P.D. Newman is an internationally recognized author and lecturer specializing in the use of entheogenic compounds in magico-religious settings. A member of both the Masonic Fraternity and the Society of Rosicrucians, his book, Alchemically Stoned: The Psychedelic Secret of Freemasonry, explores the use of the powerful hallucinogenic compound, DMT, by a number of eighteenth century Masonic Alchemists. He has additionally been published in a number of periodicals, including The Transactions of the Mississippi Lodge of Research, The Scottish Rite Journal, Knight Templar Magazine, Ad Lucem, The Square, Rocky Mountain Mason, Fraternal Review, Invisible College, Dragibus, Ethnomycological Journals, etc. And, in 2016, Newman was awarded for his placing in the worldwide Scottish Rite Journal essay contest.
Alchemy and the Acacia Stone – 60 Minutes
The Hidden Roots of the Acacia Symbol – 60 Minutes
Trismosin’s Truffles: Ethnomycological Highlights of a 16th Century Alchemical Plate – 30 Minutes
Diamonds in the Rough: Entheogenic Coprophilic Fungi in Alchemical Literature – 45 Minutes
Kluver’s Kaleidoscope: Sacred Geometry and the Entheogenic Experience – 20 Minutes
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