Hash in Nepal

In Nepal, hemp is often drunk in the form of bhang. The shamans of the Himalayas drink bhang in order to induce the states of trance or ecstasy that they require for their healing rituals. They offer bhang at the phallus-shaped shrines of Shiva (sacred stones, lingams). The offerings actuate the healing powers of the god, for no one loves hemp and the state it produces as much as Shiva himself. The inebriated god sends forth his healing power, which the shaman channels and transmits to the patient. Although it is usually only the shaman who smoked ganja or drinks bhang during the shamanic healing sessions, hemp is also used a medicine. By smoking hemp, and by virtue of his gifts, a shaman who is devoted to Shiva can produce an especially efficacious medicine...
Hemp is the most important ritual drug of Indian and Nepalese Tantrists. They call it vijaya "the victorious", and regard it as "the only true aphrodisiac". For this reason, hemp preparations are used in the erotic rituals for couples, during which the two lovers are transformed into the gods Shiva and Parvati. The sadhaka (or Tantrist) places a bowl on a mandala and asks the tantric "goddess of the divine nectar" to consecrate the hemp. After this, he carries out several ritual gestures (mudras) over the vessel. He then speaks a mantra to the guru, the teacher, in order to offer him the libation. Finally, he touches his heart and drinks the drink to honor the god, usually Shiva, he has chosen for this purpose.

-p. 130, The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications by Christian R├Ątsch (1998)

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