Book Excerpt, Conscious Living

Conscious living is on my mind today. My new book is a quite scholarly collection of 30 essays by noted researchers into The Entheogenic Spirituality of Cannabis, titled

One Toke to God

and released in conjunction with the establishment of the

Cannabis Spiritual Center.

I thought it might be enlightening if I were to post some excerpts from the book. This first excerpt is from Chapter 29, Parenting with Cannabis, by Nicole Linton and Jonathan Thompson:

Conscious Living

Cannabis is a gentle consciousness expander. She encourages us to look at our environment with peaceful eyes and a spirit of family-like intercon-nectedness. Instead of seeing the world and her people as objects to be owned or resources to be exploited, cannabis leads us toward a posture of stewardship. One of the ancient names for the entheogen S. divinorum among the Mazatecs of Oaxaca, Mexico, translates as “Eyes of the Shepherdess.” Cannabis, too, gives us the eyes and heart of a guardian, or protectress of creation. Conscious living, with a focus on the unbreakable connection between nature and humanity,….

Cannabis is, mystically, both an architect and the building materials of a better future. Her hemp body promises a renewable resource that’s incredibly versatile and easy on the environment; one that could replace corn for oil, trees for wood, nylon for rope, and cotton for clothing and other textiles…

read more in your copy of One Toke to God.

Conscious living
The Entheogenic Spirituality of Cannabis

Check back next week for an excerpt from another chapter.