Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Rag and Bone Men

What do Popes, horses, and bones, all have in common I wonder? On February 11th Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, the first pope to do so in 600 years. Of course, it had nothing to do with any stolen private papers by an ex-secretary.
According to various researchers studying the ‘Prophesy of the Popes’, he is the last-but-one Pope ‘til the end of the world, ‘when the city on seven hills will be destroyed, and the terrible judge will judge his people’.

Ireland’s St Malachy, so we are told, prophesized that the last Pope to be appointed, before the great and dreadful day of the Lord, would be called ‘Petrus Romanus’. It’s interesting to note that two out of various contenders just happen to have Peter (Petrus) as a name. The Vatican is well-aware of the prophesy.

What fun the doomsayers will have with this one!
Talking of prophesy, February 11th is also the anniversary of the day in 1858 that a young Bernadette Soubirous witnessed an apparition of the Virgin Mary who said, “Go drink in the spring and wash in its waters.”

In obedience Bernadette dug the ground with her hands and a previously unknown spring of water gushed out, becoming the largest Catholic pilgrimage shrine in Europe, at the small Pyrenees town of Lourdes, France.

The Vatican is quite versed in understanding prophesy, as Pope Benedict XVI explains in his writings on other famous ‘Marian visions’, such as those at Fatima, Portugal, on which he reviews the ‘Third Secret of Fatima’.
February 11th is the birth date of Elizabeth of York (1465), that’s King Richard III (Bones in the car park fame – Shakespeare’s ‘A horse, a horse, my Kingdom for a horse’) niece, and Pope Gregory III election to the seat in 731. He’s the Pope responsible for outlawing Hippophagy (the eating of horse meat). According to Wilson’s Almanac, it’s also Alex Jones birthday.

Keeping it topical, the latest controversy to adorn cinema screens is the Hollywood propaganda film, Zero Dark Thirty. The word zero comes via the French zero, from the Venetian zero, which (together with cipher) comes via the Italian zefiro, from the Arabic ṣafira = "it was empty", ṣifr = "zero", "nothing". This was a translation of the Sanskrit word shoonya, meaning "empty".

Thirty is a square pyramidal number, and a double star in the constellation Pegasus. According to legend, everywhere the Ancient Greek Horse-God Pegasus struck his hoof to the earth, an inspiring spring burst forth.
Carl Jung and his followers have seen in Pegasus a profound symbolic esoteric in relation to the spiritual energy that allows access to the realm of the Gods of Olympus. (Wiki)

The Thirtieth Degree of the Southern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Canada was known as Knight Kadosh. The term ‘Kadosh’is derived from the Hebrew word "קדוש", which means holy or consecrated. (Wiki)

What does all this translate to? A dark empty pit, or spring run dry, poisoned by the unclean practices of others? Defiling the sacred? A dark period of time that is about to befall the planet, destroying the human spirit? It could mean anything depending on your synchromystic leanings.

A final note… Pope, the horse (1806 – 29 August 1831), also known as Waxy Pope, was a thoroughbred racehorse that won the 1809 Epsom Derby, and was a leading sire in Ireland. Pope died on 29 August 1831 at a place called Clearwell!



Anonymous said...

Hi Marie,

Interesting post, thanks.

Hope that you and yours' are well.

Just wondering, when you went to Aleppo, did you also make a trip to Gobekli Tepe?


... said...

Hi, never visited Turkey, although I would love to go to Istanbul one day. I remember the historic Aleppo (souk) market which has subsequently been burned to the ground during the foreign-backed militia fighting last year. Tragic.

Hope to hear more from you soon!