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Andrew speaks on the subject of shamanism, mushroom mythology, and religious history. Andrew’s “Confessions of a Hierophant” lecture is a true initiation unraveling the ancient mysteries by offering rational, demonstrable explanations. His lecture is just about three hours long and includes over 600 slides and several short videos, which can be customized to fit your event. 

About Andrew:

Andrew Rutajit is the coauthor of, AstroTheology & Shamanism and The Pharmacratic Inquisition DVD with Jan Irvin. The film, Manifesting the Mind – Footprints of the Shaman (available online soon) was a one-man project – produced, shot, edited, and directed by Andrew. A new version of Andrew’s solo book project, The Vestibule is available now with an introduction by Dr. Dennis McKenna and forward by Peter Gandy.

Ever since childhood, Andrew has felt a strong desire to understand the origins of Christianity. Having been practically raised in a Lutheran church; the path to become a Lutheran pastor was suddenly in his rear-view mirror when he discovered shamanism and set his sights on the ancient mysteries. Andrew’s continuous study of religion, the occult, shamanism, and astrotheology has led to the new edition of his book, “The Vestibule”, with the subtitle, “Confessions of a Hierophant”. A common and well accepted definition of “hierophant” is an interpreter of sacred mysteries and arcane principles. This definition fits Andrew perfectly.

Andrew’s books, films and lectures are explorations into religion’s greatest myths, legends, and rituals through the lens of Shamanism. His unique perspective sheds new light on many sacred mysteries that have baffled theologians for millennia. Andrew’s book and three-hour lecture are both true initiations.

The Vestibule; Confessions of a Hierophant

By Andrew Rutajit

Paperback, 240 Pages

Author: Andrew Rutajit

Foreword by Peter Gandy

Introduction by Dr. Dennis McKenna

Our relationship with entheogens extends beyond the cradle of civilization. To ignore the importance of these plants and mushrooms when researching history, myth and/or religion is to make an enormous oversight. This book is an exploration in comparative religion, human consciousness, occult anatomy and symbolism, alchemy, the ancient mysteries, Gnosticism, and Tantra through the eyes of the ancient shaman.

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“Rutajit demonstrates a knowledge of the Bible far deeper than that possessed by most people who live by it. Andrew Rutajit is a true hierophant…”

– Dr. Dennis McKenna

“A veritable feast of fascinating ideas awaits you within The Vestibule.”

– Timothy Freke – The Jesus Mysteries

“If this book doesn’t make you question your idea of reality then you aren’t paying attention…”

– Clark Heinrich

“The Vestibule – a cornucopia of occult lore, an encyclopedia of esoterica and arcana of the arcane.”

– Peter Gandy – The Jesus Mysteries