Sep 7, 2020 • 1HR 7M

Dr. Mark Ferrara on the Peak Experiences of Cannabis and Spirituality

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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. 

 

His recent paper: 

Peak-experience and the entheogenic use of cannabis in world religions 

https://akjournals.com/view/journals/2054/aop/article-10.1556-2054.2020.00122/article-10.1556-2054.2020.00122.xml 

 

His wonderful book: 

Sacred Bliss - A Spiritual History of Cannabis 

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538118986/Sacred-Bliss-A-Spiritual-History-of-Cannabis