Wednesday, 13 October 2021

The ancient Indo-European Cannabis Cult

Who were the first cannabis users in history? Cannabis sativa has been cultivated by humans for thousands of years both as a narcotic and also for making hemp fabrics. Brand new genetic and archaeological evidence places the original domestication event in China, but indicates that the plant was mainly spread by Indo-European peoples such as the Yamnaya and the Scythians. Cannabis was used in the funerary and religious rites in many pagan religions as well as in ancient Jewish rites in Israel.



Waking of sky tree - Stonehenge shaman


I was aided in research for this video by Chris Bennett of to whom I am very grateful

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

You might be able to mmore than double the earliest evidence for marajuana being smoked. Check out Dr Ming Li's video on ancient China from last year. He has clay vessels from 5.5K years BP (that look alot like modern counterparts) that he claims were for smoking phycoactive compounds including marijuana and efedra. I'm not sure if his svidence is definative though.