Andrew Rutajit on Finding Yourself

Andrew Rutajit on Finding Yourself

by Andrew Rutajit

Know Yourself – These words were the driving force of Socrates. Many of the Gnostic texts begin by saying that when you have come to know yourself, you will have come to know God. Or, that the kingdom of God is inside you and when you know yourself you will find it. Or your body is the temple of God, meaning that God dwells within you. Consequently, the religious quest for God is not the answer; you must first come to know yourself.

I firmly believe that the answer to the mystery of life is not a word or a phrase; one must become the correct answer physically and mentally.

When St. Paul talks about the Christ in You, this is what he is talking about – our essential identity, the fabric that makes us alive and awake, is Divine. Not our identity, meaning how we appear to others, but how we appear to ourselves when our ego is dissolved. Because, you are the one who will be the final judge and jury of your own soul, not a man on a throne in heaven. We seem to spend a much greater time dealing with how we appear on the outside, as opposed to how we appear on the inside.

I think bad dreams are like miniature “bad trips”, it’s the only way for our consciousness to arrest our attention. What are dreams anyway? Does your consciousness go away when you are asleep, or does your body? I propose that we stay with our consciousness during dream-state while we put your bodies in a safe place…in a bed. This is when we go to fairyland and have “dreams”. But these dreams are brought on by the “Spirit Molecule”, DMT; ask someone who has ingested exogenous DMT to explain their experience and compare their reaction to someone explaining a dream they just had. The similarities are eerie. Dr. Strassman showed, in DMT The Spirit Molecule, that with heavy doses of DMT, the subjects had little to no memory of the experience…not unlike a dream induced by the same chemical compound.

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(VIDEO) – The Pharmacratic Inquisition 2007 DVD – (Full Video)

Review

by Martin W. Ball, Ph.D., author and host of the Entheogenic Evolution Podcast

The Pharmacratic Inquisition is a provocative film from Gnostic Media that makes the argument that virtually all of the mythology, symbolism, and story of Jesus and related Christian traditions relate to two basic subjects: astrology and shamanism. For those unfamiliar with the evidence in support of this claim, this film can be truly eye opening and revolutionary.

Much of the material for this film rests upon the work of John Allegro. Allegro was one of the original scholars chosen to translate the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient Christian texts that were discovered in Qumram near the Dead Sea in the middle of the 20th century. Unlike his colleagues, Allegro was not beholden to the Catholic Church and therefore was able to develop his theories and interpretations free from Catholic dogma. The result was the radical claim that Jesus was a psychoactive mushroom. In particular, Allegro argued that the mythology and symbolism surrounding the Christ figure all point to Amanita muscaria mushrooms, the iconic red and white mushroom so common in Christmas symbolism and imagery.

The amanita mushroom plays a central role in this film and is presented as the basis for the shamanic elements in Christianity. Amanitas have a long history of use among northern European and Siberian shamans – the very cultures from which the term “shaman” originates. Within these cultures, “shamanism” was synonymous with amanita use and knowledge of its psychoactive properties were well known throughout that region of the world. That the shamanic use of the amanita might influence Christianity should therefore not necessarily be a surprise, but the argument that Jesus actually is an amanita, and not a historical figure, is probably a surprise to most.

The film makes a compelling argument for this connection between Jesus and the amanita, and even psilocybin mushrooms, through the presentation of Christian symbolism, iconography, and imagery. When one looks closely at the Catholic Church, amanita symbolism appears to abound from the clothing of popes and cardinals to frescos, arch ways, and church architecture. Even the myths themselves, such as that of the Holy Grail, seem to fall within the category of amanita symbolism. Indeed, when the images are presented in this manner, the comparison to amanita becomes immediately obvious and difficult to argue against.

Even Santa Claus gets the amanita treatment in this film. Here the jolly old elf is presented in the context of northern European shamanism where, according to tradition, the shaman would dry his amanitas from a conifer tree and then visit the yurts of his community, entering through the smoke hole to bring gifts of sacred mushrooms to the people. It is not much of a stretch to see that these reindeer herding shamans were the iconic model for the fat red and white clothed Santa, who himself looks very much like an amanita mushroom.

In addition to the influence of shamanism and psychoactive mushrooms on Christianity, the film also investigates the relationship between astrology and astronomy to the Christ myth. Here the filmmakers provide compelling arguments for the correlation between the Christ myth and the Winter Solstice sky and the zodiacal ages, graphically demonstrating how such tales of the shining star, the three kings, and the death and resurrection of Jesus all fit within previously known facts about the night sky and the change of seasons.

Ultimately, the Pharmacratic Inquisition challenges many of the assumptions and beliefs we may have about Christianity and its central figures, providing provocative evidence that things are not as they seem within this tradition. If true, the question then becomes: does the Catholic Church still use amanita mushrooms secretly within the confines of the Vatican? Have they really been withholding this fundamental truth for two millennia, or have even they come to believe the myths that were created to both communicate and conceal the true identity of Jesus Christ? Watch this film and make up your own mind.

Prescription narcotics cause more deaths than both heroin and cocaine

Prescription narcotics cause more deaths than both heroin and cocaine

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) On the heels of the sudden death of celebrity actress Brittany Murphy, people are once again raising the question of just how dangerous prescription drugs might really be.

Some are arguing, however, that street drugs are the real danger, not prescription drugs. But the following study demonstrates why prescription drugs are far more dangerous than illegal recreational drugs.

According to a new study conducted by physicians at St. Michael’s Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Toronto, the number of deaths due to prescription opioid use has doubled between 1991 and 2004. Following the introduction of oxycodone into Toronto’s drug formulary in 2000, there has been a 500% increase in deaths due to the drugs.

Researchers reviewed over 7,000 files from the Office of the Chief Coroner in Ontario and found that between the years of 1991 and 2004, oxycodone prescriptions increased by more than 850 percent, representing about one-third of the opioid prescriptions given in 2006. (This is the largest prescription increase among all opioid drugs.)

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THC initiates brain cancer cells to destroy themselves

THC initiates brain cancer cells to destroy themselves

Posted on 2009-05-20 16:16:20

THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, causes brain cancer cells to undergo a process called autophagy in which cells feed upon themselves, according to a study conducted by Guillermo Velasco and colleagues at Complutense University in Spain. Using mice designed to carry human brain cancer tumors, the researchers found that the growth of the tumors shrank when the animals received THC. The study also involved two patients with glioblastoma multiforme, a highly aggressive form of brain cancer. Both patients had been enrolled in a clinical trial designed to test THC’s potential as a cancer therapy. The researchers used electron microscopes to analyze brain tissue taken before and after a 26- to 30-day THC treatment regimen. They found that THC eliminated the cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact. In addition, in what they described as a “novel discovery,” the specific signalling route by which the autophagy process unfolds was isolated.

“These results may help to design new cancer therapies based on the use of medicines containing the active principle of marijuana and/or in the activation of autophagy,” says Velasco. The findings were published in the April 2009 issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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