Bibliography Information I think hes talking about some passages in the Talmud. The fourth episode is found in the book of Exodus when Moses asks to see God, but God covers Moses with his hand so that he can only see his back, not his face – as God says, “for there shall no man see Me and live.” The fifth episode is the shining appearance of Moses’ face when he brings back the Ten Commandments on his second return from Mount Sinai. Dr Eric Altschuler, a neuroscientist at the Unversity of California, said that the biblical figure Ezekiel showed all the classic signs of temporal lobe epilepsy. ).This species (A. seyal) is like the hawthorn, a gnarled and thorny tree. But I am still not convinced that Moses, or the ancient Jewish people for that matter, were using entheogenic substances such as DMT. Now I really regret not finding out more about it from the people who gave it to me. ... /.../chapter iiithe first theban empire.htm, The Last Days of the Old Eastern World History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 9. | GotQuestions.org, Acacias: Dictionary and Thesaurus | Clyx.com. I suspect the Vatican and other strict religious entities suppress and frown upon its use, but it seems quite obvious that it was used during those early times as it is today. It yields the gum-arabic of commerce. I met another bedouin in another place, later, and described my time tripping on a mystery tea, and asked him if he knew what it might have been. Exodus 35:24 says, “Everyone who had acacia wood for any part of the work brought it.” Acacia wood was used for the poles of the ark, the ark itself, and many parts of the tabernacle. Moses was tripping when he saw the burning bush and received the Ten Commandments, according to Benny Shanon, a professor of cognitive psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It wasnt the same substance at all, unfortunately, but may also be of interest to those researching ethnobotanicals of the Sinai. Vegetation: The vegetation of Susiana is said not to be very varied. Acacia (Heb. He suggested that it might have been a plant known as 'sakrana' (which shares the same root as a common word meaning intoxicated), and I asked him to help me find some. It seems that I can only be sure of this much: That at least one indigenous community in the Sinai engages ritually in the consumption of a powerful psychotropic drink. <. Bible Dictionaries - Easton's Bible Dictionary - Acacia, Encyclopedias - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Acacia, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The Bush that Burned, and did not Burn Out ... Rather, it implies some little group, or cluster, or copse, of the dry thorny acacias, which are characteristic of the country, and over which any ordinary ... /.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the bush that burned and.htm, The Nile and Egypt ... of the inundation upon the soil of Egypt"Paucity of the flora: aquatic plants, the papyrus and the lotus; the sycamore and the date-palm, the acacias, the dom ... /.../chapter i the nile and egypt.htm, Joel's Rhapsody of the Locust Plague ... with milk, and all the brooks of Judah shall flow with waters; and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the Valley of Acacias. At other times I felt like I was in a timeless, infinite hyperspace. In South American indigenous cultures there is an oral tradition surrounding ayahuasca use; in ancient Indian texts a specific visionary substance is mentioned (Soma in the Vedic texts), and in the ancient Aztec religion we find mentions of teonanactal (“flesh of the gods”), as well as statues and art depicting mushrooms. A very interesting article, thanks! The Bible is essentially a collection of stories, allegories and testimonies which have been passed down through word of mouth and then written down by various, unknown authors. I was offered small cup of tea one night, as all the bedouins sat around a fire. The main assumption is that Moses actually existed. Your experience with drinking the tea the first time is a true Dmt experience. The tree often assumes a characteristic umbrella-like form. <. This is the idea that Moses, the founder and patriarch of the Jewish religion, was under the influence of a hallucinogenic drug during several key events that would define Judaism.