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5 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
Very Cool, who did that translation and where was it published?
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5 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
Yes I spent many years surfing actually, but I am not seeing your analogy to mirror scrying.
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5 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
It could simply be a totemic use of the fish. Stone age man, and shamans around the world have been known for such dress.
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5 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
The Dying God motif is not a part of Gnosis. Amongst the Gnostics, since earliest Christian times, there was a long tradition in which could be found a repudiation of the physical resurrection of the dead Jesus, which they termed the “faith of the fools.” In The Second Treatise of the Great Seth, Jesus disclaims the doctrine of the literal resurrection as it stands to this day with modern Chris
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5 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
Drew, sorry if I missed your earlier question. From the conclusion of Liber 420 - Access to these deeper, and still little understood, regions of the mind, I believe, is at the core of the use of cannabis and other magical herbs in the magical tradition. This is why its use with “magic mirrors” has been a particularly common. For the one who speaks from the mirror, is the same one who tells us ou
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5 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
Hmm never looked into that, but he does seem to have been very widespread, with many seeing him identified with Enki, Dagon and Oannes.
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5 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
I see an actual figure cloaked with solar mythology later by roman influences in the NT. I think the alternative Jesus of Gnosticism speaks to their being a historical figure behind both traditions.
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
CANNABIS CULTURE – A fascinating current archeological theory proposes that a variety of ancient depictions of vegetation as the “Tree of Life” are ancient illustrations identifying cannabis use as an ancient entheogen. Interestingly, this is a connection I myself first proposed in my 2001 book, Sex, Drugs, Violence and the Bible. More recently Diana Stein, a British archeologist, has sugges
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
“Some high Biblical commentators maintain that the gall and vinegar, or myrrhed wine, offered to our Saviour immediately before his crucifixion, was in all probability a preparation of hemp, and even speak of its earlier use” – The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal (1860) Cannabis and the Cruci-Fiction? Upon first reading that statement, you may wonder what those Biblical scholars were
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
will do, not intentional, posts disappeared and i was trying to figure it out.
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
Two major archeological announcements were made in April 2018 regarding the fascinating and widespread history of Cannabis in the ancient world.-from - Archeological evidence for fibre cannabis goes back tens of thousands of years, and evidence of its use as a ritual fumigant dates back more than 5,000 years ago. Two new archeological studies have been released further testifying to its use a
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
Two major archeological announcements were made in April 2018 regarding the fascinating and widespread history of Cannabis in the ancient world. from - Archeological evidence for fibre cannabis goes back tens of thousands of years, and evidence of its use as a ritual fumigant dates back more than 5,000 years ago. Two new archeological studies have been released further testifying to its use a
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
Thanks for your kind words, you may find this of interest as well - Early Christianity’s Drug Fuelled Magic Rituals -
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
There has been an analysis of it - Phytochemical and genetic analyses of ancient cannabis from Central Asia-
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
actually the finds of 2,700 year old cannabis in China with a Gushi mommy, indicate that even then cannabis was already being hybridized for resin production. Then as now there was varying quality.
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
From - The myths and philosophy of ancient Greece have influenced Western Society and Sciences in many profound ways. Considering the metropolitan nature of Greece, it would is hard to believe that they too, would not have come under the spell of a magical plant that was so clearly popular in the ancient world and surrounding cultures. Especially considering that Egyptian, Persian, and S
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
Plants decompose, making it very hard, but under certain conditions, such as having been burnt, or dry and cold, it can survive. Despite these situations there have been a number of very interesting archeological finds, such as those discussed, and the linked article has hyperlinks to stories discussed. This find of a 4,000 year old temple in Afghanistan is vey interesting - as is this chines
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
CANNABIS CULTURE – Did the Elizabethian Magicians Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelly use drugs for magick and scrying? The Elizabethian mathematician, scientist, astrologer, astute business man, and magician Dr. John Dee (1527-1609), “had a famous ‘mirror’ by which he claimed to contact all manner of angels and dead spirits” (Dyer, 2010). Dee, had a variety of magic mirrors and crystals, a particul
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
From (with hyperlinks) - The idea that Jesus could have healed with cannabis, at first glance, seems preposterous, yet, it becomes more believable, the more you look into it. Moreover, this information has garnered international media attention, in reputable news sources like the BBC, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Vice, and other media. In a 2014 youtube documentary, Kaneh Bosm: the
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
Chris Bennett takes a look at the fascinating references to cannabis, under the Hebrew name 'kaneh bosm' (spelling - qoph nun he' - bet shim mem) in the Old Testament text that have been suggested by anthropologist Sula Benet and other researchers, with interviews from Prof Carl Ruck, Dr. Ethan Russo, David Hillman PhD., as well as drug historians and authors Chris Conrad, Michael Horowitz, M
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
wo major archeological announcements were made in April 2018 regarding the fascinating and widespread history of Cannabis in the ancient world. Archeological evidence for fibre cannabis goes back tens of thousands of years, and evidence of its use as a ritual fumigant dates back more than 5,000 years ago. Two new archeological studies have been released further testifying to its use as a ritua
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
True that.
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
Re - Well, surprise, surprise!! They obviously would affirm that, since they have already made the decision to take the stuff and are not likely to say they were wrong, are they. That seems to be your return to point, somehow the opinion of people who actually have experience with it, can not be trusted, lol. I'll leave you to the logic of that.
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
Cannabis reverses aging processes in the brain, study suggests Experts: Cannabis Could Help Cure Alzheimer's If Lawmakers Would Chill Out The potential therapeutic effects of THC on Alzheimer's disease.
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
Medical cannabis significantly safer for elderly with chronic pain than Opioids 10 Things Seniors should know about Medical Marijuana Marijuana May Boost, Rather Than Dull, the Elderly Brain 97 percent of elderly patients say medical marijuana helps them feel better
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
On intelligence - Harvard Study Shows Smoking Marijuana Improves Cognitive Function - on glaucoma - Cannabinoids and glaucoma - I personally know this woman she receives cannabis for glaucoma from the US Government and has done so for many years. - Cancer What if Cannabis Cured Cancer? (2011) - Cannabis reduces tumor growth in study - I could go on and and on....
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
too bad cannabis is very helpful for cancer, and some forms of blindness such as glaucoma.
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
and then note his return to the green Goddess....
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6 months ago
Chris Bennett 420
In regards to consciousness in general, I think Julian Jaynes The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind has played as much a role in my own views on the religious and spiritual world of man, as any single religious text. Are you familiar with it?
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