The Tin Whistle

counterculture history and conspiracy theory

Hooh-hah and the devious Mushroom People

with 4 comments

wasson_r_gordon8_medUntangling the threads on origins of Christianity get a lot more difficult when certain people keep retying knots.

Gordon Wasson was a Vice President for JP Morgan when he launched the “mushrooms are the foundation for everything movement,” something inspired no doubt by the 1736 report of Swedish colonel Philip Johan von Strahlenberg concerning odd behavior among the Korak people of Kamchatka Siberia who used amanita muscaria for ceremonies. The colonel was being held prisoner at the time and reported:

“The poorer Sort, who cannot afford to lay in a Store of these Mushrooms, post themselves, on these Ocassions, round the Huts of the Rich, and watch the Opportunity of the Guests coming down to make Water; And then hold a Wooden Bowl to receive the Urine, which they drink off greedily, as having still some Virtue of the Mushroom in it, and by this way they also get Drunk.”

Wasson developed a theory that Siberian use of mushrooms had filtered down to India and Persia, and drinking priest’s urine was encoded into the oldest living religious document, the Rig Veda, the Bible of Hinduism, and something echoed in the Avesta, the Persian Bible.

Wasson had a very poor understanding of Sanskrit, so he hired a translator to work with him, and it’s her translation of the Rig Veda everyone reads in English today. And herein is the biggest pitfall: unless you can find the original document and learn to read the language, you never know for sure what you’re getting, and how much has been slanted or distorted. One thing is massively clear: there’s been an intense amount of distortion around the origins of religion, especially concerning what’s intentionally been left out of the picture.

John_Marco_AllegroA decade after Wasson mesmerized the academic world with the outrageously invented story Soma was a mushroom, one of the handful of scholars allowed access to the Dea Sea Scrolls broke the web of secrecy around that project by claiming Jesus never existed and was a code for amanita muscaria as well.

According to John Allegro, “Jesus” meant “Semen” and “Christ” meant “Giant Erect Mushroom Penis.” This was all based on the Sumerian language, long dead by the time of Jesus. And it just goes to show how far you can stretch this story in any direction you want. Allegro sold this story to the tabloids and lost his academic career in the process.

Judea was at the pivotal crossroads connecting the Roman Empire with Persia, India, and Russia. The biggest influences in the time were coming from the West, and Greek was the universal language of the educated (not to mention the only one used to write the New Testament), so isn’t far more likely Jesus is an echo from something Greek-sounding, like “Zeus,” perhaps? And doesn’t that have a much better ring for an icon on the altar than: “semen?” Not to mention the current story is the real name was Joshua, but got changed to Jesus for unknown reasons, a weak tale.

Meanwhile, “Krsta” is Sanskrit for “attraction.” And Sanskit had a huge influence over Greek language.

The Greek “Christos” means “the anointed one,” but it can also mean “Krishna.”

According to Indian legend, Krishna was manifested magically to bring harmony back to an unbalanced earth. Krishna is often portrayed as a blue-faced child with flute who brings music, dancing and fun, and symbolizes love and peace, and can also be portrayed as an older man.

The colloquial Bengali expression for “Krishna” is “Kristo,” which is exactly the same as “Christ” in Spanish.

So why is Allegro reaching back into ancient Sumerian dialects to find the answers that should be so clear right in front of his face? And why have both the mainstream scholars and “conspiracy theorists” been directed down the same mushroom rabbit hole, when the importance of cannabis is the real story in the history of religion?

Here’s the proof: Ma means cannabis, as in Soma, Haoma, Shuma. And its also the source for shaman and magician. So if you want to talk about the origins of magic and religion, you have to talk about cannabis and not avoid the subject entirely with a bunch of linguistic hooh-hah.


Written by Steven Hager

March 4, 2015 at 5:50 am

4 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. “Greek was the only language used to write the New Testament,” is taught in Seminary schools. This doctrine is ridiculous. The language spoken and written by the disciples and the Anointed was a Palestinian Aramaic dialect. These original texts of the Gospel was written contemporary to the events. One of the disciples was a former taxman named Matthew. And yes, he did know how to read, write and take notes. These texts were later translated into Greek and published. “What were you seeking when you went to the baptism of John? A KNHN ELLE, Gone with the wind?” In the published Greek, “What were you seeking when you went to the baptism of John, a Calamus shaken by the wind?” A study, Marijuana in the Bible, is available free on the The significance of the Anointed born in this world was first spoken by Eve in prophecy. In Genesis, I KNH a man, Jehovah. 4:1. A free study is also available titled, KNH Mystery in History.

    • Most of the Dead Sea scrolls are in Hebrew. The “original” texts employed by Constantine to construct Christianity were mostly written in Greek. None of these originals date to the time of Jesus and there is a long gap during which anything could have taken place and many changes were undoubtedly made in the official story. “Calamus” is probably a reference to cannabis. It’s clear cannabis, the most essential medicine plant, was intentionally written out of the Bible, although many clues remain.

      Steven Hager

      September 12, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    • Yes, Aramaic was a spoken and written language.

      Kris Millegan

      September 13, 2015 at 10:07 am

      • No one disputes Aramaic was the dominant language among Jews living in Palestine during the time of Jesus and there are some early Dead Sea Scrolls in Aramaic, however the vast majority are in Hebrew. No one knows what language Jesus would have spoken/written in or even if he existed. If the original gospels were in Aramaic, they no longer exist, and the oldest surviving documents are mostly Greek.

        Steven Hager

        September 13, 2015 at 10:30 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: