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Pinecone Symbolism and History

By | 2018-04-18T22:13:14+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Throughout the span of recorded human history, Pinecone has served as a symbolic representation of Human Enlightenment, the Third Eye, and the Pineal Gland. Conifer Pine Trees are one of the most ancient plant genera on the planet, having existed nearly three times longer than [...]

The Ancient Art of Burning Sage – Facts, Benefits and Uses

By | 2018-04-16T23:54:14+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , |

The ritual burning of herbs and herbal resins is common to many cultures in the world. From the rich frankincense of the Church and the Middle Eastern bazaar to the heady incenses of Asia to the raw energy of brush burning in many native cultures—the [...]

Did Jesus Used Cannabis in His Rituals?

By | 2018-04-09T19:34:33+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Academics and theologists have debated evidence that suggests that Jesus Christ may have used cannabis in his rituals. Was Jesus a stoner? Jesus might not fit the modern definition of a „stoner“ - but there is evidence that he harnessed the medicinal power of cannabis. [...]

Can We Treat Cluster Headaches With Psychedelics?

By | 2018-04-06T00:20:35+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , |

Cluster headaches — or "suicide headaches" as they’re known due to treatment-resistant sufferers who have killed themselves — are a little understood neurological disorder which crops up in a diverse cross-section of the population. No clear pattern along genetic lines is evident as yet, and [...]

Benefits and Facts of Damiana (Turnera diffusa)

By | 2018-04-02T14:46:49+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I have researched any number of herbal remedies and have noted how many are famed for their aphrodisiac abilities. More often than not, these natural aphrodisiacs fall short when it comes to scientific research. Now as a man of a certain age, I am intrigued [...]

Pythia of Delphi – The Priestess of Apollo

By | 2018-03-19T14:53:15+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , |

The Oracle of Delphi is probably the most famous oracle in the world. Delphic prophecies shaped political and spiritual life in the cradle of modern civilization and helped define the course of history. At the height of Greek civilization, no important decision was undertaken without [...]

Religious Leaders Get High On Magic Mushrooms In The Name Of Science

By | 2018-03-17T21:04:54+00:00 March 17th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , |

Johns Hopkins University has recruited priests, rabbis, and a Buddhist to test how psychedelic medicine effects the religious experience. Researchers from the John Hopkins University, in Baltimore, have recruited religious leaders from many faiths to take part in an experiment, in which they will ingest [...]

Dental Plaque Can Reveal Drug Use In Ancient Human History

By | 2018-03-09T20:48:54+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , |

The poor dental hygiene of ancient people could provide a glimpse into their drug habits. By testing the ancient plaque on the teeth of people who died thousands of years ago, researchers can now tell whether or not they were smoking tobacco, drinking coffee, or [...]

Women and Shamanism

By | 2018-02-27T22:56:20+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This is a brief summary of a visual presentation, first shown in 1986, which was given in September 2005 at the Shamanic Studies Conference in San Rafael, California.  “Woman is by nature a shaman.” ~Chukchee proverb. Yet the female dimension of this realm of [...]

Passiflora Incarnata Can Help Us Relieve Anxiety and Sleep Disorders

By | 2018-02-25T13:06:55+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Categories: Herbs & Plants, Knowledge, Substances|Tags: , , , , , , |

Passionflower, also known as Passiflora incarnata, maypop, apricot vine, water lemon or wild passion vine is a fast-growing perennial, which gardeners love growing. Its large flowers have 5 long stamens and 5 white petals, magenta to blue. According to tradition, it is called passion vine [...]

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