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The Resource The immortality key : the secret history of the religion with no name, Brian Muraresku ; foreword by Graham Hancock

The immortality key : the secret history of the religion with no name, Brian Muraresku ; foreword by Graham Hancock

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The immortality key : the secret history of the religion with no name
Title
The immortality key
Title remainder
the secret history of the religion with no name
Statement of responsibility
Brian Muraresku ; foreword by Graham Hancock
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Language
eng
Summary
"A groundbreaking, controversial dive into the role psychedelics have played in the human experience of the Divine throughout Western history, and the answer to a 2,000 year old mystery that could shake the Church to its foundations. The Immortality Key connects the lost, psychedelic sacrament of Greek religion to early Christianity-exposing the true origins of Western Civilization. In the tradition of unsolved historical mysteries like David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon and Douglas Preston's The Lost City of the Monkey God, Brian C. Muraresku's 10-year investigation takes the reader through Greece, Germany, Spain, France and Italy, offering unprecedented access to the hidden archives of the Louvre and the Vatican along the way. In The Immortality Key, Muraresku explores a little-known connection between the best-kept secret in Ancient Greece and Christianity. This is the real story of the most famous human being who ever lived (Jesus) and the biggest religion the world has ever known. Today, 2.4 billion people are Christian. That's one third of the planet. But do any of them really know how it all started? Before Jerusalem, before Rome, before Mecca-there was Eleusis: the spiritual capital of the ancient world. It promised immortality to Plato and the rest of Athens's greatest minds with a very simple formula: drink this potion, see God. Shrouded in secrecy for millennia, the Ancient Greek sacrament was buried when the newly Christianized Roman Empire obliterated Eleusis in the fourth century AD. Renegade scholars in the 1970s claimed the Greek potion was psychedelic, just like the original Christian Eucharist that replaced it. In recent years, vindication for the disgraced theory has been quietly mounting in the laboratory. The rapidly growing field of archaeological chemistry has proven the ancient use of visionary drugs. And with a single dose of psilocybin, the psycho-pharmacologists at Johns Hopkins and NYU are now turning self-proclaimed atheists into instant believers. No one has ever found hard, scientific evidence of drugs connected to Eleusis, let alone early Christianity. Until now. Armed with key documents never before translated into English, convincing analysis, and a captivating spirit of quest, Muraresku mines science, classical literature, biblical scholarship and art to deliver the hidden key to eternal life, bringing us to what clinical psychologist William Richards calls "the edge of an awesomely vast frontier." Featuring a Foreword by Graham Hancock, the New York Times bestselling author of America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization"--
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10928913
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Muraresku, Brian
Dewey number
204/.2
Index
index present
LC call number
BR128.G8
LC item number
M95 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Christianity and other religions
  • Christianity
  • Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience
  • Mysteries, Religious
  • Greece
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the secret history of the religion with no name
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The immortality key : the secret history of the religion with no name, Brian Muraresku ; foreword by Graham Hancock
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. One Brewing the Psychedelic Beer -- 1.Identity Crisis -- 2.Fall from Grace -- 3.Barley Meal and Laurel Leaves -- 4.Secret of Secrets -- 5.The Beatific Vision -- 6.Graveyard Beer -- 7.The Kukeon of Catalonia -- Epilogue to Part One -- pt. Two Mixing the Psychedelic Wine -- 8.The Drug of Immortality -- 9.Vineyards of Heaven -- 10.Holy Elixirs in the Holy Land -- 11.Drunk with the Nectar of Eternity -- 12.All This Was Not Just Picnicking -- 13.The Holy Grail -- 14.A Gnostic Eucharist -- 15.Mystery Coast Highway -- 16.The Gospel of Infinity and the Toad Eucharist -- 17.Our Eyes Have Been Opened
Control code
000067051245
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781250207142
Lccn
2020017251
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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System control number
(OCoLC)1151531035
Label
The immortality key : the secret history of the religion with no name, Brian Muraresku ; foreword by Graham Hancock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. One Brewing the Psychedelic Beer -- 1.Identity Crisis -- 2.Fall from Grace -- 3.Barley Meal and Laurel Leaves -- 4.Secret of Secrets -- 5.The Beatific Vision -- 6.Graveyard Beer -- 7.The Kukeon of Catalonia -- Epilogue to Part One -- pt. Two Mixing the Psychedelic Wine -- 8.The Drug of Immortality -- 9.Vineyards of Heaven -- 10.Holy Elixirs in the Holy Land -- 11.Drunk with the Nectar of Eternity -- 12.All This Was Not Just Picnicking -- 13.The Holy Grail -- 14.A Gnostic Eucharist -- 15.Mystery Coast Highway -- 16.The Gospel of Infinity and the Toad Eucharist -- 17.Our Eyes Have Been Opened
Control code
000067051245
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781250207142
Lccn
2020017251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1151531035

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