Religious Evolution Doctrine (the new “Stoned Ape Theory”)

The story begins a very long time ago when we were all omnivorous monkeys roaming the plains of Africa. One thing a hunter uses to find prey is their droppings. What grows out of these droppings? Magic Mushrooms. The monkeys would have come across the mushrooms, not once or twice but hundreds of thousands of times. If you are a hungry monkey and find these tasty-looking mushrooms, what would you do? Probably try one. 

When you eat a small amount of Magic Mushrooms, you notice a few things, mainly enhanced vision and hearing. You now see every leaf that moves, every plant you might want to eat, and hear every sound an animal could make. This is a significant advantage to any hunter. 

When you eat a bunch of these mushrooms, you see some indescribable things and meet entities (spirits) with knowledge they want to teach you. As a monkey who has just seen God, you would be compelled to try to explain what you saw to other monkeys.

The Religious Evolution doctrine states that Magic Mushrooms were the reason for the evolution of both human communication and the concept of religion itself. Monkeys trying to explain spirits and God to each other.

Mushrooms can be used in many ways and on many levels. From as little as 0.1 of a gram all the way to the cosmic levels of 15+ grams, mushrooms help you connect with who you truly are and what exists beyond.

From a scientific perspective, Magic Mushrooms also help build new neural pathways in the brain. It could be said that Psilocybin actually makes you smarter.

Religious Evolution Theory vs Stoned Ape Theory

The pioneer of this theory was Terence Mckenna. Although we have an amazing amount of respect for him, there are a few points where we disagree.

  1. The term “Stoned ape” does not do justice to the beauty of this theory. This theory is really more about the evolution of religion itself than apes getting high. The Church of  Ambrosia is a church for people who believe in evolution.
  2. Terence Mckenna promoted a 5-gram “heroic dose”. How would an ape weigh out 5 dry grams? and do them in silent darkness? We feel it’s more likely that the apes ate a lot more than 5 grams and saw god standing next to them in the grass.
  3. Implying that “sex” and reproduction factored into the theory. Although it may have played some part, we don’t feel “sex” needs to be part of it for the Religious Evolution Theory to be valid.