Castel Gandolfo coat of arms.

Castel Gandolfo coat of arms.

The soon-to-be-retired Pope will be staying at his summer residence Castel Gandolfo after he delivers his last speech weds. 2/27/13.  I thought it was interesting to see the Olympic rings on the coat of arms. It got me thinking. I haven’t seen that, or given that symbol much thought, since last Summer when I decoded the Olympic ceremonies. I wondered, why today would I happen to see this?

Summer Olympics 2012

Summer Olympics 2012

Was there a higher message lurking here? Among the headlines and seemingly unrelated events? I began to feel that buzz. That all to familiar buzz that happens when the seeing starts.

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According to CNN, with only two full days left of Pope Benedict XVI‘s papacy, more details emerged Tuesday of what the future holds both for the retiring pontiff and the cardinals who will choose his successor. The pontiff will keep the name Benedict XVI and still be addressed as “his holiness” once he retires, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told reporters at the Vatican. He will also be known as pope emeritus, emeritus pope or Roman pontifex emeritus. He will be retiring to the Castel Gandolfo, his current summer residence near Rome. Benedict will stay there until work to restore a monastery within the Vatican grounds is completed later in the spring.

Castel Gandolfo. Reminds me of Gandolf from Lord of the RINGS. In the movie Gandolf goes into the underworld to battle demons and is thought to be dead by his fellow travelers and they continue the quest without him. Notice the horns.  Looks rather bull-like to me.

Scene from LOTR

Scene from LOTR

Once he completes his task in the underworld he returns from his journey as the White Gandolf. Wise and learned from his experience and his long term removal from the world he has become powerful and is a force to b e reckoned with.

Gandolf the White

Gandolf the White

Well good for Gandolf. One can only hope to do the same right? battle big horned bull-like looking creatures that carry one to the great depths of the underworld so one can transform into an all knowing all powerful great whiter being of light. Speaking of going deeper….. the buzz continues. Gandolfs adventure and spiritual initiation is a good symbol. One may call him a holy man now. Speaking of holy, lets get back to the pope and his soon-to-be residence in Castel Gandolf. Buzzing…

Castel Gandolfo is situated near Lake Albano.

Church of Our Lady of the Lake; wanted personally by Pope Paul VI, was consecrated by the same Pope in 1977 on the shores of Lake Albano.

The Bergantino or bath of Diana nymphaeum; on the western shores of the Lake Albano, two kilometers after the Doric nymphaeum, this structure, originally annexed to the Domitian Villa at Castel Gandolfo, opens in a circular Cave of 17 meters in diameter. There is a bath in the middle of the cave, and the floor was completely covered with mosaics, of which a few fragments remain. Various parts of sculptural groups now kept at the Pontifical Palace in Castel Gandolfo have been found in the nymphaeum.

A nymphaeum or nymphaion (Greek: νυμφαίον), in ancient Greece and Rome, was a monument consecrated to the nymphs, especially those of springs.

These monuments were originally natural grottoes, which tradition assigned as habitations to the local nymphs.

A nymph (Greek: νύμφη, nymphē) in Greek mythology is a minor female nature deity typically associated with a particular location or landform. There are 5 different types of nymphs, Celestial Nymphs, Water Nymphs, Land Nymphs, Plant Nymphs and Underworld Nymphs. Different from goddesses, nymphs are generally regarded as divine spirits who animate nature, and are usually depicted as beautiful, young nubile maidens who love to dance and sing; their amorous freedom sets them apart from the restricted and chaste wives and daughters of the Greek polis. They are believed to dwell in mountains and groves, by springs and rivers, and also in trees and in valleys and cool grottoes. Although they would never die of old age nor illness, and could give birth to fully immortal children if mated to a god, they themselves were not necessarily immortal, and could be beholden to death in various forms. Charybdis and Scylla were once nymphs.

Other nymphs, always in the shape of young maidens, were part of the retinue of a god, such as Dionysus, Hermes, or Pan, or a goddess, generally the huntress Artemis.[1] Nymphs were the frequent target of satyrs. They are frequently associated with the superior divinities: the huntress Artemis; the prophetic Apollo; the reveller and god of wine, Dionysus; and rustic gods such as Pan and Hermes.

The Nereids, by Gaston Bussiere (1862-1929)

The Nereids, by Gaston Bussiere (1862-1929)

The Ninfeo Bergantino, on the western shore of Lake Albano, is also known as the Baths of Diana after the polychrome mosaic of the goddess that was unearthed in the 1800s during clandestine digs. The monument stood on the site of an ancient pozzolana quarry; the main space, which contained a large circular pool in which traces of mosaic facing have been found, was on two levels linked by a staircase. In the 1st cent. CE, the structure was incorporated into Emperor Domitian’s residence and converted to a baths complex. The original decorations of the nymphaeum included a sculptural cycle narrating the blinding of Polyphemus that is quite similar to works found in the Grotto of Tiberius at Sperlonga.

The blinding of Polyphemus

The blinding of Polyphemus

The blinding of Polyphemus, lets have a look.

Polyphemus (pron.: /ˌpɒlɨˈfiːməs/; Greek: Πολύφημος Polyphēmos) is the gigantic one-eyed son of Poseidon.

In Idylls 6 and 11, Polyphemus becomes a gentle shepherd in love with the sea-nymph Galatea, finding solace in song.

Polyphemus is often portrayed with two empty eye sockets and his actual eye located in the middle on his forehead. (Using the power of intuitive sight vs. the sight of the actual eyes. SEEING higher. His blinding symbolic of losing his intuitive sight, falling out of love)

In Ovid’s Metamorphoses..The Cyclops also appears in Ovid’s story of Acis and Galatea.[6] As a jealous suitor of the sea nymph, Galatea.

In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Acis (Greek: Άκις) was the spirit of the Acis River in Sicily,[1] beloved of the nereid, or sea-nymph,[2] Galatea (Γαλάτεια; “she who is milk-white” (.…like Gandolf the White. She who goes into the great depths of the Ocean to retrieve spiritual power and wisdom)

In Greek mythology, the Nereids (pron.: /ˈnɪəriɪdz/ NEER-ee-idz; Ancient Greek: Νηρηΐδες, sg. Νηρηΐς) are sea nymphs (female spirits of sea waters), the fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris, sisters to Nerites. They were distinct from the mermaid-like Sirens. They often accompany Poseidon and can be friendly and helpful to sailors fighting perilous storms.

Nereid riding a sea-bull (latter 2nd century BC)

Nereid riding a sea-bull (latter 2nd century BC)

Oh look another Bull. This one looks slightly friendlier then the one Gandolf had to battle. Maybe her journey to the depths will be a bit more peaceful. One can hope. I wondered if there was a history of Bulls and sea myths. So I had a look.

The Myth of Jupiter and Europa

The Myth of Jupiter and Europa

As Europa spoke with her playmates the bull gently rose, and then suddenly leaped into the sea carrying Europa with him. The sea grew calm as Jupiter, carrying Europa with him, rushed through it. Long rows of dolphin-mounted nereids, from the older sea dynasty of Oceanus and Tethys, escorted the godly wedding train through the sea. Tritons, of the younger sea dynasty of Neptune and Amphitrite sounded marriage-music on their long tapered conch shells. Jupiter and Europa finally came ashore on Crete, in the Aegean Sea. There Jupiter cast off his form of a bull, prepared a wedding bed beneath a simple cypress tree, and spent his wedding night there with the fair Europa. The painting above, “The Abduction of Europa”, by Titian, shows Jupiter the bull carrying a distressed Europa through the sea.

This reminded me of something I had just recently written about in my journey to CRYSTAL RIVER and the 3 SISTERS SPRINGS.

Amymone carried away by a sea-god 1530

Amymone carried away by a sea-god 1530

Maybe the Bull became Gandolf? or the other way around? OK seriously. That would be confusing. Maybe it’s all just a coincidence. Where am I going with all of this. What does this have to do with the Pope and his Lake Albano? What is the point? Unfortunately when the buzzing starts it’s not about points or theories, its about connections. They reveal themselves and I just see them and keep going.

The abduction of Europa, Rembrandt (1606-1669)

The abduction of Europa, Rembrandt (1606-1669)

Abduction is such a strong word Rembrandt. Makes one think against ones own will. Looks like she could’ve jumped off the Bull anytime she wanted. Are you sure she was forced? Abduction makes me think of aliens and ETs. Some say they are in our deepest oceans on the planet now. Makes me think of the stars……..

Taurus Constellation

Taurus Constellation

The constellation Ophiuchus the “Serpent holder”,the missing 13th zodiac sign sits 180 degrees across Orion(Osiris). The Greeks removed this sign because it represents the resurrection of the Gods.

The are only two Gates/entry ways into Orion (Osiris/Asar).One being the intersection between Taurus and Gemini is known as the “silver gate” of heaven. The intersection between Scorpio and Sagittarius,were Ophiuchus is located is known as the “Golden gate” of heaven. The galactic center lies visually from our solar system along a line that passes through the golden gate.

The constellation Ophiuchus,the missing 13th zodiac sign, sits in the direction towards the center of our galaxy. The ancients called it the ‘Gate of the Gods’. Orion(Osiris) sits in the opposite of this direction,which would be considered the ‘anti-galactic center’ and the ancients called this direction, the ‘Gate of man’.

The directions of Ophiuchus and Orion offer opposites,as they lie 180 degrees across from each other. Face one you face the galactic center,face the other you have your back to the galactic center.

The Star Gates of God and Man. (Ophiuchus&Orion)

Resurrection Time.

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There is a gate in heaven. One day, heaven will extend through this gate unto earth. There is a gate on earth. On that day this gate will first receive the extension of heaven. Both of these gates are known respectively as golden gates.

The golden gate on earth was located in the eastern wall of the temple mount in Jerusalem. It was at a location in the wall where an intersecting east-west ley line from the gate unto Mount Nebo that connected the Altar of the Red Heifer on the Mount of Olives and other historical points with the Holy of Holies within the temple on the temple mount. Historians write that the doors to this gate in the Herodian temple were covered with Corinthian Bronze, an alloy of copper, silver and gold. Due to its unique luster, especially in the sunlight of dawn or eventide, Corinthian Bronze was considered more valuable than gold itself. In the ancient world, gold represented the gods, silver represented men and copper represented judgment. In the East, the elders sat at the town gate making decisions and pronouncing judgments.

The galactic gate of man is between the bulls horn. Where souls are said to pass through at birth.

Slide by Jan Thulstrup

Slide by Jan Thulstrup

Hey Pope! Look you actually NEED the female. After all you came through one too. Why can’t a woman be a pope? Maybe now that he is retired he can finally answer that, oh wait he’s going int o a life of prayer and silence. Right, that helps with the charges he faces regarding the child sex rings and all that. Never mind. Silly me. Maybe he wants to keep all the good secrets to himself AND he gets to be called His Holiness. What a win-win for him. Yeah.

So how would one get to the Bulls Horns in Taurus anyway? Are they developing a metro express from Mars?

The Babylonian Sun God in his Ship

The Babylonian Sun God in his Ship

Hey that looks like a bunch of BULL ……bull horns that is. The Sun God in the middle of the Bull Horns, I mean cosmic ship. OK Well if it was important wouldn’t that show up in other places?

Banebdjedet, Egypt

Banebdjedet, Egypt

St. Luke

St. Luke

The ancient Egyptian goddess Bat as she appears on the Narmer Palette.

Cernunnos on the Pillar of the Boatmen

The ancient Egyptian goddess Bat as she appears on the Narmer Palette.

The ancient Egyptian goddess Bat as she appears on the Narmer Palette.

Pan teaching a shepherd to play the pipes

Pan teaching a shepherd to play the pipes

Francisco de Goya's Witches Sabbat (1789)

Francisco de Goya’s Witches Sabbat (1789)

Close-up of a triad statue depicting the pharaoh Mekaura being held by the goddess Hathor.

Close-up of a triad statue depicting the pharaoh Mekaura being held by the goddess Hathor.

Silver tetradrachmon (ancient Greek coin) issued in the name of Alexander the Great, depicting Alexander with the horns of Ammon.

Silver tetradrachmon (ancient Greek coin) issued in the name of Alexander the Great, depicting Alexander with the horns of Ammon.

Indus god Pashupati

Indus god Pashupati

The horned figure on the Gundestrup Cauldron.

The horned figure on the Gundestrup Cauldron.

Roman cast terracotta of ram-horned Jupiter Ammon, 1st century AD (Museo Barracco, Rome)

Roman cast terracotta of ram-horned Jupiter Ammon, 1st century AD (Museo Barracco, Rome)

Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University

Wow that’s a lot of BULL. So what does the BULL have to do with the Vatican?

A Papal Bull is a formal document issued by a Roman Cult Pontiff upon a major act of law, curse or claim to extend the power of the Cult over its claimed domination of the world, all nations, all people, all law and all religions. All legitimate Papal Bulls were issued on human skin, usually the skin of a sacrificed child, or some famous heretic. Forgeries are on calf skin or some other lesser medium.

The first legitimate Papal Bull is probably around 1136 called Ex commisso nobis by Pope Innocent II in the claimed excommunication of the Saxon (German) Pope at Magdeburg.

Unfortunately, many of the key Papal Bulls are missing (such as 1249) and most have been deliberately forged over the centuries onto calf or sheep skin, to re-write history and hide their original form on human skin. However, it is unlikely the originals on the skin of children – have been destroyed as they remain the foundation of the Roman Cult and a core source of their supernatural power.

Moloch (representing Semitic מלך m-l-k, a Semitic root meaning "king")

Moloch (representing Semitic מלך m-l-k, a Semitic root meaning “king”)

Moloch (representing Semitic מלך m-l-k, a Semitic root meaning “king”) – also rendered as Molech, Molekh, Molok, Molek, Molock, Moloc, Melech, Milcom or Molcom – is the name of an ancient Ammonite god.[1] Moloch worship was practiced by the Canaanites, Phoenician and related cultures in North Africa and the Levant.

As a god worshipped by the Phoenicians and Canaanites, Moloch had associations with a particular kind of propitiatory child sacrifice by parents. Moloch figures in the Book of Deuteronomy and in the Book of Leviticus as a form of idolatry (Leviticus 18:21: “And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Moloch”). In the Old Testament, Gehenna was a valley by Jerusalem, where apostate Israelites and followers of various Baalim and Caananite gods, including Moloch, sacrificed their children by fire.

Notice the 7 niches on the Moloch’s chest?

7 Hills of Rome.

7 Hills of Rome.

Reminds me of the Seven Sisters of the Pleiades. The location of the Pleiades is in the constellation Taurus. INSIDE THE BULL. Maybe that is where the souls of the sacrificed children were believed to be going? Into the fire of transformation (death) up through the horns of the bull (gateway) into the seven sisters. Or maybe they were being taken into the sea, abducted like Europa by the BULL.

ORIONTAURUSPLEIADES
The Pleiades (pron.: /ˈpl.ədz/ or /ˈplədz/; Ancient Greek: Πλειάδες [pleːádes], Modern [pliˈaðes]), companions of Artemis, were the seven daughters of the titan Atlas and the sea-nymph Pleione born on Mount Cyllene. They are the sisters of Calypso, Hyas, the Hyades, and the Hesperides. The Pleiades were nymphs in the train of Artemis, and together with the seven Hyades were called the Atlantides, Dodonides, or Nysiades, nursemaids and teachers to the infant Bacchus.

Maybe the Pope will be visiting Lake Abano to make offerings to the nymphs living there. Maybe they will take him to their kingdom below and share with him all of the knowledge of the depths. As above, so below. Maybe that’s why they call her LADY OF THE LAKE. The Church of Our Lady of the Lake; wanted personally by Pope Paul VI, was consecrated by the same Pope in 1977 on the shores of Lake Albano.

The Lady of the Lake and Sir Bedivere. Illustration by Aubrey Beardsley, from an 1894 edition of Le Morte d'Arthur.

The Lady of the Lake and Sir Bedivere. Illustration by Aubrey Beardsley, from an 1894 edition of Le Morte d’Arthur.

I see some very old ancient magic being preformed here. His Holiness knows. He knows how to sacrifice children and make Papal BULL out of their skins writing the words of power onto them so they fill his royal wishes. Maybe that is why they are OK with abusing the kids, maybe that is why they can all look the other way. I don’t have to list all the examples of child abuse here. There is plenty of references available online. I did find it interesting that the magic involved required blood sacrifice. Especially since Blood is such an important part of the Papal ritual. One drinks it symbolically in Mass.

On August 28th 2012, the New York Times reported that the vial containing the blood of Pope John Paul II was stolen Tuesday from a priest in Italy, but recovered by authorities several hours later. The theft occurred aboard a train where the priest was carrying the vial from Rome to a suburb where the relic was to be put on display. The railway police said the vial was found in a stand of reeds and grass near the railway station in the seaside town of Marina di Cerveteri, where the thieves may have disembarked.

Right and I’m sure it wasn’t replaced with a fake. Thieves steal it and just throw it in a bunch of reeds. Ok. What a bunch of Bull.

The vial which holds the blood of John Paul II

The vial which holds the blood of John Paul II

From the outside looking in it may appear as one thing, when in fact it is another. Unless you know, you really can only speculate. I do believe that blood to those in the know represents something completely different then what we may at first assume. Yes people do dark things. Yes they contort and confuse teachings going off onto fanatical realms of hardcore extremism. Blood is Yin. A very holy substance. Could it be that from the inside it is also a magical substance used for magic and manifestation within an organization that reaps billions of untold riches and has collected the largest collection of powerful icons in the world? Look at their structure and reach. Fueled by supernatural power obtained through ancient knowledge that most will never see, let alone understand in their lifetimes.

Sure there are other myths and associations to connect to the Vatican and tie in to the events as the Pope resigns. Connect to the ones that call you. People will draw to them what they perceive as truth. I do not claim that any of the above is the absolute truth. I am just recording my buzzing journey through an endless sea of information. My meanderings of synchronistic ponderings. Weaving golden threads of relevance if only to myself and sharing them with an intention of perhaps inspiring you to look deeper too even if it means elsewhere.

Like golden rings we are connected. Whether we like it or not. As one ring burns and forges, all do. We are all on some kind of quest. We are all Gandolf in some way. Let’s pray whoever replaces the Pope will be a protector of children.

I have no grand conclusion.  I simply share the dots. When asked my source I simply reply, a Mermaid told me.

By Hillary Raimo, Synchromystic

Sources:
http://www.bearfabrique.org/Catastrophism/Saturn/shipart.html
http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/26/world/europe/vatican-benedict-title/index.html
http://one-evil.org/content/symbols_papal_bull.html
http://www.musterion8.com/galacticalignmentandchrist/aug2gates.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_%28deity%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Castel_Gandolfo-Stemma.png
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papal_bull
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taurus_%28constellation%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleiades_%28Greek_mythology%29
http://notocbcp.weebly.com/2/post/2013/02/irish-prime-minister-denounces-vatican-for-child-abuse-cover-ups.html

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