Are there any plants that plat a role in region?
Like any plant certain cultures worship?
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Cannabis legend and consumption are fundamental aspects of many of the worlds great religions
Shintoism—Cannabis was used for the binding together of married couples, to drive away evil spirits, and was thought to create laughter and happiness in marriage.
Hinduism—The god Shiva is said “to have brought cannabis from the Himalayas for human enjoyment and enlightenment.” The Sadhu Priests travel throughout India and the world sharing chillum pipes filled with cannabis, sometimes blended together with other substances. In the Bhagavadgita, Krishna states, “I am the healing herb” while the Bhagarat-purana fifth Canto describes hashish in explicitly sexual terms.
Buddhism—From the fifth century BC on ritually used cannabis; initiation rates and mystical experiences were common in many Chinese Buddhist seconds. Some Tibetan Bud-dhists and lamas consider cannabis there most all the plant. Many Buddhist traditions, writing, and beliefs indicate that”Siddhartha” (the Buddha) himself, Used and ate nothing but hemp and its seeds for 6 years prior to announcing his truths and becoming the Buddha.
Regarding the Zoroastrians it is widely believed by many Christian scholars that the three magi or Wise Men who attended the birth of Christ were cult references to the Zoroastrians. The Zoroastrian religion was based on the entire cannabis plant, chief religious sacrament of its priests and its most important medicine, as well as lighting or fire oils in their secular world. The word magic is generally considered derived from the Zoroastrians—Magi.
The Essenes—Used hemp medicinally as did the Theraputea from Egypt where we get the term therapeutic. Both are believed by some scholars to be disciples of, or in a brotherhood with, the priests magicians of the Zoroastrians.
Early Jews—As part of the holy Friday night services in the temple of Solomon, 60-80,000 men ritually passed around and inhaled 20,000 incense burners filled with “kanabosom” (cannabis) before returning home for the largest meal of the week.
Sufis of Islam—Muslim mystical priests who have taught, used, and extolled cannabis for divine revelation, insight, and oneness with Allah for at least the last 1000 years. Many Muslim and world scholars believe the mysticism of the Sufi priests was actually that of the Zoroastrians who survived Muslim conquest of the seventh and eighth century A.D. and subsequent conversion.
Coptic Christian—Some sects believe the “secret green herb of the field” in the Bible (Ezekiel 34-29) and the biblical secret incenses sweet incenses and anointing oils to be cannabis.
The Rastafarians—A contemporary religious sect that uses ganja as it’s sacred sacrament to communicate with God (Jah).