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ORIGINAL CHARACTERS OF SUMERIAN CUNEIFORM AND OTHER HIEROGLIPHIC CHARACTERS WERE LOST BY THE CHARACTER RECOGNITION SOFTWARE USED IN THE PIRACY OF THIS BOOK. PLEASE SEEK AN ORIGINAL COPY OF THE SACRED MUSHROOM AND THE CROSS TO REFERENCE MISSING LETTERS AND OTHER POSIBLE ERRORS MADE BY THE RECOGNITION SOFTWARE. 150 pages of reference notes at the back of the book have been omitted. Footnote numbers have (for the most part) been left intact. Some Zeros (0) and ones (1) were not recognized.

In the Beginning God Created

The reasoning that taught man that he was cleverer than the animals made him also aware of his own deficiencies. He could catch and kill beasts stronger and fleeter than himself because he could plan ahead, seek out their paths, and construct booby- traps. Later that same foresight led him to the art of farming and conserving his food supplies against the seasonal dearths. In the lands of marginal rainfall he learnt eventually the technique of digging and lining...

Sumer and the Beginnings of History

Civilization began in Sumer,1 in the Land of the Two Rivers, Mesopotamia (figs. i, z). No one knows where the Sumerians came from, but about 4000 BC they were already developing a culture which was to affect the whole world for over five thousand years. The rich agricultural land of the alluvial plains meant there was always sufficient food for man and beast fowl and fish were in abundance and the Bible did well to find here its Garden of Eden. Amid such plenty nomadic man needed no more to...

Primary errors made by Allegro are Highlighted In Red

Allegro did NOT understand the growth cycle, effects and bitterness of the Amanita muscaria. Allegro overlooked some references to both A. pantherina and P. cubensis, and wrongfully classified Rue as an abortifacient, not recognizing Acacia and Rue as an Ayahuasca analogue. Allegro also wrongfully assumed that the mushrooms, and not religion and government themselves, were the cause of the shaman to protest against their suppression by the churches and governments. With that said, Allegro was a...