Contents

1. The Mysteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Isis and Osiris . . . . 11
Dionysus . . . . 18
Demeter & Persephone . . . . 23
Adonis and Astarte . . . . 29
Attis and Cybele . . . . 31
Mithras . . . . 33
India . . . . . 39
Judaism & Christianity . . . . 41

2. The Sacrifice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

The Aryans . . . . 76
Shamanism . . . . 79
Thank You . . . . 88
Manna . . . . 92
Soma . . . . 105
Haoma . . . . 112
Egypt . . . . 119
The Mysteries of Eleusis . . . . 121
Dionysus . . . . 129
Cannabis . . . . 134
XXChina . . . 135
XXIndia . . . 136
XXThe Scythians . . . 139
XXThe Greeks and Romans . . . 141
XXPersians and Babylonians . . . 142
XXJudaism and Christianity . . . 145

3. The Journey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

Moses . . . . 163
Meditation . . . . 178
My Experience . . . . 190
The Waters . . . . 197
Synesthesia . . . . 222
The Emotional Connection . . . . 225
The Light . . . . 231
The Experience Continued . . . . 252
The Times Before . . . . 259

 

4. Mystical Experience . . . . . . . . . . . 264

The Unseen Power . . . . 275
Illumination . . . . 289
The Big Four . . . . 309
Mystical Phenomena . . . . 314
The Ancient World . . . . 331
The Middle Ages . . . . 344
Modern Experience . . . . 363
Today . . . . 375

5. Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390

Appendix 1 Alchemy . . . . 404
Appendix 2 Witchcraft . . . . 411
Appendix 3 Rastafarianism . . . . 422
Appendix 4 Kundalini . . . . 428
Appendix 5 Peyote . . . . 441
Appendix 6 Laws, Lies & Religion. . . . 448
Appendix 7 Gnosticism . . . . 470
Appendix 8 Merkabah/Kabbalah . . . . 479
XXMoses . . . 490
XXEzekiel . . . 497
XXHeikhalot . . . 504
XXKabbalah . . . 517
XXWeeping . . . 531
XXAbulifia . . . 533
XXAfterword . . . 543

 
Bibliography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 546

Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 573

 

 

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Index

Aaron, 147, 148, 415, 493, 516
Abraham, 94f, 146, 163-4, 168-9
Abulafia, Abraham, 185, 254, 359, 517, 532-42
adjuration, 182, 332, 505- 6, 517, 525, 530
Adonis, 29-31, 66
Aeschylus, 127
Aesculapius, 17, 130
age of reason, 434, 437
Agni, 105, 109-10, 197
Ahura Mazda, 33-4, 37, 43, 114, 116, 476
Akiba, 214-5, 240-1
Akibah, 102
Akiva, 214, 511, 515
Akhenaten, 16, 492
Alchemy, 324, 381, 404-10, 413, 421
alcohol, 108-9, 129, 131-3, 137-8, 142, 147, 261, 263, 269, 307f, 333, 394-5, 427, 453, 455, 457 -8
Alexander the Great, 6, 17, 33-4, 43, 471, 474, 477, 544
al-Ghazahi, 246
Allegoria, 22, 219
Allegro, John, 88-92, 100, 103, 115, 117, 119, 151, 156, 163, 301, 391, 484, 516
Ambrose, 54, 156
Ambrosia, 23, 70, 106, 473
Amanita Muscaria, 78, 81-3, 88-90, 92-6, 97-8, 103-4, 106-7, 109-14, 117-8, 126, 134, 144, 146-7, 156, 161, 173, 198-9, 234, 374, 390, 406, 493, 499, 502-3, 507, 512, 515
Amanita Pantherina, 102, 109
Amarna Tablets, 485; Period, 491
Ammon, Oracle of, 171
Amun, 14, 279, 492
Anaximander, 127
Anaximenes, 127
angel, 11, 69, 80, 148-9, 151, 182, 205, 283-4, 413, 415, 418, 505-6, 508f
anoint, 29, 44, 50, 120, 140, 150, 171-2, 208-11, 240-1, 250, 292, 343, 414-6, 425, 470f, 473, 478 -80, 484-8, 493, 503, 530
Anslinger H. J., 454
anthropomorphism, 283, 518, 521
Apocalypse, 52, 116, 158, 228, 334
Apocalypse of Adam, 481
Apocalypse of Baruch, 56
Apocalypse of Peter, 205
Apocalypse Untitled, 244
Apocrypha, 56, 62, 107, 204f
Apocryphon of John, 228, 245, 482
Apollo, 25, 86, 254, 342
Apuleius, 13, 131, 238, 282, 414
Arabian, 143, 145-6, 170, 324
Aramaic, 89, 95, 101, 103, 151-2, 239
Archelaus, 58
Archetype, 74, 85, 157, 160, 176, 327
Arnobius, 24
Aristotle, 127, 254, 471, 480, 483, 518
Ark of the Covenant (Law), 153
Ark, Noah, 168
Ark solar, 11
Aryan, 76f, 76-8, 84, 92, 96, 98, 105, 111, 113, 117-8, 135, 143-4, 390-1
Ashkenazi, 359, 534, 540
Ashurbanipal, 144, 163, 168, 358, 513
Asia, 2, 77, 129, 141, 165, 227, 395
Asia, Central, 78, 80, 96, 105, 114, 120, 135, 145, 172, 201, 390-1, 406
Asia Minor, 18, 31, 33-4, 76, 129, 395, 477
Asia, East, 425, 462
Asia, Northern, 81
Asia Western, 15, 29, 31
Asiatic, 32, 37, 405, 474
Astarte, 29-30, 149-50
astrology, 33, 51, 324, 411
Aten, 16, 492
Atharva Veda, 78f, 85, 117, 136, 237
Athena, 20
Athens, 25-7, 176
Attis, 28, 31-2, 37, 66, 83
auditory driving, 225, 310, 538
Augustine, 154, 339-40, 344, 418
Averroes, 294
axis mundi, 151
ayahuasca, 188f, 313, 374, 447
 

Baal, 7
Babylon, 8, 44, 61, 146, 217, 331, 496, 500-2, 512, 536
Babylonian (s), 9, 15, 29, 61, 85, 142-4, 150, 152, 167-8, 208, 241, 253, 406, 476, 480, 484-5, 498, 508, 514
Babylonian captivity, 43, 115, 337
Babylonian mysteries, 51, 61
Babylonian oil, 484-5
Bacchanalia, 21
Bahir, 238, 241, 518
baptism, 9-10, 15, 25, 37, 44, 48, 57, 87, 100, 116, 157, 202, 204-5, 208-12, 219-20, 236, 244-6, 250, 292, 297, 343, 387, 392, 414, 427, 473, 476, 478-80, 543
baptism by blood, 31, 37
baptism of (holy ghost and) fire, 23, 211-2
baptism of the flow, 206-8, 216, 221, 251
baptism of light, 244
baptism pneumatic, 206-7, 212, 409, 470, 479
baptism, Sethian, 205-6, 208
Barbelo, 519
Bardo, 226, 249, 280
barley, 120-22, 124-25, 136, 237
Basil, 46
Basilides, 472
Baudelaire, 222-23, 369
Bdellium, 95
Belladonna, 80, 129, 131, 134, 413, 415, 417, 421, 465
Bethlehem, 100
Bhagavad Gita, 137, 187, 248, 335
bhang, 136-39
Bhakti, 137
Blasphemy, 99, 324, 356, 388, 466
Blood, 6, 12, 24-5, 30-1, 35, 37, 57, 87, 99-100, 103, 117, 120, 132, 179, 186, 189f, 221f, 229, 260-1, 328, 358, 420, 423, 443, 445, 456, 487, 499, 501-3, 513, 545
Boanerges, 95
Boehme, Jacob, 353
Bonaventure, 344
Bondage, 163, 170, 174-76, 181, 190, 200, 206f, 217, 219, 256, 257f, 263, 270, 274-6, 281, 290, 313, 322, 333, 335, 399, 473, 477, 491, 493, 538
Brahmin, 39, 89, 110, 137, 218, 233
Bucke R. M., 293, 302, 363-4, 366, 377, 384, 391, 398
Buddha, 40, 108, 137, 144, 188-9, 217, 246-8, 256, 287f, 292, 295, 309, 335-7, 361, 377, 387, 402, 434, 474
Buddhists, 40, 180, 184, 247, 272, 336, 359, 360, 368, 475
Buddhism, 40, 79, 127, 174, 177, 180, 187, 194, 217, 246-7, 335-7, 339, 341, 344, 358, 402, 474-5, 477, 483, 538
bull, 16, 31, 37
Bull, Papal, 344, 412, 424-25
bull, Dionysus as, 19, 100, 133
bull, Haoma and, 113-14
bull, Hinduism & Soma, 96, 107-9
bull, Judaism, 502
bull, Mithras slaying, , 35-7
bull, Taurus, 11, 36
bull, Hinduism & Soma, 96, 107-9
bush, the burning, 104, 140, 147-8, 150, 154, 156, 176, 179, 186, 202, 205, 230, 232-3, 239, 241, 251, 256, 337-8, 380, 392-3, 492, 501, 505
 

Catholicism see Roman Catholic Church
Catharsis, 252, 254, 256-57, 273, 308-12, 356, 359f, 365, 529f
Catherine of Genoa, 346
cave, 16, 36, 81, 224, 268, 392
cave, Plato's, 177, 195
Celsus, 47, 101-2
censer, 141, 143, 147-9, 153-4, 234, 501
Chakhmah, 359
Chaldea (Chaldean), 8, 15, 33, 36, 61, 74, 111, 145-6, 152, 168, 406, 484, 500-1, 523
Chaldean Oracles, 242
charas, 137
chariot, 35, 42, 77, 157, 202, 215, 238-39, 342, 358, 499, 503-4, 506-7, 510, 512-3, 518
Chebar, 213-14, 217, 246, 499, 500
Cherubim, 16, 97, 283, 416, 499
Chrism, 206, 292, 343, 473, 478
Chrismation, 208, 240, 250, 343, 470f, 479
Christina of Strommeln, 350
Christos, 29, 342, 415, 478, 488
Chrestus, 479, 481, 484, 486-88
Chrysostom, 56
Cicero, 27, 122-23, 128
circular reasoning, 273, 377-8, 383, 396, 477
Claviceps Purpurea, 121, 124, 134, 237
Clemens, 53
Clement of Alexandria, 2, 10f, 55, 125
Codex Brucianus, 244
communion, 10, 70, 100, 117, 134, 142, 155, 235, 351, 405, 533-4
communism, 19, 259, 268
Constructivism, 271-73
Coriander, 95
cosmic consciousness, 302, 318 -19, 363, 370, 376-7, 384, 398, 430, 529
covenant, 58,153,169
cow, 11, 39, 96, 106, 108, 115
Crete, 18-9, 121, 172
Crick, Francis, 300-1
crucified, 45, 487
crucifixion, 209, 244-5, 487
cup, 35, 75, 107, 137, 204, 206, 211, 213
Cybele, 31-2, 37
Cyril of Alexandria, 57, 414
 

Daniel, 85, 214, 267, 503, 511-12
Daniel, Book of, 116, 214f
Dark Ages, 66, 340, 413, 467
Darwin, 433
Darwinism, Social, 68
datura, 80, 130-1, 137, 413, 447
Dead Sea Scrolls, 1, 53, 88-9, 91, 163, 335
Delphi, 71-2
Demeter, 12, 23-8, 32, 101, 121, 197, 209, 238
Demiurge, 241, 472, 476, 486, 522
Devil, 9, 35, 80, 86-7, 127, 283-4, 389, 412-3, 417-21, 482
diacritical points, 42
Diaspora, 241, 488, 500, 504-5
Dio Chrysostom, 234
Dionysius the Areopagite, 54, 55f, 340, 354
Dionysos (Dionysus), 6, 18-22, 25, 28, 31, 83, 97, 99, 100, 125, 129-33, 147, 174, 333, 337, 341-3, 475, 477, 499
Dioscorides, 127, 142,
DMT, 326, 373, 398f, 497-8, 503
dogma, 6, 9, 46, 66, 220, 236, 241, 257, 314, 316, 325, 356, 361, 378, 383, 388-9, 396-7, 419, 433, 435, 438, 443-4, 459, 481, 543
dream, 38, 82, 87, 101, 110, 115, 136, 147, 175, 218, 236, 277, 281, 301, 303, 306, 313, 333, 365, 370, 377, 408, 426-7, 433, 440, 498, 506, 531-2, 544
Druids, 133
Drunk, 56, 109, 112, 125, 129, 131-3, 138, 140, 142, 146, 204, 237, 246f, 333, 443, 445, 485, 532
doublet, 200-2
 

Eckhart, Meister, 344-5, 353-4
Ecstasy, 18-9, 71, 80, 111, 124, 136, 184, 194, 234, 245-6, 252, 256, 264, 267, 270, 272-3, 289, 291-2, 309-14, 319-20, 331-2, 341, 344, 349, 353, 356-7, 359-61, 365, 370, 427, 430, 529f, 532, 538, 542
Eden, garden of, 149, 167, 205
Egypt (the country), 3, 16-8, 29, 44-5, 59, 101, 104, 119, 164-6, 176, 209, 237, 279, 324, 424, 475, 485, 490-6, 514, 518, 536
Egyptian, Egyptians, 11-4, 17-8, 35, 58, 62, 119-20, 163, 165, 171, 173, 237, 242, 324, 399, 405, 485, 490, 492-4, 496, 544
Egypt, exodus, 157, 163, 169-71
Egypt (bondage), 174-7, 181, 188, 206f, 218- 9, 256, 257f, 321, 335, 538
Egyptian, Mysteries, 3, 11-6, 18, 35, 110f, 237, 405, 523
Egypt, Mystical, 205, 214, 218, 221, 279
Egyptian anointing oil, 119-20, 485
Egyptian book of the Dead, 13, 120f
Eleusis, 23-7, 101, 121-9, 176, 197, 209, 218, 222, 228, 235-7, 256, 473, 477, 506
Eliade, M, 78, 80, 83-4, 136, 143, 175-6, 231, 245, 254, 406, 409-10, 442
Elijah, 94f, 202, 267, 514
elixir of Immortality, 70, 108, 111, 212, 407, 409
elixir of life, 16, 111, 136, 404, 408
elixir vitae, 404, 407, 409
Elohim, 7, 96, 169, 337
Emmerich, Anne Catherine, 350
empiricism, 71
emotion, 7-8, 12, 18, 27, 51, 86, 123-4, 132, 158, 189, 194-6, 206, 222, 225-8, 235, 256-8, 267, 273, 277, 286, 287f, 289, 293, 296, 306, 308-12, 320-1, 324, 337, 348, 353-6, 359-60, 363, 365-6, 373, 389, 398, 456, 464, 480, 531-2, 544
Enlightenment, 4, 57, 114, 125-6, 131, 155, 188, 205-8, 221, 225, 238, 243, 246-7, 251, 289, 292, 308, 310, 319, 332, 335, 354, 360, 387, 398, 402, 438, 470f, 474, 522
En-Sof, 517, 519, 522, 534
entheogen, 124, 126, 144, 300f, 342f, 386-7
epilepsy, 254, 310, 348
Epiphanius, 62, 241
Epopteia (Epopsy) 26, 28, 228, 235-6, 343
Essene, 99, 314, 341
eternal life, 11, 31, 112, 205
Ethiopian, 10, 422, 424-5, 446
eucharist, 9, 35, 66, 72, 85-7, 98-100, 130, 132, 153-4, 157, 160, 204, 206, 208, 211, 232, 244-5, 250, 267, 284, 292-3, 324, 331, 342, 391, 408, 465-6, 481, 516
Euclid, 127, 478
Eumolpidae, 24
Eurasia, Euro-Asia, 3, 78, 462
Europe, European, 15, 22, 76, 78, 129, 133, 138, 141-2, 155, 172, 190, 406, 409, 412, 417, 421, 423, 425, 442-3, 448, 462, 466-7, 475, 533
Euripides, 19-20, 127
Eusebius, 46, 54
evil, 20, 34, 51, 116, 135, 137, 150, 174, 243, 253, 270, 283-4, 336, 391, 395, 417-21, 454, 468, 474, 476, 497, 520, 522
Evolution, 20, 22, 44, 79, 84, 101f, 175, 180f, 250, 288, 328, 368, 384-6, 388, 399, 405, 407, 413, 423, 430, 432-3, 436, 438-40
Exodus, 89, 92, 95, 104, 157, 163-4, 166-7, 169-74, 177, 202, 218, 232, 399, 447, 490-3, 495
Ezekiel, 16, 49, 85, 97, 116, 146, 148, 151, 204, 213, 214f, 238, 241, 246-7, 489, 497-503, 505, 507, 511-2, 515
 

fast, fasting, 44, 72, 81, 87, 124, 266-8, 333, 347, 358, 366, 492, 503, 514, 531-2, 535, 537
Flavianum Testimonium, 488
Flow, 190, 192-4, 196, 199, 203, 206, 209, 211-3, 216, 220-1, 229, 243, 251-2, 263, 287, 479, 499
Fly-agaric, 81-2, 88, 91f, 93, 94f, 97, 100, 102, 110-1, 154, 515-6
Fox, George, 353-4
frankincense, 140
fungus, 93, 95, 100, 103, 121, 134, 386f
 

Galen, 127, 142
ganja, 137, 139, 422, 426-7
Gargantua and Pantagruel, 150
garment, 13, 41, 97, 109, 232, 243-4, 343f, 503, 535
Gematria, 98f, 525, 535, 543
Genesis, 59, 97, 130, 167, 204, 406
gentile, 49, 52, 58, 241, 488
Getae, 140
Gilgamesh, 74-5, 167, 406
gold golden, 97, 102, 107-9, 114, 119-20, 204, 232, 404-5, 407-10, 425, 493, 498
golden censers, 148-9, 153
Golden Bough, 31
gospel, 35, 54-5, 62, 64, 87, 244, 434-6, 487
gospel, Gnostic, 62, 74, 334
Gospel of John, 98-9
Gospel of Mark, Secret, 54
Gospel of Philip, 99, 205-6, 238 343, 473, 478-9, 482
Gospel of Thomas, 61, 69, 279
Gospel of the Egyptians, 527
Gospel of Truth, 234
Gospel of Wealth, 68, 122
Graeco-Roman, 34, 37, 44, 69, 133, 479
Greater Mysteries, 11, 24-5, 122, 235, 473
Grof, Stanislav, 199-200, 222, 255, 294-5, 326, 359f
Guyon, Mme., 351
 

Haoma (Homa), 78, 90f, 104, 107, 112-5, 117-8, 198, 213, 246, 333
happy plant, 138, 256
hashish, 137, 139, 142, 144, 146, 204, 222, 369, 395, 445
Hekhalot, 182, 214f, 215, 238, 241, 358, 489, 504, 506, 510, 512-18, 521, 543
hieroglyphs, 119-20
Hellenism, 43, 127, 274, 277, 477
Hellenizing, 505
Hellenic, 33, 544
Hellenistic, 7, 9, 22, 33 41, 44-5, 73, 210, 281, 274-5, 475, 480-1, 522, 536
Hellenization, 17, 43-4, 504
Hellenized, 33, 44, 59, 173, 241, 474, 479, 504
hemlock, 129, 413, 417, 465, 480
hemp, 29, 75, 134-41, 143, 145-6, 150, 152, 154, 173, 247, 269, 336, 375, 464
hemp and the Buddha, 247, 336
herb, 29, 74, 77, 104, 120, 131, 133, 136, 144, 149, 150, 151, 155, 202, 236, 269, 285, 353, 405, 407, 408, 409, 412, 414, 415, 421, 422, 426, 441, 447, 455, 516
herbal, 153, 205, 356
herbalist, 73, 141, 154, 415
Hercules, 95
heresy, 48, 57, 62, 66, 208, 245, 251, 356, 388, 405, 411, 418, 421, 449-50, 465-6, 471, 481-2
Hermes, 14f, 119, 121, 254, 404, 472-3
Hermes the god, 119, 121, 254, 472-3
Hermes Trismegistus, 204, 236, 281, 291f, 404, 508
Herodotus, 12, 19, 21f, 96f, 128, 131, 139-40, 143, 154f
heroin, 121f, 388, 455, 459, 462, 463f
hierarchy, 8, 14, 37, 54, 67, 103, 177, 325, 334, 387, 416, 472
Hinayana, 217
Hindu, 15, 39, 90, 136-9, 158, 168, 177, 231, 233, 272-3, 279, 323, 336-7, 349, 356, 358-9, 401, 532
Hinduism, 39, 78f, 79, 89, 111, 127, 174, 187, 217, 337, 341, 402, 474, 483
Hippocrates, 127, 478
hoar frost, 92
Hofmann, Dr. Albert, 122, 198
Holi Celebration, 138
holy ghost, 23, 211-2, 431
holy of holies, 16, 55, 149, 499
Homer, 21-3, 43, 76, 127, 130, 235
Huxley, Aldous, 142, 195, 199, 216, 272, 294, 318, 368-9
hydromantia, 213
Hypatia, 57
hysteria, hysterical, 347-8, 350, 352, 354, 356, 448
H2O, 190, 198-9, 202, 205-11, 213-4, 216, 221, 245, 320, 427, 479
 

Iacchus, 25
Illumination, 81, 234, 237, 243, 249, 287, 289, 292, 305, 307-8, 310, 314, 316, 318-20, 330, 349, 351, 363, 404, 407-8
Illumination (cont), 477, 484
Imblichus, 2
incense, 69, 70, 75, 136, 140, 143-4, 147-55, 179, 241, 501
Indo-Aryan, 77-8, 84-5, 113, 118, 135, 140-1, 145, 172, 233, 390
Indo-European, 3, 75-8, 84-5, 92, 94, 111, 125-6, 135, 141, 143, 145, 406, 410
Indo-Iranian, 114, 135
Inner Mysteries, 4, 10, 56, 67, 197, 250, 472, 474
Inquisition, 154-5, 403, 411, 418, 420-1, 441, 444, 449-53, 463, 465-7, 469
Inquisitional, 415, 441, 448, 449
Irenaeus, 131, 206, 241, 471, 482
Ishtar, 29-30
Islam, 50, 58, 79, 246, 255, 279, 314, 337, 376-7, 399
Isis, 11-7, 23f, 24, 29-30, 110f, 236
 

Jachin and Boaz, 96-7, 502
Jacob and Esau, 97-8
Jain, Jainism, 127, 174, 218, 246f, 323, 358
Jahenny, Marie Julie, 350
Jaimini, 39
James, William, 304, 310, 317-8, 347, 369, 379, 429
Jeschu Ben Pandera, 101-2, 113
Jesus, 83, 86-7, 95, 98-102, 132, 144, 180-1, 202, 207, 210, 217, 250, 267, 334, 339, 364, 377, 388-9, 409, 422, 431, 442, 479-82, 485-8, 513, 515-6
Joan of Arc, 355-6
John, Book of, 32, 64, 98-9, 110, 132, 181, 198, 292, 486
John the Baptist, 23, 101, 207-8, 210-2
John, Pope XXII, 344
John, the secret book of, 244f, 474
John of the cross, 324, 349-50, 354
Jordan River, 157, 166, 202, 217-8, 496
Judea, 165, 495f
Judas the Galilean, 485-8
judge, 12, 90f, 125, 145, 165, 226, 394, 435, 438, 441, 449-50, 453
Judges, Book of, 150
Jung, C.G., 74, 177, 206f, 220, 273, 381, 531
Justin Martyr, 171, 210-1, 245f, 292
 

Kabbalah, Kabbalist, 60-1, 153, 182, 238-41, 255, 358-9, 408, 489, 517-45
Kapnobatai, 140
Kebra Nagast, 422-3
Kempe, Margery, 350
kineboisin (kane bosm), 151-3, 208, 241, 343
Korybantes, 31
Koryak, 81-3, 91, 94, 113, 515
Krishna Gopi, 194, 294, 326, 361, 384-5, 428-37, 440
Kundalini, 194, 233, 280, 309, 312-3, 400, 428-40
Kykeon, 26-7, 121, 123-5, 127, 176, 228, 317, 343
 

last supper, 99-100
Land of the dead, 24, 83, 114, 209
Latin, 19, 37, 54, 66, 90, 208, 288f, 408, 481f
Leary, Timothy, 280, 368-9, 446
Lesser Mysteries, 11, 24, 122
Lightning, 94, 231-3, 238, 243, 246-9, 259, 290, 294, 305, 357, 360, 363, 498, 503, 510-1, 543
Lot, 174, 257
LSD, 121-3, 127-8, 155, 161, 188f, 190, 195-201, 203, 222, 224, 228, 230, 235, 254, 262, 289-90, 297, 300-1, 306, 325-6, 330, 345, 366, 368-9, 373-4, 377, 379, 388, 389f, 394, 398f, 440, 455, 458
Ludlow, Fitz Hugh, 204, 223, 294, 308
Lysimachus, 171, 492
 

Madonna, 15
Maenads, 19-20, 22, 129, 131-2
Magi, 33-4, 36, 115, 118, 142, 144, 484, 501
Mahayana, 177, 217, 231, 246, 344
Maimonides, 58, 60, 331, 344, 533-4
Malleus Maleficarum, 412-3, 417-9
mammon, 68
mandrake, 80, 130, 413, 421, 465
Manna, 70, 78, 89, 92-6, 98-100, 103-4, 113, 117-8, 153-4, 156, 176, 179, 317, 337, 380, 492-3, 499, 501-3
marble, 213-5, 255, 543
Mass, 12, 26, 66, 132, 154, 416
Maya, 174-5, 181, 188, 219, 538
Medicine man, 85, 103, 380, 415
Mediterranean, 11, 16-8, 49, 76-8, 86-7, 93, 104, 111, 118, 124, 129-30, 133, 153, 172, 221f, 344, 390, 425, 541
Megiddo, 165
Melampus, 18
melt, melted, 93, 200-1, 221, 226, 232, 246, 290
Menog, 115
Merkavah (merkabah), 35, 150, 213-15, 227, 240-1, 337, 358-9, 489, 497, 499-501, 503-7, 510-14, 516-8, 527, 543
mescaline, 199, 216-7, 223, 318, 330, 366, 369, 373
Mikveh, 208
milk, 94, 105-6, 108, 113, 115, 138, 146-7, 232-3, 256, 493, 496
Mishna, 42, 102f, 152, 358, 423, 506, 511, 516
Mithra, Mithras, Mithraism, 16-7, 28, 31, 33-8, 43, 112-3, 115, 117, 144, 180, 201-2, 204, 215, 236, 414
Moksha, 174
monasticism, 228, 341
Monotheism, 9, 17, 25, 37, 87, 116, 176, 284, 387, 545
Moon, 11, 35, 106-7, 213f, 240, 2767, 417, 420, 442, 508-9
Mooneism, 79
Moses, 94f, 98, 100, 104, 147-8, 150, 163-77, 201-2, 214f, 239, 241, 251, 256, 267, 338, 372, 393, 399, 474, 476, 485, 489-96, 505, 515-6
Mountain, Mt, 19, 22-3, 30, 34, 65, 81, 87, 90f, 104, 106-7, 110, 112, 114, 118, 131, 140-1, 145, 148, 158, 163, 165, 174, 290, 412, 491-2, 510
mukhomor, 81-2, 88
Mullis, Kary, 300-1
Mundane, 7, 9, 12, 167, 196, 247, 281
mushroom people, 82, 110
mysterium tremendum, 255
mystes, 7, 16, 25-7, 124, 176, 212, 235, 256
Mystical Religion, 71-2, 75, 337
mystikos, 264
 

Naassene, 101, 177
Nadab and Abihu, 147-8, 234
Nag Hammadi Codex, Library, 1, 41, 61, 91, 163, 234, 241, 248, 515
Naropa, 249
narcissus, 23, 121
Neoplatonism, Neo-Platonism, 2f, 45, 314, 339-40, 474, 482-3, 518
near death experience (NDE), 479
nepenthe, 130, 144
Nicene Creed, 32, 54, 57, 431
Nile river, delta, 11, 164, 170, 173-4, 218, 492, 494
Nirvana, 157, 187f, 217, 219, 221, 233, 249, 292, 321
Noah, 74, 167-9
Noahide Laws, 508
noetic, 304, 318
Nostradamus, 408
Notarikon, 525-6, 535, 543
 

oceanic, 185, 280, 294, 365
Ohrmazd, 112, 115-6
Oil, 44, 50, 69, 120, 171, 208, 241, 250, 292-3, 343, 414-5, 478-9, 484-7, 493-4, 530
Omophagia, 21
Onomakritos, 21
Oracle at Delphi, 71
oral tradition, 41-2, 46, 55, 60, 62, 69, 74, 173, 425
Origen, 2f, 47, 264
Orpheus, 18, 21, 83, 254
Orphism, 3, 21-2, 129, 236, 254
Osiris, 11-7, 19, 28-30, 83, 120, 176-7, 209
Outer Mysteries, 4, 10, 56, 67, 250
out-of-body, 120, 133, 313, 493, 501, 515
Ox, 10
 

Padma Sambhava, 249
Pahnke, Walter N., 367
Palestine, 44, 93, 116, 146, 153, 172, 437, 495, 502, 504-5, 533
Pantheism, 181, 315, 325, 388
Pantheistic, 324, 387, 483
pantheon, 32, 37, 96, 423, 492
Papyrus of Ani, 13
Paraphrase of Shem, 243, 247, 334
parable, 2, 41-2, 47-51, 56, 62, 64-6, 69, 100, 102, 150-1, 251, 253, 331, 388
Passover, 99, 102, 175
Paul, 9, 53-4, 71, 100, 209-10, 212, 236, 243, 480-2, 485, 487-8, 509
Pausanias, 20, 43, 128, 218f
Pavamana, 106, 233, 290
Pax Romana, 38
Pentateuch, 43, 104, 153, 164, 166, 170, 172-3, 337, 491
Pentheus, 19-20, 132
Perennial Philosophy, 216, 271-3, 378
Persephone, 20, 23-4, 26-7, 32, 121, 197, 209, 228
Persia, Persian, 3, 18, 33-4, 36, 44, 53, 58, 76, 90, 111, 113-4, 116, 118, 142, 144, 152, 165, 168, 201, 242-3, 253, 476, 484, 502, 521
pesher, 53
Peter the Reader, 57
Peter, 100-1, 201-2, 205, 342, 485
Petra, Agelastos, 26, 101
petra, 101
peyote, 82, 147, 190, 199-200, 223, 374, 395, 441-7, 395, 441-7
phasmata, 237
Pharaoh, 16, 76, 119-20, 164, 165f, 423, 485, 491-2, 494-5
Pharisee, 69, 102, 116, 516
Philo, 22, 53, 59-60, 62, 173-4, 231, 234, 237, 247, 256, 257f, 341, 345, 481, 505
Philosophers Stone, 404, 407, 409
pilpul, 526 543
pillar, 96-8, 170-2, 209, 257, 502
Pistis Sophia, 62, 211, 244
plangensia, 13
Plato, 2f, 6, 14, 22, 28, 47, 122, 127, 130, 242, 333, 343, 470-1, 478, 480, 520-1
Platonic, 9, 24, 28, 62, 126, 339-40, 352, 470-2, 474, 480, 482, 518
Plato's cave, 177, 195, 399
Pleroma, 28, 234, 240, 242, 324, 335, 470, 472-3, 477, 484, 486, 509, 522, 529
Pliny, 115, 130, 141-2
Plotinus, 2f, 324, 338-41, 345, 364, 471, 482-3
Plutarch, 21, 122, 128, 235, 521
pneuma, 203, 212, 279, 409, 470, 479
pneumatic, 206-7, 240, 473
polytheistic, 11, 44, 86, 167, 272, 325, 383
poppy, 121, 126, 130, 137
Porphyry, 2, 338, 339f
potamaugis, 142
power plants, 77, 127, 331, 380, 390
Prajna-Paramita Sutras, 217
Prana, 276, 279, 435-6
pray, prayer, 68, 87, 114, 156, 179-185, 247, 255, 324, 332, 334, 394, 437, 443, 488, 505, 509, 535
prison, 22, 28, 154, 176, 224, 242, 333, 364, 421, 426, 446, 451-3, 459, 465, 467, 472, 474, 477, 480, 490, 495, 538
Proclus, 2, 124, 130
Prometheus, 176, 472
profit, 49, 54, 67-8, 189, 210, 410, 457
Prophet, 58, 71, 81, 86-8, 94f, 102-3, 130, 149, 155-6, 158, 179-80, 229, 234, 253, 267, 318, 332, 370, 372, 380, 415, 425, 466, 476, 485, 489, 499, 501, 505, 507, 512, 514, 516, 541-2
prophetic (prophetical), 41, 44, 87, 179, 240, 320, 331, 517, 532-5, 540
Protestant, 21, 68, 79, 357, 367, 419, 436
proverb, 46, 48-9
Pseudepigrapha, 56, 423
psilocybe, 104, 122, 134, 224, 447
psilocybin, 122, 188f, 190, 223, 367
Psyche, 27, 81, 221, 225, 270, 295, 305, 309, 342, 478
Ptolemy, 17, 485
purple, 23, 121, 125, 237, 262
Pythagoras, 14, 22, 127, 223, 471, 478, 509
Pythia, 72
 

"Q", 487
Qumran, 52-3, 60
 

Rabbi Rabbinic, 60, 102, 146, 150-1, 178-9, 214, 238, 240-2, 334, 389, 423, 465, 484, 500, 504-12, 514-16, 521, 523-4, 528, 533, 540-2
Ramses, 164, 170, 494
Rastafari, 422-7, 446-7
redeemer, 334, 479, 486, 539
Red Sea, 170, 173
rebirth, 7, 10, 12-3, 22, 24, 27, 30, 34, 81, 84-5, 122, 157, 174, 176, 206-10, 212, 221, 245f, 247, 250-1, 292, 309, 321, 333, 387, 470f, 486, 543
regeneration, 5, 7, 10, 23, 27, 30, 44, 206, 209-10, 212, 221, 235, 245, 247, 251, 256, 292, 309, 387, 401, 470f, 486, 543
resurrected, 12, 24, 66, 99, 284, 324, 405, 480, 488
resurrection, 5, 11-2, 27, 31-2, 34-5, 56, 81, 83-4, 116, 120, 177, 207, 209, 250, 333, 387, 488, 515
retsina, 131
Revelation, 58, 69, 75, 100, 155, 174, 205, 213, 242-3, 267, 280, 289, 293-4, 312, 315, 318-9, 330, 334-5, 356, 380, 387, 392, 402, 433, 451, 470f, 471, 505, 507-8, 519, 542
Revelation, Book of, 16, 149, 154
revealed religion, 71-2, 75, 155, 314, 330
Rharian plain, 26
Rig Veda, 39, 78, 88, 90f, 96-7, 105-6, 109, 113, 115, 147, 172, 197-8, 201, 218, 232-3, 237
Roberts, Bernadette, 370-1
rock, 122, 163, 176, 221, 249, 253, 263, 274, 494, 508f, 541
Rock, Behistun, 1
Rock, Mithras, 36, 201
Rock, Peter, 100-1
Rock n' Roll, 140, 253, 388
Rock, unsmiling (Agelastos Petra), 26, 101
Rome, 36-8, 43-6, 53, 241, 425, 445, 487, 544
Roman, Romans, 15, 17-8, 29-30, 34, 38, 43, 45, 55, 58, 102, 123, 130, 133, 141-2, 210, 281, 487-8, 516, 524, 543-4
Roman Empire, 43, 45, 113, 144
Romans, book of, 209, 447
Roman Catholic Church, 2f, 26, 35, 38, 46, 48, 51, 53-5, 57-8, 60-3, 65-9, 74, 100, 125-6, 132, 151, 154, 171, 177, 205, 208, 211, 232, 241-2, 245, 250, 267, 269, 293, 324, 334, 340-2, 346, 349-50, 356-7, 367, 382-3, 387, 391, 397, 404-5, 411-3, 418-21, 423, 441-2, 450-2, 463
Rosetta Stone, 1, 163
Russia, 76-7, 80, 88, 451, 461, 468
Ruysbroeck, 324, 354
 

Sabbat, 413, 415-6, 418-9
Sacred Way, 25-6
Sagan, Carl, 288, 434-5
salt, 25-6, 223, 256-7, 434
Samadhi, 185, 188-9
Samaria, 165
Samaritans, 44
Samothrace, 31
Samuel, 172, 267
Sangsaric, 247
Saoshyant, 116, 144
Sattva, 233
Savior, 6, 24, 28, 34, 56, 62, 81, 85, 99, 116, 123, 144, 173, 218, 226, 276, 283-4, 323-4, 419, 472, 480, 502
Satan, satanic, 154, 412-3, 417-9, 422
Satori, 69, 221, 245, 256, 273, 278, 292-3, 309, 312-3, 330, 336-7, 360-1, 379, 392, 398, 401-3, 440
Schumann Resonance, 287, 315
scopolamine, 80, 120, 129, 134, 413
Scythian, 139-41, 143, 145, 147-8, 152
Sefer Yetzirah, 238, 241, 533-4
Sefiroth, 240, 519, 530, 533
Semele, 20
Septuagint, 47, 423, 485, 505
Serapis, 17
set and setting, 110, 160, 266, 312, 355, 373, 447, 515
Seth, 11
Sethian, 205-6, 208, 479, 481, 515
seven, 2 11, 13, 34-5, 55-6, 77, 101, 111, 117, 143, 148-9, 151, 153, 213, 240, 246, 313, 340-1, 343, 418, 423, 427-8, 442, 462, 495, 501, 505, 508-10, 521, 532, 535-6
sex, sexual, 4, 32, 87, 122, 130, 171, 275, 346, 354, 445, 457-8, 476, 497, 544
Shackti, 233
shekinah, 231, 240, 259
Shem ha-mephoresch, 101
Shen-Nung, 135
Showbread, 100
Siberia, 77, 79-82, 86, 109-11, 113, 199, 515
simulacra, 250
Sinai, Mount, 104, 148, 170, 492, 505
Sinai, Desert, 104, 163-4, 170, 493, 495
Siva, Shiva, 163-7, 139
sleep, 82, 114, 126, 244, 268, 286, 296, 348, 347, 427, 474, 477, 531-2, 534
snake, 74-5, 102, 150 167, 202, 269, 357
Social Darwinism, 68
Socrates, 127, 129, 242, 355, 480, 525
Solomon, 96-7, 103, 130, 146-7, 164, 179, 415, 422, 426, 493, 502
Solstice, 15
Soma, 78, 88-90, 94, 96-7, 104-115, 117-19, 136, 147, 150, 172, 198-9, 201, 204, 212-3, 218, 232-4, 237, 317, 335-6, 380, 409, 412
Sons of Thunder, 95
Sophia, 472
Soter, Soteriology, 6, 333
Sphinx, 16, 543
Stoics, 4, 22, 173, 480
Sufi, 58, 138, 158, 182, 188, 246, 292, 314, 538, 540, 542
subconscious, 8, 160, 194-5, 221, 273, 287, 289, 293, 296, 320, 327, 365, 399
Sumerian, 15, 35, 89, 92, 95, 98, 103, 145, 168
sustained brightness, 237, 262-3, 311, 346, 353, 365, 374, 394, 532, 542
Suzo, Heinrich, 346
synaesthesia, 222-4, 237, 289, 315, 356
synchronism, 10, 58, 284, 423-4, 431-2
synchronistic, 1, 17, 31, 37, 79, 202, 488, 518
synchronize, 10, 280, 333, 443
syncretism, 17-8, 22, 34, 43, 424, 481
Synoptic, 481, 487
synthesize, 27, 73, 122, 180, 293, 330, 342f, 387-8, 396, 432, 442, 444, 475, 483
 

talisman, 5, 535
Talmud, 358, 423, 484, 490, 504, 508, 511, 514, 516, 523-4, 531, 533, 535, 540f, 541
Talmud, Babylonian, 102, 214f, 215
Talmud, Palestinian, 150, 215, 241
Tammuz, 29-30, 32, 66
Tao, Taoists, 136, 279, 322-3, 341, 368, 477
Tao Te Ching, 322
Taurobolion, 37
Tauroctony, 35-6
tears, 227-9, 257, 532
Telesterion, 26-7, 121, 123, 218, 473
temporal lobe, 327-8, 348
temura, 525-6, 535, 543
Tennant, Jerry, 285
Teonancatl, 441
Teresa of Avila, 347-9, 352, 354
Tertullian, 35, 48, 149, 471, 482
Tetra-grammaton, 527, 535
thalassaegle, 142
Thales, 14, 127
Therapeutae, 335
Theravada, 177, 217
Thesmophoria, 12, 28
Thracians, 10, 140
Thucydides, 128
thunder, 20, 25, 94-5, 355
Tibetan Book of the Dead, 226, 249, 280
Tilopa, 249
Tirthankaras, 218, 323
Titan, Titanic, 20, 22, 174-7, 190, 477, 538
Tolstoy, 437
Torah, 41-2, 146, 173, 175, 241, 474, 504-6, 508, 513-4, 524-5, 530-1, 533, 542
transcend, 174, 187, 316, 325, 385, 392, 476
transcended, 71, 217, 224, 277, 381, 386, 473
transcendence, 22, 61, 357, 387-8, 392, 477-8, 481, 484
transcendent, 9, 183, 242-4, 247, 264, 269, 324, 367, 383, 472, 478-9, 483, 519, 540
transcendental, 40, 243, 296, 315-7, 385, 405, 520
transcending, 61, 295, 324, 499
transcends, 161, 284, 315, 325
transubstantiation, 12
tree, 29, 39, 47, 73, 81, 92-3, 106, 121, 172, 199, 200, 216, 239, 246f, 256, 262, 274, 283, 513 524
tree of life, , 114, 151, 154, 203-4, 239, 256, 426, 498
tree of knowledge, 204-5, 243, 368, 426, 498
tree, Sephirot, 519 521, 530
tree, world, 176
trees, talking, 150, 512
 

ultimate reality, 7, 19, 124, 291, 310, 315-6, 319, 329, 359, 362, 519
Umbonda, 79, 424
Underhill, E, 5, 269, 354
Underworld, 5, 23-4, 28, 32, 83-4, 87, 101, 114, 123, 228, 480, 490, 515
unio mystica, 278, 340, 536
union, 11, 17, 19, 22-3, 26, 31, 71, 125, 181-2, 242, 248, 264, 266, 271, 274, 315, 321-2, 324-5, 338, 341, 344, 348, 350, 364, 366, 371, 374, 468, 480, 517, 533, 540
unity, 44, 58, 71, 224, 263, 268, 270, 277-8, 280, 309-10, 312, 315, 320-4, 335, 346, 377, 397, 405, 522, 538
Upanishads, 39-40, 231, 335, 406
Utnapishtim, 74
 

Vatican, 66, 68
Vietnam, 259, 469
virgin, 15-7, 29, 32, 35, 87, 95, 377, 442, 481
Visuddhimagga, 217
Vitalism, 435
 

war, 38, 48, 52, 77, 111, 154-5, 259-61, 364, 397, 411-2, 421, 441, 444-6, 454, 457-8, 459-67, 469, 494, 502, 516, 545
Wasson, R. Gordon, 88-91, 94, 96, 106-7, 109, 111, 119, 121-2, 156, 163, 199, 222, 301, 391, 442, 493
water, walking on, 202
waters, flow, 190, 194-6, 197-224, 229, 231, 233f, 238-41, 243, 245-6, 251-2, 256, 258, 263, 287, 320, 338, 408-10, 414, 427, 470f, 479, 499, 503, 507
waters, Ganges, 139
waters, how to reach the, 190-3
waters, Jordan, 202, 218
waters, living, 198, 203, 207-8, 211-3, 387, 389, 480
waters, lustral, 15
Telete, 26
waters, life, 204, 210, 221, 407
waters, of the Red Sea, 170, 173
weeping, 227-8, 350, 531-2
wine, 12, 19, 21, 31, 35, 70, 97, 99, 109, 114, 125, 129-33, 140, 142, 145-7, 151, 154, 171, 206, 211, 246f, 262, 341-2, 485, 499, 503
wise, 14, 16, 51, 56, 59-61, 144, 215, 304, 310, 342, 384, 393, 417, 421, 540-1, 545
wisdom, 14-6, 22, 46-7, 50-1, 55, 57, 65-6 74-5, 83, 86, 99, 111, 114, 124, 147, 151, 153, 204-5, 217, 219, 231-2, 243-4, 249, 310, 339, 342, 350, 362, 408, 416, 422, 426, 473, 480, 484-5, 593, 506, 524-5, 534, 541
Witch, 257, 356, 403, 463, 465
Witchcraft, 58 343f, 411-21, 449-50, 465, 516
Witchdoctor, 70, 380
 

Xenophanes, 10
 

Yahweh, 14, 149-50, 169, 175, 279, 337, 409, 488, 496
Yaldabaoth, 476, 522
Yoga, 40, 111, 179-81, 186-7, 233, 248, 280, 319, 323, 335, 344, 349, 392, 406, 428, 430, 435, 483, 532, 538, 542
Yogi, Yogic, 143, 180, 184, 249, 304, 319
 

Zagreus, 20, 100
Zen, 220, 323, 360, 430
Zodiac, 33, 36
Zohar, 231, 238, 241, 517-9, 521, 527, 534
Zoroaster, 33, 113-6, 118, 213, 246, 333