Professor Benny Shanon of Jerusalem’s Hebrew University has presented a startling theory: Moses was probably high when he saw the burning bush and received the word of God on Mount Sinai. He has identified a psychoactive molecule on Mount Sinai that is found in plants that produce similar hallucinogenic responses.
Shanon believes that Moses, and others, used plants to achieve these narcotic moments and that this molecule is much like the Amazonian hallucinogenic ayahuasca. He should know. He says that he has tried it and has had similar reactions: “In advanced forms of ayahuasca inebriation, the seeing of light is accompanied by profound religious and spiritual feelings . . . On such occasions, one often feels that in seeing the light, one is encountering the ground of all Being … many identify this power as God.”
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6 thoughts on “Biblical Trip: Expert Suggests Moses Was Probably High on Mount Sinai”
Never doubted it….
Hippies were right!
“That tome the Mormons read” was described by Mark Twain as “chloroform in print.”
So! It would seem that much of the OT and our moral code was based on an acid-trip!!!
Well, there’s still the Koran and that tome that the Mormon’s read!
Maybe it wasn’t a plant at all.
Maybe it was the ghost of William James with a tank of Nitrous Oxide.
After consulting the Oracle at Delphi, I am assured this is the “lost commandment”. I do hope Dan Brown takes up the issue!
All of this is truly interesting. National Geographic (8/14/01) did an article on the Oracle at Delphi. Geology magazine reported:…”hallucinagenic gases”…may have been responsible for the…”Pythia’s prophetic powers…”.
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