The Mushroom in Christian Art: The Identity of Jesus in the Development of Christianity [With DVD] (Paperback)

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By John Rush, Martin W. Ball (Foreword by)
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In 'The Mushroom in Christian Art', author John A. Rush uses an artistic motif to define the nature of Christian art, establish the identity of Jesus, and expose the motive for his murder.

About the Author

John A. Rush, PhD, ND, is a professor of anthropology at Sierra College in Rocklin, California. His research has ranged from religious symbolism in Europe to monuments and Mayan astronomy in Central America. He is also the author of "Failed God, Spiritual Tattoo, "and" The Twelve Gates."

Praise For…

“A picture is worth a thousand words. In this enlightening book, and on the well-illustrated DVD, John Rush identifies the real Jesus and argues convincingly for the prevalence of the historical, religious use of hallucinogenic mushrooms in Christianity.”
—Jan Irvin, author of The Holy Mushroom.
“Going beyond the identification of putative fungal shapes in the religious art of Europe, John Rush has provided an eloquent and sophisticated context for their significance, a kind of grammar of symbolic forms, lavishly illustrated, opening up an essential topic of dialogue for anyone interested in understanding the creative imagination of this vast and intriguing period of history.”
—Carl Ruck, professor of Classics at Boston University and author of Sacred Mushrooms of the Goddess: Secrets of Eleusis

The Mushroom in Christian Art is a valuable addition to the growing corpus on the question of whether hallucinogens played a central role in Christianity and, as such, is well worth the read.”
The Psychedelic Press UK

Product Details
ISBN: 9781556439605
ISBN-10: 1556439601
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication Date: January 11th, 2011
Pages: 385
Language: English