In his new book, Speaking to God through Cannabis: A New Understanding of the Word of Christ, a psychoanalyst and professor of theology at Boston University argues that Jesus Christ was a frequent smoker of weed, which he used it to “speak with God.”
So, Jesus was chill?
In his new book, Ralph Heinz tries to abolish the purveying myth in modern Christianity that psychedelic drugs and worship of God are antagonistic, saying that “most stories in the Bible are clearly about people hallucinating on cannabis, be it visions of the Angel of the Lord over a burning bush, or Yahweh in a midst of clouds.”
I think it is clear for anybody that has read any passage of the Bible, that the prophets and apostles spent most of their time hallucinating on psychedelic drugs, totally baked or drunk on wine.
There is no need to judge them, or paint these characters as saints or demons, they were just good old boys having a good time.
At the time, cannabis-infused incense was commonly used in most religious ceremonies, but Heinz argues that cannabis oil also played a major religious role.
The priesthood mixed cannabis resins with those from myrrh, balsam, frankincense, and perfumes, and then anointed their skins with the mixture as well as burned it. The word ‘Messiah’ signifies the ‘Anointed One,’ and so Jesus Christ was clearly a big proponent of the cannabis oil.
According to the professor of theology, most confusion about the use of cannabis in the Bible stems from the mistranslation of the Hebrew word for cannabis “kaneh bosm,” which has been mistaken for other plants, such as calamus and aromatic cane.
The author also argues that certain passages of the New Testament, such as the Apocalypse of John or the visions of Ezekiel in the Book of Ezekiel, cannot simply be explained by the use of cannabinoids, or the heavy indulgence in alcohol (such as wine), and may be better explained by the use of psychedelic drugs.
The latter would likely have been magic mushrooms, or even natural forms of LSD, which is produced from the ergot fungi.
From the time of Moses until that of the later prophet Samuel, the holy anointing oil was used by the priesthood to receive the ‘revelations of the Lord’ and to become ‘possessed with the spirit of the Lord.
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