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The immortality key : the secret history of the religion with no name / Brian C. Muraresku ; foreword by Graham Hancock.

Muraresku, Brian, (author.).

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"In The Immortality Key, Muraresku explores a little-known connection between the best-kept secret in Ancient Greece and Christianity. This is the real story of the most famous human being who ever lived (Jesus) and the biggest religion the world has ever known.... Before Jerusalem, before Rome, before Mecca, there was Eleusis: the spiritual capital of the ancient world. It promised immortality to Plato and the rest of Athens's greatest minds with a very simple formula: drink this potion, see God. Shrouded in secrecy for millennia, the Ancient Greek sacrament was buried when the newly Christianized Roman Empire obliterated Eleusis in the fourth century AD. Renegade scholars in the 1970s claimed the Greek potion was psychedelic, just like the original Christian Eucharist that replaced it. In recent years, vindication for the disgraced theory has been quietly mounting in the laboratory. The rapidly growing field of archaeological chemistry has proven the ancient use of visionary drugs. And with a single dose of psilocybin, the psycho-pharmacologists at Johns Hopkins and NYU are now turning self-proclaimed atheists into instant believers.... Armed with key documents never before translated into English, convincing analysis, and a captivating spirit of quest, Muraresku mines science, classical literature, biblical scholarship and art to deliver the hidden key to eternal life, bringing us to what clinical psychologist William Richards calls "the edge of an awesomely vast frontier."" --Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 204.2 .M972i 2020 (Text) 37814003316065 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 12/26/2020 On holds shelf -
Hood River County Library 204.2 MUR 2020 (Text) 33892100708792 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 11/05/2020 Checked out 07/06/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250207142
  • ISBN: 1250207142
  • Physical Description: xx, 460 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2020.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-441) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"In The Immortality Key, Muraresku explores a little-known connection between the best-kept secret in Ancient Greece and Christianity. This is the real story of the most famous human being who ever lived (Jesus) and the biggest religion the world has ever known.... Before Jerusalem, before Rome, before Mecca, there was Eleusis: the spiritual capital of the ancient world. It promised immortality to Plato and the rest of Athens's greatest minds with a very simple formula: drink this potion, see God. Shrouded in secrecy for millennia, the Ancient Greek sacrament was buried when the newly Christianized Roman Empire obliterated Eleusis in the fourth century AD. Renegade scholars in the 1970s claimed the Greek potion was psychedelic, just like the original Christian Eucharist that replaced it. In recent years, vindication for the disgraced theory has been quietly mounting in the laboratory. The rapidly growing field of archaeological chemistry has proven the ancient use of visionary drugs. And with a single dose of psilocybin, the psycho-pharmacologists at Johns Hopkins and NYU are now turning self-proclaimed atheists into instant believers.... Armed with key documents never before translated into English, convincing analysis, and a captivating spirit of quest, Muraresku mines science, classical literature, biblical scholarship and art to deliver the hidden key to eternal life, bringing us to what clinical psychologist William Richards calls "the edge of an awesomely vast frontier."" --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Christianity and other religions > Greek.
Christianity > Origin.
Greece > Religion.
Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience.
Mysteries, Religious.

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