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Hacking into Heaven explains how many stories and images from the Bible are encrypted references to the mushroom, Amanita muscaria – the real God of the Bible. Pem Das demonstrates how Biblical scribes used ironic schemes to convey a dual message; a literal message taken at face value by the slave class, and a deeper message implied in the story understood by the elite class; and how this linguistic model replaced the chains of slavery with written words. According to Dangwillo the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, the original Ten Commandments, Noah’s Ark, and Jesus are representations of the mushroom; and the ecstasy it provides. “Written language is a technology, and I wanted to show how it’s used to control human behavior. When I started this book it was about linguistics and rhetoric, but now that I am finished it’s about biology and neurology. Psilocybin mushrooms have been proven to stimulate neurogenesis in the hippocampus, that’s the creation of new neurons in the place in your brain responsible for language, location, and memory,” said Das. “And the same thing happens when a child is born through natural child birth. Kind of gives new meaning to being a Born Again Christian. This is science. This is an idea whose time has come. ”Hacking into Heaven is a short book that covers the Old Testament, Gnostic texts, and the New Testament. Included are chapters covering Mycology, or the biology of mushrooms; a short essay Language, Religion, and Slavery, which offers a model of how written language is used to subjugate the human mind; Spelunking into Plato’s Cave, offers an explanation of Plato’s allegory of the cave; and, A Neuro-linguistic Model for Amanita Ecstasy; offers an explanation of how mushroom ecstasy affects linguistic patterns in the brain.
Pem Das is the pen name of Chris Dangwillo. Dangwillo served in the US Army, studied Litertature and Rhetoric at Cal State San Bernardino. He also taught 2-6th grade, high school English and Drama. Dangwillo enjoys hiking, fishing, horses, and looking for mushrooms.