The special guest for this live broadcast on 19 March 2014 of Pateo Radio was Jan R. Irvin (1971). His website is Gnostic Media.com. Jan is an independent researcher, author, and lecturer. He hosts the popular Gnostic Media podcast. He has done much to expose MK-ULTRA, which is a CIA program for mind control. Jan has done over 200 radio interviews, has been featured in several documentaries, and has produced many documentaries and videos himself. He also authored the book “The Holy Mushroom” (see below). In this episode of the Pateo Radio talk show, Jan and host Johan Oldenkamp started by talking about the Trivium, which is the trinity of Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric. General Grammar is about the Who, What, Where, and the When of a subject. Formal Logic answers the Why of a subject. Thirdly, Classical Rhetoric provides the How of a subject. To learn more about the Trivium, study the material (bottom up!) at Trivium Education.com. Together with Arithmetic, Geometry, Music, and Astronomy, these were the Seven Liberating Arts of ancient Greece.
By studying the Death Sea Scrolls, John M. Allegro (1923 – 1988) discovered a completely different origin of Christianity. In total, Allegro wrote 8 books, starting with “The Dead Sea Scrolls” (1956). His most popular book became “The Sacred Mushroom and The Cross: A study of the nature and origins of Christianity within the fertility cults of the ancient Near East” (1970), after which the Roman-Catholic empire destroyed his career. His last book was titled “The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Myth” (1979). In that book, Allegro suggested that traditional Christianity developed through a literal mis-interpretation of symbolic narratives found in the scrolls by writers who did not understand the minds of the Essenes. He further argued that Gnosticism developed directly from the Essenes, and that Jesus was a fictional character based on a real man. Allegro refers to this real man as the Teacher of Righteousness. This real man had helped established the “Essene Way”, and lived in the first century BCE, around one hundred years before the traditional period of New Testament events.
After Allegro’s book on the Sacred Mushroom came out, he was also accused of stealing this idea from ethnomycologist and author R. Gordon Wasson (1898 – 1986), who was also a vice president of J.P. Morgan & Co. In Jan Irvin’s book, that came out in 2008, this is falsified. The full title of this book is “The Holy Mushroom: Evidence of Mushrooms in Judeo-Christianity; A critical re-evaluation of the schism between John M. Allegro and R. Gordon Wasson over the theory on the entheogenic origins of Christianity presented in The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross”.
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