The Occult History of Marijuana – Dr. Carl Ruck
One of the best lectures on Marijuana to date.
POT TV – Professor Carl Ruck, an expert in psychoactive plant use and the man who coined the term “entheogen”, speaks at Cannabis Roots: The Hidden History of Marijuana in Vancouver.
Carl A.P. Ruck is Professor of Classics at Boston University, an authority on the ecstatic rituals of the god Dionysus. With the ethno-mycologist R. Gordon Wasson and the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, he identified the secret psychoactive ingredient in the visionary potion that was drunk by the initiates at the Eleusinian Mystery. In Persephone’s Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion, he proclaimed the centrality of psychoactive sacraments at the very beginnings of religion, employing the neologism “entheogen” to free the topic from the pejorative connotations for words like drug or hallucinogen.
He has tracked the role of entheogens as visionary agents for mystical religious revelation from the earliest emergence…
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