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.
A compelling portrait of the time when freedom of speech and the need to throw off censorship came to the fore, told through its great trials, from Lady Chatterley´s Lover to Howard Marks. Born in 1915 into the fringes of the Bloomsbury Group, Jeremy Hutchinson went on to become the greatest criminal barrister of the 1960s, ´70s and ´80s. The cases of that period changed society forever, and Hutchinson´s role in them was second to none. In Case Histories Thomas Grant examines Jeremy Hutchinson´s most remarkable trials, each one providing a fascinating look into Britain´s postwar social, political, and cultural history. Accessibly and entertainingly written, Case Histories provides a definitive account of Jeremy Hutchinson´s life and work. From the sex and spying scandals which contributed to Harold Macmillan´s resignation in 1963 and the subsequent fall of the Conservative government to the fight against literary censorship through his defence of Lady Chatterley´s Lover and Fanny Hill, Hutchinson was involved in many of the great trials of the period. He defended George Blake, Christine Keeler, Great Train robber Charlie Wilson, Kempton Bunton (the only man successfully to steal a picture from the National Gallery), art faker Tom Keating, and Howard Marks, who, in a sensational defence, was acquitted of charges relating to the largest importation of cannabis in British history. He also prevented the suppression of Bernardo Bertolucci´s notorious film Last Tango in Paris and did battle with Mary Whitehouse when she prosecuted the director of the play Romans in Britain. Above all else Jeremy Hutchinson´s career, both at the bar and later as a member of the House of Lords, has been one devoted to the preservation of individual liberty and to resisting the incursions of an overbearing state. Case Histories provides entertaining, vivid, and revealing insights into what wa 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Timson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000811/bk_hodd_000811_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mit Artikeln zu diesen Themen: . Jeremy Narby & Francis Huxley: Zur Geschichte des Schamanismus . Rapé - Schamanische Snuffs . Torsten Passie über den Künstler Harry C. Kane . Mathias Bröckers: Die Opium-Moderne . Cannabis: alte Landrassen . Traumpflanzen growen . Der Drogenpolitiker Frank Tempel im Gespräch . Meskalinforschung . Das Künstlerpanel am Boom-Festival 2016 sowie weitere Artikel zur psychedelischen Kultur, Drogenpolitik, Rauschkunde, Kultur- und Medientipps, Agenda u.v.m.
Lucys beleuchtet die interdisziplinäre Thematik rund um sämtliche psychoaktiven Drogen aus verschiedensten Blickwinkeln - in Form von Reportagen, Interviews, Berichten, Features und Bildern. Neue Entwicklungen, Kunst, Musik und Literatur gehören ebenso zum Spektrum, wie Drogenpolitik und Konsumgewohnheiten von damals bis heute. Mit Artikeln zu diesen Themen: - Jeremy Narby über das Phänomen des Rauschs - Christian Rätsch: Psychedelische Paläontologie - Essay über Ayahuasca-Philosophie - Herr der Blotter: Mark McCloud über LSD-Kunst - Ralph Metzners Alchemistische Divination - Ethnobotanik der Artemisia-Arten - Extraktion von Cannabis - Teil 3 der Serie ´´Drogen auf Reisen´´ - Berauschte Götter: The Young Gods im Interview