Last week I stumbled across the book “The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross” on Amazon (published originally in 1970). While the claims the work makes seem to be rather insane, I was surprised to find that there was little to no literature or refutation of this work by anyone after searching the web. I have found a wealth of information in terms of the author’s (John Allegro) life, his work on the Dead Scrolls, and such but nothing within the Catholic community that refuted or even discussed the error behind this work (that is the error in terms of interpretation and where John Allegro was going wrong). All I know is that the work was denounced by fourteen scholars (including his mentor) and that the publisher apologized for the work. I can’t seem to find any refutation of it though. And now in this millennium, we have works coming out in seeming support of this theory, resurrecting it (See Jan Irvin, Andrew Rutajit, and etc).
So, in short, does anyone know of a good apologetic refutation of this work?