Dan Murkur and the Mystery of Manna

Out of Your Head: Drugs Through the Ages

With The Mystery of Manna, historian and religious expert Dan Murkur joins an increasingly lengthy list of scholars and researchers who posit that early religious movements in human history may well have arisen from the use of psychedelic substances, in this case, the ingestion of bread containing ergot forming the basis for religious sacraments from Moses and manna to Jesus and the Eucharist. He suggests that, over the years, these practices became subsumed in allegory until eventually they became part of an esoteric tradition known only to the initiated.

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