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ST. GERMAIN-Hidden in Plain Sight

WARNING: This is not light reading! In fact, this must be taken very literal and dangerous. It is experimentation in Alchemy! Please do not use this as a means to ‘enlighten’ because this is evil intentions at the core. Only GOD can give us this and it cannot be attained while in mortal bodies, this is a tainting of the spirit in magic form from secret societies who summon demons to accomplish this feat.

Saint Germain has a way of presenting himself, this is by walking through a wall. This way you know he is no mere mortal. Also, the Ascended Masters like to ‘beam in’.

Secrets have a way of keeping themselves, even when hiding in plain sight. But, this is only until GOD reaches a point of no return. Essentially, the end times. There are those who believe they work without being seen or acknowledged. But nothing gets pass GOD!

St. Germain had The Secret. That secret became a legacy of Manly Palmer Hall and his Philosophical Research Society (PRS). It was the supreme treasure of his vault. It now resides in the Getty Research Institute, likewise deep in their library vaults. What we know is that both St. Germain and Manly Palmer Hall lived to a ripe old age and remained mentally vibrant, each a great adept of his own era. The book is alleged to be Egyptian in origin. MPH, himself, can be seen with the book in the frontpiece portrait in his FREEMASONRY OF THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS.

The Dragon lineage holds the secret to longevity and transcendence. Most should be aware by now that most ‘social butterflies’ (Hollywood Stars & Musicians) seem to never age. They keep their beauty and always appear so young, how is this accomplished? Secret societies hold their fair share of secrets, and some have evolved more than people realize. Accepting this is key to understanding their esoteric nature. This will be a collage of different subjects but it will be from a esoteric site which reveals its secrets about the Ascended Masters and their beliefs. Dragons are real and the basis of scientific priesthood and royal lineage. The sacred past is a story of sacred dragon or serpent worship. In ancient times the cataclysmic forces of nature were personified as a great cosmic dragon or serpent. In addition, heavenly dragons guarded the palace of the gods. The earth dragons decided the course of the rivers, and the spiritual dragons bring the blessed rains. There were also the guardians of earthly treasures. EDITORS NOTES: These gods they speak of are the fallen angels, demons, and demi-gods of old. One in the same as what the Bible refer to as the MIGHTY MEN, and STRANGERS.

Japanese dragons are also linked to natural disasters. Floods were said to be commonly caused by Japanese dragons who were offended by mortals. The also were producers of the storms, and they were water-granting and water-producing creatures. In addition, heavenly dragons guarded the palace of the gods. The earth dragons decided the course of the rivers, and the spiritual dragons bring the blessed rains. There were also the guardians of earthly treasures. Egyptian dragons were both good and evil. In Egyptian history Osiris entered the serpent and emerged reborn and invigorated, and our European and American ancestors mimicked this belief. In all cases it was the wisdom of the serpent, which gave the strength to empower the individual to move on in life, as if born again. The dates of Egyptian myths vary, but they tend to be within 3,000 BCE and 2,000 BCE. The foremost dragon of Egypt is Apep. He has many other names, including the sea serpent. Holding a grudge against Ra, the sun god, Apep attempted to swallow him every night as he made his trip through the underworld. When he succeeded, an eclipse occurred. In contrast to Apep, there is Mehen, a serpent-dragon. Often, Mehen is depicted coiled around the Boat of the Sun, which Ra traveled upon nightly. He was a protectorate of Ra. Ra also encountered the Guardians of the Gates of the Underworld on his journey. Serpents were also known to watch the dead. Such were the laculi, the Egyptian Winged Serpent, which can often be found on the tombs of the departed. Ophite (serpent worshiping) temples of Syria serpent worshipers were known as Hivites (linked with the root word hivvah which from which came the biblical name of Eve, equated with “female serpent”). In India serpent deities are known as the Naga. The physical snake renews and sloughs its skin and is thought to prevent and cure disease. The knowledge of amazing regenerative properties of the various parts of the snake have been discovered in hundreds of ancient medica materia, alchemical texts and hidden within folklore. The Native American medicine wheel echoes the circumpunct cross within a circle. Somewhere around 250 AD, the Quetzalcoatl became a very important god to the Mayans and Aztecs. He did many things, and operated also under the names of Kukulkan, Ehecatl, and The Lord of the Dawn. Serpent Mounds were subterranean passages that terminated at the ‘root of heaven’ – referred to as a ‘snake’s hole’ while snake heaven was Patala. Votan was only allowed entry because he was ‘the son of a snake’ from which we can infer he was an initiate in the serpent cult. The name Hermes is derived from “Herm,” a form of CHiram, the Personified Universal Life Principle, generally represented by fire. The Scandinavians worshiped Hermes under the name of Odin; the Teutons as Wotan, and certain of the Oriental peoples as Buddha, or Fo. EDITORS NOTES: These are all one in the same beings. Coming down from the skies, throughout history.

The cryptographic text could still potentially conceal a variety of ciphers that should be explored as possibilities: simple substitution ciphers, key ciphers, wheel ciphers, Hermetic and qabbalistic ciphers, number codes, etc. A plethora of crypto methods were in common use at the time Comte de St. Germain either wrote the book, or transcribed it from an ancient text in his possession. The later is certainly possible because of the mention of its source in Egypt and its preservation in Asia described at the beginning of the translation.

DESCENDANTS OF THESE “DRAGONS One of the most mysterious people ever account for who claimed to have the elixir of youth was St. Germain. Formally known as Comte d Saint Germain, often  called Master Rakoczi, who claimed to be over 2000 years old. Saint-Germain was thought to be the love child of the widow of Charles II of Spain, or a Sephardic Jew from Portugal, although Theosophists glorify him as the son of Francis Racoczi II, the prince of Transylvania. His longevity is in close accord with the 100-year lifespan goal of The Triangle Book. Among the legends of his origins is that he was a “wandering Jew” or an exiled Transylvanian Prince. His “dragon book” implies that his lineage is secretly identified with the Dragon. He was also said to be present at the council of Nicaea in 325 A.D! EDITOR NOTE: This is the time when the Sabbath was changed from Saturday to Sunday. Other accounts, taken less seriously by most, say he was alive in the time of Jesus and attended the wedding at Cana, where the young Jesus turned water into wine. The Ashina clan, a noble caste, carry the 16q24.3 “red gene” inherited from the Sumerian Annunaki, the root of the Dragon seed that permeates royal lines: Merovingian, Carolingian, Tudor, Plantagenet, Stuart, Hapsburg, Hanoverian, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Guelph, Bowes-Lyon, Battenberg (Mountbatten), Guise, and Savoy families – and Transylvanian lineages. Transylvania is the earliest known homeland of the Dragon Kings. The dragon archetype rests within the Dragon blood, passed on through the genes. The Royal Court Of The Dragon was established in Egypt in 2170 B.C. under Ankhfnkhonsu, and more formally by Queen Sobeknefru in 1783 B.C. to provide an institution for the pursuit of the work of the Dragon of Al-Khem otherwise known as Thoth or Hermes. From Al-Khem we have alchemy, the Great Work of the Dragon. The most famous books attributed to him are The Emerald Tablets and The Pymander. Dragons, the oldest living creature, have been here through the human history.

According to Nicholas de Vere, “Briefly, the Dragon lineage starts in the Caucasus with the Annunaki, descending through migrating proto-Scythians to the Sumerians while branching off also into the early Egyptians, Phoenicians and Mittani. A marriage bridge back to Scythia infused the Elvin line of “Tuatha de Danaan” and the Fir Bolg, which branched into the Arch-Druidic, Priest-Princely family to the Royal Picts of Scotland and the ring kings of the Horse Lords of Dal Riada, through the Elven dynasty of Pendragon and Avallon del Acqs, and down to a few pure bred families today.” EDITOR NOTE: They would have you believe their bloodline merged with King David and on into Jesus Christ’s but GOD would have NOTHING to do with this, of course! The Dragon Tradition was alive and well during the time of Saint Germain. He seemed to appear and disappear throughout history and claimed to be many people such as Shakespeare, Sir Francis Bacon, among others. Some esoteric groups even credit him with inspiring the Founding Fathers of the United States to draft the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution, as well as providing the design of the Great Seal of the United States (aka-United States of Europe). Most importantly, to New Age Movement, he was known as an Ascended Master. He was strongly linked to the Freemasons, Rosicrucian, and Knights Templar.

HERE BE THE DRAGONS–THE TRIANGLE BOOK THE CODE OF ST. GERMAIN begins with the very shape of the book itself — a downward-pointing triangle which means ‘water’ in the alchemical language. The element missing from view has been the cryptographic key to the cipher text, and considering St. Germain is known to have encoded secrets in up to eight languages at once, it may simply mean it is yet undiscovered territory…or is it?

The word “Dragon” is completely interchangeable in most myths with “The Serpent”. In fact, in most languages they are exactly the same word. The Serpent, Snake and the Dragon represent “Wisdom” and “Self-Determination.” The hermetic eye is a symbol of the pineal gland and its illuminative chemistry – DMT. The upside down triangle is called the Dragon’s Eye and is related to all of the OTHER Eye symbols ie… the eye of Ra/Horus, the Illuminati Eye in the Triangle, Third Eye, the evil eye. Alpha Draconis is the name of the Egyptian Pole Star upon which the Pyramids of Egypt and the “Sphinx” were aligned.

Simple substitution ciphers, key ciphers, wheel ciphers, Hermetic and Qabbalistic ciphers, number codes, etc. A plethora of crypto methods were in common use at the time the Count either wrote the book, or transcribed it from an ancient text in his possession. Some claim the book to be of Egyptian origins and its preservation in Asia, as described at the beginning of the translation. The unusual triangular shape of the book itself implies the Three Principles of alchemy — Salt, Mercury and Sulpher — body, soul and spirit. The upright triangle is a symbol of fire; reversed of water; and interlaced of the union of opposites, also known as the Star of David. EDITOR NOTE: They manipulated this symbol! The triangle form could also suggest a triple meaning for the contents of the book: alchemical, Kabbalistic and Hermetic. It is a recipe not only for experiencing a symbol in one’s inner world but also for manifesting it in reality, for becoming a living embodiment of Spirit.

The triangle is a 2-d representation of a pyramid, a virtual resurrection machine. There are 20 triangular faces in an icosahedron, eight in an octahedron, four in a tetrahedron, etc. The triangle, or tetrahedron is the geometric basis of all forms. Precious stones exhibit crystal structures. The atomic structure of the diamond, face-centered cubic close pack, is related to the alchemical squaring of the circle. The Tetrahedron is the most basic shape to be found in the three dimensional universe of volume. The Merkaba Star Tetrahedron is actually two tetrahedrons interlocked to form a three-dimensional (WARPED) Star of David. The configuration of the Star Tetrahedron is formed within the first eight cells of life. The Star Tetrahedron also models the energetic body of the human being, the blending of Heaven and Earth, Male and Female. It was called ‘Merkaba’ in the esoteric knowledge of Ancient Egypt. The configuration of the Star Tetrahedron is formed within the first eight cells of life and remains fixed at the base of the spine throughout one’s life. The Star Tetrahedron also models the energetic body of the human being, the blending of Heaven and Earth, Male and Female and was known in esoteric knowledge of Ancient Egypt as the ‘Merkaba’. “The Dragon” is a term I use generally to mean the dragon archetype resting within the Dragon blood and passed on through the genes. THERE YOU HAVE IT! Dragon GENES!

In legend, the Philosopher’s Stone is kept in the custody of the reawakened Dragon, the Adept who fully inhabits his or her Body of Light. Alchemy itself is a triple process of uniting the physical, psychological and spiritual. In Masonry, each line of the triangle itself symbolizes a kingdom of nature — mineral, vegetable and animal. They stand for explorations the Master Mason needs for a complete education. This winged dragon is the symbolic superstar of The Triangle Book. The invocation with powerful godnames is combined with the dragon emblem to initiate the current. The rite couldn’t be practiced without the Emblems and Sigils.

THE CODE OF ST. GERMAIN The unusual triangular shape of the book itself implies the Three Principles of alchemy — Salt, Mercury and Sulpher — body, soul and spirit. The triangle itself upright is a symbol of fire; reversed of water; and interlaced of the union of opposites. The triangle form could also suggest a triple meaning for the contents of the book: alchemy, qabbalism and Hermeticism.

Sigils and emblems often contain hidden meanings, since they are visual shorthand, which can be “read” for their symbolism. Carl Jung used this method as the traditional basis of his alchemically inspired psychology. In alchemy, things are never what they seem, having layer upon layer of symbolic and cryptographic meaning. The Rosicrucian motto V.I.T.R.I.O.L. (Visita Interiorem Terrae Rectificandoque / Invenies Occultum Lapidem) is a code that urges us to “Visit the interior of the earth and… you will find the secret stone.” Is this where the term VRIL comes from (VitRIoL)? Vitriol was the most important liquid in alchemy. All other reactions are contained or take place in it. In chemical terms, it is sulphuric acid. WOW! What an eye-opener there! Sulphur is known to be the scent surrounding any demonic activity! The precious elements of earth, moon and stars are the mediums with which the alchemist uses to transform, and the conjunction of these elements are the eclipse of their work. The bodies in the universe are at the disposal of these demonic entities. This is the Hermetic Law: “As above; so below. As without; so within.” Next, We must reveal some of the text from this book in order to prove certain points; The Holy Magic revealed to Moses discovered within an Egyptian monument and preciously preserved in Asia under the emblem of a winged dragon. 1. To find things lost in the seas since the flooding of the globe. 2. To discover mines and diamonds, gold and silver within the bowels of the earth. 3. To preserve one’s health and prolong one’s life for a century, and that with the freshness of fifty years, and the strength of that age. You should do your operations for the first two objects only when the sun, earth, and moon are found in conjunction in the same line, and within the same plane.

EDITOR NOTE: Now, this is but a portion of the text for this is an incantation and can cause spiritual harm when spoken aloud.

To preserve one’s health and prolong one’s life for a century, and that with the freshness of fifty years, and the strength of that age. You should do your operations for the first two objects only when the sun, earth, and moon are found in conjunction in the same line, and within the same plane. EDITOR NOTE: Did you notice the statement said….the person will stay looking the age of 50 years old…and also more importantly…the alignment of the bodies in the heavens! This is the time in which these things are happening. The alignments are this year. This is why these entities and humanity (New Agers) have awaited…THE AQUARIUS AGE. St. Germain was an alchemist renown for his longevity and youthful appearance. Alchemy begins and ends in the quest for eternal life. EDITOR NOTE: This is the objective of the elite of this world! This is the objective of the STARS in HOLLYWOOD. The rich elite, the powerful elite (politicians) and others.

Roughly 3000 BC, the heavens revolved around the Great Dragon, and so did earthly civilization. Dragons became synonymous with immortality because the celestial dragon was exempt from the cycle of time and because the dragon lineage did not die but was preserved in the noble bloodline. The point of circumpolar rotation, inhabited by the star Thuban or not, became the “Eye of the Dragon”. Egyptian rulers wore the Uraeus serpent (Wadjet) as their crown symbol of sovereignty (serpent of life), a link to the celestial Oroborous. EDITOR NOTE: The fallen angels were thrown out of the Third Heaven, which is where GOD resides. Then cast out, they began their journey with false religions. The WADJET is the GREEN MAN! The Green Man is Satan. The Sumerian word for dragon is “ushum”. Chinese dragons date back to around 5,000 BCE. The Chinese believed that they were the “descendants of the dragons,” too. Like comets, they could rise to the heavens or go to the bottom of the seas. Like Mesopotamian and Egyptian rulers, Chinese emperors were said to be sons of the dragons and wore special robes. The sign of the celestial dragon could only be worn by the emperor, and it was the sign of the ultimate power. The venom of the snake was used as an Elixir to help prevent disease through boosting the immune system with high levels of protein. And secondly mixing the neurotoxic venom with the blood of the snake or mammalian host such as a horse brings on altered states of consciousness much akin to certain drugs used by shaman across the world from ancient times. EDITOR NOTE: The altered state which is described here allows demons to enter your body. In any discussion of serpent wisdom we cannot fail to also mention the ancient Hindu Kundalini practice. Kundalini means simply “coiled serpent” and in the Indian system the ida and pingala energy (through serpent channels) are raised up and down the spine to raise the consciousness of the adept. The dual serpentine caduceus is known to all health practitioners the world over. EDITOR NOTE: This is the origins of our current medical fields. http://www.pyramid-gallery.com/

HELLRAISERS

These are REAL! As real as you and I. So real in fact that I had a personal letter from the webmaster of this site giving me cuddos on the work about these boxes. Do these boxes conjure up these demons? http://mysteryoftheinquity.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/hellraisers-pt1/ http://mysteryoftheinquity.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/hellraisers-pt2/ http://mysteryoftheinquity.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/connection-to-hellraiser-cubes/ http://mysteryoftheinquity.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/pandoras-box/ http://www.pyramid-gallery.com/

MESSAGES FROM WITHIN

https://www.youtube.com/user/messagesfromwithin

I came across this website several years ago! He says he is Saint Germain.

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DNA and Genealogy Tests Reveal the Identity of a 19th Century Vampire

Imagine taking one of those genealogy tests which are so popular these days and finding out you’re a descendant of a vampire. You would undoubtedly deny it (or perhaps be proud of it) and seek to prove your point either way with a DNA test … only to find that your DNA matches up to the vampire. If your name is Barber and you have ancestors in New England, you may want to take notes and wear some extra sunblock at the beach this summer because researchers have identified a man buried as a vampire in 19th century Connecticut.

In 1990, an abandoned cemetery was found in Griswold, Connecticut. Researchers determined it to be the private cemetery of the Walton family, which owned and farmed the land from 1690 into at least the 1800s. The remains of 29 individuals were found – men, women and children – and most showed evidence of lives of hard labor. However, one stone-lined grave caught the attention of Paul S. Sledzik and Nicholas Bellantoni, who were doing research for their paper “Bioarcheological and Biocultural Evidence for the New England Vampire Folk Belief,” which was eventually published in The American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Why?

“Upon opening the grave, the skull and femora were found in a “skull and crossbones” orientation on top of the ribs and vertabrae, which were also found in disarray. On the coffin lid, an arrangement of tacks spelled the initials “JB-55”, presumably the initials and age at death of this individual.”

In their study of New England vampire beliefs, Sledzik and Bellantoni found that the descriptions of alleged vampires generally say that the person was wasting away and losing flesh despite leading an active and otherwise normal life. This led to the belief that vampires craved food and ultimately human flesh, which is why relatives of vampires seemed to eventually suffer from the same wasting away. These are also the symptoms of tuberculosis, which was called consumption in those days and ran rampant throughout the unsanitary farms of 18th and 19th century New England. While most cemeteries of that era showed many people suffering from and dying from consumption, only JB-55 had it in the Walton cemetery.

“Several years after the burial, one or more of his family members contracted tuberculosis. They attributed their disease to the fact that J.B. had returned from the dead to “feed” upon them. To stop the progress of their disease, the body of the consumptive J.B. was exhumed so that the heart could be burned. Upon opening the grave, the family saw that the heart had decomposed. With no heart to burn, the bones of the chest were disrupted and the skull femora placed in a “skull and crossbones” position.”

According to the paper, the New England way of dealing with suspected vampires was to burn their heart, especially if blood was found in it. In this case, the heart had decomposed, so instead the family rearranged the bones into a skull-and-crossbones formation – the next best thing since decapitation was also a way of keeping a vampire in its grave.

The case of JB-55 intrigued Charla Marshall, a forensic scientist with SNA International in Alexandria, Virginia, who participated in the DNA and geneaology analyses to identify JB-55. In a presentation given recently at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, the findings of Marshall and experts at the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System’s DNA laboratory in Dover, Delaware, were revealed.

“When modern tools were used – Y-chromosomal DNA profiling and surname prediction via genealogy data available on the Internet – the experts said they came up with a match for the last name: Barber.”

Barber! That made it easy for the forensic experts to check old cemetery and newspaper records. As the Washington Post reports:

“They discovered a newspaper notice mentioning the death there in 1826 of a 12-year-old boy named Nathan Barber, whose father was a John Barber. Researchers had found a grave near JB’s containing a coffin with the notation NB 13 similarly tacked on the lid.”

SO, JB-55 was not a vampire but a poor farmer and father named John Barber who lost his 12-year-old son and eventually wasted away from tuberculosis, only to be later suspected of vampirically rising from the grave and attacking his own relatives before they dispatched him forever by detaching his skull and rearranging his bones.

All you New England Barbers out there — you don’t do things like that anymore, right? RIGHT?

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Mary Nohl’s Whimsical Sculpture Garden

The Witch’s House is a Milwaukee landmark with an eerie legend, but the only magic Mary Nohl was conjuring was her yard full of strange sculptures.

There is a curious old home in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin suburb of Fox Point, a cottage on the shore of Lake Michigan, which has been the source of urban legend for decades. My dad drove me past it when I was a kid. The yard was filled with large concrete sculptures of giant heads and abstract figures. Humans, fish, and other water creatures all made with materials gathered from the beach.

Frightened whispers of countless curious visitors tell a story as chilling as the howling wind that blows in from the lake, the tragic tale of a reclusive old woman whose husband and son drowned in the turbulent waters just offshore from their home. In her grief, they say, the “Witch of Fox Point” constructed the bizarre sculptures to keep watch for her lost loved ones to return.

But Mary Nohl was never married, and had no children. She was an artist who conjured fantastical creations that transformed her home into her masterpiece – which continues to be a thorn in her neighbor’s sides to this day.

“Mary cared nothing about conforming, resisted the stereotypical roles for women of her generation,” Barbara Manger, author of Mary Nohl: Inside & Out, said in a 2009 interview. “She set her own direction and pursued creating regardless of the views of others.”

In that way, maybe Mary really was a witch – a strong, independent woman who lived the life she chose regardless of societal expectations.

And it seems she had a sense of humor about the legend, if the word “boo” formed by beach pebbles on her front step is any indication.

The home of Mary Nohl, known as the Milwaukee Witch's House

Mary was born to Leo and Emma Nohl in 1914. Leo was an attorney in Milwaukee. The Nohls bought the lot where the house stands now on North Beach Road and built a small prefab cottage as a summer retreat in 1924. It quickly became 10-year-old Mary’s favorite place. At the time, the road was little more than a dirt path and wasn’t plowed during the winter, so it wasn’t an ideal place to live year round.

That changed by the early 1940s, though, and the Nohl’s hired an architect to build an addition. There were some delays during construction as World War II caused a shortage in building materials, but the house was eventually completed in 1943. The Nohls sold their Milwaukee home and moved in.

Mary graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1937. She taught art in Baltimore and Milwaukee until 1943, when she decided that making art was more enjoyable. She opened a pottery studio in Milwaukee and moved back in with her parents at the house on North Beach Road, where she would spend the rest of her life.

Mary’s parents died in the 1960s, leaving her a sizable inheritance. She didn’t have to work anymore, so she began filling the home where she now lived alone with her creations of concrete, scrollsawn wood, driftwood, glass, bone, and other found objects.

The spectacle soon attracted curious visitors, and with them, vandalism. But Mary didn’t let that hinder her creativity.

“I was awakened early one Sunday morning to the sound of a crackling fire,” she wrote about a particular incident, probably in one of her biannual mimeographed newsletters she sent to friends and family, “and relieved to find that the fire was burning a driftwood figure in the front yard – and not the house. This particular sculpture has been a target for the kids for years – about fifteen feet high and so encrusted with paint and so dried in the sun, that the burning was like a series of explosions. Called the poor, overworked police who sat in three squad cars outside the fence and watched it burn. Sass, Basil and I sat inside and watched from the front window with the aid of a beer. All that was left were two ten-foot pipes anchored in cement, and before the last sparks had drifted off I had plans for my largest cement animal. The two pipes conveniently became the two front legs of a less destructible cement creation.”

Sculptures by Mary Nohl

Mary died in 2001 at the age of 87. She left her home and sculptures to a philanthropic organization called the Kohler Foundation that works in the areas of art preservation, grants, scholarships, and performing arts. Her estate of over $11 million went to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to oversee the administration of the Mary Nohl Foundation and Mary Nohl Fellowship, providing arts education for children and scholarships for artists.

North Beach Road is a wealthy area, and to Mary’s neighbors, her home was an eyesore. They petitioned the city to have it demolished. Instead, the property was granted entries in the Wisconsin Registry of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places, and is now protected.

The Kohler Foundation wanted to open it to the public, but a decade-long struggle with residents and zoning laws proved unsuccessful. In 2014, a plan was announced to move the entire house and sculptures to a more accessible site in Sheboygan County, but it has since been cancelled because the art was deemed too fragile to move.

Sculptures by Mary Nohl, the Witch of Fox Point

Conservators have cataloged hundreds of individual works of art from inside and outside Mary’s home. In her master’s thesis on Nohl, Debra L. Brehmer categorized the yard sculptures into four distinct groups: monolithic heads, figures and groupings, mythic animals, and architectural ruins.

Records of Mary’s works include descriptions such as, “Man & Fish Conversing,” “Tall Horned Figure,” “Wall of Faces,” “Crowned Heads,” and “Mermaids.”

“To build these pieces,” Brehmer wrote, “Mary first develops a rough idea on paper. She then makes armatures out of metal rods, old pipes, fence wire or tin and fills in the forms with stones she collects by the beach in an old red wagon. She applies concrete in sections, from the ground up, allowing each to dry for two or three days before adding the next. She often combs or trowels a texture into the wet medium and adds subtle decorative flourishes, such as beach stone, marbles or reflector eyes and ornamental bits of pottery or tile.”

Among the various exhibitions of Mary’s work over the years was the “Greetings and Salutations and Boo” installation at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in 2017, which included Mary’s intricately embellished living room, carefully removed from her home and reconstructed for the exhibit.

Mary Nohl Art Environment

That may be the closest most of us will ever get, as the house itself remains a private residence for a caretaker from the Kohler Foundation.

The National Register of Historic Places record calls the Mary Nohl Art Environment “one of Wisconsin’s most original and outstanding works of art.”

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Jin – Real Mythological Creature

The jinn (sometimes spelled djinn) are spiritual beings according to Islamic mythology. Even the Holy Quran mentions them. We in the West know them as genies.

Far from being like the funny cartoon character in Disney’s Aladdin, the jinn are considered to be creations of God along with angels and humans. So who exactly are the jinn?

HISTORY AND ORIGINS OF THE JINN

The word jinn itself is Arabic in origin and its root means “hidden or concealed.” It refers to a class of spirits below the angelic hierarchy.

These beings were known in ancient Middle Eastern times and often worshiped as benevolent and rewarding gods. Archeologists have even discovered stone carvings and inscriptions giving praise and thanks to them.

According to Islam, God created three categories of beings: angels who were created from light, the jinn who were formed from fire and humans made from earth or clay.

Along with humankind, God also bestowed free will upon the jinn, letting them live and do as they please. Yet they are subject to the same punishments and Day of Judgment as people.

There is even a story about one of the jinn, called Iblis who disobeyed Allah’s order to bow down to Adam. As punishment, Iblis was banished from Paradise and known as Shaitan or Satan, the adversary.

Finally the jinn were popularized due to the success of the book One Thousand and One Nights also known as Arabian Nights. Readers were introduced to stories of jinn that coexisted and communicated with humans.

TYPES OF JINN AND HUMAN INTERACTION

Like humans, the jinn also have male and female genders. And just like people, some are benign and some are malevolent, with many falling somewhere in-between.

They may or may not interact with us, just like any other spiritual being. According to some beliefs, each one of us is assigned a personal jinni called a qarin. For those unfortunate souls who have an evil qarin, they are likely to hear whisperings impelling them to do evil.

Although local legends and lore often have their own unique forms of jinn, the major types of jinn include: Ghul, Ifrit, Marid, Nasnas, Shaitan, Shiqq and Silat.

GHUL

The ghul or ghoul is a nocturnal zombie-like shape shifter that often haunts graveyards. It preys on human flesh and is capable of great evil.

According to Arabian lore, the most feared ghul is female, known as a ghula who can appear as a mortal woman and lure men into her clutches, turning them into her prey.

IFRIT

These jinn are cunning and extremely intelligent. Generally evil, they do have the ability to change and can become pious and saintly. The Holy Quran mentions the power that King Solomon had over the ifrit, making them do his bidding.

MARID

The marid are the genies we’ve come to know and love as wish granting spirits that live in oil lamps and bottles. They are actually considered the most powerful of the jinn.

Blessed with great knowledge and magical powers, they were originally known as sea-spirits and still spend a great deal of time near the water.

NASNAS

Nasnas are a lesser form of jinn with weaker powers. They often appear as human or animal-like hybrids. In the classic One Thousand and One Nights, nasnas appear as a half-bodied humans hopping around on one leg.

SHAITAN

As mentioned before, Shaitan was the name given to Iblis who disobeyed Allah. Shaitan also refers to any malevolent jinni that aligns with demonic forces.

SHIQQ

Like the nasnas, the shiqq are also a lower form of jinn and are only half-formed. They appear as hideous monsters, but have weak powers.

SILAT

Smartest of all the jinn, the silat are expert shape shifters and are the most interested in humans. They love to take on the human form and can do so with ease.

So if a magical stranger either helps you out or brings you trouble, it could be a silat.

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