By Dr. Michael Albert-Puleo
Written according to 37 years of analysis, this booklet explores what the writer calls "The Messiah Medicine," a different ointment utilized to the outside of 1 who perpetually after will be referred to as "The Anointed One," in Hebrew, the hakohen hamashia. From this comes the notice "Messiah." in line with the Bible, the results of this anointing used to be the facility to "prophesy," see "visions" and "dream dreams." The formulation is located in Exodus. It contained myrrh, calamus root, cinnamon, and cassia - all useful and all pharmacologically lively. In precedent days, myrrh was once used as a ache reliever and sedative. sleek stories convey opium-like job. one other aspect, calamus root, produces LSD-like results, and has been utilized in ayurvedic medication and by way of local Americans.
The booklet follows the origins of the sacrament in Egypt, the place the pharaoh used to be initiated into his place of work via an ointment that may "make a spirit of him." students think that the Mosaic Jews took the ointment out of Egypt. For a few a thousand years they used it to sanctify excessive monks, kings, and prophets, who have been all often called Messiahs, until eventually it was once misplaced with the Babylonia wars.
According to Dr. Albert-Puleo, a Board qualified relations healthcare professional, Jesus of Nazareth revived the ceremony greater than five centuries later, and handed it directly to Apostles. The Bible and early Christian literature list that whatever was once anointed with the unguent may event the Holy Spirit and "know all issues" that he could "need no different teacher." At one time, each anointed Christian was once really known as "Christ," from the Greek Christos, which means, "Anointed One."
The writer offers a treasure trove of insights hoping on every thing from Egyptian tomb artwork to early Christian writings, natural folklore to fashionable clinical reviews, Greek mythology to the "Calamus" poems of Walt Whitman and the musings of Timothy Leary.
To a few it will possibly look blasphemous, to others, miraculous and enlightening.