POT TV – Dr. David C.A. Hillman, a controversial author and expert on religious drug use, speaks at Cannabis Roots: A Hidden History of Marijuana in Vancouver.
Dr. David C.A. Hillman earned a Ph.D. in Classics and M.S. in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, where he studied the medicine and pharmacology of antiquity. The London Times described his research as “the last wild frontier of classical studies.” Dr. Hillman’s work, while firmly grounded in primary sources — the original documents of Church authorities and others — is highly controversial. It is research that many modern Church officials do not want known. His dissertation committee refused to pass him unless he removed material about the use of psychedelic drugs in antiquity; he later published the forbidden material in The Chemical Muse. The revelations in Original Sin are even more shocking, especially in light of the worldwide scandals involving pedophile Catholic priests and the higher Church authorities who have protected them and allowed child abuse to continue for years. As soon as the topic of Original Sin became known, Dr. Hillman’s livelihood was threatened and he was told he would be blacklisted in his field of teaching. He nevertheless decided to let the truth be known and completed Original Sin under a threat to his ability to support himself and his children. For more information about Dr. Hillman’s work, visit his webpage at Ronin Publishing.
Read a summary of Dr. David C.A. Hillman’s lecture at the Cannabis Roots conference.
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