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Beyond 50 Shades of Grey/Sex, Drugs and Religion in the Ancient World

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I'm calling tonight's show, Beyond 50 Shades of Grey.....not to be sensational but because this interview is not for the faint of heart or sexually repressed.   Dr. David Hillman, returns to fearlessly discuss what his research into ancient times reveals about how closely linked sex, drugs and religion were in the ancient world.  Dr. Hillman, who translates his own Greek and does not have to rely on filtered Christian translations to know what the ancients were up to, cites ancient sources giving us a glimpse into what was going on in the ancient mystery cults and how sacred sexuality exhalted women.  Never a disappointment, David explains why there was no distinction between sex and religion in the ancient world, why Christianity fought so hard against these Pagan practices, why ancient women mounted phallic statues and performed vaginal penetration via stone, inserted snakes in their vaginas and what orgies and orgasms led to in ancient times - not what you think!   This wasn't all about sexual gratification - in fact there was a much higher intention involved.  Dr. Hillman reveals ancient sources who tell us about all this and more -  snake venoms used in cultic sexual rituals popular in Greece and Rome and how classical civilization relied heavily upon the use of cannibis, opiates and hallucinogens, mixed with sexual stimulants.  Not beholding to organized and conservative Academia, Dr. Hillman shares what the ancients were actually saying, not what's politically correct!  You're in for some jaw-dropping stuff so hang on to your seat!

In the second half of the show, we have Lauren Nicole Mills will share with us tips for Goal Setting for the New Year!