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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
Creator
Author
Subject
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
204/.2
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.D7
LC item number
F47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Sacred bliss : a spiritual history of cannabis, Mark S. Ferrara
Instantiates
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
946160684
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
946160684
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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