Affidavit by Danuel D. Quaintance 07/24/05 - 20:27:11 by Dan This is a statement in the form of affidavit giving FACTUAL Evidence connecting the "Tree of Life" with "Marijuana" through recent archeological discoveries, and a 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica. Then asking that laws against cultivation, possession, and use be ruled null and void on the grounds they cause excess intanglement between Church and State.
AFFIDAVIT OF DANUEL D. QUAINTANCE, Co-Founder and Enlightened Cogniscenti of The Church Of Cognizance
I, Danuel D. Quaintance, an Enlightened Cogniscenti of The Church Of Cognizance, having Authority to speak for the Church, give my word, and Oath, that what I state below is TRUE, and correct, to the best of my knowledge.
The Officers of the Church would rather the Defendants did not FORCE our church into defending our Natural Liberty, or face their guns; but we feel this case has now forced the FACT that our Church must mingle with, and appear subservient to the State, by appearing in this Court, or loose all protections for our members; against being "molested on account of their mode of worship".
The principle doctrine of the Church of Cognizance is that "Marijuana" is "The Teacher", "The Provider", "The Protector"; and that the religious use of Marijuana produces "Good Thoughts", "Good Words", "Good Deeds", none of which are harmful to the health, safety, or welfare, of society in general; and none of which are possibly achieved without cultivation, possession, and use, of the same.
I will produce evidence of the "Legal Foundation" of the Church Of Cognizance upon request, but it may be found at the website of the Recorder of Graham County, Arizona As a document recorded under MISC. 14 Oct. 1994, Docket 481, pages 81-96 The Church Of Cognizance has maintained Separation, and put the world on notice by this alternate method, rather than becoming a State Church through incorporation. On page 85 the "Natural Doctrine of the Church Of Cognizance. . ..Is in accordance with the will ofthe Founding Fathers, and first President of America; as shown in the writings of George Washington, Volume 33, p270, Government Printing Office: 'make the most of the Indian Hemp Seed, sow it everywhere'"
Many have searched for the Identity of the "Tree Of Life", I will expose to those that are not yet cognizant ofthe FACT, that it has recently been positively Identified. First I will ESTABLISH, for those not cognizant, that the Vedic Soma, the Avestan Haoma, and the King James Version "Tree Of Life" are one in the same, and then I will show the PROOF all are "Marijuana"!
First I present this entry under ADAM in the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, showing the connected cognomen mentioned above. '
" … … Next, which of the trees is the" tree of life "? Various sacred trees were known to the Semitic peoples, such as the fig-tree (cp. iii. 7), which sometimes appears, conventionalized, as a sacred tree.9 But clearly the tree referred to was more than a " sacred tree "; it was a tree from whose fruit or juice, as culture advanced, some intoxicating drink was produced. The Gao-kerena of the IranianslO is exactly parallel. At the resurrection, those who drink of the life-giving juice of this plant will obtain" perfect welfare," including deathlessness. It is not, however, either from Iran or from India that the Hebrew tree of life is derived, but from Arabia and Babylonia, where datewine (cp. Enoch xxiv. 4) is the earliest intoxicant. Of this drink it may well have been said in primitive times (cp. Rig Veda, ix. 90. 5, of Soma) that it " cheers the heart of gods" (in the speech of the vine, Judg. ix. 13). Later writers spoke of a" tree of mercy," distilling the" oil oflife,"11 i.e. the oil that heals, but 4 Esdr. ii. 12 (cp. viii. 53) speaks of the" tree oflife," and Rev. xxii. 2 (yirtually) of" trees of life," whose leaves have a healing virtue (cp. Ezek. xlvii. 12). The oil-tree should doubtless be grouped with the river of oil in later writings (see PARADISE). Originally it was enough that there should be one tree of life, i.e. that heightened' and preserved vitality. … … 10 Gaokerena is the mythic white haoma f>\ant(Zendavesta,Vendidad, xx. 4; Bundahish, xxyii. 4). It is an idealization of the yellow haoma of the mountains which was used in sacrifices (Yasna, x. 6-10). It corresponds to the soma plant (Asclepias acida) of the" ancient Aryans of India. On the illustrative value of Gaokerena see Cheyne, Origin ofthe Psalter, pp. 400-439." ADAM, 1911 Encylcopedia Brittanica [ONLINE VERSION LOCATED AThttp://www.1911encyclopedia.org/A/AD/ADAM.htm ]
The Electronic Journal of Vedic Studies, a scholarly work having editor and chief out of Harvard, shows the FACT that people have attempted for a very long time to Identify this "plant of renown", as shown in the Introduction of Vol. 9, May 2003 issue:
"Practically since the beginning oflndology and Iranology, scholars have been trying to identify the plant that plays a central role in Vedic and Avestan hymns and that is called Soma in the Veda and Haoma in the Avesta.
“What is the plant of which the Vedic poet says (.RV 8.48.3): */apAma s/omam amlrtA abhUmla-aganmajy/otir lavidAma dev/An 1kIiM nUn/am asmlAn k.rNavad larAtiH kIim u dhUrtlir am.rta mlartyasya 11* "We just drank the Soma, we have become immortal, we have come to the light, we have found the gods. What can enmity do to us now, and what the mischief of a mortal, 0 immortal one?" And which plant is addressed by Zarathustra (Y 9.19-20) when he asks divine blessings such as "long life of vitality" (*dar/eGO.jItIm " uAstAnahe*),"the best world of the pious, shining and entirely glorious" (*vahiAstiemahUm a:Saon/am raoca:nhIem vIspO.:xATr/em*), and requests to become "the vanquisher of hostility, the conqueror ofthe lie"
While there are many journals of science, and other acceptable printed works, to now show the FACT that "Marijuana" is the hidden mystery plant that extends life, increases wisdom, provides abundant Food, and a HEALING HERB, the Forth article in the (EJVS), listed above, the FACT is SHOWN:
" Each of the Margiana temples has a specific set of finds related to the process of producing a drink of the soma-haoma type. Such sets may be looked upon as an illustration to what was written in the Avesta and Rigveda. It is quite significant how these written sources are supported by the archaeological data from the excavations of the Margiana temples (Fig.3). As already mentioned, the excavations documentally proved that poppy, cannabis and ephedra were used for making the soma-haoma drinks, and thickets of these plants were found in excess in the vicinity of the excavated temples ofMargiana. Since these alkaloid plants had an unpleasant smell they were first wetted in water. The archaeological excavations of the Margiana temples have yielded huge vats, "small baths" (and sometimes weaved baskets) that are plastered inside with gypsum layers and were used for this purpose. On the bottom of these containers there were preserved remains of alkaloid plants, cannabis, first of all. In this respect the excavations of the Gonur temenos are very significant. There, around a small temple there were scattered a lot of private houses the inhabitants of which were engaged in the everyday service of the temple. Over twenty five rooms found in these private houses have yielded either large vats or ."smallbaths" made in the special brick platforms (Fig.4). In these vessels also there were found remains with the offprints of seeds, ephedra stems and cannabis, mostly (Fig.5)." http://users.primushost.com/-india/ejvs/ejvsO901/ejvsO901d.txt
While more research is needed by the Scholars, I had shown linguistically, over a decade ago, that Marijuana was this plant; and I have now connected "Baresom, or Barisma" of the Vedas, and Avesta, with the bundle of the "White Buffalo Lady" of American Indian religions; it is the flowering heads full of seeds tied into a bundle for storage like an HERB, so it would be available throughout the year to make this drink. Haoma/Marijuana loaded with seed, pulverized with water, and filtered to remove the excess fiber is the original drink. The seed is meat, fat, oil, and mixed with water becomes the most nutricious milk; mixed with THC of the plant becomes the purifier that extends life.
Now the Question becomes, does the Constitution protect the individual that dares to grow, possess, or utilize, that which is ordered in the "King James Version": Ezekiel 47:12 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.
Revelation 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; Td him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree oflife, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Revelation 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water oflife, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree oflife, 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.
Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, andmurderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
The foregoing I prey will show government has no compelling interest in prohibiting the cultivation, possession, or use, by any individual; and that all unproven statements regarding hemp, are herein exposed to be LIES; and should be investigated to fmd out the source, and driving force, and appropriate punishment meted out to the perpetrators that have inflicted such heinous, and immediate, dangers this prohibition's bonny and clyde's have presented toward the citizens of the world.
May this Expose of FACTS assist in Healing the Nations; and may this honorable court now FIND the statutes, and ordinances, that lay any stumbling block to any individuals access to the "Tree of Life" be ruled an Unconstitutional Enactment protected against by, amongst other, the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America; Or, that the CSA as enacted, and enforced, has caused an unconstitutional entanglement of government and religion, as grounds to declare them null, and void, thereby.
I the undersigned swear under penalty of perjury that the foregoing statements are true and correct to the best of my knowledge.