An article written by an Israeli professor of cognitive philosophy suggests that Moses was likely high on psychedelic drugs when he saw the burning bush and heard trumpets blaring from the sky.
According to Shanon, a professor at Hebrew University, two naturally existing plants in the Sinai Peninsula have the same psychoactive components as ones found in the Amazon jungle and are well-known for their mind-altering capabilities. The drugs are usually combined in a drink called ayahuasca.
Well, isn’t that interesting! Remember Terence McKenna and the gnomelike “elf-clowns of hyperspace” he used to converse with? Ayahuasca caused him to experience all that. So maybe Moses was just clowning around. Ho-ho!
Personally I love this notion of drug-induced religious visions. I can’t claim to have seen “God” or anything like that, but while muching magic truffles in Amsterdam I did see something on the crinkly surface of a brown paper bag. The moment I thought it looked a little like a dancing Shiva, suddenly it was Shiva dancing for me. Guess I’d better shave my hair and head for the Ganges, hmmm? (Actually this happened again later with the wallpaper and curtains, so I didn’t read too much into it…)