• Bo

    There’s a lot in the Bible and biblical times anthropology that suggests that psychedelics were present in early Christianity:

    http://homepages.nyu.edu/~wtb208/mushroombible.html

    • http://www.facebook.com/Gabrieldroberts Gabriel Roberts

      Moses and the burning bush!

      • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

        I read that bush is actually psychadelic and spontaneously ignites.

  • jnana

    1Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions.2One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only.3The one who eats is not to regard with contempt the one who does not eat, and the one who does not eat is not to judge the one who eats, for God has accepted him.4Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.”
    nowhere does it say in the New Testament that one can’t consume psychedelics. it does mention a Xian shouldn’t partake in partying and wasteful indulgence, being unfruitful, but not all psychedelic use has that intent.

  • jnana

    1Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions.2One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only.3The one who eats is not to regard with contempt the one who does not eat, and the one who does not eat is not to judge the one who eats, for God has accepted him.4Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.”
    nowhere does it say in the New Testament that one can’t consume psychedelics. it does mention a Xian shouldn’t partake in partying and wasteful indulgence, being unfruitful, but not all psychedelic use has that intent.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Gabrieldroberts Gabriel Roberts

      Hence the Daime church.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Gabrieldroberts Gabriel Roberts

      Hence the Daime church.

      • jnana

        but that’s more a product of syncretism. the real question, in my opinion, is whether or not original Xian thought was influenced by psychedelics or if psychedelics have a place in Xian praxis. What I’ve read about concerning the Native American Church who are syncretic(aren’t we all) but not to the degree of the Daime church, is that it is definitely an acceptable practice.
        that said, I know few who partake in entheogens in a mature spiritual manner bearing the fruits of honest spirituality. and almost none who do so and follow the way of jesus. but I don’t think that’s impossible.

  • drokhole

    Great read here from Alan Watts:

    Psychedelics and Religious Experience
    http://deoxy.org/w_psyrel.htm

  • drokhole

    Great read here from Alan Watts:

    Psychedelics and Religious Experience
    http://deoxy.org/w_psyrel.htm

  • Artor

    The island of Patmos, where St. John, the writer of Revelation lived, happens to be well-known for it’s native psychedelic mushrooms. Coincidence? I don’t think so. So obviously, Psychedelics can mix with Jesus, but I don’t think the mix is very happy or healthy.

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