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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 3:06 pm    Post subject: Psychoactivity As A Magic Healer Reply with quote

Cannabis is euphorigenic.

The prefix eu in "euphoria" is the Greek word for "well" and,
euphoria is "a state of well-being." Cannabis helps us remember wellness a feeling that
guides us back to health.

Euphoria Heals

Well-being is one of most the characteristic experiences associated with being "high".
Feeling good feeling well facilitates healing and maintaining health making the
euphoria stimulated by
cannabis, a very safe, non-addictive healing opportunity unencumbered by the toxicity,
complications, and perils connected to the use of many other euphorigenic substances
used in medicine.

Enhanced Senses

One of the most celebrated aspect of the cannabis high is enhancement of the senses.
Every perceptual field becomes enriched. Colors, the contrasts and complementarities
between them, become more vivid. Sounds acquire greater depth, texture, and dimension,
and the spatial and harmonic relations between them become more pronounced, leading to
absorbed fascination. Sensory enhancement results in marked amplification of aesthetic
sensitivity, deepened enjoyment of natural beauty and works of art, and appreciation of
details in the immediate environment that might usually pass unnotice.

Intensified Physical Awareness

The psychoactivity of cannabis promotes a keener awareness of normally ignored bodily
states, physical sensations, and physiological processes. Heightened somatic
sensitivity increases the pleasure derived from stretching, exercise, or yoga, from the
relaxation and comfort felt in moments of repose, and can infuse with joy an act as
simple as breathing.

Detachment

Cannabis' psychoactivity engenders a detached, distanced point of view. While emotions
and bodily sensations are perceived with greater clarity and vividness, their grip on
one's state of mind is lessened. In this state of "letting go" it becomes easier to
disentangle oneself from the unrelenting obsession, compulsive cogitation, and
shortsighted viewpoint that characterize our daily lives that bears kinship with the
state of objective "witness consciousness" encouraged in many spiritual practices, such
as the meditative disciplines of Zen Buddhism and the release of karma in Hinduism.

Expanded Time

Cannabis brings about a distinct alteration in one's sense of time, which seems to
proceed more slowly. In a fascinating study, Stanford University social psychologist
Dr. Phil Zimbardo discovered that when hypnotized subjects were given suggestions that
time was expanded they became childlike, playful, and full of spontaneous laughter.
Expanded sense of time that cannabis promites enables us to lighten up, laugh, and feel
good.

Open Mindedness

Cannabis psychoactivity encourages one thought to lead to another and another in a
series of links that are more novel and unpredictable than in the usual course of
thought. In synergy with the detached perspective this increased fluidity of thought
enhances problem-solving capacities, leading to innovative solutions that may not have
otherwise occurred.

How Psychoactivity Promotes Healing

Cannabis promotes healing by engendering an optimistic outlook, aesthetic enhancement,
a sense of communion with others, body awareness, empowered imagination, increased
feelings of control over one's state of mind and one's life in general, appreciation of
the moment, and inspiration of transcendental experience.

Optimistic Outlook

Fluidity of mental processes and optimistic viewpoint can help people form new
perspectives on their illness and overall situation, leading them to contemplate and
enact new strategies for dealing with problems, discomforts, and inconveniences. Their
minds may become open to new, different, and possibly more effective possibilities of
treatment. Additionally, optimism and belief in the possibility of a return to wellness
have been shown to support health and bolster chances of recovery from illness.

Aesthetic Enhancement

Enhanced sensory acuity can lead to immersion in appreciation of nature and works of
art. Such
moments of joy provide pleasant distraction from pain and discomfort, making the course
of an
uncomfortable disease process easier to endure. It is also likely that such states of
enchantment involve the release of endorphins and other neurochemicals that facilitate
immunity and physiological healing.

Communion and Community

People tend to use cannabis with friends, finding that sharing the state of being high
increases its pleasure and encourages sharing itself. Research has confirmed that
people who frequently engage in positive contact and communication with supportive
others tend to be healthier and stand a better chance of recovery from serious illness.


Laughter

The cannabis high is well-known for promoting the giggles. Sense of humor refreshes
perspective and keeps our viewpoint balanced. The biochemical and physiological
benefits of intense and sustained laughter such as that which often accompanies getting
highÑ exercise internal organs while releasing tension. Because illness often
challenges one's sense of humor, the capability of cannabis to make you laugh is an
especially important healing agent.

Body Awareness

Enhanced perception of bodily sensations and physiological processes, combined with the
sense of
detachment that can make pain or other unpleasant sensations easier to examine with
objectivity, can help a person to be more responsive to changes in physical condition,
positive or negative.

Empowered Imagination

Psychoactivity enhances one's capacity to visualize to remember being in the well
state. This vital quality can be harnessed to increase the intensity and impact of
visualization and relaxation techniques used to engage the powers of the mind in
healing.

Greater Sense of Control

Using cannabis to alter mood, outlook, and awareness, as well as to ease pain or other
symptoms, can give people a sense of greater control over their state of mind and
lives. Research has shown that people with a greater sense of control over their
treatment stand a better chance of recovery from illness.

Transcendental Experience

Cannabis has been used as a sacrament in many religious traditions. The high promotes
meditative stillness and contemplative awe. Studies have shown that a feeling of faith
is associated with being healthy and recovering from illness.

Appreciation of the Moment

The time-expanding quality of the cannabis high bestows a gift of extra time, filling
it with small beauties and delights, sprinkling the day with opportunities to "stop and
smell the flowers", encouraging us to live more fully in the here and now a tremendous
boon to the quality of life of those who are ill.

Smell The Flowers

The Seeker and the Shaman Woman were sitting in a garden on a beautiful day when the
Shaman Woman noticed that the Seeker was frowning and staring distractedly into the
distance.
"What is troubling you?" asked the Shaman Woman.
"How can I enjoy my life when I know that sooner or later I'm going to die?" the Seeker
lamented.
While listening, the Shaman Woman picked a nearby lilac sprig and passed it slowly by
the
Seeker's nose. "Ah," the Seeker sighed, his frown dissolving into a smile. "Uh humm,"
the Shaman nodded warmly, "always remember to stop and smell the flowers."

Getting High Is Learned

People using cannabis for the first time usually claim not to be high and must be
coached by old-timers because getting high has to be learned. Using cannabis over time,
a person learns experientially about the states of mind and changes in mood that it
facilitates and as these mental territories become familiar opening of internal doors
becomes second nature so that it takes smaller amounts of cannabis and often no
cannabis at all to pass through them.

Psychoactivity As A Magic Healer
http://www.roninpub.com/heamag_psyheals.html

Marijuana Booklist
http://www.roninpub.com/rn_mj.html



The Healing Magic of Cannabis

The Healing Magic of Cannabis describes how to use cannabis, including preparation and
hazards of smoking, along with recipes. Also covered are methods for making tinctures
and topical applicaitons, including the advantages and disadvantages of each.

The Healing Magic of Cannabis explains how cannabis alleviates pain, soothes
discomfort, and can interfere with the biological progression of certain diseases. It
provides clear, information on cannabis' use for fifteen medical conditions and common
aliments, from menstrual cramps, back pain, arthritis, and insomnia to epilepsy, AIDS,
and withdrawal from addictive drugs.

The Healing High:

Feels good, promoting wellness.
Relaxes you, restoring equilibrium.
Makes you laugh, refreshing perspective.
Stimulates appetite, encouraging eating.
Uplifts mood, encouraging optimism.
Inspires faith that will heal.

Healing as a Re-Creational Activity

The concept of healing is broad enough to encompass the notion of truly recreational
activity. The original meaning of the word "recreation" after all, refers to
transformation, or recreation, to "creating again". Truly recreational activity, then,
is regenerative, life giving, transformative-in other words, healing. So when cannabis
is used in a genuinely recreational capacity, such usage is a form of healing. And the
well-directed medicinal use of cannabis is also healing-in other words,
transformative, regenerative, or re-creative. The word "healing" thus points toward
what both medicinal and recreational use of cannabis can be, at their very best. By
focusing on the process of healing, then, this book bridges and unites the recreational
and medicinal approaches to the use of cannabis. The notion of healing, referring to
positive transformation on the level of spirit as well as body and mind, also
encompasses the entheogenic-spiritual or religious-approach to the use of cannabis.

The Healing Magic of Cannabis
Potter, Beverly and Joy, Dan
May 1998. 192p. index. Ronin, paper, $14.95
http://www.roninpub.com/heamag.html
Table of Contents
http://www.roninpub.com/heamag_toc.html
http://www.roninpub.com/heamag.jpg
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bump. Laughing

I was reading some old posts and think this is a good one to bump, it's very much worth reading.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AMEN Brother
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely a keeper there.

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