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Awani
06-16-2009, 10:45 PM
Since this is the Spagyrics & Plant Alchemy with such subjects botany, entheogens, herbalism and phytotherapy I figure we need to address:

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/deviadah/bud-1.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis)

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/deviadah/forum/Fumeur_11.gif (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis)

Aleilius
06-16-2009, 11:38 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritual_use_of_cannabis


Cannabis has an ancient history of ritual usage as an aid to trance and has been traditionally used in a religious context throughout the old world. Herodotus wrote about early ceremonial practices by the Scythians, which are thought to have occurred from the 5th to 2nd century BCE. Itinerant sadhus have used it in India for centuries, and the Rastafari movement has embraced it in modern times. Anthropologist Sula Benet claimed historical evidence and etymological comparison show that the Holy anointing oil used by the Hebrews contained cannabis extracts, "kaneh bosm" (קְנֵה-בֹשֶׂם), and that it is also listed as an incense tree in the original Hebrew and Aramaic texts of the Old Testament. The early Christians used cannabis oil for medicinal purposes and as part of the baptismal process to confirm the forgiveness of sins and "right of passage" into the Kingdom of Heaven. The Unction, Seal, laying on of hands, the Counselor, and the Holy Spirit are all often synonymous of the Holy anointing oil.[1] Early Gnostic texts indicate that the Chrism is essential to becoming a "Christian." [2][3] Some Muslims of the Sufi order have used cannabis as a tool for spiritual exploration.

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In ancient Germanic culture, cannabis was associated with the Norse love goddess, Freya.[9][10] The harvesting of the plant was connected with an erotic high festival.[9] It was believed that Freya lived as a fertile force in the plant's feminine flowers and by ingesting them one became influenced by this divine force.[11] The Celts may have also used cannabis, as evidence of hashish traces were found in Hallstatt, birthplace of Celtic culture.[12]

Emerging evidence has also linked Seshat, the goddess of wisdom and writing in the ancient Egyptian pantheon, to cannabis; though long believed to be a papyrus plant, the plant usually depicted above her head has been recently identified as the leaf from a cannabis plant.[citation needed] Also, parts of the ancient Coffin Texts link Seshat to the plant's psychotropic effects.[citation needed]

Aleilius
06-16-2009, 11:45 PM
1. The Knights Templar and Cannabis (http://www.alchemylab.com/cannabis_stone1.htm)
2. Sufi Alchemists and the Grail Myth (http://www.alchemylab.com/cannabis_stone2.htm)
3. The Alchemist Monk Francois Rabalais (http://www.alchemylab.com/cannabis_stone3.htm)
4. Medieval Alchemists and Cannabis (http://www.alchemylab.com/cannabis_stone4.htm)
5. The Hashish Club (http://www.alchemylab.com/cannabis_stone5.htm)

solomon levi
06-17-2009, 06:55 PM
can = to know
cant = talk or sing
abis = avis = bird

Aleilius
06-17-2009, 10:33 PM
The Green Language ;)

Awani
07-30-2009, 02:09 AM
Grass -The History of Cannabis (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5024743677399496923&ei=aQBxSswthKzbAvi6kbML&q=cannabis+history&dur=3)


This video, directed by Ron Man and narrated by Woody Harrelson, is one of the best documentaries on the US government´s systematic seven-decade campaign to demonize Cannabis.

:cool:

WCH
08-12-2009, 06:40 AM
The Chinese call it "the plant with two genders," and it is useful for a great variety of things. The seeds are absolutely loaded in omega fats and protein, and are just damn tasty. The flowers and leaves have anti-inflammatory, anti-emetic, anti-convulsant and relaxant qualities, and have been used for millenia as an aid for yoga, meditation and the like because they help the user enter into a trance. The plant fibres are very sturdy and easily worked, and therefore make excellent paper, clothing, rope, etc. The plant grows in many different climates and is very hardy, and in fact improves the quality of the soil where it is grown via the introduction of nitrogen.

A quote from one of my interview subjects in my recently completed paper:

I’d say marijuana was definitely my introduction to alchemy. It’s just plain fun to work with… it gets you high, and if you do certain things to it, it gets you way more high. Hashish is the best example… people love hash, but it’s hard to find in Toronto, so those in the know… we make our own. For some people I guess that’s something practical, to increase value so they can sell it, or just so they can get higher from smoking less, but for me there’s something more to it than that. It’s a spiritual thing. You get your massive bag of weed, and it makes you feel giddy just looking at it. Then you spend a while carefully grinding it up, savouring the smell, the texture, the look… and then you do something to it. Maybe you’re just making cannibutter for cookies, maybe you’re making hash, maybe oil… the options are limitless. My first extraction was actually an alcoholic tincture called Green Dragon. Honestly I don’t think I did it that well and probably would’ve gotten way higher if I’d just smoked the damn stuff, but the idea that I could think “hey, I’d like to try drinking pot for a change,” and then to actually go and do it… very cool. It taught me to love chemistry. They should do weed extractions in high school chemistry classes; I guarantee you’d get a lot more kids excited about science. And the fact that it had me thinking about the plant in a spiritual way made me curious, so that a year later I started reading about traditional alchemy.

Dendritic Xylem
03-15-2010, 04:32 AM
So has anyone made a cann-elixer?

There can be such a huge difference in phenotypes even between sibling plants...
I like to imagine that each elixer would have its own identity or personality associated with its donor.

Would an alchemical extraction make use of the psychotropic alkaloids?

solomon levi
06-12-2010, 10:34 PM
The Green Language ;)

quote me : cant-avis

I've been collecting some of the wonderful ideas and conversations I have
while communing with this plant ally/spirit. I thought a good name for the
book would be something like "Conversations with the Holy Virgin and St. John the Baptist."
Very gnostic! :D
(mary-juan, in case anyone didn't catch it)
Interesting that they would name this plant after these so-called christian icons. They must have thought very highly of it. (no pun intended)

solomon levi
10-19-2010, 06:42 PM
http://www.rexresearch.com/lambspr/5.jpg

canine-bis
cinnabar


a catalyst of vegetable origin!

I think/see that religion and plants were once inextricably combined, not like now.
Religious freedom is the freedom to ingest religious plants. It has nothing to do with beliefs.
Who cares about beliefs? Why would we need freedom to belief something? No, it's about the plants
that are now denied/outlawed in a country that proclaims religious freedom.


"Thou shalt not eat from this tree" (look at the leaves!)
http://clouddragon.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/tree-of-life_mesapotamia.jpg


Look at the similarity of the "tree of life" geometric to the cannabis leaf:
http://www.gnosticliberationfront.com/kabbalah1.gif

http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/marijuana-leaf.jpg

Aleilius
10-20-2010, 06:47 PM
quote me : cant-avis

I've been collecting some of the wonderful ideas and conversations I have
while communing with this plant ally/spirit. I thought a good name for the
book would be something like "Conversations with the Holy Virgin and St. John the Baptist."
Very gnostic! :D
(mary-juan, in case anyone didn't catch it)
Interesting that they would name this plant after these so-called christian icons. They must have thought very highly of it. (no pun intended)
Haha, you caught that phonetic pun too? I noticed it also. Made me do a double take. ;)

Words, language, and the phonetic cabala! Great things indeed.

Awani
10-21-2010, 12:30 AM
They must have thought very highly of it. (no pun intended)

That is why they are called High Priest.

:cool:

III
10-21-2010, 01:56 AM
Some while back I came across an interesting article on Ahkenaten. In his shortlived attempt at monotheism there was an "initiation of the one". In this the candidates whole bodies were annointed with cannabis oil, sealed up in a small hut filled with "incense" smoke. They may have drunk a potion as well. Incense being made from a base of hash with a few other ingrediants would obviously be quite effective at inducing changes of consciousness. Aside from the inherently sticky nature of the anointment it must have been quite an experience at that dose. High priests indeed.

Aleilius
10-21-2010, 02:15 AM
Some while back I came across an interesting article on Ahkenaten. In his shortlived attempt at monotheism there was an "initiation of the one". In this the candidates whole bodies were annointed with cannabis oil, sealed up in a small hut filled with "incense" smoke. They may have drunk a potion as well. Incense being made from a base of hash with a few other ingrediants would obviously be quite effective at inducing changes of consciousness. Aside from the inherently sticky nature of the anointment it must have been quite an experience at that dose. High priests indeed.
Ah yeah, that really must've been wild, but back then, cannabis wasn't really all that strong. It's nothing like what we have today! Strains of this age contain many times more cannabinoids than their predecessors.

Many have also put forth the notion that the holy anointing oil actually contained cannabis (keneh-bosm) as an ingredient. Have any of you ever considered where the slang "stoned" came from? Also, for those that are familiar with Rabelais: cannabis is the herb 'pantagruelion.'

The stone that the builders rejected - that is our keystone. Just a little tidbits I wanted to toss out there on this subject.

III
10-21-2010, 05:48 AM
Ah yeah, that really must've been wild, but back then, cannabis wasn't really all that strong. It's nothing like what we have today! Strains of this age contain many times more cannabinoids than their predecessors.

Many have also put forth the notion that the holy anointing oil actually contained cannabis (keneh-bosm) as an ingredient. Have any of you ever considered where the slang "stoned" came from? Also, for those that are familiar with Rabelais: cannabis is the herb 'pantagruelion.'

The stone that the builders rejected - that is our keystone. Just a little tidbits I wanted to toss out there on this subject.

Hi Aleilius,

Ah yeah, that really must've been wild, but back then, cannabis wasn't really all that strong.

But gummy hashish was identical then as to now. And hashoil is mostly THC now and then. It differed by minor amounts of trace cannabinoids which accounts for the multitude of different effects of the many natural strains and varieties

Aleilius
10-21-2010, 10:48 AM
Hi Aleilius,

Ah yeah, that really must've been wild, but back then, cannabis wasn't really all that strong.

But gummy hashish was identical then as to now. And hashoil is mostly THC now and then. It differed by minor amounts of trace cannabinoids which accounts for the multitude of different effects of the many natural strains and varieties

True thing, but it would take much more plant material to make the corresponding product. It might also beg to reason that the plant might not have had the many variety of various different cannabinoid actives. I suppose CBD, and THC are the same then, as now, but that's not all that makes up the plants profile. There are things that flavor the experience. Who knows, maybe they had a super-strain they liked best. Maybe this is too much to say though.

What do you think about cannabis being the 'pantagruelion' of Rabelais?

solomon levi
10-21-2010, 08:54 PM
Ah yeah, that really must've been wild, but back then, cannabis wasn't really all that strong. It's nothing like what we have today! Strains of this age contain many times more cannabinoids than their predecessors.

Many have also put forth the notion that the holy anointing oil actually contained cannabis (keneh-bosm) as an ingredient. Have any of you ever considered where the slang "stoned" came from? Also, for those that are familiar with Rabelais: cannabis is the herb 'pantagruelion.'

The stone that the builders rejected - that is our keystone. Just a little tidbits I wanted to toss out there on this subject.

Hey Aleilius.
How did you get pantagruelion being cannabis? Green language or just seeing a connection?
Do you think Rabelais is worth reading in english? I've been wanting to, but imagine a lot would be lost
without original french green language. What is your opinion?

solomon

solomon levi
11-05-2010, 01:00 PM
The name of the second brightest star in the night sky - Canopus.
It's in the constellation Carina, which is part of the old constellation Argo!
Argo also brings to mind Ergot.
Sounds like a potent recipe. :D

solomon levi
06-10-2012, 09:28 AM
While reading various quotes on perception I came across this guy:
http://sebastianmarincolo.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/marijuana-introspection-and-personal-growth/

rockfate1111
06-12-2012, 09:54 PM
I am interested to producing a true plant stone from this plant...

I am familiar with the process of making a plant stone and with extracting values from Cannabis. I want to make something that can possibly be multiplied and have it's power increased. I am seeking a substance that could be consumed orally and would be for treating a vast array of disorders.

There is currently a good deal of research being done showing exceptional results using pure oil extracts, (both externally rubbed in and oral consumption.) Personally, I have a skin disorder (psoriasis) that western medicine offers no cure for, they only offer unhealthy options to treat symptoms.

I have recently tried to apply this oil directly to one spot on my affected skin, its been six days now and the bright red scaled acorn sized spot is now light pink with new white healthy skin growing in the center.
I am amazed...
I want to start to consume the oil soon, as I have read that it works even better that way. I think this powerful medicine should be turned into a plant stone and have its already amazing abilities amplified. Also, does anyone have a recipe for the holy anointing oil? I believe it has myrrh, and cinnamon and cassia and olive oil but there is more too it than just that. I would appreciate any feedback, thanks. :)

thoth
06-23-2012, 12:05 PM
http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?2202-A-kind-of-rejuvenation-the-Gallbladder-liver-cleansing-of-stones

Hi Rockfate,

I have same skin condition, and found the gallbladder flush extremely beneficial, I think the idea being that the toxins in the body are not being processed eliminated quickly enough, so come out through the skin, and so cause reaction.

I plan to extract some Rose oil from roses in my garden and see what effect that has on my skin.

Krisztian
06-23-2012, 05:47 PM
Some while back I came across an interesting article on Ahkenaten. In his shortlived attempt at monotheism there was an "initiation of the one". In this the candidates whole bodies were annointed with cannabis oil, sealed up in a small hut filled with "incense" smoke. They may have drunk a potion as well. Incense being made from a base of hash with a few other ingrediants would obviously be quite effective at inducing changes of consciousness. Aside from the inherently sticky nature of the anointment it must have been quite an experience at that dose. High priests indeed.

Well, the human skin is kind of like a filter, a second lung so to speak. Based on what you wrote, the Initiates' spirit would have been smoked out of the body, probably producing a very powerful OBE. "Sealing up" the body, like a flask with a cork, forcing some sort of putrefaction. I guess solve et coagula takes on a different meaning, eh?

Thank you very much for posting this detail.

P.s. I did follow some daily recommendations Franz Bardon makes in regards to treating the skin with boar-type of comb, and I can tell you I haven't looked at my skin the same way again!

Andro
12-17-2013, 08:58 PM
While looking into Manly P. Hall, I've also discovered this:

Cannabis Connection explained by Manly P. Hall


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tpzHWFe2mM

Ghislain
03-05-2015, 11:33 PM
For those of you who can get Channel4's on-demand, there is program where they do some extensive tests on a group of volunteers, discuss the effect of cannabis and compare hash to skunk.

Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/drugs-live/on-demand/56137-001)

If you can't get on-demand then search for the program on Youtube...it was on Youtube here in the UK and channel4 got it removed, but they may not have the same power where you are.

Good Luck

Ghislain

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