Symbols - What does heaven look like
Grass is a slang word for Cannabis, however, in spritual symbolism grass has two related meanings.
The Old English word græs, is of Germanic origin and related to Dutch gras, and German Gras. In each case, it means to green and grow. Thus the word means an initiate on the spiritual path. Green can be associated with Spring and new growth and as such be a symbol of the final stage on the spiritual path.
If used within the context of the Planets, green is a level equivalent to Venus - so here we start to see the type of initiate and the means by which they are progressing - the path of love.
This then leads to the final related alchemical meaning which is ..... pubic hair.
This is why Tom Jones, a man not unknown in the area of sexual romping sang 'Green Green Grass of Home' [I jest]. I still do not know whether Walt Whitman knew of this symbolic meaning when he wrote Leaves of Grass. Wikipedia have invented their own meaning
The title of Walt Whitman's poetry collection Leaves of Grass (1855) contains two puns: "leaves", referring to the pages on which the book was written, and "grass", a term given by publishers to works of minor value.
Hmmmm citation needed indeed.
The grass is always greener .....................
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