction section NOT HISTORY!!! NOT HISTORY!!! NOT HISTORY!!

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Fuck yeah this is awesome

So this is only my second go at an audio book and Holy Shit I’m glad I decided to.
It’s quite obviously a great,read.
Not to only is it well researched the presentation is of the audio dialogue is very easy to listen to.

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