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The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross: A study of Nature and Oricins of Christianity Within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East by  John M Allegro - Paperback - Revised - 1973 - from Recycled Records and Books and Biblio.com

The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross: A study of Nature and Oricins of Christianity Within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East

by Allegro, John M

Condition: Fair


London: Abacus, 1973 253pp. Spine is heavily rubbed. Spine ends are chipping and have small tears. Front wrap has a reading crease. Top edge of front wrap has a triangular surface tear. Tips are bumped, causing creases. Edges of wraps have creases. Top edge of rear wrap have a few light bumps and a couple of surface tears. Edges of rear wrap are sunned. Wraps have soiling and light scratches. Edges of text block are dust stained and have light foxing. Former owner name and date on "about the author" page. Marginalia and some underlining throughout, primarily in pencil. 0349100659. Revised. Paperback. Fair.

Where did God come from? What do the bible stories really tell us? Who or what was Jesus Christ? This book challenges everything we think we know about the nature of religion -- The ancient fertility cult at the heart of Christianity -- The living power of cultic rites and symbols -- The sacred mushroom as the emblem and embodiment of divinity -- The secret meaning of biblical myths -- The language of religion that links us to our ancestors. The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross sets out John Allegro's questthrough a family tree of languages to find the truth about where Christianity came from.




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