Searching For A Divine Connection
The Basis of Marijuana Witchcraft
Marijuana witchcraft or marijuana sorcery is another spiritual practice associated with cannabis. The plant is regarded as holding all four elements of nature, giving the consumer access to feeling and understanding the true nature of life. Marijuana was considered to be a source for connecting to spiritual wisdom and uncovering the true nature of existence. It was used for weed witchcraft spells to invoke meditation, visions, healing, and love. It was a highly regarded, spiritual plant used to evoke a stronger connection to love and spirituality.
The synonymous nature of marijuana and recreation is widely known. What isn’t widely known is that recreational use is just one of the ways that marijuana is used globally. Much earlier cultures around the world have implemented marijuana and cannabis in spiritual practice. Does it lead to interactions of a divine nature? Does it allow you to connect with your inner self? Many walks of life seem to think so.
Speaking with Immortals
Taoism has a long-shared history with marijuana and cannabis. In fact, many doctrines were written long ago that were believed to be aided in delivery through the use of marijuana. Sages and scholars would imbibe ginseng. Marijuana, along with other types of entheogenic plants and herbs, were placed in censers and the fumes were inhaled.
Many of the followers of the Tao claim that the Immortals, supreme beings, helped them write several different works while experiencing the effects.
Smoking the holy herb is a spiritual act, one that puts you in touch with the four elements and practiced correctly can lift the veil revealing nature’s secret.
COLLECT YOUR NECESSITIES
* Weed (THC or CBD)
* Tobacco (optional)
* Oil (optional)
* Small bowl of water
* Small bowl of salt
It’s important for a witch to be in the right state of body and mind before performing a spell. Make sure you won’t be distracted. Turn off your phone/TV etc. although some music can actually help you get into the frame of mind for casting.
Start the circle. You need space to work in, so we create a circle. There is no need to have a physical circle to work within, however it is worthwhile to have a dedicated place where you can practice your craft. Creating your own altar is a simple and effective way to create a space for you to work in.
If you wish, you may call on the divine or certain energies to watch over and bless your rite. These are usually connected to the elements earth, air, water and fire. A circle contains the energy of your spell until you are ready to release it. Energy can be released through burning papers or herbs, visualization, or gestures. With intention and power, send the energy toward your goal.
The first step is to grind your weed with intention. If you don’t have a grinder, get one! You may want to bless your weed before you start. Here is an old blessing that you can use.
“From earth to air, and here to there
I grind you fine, with love and care
Through pestle to essence, here I sow
From whole to powder, on mortar you go
Round and round, may your power grow
Continue to let your energy flow”
Imagine you are grinding away any negativity, bad thoughts leaving your positive and ready to work
You may want to write something with a pencil on your rolling papers. A name, a destination or even just words like positivity, strength etc
As you crumble the herb into your paper repeat a mantra as you focus your energy.
You can create your own incantation, which usually works better than using another witch's words, but you can adapt or use the one provided below:
I smoke of my sisters and brothers in the light of the high. The ancient and the new. I light from the flame with pure intention, self-love and power.
You must always light a joint from a candle. (The color of which should correspond to the spell you are casting.)
Here is a quick list of colors and what they represent:
Black: Used in rituals to induce a deep meditational state, to protect and/or to ward off negativity. Can be used to banish evil or negativity.
Blue: The primary spiritual color It’s used to obtain wisdom, harmony, inner light, or peace; truth and guidance. Other uses include healing, sleep, creativity, perception, calming wisdom, truth, loyalty, dreams, and the examination of emotions.
Green: Promotes prosperity, fertility, and success. Stimulates good luck, harmony, and rejuvenation. Also represents Healing, health, and growth.
Purple: Is used to obtain desires, power and success. Stimulates enthusiasm, desire and power. Some attempt to use it for power over others.
Red: Represents physical pleasures. It can stimulate lust, courage, or strength against enemies. Can confer passion, love, and/or respect. Stimulates energy, health, fertility and will power.
White: Protection, purify, and heal. Represents truth, unity, protection, peace, purification, happiness, and spirituality. Some say it can be used to replace any color candle in rituals. Used for concentration rituals and meditation work.
THE BEST TIME TO CAST A SPELL
You can cast a weed spell any time you like but spells are more powerful when they are cast during certain moon phases.
If you can, smoking outside under the moon is the best way to let the lunar energy add a bit of strength to your magick.
You can, of course, perform weed magick during the day, being outdoors is best but if you are indoors make sure your curtains are pulled back and open. Let the sun's energy lend itself to your craft.
As you smoke focus your mind on what you want to achieve with this magick. Enjoy the sensation of the smoke filling your body, allow it to make you feel at peace, powerful and in touch with the elements.
ENDING THE RITUAL
One your joint is down to the end it’s time to close the circle. Add the bowl of salt to the bowl of water and repeat “The circle is open, but never broken. By the powers above, and the powers below, I close this circle” then drop your roach into the saltwater mix. Your weed ritual is over.
Ritualistic Use of Cannabis Through History
Spanning across the world, there is evidence of spiritual, magical, and religious uses of marijuana, in addition to the evidence of its medicinal uses. All throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe, there is evidence of cannabis being used in a variety of rituals and rites. The ancient oil that Jesus is said to have used to anoint his apostles and later perform miracles was thought to contain cannabis. The reason for this is a passage in Exodus that lists the oil as containing cinnamon, cassia, myrrh, and cannabis. Early Gnostic Christians even believed that this was the oil used to baptize or anoint.
So, is there something to the idea that marijuana magical properties exist? Based on the history that we’ve gone over, there very well may be. And those elements of spirituality and witchcraft have absolutely leaked into modern day cannabis culture.