It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Oh dear, please no Zeitgeist groupies coming in here talking about Jesus didn't exist and that he is symbolically the SUN which is a word we coined that has absolutely nothing to do with the word "Son" nor in its meaning or root.
My Bayani Gnostic Universalism and the Baha'i Wars aside, I am as well an active and vocal Ayahuasquero and a political Green. I believe this Plant Medicine and Teacher originating from the indigenous cultures of the Amazon is the Soma spoken of in the Rg Vedas, the Haoma of the ancient Mazdaean religion of Iran and the Manna of the Children of Israel in the Sina'i. Interestingly enough, that Pauline Christian interpolation of the Qumran texts the War Scroll and the War of the Sons of Light with the Sons of Darkness - namely, the so-called synoptical Book of Revelation of the New Testament attributed to John of Patmos - also speaks of the return of Manna as one of the signs of the 'end times'. While many spiritual communities, creeds and practices shun the use of drugs and narcotics - as they rightfully should - Ayahuasca I consider not to be a drug or narcotic at all, but rather an entheogen and one of the most sacred infusions from the natural world, whose knowledge, I hold, was sent down to humanity as Revelation from the God. through the Holy Spirit directly millenia ago (Heb. Shekhinah, Ara. Sakina). Archeological evidence for the indigenous use of Ayahuasca in the Amazonia has been dated to 3000 BCE while oral traditions relate its use going back up to 40,000 years ago. Currently the ritual and traditional use of Ayahuasca is being utilized in the effective treatment (and cure, in many cases) of terminal diseases like cancer as well as drug addictions like heroine and coc aine, not to mention deep seated psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and multiple personality disorders, by the Takiwasi Institute in Peru. Several psychedelic Christian Churches from Brazil - namely, the Santo Daime and UdV - were spawned in the early part of the last century as a result of their encounter with Ayahuasca, both of whom consider Ayahuasca to be the Second Coming of Christ as a pre-established fact. It is my considered belief - nay, absolute certainty and gnosis - that the Feminine Spirit which animates and manifests within the Ayahuasca state is none other than the Shekina/Sakina Herself, i.e. the Feminine Theophany of the God. (or Holy Spirit). Readers may note that my model of the Qabbalistic Tree of 13 Spheres and 36 Pathways (i.e. the Tree of Reality) was gifted by the Spirit of the Ayahuasca Itself to me personally in July 2005.