Wednesday, April 4, 2012


         Temecula, CA – Over the years I have written all sorts of articles and reports about marijuana. Those stories and their links have led to many side streets about pot, or Mary Jane Green as I have identified her. One of the most fascinating aspects of the plant is the reference to cannabis, both singular and plural, found in the Bible and by extension, the Torah. However, though found in both the NT and OT, the instances pale in comparison to another natural ‘drug’ that leaves Mary Jane and her various personalities in the dust. When I first heard the premise of Jack’s last book in 2003, I might as well have been listening to the latest Harlan Ellison plot. I heard what Jack was saying but it made no dent. Now it does, ladies and gentlemen, this is the thesis that Jack worked on just before he crossed over. It is a subject he became interested in after reading John Marco Allegro’s “The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross.”

         Presented here for the first time in wide circulation is the most radical interpretation of the scriptures that I have ever read, and I’ve read a lot. However, it isn’t the interpretation this is astounding, the astonishment comes from the ridiculous notion that it, Jack’s view, does fit. Like ‘never a straight answer’, it fits like NASA. The Temecula Calendar is honored to present,

Introduction to the Song of Songs – By (the late & great) Jack Herer

         “In an exegesis such as this, it is the writer’s obligation to clearly interpret the scriptures so one and all can understand what the bible is talking about. In the Song of Solomon it is very clear to us that the writer is explaining his relationship with the mushroom and dealing with the inconsistency of the experience as well as his own abilities to appease the mushroom-god. This book is one that is very important to Christian biblical scholars and Jewish scholars alike as it is said ‘if you can understand the Song of Songs, then you are as close as you can be to understanding the mind of god.’
         To understand the book it is important to know that only select few were revealed the secret coding behind these strange metaphoric verses. To the Jews writing and reading was paramount to their social structure. Every Jew was taught to read and write many languages. Only the Jew was taught Hebrew. The Jews also took on bond-servants for a period of seven years. As part of the payment for service they would be taught to read and write, everything except Hebrew, unless they were a Hebrew. So the Jewish system is a closed system and so there were only certain people in the society who could read the cant of cants.
         Then there are the esoteric meanings behind the texts, the secrets that only certain people would be made aware of. They were taught the secrets of the texts in order to go into the mountains and valleys to hunt their gods, the mushrooms. This was a secret of the utmost seriousness. It was only transmitted orally and each and every person who was taught it swore an oath of secrecy, unto death. Roughly one in a thousand people knew the secrets of the mushrooms; they had to be taught to hunt them so they needed to be taught to read the texts, to understand the codes. This is the real secret behind this book and it is one that is relatively unknown.
         This [Bible] book, [The Song of Songs, found after Ecclesiastes and before Isaiah. The book is just 8 chapters, 5 ½ pages long] has received a lot of attention. Every serious Jewish and Biblical scholar has tried his hand at interpreting these texts. A marked amount of scholars interpret it wrong right off the bat because they start to interpret it as a book about sex and sexual relationships. This is an easy trap to fall into as will become clear as we read it but the relationship is (actually) between the character (narrator) and the mushroom, (like you’re talking to your car).
         Many of the characters within are mushrooms and flushes of mushrooms growing together under the cedars or pines. They can be described as males or females both male and female as the mushroom itself is a hermaphrodite and alludes to both male and female genitalia.
         The primary colors of the Amanita Muscaria are red, gold and white so it is easy to see why they are associated with the dove, which is white with red eyes. The spotted characteristics of the fruit bring us clear associations with the roe deer, which is red and spotted as well as hinds. We can also see clear descriptions of the mushroom’s habitat (pine and cedar trees), as well as its life cycle. The descriptions in these pages clearly allow us to identify the mushroom by color, appearance and habitat and even throughout stages of its development (from small round shaped egg-rock to large red and white/golden upturned bird-cup). This is the only book in the whole Bible that does not mention the words lord or god at least once.
         The idea of Solomon as an historical figure* is questionable to say the least. Unless you are a biblical inerrantist willing to stretch reported archaeological findings to the extreme, it must be admitted that there is not a single shred of evidence to prove the existence of an Israelite king named Solomon. Nor is there any more for his reported king father David. There is no historical proof that a kingdom of Israel ever existed in the glorious fashion described within the Bible during reign of these mythological kings. The supposed conquests of David’s reign are reported to have stretched from its central capital in Jerusalem to the deserts in the south and north to Syria.
         Then there was the successive reign of David’s son Solomon under whose guidance there was reportedly a glorious temple, as well as many kingly palaces built in the capital city of Jerusalem. It is this period which is testimony that, once upon a time, Israel resembled a real kingdom and a world force. The Davidic Dynasty, kingdom of Israel and the holy city of Jerusalem, once historically established, form the basis for all later prophecies of a messianic redeemer from the House of David and the divine restoration of the greatness of a once again united Israel.
         But if David is a mushroom, Solomon is a mushroom; the stories are mythology and the once and future messiah king are all mushrooms then there is an actual factual basis to the story, the mushroom (or its knowledge) will once again find its place among mankind and the new Jerusalem will be established. After all the New Jerusalem does have at its center the mushroom fountain of living waters and each and every person that enters into the city is told to partake of the waters of life (another description of the mushroom in its juice-drink form) freely. So it can be said rather seriously that the identity of Solomon as an historical figure is a mushroom and therefore a fact.
         The Song of Solomon is reported to have been written in reference to an encounter with an angel** by Solomon. This is an encounter with the mushroom. This encounter infuses the consciousness with the consciousness of the mushroom or the god and also blends the consciousness with the heavenly host. This is why the narrative constantly switches around between being the first person to the second, to a group, and back to the first person, (and) then even becoming the voice of multiple personalities. Far from being indication of schizophrenia, the narrative is clearly showing that the merging of consciousness is a group mind experience just as in John, when one ‘eats the body’ of Jesus and ‘drinks his blood’, the son is in the father and the father and the son are one.
         The Middle East was not always as desert an area as it is (and perceptively seems) today. At one time there were millions of cedar trees in Lebanon, now there are only 400. The crusades against the Cedars of Lebanon is one of those little discussed historical facts that must be understood in order to know how the Amanitas could have been so popular to the religions of the area. This book refers a lot to the cedars and mountains of Lebanon because this is the important information setting the stage for our narrative. The Cedars of Lebanon were misclassified by early botanists and are actually a member of the pine family. They are host trees for the Amanita Muscaria and have been revered for thousands of years for this very reason. Below the Cedars is where the ancient peoples discovered god and they returned year after year to find god again.
[Ed Notes: * - Solomon is also found in ancient magick books, Masonic texts, and is quite different than the character that is portrayed in the Bible, ie. Having a magic ring that controlled daemons to build the temple, The Key of Solomon, etc.; ** - In some cultures and religious thought, the Song of Solomon is a letter of ‘pillow talk’ between Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, the parents of Nebuchadnezzar, possibly from the night or time of that begetting.]
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