by on September 30, 2013

In our two-dimensional way of thinking it's either us and God or just us in the universe. We can't envision a plant 'Adam and Eve' put here on the planet with us to provide sustainable, renewable green products. An Adam and Eve that can grow anywhere we as humans can live, and a companion who can travel with us in their own shell-protected coverings. An Adam and Eve, who can clothe, care and nurture us, and even provide us with health on our shell-less pod. As I write this, it has come out that both the Federal government and the CIA hid the study that shows a gram of cannabis oil ingested every day for sixty days and you are cancer free. [Gen 1:29-30]

But we don't have this jolly green Adam and Eve giant just for us to use exclusively. There's our ego again. The secret to cannabis is that use of the plant in all its forms SPARES the planet, allowing Mother Earth to be healthy. And the use of cannabis energizes Mother Nature to provide clean air, fresh water, and an unpolluted earth capable of sustaining twice as many people living on it as now. It has been estimated that with complete suspension of fossil fuels and deforestation, the planet's global warming trend could be reversed in five years. We were meant to learn and use knowledge, with pot as the ambassador to the planet's innate intelligence, the same innate intelligence that leads to head shop gadgets. Made in the likeness of God, we should represent those from 'off the earth' as sons of men.

That's right. Imagine purposeful learning from a plant grown from the soil of the earth imparting 'earth knowledge' to our brain's receptors because you ingest the smoke or vapor essence of that plant. Is it also possible that the Earth being a more dominant force in relation to the people living on it might be more in tune with God's Will and direction? Remember the ad showing the Native American chief with a tear in his eye from seeing all the trash? Now think about all the oil rigs in the gulf, think about the oil rig blowout and all the COREXIT dumped, and think of last year's Fukushima/nuclear power disaster that continues. Is it so hard to imagine that plant life could be as aware of us as people as we are aware of them as plants? Imagine how we look to them as we treat the earth as if we own it, or like someone we know does.

With all the poisons and politics the picture seems bleak. It is. And as I said in the many gatherings of Occupy LA discussions, this fight isn't about winning; it is about holding on and enduring. Jesus tells a number of parables about vineyards being cared for in the absence of the owner of the place. We don't own the Earth. All you really own is your soul and your wit; everything else is just the dressing room for your walk onto the Stage of Life.

In all that is written, the idea of 'ownership' is futile except in the material, physical world. The beast of capitalism, the bull of ownership is starting to crack under its own engorged weight. When this is all over and the ideal/idea of a fiat currency economy is dead, Mary Jane will still be around. Her fans will be the culture that is left to fill the earth. That culture will have the original mandate given to Adam and Eve, "Care for the earth and the Earth will care for you."

Nonetheless, the ones who sell the earth act like they do own it because they run the money system. On top of that these usurpers could be using the correct technology but evil is in their heart, according to the Bible. Cannabis is the last straw for mankind; it is the joint of hope that didn't fall out of Pandora's Box. The attempt to mutate Mary Jane through GMO modification or to eradicate its usefulness through government disinformation, the 'long night' of the upcoming parable, almost succeeded, almost, in relation to Matt 24:24b. This affront goes beyond the blasphemy of having 'In God We Trust' on our manipulated currency and will not stand. An Immortal's appearance confirms this.

Once again Mankind is being deceived to remove him [and her] from the tree of life by evil. We are at the point of breaking bad. The wider truth revolves around the application of recognizing another intellectual existence. We are not alone, though as egotistical primates who feel the universe revolves just around us, we may be quite unique.

I have labored on this existential reality all along and that is the reason behind the title of my memoir. The smoked variety of cannabis opens the brain's receptors specifically to a metaphysical worldview akin to having a Jeannie, the fictional character played on television by Barbara Eden, in your life as a collective plant conscious aura, silently reacting in your life by being aware of those like you, without you ever becoming aware that its life essence is tied to the Earth and your well being. The living connective presence, that Eve 'helpmate' facet, is the aspect of marijuana that has been labeled the 'psychologically addicting element'.

I propose this is the other reason why an Immortal was given access to a Christian mortal's life; it was to reveal this living hidden mystical connection between man and the cannabis plant for those whose eyes are open. I believe that Ed Rosenthal, legendary grower and author, has also experienced this mystical connection.

Now let's look at getting from here to there, back to the future. A famous parable becomes key to the curtain call when you add Mary Jane Green to the cast. It compares to watching a TV show in B&W, and then watching the same show over again in color plus having the commentary to follow the plot point. Now the parable comes courtesy of Wikipedia, followed by the 'official' interpretation. After that there is my view of the same parable and why, then the wrap-up to what this all means at 'curtain call'.

The Parable of the Ten Virgins, also known as the parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, is one of the best known parables of Jesus but only appears in one Canonical gospel of the New Testament. The parable telling occurs right after Jesus tells his disciples the run down to the wrap-up of his announced return. According to the Gospel of Matthew 25:1-13, the five virgins who are prepared for the bridegroom's arrival are rewarded; while the five who are not prepared are excluded from his marriage feast. The parable demonstrates a clear eschatological theme: be prepared before** the Day of Judgment***.

It must be noted that while the references about cannabis and cannabis-related events are numerous in the Old Testament, the same is not true of the New. This NT cannabis reference is to the chosen of Judah.

In the Parable of the Ten Virgins, Jesus tells a story about a party of virgins (perhaps bridesmaids or torchbearers for a procession) given the honor of attending the upcoming** wedding. Each of the ten virgins is carrying a lamp (or torch) as they await the coming of the bridegroom, which they expect at some time during 'the night.' Five of the virgins are wise and have brought sufficient oil for their lamps. Five are foolish and have not.

The bridegroom is delayed until late into the night; when he arrives the foolish virgins ask the wise ones for oil, but they refuse, saying that there will certainly not (Greek ou mē) be enough for all of them if they do that. While the foolish virgins are away trying to get more oil, the bridegroom arrives. The wise virgins are there to welcome him and the foolish ones arrive too late and are excluded:

"Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. Those who were foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept. But at midnight there was a cry, "Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!" Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. The foolish said to the wise, "Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out." But the wise answered, saying, "What if there isn't enough for us and you? You go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves." While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins also came, saying, "Lord, Lord, open to us." But he answered, "Most certainly I tell you, I don't know you." Watch therefore, for you don't know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming."

- Matthew 25:1-13, World English Bible

In this parable, Christ is the bridegroom, echoing the Old Testament image of God as the bridegroom in Jeremiah 2:2 and similar passages. The awaited event is the Second Coming of Christ. R. T. France writes that the parable is "a warning addressed specifically to those inside the professing church who are not to assume that their future is unconditionally assured."

The parable does not criticize the virgins for sleeping, since both groups do that, but for being unprepared. It is not clear exactly what form this lack of preparation takes: the foolish virgins may have taken insufficient oil or, if they light their lamps or torches for the first time when the bridegroom arrives (having slept through the previous hours of darkness), they may have brought no oil at all (it is also unclear as to whether the foolish virgins succeed in purchasing any oil that night: most shops would not have been open).

The parable is not written in praise of virginity, and indeed Louis of Granada, in his The Sinner's Guide of 1555, writes "No one makes intercession with the Bridegroom for the five foolish virgins who, after despising the pleasures of the flesh and stifling in their hearts the fire of concupiscence, nay, after observing the great counsel of virginity, neglected the precept of humility and became inflated with pride on account of their virginity."

Presenting a Mormon interpretation since Mitt was running, Spencer W. Kimball discussed the difference between the wise and the foolish virgins and why they could not share the oil: "This was not selfishness or unkindness. The kind of oil that is needed to illuminate the way and light up the darkness is not shareable. How can one share obedience to the principle of tithing; a mind at peace from righteous living; an accumulation of knowledge? How can one share faith or testimony? How can one share attitudes or chastity.... Each must obtain that kind of oil for himself.... In the parable, oil can be purchased at the market. In our lives the oil of preparedness is accumulated drop by drop in righteous living. Fasting, family prayer... control of bodily appetites, preaching the gospel, studying the scriptures-each act of dedication and obedience is a drop added to our store. Deeds of kindness, payment of offerings and tithes, chaste thoughts and actions, marriage in the covenant for eternity-these, too, contribute importantly to the oil with which we can at midnight refuel our exhausted lamps."'

O-K. Now let's plug in our cannabis knowledge and look at this parable with fresh, anointed eyes. Let's also go with the parable definition of it being a riddle. Jesus knew he had to speak to a future crew and make the message cryptic for discernment. By doing this, only the people for whom the message is intended, his anointed, would receive the hidden meaning. A second look at the parable reveals these features overlooked by the veiled eye.

We know the parable is meant for the future, but remember it is told from Jesus' time frame point of view. This is a benchmark made by Jesus to the inheritors of Judah (Is 65:9b).

The 'virgins' indicate newcomers to the Jewish faith belief of monotheism, so at the time of Jesus his virgins are pagans, symbolized by being 'women' in the parable. There is an equal number in the two groups. They are both waiting for the bridegroom to come** and be 'part' of the wedding feast. Christ, whose name means anointed with oil, cannabis oil, is interpreted to be the bridegroom. (The Christ aka the Anointed One)

Today there are two major faith group affiliations waiting on the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, the Christians and the Muslims, both claiming heritage to Jewish heaven, both through belief and blood. Of the groups, Christians smoke pot and though many young Muslims do so clandestinely, their religious interpretation forbids copious consumption, hence little or no surplus weed around.

Both groups have slept/slumbered through the disinformation and prohibition period [the night] but when the ban is [about to be] lifted, the Muslim group is caught short as the Christian group who packs and smokes weed is saved. The metaphor about not having enough of a stash to party down with the bridegroom who is coming to take you to the wedding feast is not lost on any pothead. It's called preparedness for your homie.

Interestingly enough the parable that follows this one concerns men rather than women and their Second Coming events happen after the wedding feast. The bridegroom returns as the master who decides to separate the sheep from the goats***. Perhaps this is a warning for those left behind who don't smoke or know Mary Jane. I'm not really sure as I don't plan to be in that second group.

It is also well to note that the number 5 is a small number, indicating that if the two groups do represent some Christians and some Muslims, even the ones who puff weed, it is a distillation of even that demographic. "Many are called, few are chosen." Or in today's consumer lingo, 'many will enter, few will win'.

Looking back, many strange and mysterious things have happened in my life, some of which can never be explained, but all the stories presented here are true; only a few of the names were changed to protect the guilty, lol.

Why was I given this chance to live a life of adventure and gain wisdom like some ancient mariner by the Sister of Fate whom I believe the word 'clothes' comes to us from? To clarify and proclaim the gospel of cannabis over capitalism expressed in Chapter 20; everything before that is just my pedigree.

As a scribe I was driven to publish this gospel to the world revealing the truths culled from this modern classical journey because after being part of Occupy Los Angeles and finally getting my marijuana recommendation, I have given to Caesar what is Caesar's so I can now enjoy from God what is God's. That being said, I feel like I'm in that 'wise virgin' posse now and with me is Miss Mary Jane Green, sitting on my lap. To pass the time, maybe we'll talk about the first thing that pops up.

"Ripa-dee, do-dah, ripa-dee, day" - Mr. Pete