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Flashback Friday: Majoon, Goblet Of Dreams

For this edition of Flashback Friday, we’re bringing you Ira Cohen’s tribute to one of the Islamic world’s most popular delicacies—originally published in the September, 1983 edition of High Times. Majoon, majoun, ma’jun… how soft the word is, how full of magic and jinn, how dark to the imagination! Majoon is the Arabic word for… Keep Reading

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Flashback Friday: The Strange History of American Cults

For this edition of Flashback Friday, we’re bringing you Jim Hoberman’s primer on American cults from the October, 1979 edition of High Times. Relax, America. Don’t worry about those cults. Archvillains Jim Jones and Charlie Manson may be scary, but they aren’t quite the very modern aberrations that the media would like you to think… Keep Reading

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Flashback Friday: Dr. Andrew Weil on Ginseng

For this week’s edition of Flashback Friday, we’re bringing you a valuable primer on the effects of ginseng by none other than Dr. Andrew Weil, originally printed in the October, 1980 edition of High Times magazine. The root of life. It was said to restore sexual potency and cure syphilis. It could bring the still-warm… Keep Reading

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Flashback Friday: Ayurveda, The Origins Of Holistic Healing

For this edition of Flashback Friday, we’re bringing you Steven Rosen’s January, 1985 article, largely based on the work of Dr. Navayauvana of the Ayurvedic Research Center in San Francisco. Perhaps the oldest system of natural healing—predating even the Chinese system of medicine—is Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word which means the knowledge of life (Veda—Knowledge, Ayu—Life).… Keep Reading

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Flashback Friday: The Hashish Club

For this edition of Flashback Friday, we’ve got an article from Albert Goldman from the July, 1979 issue of High Times magazine. Though hemp has been a familiar drug for thousands of years in the Orient, it did not enter the carefully guarded precincts of European culture until the nineteenth century. Then, it made a… Keep Reading

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

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… Keep Reading

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Flashback Friday: An Oral History Of Benzedrine Use In The USA

For this edition of Flashback Friday, we’re bringing you an excerpt from The Drug User by legendary drug aficionado, Herbert Huncke, originally published in the October, 1991 edition of High Times. Although not as well known as his fellow “Beats”—Kerouac, Ginsberg, Cassady, and Burroughs—Herbert Huncke is just as important. Writer/ junkie/thief/hustler Huncke has been in… Keep Reading

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