Spiritual Implications of Medicinal Marijuana with Barbara Harris

source: New Thinking Allowed    2016年3月31日
Barbara Harris, RT, CMT, is author of The Secrets of Medical Marijuana: A Guide for Patients and Those Who Help Them. She is also author of many books, including The Natural Soul, Full Circle: The Near Death Experience and Beyond, Spiritual Awakenings: Insights of the NDE and Other Doorways to Our Soul, and Final Passage: Sharing the Journey as This Life Ends. She is a therapist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. She has been on the board of Directors for the Kundalini Research Network and was on the faculty of Rutgers University's Institute on Alcohol and Drug Studies for 12 years. She also spent six years researching the aftereffects of the near-death experience at the University of Connecticut Medical School. She is a consulting editor and contributor for the Journal of Near-Death Studies.
Here she describes her own use of medicinal marijuana to help cope with the anxiety of being in a body cast. She stresses the use of small doses. She also describes a number of ritual practices that can help to create a set and setting that enhance the effectiveness of marijuana. The discussion focuses on the long history of cannabis use in sacred contexts. She also describes Israeli research on cannabis and discoveries of the endo-cannabinoid system in the human body.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He serves as dean of transformational psychology at the University of Philosophical Research. He teaches parapsychology for ministers in training with the Centers for Spiritual Living through the Holmes Institute. He has served as vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, and is the recipient of its Pathfinder Award for outstanding contributions to the field of human consciousness. He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities.
(Recorded on March 1, 2016)

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