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There are legends of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in abundance. Some of these tales tell of Jesus being crucified on wood from this very tree.
Many images of Jesus show him working miracles with a wand, much like the rod of Moses. This rod is a symbolic representation, as is the sceptre, of Cannabis sativa.
In art Virgin Mary is often associated with smoke, a lot of times coming from an incense burner, also called a thurible. Mary is in fact, the golden thurible Rev. She is also the gate to heaven; Thus the cross on graves.
Jesse wears a green cap with an A on it see third picture belowand in the end of the film Jesse performs a funeral from a ship named Mary Jane, which is slang for Cannabis sativa.
But above all, hemp Cannabis sativa is the sacred herb of death ceremonies. The Scythians, a mounted nomadic people of the West Asian steppes, reportedly placed their dead in a tent with dried hemp burning on glowing stones.
The inhalation of the smoke relaxes the soul enough from the physical construct of the body, making it possible to accompany the deceased part of the way into the regions beyond.
In India hemp is considered the herb of Harshanas, the god of the death ceremony shraddha. Those who are left smoke ganja at the funeral pyre or eat it spiced with pepper as a delicacy. Those in mourning cut their hair and sacrifice it, as is done for a birth or other important ritual of transformation.
With the help of hemp they meditate on the dissolution of the five physical shells of the body Pancha Kroshi. They watch as Shiva, swinging the trident, frees the deceased from his material chains in the wild dance of the flames.
They see the demons and the elemental beings who dance with Shiva, and they take delight in the flow of life energy. In Neolithic China it was the custom for participants of the festival of the dead to wrap themselves in hemp garments.
The Codex Leviticus of the ancient Hebrews stipulates that the last clothes of the dead be made from hemp fibres. The idea could have come from Egypt, as the bandages of the mummies contain many hemp fibres, and in the mouths of the mummies archaeologists have found hemplike resin mixtures Behr, Undoubtedly the hemp seeds that have been found in Germanic graves were thought of as food of the dead.
Hemp was, as were all other fibrous plants, sacred to the goddess of fate, the "spinner" Freya or Frau Holle.
Hemp seed are still food for the dead among the Slavs and the Balts of eastern Europe: A hemp soup is cooked and eaten at Christmas or the Epiphany, when the dead visit their families. The Germanic goddess of love, Freya, flew through the worlds with her cat-drawn chariot.
Her sacred animals were cats and rabbits; the plants dedicated to her were hemp and flax or linen.
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