Item #140945826 The Sacred Mushroom & the Cross: A Study of the Nature and Origins of Christianity within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East. John Marco Allegro.
The Sacred Mushroom & the Cross: A Study of the Nature and Origins of Christianity within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East
The Sacred Mushroom & the Cross: A Study of the Nature and Origins of Christianity within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East
The Sacred Mushroom & the Cross: A Study of the Nature and Origins of Christianity within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East
The Sacred Mushroom & the Cross: A Study of the Nature and Origins of Christianity within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East
The Sacred Mushroom & the Cross: A Study of the Nature and Origins of Christianity within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East

The Sacred Mushroom & the Cross: A Study of the Nature and Origins of Christianity within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1970.

First American edition, first printing. xii, 349 pp. Bound in publisher's black cloth with gilt spine lettering. Near Fine with light wear, in a Very Good dust jacket, worn and a little chipped at extremities, unclipped ($7.95). Uncommon.

A cult classic by the archaeologist who popularized the Dead Sea Scrolls, maintaining through a complex argument rooted in linguistics that the historical Jesus never existed but was the invention of a psilocybin-mushroom-ingesting fertility cult. Originally published in the author's home country, the UK; this the first US edition features a more colorful dust jacket with a photo of Amanita muscaria. The book has been known to pop up in Joe Rogan's popular podcast as one of his perennial talking points. Item #140945826

Price: $450.00

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