Saturday, May 2, 2020

The Spiritual Meaning of the "Lamb slain from the foundation of the world" (Rev. 13:8)



It is true that Jesus came to save the world, that He is God incarnate in human form, who needed to come to this planet to open the way again between heaven and humanity.  The Lord came at the end of the Jewish dispensation, when the Jewish religion was nothing more than a superficial hypocritical religion, where the Jews regarded themselves as superior to others and only expected a Messiah that would allow them to rule over others. But from the beginning Jesus was misunderstood, and over the centuries Christianity has become so corrupt that there is very little of the original message, and it has been corrupted by falsehoods. And when Christianity became so corrupt that it was at its final state, in the 18th century a heavenly revelation was given to Emanuel Swedenborg to restore its state to its original intended form. And this is the fulfillment of the prophecy of the Second Coming

The two essential truths that have become corrupted and falsified in modern Christian churches, which the general public is unaware of, are as follows:
  1. God is One personal Being of Love, revealed in Jesus Christ in human form. Jesus is one and the same as Jehovah of the Jews of the Old Testament.
  2. A spiritual life is obtained by turning away from evil and doing good, acknowledging that the power of Jesus through the Holy Spirit conquers evil and sinful tendencies within us.
In place of this, modern Christian churches have supplanted Christianity with a form of tritheism in a belief of three persons, where they have no idea which person they should pray to when they pray. Although they claim to be monotheistic in the mouth, in their mind there is a tritheism of three personal beings. And instead of focusing on doing good in one's life, the focus is on "faith" which is again misinterpreted as belief alone (it in fact means, living by the truth). Instead of repentance the false theology of vicarious atonement is taken to mean that sins are merely removed by a confession in a belief statement. In its worst form, false Christianity is nothing more than an external appearance used to hide one's hidden evils. This is the false religion of the Antichrist, foretold in the book of Revelation as a false tritheistic idol that makes itself appear to be Christian (see The Prophecy of the Dragon, the Beast, and the False Prophet).

The book of Revelation is a revelation of how the Christian churches would become utterly corrupt in its end. Anyone can see historically how the churches suffered not only from early heresies but what exactly was true about Jesus, beginning especially in the fourth century beginning with the Council of Nicea. But that this was foreseen in the Bible can be shown from the interpretation of Revelation 13:8, which has also not been understood:
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (Rev. 13:8)
It is known to many that the "Lamb" represents Jesus, for a lamb represents innocence, the highest form of good. But unknown to many is this: the Lamb represents how Jesus made His very human form Divine. And this Divine Human is the Son, not a separate personal being as is so often told in a lie that no one understands. In Jesus there is a Holy Trinity of soul, body and spirit. A Trinity of three persons is a fiction, an idol that has entered the most Holy of holies of the churches, misleading many and causing those who have any rational thought to leave the church as naturalistic atheists.

The other portion of this text that is misunderstood is that "slain from the foundation of the world" is taken to mean that this refers to the pre-existence of Christ before creation. Jesus did pre-exist as God before creation, as all of creation was created by the Divine truth or the Word, and Jesus is the "Word made flesh" (John 1:14). But this is not the meaning of the text: the "foundation of the world" is not the beginning of creation, it refers to the foundation of the Christian church, for throughout scripture the words "earth" and "world" do not refer the physical globe of the earth or creation but rather to the church itself.

What it means is that from the very beginning of the foundation of the Christian church, at the beginning of the world age of the Christian dispensation, Jesus has been misunderstood and rejected. The claim that the Christian church would become corrupt is not a new claim, it was foretold in Biblical prophecy in the first century. Swedenborg explains this in his works Apocalypse Revealed as well as Apocalypse Explained:
"Slain from the foundation of the world, signifies the Lord's Divine Human not acknowledged from the first establishment of the church. ...From the foundation of the world signifies the first establishment of the church, as well the Jewish as the Christian. It is known that the Jews did not acknowledge the Lord's Divine Human. That the Roman Catholics do not, is also known: and that neither do the Reformed, see above (n. 294). The creation of the world is not meant here by the foundation of the world, but the establishment of the church: for by the world, in the widest sense, the whole world is meant, and as well the good as the evil in it, and sometimes the evil only; but in a sense not the widest, the same is meant by the world as by the globe and by the earth, that is, the church. That the church is signified by the globe, may be seen n. 551; and by the earth n. 285. That by founding the globe and the earth is signified to establish the church, and that by the founding and the foundation of them is signified establishment may be evident from Isa. xxiv. 18; xl. 21; xlviii. 12, 13; li. 16, 17; lviii. 12; Jer. xxxi. 37; Mic. vi. 1, 2; Zech. xii. 1; Ps. xviii. 7, 15; xxiv. 1, 2; lxxxii. 5; lxxxix. 11. That the world also signifies the church (Matt. xiii. 37-39; Joel i. 9, 10). And that the Lord is called the Saviour of the world, from faith in Him (John iii. 16-19; iv. 42; vi. 33, 51; viii. 12; ix. 4, 5; xii. 46, 47). That the world also means the people of the church (John xii. 19; xviii. 20). It may be seen from this what is signified by the foundation of the world; also, Matt. xxv. 34; Luke xi. 50; John xvii. 24; Apoc. xvii. 8." (Apocalypse Revealed, n. 589).
And again:
"Slain from the foundation of the world, signifies whose Divine in His Human has not been acknowledged from the first establishment of this church. This is evident from the signification of "the Lamb slain or killed," as being not acknowledged (see above, n. 315a, 328a, 328b), here that His Divine in His Human has not been acknowledged (of which presently). Also from the signification of "the foundation of the world," as being the first establishment of the church. For "the world" signifies in the Word several things, namely, the world in general, also both those who are good and those who are evil in it, also the evil only who are in the world, and so also the hells. "The world" has also a similar signification as "the earth," namely, the church; and that is also here meant by "the foundation of the world," as also in Matthew:—

The King shall say to them on the right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world (xxv. 34).

The Lord is not acknowledged when His Divine in His Human is not acknowledged, for the reason that the Lord is not then regarded as God, but only as a man, who is not able to save. And although it is believed from the Athanasian Creed that the Lord is the Son of God born from eternity, and that His Divine is equal to the Divine of the Father, yet (since they separate His Human from His Divine) they divide the Lord as it were into two persons, which they call natures, making the Lord one thing as the Son of God from eternity, and another as the son of Mary. And because they so divide the Lord no one is able to approach Him unless he is willing to approach Him as one person when regarded as God and as another when regarded as man. Such has been the idea of the Lord from the first foundation of the church, as can be seen from the writings of the fathers, and afterwards from the writings of their sons. The Lord has been thus divided in the church from its beginning, because they did not understand the Word. For where the Lord mentions the Father it is believed that a Divine distinct from His Human is meant, although it is clearly evident in Matthew and in Luke that the Lord was conceived by the very Divine which is called the Father, consequently that this very Divine is in His Human as a soul is in its body; and the soul and the body are one Person. And what is wonderful, this is taught in express terms in the Athanasian Creed, which is the doctrine concerning God in the whole Christian world, and yet scarcely any one in that confession gives any heed to it." (Apocalypse Explained, n. 807).
I decided to write this because of this coronavirus pandemic: it is causing many of these old churches to shutter and close down, and many will not survive the financial losses they experience.  And that, my friends, can be a very good thing. For the old churches must die in order for the New Church to be reborn anew. This coronavirus pandemic is going to change many things in this world, and it is my prayer that this will be one of them.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Free Cross-Platform Multiplayer Games for Old Computers



As many are forced to stay at home due to this coronavirus pandemic leading to mass social isolation, I thought I would share here some useful resources for network multiplayer gaming as a way to socialize and connect with others. While it is certainly not healthy to become isolated or addicted to gaming, on the other hand multiplayer gaming provides a means to connect with others.

I did quite a bit of research, using the following criteria:
  1. The game must be free
  2. The game must allow for a multiplayer game play over the network or internet. Local multiplayer games are excluded
  3. The game must work on slow computers
  4. The game must not require the OpenGL 3.x standard (or higher) in order to support older graphics cards
  5. The game must allow for cross platform game play across Windows & Linux
  6. The game must not be excessively violent or contain inappropriate content
Some of these games have built in chat, others do not, but that can easily be rectified by downloading a chat program such as Discord, Zoom or Skype. Old computers will operate faster on Linux. For an old computer with an old graphics card that did not support OpenGL 3.x or higher, I installed Lubuntu 19.10 so that I could dual boot between both Windows and Linux.

Regrettably I had to exclude some good games because of lack of OpenGL 3.x support on the old graphics card. But in the end I found a rather large selection of games that will provide hours of game play.  I have divided the games into the following categories:
  1. Online Board Games
  2. Turn Based Strategy Games
  3. Realtime Strategy Games
  4. MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online RPG)
  5. Arcade Games
  6. First Person Shooter Games
Some games can be installed directly through the Linux distribution, others have their own site, and others can be installed directly using the Steam distribution client.

ONLINE BOARD GAMES

If you are into old school board games, board games have been revived by several online services that allow you to play them over the internet.  And these work in a browser without any special installation. ChessKid is a site that is perfect for introducing children to the game of chess. There are websites that include all sorts of games, and from a cursory search found the following websites:
  1. Board Game Arena 
  2. Yucata 
  3. Boiteajeux 
  4. TableTopia
There are others, for a full review see 6 Best Sites to Play Board Games Online for Free!

Most games can be simply played for free, either among friends and family or complete strangers.  Some games however can only be played behind a pay firewall, but there are plenty of choices here. I prefer strategy games, a simple popular one I would probably try first is Carcassonne. More complicated ones of interest are Puerto RicoEl Grande and Scythe.

If you have that one favorite unique board or card game, you may need to look elsewhere. For example if you are into the Dominion card game, you can play it here: Dominion Online (for a review see The online board game Dominion is the only thing keeping me sane during coronavirus). Another popular game is Settlers of Catan, and you can play that online here: CATAN Universe. For an example of game play using Zoom to connect with friends, see I played a long-distance version of Settlers of Catan, the wildly popular and complex board game, with 3 of my friends. Here's how you can do it from your own home.

TURN BASED STRATEGY GAMES

Similar to the category of online board games are turn based strategy (TBS) games, which either require more investment in time or play out over a period of days. You are going to need to find dedicated gamers for this type of game. Many of these games have extra mods providing even more replayability value. Here are the free games that have clients that run on both Windows and Linux:
UFO: Alien Invasion is a bit different from the rest and is based on a popular game series, and is more a tactical turn based shooter. Demise of Nations and Age of Conquest IV are made by the same company and are mostly free, but according to Some thoughts on Demise of Nations, a 4X strategy game you may need to pay more to access their servers if you play frequently. 0 A.D. may offer more diverse game play since it is still under active development (see Waiting for Age of Empires 4? 0 A.D. is the next best thing).

REALTIME STRATEGY GAMES

If you are the impatient kind and can't stand waiting for someone to take their turn, then consider real time strategy (RTS) type of games. Everything happens in realtime, and you have limited time to make the correct decisions and have to react to rapidly changing events. If that is your style here are the free games that can be played on both Windows and Linux
  • Galcon 2: Galactic Conquest on Steam - the most simple RTS game here, very basic 2D map involving numbers. Just do the math. Really quick.
  • Istrolid on Steam - design your own spaceship and have them fight in real time. All in 2D.
  • King Arthur's Gold - this is a medieval build and kill game, with destrutible environments, that went free to play. It can be installed via the Steam client: see King Arthur's Gold on Steam
  • MegaGlest - an open source project that forked from the earlier game Glest, it is available for download in many Linux distros.
  • Netpanzer - a tank RTS game, available for download in Linux distros.
  • OpenRA  - an open source project based on Westwood Studios' 2D Command and Conquer games. They have implementations of Dune 2000, Red Alert and Tiberian Dawn.
  • Warzone 2100 - a commercial game that has been converted into an open source project, available for download in Linux distros or from Steam
Out of all these, the one that is most interesting here is King Arthur's Gold, which looks insanely fun to play. Its 2D and has different mods, and someone made a mod to make it look like Minecraft. This one was perhaps one of my most interesting finds, it is not a well known game.  Here is a review:


MMORPG GAMES

MMORPG are Massively Multiplayer online RPG games, which can be fun if you dive in with a group of friends. The caveat here is that the online player community will make the experience good or bad - they can be friendly or they can be toxic. Also after the first few introductory levels you may tend to go through repetitive grinds to level up, unless you pay for it to speed up the progress. But initially it can provide hours of fun. MMORPG games that have Linux support without requiring OpenGL 3.x include Warspear Online and Wild Terra Online. There are many others for Linux, see 8 Free MMORPGs That Run Natively on Linux and Linux Compatible MMOs & MMORPGs.  See the "honorable mentions" section below for two MMORPG that I would recommend since they include tactical turn based combat which is good for team play.

ARCADE GAMES

For faster and more simple play, the following games have clients for both Windows and Linux, and either operate off of servers on the internet or servers that can be setup locally on your own computer:
  • Altitude on Steam - a multiplayer 2D plane fighter game, a well polished game. Requires the Steam client.
  • Armagetron Advanced :: a Tron clone in 3D - remember the movie Tron and its reboot? You can now experience it in 3D.
  • Awesomenauts - the 2D moba on Steam - another well polished game, a massive multiplayer platform game.
  • BitFighter - a 2D space shooter, where you can design your own levels. It is similar to another game called Subspace Continuum, but unfortunately the latter only operates on Windows.
  • Blobby Volley 2 - you get to play volleyball as blobs of jello. Simple and fun. It can also be installed via the Linux distribution.
  • BZFlag - a tank battle in 3D, this can be installed via the Linux distribution.
  • Frozen Bubble - a simple arcade game.
  • HYPERFIGHT on Steam - a free version of Street Fighter. OK graphics but apparently fun to play.
  • ManiaDrive - a free clone of TrackMania, a 3D car race game
  • Rustbucket Rumble on Steam - a 2D fighter game between robots, where you try to capture the other robot and put him in the recycling machine to make yourself a stronger robot
  • StarBreak on Steam - this one has been described as a "Free Sidescrolling Permadeath MMO." You cannot setup your own server for this one.
  • Teeworlds - a free multiplayer platform game for up to 16 players, it can also be installed via Steam. A variant of this game has been created called Ninslash which is still under development but can be freely played right now.
FIRST PERSON SHOOTERS

And now we come to first person shooters, and from this I excluded some choices due to their violent content. Team Fortress 2 is perhaps the most popular but it unfortunately did not make the cut, it is a CPU and graphics hog and my laptop could not handle it. There are many other options to choose from, but I found most of these could run on my Linux setup:
  • Doom, a port of the old DOS classic that started it all (technically Wolfenstein 3D did).  You can install this through the Linux distribution using Chocolate Doom. There are other engines available that provide higher resolutions but may depend on OpenGL. There are also engines for old DOS games such as Hexen and Heretic.
  • Double Action Boogaloo - in this the main objective is to die like a stuntman, with style, and in slow motion. 
  • Dystopia on Steam - a cyberpunk version between hackers and agents. A mod of the Half life engine, this one has received a lot of positive reviews.
  • Hexen World - another modern port of the Hexen and Heretic classics
  • Nexuiz, Rexuiz, and Xonotic - these three share the same code base and are basic FPS games.
  • Tremulous - an asymmetric FPS between aliens and humans. This one I could not fully test due to lack of online servers.
  • True Combat Elite  - team based FPS emphasizing tactical coordination, currently has an active community
HONORABLE MENTIONS AND OTHER IDEAS?

Everyone will have their own preference here, and in a group there will always be a compromise on choice but there is something for everybody here. In my brief research I found three honorable mentions that allow for co-op play:
  • Never Split the Party, which requires OpenGL 3.x
  • Streets of Rogue which is not free but seems to be worthwhile. 
  • Wakfu, is an MMORPG which has nice cartoonish characters with a friendly community, it is most fun when with a group of friends while coordinating together in the turn based tactical combat. It seems to require OpenGL 3.x
  • Stash, an MMORPG that has tactical turn based combat, which seems to be based on Minecraft as it allows you to create your own buildings, but it requires OpenGL 3.x
If we drop the requirement for Linux or old graphics cards, the field of options opens up even wider. Other options would then include Airmech Strike, Brawhalla, Expendabros and Unturned. This is by no means complete, if you have a favorite game to share please drop a note in the comments.

In terms of guidance, video games can become an addiction, so some balance is required here. However if the proper choice is made games can offer a way to get together with friends and bring people together. Strategic games such as Chess and Go improve cognitive abilities. But if you are introducing someone new, start first with something simple.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Where are the online New Church (Swedenborgian) Communities?



So where exactly are people of the New Church hiding throughout the world?  There are few of us here and there, and it is hard to find a local church that teaches the new revelation of the Second Coming as there is opposition to it from tradition churches, as declared in the prophecy of Revelation 12. Church offers a community where we can share with each other, and now it has become harder to gather together due to the coronavirus pandemic as many are forced to stay at home or in quarantine. But the problem was there before that, as more and more people have become isolated from each other in their individual homes.

So I looked around, I did find this if you want to view live stream services of the New Church within your home: Find live-streamed New Church Services.

To interact with others there are some Facebook groups as well (just look up "New Church" or "Swedenborg").  But for more direct personal interaction, I recently found a couple of online Discord chat groups. As luck would have it - but there is no luck, perhaps it is Divine Providence, I was cleaning out my email and found an invite to one of them.  Here they are:

New Church Discussion

Swedenborgian Community Online

My Discord name on those chat channels is "Nebulous."

An excellent Youtube channel which discusses many New Church teachings and ideas can be found here, which I highly recommend: offTheLeftEye

I have been considering hosting an online Google hangout meeting, where I can leave the agenda open. If interested, please contact me and introduce yourself and I will see if this is even feasible, as we all have busy schedules. All should take some time out and connect if possible.  This blog is sort of a one way channel, and I live too far away from any local New Church group. But perhaps there will be some good coming out of this pandemic - it will encourage non-localized people who share a common interest to come together online, wherever they are.

And this is the way of heaven.  In heaven there are myriads of heavenly societies, and we will automatically dwell in a community in heaven with those whom we regard the closest of friends. This is some of what Swedenborg wrote concerning the heavenly societies he encountered in his waking visions:
"All who are in similar good also know one another, just as men in the world do their kinsmen, their near relations, and their friends, though they have never before seen them; for the reason that in the other life there are no other kinships, relationships, and friendships than such as are spiritual, thus such as are of love and faith. This has sometimes been given me to see, when I was in the spirit, thus withdrawn from the body, and so in company with angels. Then some of them seemed as if known from childhood, but others as if not known at all. They whom I seemed to have known from childhood, were those who were in a state similar to that of my spirit; but they who seemed unknown to me, were in dissimilar state." (Heaven and Hell, n. 46)
"By brethren in the internal sense are signified those who are in similar good and truth, that is, in similar affection for good and truth. For in the other life all are consociated according to affections, and those who are consociated constitute a brotherhood. Not that they call themselves brethren, but that they are brethren by conjunction. Good and truth themselves in the other life make that which on earth is called consanguinity and relationship, and corresponds thereto. For goods and truths viewed in themselves, do not acknowledge any other father than the Lord, for they are from Him alone. Hence all who are in goods and truths are in brotherhood; but still there are degrees of relationship according to the quality of the goods and truths." (Heavenly Arcana, n. 4121).
Face to face is always best when meeting others, but for a while this will have to do.  Eventually this pandemic will end, and our isolation will end and we will emerge from darkness just as Jesus emerged from the tomb.

Friday, April 3, 2020

The Spiritual meaning of the Plague and the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse



Due to the present coronavirus pandemic, I am seeing an interest in the meaning of the prophecy of the four horseman of the apocalypse, as explained in the post The Prophecy of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  The Bible, in general, is concerned more about our spiritual life than our physical life.  The fourth horse, which represents the punishment of plague, is called death, and ultimately represents spiritual death in the afterlife after truth has been destroyed (represented by the red horse) and a state of famine which signifies a lack of good (represented by the black horse). When we disregard spiritual truth and follow falsehood, good then declines by which we have conjunction with the Divine. The final state is then spiritual death, and this occurs when we block the internal Divine influx in our soul by rejecting good and truth, upon which our spiritual life depends. Hell, in the other life, is the state of spiritual life that souls prefer who are selfish - it is falsehood which becomes darkness, and hatred which becomes burning fire. When there is a lack of truth and good in the church, spiritual death prevails, and then a new revelation is given to establish the New Church, which is the Second Coming (see Is the Second Coming a Physical Event or Spiritual Event?).

The Bible has multiple levels of meaning. The lowest level is the literal level. Hidden behind the literal meaning is the spiritual meaning. Thus when "death" is mentioned in scripture, its true spiritual meaning is spiritual death, which happens in the afterlife. Spiritual life is living a life of love and service by obeying God's commandments and rejecting evils as sin. Consider this Biblical passage:
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the LORD your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. (Deut. 30:19-20) 
The promised land here is not the land of Israel.  It is the promised land of heaven, God's true heavenly kingdom, and the country of Israel was a representation of that. The Jews were God's people only as long as they represented the true spiritual church.

And Jesus said not to fear physical death, but one should be in fear of spiritual death:
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell (Matt. 10:28)
In the other life, it is not God who condemns, but it is our own evil desires which condemn ourselves. Those who love evil, hatred and revenge, or are constantly jealous of others, they are attracted to the place that is most agreeable with their desire.  The desire of our will is what determines where we go in the other life.

Those who are natural and materialistic only fear the death of the body. Those who are spiritual fear spiritual death, and thus engage in periodic self examination and repentance.

That "death" in scripture refers to spiritual death is confirmed by Swedenborg in several passages:
"And we shall live, and not die. That this signifies spiritual life, is evident from the signification of living and not dying, as spiritual life, since nothing else is signified in the internal sense by living and not dying. For in the other world by life is signified in general heaven, and in particular eternal happiness; and by death is signified in general hell, and in particular eternal unhappiness there — as is plain from many passages in the Word. That heaven in general and eternal happiness in particular is called life, is because the wisdom of good and the intelligence of truth are there; and in the wisdom of good and the intelligence of truth is life from the Lord, from Whom is the all of life. But because in hell there is just the contrary — evil in place of good and falsity in place of truth, and thus spiritual life is extinct — therefore in hell relatively there is death; for spiritual death is evil and falsity, and in man it is to will evil, and thence to think falsity. Evil genii and spirits are unwilling to hear it said of them that they do not live, or that they are dead; for they say that they have life because they are able to will and to think. But they are told that since life is in good and truth, it cannot possibly be in evil and falsity; for these are contrary to good and truth." (Heavenly Arcana, n. 5407)
Nevertheless, natural punishments, such as plagues, are given by Divine Providence to correct human behaviour. What I am seeing with this plague, more so than other preceding plagues, is that it is forcing people to stay at home because it is initially hard to detect. It is a chance to become more introspective rather than being distracted by external things which really do not matter.

Preceding the coronavirus pandemic, there was a decline in traditional church membership, and I think one outcome of this coronavirus pandemic is people will seek a more inward spirituality rather than the external appearance of just going to church while ignoring one's spiritual and moral life.  It is how we live our lives which matters more than religious belief. A moral life becomes a spiritual life when one's intent becomes spiritual, which is to serve out of love towards God and others, rather than self gain.

SWEDENBORG'S ENCOUNTER WITH THE PLAGUE AND JESUS CHRIST

There is an interesting personal story in the life of Swedenborg which I find very instructive.   In 1710 when Swedenborg was a young man he had boarded a merchant ship bound for London, but when he arrived they were told they must remain on ship in quarantine for six weeks as a plague had broken out in Sweden. Some Swedes had boarded the ship and persuaded Swedenborg to join them to go to the city, however Swedenborg was caught, and the penalty for breaking quarantine at that time was hanging. However he luckily got away with only a severe warning. This was his closest encounter with death in his entire life.

Swedenborg had many visions, and was proven to be clairvoyant by so many witnesses that this is rarely doubted even by his most severe critics.  In the years 1744-45, he has a series of encounters during which time he shifted from recording dreams to having full waking visions of heaven.  In March of 1744, he had a dream in which he met Jesus Christ, and in that encounter Jesus makes a direct reference to a plague at that time:
"There came over me a shuddering, so strong from the head downwards and over the whole body with a noise of thunder, and this happened several times. . . . I then fell into a sleep and at about 12:00, 1:00 or 2:00 . . . there came over me a strong shuddering from head to foot, with a thundering noise as if many winds beat together; which shook me; it was indescribable and prostrated me on my face . . . at that very moment I was wide awake and saw that I was cast down . . . and I spoke as if I were awake; but found nonetheless that the words were put into my mouth. “And oh! Almighty Jesus Christ, that thou . . . deigned to come to so great a sinner. Make me worthy of thy grace.” I held together my hands, and prayed, and then came forth a hand, which squeezed my hands hard. Straightway . . . I continued my prayer and said, “Thou hast promised to take to grace all sinners; thou canst nothing else but keep thy word.” At that moment, I sat in his bosom, and saw him face to face; it was a face of holy mien . . . and he smiled so that I believe that his face had indeed been like this when he lived on earth . . . he asked if I had a clear bill of health. I answered, “Lord, thou knowest better than I.” “Well, do so,” said he. . . . Wakened, with shudderings." (Journal of Dreams, #51).
A "bill of health" was given at the time to people who had arrived on ship from another country to indicate that they did not carry the plague. Here, Jesus asked Swedenborg if he had a clear bill of health - that is, was he committed to living a spiritual life, and avoided things that led towards spiritual death.  Just think, if Swedenborg had died, he would not have contributed all the writings that we can freely read today, which explains the spiritual sense of the Word. Swedenborg was allowed to live so that in the future he could fulfill his mission to reveal the Second Coming, of which many Christians are ignorant due to the falsehoods which prevail in the churches. Perhaps Swedenborg was allowed to live at that moment because of God's future plan for him.

So, now that we are all confronted with death, what kind of commitment are we willing to make? How would we want to be remembered? Is there any unfinished business we should take care of?  It is a good time to re-evaluate our life.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The X-Men Prophecy of the Coronavirus Pandemic and Quarantine



In the previous post A Clairvoyant Dream and Prophecy of the Coronavirus Pandemic I explained how a highly symbolic dream referenced a series of fictional stories in the X-Men comics that predicted events before it happened, similar to how the fictional novel Futility (or Wreck of the Titan) predicted the sinking of the Titanic years in advance.  The book The X Prophecy explained this in detail, covering events from 1981 to 2020, and it was published before the coronavirus pandemic broke out in November of 2019.

The dream is focused on the grave of Elena, where Elena was Russian, and it was referencing the death of fictional character Illyana who is also Russian.  Illyana dies from an infection of the Legacy Virus, which targeted her lungs so that she could not breathe.  This was discussed in detail in the previous post A Clairvoyant Dream and Prophecy of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The dream has multiple layers of meaning, and I surmised that the grave of Elena was an indirect reference to the death of the fictional character Cypher, otherwise known as Doug Ramsey. In one chapter I had written this:
"The white castle of the dream represents the land of death and rebirth in the Slavic myth of paradise. In the X-Men comics we find a parallel story concerning the death and rebirth of Doug Ramsey. In the original dream, the flag of Elena on top of the castle is a grave marker for Elena who had died a long time ago. Elena is represented by Kitty Pryde of the X-Men who becomes friends with Doug Ramsey. Doug dies saving Rahne the werewolf (New Mutants #60). Afterwards Doug’s grave becomes the focal point of subsequent stories, and there are some indications that the grave marker of Elena in the dream may be referencing the grave of Doug Ramsey."
The reason why I suspected this is because Doug Ramsey is ultimately resurrected from the grave by the sorceress Selene, and Selene is perhaps the origin of the name Elena (see comment in the previous post A Clairvoyant Dream and Prophecy of the Coronavirus Pandemic).

So, exactly how does Doug Ramsey die, and is it related in some way to the later death of Illyana due to an infection from a virus bioweapon? His death, as referenced in the book, is described in the issue New Mutants #60, and at the time I regarded it as merely a confirmation that the dream was clairvoyant, but I did not want to think it was related to any future event. The fictional story of the X-Men mutant Doug Ramsey, otherwise known as Cypher, in many ways is a symbolic representation of my events in my own life and my name happens to be Doug. These kinds of weird coincidences do happen. Consider the TV reporter reporting on a man hunt for an unknown robber:


However in writing the book I yet again was unaware of the symbolic significance of the death of Doug Ramsey: Doug dies after having been killed by an evil genetic scientist known as "Animator" who had been running lab experiments on animals. These experiments on animals were taking place on a remote island. After the New Mutants land on the island they are attacked by the hybrid animals who are under the control of the genetic scientist known as Animator. The X-Men mutant Dani Moonstar attempts to distract them by projecting an image of the scientist, but she is then attacked by a bat creature, after which the mutants are all subdued and captured: (from New Mutants #59, January 1988):


Doug Ramsey is killed by Animator as the mutants escape from their captivity in the lab. This is described in the next issue where its cover shows Dani Moonstar mourning over the body of Doug. And next to her is the bat creature (from New Mutants #60, February 1988):


Scientists now know the coronavirus originated from bats. Thus similar to the death of Illyana, the death of Doug Ramsey represents those who die from the coronavirus pandemic. And I hope that's it, especially considering I live in New Jersey next to the current epicenter in New York. The genetic scientist known as Animator who killed Doug Ramsey had been doing unethical research on animals, as explained by his boss Cameron Hodge who does not trust him (from New Mutants #60, February 1988)::


He was employed by a University. As explained in the previous post, university researchers did a study on bat coronaviruses at the University of North Carolina and it determined it showed "potential" to infect humans (from A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence):


And if you look at the credentials of Zhengli-Li Shi, the person came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology from China, near the origin of the current coronavirus pandemic. This article was published in 2015, long before the outbreak.

Later, as explained at the end of the book The X Prophecy, Doug Ramsey is brought to life by the sorceress Selene. He remains under Selene's control until his true memories are brought back after the robot Warlock uses the soulsword of Illyana to strike him (from New Mutants 3rd series #8):



Swedenborg explains that a "sword" signifies to fight from the truth. Here the soulsword of Illyana is symbolic - it represents the truth that the clairvoyant dream was a warning concerning the current coronavirus pandemic, something I only realized in the past few days. Illyana who gives the sword was the one who had died from an infection of the Legacy Virus which shutdown her lungs.

Although Doug Ramsey returns to normal and joins the X-Men team, he still carries a fear about his own death. He then has a nightmare in which he explains his fear to a psychologist, only for the psychologist to rip off his face and reveal that he is the Animator. Doug wakes from the nightmare, and to remove his fear Dani Moonstar suggests they should return to the island "Paradise" where Animator had killed him so he can face it. The X-Men team agree to visit the island, and Doug explains to the team he has begun to interpret and decipher dreams (from New Mutants 3rd series #38, April 2012):



There are a number of other parallels between Doug Ramsey and myself explained in the book The X Prophecy -- going much beyond a mere coincidence -- but this is one I had missed. I had been interpreting dreams for many years long before I knew anything about these X-Men comics, and it took a dream to point me to this. This particular story though now has more significance: when they arrive at the island, the team becomes infected by a virus after becoming scratched by a bird like creature. The virus had been left on the island where it infected the animals by the genetic scientist Animator:


Warlock explains a virus has entered their blood stream. Likewise the COVID-19 virus enters the blood stream of those it infects, and threatens the blood supply for doctors: see How coronavirus is upsetting the blood supply chain.

The X-Men then have to remain in quarantine on the island in order not to infect others. The robot Warlock explains that the virus cannot be allowed to escape the island since the virus is more contagious than any other known virus and is a "Global Health Hazard Class One":


They of course arrived to the island by jet plane, and with the coronavirus pandemic many airline flights between countries have become suspended.

In the end, Warlock and Doug combine into a single entity known as "Douglock" and they use a "techno-organic" virus to counteract the virus of the Animator. At one point they show the microscopic shape of the virus (from New Mutants 3rd series #40, April 2012):


Now compare the above image with the image of what a coronavirus looks like (from 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Update: Uncoating the Virus):


Now this is just uncannily bizarre.

So to sum up what we have here: a clairvoyant dream of a child described scenes from old X-Men comics that neither the child nor myself had ever read. The dream interpretation pointed me to a character named Doug Ramsey who dies and later has a dream of his own death. Doug Ramsey, like myself, becomes involved in dream interpretation. His own death contains direct references to a bat creature and a coronavirus pandemic that requires quarantine.

And if that were not enough, the dream explicitly references the death of Illyana who dies of a virus infection that attacks her respiratory system so that she cannot breathe, and she dies. Similarly, Dr. Moira MacTaggart who had treated Illyana becomes infected and she must also go into quarantine (see A Clairvoyant Dream and Prophecy of the Coronavirus Pandemic).

Is this weird?  Of course it is.  And it certainly was not planned this way, the book The X Prophecy was published in early 2019 long before the coronavirus outbreak.

ADDENDUM (3/30/2019)

After I published and shared this post, someone who has very accurate clairvoyant dreams and who had not seen this post shared a dream with me: I was at risk from dying due to the coronavirus. However if I got a shot, I would survive it.

This could possibly mean I should get a flu shot, to build up immunity against the flu. However I looked it up, a flu shot will not help against the coronavirus: A flu shot won't prevent coronavirus, but it could help our response to the outbreak. However it can indirectly help, as it will help avoid an ER visit and reduce the load on hospitals, and at this time it is best to avoid any unnecessary hospital trip. So maybe its some other shot medical researchers will develop.

The dream is interesting, because the following scene which I had omitted from the original post shows Douglock injecting the virus creature on the island with a techno-organic virus shot:


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A Clairvoyant Dream and Prophecy of the Coronavirus Pandemic



In early 2019 I published a book (The X-Prophecy) describing a series of strange and symbolic clairvoyant dreams of a child, in which clairvoyant information was given describing ancient Slavic myths, the movie Darkest Minds, X-Men movies, and X-Men comics. Details were being to the dreamer of which she had no knowledge, and as strange as it sounds, the dream was referencing scenes that took place in movies and Marvel comics. Moreover, I discovered that the dream was referencing events in the Marvel comics that in a strange way mirrored events in my personal life as well as events on a global scale. It is a strange case of amazing synchronicity, covering events from 1981 to what I thought was its end in 2019. I cannot summarize everything here so I put it in a book, but what I have done is posted some of these strange coincidences between the the fictional stories of the X-Men comics referenced by the dream and worldwide events here on this blog:
I would recommend that the reader read the above posts first before proceeding, unless you have happened to have read the book. 

As I documented the entire dream and its interpretation, it soon grew so big that I decided to publish the findings in a book which I entitled The X-Prophecy. It was a weird experience, because as I was interpreting the dreams some events were unfolding in real time before my very eyes.  

One event portrayed in the Marvel comics that corresponds to a real event was a prediction of the failed Presidential candidacy of Senator Elizabeth Warren.  She recently dropped out of the race on March 5, 2020. It then hit me like a ton of bricks: the Marvel comic story which portrays the Presidential campaign of a Senator from Massachussetts also describes the creation of a virus bioweapon that threatens all of humanity.

And as I write this I am sort of in shock. This is completely unexpected. The prophecy was right in front of me but it was so unbelievable that I ignored it. The story was, of course, in a comic book. It is similar to a scene in the movie Logan, in which Wolverine discovers that they were looking for a place described in an X-Men comic book:


So let's back up a bit.  I actually had to go back and re-read the dream and its interpretation as published in my book The X-Prophecy.  What I post here will act as sort of an addendum or large postscript. At the beginning I describe other cases of what I call "precognitive fiction" - cases where authors wrote novels that seemed to predict events that happened after their book was published. In this case we are dealing with something similar, with the added weirdness that a dream was given to point out this coincidence between a fictional story and real life.

In the third chapter I describe the dream, and in that dream the child sees that her school has become a government prison camp, similar to how the children were rounded up and placed into government camps in the movie The Darkest Minds. And here we are: the schools for children have been closed in many areas due to the pandemic, and children now either need to be home schooled or participate in remote learning programs from their homes.

In the movie The Darkest Minds, 90% of the children in the U.S. die from a mysterious illness.

In the dream, she escapes from earth and finds her way to a mysterious white castle, where these angelic bird beings ask her what is happening on earth. She replied, quote, "it was bad, there was a disease that had caused many children to die and the government was in chaos." She has also described the situation as "apocalyptic" but I did not put that in the book.

Now, it was first said the coronavirus tends to kill people who are old or who have previous health conditions. But doctors in the U.S. are now reporting that it is affecting people in a younger age group. Moreover, it should be known that it infects all humans regardless of age, and it can cause complications in younger children. No one is immune from it.

What I soon discovered was that the dream did not just reference the movie The Darkest Minds, but from there indirectly referenced recent X-Men movies, and from there stories in related Marvel comics. The information was coming in a very intelligent symbolic way, in a way a child could easily understand it, yet with multiple levels of meaning. However at the time she had not seen these X-Men movies, nor even read these particular Marvel comic stories. Whereas most dreams reflect our own thoughts and experiences, this one fell into a class that is clairvoyant.

In the dream, when she enters the white castle she not only finds babies, but also graves of those who have died. In the book I indicate how she accurately describes here the Slavic myth of heaven, of which she was unaware. She comes to one particular grave, and it is the grave of someone named Elena. Other symbols in the dream indicated that Elena was Russian. This point in the dream, as explained in detail in the book, indirectly referenced the X-Men character Illyana Rasputin, a young Russian woman also known as Magik. Illyana is another way of spelling the name Elena, and is constantly referenced in the dream in a very symbolic way.

Now I come to a point which I did not put in the book: the X-Men character Illyana dies from a bioweapon known as "The Legacy Virus," a virus designed to target and kill mutants. This is described in the comic Uncanny X-Men #303 (August 1993). And I just can't believe what I am seeing here, here is the scene where Illyana dies from the Legacy Virus:


Kitty Pryde yells, I quote: "She has gone into complete respiratory arrest! Her lungs have shut down! Hurry Moira, she can't breath!" Despite their efforts, Illyana dies.

What a bombshell. I literally just pulled up the image as I was writing this. The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 targets the lungs, and eventually people lose their ability to breathe.

The dream is centered on the grave of Elena, which has several levels of meaning, but this is what was kept hidden from me: it was pointing me to the death of Illyana who had been killed by a bioweapon known as the Legacy Virus. In the dream many people in the world were dying, and the angelic beings were trying to take care of the souls who had died, as well as the babies to be born.

DR. MOIRA MACTAGGART AND THE LEGACY VIRUS

The clairvoyant dream references a story line of a team of X-Men known as "Excalibur" that separate from the main X-Men group and live on a fictional island north of Scotland. The main characters referenced by the dream in addition to Illyana are Kitty Pryde, Rahne Sinclair (Wolfsbane) and Doug Ramsey (Cypher/Douglock). This team is joined by Dr. Moira Mactaggart, a geneticist who then dedicated her life on the island to research a cure for the Legacy Virus which had killed Illyana. She was at one time the fiance of Charles Xavier, leader of the X-Men, but for an unknown reason broke off the engagement. Each fictional character referenced either represents someone I know in real life, or represents something symbolic related to the future.

But now I am beginning to realize that this minor character now represents the effort of doctors around the world to find a vaccine for the coronavirus.

During her research, Dr. Moira MacTaggart makes a startling discovery: the Legacy Virus, originally designed to target mutants, has now begun to spread among the human population (Excalibur #79) and later realizes that she herself has become infected (Excalibur #80). With the coronavirus outbreak, we see now that doctors and healthcare practitioners are at high risk to contract the coronavirus.

The Legacy Virus had been created by an evil mutant named Stryfe designed to kill other mutants. At this time, in order to find a cure for it, the Excalibur team retrieves information on the virus from secret underground base of Stryfe, which is downloaded into the memory of "Douglock," a techno-organic being who identifies himself as Doug Ramsey. Doug Ramsey is one of the fictional characters referenced by the dream, who in some ways is a mirror image of myself (my name happens to be Doug).

As the Excalibur team tunnels to the surface after retrieving information on the Legacy Virus, lo and behold, they discover it is underneath a U.S. Military base (from Excalibur #80, August 1994):


Its not identified where they are located, except they had taken a wrong turn near Albuquerque, New Mexico. This of course is near Los Alamos National Laboratory, the center where the atomic bomb was invented. As of March 2020, Los Alamos labs has become involved in biological research concerning the coronavirus (see Scientists in New Mexico studying link between coronavirus and animals). From Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL):
Work in biothreat reduction at Los Alamos extends across many areas including detection technologies, bioforensics, pathogen analysis, and understanding host-pathogen interactions for better vaccine development.
This kind of research into reducing biothreats has been going on since at least 1992 (see At Los Alamos: Tracing biothreats with molecular signatures).

In another scene, every news organization as well as the World Health Organization, tries to reach Dr. Moira MacTaggart on the Legacy Virus. She, however, is more concerned about who "leaked" the information on the virus from her lab (from Excalibur #87, July 1995):


Later, Peter Wisdom (a former British "black ops" agent) and Kitty Pryde go on a mission in London to determine the cause of the death of his friend Culley. They find out he died due to exposure to the Legacy Virus. Also Dr. MacTaggart begins to believe that the information on the virus was stolen out of the lab by a computer hacker. The story begins with a view to a secret lab, doing virus experiments on strange animals (from Excalibur #88, August 1995):


Later, a conference is held in San Francisco to debate the origin and seriousness of this Legacy Virus (from Uncanny X-Men #326, August 1995):


And as I write this (May 24, 2020), I am reading of this news coming out of San Francisco: San Francisco warns of coronavirus surge: 'The worst is yet to come'.  Yet people are still not practicing social distancing.

In the conference the media is given false information - that the virus only infects a small population of mutants, and does not threaten the entire planet of every man, woman and child. This portrays the slowness of governments to act on the information they were given:


Later, the techno-organic being "Douglock" is kidnapped from the Excalibur team by a secret British Agency known as "Black Air," which I did reference in the book.  What I did not point out is that one reason he was kidnapped was so that these government scientists could extract information from his head regarding the Legacy Virus (from Excalibur #98, June 1996):


Information was stored in code regarding the Legacy Virus in Douglock's head, who in turn is a fictional representation of myself (my name coincidentally happens to be Doug), the interpreter of the dream. Information regarding the outbreak of the coronavirus was embedded in the story, but it had to be deciphered.

As explained in the book, Douglock is recovered by the Excalibur team. In the following scene he becomes worried that Dr. MacTaggart is losing too much sleep researching the genetic code of the virus in order to find a cure (from Excalibur #107, March 1997):



When I was doing research for the book, the following scene puzzled me a bit.  As I did not understand at the time what it meant, I left it out, even though it included the fictional characters that the clairvoyant dream indicated were significant. In this scene, Dr. Moira MacTaggart had decided to quarantine herself in order to research the virus. And Douglock awaits outside, and other X-Men are told that the quarantine was going to last "indefinitely" (from Excalibur #115, December 1997):


As of this writing many have been given instructions to shelter at home and to stay socially distant in order to stop the spread of the virus. When asked why she quarantined herself, she explained that she discovered that the virus is airborne.

Later her adopted daughter Rahne Sinclari (discussed extensively in the book) at the last moment decides to enter quarantine with Dr. Moira MacTaggart. Her explanation is that the research must also happen on a person who is not infected in order for the study to be valid. Douglock cannot take the long wait, and worrying about her life while under quarantine he then later decides to break Rahne's quarantine, but this ruins the research to find a cure for the virus. While he explains there may be information of the virus in his memory, Rahne is furious (from Excalibur #120, May 1998):


This, of course, represents those people who break their quarantine due to the fear that they will become sick from the infected patients. This has happened several times from people who claim they are healthy and do not want to become infected.

And now we near the end of the story as presented in the book, which had predicted the Presidential candidacy of a Senator from Massachussetts (see A Possible Prophecy of Senator Elizabeth Warren). During this time, the mutant Mystique manipulated the research done by Dr. Moira MacTaggart and modified the Legacy Virus to infect and kill humans. Her first test subjects were humans on a ship in the Atlantic (see Uncanny X-Men #388, January 2001). This would correspond to the quarantined cruise ships which carried infected passengers at the time of the outbreak in 2019-20.

By this time Dr. Moira MacTaggart finally finds a cure for the Legacy Virus, but Mystique attacks her lab and critically wounds her. The X-Men try to save her, and while Moira clings on to life Charles Xavier telepathically links to her so that she could transfer her knowledge on the cure for the Legacy Virus. Charles Xavier still loves her, so much so that he wants to die with her. But in the end he has to let her go, and Charles sees her in her final moment before she dies (from X-Men 2nd series #108):


Dr. Moira MacTaggart, in a symbolic sense, represents the doctors and genetic researchers that are now researching for a vaccine for the coronavirus. She also represents the doctors and nurses who now may be forced to risk or sacrifice their lives in order to treat patients.

At this time Wolverine and Rogue discover the secret diaries of Irene Adler, a blind mutant who foresaw the future and wrote down what she saw in code, foreseeing the coming of the Legacy Virus. The drawings in the book mimic the comic itself, thus the comic was declaring itself to be a prophecy written in code (from Uncanny X-Men #389):


The prophetic diaries of Irene Adler are discussed in detail in the book.  But I did not include this prophecy concerning the Legacy Virus.

The X-Men are able to create a cure for the coronavirus, but not before Peter Rasputin (the brother of Illyana) sacrifices himself in order to activate the cure. The cure activates across the world, however the rapid cure has an unforeseen geopolitical effect: thousands of mutants who had been infected with the Legacy Virus who had been exiled in quarantine on the island of Genosha become cured overnight, and Magneto decides to use them as an army to conquer the world through genetic warfare. Whether or not this represents a future event remains to be seen.

IS THE CORONAVIRUS A BIOWEAPON?

The clairvoyant dream described in The X-Prophecy relayed a lot of information that was highly symbolic, and it has multiple levels of meaning in addition to predicting future events. Yet after I published it, I still asked myself, why?  What was the point? The dreams would present things in a very symbolic way which required that it would be deciphered, and I now realize that I was limited in my interpretation because I could only interpret the dream according to what I knew at the time. I honestly was uncertain about the meaning of the grave of Elena which appeared in the dream but it is now quite clear that on one level it referenced the death of Illyana by the Legacy Virus in the X-Men comic, which in turn represented the future outbreak of the coronavirus.

The story was right in front of me yet no one would expect such a virus pandemic would break out within the year. It fits in with the storyline, it involves the same characters, and many of the comic issues where the story is contained are referenced in the book. The clairvoyant dream was referencing a comic book, something a child could understand, and in a very concise way it could thus convey a lot of information. The book was published before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, so anyone can now see the evidence for themselves.

So what is the origin of the coronavirus? We now know the coronavirus originated in bats. Scientists think it was transferred to another animal, where it mutated, before jumping to the human population. The outbreak occurred in November of 2019 in Wuhan in China, near an animal market that happens to be near the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the only level 4 biological research facility in China that has the capability to research bioweapons of this nature. The Chinese leader Xi made an announcement in February about how every effort must be made to contain the virus in China. But what happened after that is interesing. From Don’t buy China’s story: The coronavirus may have leaked from a lab:
Xi didn’t actually admit that the coronavirus now devastating large swaths of China had escaped from one of the country’s bioresearch labs. But the very next day, evidence emerged suggesting that this is exactly what happened, as the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology released a new directive titled: “Instructions on strengthening biosecurity management in microbiology labs that handle advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus.”
Read that again. It sure sounds like China has a problem keeping dangerous pathogens in test tubes where they belong, doesn’t it? And just how many “microbiology labs” are there in China that handle “advanced viruses like the novel coronavirus”?
It turns out that in all of China, there is only one. And this one is located in the Chinese city of Wuhan that just happens to be … the epicenter of the epidemic.
That’s right. China’s only Level 4 microbiology lab that is equipped to handle deadly coronaviruses, called the National Biosafety Laboratory, is part of the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Senator Tom Cotton repeated this theory, that this virus possibly leaked from from a bioweapon research facility in China.  The Chinese ambassador fired back, accusing the U.S. of releasing the virus during some U.S. military exercise which took place in the province of Wuhan in October of 2019, but that accusation included some false information. The U.S. ambassador called him in to basically tell him to shutup. And here is this story from White House ordered coronavirus meetings classified, hampering response:
Federal health officials were directed to keep dozens of meetings that started in mid-January, including discussions on the scope of infections, quarantines and travel restrictions confidential, Reuters reported Wednesday. According to the sources, those without security clearances were not permitted in the high-security room, typically used for military and intelligence operations, at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where the meetings took place.
Officials were puzzled by this, because the secrecy excluded people who needed to be involved in the response to the coronavirus.

And now, the mainstream media has stepped in to declare this bioweapon story as a "conspiracy theory" or "fake theory." But how are they so certain, and what is their argument? The article The conspiracy theories about the origins of the coronavirus, debunked states that it cannot be a bioweapon because the scientific consensus from genome analysis indicates it came from animals in nature. That of course is not disputed here. But what is to prevent a bioweapon research facility to take an existing coronavirus found in nature and weaponize it?  Nothing. The article completely sidesteps the issue. Bioweapon research facilities do not have to invent something completely new; they can take an existing virus in nature, transfer it, let it mutate, and then possibly alter it themselves. And then the article proceeds and makes this false statement, as will be seen later, that no known lab was working on a virus like this one.

But the best argument used here is that this virus is a "bad bioweapon." On that I agree. It does not have an effective kill ratio, and is highly contagious. It will affect both sides in a war.  Unless, of course, the goal is to kill humanity or reduce the population of the planet, starting with the old and sick first. That just sounds so evil and preposterous. And yet this is the exact plot of the story line referenced by the clairvoyant dream. I would say for now that it is safe to assume that this was an accident.

The "smoking gun" I found from this article: Is the recent corona virus, COVID-19 a biological weapon?, based on an interview with Professor Francis Boyle, a lawyer who helped write the U.S. legislation to disallow bioweapon research. He was the first to identify that the anthrax letters sent out in October of 2001 came from our own U.S. military base. He was later proven right, but not before the main media outlets censored him. He points to four pieces of evidence, most publicly available:
  1. study of the genomic sequence by French and Canadian scientists indicates that the virus was modified with "gain of function" to become more infectious.  This indicates it was possibly modified to become a bioweapon.
  2. And then there is this study done at the University of North Carolina, published in Nature in 2015: A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence. And lo and behold, a Chinese scientist from Wuhan was allowed by the NIH to participate in the study. The director of the NIH at the time was Tony Fauci, who is now leading the coronavirus response.
  3. Then there is this article of a study done in Australia, published in 2010: Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) proteins of different bat species confer variable susceptibility to SARS-CoV entry. The goal was to genetically engineer SARS and HIV into a bioweapon. And again, Chinese scientists from Wuhan participated in the study.
  4. And in a separate study from India, apparently now withdrawn: they found evidence of strands of DNA from HIV in the coronavirus: see Uncanny similarity of unique inserts in the 2019-nCoV spike protein to HIV-1 gp120 and Gag
So there you have it.  This is not just some "conspiracy theory." It is very real, and it is very dangerous. And the dream was a forewarning of this moment. For an earlier prophecy by Nostradamus, see the previous post, A Prophecy of Nostradamus of the Coronavirus Pandemic,

As I was doing research and writing this article, a young girl came up to me and said she had a dream: I was doing research to find a cure for the coronavirus, and she needed to come help me.  So perhaps there are some clues here, or this will raise the awareness level, to quickly find a cure.

Was I expecting this? Certainly not. I am just as surprised as I am sure everyone else is. Shall we say, hindsight is 20/20?