Despite the plant's reputation as a mild recreational substance that can be used casually in almost any situation, those who have worked effectively with cannabis as a spiritual ally consider it an advanced spiritual medicine that involves a learning curve.
There's a lot to learn and to discuss. I'm up for any related conversation, and perhaps even debate, in this forum. Discussion on how to best use the plant for spiritual healing and awakening can include topics such as: how the plant has been used historically in religion and ritual; set and setting considerations; individual and group practice; best practices in terms of dosage, strains, and frequency of use; the question of a spirit of the plant; obstacles and cautions such as dependency and concerns about potential physiological and psychological harm with adolescents; how skillful cannabis use can support other spiritual practices, including the use of other entheogenic substances; and cannabis's use as a tool in creative work.
I hope you'll begin by reading my article "The Renaissance of an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally" under the "Latest Articles" heading: [grahamhancock.com]. I encourage readers of the forum to offer questions and commentary on any of these topics and more. I'm very curious about how others have used the plant for spiritual benefit. I'm also up for discussing problems and obstacles that have come up for you.
This whole project has been brought together in the book Cannabis and Spirituality: An Explorer's Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally (Park Street Press, Dec. 2016.) I'm the editor and one of 18 international contributors to the book. The ideas in the above mentioned article for the discussion this month are fleshed out in the book.
I also invite you to take a look at and even submit posts to my website www.cannabisandspirituality.com and the Facebook group Cannabis and Spirituality.
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