Sunday, April 22, 2018

Getting high with H.P. Lovecraft



H.P. Lovecraft not only referenced marijuana in his fiction, he may have been the origin of 4:20 as code for smoking pot. Or so argues this piece at Cannabis Culture, "420, Lovecraft, Crowley, and Hashish connections!" by Chris Bennett, which finds the 4:20 reference in a Lovecraft story entitled "In the Walls of Erix."

Then there's this sentence: "There is the rumor that Lovecraft’s wife, Sonia Greene, had a 'friendship' with the British magician Aleister Crowley and information was exchanged between them."

Bennett is the author of a new book, Liber 420: Cannabis, Magickal Herbs and the Occult.

Hat tip: Charles Faris.

 

1 comment:

Oz Fritz said...

The day after 4/20 Kim Jong Un announced the suspension of the North Korean nuclear weapons program. This came not long after Mike Pompeo, director of the CIA, visited him. The CIA has a history of using psychedelics to try to achieve their objectives.