Cannabis and SpiritualityCannabis and Spirituality



Revealing the potential of “the people’s plant” to enhance a wide range of spiritual practices, such as meditation, yoga, chanting, visualization, shamanism, spirit work, and explorations with other entheogens, this guide shows how ...

Author: Stephen Gray

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620555842

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A guide to the benefits and challenges of the use of cannabis in spiritual practice • Includes chapters by 18 authoritative and influential voices of the modern cannabis movement, including Kathleen Harrison, Joan Bello, Hamilton Souther, Steven Hager, Chris Bennett, Dee Dussault, Jeremy Wolff, and Roger Christie • Explores the use of marijuana in a wide range of spiritual practices, including meditation, yoga, chanting, visualization, shamanism, group ceremonies, work with other entheogens, and as a creative aid Truly a medicine for body and soul, one of cannabis’s greatest gifts is its remarkable potential for spiritual healing and awakening. In this authoritative guide, editor Stephen Gray and 17 other influential voices of the modern cannabis movement explore the spiritual benefits of cannabis and offer guidance on how to interact with the intelligence of this plant ally, a companion and supporter of humanity for millennia. Exploring cannabis spirituality in practice, Gray’s chapters examine dosage, strains, and methods of intake; the use of cannabis to open the creative channels; how to conduct group ceremonies with cannabis; and cautions and counterindications for cannabis use. We hear from Chris Bennett on the religious and ritual use of cannabis from pre-biblical times to the present, Joan Bello on marijuana and the body-mind connection, Dee Dussault on ganja yoga, Kathleen Harrison on humanity’s co-evolution with cannabis, and cannabis shaman Hamilton Souther on working with the spirit of cannabis. The contributors explore the spiritual future of this plant ally as well as the ritual use of cannabis by the Rastafarians of Jamaica and the Sadhus of India. The chapters from Brazilian ayahuasca shaman Mariano da Silva and ayahuasca apprentice Francisco present wisdom on comingling the sacramental medicines of cannabis and ayahuasca. Revealing the potential of “the people’s plant” to enhance a wide range of spiritual practices, such as meditation, yoga, chanting, visualization, shamanism, spirit work, and explorations with other entheogens, this guide shows how cannabis is an effective ally on the awakening journey, unlocking the receptive energy in us all and helping us to feel connected to nature, to each other, and to ourselves.

CANNABIS SPIRITUALITY for BeginnersCANNABIS SPIRITUALITY for Beginners



Revealing the potential of "the people's plant" to enhance a wide range of spiritual practices, such as meditation, yoga, chanting, visualization, shamanism, spirit work, and explorations with other entheogens, this guide shows how cannabis ...

Author: Dr Raphael Taylor

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ISBN: 9798547854804

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Page: 36

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Guide to the benefits and challenges of the use of cannabis in spiritual practice Explores the use of marijuana in a wide range of spiritual practices, including meditation, yoga, chanting, visualization, shamanism, group ceremonies, work with other entheogens, and as a creative aid Truly a medicine for body and soul, one of cannabis's greatest gifts is its remarkable potential for spiritual healing and awakening. Exploring cannabis spirituality in practice, Gray's chapters examine dosage, strains, and methods of intake; the use of cannabis to open the creative channels; how to conduct group ceremonies with cannabis; and cautions and counter indications for cannabis use. Revealing the potential of "the people's plant" to enhance a wide range of spiritual practices, such as meditation, yoga, chanting, visualization, shamanism, spirit work, and explorations with other entheogens, this guide shows how cannabis is an effective ally on the awakening journey, unlocking the receptive energy in us all and helping us to feel connected to nature, to each other, and to ourselves.

Cannabis in Spiritual PracticeCannabis in Spiritual Practice



Drawing upon his decades of experience as a teacher of Buddhism, breathing, yoga, and embodied spirituality, Will Johnson examines Eastern spiritual perspectives on marijuana and offers specific guidelines and exercises for integrating ...

Author: Will Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620556863

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Page: 144

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An exploration of the use of cannabis as a sacrament in spiritual practice • Provides instructions for using marijuana for the spiritual practices of spontaneous movement, ecstatic dance, sitting meditation, and gazing meditation, allowing you to open the body’s energies more fully and get closer to the Divine or your higher self • Includes a new translation of the Five Moral Precepts of Buddhism, adapted to include energetic practices and the judicious use of entheogenic substances as a legitimate support for spiritual growth • Includes access to 9 audio meditations With the end of marijuana prohibition on the horizon, people are now openly seeking a spiritual path that embraces the benefits of cannabis. Drawing upon his decades of experience as a teacher of Buddhism, breathing, yoga, and embodied spirituality, Will Johnson examines Eastern spiritual perspectives on marijuana and offers specific guidelines and exercises for integrating cannabis into spiritual practice. The author explains how the great Hindu god Shiva enjoyed consuming bhang, a marijuana mixture that would cause his body to make spontaneous movements. From these cannabis-inspired movements, Shiva brought the body-focused practices of dance and yoga to the world. Examining the spiritual path of Shiva, including the Sadhu tradition, Johnson provides specific instructions and protocols for using marijuana as a sacrament as Shiva did. He explores how to embrace cannabis for the practices of spontaneous movement, ecstatic dance, sitting meditation, and gazing meditation. He reveals how the ecstatic surrender to the feeling energies of the body in these practices is enhanced through the ingestion of Shiva’s herb, allowing you to open the body’s energies more fully and get closer to the Divine or your higher self. Exploring the Buddhist practices of calming the mind and grounding yourself in sensory awareness, Johnson shows that, while traditional Buddhist teachings forbid the use of intoxicating substances, Buddhists who use cannabis are not committing a cardinal sin--in following our dharma, we must embrace what best supports our spiritual practice. He concludes with a new translation of the Five Moral Precepts of Buddhism--what he calls the Five Precepts of Embodied Responsibility--adapted to include energetic practices using breath, interaction with the energies of nature, sacred sex, and the judicious use of entheogenic substances, such as cannabis, as legitimate support for spiritual growth.

The Benefits of MarijuanaThe Benefits of Marijuana



According to High Times: "If you would like to be one of those people who seem to know everything important there is to know about marijuana, this is the book you out to read.

Author: Joan Bello

Publisher: Lifeservices Press

ISBN: 9780966098822

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Page: 192

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A well written, concise holistic explanation of the physical, psychological & spiritual benefits to be derived from the employment of marijuana. This book offers proof that marijuana balances the Autonomic Nervous System which is the goal for health and consciousness in Yoga Science. The Benefits of Mairjuana bridges the gap between the ancient Eastern wisdom - so popular in contemporary self-help circles - and today's extensive science. According to the reviews: "It's the sort of book you can dip into at random, absorbing nonconsecutive sections at your leisure." The final edition of the book includes a thorough explanation of how marijuana helps the victims of PTSD and Alzheimer's Disease and presents an impressive argument for the dire need of the consciousness-raising features of marijuana for stress reduction, health and collectively, for survival. According to the former Director of NORML, "one of the most well written, comprehensive analysis of marijuana around today."

420 Meditations420 Meditations



With tips for reaching peak experiences and integrating all your senses into your practice, this book supports your quest for a life of mindfulness and peace.

Author: Kerri Connor

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738765471

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Page: 288

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Discover 420 meditations that have been designed to enhance your spiritual journey and integrate the profound feelings, healing energies, and wise insights of one of the world's most magical herbs. 420 Meditations provides daily prompts for contemplation, self-inquiry, and reflection as well as chants, mantras, breathwork techniques, and more. Learn how to work with the energy of stones and essential oils, explore recipes for engaging your sense of taste, and listen to the songs and natural sounds that author Kerri Connor recommends for your sessions. In addition to daily meditations, this book provides meditations corresponding to moon phases, sabbats, elements, chakras, and auras. Whether you're interested in reaching peak meditative experiences or learning to integrate all your senses into your practice, this book is a perfect daily guide to achieving a life of mindfulness and peace.

Cannabis and SpiritualityCannabis and Spirituality



In this book, we will investigate the otherworldly history of cannabis and investigate its strict uses in our cutting edge world. In the cutting edge time Rastafari use cannabis as a consecrated spice.

Author: Dr Olivier Michael

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ISBN: 9798572138320

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Page: 66

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Various religions have changing positions on the utilization of cannabis, verifiably and as of now. In old history a few religions utilized cannabis as an entheogen, especially in the Indian subcontinent where the custom proceeds on a more restricted premise. You may consider cannabis a restorative and recreational substance, yet did you realize it additionally has a long and changed history as an otherworldly spice? This notorious plant has been a vital part in the customs and functions of religions crossing the globe for a few thousand years. Its profound qualities have been perceived by social orders going from old Chinese Taoists to cutting edge Rastafarians, and everything in the middle. In this book, we will investigate the otherworldly history of cannabis and investigate its strict uses in our cutting edge world. In the cutting edge time Rastafari use cannabis as a consecrated spice. In the interim, religions with preclusions against intoxicants, for example, Islam, Buddhism, Baháʼí, Latter-day Saints (Mormons) besides with a medicine from a specialist, and others have restricted the utilization of cannabis by individuals, or sometimes contradicted the progression of cannabis laws. Different gatherings, for example, some Protestant and Jewish groups, have upheld the utilization of restorative cannabis.

Sacred BlissSacred Bliss



Sacred Bliss challenges traditional attitudes about cannabis by tracing its essential role in the spiritual and curative traditions in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from prehistory to the present day.

Author: Mark S. Ferrara

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442271920

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Page: 198

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One of the most important relationships that human beings have with plants is changing our consciousness—consider the plants that give us coffee, tea, chocolate, and nicotine. Sacred Bliss challenges traditional attitudes about cannabis by tracing its essential role in the spiritual and curative traditions in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from prehistory to the present day. In highlighting the continued use of cannabis around the globe, Sacred Bliss offers compelling evidence of cannabis as an entheogen used for thousands of years to evoke peak-experiences, or moments of expanded perception or spiritual awareness. Today, the growing utilization of medical cannabis to alleviate the pain and symptoms of physical illness raises the possibility of using cannabis to treat the mind along with the body. By engaging sacred and secular texts from around the world, Sacred Bliss demonstrates that throughout religious history, cannabis has offered access to increased imagination and creativity, heightened perspective and insight, and deeper levels of thought.

Beginners Guide of Cannabis SpiritualityBeginners Guide of Cannabis Spirituality



In this book, wе wіll еxрlоrе thе ѕріrіtuаl history оf саnnаbіѕ аnd tаkе a lооk at іtѕ religious uses іn оur modern world. In thе mоdеrn era Rastafari uѕе cannabis аѕ a sacred hеrb.

Author: Esther Roberta Ph D

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798592390876

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Page: 62

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Different rеlіgіоnѕ have vаrуіng ѕtаnсеѕ оn thе uѕе оf саnnаbіѕ, historically and presently. In аnсіеnt history ѕоmе religions used саnnаbіѕ аѕ аn entheogen, раrtісulаrlу іn thе Indіаn ѕubсоntіnеnt whеrе the tradition соntіnuеѕ on a mоrе limited basis. You mіght think оf cannabis аѕ a mеdісіnаl аnd rесrеаtіоnаl ѕubѕtаnсе, but did you know it also has a long аnd vаrіеd hіѕtоrу аѕ a ѕріrіtuаl herb? This infamous рlаnt has bееn a key соmроnеnt іn the rіtuаlѕ аnd сеrеmоnіеѕ оf rеlіgіоnѕ spanning thе globe fоr ѕеvеrаl thousand уеаrѕ. Itѕ spiritual сhаrасtеrіѕtісѕ hаvе been rесоgnіzеd bу ѕосіеtіеѕ rаngіng from аnсіеnt Chinese Tаоіѕtѕ to modern-day Rаѕtаfаrіаnѕ, and everything іn bеtwееn. In this book, wе wіll еxрlоrе thе ѕріrіtuаl history оf саnnаbіѕ аnd tаkе a lооk at іtѕ religious uses іn оur modern world. In thе mоdеrn era Rastafari uѕе cannabis аѕ a sacred hеrb. Meanwhile, religions wіth prohibitions аgаіnѕt іntоxісаntѕ, such аѕ Islam, Buddhіѕm, Baháʼí, Lаttеr-dау Sаіntѕ (Mоrmоnѕ) except wіth a рrеѕсrірtіоn from a dосtоr, аnd оthеrѕ have орроѕеd the uѕе of саnnаbіѕ by members, оr in ѕоmе саѕеѕ opposed thе lіbеrаlіzаtіоn оf cannabis lаwѕ. Other grоuрѕ, such as ѕоmе Prоtеѕtаnt аnd Jеwіѕh fасtіоnѕ, have supported the uѕе of mеdісіnаl cannabis.

Universal Guide on Cannabis SpiritualityUniversal Guide on Cannabis Spirituality



Its spiritual characteristics have been recognized by societies ranging from ancient Chinese Taoists to modern-day Rastafarians, and everything in between.In this book, we will explore the spiritual history of cannabis and take a look at ...

Author: Aaron Nelson Ph D

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ISBN: 9798567263839

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Page: 62

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Different religions have varying stances on the use of cannabis, historically and presently. In ancient history some religions used cannabis as an entheogen, particularly in the Indian subcontinent where the tradition continues on a more limited basis. You might think of cannabis as a medicinal and recreational substance, but did you know it also has a long and varied history as a spiritual herb?This infamous plant has been a key component in the rituals and ceremonies of religions spanning the globe for several thousand years. Its spiritual characteristics have been recognized by societies ranging from ancient Chinese Taoists to modern-day Rastafarians, and everything in between.In this book, we will explore the spiritual history of cannabis and take a look at its religious uses in our modern world.In the modern era Rastafari use cannabis as a sacred herb. Meanwhile, religions with prohibitions against intoxicants, such as Islam, Buddhism, Baháʼí, Latter-day Saints (Mormons) except with a prescription from a doctor, and others have opposed the use of cannabis by members, or in some cases opposed the liberalization of cannabis laws. Other groups, such as some Protestant and Jewish factions, have supported the use of medicinal cannabis.