THE SHAMANIC DRUM, THE SACRED CIRCLE, & THE CANNABIS ALLY

The Shamanic Drum, The Sacred Circle, & The Cannabis Ally – by Ron Dewhurst. Editor’s Note on “The Shamanic Drum, The Sacred Circle, & The Cannabis Ally” by Ron Dewhurst: I’ve been encouraging people to build strength in the vision for the skillful use of cannabis as a spiritual ally by contributing essays and testimonials like […]

Experience and Perseverance

Awakening with Cannabis: Experience & Perseverance I have no wish to judge anyone for their preferred ways of using cannabis. It’s just that I’ve occasionally seen through the veils and found myself in an exquisite inner landscape that only reveals itself when I’m giving the plant my undivided attention. Breathing becomes deeper and more expansive. Muscles relax, the […]

Cannabis in Your Practice – Becca Williams

Cannabis in Your Practice – Becca Williams was offered up by Becca at my invitation. There are many ways to talk about working with cannabis for spiritual benefit. My intention with the Cannabis and Spirituality project is to include some of those varying voices. Becca’s guidance is based on long experience with intentional use of cannabis in […]

The Secret to Optimal Cannabis Dosage

The secret to optimal cannabis dosage for spiritual work is (cue the drumroll) . . .  there is no secret. Okay, that’s not quite true or I wouldn’t have bothered writing this post. There are some factors worth thinking about and some useable, flexible guidelines. For starters, the rather obvious truth is that everyone is different. Then there are […]

Ganja Yoga with Dee Dussault

Dee Dussault is a pioneer of Ganja Yoga. She has been practicing yoga for twenty years and teaching it for six years. She is a leading innovator in the West with the ganja yoga classes she conducts and the first yoga teacher in North America to “come out” and discuss the beneficial marriage of cannabis and yoga practice in […]

Cannabis: Holy Sacrament Past and Future, with Chris Bennett

Chris Bennett is an internationally recognized scholar on the history of the holy sacrament cannabis and one of the expert contributors to the forthcoming book, Cannabis and Spirituality: Reclaiming an Ancient Wisdom Ally for the Generations to Come. As well as the many published essays, articles, and book chapters he has written, Chris is also the […]

Cannabis and Spirituality: Freedom not Control.

Freedom not Control He who drinks bhang drinks Shiva. The soul in whom the spirit of bhang finds a home glides into the ocean of Being freed from the weary round of matter-blinded self.- J.M. Campbell There are various ways to delineate different character types and different drives in human experience. Perhaps the most fundamental—and arguably […]

Strains Matter: From Cannabis sativa to Cannabis indica

Strains Matter? Well . . . maybe the situation isn’t quite as dramatic as the phrase “strains matter” implies, but there are different energy characteristics along the Cannabis sativa to Cannabis indica continuum. One of the best aspects of the rapid spread of cannabis legalization underway is that the knowledge banks are receiving generous deposits these days […]

Cannabis Meditation: Intention and Focus

And human love will be seen at its height.    Live in fragments no longer. Only connect. — E.M. Forster    There can be a wide variety of cannabis meditation practices and detailed methods for spiritual awakening. In general, there are what are often described as emptiness or formless practices at one end of a […]

Cannabis not your Spiritual Ally?

You say cannabis is not your spiritual ally? You could be right of course and thus end of discussion. The sacred herb doesn’t sit well with some folks, and I’m not referring to psychedelaphobes, I’m referring to people well experienced with etheogenic plants and substances. I know people who are fully capable of navigating deep waters with […]