Gnostic Media is excited to announce the special 40th Anniversary Edition of John Marco Allegro's The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross, with an all-new foreword by Judith Anne Brown and afterword by Carl A.P. Ruck. In his groundbreaking book, Allegro explores the roots of several world religions by tracing the origin of key words to fertility cults, whose practices including ingesting hallucinogenic drugs.  Though originally condemned and vilified, recent evidence from many scholars and academic arenas have emerged which support Allegro's theories. Perhaps our world is now better equipped to do as Allegro hoped through his body of work – understand our origins so that we may free ourselves from dogma and consciously take responsibility for the lives we lead.


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