This book felt like The Davinci Code, but with real people. I enjoyed the investigation. I enjoyed the feelings of uncertainty that the author and his colleagues struggled with (because doubters loves company). But mostly I enjoyed the idea that women played such a central role in the spiritual awakening of those who followed Jesus. So many questions.
What is the role of psychedelics in the early Eucharist? Was even the Eucharist and Jesus induction of it before his death the continuation of a much older tradition? And did the role of women in this history and tradition cause the men in power at the church and in the government to panic and take drastic measures to control the whole thing? So many good questions. But ultimately if our depression, ptsd, anxiety and fear of death could be conquered by understanding our closeness to God thru the use of an element of nature, sign me up