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Cannabis sativa | Hemp

Cannabis sativa, also known as marijuana, has been used for medicinal, recreational, and spiritual

purposes for thousands of years.

Botanical information:

  • Cannabis sativa is an annual plant that can grow up to 20 feet tall.

  • It has palmate leaves with serrated leaflets and produces small flowers that are typically green, although they can also be purple or pink.

  • The plant is dioecious, meaning there are separate male and female plants.

Medicinal properties:

  • Cannabis sativa contains various cannabinoids, including delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), which can have psychoactive and therapeutic effects on the body.

  • It has been used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, alleviate anxiety and depression, induce relaxation and euphoria, stimulate appetite, and aid in sleep.

Magical correspondences:

  • It is believed to have magical properties for meditation, divination, astral travel, and enhancing spiritual awareness.

  • Hemp is associated with the element of earth and is believed to promote grounding, stability, and harmony. It is also associated with the following magical properties:

  • Protection: Hemp is often used to protect against negative energies and to ward off evil spirits.

  • Purification: Hemp is believed to purify the body, mind, and spirit.

  • Abundance: Hemp is associated with abundance and prosperity.

  • Creativity: Hemp is said to stimulate creativity and imagination.

  • Wisdom: Hemp is associated with wisdom and enlightenment.

Elemental Correspondences

  • Earth: Hemp is associated with the element of earth because of its connection to the physical world, grounding, and stability.

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences

  • Hemp is associated with the planet Saturn because of its association with structure, responsibility, discipline, and stability.

  • Hemp is also associated with the planet Pluto because of its association with transformation, change, and creation.

Associated deities and traditions:

  • Hemp has been associated with a variety of folklore and myths throughout history. In ancient China, hemp was considered a sacred plant and was used in religious ceremonies. In ancient Egypt, hemp was used to make paper and textiles. In ancient Greece, hemp was used to make rope and sails.

  • In Hinduism, cannabis is associated with the god Shiva, who is known as the lord of the bhang plant.

  • In Rastafarianism, cannabis is seen as a sacrament and a tool for spiritual enlightenment.

  • Chthonic deities: Hemp is associated with chthonic deities, such as the Greek goddess Hecate and the Slavic god Chernobog. Chthonic deities are associated with the underworld, the earth, and the mysteries of life and death.

  • Green Man: Hemp is also associated with the Green Man, a pagan symbol of nature, fertility, and rebirth.

Uses in Spellwork and Magic

Hemp can be used in a variety of spellwork and magical practices. It can be used to protect against negative energies, to purify the body, mind, and spirit, to attract abundance, to stimulate creativity, and to gain wisdom.

Examples of Use

  • To protect against negative energies, carry a piece of hemp with you or sprinkle hemp seeds around your home.

  • To connect the body, mind, and spirit, take a hemp infused bath or wear hemp clothing.

  • To stimulate creativity, meditate with hemp incense or wear hemp jewelry.

  • To gain wisdom, write your questions on a piece of paper and place the paper under your pillow with hemp.

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