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The Immortality Key – The Secret History of the Religion with No Name (By Brian Muraresku) – Book

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Embark on a literary journey that transcends time with Brian Muraresku’s The Immortality Key, a New York Times best seller.

In this captivating exploration, Muraresku unravels the enigmatic history of ancient rituals, secret societies, and the quest for immortality through mind-altering substances. With meticulous research and compelling storytelling, he takes readers on an odyssey through the mysteries of the past, shedding light on the hidden connections between religion, spirituality, and altered states of consciousness. As you delve into the pages of this book, you’ll uncover a profound tapestry of human history, ritualistic practices, and the enduring human quest for transcendence. “The Immortality Key” is not just a book; it’s a profound revelation that will challenge your perspective on the boundaries of human experience and the age-old quest for immortality.

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Embark on a literary journey that transcends time with Brian Muraresku’s The Immortality Key, a New York Times best seller.

In this captivating exploration, Muraresku unravels the enigmatic history of ancient rituals, secret societies, and the quest for immortality through mind-altering substances. With meticulous research and compelling storytelling, he takes readers on an odyssey through the mysteries of the past, shedding light on the hidden connections between religion, spirituality, and altered states of consciousness. As you delve into the pages of this book, you’ll uncover a profound tapestry of human history, ritualistic practices, and the enduring human quest for transcendence. “The Immortality Key” is not just a book; it’s a profound revelation that will challenge your perspective on the boundaries of human experience and the age-old quest for immortality.

This book is organized into 2 sections with a foreword by Graham Hancock:

  1. Brewing the Psychedelic Beer 
  2. Mixing the Psychedelic Wine

Paperback : 512 pages


About the Author:

BRIAN C. MURARESKU graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University with a degree in Latin, Greek and Sanskrit. As an alumnus of Georgetown Law and a member of the New York Bar, he has been practicing law internationally for fifteen years. He lives outside Washington D.C. with his wife and two daughters. In 2016, Muraresku became the founding executive director of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation. Their work has been featured on CNN and ESPN, as well as The Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle. In arbitration with the NFL in 2018, Muraresku represented the first professional athlete in the United States to seek a therapeutic use exemption for cannabis. The Immortality Key is his debut book.

GRAHAM HANCOCK is the author of major international non-fiction bestsellers including The Sign and the Seal and Fingerprints of the Gods. His books have sold more than seven million copies worldwide and have been translated into thirty languages. His public lectures, radio and TV appearances, including the TV series Quest For The Lost Civilization and Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age, as well as his strong presence on the internet, have put his ideas before audiences of tens of millions. He resides in the UK.


“Absolutely one of the most fascinating podcasts I’ve ever done … f*cking sensational.” ―Joe Rogan, host of The Joe Rogan Experience

“As excitingly plotted as Dan Brown. Extraordinarily readable. Of substantive intellectual interest. Quite the trip. Almost impossible to put down.” ―Jordan B. Peterson

“The book―which is like nothing I had read before, it puts other ‘popular scholarship’ to shame―is part popularized classical scholarship and part Da Vinci Code-influenced investigative journalism.” ―Candida Moss, The Daily Beast

“A mindblower.” ―Mark Manson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

“Like The Da Vinci Code. Tremendous. Stunning.” ―Michael Smerconish, CNN

“Amazing. Truly fascinating. Indiana Jones meets the history of psychedelic experience within religion. I want to see a reality docuseries based on this.” ―John Fugelsang, host of Tell Me Everything

“Completely captivated. Mesmerizing evidence.” ―Elise Loehnen, goop

“Exceptional investigative work.” ―Derek Beres for Big Think

The Immortality Key is an astonishing and remarkable book that explores the mysterious links between psychedelic drugs, human consciousness, and the origins of Christianity. It presents truly ground-breaking research on many levels, tracing the use of psychedelic drugs from Ancient Greece through Rome and into the early days of Christianity, where they played a role―possibly a crucial one―in the new religion of Jesus Christ. This is a fascinating book, which I highly recommend.” ―Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God

“An outstanding inquiry into the power of the Mysteries in the ancient world. A sweeping, persuasive argument from a true Renaissance intellect. The writing is most vivid.” ―Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature, Harvard University

“A fascinating analysis of the mystical roots of ancient religion, and a rediscovery of a forgotten ritual for the modern world.” ―Deepak Chopra

“In Brian Muraresku, the psychedelic theory of religion has its newest and most accomplished scholar-historian (who also happens to be very funny). This is no crackpot idea. This is genuine scholarship at its deepest, most comparative, and most conceptually radical. The breadth of the investigation is simply astonishing: the Eleusinian Mysteries; the cosmic love of God; Göbekli Tepe and Indo-European studies; Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, and Catalan; flying witches and the long religious war on women; the Vatican Secret Archives; democracy, ethics, and the unity of humankind; hard archaeochemical and DNA evidence; the first (Dionysian) miracle of Christ in the Gospel of John; the political radicalism of the Eucharist; LSD-laced graveyard beer and psychedelic wine. Buckle up tight, Toto. You were never in Kansas. It’s Oz everywhere and always.” ―Jeffrey J. Kripal, Associate Dean of Faculty and Graduate Studies, Rice University, author of Esalen: The Religion of No Religion

“Muraresku has successfully unwrapped one of history’s greatest riddles with a measured, skeptical eye. His ability to sift through the evidence with an open mind and discriminating wit keeps the pages turning.” ―Leslie Kean, author of UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go on the Record and Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence For An Afterlife

“Brian Muraresku’s The Immortality Key connects the lost, psychedelic sacrament of ancient Greek religion to early Christianity — exposing the true origins of Western Civilization. Muraresku brings to light a secret with the capacity to revolutionize our understanding of the past and chart a bold, new course for the future.” ―Graham Hancock, New York Times Bestselling Author of America Before

“In The Immortality Key, Muraresku reconstructs the forgotten history of psychedelics in the development of Western civilization. His analysis of the roots of Christianity will shake the foundation of organized religion and point the way to a revolution in consciousness.” ―Andrew Weil, M.D.

“An impeccably researched journey to the crossroads of history. The questions are provocative, the disclosures earth-shaking. By deciphering the relationship between Jesus and Dionysos, Brian Muraresku has achieved nothing less than a radical re-envisioning of the Christian story.” ―Mark Arey, Former Director of the Office of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

“A timely message, given the re-emergence of psychedelic research for end-of-life distress. A tour de force on the perennial quest to unlock the mystery of death. A spiritual adventure page-turner that’s not easy to put down. And a mystery tour well worth taking.” ―Anthony P. Bossis Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine

“With his new book, The Immortality Key, Brian Muraresku offers an invigorating look at the birth of religion as the ancient secret of dying before dying, providing us with a rejuvenating blast of what my friend Huston Smith described as authentic enthusiasmos, an ecstatic experience of the god within.” ―Phil Cousineau, author of Once and Future Myths, and coauthor with Huston Smith of And Live Rejoicing: Chapters from a Charmed Life

“A manifesto, briskly paced and engaging from page one, on the very real possibility of a psychedelic eucharist. I strongly recommend this intriguing, provocative, and thoughtful book.” ―Julie Holland, MD, author of Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection From Soul to Psychedelics

“In his Introduction alone, Muraresku captures the excitement of what psychedelics can offer our species in this time of crisis. What an exhilarating adventure into the heart of the Ancient Mysteries, and the psychedelic key to Eleusis. Somewhere over the rainbow, my dear friend Albert Hofmann is smiling. The secret is out!” ―Amanda Feilding, Founder and Director of the Beckley Foundation

“Like a modern-day Galileo, combining meticulous scholarly analysis with highly rarefied fieldwork, Muraresku is willing to bravely challenge sacred cow orthodoxies, unafraid of where the facts and evidence lead him. He has the standing and erudition to do so. Deftly weaving in humor and contemporary policy, Muraresku’s book is of utmost urgency in the search for what it means to be alive and inevitably die. This page-turner presents the hard archeological evidence substantiating the LSD-like chemical presence in the Eleusinian and Dionysian Mysteries, which carried on for thousands of years, reappearing in democratized form as the Eucharist in the mystery cult of early Christianity before its suppression under the Roman Empire. Here revealed are the true origins of the dominant religion of Western civilization, and the lengths to which its early progenitors went to preserve female spiritual leadership, and the psychedelic sacrament that was their lodestar.” ―Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, MD, PhD, Co-Founder and Co-Director, AIMS Institute; Affiliate Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Geography, University of Washington

“Psychedelic Eucharist anyone? This amazing researcher Brian Muraresku has uncovered what has been called the biggest secret in history. Really enjoying reading The Immortality Key, it places the psychedelic truth in more irrefutable historic context.” ―Alex Grey, CoSM

“An old-fashioned detective story, like The Da Vinci Code. Except it doesn’t suck. And it’s about psychedelics.” ―Sean Illing, Vox

“Structured as a travel diary, in the style of a real-life Da Vinci Code, The Immortality Key tells the story of a dozen-year quest for Christianity’s psychedelic roots. A thorough work, performed assiduously.” ―Ido Hartogsohn, Haaretz

“likely to become a classic study… THE IMMORTALITY KEY lands another powerful blow against the logic and rationale of the drug war and offers a cogent argument in favor of the responsible use of entheogens…it’s a ripping read, one that roughly hews to the form of a mystery – or maybe a Dan Brown conspiracy thriller. That’s an awful lot for an author to accomplish in a first book, but Muraresku has done it all deftly, and given the movement for cognitive and religious freedom some great material to work with.” ―Clifton Ross, Quillette


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A: Yes! At MagicMushroomsDispensary.ca, we believe in giving our customers the ultimate experience when using shrooms. That’s why we only offer the highest quality of products from the best and most reputable sources and growers. As magic mushroom enthusiasts ourselves, we personally sample and test all products to ensure they meet our highest standards. Don't take our word for it, read our customer website reviews and product reviews. We have over 10,000 positive customer reviews from customers all across Canada.

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Q: What are Magic Mushrooms?

A: Magic mushrooms are mushrooms that contain psilocybin and psilocin. These substances are hallucinogens and have been used by people for thousands of years. There are over 75 subtropical species of magic mushrooms. Since many species look alike it can be hard to tell them apart. The two compounds in magic mushrooms (psilocybin and psilocyn) are hallucinogen, thus consuming them will provide an altered state of consciousness to the consumer.

Q: What is Micro Dosing?

A: Micro-dosing means to take a miniscule/non intoxicating dose to achieve the benefits to health. It is the administration of doses so low that they will not provide a full body effect but high enough for a cellular response and positive change.

Q: Benefit of consuming magic mushrooms:

A: There are many benefits to consuming magic mushrooms, and they have been used in many cultures around the world for thousands of years. The benefits of magic mushrooms are being recognized in a big way.
  1. Studies have shown “a single dose of psilocybin produced substantial and enduring decreases in depressed mood and anxiety along with increases in quality of life” (Journal of Psychopharmacolocy).
  2. The mystical and profound experiences that so many have experienced since the 1960s in American culture are now being explored in mainstream medical science. The results are compelling and paint a proven, positive, symbiotic picture of magic mushrooms as a power healer.
  3. Clinical trials are being run to use magic mushrooms on patients with life-threatening cancer. These trials are trying to understand how a high magic mushroom dose administered in a therapeutic environment can reduce psychological stress and anxiety that comes with life-threatening diagnosis.
  4. Psilocybin is proven to improve neuroplasticity. This is the brain’s ability to learn and grow and change.
  5. Magic mushrooms treats Cluster headaches. Anecdotal evidence suggests in the 2000s, medical professionals started taking notice of psilocybin and LSD as a possible treatment for cluster headaches after some of their patients reported remission following a recreational use of psychedelics.
  6. Magic mushrooms have successfully reduced symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in a small study of patients who did not respond to conventional serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) drug therapy.
  7. Magic mushrooms have been used as part of an assisted treatment plan to treat alcoholism. Reports show that significant reduction in drinking and abstinence from drinking were reported when magic mushrooms were administered as part of the treatment program.
  8. Magic mushrooms have been used in a recent trial to help people quit smoking tobacco. In this trial, two to three treatment sessions with psilocybin as part of a larger cognitive-behavioral therapy program for smoking cessation had an 80% success rate. 12 out of the 15 subjects were able to quit smoking! Conventional smoking cessation approaches such as gum, patches, cold turkey, etc. have about 35% success rate.
  9. Last but not least, it is fun.

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A: We understand that most people require discretion. So, we use generic prepaid envelopes or a plain white box to package your items. We then vacuum-seal and bubble wrap the contents for maximum discretion, protection and to seal in the freshness. There is nothing written on the outside of the envelope that would advertise that you are taking magic mushrooms so no nosy neighbours would know it is anything other then a regular package from the post office.  You’ll be provide a tracking number so you can track your order.

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Q: How do I consume magic mushrooms?

A: There are 5 best ways to consume magic mushrooms
  1. Straight up chew and swallow – The most usual way to ingest magic mushrooms is simply by eating them. Remember to chew. Effects will kick in typically after 30-45 minutes. The fuller your stomach the longer it will take for effects to begin: consuming mushrooms on an empty stomach, or with very little food, gives a shorter onset and stronger kick-in.
  2. Tea – Consider making a magic brew. Simply crush up the desired amount and place it in a tea bag or let it steep in hot water. Do not boil as high temperatures will destroy the active ingredients. Mix it with your favorite flavor of tea to improve taste.
  3. Capsules – Usually used when taking a micro-dose. Grinder up the magic mushrooms and fill empty gelatin or vegan capsules. The capsules only hold micro-dose doses. You do have the option to take multiple to feel full effects if desired. Capsules hide all taste and makes consumption very discreet.
  4. Psilocybin Edibles – Magic mushrooms can be added to virtually any food. The trick is whatever your recipe may be, avoid adding the mushrooms during any cooking stage. Under excessive heat magic mushrooms lose their potency. Baking mushrooms on top of a pizza, for example would result in reduced effects. Try adding magic mushrooms to sauces or toppings after the cooking is complete.
  5. Lemon Tek – Grind up your mushrooms into a powder. Place powder in a cup and squeeze enough lemon juice to cover the powder. Stir and leave it for 20 minutes. Do not leave longer than 20 minutes. Fill glass with water, stir evenly and drink. This method is to create a stronger effect because of the acidic lemon juice amplifying the psilocybin. Start with half of your desired dosage.

Q: How much magic mushrooms should I take?

A: Dosage can vary from person to person. Here are a few ways to determine your dose as per The Third Wave(thethirdwave.co).
  • Microdose (0.05-0.25g):
  • Mini-dose (0.25-0.75g):
  • Museum dose (0.5-1.5g):
  • Moderate dose (2-3.5g):
  • Mega dose (5g+):

Q: How do I microdose?

A: There are a few proven and well used by many methods to microdosing. If this is your first time consuming any type of psychedelic start off with Dr. Fadiman’s approach. After experimenting if you desire more effect try the workaholic’s approach. Dr. Fadiman’s Approach (1 microdose every 3 days) Dr. Fadiman recommends taking one microdose every 3 days to prevent changes of tolerance over time. Take 1 microdose pill (Spore Wellness or Neuro Botanicals) each morning with breakfast on the indicated days below: Week 1: Mon/Thu/Sun Week 2: Wed/Sat Week 3: Tues/Fri Week 4: Mon/Thu/Sun Workaholic’s Approach This plan is geared towards individuals looking for high performance at work and creative fields. We recommend this approach to be used after having tried Dr. Fadiman’s approach. This method requires a daily microdose during the week and weekends are left open for recovery to baseline, in case of changes in effect over time. Take 1 microdose pill (Spore Wellness or Neuro Botanicals) each morning with breakfast on the indicated days below. Week 1: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri Week 2: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri Week 3: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri Week 4: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri Balanced Microdose Approach If you find that Dr. Fadiman’s approach is not providing the desired effects, try this method. Similar to Dr. Fadiman’s approach but instead of every 3 days, microdose every other day. Microdoses are taken 3-4 times per week. Take 1 microdose pill (Spore Wellness or Neuro Botanicals) each morning with breakfast on the indicated days below. Week 1: Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun Week 2: Tue/Thu/Sat Week 3: Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun Week 4: Tue/Thu/Sat

Q: How do I know microdosing is working?

A: Since a microdose is meant to be non-psychoactive it is difficult to measure its effects without being very conscious of yourself. Some self-reflection is required to understand your improvements. You can track the effects with this ‘Check Yourself’ checklist. Most likely, you won’t be affected in all areas, but it’s important to take a comprehensive review of the effects. There are 7 areas to track:
  1. Mental: Notice the thoughts running through your mind. Are they the same as usual, or different in nature? Are you having more or fewer thoughts than usual? In general, is your mind more clear or more cluttered?
  2. Creative: Are you finding new qualities in things, like stories in objects? Do you find your mind wandering in directions it doesn’t usually? Are you getting more ideas than usual? Do solutions to problems come more easily?
  3. Emotional: Do your feelings take on any different qualities than before? Are there more or fewer feelings experienced than usual? How quickly do you process them before reaching a resolution and moving on? Is sex better, or a different quality?
  4. Social: How are you expressing your thoughts and feelings? Are there any changes in the pacing, tone, or nature of your speech? What about your facial expressions? Do you smile more or less? What frequency do you agree or disagree with someone in conversation? Do you talk differently with your coworkers, spouse, friends and family? The barista at the local coffee shop?
  5. Body: Take a look at how aware (or not aware) you are of your body. Now zoom in on the body by closing your eyes and taking a few deep breaths. Slow your mind and place your full attention on any sensations in your body. Do you notice anything?
  6. Capabilities: Notice if you’re more able to complete certain tasks than usual. This might manifest as changes in attention span, physical/visual acuity, verbal fluidity, problem solving ability, empathy, different areas of awareness, and so on.
  7. Outlook: Are you more positive or negative? More optimistic or pessimistic? More or less skeptical? More fearful and guarded, or open to possibilities Feelings of oneness, universality, truth, connectedness, love, or peace are also in this area.

Q: I see blue colour on my mushrooms. Is this normal”

A: Yes, this is an indication that the mushrooms contain psilocybin, this is the difference between regular mushrooms and magic mushrooms.

Q: Can I mix magic mushrooms with other drugs

A: NEVER mix magic mushrooms with other drugs, this includes alcohol and cannabis. If you have any other questions, please contact us!

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  1. Matthieu

    Great addition to my order!

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