Flashback Friday: A Rare Look At The Practice Of Pagan Pot Farming

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For this edition of Flashback Friday, we have a June, 1981 article from Hannah Spencer, who traveled to a pagan pot farm in Arizona and learned how the wisdom of medieval Jews makes pot more potent.

With the ’80s in full swing, and everybody talking apocalypse, some pot farmers have abandoned bourgeois society and have begun to grow their dope in an old, time-tested way. The way of the “old religion,” paganism. Pagans are fascinated with the mysteries and tidelike cycles in nature, and deal with the world in its feminine aspects of birth, life and death. Since cultivating a garden is an intrinsic portion of this cycle, these pot farmers are using their knowledge of nature and esoteric science to pull off some whopper weed. As I was fortunate enough to spend last summer at a “new age” (organic) ritualistic marijuana farm in the parched wilds of the southern Arizona desert, I will describe some of the earth-loving techniques that produced some of the most delicious weed I have ever seen or smoked.

To begin with, the folks in this small community were strict vegetarians. Since they lived close to the Mexican border, their diet consisted mostly of fruit, the remains of which (peels and juice pulp) were composted and given back to the earth.

Because it was so extremely hot (temperatures were often in the 100s), the early morning was the most comfortable time to garden. This was usually done in the nude and was a unique way of getting a very nice all-over tan.

The leader of this community was a practicing magician and Cabalist, Cabala being the ancient system of attributions, a mystic study begun by the medieval Jews. Cabala is also referred to as the “occult’s filing cabinet.” Through his studies he discovered that marijuana ( …

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