|In this post I
will present some of my thoughts on what we may be facing during the
as expected the news
about present 'life on Mars' is beginning to leak out as the COSPAR conference
is now underway in Paris (July 18-25) where such an 'official'
announcement is anticipated as discussed before. We should be
hearing more about it in the coming days.
The conference will conclude on the same day as the final day of the
Tour de France, also set to take place in Paris which is
ritualistically very meaningful as we know.
Paris and Mars currently
share the prevalent 'Meridian' theme as Paris has
the Gnostically important Zero Meridian/'Rose Line' and
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has landed in and is
currently exploring a region called 'Meridiani Planum'
near the Martian Meridian.
The reigning champion of 'Le
Tour' is Lance Armstrong. The name 'Lance' evokes the
'Spear of Destiny' of St. Longinus which/whom we
have already associated with the Meridian theme. The name
'Longinus' alludes to longitude/meridian, and the Spear being
comparable to the Holy Grail (= 'Blood Royal', messianic
bloodline/'Rose Line') makes it analogous to the Paris
The Tour officially
began on July 4/Independence Day, symbolically embodied
by the Statue of Liberty holding the torch of
On the same day Venus,
the 'light-bearer' star representing
Mary-Isis as is the torch-bearing Lady Liberty, crossed the Galactic
Meridian very near yet another 'Torch-Bearer' star,
Aldebaran. The name Paris is said to allude to
Par-Isis ('near Isis') thus analogous to Venus-Sirius
(Sirius = Isis-Mary = Venus). In Greek mythology 'Paris' was a
figure associated with the torch.
And of course 2004 being the
year of the Athens Olympic Games, the persistent 'torch' theme has
brought our attention to the Olympic torch being carried around the
world. We have observed that:
On July 4 (the
'torch' day), the national soccer team of Greece (the
capital of which is Athens) won the European Championship
in a historic
The science-mission side
of NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers - Opportunity
and Spirit - is called
Athena, a goddess from whom the name 'Athens'
The Athens Olympics
begins on August 13 - the 225th day [from the first day
of] 2004. Venus'
orbit around the Sun takes 225 days.
We've gone through all this
before. Now let's get into the new findings...
First, we've had a terrestrial
version of the Meridian crossing (a la Venus), enacted through the
crossed the Paris Meridian on July 15, the same
day the BBC news story on current 'life on Mars' came
out. They crossed the Meridian again on July 18, the day
the COSPAR assembly began in Paris.
The cyclists crossed the Greenwich
Meridian on July 9 and July 11/12. These dates
closely coincide with Schwarzenegger visiting his home
country to represent the US for the funeral
of Austrian president Thomas Klestil who passed
away ~July 7. The funeral - a ritualistic 'echo' of the Reagan
one which also involved
Arnold - was held July 10 (Arnie was still
in Austria the next day). Schwarzenegger, 'The Olympian', is the
central star of the global 'torch ritual' currently underway as
has been discussed here for many weeks now.
It is also interesting that
this coming July 30 will be Arnie's 57th birthday, meaning he will
enter the 58th year of his life. '58', as explained in The
Lucifer Time Code: Part 1, is a Venus-connected key number
in the 'super ritual'.
Now, Venus is traditionally
the star signifying the Mary-Isis-Venus goddess complex and
particularly Mary Magdalene the supposed wife/lover of Jesus with
whom she is said to have had children to perpetuate the messianic
bloodline, i.e. the Holy Grail/Spear/Lance. The name Magdalene, as 'Magdala',
denotes 'tower'. The WTC twin towers were destroyed in 2001, which
was 225 years ('225' = Venus number) from the birth of the US in
1776. And the 'torch day' this year (July 4) witnessed the laying of
for the 'Freedom Tower' at the site of the WTC towers. The Freedom
Tower was reportedly designed to evoke the Statue of Liberty, i.e.
the torch-bearing Venus-Isis-Mary.
Given the prominence of the
Tour de France in the 'ritual', we wonder how the 'tower' theme
applies to the sporting event held in France, the very land of Mary
Magdalene (post-crucifixion). Well, a regular Etemenanki
reader/poster 'Alfredo' - who gave us useful information before -
again came up with an intriguing observation recently (July 11). He
Tour de France can be
seen as the Tower of France, and we have three
interpretations here: the tower of France is 1) the Eiffel Tower
2) The Goddess Isis/Mary/Marianne 3) Both
While I knew the symbolic
significance of the Eiffel Tower, I found his 'Tower of France'
interpretation quite thought-provoking. At first, however, I was not
quite ready to endorse this interpretation because I wasn't sure
just how solid the Tour-Tower comparison was.
Did he mean that they just
look and sound alike? I decided to do a little research on this.
Well, soon I learned that the interchangeability was indeed there.
The word 'tower' derives from Middle English 'tur, tour, towr', and
the term 'tour' in French actually does include the meaning
of 'tower'. So 'Tour of France' could in fact easily turn into
'Tower of France'! No wonder it was incorporated into the 'super
of course the 'Tower of France' would be a rather obvious reference
to one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, the Eiffel
tower standing in Paris near the Champs Elysees where the Tour
racing will conclude on July 25. What's more, the tower even stands
in a park called Champ de Mars - that is, 'Field of Mars'...
to acknowledge the intertwined Martian connection!
All these links are pushing us
more and more toward one of the Nostradamus quatrains that I have
discussed before. I recently wrote that today's events are bringing
'my' Nosty quatrains from years ago back to the surface and that I
was preparing to discuss them again. This, labeled II-48, is one
copie qui passera les monts.
Saturne en l'Arq tournant du poisson Mars:
Venins cachez soubs testes de saumons,
Leurs chief pendu a` fil de polemars.
The great army which will pass the mounts.
Saturn in the Arc turning of the fish Mars:
Poison hidden under the heads of salmon,
Their chief hung with cord of polemars.
Since 1999 I've been calling
this the 'Paris quatrain' as I found it to be essentially a 'word
map' describing the heart of Paris, the region around the Champs
Elysees, the 'historical axis of Paris', closely associated with
Sirius-Isis, Schwarzenegger, etc. Now that it's become a key feature
of the ongoing 'super ritual', this quatrain too is increasing, or
regaining, its significance.
First of all, the quatrain #
'2-48' is already an allusion to Paris as it corresponds to the
city's coordinates: 2.3 deg. E, 48.8 deg. N! As for
the rest, let me go through my interpretation again which I first
presented in the 1999: The Ark of Sirius article
Line 1: The
great army which will pass the mounts
'great army' is the very name given to one of the 12 streets
extending from the famous circular road that surrounds the Arc de
Triomphe ('Place Charles de Gaulle'). In French the street is called
'Grande Armee'. Not only is Grand Armee one of the 12 streets,
it is the direct extension of the main street, Champs Elysees
(Elysian Fields). The 'mounts' would be an allusion to the Arc de
Triomphe which stands in between Champs Elysees and Grande Armee.
Line 2: Saturn
in the Arc turning of the fish Mars
The 'Arc' is obviously a
reference to the Arc de Triomphe. The is supported by the word
'turning' coming right after 'Arc' as it suggests a circular
movement/shape - perfectly applicable to the famous circular road
going around the Arc de Triomphe. The mention of 'Saturn' further
reinforces this interpretation since the planet is most notable for
its beautiful circular ring. Saturn is symbolically coherent also in
that as the planet/god of death it relates to the fact that
the Arc marks the ' of
the Unknown Soldier' and that the Elysian Fields (Champs Elysees) is
mythologically a realm of the dead, analogous to the 'duat'
underworld ruled by Osiris in ancient Egyptian mythology.
As for 'turning of the fish
Mars', it is a very clever allusion to the Eiffel Tower (which
didn't exist in Nostradamus' time of course) standing in the Champ
de Mars (marked by a red rectangle in the map below).
As you can see, the tower in the
'Martian' park is located on the opposite side of the Seine river
from the Champs Elysees/Arc. The key hers is that the term 'Seine'
means 'fishing net' - thus making the Champ de Mars park
metaphorically comparable to a fish trapped in the 'net' represented
by the river.
But what about the 'turning'
part? Well, I couldn't quite figure it out back in 1999 but now the
meaning has become quite clear, and it certainly corroborates the
The term 'tower' as well as
'tour' etymologically derives from a root word denoting 'spinning'
or 'turning'. So 'turning of the fish Mars' would become 'tower of
the fish Mars'. And since the 'fish Mars' has already been
identified as the Champ de Mars, its tower would obviously be none
other than the Eiffel Tower standing in the Martian park!
Line 3: Poison hidden under the heads of salmon
The first word, 'poison', seems
to interact with the previous line in that the French word for
'fish' is 'poisson' which is nearly identical, both in spelling and
pronunciation, to 'poison'. ('Poison' has the same meaning in
French.) The original term used for 'poison' in the quatrain is 'Venins'
which resembles Venus - a connection strengthened by the fact that
Venus is a planet notable for having a poisonous atmosphere.
And because 'salmon' subsequently mentioned in the line is a type of
fish and fish in the previous line was associated with
turning/tower, we can now link Venus with the notion of
is symbolically very coherent since both Venus and tower are closely
identified with Mary Magdalene, the biblical version of the Egyptian
goddess Isis. And of course Paris is a 'city of Isis' (Par-Isis)
whose 'historical axis', the Champs Elysees, is designed to align
with the rising of Sirius, the Isis star.
Further, the concept of
'turning' and 'salmon' attached to Venus invokes the idea of the
planet going retrograde, i.e. moving in the opposite direction a la
salmon which is known for swimming against the current. As it
happens, Venus was in retrograde from mid-May through early July
this year (overlapping the Transit of Venus on June 8) and it was
around July 4 that Venus turned around to go direct again.
July 4, the 'torch day' already associated with Venus-Mary-Isis, was
when the Tour de France began. The race ends when the cyclists rides
through... yes, the Champ Elysees (July 25).
Line 4: Their chief hung with cord of polemars
'Polemars' appears to be a
made-up/coded word. Decoding here is not that difficult. We
can split it into two words, 'pole' and 'Mars'; and we can easily
infer that the 'pole' signifies the 'Eiffel Tower' in the Champ de 'Mars'.
In other words, the Eiffel Tower is a 'Mars pole', or 'pole-Mars'.
It is also interesting to note
that the polar regions of the planet Mars are where there is a lot
of frozen water, and Earth's polar regions are where some Martian
rocks have been found including one that was claimed in 1997 to
contain fossils of microbial life forms. This connection is
intensified by a NASA announcement
made just hours ago on July 20 - a well known NASA 'ritual' date -
saying that a meteorite found near the South Pole last year came
As for 'their chief hung with
cord', well, this is probably relevant to what is about to take
place in the very near future and likely has much to do with the
'Babylon leader falling' theme we have going with the 'super ritual'
(see the 'Time Code' articles).
particular, I'd have to say, we're probably looking at here the
exit of Pope John Paul II. Notice, for starters, that the reference
to fish/salmon in the quatrain relates to the Papacy in that the
pope is traditionally considered a 'fisher of men' and the strange
head piece that the popes wear represents the head of fish.
Correlate this with 'heads of salmon' and 'their chief/head hung
This papal event is mixed with
the Paris and the Tour via the quatrain probably because of the
Paris-Isis-Mary association (Mary represents the female
counterpart/opposition to the papal patriarchy) as well as the
timing issue. While it is not clear the pope's exit will directly
coincide with the Tour de France and/or the 'life on Mars'
announcement in Paris, all the indications are that the anticipated
high-impact event is to heavily interact with the
Paris-Isis/Sirius-Venus/Mary complex. So the Athens Olympics in
August is also a period we should carefully monitor for this.
Indeed, it happens that there is a very old tradition known as Tricesimum
(Thirty Day Devotion to Mary, also called Lady Month) which was
originally held from August 15 through September 14...
In 1999: The Ark of Sirius,
I put forward the view that the above quatrain (II-48) is to be seen
together with Quatrain II-41 (as first intuitively suggested by a
hypnotized subject in Dolores Cannon's Conversations With
Nostradamus). In fact, II-41 is what I've been calling the
'Sirius quatrain'. Here it is:
estoille par sept jours bruslera,
Nuee fera deux soleils apparoir:
Le gros mastin toute nuit hurlera,
Quand grand pontife changera de terroir.
The great star will burn for seven days,
The cloud will make two suns appear:
The large mastiff will howl all night
When the great pontiff changes his abode.
The first line alone is more
than enough to make this a 'Sirius quatrain'. Sirius is a 'great
star' (the brightest star, excluding the planets, in the night sky);
its name is etymologically related to the notion of
scorching/'burning'; and in ancient Egypt Sirius was called 'Sept' (Spd/Spdt)
thus is relatable to 'seven' in that the term 'sept' does mean
'seven' as can be seen from the fact that Sept-ember was originally
the seventh month.
The 'two suns' in line 2
relates to Sirius actually being a binary star system composed of
Sirius A and Sirius B. And Sirius is traditionally the 'Dog Star',
as alluded to by the 'mastiff' reference in line 3.
And then we have the final
line which quite clearly refers to a major shift involving papacy.
As explained above and in the Lucifer
Time Code series, 2004 is a special year highlighted by the
Venus-Sirius-Mars complex. The combination of Quatrains II-48 and
II-41 therefore strongly suggests the exit of the Pope this year.
That 2004 is the year is also
hinted (consciously or subconsciously) by this graphic displayed
on what appears to be an official Vatican website,
commemorating the '25th anniversary of Pontificate'.
As you can see, the metaphoric
timeline of Pope JPII depicted in the image reaches the summit of
the rocky hill after the year 2003. The year 2004 is apparently
signified by the cross sounded by a cloud... as if to say that this
is where he goes up into 'heaven'. I mean, it's pretty bizarre how
nearly 'in your face' this encoded 'message' is.
The depicted juxtaposition of
the cross/death, the cloud, and the Sun is even compatible with the
second line of Quatrain II-41: 'The cloud will make two suns
appear' because John Paul II is identified in St Malachi's
list of popes as 'De Labore Solis' meaning 'of the
Labor of the Sun' or 'of the Eclipse of the Sun'. John Paul II is
therefore a 'Sun Pope' - a form of a 'Sun king' which is
interchangeable with 'Babylon king'. Upon death, as he ascends to
(let's just assume) heaven, he metaphorically becomes a Sun.
So the cross in the picture also represents a Sun, thus producing
the second Sun sounded by the cloud, a la the second line of II-41 -
'The cloud will make two suns appear'...
Intentional? Coincidence? Who
early as 2000 I have been putting forward the idea that there is
a parallel existing between papacy and American presidency. This
is reflected in our 'Babylon leader falling' theme which involves
both the Pope and the President along with some other characters.
Bush, as a figure comparable to the radical ancient Egyptian 'Sun
king' Akhenaten who tried to revolutionize the prosperous ancient
Egyptian culture (18th Dynasty), is also a 'Sun king'. So it is
intriguing that Election Day is coming up soon in November, which
may well interact conceptually or timing-wise with the projected
This spells trouble. As
explained in 1999: The Ark of Sirius, the line 'the cloud
will make two suns appear' can easily imply an inconclusive
election, a theme already manifested through the 2000 US election
which failed to decisively determine the winner. As I wrote in 1999:
To see the connection, we
need to first look at the process of the [papal] election. The
most common way to elect a pope is by ballot... Two votes are
taken every morning and two every afternoon until a two-thirds
plus one majority is obtained. The crowd in St. Peter's Square
follow the bolloting by watching the smoke that comes from the
chimney on the palace roof. The smoke is from burning all the
ballots. If the necessary majority is not reached, the ballots are
burned in a way that creates black smoke. When the majority
is reached, the ballots are burned in a manner that creates white
smoke to signal the election.
Now, the word Nostradamus
used for 'cloud' was 'nuee' which actually implies a big/black
cloud rather than a nice/white cloud. Therefore a more fitting
translation would be:
cloud will make double sun appear'
Next, the 'sun' appearing is
symbolic of the successor to Pope John Paul II, because he is the
'pope of the solar eclipse' (JPII was born during a solar
eclipse May 18, 1920...). [So] the 'sun appearing' would
metaphorically refer to the pope who follows the 'eclipse pope',
John Paul II.
But the line says there
would be 'two' suns. When combined with the 'black cloud'
part (which means unsuccessful vote), it's not that difficult to
derive the meaning of the whole line; it would refer to a
situation of 'pope vs. antipope' (i.e. one elected or
claiming to be pope in opposition to the pope canonically chosen).
And the indications are that those two 'popes' will be the last
popes. At least there are no more popes after them in Malachy's
prophetic list of popes.
The coming of the final pope
resonates with the Etemenanki interpretation that
Schwarzenegger may well become the final US president in the near
future. What does this 'two suns' interpretation mean for upcoming
election and the potential exit of the Pope? Well, for papacy it may
be quite literal - i.e. an imperfect election creating a pope vs.
anti-pope situation. For the US presidency... well, it's not
difficult to see that we will have a messy election process since
the Bush White House is not the type to go down quietly. The already
illegitimate presidency will do almost anything for survival. It's a
really scary situation.
What I will be closely
monitoring in the coming weeks and months, however, is the
possibility of the exit of Vice President of Dick Cheney, Defense
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and some/many of their neoconservative
minions who were behind the deceptive push for the Iraq invasion. As
you probably know, this is something I've been projecting for quite
a long time now - Cheney since
last summer ('03), and Rumsfeld since spring.
These guys would effectively
represent the 'war chief' who is to be (metaphorically) 'hung with
cord' as per Quatrain II-48. After all Cheney is the real
'president' making all key foreign policy decisions and Rumsfeld is
the head of the US
military (the Pentagon). Rumsfeld is particularly intriguing in that
the 'pentagon' is closely related to a pentagram (five-pointed star)
which in turn happens to be a traditional symbol for Venus-Sirius.
And the 'war' aspect of the Pentagon relates to Mars the planet/god
There are so many
scandals/wrongdoings surrounding these 'chiefs' at this point that
it's becoming difficult to figure out which one would be directly
responsible for their fall. (It is indeed absolutely ridiculous
that they still haven't been put in jail, and I'm not exaggerating.)
But I continue to closely monitor the Plame (CIA operative) outing
investigation (for Cheney et al) and the Iraq prison torture scandal
(particularly Abu Ghraib) for Rumsfeld.
In terms of timing, we should
pay attention to the fact that we are apparently about to have a
'life on Mars' announcement coming from the Paris COSPAR conference.
regular Etemenanki readers will recall that Cheney's
potential exit and the issue of life on Mars have been closely
linked together from the very beginning, as demonstrated in my
West Wing Cipher (Sept. 29, '03). And the latest news
stories/rumors coming out on the Plame leak matter are suggesting
that the investigation is getting ready to announce its conclusions
within the coming weeks... An at the same time, the 'dump Cheney'
rumor has recently gone
We may be dealing with a
similar timetable for the Rumsfeld/Pentagon case. As we all know,
the shocking Abu Ghraib prisoner-abuse pictures that came out in
April/May nearly brought the Bush administration to its knees. The
scandal shattered the credibility of the United States in the eyes
of the international community. Well, if you think it's no longer
news, you're mistaken. The worst is yet to come on this horrific
war-crime scandal. As the legendary journalist Seymour Hersh
at an ACLU convention, there is evidence - tapes - of Iraqi children
being sodomized in US prisons there and this biggest
story of the Iraq war has not yet been reported by the US
mainstream news media. But when they do - and they will soon enough,
they have to - this thing should prove quite deadly. We are talking bona fide war crimes here that almost
certainly will be traced back to the highest leadership level. And
I'd say Rumsfeld would rather
quickly step down or be removed from his position. Hersh, along with
others I'm sure, will be reporting on the story in the coming
To complicate the matter,
however, it's uncomfortably likely that we'll have a 'shock &
awe' event, perhaps even comparable in impact to 9/11, designed to
distract people's attention away from the extremely damaging
At any rate, I have the
following strange but thought-provoking stuff that will correlate
the disturbing prisoner-abuse scandal issue with the 'two suns'
Turns out, there is a site
called 'Abu Ghurob' in Egypt occupying the northern region of Abusir
known for its crude but almost Giza-like pyramid complex. The
picture below shows Abusir pyramids with Giza pyramids seen in the
The name 'Abu Ghurob' caught
my attention first because of its similarity to 'Abu Ghraib', i.e.
the Iraq prison-abuse central. Then I was intrigued further by
the name 'Abusir' as it evoked 'abuser' as in 'prisoner-abuser'. It
was almost as if I was detecting some kind of word-play 'game' set
up just beneath the surface of the Abu Ghraib scandal.
Next, I found that Abu Ghurob
is known primarily for its two 'Sun
[In this illustration
Abu Ghurob is spelt 'Abu Ghauob']
Two Sun temples... 'two Suns'.
As implausible as all this was, my curiosity was definitely piqued.
And it seemed the more I explored this angle the more 'coincidences'
I would find, pulling me deeper in the rabbit hole... I'll be
reporting on these findings along with other stuff in the near
Coincidence or not,
synchronicity does usually seem to signify a 'nod'/'wink' from the
'reality matrix program', so for now I'll just state my view that
Iraq prisoner abuse matter is indeed part of the 'script' signified
by the 'two suns' theme and that I expect the 'war chief' like
Rumsfeld responsible for the war crimes to be publicly 'hung' (so to
It should be noted that the
Abu-Ghraib torture scandal blew wide open and persisted during May,
the 'Month of Mary'. May's traditional association with Mary derives
from Tricesimum - Thirty Day Devotion to Mary (Lady Month)
- which was originally observed from August 15 through September 14
as noted earlier. So this gives us more reason to suspect that the
prison-abuse issue is to be 'echoed' in August/September, closely
coinciding with the Olympics.
But for the more immediate
future, we can look forward to the 'destined' winning of Tour de
France by Lance Armstrong (and he's almost
there). And here is something that directly links together the
race/Lance and the star of the 'super ritual', Arnold
Schwarzenegger. As 'Rick', an Etemenanki reader, has
informed me, Arnie and Lance are already linked via last year's
Tour. We learn:
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger,
who is following part of the Tour, returned the overall leader's
yellow jersey to Armstrong when the 31-year-old Texan ascended the
This meeting of the two
champions took place last summer when Arnie's Terminator 3
film was in theaters and his rise in politics was just beginning in
Okay, let's see... Let me just
note that tomorrow, July 22, is the Mary Magdalene day. Three days
after that (July 25) comes the finale of Tour de France. July 30
coming after that will be Arnold's birthday which will coincide with
the opening of the new film, The
Manchurian Candidate, a story about a mind-controlled
sleeper put into the White House (hmm...). And August 6 is of course
an important Arnie/Paris/Antichristic day, followed closely by the
opening of the Athens Olympics on August 13... etc. etc.