This part of Castles of the Mind is predicated on contemporary history, with details of events and places that can blossom to an eye opening experience

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This area explores three themes as set by historian Robert C. Valentine: religion, science and the supernatural, set in alphabetic order.  Website is built to emphasize the importance of history.  Everything written by the author is not invented, it is diligently researched, every person, place and event. 
The opening section is laden with transcriptions on medieval manuscripts–that are neither lore or fabled misconceptions. The news also involves the future, as does the story of Fatima, which is part of our assembled information. 2017 marked the hundredth anniversary.  
One transcription centers on a pope of a solar eclipse that is amazing.  Is it possible a 700-year old prophecy is true?
Let us dispense with the what-ifs. 

April 8 2005 Solar Eclipse

On April 8, 2005, the last hours glistened before being overtaken by the dark shadow of an eclipse, as seen by the actual photograph on that day (above). 
What do you remember about 2005?

How about Valentine’s Day of 2005?  That was just 1 1/2 months after the Indonesian disaster of 2004, when the powerful 9.1 quake and tsunami struck, and when the U.S. quickly sent the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and 11 other large naval warships AND C-130 Seahawks and C-2 Greyhound transport planes to assist people but, let us not digress from our story. 
Our story is traced to 1140.  He wrote a medieval list of 112, some say 111, short Latin phrases from his time to our time.  The synchronicity is that the person from that time did something remarkable, he named the popes before and after the pope of the solar eclipse.  That is not all. Those names that come after the pope of the solar eclipse, are dead accurate, however, he never named a year, only those who would come before and after.

He also signalled big changes in the Roman Catholic Church.  You may choose not to believe the person who said it, but it does not absolve his accuracy, especially since the 1960s.  The name is Saint Malachy of Ireland.  There are numerous sites detailing his signature.

Nothing has changed to destroy what he had pinpointed.

The Pope he mentioned actually died in 2005.   When he was born, Earth passed through a solar eclipse, too.   Another night, another day goes by, so what, right? 
Wrong.   When John Paul II, who was the pope of 2005, was entombed, an ominous timing elapsed on the Earth.   A solar eclipse happened.   The solar eclipse by itself is not unique, but what is unique is that he called it to happen and according to him, after St. John Paul II, Malachy only puts in two other names, and then he names no other.   Chief concern:  What happens next?    The answer can be read in the history ebook, Alert: For The Times, Book of Secrets
Getting back to our solar eclipse, St. Malachy is not 80 or 90% correct the last 60 years, but 100%, yet of all the popes in the history of the papacy, there has been only one–let me repeat–only one pope associated with a solar eclipse.    What timing.
Rest assured, there is more than meets the eye, and you can read about it in Alert: For The Times, Book of Secrets.   One must, however, be prudent and not go after willy-nily entries of fabricated stories, for there exist many, many who don’t wish you to learn the secrets of history.  Certain sources, for example, cite that he was to be interred on a different day but some in the Vatican changed it to April 8 as it enabled a timeframe when the world would be found facing an eclipse.   That can be a stretch, but St. Malachy earns his name in our contemporary world upon the birth of John Paul II on May 18, 1920–that is not invented–during an eclipse and designated by Malachy–nearly 8 centuries before–to become Pope–and that too was not invented, for it actually happened. The above are only footprints to what lies ahead.

You can’t have a closer association than that.   It is eerie, but like it or not, it is true.  The history ebook, Alert: For The Times, Book of Secrets. is quite intricate and informative at over 700 pages.  It is in the final stages of an update.

But, how could a man born eight and a half centuries ago be that strangely accurate?   What timing.  An 85-year old Pope Benedict XVI stepped down on Feb 28; as was announced the morning of Monday Feb. 11, 2013.

An extraordinary sign on the day of abdication?   English or spanish.

According to St. Malachy, when the pope that follows Benedict XVI ceases to be pope and ends his term, the list of popes abruptly ends, too.
The prophecies of St. Malachy are being known, moreso now than at any other time, because of the timing of Benedict’s resignation.   What shall we look for?  August of 2017 brought a short disturbance in the sky,  a great American solar eclipse.

Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

A great eclipse of the Sun occurred Monday, August 21seen only in the American hemisphere.

JPL in conjunction with NASA in 2017 provided a unique viewpoint on this 2386 mile path.  Eyes on the Solar System showed the view from anywhere, with a desktop or a tablet-cell-phone module.   Eight min. video on path of totality via The Cosmos News.   (—To continue, see menu bar at top.)

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