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Cuisine, Slang, Literature and Ritual of Cannabis Culture

Author: Edited by Hakim Bey and Abel Zug

770 pages
Paper Perfectbound
Publisher: Autonomedia
ISBN: 1570271437

With Hakim Bey’s “Bhang Nama,” on hemp as sacrament from China to Manhattan;

And Abel Zug’s Cannabis literature timeline starting in 1500, with an introduction to four passages from the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission Report of 1894;

Including interviews, rants, aphorisms, photos, recipes, cookbooks, rituals, trip tales, stories, commentaries, poems, art, literature, lyrics, reviews, and four Cannabis glossaries;

Literary: Commentaries by Louisa May Alcott, Michael Aldrich, Ganesh Baba, Charles P. Baudelaire, Walter Benjamin, Madame Blavatsky, Paul Bowles, E. G. Browne (on the “Assassins”), Sir Richard Burton, Ira Cohen, Aleister Crowley, Henri de Monfreid, William Drake, Alexandre Dumas, Lord Dunsany, Isabel Eberhardt, Hector France, Theophile Gautier, Allen Ginsberg, Brian Inglis, A. T. Karamustafa, Timothy Leary, Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Henri Michaux, J. J. Moreau, Patricia J. Morningstar, Mohammed Mrabet, Gerard de Nerval, Friedrich Nietzsche, Victor Robinson, Bayard Taylor, and many more;

Scientific: Reports and comments by Walter Dixon, Harry C. Hermon, Lewis Lewin, Alfred Lindesmith, Tod Mikuriya, Solomon H. Snyder, Norman Taylor, and others;

Bibliography: More than 1700 citations, with a current look at Cannabis on the Internet;

Plus: Supplementary bibliographies, multiple appendices and an extensive index.

Categories: Uncategorized

About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.