smoking - the unrecognized sacrament
Oct 21, 1995 07:06 AM
by John E. Mead
a few comments for info:
1) tobacco is a sacred gift to the american indian peoples. It is a religious
herb used for sacred moments.
2) many people use tobacco for psychic/medicinal reasons.
(I have met a few who need to use tobacco to prevent an overload of their
receptive abilities... they use it to Block-out signals to prevent
physic overload). shades of HPB??
3) tobacco is also used for medicinal purposes, esp for respiratory problems
such as allergies and congestions --- and it works. It is also very useful
in Homeopathic treatments.
What does this have to do with Theosophy??
i.e. acceptance of (or uses of) has much to do with a particular religious
p.s. Krotona will not allow a Christian ceremony (Eucharist), nor an
American Indian ceremony (pipe/tobacco medicine wheel) on its property.
so much for religious freedom!
John E. Mead email@example.com
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