Wise Weed

Integrating Cannabis into a Philosophical Way of Life

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

  • 1. Using Cannabis Wisely
  • 2. Philosophical Ways of Life
  • 3. Using Cannabis in the Platonic Way of Life
  • 4. The Platonic Goal of Ascent
  • 5. Using Cannabis for Platonic Therapy
  • 6. Using Cannabis for Platonic Enhancement
  • 7. Many Molecules in One Plant

2. Anxiety and Pain

  • 1. Anxiety and Ecstasy
  • 2. Starting from Nothing
  • 3. From Anxiety to Pain
  • 4. The Hacker Methodology
  • 5. Hacking Pain
  • 6. Hacking Pain with Cannabis
  • 7. The Ideal of Health

3. Depression

  • 1. Life in Plato?s Cave
  • 2. Hacking Depression
  • 3. Cannabis and Depression
  • 4. Theories of Depression
  • 5. Cannabis Dosing for Depression
  • 6. Measuring Depression

4. Against Compulsion

  • 1. Your Natural Bodily Urges
  • 2. Compulsive Disorders
  • 3. Moving on Modal Landscapes
  • 4. Cycling through Circular Valleys
  • 5. The Circular Valley of Epilepsy
  • 6. Cannabis is Anti-Compulsive
  • 7. Reshaping Your Bodily Urges
  • 8. Cannabis Overdosing Creates Compulsions

5. The Ascent to Health

  • 1. Painful Landscapes
  • 2. Moods and the Modal Landscape
  • 3. The Flatness of your Modal Landscape
  • 4. Awareness of your Modal Landscape
  • 5. Modal Awareness
  • 6. Cannabis is Modally Liberating
  • 7. Freedom from Impairment

6. Asceticism and Renunciation

  • 1. Two Kinds of Asceticism
  • 2. The Plotinian Sanctuary
  • 3. Renunciation in Hinduism
  • 4. Renunciation in Rastafarianism
  • 5. Renunciation in Hippie Culture
  • 6. Ideal Possible Worlds
  • 7. Nothing to Excess

7. Wellness

  • 1. From Health to Wellness
  • 2. Existential Wellness
  • 3. A Self-Shaping Work of Art
  • 4. Giving Style to Your Self
  • 5. Using Cannabis for Wellness
  • 6. Cannabis and Weight
  • 7. Spirituality and Ganja Yoga
  • 8. Prosocial Uses of Cannabis

8. Enhancement

  • 1. We Can Be Heroes
  • 2. Enhancing Natural Powers
  • 3. Using Cannabis for Enhancement
  • 4. Using Cannabis to Enhance Artistic Creativity
  • 5. Natural Magic and Critical Alchemy
  • 6. Enhanced Bodies in Enhanced Worlds

9. Transfiguration

  • 1. The Olympians
  • 2. The Transfiguration of the Body
  • 3. Transhumanism and Transfiguration
  • 4. Truth in Fiction
  • 5. How an Atheist can Believe in Deities
  • 6. Simulating the Deities
  • 7. Hallucinatory Pain
  • 8. Hallucinatory Invulnerability
  • 9. Channeling the Deities

10. Running

  • 1. Evolution Designs Organisms
  • 2. Proper Functions and Highest Perfections
  • 3. Long-Distance Running
  • 4. The Highest Perfections of Humans
  • 5. Persistence Hunting
  • 6. Psychological Adaptations for Persistence Hunting
  • 7. The Form of the Good
  • 8. The Perception of the Good

11. Ecstasy

  • 1. Endocannabinoid System and the Runners High
  • 2. The Cannabis High Simulates the Runners High
  • 3. On Being Pure Running
  • 4. Cannabis and Entheogenesis
  • 5. The Power in All Things
  • 6. Cannabis and Holiness

References

Index