Cannabis and the Soma Solution finally in print!

My new book, Cannabis and the Soma Solution is finally in print! Get it on Amazon for 30% off on the pre-press price, before they change it.

http://www.amazon.com/Cannabis-Soma-Solution-Chris-Bennett/dp/0984185801

Here is a review http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/content/big-bhang

And the back cover blurb by Professor of Anthropology, C. Scott Littleton, Ph.D., Occidental College
“As Chris Bennett amply demonstrates in this seminal book, the ritual use of cannabis has a very long history. It extends from Vedic India in the second millennium, B.C.E., where the hallucinogen in question was known as Soma, classical Greece, ancient Israel where it appears as keneh bosem, and the steppes of Central Asia, where, according to Herodotus in Book IV of his History, the ancient Scythians ritually inhaled the fumes given off by burning cannabis leaves. Indeed, the plant has consistently occupied a central position in shamanic cults almost everywhere. In more recent times, and especially in the twentieth century, users of cannabis for spiritual purposes have unfortunately been persecuted, in the United States and elsewhere, by authorities enforcing laws against its possession. A good example can be seen in the ongoing attempts to suppress its use in the Rastafarian religion. In short, I heartily recommend Bennett’s book to anyone seeking a better understanding of this well-nigh universal, albeit all too often misunderstood hallucinogen and its crucial role in the history of human spirituality.”

Coppies also available in my store the Urban Shaman, www.urbanshaman.net

Chris Bennett
Chris Bennett

Chris Bennett has been researching the historical role of cannabis in magic and religion for over a quarter century, his books include 'Green Gold the tree of Life: Marijuana in Magic and Religion' (1995); 'Sex, Drugs, Violence and the Bible' (2001); 'Cannabis and the Soma Solution' (2010. He Currently resides in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where he runs his ethnobotanical shop The Urban Shaman.

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  1. Chris Bennet on
  2. Anonymous on

    Ummmmmmmm………………. so does you or your lawyer want to read the paper seems like you could use a fresh set of eyes and some extra brain cells. dude i just want to help! beating your head against the wall is not the answer having helping hands to get over it is better.

    peace, alan.

  3. alan on

    hello how are u

    i wrote a 4th year law paper about cannabis and the viability of an exepmtion in Canada

    might you want to read it??? its pretty good and not just cause i borrowed some background/historical references from you! but the legal stuff is up to date and i havent got any money to support your (our)cause but i can donnate my brain … your lawyer can look over the legal crap and see if you dudes can use anything.

    besides this happy december and have a nice day.
    peace.