Katannabis Syllabus & Resources

13 Feb

New To Katannabis?

Katannabis Initiates Start Here

ALL, I repeat, ALL Katannabis methods, curriculum and resources will be conveniently archived here. Simply put, this is your starting point and continuing point of reference.  

Note that many of the articles contain photos of my handwritten journals. Please click and the photos and read them! They were often made during or immediately after my Katannabis sessions. As such, they contain some of my most contemporaneous insights. My entire Katannabis journal is well over 300 pages, so avail yourself of this powerful resource and “click the pic!”

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Cannabis As An Entheogen 

  Introduction:  https://senseijohn.me/2023/02/06/katannabis-cannabis-as-an-entheogen/


Need for guidelines: https://senseijohn.me/2023/02/11/katannabis-guidelines-introduction/

Guideline # 1: Respect  https://senseijohn.me/2023/02/13/katannabis-guideline-1-respect/

Guideline # 2: Dosage https://senseijohn.me/2023/02/13/katannabis-guideline-2-dosage/

Guideline # 3: Post-Katannabis Kata-Rx (Exiting Katannabis):  https://senseijohn.me/2019/11/06/katannabis-guideline-1-exiting-katannabis/

The curriculum is divided into two sub-categories. First and foremost, as that is the most convenient for me, is the curriculum for martial artists that are already intimately familiar with kata. Second, is the curriculum for non-martial artists that with to delve into Katannabis ritual mediation.

Curriculum Overview (For those readers familiar with Kata):

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My Katannabis Curriculum (for reference): https://senseijohn.me/2023/02/13/katannabis-my-katannabis-kata-syllabus/

Designing your own Katannabis curriculum using the Kata of your system:

“Levels” of Katannabis meditation – an overview template: https://senseijohn.me/2023/02/17/katannabis-designing-your-syllabus-an-overview/

Levels of Katannabis meditation (In-depth):

General commentary: I would suggest that you understand each level and begin to fit your Kata within each level. Start by practicing the entire Kata syllabus you have developed, but deep dive into one level at a time then move on when comfortable but revisit prior levels more deeply.

Level I Kata: https://senseijohn.me/2023/02/17/katannabis-designing-your-syllabus-level-i-kata/

Level II Kata: https://senseijohn.me/2023/02/21/katannabis-designing-your-kata-syllabus-level-ii-kata/

Level III Kata: https://senseijohn.me/2023/02/22/katannabis-designing-your-kata-syllabus-level-iii-kata/

Level IV Kata: https://senseijohn.me/2023/02/23/katannabis-designing-your-kata-syllabus-level-iv-kata/

Level V Kata: https://senseijohn.me/2023/03/01/katannabis-designing-you-kata-syllabus-level-v-kata/

Level VI Kata: https://senseijohn.me/2023/03/02/katannabis-designing-your-kata-syllabus-level-vi/

Zazen (Seated Meditation):

Relationship of Zazen & Kata:   https://senseijohn.me/2023/03/03/zazen-the-big-bang-of-all-kata/

Zanshin (Remaining Mind):  carry the enlightenment with you – Nenjuushin (Everyday Mind) also 

Epiphenomenon to be aware of with Katannabis:

Souvenir-Effect of Katannabis:

Introduction: https://senseijohn.me/2019/10/16/kata-rx-souvenir-effect/

Kata with eyes closed – intro to:

Spatial Distortion:

Time slip (link to introductory comments – detailed discussions can be found on the “Advanced Resources” tab below)  https://senseijohn.me/2023/03/07/katannabis-time-slip-introductory-comments/

Prayer-effect & Kata Sacrifice (Introduction):

Katannabis – Prayer-effect: https://senseijohn.me/2022/10/03/katannabis-and-prayer-enhanced-meditation/

Katannabis as a Sacrifice to prayer:  https://senseijohn.me/2022/10/17/katannabis-effect-of-sacrifice-prayer/

Mandala effect of Kata:

Introduction: https://senseijohn.me/2023/01/30/katannabis-mandala-effect-introduction/

A Little Mandala Fun: https://senseijohn.me/2022/07/25/katannabis-the-mandala-effect-a-little-fun/

Hypnagogic effect – intro more detailed in advanced 

For Your Consideration:

Your Obi, A toll of the Shaman: https://senseijohn.me/2022/02/21/senseis-journal-entry-19-symbols-of-the-shaman/

My full Katannabis journal (in reverse chronological order):

I have spent the last twenty of my over fifty year Kata experience experimenting with Katannabis (Kata combined with the cannabis entheogen as a mediation ritual). An integral; part of my Katannabis journey has been to document and memorialize my methods, experiments, findings and experiences. Here I will share with you some of the Katannabis meditation experiences and phenomenon, good and bad, that I have experienced over the years. Naturally, this is an abridged sharing. If I shared the full content of my ten notebooks, well, it would be voluminous.

You may view my journal (in reverse chronological order) by clicking this link: https://senseijohn.me/category/journal-senseis-kata-rx-exploration/

My personal journal of Katannabis insights & experiences: https://senseijohn.me/category/journal-senseis-kata-rx-exploration/

Advanced Topics (NOT for the Faint-at-heart)

The following topics are reserved for the Advanced Katannabis practitioner and beyond the reach of the beginner. Frankly, peruse, read and study these topics ONLY if you have at least one year of Katannabis experience. To do otherwise is to court danger:   https://senseijohn.me/2023/02/21/katannabis-advanced-resources/

Cum superiorum privilegio veniaque 

Sensei John Szmitkowski


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One Response to “Katannabis Syllabus & Resources”


  1. Sensei’s Journal: Entry # 21 – Why Keep A Katannabis Journal | Kata-RX For wellness - March 20, 2023

    […] as to the process of developing your own Katannabis. The result is this new resource section https://senseijohn.me/2023/02/13/katannabis-syllabus-resources/ . This link has all your Katannabis […]

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