How 12 Mystics Blend Cannabis + Spirituality
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Weed witches share how to mix mysticism, cannabis, and spirituality.
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Modern witches and spiritual practitioners all over the world are using cannabis in myriad ways, and have created a whole new breed of mystical cannabis spirituality. They use weed to connect to spirit guides, or employ it as a tool for spellwork. And each one is unique—some use cannabis spirituality in all their rituals, while others prefer to keep weed separate for certain practices. And it’s used by both solitary witches and as a collective tool in a coven.
But using cannabis as a spiritual tool has a long history, transcending various groups across many different cultures. Whether it was used as a healing aid, an aphrodisiac, or assisted the work of ancient prophets, cannabis was always an important component in magick rituals and other sacred practices.
Whether it was used as a healing aid, an aphrodisiac, or assisted the work of ancient prophets, cannabis was always an important component in magick rituals and other sacred practices.
Some researchers believe that cannabis played a part in the divinations that occurred at a particularly famous ancient Greek temple. The Oracle of Delphi, who was the priestess of the Greek god Apollo, would sit above a hole in the ground through which vapors would emanate, allowing them to foretell the future in its cloudy haze. One theory suggests the oracle was accompanied by a priest who would burn hemp, among other plants, to create the psychic-inducing fumes.
In 1904, two Nordic women were found buried in a Viking ship from 850 BCE, one of which was believed to be a priestess of the Norse goddess Freya. A talismanic pouch found with them contained evidence of cannabis seed that may have been used in ritual. And in Liber 420: Cannabis, Magickal Herbs and the Occult , author Chris Bennett references ancient grimoires from the 16th century that depicted cannabis recipes used for mirror scrying.
Here, we talk to 12 mystics of varying paths to see how they use cannabis spirituality in their mystical work.
Bri Luna, Founder of The Hoodwitch
How does cannabis relate to your spirituality?
I feel like I’m very sensitive energetically, I feel like it really heightens my senses. So I really use it in times when I’m going to do a personal reading, or before meditation practice. I don’t use it generally with other people. I find that it’s just a very, like a deeply personal experience for me. It helps me to get into a deeper state of meditation and really allows me to just let my intuition come through more clearly. If I don’t want any psychoactive effects, I work with CBD oils, tinctures, candies. I love edibles as well.
How do you incorporate cannabis into your practices?
I use it with meditation, and definitely when reading my tarot, or if I want to connect deeper. It really does depend on what the intention of the ritual is, and I find that when I’m in natural settings, like the beach, or if I’m going on a hike, if I’m in the forest, and if I know my ritual is going to be in an outdoor space, I really make it a point to work with cannabis, or CBD, prior.
Where should spiritually-curious cannabis users start?
There’s one brand that I particularly love, Flower Food . I use a CBD-infused suppository during my period, which is a time for me when my senses are really heightened, and I feel like they’re one of the best products. I also love their CBD-infused honey.
Cannabis spirituality: We spoke to witches to see how they use weed as a spiritual tool for meditation, creative journalling, and more.