Liber 420 - Chris Bennett
Liber 420, subtitled Cannabis, Magickal Herbs and the Occult is a thorough and ground-breaking examination of the importance of Cannabis in Alchemy, medieval and renaissance magic, and beyond. Covering topics such as cannabis as religious sacrament, the hashishin and grimoires such as the Picatrix and The Book of Oberon, Chris Bennett uncovers a wealth of evidence to support his claim that cannabis has played a central role in the Western Mystery tradition, including both ceremonial magic and Freemasonry. A fascinatiing book for anyone interested in psychoactive substances and hidden histories, Liber 420 is an amazing work of scholarship.
Walteville, OR: Trine Day LLC, 2018. Paperback, ix+777 pages. New.