Thursday, February 2, 2012

Taking a look at TubeGnosis

I've only begun to look at the interesting stuff on TubeGnosis, which comes rather close to being "a video site for Robert Anton Wilson" fans, but a couple of days ago I watched two videos: "Grandmother," an early film by David Lynch, and a Dutch TV documentary about John Allegro, author of The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross, which argued that psychedelic mushroom use was at the heart of many Mideast religions.

I then checked out the Wikipedia entry on Allegro, and learned that Allegro has made something of a comeback despite his death, with several scholars defending his conclusions. Among them: Carl A.P. Ruck, mentioned earlier in this very blog.

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