Astronomy. Science. Philosophy + Spirituality. Book of Kells. CHRISTIANS & POT: A HIGH HOLY HISTORY. Story by Chris Bennett In February of 2003, HIGH TIMES published my controversial article, “Was Jesus a Stoner?” Shortly thereafter, the concept broached in the piece—specifically, the biblical references to Christ’s use of cannabis in healing—received international attention. The article was a follow-up to an earlier piece in HIGH TIMES, “The Burning Bush” (June 2002), on the possible references to cannabis in early Judaism and Old Testament texts. This exploration followed the research of scholars like Sara Benetowa and Immanuel Low regarding the identification of an ancient Hebrew term, keneh bosem, as the etymological ancestor of the modern word cannabis. While this “holy anointing” was originally restricted for use among the priestly class, centuries later the prophet Samuel anointed Saul, the first king of Israel, thereby extending the use of “holy oil” to monarchs as well.
Thus, cannabis-infused oils became part of the coronation rite for Jewish kings. Chrisma vs. George W. Samhain: The Celtic Roots of Halloween | Network Ireland - Irish Holistic Magazine. This was an Ireland that had a mystical religious system; it was a system that was deeply integrated into the social and political fabric of their society. This deeply mystical religion impacted on all aspects of life in Ireland, from the highest king to most common person, and the ancient oral traditions were held in the highest esteem. The Celtic people of Ireland strongly believed that the Tuatha Dé Danann and the humans shared the land. However, while the human race lived on the land, the Tuatha Dé Danann moved deep underground in the síthe, the hollow hills and megalithic sites throughout the country. The Celtic people in Ireland had a clear understanding of where the Tuatha Dé Danann could be found; they felt their presence all around them in the natural world.
It is important to remember that this was a completely rural society, a poor harvest of crops could prove to be disastrous for the people. Oíche Samhain was called Oíche na gCleas, the Night of Tricks. Behind the Mask. Aquarius Birthstone List of Birthstones and Meanings 20th January to 18th February. A List of Birthstones & Meanings For 20th Jan to 18th Feb Cryolite Pendant Peruse the Aquarius birthstone list, and read the meanings of each of the stones that help the typical person born in the Aquarius sign. This list will tell you all of the specific birthstones that have been attributed to the astrological sign of Aquarius. All of these stones have been chosen as they are suitable for anyone born within this star sign.
Yet you may experience that one or more of these may be beneficial to you, over and above the others. Allow yourself to wear your favorite stone, as it is known that by keeping the energy of healing stones within your auric field it may enable you heal a specific area of importance. Which Aquarius Birthstone To Choose It would be helpful to begin your choice by going through the list of birthstones.
Once you read the details there on each individual stone, it may assist you make a decision about the appropriate Aquarius Birthstone to choose. What Is Your Astrology Sign? The Seven Sacred Truths of the Body and Spirit coresponding to the Seven Chakras. ListTrueTeachers. There's never been a single thing.So where's defiling dust to cling? If you can reach the heart of this,Why talk of transcendental bliss?
Huangbo Xiyun [LoC 960] (770-850 AD) Chinese Chan master of Zen Buddhism All such dualistic concepts as 'ignorant' and 'Enlightened', 'pure' and 'impure', are obstructions. It is because your minds are hindered by them that the Wheel of the Law must be turned. Just as apes spend their time throwing things away and picking them up again unceasingly, so it is with you and your learning. All you need is to give up your 'learning', your 'ignorant' and 'Enlightened' 'pure' and 'impure', 'great' and 'little', your 'attachment' and 'activity'.
Such things are mere conveniences, mere ornaments within the One Mind. So just discard all you have acquired as being no better than a bed spread for you when you were sick. As soon as the mouth is opened, evils spring forth. When thoughts arise, then do all things arise. Wan Ling records this anecdote about him: 8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating. “Music helps me concentrate,” Mike said to me glancing briefly over his shoulder. Mike was in his room writing a paper for his U.S. History class. On his desk next to his computer sat crunched Red Bulls, empty Gatorade bottles, some extra pocket change and scattered pieces of paper. In the pocket of his sweat pants rested a blaring iPod with a chord that dangled near the floor, almost touching against his Adidas sandals. On his computer sat even more stray objects than his surrounding environment. Mike made a shift about every thirty seconds between all of the above.
Do you know a person like this? The Science Behind Concentration In the above account, Mike’s obviously stuck in a routine that many of us may have found ourselves in, yet in the moment we feel it’s almost an impossible routine to get out of. When we constantly multitask to get things done, we’re not multitasking, we’re rapidly shifting our attention. Phase 1: Blood Rush Alert Phase 2: Find and Execute Phase 3: Disengagement.