One of the most important relationships that human beings have with plants is changing our consciousness. Dr. Mark Ferrara discusses this in a recent essay and in his book, “Sacred Bliss: A Spiritual History of Cannabis.” It’s about peak experiences and psychological health, how this relates to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, and how the history of the great civilizations gives us a blueprint for using plants like cannabis to transcend ourselves and to bond with our community and the cosmos.
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His recent paper: Peak-experience and the entheogenic use of cannabis in world religions
His wonderful book: Sacred Bliss - A Spiritual History of Cannabis