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Foreseeing Papal Transition: 2004-05

by Goro Adachi

As of this writing (Apr 1, '05), much of the world's attention is focused on the gravely worsening condition of Pope John Paul II whose rapid physical deterioration began in earnest around the beginning of February this year when he suddenly fell ill and was rushed to the hospital. Whatever your opinion of the Pope or the Roman Catholic Church, the imminent end of John Paul II's reign is guaranteed to be a momentous event that will have tremendous emotional impact on many in the world, especially in the west - a psychological earthquake comparable to the recent Sumatra 'Great Flood' event. And there is the added element of ominous 'prophetic' implications popularly attached to the exit of the current Pope. In today's alarmingly religious climate - especially in the United States - this can easily create psychological instability that may be exploited for political purposes, for instance. If people, particularly 'rapture'-obsessed Christians, are more willing to believe that the 'end of the world' is upon us, then they will be more willing to go along with extreme measures which in turn will help bring about a geopolitical situation akin to 'Armageddon' and such, creating an unhealthy self-fulfilling prophecy. (This is not to say that there isn't anything meaningful to the 'prophetic' implications of the fall of John Paul II.)

So this is no trivial matter. The event would be so symbolic that it will inevitably have great impact on the real world. This is why the exit of the Pope has been a major theme closely monitored on this website since the very beginning. There have been numerous potential 'windows' identified for the eventuality over the years and I had become particularly determined to not miss any signs indicative of the arrival of the exit. And it was early December last year - when there was no crisis over the Pope's health - that I began detecting symbolic clues multi-layered and insistent enough that I started publicly projecting, seriously and repeatedly within the context of what I call the Super Torch Ritual, the imminent fall of the Pope. It has to be emphasized that until February 1 of this year, people in general had practically stopped paying attention to the Pope's physical condition as it appeared to be relatively stable and for many months there were no alarming news stories coming out to suggest otherwise. It was risky of course but it was, for me, just a matter of reporting the multicontextual clues I was picking up and thus was what I've always done on this website.

The result that has emerged is that no one out there seems to have pinpointed, in public, the timing of the fall of JPII as effectively as was done here. At the very least I managed to accomplish the objective of not failing to identify in advance the time window for the event that would finally be it. Now, it is not very 'nice' to talk about someone's death like it's a game - and I haven't forgotten that the Pope is a person - but it is probably also true that if there is one person on the planet whose death might understandably be a subject of much speculation and theorizing... well, it's the Pope. So, no disrespect to the pontiff intended.

The following is a collection of excerpts (in gray, emphasis added) from the numerous posts I wrote since December '04 that pre-communicated the imminent fall of the Pope and some from after the key date, February 1, '05 (when JPII's dramatic fall began). It's not meant to be an in-depth presentation but a quick demonstration showing how the momentous event that seems to have began suddenly (relatively speaking of course) was actually preceded by a lot of 'clues' that were identified as such before February 1, '05.

December 22, '04   Damage Plan - Paul Is Dead?

[...] So what could be the 'plan' covertly telegraphed through the Columbus shooting? This is very speculative stuff to be sure but I did a bit of research and thinking on this, and all the clues kept yielding a surprisingly consistent 'message' and it was none other than the 'exit of the Sun-king' theme with particular emphasis on the Pope. [...]

So, as I said, this is all quite strange and highly speculative, and yet with some hesitation I'd have to infer that this is indeed what the 'clues' are beginning to transmit rather insistently. The next phase would be to try to figure out the 'timetable' for the presumed 'planned event(s)' which may well take the form of the exit of the Pope or other Babylon/Sun-king figures. [...]

At this point I'm looking at December as one of the potential windows, given its exoteric 'birth of Christ' celebration (Christmas), the winter solstice, past examples..., and such. In particular, I will be very closely monitoring the days around Dec 28 which will feature 1) Mercury-Venus conjunction, 2) Mercury crossing the Galactic Meridian on 12/26-27, 3) Saturn positioned on the 'dark side' of the Moon on 12/27-28, and most importantly, 4) Venus crossing the Galactic Meridian on 12/29.

More than the Sun, Venus' crossing of the Galactic Meridian is the key celestial configuration driving the 'super torch ritual': its prior crossing on June 11 just 3 days after the Venus transit coincided with the burial ceremony of Ronald Reagan simultaneously signifying the 'conception' of Schwarzenegger as the 'torch of kingship' was ritualistically passed on from the 'once king' to the 'future king', Arnold; and the next crossing on July 3-4 marked Independence Day or unofficially the Lady Liberty/torch day.

Judging from the Sun's meridian crossing giving us the Columbus event and such, the window around Dec 28/29 is likely to produce at least some symbolically meaningful event consistent with the underlying themes we have going here, if not a bona fide high-impact event like the fall of a Babylon/Sun-king.

Whatever the timeline I'm increasingly detecting the symbolic patterns and clues setting the stage for the exit of the Pope, or at least something significant to do with the Sun-king figure, seemingly treating it as a key event coming up soon to shake things up...

In closing let me bring to your attention yet another remarkably 'ritualistic' coincidence: it was announced just last month that the next year's Super Bowl coming up on Feb 6 will feature Paul McCartney during the halftime show where Janet Jackson previously kick-started the Venusian ritual scheme! The 'Paul Is Dead' theme relevant to the Pope is certainly coming alive now. [...]

December 31, '04   Shades of Great Flood

[...] First, I'm finding it rather interesting that people are not seeing shades of the 'Great Flood' in the tsunami catastrophe. Were not all these places around the Indian Ocean flooded like there was no tomorrow? [...]

Although my sense was that the 'fall of the Sun-king' theme, particularly that of the Pope, was strongly pushed by the clues, the tsunami disaster actually fits well into the tapestry of conceptual patterns woven by the foregoing 'rituals' of 2004. [...]

NOTE: The timing of the Sumatra quake/tsunamis of Dec. 26, '04 - what I quickly saw as the modern 'Great Flood' - was found to be very much consistent with and confirmative of the 'ritual' pattern, as explained here and here. The nature of the event was also something quite clearly alluded to beforehand through symbolism, as explained here.

As for how the 'Great Flood' correlates with the Pope situation, the key is the expression '40 days and 40 nights' found in the Book of Genesis that cannot be separated from Noah's Flood, or more generally the notion of the 'Ark' - both Noah's and Moses'. The rain of the Great Flood continued for 'forty days and forty nights' (Genesis 7:4, 12, 17, 8:6), and Moses is said to have stayed with 'God' on Mount Sinai for 'forty days and forty nights' (Exodus 24:18, 34:28) receiving the Ten Commandments for which the Ark of the Covenant would be constructed.

In this way the modern 'Great Flood' had set the stage for Noah's dove coming back with an olive branch to signal the end of the flood as told in Genesis. As I would go on to write in my January 31 ('05) post, quoted below, the metaphoric arrival of the olive branch expected in early February was very expressive of the arrival of the next pope and thus also of the fall of John Paul II.

January 31, '05   Destruction of Atlantis Then & Now

[...] There are some interesting time references in Genesis regarding the Flood that we can probably use for decoding the time code involved here... But for now we can expect the month of February to produce significant developments around the world that'll give us more clarity as to what that 'olive branch' presumably on its way would represent. [...]

Finally, I would be remiss if I did not mention the continuing relevance of the Pope situation. I have been quite consistent in my position from the beginning that the grand ritual sequence now underway has much to do with the exit of the current pope, John Paul II. It is one of the big events to which the 'ritual clock' is counting down, the way I see it. And the key symbolism here apparently involves the prophetic list of popes supposedly written down centuries ago by one St. Malachy which identifies John Paul II as 'De labore Solis' or 'of the labor/eclipse of the Sun' and the next pope as 'Gloria olivae' or 'Glory of the olive'. Yes... olive. So within the context we have going here, the potential implication is quite self-explanatory. The olive branch that is to be brought to us after the Flood [i.e recent tsunamis] may well be represented by the rise of the next pope. [...]

NOTE: It was only hours after the posting of the above on this website that the breaking news reported on the sudden hospitalization of the Pope. Keep in mind, that before this there was a very long period - spanning many months - of the Pope being in frail but stable physical condition. Technically '40 days' after the 'Great Flood' would be about February 4, but the Pope being rushed to the hospital 3 days before that was certainly still close to the target date and he was indeed still hospitalized on February 4.


EVENT: February 1, '05 - Pope Hospitalized

Feb 4, '05   After 40 Days & 40 Nights...

[...] And now we all saw what happened to the Pope - he suddenly fell ill on Jan 31 and was rushed to the hospital the next day, February 1... which is, if you recall, the second anniversary of the Columbia disaster and the first anniversary of the nipplegate Super Bowl. In other words, the Pope's hospitalization, a big international news story, came on the very day already identified as a big 'ritual date', and not only that the date had already been considered to carry the dove/Columba theme (because of the space shuttle 'Columbia' connection) thus in effect 'acknowledging' the 'olive branch of the dove' projection presented here just hours before news about the Pope's illness started coming out!

More freaky is the fact that the Pope was in the news for a different reason immediately (likely less than 24 hours) before he fell sick - involving... doves! This is why most of the Pope pictures used on mainstream news websites on Feb 1 showed him with a flying dove.

Here is what the Associated Press reported on Jan 31:

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope John Paul II shooed a dove - a symbol of peace - out his apartment window Sunday, chuckling with children who watched in delight as the bird flew back into his room overlooking St. Peter's Square.

The pontiff was addressing thousands of young people from an Italian Catholic organization who marked January as a month to promote peace. [...]

Each of the children at his side sent a dove flying, but the white birds, perhaps alarmed by Rome's unusual cold spell, almost immediately darted back into his studio.

Laughing, the 84-year-old ailing pontiff seemed determined to set the symbol free. He grabbed one of the doves as an aide returned the birds to the window sill, and he shooed it out the window and playfully patted the boy on the head.

After a quick flight over the square, the bird quickly fluttered inside again as the pope grinned.

You can't make this stuff up! On the day I posted a big piece in which the Pope's fate was linked to Noah's dove that returns to the Ark carrying an olive branch (both the dove and olive are symbols of peace) and to the month of February, the Pope was making news because the doves he released from his window came back to him! And the very next day - the Columba/Columbia/dove day - the Pope is hospitalized, forcing people to think about the next Pope... our 'Glory of the olives'! [...]

Here is something the Pope may not want to hear, posted by 'Jennie' in the comments...:

Re: The Pope being unnerved on Sunday when he released the doves and they flew back at him (into the bldg.). It's an old superstition that a bird flying into a house signals a death. No wonder he was unnerved!
Jennie | 02.02.05 - 6:27 pm | # 

So... well, that's pretty self-explanatory. [...]

News Timeline

Pope John Paul rushed to hospital
2/02 Ailing Pope to stay in hospital
2/03 Pope to spend a week in hospital
2/05 Vatican: Pope improving, eating regularly
2/07 Sick JP2 makes public appearance
2/07 Pontiff's blessing 'probably recorded'
2/07 Vatican insists pontiff gave address
2/07 John Paul to Stay in Hospital; Aide Talks of Retirement
2/07 Pope was '10 minutes from death'
2/08 Vatican cardinal raises possibility of Pope resigning
2/10 'Cured' Pope returns to Vatican
2/24 Pope readmitted to Rome hospital
2/24 Pope has surgery to aid breathing

February 24, '05   Orange Revolution Continuing?

[...] ...one of the many implications derived from the updated 'big picture' continues to emphasize or reinforce the original projection that the exit of the current Pope is a major theme that the 'ritual complex' is counting down to. And all the clues collectively suggest, strongly, that it's (still) scheduled to happen soon.

By 'soon', I mean, first of all, this year and I wouldn't even be surprised if the Pope's exit begins in a realistic way with his readmission to the hospital, quite possibly interacting with the upcoming important window in March anchored by March 11. That this window represents the 'time of birth' stemming from Venus-Mary's impregnation by the Sun (-king/stone) celestially expressed by the rare 'Transit of Venus' last year on June 8 encourages this line of thinking since John Paul II is 'prophetically', in terms of the eerily accurate list of popes supposedly composed by St. Malachy centuries ago, a pope called 'De Labore Solis' or 'of the Labor of the Sun'. The messianic 'Son of the Sun' being born can easily be expressed by the exit of JPII which would be symbolic of the Sun going into 'labor'. (The 'water broke' already in a sense when the 'great flood' took place.) Having said that June also represents a very significant window, so we'll have to see how the time element works out. [...]

Actually I can almost foresee a situation where the current Pope steps down due to his physical ailment making him unable to perform his duties and thus allowing a new Pope to come in while JPII is still alive, in effect creating two popes, or 'two suns'. This scenario may give rise to a prolonged transition phase and won't require an unsuccessful election - a theme already prominently expressed through the Orange Revolution of the Ukraine election that involved two Viktors/victors. [...]

News Timeline

3/13 Pope returns to Vatican after op
3/24 Pope to sit out Easter services
3/25 Pope is 'serenely giving himself to the will of God'
3/25 Vatican focuses debate over the end of life
3/26 Pope appears by video link
Frail Pope blesses Easter crowds
3/29 Pope may require feeding tube
3/31 Pontiff in 'serious' condition, given last rites
4/01 Frail Pope suffers heart failure

4/01 Vatican denies report that pope is in a coma
4/01 Pope John Paul II Near Death
4/02 P
ope begins losing consciousness
4/02 John Paul II dies in Vatican

To be continued...


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'Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.'

2005 Goro Adachi