Interview with the Antichrist
Sapientes enim videntes
Thome de Aqvino
( De lapide philosophico , I. De corporibvs svpercælestibvus )
My name is Juan Francisco Delgado and I am a detective-journalist.My research field is the world of the occult. Soon after the novel Il pendolo di Foucault by Umberto Eco was published in my country, many discussions of different kind ensued. Nobody, however, seemed to be aware of the serious conceptual and numerological errors contained in such a book.
The book analyses a document concerning the Renascence Plan of the Templars. At a certain point, one of the novel's charachters, colonel Ardenti, says: "Therefore: during St. John's night, thirty-six years after the hay-cart. In september 1307, the Templars deemed to continue the order, escaped the capture on a hay-cart. At that time, a year-lapse was calculated from Easter to Easter. Therefore, the year 1307 had conclude, upon our reckoning, on Easter of the year 1308. By adding thirty-six years to the end of 1307 (which is our Easter of 1308), you will get to Easter 1344. After these prophetic thirty-six years, we reach our 1344. The message was kept in the crypt in a precious container, as a seal, namely a notorial deed of a certain event which had occured in that place, after the establishment of the secret order, during St. John's night, that means in june 23rd 1344".
This passage contains serious conceptual mistakes concerning the document which had been introduced in the book. The episode of the hay-cart occured in september 12th 1307 and if we add thirty-six years, the result will be 1343. Hence, the reference of Easter cannot be considered in this context, as it can only be applied to the months of january, february, march and part of april. Since this event occured in september, the year to be considered is that of 1307. In addition, it is clear that the document (as well as one of the statements by colonel Ardenti) refers to St. John the Evangelist, the author of Revelation. St. John the Evangelist's night falls between the 26th and the 27th of december, whereas that of St. John the Baptist's falls between the 23rd and the 24th of june. Hence, the reference of St. John the Baptist's night is wrong and a correct reckoning would place this night belween the 26th and the 27th of december 1343.
The document continues by saying that there are six knights every twenty years in six different locations. Thus, we get a total amount of thirty-six in a 120 year period. Moreover, the six appointments will take place, in six different locations in a period of 720 years. After 120 years, the first sealed message must be opened and the remaining ones must be opened, one after the other every 120 years respectively. The mathematic reckoning concerning the total number of knights is extremely simple: it is sufficient to multiply thirty-six knights by six, to obtain a total number of 216 knights. But let us consider what is reported in the book: "Thirty-six knights multiplied by each of the six locations is 216, whose internal sum is 9. And, since there are 6 centuries, let us multiply 216 by 6, which is 1296, whose internal sum is 18, that means, three by six, 666". It is clear that this statement is completely wrong and should be expressed as follows: Six knights multiplied by each of the six locations is 36, whose internal sum is 9. And, since there are 720 years (720÷120=6), let us multiply 36 by 6 and the result is 216, whose internal sum is 9.
Finally, in the last line of the document concerning the Plan of the Templars, it is said: "3 times 6 before the celebration of the Great Meretrix". We have just found out that the six appointments, from the first to the sixth location with five passages, would cover a period of 720 years, from 1343 to 2063. Moreover, the document undoubtedly states that 3 times 6 (666) will occur before the celebration of the Great Meretrix. However, in the book, colonel Ardenti indicates a numerological trick by which the sum of the year 1944 (an obviously wrong date) is 18, resulting from three times six, that is 666. Accordingly, the year 1944 is 666, as Ardenti says: "Six hundred and sixty-six, the year of the Beast, is the year two thousand when the templar revenge will triumph, the Anti-Jerusalem is the New Babylon, [...]". Therefore 666 should be replaced by 1944 and the statement should be read as follows: 1944, the year of the Beast, is the year two thousand when the templar revenge will triumph. Such totally wrong conception, is confirmed by Ardenti himself as he says: "[...] that's why 1944 is the year of the Grande Pute's triumph, the great meretrix of Babylon mentioned in Redemption!". The book clearly indicates that 1944 is the year of the Grande Pute's trimnph as in the document, 3 times 6 (666), wrongly the year 1944, precedes the ce1ebration of the Great Meretrix. The contradiction is therefore clear and to that, one must also consider time miscalculation which assumes 1944 to be the year in which the Plan of the Templars should come to a conclusion.
It is basically on these basic errors that the whole plot of the novel was developed, as we find in the book: "[...] it mustn't be but the dawn of the 24th of june, St. John's Day, the celebration of summer solstice [...]". However, it is known that june 24th is St. John the Baptist's night, while summer solstice falls between the 21st and the 22nd of june. In addition, even the publisher, by introducing the book, ìs involved in Prof. Eco's errors, when he says: "during the night between the 26th and the 27th of june [...]". However, according to the plot, Casaubon arrives to Belbo's countryhouse in the evening of june 25th 1984, where he remaind until late at night. Hence, this part of the novel takes place during the night between the 25th and the 26th of june. Obviously, considering that this is not St. John the Baptist's but St. John the Evangelist's night, the whole thing, from the temporal standpoint, should be transposed. In short: the episode of Conservatoire, occured during St. John the Evangelist's night, that is in december 27th, as Casaubon arrives at Belbo's countryhouse in the evening of the 28th where he remaind until late at night, that is the night of the 29th. And here, in the first hours of the morning, the story stops (the novel does not come to an end).
Upon this and other errors I found, I came to the conclusion that the book had been written by a poor or insane writer, and that it couldn't certainly be the work of a wellknown Professor like Umberto Eco was, the author of the famous book Il nome della rosa. I found it hard to believe, but the errors were just there, on the book I was reading. For a moment, I thought that those errors had a reason to be there, but what reason? I didn't know, so I decided to give up my investigation.
Years went by and, incidentally, one day I came across three books: La Magia di Atlantide, La Magia Rossa and La Magia Stellare by Frank G. Ripel. The books had been published in Spanish, by Kier Editorial, however the original version had been published in Italy by Edizioni Hermes. This name reminded me of something: the Progetto Hermes, a series of exoteric books, often mentioned in the book Il Pendolo di Foucault by Umberto Eco. Thus, I started to read the books written by Ripel and went back to the investigation I gave up years before.
I made the first puzzling discovery by reading La Magia di Atlantide. This book was revealing that the Umbilicus Mundi (the Navel of the World), was in Italy and more precisely in the city of Trieste. I was puzzled! The whole plot of Eco's novel focussed on the localization of the Centre of the World which was providing the power to dominate and lead all the telluric flows of the planet. A doubt arose in my mind. I knew that Eco's novel was published in 1988, therefore I checked the years in which Ripel's books had been published. The first two, had been published in Italy in 1985; and the third in 1986. I wondered: "Did Ripel's books inspired Eco as he wrote his novel?". I didn't take me a long time to get the answer.
I compared Eco's book and those by Ripel, and one day, I made an amazing discovery. Some sentences reported in Eco's book had been quoted from the book entitled La Magia Rossa. No doubts about it: Professor Camestres (a character in Eco's book) was indeed Frank G. Ripel. And, for the first time, I began to realise. The name Camestres combines Cames and Tres and here is what Eco's book says about Tres: "A society with the aim of finally re-establishing the contacts with the spiritual knightage of different faiths". Thus, Camestres is the key-character. Whoever would have been able to discover it, could have traced back to Frank Ripel. At this point, only one question remained with no answer: "Who is truly Frank Ripe1?"
In the following months, I got myself all the books by Frank Ripel which had been published by Edizioni Hermes. The more I was reading them, the more I was getting fascinated. The most powerful exoteric organisation in the world had revealed itself and its Head Frank Ripel, was making no secret of it. I definitely had to meet him, but I didn't know how. I had written to the Publishing House but I had received no reply. Then, one day, as I was web-surfing, I came across some important information. I was ready to leave for Italy, final destination Trieste.
The meeting took place in a famous café of the city, and after the usual formalities we started to talk. I reported the whole investigation I had made up to that moment. He confirmed everything and revealed some amazing disclosures.
- Q: By reading the last chapter in Umberto Eco's book, it clearly appears that the story is interrupted. Besides, it seemed to me that Eco could be identified as Pim (the nickname Lia had given to Casaubon, as he pointed his forefinger with his thumb up and said: "Pim".), the narrative self. What do you think about it?
- A: Yes, Pim is indeed Umberto Eco. I remember that years ago, as I again found myself involved in the novel in the role of professor Camestres, I took myself the liberty, to have fun, and complete the story. The conclusion of the novel, got even published in an exoteric magazine I had granted an interview to. Now, if you like, I could tell you my conclusion. So: shall we play again with the pendulum and finish this story once and for all?
I replied that I was happy to listen to Eco's book's final conclusion.
The Antichrist speaks: as we know, the story stops in the first hours of the morning of december 29th. The year, however is that of 2000. And from this point on, I shall continue and conclude the story.
The Sun was about to rise and Pim was there waiting, at the window, his waiting seemed endless. Tres's members should be coming and fetch him. He had hoped to remain a mere spectator, he had thrown the stone and concealed his arm, but he had fallen into the trap. The first part of his plan had concluded as he wished, but the second was following a Plan which was no longer his's. He and other people, had been trying to change the content of the world's novel, but the world was involving them in a plot they hadn't decided.
Then, suddenly, a man with a beard appeared to him, it was professor Camestres. Cames...tres, said Pim with a broken voice. For a second, he closed his eyes and opened them again, but he couldn't see anyone. He felt dizzy and catatonic, he had no clues that what had just happened, had really happened. The doubt, as a serpent, crept in his mind. Maybe, everything that had happened in that year was nothing but hallucinations, or maybe it had really happened. Or, maybe in the whole thing, truth had been mixed with falsity and, if that was the case, what was true and what was false?
He paused there, for some minutes, unable to find an answer and then, all of a sudden, he realised. There couldn't have been an answer for him, what sort of answer there could have been for someone who, just like him, believed only what could have been perceived by the five senses? In his view, there wasn't a separate reality, a reality beyond a strict materiality. And then, in that silent moment, he realised. He had always been aware that that was "human, too human". Yes, he knew that the Divine experience couldn't last so long without upsetting the mind, his mind, yet always dual and double-tracked like a computer. In that moment, something in himself collapsed, he felt as if his soul had been pulled out of his chest and he wondered what would have come next, however only a word echoed in his mind: "Insanity". And insanity was what he had always feared the most in his life, even more than death itself. No! He told himself, and with a determination which was typical of those steeped in madness, he reached the window: he opened it and then the emptiness.
So Pim made 'plop'.
As he concluded the story, I expressed my personal opinion. I told him that, in my view, it was really dangerous to play with the Pendulum. He replied that it was dangerous only for those who didn't master the rules of the game.
- Q: What does mastering the Pendulum's rules mean?
- A: First of all, it means mastering the rule of its oscillation and knowing how to manipulate people's mind and, therefore people's actions.
- Q: Can you give me a practical example of what you have just said?
- A: Celiainly. As I told you before, years ago I granted an interview to an exoteric magazine. In this interview, I said that in chapter 44 in Umberto Eco's book, where professor Camestres is mentioned, a wrong fact has been reported and this is the key-fact which reveals professor Eco's real intention, as well as his goal when his book was published. A few years later, I spread the news so that this information would have reached whom I wanted. So, afler the book's inexpensive version was published, I found that only one misprinting had been corrected, while many of them remained, e.g. Liber I instead of Liber T. When a text is revised to find misprintings, it is definitely impossible that only one out of many is corrected. In other words, Liber AM vel Legis, was correctly replaced by Liber AL vel Legis. As you well know, Liber AM vel Legis is the Holy Book I received. The fact that they had been correcting only that mistake, showed me that it wasn't a real misprinting but an intentionally conceived error. Indeed, they had fallen into my trap. Not only did they prove me that it wasn't a real misprinting, but that even the fact I had been referring to was wrong. And this is pending like the sword of Damocles over Umberto Eco's head.
- Q: Can one say that you have played a double trick?
- A: I Can see you have realised how frail human minds can be manipulated, and how people can be forced to act upon your will.
- Q: And what about the rule of the Pendulum's oscillation?
- A: Ah! We'll talk about it some other time.
- Q: In your books you identify yourself as the Great Beast 666 and then, in the initiation process, as the Great Scarlet Dragon (the Eight-Headed and Thirteen-Horned Wild Beast), the Antichrist.
- A: Yes, that's correct. I am the King of the World, The Antichrist of historical christians. Soon the Earth will change and a New Dawn shall rise.