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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2004 11:03 am    Post subject: When Smoke Gets In My I Reply with quote

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When Smoke Gets In My I
By Chris Bennet

The First Cultivated Crop

Ancient and modern historians, archaeologists, anthropologists and philologists all agree that cannabis is one of mankind's oldest cultivated crops. The weaving of hemp fibre began 10,000 years ago, at approximately the same time as pottery making and prior to metal working.

In his book The Dragons of Eden, Carl Sagan has speculated that cannabis may have been the first crop cultivated by stone age man. He based this assertion upon the example of the pygmies. The pygmies were basically hunter-gatherers until they started planting the cannabis which they used for religious purposes. The pygmies say that they have been smoking cannabis "since the beginning of time."

Professor Richard E. Schultes, the director of the Botanical Museum at Harvard University and a prominent researcher in the field of psychoactive plants, wrote an article titled Man and Marijuana in which he states:

...early man experimented with all plant materials that he could chew and could not have avoided discovering the properties of cannabis (marijuana), for in his quest for seeds and oil, he certainly ate the sticky tops of the plant. Upon eating hemp, the euphoric, ecstatic and hallucinatory aspects may have introduced man to an other-worldly plane from which emerged religious beliefs, perhaps even the concept of deity. The plant became accepted as a special gift of the gods, a sacred medium for communion with the spiritual world and as such it has remained in some cultures to the present.

The effects of cannabis was proof to the ancients that the spirit and power of the gods (or goddesses) existed in this plant and that it was literally a messenger (angel), or actually the flesh and blood and/or bread of the god/s, and therefore a holy sacrament.

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http://www.cannabisculture.com/backissues/apr95/smoke_in_my_i.html


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2004 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a great series of articles.

One day I am going to have the get one of Chris Bennet's books.
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2004 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love it too and use it often as a referal page.
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2004 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very good, another one for my collect Smile need to print these all out and file them some time...
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