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The Resource Sacred bliss : a spiritual history of cannabis, Mark S. Ferrara

Sacred bliss : a spiritual history of cannabis, Mark S. Ferrara

Label
Sacred bliss : a spiritual history of cannabis
Title
Sacred bliss
Title remainder
a spiritual history of cannabis
Statement of responsibility
Mark S. Ferrara
Title variation
Spiritual history of cannabis
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most important relationships that human beings have with plants is changing our consciousness -- consider the plants that give us coffee, tea, chocolate, and nicotine. Sacred Bliss challenges traditional attitudes about cannabis by tracing its essential role in the spiritual and curative traditions in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from prehistory to the present day. In highlighting the continued use of cannabis around the globe, Sacred Bliss offers evidence of cannabis as an entheogen used for thousands of years to evoke peak-experiences, or moments of expanded perception or spiritual awareness. Today, the growing utilization of medical cannabis to alleviate the pain and symptoms of physical illness raises the possibility of using cannabis to treat the mind along with the body. By engaging sacred and secular texts from around the world, Sacred Bliss demonstrates that throughout religious history, cannabis has offered access to increased imagination and creativity, heightened perspective and insight, and deeper levels of thought
Summary
Sacred Bliss demonstrates that throughout religious history, cannabis has offered access to increased imagination and creativity, heightened perspective and insight, and deeper levels of thought
Writing style
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10541086
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ferrara, Mark S
Dewey number
204/.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience
  • Cannabis
  • Marijuana
  • Cannabis
  • Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience
  • Marijuana
Target audience
adult
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a spiritual history of Cannabis
Label
Sacred bliss : a spiritual history of cannabis, Mark S. Ferrara
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Cannabis, consciousness, and healing -- Vedānta, Sādhu priests, and the "Lord of Bhang" -- Shamans, Sufis, and the "Green Man" -- Chinese pharmacopoeia and the golden flower -- Dagga cults, Coptic churches, and the Rastafari -- Peak-experiences and the ineffable -- Hashish eaters, hobbits' leaf, and the pantagruelion -- Afterword: Fierce bliss
Control code
ocn946160684
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 184 pages
Isbn
9781442271913
Lccn
2016022787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946160684
Label
Sacred bliss : a spiritual history of cannabis, Mark S. Ferrara
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Cannabis, consciousness, and healing -- Vedānta, Sādhu priests, and the "Lord of Bhang" -- Shamans, Sufis, and the "Green Man" -- Chinese pharmacopoeia and the golden flower -- Dagga cults, Coptic churches, and the Rastafari -- Peak-experiences and the ineffable -- Hashish eaters, hobbits' leaf, and the pantagruelion -- Afterword: Fierce bliss
Control code
ocn946160684
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 184 pages
Isbn
9781442271913
Lccn
2016022787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946160684

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