Cannabis as an entheogen

Cannabis has been used as an entheogen in many ancient cultures around the world. 

An entheogen is a class of psychoactive substances that induce any type of spiritual experience aimed at development or sacred use.

Many shamanic and pagan cultures have used this sacred plant to contemplate deeply religious and philosophical ideas, to delve into the subconscious aspects of the human mind and to achieve some form of enlightenment.

In a collection of the oldest of Hindu writings called the Vedas, cannabis is referred to as a “source of happiness, joy-giver, liberator that was compassionately given to humans to help us attain delight and lose fear", where Hindu Saints have used it on the Indian subcontinent for centuries.

In Rastafarianism, cannabis is seen as a sacramental and deeply beneficial plant that is used to assist in meditation and contemplation. The Rastafari believe that the famous “Tree of Life” in the Bible is in fact the cannabis plant.

Although the spiritual aspect of cannabis is more subtle than other psychoactive substances, its potential for deeply sacred and spiritual connection has been experienced by many. 

It's here where intention, as well as your set and setting plays a key role, as you commune with this beautiful and powerful plant. 💚