THE CURSE CODEX
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
As I was heading into the office today, I was alerted to the devastating fire that tore through the Cathedral at Notre Dame. The alert on my cell phone though was rather curious it was “Paris Beheaded.” President Emmanuel Macron arrived on the scene, he gave a speech outside the cathedral, and after authorities claimed that the body of the cathedral has been “saved and preserved.” I thought to myself the body of the cathedral has burned but the head as been severed?
“It is our common history that is burning,” Macron said.
Though officials say the fire looks like an accident, it’s certainly curious that ten Catholic churches have been vandalized across France in the span of a week.
At least 10 incidents of vandalism and desecration of Catholic churches have been reported since February. French Roman-Catholic newspaper La Croix International reported how the attacks on churches took place across France. Senseless acts included the desecration of altars, the defacing of Christ on the cross and in an extreme case, human excrement being spread across the walls of a holy place of worship.
Some of the vandalism included the beheadings of the statures of Christ and Mary.
On February 4 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Houilles, Yvelines, where a statue of the Virgin Mary was found smashed on the ground.
The same church also had the altar cross thrown to the ground and the celebrant’s chair was damaged.
On February 5, an altar cloth was found burnt and crosses and statues torn down or disfigured at the recently refurbished Saint-Alain Cathedral in Lavaur, in south-central France.
The fire was found early by a parish secretary and did not spread but the altar and adjacent walls were badly damaged by smoke.
On February 6, just a day after the Saint-Alain Cathedral incident, vandals at Notre-Dame des Enfants, Our Lady of the Children church in Nimes broke into the tabernacle and scattered altar hosts on the ground.
According to local news reports, the vandals also drew a cross on the wall with human excrement and damaged other religious items in the church.
On February 9, a similar attack occurred at the Church of Notre-Dame de Dijon, Côte-d’Or, about 175 miles south-east of Paris.
The tabernacle was opened and the Eucharist scattered, while the altar cloth was soiled and a sacred missal was torn.
According to La Bien Public, Notre Dame Father Emmanuel Pic believed the vandals wanted to show anger towards the “heart of the Catholic faith” as nothing of monetary value was stolen.
The fresh wave of attacks comes two years a campaign of Christian persecution against Catholic churches across France and Belgium in 2016.
The incidents were said to be carried out by the Islamic State.
One of the most gruesome attacks included the murder of Fr. Jacques Hamel, who was killed by jihadists while holding Mass at a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in Normandy. It was July 26, 2016, when two self-proclaimed ISIS sympathizers stormed into a Catholic church in France, during mass, and slit the throat of an 86-year-old Catholic priest as he knelt before them.
Almost a full month ago we produced a show called “Europa Rising – Light A Match Spark a War” we reported that apparently there were signs that a Medieval was being carried out between Muslims and Christians as we have seen the murderous rampage at the Mosque in New Zealand and the vandalism of the churches in France.
It was also two days after the Mosque Massacre in New Zealand the historic Church of St. Sulpice in Paris was set on fire just after midday mass on Sunday, Le Parisien reported, although no one was injured. Police are still investigating the attack, which firefighters have confidently attributed to arson.
“Light a match, Spark a war” applies.
If you remember last month, Pope Francis announced that he’d be opening the Vatican’s secret archives from the World War II papacy of Pius XII– the Pope that is known as Hitler’s Pope.
Some say it is because Pope Benedict the XVI has endorsed him to become a saint and that has been a long time backer of his innocence.
In a recent radio interview, David Kertzer, author of The Pope and Mussolini, likened the church’s approach to the atrocities of the Holocaust to those of the clerical sex abuse scandal now ravaging the church’s reputation.
“In this case maybe there’s some parallel to the more recent pederasty sex scandal in the Church,” Kertzer said. “The perspective of the Vatican was largely ‘the first priority has to be to protect the institutional Church and everything else comes second.’”
There are critics that state that the opening of the files and the endorsement of veneration has triggered the wrath of God and has opened up age-old anger and philosophies that will trigger the medieval wars between Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
It is also a coincidence that recently there was interest in reopening and reading passages from the Codex Gigas – a very large book that is known as The Devil’s Bible.
“The Devil’s Bible,’ is the largest and probably one of the strangest medieval manuscripts in the world. Dark legends surround the tome and its origins and the full-page portrait of the Devil increases its air of mystery.
The Devil’s Bible is famous for two features – its size and the unique representation of the Devil. The codex became known as the Codex Gigas, ‘giant book,’ due to its immensity. It is so large that it took more than 160 animal skins to make it and it is so heavy that two people are needed to lift it. It measures 36 inches tall, 20 inches wide, and almost nine inches thick. It weighs 165 lbs.
According to legend, the medieval manuscript was made out of a pact with the Devil, which is why it is sometimes referred to as the Devil’s Bible. The uniformity of the writing suggests that it was written by one scribe and stories say he was under immense pressure when he created the book. The story behind the making of Codex Gigas is that it was the work of one monk, sometimes named as Herman the Recluse, who was sentenced to death by being walled up alive for breaking his monastic vows. As a last gasp for survival he made a deal that he would create a book filled with the world’s knowledge in return for his life. His proposal was accepted, but his freedom from death would only be granted if the monk managed to complete the monumental manuscript in one night.
The only way the monk could see himself completing the insurmountable task was with the help of the Devil. After selling his soul, the scribe was able to fulfill the order and gain his freedom. The legend claims that this pact with the Devil can explain why the Prince of Darkness is depicted in such a prominent way in the codex.
Analysis of the level of uniformity of the Latin text does suggest that it was written by just one scribe. That person may not have been Herman the Recluse, but it was likely a 13th-century monk who lived in Bohemia, a part of the modern Czech Republic.
According to the National Geographic, it would take one person working continuously, day and night, five years to recreate the contents of Codex Gigas by hand (excluding the illustrations). Therefore, realistically it would have taken at least 25 years for the scribe to create the codex from scratch. Yet, all this time, the writing retained an incredible uniformity from start to finish. This may be the source of the legend which says that the monk wrote it in just one day.
Originally, the Devil’s Bible was comprised of 320 pages created with the skin of 160 donkeys, but at some point in its history, ten pages were removed. It is believed that those pages were the Rule of St. Benedict – a guide to living the monastic life in the 6th century.
The Codex Gigas contains a complete Vulgate Latin translation of the Bible as well as five other major texts. It begins with the Old Testament and continues with ‘Antiquities of the Jews’ by Flavius Josephus, a collection of medical works of Hippocrates, Theophilus and others; the New Testament; and ‘The Chronicle of Bohemia’ by Cosmas of Prague.
Smaller texts are also included in the manuscript, with the most famous ones including writings on exorcism, magic formulas, and a calendar with a list of saints and Bohemian people of interest and the days on which they were honored.
As an illuminated manuscript, there are illustrations and decoration found throughout the Codex Gigas. Many of the drawings are impressive, but the most famous are the full page drawings of the Devil and the Heavenly City, which are facing each other.
The Devil is depicted as a large, monstrous figure taking up the entirety of Hell. He is drawn with large claws at the tips of outstretched arms; he is depicted as a Ram or Goat with red-tipped horns, small red eyes, a green head, and two long red tongues. He’s shown crouching between two large towers and is wearing and ermine loincloth. This material was usually used by royalty and it may be a nod to the Devil as the Prince of Darkness. Even though portraits of the Devil were a common occurrence in medieval art, his depiction in the Codex Gigas stands out for presenting him all alone on a large page.
Across from the Devil is a full-page representation of the Heavenly City. It is shown in tiers of buildings and towers behind red walls. Towers also project from the walls and the Heavenly City is bordered with two larger towers, like the Devil portrait. This image probably was meant to inspire the ideas of hope and salvation and contrast with the evil nature of the Devil.
Taken together, the portrait and city probably were meant to be a reflection on what would await you if you lived a good or bad life. The text before the Heavenly City refers to penitence and the text after the Devil is about exorcisms. The Devil and the Heavenly City are the only illustrations occupying full pages in the Codex Gigas.
The original Codex Gigas ended up in Sweden thanks to plundering. In the dying days of the Thirty Years’ War the war between Protestants and Catholics, Swedes stormed Prague and scooped up an assortment of valuable books, including the Devil’s Bible.
At the time, Queen Christina of Sweden had a habit of stealing books from other nations as “war booty” and using them to enhance her own country’s libraries.
Poland, Germany, the Baltic States, and Denmark were among the places whose bookshelves she ransacked in the name of knowledge.
After being snatched from Prague and shipped back to Sweden, the Codex Gigas was kept at the royal castle in Stockholm.
The castle caught fire in 1697, the Codex Gigas was thrown out a window to prevent it from being engulfed in flames. Though damaged by the four-story drop, it survived. “One person standing beneath the window is said to have been injured in the process”
While the Devil’s Bible is named for its large depiction of the Prince of Darkness, it speaks of the New Jerusalem that is established after the great apostasy and the falling away from God.
It predicts times of destruction before the restoration, the falling away of men and their secret pacts with Satan. It describes unspeakable destruction due to fires and the fall of the great church to the antichrist or Jupiter.
Coincidentally, the image of the devil being the ram with horns relates to Aries and the Antichrist is a nod to Jupiter or Zeus.
French President Emmanuel Macron once declared upon his nomination that he will govern France like Jupiter, the Roman king of the gods, shortly after officials told the media his thought process was “too complex” for journalists to understand.
Jupiter was the chief god in the pagan Roman pantheon. Connecting himself with that particular god is in effect a statement that he wants to rule above every god. It is also a peculiar homage to the ancient Roman Empire since Jupiter was specific to Rome.
Macron assumed office on May 14th, 2017– Israel’s 69th birthday, or just two days after 70 prophetic years since Israel became a nation. CNN reported that Macron won the French election with 66.06% of the vote. As a noun, “Macron” means “a written or printed mark. Of course, the name Emmanuel is another name for savior or messiah – a god among us.
The fact that he rose to power in the same year as the Virgo, Jupiter, Sun and Moon convergence has raised a few eyebrows.
From the mid-sixteenth century onwards, a distinct tradition of astrological prophecies and prognostications emerged in England and this tradition became established in the seventeenth century, especially during the Civil War, through the wide circulation of astrological and prophetic texts.
A significant number of these texts were either influenced by or the translations of astrological and prophetic texts originating in continental Europe.
In these times, it is essential to point out that prophecy or the fulfillment of the apocalyptic design was often associated with Turkey and the Temple dedicated to the God Jupiter in Pergamum.
Jupiter’s Temple was built in the 2nd century AD during the Roman Empire. In the Bible, the Temple of Jupiter is known as “Satan’s Seat.”
In the 2nd chapter 12th verse in the Book of the Apocalypse, it states:
“To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘I know your works, and where you dwell… where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to my name, and did not deny my faith even in the days in which Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.”
This verse is also found in Satan’s Bible as well.
The Devil sends fire from heaven on the command of the Antichrist. Once again the devil’s depiction is that of a goat or ram.
The ram, of course, is the symbol of Aries in the Zodiac. Aries begins on April the 15th, until the 14th of May. The Fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral happened on the first day of Aries –and on the first day of Holy week before Passover, Good Friday and Easter.
Astrologist Jessica Adams claims that Nostradamus predicted the fire in France as a 500-year-old quatrain is a puzzle piece in an apocalyptic prophecy.
Quatrain 01-51– we read:
The head of Aries, Jupiter and Saturn,
God eternal, what changes can be expected?
Following a long century, evil will return
France and Italy, what emotions will you undergo?
Notre Dame fell on the day of Aries. When Notre Dame burned, the Catholic Church, the Vatican and all of Italy were also affected. The fire collapsed the cathedral after many churches were vandalized and desecrated indicating that evil had returned. Many of the statues at various churches were either crushed or beheaded – when Notre Dame burned Macron stated that the body of the cathedral has been “saved and preserved” but France has been beheaded.”
Beheaded, on the day of Aries the Ram.
It’s a devastating image because Notre Dame, Paris and France play a key role in the history of European Christendom, that is second only to Rome and the Vatican—it strikes at the heart of Christianity.
However, it is also a little known fact that while The spires or Notre Dame burned – there was a fire at another Holy Shrine. A fire broke out at the revered Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem just as flames ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Footage showing smoke and fire emerging from the roof of a structure known as the Marwani Prayer Room, or Solomon’s Stables, could be seen on social media. The Palestine News Agency, the official outlet of the Palestinian National Authority, cited a guard as saying Monday that “the fire broke out in the guard’s room outside the roof of the Marwani Prayer Room, and the fire brigade of the Islamic Waqf handled the matter successfully.”
The Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam was burning at the same time as the fire in Notre Dame.
The Marwani Prayer Room is located underneath the southeastern corner of the Temple Mount, known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, which contains both the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Is this the result of the Devil’s handiwork? Is it a coincidence? Or is it a revival or the war between Islam and Christianity?
Remember “Light a Match, Spark a War.”