by Carey Wedler
Archaeologists in China recently discovered evidence indicating humans have been using cannabis as medicine and employing it in spiritual rituals for over 2,400 years.
According to “Ancient Cannabis Burial Shroud in a Central Eurasian Cemetery,” published in Economic Botany last month, “[a]n extraordinary cache of ancient, well-preserved Cannabis plant remains was recently discovered in a tomb in the Jiayi cemetery of Turpan, NW China.”
The researchers, led by Hongen Jiang, an archaeologist at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, discovered 13 whole female cannabis plants buried in the tomb of a 35-year-old Caucasian man. The paper explains the cannabis plants “appear to have been locally produced and purposefully arranged and used as a burial shroud which was placed upon a male corpse.” Researchers suspect he might have been a shaman.
Radiocarbon dating indicates the tomb is between 2,400 and 2,800 years old.
National Geographic explained the discovery:
“The burial is one of 240 graves excavated at the Jiayi cemetery in Turpan, and is associated with the Subeixi culture (also known as the Gushi Kingdom) that occupied the area between roughly 3,000 to 2,000 years ago. At the time, Turpan’s desert oasis was an important stop on the Silk Road.”
Jiang, the paper’s lead author, explained the significance of their discovery:
“This is the first time archaeologists have recovered complete cannabis plants, as well as the first incidence of their use as a ‘shroud’ in a human burial.”
According to Jiang, as paraphrased by National Geographic:
“This discovery adds to a growing collection of archaeological evidence showing that cannabis consumption was ‘very popular’ across the Eurasian steppe thousands of years ago.”
The paper notes the researchers’ findings add to mounting evidence humans have long used cannabis:
“This unique discovery provides new insight into the ritualistic use of Cannabis in prehistoric Central Eurasia. Furthermore, the fragmented infructescences of Cannabis discovered in other tombs of the Jiayi cemetery, together with similar Cannabis remains recovered from coeval tombs in the ancient Turpan cemetery along with those found in the Altai Mountains region, reveal that Cannabis was used by the local Central Eurasian people for ritual and/or medicinal purposes in the first millennium before the Christian era.
In 2008, researchers discovered a 2,700-year-old grave stocked with “a large cache of cannabis” near the Turpan region. They believed the grave belonged to a Caucasoid shaman and suggested the Gushi people, who occupied that region at the time, “cultivated cannabis for pharmaceutical, psychoactive or divinatory purposes.”
Last year, archaeologists found golden bongs containing traces of cannabis and heroin during a grave excavation in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia. Their findings indicated a traveling nomad tribe called the Scythians had performed “drug-fuelled” rituals there.
Similarly, though cannabis can be used for its hemp fibers, which are employed to make clothing, furniture, and buildings, the researchers in the Turpan desert determined that was not the purpose of the cannabis they discovered in the grave excavation. They noted they did not discover any hemp textiles in Turpan and that seeds discovered in the burial were not large enough to serve as a food source.
As a result, National Geographic noted, “[t]he researchers suspect that this marijuana was grown and harvested for its psychoactive resin, which may have been inhaled as a sort of incense or consumed in a beverage for ritual or medicinal purposes.”
Though governments continue to demonize and violently prohibit cannabis (and other drugs, the findings published in Economic Botany — like many before them — prove the plant was part of the human experience long before authorities decided to ban it.
And just as they did 2,500 years ago, humans continue to use cannabis to enhance their spirituality and medicate themselves.
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by Robert Owings
All spiritual practices maintain some form of connection to unseen worlds, be that Buddha fields or the heaven promised so prominently in Christianity and Islam. In some regard shamanism is not that different; however, where those religions offer the unseen world in an afterlife, shamanism opens those realms in this life as well. Plus, it’s a vastly more expansive, animated, and interactive version to the concept.
Shamanic practice has been described as crossing the veil, walking in other worlds, and a direct spiritual engagement with spirits, deities, and other realms. Naturally, such processes bring one into contact with unseen worlds, and the beings that populate these domains. It’s been going on since day one, since that first proto shaman took on the work.
by Bob Makransky
In order to communicate with plants (or people), you have to be able to regard them as your equals. If you are afraid (ashamed) to talk with homeless people, beggars, crazy people, etc. then you’ll also find it difficult to talk with plants. However, it’s actually easier to communicate with plants than it is to communicate with people because plants don’t have defenses and self-importance agendas in place to engage our own defenses and self-importance agendas. Continue reading
By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut
A few days ago, President Trump opened up the first listening session with experts on human trafficking. As a result, he announced that he will direct “the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies” to devote more resources and personnel to the investigation.
Prime amongst these investigations will be those into the crime of child trafficking, which has grown exponentially worse in Europe since the opening of the borders and the huge exodus of migrants being forced to put their fate into the hands of the people traffickers.
But even according to official 2015 figures, hundreds of children go missing every day in the UK, and more than 2,000 a day in the US.
Already, since Trump’s inauguration, more than a thousand child traffickers have been rounded up, and hundreds of children have been released from captivity across the United States. However, this is just a drop in the ocean in terms of the huge number of the terrible crimes that have been carried out against so many of our young ones, mainly by the globalists whose currency is not money but children, and who are bound together with the omerta of blackmail.
In this new video, I explain about soul retrieval – what it is, and why many of the released, abused children will need it. It is a shamanic form of healing that mends the fragmentation of the personality that comes about through the trauma of sexual abuse and torture.
In chapters 15 and 16 of my book, The Bright World of the Gods, I recount a story about the rescue of the lost children in the cave by Gwyn ap Nudd. This is a metaphor for soul retrieval – and some readers have told me that they found this the most moving part of the book.
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by Annie Dieu-Le-Veut
In this new video, Sandi Adams and I pass on our expertise in creating and protecting sacred space, which we believe is more important than ever.
Now, with one in four US students being diagnosed with a mental disorder and on SSRI drugs, there can hardly be any surprise that so many of them are being manipulated into rioting over issues that they barely understand. Some call them the Snowflakes, because they are so easily triggered into total meltdown. But it’s not just the drugs – there are also attacks from the astral planes which act like unconscious subliminals in that they can influence the behaviours of weak minded and vulnerable people. Continue reading
One of the greatest challenges I found in writing my new book, The Bright World of the Gods, was the love scenes. There are three of them, between three different couples, and while they’re not explicit – it’s not Fifty Shades of Grey – I do linger on the scene a little longer than is polite, and so your specs might get a bit steamed up!
You know how in movies when they delicately cut away to the window and the curtains are blowing gently in the breeze? Well, I stay with the action just a few seconds longer than that. Long enough to bring the scene alive, anyway. Continue reading
By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut
Who trusted God was love indeed
And love Creation’s final law
Tho’ Nature, red in tooth and claw
With ravine, shriek’d against his creed.
I couldn’t remember where this line came from when I recorded my new video last night. So I looked it up, and discovered that it’s from Lord Alfred Tennyson’s poem, In Memoriam A.H.H. The poem turned out to be well worth the read, in its entirety, because it’s here we see the false idea taking shape of a Nature that is separate from God, and that is ‘shrieking against his creed’.
This cognitive concept, of the divide between God and the creation to the point that they are enemies, was seeded during the Orwellian-named “Enlightenment” period that began a century before this poem was published and if was written today, we would call it psy-ops. Continue reading
by Annie Dieu-Le-Veut
When our consciousness is aligned with the true principles of Nature, we understand then how our approach to health needs to be much more holistic and multi-faceted – like a jewel – than just the ‘magic bullet’ solutions of modern medicine.
This consciousness comes from inner contemplation, meditation and shamanic journeying into what some ancient sages called the Jewelled Net of Indra. In Mahayana Buddhism, the Jewelled Net of Indra is a metaphor that demonstrates the principles of interdependent origination in the creation. Continue reading
By Annie Holmquist
Recently I learned that long time economist Thomas Sowell is retiring from his position as a syndicated columnist. Curious, I flipped through an archive of his many columns and stumbled on one entitled Education: Then and Now, written in early 2006.
One paragraph in particular caught my eye. Like many of the older generation, Sowell notes that the education he received in the New York Public School system of the 1940s was stellar and well-rounded, a far cry from that experienced by children enrolled in the New York Public Schools of the late twentieth century:
“Some years ago, when I looked at the math textbooks that my nieces in Harlem were using, I discovered that they were being taught in the 11th grade what I had been taught in the 9th grade. Even if they were the best students around, they would still be two years behind — with their chances in life correspondingly reduced.”
By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut
When we analyse all the gloom-and-doom stories about what a terrible year 2016 was, one fact soon becomes abundantly clear. Yes, it WAS a terrible year for the globalists, and it is they who own the mainstream media that keeps bemoaning it.
But I also keep seeing high profile ‘shamans’ and spiritual leaders encouraging their flocks not to lose heart or give up in moving towards greater global community consciousness. I don’t know which spirits they’re in contact with, but it can’t be the ones I gain guidance from. Do these ‘shamans’ not know who the globalists are? Continue reading
By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut
It came as a shock to hear that the actress Carrie Fisher had died of a heart attack at the age of 60. It was then even more a shock to learn that her mother, Debbie Reynolds, died only 24 hours later. Can you really die from a broken heart, many of my friends are asking? Well, yes you can and there’s even a medical diagnosis for what happens in the body – except it usually takes longer than one day.
(NaturalNews) We are all witnessing a mass awakening sweeping across the planet. Over just the last several weeks, millions of people have newly awakened to all the following astonishing truths they never would have believed just a year ago:
• The EPA knowingly allows children all across America to drink lead-poisoned water, covering up all the evidence instead of alerting the public.
• The drug companies are in the business of “harvesting” profits from human disease, not saving lives or helping humanity. Continue reading