This game is unlike any other you’ve played before.
Higher Thought: The Cannabis Game calls on you to alter your consciousness with cannabis before you play. It asks you to shed your accustomed conditioning and your sensibilities that have been shaped by media, propaganda, upbringing; to access your own fresh perspectives and inner, connective truths; and then share these with your co-players.
The point of the game is to have a new experience with cannabis and with each other. In this slowed-down, spacious communion, the aim is to access your wellspring of lively thought, and witness everyone else’s moments of genius too.
Higher Thought game questions have been carefully crafted to challenge and inspire. The magic happens in being heard while expressing your own thoughts, and also in listening and responding to other people’s answers, which are fresh, surprising, reassuring, illuminating, hilarious. Players at opposite ends of the social or political spectrum may find common ground. Players may find themselves putting words to ideas they have waited decades to express … or years to hear someone else articulate.
In the wake of cannabis prohibition, we can see how social conditioning taught us to scorn altered consciousness. This scorn is expressed in the stereotype of the clueless, isolated, flaky, and unproductive stoner. Of course, any substance that heals sickness and gives pleasure can be over-used and become a crutch. That’s why Higher Thought: The Cannabis Game is all about making the use of cannabis a special event, a way to become more present, more curious, and closer to one another.
Cannabis is a sacred substance in many cultures, and has long been a source of inspiration to creatives in our own time. The Higher Thought Game invites you to play with a new concept of what cannabis can be: how it can fertilize conversation, engender togetherness and depth of meaning, and dismantle rigid beliefs, all in the spirit of laughter and sweetness.