The Epiphany of Raphael a.k.a. Photon Knights Templar

The basis of the “Secular Theology”- if one probes it deeply – is the premise that God never reveals himself through the Church and does not even reveal himself through the community. Rather God reveals himself only to individuals, only to those people who courageously take a stand against the callousness of the community, which can be seen as a faceless flock in whose midst the mysterious divine presence can never dwell.
-Admiel Kosman
Universitaet Potsdam, Institute of Religious Studies, Faculty Member

What has been revealed to the author of this blog?

UPDATE October 16, 2016

4-fold 4-foot Fyrfos versus 3-fold 3-foot Fylfos

SATOR Magic Square next to the Concealed Fyrfos and the Maltese Cross
Is this why I have lived at municipal address #43 for the past 23 years?
A man’s home is his castle and I AM both its king and queen.

UPDATE October 9, 2016

After all these years of searching for something which I could not quite define but I knew it divine, I can now say unequivocally what it was that my inner wisdom, some might call it genius was leading me too … the Photon Knight a cosmic crusader.

A former firefighter who was shaken not stirred on 911 would later retire to fight the fire of his life [i.e. inner demons and daimons in full trickster regalia] and it was just recently that this firefighter hero returned from the abyss with the ‘gift of fire’, along with insights to how this ‘gift of fire’ can align itself with the quantum nature of consciousness.

ME+me find it amazing that the Sator Rotas magic square anticipated the inspirational work of SiR Roger Penrose but the mystic/inventor/genius Itzhak Bentov helps explain why…

“one of the good things about the system is that the system wants to teach you about itself”
– Itzhak Bentov

RESCUE ME and IN HOC SIGNO VINCES ~ “In this Sign Conquer”

Photon Knights are awarded Maltese Crosses similar to this one.


Quantum holography sheds light.

FaKebook friend Gabriel Clarke shared the following link below with ME+me on October 8th at 12:09 p.m.

Hologram of a single photon ~ original pdf. dated January 11, 2016.

shape of  photons ~ Physicists created a hologram of a single light particle

Hologram of a single photon reconstructed
from raw measurements (left)
and theoretically predicted (right)

This second image contains an idea added by the author of this blog that has been superimposed over the theoretically predicted photon hologram.

What shape are photons? Quantum holography sheds light

As the above image on the left illustrates you can construct a Maltese Cross by joining the letters AEON found in this 5×5 square known as the Knights Templar Magic Square assigned the planet Mars and Mars the god of wars.
Note that wars is an anagram of Mars.
4 AEONs or 4 AIONs or 4 AGEs results in one Maltese crusader cross.

Now continue reading this blog to see if the Sator/Rotas square in fact anticipated this theoretically predicted measurement of the photon, and if it did … how could that be, I mean how and why did the crusader crosses anticipate this quantum gem?

What you will find as you plough your way through this blog is how the variations of the 4-fold crusader crosses like the Maltese Cross keep appearing in so many various theories put forth by various wise guys from so many different fields of interest, scientific, theological, and of course metaphysical.

But the the Rotas magic square superimposed over Photon Knights Templar Maltese cross provides plenty of clues why Jesus a messenger of light is associate to the cross.

This quote sums up an idea nicely.

137 is the odds that an electron will absorb a single photon.

Protons and electrons are bound by interactions with photons.

~ Bill Reimers

Protons and electrons are bound by interactions with photons.

Ta da!

One more coincidence that must be mentioned about this former retired firefighter who went on a quest and found that spARK of light called a photon.
Yes I have come full fool circle.

Victoria Cross awarded to Widukind on Victoria pARK

on the left: Victoria Cross as it appears on Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstones.

By the way did you know that I live on Victoria pARK Avenue so it would be only fitting that I be awarded a Victoria Cross?

UPDATE April 1, 2016

I was born in 1957.
The importance of the numbers 19 and 57 [19×3] to the Quran and to the 137 SS Mezine Mystic born on 7/3/1957.
Do you like coincidences?

Simple to Understand Impossible to Imitate

For the first time in history we have a scripture with built-in proof of divine authorship — a superhuman mathematical composition.

Any reader of this book can easily verify the Quran’s mathematical miracle. The word “God” (Allah) is written in bold capital letters throughout the text. The cumulative frequency of occurrence of the word “God” is noted at the bottom of each page in the left hand corner. The number in the right hand corner is the cumulative total of the numbers for verses containing the word “God.” The last page of the text, Page 372, shows that the total occurrence of the word “God” is 2698, or 19×142. The total sum of verse numbers for all verses containing the word “God” is 118123, also a multiple of 19 (118123 = 19×6217).

Nineteen is the common denominator throughout the Quran’s mathematical system.

But at the above site we also learn the importance of the number 57 too!

But is number 19 truly important?

Nice coincidence re: 1379 Code
Khalifa’s first publicized report in the Arab world appeared in the Egyptian magazine Akher Sa’a, in January 1973.

That the number 57 is intimately connected with the Quran is clearly revealed in the first verse of chapter 50, one of the qaf initialed chapters:

In the Quran, the Arabic word “قرٔان ” (Quran) with an abjad (gematrical) value of 351 is found exactly 58 times. As spelled, this word is grammatically different from the related word “قرٔانا” (qur’anan) which has an extra letter alif as a prop for the so-called tanwin (a grammatical device to express indefiniteness). The word qur’anan has 352 for its abjad value, and is found 10 times in the Quran. Now, the word “Quran” with the abjad value of 351 and spelt as “قرٔان” with or without the definite article occurs in the following verses:

1. 2:185 2. 4:82
3. 5:101 4. 6:19
5. 7:204 6. 9:111
7. 10:15 8. 10:37
9. 10:61 10. 12:3
11. 15:1 12. 15:87
13. 15:91 14. 16:98
15. 17:9 16. 17:41
17. 17:45 18. 17:46
19. 17:60 20. 17:78
21. 17:78 22. 17:82
23. 17:88 24. 17:89
25. 18:54 26. 20:2
27. 20:114 28. 25:30
29. 25:32 30. 27:1
31. 27:6 32. 27:76
33. 27:92 34. 28:85
35. 30:58 36. 34:31
37. 36:2 38. 36:69
39. 38:1 40. 39:27
41. 41:26 42. 43:31
43. 46:29 44. 47:24
45. 50:1 46. 50:45
47. 54:17 48. 54:22
49. 54:32 50. 54:40
51. 55:2 52. 56:77
53. 59:21 54. 73:4
55. 73:20 56. 76:23
57. 84:21 58. 85:21

The numerical anagram 1258 appears twice among the 58 entries.
At this point I need to remind the reader that I was born in 1957 and lo and behold was awarded badge #1258 in 2007 to help me with my next assigned task given by the cosmos.
My old badge #856 as a result of the six fire departments being amalgamated into one fire department in 1998 was given to somebody else.


Badge #1258 and #856

I also found the following entry regarding the letter NuN at another website interesting:

The letter Nun appears at the beginning of only the 68th Sura. The total number of times it appears in that Sura is 133 (19 x 7).

NuN is pivotal in how the epiphany would eventually reveal itself … the goal or source of the epiphany was revealed in all of its divine simplicity.

Though the number 19 appears to be very important to the structure of the Quran, does it address the numbers 12, 18, and 24 too?

 UPDATE April 17, 2015

Could it be that Viracocha, the great teacher and restorer of civilization in the Andes, in some way embodied the scientific knowledge of a sophisticated, but long forgotten, high culture?

chakana by Sholten D'ebneth

One clue to answering this question lies in Sholten D’Ebneth’s discovery of the connection between the Route of Viracocha and the geometry of an ancient South American sacred symbol, called the chakana.

UPDATE April 13, 2015

The UNFINISHED Great Pyramid NE corner is just over 137 meters
The UNFINISHED obELIsk would have been 137 feet
Noah’s Ark btw was coincidentally 137.16 meters long
(300 cubits = 450 feet = 137.16 meters)

ME+me asks, are WE supposed to finish something or start something new?
Two ancient facts of their life and purpose suggest we should take notice of the numbers ‘137’.

  • The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk. It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m, approx.137 feet.
  • The northeast corner of the Great Pyramid’s unfinished apex is just over 137 meters.
  • The numerical value for the word QaBaLaH is 137.

UPDATE March 3, 2015

Today I was reading  a hard copy of the The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception by Baigent and Leigh and I came across a passage about an event that took place in July 1907.
The Holy Office had issued a decree officially condemning Modernists who attempted to question the authority of the Church regarding doctrine, papal authority, and the historical veracity of biblical texts.

My intuition suggested that I dig deeper and find out on what day the 65 item decree was issued by Pope Pius X.

On July 3rd, 1907, St. Pius X issued a Syllabus Condemning the Errors of the Modernists (Lamentabili Sane), which proscribed and condemned 65 errors concerning Catholic teaching, tradition and faith.

And yet another coincidence it should happen to be July 3, 1907 or 7/3/1907
50 years later to the day I would be born on July 3, 1957 or 7/3/1957
My birth certificate registration numbers are 073190
Retired from the fire department on July 31, 2007 or 7/31/9 (2 +7)
One mentor RS or Rene Schwaller de Lubicz’s epiphany occurred in 1937
Zelia Nuttall another mentor is known for the Codex Zouche-Nuttall MS 39671
Zelia Nuttall and me agree actually on five numbers 39671 or 137-69

Eventually I would stumble and bumble bee upon a code containing the numbers 137-69 
Note that Alfred Loisy was excommunicated for his ‘Modernist’ errors on March 7, 1908 or 3/7/1908

Maybe I should have waited and published this on March 7 instead?

And yet other coincidence was brought to my attention regarding the biblical Maccabbees found in the chapter called Zeal for the Law

Their first act, on capturing the Temple, was to ‘purify’ it by removing all pagan trappings. It is significant that though the Maccabeans were simultaneously de facto kings and priests, the latter office was more important to them. They hastened to regularize their status in the priesthood, as custodians of the Law. They did not bother to call themselves kings until the fourth generation of their dynasty, between 103 and 76 BC.

103 – 76 adds up to 1376

A code clearly put on display, found on Cards X and XXI of the Tarot, the Wheel of Fortune and The World, a code that is directly related to the 4 gospels that define the New Testament.

QuMRaN or KuMRaN is located at 31°44′27″N 35°27′31″E

I find it interesting that BOTH the latitude and longitude can be reduced to the numbers 1137 or 1/137 known in physics as alpha or the fine structure constant.


  • 31°44′27″N or 314427 >>> extract the 137 add the 4+4+2=10=1+0=1
    thus 1/137
  • 35°27′31″E or 352731 >>> extract the 137 add the 3+5+2=10=1
    thus 1/137

Shrine of the Book

The shrine houses the Isaiah scroll, dating from the second century BCE, the most intact of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Aleppo Codex dating from the 10th century CE, the oldest existing Hebrew Bible.

The Shrine of the Book is built to symbolize the scroll of the War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness
The shrine is built as a white dome symbolizing the Sons of Light, and a black basalt wall – symbolizing the Sons of Darkness

~ end of UPDATE ~

“A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still” 
-Benjamin Franklin

Quote taken from the back cover the THE RED BOOK

Carl Jung in 1910 (age 35)
35 is the age I got married
(and later I found out that I had married my ‘mother’)
35th course/level of the Great Pyramid is the largest of them all
35 thus suggests that my the mother, my ex-wife
… were very large blocks or obstacles in my life that needed to be removed
… is that why I brought Ganesha back with me from India?

The Red Book, also known as Liber Novus (Latin for New Book), is a 205-page manuscript written and illustrated by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung between approximately 1914 and 1930, prepared for publication by The Philemon Foundation and published by W. W. Norton & Co. on October 7, 2009. Until 2001, his heirs denied scholars access to the book, which he began after a falling-out with Sigmund Freud in 1913. Jung originally titled the manuscript Liber Novus (literally meaning A New Book in Latin), but it was informally known and published as The Red Book. The book is written in calligraphic text and contains many illuminations.

Raphael the author (born in 1957) sitting inside a left turning or counter clockwise  spiral.
Nazca aqua-ducts Peru – 2006
I would later receive THE RED BOOK as a gift.

ONE of the first AHA that I was to experience on my inward journey involved Card X of the Tarot.

The best way to describe the archetypal quest I have been on is that I have been gathering countless coincidences to be used as the irrefutable evidence that an underlying design is in place based on my POV (of course) but if the archetypes are like a river that runs through it, the evidence is everywhere.

  • 3 and 7
  • 37 and its reverse 73
  • 37 + 73 = 110 (WTC1 and WTC2 each had 110 floors)
  • 37 x 73 = 2701 

How significant is that simple formula above?
Well it is a ‘beginning’ and it gives both my narrative and the bible its genesis.

Number 2701Creation

What is amazing about July 3rd or perhaps 73/37/EL is how I connected my birthday to the Birth of Christ found in the Gospel of Matthew recorded as 1:18-25 or by coincidence we find an anagram involving the same numbers on CARD X of the tarot 11 8 25. 

Calculating your LIFE PATH using your date of birth. 
How to calculate your life path formula, a common procedure used  in numerology.

Remove the notation between day/month/year of birth and display as ‘one number’ and then divide by 9

i.e. 3 July 1957 = 03071957  divide by 9 = 341328.55555555 ….. to infinity

Now from the result take the first 4 numbers and add them together.

3 + 4 + 1 + 3 = 11  followed by 285  

11 2 8 5

…followed by an infinite string of 5s

Now I am NOT implying I am a returning Messiah, the Christ, merely that I was born, at a specific time, to help me remember what ‘just-is’ is.
Knowing there would be a good chance that my restless spirit would reflect on my birthday one day, then wake up and smell the Rosicrucian Roses.

And the ‘Christ’ energy woven into the biblical narrative is certainly about a celestial ‘cycle’, it is a creation story about our solar system, our Milky Way that is in a dance with other heavenly bodies.

All religions concern themselves with TIME
Religion may have been invented to account for TIME

That is what the archetypes found in science and religion are suggesting time and time again.
The patterns that help define ‘nature’, everything big and small are discernible with the naked eye.


11 8 – 25

Book of Matthew 1:18 – 25
1:18-25 details the Birth of Christ.

Another coincidence OR part of the design?

Details of the foregoing coincidences can be found here:

Lee Sannella ~ Psychosis or Transcedence

BTW the details of an awakening are not always enlightening…

disclaimer… this blog is a work in progress, as is my life…I will try to explain how my epiphany helped me reconnect to the ONE…how I came to realize we are all sharing in a gene-meme dream that creates the theme pARKS.

An epiphany (from the ancient Greek ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, “manifestation, striking appearance”) is the sudden realization or comprehension of the (larger) essence or meaning of something. The term is used in either a philosophical or literal sense to signify that the claimant has “found the last piece of the puzzle and now sees the whole picture,” or has new information or experience, often insignificant by itself, that illuminates a deeper or numinous foundational frame of reference. This concept is studied by psychologists and other scholars, particularly those attempting to study the process of innovation.

Although epiphanies are only a rare occurrence, following the process of significant labor, there is a common myth that epiphanies of sudden comprehension have also made possible leaps in technology and the sciences. Though famous individuals like Archimedes and Isaac Newton might have had epiphanies, they were almost certainly the result of a long and intensive period of study those individuals have undertaken, not a sudden, out-of-the-blue, flash of inspiration on an issue they have not thought about previously.

The word epiphany originally referred to insight through the divine.Today, this concept is used much more often and without such connotations, but a popular implication remains that the epiphany is supernatural, as the discovery comes suddenly from the outside.

Was Jesus was born on July 3rd, December 25th or Jan. 6th?

This clip from Religulous is hilarious.

The performance by the Vatican spokesperson Father Reginald Foster even catches trickster dEvIL’s advocate Bill Maher off guard.

Pay attention around 1:25
Father Foster stammers, stutters, that Jesus’ birthday could be July 3rd (or 7/3)
Was it a Freudian slip of the tongue? 
I am not so sure that there was not some truth in what he said…for the following reasons.

IF he said had spat out March 7th or 3/7 would he have been conveying the same essential information? 
Because what is important are the numbers 7 and 3 or 37 and perhaps with rotations, reflections and translations EL.

What day do we celebrate as Jesus’ official birthday?
EVERY YEAR Christmas in a large portion of the west is celebrated on Dec. 25 or 12/25 or 3/7 … AHA!

So now everybody should be able to remember when my birthday is.
It is July 3rd.
That is the main point I wanted to get across.  😉

  • Dec 25th (western church)
  • Jan 6th (eastern orthodox)

The controversy between western and eastern Catholic Churches.

Would be better understood if:

July 3 = 7/3
Dec 25 = 12/25 = 3/7
Jan 6 = 1/6

3/7/1/6 >> 1376 which reveals itself as the Mesopotamian code.

There will be 55 candLEs this year on the b-day cake.
55 = SS = Holy Spirit 

Holy Spirit = SS surrounded by 7 Doves,
Held up to a mirror becomes
pi or  22/7  = 3 1/7  >>> 137 Code

What is in a NAME?

All of what follows is an update as of April 1, 2012.
(feel free to interpret it as a joke if you wish)

I adopted the name Rafael in the mid 80’s.
I changed it to Raphael in 2004 on the advice of a friend of a friend who would reveal herself as a fellow time traveller.
The name Solomon, the swastika, and the number 10,000 providing evidence of such a link between us.
I had become entranced by the swastika in 2005, the result of doodling.
I was forced to take an early retirement in 2007 because I had become SS poSSeSSed by everything swirly and twirly.

It is April 1/2012 a.k.a. April fool’s day.
This would be a good time to announce I am indeed playing a fool’s game using the Tarot to help guide me.

There are many reasons I AM still under the guidance of the Jaina cross/swastika after these many years.

What I provide the reader with next ranks as one of the best as to why I should continue to take the bait and clues left me and my altered ego.

In 2010 I came across this tidbit of information, which helped me make sense of my SS SwaSti-KA paSSionS these past 7 years …


I found this comment online, supported by the second quote.

Quote #1
“The original Hebrew text suggests that the Almighty spoke to Abraham. It is also evident that one of the angels came to Abraham merely to deliver a message, that Sarah was to bear a child. Since angels have specific tasks and missions, once completed they depart the scene. Hence, the third angel did not go down to Sdom. As for the two angels that did, one of them was tasked with destroying the city while the other angel was tasked with saving Lot and his family. This angel was Rfael, which means G-d healed. The question becomes as to the identity of the other two angels. Since the remaining known names of angels in the Bible are Michael, Gavriel and Uriel, we can narrow down the possibilities.”

Quote #2
With regard to Gematria the same can be said in phrases (Gen. 49:10), (IBA, ShILH) or (Yeba, Shiloh) in English ‘until Shiloh come’=358, which is the numeration of the word (MShICh) Messiah.

Thus also the passage, (Gen. 18:2) (VHNH, ShLShH) Vehenna, Shalisha, ‘And lo, three men stood by him’, equals in numerical value (ALV, MIKAL, GBRIAL, VRPAL) Elo, Mikhael, Gabriel, Ve-Raphael,
‘These are Mikhael, Gabriel and Raphael’, for each phrase=701.

I think these instances will suffice to make clear the nature of Gematria.

So clearly what happened was this.

I recognized that the position of ArchangEL RaphaEL was vacant and I merely auditioned for it. Nobody else wanted the pART. So I stepped up to the plate and decided to play the pART because the pARTs that had been written into the script were in fact starting to line up with my OWN life being revealed to me.

Thus I should take ownership of my OWN LIfE as it unfolds due to the I37 SEEDS planted some time ago…

WS wrote 37 plays

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.

The most interesting thing about Shakespeare that I found out was the following association to the bigger picture.

How many plays did ‘the Bard’ write and how does this number associate itself with the number some researchers today are claiming represents the collective unconscious?

37 and the Collective Unconscious

additional sources:

The 37 plays of WS – William Shakespeare

Something to sleep on:
And how do we connect 37 to the letters WS or is it MN and this plate from 5000 BCE?

How do you get an S or 5 to look more like a 2 or N?

You travel through the looking glass Alice along za z-axis.


Thus the primordial Law of Thermodynamics says …
God can be neither created or destroyed, he can only be transformed into other forms of God.
However there is a penalty for making vain graven images and it is called Entropy.

WHOA we are getting way ahead of ourselves here.


New Testament Gospel Code 1376 can be found on Card X and Card XXI of the Tarot

Am I starting to sound a bit nutz?

I hope so, it means I caught a glimpse of something bey0nd words alone.
I will need to introduce numbers.

I want to mention that I do have at my disposal, as one of my real world life lines a real PhD shrink who has helped me expand my MiNd and heART since about 1996-97.

His name is Jonathan and his initials are J.C.

At some point in our relationship I reminded Jonathan that we were born 4 days apart. I said at the time I felt this was significant. At the time I was focusing on I was obsessed by the number 4. For good reason. More on that later.

That must have been about 6-7 years ago sometime in 2005, my journey concerning the number 4 coinciding with my relationship with Joanne M. More on Joanne later, she plays a pivotal role in how things would eventually turn out. Our brief relationship serving a vital role in where I AM today. And the karmic coincidences regarding the name ‘Solomon’ that exists between Jo and me providing more evidence of an underlying unity that is beyond words or scientific explanation.

Fast forward to late 2010. I decide after many years to finally take a look at my childhood Gideon bible (image above), after I catch a glimpse of it on the bookshelf in my bedroom.

Now this sudden urge was only a short time after my mother who had been cleaning house had handed me my birth certificate that had been in her safe keeping.  (image below)

I actually wrote a blog documenting the event as happening on Oct. 23, 2010.

What I noticed right away were the numbers 073190 as my official registration number!

Because I had already started to hone in on ‘137‘ after reading this book in 2010.


There is a very cool connection between a Gideon’s bible I have been carrying around with me since I was 10 years old and my shrink whose initials happen to be J.C. (the reverse of Carl Jung, C. J.)

Take a look at the image below.

My Decision to Receive Christ as My Saviour

… that was signed by me on June 29th 1968.

And that just happened to be  my shrink Jonathan’s 11th birthday, i.e. June 29th 1968.


FIRST PAGE of my Gideon bIbLE
Issued to me when I was 10 years of age

And for what it is worth we can extract the numbers 1/137 and 96 from the date of issue.

November 2, 1967 = 11/2/1967 


1/137 (1+2=3) and 96

And what is the connection to the founder of the Gideon bIbLE? 

(found on page 8)
We learned that after the war, the officers and men were granted land if they agreed to settle in Canada. It was a decision made by the British government who wanted to colonize the New World with loyal and self-sufficient “citizens” with good military qualities to control a possible rebellion of the French Canadians. Our ancestors, Duncan and Catherine McNicoll established in Murray Bay, Quebec.

Nicole found a copy of a land buying contract in Murray Bay by Duncan on the 3rd of July 1773

(found on page 10)
That our clan members have been good servants of the Lord Jesus Christ can not be understated. It is not a commonly known fact that we Nicholsons have had a world wide effect on Christianity as the following preamble quote excerpted from a Gideon Bible will profess ..

“Many years ago, John Nicholson, a boy aged 13, promised his mother, who gave him her Bible, that he would read a portion of it every day of his life.”

John kept that Promise for 73 years.

Exodus 20:3-17

The following quote is in reference to the image that follows ‘The Creation of Eve from Adam’.

This processional banner, significant for its very early date yet disappointing for its ruinous condition, gives some idea of Raphael’s starting point.
The banner, the front of which displays the tripartite deity flanked by Sts Sebastian and Roch, was commissioned in the town of Città di Castello by the Confraternity of the Holy Trinity. In the first half of the seventeenth century the two sides of the banner were separated.
What had been the back view shows the Creator removing one of Adam’s ribs, from which Eve will be brought forth. The sleeping, well-proportioned Adam, reclining in a graceful pose, is a particularly proficient treatment of the human form on the part of a young artist.

Raphael Sanzio – The Creation of Eve from Adam
c. 1500
Oil on canvas, 167 x 94 cm
Pinacoteca Comunale, Città di Castello


What I find interesting about the above image is that it is often shared on the internet without the border.
I wonder why?

Raphael SaNZio was 37 when he died and it is obvious he liked ‘swastikas’.
Take a look on the underside of the arch of one of his most famous paintings ‘The School of Athens’.
Yes the arch is important to a builder and note that the swastikas ‘flank’ what is called the ‘keystone’.

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino better known as Raphael
37 years ~ April 6 or March 28, 1483 – April 6, 1520

great source:



The third niche holds the mortal remains – his Ossa et cineres, “Bones and ashes”, as the inscription on the sarcophagus says – of the great artist Raphael.

His fiancée, Maria Bibbiena is buried to the right of his sarcophagus; she died before they could marry.

The sarcophagus was given by Pope Gregory XVI, and its inscription reads ILLE HIC EST RAPHAEL TIMUIT QUO SOSPITE VINCI / RERUM MAGNA PARENS ET MORIENTE MORI, meaning

“Here lies Raphael, by whom the mother of all things (Nature) feared to be overcome while he was living, and while he was dying, herself to die”.

The epigraph was written by Pietro Bembo. The present arrangement is from 1811, designed by Antonio Munoz. The bust of Raphael (1833) is by Giuseppe Fabris. The two plaques commemorate Maria Bibbiena and Annibale Carracci. Behind the tomb is the statue known as the Madonna del Sasso (Madonna of the Rock) so named because she rests one foot on a boulder. It was commissioned by Raphael and made by Lorenzetto in 1524.


A symbol I was introduced to for the first time in Cuzco, Peru in 2006, the Chakana.


I ended up writing something about it.


The actual Chakana I purchased while in Peru

The Chakana (or Inca Cross) symbolizes for Inca mythology what is known in other mythologies as the World Tree, Tree of Life and so on.

The stepped cross is made up of an equal-armed cross indicating the cardinal points of the compass and a superimposed square. The square represents the other two levels of existence. 

The three levels of existence are:

  1. Hana Pacha – the upper world inhabited by the superior gods
  2. Kay Pacha –the world of our everyday existence
  3. Ucu or Urin Pacha – the underworld inhabited by spirits of the dead, the ancestors, their overlords and various deities having close contact to the Earth plane

The hole through the centre of the cross is the Axis by means of which the shaman transits the cosmic vault to the other levels. It also represents Cuzco, the center of the Incan empire, and the Southern Cross constellation.

3 levels of existence?
Bingo another match for the 4 AGES Model.

Chiral memory at the supramolecular level is obtained via a new approach using chiral Zn porphrins and achiral Cu porphyrins. In a “sergeant-and-soldiers” experiment, the Zn “sergeant” transfers its own chirality to Cu “soldiers” and, after chiral amplification, the “sergeant” is removed from the coaggregates by axial ligation with a Lewis base. After this extraction, the preferred helicity observed for the aggregates containing achiral Cu porphyrins reveals a chiral memory effect that is stable and can be erased and partially restored upon subsequent heating and cooling.


The geometry of those aggregates remind me of the sacred Chakana, connected to Peruvian Sun worship.

Note we find it placed over a 6×6 grid, which happens to be the magic square attributed to the sun in the western traditions.


Here is one forums where I got toasted occasionally but mostly roasted by the MOBs:

My LIFE PATH in numbers:


note: that the calculator ’rounds UP’ the last number from a 5 to a 6.


Now I need to flash my badges that help explain, no I feel ILLUMINATE how accessing your life path through numbers is a valid concept.

Badge 856

Badge on the right #856, was my badge for most of my career which began in 1983…retiring on July 31, 2007.

8.55556 = 856 

Those 3 numbers seemed to comprise the ‘infinite journey’ I am on.
It contains the number 5, pay attention to the FIRST number after the decimal, this is your life number…BUT it is not isolated, the other numbers seem to comprise a thread or string of numbers …
The same number, in my case the number 5 can also be found using this method.
Slight difference in the way you calculate…but the answer is the same.
The only difference is that the following method only results in a single digit.

I prefer the ‘wiz’ method where you divide by nine and get a chain or STRING of numbers.
A mini string theory each of us contains?
Silly idea eh?

To think coiled up strings or the double helix comprised of numerical relationships has a bearing in who we are?
Such silliness…

The year 1983 indicated on the ‘divers tag‘, also contains the numbers 5281.
My employee number was 52801 for most of my career. Several fire departments began an amalgamation process in the late nineties. My employee number was changed to 8013522.
Our department, of the six in total was the only one that had ‘badge numbers’ assigned to personnel.
So our department was given the first right of refusal to keep our badge numbers.
Funny but at the time I was NOT very attached to my number…so I ‘let it go’…hoping for a number that resonated more with me… :wink:

Thus it has NOW become apparent to me, that around the time I decided to retire…mi new badge number and assignment in life was issued to me.

Badge 1258

The earliest finds its classic (four-point) type IV refer to the millennium BC, and the latest continue to exist in the everyday life of many people of the East. The name “swastika” was introduced no later than 1852 Eugene Burnuf [413]. Before it was called Fylfot, tetraskelion («four-»), triskelion («three-legged”), gammaticheskim cross or gammadionom (as represented by a compound of four Greek letters T, “gamma”).

Well personally I find it coincidental again that I should have things mixed up numerically.
The name ‘swastika’ was introduced no later than 1852, which appears to be an anagram of my badge number 1258.

Robert Greg wrote extensively on the differences between the two.

It appears that the fylfot was a western name given to eastern swastika.
What should not be overlooked is that the fylfot has curved arms versus the angular bent arms found on swastikas originating from the east.

As mentioned before I ‘let go’ of my former badge 856.
It was not until just recently that I realized a poetic sublime connection to letting go of badge 856 and accepting a new badge number leading, thus to a new assignment in life, a new direction and purpose to my unfolding, introspective life, was all concealed in badge 1258.
I just didn’t know it at the time…that it was connected with my journey.
Funny when I first saw this number it did not excite me the way it does now.
Believe it or not…I even tried to trade this badge for another.  :shock:

8 = number of letters in my surname
5 = number of letters in my real given first name
6 = number of letters in my real middle name

So evidently I let go of the old me…but apparently have been reborn with a new vision and purpose to mi life.
Yes I believe I can show how my personal journey posits me between these quarreling belief systems. And I am willing to take the crossfire of both expert scientists and expert theologians and mainstream expert sheepledom…simply because I can.

Bligh joined the Freemasons in 1889, the Theosophical Society in 1895, the Society for Psychical Research in 1902, the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia in 1909[9] and the Ghost Club in 1925. As early as 1899 Bligh Bond had expressed his belief that the dimensions of the buildings at Glastonbury Abbey were based on gematria, and in 1917 he published, with Thomas Simcox Lea, Gematria, A Preliminary Investigation of the Cabala contained in the Coptic Gnostic Books and of a similar Gematria in the Greek text of the New Testament, which incorporated his own previously published paper, The Geometric Cubit as a Basis of Proportion in the Plans of Mediaeval Buildings.

In 1919 he published The Gates of Remembrance, which revealed that he had employed psychical methods to guide his excavation of the Glastonbury ruins, using first Captain John Allan Bartlett (‘John Alleyne’) as a medium, and later others. As a consequence of these revelations his relations with his employers, who strongly disapproved of spiritualism, deteriorated and he was sacked in 1921.

But what is my interest in introducing Fredrick Bligh Bond who was sacked to the moral of my story?
A study in the number 2368 is why.
I happen to notice that 2 + 3 = 5, (numbers I have been studying all summer) thereby reducing 2368 to 568.


Thus I decided to see if there might be some significance between 568, my badge number 856 and the gematria value of 2368.

Wow was there.
Chapter III beginning on page 64 gets straight to the p0int that I have been trying to make about the importance of the number 37 to the idea called Jesus Christ.

skipped pages 67-105

So it seems that there are at least 500 significant phrases in Greek that have a gematria value of 2368, the entire numerical name game defaulting to the idea of ’37’ and Jesus. I thought I might point out this coincidence.

There is a popular story concerning the connection between the Knights of Malta and fire fighters:

The Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem (later known as the Knights of Malta) fought in the First Crusade against the Saracen. The Saracen used a novel and terrifying weapon consisting of glass containers full of a flammable mixture of naphtha. During a siege by the Crusaders, the Saracen would throw these onto the besiegers which would saturate them with this highly flammable liquid, at which time the Saracen would throw a torch into the midst of the Crusaders, setting them on fire. The Knights of St. John took it upon themselves to pull the Crusaders to safety, put out their flames and treat their injuries.

Because of their selfless heroics, the Maltese cross has come to symbolize a willingness and commitment to brave danger in order to rescue others from a fiery death.


A modified form of the Maltese Cross has been adopted by virtually all Firefighters of the United States and Canada and is used by the International Association of Fire Fighters. This cross resembles the original Maltese cross with its eight outer points but has been modified by the inclusion of a central circle and bending out the V-shape between these points to follow the shape of the inner circle.


The helmet is based on a protective leather helmet “leather head” originating in 18th century America. It was designed specifically for use by firefighters, unlike earlier helmets which were almost universally based on military ones. The leather was used because it is non-conductive and a better insulator from heat than the metal of previous designs. The front piece is held onto the helmet using an eagle in the US and a beaver in Canada.

The eagle dates to about 1825 when an unknown sculptor designed it for a firefighters memorial and has been in use ever since. The beaver used in Canada represents the hard work, focused mission and undying dedication that firefighters are known for. The leather helmet has been an internationally recognized symbol of firefighters since the early days of American firefighting. Traditionally, Black is the color of a firefighters helmet, Red is the color of a Captains helmet and White is the color of a Chiefs helmet.

And this coincidence regarding my badge numbers 1-2-5-8 and my present ‘swastika’ journey is a nice fit indeed.

The name “swastika” was introduced no later than 1852 by Eugene Burnuf.

Before it was called Fylfot, tetraskelion («four-»), triskelion («three-legged”), gammaticheskim cross or gammadionom (as represented by a compound of four Greek letters T, “gamma”). 

For information about the swastika as a symbol of the Christian cross and the variant were printed by the Jesuit scholar M. Abbe Martigny in the famous “Dictionary of Christian Antiquities” (1865) [492, p 214]. The Abbe Martigny Data appearing earlier works Gianbattista de Rossi and other experts in the field of Christian Antiquities (mainly the catacombs of Rome and Naples).


My purpose and it has become quite clear to me, is to help bring the wisdom of this card back into human consciousness…to dust it off and place it back into focus.

The swastika is so so powerful, so powerful it had to be veiled and obfuscated by connecting to a most heinous crime…bury the TRUTH with EVIL.

BTW the ancient swastika and modern standing wave theory are pointing toward the same thing.
A theory of everything. IMHO

And I feel I am getting closer and closer and closer to proving this profound connection using the universal archetypes…that even a ‘devil’ who has it all backwards and reversed, to have ‘lived’, you would need to respect archetypal laws.
Especially the 3 laws of Thermodynamics…heat and light are fundamental to both evil and live.

Gravity based on a Standing wave theory is connected to phi, Phi, the Swastika, light, the Maltese Cross and sound.

AUM what do you feel?

Fintan Dunne

Fintan Duanne

Monday Dec. 24/2012

I sent the following message off to Fintan Duanne after he banned me from his forum.

I do admit that my ‘born again’ second childhood which began at age 47 was stricken with TnTnA
(Teutonic n Tourettes n Autism) 

I AM a bit much to digest for the ordinary man Fintan Dunne I admit that.

And I will be honest I never ever saw you as oridinary dude. 
I thought you had an opened mind.
I liked your I/O theory.

I AM a gift not welcome like Paraselsus and Joseph Priestly.

Let me quote Jacob Bronowski of the BBC Ascent of Man fame.


When Thomas Jefferson became President, he told Joseph Priestly, “Yours is one of the few lives precious to mankind”.

I would love to be able to tell you that the mob that destroyed Priestly’s house in Birmingham shattered the dream of a beautiful. lovable, charming man. Alas, I doubt if that would really be true.
I do not think Priestly was very lovable, any more than Paraselsus. I suspect that he was rather difficult, cold, cantankerous, precise, prim, puritanical man. 

BUT the Ascent of Man is not made by lovable people. It is made by people who have two qualities: an immense integrity 🙂 and at least a little genius. 

Priestly had both.

-Jacob Bronowski 
(note those numbers are ‘the’ code)

and so do I…
plus I have wedekind ‘wit’ to go along with integrity and a touch of genius.
(and wedekind KINDness too – recall I was a firefighter helper for 24+ years)

I guess 3 strikes I AM out.
ME genius will be appreciated by future generations Fintan.
A genius lost on you sir.

Because it has already been written by a hand greater than you can imagine.

I did not make up these ‘associations’ … THEY did. 😉

go to 55:50

“And that is what storytellers do, they restore order using imagination.”

-Walt Disney

selah V


THE FOLLOWING is a cut and paste from the following 4-um

Quote Originally Posted by apibernikView Post
Dear Raphael,I have a great respect for your baby boom generation after WW II. Though you misjudge the source of my knowledge.

You misjudge the source of ME knowledge, the cosmic inPHO SEEDS that were planted within who I AM sAIN’T Andrew.
(coming to fruition?)

I was born on July 3, 1957.
The International Geophysical Year (IGY) was an international scientific project that lasted from July 1, 1957, to December 31, 1958.

Thus I was incubating during the last great solar storm … and what we are learning today about solar winds and how they effect the earth’s magnetic fIELd connected by ‘137’ is not to be neglected nor downplayed.

Quote Originally Posted by apibernik View Post
I am using star trek and captain Archer as tool to depict my intentions and to visualize my ideas.

I AM also playing a game or is it playing a bit and byte part called Raphael the archEtypal ARKangEL who knows about angLEs?
I adopted the name Raphael in the mid-80s when traveling through Latin countries, the latinos have a problem pronouncing ‘Ralph’ so I spiced it up so it would roll off the tongue better.
Then post-911 when I started participating on forums I adopted the name Raphael as my internet alias.
I did notice that the name was often available for me to claim. 

I started writing about my swastika epiphany in the years that followed…leaving a trail of crazy intuitive ideas…and of course being attacked by the ‘schweinehunds’ that make up our lovely world everywhere I went.
I AM what I AM today (a crazy black white red baron fokker fu_ker) as a result of those experiences btw. 
Nobody has been able to shoot me down, though the average patri-IDIOT likes to claim a kill.
EWE can’t kill TRUTH.

So for many years I plodded and pleaded forward, being banned from many internet forums because of wankers like you attacking ME with your idiot NAZI connections and all kinds of other drivel, which had nothing to do with who I AM.

Then in December 2010 I came across this website and the following image:

With all the evidence I had gathered till that point in Dec. 2010 it all added up to ME taking this cosmic game to the next level of ‘all the word is a stage’ and we are merely the bits and bytes.
You will not find me making any archangel claims BEFORE that date. 

Was it a coincidence (duh it is all evidence) that W. Shakespeare whose identity is in dispute wrote 37 plays and Raphael Sanzio died at age 37 and I was born on the 3rd day of the 7th month and and and that in the Hebrew rALPHA-bet there are 3 mother letters and 7 doubles?
Note the initials of WS the greatest wordsmith of our age is a nice match for The Story of the W and Z?

And Raphael Sanzio, his initials are RS a nice little AHA connection to the Raziel Sefer (book of secrets given to Adam/Eve), the Rotas Square (Templar treasure) and R-S notation used in chemistry today or the DB Larson theory called RS2 and the genius of Rene Schwaller de Lubicz too.

Can I suggest EWE and your shrink enroll in my Schule?
Btw the last time I visited my Jewish shrink I had HIM LYING on the couch.
I started seeing him in ‘96 when my marriage was kaput.

p.s. And over the years the only medication he offered me was marinol to get me off the EvIL LEvI weed. 

Quote Originally Posted by apibernik View Post
In 2003 January o. Univ.-Prof. Dip.-Ing. Mag. Dr. Dr. hc. looked at and listened at my thesis dispositon presentation and urged me to implement prospect theory and psychophysics, which is nothing else than mathematciall modelling of behavioral economics. He said that my sales promotion thesis title with financial and non-financial incentives is very interesting and 1000 students before me cried soon after his feedback or at their tutors offices, because their thesis was nothing else than a project work.

The above mentioned Jewish shrink who is 4 days older than ME, and whose initials are JC in fact at one point offered to help me write my book, suggesting we run away to IrELand for a month. 

Quote Originally Posted by apibernik View Post
Why me, I am the chosen one, same as Neo in the Matrix.

get over it punk

ALL of US each and every living human being,
the human doings who behave like zombies are holding us back without realizing it … 

And when EWE realize that fact of LIfE your dreams shall become the reality.

p.s. also I AM the ONE who holds the KEY….the KEY even has the initials ONE on it.
ONE can be reflected and rotated to become words like NEO, WON, NWO, OWN, NOW.

Where the stem meets the loop we see MNO and the next letter (sweet sixteen) to come is P, or is it a 6 or a 9?

And it must be another coincidence that St. Peter’s ‘Square-ellipse’ looks like both a KEY and LOCK
Quote Originally Posted by apibernik View Post
Raphael, lack of sleep and 6 day research without closing my eye, working hard to heal this sick world, I saw acceleration (gravity) insted of sales promotion in my thesis title being already dellusive. This led to my quick though short painful death (brain collapse a stroke). Why was I sent back in an instant? I cursed German launguage at the age of 18, as I was not able to learn it so hard the languege is, that I asked Universe for knowledge of all present, past and future scientists.

get over it.
I died at age 47 too, clearly I did, and my burIEL + resurrection is related to the BLACK DOOR in St. Peters’ where they bury the Popes.

It is part of the process, do you want the ARKangEL RaphaEL to help heal the heel within EWE?
Let me know, all magnetic U needs to do is pray to ME.

Quote Originally Posted by apibernik View Post
Ok at 23, I first had to go through the hardships “per aspera” of this scientitst to arrive to the stars “ad astra” where now I posses the mind of God, overmind, as I am sure Raphael you will confirm that God/Universe or Jesus are scientists too.

My father whose name was Karl, which is Charles died when I was 23.
He worked on planes during WWII and later became a POW of the French, he escaped to be re-captured by the Yanks.

 Interesting coincidence is that the last Saxon hero to resist Charlemagne was the immortalized Widukind, close enough to my surname sir … of course a pothead like ME who loves the EvIL LEvI WEED would prefer the name WEdEkind to assist me in doing battle with Satan and Santa.

And regarding jeSuS and his math/science gifts …. what are they?
Why is it that the explanation I RECOVERED from the MEME MiNd fIELd makes the most SS SenSe?

Y 137?

PhDUH the answer is simpleton it has to do with DNA/RNA and what anybody with half a brain would put into the ARK or call the Holy Grail.

Quote Originally Posted by apibernik View Post
So I posses overmind and I qoute Lt. Commander Data here to visualize the idea for you, “being an android, I remember every fact I am exposed to”. Dear Raphel I wish sometimes I would know less than I do really.

I do not, I wish upon a star that I will be granted more ZEIT + geist to script my Magnum Opus for future generations to build on.
U think you get to pick the fruits of your OWN labors?

Quote Originally Posted by apibernik View Post
Hope you understand me better now. The star trek figures are just visualisation of my idea of a society of self betterment without fiscal remuneration. I first explored the human brain and can now implement micro-cosmic results on a macro-cosmic level.

Hope you understand ME better now, who I AM. 

Quote Originally Posted by apibernik View Post
If you know Dr. Karl Pribram and his holographic view of the universe, than you know that each small part of the Universe or Universal mind represents the whole.

How much did he pay for his edumucation to come up with that reBLEAT?

Quote Originally Posted by apibernik View Post
dedicated to Hamid from Iran:
please look at it, a must see and give me feedback!
Best,Prof Andy

I will watch the video, but the problem is for a genius like yourself you suffer from the same problem all genius’ do … nobody (few) knows what the hell you are talking about. 

That is why I asked the question WHY 137? to get as many genius’ on the same page called ‘hear all about it’

And then got attacked by the packs/mobs of ‘schweinehund’ for ME efforts and asking the obvious, and the beat of the deadbeat goes on.

What the World needs is more SS called SUNNY and SHARE all decked out in Black White Red and Blue highlighted by the heART we all bring to the EMerald Table.

selah V


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  • Karen  On August 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    You’re insane.

    • raphael  On August 12, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      LOL – ignorance always lashes out at what is beyond their grasp. 😦

      all prophets usually are … fucking insane 😉

      so what is your point Karen?
      are you waiting for Jesus to show up, or a sugar daddy to save your arse?

      thanks for the compliment, it really is – now go back to shleep.
      try writing ‘137’ on a piece of paper and putting it under your pillow.

      selah V

  • raphael  On August 13, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Israfil appears in cabbalistic lore as well as 19th-century Occultism. He was referenced in the title of Aleister Crowley’s Liber Israfil, formerly Liber Anubis, a ritual which in its original form was written and utilized by members of the Golden Dawn. This is a ritual designed to invoke the Egyptian god, Thoth,[10] the deity of wisdom, writing, and magic who figures large in the Hermetica attributed to Hermes Trismegistus upon which modern practitioners of Alchemy and Ceremonial Magic draw.

  • raphael  On March 5, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    re: Qumran

    Numismatic studies[edit]
    Coins from Qumran are one of the most important groups of primary evidence from the ancient site. Much of what has been written on the chronology, the occupational periods and the history of Qumran is based on the preliminary report and lecture by the original excavator, Roland de Vaux in 1961, which was translated in 1973.

    The bronze coinage[edit]
    De Vaux’s excavations uncovered about 1250 coins (569 silver and 681 bronze coins)
    The coin profile of Qumran shows that there do not appear to have been any major changes in the role of coins and money in the economic system at Qumran during any of the occupational periods from
    ca. 150 BCE. to 73 CE.

    Thirdly, the bronze coins identified from Qumran, some dating to the second and third years of the Jewish War, indicate that the site was still in use in 68 CE and only destroyed after 70 CE, perhaps as late as
    73 CE.

    The coins from Qumran of this period end with a peculiar series of bronze coins minted in
    72/73 CE

    at Ascalon, which sent auxiliary troops to assist the Roman army in the First Jewish–Roman War
    66-73 CE

    In 73 CE the Romans stormed the mountain fortress of Masada, which also was located on the western bank of the Dead Sea. It is more than likely that Qumran was destroyed this same time, as the coin finds from Qumran end with the same peculiar bronze coins minted at Ascalon.

    The silver coinage[edit]
    The publication of the bulk of the silver coins in 2007 and the regional analysis brought about new interpretations as to the importance, chronology and significance of the coins.

    The new 2007 analysis of the silver coinage contradicts the findings of de Vaux, Seyrig, and Spijkerman as well as the findings of Robert Donceel …

  • raphael  On February 23, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    37 coincidences

    1/ The 37th week of the year is 10-16 September. (In leap years it’s 9-15 September.)

    thus I got married during the 37th week on Sept. 14

    2/ There are 37 genes in the mitochondrial genome.

    thus genesis is starting to appear more and more like a geneTHEsis

    3/ “Normal” human body temperature is 37 degrees Celsius. (Note).
    4/ Radio signals from the Galileo spacecraft confirming the launch of a Jupiter atmospheric probe took 37 minutes to reach Earth. (Note).
    5/ Blue light spans 37 nm of the visible wavelength spectrum.
    The curie, a unit of radiation activity, is 37 billion disintegrations per second.

  • raphael  On December 8, 2016 at 2:12 am

    December 13, 2016

    Forty-three years ago, on December 13th 1973, a loving being coming from space met with Maitreya Rael. Humanity having reached a scientific epoch that we can now fully understand, this being revealed the truth of our origins to him: all forms of life on Earth, including human beings, were created with pleasure, by a scientifically advanced extraterrestrial civilization, the Elohim. They even created us in their image. They also gave us this fantastic message to guide humanity in its progress toward more love and consciousness.

    This is an unforgettable moment to commemorate. On this anniversary, people who wish to recognize the Elohim as our Creators will do their cellular plan transmission (Raelian baptism) which is performed only once during one’s life.

    We welcome you on Tuesday December 13th for this ceremony and also to enjoy each others’ company in a casual atmosphere where we will share more of our philosophy and spirituality, where everyone is welcome to join in. The afternoon activity will start at 2:00 PM and will be held at Louise’s place.
    The closest subway station is Downsview. There will be some parking spots outside but if there are none left, please buzz us and we will open the garage door to use the underground guest parking.

    Then at 6:00 PM, we will go out for dinner (buffet) at the Jerusalem Restaurant at 4777 Leslie St, Toronto.
    If you choose to join us for dinner, please RSVP by emailing Gisele at no later than December 9th.
    Also, if you wish to have your cellular plan transmitted, please let us know by sending an email to the same address.

    Lets enjoy beautiful moments in the company of friends !

    Toronto Celebration team

  • raphael  On December 14, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    January 6 and January 19

    January 6 is a public holiday in Austria, three federal states of Germany, and three cantons of Switzerland, as well as in parts of Graubünden.

    In the German-speaking lands, groups of young people called Sternsinger (star singers) travel from door to door. They are dressed as the three Wise Men, plus the leader carrying a star, usually of painted wood attached to a broom handle. Often these groups are four girls, or two boys and two girls for the benefit of singing their songs in four-part harmony, not necessarily three wise men at all. German Lutherans often note in a lighthearted fashion that the Bible never specifies that the Weisen (Magi) were men, or that there were three. The star singers will be offered treats at the homes they visit, but they also solicit donations for worthy causes, such as efforts to end hunger in Africa, organized jointly by the Catholic and Evangelical-Lutheran churches.[74] As a sign of gratitude, the young people then perform the traditional house blessing, by marking the year over the doorway with chalk. In Roman Catholic communities this may be a serious spiritual event with the priest present even today, but among Protestants it is more a tradition, and a part of the German notion of Gemütlichkeit. Usually on the Sunday following Epiphany, these donations are brought into churches. Here all of the children who have gone out as star singers, once again in their costumes, form a procession of sometimes dozens of wise men and stars. The German Chancellor and Parliament also receive a visit from the star singers at Epiphany.[75]

    Germans eat a Three Kings cake which may be a golden pastry ring filled with orange and spice representing gold, frankincense and myrrh. Most often found in Switzerland, these cakes take the form of Buchteln but for Epiphany, studded with citron, and baked as seven large buns in a round rather than square pan, forming a crown. Or they may be made of typical rich Christmas bread dough with cardamom and pearl sugar in the same seven bun crown shape. These varieties are most typically purchased in supermarkets with the trinket, and gold paper crown included.[76] As in other countries, the person who receives the piece or bun containing the trinket or whole almond becomes the king or queen for a day. Epiphany is also an especially joyful occasion for the young and young at heart as this is the day dedicated to plündern – that is, when Christmas trees are “plundered” of their cookies and sweets by eager children (and adults) and when gingerbread houses, and any other good things left in the house from Christmas are devoured.[77] Lastly, there is a German rhyme saying, or Bauernregel, that goes Ist’s bis Dreikönigs kein Winter, kommt keiner dahinter meaning “If there hasn’t been any Winter (weather) until Epiphany, none is coming afterward.” Another of these Bauernregel, (German farmer’s rules) for Epiphany states: Dreikönigsabend hell und klar, verspricht ein gutes Weinjahr or “If the eve of Epiphany is bright and clear, it foretells a good wine year.”


    The earliest reference to Epiphany as a Christian feast was in A.D. 361, by Ammianus Marcellinus[22] St. Epiphanius says that January 6 is hemera genethlion toutestin epiphanion (Christ’s “Birthday; that is, His Epiphany”).[23] He also asserts that the Miracle at Cana occurred on the same calendar day.[24]

    In 385, the pilgrim Egeria (also known as Silvia) described a celebration in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, which she called “Epiphany” (epiphania) that commemorated the Nativity of Christ.[25] Even at this early date, there was an octave associated with the feast.

    In a sermon delivered on 25 December 380, St. Gregory of Nazianzus referred to the day as ta theophania (“the Theophany”, an alternative name for Epiphany), saying expressly that it is a day commemorating he hagia tou Christou gennesis (“the holy nativity of Christ”) and told his listeners that they would soon be celebrating the baptism of Christ.[26] Then, on January 6 and 7, he preached two more sermons,[27] wherein he declared that the celebration of the birth of Christ and the visitation of the Magi had already taken place, and that they would now commemorate his Baptism.[28] At this time, celebration of the two events was beginning to be observed on separate occasions, at least in Cappadocia.

    Saint John Cassian says that even in his time (beginning of the 5th century), the Egyptian monasteries celebrated the Nativity and Baptism together on January 6.[29] The Armenian Apostolic Church continues to celebrate January 6 as the only commemoration of the Nativity.


    Eastern churches celebrate Epiphany (Theophany) on January 6. Some, as in Greece, employ the modern Revised Julian calendar, which until the year 2800 coincides with the Gregorian calendar, the one in use for civil purposes in most countries. Other Eastern churches, as in Russia, hold to the older Julian calendar for reckoning church dates. In these old-calendar churches Epiphany falls at present on Gregorian January 19 – which is January 6 in the Julian calendar.

    Even before the year 354,[53] the Western Church had separated the celebration of the Nativity of Christ as the feast of Christmas and set its date as December 25; it reserved January 6 as a commemoration of the manifestation of Christ, especially to the Magi, but also at his baptism and at the wedding feast of Cana.


    Many in the West observe a twelve-day festival, starting on December 25, and ending on January 5, known as Christmastide or the Twelve Days of Christmas. However, for the Catholic Church today, “Christmas Time runs from First Vespers (Evening Prayer I) of the Nativity of the Lord up to and including the Sunday after Epiphany or after January 6”,[37] a period not limited to twelve days. Some Christian cultures, especially those of Latin America and some in Europe, extend the season to as many as forty days, ending on Candlemas (February 2).


    The name of the feast as celebrated in the Orthodox churches may be rendered in English as the Theophany, as closer in form to the Greek Θεοφάνεια (“God shining forth” or “divine manifestation”). Here it is one of the Great Feasts of the liturgical year, being third in rank, behind only Paskha (Easter) and Pentecost in importance. It is celebrated on January 6 of the calendar that a particular Church uses. On the Julian Calendar, which some of the Orthodox churches follow, that date corresponds, during the present century, to January 19 on the Gregorian or Revised Julian calendar. The earliest reference to the feast in the Eastern Church is a remark by St. Clement of Alexandria in Stromateis, I, xxi, 45:

    And there are those who have determined not only the year of our Lord’s birth, but also the day… And the followers of Basilides hold the day of his baptism as a festival, spending the night before in readings. And they say that it was the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar, the fifteenth day of the month of Tubi; and some that it was the eleventh of the same month.

    (11 and 15 of Tubi are January 6 and 10 respectively.)

    If this is a reference to a celebration of Christ’s birth, as well as of his baptism, on January 6, it corresponds to what continues to be the custom of the Armenian Apostolic Church, which celebrates the birth of Jesus on January 6 of the calendar used, calling the feast that of the Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord.[56][57]

    Origen’s list of festivals (in Contra Celsum, VIII, xxii) omits any reference to Epiphany. The first reference to an ecclesiastical feast of the Epiphany, in Ammianus Marcellinus (XXI:ii), is in 361.

    In parts of the Eastern Church, January 6 continued for some time as a composite feast that included the Nativity of Jesus: though Constantinople adopted December 25 to commemorate Jesus’ birth in the fourth century, in other parts the Nativity of Jesus continued to be celebrated on January 6, a date later devoted exclusively to commemorating his Baptism.[53]

    Today in Eastern Orthodox churches, the emphasis at this feast is on the shining forth and revelation of Jesus Christ as the Messiah and Second Person of the Trinity at the time of his baptism. It is also celebrated because, according to tradition, the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by St. John the Baptist marked one of only two occasions when all three Persons of the Trinity manifested themselves simultaneously to humanity: God the Father by speaking through the clouds, God the Son being baptized in the river, and God the Holy Spirit in the shape of a dove descending from heaven (the other occasion was the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor). Thus the holy day is considered to be a Trinitarian feast.

    The Orthodox consider Jesus’ Baptism to be the first step towards the Crucifixion, and there are some parallels in the hymnography used on this day and the hymns chanted on Good Friday.

  • raphael  On December 14, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Ralph Wedekind posted on faKebook on December 14, 2012


    Just in time for X-mass
    This ONE formula reconciles RELIGION and SCIENCE
    (1/6)^37 um
    “exact Planck length unvEILs quantum gravity”
    So how does that formula UNIFY religion and science?
    The split between EAST and WEST churches occured on July 16, 1054 AD
    Since then X-mass has been celebrated on two different dates.
    WEST catholic is Dec. 25 (never changes)
    EAST orthodox is Jan. 6 (it has changed)
    Dec. 25 = 37
    i.e. Dec = 1+2 = 3 and 2+5=7
    Jan. 6 = 16
    Now lets see IF we can find those four numbers in this formula just formulized?

    We see the constant called the Planck Length = (1/6)^37 = (Jan. 6) ^Dec 25
    Hey ‘we the sheeple’ you do realize I was chosen?
    Hey ‘we the sheeple’ I can prove it.
    Who among 7 billion black/white sheeple was hung upside down like the Hanged Man (Card 12 of the Tarot) or crucified like St. Peter, or a bat?
    It was me that happened to notice that the caretakers of the ARK, the priests who were not on the rim of the wheel, the LEvI = I^37
    So I just proved that an out of this world RIGHT BRAIN SOLUTION is the gift I have for all of you IGNORANT odds and sods for the LEFT BRAIN illusion we have created for our selves.
    have a nice day
    digesting what I just said.
    And if YA want to know the SIMPLETON SOLUTION I have lined up for ya ALL…here is a clue of what I want EWE to do.
    i.e. eins zwei drei vier?
    let me know when ya all ready to move up a notch on the sliding scale….
    who am I?

    PhDUH I came to help the world heal.
    Who better than to send a heel?
    send in the clOWNs NOW

  • raphael  On October 9, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, September 29 is the feast of St. Michael. St. Gabriel is observed on March 24 and St. Raphael on October 24.

    by coincidence Oct. 24 is my eldest sister’s birthday.


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