Here is a guide to the benefits and challenges of the use of cannabis in spiritual practice. It: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’ 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 coevolution 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” t 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Gray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009250/bk_sans_009250_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What does the Bible say about making a creation of almighty God´s illegal or immoral? This book uncovers the ugly truth about America´s ´´drug war´´, while disproving all the myths and government propaganda about medical marijuana. In this book you will discover the following: 1. America´s drug war is based on racism and illegality on the part of government, and particularly law enforcement. 2. The private prison industry is raking in billions of US taxpayer money because of the ´´drug war´´. 3. Alcohol, tobacco, prescription pain killers, and codeine are all at least five times more dangerous than marijuana. 4. The pharmaceutical industry, as well as law enforcement, benefit financially from the drug war. 5. The federal government has been lying for decades about the addictive properties of medical marijuana. Cannabis has been repeatedly proven in study after study to be non-addictive. This book blows the lid off the ´´war on drugs´´ while proving conclusively that the ´´drug war´´ is actually an all-out war on the American people. Our time to rise up has come. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alicia Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087884/bk_acx0_087884_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
By the author of The Science Delusion, a detailed account of how science can authenticate spirituality.To go beyond is to move into a higher state of consciousness, to a place of bliss, greater understanding, love, and deep connectedness, a realm where we finally find life´s meaning - experiences for which all spiritual seekers seek. Dr Rupert Sheldrake, writing as both a scientist and a spiritual explorer, looks at seven spiritual practices that are personally transformative and have scientifically measurable effects.He combines the latest scientific research with his extensive knowledge of mystical traditions around the world to show how we may tune in to more-than-human realms of consciousness through psychedelics, such as ayahuasca, and by taking cannabis. He also shows how everyday activities can have mystical dimensions, including sports and learning from animals. He discusses traditional religious practices such as fasting, prayer and the celebration of festivals and holy days.Why do these practices work? Are their effects all inside brains and essentially illusory? Or can we really make contact with forms of consciousness greater than our own?We are in the midst of a spiritual revival. This book is an essential guide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rupert Sheldrake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/002107/bk_hodd_002107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook shares the spiritual wisdom of Rastafari through the stories, teachings, and traditions of practicing Rastas in Jamaica. Includes the author’s interviews with bush doctors, healers, and Rastafarians gathered during his 15 years of living in Jamaica Reveals the old ways of the Rastafarians and how their beliefs form an unbroken lineage tracing back to King Solomon Explains the connection of Rasta beliefs to important biblical passages Tracing their lineage back to King Solomon - the wisest man who ever lived - Rastafarians follow a spiritual tradition of peace and meditation that is more a way of life than an organized religion. During his 15 years living in Jamaica, Gerald Hausman developed deep friendships with Rastafarians and rootsmen, enabling him to experience firsthand the beliefs and traditions of these followers of the Kebra Nagast - the African gospel excised from the King James version of the Bible. He met bush doctors, Rasta preachers, members of the Marley family, and respected elders who knew Marcus Garvey, prophet of the Rasta movement and vocal proponent of the Pan-African movement in America. He also met elders who were present when Haile Selassie I, emperor of Ethiopia and descendant of the House of David, came to Jamaica in the 1960s. Through interviews with fishermen, mystics, and wise men, as well as direct encounters with spirits and the spiritual, the author reveals the deep wisdom that underlies the ´´old ways” of the Rastas. He connects their stories, lives, and teachings with important biblical passages as well as reggae songs. He shares their views on the medicinal and meditative powers of cannabis - the sacred herb of Solomon - and explains that while Rastas believe it to be ´´the opener of the door”, they maintain that peace and understanding must be found within. Illustrating the unwavering faith and hope of the Rastafari of Jamaica, Hausman s 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerald Hausman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009255/bk_sans_009255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.