Cannabis and the Soma Solution

By: Bennett, Chris

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Seeking to identify the plant origins of the early sacramental beverages Soma and Haoma, this study draws a connection between the psychoactive properties of these drinks and the widespread use of cannabis among Indo-Europeans during this time. Exploring the role of these libations as inspiration for the Indian Rig Veda and the Persian Avestan texts, this examination discusses the spread of cannabis use across Europe and Asia, the origins of the Soma and Haoma cults, and the shamanic origins of modern religion. Chris Bennett is an expert in the use of ethnobotanicals. He has contributed articles to numerous magazines, includingCannabis Culture and High Times, and he is the author of several books, including Green Gold the Tree of Life: Marijuana in Magic and Religion and Sex, Drugs, Violence and the Bible.He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.


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Seeking to identify the plant origins of the early sacramental beverages Soma and Haoma, this study draws a connection between the psychoactive properties of these drinks and the widespread use of cannabis amongIndo-Europeans during this time. Exploring the role of these libations as inspiration for the Indian Rig Veda and the Persian Avestan texts, this examination discusses the spread of cannabis use across Europe and Asia, the origins of the Soma and Haoma cults, and the shamanic origins of modern religion."

Title: Cannabis and the Soma Solution

Author Name: Bennett, Chris

Categories: Drugs
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Publisher: TRINEDAY LLC:

ISBN Number: 0984185801

ISBN Number 13: 9780984185801

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Brand New!

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