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Author Ruck, Carl A. P.

Title The apples of Apollo : pagan and Christian mysteries of the Eucharist / Carl A.P. Ruck, Blaise Daniel Staples, Clark Heinrich.

Imprint Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, c2001.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection  261.22 R828a 2001    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xiv, 272 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-261) and index.
Contents Bacchus Amongst Us / Carl A.P. Ruck -- The Green Man -- Symposium -- Mountain Revel -- Cultivating the Wild -- Feast of Flowers -- Theater of Dionysos -- Mistletoe, Centaurs, and Datura / Carl A.P. Ruck, Blaise D. Staples -- Ixion -- Mistletoe -- Wicker Man -- Solstice -- Horsemad -- Koronis -- Asklepios -- Daphne -- Thorn Apple -- Centaury -- Peirithoos -- Kallikantzari -- Fugitive Visions -- Perseus, the Mushroom Picker / Carl A.P. Ruck, Blaise D. Staples, Clark Heinrich -- Refounding Mycenae -- Golden Pluck -- The Shaman of Lake Stymphalos -- Golden Apples -- Rockrose -- Refounding Athens -- Kibisos -- The Paraphernalia of Perseus -- The Springs of Pegasos -- Golden Rain -- The Honey Drink -- The Golden Waters -- Orion -- Bull Hides -- Bellowing Bulls -- Hazing -- Homonyms -- Jason, the Drug Man / Carl A.P. Ruck, Blaise D. Staples, Clark Heinrich -- School for Shamans -- One-Foot -- Talos of Crete -- Mud-Foot -- The Chrismation of Iason -- The Serpent in the Garden -- The Golden Ram of Sacrifice -- The Ship Argo -- The Apples of Apollo -- Golden Fleece -- The Apple of Discord -- The Golden Apples of Atalanta -- Golden Apples and Balls of Fleece -- The Theft of Fire -- Agni and the Firebird -- The Golden Fleece and Alchemy -- Jesus, the Drug Man / Carl A.P. Ruck, Blaise D. Staples, Clark Heinrich -- The Jesus from Nazareth -- Apollonios of Tyana -- Gymnosophistai -- Therapeutai -- The Burning Bush -- Shamans in the Desert -- Eucharist -- Bread and Wine, Flesh and Blood -- Angel's Bread.
Summary "Christianity evolved within the context of Judaic and Hellenistic healing cults, magic, shamanism, and Mystery initiations. All four of these inevitably imply a sacred ethnopharmacology, with traditions going back to earlier ages of the ancient world. When the apostle Paul proclaimed the new Christian Mystery to the factious congregation at Corinth, there was no one who would not understand that this Eucharist was meant to replace the pagan Mystery that had been celebrated for over a millennium just a short distance away up the shore at the sanctuary of Eleusis. These essays attempt to uncover the original food of the sacramental communion."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience.
Amanita muscaria -- Religious aspects.
Mysteries, Religious.
Christianity and other religions.
Lord's Supper -- History.
Amanita muscaria -- Religious aspects. (OCoLC)fst00806627
Christianity and other religions. (OCoLC)fst00859685
Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience. (OCoLC)fst00950660
Lord's Supper. (OCoLC)fst01002518
Mysteries, Religious. (OCoLC)fst01031609
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Staples, Blaise D. (Blaise Daniel), 1948-
Heinrich, Clark, 1945-
ISBN 089089924X

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