Was Soma the Forbidden Fruit of Genesis

Decoding the Fleur de Lis Symbol


The author’s study of mushroom symbolism in pre-Columbian art would suggest that the cult of Soma, as well as other Vedic traditions, migrated to the Americas sometime around 1000 B.C. and that the Indians of the New World modeled their religion on Vedic beliefs and ritual practices. The author presents visual evidence of encoded mushrooms in ancient art that supports Wasson’s identification of the revered and deified mystery plant of the Rig Veda, called Soma in Indo-Aryan folklore, and called Haoma in Zoroastrian and later Persian mythology, as the Amanita muscaria mushroom. Mushrooms were so cleverly encoded in the religious art of the New World, “Hidden in Plain Sight” that prior to this study they virtually escaped detection.


This publication has been moved to “Hidden In Plain Sight”