Religious Studies/History, Esotericism
Cannabis: Lost Sacrament of the Ancient World
Although prohibited in most of the today’s world, cannabis and humanity have a shared history that extends far back into ancient times. Evidence of its role in the production of cloth and rope goes back more than ten thousand years. Its psychoactive properties have also long been known by humanity, and ancient man attributed a supernatural force behind such effects. Archaeological evidence of cannabis ritual use of cannabis dates back to 3500 BCE, and it became considerably widespread. Egyptians, Assyrian, Babylonian and Persians used cannabis in Temple rituals, and for medical purposes, as has long been acknowledged, . Although, it has generally been seen that the neighbours of these cultures, the ancient Hebrews, whose religious history was recorded in the Bible’s Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh, rejected these practices. However, in 1936, a little known Polish anthropologist and etymologist put forth the controversial hypothesis that the Hebrew words, kaneh and kaneh bosm, identified cannabis, and had been mistranslated as calamus. This linguistic suggestion drastically changes the story of the Bible in a number of ways, but it seemed destined to be an obscure linguistic hypothesis, until 2020, when evidence from a 2,800 year old temple site in tel Arad, Jerusalem confirmed the ritual use of cannabis Among the ancient Hebrews "Chris Bennett’s latest offering, Cannabis: Lost Sacrament of the Ancient World, is by far his most focused work to date. Building on the formidable research presented in his previous efforts, Cannabis goes even further in demonstrating that hashish, without a doubt, played an important role in the religious life of the ancient Hebrews. The final nail in the coffin of the Kaneh Bosm debate, Bennett’s scholarly book challenges everything we thought we knew about both Judaism and ancient cannabis use."—P.D. Newman, author of Theurgy: Theory and Practice: The Mysteries of the Ascent to the Divine "With legalization of cannabis a central theme in politics today, the timing could not be better for this information to reach the public. This book should be sold in every dispensary. The abundant proof from a wide variety of sources, and the internal consistency of the patterns revealed, leave little doubt that even the most illustrious among our spiritual ancestors knew not only the usefulness of hemp, and the healing qualities of cannabis, but also the entheogenic properties of THC." —Ronnie Pontiac, Newtopia Magazine"Bennett gives us another tour de force of the deep history of Cannabis, spanning diverse societies of the Ancient Middle East."—Dr. Michael J. Winkelman, Editor of Advances in Psychedelic Medicine "Chris Bennett’s Cannabis: Lost Sacrament of the Ancient World draws together scholarly and archaeological evidence for the use of cannabis in ancient magico-religious practices in a balanced, comprehensive and accessible manner. In particular Bennett explores the influence of cannabis, and cannabis occasioned altered states of consciousness, on the Judeo-Christian traditions, especially its role in facilitating a sense of communion with the divine. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in exploring the entheogenic roots of religions." —Dr.Jack Hunter, author of Spirits, Gods and Magic: An Introduction to the Anthropology of the Supernatural "Chris Bennett has been easily the most important scholar of cannabis.... [he] has done the research to confidently argue, and maybe even prove that yes Virginia, the original tree of Life and the true Haoma/Soma of the Vedas and the Zoroasterae was Cannabis Sativa specifically"—Yoseph Leib Ibn Mardachya, Author: Cannabis Chassidis: The Ancient and Emerging Torah of Drugs" Bennett gives us another tour de force of the deep history of Cannabis, spanning diverse societies of the Ancient Middle East. The scope of cannabis ritualization in the past elevates its current status as a perennial sacrament. Bennett totally revises the notion of what were the “Burning Times.”—Dr. Michael J. Winkelman, Editor of Advances in Psychedelic Medicine Without a doubt one of the world's leading cannabis scholars and historians, Chris Bennett has been enlightening us for decades on the incredible depth and breadth of humanity's inextricably interwoven relationship with our (beyond) ancient plant ally. Always a clear, accessible communicator and an impeccable scholar, Mr. Bennett continues to expand on this body of knowledge in this, his fifth, book. Cannabis: Lost Sacrament of the Ancients is a fascinating read and of great value to anyone who wants to know more about how intimately cannabis has travelled with and benefitted humanity since time immeasurable.—Stephen Gray, editor/contributor, Cannabis and Spirituality: An Explorer's Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally Projected release May 19, 2023
The Valediction: Three Nights of Desmond
Afghanistan was an American crusade to win the cold war against the “Evil Soviet Empire” and remake the world in its own image. Our telling goes right to the heart of understanding what really happened to America with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Instead of fulfilling the Western Dream, the US trapped itself in its own nightmare of endless war. Now Americans long for a spiritual regeneration towards peace. No one seems able to make the process move in the right direction. Over four decades we assimilated an understanding of how to envision moving from war as an honorable sacrifice to peace that serves all. Our two-part novelized memoir delivers a revelatory look at how we came to that awareness throughworldly and otherworldly encounters with many fascinating people along the way. -The Valediction: Three Nights of Desmond Book 1 combines Three Days of the Condor and JFK as journalist Paul Fitzgerald unravels the deep state mystery behind the unsolved 1979 assassination of U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan Adolph Dubs. Dubs’ death changed the world as much as JFK’s but few even know his name. In a serendipitous encounter at the Kabul Hotel during his investigation, Paul meets a mysterious ally who not only helps him solve the Dubs’ murder, he challenges Paul’s assumptions about why he was drawn to Afghanistan in the first place and what to do about it.
Revelations: The True Story of Rev. Dr. Joseph Leo Theriault
The Rev. Dr. Leo Theriault is not only an Anglican priest, an erstwhile Roman Catholic priest, but a Doctor of Psychology—a recognized authority on psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and group management. He knows the depth of sex scandals, why they occurred, and why the church is so ill-equipped to control the inequities. Leo may be considered a rogue priest, not in the typical interpretation of a malefactor against the creeds or liturgy of the Church, but as a foot soldier battling the evil manifestation of repugnant morals and mores within. With master’s in theology and doctorate in psychology, the Church hierarchy assumed they had a great defender in their midst against accusations. This was not to be. Leo fought child abuse from the podium, the pulpit, the couch, and the courts. The reader possibly will maintain or retain their peace of mind and assurance of their faith. Leo was a Ford Foundation Fellow.
History of the Goddess
From the Ice Age to the Bible Before the rise of monotheism, the early Hebrews were pagan and God had a wife, the Mother Goddess. The Bible tells the story of their divorce. Goddess worship promoted equality for women, social justice, spiritual connection to nature and the cycles of life, cannabis, sexual freedom, celebrated transgenders, and practiced abortions. When the Goddess was thrown out of the Hebrew temple by the monotheists, so too were all of these deeply ancient traditions. Many familiar Bible stories and characters are reinterpreted by showing where the Goddess appears and the Bible is reframed by comparing it to the mythologies of neighboring cultures.
The End ... is Only the Beginning
2022 and the Coming of God By S.K. Bain A substantial percentage of conservative Christians already believe that the signs of the Apocalypse are everywhere, and almost daily witness what they believe to be fulfillment of Biblical end-times prophecies. Yet, significant numbers of quite sincere, earnest Bible believers have for the last 2,000 years looked at the conditions in the world around them and, based on their interpretation of scripture, concluded that the jig was up. And they’ve all been wrong. Every single time. But what if, just maybe, ours is the final generation? Can we know for certain that we have arrived at the End of Days? God’s ClockThere is a clock in the heavens. God placed knowledge of this clock into the minds of men in the earliest days of civilization. It was practically universal across the millennia among all peoples and nations. In modern times, we have forgotten this knowledge. We have become too busy and distracted for such things. Now, God is re-awakening this ancient wisdom in our hearts and minds in a profound way, at this specific time in history for a very significant reason, the ultimate reason. Time’s UpAs S.K. Bain adroitly explains, God has very plainly told us that NOW is the time, and told us in such an unmistakable and convincing way that it will not only confirm the faithful’s existing beliefs about where we are on God’s timeline, but will also attract the interest and attention of unbelievers, as well. If Bain is correct, it is a message of hope, a message intended for us, at this precise moment in human history, designed so that all may see, all may know, all may understand and believe. This world must pass so that God’s new world may emerge. The last grain of sand is about to pass through the neck of the hour glass, and God is telling us what time it is, that time has run out. S.K. Bain is the former art director for Rupert Murdoch’s Weekly Standard magazine in Washington, DC, where he worked with FoxNews’ Tucker Carlson and New York Times columnist David Brooks. Bain is the author of three titles published by TrineDay: The Most Dangerous Book in the World: 9/11 as Mass Ritual (2012); Most Dangerous: A True Story (2015); and, Black Jack: The Dawning of the New Great Age of Satan (2019).
Religious Delusions American Style
Manipulations of the Public Mind By Blair Alan Gadsby A road map for civic pluralism in a nation healing from politically-inflicted religious wounds Americans would be shocked to understand just how their religious beliefs have been used against them in the political elitesÖ efforts to engineer society and public policy. In this historical overview of key moments in American religious history, Gadsby demonstrates that what we are commonly-taught in our education systems, mass-media and the political world about religion's role in any number of events, is anything but. In the spirit of Lies My Teacher Told Me, Religious Delusions American Style discusses eight areas in American history ranging from turn-of-the-nineteenth-century eugenics and the Scopes Monkey Trial, to the mind-control program known as Jonestown, to the implausible two-planes-three-buildings-straight-down operation called 9/11, we have been deceived in a big way about what has been done in the name of religion. From the Introduction: ...the social consequences for populations holding religious delusions can range from benign (by being ignored and therefore un-influential), to bad (by inciting stereotypes and phobias about individuals or groups), to worse (by encouraging or extolling actions based in those stereotypes and phobias by means of discrimination, exclusion and persecution), and even to disastrous (by fomenting genocidal physical conflicts and wars). Blair Alan Gadsby is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Religious Studies (M.A., 1992) and is currently Adjunct Faculty of Religious Studies at Maricopa County Community College District in Arizona teaching World Religions, among other courses. He is also researching the religious pluralism on the east African coast in the city of Mombasa in Kenya, where he lived in the 1980’s and witnessed firsthand the multi-religious civic harmony that can be achieved in a dominantly Islamic region. HISTORY364 PAGES, 6 X 9FORMATS: TRADE PAPER, EPUB, MOBIPOCKETTRADE PAPER, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)PUBLICATION DATE: MARCH 2020ISBN 9781634242837RIGHTS: WORTRINE DAY (MAR 2020)
The Dawning of the New Great Age of Satan By S.K. Bain It's been a long time coming, and it's right around the corner… As author S.K. Bain detailed in The Most Dangerous Book in the World: 9/11 as Mass Ritual, the events of September 11th, 2001, constituted a global occult ceremony. But that was mere child's play compared to what he's uncovered since. If 9/11 was a MegaRitual, this is a GigaRitual, or TeraRitual even. Its scope and scale are truly difficult to grasp. If you thought that 2012 was the end of Galactic Alignment, think again. However, this book doesn't propose some new date for the made-up Mayan Doomsday, far from it. We are on the cusp of a once-in-a-26,000-year event, one that, in astrological terms, knows no equal. Do not think for one moment that the masters of our world will let it pass unmarked. Black Jack reveals the true date of the End of the Great Age, the Mother of All Auspicious Occasions, a date that the Cryptocracy has been fixated on—and feverishly preparing for—over the past two centuries, and well before. It will almost assuredly bring a ritualistic celebration like none other ever witnessed, involving mass human sacrifice and the biggest fireworks show in history. The world approaches the dawning of a new Grand Cycle, which the elite will inaugurate as the New Great Age of Satan. As we draw near, ask yourself this question: if you were among the ranks of these precious few ultra-powerful, would you spare any expense or effort to properly commemorate this unique occasion, or to fittingly dedicate it to your Dark Lord? Of course you wouldn't. And, as a member of the Cryptocracy, you would be so bold and fearless as to announce your intentions to the entire world, far in advance. You would provide all the useless eaters with the obligatory fair warning, mockingly giving notice in plain sight in the most powerful city in the world. You would encode The End of the Old World Order in the streets of Washington, D.C., which, as is revealed in these pages, is nothing less than a Gigantic Black Magickal Spellcasting Machine. Furthermore, you would embed the "date of demise" in the modern calendar, as plain as day for those with eyes to see. You would orchestrate a string of foreshadowing, preparatory lesser false-flag attacks / mass rituals in the decades leading up to the grand occasion, rituals involving, for instance, consecrated sacrificial vessels such as—as was the case on 9/11—commercial airliners filled with dozens of innocent victims. Your elite family is among those who have instigated world wars and induced global famines. You think nothing of the use of false-flag terrorism to achieve your goals and objectives—even nuclear false-flag terrorism. One doesn't have to be a religious fundamentalist to sense it, or see it all around us—the Satanification of the World. Practically every public event is now a thinly-veiled, if at all, Satanic ritual. We are being driven hard towards something in the near future, something whose hideous form becomes clearer by the day. All the while, the grip of the global dark-occult technofascist dictatorship grows ever tighter. Preparations have been underway for a very long time, even from the Founding of America, and the hour grows late. With bated breath, the entire planet, knowingly or unknowingly, awaits the arrival of Black Jack. S.K. BAIN is the author of The Most Dangerous Book in the World: 9/11 as Mass Ritual and Most Dangerous: A True Story (the latter written under the thinly-veiled pseudonym Sherwood Kent). Bain is the former art director of the now-defunct neo-conservative Weekly Standard magazine, where he worked with William Kristol, Fred Barnes, David Brooks, Tucker Carlson and others for over five years. During part of that time, the infamous PROJECT FOR THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY was co-located with the publication. Prior to this, Bain was art director for the Oxford American magazine while it was being published by best-selling author John Grisham. BODY, MIND & SPIRIT190 PAGES, 6 X 9FORMATS: EPUB, PDF, MOBIPOCKET, TRADE PAPERTRADE PAPER, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)PUBLICATION DATE: SEPTEMBER 2019ISBN 9781634242561RIGHTS: WORTRINE DAY (SEP 2019)
The Deceit of Rome
The Roman Catholic Church, an Invented Institution Based on Lies, Intrigues and Malpractice A biting critique of Catholicism's spiritual teachings and institutional practiceThis no-holds-barred volume confirms the feelings of those who have always known something about the church just isn't right. Centuries of corruption continue even with the current pope, under whom many wealthy cardinals are enjoying incomprehensible luxury. Take top cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, for example, who recently spent €200.000 from a children's charity fund on the renovation of his luxurious penthouse apartment. Of course Bertone denies everything, but it's curious to see how often the Vatican's number two has been linked to financial fraud by the Italian Justice Department. According to Italian journalists Emiliano Fittipaldi and Gianluigi Nuzzi, millions of euros meant for charity are supposed to have been "stuck" within the administration and bureaucracy of the Roman Curia. Their sources are leaked Vatican documents, and the two people who have supposedly leaked these documents have since been arrested. These are a Spanish Opus Dei priest and a curious Italian woman, thought to be a mistress of one of the cardinals. I'm sure the pope means well, but he obviously isn't in control of the Curia of Cardinals. RELIGION128 PAGES, 6 X 9FORMATS: TRADE PAPER, MOBIPOCKET, EPUBTRADE PAPER, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)PUBLICATION DATE: MAY 2019ISBN 9781634242349RIGHTS: WORTRINE DAY (MAY 2019)CREDOS
Killing God’s Enemies
The Crazy War Against Jews, African-Americans and the U.S. Government By John Lee Brook and Anthony Tinsman Killing God’s Enemies relates the origin, history and activities of the church of Christian Identity and its violent outgrowth called the Phineas Priesthood. In doing so, the book reveals the group’s philosophy of hate; their methodology, which is death to all blacks, Jews, homosexuals and abortionists; and their goal, which is an America ruled by white men.The church of Christian Identity is a small and obscure religious denomination. Its radical arm – the Phineas Priesthood – barely registers on the radar screens of the general public’s consciousness. That is, until it’s too late. For the Phineas Priesthood is unlike any other priesthood. There is no seminary and no ordination. There is only one requirement: kill the enemies of God. Killing God’s Enemies will tell the fantastic but true tale of: How Christian Identity came to exist. Where the idea of the Phineas Priesthood came from. Relate the violent exploits of the Priesthood’s lone warriors. Show how Anti-Semitism forms the fulcrum upon which Christian Identity pivots John Lee Brook is the author of Blood In Blood Out: The Violent Empire of the Aryan Brotherhood and Blood + Death: The Secret History of Santa Muerte and the Mexican Drug Cartels. Brook is a former priest and a convicted felon. Currently working under a pseudonym for his own protection, he releases this controversial book, the first of its kind. Anthony Tinsman was raised in a Christian Identity militia on a rural homestead and trained in the defense of their extreme beliefs. Having left that craziness behind him, circumstances in society provided further disillusionment. He is currently serving a 35 year sentence for armed bank robbery and the use of machine guns. He is a PEN award winning author, his work has also appeared in The Savage Kick Literary Magazine, Spotlight On Recovery Magazine, Blog Critics, and many more. HISTORY300 PAGES, 6 X 9FORMATS: TRADE PAPERTRADE PAPER, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $24.95)PUBLICATION DATE: MAY 2016ISBN 9781634240710RIGHTS: WORTRINE DAY (MAY 2016)
The Templar Treasure
A fact-based treasure hunt for the Ark of the Covenant Following author Tobias Wabbel’s research and investigation throughout Europe, this book solves the mystery of the treasure of the Knights Templar. The most up-to-date archeological and historical information is discussed, from the history of the Knights Templar and the history of the Israelites and the Ark of the Covenant, to medieval literature and Gothic cathedral architecture. Disproving common theories—the Knights Templar never guarded the pilgrimage ways in Palestine, there is no Priory of Sion, there is no bloodline from Jesus to the present day, and there is no authentic Shroud of Turin—the book also proves the existence of the sacred Ark of the Covenant, also known as the treasure of the Knights Templar, which is still hidden in France. Wabbel researched iconography in the architecture of cathedrals and chapels, and found more evidence in texts and inscriptions that led to his theory on the location of the Templar treasure. Both a travel guide to the secrets of the treasure of the Knights Templar and a fascinating read, this book will shake commonly held beliefs on this interconnected history and renew the interest in it. HISTORY250 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5Formats: Trade PaperTrade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)Publication Date: July 2013ISBN 9781937584344Rights: WORTrine Day (Jul 2013))
Christianity and 21st Century Science
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. — Mat 24:32–33 Christians living in the 21st century will be offered many luxuries and health benefits that are truly remarkable, even by today’s standards. In the future we will be offered immortality, be able to upload a computer to our brain, and get injected with stem cells that will repair any organ that would otherwise need to be replaced with an organ transplant. However, not all of the options that we will be offered are permissible in the eyes of God. There is a reason for this: either they will hurt us or else they will hurt someone else. Since this technology did not exist when the Bible was written, we will have to refer to what has been written on parallel issues in order to make our decisions. There are ample verses in the Bible that guide us as to which options to choose. We will begin by examining the viewpoint of the people in the labs who are engineering the technology that will affect our lives. SOCIAL SCIENCE362 Pages, 6 x 9Formats: Trade PaperTrade Paper, $14.95Publication Date: August 2014ISBN 9781937584443
A Certain Arrogance
Providing the first global cultural context for the assassination of John F. Kennedy, this investigation into how United States intelligence agencies and other entities manipulated liberal religious groups and educational institutions for ideological, political, and economic gain during the Cold War exposes numerous previously misunderstood political operations. Including assassinations, these projects include those facilitated by Allen Dulles, John Foster Dulles, the U.S. State Department, the Office of Strategic Services and its successor, the CIA, and other individuals and groups. Focusing on the manipulations of key individuals in the American Unitarian Association, the Unitarian Service Committee, and the Unitarian-supported Albert Schweitzer College by covert American interests during the Cold War, this exposé asserts that an unwitting Lee Harvey Oswald—an asset and pawn of American intelligence—was the ideal scapegoat in a tragically successful conspiracy to murder President Kennedy. History, Political Science384 pages, Trade Paper, 6 x 9Distribution Rights: WOR$24.95 (CAN $27.95)9780984185849 (0984185844)
My Cosmic Trigger: High Strangeness in Theory and Practice
First published in 1977, Robert Anton Wilson’s Cosmic Trigger explored the plurality and mutability of reality through a discussion on Wilson’s personal experiences with high strangeness phenomena, including communication with extraterrestrials, occult practices and paranormal experiences.My Cosmic Trigger borrows from Wilson’s title. Having researched high strangeness and personally experienced similar phenomena to Wilson, this book is Cosmic Trigger for a new generation. It discusses high strangeness phenomena in general and the author’s experiences in particular.High strangeness is a subset of the overall paranormal field and is, in simple terms, when two or more paranormal phenomena intersect, such as bigfoot and UFO sightings being reported in the same location. My Cosmic Trigger seeks to explain the theory and practice behind high strangeness.This book is a fantastic starting point for someone who is just getting into high strangeness and it also serves as a necessary addition to the library of any seasoned high strangeness researcher, offering an overview of the history of the subject as well as analysis of where, why and how high strangeness might occur.This book might serve as a guide to one’s first journey down the high strangeness rabbit hole, and includes: a historical background on the subject; discussion of the best researchers in the field, past and present; a survey of the theories as to why these phenomena occur; a substantial path into learning about these phenomena and how they may manifest in one’s life.For people more experienced on the subject, My Cosmic Trigger is unique in that it offers a new approach to the study of high strangeness and a magic of high strangeness, which is designed to make the study of this subject impact one’s life in a positive way.More than just a book, My Cosmic Trigger is a multimedia project. An adjunct podcast, discussing the chapters in more detail, will accompany the book. Readers and listeners will have the opportunity to interact with the material in a meaningful way online through mycosmictrigger.com.By providing theories behind high strangeness, this is intended to be a guidebook for people going through Cosmic Trigger type initiations. This book offers a way around the path of insanity so common in this domain of research. The author is in a unique position to guide the reader in this regard, being that the author has been a practicing psychotherapist for the past 15 years.For Robert Anton Wilso (RAW), there are only two ways to resolve one’s descent into the high strangeness of chapel perilous: coming out the other side agnostic or insanely paranoid. No offense to RAW, laughing merrily from beyond the grave, but both options appear less than ideal. This book offers a third approach: spiritual ascension.
By reading this book, you will embark upon a historic journey of change.Each day when you awake, you face two choices: positive, uplifting thoughts, or negative, destructive thoughts. The choice is yours. It is within your power to select successful or failed thoughts. You can take control of your destiny one moment, one hour, and one day at a time.This book condenses volumes of self-help information into a subtle, powerful message that can renew your sense of purpose and enhance your pursuit of a positive, happy life. Happiness can be forged by a willed desire to learn and improve. If you are receptive to positive thinking, and reflect upon its optimistic message, this book will transform your life. Now…relax… and enjoy this life-transforming story.
Wayang: The Shadow Play
Wayang: The Shadow Play is a book about an unintentional discovery of MKUltra and SRA (Satanic Ritual Abuse) programming running in the author's family. The book begins with an outline of her childhood, because much of the research involved remembering the strange and unexplainable things that happened in her life. The investigative journey begins after she has lost it all, this was when she chose to learn why her life was seemingly jinxed instead of giving up on life entirely. At the time she had no idea what an amazing journey was about to unfold. She threw up allover the bed. She was thrown into a mental institution and drugged against her Will. She was abducted! She didn't think she would survive and prepared for her demise. And just as she was knocking at Death's Door, found her long lost ancestors who were the only ones able to help her. Learning about her ancestors was only one of the pieces needed to piece the puzzle of Anna's life together. The book continues with heavily quoted references and research into Psychopathy, Mental Illness, Satanism and Christianity and includes a condensed narrarive of her father's book Tjideng Reunion, a memoir of his experience in the WW2 Java concentration camp for women and children. The book ends with a cross examination of the research with the author's ancestral tree, and includes hand drawn renderings of related family crests, which raises fresh and interesting questions about the images these crests have been endowed with, in light of the research. I recommend this book to anyone that is interested in trauma survival, social engineering, mental illness, MKUltra, WW2 or those who are researching these things and have genuine concern for the disturbing events unfolding around us today.