Marijuana alters a person’s state of consciousness … increases alpha brain waves much in the same way as meditation… experience telepathy, ESP … people who feel paranoid while experimenting with marijuana should avoid it.
This article is not meant in any way to encourage illegal activity or promote the use of marijuana (cannabis), it is meant to address some philosophical questions.
The affects on a person’s spirituality from the effects of marijuana is heavily dependant on who they are as a person, where they are in their journey of life and what their intentions are in using marijuana or cannabis. Any person considering exploring the altered states of consciousness from marijuana or any drug should be psychologically stable and in good health.
The fact that social conditioning has molded most of our beliefs regarding what are now considered to be illicit drugs are from people who have abused them, whether by trying to avoid reality or for recreation purposes. People who abuse drugs such as marijuana are usual not emotionally stable, while in contrast people who have a strong grip on their mental facilities and use drugs such as cannabis for religious practices have wonderful and fulfilling spiritual experiences. Such people similar to the American Indians who have embraced cannabis as a sacrament for centuries have benefited from it spiritually.
Without a doubt people who use marijuana for the first time are amazed at a whole new world and realms of possibilities and perspective revealed to them. Marijuana causes a person to focus inwardly toward the realm of the spirit. Marijuana also known as pot alters a person’s state of consciousness, increases alpha brain waves much in the same way as meditation.
The benefits from experiencing altered states of consciousness are that we can view life from beyond our mental conditioning and expand our scope of view from our inner horizon. Experiences of higher levels of peace, love and awareness can never be experienced unassisted without the aid of marijuana or other mind altering substances. It is impossible to experience these higher levels of awareness, love and peace without achieving an altered state of consciousness free from years of restricted mental programming. But once experienced it is easier to find our way back to these levels of love, peace and awareness without the aid of marijuana.