Category Archives: Religion Spirituality

Dissing the Holy Thorn Tree

By TheOncomingStorm

Alright, all you Pagans out there: this is a newsflash if you have not already heard: The Holy Thorn Tree at WearyAll Hill, in Glastonbury, Somerset, England was vandalized on Dec. 9. The Holy Thorn Tree is allegedly, in Christian myth and legend, the place where, upon arriving in England, at the Holy Isle of Avalon, Joseph of Arimithea plunged his staff into the ground and it took root, to become the Holy Thorn of renown. It is a place of pilgrimage for Christians and Pagans alike. WearyAll Hill is also known as a site of the Ancient Apple Isle of Healing, Avalon, or Afallon in Welsh. For the Sisters of Avalon, it was and is a site of respite and peace, meditation and solace.

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Social Indoctrination and Geoengineering

By Max Igan
The Crow House

51 minute talk on American Voice Radio – 10/29/10 – covering the topic of aerial spraying, the new film, What in the World Are They Spraying, and the criminalization of natural food, including the food raids by the FDA.

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Homeland Security releases new funds to Jewish non-profits

By Jewish Journal

The Department of Homeland Security released $19 million to secure non-profits, the vast majority Jewish. Of 271 institutions named in a list released this week by DHS, 254 are Jewish, including synagogues, schools, community centers and offices.

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The Next 500 Years

By Robert C. Koehler

The participants in this unique dialogue may have been doing no less than opening the window on the next 500 years.

As scary and stupefying as our world sometimes seems, we are at a place of enormous potential right now — a transition point of unprecedented understanding among cultures and peoples and worldviews. Pushing that understanding, creating, in the words of the late physicist David Bohm, a milieu of “participatory consciousness” among radically diverse thinkers, is the idea behind the Language of Spirit Conference, sponsored by the SEED Graduate Institute, which has been held in Albuquerque every year since 1999.

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Abuse expands: Chinese organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience

By John Kusumi

Dated April 27, 2010, the Washington Times ran this story—–

Chinese accused of vast trade in organs

Harvests come from religious dissidents

By Julia Duin

China’s hidden policy of executing prisoners of the forbidden quasi-Buddhist group Falun Gong and harvesting their organs for worldwide sale has been expanded to include Tibetans, “house church” Christians and Muslim Uighurs, human rights activists said Monday.
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Pope Ratzinger and the Bushes: Two Peas in a Pedophile Protection Pod


By Lori Price
Citizens for Legitimate Government

A Newsday article from 2005 details the dirtbags, including Neil Bush, who served on Pope Ratzinger’s ‘ecumenical foundation’ — all protected from on ‘High.’ Also in 2005, Pope Rat had asked US President [sic] George W. Bush to ‘declare the pontiff immune from liability’ in a lawsuit that accused him of conspiring to cover up the molestation of three boys by a seminarian in Texas. In September 2005, the U.S. asserted that the lawsuit should be dismissed, as the Pope enjoys immunity as head of state of the Holy See.

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Bishop’s Resignation Accepted

Bishop John Magee of Cloyne

By Éanna Ó Caollai
Irish Times

Pope Benedict has accepted the resignation of Bishop John Magee of Cloyne, it was announced today.

Dr Magee stood aside last March over his handling of abuse allegations in his diocese. The announcement was made at 11am in the form of a press release issued through the Irish Bishops’ Conference, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co Kildare.

The short statement read: “His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend John Magee, Bishop of Cloyne. This announcement was made today in Rome at 12:00 local time.”

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Secretive Catholic Order Founded by Accused Pedophile Under Fire

Photo Jene Newsome / AP. Pope John Paul II gives his blessing to Rev. Marcial Maciel Degollado, founder of the Legion of Christ, at the Vatican in a November 2004 file photo. The late pope once called Maciel "an efficacious guide to youth."

By Dana Kennedy
AOL News

As sex abuse scandals rock the Vatican, the results of an investigation into a rich, ultra-conservative and secretive Roman Catholic order founded by a priest accused of pedophilia and incest are due to be filed in Rome on Monday.

The sordid story of the Legion of Christ, whose late founder, the Rev. Marcial Maciel Degollado, was a close ally of Pope John Paul II before being forcibly retired by the Vatican in 2006, is a microcosm of the crisis currently enveloping the church.

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COTO Report Goes Down Under: An Interview with Maxwell Igan

By Megan ‘Verb’ Kargher

On behalf of COTO Report, I am pleased to present this 68-minute interview with documentary filmmaker, musician and non-violent non-compliance expert, Max Igan.

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Catholic Charities Screws Over Its Employees Just to Stick It to Gays

AlterNet / By Devona Walker

Just to spite gay folks, Catholic Charities throws its straight employees under the bus.

March 3, 2010 |

Photo Credit: Sakurai Midori

The day before same-sex marriage was to become legal in the District of Columbia (Wednesday), Catholic Charities modified its personnel policies refusing to pay for the health benefits of any newly married couple it employs.

The memo, signed by the charity’s president, doesn’t explicitly mention gay marriage. Instead, he references the need to change policy due to a “change in law.”

“We sincerely regret that we have to make this change…but it is necessary to allow Catholic Charities to continue to provide essential services to the clients we serve in partnership with the District of Columbia while remaining consistent with the tenets of our religious faith,” read the memo.

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CNN commits sacrilege

CNN Commits Sacrilege

By John Kusumi

It’s Thursday, February 18, 2010, and U.S. President Barack Obama is hosting a meeting at the White House with Tibet’s Dalai Lama.

Meanwhile, America’s media of pawns, schills, and propagandistic sock puppets is completely dropping the ball in its coverage of this meeting. Continue reading

Jeanne Dhayer … Rest in Peace, my love

Jeanne Marie Kissell Dhayer, Sept. 25, 1953 - July 25, 2009

By Rady Ananda

We met in 1998. I tried to say no – she was involved. She was also persuasive. It was a messy love – the kind where the whole community gets in the middle and has an opinion and everyone gets hurt. Especially Amy, her lover of 13 years.

Jeanne was brilliant and powerful; and sad and disabled. Her art was beautiful and evocative; so far beyond what one wall, one home, could hold. She made series after series. She sculpted, painted, molded stained glass, and did cut paper designs.

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Notes from Mutant Message from Forever

By Jayne Lemon
Art by Casa Zaza

Last week I picked up a book that I’d read awhile ago, Mutant Message from Forever, published in 1998 and it opened to page 248. It’s about the Australian aboriginal people, written by Marlo Morgan and dedicated to Burnum Burnum, Elder of Wurundjeri Tribe.

I’m still grappling with this wisdom; see what you think:

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Max Igan: The Calling

Australian filmmaker and freedom fighter, Max Igan, honors COTO Report by featuring us on his blog this week. Check out The Crow House.

Here is his latest film, The Calling, which is a condensed version (68 mins) of three of his films, The Big Picture, Fight the NWO with Global Non Compliance, and NWO: The Final Solution.

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A California Christmas Tradition



Look Into My Eyes

Child Witches and Gay, Transgender Youth

Rev. Irene MonroeBy Rev. Irene Monroe

This Hallowe’en many American children will dress up as witches.  And we’ll hear their laughter and see their smiles as they joyfully go from door-to-door trick-or-treating. But in some places across the globe, children would never pretend to be witches because the consequences are not only dire, they can also be deadly.

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Single-Eyed Vision

chakra2ThirdEye cropd (468 x 220)By Robert C. Koehler
Tribune Media Services

“What is seen with one eye has no depth.”

I’m thinking, as I ponder the wisdom of Ursula LeGuin, that American culture is at the end of what it can accomplish with its single-eyed vision. For all our material progress, for all our ability to dominate just about anything or anyone we encounter — this is our history, our manifest destiny — things are falling apart in every sector of society.

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The Twin Brother of Annihilation

Nuclear Disarmament (250 x 333)By Robert C. Koehler

Tribune Media Services

“As long as a nukeless world remains wishful thinking and pastoral rhetoric, we’ll be all right.”

Pastoral rhetoric? This, from a writer who later refers to a “nuclear umbrella”?  The words are those of David Von Drehle, an editor at large for Time Magazine, who couldn’t resist a faint note of mocking arrogance as he announced his own winner of the Nobel Peace Prize: Little Boy, Fat Man and their progeny, the doomsday weapons that (not counting Hiroshima, Nagasaki and all those cancer deaths in Utah, etc.) have kept us so safe for the last 60 years.

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5 Speeches from the 2009 LGBT March on DC

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