Gnostic Media, Charles Grob & The Holy Mushroom

23 11 2008

Jan Irvin and Andrew Rutajit, co-authors of Astrotheology & Shamanism and the wonderful documentary, The Pharmacratic Inquisition, have been busy.  They worked out a reprinting of The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross with John Allegro’s daughter, Judith Brown.  Rutajit published a book about occult Christianity called, The Vestibule and Irvin has just published a researched critique and comparrison of the ethnomycological theories of John Allegro, Gordon Wasson and Jonathan Ott, titled, The Holy Mushroom.  And it seems Andrew Rutajit is making a documentary on the shroomy shamanic origins of the Christmas rituals.

Jan Irvin was recently interviewed on Red Ice Creations radio about his research and he has started a podcast of his own that looks very promising.  There 10 podcasts so far, including one with Carl Ruck.  Last night I listened to the recent ~90 minute interview with Charles Grob, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, who is at the forefront of psychedelic research, having done tremendous work with MDMA, Ayahuasca and clinical research with psilocybin and terminal cancer patients.  If you are not familiar with Grob’s work this interview may be very informative.






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