THURSDAY – Drugs in the Bible talk

It seems I have been hitting the myrrh a little too hard recently. In the last post I advertised the date for my talk wrong. It is actually: Next Thursday, August 18th, 18.30 Birmingham Psychedelics Society Rev Nemu speaking about Drugs in The Bible, dishing out some fine resins. Cherry Reds, 88-90 John Bright Street, Birmingham B1 1BN Facebook… Read more »

Drugs in the Bible

“Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard, Spikenard and saffron; cane and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and agarwood, with all the chief spices” Not only are nearly all of the plants listed here in the Song of Songs psychoactive on their own, but the combination of… Read more »

Meek?

Why would King James, famous for his anti-democratic machinations, his shameless financial extravagance and his costly military misadventure, want the following in the Bible?:

“The meek shall inherit the earth”

This is spin that would make Peter Mandelson blush. “Inherit” implies a delay, even a patient wait for something to pass naturally. Strong’s definitive biblical dictionary, however, also translates yarash as “occupy”, and the primary three meanings listed are seize, dispossess, and take possession of. “Meek” is equally misleading. The Hebrew anav is used to describe Moses (not mouses), but Moses

Alms not Arms

That thine alms may be in Secret… “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face… And now abideth faith, hope, charity… but the greatest of these is charity.”(I Corinthians 13:12-13)Through the dark glass of international politics, witness a curious spectacle. Indian politicians are calling for India to refuse British aid, whilst Britain… Read more »