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What do beer and alcohol have to do with gnosis and shamanism? Everything. In fact, they are a major part of understanding the ancient mysteries and religions like the ancient and heavily psychoactive beer made by the Catholic brewers Gruit, and the aqua vitae.
And were the German and other beer purity laws, the Reinheitsgebot, created to keep the beer pure? Or were they laws created by the protestants to keep psychoactive plants out?
Did the white man bring alcohol to the New World? Or were shamans brewing for centuries?
In this episode I interview Stephen Buhner, who is, in my opinion, one of the worlds leading experts in this field. Buhner is author of, amongst many other books, Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation.