Editors Note: High Times is thrilled to present our newest bi-weekly column The High Priestess. Written by author and practitioner of magick, Gabriela Herstik, this column will explore the relationship and intersections of cannabis, witchcraft, sex, wellness, and everything in between. At High Times, we strive to keep our minds and our hearts open while centering and uplifting those whose views and practices have traditionally been denied a platform and excluded from the discussion. After all, what is the cannabis space if not inclusive?
Welcome one, welcome all, to the freaky, trippy, otherworldly reality we are in called Aquarius season. This is the season of the innovator, of the humanitarian, of the boundary pushing alien. And it’s only during the reign of the water bearer that a column like this could be born; a space where we can explore what it means to get stoned, transcend dimensions, and be glamorous as fuck while doing so. What does it mean to be a conscious stoner? How can we use cannabis as part of our spiritual practice? Is it possible to get so high that you actually make contact with extraterrestrial beings? These are our questions and together we will find answers.
My name is Gabriela Herstik and I’m your High Priestess in this blessed search for the holiest high. I hail from the city of Angeles, where I moonlight as an an author, witch, and (low key) stoner. My first book Inner Witch: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft was released last September, and I freelance for publications like NYLON, i-D, Allure, and Broadly. My work explores the intersection of spirituality, sexuality and glamour, and in this column I’ll be exploring how cannabis fits into this. My practice with witchcraft is rooted in working with the divine …
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