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Hashish and The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor

CANNABIS CULTURE. In the 19th and early 20th century, hashish played a prominent role in the occult scene, and was used in initiatory rites by certain secret societies, such as the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor. The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor was an…

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The Cannabis infused Wine of Dionysus?

CANNABIS CULTURE: Was Dionysus a God of Wine as well as Cannabis, and other Psychoactive plants? Dionysus was the ancient Greek God of Intoxication, and this has generally been assumed to have been limited to his obvious relationship with the Grape, bu…

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Nepenthe, A Cannabis Infused Wine for Grief?

CANNABIS CULTURE –  Nepenthe was an ancient herbal infused wine, that appears in Homer’s famous tale The Odyssey. Its use to quell grief in a funerary setting has caused many researchers to identify it with cannabis. The Odyssey of Homer (9th-8th centu…