Category Archives: hashish

Dr. H. H. Kane and the 19th Century “Hash-Heesh” Smoking Parlors of NYC

CANNABIS CULTURE – “Wasting of the muscles, sallowness of the skin, hebetude of the mind, interference with coordination, failure of the appetite, convulsive seizures, loss of strength, and idiotic offspring, seem, from all accounts, to be the uniform result of the long-continued use of this drug.”                    […]

Hashish and The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor

CANNABIS CULTURE –  In the 19th and early 20th century, hashish played a prominent role in the occult scene, and was used in initiatory rites by certain secret societies, such as the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor. The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor was an initiatory occult group that first became known to the public in late […]

DŪḠ-EWAḤDAT the Beverage of Unity

CANNABIS CULTURE –  Islamic accounts refer to a potent hash oil preparation known as dūḡ-e waḥdat, which may be similar to the Zoroastrian mang/bhanga infusions which I discussed in an earlier article. Hash oil was prepared in the Islamic world by boiling cannabis and skimming the drops of oil from the surface of the water. […]