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Exploring Ancient Rituals: Hallucinogenic Mushrooms' Role in Early Religion and Christmas Imagery

In our quest to unveil the historical interconnections between ancient rituals, religious practices, and the use of hallucinogenic substances, we delve into a captivating world where the roots of cannabis and hallucinogenic mushrooms intertwine with spiritual beliefs, especially during the festive season.

The Enigmatic Legacy of Hallucinogenic Mushrooms

Ethnomycologists like Robert Gordon Wasson and anthropologist John A. Rush ventured into the realm of fungi, unraveling captivating links between hallucinogenic mushrooms and religious beliefs.

Amanita muscaria, with its vibrant red cap speckled in white, held profound significance in ancient Arctic communities, particularly during their winter solstice ceremonies. Shamans orchestrated rituals involving these mushrooms, treasured for their hallucinogenic properties.

The meticulous preparation of the Amanita muscaria mirrored familiar Christmas imagery: shamans dehydrated them on pine branches or dried them near fires, reminiscent of the tradition of hanging stockings over chimneys.

Even more fascinating was the role of reindeer in this ancient practice. These creatures, immune to the mushroom's toxicity, contributed significantly. Their urine, believed to retain the mushroom's effects while filtering its harm, played a vital part in these ancient rituals.

Shamanic Journeys and Festive Resonance

Upon ingestion, shamans embarked on profound hallucinatory journeys, envisioning the future and gaining insights to share with their communities. These spiritual experiences echo the essence of the festive season's spirit of sharing, enlightenment, and wonder.

The intriguing parallels between these shamanic experiences and modern-day Christmas imagery, like Santa Claus and his sleigh, evoke a sense of wonder and fascination. The transformative nature of these experiences mirrors the enchantment and magic often associated with this celebratory time.

Ancient Theories and Present-Day Connections

John Marco Allegro's controversial book, "The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross," proposed daring theories about ancient religions, linking them to hallucinogenic mushrooms and fertility cults. Allegro's interpretations suggest a unique view of ancient rituals encoded within biblical stories.

As we navigate the historical links between hallucinogenic substances and religious practices, it's enthralling to see how these ancient beliefs continue to influence modern traditions. They shape elements of our contemporary celebrations, subtly woven into the fabric of our festive experiences.

In exploring the juncture of ancient rituals, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and spiritual beliefs, we unearth a captivating narrative that resonates with the magic and wonderment of the holiday season.

Warm Regards,
Kansas City Cannabis Co.

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Jennifer Eissler’s journey into the cannabis industry embodies a convergence of personal history and professional expertise. Originating from Blue Springs, her path from a successful 17-year career in massage therapy to becoming a seasoned budtender reflects her innate drive to positively impact people’s well-being. The transition stemmed from the physical toll her massage work began to take on her body, prompting a shift fueled by an insatiable curiosity about the medicinal properties of cannabis. Towards the end of her massage career, client inquiries about CBD and other therapeutic cannabis products ignited a deep-seated interest, seamlessly propelling her into the realm of cannabis.

Her upbringing, notably her mother's use of cannabis, provided an early introduction to the plant. Discovering her mom's stash at a young age sparked her curiosity. Jennifer's experimentation with cannabis later in life, facilitated by a supportive environment, evolved from recreational use to a deep appreciation for its medicinal potential. It's a journey that not only led her to where she is today but also cultivated a bond as her mother remains a loyal customer at KCC.

Reflecting on the evolving cannabis culture, Jennifer observes a burgeoning acceptance, especially among younger demographics, aided by social media. However, she remains cautious about online illegal sales and emphasizes the importance of quality and safety within the industry.

Working in retail within the cannabis sphere presents its share of challenges. Jennifer faces misconceptions and entrenched beliefs about cannabis, despite the strides made in cannabinoid and terpene research. Her aim is to debunk myths and encourage openness to new possibilities.

Her background in massage therapy has shaped her approach at KCC, fostering a welcoming environment for diverse customers. Jennifer's advice for newcomers echoes her commitment to education and tailored guidance, urging individuals to research and pinpoint their needs for effective product recommendations.

Jennifer Eissler embodies a passion for cannabis that extends beyond personal interest. Her journey and commitment to helping others navigate the vast landscape of cannabis products epitomize the ethos of Kansas City Cannabis. If you are ever in Lake Lotawana, stop in and say hi to Jennifer!

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“The Ensemble Formula from Mary's Medicinals is the perfect blend for a night of restful sleep. With CBG and CBD aiding in full body relaxation/inflammatory relief, the THC and CBN are able to give a calm, soothing, experience to unwind at the end of the day. A little bit goes a long way, so it's cost effective, too!”
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Infused Cooking with KCC

Treat yourself to a slice of holiday bliss with these luscious cranberry orange cheesecake bars, elevated with a cannabis infusion! The harmonious blend of tangy cranberries, zesty orange, creamy cheesecake, and a hint of cannabis creates a dessert that captures the essence of the season. Each bite is a symphony of flavors, providing a festive experience while embracing the warmth of the holidays.

Cranberry Orange THC-Infused
Cheesecake Bars

cranberry orange cheesecake

For the Crust
½ cup unsalted butter, melted (cannabis infused, adjust to your preferred potency)
1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup granulated sugar
For the Cheesecake Filling
16 oz cream cheese, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
Zest of 1 orange
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cannabis-infused butter or oil (as desired for dosage)
For the Cranberry Topping
1 ½ cups fresh or frozen cranberries
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup water
Zest of 1 orange
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

Preheat and Prepare
1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang for easy removal.
Make the Crust
1. In a bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until well combined.
2. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove and let it cool slightly.
Prepare the Cheesecake Filling
1. In a bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until well combined.
2. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove and let it cool slightly.
Pour and Bake
1. Pour the cheesecake filling over the baked crust. Smooth the top with a spatula.
2. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until the edges are set but the center still has a slight jiggle.
3. Remove from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 30 minutes, then transfer to the refrigerator to chill for at least 3 hours or until firm.
Make the Cranberry Topping
1. In a saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, water, orange zest, and orange juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries burst and the mixture thickens (about 10-15 minutes).
2. Remove from heat and let it cool completely.
Assemble and Serve
1. Once the cheesecake has chilled, spread the cooled cranberry topping evenly over the top.
2. Lift the cheesecake out of the pan using the parchment paper overhang. Cut into bars and serve.

Remember, the cannabis-infused butter or oil should be added based on your desired dosage and potency preferences. Always clearly label cannabis-infused edibles and store them securely away from children or those who shouldn't consume them. Enjoy responsibly!

Canna-Butter/or Oil

What you'll need:
- Double Boiler or Saucepan
- 1 Cup Butter/or Oil
- 1 Cup ground Cannabis Flower
- 1 Cup water (if using saucepan with butter)
- Cheesecloth or fine strainer

*Decarb cannabis before using for infustion*
1. Set a double boiler to a low simmer
2. Combine cannabis, Butter/Oil, and water (if butter).
3. Simmer on low for 2-3 hours, keeping oil temp between 160º-200ºF. (Do not exceed 200ºF)
4. Once cooled, remove plant matter by straining.
TIP: Do not press too hard when straining - this will add chlorophyll, giving it more of a plant taste.

*Refrigerate few hours/overnight, remove any excess water that forms at bottom of container*

To calculate dosage for your infused product, there are online calculators like this one featured at hempster.com.


Decarboxylation (Flower)

What you'll need:
- Baking Sheet
- Cannabis Flower
- Grinder

1. Grind Cannabis flower.
2. Spread evenly on baking sheet, lined with parchment.
3. Preheat oven to 230ºF
4. "Bake" Cannabis for 30min. Cannabis should look toasted.

Decarboxylation (Wax)

What you'll need:
- Baking Sheet
- Concentrate

1. Preheat oven to 200ºF
2. Place concentrate in oven safe dish or silicone
3. "Bake" Concentrate for 20-25min, until wax is done bubbling.

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