Fatima Shrine Exploration
An email from Arturo Ramos-Dalmau suggested that May 13 should be interesting, because of a combination of events, as described in his note, following. In addition to the several connections he mentions, it happens that my wife's birthday is the 13th, and we would be in Nebraska for a small clan gathering with my mother, two older brothers, and my son, to celebrate Mother's day with three of them, and another birthday or two together with Reinhilde(Lefty)'s. None of these events nor the concatenation easily lends itself to exact predictions, so this analysis is exploratory. The figure shows the cumulative cross-egg composite Z-score from 0800 to 2400 on the 13th. The Pope's itinery is indicated with circles, corresponding to the schedule kindly provided by Dr. Joan Lewis, of the Vatican Information Service. First the stimulating note from Arturo:
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 09:26:48 -0400 From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: rdnelson@Princeton.EDU Subject: About Predicting Future Global Events Dear Sir: I found very intellectually stimulating your global consciousness project. It is my understanding that Pope John Paul II will be visiting the shrine of Fatima, Portugal on May 13, 2000 ("What More Can He Hope to Accomplish," TIME Magazine, April 3, 2000, p.39). This article could provide you with the symbolic meaning that this event has for John Paul II. This event could probably represent the culmination of the Pope's mission for world peace (i,e., his recent visit to Israel and Palestine, etc.). Moreover, this event will not only coincide with the anniversary of the vision of shepherds, but with a planetary alignment in the sign of Taurus that astrologers see as some sort of threshold for the planet. The symbolism of this astrological event resonates with the symbolism of Fatima. I could expand on this point, but I prefer simply to alert you that May 13, 2000 could be one of these days when you will chi-squere tests will give Z scores well beyond the level of probability necessary for rejecting the null hypothesis about differences in the values of observed and expected occurrences. Nevertheless, visiting your web page allowed me to know that on May 4, 2000 World Healing Day will be celebrated. I think that it was during a visit to GaiaMind that I learned that on May 12 there will be a conference in San Francisco on the state of the environmental crisis. By the way, the article "Stars and Constellations" of the Encyclopedia Britannica (CD 2000, Deluxe Edition) mentions a symbolic correspondence between the image of Virgin Mary and Venus, the ruler of the earth sign of Taurus. Does Fatima represent the Christian expression of the manifestation of Gaia? Anyhow, this was hunch that I thought could be of interest to you. Truly, Arturo Ramos-Dalmau, Ph.D.
Eventually, I sat down to extract the data for processing, and sent a
note to the Vatican,
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 08:51:29 +0200 From: Dott.ssa Joan F. Lewis
The graph of the cumulative deviation of the composite Z-score across all 25 eggs that had reported by May 24 is interesting. The data selected begin 8:00 am, UTC, which coincides with the beginning of the Pope's day, about half an hour before the beatification mass. The circles indicate these times and the rest of the itinerary marks. Just after the ceremony, the Chisquare drops precipitously to a low at about 2 pm. Then the trace assumes a striking trend with a significant slope during the rest of the journey, stabilizing at a chance performance halfway home. Although it could be a function of chance, the dimensions of this fluctuation are visually impressive, both in the steepness of the deviation slopes and the length of time, several hours. I'll leave further interpretation to you.