I just finished listening to the audio book for The Immortality Key, read by its author, Brian Muraresku. It follows the author’s journey through classical studies and botanical archaeology, down into catacombs and papal archives, and catches up to his theories about the potentially psychopharmacological origins of early religion. I found it an intriguing and thought-provoking book, especially as someone with a hobby interest in the history of religion.
Despite the academic nature of the work, Muraresku keeps you riveted to the story through the twists and turns of history and his own literal journey around the Mediterranean. I recommend the audio book because the author brings his genuine enthusiasm and excitement to the reading. If you want a quick read that will challenge your ideas about Greco-Roman religion and its descendants, then pick it up.