Moses tripping balls
This story surfaced today all over the internets (yes there are many), reporting an Israeli academic’s theory that Moses (and possibly other religious figures) were high on hallucinogens when they had their epic, religious experiences. If you’ve ever read Aldous Huxley’s “Heaven & Hell“, then you would be familiar with this concept. In it he explains the similarities in his experiences with mescaline with age-old descriptions of Heaven and Hell from different religions around the globe. I’m not going to get into my thoughts on organized religion in general, but I can say that I find it very plausible that the other-wordly experiences that formed the foundation of many modern faiths could have been caused by their practitioners’ ingestion (whether knowingly or not) of a psychoactive substance. Very interesting stuff.
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