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Sacred bliss : a spiritual history of cannabis / Mark S. Ferrara.

Ferrara, Mark S., (author.).

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Summary:

"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." --Publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 204.2 .F374s 2016 (Text) 37814003303238 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 09/25/2020 Checked out 10/19/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781442271913
  • ISBN: 1442271914
  • Physical Description: x, 184 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-180) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Vendānta, Sādhu priests, and the "Lord of Bhang" -- Shamans, Sufis, and the "Green Man" -- Chinese pharmacopoeia and the golden flower -- Dagga cults, Coptic churches, and the Rastafari -- Peak-experiences and the ineffable -- Hashish eaters, hobbits' leaf, and the pantagruelion.
Summary, etc.:
"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." --Publisher.
Subject: Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience.
Cannabis > Religious aspects.
Marijuana > Religious aspects.
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