The Mystery of Manna: The Psychedelic Sacrament of the Bible
Citing biblical material as well as later Jewish and Christian
writings, Dr. Merkur reveals convincing evidence for the existence
of an unbroken tradition of the use of psychedelic substances in
religious sacraments, from Moses and manna to Jesus and the
"While the topic is definitely hot and very debatable, Merkur has well researched it and presents his material in a highly readable manner. A nice introduction to this controversial subject."--"Institute for Hermetic Studies", March 2006
Dan Merkur, Ph.D., has taught at Syracuse University and Auburn Theological Seminary. His research focuses on the varieties of religious experience in historical, cross-cultural, and psychoanalytical perspectives. He is the author of many books, including Powers Which We Do Not Know, Gnosis, and The Ecstatic Imagination. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.