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Tuesday, August 15, 2006
The Key to Atlantis: The Magic Mushroom
There seems, in my mind at least, an undeniable link between the magic mushroom and the story of Atlantis. In fact they might be one and the same thing!
I came to this conclusion while pondering the differences and similarities between the works of two people I respect very highly. That is the alternative ancient histories of Terence McKenna and Michael Tsarion. Both agree that there is a hidden history that is unknown to the masses but differ greatly on what the "key" to that history is. Michael believes strongly in the physical existence of Atlantis (the Garden of Eden) while McKenna denied the need for a truly ancient technologically advanced culture and concentrated on magic mushrooms. In both world views there is a need for “something” that drastically changed the course of human evolution in our distant past. McKenna say in his “Tree of Life” lecture “that the mind doubled in size in 200 000 years” and quotes Langston as saying “The most spectacular transformation of a major organ of a higher animal in the entire fossil record”. He goes on to note that “Notice, it is the organ that created the theory of evolution itself”. People like Michael however, taking their information from the ancient stories of many civilizations sacred texts and the occult knowledge of secret societies, come up with the drastic change of humanity in the Garden of Eden (note that even McKenna’s lecture makes reference to the Garden in its title “Tree of Life”) being due to genetic manipulation by the Atlantean aliens.
I believe these two stories are referring to the same event.
The psychic trauma of the genetic manipulation and cataclysmic destruction of Mu and Atlantis is the same story as McKenna’s speculations about the traumatic loss experienced by our forefathers as they were separated from there mutual symbiotic relationship between them and entheogenic plants. The Garden of Eden and the fall of man from Gods grace… McKenna ascribes the loss of the mushroom due to environmetal canges.
To illustrate lets look at a few other similarities that come to mind today, without having the time to really explore this in the depth it deserves right now, as I am eager to get this speculation out on the blog! Maybe a more detailed explanation will follow if the need arises.
The caduceus which is analogous the tree in the Garden of Eden with its coiled serpent is also at the same time a symbol of medicine and as Jan Irvin and Andrew Rutajit have undeniably shown in “The Pharmacratic Inquisition” video lecture it is also the magic mushroom, especially the Aminita Muscaria. The caduceus (the tree) is also the DNA coil or double helix. The caduceus as DNA symbol and tree seems to fit perfectly with the Atlantis story but how does it fit with entheogenic (or god manifesting) plants? We need to look no further than anthropologist Jeremy Narby’s great book “The Cosmic Serpent” for our answer.
In it we find out that Shamans have always connected their sacred plants like the magic mushroom or the partly coiled vine plant (more coils, spirals)derivative Ayahuasca to snakes. They say that the snakes (sometimes depicted as gods or beings from the stars) are the real teachers that they learn mystical knowledge from when partaking in the ritualistic use of psychedelic plants. Narby goes on to speculate very convincingly that these snakes are the DNA helix. This fits very nicely with Timothy Leary’s eight circuit model of human consciousness where one of the highest circuits that can be developed and turned on by the use of psychedelics is the Neoro-genetic circuit. The circuit that allows one to access the entire history of the organism through conscious communion with the genetic memory inside the DNA! Think also about David Icke and his theories on the junk DNA as transmitters of information between organisms “The one hundred monkeys syndrome” or Rupert Sheldrake’s Morphogenetic Field.
Now we can see the connection between Atlantis and the magic mushroom more clearly with the snake experience of Shamanism and the snake in the Garden of Eden or the Lemurians as Michael interprets it. Snake gods as positive elements in both alternate history views.
But we also have the angels or winged elements in both, as the Nephilim of Atlantis and the wings of the Amanita Muscaria’s mushroom cap. Both represented again by the caduceus.
The word Atlantis is quite possibly derived from Atlas. There were sacred pillar(s) in Atlantis just as the human pillar (the spinal column) has the Atlas at its apex. Holding the head up like Atlas holds up the world. Again both can be symbolized by the caduceus.
Could the Masonic pillar with its stem and bulbous globe be another hidden mushroom?
We also have the strong element of UFO’s in both stories. The Mushroom experience is often connected with the abduction, visitation or contact scenario. In Michael's Atlantis the UFO’s and aliens are the Atlanteans themselves and we can also see how the mushroom looks like the saucer shaped UFO.
(A little drawing I made last year.)
Another thing which came through me today might seem like a stretch to some and profound to others is the fact that Tiamat (the second sun) is somewhat similar to the word Amanita. Amanitas are also referred to in the “Pharmacratic Inquisition” as god’s sun on Earth. A second representation of the sun on Earth as the bright red Amanita mushroom can resemble the sun.
On this Time Magazine cover of Carl Jung no less, (isn’t life perfect?) we can see the whole story I am speaking of alluded to synchronisticly through occult symbols.
See the Lapis or philosophers stone tied to a string which goes up through the coiled serpents into their mouths? The lapis on page 308-309 of Manly P. Hall’s “Secret Teachings” is said to be the stone from which the holy grail was carved. Jesus, who it has been shown convincingly, is the magic mushroom as well drank from this same holy grail. Is the Masonic Lapis the magic mushroom? The Amanita also has a stage in its growth where it resembles the holy grail and you can literally pick it and drink from it, it’s magick liquid.
In the introduction to “Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons” by John Carter we find more clues. Robert Anton Wilson writes that he believes the “narcotic” referred to by authors Knight and Lomas in their Books “The Hiram Key" and “The Second Messiah” used by Pharaohs of ancient Egypt to experience divine illumination is again our Amanita muscaria or psilocybin magic mushrooms! The Hiram Key here is said to derive from actual events that took place in ancient Egypt where the last Pharaoh of the native dynasty refused to reveal the secrets of this ritual (its ingredient) and was killed by the Hyskos dynasty in the manner of the widows son. The lost word or Hiram Key being then our magic mushroom.
If the philosophers stone, lapis, Hiram Key, Tree of Life, Hermes’ Staff (Caduceus), UFO’s, Holy Grail, snakes,globe with pillar, DNA, Jesus and Atlantis can all be convincingly shown to be intimately connected to the magic mushroom then don’t we have a clear picture here?!
Image taken from Manly P. Hall's "Secret Teachings". The whole story again in one picture. Jesus and the lapis and the idea of a vegetable (plant), the mushroom?
Think about the suppression of drugs in our culture through the fraternally controlled governments. Think also about how they threw Timothy Leary in jail for daring to give the masses their holy grail!
Would it be rash to speculate with this knowledge that in the really high ranks of O.T.O, Freemasons, Rosicrutians and Illuminati they partake in the ritual use of their philosophers stone while withholding its secrets from us at the bottom of the pyramid? Is it possible that there is more than just the finest wines in the world coursing through the veins and pineal glands of the elite at Bohemian Grove? I wonder…
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