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The Mushroom in Christian Art: The Identity of Jesus in the Development of Christianity

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In The Mushroom in Christian Art, author John A. Rush uses an artistic motif to define the nature of Christian art, establish the identity of Jesus, and expose the motive for his murder. Covering Christian art from 200 CE (common era) to the present, the author reveals that Jesus, the Teacher of Righteousness mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls, is a personification of the H ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 11th 2011 by North Atlantic Books
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Emma Sea
Mushrooms! Mushrooms everywhere!

I can't say that I agree with the theory Rush is presenting, but the collection of images is remarkably thought-provoking. Plate 1-13a was particularly striking. The book is nothing without the CD of images in support, and so it's disappointing that the quality of these is so poor. It seems that photos were taken of printed images in page layout, rather than photographs of the original source image. In a few places this makes them practically impossible to deciph
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Wes Zickau
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: research
O the book that could have been.

The premise of the book is compelling. Rush has assembled a vast array of artistic depictions of mushrooms in Christian art, a truly amazing act of compilation. The subject of psychedelic drugs within Christian traditions and art warrants serious scholarly consideration.

This book, however, lacks scholarly merit almost entirely. No Huxley? No Upanishads? No Wasson? And yet he cites himself five times in his own bibliography. One has to slog through a dangerous jun
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Amanita muscaria is a hell of a drug!
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