it can be burned as an incense, I have heard it promoting everything from cleansing properties to protection as well as calming...imagine that. I know of someone who uses it before certain rituals for an increased concentration, and I know them to be very reputable....
I don't know anything about any magical properties that smoking weed might have other than to get you feeling like an idiot.
Before any one here gets ofended I don't mean to ofend any weed lovers! That's just my point of view.
Some people might say that weed can help you relax & help you get into a trance. I personally would not use a "gate way drug" as a way to get into a trance, even if weed is used for medicinal purposed, in that case I'm all up for people who use it because it's medically needed.
I rather use the good old meditation technique w/ out the use of a drug.
isis, your opinion is yours, I may not agree with it, but i would defend to the death your right to speak it (didn't someone once say that..hmm..googled)
heres my pov.
in my experience it depends on what ritual you are doing if it's use would help you any. I find simple rituals that require more concentration than actual wordplay or involvement are the best because if you can sit in one place and meditate for a while while under the maximum effect of cannabis it is an excellent aid. your amount of concentration alone could help you achieve your goal. so I guess I think its better for mediation than actual magick
Well, cannabis, like many other medicinal plants, is a medicinal plant. I've always had an interest in current herbal remedies and what herbs ancient cultures/shamans around the world use for ailments. I see nothing wrong with using marijuana for medical reasons, for fun, or for divination. I don't see anything wrong with using any naturally growing plant for medicine, fun, or spiritual reasons. The hard part in society is that a lot of people can't responsibly handle drugs, illegal or prescription. A lot of people can't responsibly handle themselves and discern what is safe or what is unsafe for them to be doing. I used to smoke a lot of weed now and then just for fun, but find that it actually makes my back pain worse. I think because my pain management is all mind over matter, so when my mind is compromised, I'm less able to stand or walk. But I recently gave it up, because overall, I've always preferred to have a clear head. And even though I consider myself drug free these days, I still never had a chance to try peyote, and I'm sure I would if I had the chance, because I see nothing wrong with experimenting with consciousness or divination. That's pretty much what prompted my interest in herbalism/shamanism years ago. But, I've never really found anything spiritual through the use of any substances either. Oh well. Even if I'm not using anything anymore, I still believe it should be our right to medicate, relax or enlighten.