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Storybook apocalypse: Beasts, comets, and other signs of the end times

It’s tempting to dismiss the mid-16th-century depictions of Biblical miracles, flaming comets, multi-headed beasts, and apocalyptic chaos that fill the pages of the “Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs” as the superstitious vestiges of the post-Medieval mind. But according to the co-authors of Taschen’s new, 568-page boxed volume called “Book of Miracles,” the Protestant citizens of Augsburg, Germany, were enthusiastic and active collectors of portrayals of portentous signs, as well as written descriptions of ancient and astrological prophecies. Gathering the myriad broadsheets and pamphlets about the imminent apocalypse into so-called Books of Wonders, of which the privately commissioned “Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs” is probably the most important surviving example, was a way for people to connect the dots between ancient prophecies, their contemporary fears, and unexplainable phenomena, especially in the skies.

In part, their passion stemmed from a collector’s fascination with such topics, but Germany’s 16th-century Protestants were also motivated by religious antipathy toward the Catholic Church, whose Pope they derided as the Antichrist. Some took the epithet for fact: For them, since the end was nigh, it behooved one to pay attention to the signs.

Above: The depiction of the Tiber monster, which is said to have washed up on the banks of the Tiber river in Rome after a flood in 1496, has at least two contemporary sources. Top: “Miracles” ends with about 20 pages taken from the Book of Revelation, including chapter 13, verses 1-4.

As Joshua Waterman of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg writes in the Taschen book, which includes a facsimile of the circa-1552 gouaches and watercolors in the Augsburg manuscript, “The late fifteenth century had witnessed a surge of interest in miraculous signs which steadily increased in the decades that followed, ultimately reaching a high point toward the end of the sixteenth century, especially in Protestant territories. This development coincided with the rise of illustrated broadsheets and printed pamphlets as news media that spread reports of prodigies and portents, and with the religious and political upheavals of the Protestant Reformation, which fostered special concern for signs of God’s wrath and the coming end of days.”

“That doesn’t mean all people literally believed in all of the events described in the broadsheets,” adds Till-Holger Borchert, who’s the chief curator at the Groeningemuseum in Bruges, Belgium, and contributed an essay of his own to the Taschen publication. “But they did collect them.”

One such collector, whose identity remains unknown, commissioned the “Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs.” “I would argue that this particular collection of superstitious images was very much based on scholarly and scientific curiosity,” Borchert says.

The Augsburg document is very much a product of the mid-16th century, which Borchert calls, “a period of great ambivalence. The next step would have been to create studies of things like comets, to look at them in a systematic way,” he says. But the Augsburg document preceded Galileo’s investigation of comets by more than half a century. “This was a step before that, and doesn’t seem to have been the primary interest of the guy who collected this material. But given his rather encyclopedic interest in celestial phenomena, it at least indicates an interest that transcended pure superstition to a more advanced level of perception.”

A miracle from Exodus 16:14-16: “And when the dew had gone up, there was on the face of the wilderness a fine, flake-like thing, fine as frost on the ground. When the people of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the LORD has given you to eat. This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Gather of it, each one of you, as much as he can eat. You shall each take an omer, according to the number of the persons that each of you has in his tent.”

The presence of so much printed paper in Augsburg was also not accidental. The city was a printing center, located just a few hundred miles south of Mainz, where Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in the mid-15th century. Broadsheets were the Buzzfeeds of their day, featuring woodcut artwork and sensationalist headlines and text designed to capture the imagination of the common man.

The Augsburg book differs from the more common, almost scrapbook-like Books of Wonders in a number of key ways. First, it was commissioned from scratch rather than collected and amassed, although by whom we will probably never know. Second, while many of the images in “The Book of Miracles” were based on broadsheets and artwork by the likes of Hans Holbein the Younger and Albrecht Dürer, each page in the book was executed by hand, in colorful gouache and watercolor.

After much research, which includes matching watermarks on the original book’s handmade paper pages to those prevalent in Augsburg at the time, Borchert believes that the 16th-century artists who executed the original manuscript were Hans Burgkmair the Younger, Heinrich Vogtherr the Younger, and an unknown number of apprentices, a standard practice of the period. To its credit, Taschen has reproduced these plates at virtually full size (9 1/2 by 13 1/2 inches), including the backs of each piece of paper, smudge marks and all, exactly as in the original manuscript. Only two sheets of the original 160-plus images are unaccounted for.

“In the land of the Romans in the year 73 B.C., a golden ball was seen in the sky, which then came down to the Earth and rolled about and flew back up into the air again, in the direction of the rising sun, so that its great size covered up the sun completely. This was followed by the great Roman war.”

Considering that the volume probably changed hands numerous times over the centuries and was re-bound in the 19th century, its relatively intact survival is itself something of a minor miracle. “It’s a binding of the late 19th century,” confirms Borchert. “Where it happened, who did it, and what happened to the leaves that were presumably removed at that point, we don’t have any idea. Remarkably enough, they managed to put the thing back more or less in order, which is more than you can say for most re-bindings. Usually when people take books apart, they’re not able to put them back in order. But that didn’t happen in this case. It’s a pretty spectacular and unique document.”

While the Taschen volume includes Waterman’s and Borchert’s essays, as well as a complete transcription of the German text below each image, the original began with no preface, introduction, or even a table of contents. It went straight into a selection of miracles and signs of God from the Old Testament, beginning with the story of Noah’s Ark, which bobs beneath a pounding rain on a roiling blue sea littered with animals and humans, all swimming futilely for their lives. According to Borchert, the German text is the same as a 1545 version of Martin Luther’s translation of the Bible, which means this page, at least, is no older than that.

The “Book of Miracles” includes 26 examples of comets, including this one: “In the year 1007 A.D., a wondrous comet appeared. It gave off fire and flames in all directions. As it fell to Earth it was seen in Germany and Italy.”

On the pages that follow, we see Lot’s wife turned to a pillar of salt as Sodom and Gomorrah burn in the background, Moses parting the Red Sea, and a shower of manna from heaven, which Borchert says was probably an edible algae called crustose lichen, which grows on rocks and is sometimes lifted aloft by the wind.After the Bible stories, the book shifts gears to focus on miraculous signs from antiquity to the 16th century. Chief among these are numerous celestial apparitions, which had long been looked upon with trepidation by those tethered to Earth. We see the three suns that rose in the Roman dawn following the murder of Julius Caesar – we now call this phenomenon parhelia, or mock suns, which occurs when images of the sun are refracted in ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere. Elsewhere, there are no less than 26 examples of comets, which blaze across the pages of the book in brilliant yellows and gold. On other pages, volcanoes spew lava, fire rains down on crippled cities, and floods inundate once pastoral landscapes. This, we can’t help but think, is what the wrath of God must look like.

And then there are the beasts: Especially captivating is the Tiber monster, an anti-Catholic symbol favored by Martin Luther himself, consisting of the torso of a woman, the head of an ass, a cloven hoof in the place of its right foot, a claw on its left, and so on. Helpfully, the authors provide two examples of sources for the creature (see images above), engaging in a kind of artistic forensics using data that’s almost 500 years old.

“In the year 1009 A.D., the sun went dark and the moon was seen all blood-red and a great earthquake struck and there fell from the sky with a loud and crashing noise a huge burning torch like a column or a tower. This was followed by the death of many people and famine throughout Germany and Italy. More people died than remained alive.”

Yet despite the passage of time and the particular nature of the Catholic-Protestant polarization that drew the good citizens of Augsburg to these images, the historic pages reproduced in “Book of Miracles” appear fresh, almost contemporary. “The pictorial language,” says Borchert, “is surprisingly modern in its feel. The colors are sophisticated and strong, depicting catastrophes in an archetypal way that speak to us even after 500 years. It’s very understandable and clear.”

Indeed, one can easily imagine more recent catastrophes getting the “Book of Miracles” treatment, from people clinging to their rooftops in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to scenes of almost Biblical devastation following the tsunami generated by the Tohoku earthquake in 2011. In the end, from the vantage point of 2014, that may be the real message of “Book of Miracles,” that the veneer of civilization we place our faith in daily is actually rather fragile and thin. “At this point,” concurs Borchert, “all it would take is a global disruption of electricity for about a month and we’d all be back in caves.”


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Luciferase 666 Beast – Bill Gates’ “Implantable Vaccine”

Every day you never cease to be amazed at the information that is widely discussed abroad regarding the pandemic and the secret springs that move this process around the world.

I’m not even talking about foreign conspiracy theorists, who are vying to announce all the new facts that underlie not only a well-planned pandemic, but also its future accompaniment – a possible vaccine – an antidote, which is supposedly created for the universal vaccination of the world’s population. 

Naturally, against the background of conspiracy information, the ominous figure of B. Gates and the organization – Alliance ID2020

Bill left Microsoft to become a founding partner: ID2020 Alliance

The ID2020 Alliance is a public-private partnership that seeks to improve quality of life with a user-centric, portable, privacy-protecting digital identity. This year’s summit, convened by the ID2020 Alliance, brought together leaders and innovators in the field to discuss technical and non-technical requirements to develop a common roadmap that will lead us towards widespread adoption of “good” digital identity for all.

The ID2020 Alliance is a digital identity program that aims to “use immunization” as a means of injecting tiny microchips into people’s bodies. In cooperation with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization – “GAVI”

Here is what the commentators from B. Gates cite as arguments about the main goal of the Alliance:

“We are implementing proactive approach to digital identity that gives people control over their personal information, while providing existing systems and programs” – says ANIR Chowdhury, political adviser in A2I, government programs the Government of Bangladesh “access to information” …

While ID2020’s landfills are mostly in Third World countries, the group says it is also working with the governments of Bangladesh, and it is also expected to work primarily in the United States to begin microchipping people through vaccination.

“For example, in Austin, Texas, the homeless population is now used as a collective guinea pigs for vaccination programs microchip ID2020, which, according GROUPS, HELP” expanded opportunities “Homeless ALLEGEDLY provide them with” control “over your personal data, identity “ .


ID2020 is also vaccinating refugees with microchip vaccinations through the first two pilot programs known as iRespond and Everest.

Most of the conspiracy research, regarding the coronavirus pandemic, was puzzled both earlier and now by the information that the vaccine will be based on some nanotechnology that will lead humanity to total chipization.

Quite recently, on the pages of a number of foreign publications, specific data appeared regarding the nature of the chip vaccine.

She was even nicknamed symbolically – “LUCIFERASE”!

“And he makes everyone, both small and great, rich and poor, free and narrow, to receive a mark in their right hand or on their forehead: and no one can buy or sell, except for the one who had this mark, or the name of the beast or his name number. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding count the number of the beast, because it is the number of man; and its number is six hundred and sixty and six. ” Revelation 13: 16-18

“Do not let anyone deceive you, for this day will not come unless apostasy first comes and that man of sin, the son of perdition, is revealed; Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or who is worshiped; so that he, like God, sits in the temple of God, claiming that he is God. ” Thessalonians 2: 3,4

Implantable vaccination of human quantum dots

Gates is building something we call the human quantum dot implantable microneedle vaccination system and it’s made up of more things. But the attention of many researchers goes to one component, the quantum dot micro needles that will deliver the vaccines and a very unique biochemistry that makes it all work.

These quantum dot micro needles would be an enzyme called “luciferase”, which with a near-infrared bioluminescence “is the chemical that will make quantum dot vaccination readable through a special application for mobile devices.

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That’s right, the enzyme that will light up the human implantable microneedle vaccination delivery system, which is about to be marketed by Bill Gates, is called Luciferase, this is what makes vaccination readable long after the injection of the victim.

With each passing day, it becomes clearer and clearer for those of us who believe the Bible that we live in a truly unique period of time. So unique, in fact, that we could be witnessing the fact that the Antichrist system and the Mark of the Beast system are coming together before our eyes. Have you ever heard of Luciferase?

We are experiencing the Antichrist, we are experiencing the battle between good and evil. And what is happening right now, the Antichrist system, is an equally difficult thing to understand, but here we are.

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The Luciferase process, this is what makes vaccination legible long after the victim is injected

Bill Gates is building something we call the Human Quantum Dot Implantable Microneedle Vaccination Delivery System and it’s made up of multiple things. At its core we have the COVID-19 vaccination it wants to administer to every human on earth, there will be quantum dot microneedles, an ID2020 digital identification mark, and a human implantable device for buying and selling cryptocurrency with a number of patent of # 060606.

In its center, COVID-19 vaccination, which will be obligatory for every person on Earth – “microneedles with quantum dots”.

The digital ID (identity) will come in the form of something called an immune passport. All of these things, and all funded by one man, Bill Gates, together represent at least one extraordinary precursor to the worldwide Mark of the Beast system.

Well, what other comments are still needed here? …

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The UN openly warns that a famine of biblical proportions is looming

The Covid-19 pandemic could lead to a catastrophe on a grand scale, with millions of people around the world facing hunger, warns David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Program.

“All the data we have, including the UN World Food Program (WFP) forecast, suggests that the number of people suffering from malnutrition will grow 80 percent by the end of the year. All of this points to a real disaster,” David Beasley says.

“The rapid increase in the number of people unable to feed themselves will only be the immediate result of a pandemic that has disrupted the growth of food production and logistics around the world. In the coming years, longer-term damage will inevitably be done and we risk a famine of truly biblical proportions. ”

“It is obvious that social tension will grow, migration will intensify, conflicts will escalate, and hunger is likely to affect those who have not experienced it before,” echoes the words of the head of WFP TASS.

“According to WFP forecasts, the situation in Latin America will change dramatically in the first place: the number of undernourished there will increase by 269 percent. The same figure for the countries of East and Central Asia is 135 percent. In sub-Saharan Africa, the number of hungry people could almost double,” says the head of the WFP.

Beazley warned that global hunger is already high. If bold action is not taken now, “many will die, children will suffer the consequences of malnutrition for years, and the world will lose all the progress it has made in fighting hunger over the past decade,” he said.

The cost of inaction will be incredibly high. Some 138 million people in 83 countries are counting on WFP alone for food supplies this year, the official said. For many of them, the UN humanitarian body is “the last hope for survival.” In South Sudan, 1.6 million have been added to the 5 million already in need this year. In Yemen, WFP feeds 13 million people.

The situation in Lebanon has become particularly bleak since the devastating explosion two weeks ago in Beirut. The explosion not only destroyed grain stocks, but also cut supply chains as the damaged port was used to deliver about 85 percent of the food Lebanon needs.

Beazley called on international donors to provide the organization with additional funding to deal with the impending disaster. WFP will need $ 4.9 billion over the next six months to support its humanitarian programs.

Yes, this impending famine will be of biblical proportions. And this will not only affect the “poor countries”. Be ready.

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In China, for the first time since the 1960s, posters about atomic bombs and bomb shelters have appeared

In early July 2020, the vigilant residents of the town of Pembri in Wales noticed a very strange picture – an Airbus A400M Atlas transport aircraft landed on a local beach right on the sand:

Airbus A400M Atlas is a new four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft manufactured by the European concern Airbus Group.

The reason for its creation for military experts, as it was incomprehensible 20 years ago, remains a mystery: this aircraft is not capable enough to transfer armored vehicles, but there are already many of them for the transfer of infantry, especially considering the fact that it is undesirable for a heavy aircraft to land on unprepared airfields. 

Nevertheless, since it was made and adopted, then, presumably, it was driven out in all modes – including on landings almost on rough terrain. Therefore, we are hardly talking about aircraft testing – rather, it is about training pilots. 

However, pilots are also trained not by stupid people, and from time to time they are taught to land at field airfields, including even fighter pilots. And for this they choose not a beach, but a special airfield. 

In the light of these considerations, the vigilant British immediately realized that the pilots were being prepared for war, during which there would not always be convenient landing strips. But with whom? And when will this war be? 

And now, as if by order of perplexed British conspiracy theorists, such videos suddenly come from China:

Thus, in the Chinese megalopolises, some people walk the streets and place in prominent places visual agitation about how to hide from a nuclear explosion and where to run to an anti-nuclear bomb shelter. 

Such posters are a worldwide practice, especially for small and proud totalitarian countries. We have never been to North Korea, but we are sure that such visual agitation is there at every corner – so that citizens do not relax and understand that only the great supreme leader Kim Yeo-jong protects them from the aggression of imperialism. That is, enemies can start bombing at any moment. 

However, in more or less normal and conventionally normal countries, such posters are hung out on the streets only in a situation when there is a real need for them. For example, in the USSR and Germany in 1944, such posters were hung everywhere, but after 1945 they were removed even in the USSR so that people would not be afraid.  

In China, such visual agitation was present only in the 1960s, but again, this was not agitation for communist power, but a real guide to action, for the Chinese leaders every day voiced threats to start a war with the United States. That is, the war was quite real. 

And now it seems that the 1960s are returning to China, and Dunkirk and 1939 in general are returning to Britain, so we will not be surprised if they start hanging loudspeakers there in London and train people to react to the FAA’s flights.

It is obvious that similar events are now being held in other countries, only people do not really notice this. Therefore, since the authorities are already making the last preparations in preparation for the war, the war may come very soon.

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