Herein the author is attempting a metaphysical reconciliation between Cannabis and an obvious interpretation of the Bible, an interpretation which seems to have been entirely missed by Bible scholars. By the end of the article it should be obvious to the reader that the Bible story is nothing more than a historical depiction of Cannabis use throughout the ages.
Of course, the entire article is nothing but the author's personal interpretation of The Holy Scriptures, so it remains highly subjective. No matter how much of it is subjective though, the author hopes that the clever reader will see that the central idea is more or less correct: That we are dealing with an extended consciousness here and caution is advised as with most things which are beyond our understanding.
Some readers claimed that the idea that Cannabis is The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is ridiculous. These people fail to see that this (Cannabis is The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil) is not a statement of condemnation, rather a statement of responsibility: Yes, The Tree was forbidden then, no, it now is not: Christ's sacrifice absolves the corresponding sin of consuming it now. That's the miracle of it: That the very existence of The Tree in our world now, is the sacrifice which saves us from the sin of consuming it. Therefore, now, its use is allowed. This is a quite subtle point, but often missed by readers who dwell only on the forbidden nature of it of times past. More on this later.
The word "God" will always be used loosely in this article. The reader can take it to mean The System of Things, Mother Nature, The Universe, The Universal Mind, Matrix's Grand Architect or whatever one likes.
The phrase "The Christ" refers to the mind's consciousness of The Cannabis Experience as a heightened awareness. Whether you believe in the physical existence of Jesus of Nazareth is immaterial to the interpretation of this article (). The author is using "The Christ" to denote the Firstborn of God, i.e., the first (and oldest) consciousness in existence.
The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil as an Allegory for Cannabis
Cannabis is the plant that "God" warned humans not to eat from, in the Garden of Eden. Genesis () 2:16-17: "And the Lord God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.".
Why this analogy? Why was Cannabis The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and not the Tree of Life, for example? Well, God Himself declares after the fall in Genesis 3:22: "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.". The previous passage implies immediately that whatever it was Adam and Eve ate from, was not "The Tree of Life". For if it was, man would become (by the words of God Himself, above) immortal ("...and live forever"). After eating from the plant, not only man did not became immortal, he instead started dying, according to Genesis 3:19: "until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return". Do you know of any Cannabis consumers who are immortal? No? Neither does this author.
Since there were only two important plants in the garden (The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Tree of Life) and Cannabis is one of the naturally important plants, Cannabis must have been "The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil".
The underlying metaphor is that to those who are unaware of the more spiritual truths behind enlightenment and to those bound by the material worldly "system", Cannabis is a "dangerous" plant because it causes mind alterations which force the consumer to question the deep nature of things via deep insights, including law, order and the very foundations of the system itself. When people question such things, usually anarchy occurs and the latter is far from desirable.
While the connection is somewhat obvious, several people, including Christians who study the Bible usually do not acknowledge it. This probably stems from the fact that most people interpret literally God's "warning" as an explicit prohibition. This "warning" is the ancient Hebrews' effort to screen the unworthy ones from the profound insights that Cannabis provides.
Cannabis qualifies as a "Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil", and consuming it qualifies as a "Holy Communion", precisely because it's inherently tied to two key notions which are related to its consumption: Choice (with regard to wanting to experience The Truth), and revelation (of The Truth). These two notions will be analyzed further in the rest of the article.
Cannabis and Choice with Regard to Union With The Universal Mind
Cannabis allows an individual's mind to get a glimpse of The Universal Mind. In this sense, consumption of Cannabis carries with it the inherent notion of a major "choice", exactly like in The Matrix Allegory (). In a sense, people who have chosen to consume Cannabis, have exercised their freedom of choice by making this choice, in order to experience The Truth, similar to how Neo chose the red pill, so for them, it's pretty much over. Like in the Matrix: We are here to understand why we made this choice.
While intoxicated several notions which are otherwise inert or difficult to understand, become highly clarified. In fact, the clarification of such notions is so intense, that one would tend to classify Cannabis as a "revelatory" and Sacred plant, mainly because of its ability to expand the horizons of the mind.
The effects of intoxication are reported to be subjective, but whatever the case may be, Cannabis seems to cause the mind to expand, until it reaches God. This subjective feeling of "reaching God", can be found exactly in the Serpent's quote in passage Genesis 3:4: "You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. 5": "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.".
Under intoxication, the Ego, or should we call it, "the seat of consciousness" wants to experience what it is like to "be" God. This is of course a highly dangerous event, resembling a runaway train. The Self while intoxicated gets drunk with the idea of godhood and wants to linger in it as long as possible.
"Knowing good and evil" to a certain extent becomes true under the influence of Cannabis. Plainly put, the free associations which take place in one's mind while intoxicated bare extreme resemblance to one suddenly having a deep revelatory experience about "The Truth". It is exactly this Truth, which is spoken of in John 8:32: "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.".
The Memory Problem and the Degeneration of Holy Communion into a Rite With Wine
What Christians call "the Holy Sacrament/Eucharist" is but a remote memory remnant of the rite that the very first enlightened ones remember. This is related to The Memory Problem, analyzed elsewhere. Unfortunately, because of this memory problem and because of other obvious reasons, "the Holy Sacrament" has degenerated into an entirely different practice, having nothing whatsoever to do with the true meaning of what a "Holy Sacrament" was.
It is only natural that modern churches have distanced themselves from Cannabis, since the awareness Cannabis provides, eventually gives one insight which goes contrary to established laws, religious, state or otherwise. Cannabis causes the mind to be associated with a peaceful sensation of belonging to the entire universe, with obvious insight into the how and why things work in our world. This naturally opposes the purposes of the rich and powerful (including those who sit on top of official churches), so it had to be outlawed, because it promotes this very mind-set.
Therefore most Christian churches and their dogmas to-date have either lost the "true" meaning of this communion or have intentionally substituted it for wine/bread - which is a mere symbol for the blood/body of Jesus. Mere symbols however, cannot offer spiritual/divine insight into anything (no matter what a "symbol" represents). "Consuming" a (mere) symbol gives nothing more than a null and void experience, as one cannot assimilate an idea by consuming its symbolism. But Cannabis is not a symbol. It's a entheogenic/psychogenic substance and as such, it can force a entheogenic/divine experience through its very own unique chemistry.
Practicing "Holy Communion" with Cannabis instead of wine, forces the entire Bible to make sense from a double-play perspective: as Genesis-central (violation) and as Christ-central (forgiveness & restoration rights): Genesis as the first anchor of the divine play- cause of Adam's violation of eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, Jesus Christ as the second and final anchor of the play - cause Jesus restores man's right to sample from the Tree, by offering His body (Cannabis - the very tree that sat in the garden of Eden) as a way to (re-)communicate in a Holy Way with God. The previous two look valid not only in some Christian sects, but in all sects and dogmas.
Christ as The Cannabis Experience
In a literal interpretation of Genesis, The Christ/Serpent is The Cannabis Experience as an ideal. The experience itself manifests initially as "The Serpent of Wisdom", exactly as "The One" character manifests initially in the Matrix scenario according to Morpheus, who when the Matrix was first made, "had the ability to change The Matrix at will". Again according to Morpheus, "he was the one who freed the first one of us...". In the Gnostic dogma, the one who freed us from the bonds of God was the Serpent of Wisdom.
It is interesting that in the following "diagram" of the names of God (from Athanasius Kircher's Oedipus Aegyptiacus (1652-54)), the names are all appended to what looks like a huge plant.
In the words of Jesus himself, John 14:6: "Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.". Literally, no one can attain perfect understanding about "The System", unless one experiences Cannabis.
Again in terms of the Bible, John 6:46: "No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father.". Literally, no one knows perfectly (or can describe accurately) the Father/System, except The Cannabis Experience itself. Only The Cannabis Experience itself "sees" the Father directly.
In other words, Christ is that which allows man to come close to God. But so is Cannabis. Christ then, literally translated, is The Cannabis Experience. The Cannabis Experience is He/She/It who has an overall view of things, metaphysically or spiritually. It is exactly this "overall view of things" which is the root of the Greek word "Theos". Literally, The Overseer. (It's also interesting that in slack parlance, "TheOS", literally reads like The Operating System!) Modern churches for example, consider Christ to be one of the faces of God, according to John 1:1: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.".
This is also the meaning of the enigmatic Flammarion Woodcut by an unknown artist. (It is referred to as the Flammarion Woodcut because its first documented appearance is in page 163 of Camille Flammarion's L'atmosphere: meteorologie populaire (Paris, 1888), a work on meteorology for a general audience). The woodcut depicts a man peering through the starry sky as if it were a curtain to look at the inner workings of the universe.
The original caption bellow the picture, reads: "A medieval missionary tells that he has found the point where heaven and Earth meet...".
Note the wheel intersecting a wheel on the upper left and compare with Ezekiel 1:15: "As I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each creature with its four faces. 16: This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like chrysolite, and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel. 17:As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced; the wheels did not turn about as the creatures went. 18: Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes all around.".
The entire Bible seems to be the annals of The Cannabis Experience. Here's Moses and the Burning Bush by Nicolas Froment, from a 1476 major commission from Rene I of Naples for the cathedral at Aix-en-Provence which shows the apparition in the Burning Bush as the Blessed Virgin in a bower of flaming roses:
Exodus 3:2: "There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up.". The author thinks it is clear to the insightful reader that the 'Burning Bush', was nothing but a metaphor for 'Burning Cannabis', which allows communion with 'the angel of the LORD':
This is also the meaning of the wedding at "Cana": John 2:1 "On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, 2: and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding..." and in John 2:11: "This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.".
What is "Cana"? It's exactly what the reader suspects: A clever acronym for "Caneh-Bosm" or "Cannabis" the anointing oil of Moses. The first miracle of Jesus is made at/with "Can(n)a(bis)". The story is simply an allegory of the "wedding" (union) of man and God, with the help of The Christ: Cannabis.
The Old Testament prophesies the return of the Messiah/The One, and the New Testament assigns this role to Jesus of Nazareth as an incarnation of Christ.
The experience goes back thousands of years, and the Bible literalists seem to have lost the true meaning of who Christ was. Today people belong to two groups: Believers in Jesus and non-believers. The dichotomy that has resulted, is a travesty, because most churches have lost the true identity of who Christ is (Cannabis).
Jesus as The Christ (Cannabis) Experience Incarnated
There is one remaining crucial issue: The New Testament speaks clearly of the man, Jesus Christ. Whether Jesus was a historical person or not, is still debated between atheists and Christians. Although references to Jesus by early secular historians are meager, references outside the Bible do exist, those of Cornelius Tacitus, Suetonius, Pliny the Younger and Flavius Josephus notwithstanding.
If Jesus the man existed, then there is obviously a strong connection between this man and Cannabis. What is this connection? Jesus was the only human who God the Father approved for the role of fulfilling the Messianic prophesy: Matthew 17:5 "...and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!".
If Jesus existed, he appears to have been a human who was continuously dwelling in an enlightened state similar to the enlightment The Cannabis Experience itself provides. The Cannabis Experience, no matter how strong, is always temporary: Any particular consumer cannot dwell in the experience for more than a few hours. Here then, we have a human who is able to dwell in this enlightened state continuously.
We repeat this analogy: The key property of The Cannabis Experience is temporary enlightment. What is then that thing (or man) which (who) can dwell in continuous (eternal) enlightment but the very substance (Cannabis the plant) itself? But how can this be? Jesus was a man, Cannabis is a plant. We are therefore witnessing a structural anomaly or singularity in the natural order of things and in the fabric of space-time: The Christ (Cannabis experience) incarnates as a man (Jesus), who by virtue of its identity as the spirit of Jesus (The Christ Experience), is able to stay continuously enlightened. John 1:14: "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.".
Jesus Christ as the Fundamental Systemic Anomaly or Singularity of Creation
The above is again, a structural singularity. It simply cannot be, yet it is. This structural singularity, is the Grand Architect's "Systemic Anomaly": It is the point where everything meets: The first and the last, the reference point of all creation. The firstborn of God: John 1:3: "Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4: In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5: The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.".
This "anomaly" has been portrayed in various forms in our culture. Perhaps the most famous portrayal are the lithographs of M.C. Escher (). The most representative artistic work of this is his famous lithograph, "Print Gallery":
In "Print Gallery" the "fundamental anomaly" is displayed at the center, where the image viewed by the viewer becomes the gallery itself. The same anomaly can be viewed in this animated .gif version:
On another famous lithograph, Escher displays the singularity again at the center, with the inscription "VERBUM", (WORD), from where six different universes spawn forth:
The presence of this "Systemic Anomaly" seems to be responsible for the existence of all sorts of diverse religious ideas and memes, whether these take the form of other religious systems or as pseudo-scientific theories of existence. The various religions throughout the world are nothing more than early or late attempts to describe the indescribable nature of this anomaly, from data acquired from The Cannabis Experience itself through the ages.
The data initially comes from consumers of Cannabis, but is later passed onto other humans through various cultural vectors, such as art and fundamental tradition. Because the singularity itself is indescribable, translating and communicating the experience introduces factual errors about the "Systemic Anomaly" itself, as a result of which people start believing all sorts of strange ideas, which on the one hand carry some seeds of the truth, but on the other are inadequate descriptors of the actual singularity itself.
The "Systemic Anomaly" manifests in science as well. First and foremost in human reason and logic, with Kurt Goedel's Incompleteness Theorems (), with Russel's Paradox (), with The Liar's Paradox () and with Epimenides' Paradox (). In mathematics with The Continuum Hypothesis (). In quantum mechanics as Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle ().
This singularity also exists as the origin of the physical universe, in The Big Bang theory (). As a result, we cannot know what happened before or at the time of Big Bang.
The Fundamental Systemic Anomaly and Imperfection/Death
The nature of this singularity is such that precisely because it cannot be described accurately, the entire cosmos suffers from imperfection and gradual decay, manifesting existence and non-existence into ever-present perpetual cycles, the cycles or birth, growth, decay and death.
The triune universal cycle of "Birth/Growth/Death" is nothing more than a mirror image of The Cannabis Experience: Consciousness and the human mind cannot dwell forever inside The Cannabis Experience (The Truth), so they eventually sober up. Upon sobering up, the data of the experience is lost, gets mistranslated and "spiritual death" results, until the mind re-experiences Cannabis, at which point the mind is "resurrected" in Truth, once again, at its next union with The Universal Mind.
This "Systemic Anomaly" is the boundary between sanity and insanity. The boundary between science and metaphysics. Between religion and reason. Between life and death. Between genius and idiot. Between white and black. Between sense and nonsense. Between light and darkness. Between good and evil. Between The Truth and The Lie. It is the boundary between any two opposites: The very nature of our dualist minds, from which we can never escape: It is "The Tree of Knowledge of Good (any x) and Evil (its opposite: not x)". It is the point where the opposites meet in the Moebius band ():
The Fundamental Systemic Anomaly as the Reference Point of Everything
As a result of this singularity being present in the order of things, most of us use Jesus' "official" birth date as a reference point in time. This reference point, the "theoretical zero" point in time, gets naturally mapped onto the origin O(0,0) of the mathematical coordinate axes x and y:
Any mathematical function that requires study, must always be mapped relative to the origin of the axes. Any fundamental operation that requires practical manifestation in our universe, requires first a reference to the mathematical coordinate system the mathematician uses in order for its purpose to become clear.
It is not a coincidence that Christians have chosen the cross as their symbol, because the cross represents exactly that which is the origin of all things: The Source of all subsequent calculations, the mathematical coordinate system. The four directions: North, South, East and West. The four elements of the Ancient Greeks: Air, Water, Earth and Fire. The four creatures sitting near the throne of God: Ezekiel 1:15: "As I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each creature with its four faces. 16: This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like chrysolite, and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel." and in Revelation 5:6: "Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders.".
Christianity identifies the four creatures with the four Gospels of the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They are the four narratives of the ministry of The Cannabis Experience made flesh: Jesus Christ. The four narratives trying to describe the indescribable: The Alpha and the Omega, in terms a layman can understand.
Cannabis, as the Body of Jesus, is a singularity in the physical sense, because its nature is dual: On the one hand it is a plain earthly plant and on the other it is the VERBUM (WORD) of God, under intoxication.
It's ironically funny in a sense: The greatest secret of all Creation is hidden neither in metaphysics, nor in science, philosophy or in any other deep and profound human endeavor. It's hidden inside a plain, humble and beautiful plant! It's like a cosmic joke of sorts pointing at the stupidity of humans: John 1: 10: "He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.".
The term "fundamental Systemic Anomaly" may seem somewhat misleading. It may lead the reader to think there's something wrong with it. The term, rather refers to the inevitability of this singularity's emergence in any and all possible universes. The metaphor given in the Grand Architect's speech to Neo was a quite accurate analogy: The emergence of the "Systemic Anomaly" was inevitable and appeared in all versions of the Matrix. In a sense, in any universe The Universal Mind designs, this "fundamental anomaly" is the first thing to emerge.
The above emergence is the first "manifestation" of The Universal Mind if you will, inside its own creation. The Firstborn of God: Colossians 1:15: "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16: For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.".
Because all things were created by the Firstborn, The Christ is often associated with the Word of God, or God's "commanding voice". The characterization "God's Word" inevitably comes from the fact that under intoxication The Universal Mind communicates The Truth of The Christ and The Universal Mind Itself to the partaker of Cannabis, directly or indirectly.
As such, the thing which can communicate The Universal Mind's thoughts, must indeed be The first and the last. The Alpha and The Omega: Daniel 7:13: "In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14: He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.". And again in Acts 7:56: "Look," he said, "I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.".
Having now witnessed this "fundamental anomaly" of creation, we can safely call it "the origin of everything", or "Christ". Christ is the consciousness which directs the entire system, akin to the operating system in a computer. The only difference between "Christ" and The Cannabis Experience, is that the former is eternal (as an idea) the latter is temporary. There are additional differences, death notwithstanding. Christ (the consciousness) is eternal, while we are finite and in the end we die.
Jesus himself declares in John 5:24: "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. This requires further attention. Is Jesus talking about believing in himself as a Son of God (literally) or is he talking about The Cannabis Experience? The author thinks it's both, because Christ is The Cannabis Experience, after all.
Belief in Jesus seems to be a precursor to The Cannabis Experience itself, as an atonement or "forgiveness" for experiencing the divine through Cannabis. It is exactly this atonement which spares a casual Cannabis user from "death" while experiencing Cannabis, since according to the Old Testament, the first humans who tried Cannabis brought death into the system through heredity: Romans 5:12: "Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man (Adam), and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned".
The Problem of The First Transgression and Death
Death appears to be a universal phenomenon, although as "alive" individuals, none of us can really know what it is, because we have never experienced it (being still alive), yet we are continuously reminded of it, seeing other people die while we are alive.
Death inevitably results because human consciousness has somehow been convinced (at some higher plane) that death (as a process) exists. This is the The Memory Problem which is analyzed elsewhere. We believe death exists, therefore we die. We believe in death, therefore The Universal Mind complies with and executes the will of our collective consciousness. The IDEA of death is the true culprit behind actual death.
If the idea of death entered our minds via The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, then we can safely assume that physical death is the natural result of the "fundamental Systemic Anomaly" communicating to our ancestral animal minds the idea of death.
The crucial question is why did this idea enter in our minds back then upon eating from the Tree? The only explanation the author can think of in the allegory behind Genesis is that the genetic code of our humanoid ancestors was not "ready" for The Christ experience, genetically or otherwise. The warning of "God" therefore seems to have been for our protection: Genesis 2:17: "...for when you eat of it you will surely die".
Choice again. The ultimate mental catalytic factor for our development. We chose to experience that, which has been labelled The Firstborn of all Creation: We chose to become one with The first creation of God: We wanted to become that (The Christ) which we could not possibly become. That which ultimately manifests as both beginning and end: The Alpha and The Omega. Result: Genetic deterioration, i.e., death.
Why does one choose to do such a thing? We choose to do things because we like certain things. Expanding on this very simple analogy, we chose to identify with The Alpha and The Omega, because we liked it (The Christ). Who can we be then metaphorically as a species, apart from The Fallen Angels who "fell from grace" because of their extreme jealousy for The Firstborn of God?
It (death) therefore, seems to be the inevitable result of our past consciousness choosing to experience the fundamental anomaly first hand. Upon eating from the Tree, the indescribable Systemic Anomaly complied with our request and imprinted itself in the human genome, causing an avalanche of further problems and genetic damage, which ultimately resulted in physical death.
Today, our genetic code and consciousness are wonderfully immune to The Christ Experience (at least to those who acknowledge the identity of the experience correctly), but the damage has been done already and has been propagated to us by our ancestors. Is there any hope? The author doesn't know. It appears that The Christ Experience through The Body of Christ (Cannabis) is the redemption we've been waiting for, gradually reversing the effects of the viral intrusion of death in our minds.
Now, with our minds developed properly after thousands of years, The Christ (Cannabis) Experience gives insight about death as a process. In the presence of The Christ, death becomes again an illusion, because while under intoxication the Self loses its attachment to what we normally refer to as "past" and "future":
In a sense, The Christ Experience is the present-now made eternal. Therefore when the Mind dwells inside that which is (and always has been) eternal (The Universal Mind), death becomes a nullity. In the words of Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:54-56: "When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory.". 55: "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" 56: The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.".
Even if The Christ Experience cannot completely reverse the effects of physical death, then those of us who correctly recognize the identity of the experience as The Christ, have gotten a glimpse of The Truth. This, in and of itself, is a great satisfaction. A "salvation" of sorts, not attainable through any other means.
The Ever-Presence of Jesus' Body (Cannabis) in Our World, as The Eternal Sacrifice
We have come full circle: What was it that caused death to enter the world? Eating from The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. But this tree was Cannabis! This is a metaphor for saying that death as an idea did not exist in the human minds before humans experienced Cannabis. But the only consciousness not aware of death is animal consciousness! Therefore, Genesis is saying metaphorically that when the first humans experienced Cannabis, they perceived of their own death for the first time. In other words, Cannabis was what caused human consciousness as we know it today to appear!
The entire allegory of Genesis is nothing more than a story of how our humanoid ancestors acquired true consciousness through The Cannabis Experience. And of course, along with true consciousness, came the realization that one day we die. This is Paul's "death through sin".
Returning to the role of Jesus, he supposedly offered his body as a universal sacrifice for the atonement of this very sin: Eating from The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil: Hebrews 2:17: "For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.".
It is interesting that the atonement of Jesus is divine justice on some higher level: THAT (Cannabis) which caused sin and death to enter man's mind, had to be made flesh (like his brothers), in order to offer atonement. In other words, the "fundamental Systemic Anomaly" was all but unavoidable and it took the form of the man known as Jesus, similarly to how Neo's entire life was the eventual result of the Grand Architect's "Systemic Anomaly" in The Matrix movie scenario.
The eternal atonement of Jesus then metaphorically, is the eternal presence of his body in our world. The body of Christ (Cannabis) is always ever present in our world as the Cannabis plant, offering redemption services and "Holy Communion" with The Universal Mind to anyone who seeks God, through The Cannabis Experience. John 6:51: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I GIVE for the life of the world". In this sense, the resurrection of Jesus was the Cannabis plants that appeared after his death. He is ever present and never dies, because the plant is always present somewhere, whether through cultivation or naturally.
The Perils from Identifying The Christ Experience as Something Other Than Jesus Christ
From a more technical standpoint, the segregation of regular Cannabis users to "followers" of the Sacred experience versus those who do not consider Cannabis to be related to Jesus as with the above categories, is crucial: When a recreational Cannabis consumer attempts to communicate with The Universal Mind/Consciousness by using The Cannabis Experience without believing in Jesus, we have an obvious short-circuit: Consciousness attempts to resolve/understand the "Systemic Anomaly" and at the same time it refuses to recognize the true identity of the experience: Jesus Christ (Cannabis). This is a contradiction on top of the "Systemic Anomaly". The result is dementia and paranoia, a common symptom of many recreational Cannabis users. The well-known "bad-trip".
When a recreational Cannabis user attempts to use The Body of Christ without giving proper attribution of the experience itself to The (Spirit of) Christ, the fundamental Systemic Anomaly manifests as the ultimate contradiction of the consumer's consciousness: The ultimate system confusion. The precursor to insanity and madness, as a way to self-annihilation and self-destruction. The mental confusion that occurs can confuse the mind to the point of irreversible schizophrenia.
In this case, nothing will make sense, and everything will be experienced relative to a "could have been" self, which ultimately has failed and worse yet, who perpetually keeps failing in its role throughout time. In reality what happens, is The Christ Experience assigning its role to the unsuspecting recreational user, whose consciousness cannot possibly compare with the magnificence of The Christ, who was the only one who managed to solve the Grand Riddle of God: The redemption of mankind and the lifting of man's sin. The recreational user, then, becomes a failed, miserable pseudo-Messiah. An abomination in the eyes of The Universal Mind, who seeing the arrogance of the user kicks him/her back into the domain of confusion, sometimes permanently.
It may well be that while under the influence, the Mind subjectively or objectively "touches" God and He somehow provides for the explanations the Ego needs through The (Spirit of) Christ, or it may simply be that the Ego "becomes" God and experiences godhood. Nobody can really know exactly, but the author tends to believe the latter: If the true identity of Cannabis is dual, i.e., Cannabis is the Body of Jesus and vice versa, then since the Spirit of Jesus was also one of the faces of The Universal Mind, consuming part of The Universal Mind temporarily forces the consumer to become that which he consumes: The Universal Mind.
When the above union with The Universal Mind takes place, The Universal Mind first testifies about itself and then, immediately after, both The Universal Mind and The Christ Experience testify about Jesus Christ. 1 John 5:7: "For there are three that testify: 8: The Father (Universal Mind), The Word (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit (The Christ/Cannabis Experience). And the three are in agreement.".
When a recreational user's consciousness does not testify about Jesus Christ, then The Christ Experience forces the consumer to assume the role of Jesus, resulting in a magnificent disgrace. The Self and the Mind are reduced to null, because everything is measured relative to The Firstborn of God: Revelation 19:16: "On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: King of Kings and Lord of Lords.".
Concluding then, the necessary proviso for Holy Communion with The Universal Mind to occur is for the consumer to correctly identify that which he consumes, lest he wants to create additional contradictions, on top of the "Systemic Anomaly", the result of which is paranoia and delusions. Therefore as long as the consumer correctly identifies the experience as The Christ, one is safe and union with The Universal Mind takes place. Again, in the words of Jesus himself in John 14:6: "Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.". In other words, perfect union with The Universal Mind is achieved only through The Cannabis Experience (Spirit of Jesus) in combination with correct identification of that which causes the experience (Body of Christ).
The Fundamental Systemic Anomaly Cannot be Described Using Other Methods, Scientific or Not
Any other attempt by partial consciousness to resolve/understand the "Systemic Anomaly", results in insanity. Goedel for example died in a mental hospital. Astrophysicists don't concern themselves with events before or at the time of the Big Bang. Similarly, when one delves into quantum mechanics and into the physics of sub-atomic particles, things start to become weird. In a sense, only the "Systemic Anomaly" (Christ) knows itself and only it, itself, can explain it to consciousness. All other paths fail.
Although the "Systemic Anomaly" itself is indescribable otherwise, it "wishes" to be known. This is a double bonus: Not only the "Systemic Anomaly" desires to reveal itself (as The Truth), but also it is kind and gentle (as The Truth) to those who wish to know it. Jesus himself makes the "proper" invitation to all in Matthew 11:28: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29: Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30: For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.".
Abuse of The Christ Experience
It is interesting here that most official churches do not allow Holy Communion (with wine) to take place, unless the believer has become aware of one's transgressions and has asked God for forgiveness, through confession or otherwise. This seems to be the memory remnant of an explicit attempt of past Cannabis users to oust habitual users of Cannabis who do not take "Holy Communion" seriously. It is precisely an effort of the older churches to push away elements which might otherwise use the knowledge acquired by Cannabis in a disagreeable way.
The Cannabis Experience doesn't seem to like being abused. The ancients confirm this: The earliest of the Chinese pharmacopoeias, the PÎºn Ching, dating from the first century BC but containing much material undoubtedly of older date, makes it clear that the Chinese knew the psychoactive properties of Cannabis: 'To take too much makes people see demons and throw themselves about like maniacs. But if one takes it over a long period of time one can communicate with the spirits and one's own body becomes light.' (also in  and ).
Paul, also puts Cannabis abuse in perspective, in 1 Corinthians 11:23: "For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24: and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me." 25: In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me." 26: For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. 27: Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28: A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. 29: For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself.
The above is Paul's way of saying, don't abuse Cannabis/Christ or suffer the consequences. The "consequences" here are exactly a "bad-trip". Under a bad-trip, The Universal Mind literally brings "judgment on the recipient", via paranoia and thoughts of self-reference, which are some of the negative side-effects of Cannabis use.
The Memory Problem Again, Fundamental Christians and Cannabis Opposers
Returning to the relationship between Cannabis and Christianity, it is not surprising why a very large percentage of people believe in a faulty fundamental interpretation of the Bible, rather than on the actual literal interpretation of things, as presented above. This is similar to a Spiritual Veil covering the minds of men, with regard to the Truth about Cannabis/Christ. This veil, which again resembles The Matrix program, seems to have been propagated by an initial faulty interpretation of who the first Christians were. The first Christians were Cannabis users worshipping the experience itself (Christ) and the "representative" of the experience, the incarnated "Systemic Anomaly" (Jesus) as Sacred.
The religious followers of Jesus who don't have experience with Cannabis (category B, below) and the agnostic deniers of Jesus (category D) are those for whom The Universal Mind has decided that it is not good for them to have proof of The Truth, for reasons only itself knows.
Perhaps this is the purpose of The Veil. Any opinion here is at best speculation: The system of things depends on having people segregated and believing various faulty theories, in order to promote a more consumerist society, driven by those who crave power over the simpler minds. This veil certainly keeps non-Cannabis users from realizing the Truth about anything. Therefore the Matrix analogy is indeed truthful. There is "something" on this planet, which attempts to prevent people from realizing the Truth. Something which keeps people from experiencing Cannabis or simply the "Systemic Anomaly" distancing itself from humans in order to prevent unwanted violations of our freedom of choice with regard to The Truth.
This veil is mostly propagated by people who either label Cannabis illegal and dangerous or deny the true identity of the spiritual nature of The Cannabis Experience. The mythological counterpart of this veil is Bible's later Devil. Peter puts it in perspective: 1 Peter 5 6-8: "6: Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7:Cast all your anxiety on him (Jesus/Cannabis) because he cares for you. 8: Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9: Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.".
The illegality of Cannabis in our society (where it exists), carries with it inherent the notion of "fear of persecution" when one researches Cannabis. This fear is of fundamental importance in its relation to Cannabis use: Under a bad trip for example, it is often exactly this fear which pops up in a user's mind, making The Cannabis Experience an unpleasant one.
This appears like a double safety valve for The Universal Mind itself: Perhaps only if one is brave enough to not be afraid of the corresponding fear of persecution in one's mind, only then one is mature enough to enjoy the experience without experiencing a bad-trip and self-centered fear of persecution. This aspect of the experience then, appears to be a developmentally crucial condition for one's mind as it grows "spiritually". Job 38:3: "Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.".
Indeed, who can ever question the Self meaningfully but the very Self of a person? A bad trip and paranoid ideas of self-reference therefore are nothing more than The Universal Mind/Self/Spirit questioning the Self. When the Self questions itself, things can get hairy. Indeed, the Self is the only perfectly appropriate judge who has the true authority to question the mind of man.
For example, in Paul's 1 Corinthians 2: 9-11: "9: However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"â€” 10: but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11: For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.".
Peter seems to be aware of this, so like Paul he gives a recipe for avoiding judgment: 1 Peter 2:1-3: "1: Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2: Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3: now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.".
It is natural therefore to associate all this "deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind" with the primordial stages of the Mind's development: The Devil, or literally explained: ignorance. As the self is often abused, it takes a while to dispel such notions. Eventually, when the self matures, all such notions are eliminated altogether. When such notions are completely dispelled, The Cannabis Experience becomes a union with The Universal Mind and the self sees The Truth, as clearly as daylight.
Perhaps then, the set of Cannabis opposers, is The Universal Mind's natural balancing force between enlightenment and ignorance, via either its partial suppression of The Truth or the revelation of The Truth, when the self-calls for it, according to "choice".
The Christ Experience and Choice
Like in the Matrix, "choice" with regard to Cannabis use, seems to be of fundamental importance in our society, perhaps that's why the issue of its decriminalization cannot be settled. In a sense, this is akin to Cannabis always remaining in a sort of "fuzzy" state with regard to prohibition: Even though Cannabis cannot enjoy the full status of liberation because it remains a mind altering substance (so the corresponding experience is always subjective), on the other hand, the insights which it gives are so intense that they cannot be ignored altogether, so it cannot suffer full suppression either.
Cannabis users hope for a future international decriminalization of Cannabis, in an exactly similar way to how Christians hope for a future return of Jesus: Matthew 23:39: "For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'.". However, Jesus himself declares elsewhere in Matthew 10:23: "When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.", and Matthew 16:28: "I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.", so Jesus himself declares that his arrival is always imminent. That's only natural, since as we saw above, the Cannabis plant is ever present.
Again, the always fuzzy legal status of The Cannabis Experience is part of the Grand Architect's "Fundamental Systemic Anomaly". This "anomaly", Cannabis, is The Red Pill of The Matrix scenario. It is the part where everything meets and self-annihilates. The key which explains the Grand Architect's masterful creation. The Alpha and the Omega of all explanations. The ultimate mental catalyst.
It is plenty obvious that when it comes to making the actual choice of experiencing Cannabis, the self has to be as neutral as possible, since the paradigm shift after experiencing Cannabis is non-reversible. Positive or negative bias in the information flow prior to making the choice, would alter the self's intent with respect to the choice itself. Not good for The Universal Mind's development (to make biased choices). Some people simply don't like The Truth: John 1 10-11: 10": "He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11: He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.".
Perhaps if Cannabis was everywhere decriminalized, this would force a major positive bias towards Cannabis use, whereas if it was everywhere persecuted, this would force a major negative bias towards its use, neither of which seems to be a suitable testing ground for The Universal Mind's "choice" experiments, with regard to The Truth.
Returning to the words of Matrix's Oracle again, we already have made the choice. We are here to understand why we made the choice. So why exactly did we make the choice to become Cannabis consumers? Surely it wasn't because we knew of what to expect, since before choosing Cannabis no foreknowledge of the experience existed. A certain predisposition surely existed: Unless some healthy dose of curiosity existed back then, we couldn't have ended up trying it.
The Cannabis Experience seems to be self-reinforcing. Once a consumer tastes the experience, it's a one way street, so subsequent use is settled easily, unless the experience keeps being a bad-trip. This however does not solve the question of why we try it in the first place. It appears as though curiosity is indeed the answer. This curiosity is also outlined in Genesis 3:6: "When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.".
Because The Cannabis Experience is self-reinforcing, people who experience Cannabis but later decide to abstain from it, for whatever reason (bad-trips notwithstanding) are what Christianity labels as "non-believers" or "goats". They are the ones who are rejected by Jesus/Christ/Cannabis and the Spirit. Matthew 25:31: "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. 32: All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.".
The author thinks that ultimately, this is what it all boils down with Cannabis: The proponents of moderate Cannabis use for spiritual purposes are the proponents of "wisdom" with innate curiosity in them and the deniers of Cannabis are the ones for whom "ignorance is bliss". At some point informed individuals come to the point of making the choice itself. Because The Universal Mind is impartial, it has to make allowances for both factions. Hence the proponents and the deniers, the "sheep" and the "goats".
Followers of The Christ Experience and The Universal Mind's Statistics on Choice
Apart from the above philosophical segregation, another question is now raised: Is there any real benefit from becoming a Cannabis consumer? The answer seems to depend on our development as a species: Human beings are by nature in favor of progress and understanding. This manifests through our natural curiosity. The pro/against choice of Cannabis then, seems intricately connected to our mental development as a species. In a sense, Cannabis advocates represent mental/spiritual (and perhaps communal) progress, while Cannabis deniers represent ignorance and non-development in some higher plane, witnessed by The Universal Mind. Luke 6:22: "(Jesus said:) Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.".
It looks as though The Universal Mind is attempting to "sort out" the good from the bad seed: Matthew 13:37-38: 37: "He (Jesus) answered, "The one who sowed the good seed (literally!) is the Son of Man. 38: The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom (Cannabis consumers). The weeds are the sons of the evil one (Cannabis deniers)".
Cannabis consumers who immediately recognize The Truth (either in the form of The Universal Mind or in any form that implies a superior consciousness to their own, such as the consciousness of The Christ Experience) perhaps represent a forward step in collective intelligence. If The Universal Mind is interested in us as a species, perhaps this interest is fuelled by a similar curiosity as that of ours. If this is the case, The Universal Mind is ultimately segregating minds according to who "sees" The Truth, using our choice for The Christ Experience as an indicator for developed intelligence. Again Matthew 25:31-32 is relevant: The separation of people in sheep and goats. What could this "separation" be, apart from those "spiritually developed" and those who are "spiritually blind"? I.e. those who are advanced enough to see The Truth, versus those who are under-developed and cannot see it.
The global effects of Cannabis in the development of the self and mind may take years to manifest. In general, once someone becomes a regular but moderate Cannabis consumer, one tends to be concerned less with life's more mundane things. Further, those traits which were outlined by Paul, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind, (as well as hate, greed and all sorts of other bad feelings) tend to wash out, as they are incompatible with proper Cannabis use. Mostly because they cause bad-trips.
The Christ Experience as The Truth
Additionally, when humans have true knowledge, they feel happy and content. So, although death (as a universal fate) seems common between Cannabis and non-Cannabis users, at least the previous ones have the satisfaction that before they die, they have experienced the Ultimate Truth: Union with The Universal Mind through the Truth of The Cannabis Experience (Christ).
Thus, The Cannabis Experience is the ultimate experience. Once this simple fact becomes known to the self, all else becomes secondary. Money, greed, intolerance, desires for most other things and particularly desire for power over other people, all gradually degenerate. The self recognizes the magnificence of The Universal Mind (Universal Order, God, Nature, however you want to call it) and abandons any further attempts to boast itself.
Because The Cannabis Experience remains a Systemic Anomaly, the collective memory related to the experience keeps degenerating (The Memory Problem: Ecclesiastes 1:11: "There is no remembrance of men of old, and even those who are yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow."), causing The Truth to eventually resurface distorted and convoluted as various metaphysical ideas, believed by people who have no idea who Christ really was.
The Ultimate Truth can be completely liberating or completely devastating, depending on one's predisposition. It is horrible to see The Truth revealed if one is not prepared for it. It can literally burn one's mind to pieces. A sudden revelation of The Truth, can irreversibly alter the self's freedom of choice. On the other hand, when and if one is prepared for it, it can liberate one's soul and make him understand why things are the way they are. Therefore extreme caution should be advised when one desires to "see" The Truth. The Truth is not for everyone.
Perhaps the first great Cannabis consumers and thinkers or The Universal Mind itself, conjured up a conscious obfuscation of the enlightenment that Cannabis causes and passed it along as a mythological cloak, named Christian Dogma, to screen the true followers of Jesus from the fake ones.
The resulting ambivalence that exists in agnostics with respect to whether Jesus was an existent/actual person or not, is also a direct result of the fact that The Universal Mind makes allowances for people who are not ready to see The Truth. Maybe God has decided that some people have a right to not know (or rather a right to not want to know), so He lets them be, as sheep. These people will be described in the next section in more detail.
Who decides whether one sees The Truth? John 6:44: "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. 45: It is written in the Prophets: 'They will all be taught by God.' Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.", and in John 6:65: "He went on to say, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled him."".
The Father is the one who ultimately decides.
The True Sons of God
The Cannabis Experience is hallucinogenic, which means it gives to the consumer/follower insights and data outside the normal domain of the five senses. This data and the corresponding insight the experience provides are so dense with information that it is impossible to convey a "simple" or "condensed" version of The Truth, during or after the experience. The Bible is an older more "compact" version of this data, summarizing the experience in the form of literary prose.
Cannabis can never be classified as a normal part of our world according to our theories, exactly because of these insights and above reasons. Under sober consciousness it looks like another plant. Under intoxication, it provides communion with The Universal Mind. Its very existence therefore is an ever present "Systemic Anomaly". Literally, The Body (Cannabis) and Spirit (Experience) of Christ: Luke 22:19: "And he (Jesus) took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me."." and in 1 Corinthians 11:24.
Some people insist on a demystification of The Cannabis Experience, claiming that the experience itself is always subjective, thus all connections to religion are pure bunk, resulting from additional bogus mental associations. Therefore, we have initially two classes of Cannabis users: Those who immediately recognize "God" behind the experience, and those who simply view it as a "recreational drug".
The above distinction becomes important, because it is easy to see that the true identity of the principal idea of "Christ", is nothing more than the very first Cannabis experience itself. According to ancient Gnostic texts, the Genesis' Serpent was Christ, who showed Adam and Eve the way to enlightenment. The allegory then becomes quite obvious now, from a literal interpretation of Genesis: Adam and Eve (the first humans) had coexisted with The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (Cannabis) since the very beginning, but were unaware of its presence, until they tasted it. How did they taste it? With the help of the Gnostic Serpent (The Christ), who somehow "knew" about it.
This distinction of followers of The Christ and deniers of The Christ serves to create an initial segregation for the dissemination of information which creates a complex interplay in society as follows: The two aspects of human experience "Faith in Jesus" and "The Cannabis Experience" completely characterize the human population: We have two experiences, Faith/Cannabis and two possible outcomes for each of these two experiences. Therefore, if we label as 1 the positive and as 0 the negative outcome, humans inevitably belong in exactly one of the four categories shown below, according to whether they believe in The Christ and whether they have experienced Cannabis:
Category A consists of the true Sons of God. They have believed and their faith has been rewarded with The Truth, so they have seen and witnessed The Truth as well. They are therefore allowed to partake of The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil without repercussions. They have power and influence over all other categories, because they not only know, they also have proof, so they are perfectly happy and content.
Category B consists of The Awakened Ones. They are the ones who believe in Christ but have not yet experienced Cannabis, so they don't have (tangible) proof of their belief (because the only tangible proof is The Christ/Cannabis Experience). Through their faith they have power over Demons and Sheep. Over Demons because that which is true (even hypothetically) cannot be affected by that which is false. Over Sheep, because the latter are completely blind. Of categories A and B Jesus speaks in John 10:27: "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28: I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.".
Category C consists of Demons. They have experienced Cannabis, so they "have seen" The Truth and The Christ, yet they refuse to recognize Him as an authority. This category also includes people who have experienced Cannabis but later have decided to abstain from The Cannabis Experience for various reasons (bad trips notwithstanding). They may appear sane externally, but deep inside they hide extreme rage against God as they are the ones who have been rejected by The Spirit. They are naturally dangerous to the Sheep because they can influence them with malignant intent. Of them Jesus speaks in John 10:25 "Jesus answered, "I did tell you, but you do not believe. The miracles I do in my Father's name speak for me, 26: but you do not believe because you are not my sheep.". Category C are essentially the "rebel" angels against the Creator, who "would rather reign in Hell than serve in Heaven". This category is analyzed further in the next sections.
Category D is the Sheep. They have neither tasted Cannabis nor do they believe in Christ. They are completely blind. They are basically the agnostics who roam around in life, without knowing anything for certain or caring about higher truths. They are the pawns of the consumerist society. The "jacked-in" people in The Matrix scenario. They have the potential to transform into either of the categories A, B or C, depending on the influence of these categories. As such, they are extremely valuable, because they are potential allies to any of these categories.
All categories are therefore completely characterized by their total value, which is in essence the number of categories they can command and influence, with the Sons of God having the highest value 3, which is the number naturally associated with the number of The Firstborn, the Awakened Ones having the value 2, the Demons having the value 1 and the Sheep having the value 0. Here are the four categories seen sideways and three-dimensionally, as functions of distance from The Truth of The Christ, T.
The true "Sons of God" therefore, in every sense, religious, spiritual or mental, are (and were) the Cannabis consumers who consider the experience Sacred: The Christ: 1 John 2:27 "As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeitâ€”just as it has taught you, remain in him", and in Galatians 3:26 "You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus" and Luke 6:35: "But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.". The very mentality of Cannabis users who consider Cannabis to be Sacred and related to The Christ is akin to the previous: Having seen The Truth, they have no need to harm anyone, cause distress or upheaval in any way and owners of small amounts of Cannabis, freely give to anyone else who may need it.
Of the true Sons of God, Jesus Himself speaks in Mark 4:11: "To you has been given the secret of the Kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables: so that they may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand.". Quite appropriate the author thinks. People hear of Jesus Christ, but who is Christ? The only ones who know for certain are The True Sons of God.
Why Cannabis is The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil
It is becoming clear now why Cannabis is metaphorically The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil: The Spirit of The Christ via The Cannabis Experience, being proof of The Truth, forces now the observer to make the ultimate choice: Which category to belong to in this world. It not only gives the observer the knowledge of knowing symbolically which are the "Good" ones (categories A and B) and which are the "Evil" ones (categories C and D), but also forces the classification of the observer as well, depending on the observer's final beliefs into one of the four categories.
In a sense insofar as knowledge is concerned, the notion of Freedom of Choice terminates, as soon as one experiences Cannabis. The result from choosing to experience The Truth of The Christ is non-reversible, exactly like in The Matrix scenario. There is no way to go back. There is no way for example to become again category B or D, once The Truth is revealed via The Cannabis Experience.
Because the result of experiencing The Christ is irreversible, both A's and C's know The Truth, but while A's admit it, C's deny it. That's where The Lie originates from. The Source of confusion are the C's, as they have always been since the beginning. Of them Jesus also speaks in John 8:44: "You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.".
The above segregation into these four categories, creates a very complex information interplay in society, which can serve to either enlighten or confuse the people as far as The Truth is concerned. The only thing we know for certain, is that from the ones that know for sure, i.e., A's and C's, A's always will admit The Christ and C's will always deny The Christ. That's a rule: Luke 9:26: "If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.".
Consider then some examples: If person x is an A, x can know if person y tells The Truth only if y admits The Christ and The Cannabis Experience. Then x knows that y is also A, therefore absolutely truthful.
But now suppose that y does not admit The Cannabis Experience or The Christ. Does this imply that y is a D? Not necessarily. y can be a C who is lying. Or suppose that y admits The Christ, but denies The Cannabis Experience. Can we conclude anything? Well, if y admits The Christ, he is either A or B, so x can know that he is an ally.
Therefore x can draw definite conclusions about y only in two cases: If x belongs in A and either: y admits The Christ or y denies The Christ. In the first case, x knows that y is either A or B. In the second case x knows y is either C or D.
What if x is one of the other categories? Well, obviously if x is a C and y admits The Christ, x knows that y is either A or B. If y denies The Christ, x knows that y is either C or D.
If x is a B or D, x cannot know anything for certain, because B's and D's have no proof for their beliefs, therefore they don't even know whether what they, themselves believe is definitely true.
To conclude: If you are a D and you see a C, run for your life. Sometimes C's can be dangerous even to B's, so avoid or minimize all contact with this category. Category C has only one objective in mind: To assimilate you. The Truth is not their concern. Never was, never will be. If they manage to assimilate you, you will lose your soul and your immortality and every time you consume Cannabis your mind will be subject to extremely powerful and malignant forces, which will ultimately result in paranoia. Category C are the "agents" in The Matrix scenario.
On the other hand, seek guidance and befriend A's and B's. Try to learn from them. Try to imitate them and use them as examples. They are the shining lighthouses of this world. It doesn't matter whether they belong to specific Christian denominations or any other organization. These are minor details. Listen to them. They have your concern and safety in their minds.
Categories A and B are the "service to others" categories. Category C is the "service to self" category. Of categories A and C, John speaks in 1 John 3:10: "This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.".
Category D can be either depending on the random morals of the person, so be very careful: 1 Peter 5:8: "Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9: Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings." and in Matthew 7:15: "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16: By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?".
Cause and Effect Merging and Mind Resonance
Let's examine the Serpent's message in more detail: Genesis 3:4: "You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. 5": "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened (), and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.".
In order for a mind to perceive itself as God, the mind has to go through a certain subjective "transformation", which is exactly what Cannabis does. It alters the mind's perception of reality and in its final stages forces a coincidence of the mind with a greater reality, a reality which "knows".
Whether this transformation is "real" or "illusionary" is not the author's concern, since even if it is an illusion, it cannot be judged as such from within the experience itself, i.e., while one is intoxicated. Therefore the Serpent's message was true, in at least ONE count: Under The Christ Experience, whether a lie or not, whether illusionary or real, the mind does achieve godhood.
The question now is what is the exact mechanism under which The Christ creates this impression on the mind.
Usually, in the universe we live in, everything is related to Cause and Effect. Various Causes circulate around us in reality, generating their corresponding effects, which we perceive and analyze.
An external observer yelling random phrases in the street is a Cause, and his/her audible stimulus in our mind is the generated Effect. Similarly, the sound of a dog barking reaches our ears and is processed by our mind as an Effect. The Cause is the dog, the Effect is the mind's audible perception of its barking.
Under sober consciousness, there is a concrete boundary which separates most Causes from their Effects in our universe and this happens because all information takes a certain amount of time to be communicated to consciousness.
The Christ Experience appears to act as an "accelerator" for the dissemination of information coming from external causes or events. The situation is depicted in the following schematic:
Under sober consciousness a stimulus from an external event-cause E, takes some time to be communicated to mind/consciousness M, hence rationality. This time is denoted as the Euclidian distance ME.
As the mind/consciousness becomes intoxicated with Cannabis, The Christ as the fundamental originator of all information in this universe shortens the distance to M'E'. The Cause E' is now perceived to be "closer" to mind M' in terms of cause-effect. This is the precursor of the famous "synchronicity" effect in pathological cases of delusion or hallucinations.
When the intoxication effects increase, Causes and Effects tend to merge as in the third schematic, where external events E'' are now very close to the corresponding Effects they create on mind M''.
When the intoxication reaches a plateau, external Causes become coincident with their Effects on consciousness G. The mind has reached the point of resonance. All external events are now perceived as being directly related to consciousness G.
In effect, all there is then is Mind. It becomes senseless to "separate" Cause and Effect in this case, because Mind is all there is. There is nothing else. Better yet, even if there is something else, it is generated spontaneously by G.
This situation is akin to a mental "struggle" of sorts. The mind is "struggling" to become God (or to avoid being God, depending on the experience). This is the meaning behind Jacob's battle with God in Genesis 32:24: "So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak..." 28: "Then the man said, "Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome.".".
When the mind resonates intoxicated with The Christ, it is as if it is somehow allowed to look at worlds which are not causally connected to it. Causality's boundary is confined to the immediate surroundings of the observer. What lies outside this immediate boundary is the vast unknown filled with potentialities.
These outside worlds can be worlds which have been explored by the mind at one time or another, or can be completely unknown territories. Generally speaking, when such worlds are explored the observer takes a peak at what lies outside one's Light Cone.
Clearly the above situation is not something which regular consciousness is used to deal with, in the sense of dwelling in it for long. An unsuspecting recreational consumer faces the fundamental singularity of this universe first hand and this is exactly the point where paranoia might set in. In other words, assuming the role of God without the auspices of The Christ amounts to inviting paranoia in one's mind.
Even super-intelligent minds can have problems understanding the incredibly vast amount of information being relayed by The Christ Experience, so extreme caution is advised, because not all minds have inborn in them the ability to sort through the almost chaotic information that The Christ communicates to the partaker. Proceeding in this direction and seeking this mind resonance without having enough protection on your part is like fiddling around with the wiring of a nuclear weapon.
When the Cannabis partaker recognizes The Christ behind the experience, The Christ allows the individual to perceive of one's entire life as a threaded chain of more or less meaningful events, whose Causes (and corresponding Effects which have influenced the individual's life) become highly clarified. This clarification is The Christ's gift to the consciousness which attempts the mind-merger with God.
In other words, The Body of Christ is the ultimate psychoanalyzer if the partaker wishes it to be. The Christ shows you who you are and why you are what you are in the global scheme of things.
Returning to the Serpent, whoever this Serpent was, he/she/it was aware of the awareness Cannabis provides, that's why it said to Adam and Eve: "...your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God". In a sense it was a warning of sorts, indicating that they would be able to perceive of their global role and put "God" in true perspective.
The Four Categories and Karma
The issue of sin is literally related to Karma. Because Karma is extremely complicated, an analysis has been dispatched into a separate article which basically shows that The Christ is the Divine Retributor of this world, because He was the only one who was able to solve the inconceivable puzzle of lifting the bad Karma of humans via His sacrifice.
A record of the deeds of all humans is kept by the all seeing God, yet judgment is reserved for The Son, so The Christ is The Lord of Karma: John 5:22 "Moreover the Father judges no one but has entrusted all judgment to the Son", John 5:26: "For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself. 27: And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man." and in Revelation 2:23: "Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.". That's exactly what The Cannabis Experience does: It searches one's mind. Then, The Christ as Lord of Karma, re-distributes the bad Karma according to His judgment, when and if He thinks it's appropriate.
Karma can be either positive or negative. Negative Karma tends to give bad trips, because when the partaker communicates with The Christ, the latter performs an overall search in the partaker's psyche and events which caused negative Karma to be added naturally give bad feelings when their corresponding memory is activated.
Positive Karma tends to give good trips and pleasant feelings, because when the corresponding memory is activated through The Body of Christ, feelings of euphoria and happiness dominate, when the memory is replayed under the auspices of The Sacred Plant.
In general, positive Karma tends to keep the partaker's mind fixed in regard to mind resonance, shielding it from resonating too far out, whereas negative Karma tends to cause excess resonance and bad trips.
It is imperative therefore for the partaker who wants to communicate with The Christ to have to show positive Karma to be spared of bad trips. Good Karma is easily added: Just follow the path of The Christ using the Word of God as a guide: Prayer, meditation, helping others, giving for free and not expecting anything back, sharing, befriending in good terms, servicing the fellow, producing worthwhile work and most importantly loving your brother. These are some of the ways to acquire good Karma.
Depending on the category, some of the above may have a lesser or greater influence on the partaker's psyche. If you are a category A or C, the consequences of positive or negative Karma are immediately visible and felt when you consume The Body of Christ. If you are a category B or D, such actions are not visible to the conscious mind in terms of worth, but are visible to the infinite and all-seeing eye of God who keeps a record for everything that takes place on this planet.
Accordingly, categories A and C can easily be burdened with bad Karma, because they know The Truth, so they are immediately responsible for the consequences of their actions to The Christ, the Divine Retributor.
Categories B and D are burdened with bad Karma less easily, because they don't know The Truth, so they are not immediately responsible for the consequences of their actions by The Christ.
The consequences of an A performing a bad deed or C performing a good deed are far more immediate than the consequences of a B or D performing the exact same deed. That's why A's and C's have to be extremely careful about how they act, behave and interact with people.
In general however, whereas A's tend to influence the rest of the population towards The Truth, C's tend to influence the population away from The Truth. This means if A's and C's operate according to their regular modus operandi, the bad Karma of A's tends to become less, whereas the bad Karma of C's tends to increase: Matthew: 13:11: "He replied, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. 12: Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him".".
This explains why C's are generally against God: Because their luck is always running out and their bad Karma accumulates, making their status always worse as a function of time.
If we assume that The Christ as Lord of Karma redistributes bad Karma to them after He lifts it from the worthy ones, it's easy to see what happens in the end: A certain subgroup of entities from C will hold all the bad Karma that The Son has lifted from The Creation, while all the rest will be bad Karma free: Revelation 12: 12 "Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.".
Approaching God With The Help of The Christ
In the second Matrix sequel, Neo approaches the Architect. At exactly the point between unlocking the door of Architect's room and entering the room, the movie shows a sequence of images on the Architect's tv screens, which few people understood the meaning of. The images show Neo's consciousness zooming out of the Solar system, then zooming out of the Milky Way galaxy and finally landing inside the Architect's room.
The above is a metaphor indicating that with correct use of The Sacred Plant and body of The Christ, one's consciousness can reach all the way to God, in effect communicating with Him directly.
In other words, when an individual experiences The Christ (Cannabis) Experience, the body of the Son of Man allows the individual to approach God Himself. As a result, God's infinite eye turns on the individual and examines the consciousness, mind and soul of the entity who has dared approach Him.
When one desires to communicate a message to God or is curious about Him, the message or question better be quick, specific and intelligent. God doesn't waste time with nonsense. You are either with Him or against Him. There's no in-between ground.
When one communicates with God by using The Body of The Christ (Cannabis) and one additionally testifies about The Christ, one is essentially saying to God: "I am with you. What you have done so far is good and I approve of your Creation".
Therefore, because categories A and B declare Jesus as their faith, when God turns His eye on the individual who experiences Cannabis, He recognizes that the individual has received His message about The Christ (which is the only truly universal message in existence), therefore He is not quick to judge and forgives the individual's past bad Karma. Then, The Christ (Cannabis) Experience becomes a pleasant and insightful journey into the mind of God, with the guidance of The Son, who is the only entity who ever managed to approach The Throne of God: Daniel 7:13 "In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14: He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.".
When categories C or D try to use the Body of The Christ for entertainment or recreational purposes, refusing to declare Jesus as their faith, this amounts to playing Russian roulette with misfortune, retribution and death.
So what exactly is "retribution"? Bad luck, general unhappiness, misfortunes, accidents, death of relatives or family and finally, death: The ultimate punishment. Because death is the thing which humans fear the most as their ultimate punishment, they have to be extremely careful when experiencing Cannabis, because The Son of Man is not subject to death, therefore He commands death. Romans 6:9: "For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10: The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.".
To summarize: The Son manages and distributes the infinite Wrath of the Father. Be very careful when you consume Cannabis. It's better to avoid Cannabis use altogether if you are a category C or D, because even if you survive death, you may turn paranoid or schizophrenic from fear.
For those who declare The Christ, The Cannabis Experience is the ultimate happiness. For those who deny The Christ, The Cannabis Experience can be the ultimate condemnation: Matthew 24:44: "So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him." You have been warned.
Facing The Ultimate Fear
To further qualify the last statement above, lets analyze it a bit: Everyone is afraid of something. No matter how small or insignificant, all minds have in them the innate processing ability to create, face and embrace a particular fear. People who tell you they are not afraid of anything, are obvious liars.
For any particular person, one's set of fears resembles a well-ordered set. Fears are ordered in order of severity. Everyday fears which are faced daily for example, are lower in the mind's hierarchical chain than more difficult ones, such as fears coming from bad childhood traumas, experiences and/or psychoses.
The Christ Experience seems to have built in a safety valve, which acts as a natural protector against abuse by the human mind: The presentation and magnification of a mind's fears as a well-ordered set.
Under The Christ Experience, depending on which category one is in, one will be called to face specific fears, related to one's past, or quite possibly one's future. The "psychoanalyzer" part of the Experience mentioned elsewhere is exactly that: The ability of the Experience to force the mind to recall past experiences which were fearful to the mind's development.
A fear which otherwise may be inert under sober circumstances, may acquire substantial weight under The Cannabis Experience, making the Experience unpleasant, even when the partaker is category A.
This is naturally related to the Cannabis dose, that's why it's important to be very careful about the dosage one takes. The larger the dose, the closer the identification of partaker's mind with the mind of The Christ, and the closer The Christ's Mind is to yours, the clearer the look He will take on your soul.
When The Christ Experience looks at your soul, He better find it clean of misdeeds and bad memories, because it's not pleasant having the Ultimate Judge shed light into your soul's past and forcing you to re-live it.
This has been already analyzed elsewhere, so the author will only add a couple more things: Reliving a past bad experience is painful exactly because your self now makes an explicit identification with the Mind of The Christ, therefore judgement for this particular past experience is imminent. If The Christ decides that the specific past experience was not handled correctly, there is usually pain and/or fear. These are present in both categories A and C, because The Christ Experience always judges according to the Self.
Recalling experiences in the past, forces The Christ to look into your past. Future imaginings force The Christ to look into your future. In either case if you are not careful with your dosage of Body of Christ, the punishment can be significant: The Christ can activate an otherwise insignificant fear and scare you out of your living daylights or concoct a new future situation which can be severely fearful for your mind.
The key to avoiding such judgements is to always contemplate carefully before taking The Body of Christ in you whether you are indeed worthy to "see" further into your past or future through the eyes of The Christ. If you have doubts about your worthiness, it's better to skip it this time and try again later, after The Christ has possibly erased the relevant memory after sufficient time has elapsed.
A rough heuristic for the above process is the frequency of the Experience itself in your life. If you find yourself consuming moderate amounts of Cannabis every day for example, it is reasonable to assume that your soul is in a pretty good shape. If you find that taking Cannabis once forces you to have such a bad trip and to abstain for the next six months in fear of further bad trips, it is reasonable to assume that your soul needs "minor or major repairs".
Do not make the mistake in assuming that a large dose of The Body of Christ can cure your soul's bad shape at once. Bettering is achieved only through careful meditation and prayer while you are sober and with acts which erase bad karma, exactly according to Christ's general instructions in the New Testament.
In general therefore, if your mind tolerates frequent and moderate doses of The Body of Christ, your soul is in a pretty good shape. Occasional small fears may manifest, but if you always remember to fall back on Jesus whenever you are scared, you are effectively protecting yourself from the fiery sword of The Word: Revelation 1:16: "In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.", Revelation 2:16: "Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.", and Revelation 19:15: "Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter." He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty."."
The sharp double-edged sword of The Son of Man, is your consciousness examining your own soul under the guidance of The Christ.
Under prolonged and moderate usage, The Christ will eventually show you (as mentioned elsewhere) what you are and why you are what you are. This will be made clear vis-a-vis what will eventually manifest as your Ultimate Fear. All smaller fears will gradually displace themselves, but one fear will be chosen out of your soul, with which you will have to actually do battle.
This fear, which the author will henceforth call "The Ultimate Fear", will be borne out of the ashes of your very clean mind and soul. It will be chosen amongst many lesser fears and all lesser fears will give way to it, by giving it their strength over time. Revelation 20:7: "When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison 8: and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earthâ€”Gog and Magogâ€”to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. 9: They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God's people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them.".
The last sentence of the above Revelation passage is hopeful, in that it restores order and predicts the eventual doom of The Ultimate Fear. However, for each one of us, this is a difficult battle. We certainly know which thing we fear the most under The Christ, but usually we don't know how to battle it, that's why the outcome from this battle is not always predictable in advance.
Although in Revelation the outcome is positive, in other sources it is not. Neo for example in the final Matrix movie, yields to the Smith virus, allowing Smith to overtake him. This is a sign that Neo becomes aware of the immense power of the Smith virus. Added to the fact that The Oracle explained to Neo that Smith was Neo's other half, this may have contributed to Neo's final decision, in addition to seeing first hand that he could not beat Smith's thousands of clones.
What's our "other half"? That which lives while we sleep. Our subconscious: Revelation 13:7: "This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number. His number is 666.". What is the beast then, apart from our Ultimate Fear? Revelation 13:4: "Men worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, "Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?". Plainly put, "men worshipped the dragon (of wisdom), because he (wisdom) had given (brought about) authority to the beast (the Ultimate Fear) and asked, "Who is like the beast? etc...".
Indeed who can fight one's Ultimate Fear and win? A certain obvious warning is called for: According to most our metaphysical theories, everyone who engaged the beast in battle, died. Perhaps then, this is the final and ultimate battle each one of us has to engage in prior to our death? At this point the author doesn't know, so anything written further is just speculation. Perhaps after this battle is concluded, the self passes into a new and unknown state. What awaits us in this state? The author doesn't know.
Attempting to engage The Ultimate Fear amounts to bypassing God, The Architect, Mother Nature, The System, however you want to call it. If you are not ready to at least go insane or die, in the author's opinion it's best to back off and to pose an artificial limit or boundary in one's mind excursions.
Such an artificial boundary serves as a protective sentinel for the partaker's mind. Every time the partaker consumes The Body of Christ, this sentinel sends an information probe to The Christ and informs Him that the consciousness of this specific entity is limited (or perhaps underdeveloped yet?) in a certain regard.
If Johann Sebastian Bach for example (who obviously had an IQ of around 300 at least) publicly has been recorded in history as a devout Christian, is it wise for a lesser mind to attempt battle with God in hopes of winning over? The author finds it highly indicative of the outcome of such a battle for example, that most high caliber Classical composers (such as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Verdi, etc.) all wrote Masses, Requiems and Oratorios in honor of Jesus Christ and God.
Such a battle would inevitably boil down to God questioning a mind's motives vis-a-vis some better Creation plan. That is, God will ask the partaker: "Do you have a better idea/world than mine to show me?" If what you have created so far doesn't measure up to this Creation and the world you live in already (God's own), it would be a futile endeavor to even suggest such an alternative to God.
That's exactly the plan of the Demons of Category C: They ultimately challenge God into giving them the mental freedom to create alternate worlds to get into, in hopes of avoiding facing Him. That's why they are called "rebels". Category C basically thinks they can "replace" God's Creation with a different one and drag with them as many "companions" in it as possible. Therefore, to each, his own.
Cannabis is not a game and certainly not a "recreational drug" by far. In the author's opinion, Cannabis should be used in a very responsible manner, and only for sacramental, religious or medicinal purposes. The obvious historical connections of the diachronic usage of The Sacred Plant with spiritual/religious/metaphysical purposes, are fairly good indicators that Cannabis should not be abused or used irresponsibly. The tremendous mental insights The Sacred Plant provides, can drive the mind to paths where it may be completely unprepared, with insanity always lurking in the corner.
Neither is Cannabis use an excuse for laziness or beating around the bush in one's life. Ideally, and again in the author's opinion, The Sacred Plant should only be used to study and gain deeper understanding of The Word of God. The Word of God is intended for the betterment of the soul and for restorative and curative purposes. The purpose of using The Sacred Plant should ideally be to assist such soul restoration and repair: Matthew 9:12, Mark 2:17 and Luke 5:31: "On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.".".