Category Archives: Liber 420

The Immortality Key: Lost on The Road to Eleusis

CANNABIS CULTURE – The Immortality Key is a bestselling book, which suggests a entheogenic role in the ancient Christian Eucharist, that originated with and was passed down from the cult of Dionysus and the Eleusinian mysteries of ancient Greece. In this article Chris Bennett, who has written about some of these same themes and areas […]

The Proto-Indo Europeans and Indo-European Cannabis Cult

CANNABIS CULTURE – The Indo-European language is the mother tongue of many modern dialects. Even before this language was spoken the ancestors of these people, the proto-Indo-europeans, were ritually using cannabis — a technique of worship that continued for thousands of years and spread throughout the ancient world, leading to its continued use in various […]

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 […]

The Cannabis infused Wine of Dionysus?

CANNABIS CULTURE: Was Dionysus a God of Wine as well as Cannabis, and other Psychoactive plants? Dionysus was the ancient Greek God of Intoxication, and this has generally been assumed to have been limited to his obvious relationship with the Grape, but could cannabis and other additives have played a role as well? This article […]

Nepenthe, A Cannabis Infused Wine for Grief?

CANNABIS CULTURE –  Nepenthe was an ancient herbal infused wine, that appears in Homer’s famous tale The Odyssey. Its use to quell grief in a funerary setting has caused many researchers to identify it with cannabis. The Odyssey of Homer (9th-8th century BC) describes the Nepenthes which came to the Greeks from Egyptian Thebes: “Then […]