Author Profile

John A. Rush, Ph.D., N.D. is a retired Professor of Anthropology, with specialties in information theory and human information processing, myth/symbolism, and biological anthropology. Dr. Rush is also a retired Naturopathic Doctor, with specialties in nutrition, cellular toxicity, and medical hypnotherapy. He and his wife Katie manage a feral cat community and conduct on-going research into feline behavior, some of which was published in 2021. They also maintain a large herb garden where students and faculty learn about the cultivation and preparation of numerous medicinal and magical herbs and the myths that surround them. 

Dr. Rush’s publications include Witchcraft and Sorcery: An Anthropological Perspective of the Occult (1974), The Way We Communicate (1976), Clinical Anthropology: An Application of Anthropological Concepts within Clinical Settings (1996), Stress and Emotional Health: Applications of Clinical Anthropology (1999), Spiritual Tattoo: A Cultural History of Tattooing, Piercing, Scarification, Branding, and Implants (2005), The Twelve Gates: A Spiritual Passage through the Egyptian Book of the Dead (2007), Failed God: Fractured Myth in a Fragile World (2008), The Mushroom in Christian Art: The Identity of Jesus in the Development of Christianity (2011), editor of and contributor to, Entheogens and the Development of culture: The Anthropology and Neurobiology of Ecstatic Experience (2013), What Darwin and Dawkins Didn’t Know: Epigenetics, Symbiosis, Hybridization, Quantum Biology, Topobiology, the Sugar Code, and the Origin of Species (2020),  Cat Tales: Origins, Interactions, and Domestication of Felis Catus (2021), and Endocellular Selection: Evolution without Darwin.

Upper Left (2011), Lower Right (1948?)

I no longer have the Lone Ranger shirt.