High Times Magazine did an expose on everyone's favorite messiah, concluding from historical records that cannabis (eg. "marijuana") was one of the medical plants that the biblical Jesus used in his healings. It is a fascinating read, and it perhaps exposes a conspiracy that has lasted for millennia to deprive us of knowledge of his true medical practices and teachings. Remember that the Christ was known as 'The Great Physician', and that the Roman Catholic Church demanded an absolute monopoly on healing and historical records, until very recently.
From the article we have:
"This holy anointing oil, as described in the original Hebrew version of the recipe in Exodus (30:22-23), contained over six pounds of kaneh-bosem, a substance identified by respected etymologists, linguists, anthropologists, botanists and other researchers as cannabis, extracted into about six quarts of olive oil, along with a variety of other fragrant herbs. The ancient anointed ones were literally drenched in this potent mixture.
"Although most modern people choose to smoke or eat pot, when its active ingredients are transferred into an oil-based carrier, it can also be absorbed through the skin, which is in fact one big organ. In the Bible’s New Testament, Jesus baptized none of his disciples, as is practiced by the Catholic church, but instead anointed them with this potent entheogenic oil, sending out the 12 apostles to do the same. 'And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them' (Mark 6:13).
"Likewise, after Jesus’ passing, James suggests that anyone of the Christian community who was sick should call to the elders to anoint him with oil in the name of Jesus (James 5:14).
"It should be understood that in the ancient world, diseases such as epilepsy were attributed to demonic possession, and to cure somebody of such an illness, even with the aid of certain herbs, was the same as exorcism, or miraculously healing them. Interestingly, cannabis has been shown to be effective in the treatment of not only epilepsy, but many of the other ailments that Jesus and the disciples healed people of, such as skin diseases (Matthew 8, 10, 11; Mark 1; Luke 5, 7, 17), eye problems (John 9:6-15), and menstrual problems (Luke 8:43-48).
"One ancient Christian text, The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles, which is older than the New Testament, estimated to have been recorded in the second century AD, has Jesus giving the disciples an 'unguent box' and a 'pouch full of medicine' with instructions for them to go into the city and heal the sick. Jesus explains that you must heal 'the bodies first' before you can 'heal the heart'.
"These findings shouldn’t really be all that surprising, as the medical use of cannabis during that time is supported by the archaeological record, and the ailments described above had been treated with cannabis preparations throughout the area for many centuries prior to the Christian era...
"...As for those who actively oppose them: If cannabis was one of the main ingredients of the ancient Christian anointing oil, as history now indicates, and receiving this oil is what made Jesus the Christ and his followers Christians, then to persecute those who use cannabis, could be considered anti-Christ."
The so-called "drug laws" that supposedly protect our society from self-destruction (ie. cures) just prove that we really cannot serve both man and the Lord. Christian readers may also find it interesting to learn that the word pharmaceutical is derived from the ancient Greek word 'Pharmakeia'. Pharmakeia was the word for sorcery and witchcraft. A reader only needs to compare the history of alchemy (old school chemistry) and the occult practices of sorcery to see that they are virtually the same, and that things have only been remarketed to make us accept what was always unacceptable. The long-term effects have always been the same too, as one can verify by browsing the poisoned patients of any busy hospital. Thus, where ever one places his faith yields very severe and very long term implications. The Christ's disciples didn't die from cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, in other words; nor did anyone else except for the Egyptians, who happened to practice the forbidden art of Pharmakeia. Funny how nobody had autism in those days either, and just how many babies were born with "genetic disorders"?
“If you will listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what he considers right, if you pay attention to his commands and obey all his laws, I will never make you suffer any of the diseases I made the Egyptians suffer, because I am the Lord who heals you.”
-- Exodus 15:26
The original article can be found here. The original title for this article was, "Was Jesus a Stoner?".