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"Backed by years of worldwide research, BILLION DOLLAR CROP (cache) exposes the political and industrial manipulations, which outlawed one of the most valued plants in history. Hemp once provided the paper on which US banknotes were printed, the cloth for the original Levi jeans, as well as the sails and rigging of ships. During World War II it was of such strategic importance that the US Government encouraged farmers to convert to hemp cultivation. BILLION DOLLAR CROP illustrates how hemp is being cultivated as an industrial fiber as an alternative to wood for paper products, to cotton for clothes, and to plywood for construction."

Greetings and welcome to

dan&mary's Monastery-HEMPorium

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dan&mary Quaintance, cofounders of the Church of Cognizance

With "good thoughts, good words, good deeds" acting toward the intent of uniting a previously unrecognized Ethno-Socio-Religious_Minority, and while acting upon and within the Cognizance of our "Liberty of Conscience, in 1991", we dan&mary Quaintance co-founded the Church of Cognizance, a.k.a the ("COC").

The Church of Cognizance, is a revealed Neo-Zoroastrian faith & experience based ethno-socio-religious organization.

August 12, 1994 the foundation of the COC was concretized a FREE Church, to be legally recognized as a Religious Institute, through recording a Declaration Of Religious Sentiment at the Graham County Recorders Office, in the State of Arizona, in Docket No. 481, Page 81-96, indexed as MISC., creating a Sovereign entity recognized under the name of the Church of Cognizance.

The COC is established as Family Oriented Monastic Orders ("FOMO") with each FOMO recognized as an Individual Orthodox Member Monastery ("IOMM") of the COC.

Over the years the COC has grown into an International Religious Organization comprised of 78 registered monasteries spread across America and 5 foreign nations, some are Licensed Wellness Centers of the COC trained to use the Nutritious HAOMA Sacrament as a healing herb to nurse sick and dying persons back to health or at the least give some relief to their suffering, some IOMM have members acting as Certified Couriers of the COC. The latter two are certified by the Church, possess documentation impressed with the Great Seal of the Church of Cognizance declaring their Official function and capacity.


The COC seeks to promote "peace on earth, good will toward all", through re-promoting family unity, "good thoughts, good words, good deeds", acceptance of cultural diversity, ecological sustainability, dutiful freedoms, truth, and justice for ALL.


This webspace is a cyber-portal for the world to access this limited sphere of view into our Family Oriented Monastic Order known as dan&mary's Monastery-HEMPorium. A Family Oriented Monastic Order of the Church of Cognizance.

Amongst what you will find on this website are pages containing information about our beliefs and practices, links to media coverage about us, links at the bottom of this page to other related religious organizations, pictures of the desecration of our religious sanctuary 03-03-06 while we was incarcerated following our run in with Motherland Security/DEA/Border Patrol (cache) (cache) in New Mexico 22-2-06, evidence of hate crime, and the more pertinent files from the case USA v. Quaintance CR 06-538 JH, in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico.

"Still today the Real teachings of Zarathushtra will be considered blasphemy and if one tries to remove the cover placed on it, that person may well be crucified even today."2

NEW !!! Artificial Intellegence chat on ChatGPT 1/22/2023 confirms what the Church of Cognizance teaches about Haoma!

We had hopes this case fairly determine the extent of dutiful-freedom ALL Human's possess (while acting in a peaceful demeanor) to freely act and move about without being molested. The United States government seeks the courts to grant them a tryanical authority to deny us and other members of the human race the universally recognized freedom espoused in The UN Declaration of Human Rights since 1946 and defined by the United States congress in Public Law since 1998 as stated in 22 U.S.C. 6401-a-3 to peacefully exercise the religion of our choice, even in the Church of Cognizance with the legally declared "mode of worship", wherein the Divine Herb Haoma, our prime Diety, the most renown plant known and considered by us to be our Teacher, Provider, and Protector.



We find the cause of inequity and turmoil citizens of the world face are the result of the inability to look within, first, before casting the blame on other causes.

While many consciously seek change in the conditions about us we often neglect to recognize we are apart of us. Everyone holds their own subconscious prejudices and thereby are naturally blinded to the effects they have on that which is around them. It is those ghostly prejudices many ignore that go out into the world and ultimately come back to haunt us all.

A universal understanding is coming to light, that propaganda is used to gain control through creating division, "divide to conquer".

Many recognize that division is used to take control, but few recognize this stealth prejudice we hold within our own subconscious is also often times a stealthily manufactured prejudice created by those seeking control.

Many recognize that unethical conglomerates have taken control of mass media and use it as a tool to develop divisions, but few recognize that often we ourselves fall into that trap we advocate against.

This trap is capably sprung upon us by the fact that often we are separated from that segment being demonized or we have little understanding of the underlying truths of the issues we rally against and lay blame as a cause of our problems. Then we ourselves have taken the bate "hook line and sinker" and therein have fallen into the trap we know is used to divide and control.

Nearly all-imaginable dissimilarities have been incorporated to divide the common people of the world, from division into parties to division between the sexes, age, race, creeds, religions, customs, habits, traditions, languages and nationality defined by borders.

In reality we share common traits, needs, and responsibilities, essential to the longevity of all that lives in the ecosystem of the global community we share.

We believe and support all the above. We find it a noble cause to attempt to persuade the minds of all the people of the world into eliminating their own divisive prejudices but we also recognize that we must cleanse our own wrongfully conceived prejudices ourselves.

We also believe that the stealthiest cause at the root of the majority of the world's troubles and primary contributor to the ability to control others is found in a seldom-perceived maxim that to control others you must control an essential article they cannot live without.

Our research has proven, and history and science will bear truth to the facts that this wrongfully gained control was made possible through demonization of a single, historical, article of commerce which capably provides every requirement to live a healthy, productive, full bearing, happy, fruitful and hunger free life to all.

Is it possible that one historical article of commerce could hold the key to the riddle of lifes woes? Let the following facts reveal this truth.

Holy books, sacred, historic, and classical writings, legends of the natives, poetry, and song, riddled with knowledge and a common promise, once understood provides a simple key to the truth that will unravel the mystery hidden within the spirit of their words.

A common promise, a common plague, a common riddled answer, that when this magnificent entity is seen again "there shall no longer be hunger and peace will encompass the world".

Malnourishment of hunger leaves the immune system weakened leading to the onset of disease and spread of plagues throughout our global communities. This is of primary concern to the health and well being of all and this single article of agriculture and of past commerce could provide the answer.

This single agricultural commodity was a primary article of commerce responsible for the advancement of all civilization up until the turn of the century when greed turned it's guns upon it, changed it's name, then began a propaganda campaign of the ghostly evils inherent in this once benevolent plant and now after a century there has been such a prejudice built in the minds of the people of earth that even the wisest of our thinkers think it evil, because they have not personally taken the time to review it's history!

This single article of commerce has historical satisfied tens of thousands of our lifes needs and desires. It is well documented and known to provide abundant and highly nutritional food using the least amount of acreage, warm clothing, shelter, oils that are essential to healthy diet and that same oil could also be providing fuel for our energy needs.

It is being used to build houses from composite material provided by it. It is primarily composed of cellulose, an ingredient needed to manufacture such items as plastics and composites that could be used in space stations, which could someday in the near future be the answer to over-population.

The primary concern that propaganda has attacked are what they call a "drug menace" which in reality has been know and taken advantage of in home remedy for eons before propaganda changed it's name and hyped up the effects to the point of declaring it responsible for all the evils we face in the world today.

So we have fallen for this propaganda "hook line and sinker".

Modern science has begun to unravel the false claims of evil that have been made and which drive our subconscious prejudice against it.

Science has shown the most profound effect observed is that it tends to prolong life. Science has also shown that it effectively kills cancer cells, rebuilds cells in persons suffering brain trauma, and capably reverses the effects of radiation and aging. In fact science is now showing that it is responsible for the "Homeostasis of our bodies primary functions."

It has been historically shown to be a naturally occurring antibiotic capable of killing the "streptococcus" virus, which cause such diseases as tonsillitis, pneumonia, and scarlet fever.

Thirty years of experience in Czechoslovakia proved that it's seed was the "only food that can successfully treat the consumptive disease of tuberculosis" an ancient and present threat.

Using the seed it provides, as a dietary supplement, can address concerns of obesity, attention deficit disorder, cardiovascular diseases and many other nutrient effected diseases we face today.

Many however fall for the propaganda that all these claims are mere claims to re-legalize the cultivation and use of the plant. A plant which truly is "a plant of renown" having more names given it throughout history that today it has more names it is known by than any other subject on the face of this earth.

When do we take time to analyze the comparative harms to benefit ratio and free our minds of one of the biggest prejudices that divide us? What harm does another persons illicit use of this plant cause and wherein have they injured any other persons or the ecosystem we share to deserve our support in a "War against" it and them?

If we truly seek peace and a global ethic being espoused we should research the origins of our prejudice and see if the truth is the same as that which we perceive?

The name of the plant in it's good persona is "Hemp" and in it's demonized persona it is recognized as "Marijuana".

Recent evidence dating back to the 2nd to 3rd millineum B.C. has now archeologically confirmed such other names as Haoma, and Soma, which are directly connected to the biblical "Tree of Life" under the heading of "Adam" in the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.

There are hints to the truth of this plants many purpose throughout the Christian Bible. Beginning in Genesis 1:29 "God said, Behold, I have given you every herb producing seed that is on the whole earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree producing seed: it shall be food for you." And in the middle at Ezekiel 47:12 the command: "And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine." And ending in Revelation 22:2: In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.


Main COC-CIC Pima (cache) (cache), Arizona, Enlightened Cogniscenti dan&mary Quaintance

COC-CIC Puna (cache) (cache), Hawaii, Enlightened Cogniscenti Daniel Jeffrey

Church of Cognizance Membership Information (cache) (cache)

Churchs & Religious Organization incorporating cannabis modes of worship

From WayBack Machine Shinto - "The Way of the Gods" Japan (cache) (cache)

Church of the Hemp Goddess(Dr. Ken Larsen "Founder and Mouth"} (cache) (cache)

Church of the Universe(Clear Water Abbey, Canada) (cache) (cache)

Cannabis Churches - Carl Olsen (cache) (cache)

From WayBack Machine Religion of Jesus Church(Founded in 1969 by James Kimmel, Rev. Dennis Shields minister.) (cache) (cache)

From WayBack Machine Cannabis Ministry Amsterdam - THC Ministry Amsterdam-- Cannabis Sacrament Minister Rev. Ferre (cache) (cache)

THC Ministry Hawaii - Rev. Roger Christy (cache) (cache)

Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church (cache) (cache)

From WayBack Machine First Church of the Magi(Rev Tom Brown) (cache) (cache)

From WayBack Machine Eddy's Medicinal Gardens and Ministry of Cannabis & (Rastafari) (cache) (cache)

The Church of Reality() (cache) (cache)

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From WayBack Machine First Universal Church of Kantheism (cache) (cache)

THE NEW AMERICAN CHURCH ASSOCIATION -Guy Mount -Roadman (cache) (cache)

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