CANNABIS CULTURE – Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from everyone at Cannabis Culture and Pot TV!
It’s high time to relax and enjoy the day with family and friends, but if you have a free moment for some holiday reading, check out some of these Christmas classics from CC and Pot TV.
With Christmas just a day away and holiday television programing in heavy-rotation, it’s hard not to catch one of the many versions of that seasonal classic, A Christmas Carol.
This wintertime ghost story, with its elements of hallucinatory time-traveling, has rightly been compared to the otherworldly journeys of tribal shamans, who in death and rebirth ceremonies traveled to land of the Dead.
Although most people see Christmas as a Christian holiday, many of the symbols and icons we associate with Christmas celebrations are actually derived from the shamanistic traditions of the tribal peoples of pre-Christian Northern Europe.
The sacred mushroom of these people was the red and white amanita muscaria mushroom, also known as “fly agaric.” These mushrooms are now commonly seen in books of fairy tales, and are usually associated with magic and fairies. This is because they contain potent hallucinogenic compounds, and were used by ancient peoples for insight and transcendental experiences.
Most of the major elements of the modern Christmas celebration, such as Santa Claus, Christmas trees, magical reindeer and the giving of gifts, are originally based upon the traditions surrounding the harvest and consumption of these most sacred mushrooms.
As doubtful as the following hypothesis might first seem to the reader, I might as well boldly state my case right from the start: either Jesus used marijuana or he was not the Christ. The very word “Christ”, by the implication of its linguistic origins and true meaning, gives us the most profound evidence that Jesus did in fact use the same herb as his ancient semitic ancestors, and which is still used by people around the world for its enlightening and healing properties.
The Greek title “Christ” is the translation of the Hebrew word Messiah, which in English becomes “The Anointed” D. The Messiah was recognized as such by his being anointed with the holy anointing oil, the use of which was restricted to the instillation of Hebrew priests and kings (See CC#5). If Jesus was not initiated in this fashion then he was not the Christ, and had no official claim to the title.
Since ancient times, Winter Solstice has been associated with the birth of a pot-smoking Sun God – including Jesus.
Most modern readers likely believe that the celebration of Christmas originally developed during the early Christian period. Yet Solstice celebrations of the birth of a virgin-born savior actually predate the mythology of the baby Jesus by millennia, and these celebrations were usually intertwined with the sacred use of cannabis.
A Golden Oldie from the Pot TV VaultWatch the “Marijuana in the Bible”, In Part 1 of a seven part series, host Chris Bennett gives an introduction to the scholarly sources that have referred to the references to marijuana contained in the “Good Book”.
Merry Christmas and Hempy Holidays from Jodie Emery and the Cannabis Culture crew! We want to let you know about the huge selection of cannabis-related products at Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture Headquarters store. CCHQ has an enormous array of bongs, pipes, clothes, books, and plenty more pot-related goods – everything you need but the weed!
Get all of your ganja gifts and stoner stocking stuffers at our world-famous store. You’ll find lots of holiday gifts and personal goodies to enjoy as winter and the holidays approach: vaporizers, bongs, pipes, high-end glass, toking tools, rolling papers, grinders, scales, hemp clothing and accessories, movies, books and much more.
We’re open every day of the year except Christmas Day, so come down anytime to see what we have in store!
Vapor Central is OPEN on Christmas Day 420pm to whenever. We are the largest, highest, coolest, greatest, original, ground-breaking, amazing, Toronto Vapor Lounge (a.k.a. Vapour Lounge). What is a Vapor Lounge?
Well, that’s something we make up as we go a-bong. Vapor Central is a lot of things to a lot of people! Part vaporizer and accessory and refreshment shop and vaporizer testing / comparison spot, part comedy and live music (etc.) club, part kushy chillaxin vapetastic lounge space. VC is also Toronto’s primary meeting space and cozy resource center for medical marijuana (a.k.a. medicinal cannabis) patients, enthusiasts and ‘activists.’
Vapor Central is located in the very heart of downtown Toronto on the second floor of 667 Yonge Street, the massive 7500 square foot Toronto Hemp Company (THC) Cannabis Culture Superstore (Hemp Shop / Pipe and Bong Shop / Glass and Vapor Shop / Medical Marijuana Grow Shop, Vapor Lounge etc., all-in-one!.
See pictures and videos from the Cannabis Culture Christmas Party at the BCMP Vapor Lounge.
Watch the holiday episode of The Jodie Emery Show.
Watch this year’s Christmas episode of Cannabis Culture News LIVE.
Watch a LIVE special HOTBoxing Day episode of From Under the Influence with Marijuana Man and friends December 26, 2012 on Pot TV.
Hempy Holidays everyone!