The Immortality Key

The Immortality Key
Author: Brian C. Muraresku
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 125027091X
ISBN 13: 9781250270917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immortality Key Book Review:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As seen on The Joe Rogan Experience! A groundbreaking dive into the role psychedelics have played in the origins of Western civilization, and the real-life quest for the Holy Grail that could shake the Church to its foundations. The most influential religious historian of the 20th century, Huston Smith, once referred to it as the "best-kept secret" in history. Did the Ancient Greeks use drugs to find God? And did the earliest Christians inherit the same, secret tradition? A profound knowledge of visionary plants, herbs and fungi passed from one generation to the next, ever since the Stone Age? There is zero archaeological evidence for the original Eucharist – the sacred wine said to guarantee life after death for those who drink the blood of Jesus. The Holy Grail and its miraculous contents have never been found. In the absence of any hard data, whatever happened at the Last Supper remains an article of faith for today’s 2.5 billion Christians. In an unprecedented search for answers, The Immortality Key examines the archaic roots of the ritual that is performed every Sunday for nearly one third of the planet. Religion and science converge to paint a radical picture of Christianity’s founding event. And after centuries of debate, to solve history’s greatest puzzle. Before the birth of Jesus, the Ancient Greeks found salvation in their own sacraments. Sacred beverages were routinely consumed as part of the so-called Ancient Mysteries – elaborate rites that led initiates to the brink of death. The best and brightest from Athens and Rome flocked to the spiritual capital of Eleusis, where a holy beer unleashed heavenly visions for two thousand years. Others drank the holy wine of Dionysus to become one with the god. In the 1970s, renegade scholars claimed this beer and wine – the original sacraments of Western civilization – were spiked with mind-altering drugs. In recent years, vindication for the disgraced theory has been quietly mounting in the laboratory. The constantly advancing fields of archaeobotany and archaeochemistry have hinted at the enduring use of hallucinogenic drinks in antiquity. And with a single dose of psilocybin, the psychopharmacologists at Johns Hopkins and NYU are now turning self-proclaimed atheists into instant believers. But the smoking gun remains elusive. If these sacraments survived for thousands of years in our remote prehistory, from the Stone Age to the Ancient Greeks, did they also survive into the age of Jesus? Was the Eucharist of the earliest Christians, in fact, a psychedelic Eucharist? With an unquenchable thirst for evidence, Muraresku takes the reader on his twelve-year global hunt for proof. He tours the ruins of Greece with its government archaeologists. He gains access to the hidden collections of the Louvre to show the continuity from pagan to Christian wine. He unravels the Ancient Greek of the New Testament with the world’s most controversial priest. He spelunks into the catacombs under the streets of Rome to decipher the lost symbols of Christianity’s oldest monuments. He breaches the secret archives of the Vatican to unearth manuscripts never before translated into English. And with leads from the archaeological chemists at UPenn and MIT, he unveils the first scientific data for the ritual use of psychedelic drugs in classical antiquity. The Immortality Key reconstructs the suppressed history of women consecrating a forbidden, drugged Eucharist that was later banned by the Church Fathers. Women who were then targeted as witches during the Inquisition, when Europe’s sacred pharmacology largely disappeared. If the scientists of today have resurrected this technology, then Christianity is in crisis. Unless it returns to its roots. Featuring a Foreword by Graham Hancock, the NYT bestselling author of America Before.

The Immortality Key

The Immortality Key
Author: Brian C. Muraresku
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 9781250207142
ISBN 13: 1250207142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immortality Key Book Review:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As seen on The Joe Rogan Experience! A groundbreaking dive into the role psychedelics have played in the origins of Western civilization, and the real-life quest for the Holy Grail that could shake the Church to its foundations. The most influential religious historian of the 20th century, Huston Smith, once referred to it as the "best-kept secret" in history. Did the Ancient Greeks use drugs to find God? And did the earliest Christians inherit the same, secret tradition? A profound knowledge of visionary plants, herbs and fungi passed from one generation to the next, ever since the Stone Age? There is zero archaeological evidence for the original Eucharist – the sacred wine said to guarantee life after death for those who drink the blood of Jesus. The Holy Grail and its miraculous contents have never been found. In the absence of any hard data, whatever happened at the Last Supper remains an article of faith for today’s 2.5 billion Christians. In an unprecedented search for real answers, The Immortality Key examines the archaic roots of the ritual that is performed every Sunday for nearly one third of the planet. Religion and science converge to paint a radical picture of Christianity’s founding event. And after centuries of debate, to solve history’s greatest puzzle once and for all. Before the birth of Jesus, the Ancient Greeks found salvation in their own sacraments. Sacred beverages were routinely consumed as part of the so-called Ancient Mysteries – elaborate rites that led initiates to the brink of death. The best and brightest from Athens and Rome flocked to the spiritual capital of Eleusis, where a holy beer unleashed heavenly visions for two thousand years. Others drank the holy wine of Dionysus to become one with the god. In the 1970s, renegade scholars claimed this beer and wine – the original sacraments of Western civilization – were spiked with mind-altering drugs. In recent years, vindication for the disgraced theory has been quietly mounting in the laboratory. The constantly advancing fields of archaeobotany and archaeochemistry have hinted at the enduring use of hallucinogenic drinks in antiquity. And with a single dose of psilocybin, the psychopharmacologists at Johns Hopkins and NYU are now turning self-proclaimed atheists into instant believers. But the smoking gun remains elusive. If these sacraments survived for thousands of years in our remote prehistory, from the Stone Age to the Ancient Greeks, did they also survive into the age of Jesus? Was the Eucharist of the earliest Christians, in fact, a psychedelic Eucharist? With an unquenchable thirst for evidence, Muraresku takes the reader on his twelve-year global hunt for proof. He tours the ruins of Greece with its government archaeologists. He gains access to the hidden collections of the Louvre Museum to show the continuity from pagan to Christian wine. He unravels the Ancient Greek of the New Testament with the world’s most controversial priest. He spelunks into the catacombs under the streets of Rome to decipher the lost symbols of Christianity’s oldest monuments. He breaches the secret archives of the Vatican to unearth manuscripts never before translated into English. And with leads from the archaeological chemists at the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he unveils the first scientific data for the ritual use of psychedelic drugs in classical antiquity. The Immortality Key reconstructs the suppressed history of women consecrating a forbidden, drugged Eucharist that was later banned by the Church Fathers. Women who were then targeted as witches during the Inquisition, when Europe’s sacred pharmacology largely disappeared. If the scientists of today have resurrected this technology, then Christianity is in crisis. Unless it returns to its roots. Featuring a Foreword by Graham Hancock, the New York Times bestselling author of America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization.

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Insights on Brian C  Muraresku s The Immortality Key
Author: Swift Reads
Publsiher: Swift Books LLC
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-10-28
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Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Download now to get key insights from this book in 15 minutes. The most influential religious historian of the 20th century, Huston Smith, once referred to it as the "best-kept secret" in history. Did the ancient Greeks use drugs to find God? And did the earliest Christians inherit the same secret tradition? A profound knowledge of visionary plants, herbs, and fungi passed from one generation to the next, ever since the Stone Age? There is zero archaeological evidence for the original Eucharist - the sacred wine said to guarantee life after death for those who drink the blood of Jesus. The Holy Grail and its miraculous contents have never been found. In the absence of any hard data, whatever happened at the Last Supper remains an article of faith for today’s 2.5 billion Christians. In an unprecedented search for real answers, The Immortality Key examines the archaic roots of the ritual that is performed every Sunday for nearly one third of the planet. Centuries in the making, religion and science converge to paint a radical picture of Christianity’s founding event - and to solve history’s greatest puzzle once and for all. Before the rise of Christianity, the ancient Greeks found salvation in their own sacraments. Sacred beverages were routinely consumed as part of the so-called Ancient Mysteries - elaborate rites that led initiates to the brink of death. Athens’ best and brightest flocked to the spiritual capital of Eleusis, where a holy beer unleashed heavenly visions for 2,000 years. Others drank the holy wine of Dionysus to become one with the god, achieving immortality. In the 1970s, renegade scholars claimed this beer and wine - the original sacraments of Western civilization - were spiked with mind-altering drugs. In recent years, vindication for the disgraced theory has been quietly mounting in the laboratory. The constantly advancing fields of archaeobotany and archaeochemistry have suggested the use of psychedelic drinks in antiquity. And with a single dose of psilocybin, the psycho-pharmacologists at Johns Hopkins and NYU are now turning self-proclaimed atheists into instant believers. If these sacraments survived for thousands of years in our remote prehistory, from the Stone Age to the ancient Greeks, did they also survive into the age of Jesus? Was the original Eucharist of Christianity, in fact, a psychedelic Eucharist? Is this the real secret behind the Holy Grail? With an unquenchable thirst for evidence, Muraresku tours the ruins of Greece with its government archaeologists. He gains access to the hidden collections of the Louvre Museum to show the continuity between pagan and Christian wine. He unravels the ancient Greek of the New Testament with the world’s most controversial priest. He spelunks into the catacombs under the streets of Rome to decipher the lost symbols of Christianity’s oldest monuments. He breaches the secret archives of the Vatican to unearth documents never before translated into English. And with leads from the archaeological chemists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania, he unveils the first hard data for the ritualistic use of psychedelic drugs in antiquity. The Immortality Key reconstructs a suppressed history of women consecrating the forbidden, drugged Eucharist that was later banned by the Church Fathers. Women who were later targeted as witches during the Inquisition, when Europe’s sacred pharmacology largely disappeared. If the scientists of today have resurrected this technology, then Christianity is dead. Unless it returns to its roots.

Key to Immortality

Key to Immortality
Author: Stanislaw Kapuscinski
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2014-11-27
ISBN 10: 9780981301532
ISBN 13: 0981301533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Key to Immortality Book Review:

The Human race is endowed with the gene of immortality. Our genome can endure thousands, perhaps millions of years. But what of our consciousness? Can we achieve the awareness of the immortality of our self? The Gospel of Thomas claims that: "whosoever finds the explanation of these words shall not taste death." An international group of scholars provided the translation of the Coptic text discovered in Nag Hammadi, while the author offers his explanation of the 114 sayings attributed to Jesus. He offers the Key to Immortality.

My Key to Immortality

My Key to Immortality
Author: Vira Burmenko
Publsiher: BalboaPress
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2013-03-13
ISBN 10: 1452568502
ISBN 13: 9781452568508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Key to Immortality Book Review:

My Key to Immortality: Tuning Your Mind into the Life of Universal Love provides the author’s thoughts on various aspects of her life with a purpose to opening the reader’s mind, as a preparation to transitioning one’s consciousness to the next level, while discovering new dimensions of life. These simple realizations decode the “immortality”—eternal life of love and happiness. Since the realization is individual for each human being, the writer refrains from providing definitions and explanations, but rather asks questions, leading you to clues to finding your own treasure and keys to opening new doors. Her examples and the use of language aim to free the mind of routine existence, while you discover your own path to your own immortality and eternal love. Main sources of factual background, teachings referenced, and inspiration for this book include: The Tibetan Book of the Dead, The Law of Attraction, Ancient Study of Indian Numerology, and a recently discovered teaching of Ayat, or The Sun-Health, which has become an essential element in the author’s life. “Dear reader, I am inviting you on a journey into simple truths of my life, which I believe will bring you closer to discovering yourself and your own key to immortality. We each have our own path in our own lives, and no one else can show you how to walk yours, because only you know what it is, and only you make it real. I am not going to hand to you the key to eternity, for I can only truly give you a small hint—that it could be the simplest and most complex thing you could ever imagine. Sincerely, Vira Burmenko”

The Immortal Key of Life Key of Death

The Immortal  Key of Life  Key of Death
Author: Prince Amonophis Atta
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2012-07-01
ISBN 10: 9781938024153
ISBN 13: 193802415X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immortal Key of Life Key of Death Book Review:

A tale of lust, murder, rape, sexual violence, atrocities, and eternal life. Four thousand years ago an Egyptian King was murdered as he slept; his assassins, the most beautiful woman in all of Egypt, Nefertetee, and the King's generals who desired her and his throne. What all sought was the Key of Life, the secret of immortality. But only one man had found it, Killer Sphinx. The Key of Life was the Key of Death, for it took life to gain eternal immortality. Four thousand years later, the Key of Life was still taking life in the heart of Silicon Valley; wielded by the hand of Killer Sphinx who still loved and hated the woman who betrayed him. And as he lived to kill, seeking violent sex, rape, and slaughter, a feminine hand reached up from the grave, across the sands of time, seeking to grasp the Key of Life and searching for eternal love which would last until the end of time.

Death and Immortality in Ancient Philosophy

Death and Immortality in Ancient Philosophy
Author: A. G. Long
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-06-13
ISBN 10: 1107086590
ISBN 13: 9781107086593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death and Immortality in Ancient Philosophy Book Review:

Provides an accessible account of the variety and subtlety of Greek and Roman philosophy of death, from Homer to Marcus Aurelius.

Good Chemistry

Good Chemistry
Author: Julie Holland
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 0062862901
ISBN 13: 9780062862907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Chemistry Book Review:

A psychiatrist and psychedelic researcher explores the science of connection—why we need it, how we’ve lost it, and how we might find it again. We are suffering from an epidemic of disconnection that antidepressants and social media can’t fix. This state of isolation puts us in “fight or flight mode,” deranging sleep, metabolism and libido. What’s worse, we’re paranoid of others. This kill-or-be-killed framework is not a way to live. But, when we feel safe and loved, we can rest, digest, and repair. We can heal. And it is only in this state of belonging that we can open up to connection with others. In this powerful book, Holland helps us to understand the science of connection as revealed in human experiences from the spiritual to the psychedelic. The key is oxytocin—a neurotransmitter and hormone produced in our bodies that allows us to trust and bond. It fosters attachment between mothers and infants, romantic partners, friends, and even with our pets. There are many ways to reach this state of mental and physical wellbeing that modern medicine has overlooked. The implications for our happiness and health are profound. We can find oneness in meditation, in community, or in awe at the beauty around us. Another option: psychedelic medicines that can catalyze a connection with the self, with nature, or the cosmos. Good Chemistry points us on the right path to forging true and deeper attachments with our own souls, to one another, and even to our planet, helping us heal ourselves and our world.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Author: Rebecca Skloot
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-02-02
ISBN 10: 9780307589385
ISBN 13: 0307589382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book Review:

Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

The Secret of Your Immortal Self

The Secret of Your Immortal Self
Author: Guy Finley
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-01-08
ISBN 10: 0738744808
ISBN 13: 9780738744803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret of Your Immortal Self Book Review:

Open the doors to self-understanding and let go of suffering. Guy Finley helps you seek a deeper relationship with the Divine and provides powerful insights on how to find a guiding light in any dark moment. Filled with unique and meaningful essays, this guide helps you remember a long-forgotten part of your true, timeless nature. This recollection stirs the sleeping soul that, once awakened, leads you to the crowning moment of life: contact with the immortal Self. Once achieved, this celestial union releases you from imagined self-limitation and regret, granting you the realization that death is not the end of life. View the book trailer for The Secret of Your Immortal Self Praise for Guy Finley's The Secret of Your Immortal Self: "Guy Finley's The Secret of Your Immortal Self teaches us how to uproot the false beliefs underlying our fear, anger, uncertainty, and self-doubt and how we may access the inherent joy, equanimity, wisdom, and creativity of our Authentic Self."—Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning "Guy Finley's thoughtful words of timeless wisdom in The Secret of Your Immortal Self will help inspire you to be your best self, for yourself and for those you love."—Daniel G. Amen, MD, NY Times Best-Selling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life "Guy Finley embodies universal wisdom. With his compassionate heart, Guy teaches practical insights each of us can apply in our daily lives to realize our own divinity."—Philip M. Hellmich, Director of Peace at The Shift Network, and author of God and Conflict: A Search for Peace in a Time of Crisis Read all praise for The Secret of Your Immmortal Self

Supernatural

Supernatural
Author: Graham Hancock
Publsiher: Red Wheel Weiser
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2006-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781934708385
ISBN 13: 1934708380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supernatural Book Review:

Less than fifty thousand years ago mankind had no art, no religion, no sophisticated symbolism, no innovative thinking. Then, in a dramatic and electrifying change, described by scientists as "the greatest riddle in human history," all the skills and qualities that we value most highly in ourselves appeared already fully formed, as though bestowed on us by hidden powers. In Supernatural Graham Hancock sets out to investigate this mysterious "before-and-after moment" and to discover the truth about the influences that gave birth to the modern human mind. His quest takes him on a detective journey from the stunningly beautiful painted caves of prehistoric France, Spain, and Italy to rock shelters in the mountains of South Africa, where he finds extraordinary Stone Age art. He uncovers clues that lead him to the depths of the Amazon rainforest to drink the powerful hallucinogen Ayahuasca with shamans, whose paintings contain images of "supernatural beings" identical to the animal-human hybrids depicted in prehistoric caves. Hallucinogens such as mescaline also produce visionary encounters with exactly the same beings. Scientists at the cutting edge of consciousness research have begun to consider the possibility that such hallucinations may be real perceptions of other "dimensions." Could the "supernaturals" first depicted in the painted caves be the ancient teachers of mankind? Could it be that human evolution is not just the "meaningless" process that Darwin identified, but something more purposive and intelligent that we have barely begun to understand? This revised edition of Supernatural is now available for the first time as a paperback original.

The Immortality Game

The Immortality Game
Author: Ted Cross
Publsiher: Breakwater Harbor Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-11-24
ISBN 10: 0990987701
ISBN 13: 9780990987703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immortality Game Book Review:

Moscow, 2138. With the world only beginning to recover from the complete societal collapse of the late 21st Century, Zoya scrapes by prepping corpses for funerals and dreams of saving enough money to have a child. When her brother forces her to bring him a mysterious package, she witnesses his murder and finds herself on the run from ruthless mobsters. Frantically trying to stay alive and save her loved ones, Zoya opens the package and discovers two unusual data cards, one that allows her to fight back against the mafia and another which may hold the key to everlasting life. KEYWORDS: Cyberpunk, Thriller, Technothriller, Mafia, Russia, Moscow, Nanobots, Nanotech, Clones, Immortality, AI, Artificial Intelligence

The Road to Eleusis

The Road to Eleusis
Author: Robert Gordon Wasson,Albert Hofmann,Carl A. P. Ruck
Publsiher: Harcourt
Total Pages: 126
Release: 1978
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105037329617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reincarnation Key to Immortality

Reincarnation  Key to Immortality
Author: Marcia Moore,Mark Douglas
Publsiher: Arcane Books
Total Pages: 394
Release: 1968
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X000690826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Divine Spark A Graham Hancock Reader

The Divine Spark  A Graham Hancock Reader
Author: Graham Hancock
Publsiher: Red Wheel Weiser
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-04-06
ISBN 10: 1609259726
ISBN 13: 9781609259723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Divine Spark A Graham Hancock Reader Book Review:

This anthology is aimed at all those who are interested in the connection between consciousness, psychedelics, and the development of humankind. Bestselling author Graham Hancock has been writing and speaking about this to audience’s worldwide, including a controversial TEDx talk on ayahuasca and DMT, which some call the god molecule. Graham Hancock leads the charge in this collection of the latest thinking on consciousness with a particular focus on the use of psychedelics to open up the realm of the supernatural. Leading minds and radical thinkers including Dennis McKenna, Rick Doblin, Alex Grey, Russell Brand, and Rick Strassman illuminate the topic like never before.

America Before

America Before
Author: Graham Hancock
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 9781250756954
ISBN 13: 1250756952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America Before Book Review:

The Instant New York Times Bestseller! Was an advanced civilization lost to history in the global cataclysm that ended the last Ice Age? Graham Hancock, the internationally bestselling author, has made it his life's work to find out--and in America Before, he draws on the latest archaeological and DNA evidence to bring his quest to a stunning conclusion. We’ve been taught that North and South America were empty of humans until around 13,000 years ago – amongst the last great landmasses on earth to have been settled by our ancestors. But new discoveries have radically reshaped this long-established picture and we know now that the Americas were first peopled more than 130,000 years ago – many tens of thousands of years before human settlements became established elsewhere. Hancock's research takes us on a series of journeys and encounters with the scientists responsible for the recent extraordinary breakthroughs. In the process, from the Mississippi Valley to the Amazon rainforest, he reveals that ancient "New World" cultures share a legacy of advanced scientific knowledge and sophisticated spiritual beliefs with supposedly unconnected "Old World" cultures. Have archaeologists focused for too long only on the "Old World" in their search for the origins of civilization while failing to consider the revolutionary possibility that those origins might in fact be found in the "New World"? America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization is the culmination of everything that millions of readers have loved in Hancock's body of work over the past decades, namely a mind-dilating exploration of the mysteries of the past, amazing archaeological discoveries and profound implications for how we lead our lives today.

Surviving Death

Surviving Death
Author: Leslie Kean
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-03
ISBN 10: 0451497147
ISBN 13: 9780451497147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving Death Book Review:

Presents an extensively researched investigation into the existence of reincarnation, near-death experiences, psychic abilities, and other paranormal phenomena ranging from clairvoyance and out-of-body experiences to remote viewing and psychic espionage.

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene
Author: Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins,Richard Dawkins,David Dawkins,RICHARD AUTOR DAWKINS
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780192860927
ISBN 13: 0192860925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Selfish Gene Book Review:

An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit

DMT The Spirit Molecule

DMT  The Spirit Molecule
Author: Rick Strassman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2000-12-01
ISBN 10: 1594779732
ISBN 13: 9781594779732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DMT The Spirit Molecule Book Review:

A clinical psychiatrist explores the effects of DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known. • A behind-the-scenes look at the cutting edge of psychedelic research. • Provides a unique scientific explanation for the phenomenon of alien abduction experiences. From 1990 to 1995 Dr. Rick Strassman conducted U.S. Government-approved and funded clinical research at the University of New Mexico in which he injected sixty volunteers with DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known. His detailed account of those sessions is an extraordinarily riveting inquiry into the nature of the human mind and the therapeutic potential of psychedelics. DMT, a plant-derived chemical found in the psychedelic Amazon brew, ayahuasca, is also manufactured by the human brain. In Strassman's volunteers, it consistently produced near-death and mystical experiences. Many reported convincing encounters with intelligent nonhuman presences, aliens, angels, and spirits. Nearly all felt that the sessions were among the most profound experiences of their lives. Strassman's research connects DMT with the pineal gland, considered by Hindus to be the site of the seventh chakra and by Rene Descartes to be the seat of the soul. DMT: The Spirit Molecule makes the bold case that DMT, naturally released by the pineal gland, facilitates the soul's movement in and out of the body and is an integral part of the birth and death experiences, as well as the highest states of meditation and even sexual transcendence. Strassman also believes that "alien abduction experiences" are brought on by accidental releases of DMT. If used wisely, DMT could trigger a period of remarkable progress in the scientific exploration of the most mystical regions of the human mind and soul.

Immortality

Immortality
Author: Stephen Cave
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-04-03
ISBN 10: 0307884937
ISBN 13: 9780307884930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immortality Book Review:

A fascinating work of popular philosophy and history that both enlightens and entertains, Stephen Cave’s Immortality investigates whether it just might be possible to live forever and whether we should want to. But it also makes a powerful argument, which is that it’s our very preoccupation with defying mortality that drives civilization. Central to this book is the metaphor of a mountaintop where one can find the Immortals. Since the dawn of humanity, everyone – whether they know it or not – has been trying to climb that mountain. But there are only four paths up its treacherous slope, and there have only ever been four paths. Throughout history, people have wagered everything on their choice of the correct path, and fought wars against those who’ve chosen differently. While Immortality takes the reader on an eye-opening journey from the beginnings of civilization to the present day, the structure is not chronological. Rather it is path driven. As each path is revealed to us, an historical figure serves as our guide. In drawing back the curtain on what compels humans to “keep on keeping on,” Cave engages the reader in a number of mind-bending thought experiments. He teases out the implications of each immortality gambit, asking, for example, how long a person would live if they did manage to acquire a perfectly disease-free body. Or what would happen if a super-being tried to round up the atomic constituents of all who’ve died in order to resurrect them. Or what our loved ones would really be doing in heaven if it does exist. Or what part of us actually lives in a work of art, and how long that work of art can survive. Toward the the book’s end, we’re confronted with a series of brain-rattling questions: What would happen if tomorrow humanity discovered that there is no life but this one? Would people continue to care about their favorite sports team, please their boss, vie for the title of Year’s Best Salesman? Would three-hundred-year projects still get started? If the four paths up the Mount of the Immortals lead nowhere -- if there is no getting up to the summit -- is there still reason to live? And can civilization survive? Immortality is a deeply satisfying book, as optimistic about the human condition as it is insightful about the true arc of history. From the Hardcover edition.