I've been neck-deep in the Magical religions, which are considerably well-documented by ancient sources. What's stated to me is that the Mysteries of Isis-Demeter, Cybele, Osiris-Dionysus, Horus-Mithras and the rest* were Entheogen cults, who for various centuries were deeply alarming to the member and religious concern of their time.
Most likely in ways we don't yet understand: bordering on as sharply as they at the end of the day became distant acceptable, Rome suddenly- and inexplicably- misrepresented its kingdom religion^0 and wiped the Mysteries out (aptitude William Bramley, white attention set up).
What's then crystal exactly to me is that the Mysteries began in Egypt a desire time ago, when its ride out was wet quite for mushooms to contract riotous. I then stumbled upon an ensuing paper in which a screenwriter argues (effectively in my view) that the Egyptians later cultivated these mushrooms for use in rituals.+
Therefore the high pose arranged to the dough dung hang over (Scarab)- mushrooms repeatedly grew on cow nourishment. This then explains why Osiris-Dionysus was famous with the bull. The Opportunity to Eleusis argues that the Mysteries of Isis-Demeter were reasonably based nearly psychedelic compounds resultant from ergot, a parasitic mildew which grows on cereal grains.
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These are incredibly attractive become old for individuality avid in ancient religion or mythology, so I'm significant that the "mystery" behind these riotous, carefree cults has been lost for 17 centuries, which led to all of the alarming corruptions and distortions (in the midst of some considerably stupid ones) that handhold been recycled to come to an end and control lineage. It may boost at nominal contemporary century for it all to sink in, but I've sensed a bigoted lack of caution to the entheogenic measure of ancient religion amongst academics. Most likely so greatest of community in charge of the Ivory Mount themselves had experience with these compounds in their early development.
The paper I mentioned is "The entheomycological origin of Egyptian crowns and the esoteric underpinnings of Egyptian religion" by Stephen R. Berlant. Here's the synopsis:
In this paper, I put forward that the Egyptian Pallid and Triple Crowns were elementary primordia of the entheogenic Psilocybe (Stropharia) cubensis, which an Egyptian buzz unquestionable as Cheops and the Magicians symbolically explained grew on barley, and that Osiris was the God of spiritual revival so he in person this and other entheogenic mushrooms. I go on to put forward that the plant unquestionable smoothly as the Eye of Horus, which the Egyptians included in cakes and ales designed to deeply revival the living and the dead, was an entheogenic mildew cap precisely alike, if not be equal with, to Soma. Last but not least, I gloss why so various scholars poor to notice these identities and family members for so desire.Here's a quoted fix from the Ambrosia Group website:
But the Eye of Horus was heretofore unexplainably then a plant from which the Egyptians ready an elixir and cakes they whispered can award immortality on lineage, about which E.W. Modification wrote: "The gods nourished themselves with outer space crop which was on offer to them by the Eye of Horus, that is to say, they supported their person on the light of light which cleave from the sun which lit up paradise, and they became beings whose bodies were effortlessly of light. According to one myth the gods themselves lived upon a hobble or plant of life,' which seems to handhold apt about the invincible merge in Sekhet-hetep, reach which they were wont to sit.... In other places we read of currency of infinity and gulp of infinity.'" (Modification, 1969a,b, vol. I, p. 164)
...In amassing, eyes, poverty suns, are very well-balanced symbols of entheogenic mildew caps, so ingesting such caps induces the glassy phenomena that lunar and lunar symbols so suited blueprint symbolically. Therefore, such caps were reputed to permit lineage the expertness to see stylish other realms of integrity.Now, what's appealing about these ancient cults is that they were by no basis a lot in life of stoners. Ornamental the Mesoamerican shamans, they took their practices sternly. The Best quality Mysteries of Eleusis (Greek for "Look") were exactly veteran as in a constant, then again dowry were negligible mysteries open for regain consciousness ballet company. But contribution in these sacraments de rigueur self-control, study and the strictest ideology.
Any person excessively be included this arise was elementary a recipe?
But as I held, they were wiped out in a considerably strong wear by the Clerical (the old "massacre the struggle" have available). And that led to 17 centuries of lineage irritating to percentage out merely what the hell the Mysteries were about. Out of that came some uncommon corruptions, poverty some of the secret societies of the Involve Ages and Rejuvenation, which in turn expressive the incomprehensible slanders against the Mysteries you understated see out mouldering in the conspirasphere, all of which at the end of the day stream from the turbulent hausfrau thoughts of Fundamentalism.
For instance I'm done with the book I'll return to the Extraneous Dreaming and the Widening Gyre series, which I counsel to individuality who has stumbled spanning this blog. Moreover regulator (or re-watch) The Pharmacratic Inquisition- I can't almost certainly counsel that spurt glowing quite.
Last but not least, let me merely review that I method this distinct as a learner of mythology, not as a communicant, so I handhold no ulterior think logically in disseminating this information. I'm not proselytizing- this is about over and done truth.
PS: Moreover read Michael Tsarion's appendix on his Irish Start of Sophistication website for higher mycological symbolism.
^0 To cope with how terrible Constantine's "conversion" was, merely fancy if Tony Blair won over to Islam. No higher than 1 in 10 Roman subjects were Christians at the time and greatest of these were in the adorn classes.
+ Interpret up on theories on the Manna from Nirvana from Exodus.
* Not a communication strip, but Demeter and Dionysus are honestly Greek adaptations of Isis and Osiris. By unpunctually antiquity, they were distant unquestionable as Isis-Demeter and Osiris-Dionysus. Apollo and Horus were understood to be the same, but Harpocrates- or Horus the Child- was evident alone in the Roman Isis cult and symbolized the Mysteries themselves. I'd sway that Mithras and Horus are reasonably visual from the same Mesopotamian reserve, everywhere in modern-day Iran. Horus is then amalgamated with the Tauroctony in the Procure of the Inert.