Dr. Mark Ferrara on the Peak Experiences of Cannabis and Spirituality | The Lex Files | Ep. 14

Written By: Lex Pelger

Sep 6, 2020

Episode Notes:

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.

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

Books by Dr. Ferrara:
Sacred Bliss - A Spiritual History of Cannabis

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Hi Lex, thanks for exploring this! I think it's a great but widely unappreciated topic. I'd love to share my thoughts and experiences on the mystical and spiritual potential of cannabis.

Andrew . 30 days ago

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