Grow and use Cannabis
I was ordained by the Reverend Dennis Shields into the
Religion Of Jesus Church in early June of 2000.
On June 19, 2000 I was
licensed to marry people by the
Department Of Health, State of Hawaii, specifically
as a 'Cannabis Sacrament' minister.
Later that year, I was a co-recipient of the Drug Policy
Forum of Hawaii's
Ho'omaluhia (Peacemaker) Award.
In my opinion some of the world's
greatest religions and healthiest cultures have been based on their
respect for the value of the cannabis hemp plant as well as other
entheogens. I believe that liberation of this holy herb will help to
bring more harmony, healing and wealth to more people of this
world-faster than any other single act.
Hidden deep in modern religions are references to
a more peacful time when women and men lived in harmony with one
another and nature. Ancient artifacts suggest that these
societies honored women, and that the divine was often portrayed in
female form. In recent years, these observations have formed
the basis for reevaluating men's and women's roles in society, and
how a balanced partnership may lead to societal harmony.
Cultural historian Riane Eisler has conducted a
cross cultural and historical study that led to her internationally
known cultural transformation theory first introduced to a general
readership in her classic works "The Chalice and The Blade"
and "Sacred Pleasure". Eisler identifies a continuum
of patterns for structuring relations from intimate to
international. At one end of the continuum is the partnership
model which embodies equity, environmental sustainability,
multiculturalism, and gender fairness. At the opposite end of
the continuum is the domination model, which has marred much of our
civilization. This model emphasizes control, authoritarianism,
violence, gender discrimination, and environmental
destruction. Eisler shows that today we stand at a crossroads
where a shift to the partnership end of the continuum is essential
for human welfare and possibly survival.
calls a partnership spiritually is integral to this shift.
Those that are seeking spiritual guidance must be able to open their
minds, and hearts to what is around them. Cannabis helps us
reach deep into our spiritual awareness, and with that we can find
the truth in all things.
Roger Christie -