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    The New York Times best seller

    This program includes a foreword written and read by Graham Hancock, the New York Times best-selling author of America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization.

    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. 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.

    A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

    ©2020 Brian C. Muraresku and Graham Hancock (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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    Read/Listen with an open mind

    Read it! This was a really great depiction of how religions of the the past and present shaped specific parts of culture to achieve their goals. Specifically it discusses ancient rituals and drinks that could shape the entire way people act and how they were hidden by the first Christians and continue to be hidden by the Catholic church. People say the past is written by the winners and this work shows there are many things we were taught to be common knowledge that are just adaptations and manipulations by the powerful. Worth the read and am recommending it to my friends. Having an open mind is a necessity when reading because you need to be able to have your mind changed.

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    Great great great

    Amazing book. Eye opening and well needed on the shelves of general knowledge. Happy to live in in the beginning of a new era, this book just confirms. Hope to see and hear more from this great mind!

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    mind-blowing

    awesome book, so good research and an important story to tell, can recommend it to everyone

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    Sehr interessant und unterhaltsam

    Das Thema ist zwar nicht ganz neu, aber sehr gut und umfassend aufbereitet. Die Geschichte seiner Entdeckungsreise ist spannend und man folgt ihm gerne. Ich habe auch viel Neues gelernt. Die Stimme des Autors ist angenehm, dass einzige, was ein wenig nervt, ist, dass er die romanischen Wörter so übertrieben ausspricht. Alles in allem ein sehr schönes Buch and der Grenze von Wissenschaft und Unterhaltung.

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    I highly appreciate all the work that was put into this book to open our eyes and help us understand more. I was thrilled listening along all the time. Great book!!

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    Drug uses in History and speculation about it

    Voice Actor is good and also handles the different languages well. The book content is a giant list of cases of drug uses in human history. The Style is "Look here was something interesting! And here! And here too! And ..." Sadly no real Insights anywhere. No connecting the "dots" or religious or spiritual Revelation to immortallity. I got this book because it was recommend: "Anyone wishes to have wrote such a book." Thats I am agrree to: Doing the Research and testing this drugs was sure much more fun than Reading/Listing to it.

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    Leider keine Bilder als pdf

    Mit den Bilder 5 Sterne ohne eher 2 Wenn er im Hörbuch über etwas spricht wovon er Bilder im Buch hat wäre es nett auch den hörbuchhörer diese zur Verfügung zu stellen