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  • The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross

  • A Study of the Nature and Origins of Christianity Within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East
  • By: John M. Allegro
  • Narrated by: Martyn Swain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross

By: John M. Allegro
Narrated by: Martyn Swain
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Publisher's Summary

Where did God come from? What do the bible stories really tell us? Who or what was Jesus Christ? This audiobook challenges everything we think we know about the nature of religion:

  • The ancient fertility cult at the heart of Christianity.
  • The living power of cultic rites and symbols.
  • The sacred mushroom as the emblem and embodiment of divinity.
  • The secret meaning of biblical myths.
  • The language of religion that links us to our ancestors.

The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross sets out John Allegro's quest through a family tree of languages to find the truth about where Christianity came from.

©1970 John M. Allegro (P)2022 Dreamscape Media
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The accuracy of detail!

Seems far more believable and balanced then any old or new testaments, as men in positions of power have altered the bible throughout time to suit their own needs and are not the true words of the ancient scriptures.

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Just boring as hell. Derivation

Loose derivation of language to try and draw conclusions from 6000 years of language evolution. Just repetitive and so boring. Very disappointed

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Good 👍

At times a hard listening but interesting , well worth a listen in my opinion defo a different way to look at things

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well worth it!

Seldom do we hear the contradictions in the good book mapped out and explained in this way. really enjoyed it.

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