Are Dead Sea Scrolls & LSD and free drug "counter culture" two sides of the same medal?
I was searching about the Dead Sea Scrolls, in order to understand better them. John Allegro tried in every way to present the Dead Sea Scroll as the smoking gun for which Christendom was a fabricated cult, from the sect of Essenes, among whom he alleged the use of psychoactive substances as mushrooms etc.:
By that time, too, Allegro was understandably weary and disillusioned with the world of professional scholarship. For some time, he had been anxious to leave academia and sustain himself solely as a writer. He was also eager to return to his original chosen field, philology, and had spent some five years working on a book which derived from what he regarded as a major philological breakthrough.
The result of his efforts appeared in 1970 as The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross - the work for which Allegro today is most famous, and for which he is almost universally dismissed.
The argument in The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross rests on complicated philological premises which we, like many other commentators, find difficult to accept. That, however, is incidental. Scholars tend all the time to expound their theories based on premises of varying validity, and they are usually, at worst, ignored, not publicly disgraced.
What turned The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross into a scandal were Allegro's conclusions about Jesus. In attempting to establish the source of all religious belief and practice, Allegro asserted that Jesus had never existed in historical reality, was merely an image evoked in the psyche under the influence of an hallucinatory drug, psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms.
In effect, he argued, Christianity, like all other religions, stemmed from a species of psychedelic experience, a ritualistic rite de passage promulgated by an orgiastic magic mushroom cult.
Taken separately, and placed in a different context, Allegro's conclusions would probably not have provoked the storm they did. Certainly reputable scholars before Allegro had questioned, and doubted, the existence of an historical Jesus. Some of them, for that matter, still do, though they are in a minority. And there is little dispute today that drugs - psychedelic and of other kinds -were used to at least some extent among the religions, cults, sects and mystery schools of the ancient Middle East - as indeed they were, and continue to be, across the world.
It is certainly not inconceivable that such substances were known to, and perhaps employed by, lst-century Judaism and early Christianity. One must also remember the climate and atmosphere of the late 1960s. Today, in retrospect, one tends to think in terms of the so-called 'drug culture' - in terms of a facile ersatz mysticism, of Ken Kesey and his 'Merry Pranksters', of Tom Wolfe and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, of hippies thronging the streets of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, staging 'love-ins' and 'be-ins' in Golden Gate Park.
The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross:The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross: A Study of the Nature and Origins of Christianity Within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East is a 1970 book about the linguistics of early Christianity and fertility cults in the Ancient Near East. It was written by John Marco Allegro (1923–1988).
His claims have often been subject to ridicule and scorn due to Allegro's unconventional theory. As Time magazine put it in an article headed "Jesus as mushroom",
Well, and now enter:To some biblical scholars in Britain, the new book looked like the psychedelic ravings of a hippie cultist. To others, it was merely an outlandish hoax. One described it as reading "like a Semitic philologist's erotic nightmare."
The Pharmacratic Inquisition 2007
from YouTube Website
John Marco Allegro (born in London 17 February 1923, died 17 February 1988) was a freethinker who challenged orthodox views on the Dead Sea... all Scrolls, the Bible and the history of religion.
After service in the Royal Navy during World War II, Allegro started to train for the Methodist ministry but transferred to a degree in Oriental Studies at the University of Manchester.
In 1953 he was invited to become the first British representative on the international team working on the recently discovered Dead Sea Scrolls in Jordan.
The following year he was appointed assistant lecturer in Comparative Semitic Philology at Manchester, and held a succession of lectureships there until he resigned in 1970 to become a full-time writer. In 1961 he was made Honorary Adviser on the Dead Sea scrolls to the Jordanian government.
What happened next will no doubt change the course of religious history! Watch this short video and see for yourself.
The Pharmacratic Inquisition DVD - Official Online Edition
How deep does the rabbit hole go?
Gnostic Media is proud to present the official online edition of The Pharmacratic Inquisition 2007. If you enjoyed “Zeitgeist - The Movie”, you will love this video; the creators of this video are listed as one of the sources for the Zeitgeist Movie.
The Pharmacratic Inquisition 2007 is a video version of the book, “Astrotheology & Shamanism” by Jan Irvin & Andrew Rutajit.
Thousands of years ago, in the pre monarchic era, sacred plants and other entheogenic substances where politically correct and highly respected for their ability to bring forth the divine, Yahweh, God, The Great Spirit, etc., by the many cultures who used them.....etc. etc. etc.URL of the video: https://youtu.be/suBqqpez_-I
After you click on "Gnostic Media" you get the site which contains an article where the apologizer of Allegro's work on mushrooms as "Christian's true bread", was indeed and agent of CIA:
NEW MKULTRA DISCOVERY: Terence McKenna admited that he was a “deep background” and “PR” agent (CIA or FBI).
August 23, 2013 • 214 Comments
Is it all an attempt by Gnostic Media to appear as "enemy" of CIA, and not a possible emanation of it? Accusing KcKenna to be an agent automatically they claim that the "psychedelic culture" is against CIA - and not an emanation of Intelligence Services and even more dark Gnostic entities.
Going back to the Dead Sea Scroll we discover the trace of an hoax:
In 1883, M.H. Shapira, a Jerusalem antiquities dealer, offered to sell fragments of an ancient manuscript of the biblical book of Deuteronomy. On examination by leading scholars of the day, the manuscripts were found to be forgeries. Disgraced and humiliated, Shapira committed suicide in 1884. In view of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, some contemporary scholars have suggested that the Shapira fragments bear at least a surface resemblance to the Qumran manuscripts and have advocated re-examining their authenticity. Unfortunately, the Shapira fragments were sold at auction in 1885 and have since disappeared.
M.H. Shapira's daughter Myriam penned a thinly veiled fictionalized account of the scandal from the point of view of a devoted daughter. Serialized in France under the title of "La petite fille de Jerusalem," it was then translated into English as "The Little Daughter of Jerusalem" and published in New York and London.
In "The Shapira Affair," John Allegro, a leading scholar of the Dead Sea Scrolls and a member of the original scroll team, examined reproductions of the Shapira fragments in light of their resemblance to the Qumran documents.
John Marco Allegro The Shapira Affair (Garden City, New York 1965) Printed book. General Collections, Library of Congress.
Myriam Harry La petite fille de Jerusalem La Petite Illustration ([Paris] 1914) Unbound serial. General Collections, Library of Congress.
Myriam Harry The Little Daughter of Jerusalem (New York, 1919) Printed book. General Collections, Library of Congress.
In the early 1950s, Professor Solomon Zeitlin of Dropsie University in Philadelphia argued strenuously--on philological grounds--that the antiquity of the Dead Sea Scrolls should be rejected. Subsequent carbon-14 tests on their linen wrappers firmly dated the finds to the late Second Temple Period and laid to rest arguments concerning the antiquity of the scrolls. Solomon Zeitlin The Dead Sea Scrolls and Modern Scholarship (Philadelphia, 1956) Printed book. Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress.
So case closed? Not properly. You know that Radiocarbon test is a question of....faith. In this page, if you have time to read it, you find a solid refutation of the millions/billions old age of earth, and a refutation of the method of radiocarbon as tool to deny a 6000 years old earth:
Doesn’t Carbon-14 Dating Disprove the Bible?by Mike Riddle on September 20, 2007
The average 14C estimated age for all the layers from these three time periods was approximately 50,000 years. However, using a more realistic pre-Flood 14C /12C ratio reduces that age to about 5,000 years.
But if even showing a credible age, a test can be also manipulated. If the outcome of a test is very important and involves powers of the darkness of this world, it can be conveniently "corrected" in order to give the desired outcome. Below see the original article:
"......Dr. Zeitlin based his argument on his study of “the internal evidence” in the scrolls. He pointed out that the spelling of various Hebrew words and terms which occur in the scrolls did not come into usage among the Jews until the Middle Ages. He also indicated that the scrolls contained references to Jewish laws which were not in vogue during the pre-Christian period but were enacted centuries later.
“If one assigned to Shakespeare the authorship of a newly-found manuscript wherein there were words like Fabian, ‘telephone’, ‘automobile’, ‘New Deal’, and reference was made to laws which were enacted in the Victorian age, would any student of English literature regard the manuscript as that of Shakespeare?,” Prof. Zeitlin asked. “Similar reasoning applies to the Dead Sea Scrolls,” he said......".
Prof. Zeitlin Disputes Value of Dead Sea Scrolls for Judaism
February 22, 1956
NEW YORK (Feb. 22)
In the case of the Dead Sea Scroll we can imagine the necessity to send their age very very very back in the past, before Christ, because the present (the fifties of Professor Solomon Zeitlin) were the age when the MK Ultra and Tavistock Institute were cooking the Acid Soup of the "counter-culture" based on LSD and mushrooms, a way to try to destroy the word of God and to attack the remnants of the Christians, especially in USA:
"....George Soros has spent at least $80million to get pot legalized in the US and Uruguay
The billionaire has funneled the money through various organizations across multiple states and Uruguay
He reportedly has a road map to attack a handful of states each election cycle in order to eventually force the federal government's hand
By Ryan Gorman
Published: 22:14 GMT, 3 April 2014 | Updated: 00:11 GMT, 4 April 2014
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Pro-marijuana advocates have been backed by billionaire George Soros for years, a new report has revealed.
Soros has funneled at least $80million towards legalization since 1994, and has been joined in his efforts by a former insurance executive who openly admitted he often smoked the drug.
The billionaire’s money finds its way into local ballot initiatives around the world via the Drug Policy Alliance and the American Civil Liberties Union, according to a Washington Times report detailing his unrivalled support for drug legalization.....".
You have to give a look an article about old info, usually used to prop up the anti-Zionist agit prop front, anyway also here you can find some good info, just select it:
The CIA, Drugs, & Culture ControlMay 1, 2014
by Henry Makow Ph.D(Revises CIA Created the Drug Culture, from 2005)
Marijuana is presented as "opposed" to chemical coke and heroin, but this is not all. There are other kind of drugs, which are friend of Marijuana, most of them are true gates for the possession of spirits. They are LSD, mushrooms, etc. Don't get fooled by these "counter cultures", and let be possessed by the only 'substance', the Holy Ghost:
26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.