Daily Mail - When Moses received the Ten Commandments from God, he was summoned right to the top of Mount Sinai. But the man who led the Children of Israel to safety may have been even higher at the time, if an Israeli academic is to be believed. Psychology professor Benny Shanon says it was likely Moses was hallucinating under the influence of a mind-altering drug at the time of his biblical achievements. Taking the tablets: Professor Benny Shanon says it was likely Moses (here portrayed by Charlton Heston) was hallucinating when he received the Ten Commandments To back up his theory, Professor Shanon says the acacia tree, frequently mentioned in the Bible, contains one of the most psychedelic substances known to man. The professor, who came up with his theory after experiencing firsthand the effects of a hallucinogenic brew used in religious rituals in Brazil, said the story of Moses and the burning bush also had the hallmarks of a psychedelic experience. The account in the Book of Exodus of the bush’s ability to burn without being “consumed” is generally attributed to the presence and power of God. Professor Shanon told Israeli radio: “As far as Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don’t believe, or a legend, which I don’t believe either, or finally, and probable, an event that joined Moses and the people of Israel under the effect of narcotics.”
Whats more plausible? A mythical wizard in the sky descended from a magical paradise in the clouds with 2 stone tablets of rules? Or Moses and company was tripping balls? Talkin about burning bushes and do unto others. Sounds like fuckin Woodstock but instead of happening in the 60s it happened in the book of Exodus. Surprised there wasn’t an 11th Commandment about everyone fucking each other.