- Dear Mark,
>I have been having a glass of wine in the evenings for a while now,Though I posted those "rules" it's all about studying facts and then
>and sometimes a beer. But I am glad to hear this so that I know what
>I can make a good choice.
Alcohol itself is an interesting story. Thanks for the opportunity of
carrying this further- I'll do that at a later date. (Unless anyone else
wants a go.)
I have an interesting RS lecture on opium as well.
Prohibition was a problem of course. Rudolf remarked how it was that
people tend to find something worse. In this case it was cocaine.
Cocaine drinks and lollies (candy)were produced as the "healthy" alcohol
alternative- we still have Coca Cola from those days. (They still used
to put coca leaf flavouring in when the cocaine was banned.)
Again, when opium smoking was stamped out in China users turned to
heroin- it was easier to hide. We're left with that problem today.
Steiner claimed the drug problem was caused by cultural decay. The
unused forces are taken up in drug use.
I saw on the TV the other day a show about the mystical kingdom of
Bhutan. The king declared he was more interested in gross national
happiness, than gross national product. It is a place exceedingly rich
in culture. Anyway marijuana grows like grass over there- it's all over
the place. Hardly anyone smokes it though, they feed it to the pigs.
Someone remarked that it was the only place in the world where pigs fly!