The Vestibule: Table of Contents

    • Foreword (Peter Gandy)
    • Introduction (Dr. Dennis McKenna)
    • Preface 
  • VYING FOR YOUR SOUL (Excerpt below:)

I’ve heard there are two ways of truly finding yourself – Religion and Revelation. However, religion will never be complete within you until you complete it within yourself and that is a revelation. Religion alone lends itself to too much faith. It is all too easy to attach oneself to modern religion and simultaneously disregard your own self-evolution; but to complete the Great Work within yourself, you must continue to evolve and sculpt your body, mind, and spirit.

  • SHEDDING LIGHT ON LUCIFER 
    • The Occult 
    • Esoteric Darkness 
    • The Ultimate Reward 
    • Take and Eat (Excerpt below:)

For another interesting look at the evildoer in the bible, consider this: Who was that mysterious creature in the Garden of Eden tempting Eve to eat the Forbidden Fruit? Unlike the portrayal of the Garden of Eden legend in popular artwork, it wasn’t a snake. Satan’s punishment was to crawl on his belly for tempting Eve with this fruit. Prior to this, Satan was not a serpent. Whatever and whoever he was, he has a great deal in common with Jesus Christ. The gods of Genesis wanted total control of the sacred plants in the Garden while Satan said, “Take and Eat”.

  • OUR LADY OF LIGHT 
  • TRUTH, KARMA & THE SHAMANIC METHOD 
  • The Medicine 
  • Telos  (Excerpt below:)

The purpose of any proper initiation is to give the initiate a glimpse of where he or she is going. It also provides the initiate with an event to reflect back upon, an official starting point for the life change to come. The shamanic initiation, as well as the initiations within the great mysteries, would always include an elaborate, well-supervised psychedelic, out of body experience. The initiate soon understands that the spirit (or soul) of a human being is encapsulated into a physical body. Rather than viewing these as two separate and perhaps utterly opposed aspects of being, the shamanic purpose is to put oneself into harmony with nature and find the harmony between the spirit and the body – connecting the human soul with the Divine Creative Force (connecting the macrocosm and the microcosm).

    • Truth: Karma’s Equilibrium 
    • Self Enslavement 
  • THE EASTER MYSTERIES 
  • THE CHRISTMAS MYSTERIES 
    • Shamanic Christmas 
    • Stocking Stuffers  (Excerpt below:)

The tradition of gifts being placed in stockings is probably very ancient as the practical application of their presence would certainly have been difficult to ignore. The traditions of Saint Nicholas absorbed and then perpetuated the custom. Before Nicholas, there were legends of the indigenous shamaness such as La Befana, Berchta, and Baboushka entering the house riding upon the smoke of the fire down the chimney or smoke hole, placed gifts in stockings, much like the tradition of Santa Claus. The visiting goddess traditions predate Saint Nicholas in Europe from England to Czechoslovakia and Russia (Siberia) to Italy and Northern Europe.

  • Joyfully Pushing up Daisies 
  • The Christmas Initiation  (Excerpt below:)

Christmas is a highly developed and sophisticated mystery initiation that reaches back into man’s pre-history. My hope is that once it is clear that the religious parallels among all of the world religions follow the same pattern, Christianity and its holidays will return to its rightful place amid the great myths of history. Only Christianity claims its scriptures to be historical rather than allegoric.

    • The Birth of the Sun God 
  • THE COSMIC TREE OF IMMORTALITY  (Excerpt below:)

The cosmic tree has been immortalized in the heavens, illustrated in the stars, and replicated symbolically all throughout antiquity. These symbols include (but are surely not limited to) the Christian Cross, the Yggdrasil tree, the Sephiroth, the axis of the earth, the caduceus, the Christmas tree, the male phallic, the feminine force, and fertility worship.  

    • Alchemy
    • Paganism & Fertility
    • Mesopotamia
    • Occult Christianity
    • Qabalah
    • Chakras and the Caduceus
    • Altered States & Occult Anatomy
    • The Death & Re-Birth Process
    • The Sacramental Meal
    • The Sacrificial Effigy
  • OF GODS AND SERPENTS   (Excerpt below:)

Through mythological stereotyping, poisonous creatures have long been assigned allegiance with evil. These include spiders, scorpions, and especially snakes. The Egyptian god Apophis, the Celtic serpent gnawing away on the world tree, and the biblical “that old serpent which is the Devil and Satan” (Revelation 20) are but a few examples. One reason snakes permeate religious lore is because they can kill with poison. 

  • MOSES, MANNA, AND THE EUCHARIST 
    • Sacred Mushrooms & the Cross 
  • THE OCCULT ANATOMY OF REALITY 
    • A Sense of Self
    • A Mental Note
    • Question Reality 
  • THE OCCULT ANATOMY OF INTERNAL VISION 
    • The Spirit Molecule 
    • Dream Anatomy 
    • Blinded By the Light 
    • Nightly Visions 
    • Suspention of Consciousness 
    • Dream Cultivation 
    • Ego Death 
  • KNOW THY “SELF”
    • The Crux of Jesus 
    • Christ – Is it in you?  (Excerpt below:)


    By breaking down the events surrounding the crucifixion, I hope to show that it is not impractical to question the validity of the biblical account. If Jesus was born and died like the rest of us, what made him so special? And why was it necessary for his legend to embody such supernatural characteristics? The answer is simple when you begin to exemplify the characteristics of this deity in your own personal life. Discovering the “Christ within” is perhaps the most important discovery in the entire Christian religion.

    • COMMUNING WITH THE GODS 
    • REINCARNATION – THE GOSPEL TRUTH 
      • Death Rehearsal 
    • MATERIALISM: THE STATUS QUO 
      • Boundary Disillusion 
    • BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY 
      • Symbols of Ritual 
      • Sex Magic 
      • Wedding Symbolism 
      • Immaculate Conceptions 
      • Greek Style 
    • DANCE WITH THE ONE THAT BROUGHT YOU
    • WHAT IF GOD WAS ONE OF US? 
      • Pantheism 
      • The Simulation Theory 
    • CONCLUSION 
    • APPENDIX A: A LETTER FROM JUDITH
    • APPENDIX B: TOUR OF DUTY
      • Leaving the Nest
      • Blue Honey
      • Consciousness Technologies
    • APPENDIX C: THE 20 COMMANDMENTS
    • APPENDIX D: SIMULATION THEORY
    • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
    • INDEX