The Shroud of Turin is the linen cloth alleged to be the burial shroud of Christ. In their quest to answer Grail questions some Grail researchers claim the Grail and the Shroud of Turin is the same thing.
While many believe the Shroud should be treated less as a holy relic than as a palladium wielded by the Emperor, if authentic, it is the only known artifact of the Crucifixion (and Jesus' life for that matter).
There is no mention in the Gospels of what Jesus looked like. It is unlikely that there was ever a portrait of Jesus made in his lifetime because of the rigidity with which the Jews interpreted the second commandment.
No blood samples of Jesus are said to exist. So, it is impossible to say for certain that the man depicted in the Shroud is or is not Jesus. However, the parallels between the moment in time captured by the Shroud and the story of the Crucifixion of Jesus are striking.
In 1898, Secondo Pia, an amateur Italian photographer was appointed to take the first-ever official photograph of the Shroud. When he developed the photographs he found, to his amazement, that there appeared to be a photographic likeness of Jesus.
The Shroud has the front and back images of a crucified man as if the linen had been wrapped around the body from the feet up over the head and back down to the feet, leaving complete front and back images -- including what appear to be bloodstains.
The sharp detail of the blood combined with what appear to be teeth, bones, flowers and other objects on the cloth have provoked several scientists to hypothesize that intense radiation involving light and X-ray frequencies produced the images on the linen. X rays do not "just happen." They are triggered.
If the image on the Shroud is a by-product of the Crucifixion it raises a question: what (really) happened at the Crucifixion that caused these X-rays and the formation of the image on the Shroud?
One researcher who has deeply considered this question is Thaddeus Trenn, Ph.D., Director of the Science and Religion Course Program at the University of Toronto, Canada. In an interview with science writer Linda Moulton Howe,1 he advances the arguments of U.S. chemist Dr. Giles Carter, the first, but by no means the last, to observe an X-ray quality to the Shroud's image, as suggested by the eerie skeletal appearance of the hands.
Dr. Trenn hypothesizes that the body inside the Shroud experienced a dematerialization due to the influx of intense energy that overcame the strong (nuclear) forces that bind the protons and neutrons, and released the matter into energy -instantly. He was provoked into formulating his hypothesis by the work of other scientists who have shown evidence that the Shroud images are X-rays.
The frontal view of the man on the Shroud of Turin, as seen on the photographic negative.
The Shroud is discovered hidden above the gate of Edessa.
A tile or Stone of Light called the keramion was reputedly discovered along with the Shroud of Edessa bearing the same face as on the cloth. A member of Napoleon's army drew the stone at left in 1798 in Egypt one hundred years before the first photograph of the Shroud in 1898. This face bears an uncanny resemblance to the face on the Shroud. Is it Jesus?
The Shroud, itself, says Dr. Trenn, is a roll of quasi-undeveloped film, a photographic negative negative, waiting for the right moment, the invention of photography, to unmask its hidden true "positive."
No one can say for certain what excited X-rays in the bones and teeth to move outward through the skin into the linen, but Dr. Trenn thinks that X-ray energy might be the byproduct of the primary dematerialization event -- the Crucifixion. In other words, as a result of the Crucifixion the man in the Shroud was transformed into a being of light. According to the apocryphal texts, Jesus could dematerialize and materialize at will. After the Crucifixion he frequently appeared to his disciples as a being of light.
This hypothesis seems to raise ten provocative questions for every one it answers. What was the power source for the X-rays? Where did the man in the Shroud go? What kind of an event, exactly, was the Crucifixion?
One thing is certain. Finding these answers yields tremendous power, both spiritually and militarily speaking. In addition to being a profound key to the Crucifixion, through the centuries the Shroud (or Grail) has enjoyed a fabled reputation as a palladium possessing great powers of protection. In 544, it had reportedly saved the city of Edessa (Thomas' religious center) from a siege by the mighty Persian army.
Many warriors throughout history, including Ivan the Terrible and Adolph Hitler, have sought the military advantage of waving the Shroud or Grail in an enemy's face. Like the Ark of Covenant, it was both a symbol of humankind's covenant with God, but also a weapons system with enormous destructive power. Find the inner secrets of the Grail, and you find military power beyond your wildest dreams.
Was Osiris' Pillar of Love, which is strikingly similar in design to Van De Graaf generator, the X-ray producing device that created the X-ray on the Shroud of Turin?
If Jesus and Mary Magdalene possessed this nuclear technology, the question arises: where did they get it?
As noted, the Pillar of Love has for its base a 'stump' that resembles the Ark of the Covenant. A remarkable key to the mystery we are investigating is contained in the stories of the Ark, the grapes and a person named Nu, the origins of the word nuclear.
The temples dedicated to the Rainbow Goddess Nu throughout the Egyptian and Greek world often featured a carved stone or moon boat containing a figure of a winged or angelic Isis.
At Mari, this goddess was depicted wearing the blue stones that turn one into a Shining One around her neck. To the ancients the meaning of this symbol was nu-clear. The winged Rainbow Goddess was bringing a precious gift to humanity in a boat shaped like an arc. This gift was the secret of the shining sun god.
In Hebrew history the Babylonian moon goddess Nu-ah and her Arc or Pandora's box full of secrets appears in the tale of Noah's Ark in which Noah and his family rode-out the Flood.
Genesis 9:8-17 tells how, after the Flood, Yahweh promised Noah never again to destroy humankind by water, and as evidence of his 'covenant' set a rainbow in the sky. Later, planting the first vineyard, Noah made wine, got drunk and lay naked in his tent.2
The Ark reappeared at the time of Moses (c. 1,400 BC) as the Ark of the Covenant, the repository for the Tablets containing the Ten Commandments. The wine of Noah appeared at the Last Supper.
Another Hebrew story concerning the Ark, the word nun, and the grapes may provide the answer why. In the relevant episode (Numbers 13) Moses and the Israelites were enroute to the Promised Land. Yahweh ordered them to stop short and to send out some spies.
One of Moses' operatives, Joshua, an ancestor of Jesus, was called the "Son of Nun." Along with a companion, Joshua was dispatched to the valley of Eschol ('valley of the cluster' as in grapes) where he stole a cluster of grapes from the sons of Anak who were living there. He returned the grapes to Moses.
Nun and the cluster of grapes later became cryptograms that were extremely important to the Essenes, the priesthood of which Jesus was a member, and the Gnostic Grail heretics that they held sacred and secret.
The cluster of grapes symbolized the secrets of creation, the secrets of manipulating the mother substance and the symbol for the Grail.
These secrets existed before the Flood and were 'brought over' into the new civilization. Significantly, the name Joshua "Son of Nun" in the Old Testament is the name given in the New Testament as Jesus, the meaning of the name being "God is my savior." Nun (N), is the fourteenth letter of the alphabet. It means 'fish', one of the symbols of Jesus. Webster's Dictionary says "nun" also refers to birds.3
From the description of their route given in Numbers and the length of their excursion (a 'magical' or initiatory forty days), it seems Joshua took a survey of a vast land, one larger than the Holy Land which can be surveyed in a lot less than forty days.
Joshua and his companion took particular notice of Hebron, the burial ground of the patriarchs whose bones were thought to "mark" this territory as human for all time. Hebron (or is it Heron?), to their horror, was in possession of the sons of Anak (ver. 33) -- who are described not as humans but as giants!
The giants themselves lived in a place called Eschcol, the 'valley of the cluster' (as in grapes). In a story reminiscent of Jack and the Beanstalk, we learn that when the spies arrived at the land of the giants they stole a branch heavy with grapes.
These blue apples are so large it takes two men to carry them (ver. 23,24)! This event is the subject of Poussin's painting.
According to Tatiana Kletzky-Pradere's alluring account in Rennes-le-Chateau: A Visitor's Guide,4 at precisely noon on January 17 the Sun's rays, low on the horizon, pass directly through the patterns on the stained glass windows of the church of Mary Magdalene and project onto the opposite wall a tree covered with round fruit resembling apples.
This stunning effect takes on a remarkable significance as the Sun moves through the room. As it moves from left to right, the fruits (changing from blue to red, all except for three of them which remain blue. This stunning effect is short lived. It becomes blurred and then disappears completely.
God had promised the Israelites a land flowing with milk and honey. These grapes were certainly a healthy down payment! One would think the spies would have returned to Moses enthusiastic about their future prospects.
Instead, Numbers tells us that upon their return the spies counsel Moses that attacking this area would be a nightmare.
Why? The cities are impregnable fortresses; they "are walled," and "very great" (ver. 28). But that's not all. Even if they overcame the walls nothing could prepare them for the sight of the inhabitants of the vineyards. "We saw the children of Anak there" (ver. 28), the spies reported, "we saw the giants," those men of a prodigious size, the "sons of Anak," which "come of the giants" (ver. 33).
They speak as if they were ready to tremble at the mention of them. "Oh these tremendous giants! When we were near them we were in our own sight as grasshoppers."
What kind of carnival freak show could these spies possibly have seen? The answer is provided once nephilim, the original Hebrew term used to describe the giants, is decoded. This strange word nephilim has for ages been mistranslated as 'giants', leading to numerous erroneous interpretations of Old Testament stories including the story from Numbers 13. One excellent example of its mis-use is Genesis 6:4 where we learn:
"The Nephilim were on the Earth in those days, and also afterward, when the Sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown."
Nephilim is not the only word that has been misunderstood in this passage. As Sumerian scholar Zecharia Sitchin pointed out in The Twelfth Planet,5 the other truly awe-inspiring word that was mistranslated was one that appears in the last line: renown.
The correct understanding of these two words revolutionizes Earth history. That other word, shem, has been misinterpreted as renown. Thus we have inherited the false legacy that the Nephilim were men of renown when actually the word shem means 'that which goes up', as in rocketships (or light bodies).
Once we remove the obscuring language, we instantly recognize that what Genesis 6:4, Numbers 13 and the book of Daniel are actually telling us is that the Nephilim, the Sons of An-Ak (the Children of Daniel), the ancient star beings, were on Earth in those days. They, and their children -- the humanalien hybrids -- lived in a valley near vineyards which produced enormous magical grapes.
The Sumerians called these Nephilim the A-nun-naki, which as we have seen, literally translates as 'those from heaven to Earth came'. An-un-naki is very close to the 'sons of An-Ak' mentioned in Numbers, and also (not coincidentally) the Ana-sa-zi, the name of the ancestors of the Hopi or Opi Indians of the American Southwest whose name means 'the peaceful ones'.
According to Sumerian myth, Mari/Inanna received the tablets from the creator god named E.A. or Enki, a key figure in Sumerian mythology, and in our story.
E.A. was part of an early wave of gods the Sumerians called A-nun-naki, 'those who came to Earth from Heaven' in search of gold, rare metals and radioactive materials, such as uranium or cobalt.6
The latter were described as the Lower World's "blue stones"7 that could turn a person into an El or "Shining One." E.A. is routinely depicted emerging from between a double mountain accessed through twin pillars. This God of Wisdom has rays emerging from his shoulders and streams beneath him.
The sun god emerges from between two pillars with a wand or branch in his hand.
Inanna (with wings) and E.A. (with fish swimming around him) stands by while the sun god emerges from between two mountains with a branch or wand in his hand.
Enki was also called Oannes ("Dove") and was depicted as half-man, half fish.
We should not be surprised to find these shining Nephilim inhabiting the holyland. Sumerian records and artifacts decoded by Sitchin prove that many of the cities in this region were originally founded by the Nephilim (the A-nun-naki or Elohim) including Jerusalem (the City of Peace), which according to Sitchin's scholarship is nothing less than an A-nun-naki interstellar communications center!
These beings were frequently depicted with wings. They are known as the Bird Tribe. Their angelic language is called the Language of the Birds. The alchemists called it the Green Language. It was the language of nuclear transmutation.
What makes this episode so startling to me is a mind-boggling bit of intelligence regarding the vineyards of the A-nun-naki discovered by Moses' spies.
We know that, as the spies reported, the A-nun-naki were certainly militarily stronger than the Israelites. The Sumerian recollections attest they were big in stature and also well armed. This alone would be good reason to follow God's advice and not to go trodding on their territory. But the Israelite spies reported another even more terrifying (and, therefore to us, a more interesting) reason for staying out of the vineyards. That is this:
"the land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof'. 8
What a strange and stimulating observation.
"The land that eatheth up the inhabitants thereof." What does this mean?
Some think that there was a great plague in the country at the time that they surveyed it. If so, why shroud this simple fact in obscure language? People in ancient times certainly knew the meaning of the word plague.
Another interpretation is that the land did not provide enough food for its people, an interpretation which contradicts the belief that this was the land of milk and honey.
The phrase, "the land eateth up the people thereof' must have a more fantastic explanation.
In fact, because of the imprecise language, it must refer to something the spies did not quite understand. What could it possibly be that eats people and makes them disappear from the face of the Earth?
It would be easy to say the spies saw either a space ship (which in this case they could not imagine, therefore they could not see). If so, they could have said they saw a "cloud," a term used dozens of times in the Bible during episodes that are strikingly similar to modern day UFO sightings.
If they saw an inner Earth opening that consumed people, they could easily have said they saw a cave.
So, when they said "the land eateth the people up," and they saw either individuals or a group of people disappearing into thin air leading them to believe the land consumed them, they must have seen something for which they did not have a word.
We now have such a word: stargate.
My interpretation of the Rennes mystery asks us to imagine the opening of such a stargate is not some fantasy, but is an actual event that took place in the vineyards of Rennes-le-Chateau.
It further asks us to imagine this scenario is the most accurate interpretation of the events foretold to happen in that book to end all books, the Book of Revelation.
In Revelation 14:19-20 the wrath of God (his cranky Son) appears and a winepress suddenly opens up:
"And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs."
Now, a furlong is a cubit and a half. A cubit is 18 inches.
After we unzip the calculator and do the math, we learn that the book of Revelation states the wrath of God will open a 12 and a half mile winepress somewhere on Earth.
A 12 and a half mile wine press? What the hell is that?
When we unzip this word with our trusty Language of the
Birds word decoder we learn the term winepress means 'stargate'. A 12 and a half mile stargate will open within the twenty square mile invisible temple complex.
What happens once the stargate is open?
"And the angel thrust his sickle into the Earth, and gathered the vine of the Earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God."
What or who are the vine? The vine is used in numerous biblical references to describe the Chosen Ones. For instance: "A vine thou didst bring out of Egypt." 9 "The vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the House of Israel and the men of Judah are his cherished plant."10
This is likely based on the Sumerian tradition that revered the vine leaf as the sign for 'life'. In Babylonian tradition the goddess of the Tree of Life (the Pillar of Love), who fertilized the ova of Ava or Eve, was called the 'Lady of the Vine'.
The 'Lady of the Vine' is also known as the Great Mother, whom the Hebrews called Mer. This is the Egyptian word for love and the root of the name of Jesus' mother, Mary, and the Magdalene, his chief apostle and partner. As noted, it comes through the Latin mare, meaning 'sea'. She is sometimes known as the net and her son the divine fisherman. Jesus was called the 'fisher of men'.
Fish gods tend a pillar, while a god being hovers above.
Interpreting the meaning of this picture means stretching our imaginations to touch a higher world. The theory of hyperspace states that dimensions exist beyond the commonly accepted four of length, width, breadth and space and time. It postulates that our world actually emerges from a higher dimension. Mystics say this is where our souls and the flying vehicle depicted above emerged from. Physicists say it is a source of a limitless supply of free life-force energy -- love.
A moment ago, I asked that we imagine that a 12 and a half-mile wide stargate suddenly opened up on our beautiful blue apple floating out in the middle of nowhere in space. Putting a hyperdimensional accent on this apple allows us to get to the core of this proposition.
Think of it this way. Scientists used to believe the Earth was flat like a two-dimensional plane. But then, when we went into space, and achieved a higher perspective, we altered our perception and could see that the Earth was round. Many theoretical physicists believe that knowledge of higher dimensions will lead to a comprehensive theory of the universe and will usher in a new golden (or should I say blue) age for humanity.
This isn't some New Age kook science. Thousands of the brightest minds in physics, and massive funding for major research laboratories around the world, are devoted to uncovering the secrets of hyperspace. Many of these scientists were inspired by science fiction stories of time travel, parallel universes, teleportation, time warps -- all ideas which at one time didn't make any sense but are rapidly becoming scientific fact.
Similarly, there are beliefs in mythology that don't make any sense. For example, gods in space ships, apples of immortality, enlightened beings appearing out of thin air. These events will remain a mystery until we can think hyperdimensionally and unlock ourselves from a flat two-dimensional view of our past and our present.
This is why we must understand the concept of the thoughtsphere. If you want to imprison someone in a flat, 2-D world all you have to do is draw a circle around them. The key to escaping prison is the same key used to decode the myths of the ancients. It's not to expand the circle, that just extends the prison walls. We have to be able to jump to a hyper level.
Hyperdimensional thinking yields a panoramic overview similar to that achieved when humanity received the first images of the whole Earth from space. For the captive on the 2-D world it enables him to step outside the circle. From this vantage-point the nonsensical can make sense. In physics, expressing nature in higher dimensions makes it simpler. This is the central idea behind Einstein's theory of relativity. In mythology, expressing stories from a hyper dimension also makes them simpler too.
In his book Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimension11 Michio Kaku tells the story of a race of tiny flatworms living on the surface of large apple. The common sense belief in this world, which they call Appleworld, is that it is flat and two dimensional, like themselves. One daring worm, Colombus, strips this idea to its core when he gets the brilliant idea that Appleworld is actually curved in something he calls the third dimension. Because a third unseen dimension is theoretically impossible in his two-dimensional world, Colombus is labeled a fool. So, he journeys into the horizon and eventually returns home, proving the world is a sphere.
Along the way, the mercurial Colombus discovers another way to travel between points on the apple: By digging into the apple, voila, he can create a tunnel that reduces the distance. He calls these wormholes and with them he proves that the shortest distance between two points is not a straight line, it is a wormhole. He also discovers that at the other end of the wormhole time is ticking at a different rate. He is in the past.
As Colombus' messianic career progresses in Kaku's story, he discovers that Appleworld is just one apple in an immense, interconnected tree, which itself is in a magnificent wormhole-riddled orchard or garden. Quite possibly, one can travel from apple to apple instantaneously, as if there were nothing in between. (In France, the possibility exists to go from blue apple to blue apple with nothing in between.)
Can we specifically locate the valley Eschcol, the possible stargate location, where Joshua retrieved the Blue Apples in or near Rennes-le-Chateau?
The answer is yes, according to Elizabeth van Buren. She says the location of the Valley of Eschol in Poussin's painting is Rennes-le-Chateau. In the background above the grapes is seen a mountain peak which is easily recognized as Pech Cardou, a mountain nearby Rennes.
What might this painting be telling us? In GENESET authors David Wood and Ian Campbell offer a unique insight into Pech Cardou, a view afforded them by looking into Higgins' Anacalypsis.
In the Language of the Birds, the prefix card refers to all matters of the heart or the center. Cardiac and cardinal are two examples. Higgins states that cardo and Ararat (aka Mount Ida) or the Mountain of Cordi, the name of the mountain upon which Noah's Ark came to rest, are interchangeable. From Latin, Higgins defines cardo as a pivot, a hinge, a point about which something turns, and a place of crossing.
Shown here is another depiction of the two thieves, Joshua and his companion. They are carrying the cluster of grapes that they have brought to the Crucifixion of Jesus. Here, we must ask a critical question: what are they really carrying? Could the blue apples be another symbol for the Pillar?
Joshua and Caleb tote the grapes of Eschol to the Crucifixion. Sion, Switzerland.
This courageous work of art is simultaneously terror and awe-inspiring. It comes from the Castle of Valere, in Sion, Switzerland. Why is it associated with the Crucifixion?
One answer comes from Chartres. There, on the 'Symbolic Window of the Redemption' we see an identical pairing of the two thieves carrying the cluster of grapes beneath a green Cross. This window illustrates the medieval belief in the concordance of the two stories. Old Testament scenes are grouped together with the Passsion of Jesus as if they happened at the same time.
In the scene of his Passion Jesus is shown carrying another ever green cross, symbolic of the life-giving power of the blood of Christ and a reference to the belief that the Cross was made of the wood of the Tree of Life from the Garden of Eden. Beneath him is the Old Testament prefiguration, the depiction of Joshua and a companion stealing a huge bunch of grapes upon a staff.
According to Isidore of Seville, the grapes suspended on a pole symbolize Christ hanging on the cross, for he is the M-Istic grape whose blood fills the Grail. In the following scenes on the Passion window, Jesus is crowned with green thorns, once again inviting us to conclude that his starry helmet or crown of thorns was made from the same material (or technology) as the Cross or Pillar, i.e. palladium.
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