WELCOME to LIGHT and
Our multi-media Exploration of the
Spiritual Universe is for your enlightenment and
entertainment. We'll range from the exposure of corruptions
that blight our world to the highest visions of goodness. We
hope you will participate by sending us your creative
expressions that speak to spiritual values, including essays,
videos, MP3 music tracks, podcasts, poetry, artwork and
photographs. We want to showcase your activist movements for
social and spiritual progress, so send your links. We also
need associate editors who can help maintain and grow the
site, and we welcome your constructive feedback as well. The
planet is quickening with new energies and insights, even as
we stand at the brink of catastrophes from war, corruption and
environmental crises. Hope you will join us in showcasing
paths to enlightenment, and in realizing our Oneness in the
Spirit. - Jim
MISSION / CELESTIAL CONTACT
The Urantia Papers were originally
published as The Urantia Book by the Urantia Foundation of Chicago in
1955. Many of its students consider it to
be the Fifth Epochal Revelation to our planet. See our Urantia
pages for more information and a complete download of the
2100-page text, first edition.
Book Fellowship at ubfellowship.org offers socializing, educational and networking
experiences built around the Urantia Papers,
Experience much more about Urantia
from the Jesusonian Foundation at truthbook.org and see secondary creative works at
morningstarcatalog.com. Halbert Katzen and friends link
science with the Revelaion at ubthenews.com.
Find links on this site and at ubwebsites.com, and enjoy a leading edge searchable text
at ascenderpublishing.com. See the global sharing and translation programs
of the Urantia Foundation at urantiabook.org.
the work of a band of Urantia readers who want to re-build the
Garden of Eden.
rockofsages.org offers a newsletter and grow-out
discussion via the Aevia Group for an Ascension University
built upon the teachings methods of Urantia's Jesus.
globalendeavor.net invites Urantia Book
readers to participate in a global program of modest and quiet
service to mankind patterned on the work of the master
seraphim. Committee chair is Neal
cathyginter.com is the Safe Harbor Urantia Book
online study group. She's in Colorado and invites the
entire world to their online sessions.
Urantia readers worldwide, hosted by Cristilyn Larson from
Urantia reader Richard S. Omura,
author of The Whole Universe
Pattern, has put together a brief
presentation to help broaden our view of
consciousness, intelligence and our relationship to the
ZABIELZ provides a treasure chest of
Urantia- based videos on UTube. Here's a lovely opener about our Universal Father of the heavens
and earth. Connect here to enjoy a rich portfolio of
presentations from this Southern Oregon spiritual
Master Portrait Artist and Fine Art
teacher Patrick Yesh combines spiritual creativity and healing
in his one of a kind portraits and life changing workshops,
all enriched by Urantian inspirations.
Portraiture, Angel paintings, Spirit Art, Native American art
and landscapes are just a few of the pieces in Patrick's
portfolio. Those who have commissioned portraits feel he
captures the soul of the individual. See his work at:
JOHNSON's new book is Up Close and Personal With The
Urantia Book. He says his work
reviews Urantia's evangelistic message and "its potential
transformational impact with the cumulative effect of
advancing higher levels of human civilization on our
strife-torn planet." As a study guide, the book relates
passages to concepts and the values they represent.
URANTIA PERSONALITIES come
alive at Jeff Haworth's Reality-Ize site, an
incredible array of images from high spiritual hierarchy
to angels and Melchizedeks and other teachers in the time and
space realms. Share his visions and get some great wall
facilitates spiritual retreats for Urantia readers that
enhance the inner spirit and promote spiritual
THE TEACHING MISSION: For more than 15
years, Urantia-inspired spiritual seekers have been receiving
& transmitting lessons from celestial teachers during
Stillness meditation and worship. In addition to hundreds of
TeaM lessons on this site, thousands of pages are in the
library/archives of Starbridge Foundation at http://www.tmarchives.org/com.
For an introduction to the celestial
Teaching Mission, Light and Life suggests Celestials over Cincinnati: Lessons
of the Planetary Correcting Time, a 312-page trade
quality paperback that I authored to overview our
experiences with celestial teachers, as well as the
mission's interplanetary objectives. The book features
lessons from Christ Michael, Abraham, Tarkas, Bakim, and
scores of celestial teachers from across the
Buy the book for $15.50 at Author House
and we will send you FREE the
complementary CD, Celestial Fusions: Realities of the
Teaching Mission, with teacher
transmissions read by Jim Cleveland and music
by Mark Austin and friends. The CD can be previewed and
sampled at www.cdbaby.com/all/lightandlife, along with other Cleveland-Austin CDs,
which include Jesus of Urantia: In His Own
BUY THE BOOK; GET A FREE
simply by sending us notification of your
purchase and your mailing address. Thanks for exploring our
work. - Jim
Meditation Global Blog. You're
invited to share your experiences in Meditation, Yoga and
Relaxation with a team of masters and other practitioners
across the world at spiritualguidedmeditation.com.
LIGHT AND LIFE
Light and Life
Journal: Issue 19:
We're packed with links to connect
with planetary revelations and challenges and the arts. This
issue includes the new Urantia University and Ascension
University, Carlos Santana's Architects for a New Dawn,
Spiritual Library key transmissions re these amazing and challenging times.
Also a free e-book on out of body travel by Michael Raduga,
the synchronicities of the Enneagram Institute in charting
your personality, and a bevy of new books and
Jim Cleveland's new action-adventure
novel, Dark Riders, is now available at Author House
FROM CYNICISM TO HEROISM
Xavier Thorn stripped his life down
to the essentials he needed to strike at the Mafia – an angry
cynicism that he yearned to turn heroic, along with an arsenal
of weapons and explosives and the vision of a one-man crusade
for justice that he saw nowhere in society. And then two
mysterious women appeared.
A selection of poems from 'John'
www.MoonTownCafe.com: This free community established
by Kyle Oz features all types of poetry & writing for
authors, publishers, and poets, including: free poetry contests,
free love poems, teen poetry contests, haikus, rhyming
poetry, funny, children’s poetry contests, love
stories, kids poetry contests, tanka, free verse, structure & more.
NEW! The Celestial Songbook 2 by
continues the stream of poetry and lyric from the first
volume, with three sections devoted to spiritual verse,
romance and folk tales. It
joins Jim's collection of 7 books at Author House, Amazon, and
most other booksellers. Check them out at www.authorhouse.com.
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your life with our Lighten Life Blogspot - yours for beautiful and
inspiring videos that fill your senses,
and for a wide array of thoughtful Humor! Check us out and send us your
offerings to share. Jokes and videos
Jim's new Humor CD is now available
at CD Baby
One Armageddon at a Time!
by Jim Cleveland, F/X by
IDIOCIES! ... and more!
Satirical Sketches and Acts. Includes Dante's Inferno
Schermno; Little Richard, Philosophical Giant; Chickens of the
Road, Literary Division, with Shakespeare, Hemingway,
Faulkner, and Dr. Seuss; Interfaith Las Vegas, the Pupae of
Irony, the Great Corny Act, In at Out There Bookz, Songs of
Life, and New Millennium Blues.
Holy Books Library. New friend
Hans Henrik Lichtenberg's site, www.holybooks.com, is an
impressive collection of religious and philosophical texts
dating to ancient times, and including free and complete books
from such authors as G.I. Gurdjieff, P.D. Ouspensky and
Aleister Crowley. It's a treasure chest of historical material
on various faiths and spiritual
Media. Matthew Welsh and other new
friends are actively collecting and discussing much of the
emerging, spiritually-conscious entertainment in movies, TV
shows, books, music and new media. Enjoy the growing
collection and participate as well as www.spiritualmediablog.com.
Wisdom. Author and organic gardening
expert Jay North offers an excellent narrative in his work
with Blackfeet Elder Leonard J. Mountain Chief, which is from
Jay's book, Open Spaces. Click here to meet these two remarkable
men of insight.
Meet Dr. Richard Moss, whose new book is The Mandala of Being: Discovering the Power of
draws on three decades of teaching the psychology of
consciousness to guide and encourages the reader on a journey
away from fears and limitations, using a simple diagram called
a mandala. Click here for a free
Books. Jackie Lapin says her Manifest
Book Shoppe is for the Conscious Creator, and she does indeed
have an array of spirit-assisted authors. They make an
impressive catalog at www.manifestbooks.com.
Conscious Creation. Author Jackie
Lapin says that the Law of Attraction
gets you only a fraction of the way toward taking complete
charge of your life, consciously creating it with all your
intent, energy and creative / visionary skills. Jackie's
best-selling book is "The Art of Conscious Creation: How You
Can Transform the World." She offers L&L visitors a free
46-page e-book with a click here. It explains why you should
consciously create your life instead of letting it happen to
School of Out-of-Body Travel.
by Michael Raduga
guidebook is the result of ten years of extremely active
personal practice and study of the out-of-body
phenomenon(the phase), coupled with having successfully
taught it to thousands of people. I know all of the obstacles
and problems that are usually run into when getting to know
this phenomenon, and have tried to protect future
practitioners from them in this book." - from the foreword by
Michael. You can find the entire e-book
for free here.
Your Soul's Plan
Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life
You Planned Before You Were Born
by: Robert Schwartz
"The more we know about the meaning of
life, the better we understand the important choices we must
make. Robert Schwartz has done an excellent job of presenting
the possible explanations of what we are doing here and why we
are here. I highly recommend this book." - Dannion
Brinkley, author of Saved by the Light, and
The Secrets of the
NEW! Jesse Lindsay, a new
artist friend on the Oregon coast, is featured in a new Light
and Life Gallery Show. Click here to see some of his
fascinating "Alchemy Surrealism" and to read his personal
Artist Alfredo Rodriguez
paints the land and the people of the American West
beautifully and with astonishing skill.
The Art of Orna
Ben-Shoshan. Artist Orna Ben-Shoshan
conceives the images she paints through channeling. All of her
paintings are completed in her mind before she transfers them
onto the canvas. Her metaphysical work infuses deep spiritual
experience with subtle humor. Her Major motivation as a visual
artist is to share her visions with others to expand their
consciousness and inspire new ways of thinking.
more of her artwork, please visit: www.ben-shoshan.com
Orna’s life-long interest in
metaphysics and mysticism has led her to study the Kabalah and
alternative philosophies. She shares her wide and diverse
knowledge in articles and short essays that were published in
magazines worldwide alongside her
ART IN SAND. Kseniya
Simonova created an amazing sand animation and appeared on
"Ukraine's Got Talent" TV show. Here is a video of her at
The Art of Annett
"My work is based around the philosophy
of art as spiritual practice and I am interested in learning
about and representing the true nature of our reality.
Currently I am studying ancient esotericism and mysticism and
feel most drawn to the concept of being ‘light & fluid’.
It assumes no boundaries of our consciousness, and no
limitation to the human form and mind. In other words one is
not confined to one's body alone, instead is connected to all
that is. This particularly fascinated me, especially seen in
the context of our modern day existence."
Find her work at: Saffron Art Gallery
Battle and the
Contemporary Gallery. Annett Bank's
Blog: The Spiritual Artist
Positive Shift Band. Good buddies in the Coeur d'Alene
area of Idaho comprise this spiritually upbeat combo. You can
sample their first CD at positiveshiftband.com
NEW! Just Plain
Folks is the world's largest grassroots,
independent musician network with over 51,000 networking
members. Join Brian Austin Whitney at www.jpfolks.com
NEW! WAH! In
Sanskrit, it means bliss beyond description. The performer
Wah! has been described as sultry, pulsatingly real, and
engaging and her concerts can be unpredictably grand
experiences for her participating audiences. She's a lifelong
yogi and her performances range from reggae to Hindu chanting
to pop, all capturing the new spiritual vitality of
With the highly-anticipated Maa, the
follow-up release to the successful Love Holding Love. Wah!
combines new age and ambient elements with pulsating
electronica to create an invigorating sound ideal for yoga,
healing, and pure listening enjoyment. Maa is available
in its entirety here.
NEW! Heavens by Paul Adams
Further Explorations for the
"My approach for this album, Like
Flute Meditations For Dreaming Clouds, was to make music for
healing and stillness. There is a slight air of mystery with
what I hope is beauty. My background in Ethnomusicology was
expressed with exotic and unusual flutes, and the melodic
approach was influenced by my interest in practical mysticism.
Dream On!" pauladams.org
lives large at Amie
Street, where you'll find many music makers
who don't have contracts with the corporate giants like Lady Gaga. They're
rich in diversity from hard to soft, ambient to full force.
Check them out.
Faith Rivera and
Aluna present: You are a Child of the Universe
from the last Solar Wave
Finlanders David Moss and Masha
Kaestner form the eclectic duo "Light
mandolin and bouzouki, the duo offers this sample of their work.
our new friend, wooden-flute player and keyboardist Michael
Brant DeMaria. He has taken an age-old American Indian legend
(the origin of the courting flute) and amplified the tale with
an album full of instrumental tunes,
SIYOTANKA. Michael's website
friend and extraordinary flutist is David Young. Sample his
music with these two videos. Time to Say Goodbye and Bliss
on The Stillness by Jim
Inspirational slide presentation:
The Great Physician.
WORLD IN TURMOIL
In these times of quickening global
crisis, artists are showing frustration, anger, and rebellion,
and an intense desire for higher values. Some are seeing light
at the end of Apocalypse; others don't.
Even with high
hopes for a new US government, humankind will remain racked
with the legitimate fears of terrorism, economic ruin,
environmental disasters, corruption, and raging
conflicts in several countries.
As we face a new year, L&L urges
your prayers for the human family, your empathy for others,
and your active service to implant higher ideals in this
critical time of tumultuous changes.
Here, we invite
you to explore with us, and learn lessons from the creative
works that express the rages of the time.
SACRED ACTIVISM. Here is a series of videos and a
presentation by Andrew Harvey which
provides insightful and valuable information about
spirituality in our evolving
NEW on these
Elfpath Online School. Rohaa is a meta-intuitive healer
and teacher now offering a series of online courses to help
expand intuitive awareness and deal with related life
problems. The 5-week introductory course is free. Connect with
Rohaa at www.elfpath.com and join her online
Revelations from the mysterious messenger
Marshall Vian Summers
and the Greater Community of Knowledge in Colorado can be accessed from
portals such as newmessage.org. Summers has produced a series of
revelatory messages/books he has received in recent years
following a lifetime of preparation. He is often in seclusion
but emerges to make presentations several times a year. The
work is fascinating and seems to be in tune with various other
spiritual revelations built around Oneness and Personal
Religion in recent years. Click here
for a key essay in the Summers portfolio on "The Fate of
Don Ware in Florida is a retired military
officer, world class birdwatcher and active UFO expert who has
had personal experiences with extraterrestrials over the
years. This article from 1996 still reflects much of reality
today. Don is often a featured speaker at the UFO Congress and
other events in this research field. Click here
for a review of his amazing experiences and his views on the
movement toward world government, which is implicated within
the scenario of Contact with the ET's and our desires for
world stability and peace.
Ken Wilber: The Experience. If you're looking
for leading wave Integral Thinking and Tactics, you can't miss
kenwilber.com. Integral Life has gone viral and
there are study groups materializing here and there. Click
here for new perceptions.
'Radical Wisdom' is a phrase coined by
author/scholar Byron Belitsos, and the focus of his new
radwisdom.com. In these epochal times,
conventional wisdom must give way to a greater sanity and an
unconditional cheerfulness in the face of chaos. Rad Wisdom
faces facts and seeks solutions beyond optimistic illusions.
Byron's site will include blogs, reviews, essays, and podcasts
on deep politics, global democracy, deep ecology, health
politics, evolutionary spirituality, humor and the surreal, as
well as an "apocalypse watch." Join the
The Power of I AM.
I AM is the
Truth, your Truth, the only Truth, and so it is. Here is an
explanation from the I AM seekers.
consider that the Universe may be a hologram, then consider
author-researcher Michael Talbot and his book,
The Holographic Universe. Here's an essay by Michael.
BRINGERS of the
Hello Spiritual Seekers,
this lighthouse open for some 15 years, exploring the
spiritual universe and finding many networking opportunities.
We’ve discovered people and movements whom we admire, support
& with whom we are working with in some way. We share with
you our partnering Light Bringers.
Truthout is a full-service
news agency dedicated to establishing a powerful, stable voice
for independent journalism. The core of our mission is
educational, as we believe the biggest impediment to
responsible decision-making is a lack of information. We
provide citizens with reader-supported news instead of
advertiser-supported news. Our direction is one of social
progress, as we attempt to shed light on issues of vital
interest to the community such as health care, the
environment, international relations and human
PATHWORK is a body of practical spiritual
wisdom that lays out a step-by-step journey into personal
transformation and wholeness, down to the very core of our
being. It is a voyage of discovery to the Real Self through
the layers of our defenses, denial and fear. The map for this
journey to the Real Self is in 258 lectures given by Eva
Pierrakos over a 30-year period. We invite you into this
inspiring world of astonishing clarity and wisdom. www.pathwork.org
Association for Light and Life, represents a Oneness in
spiritual service, above & beyond dogma & onto a
higher ground of altruistic sharing. Comprised of Urantia Book
readers & a diversity of spiritual seekers & servers,
ALL-supported programs are at: lightandlife.us.
TEAM celebrates the Oneness of Spirit globally. Author
Neale Donald Walsch’s Conversations with God &
other books have inspired & supported the movement.
Stewards are needed in administrative & creative roles
across the world. humanitysteam.org
FELLOWSHIP: An all-loving, service-giving religious
fellowship that celebrates truth and goodness & the
shining example of Jesus. “Let there be peace on earth, &
let it begin with me.” Find a fellowship in your area.
1. There is only one
Presence and one Power active as the universe and as my life:
God the Good.
2. Our essence is of
God; therefore we are inherently good. this God essence,
called the Christ, was fully expressed in Jesus.
3. We are co-creators
with God, creating reality through thoughts held in
4. Through prayer and
meditation, we align our heart-mind with God. Denials and
affirmations are tools we use.
5. Through thoughts,
words and actions, we live the Truth we know.
THE UNITY PRAYER
The light of God
The love of God enfolds
The power of God
The presence of God
watches over me.
Wherever I am, God is
and all is well.
(Prayer of Protection by James Dillet
The Natural News Network is a
non-profit collection of public education websites covering
topics that empower individuals to make positive changes in
their health, environmental sensitivity, consumer choices and
informed skepticism. The Natural News Network is owned and
operated by Truth Publishing International, Ltd., a Taiwan
corporation. It is not recognized as a 501(c)3
non-profit in the United States, but it operates without a
profit incentive, and its key writer, Mike Adams, receives
absolutely no payment for his time, articles or books other
than reimbursement for items purchased in order to conduct
The vast majority of
content is freely given away at no charge. We offer thousands
of articles and dozens of downloadable reports and guides
(like the Honest Food Guide) that are designed to educate and
empower individuals, families and communities so that they may
experience improved health, awareness and life
Author Russ Baker's new
site brings the world a deeper level of news,
under and behind the secrets and duplicities that twist and
turn our institutions into a vacuous but insidious haze.
These journalists and their stories cut to the real
and deeper issues, the ones that most affect our lives, and
expose corruption where they find it.
The Solari Report gives you Catherine Austin Fitts' unique
perspective on what's really happening with world issues
affecting your assets and your life. These briefings with
Catherine take place 3-times a month by phone. They are
recorded so you can listen live or at your leisure.
Subscribers receive access to a complete archive of Solari
Reports in MP3 format. http://solari.com/
From The Wilderness Publications
(1998-2006) archival site. The FTW legacy continues at http://www.mikeruppert.blogspot.com with the best analysis, and compilation of
breaking news stories anywhere. For all things Michael C.
Ruppert as well as a complete list of his books, appearances,
writings and DVDs please visit http://www.rubiconworks.com.
Union (CU) is an expert, independent, nonprofit
organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and
safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to
protect themselves. The organization was founded in 1936 when
advertising first flooded the mass media. Consumers lacked a
reliable source of information they could depend on to help
them distinguish hype from fact and good products from bad
ones. Since then CU has filled that vacuum with a broad range
of consumer information. To maintain its independence and
impartiality, CU accepts no outside advertising and no free
samples and employs several hundred mystery shoppers and
technical experts to buy and test the products it
The Center for Responsive Politics is
the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S.
politics and its effect on elections and public policy.
Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the organization aims
to create a more educated voter, an involved citizenry and a
more responsive government. We pursue our mission largely through our award-winning
website, OpenSecrets.org, the most
comprehensive resource for campaign contributions, lobbying
data and analysis available anywhere.
CRP relies on
financial support from a combination of foundation grants and
individual contributions. The Center accepts no contributions
from businesses, labor unions or trade associations. You can
support the work of the
by contributing through OpenSecrets.org.
HalliburtonWatch.org is a project
of Essential Information, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, and the
Center for Corporate
Policy, a nonprofit,
non-partisan organization working to stop corporate threats to
Essential Information is involved in a
variety of projects to encourage citizens to become active and
engaged in their communities. It provides information to the
public on important topics neglected by the mass media and
policymakers. It also publishes books and reports and operates
a monthly magazine, Multinational Monitor. It sponsors investigative
journalism conferences and provides writers and citizen
activists with grants to pursue investigations on public
policy matters. Essential Information also operates
information clearinghouses which disseminate information to
grassroots organizations in the United States and the Third
World. Essential Information is based in Washington,
The Center for Corporate Policy is a public
interest organization working to curb corporate abuses and
make corporations publicly accountable. It is also based in
Consumer Watchdog is a
consumer group that has been fighting corrupt corporations and
crooked politicians since 1985. Over the years, Watchdog has
saved Americans billions of dollars and improved countless
lives by speaking out on behalf of patients, ratepayers and
policyholders. Big Business has an endless amount of money and
thousands of lobbyists working every day to protect and
increase their profits - no matter who it hurts. We get in
their way and work to protect and improve the lives of
American consumers and taxpayers.
Follow Mike's cinematic crusades
The Sunlight Foundation is committed
to helping citizens, bloggers and journalists be their own
best watchdogs, by improving access to existing information
and digitizing new information, and by creating new tools and
websites to enable all of us to collaborate in fostering
Truth Contest. Do You Know the Truth? Can you tell
should be interested in spreading a universal truth, a truth
that can be checked, that can unite all mankind.
We cannot survive the divisions that separate us.
They result in wars and destruction of the
environment. We need to find our common ground. Here's
Library provides daily e-mail collections of
inspired and channeled messages from a variety of teachers,
including Neale Donald Walsch, Deepak Chopra, Archangel
Michael, and the Pleiadians.
"WE ARE ONE - A World Anthem"
is the culmination of a two-year
journey by Kevin Reid and his younger brother Jimmy. What
evolved is an epic one-song production featuring over 200
people from scores of nations; a diverse range of professional
artists and wide array of everyday people.
You can sample & purchase Kevin Reid music
You can see pictures of all the performers
and read the short story
behind the creation at:
WITHIN: Daniel Megow launched this online ministry in the
early 1990s, when we both were forming our spiritual service
missions. These Sunday sermons have reached millions and offer
an archival treasury of the most fragrant and inspiring
altruistic spiritual lessons and soul-warming stories of the
The CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS CENTER:
Longtime friend Donna D’Ingillo brings peace & clarity
into lives through generational healing techniques that
restore & build relationships with our Universal Parents.
FRED BURKS, a former Presidential interpreter & one of
the world’s premier whistleblowers of government &
corporate corruption. He balances his exposure of evil with
the celebration of Spiritual Goodness:
websites are coordinated by Fred’s nonprofit PEERS network:
http://www.momentoflove.org/ - Every person in the world has a
http://www.wanttoknow.info/ - Reliable, verifiable information on major
http://www.inspiringcommunity.org/ - Building a Global Community for
http://www.weboflove.org/ - Strengthening the Web of Love that
interconnects us all
The mission of the Center for Public Integrity is to
produce original investigative journalism about significant
public issues to make institutional power more transparent and
NORML's mission is to move public
opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana
prohibition so that the responsible use
cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty.
Here are some historical quotes about
hemp/cannabis and a collection of facts from Robbie Genner at
the Huffington Post.
my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a
sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica." -
Abraham Lincoln (from a
letter written by Lincoln during
his presidency to the head of the Hohner
"Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth
& protection of the country." -
Thomas Jefferson, U.S.
"Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp
seed and sow it everywhere." -
George Washington, U.S.
"We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp
more for our own consumption." -
John Adams, U.S.
"Penalties against possession of a drug
should not be more damaging to an
individual than the use
of the drug itself; and where they are, they should
changed. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against
of marihuana in private for personal use...
Therefore, I support
legislation amending Federal law to
eliminate all Federal criminal
penalties for the possession
of up to one ounce of marihuana." - Jimmy
"I inhaled frequently. That was the point." -
Barack Obama, U.S. President
"The war on drugs has been
an utter failure. We need to rethink and
nation's marijuana laws." -Barack Obama, January
"The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an
impediment to full
utilization of a drug which helps
produce the serenity and insight,
fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly
and dangerous world." - Carl Sagan, renown scientist,
astrochemist, author and TV host
use up the forests which were centuries in the making and the
which required ages to lay down, if we can get the
equivalent of forest and
mineral products in the annual
growth of the hemp fields?" - Henry Ford,
Model-T was constructed from hemp fibers and built to run
"Prohibition. . . goes beyond the
bound of reason in that it attempts to
control a man's
appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of
that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a
blow at the very
principles upon which our government was
founded" -Abraham Lincoln
"The prestige of government
has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by
prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect
government and the law of the land than passing
laws which cannot be
enforced. It is an open secret that
the dangerous increase of crime in this
country is closely
connected with this." - Albert Einstein quote on
"That is not a drug. It's a leaf." - Arnold
Schwarzenegger, Governor of
"I now have
absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette
equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during
an H-bomb blast" -
"If the words
'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness' don't
the right to experiment with your own
consciousness, then the Declaration
of Independence isn't
worth the hemp it was written on." - Terence
The first Bibles, maps, charts, Betsy
Ross's flag, the first drafts of the Declaration of
Independence and the Constitution were made from
80% of all textiles, fabrics, clothes, linen,
drapes, bed sheets, etc. were made from hemp until the 1820s
with the introduction of the cotton gin.
It was legal
to pay taxes with Hemp in America from 1631 until the early
Refusing to grow Hemp in America during the 17th
and 18th Centuries was against the law. You could be jailed in
Virginia for refusing to grow hemp from 1763 to
Rembrants, Gainsboroughs, Van Goghs as well as
most early canvas paintings were principally painted on hemp
In 1916, the U.S. Government Dept. of
Agriculture predicted that by the 1940s all paper would come
from hemp and that no more trees need to be cut
For thousands of years, 90% of all ships' sails
and rope were made from hemp. The word 'canvas' is Dutch for
Hemp fuel is non-toxic, biodegradable and
does not contribute to sulfur dioxide air poisoning.
Feb. 1938, Popular Mechanics called Hemp a 'Billion Dollar
Crop.' It was the first time a cash crop had a business
potential to exceed a billion dollars.
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