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Sex, Drugs, Violence and the Bible Paperback – March 23, 2001
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"... revelatory... facinating... recomended to anyone interested in the history of marijuana, and the strange origins of the Judeo-Christian tradition." -- Cannabis Culture Magazine, June\July 2001, by the editor Dana Larsen
"This book offers a way... and there are many who are ready for it." -- From the book's forword by Richard Cowan, Host of the 420 Marijuana News, editor of marijuananews.com and former head of NORML
About the Author
Chris Bennett was the main researcher and author of Green Gold the Tree of Life: Marijuana in Magic and Religion, (Access Unlimited 1995) and writes about the cultural and spiritual history of cannabis for Cannabis culture Magazine.
Neil McQueen has a degree in Religious Studies with a focus on Biblical History from the Waterloo University in Ontario.
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Cannabis and it's uses in the Biblical times by King Solomon, King David and Jesus the Carpenter.
Even an Ex-Narc like me will see things differently when you realize the Government is out to Control
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You will change your ways of thinking when you read this book.
Read in the context of an emerging tribal culture struggling with the concerns of their time: life, death, food, fertility, war, dominating and avoiding the domination of often more technologically advanced neighboring cultures. This book gave me an appreciation for these ancient peoples without having to accept as divine the horrific treatment they visited upon each other, their neighbors and particularly upon their women and children. This book is a must read!
High-quality scholarship. Aside from some distracting typos, it is highly readable and reveals how interesting and complex many of the Bible stories are. As is standard, it assumes the literal existence of Bible characters -- an assumption which entheogen scholars are increasingly calling into question.
I'm grateful for this book spurring me on to take on studying all the books in the Bible. Highly recommended for entheogen and religion collections -- essential, in fact, especially in light of how few books there are about entheogens in Christianity.
The Authors make no secret of their core intention of writing the book as a means of promoting the centralthesis summed up on the book's jacket:
"Second only to sex, do drugs--as in psychoactive substances--play a
pivotal role in the development of religious thought and experience, and the Judaeo-Christian traditions are no exception. What will be surprising to most modern readers is the frequent use of intoxicants like wine, strong-drink, and mandrake in the Bible."
Perhaps even harder to accept will be the copious use of cannabis, (Hebrew kaneh-bosm), by both the Hebrew Priests and Kings for shamanistic purposes...a tradition that was continued by both Jesus and his followers."
The author Chris Bennett missed the most important parts, skipped the best.
If he understood the basics I am positive he would have been successful in his legal argument for cannabis as a religious sacrament... all one has to do is look at the Catholic Church for their blueprint to freedom.
What was it Mr. Bennett missed? Namely that Marijuana is the lost ingredient in the Eucharist that ALL Christians must eat to be considered a Christian, and saved.
The author points out correctly that Marijuana is in the Holy Oil of Christians and Jews... but then he ignores the fact that this same Marijuana Holy Oil is in the bread that is the Lord's Supper.
Notice the bible gives us very exacting instructions on how to make this bread we are to eat, and notice it is made with Marijuana oil spoken of in Exodus 30:23.
This is the thing that everyone is missing, and it is a very important part, indeed it is the crux of all things in Christianity and Judaism, and it has been hidden (just like the Bible states) for a very longtime, to be revealed in this day. Now notice in the Torah, the book of Leviticus gives us exacting instructions on how to make this bread for Passover Seder using the Holy Temple Oil commanded by God, read the below scriptures:
Lev 2:1 When you offer sacrifices to give thanks to me, you must use only your finest flour. Put it in a dish, sprinkle oil and incense on the flour,
Lev 2:2 and take it to the priests from Aaron's family. One of them will scoop up the incense together with a handful of the flour and oil. Then, to show that the whole offering belongs to me, the priest will lay this part on the bronze altar and send it up in smoke with a smell that pleases me.
Lev2:4 If you bake bread in an oven for this sacrifice, use only your finest flour, but without any yeast. You may make the flour into a loaf mixed with oil, or you may make it into thin wafers and brush them with oil.
Lev 2:5 If you cook bread in a shallow pan for this sacrifice, use only your finest flour. Mix it with oil, but do not use any yeast.
Lev 2:6 Then break the bread into small pieces and sprinkle them with oil.
Lev 2:7 If you cook your bread in a pan with a lid on it, you must also use the finest flour mixed with oil.
Lev 2:8 You may prepare sacrifices to give thanks in any of these three ways.
Notice in the above the bread can be made three different ways, but marijuana oil is required in all three instances of the making of this bread, and thus the eating of the Tree Of Life (what we call Marijuana) is completed.
Mr. Bennett totally and 100% missed this vital bit of information that WILL change the world.
My name is Chris Campbell, and that is THUS SAITH THE LORD!!
Marijuana IS the tree of life.