"Speculated role in Christianity While far from widely accepted, philologist, archaeologist, and Dead Sea Scrolls scholar John Marco Allegro postulated that early Christian theology was derived from a fertility cult revolving around the entheogenic consumption of A. muscaria in his 1970 book The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross." (However, The Fact Is)
Although generally considered poisonous, deaths are extremely rare, and it has been consumed as a food in parts of Europe, Asia, and North America after parboiling in plentiful water. However, Amanita muscaria is now primarily famed for its hallucinogenic properties with its main psychoactive constituent being the compound muscimol. It was used as an intoxicant and entheogen by the peoples of Siberia and has a religious significance in these cultures. There has been much speculation on traditional use of this mushroom as an intoxicant in places other than Siberia; however, such traditions are far less well-documented.
A fatal dose has been calculated at approximately fifteen caps.[-] Deaths from A. muscaria have been reported in historical journal articles and newspaper reports; however, with modern medical treatment a fatal outcome would be extremely rare.
Muscimol can be extracted from the flesh of the Amanita muscaria by treatment with boiling water, followed by rapid cooling, and further treatment with a basic resin.
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In instances where pure muscimol is not required, such as recreational or spiritual use, a crude extract is often prepared by simmering dried Amanita muscaria in water for thirty minutes.
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Mushroom Symbolism in the Bible / Megan Hatch
"Biblically, the mushroom is seen as the god of the Bible, and that the mushroom is Jesus.
Mushrooms in spirituality often represent gods, so it makes sense that mushrooms in the bible would represent God or Jesus.
The Amanita muscaria mushroom, or the Fly agaric mushroom, was also a sacred plant that allowed a person to communicate more closely with God when they ate it."
Gospel of Thomas Saying 77
Jesus said: I am the light that is above them all. I am the all; the all came forth from me, and the all attained to me. Cleave a (piece of) wood; I am there. Raise up a stone, and you will find me there.
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"How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"
Gospel of Thomas Saying 11
“And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.”
“Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;”
“Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.”
“And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.”
“For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.”
“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”
“But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.”
“The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.”
“This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.”
“I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
“The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”
“Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.”
“Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
“For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.”
“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;”
“He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.”
1 John 4:13
“Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.”
“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.”
1 Corinthians 10:17
“For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.”
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
“As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.”
“This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.”
“And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.”
“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
“My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.”
“I and my Father are one.”
“Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?”
“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
“So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.”
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
1 Corinthians 2:12
“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”
“Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”
“All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.”
“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”
“All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.”
“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”
Gospel of Thomas Saying 77
Gospel of Thomas Saying 10
Gospel of Thomas Saying 113
“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:”
Gospel of Thomas Saying 11
Gospel of Thomas Saying 106
“And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”
Gospel of Thomas Saying 3
Gospel of Thomas Saying 51
Gospel of Thomas Saying 108
“For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.”