Ex 12:8 Israelites & Bitter greens = Hallucinatory Properties

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  • Hope4Others

    Wormwood plant

    The Israelites were to eat bitter greens or herbs on the night of Passover, along with

    Roasted lamb and unleavened bread bitter greens were to remind them
    of the bitterness or experience of bondage to Egypt. Lam 3:15 the
    bitter things is suggested as a suitable translation to “wormwood”.

    Now wormwood is in the same as Absinthe which is a highly know for
    its hallucinogen properties. So with this in mind I imagine they did
    not have the knowledge today of this toxic substance contained in
    these leaves, therefore perhaps this was time they were just out of
    it being actually drug induced (perhaps a possibility). I think this
    fits the category of drugs and smoking according to WT tradition for

    Something that was accepted so readily in the past but most likely unacceptable today.
    I was looking something up in the incite book actually about Elijah
    and came across bitter greens and as I was reading I had remember a
    discussion with one of my sons about them having tried absinthe.

    Artemisia Absinthium is the chief flavouring ingredient, native to
    Europe and Asia.; other aromatic ingredients include aniseed, licorice,
    hyssop, fennel, angelica root, star aniseed... Wormwood is a long-lived
    plant, with greyish-green leaves and the flowers have a greenish-yellow
    tint, and like leaves give off a strong aromatic odor and are bitter to
    the taste. Thujone is a toxic chemical present in wormwood and has a
    similar molecular geometry with THC, the active chemical in cannabis

    Absinthe is typically of a
    natural green color but is also produced in both clear and artificially
    colored styles. It is often called “the Green Fairy.”

    The chemical that's taken all the blame for absinthe's hallucinogenic
    reputation is called *thujone*, which is a component of wormwood. In
    very high doses, thujone can be toxic. It is a GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric
    acid) inhibitor, meaning it blocks GABA receptors in the brain which can cause convulsions
    if you ingest enough of it.
    Absinthe is now perfectly legal in every country in which alcohol is
    legal. In fact, in 2007, the United States lifted its 100-year-long ban,
    provided that the absinthe is free of thujone.
    *Drink your absinthe*. The prepared absinthe can be drunk as desired,
    perhaps sipped gradually while pondering creative ideas. Oscar Wilde
    described drinking absinthe as such: "After the first glass, you see
    things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they
    are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the
    most horrible thing in the world."

  • Hope4Others

    Drinking absynthe today.

    Dripping ice cold pure water over sugar into absinthe drink

    Pour about one ounce (30ml) of absinthe into a glass.

    1. Absinthe spoon (various types of absinthe spoons are used) Absinthe spoon (various types of absinthe spoons are used) Lay a flat, perforated absinthe spoon across the rim of the glass, and place a single cube of sugar on the perforated area of the spoon. This is customary but is not necessary. The sugar is traditionally used to balance the bitter taste of the wormwood.

    The best tasting absinthe falls into the range of 45-68 percent alcohol by volume. Absinthe has traditionally been about 136-proof.

    I found this all amusing.

  • R.Crusoe

    How intriguing considering morality on drugs today and how its used to shunn certain folks!!

    Reminds me of my gran who recalls all manner of hings one could get over the counter in the early 20th century --opiates, morphine etc.

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