Chris Bennett

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.

CANNABIS CULTURE – H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) the oddball impoverished writer of pulp horror fiction, whose work only came to know success after his untimely demise, left a curious story about a time shifting plant and 4:20.

CANNABIS CULTURE – In the 19th century European Tabloids were run amuck with stories about a newly revealed form of Luciferian Freemasonry, known as ‘Palladian Masonry’ that allegedly involved cannabis and opium infused initiations and Satanic worship! But was it true?

CANNABIS CULTURE – When most people think of the history of cannabis, they generally flash to the “grass” the hippies of the 1960s smoked, or the “reefers” of the Jazz age. However, the fact is, according to current archeological evidence,humanity’s relationship with cannabis goes back tens of thousands of years before even the first wordsRead More

Regarded as one of the greatest intellects of Islam’s Golden Age, the geographer, astronomer, poet, theologian, Avicenna, Ibn Sina, (980-1030) is probably best known for his contributions to medicine, and his works, after being translated into Latin became deeply influential in Medieval and renaissance Europe.

CANNABIS CULTURE – The techniques of preparation for disease fighting, life preserving elixirs was the core for many medieval and renaissance alchemists, and this was an adaption from Islamic influences that came into Europe following the Crusades.

CANNABIS CULTURE- “Some high Biblical commentators maintain that the gall and vinegar, or myrrhed wine, offered to our Saviour immediately before his crucifixion, was in all probability a preparation of hemp, and even speak of its earlier use” – The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal (1860)

CANNABIS CULTURE – Did Jesus and his disciples use cannabis and other drugs in magical ceremonies? Author and cannabis historian Chris Bennett takes us through some of the startling ancient evidence of early Christianity’s drug-fuelled rituals.

CANNABIS CULTURE – Lately I have been working on my new book, Liber 420: Cannabis Arcanum. This will be my 4th book detailing the fascinating history of cannabis in magic and religion. In this new book the focus will be on the use of cannabis in the occult traditions, such as alchemy and magic, fromRead More
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