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Moses was high on drugs: Israeli researcher
Breitbart ^ | 3-4-08 | Breitbart

Posted on 03/04/2008 1:31:40 PM PST by Anti-Hillary

High on Mount Sinai, Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God deliver the Ten Commandments, an Israeli researcher claimed in a study published this week. Such mind-altering substances formed an integral part of the religious rites of Israelites in biblical times, Benny Shanon, a professor of cognitive psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem wrote in the Time and Mind journal of philosophy.

"As far Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don't believe, or a legend, which I don't believe either, or finally, and this is very probable, an event that joined Moses and the people of Israel under the effect of narcotics," Shanon told Israeli public radio on Tuesday.

Moses was probably also on drugs when he saw the "burning bush," suggested Shanon, who said he himself has dabbled with such substances.

"The Bible says people see sounds, and that is a clasic phenomenon," he said citing the example of religious ceremonies in the Amazon in which drugs are used that induce people to "see music."

He mentioned his own experience when he used ayahuasca, a powerful psychotropic plant, during a religious ceremony in Brazil's Amazon forest in 1991. "I experienced visions that had spiritual-religious connotations," Shanon said.

He said the psychedelic effects of ayahuasca were comparable to those produced by concoctions based on bark of the acacia tree, that is frequently mentioned in the Bible.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drugs; exodus; godsgravesglyphs; mental; moses; sinai
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The author is high on drugs.

He also better invest in an asbestos suit and jumbo size water bottle, cause he is going to need it when he leaves this planet.

1 posted on 03/04/2008 1:31:41 PM PST by Anti-Hillary
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To: Anti-Hillary

The author is projecting.


2 posted on 03/04/2008 1:33:46 PM PST by HoustonTech
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To: HoustonTech

Hehehe - that was exactly what I was going to post!


3 posted on 03/04/2008 1:35:11 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (IX-XI -- numquam didici)
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To: Anti-Hillary

There’s another explanation: the author of this cockamamie story is a moron.


4 posted on 03/04/2008 1:35:14 PM PST by JeeperFreeper
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To: Anti-Hillary
Just say Moe.

5 posted on 03/04/2008 1:35:24 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Anti-Hillary

He was snortin crack and smokin LSD.


6 posted on 03/04/2008 1:36:02 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Anti-Hillary

I’m sure the author has very solid evidence for this. Not. Do these people seriously think they rise above the level of a college “bull session”?


7 posted on 03/04/2008 1:38:11 PM PST by Williams
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To: HoustonTech

hmmmm


8 posted on 03/04/2008 1:38:14 PM PST by altura
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To: Anti-Hillary

Moses was just trip’n bump.


9 posted on 03/04/2008 1:38:59 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Anti-Hillary

Its so aggravating when BS gets taken seriously. This dude deserves to be Coultered - Shut the hell up you stupid *ag.


10 posted on 03/04/2008 1:39:01 PM PST by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: Anti-Hillary
My thoughts.
11 posted on 03/04/2008 1:39:27 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Anti-Hillary

” Israeli researcher was high on drugs: Holy Moses!”


12 posted on 03/04/2008 1:39:29 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: I see my hands
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This Moe?


13 posted on 03/04/2008 1:40:28 PM PST by Gil4
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he himself has dabbled with such substances.

No kidding.

14 posted on 03/04/2008 1:40:49 PM PST by 2Jedismom (Expect me when you see me!)
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To: Anti-Hillary

Several of my acquaintance who claim to have seen Jesus or angels were cold sober at the time and are not druggies in real life. One was at a funeral of an in-law at the time. Others were in prayer or meditation. A third was sitting by the side of the road after a car breakdown.


15 posted on 03/04/2008 1:41:21 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("I have some news. Al-Qaida is in Iraq. It's called 'al-Qaida in Iraq.' " óJohn McCain)
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To: Anti-Hillary

self-reference phenomenon


16 posted on 03/04/2008 1:41:45 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: 2Jedismom

LOL


17 posted on 03/04/2008 1:41:54 PM PST by ZinGirl
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and this is very probable, an event that joined Moses and the people of Israel under the effect of narcotics," Shanon told Israeli public radio on Tuesday.

Is there evidence to support this claim, or is Shanon relying on leftist faith to reach this conclusion?

18 posted on 03/04/2008 1:43:58 PM PST by SaveTheChief (Chief Illiniwek (1926-2007))
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I won’t hold my breath waiting for him to announce MUHAMMED was high on drugs, also. I would guess he would be scared to do that....


19 posted on 03/04/2008 1:46:15 PM PST by HD1200
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Drugs on the streets of Egypt millenniums ago? It’s some awesome piece of investigative work we have here! I think Moses was a heavy cellphone user, too. Fried his brain talking 24/7.
20 posted on 03/04/2008 1:47:14 PM PST by alecqss
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