By Clyde Lewis

"There will be tragedy and calamity. There will be pillars of fire coming down from heaven. Darkening of the sun the moon turning to blood Wonders in heaven" -In memory of Ephrain a Child from Terezin

I read this the other day as I was thinking about how it seems that we are in the middle of what appears to be Armageddon:

"The great star will burn for seven days,
The cloud will cause two suns to appear:
The big mastiff will howl all night when the great pontiff will change country." Nostradamus; Century 2 Quatrain 41

I looked at it and thought that with the events that will be happening soon, perhaps the Pope will soon die or collapse under the pressures surrounding the allegations regarding the child abuse that has been perpetrated by various priests in the church.

When I put together my radio shows I find it unfortunate that in the thick of the chaos I sometimes find it hard to actually let the topic itself settle so I can do research on what I learn.

That is why I hope my listeners research some of what is said. I hope that it is evident that the purpose of the show is not to convince you of the validity of what my guest has to say, but of the relevance that my guest and he or she has to the human condition.

There is also a secondary reason why I have a website and a radio show. I have this overwhelming need to find out why I live in this world of coincidence and synchronicity. I sometimes stop and think that what I do may sound contrived to the average person. However I can tell you that if I have to make any of this up then I would quit.

There are a lot of people who are under the impression that I am looking for sycophants to follow my every whim. That is not the case. I am looking for people who want to listen and somehow find their truth. I have weirdness find me everyday. Contrary to popular belief I don't look for the weirdness, it just seems to find me every day.

My friends are used to it. Others who don't know me very well tend to wonder if I am a little unstable. I don't mind it at all. I don't mind it because I know what I am experiencing. I am experiencing the beauty an absurdity of the human condition.

I invite everyone to join me in this chaotic world in hopes that we can make sense of why we hear what we hear, why we see what we see, and why we believe what we believe. I share some of my personal experiences in hopes that others will share with me some of those odd moments that make life more interesting.

During my younger days I was raised in a Christian home. There were many members of my clergy who constantly bombarded me with eschatological dogma or dogma, which drums into your brain the idea that your generation will be the generation that will welcome the return of Jesus Christ.

I grew up thinking that I would be cheated out of my high school diploma, getting laid in the back seat of a car, having a wife and a family, and living the American dream. Believe me I have had all of these things, many times over.

Now that I am 38 years old, I am beginning to see that the horror stories my parents and clergy were warning me about are actually happening.

However I think my parents and clergy would be disappointed in me when I say that even when all of the circumstantial evidence indicates that we are living in the "final days," I am beginning to think that perhaps this modern eschatology is being manufactured by a group of religious extremists who are tired of waiting for these things to happen in their own time.

I spoke openly about it on my show because I felt that with all of the talk about the "surprise" announcement that Catholic priests are fondling little boys, the continued holocaust in the middle east, and the declaration of a war against evil, I can see that all of this has been wrapped up in a pretty package just like a bible given at communion.

Maybe it's a defense mechanism that I have.

Maybe I am holding back the idea that I am living in the world that my parents and Sunday school teachers warned me about. No one wants to admit that their parents are right and that the stoic old men that sit in the rotting churches were not just preaching doom and gloom to get you to cough up the cash when the collection plate came along.

I have said before that when I hear about doom saying prognosticators I get a bit sarcastic. They always seem to force their ideologies into their individual version of future events.

I can't stand listening to Ed Dames and Gordon Michael Scallion because it seems they seem to ignore the fundamental truth that man does not learn from his history.

So they come up with all kinds of outrageous predictions that never seem to come to pass. I predict things too, but only because I base all of my predictions on probability rather than saying what people want to hear. Some people have said that this attitude could very well keep my audience to a minimum.

However I am proud to say that my listeners seem to be a bit more critical in their thinking. They strike me as being more aware. They also seem to be more forgiving and willing to at least find intricate connections to all of the topics that are presented on Ground Zero.

They have enough heart to seek out flaws in logic, and seek out pratfalls in predictions. Even the slightest misprint, or misspelling gets reported to me.

I appreciate it. I also want to tell everyone that I am not perfect. I have speculated on things right out of the chute. I go only on what I know. Later as I magnify the topics covered I gather more information and learn a lot more about where we are headed and what seems to be happening in a world that seems to be controlled by the religious extremists.

I declared on my show that these extremists are a bigger threat to this planet than any alien invasion, asteroid hit, or deadly virus. I was raised in a religion that seemed to use the word "dispensation" a lot. These dispensationalists thrive on the drama of the so-called imminent rapture and the Second Coming of Christ.

The dispensational movement can be attributed to some very successful evangelists named D.L Moody and John Nelson Darby. . In the 1800's Moody and Darby yielded a new theological movement that resulted in splinter or "restoration" religious groups like the Jehovah's witnesses, the Mormons, and other sects. The whole movement was a hodge podge of modernism meets Evangelical charismatic eschatology. Pentecostal sects and Evangelical Charismatics were also the fruits of his labors and among the flocks there was division. There were the Pentecostals who started the speaking in Tongues movements, later the assemblies of God and the foursquare gospel churches.

Soon there were other branches of religious thought that all seemed to have the same preoccupation with premillennialism. There were scare stories that were told by my clergy that the year 2000 would have to be the time where Armageddon would take place. In the 1970's when I was active in religious activities it seemed to be an obsession with me. What was my life going to be like in the year 2000? I read all I could about the advent of the millennial reign of Christ and the arrival of the Antichrist and the great baptism by fire. I was told that there would be blood in the gutters, the moon would turn to blood and the stars would fall from the heavens. However being young I was unaware that the scripture that no one would point out to me was the one that said that no one can possibly predict the day of the Second Coming:

"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone." --Jesus Christ.

I was especially influenced by movies and books that reflected this type of thinking. Hal Lindsey's book and movie "Late great Planet Earth" was one of those required PTA movie showings in Utah. A movie that some how was double billed with Van Daniken's Chariot's of the Gods. I watched them all and some how they all seemed to make sense. Somehow they were hand and hand companions to the end times. They were heavily sprinkled with end times propaganda and possible "alien" outcomes. I remember asking my friend Craig Loveless, who saw the movies before me if they told the date of the end of the world.

He eagerly told me that it would be in 1981. He told me that the aliens would arrive and that Michael the Archangel would draft us into his army and that we would kill the aliens and meet our reward with Jesus. I remember that we talked about a planet alignment that would occur during an all out war in Israel. Craig would say that there would be a comet arriving and that many people would die thinking that it would be the Second Coming.

Well, I was frightened because I would not even graduate from High school if that were the case.

It made a young boy like me fearful of my future. I was raised on a steady diet of devil movies like "Rosemary's baby," "The Exorcist " and "The Omen" was bombarded with hell fire sermons directed by Clergymen who claimed that in my future I will fight to save the United States from a hostile take over and that after an internal breakdown of my government I will probably be among the chosen to save the country from the clutches of an alien threat.

With this fountain of information programmed into me, I was hit with the revelation that the founding of Israel in 1948 was a fulfillment of prophecy and a definite sign that the Last Days were happening at the time. I figured that if back in 1979 the last days were upon us then for sure I would be dead by the time I was 25.

I would at least be wearing my terrycloth "angel jammies" walking around in a sponge painted earth with Jesus like Robyn Williams in the movie "What dreams may come."

I was waiting patiently for the arrival of the Rapture, the Antichrist, and Armageddon. I remember when my father bought a tape recorder to record family parties he asked me to read my favorite biblical passage. While everyone would read the Lords prayer and the 23rd Psalm, I was the scary kid troubled with the idea of the final judgement. To this day I can still quote the scripture verbatim because I read it so much.

"When the thousand have expired, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the Four Corners of the earth--Gog and Magog--to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God's people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire."

1981 was a great year for me. I was a junior in High school, I had a hot girlfriend, and I guess there was that inner fear in the back of my mind that if I didn't live for the day that the end would come and I would go out of this world without having that teenager experience of first love. I smoked Pot for the first time in 1981. It was a great experience. If the end of the world was to come I was ready for it. I was ready to die a happy young man in 1981. Well needless to say it didn't happen. The end of the world was averted and my life continued.

Then the rumors were swirling around about a planet alignment in 1982. I figured, "Oh my God they miscalculated the end. So I did some heavy reading on the calendars and realized that no one really knew what the date really is.

I learned that time records were not consistent. No one had told me that there was no such thing as 0 BC, and in 1582 we switched from Julian Calendars which had 360 days to Gregorian year calendars that had 365 days. I also learned that the year 46 BC lasted some 445 days. So some how I determined that maybe the Planet alignment in 1982 was the sign that Lindsey was right. We were well on our way to Armageddon. In 1981 the Pope was shot and immediately my Armageddon demon somehow awoke and I was frightened that this planetary alignment was somehow going to definitely signal the beginning of the end.

I started remembering something known as the "Jupiter effect." I actually wrote a paper on it in science class with the idea that I could use it as a term paper in religious studies tying the Pope's assassination attempt, President Reagan's assassination attempt and the Jupiter Effect as an indicator that points to premillenial fears being valid.

I got an "A" in both classes that year. But my fear was still quietly eating at me. I then heard that scientists promoted the Jupiter Effect and that the alignments would have effects on the earth causing seismic activity and effects on the tides.

There were predictions of untold millions that would perish when the planets aligned.

They didn't.

After studying various religions and premillenial scares in my late teen years I realized that a lot of the dispensational thinking was flawed. I was ready to leave my religion but of course family and friends pressured me in continuing in the process. I eventually attended seminary and other religious affiliated schools and eventually preached for a while.

When I returned to my hometown I noticed that things were remaining the same. That there was no progress in my religion. I eventually became disenfranchised and later was excommunicated. In my spare time I became fascinated with the beliefs of others. I also wanted to look into the origins of premillenial thinking and some of the absurdities that were coupled with such thinking. I discovered many stories about the past and that the end of the world had been predicted several times over.

In the 1800's there were many stories about doomsayers and apocalyptic prognosticators. In 1809 Mary Bateman was a fortune teller who had a magic chicken with a special talent. It t laid eggs with apocalyptic messages on them. One of the messages of course warned that Christ was coming. The hysteria over the eggs and the Christ message ended when she was caught forcing an egg up a chicken's butt by an unannounced visitor. Mary later was hanged for poisoning one of her clients.

In 1814 Joanna Southcott was a spiritualist that made an outrageous claim. She claimed that by some miracle of virgin birth she would produce the second Jesus Christ. Her stomach was beginning to show that her pregnancy was indeed going normally. Many people were wondering if she was telling the truth. The time for the birth came and passed - she died soon after. An autopsy revealed that she was never pregnant.

In 1830 the Second Coming of Christ allegedly happened when Joseph Smith a 14 year old farm boy from upstate New York not only claimed that he saw god the father and his son Jesus Christ but was visited by angels, John The Baptist, and other beings. This later resulted in Mormonism. Mormons ironically are Zionist Christians that believe in a millennial Second Coming.

Joseph Smith Junior claimed in the 1800's that in a grove of trees near his home he was visited by God and Jesus Christ. However accounts of his visitations mimic that of modern alien abductions. He later was allegedly guided by an angel to a place where a golden book was buried. It later became a religious book of the Mormon Church, His vision was typical of the dispensationalists of his day.
Knowing the climate of the times perhaps young Joseph was actually taking part in some one upmanship. After all there were many religious figures at the time who were speculating that the millennium had begun and that Christ was surely to arrive in the 1850's. Smith had them beat by 20 years.

In 1870 angelic manifestations were also claimed by a dentist named John Ballou Newbrough. For ten years these manifestations were happening to Newbrough. He would sit in front of a typewriter and channel words on to paper. The words were later made into a book called the Oahspe. The book he claimed was written by organized space-dwelling entities above us in the hierarchy of life forms. These space-dwelling entities of OAHSPE claim to be, and indeed may very well be, members of a cosmic society older than the earth. Newbrough became interested in what is known as the Paranormal today, and many times, with a friend went on excursions to photograph spirit beings, and interviewed several mediums who could channel spiritual entities.

In 1881 the year the Oahspe was published it was reported that someone named Mother Shipton 400 years earlier claimed the world would end in 1881.

It didn't.

But in 1910 Halley's comet was headed toward the earth. This of course was predicted to be the harbinger of the Second Coming. There were snake oil salesman claiming that they had pills that would protect people from cosmic gasses that the comet would drop on the earth. The end came for Mark Twain who had the privilege of coming into the world when Comet Halley passed over the earth in 1835. Funny how the earth didn't end then.

In 1914 the Jehovah's witnesses predicted the end of the world. They also said that it would happen in 1918, 1920, 1925, 1941, 1975 and 1994.

In 1925 David Davidson wrote a book titled "The Great Pyramid, Its Divine Message". In it, he predicted that the world would end in August of 1953.

In the 1940's a less dispensational view of the future was written by George Orwell. Orwell attempted to show that the world would somehow end up in a dystopian society. The book Animal Farm was a modern animal -parable attacking Stalinism, and Nineteen Eighty-Four was a dystopian novel setting forth his fears of an intrusively bureaucratized state of the future.

I read Rowel in High school and also was fascinated by Huxley's "Brave new World." Throughout the 1980's I found myself in politics and was of course a Republican. I was still haunted by my Zionist Christian upbringing and living in Utah kept you on a steady diet Mormonized dispensationism.

By the time 1988 rolled around I was married and was again looking at texts of Nostradamus. I was aquatinted with a movie that I somehow overlooked in 1981 called "The man who saw tomorrow." In it another prediction was thrown into the ring about a major earthquake that was supposed to happen in California in 1988.

Another Planet alignment was scheduled but of course it was laughed off as New agers were speaking about a "Harmonic Convergence." It was nothing short of a crafts fair where you could buy a bong. Of course Hippies that never grew out of their love fest in the 1960's were claiming that they could establish a field of trust with the space brotherhood using bio-electromagnetic energies to welcome extra terrestrials to usher in the New Age of synchronization.

I never really bought into the new age thought processes that seem to creep into the study of the UFO Phenomenon. I still have my trepidation when I start sensing the New Age wheat germ, colloidal silver poppers creeping into the UFO fraternity.

After a bout with depression in 1989 I turned to music like Pink Floyd and old Science Fiction Films still trying to find answers to what might be ahead in the future. It was an obsession. Mainly because I feared death and I hoped that I would live to see grandchildren.

In 1992 Vernon Wayne Howell changed his name and became a prophet of a cult. He is better known as David Koresh of the Branch Davidians. He didn't stop with his name change he also changed the name of their commune from Mt. Carmel to Ranch Apocalypse, because of his belief that the final all-encompassing battle of Armageddon mentioned in the Bible would start at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco Texas. The cult had calculated that the end of the world would occur in 1995. On April 10th 1993 the world ended sooner for Koresh and his followers. After a 51-day standoff, 76 members died as a result of a deliberately set fire.

The Branch Davidian compound fire in Waco may have been a Harbinger for the Apocalypse as David Koresh predicted. The event sparked other horrible acts in the world such as the Oklahoma City bombing and demonstrated how religious extremism can lead to destruction.
It wasn't the end of the world but it was an example of how religious fanaticism could lead to destruction. It was compared to The Jonestown Massacre where some 900 people were found dead in 1978. It was believed that they committed suicide by the command of their religious leader Jim Jones.

I was the host of a late night Pink Floyd Show and was building my radio career on synchronizing Pink Floyd Music to other music. I also would synchronize B-movies to Pink Floyd and had my run of a television studio where I would create all sorts of strange "movies" using music and Pink Floyd songs.

I eventually published a Magazine about B Horror films. Later it evolved into a talk show called KULT radio. Station management frowned on the name and the theme music in which the lyrics "Christianity is Stupid" was said over and over again. Later the Name Ground Zero was chosen and then came a mother load of Synchronicities that I wasn't planning on. I originally intended the show to be a debunking of all the apocalyptic fear that was thrust on me as a child. I told people that Ground zero was in response to the lies my father told me. I started the show on April fools day in 1995. My first topic was Backward messages in songs. I wanted to tell people that Satan was not at all responsible for the jibberish. After interviewing my comic book heroes and Science fiction heroes I made the move to investigate ghost reports, psychic reports, and the paranormal. It became overwhelming because it was in this realm of study that all of my dispensational fears were becoming realities.

In all honesty I did not take anything seriously until radio management took out an insurance policy of $10 million for proof of a Flying Saucer from another world. One did not show up however I was aquatinted with a prospector named Todd Weakland who had a picture of what appeared to be an alien in a desert setting. I posted the picture on my website. After I did it, I was visited by someone who I can only describe as an MIB who told me to take the picture offline.

I didn't.

Weeks later my car was bombed. I was in the car and managed to get out with minor burns. It scared me enough to wonder what I was getting close to.

I seriously considered going back to interviewing comic book writers and old Science fiction movie actors.

That was until 1997.

I moved my show to KBER in 1997 and was told that the UFO angle was appealing to the young crowds because of the X-files. Little did I know that 1997 would be the year of the rumored UFO apocalypse. Stories about UFO's and space anomalies graced the front page.

The Hale-Bopp Comet was the big news. Mainly because it was reported by Talk show host Art Bell that a strange UFO was seen in the tail of the comet. I noted that Comets were harbingers of doom anciently and pointed out that bad things have coincidentally happened in years of the comet. It was only speculative and kind of a wink wink sort of discussion. Then came the Phoenix lights. Arizona residents reported a UFO over their city and many people were wondering if they were being invaded. All of these images and stories were triggers for Cult leader Marshal Applewhite who concluded the end of the world was about to happen.

These images also triggered hysteria amongst UFO Watchers and many thought that the UFO behind the comet was a signal of some apocalyptic event.

A couple of weeks later a news story was reported that 39 people were found dead in their Rancho Santa Fe compound. It turned out that they committed suicide. Victims of their own preoccupation with premillenial fear. The Heaven's gate cult wanted to rendezvous with the alleged ship that was in the tail of the comet. The same UFO that Art Bell reported. Marshal Applewhite, the leader of the Sci- Fi cult claimed that the world would come to an end just after the turn of the new century.

The face of religious extremism is shown here. A face of death shrouded in purple. Members of the Heaven's gate Cult committed Suicide in hopes of shedding their human shells so that they can join the "Evolutionary Level Above Human" which they believed were traveling in a spaceship in the tail of the Hale Bopp Comet. 39 members took a concoction of barbiturates and Vodka in order to die. The members of the cult were dressed in "away team" uniforms complete with Nike shoes. They were covered with a silk purple burial cloth.

After the Heaven's gate Cult committed suicide I looked up into the sky and saw Comet Hale Bopp. I saw it as a creepy tombstone. Little did I know that later on we would see more strange coincidences come forth.

Later that August, Princess Diana of Wales was killed in a car accident and while I was coming home from a gambling trip in Nevada a man who I never saw before in my life told me that he was convinced she was murdered to fulfill prophecy. He told me that Armageddon would be engineered by Christian Zealots and that Princess Diana was about to marry a Muslim, he told me that the monarchy would not tolerate that. He went on to tell me that her death was orchestrated by the Monarchy and the Zionist Christian extremists.

I had never heard anyone talk that way before.

I started my website back then. I decided that I had to write down my observations about what was happening around me and to somehow come to grips with my occasional journey into the dark clutches of dispensational thinking.

I always hope that my audience and those who read what I write understand that I like to observe and write about what I see. When possible I write about certain coincidences that I see that may even validate the idea that we are in the end times.

However after several recent experiences and personal revelations, I am beginning to think that we may be seeing some repeats in history and while I concede that this article has been verbose way to my point, I had to give a little background as to why I am obsessed with writing down my theories and somehow making predictions that have somehow come to pass.

I know that there are a lot of my predictions that have not come true but a lot of them have and many of them have been overviews of our human condition and how it can all be set up for a reaction. This includes a possibly contrived Armageddon.

I say that it may be contrived for many reasons.

One in particular is the way the media has reported the events in the Holy Land and how images all seem to be coincidental simulacra. I pointed out in my forum that I am seeing coincidental imagery being used to trigger conditioned dispensational thoughts.

I was conditioned to believe in this stuff. I was conditioned to look for signs and wonders. I was conditioned to look for planet alignments, comets, and prophetic fulfillment. All of us have been manipulated in this way. Movies, and music, books, and television shows are here again to remind us that we have been manipulated by dispensational thinking.

I have been told that I should take a look at the "Left behind" series and some of the other apocalyptic films as a reminder of what is to come.

I need to ask why?

After watching CNN and surfing the net I am seeing all of the trigger images that make me question whether or not this is all one big manipulative maneuver to get people to fear the possibility of coming in contact with their maker.

John Walker Lindh Known as the "American Taliban" is shown here strapped to a gurney. The picture was shown in a Reuters story. The picture looks similar to another Image that triggers an emotional response for Christians. The shroud of Turin.

When you see these pictures side by side do you think they look similar? Or do you think that I may be seeing things?

Now here are two pictures that may be emotional trigger photos to create an emotional response.

The Church of the Nativity that is allegedly the birthplace of Jesus falls under attack. The pictures that are chosen by major newspapers in the United States shows a very eerie image of flares in the sky above the church. The photos may trigger an emotional response considering the history of the birth of Christ and the story of the Star of Bethlehem.

When looking at these images ask yourself why the media used these images? Was it a coincidence that they looked like familiar religious images? The media could have used other images on the front page of the newspapers but they used these pictures. I want to believe that they use these photographs as manipulative images to trigger an emotional response to the majority of those who are have been groomed with the dispensational mindset.

Lately the news has somehow triggered memories of my fears of Armageddon that were programmed into me when I was a kid.

On April 20th, 2002 five planets and the Moon will line up over the western sky. This line up will be a bit reminiscent of the 1982 line up. Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn will line up and will be overseen by Jupiter.

Jupiter the great God will metaphorically observe the four horsemen as their chariots line up for battle. This can be a metaphoric object lesson in the stars as the antichrist preparing to do battle.

It's simple to conclude an apocalyptic metaphor. Most of us are groomed for it. Mars is the red chariot. Saturn is the black chariot the vehicle that brings economic failure and famine. Venus is the pale chariot and Mercury is death.

Mars of course will be led by two great horses Phobos and Deimos which of course are named for Mars mythological horses "Fear and Terror."

In the mean time there will be yet another wonder in heaven. A comet will pass through heaven as an added bonus. Comet Ikeya-Zhang will make it's appearance during the planetary line dance. This comet came from nowhere and many are speculating that this comet could very well be a precursor to the appearance eof the fabled tenth planet or Planet X.
"A Planet alignment and the return of a comet." Sounds like the opening of an apocalyptic thriller. It is going to be a reality at the end of April. Anciently alignments and comet appearances were considered harbingers of tragedy and may be responsible for the four horsemen of the apocalypse myths. After the appearance of Comet Hale Bopp the Heaven's gate Cult believed that alien gods were traveling in a space ship in the comet's tail. They later committed suicide. Princess Diana died in August of 1997 and later Mother Teresa died the same year.

Just about the time I look at the coincidences and think, that I am losing my mind I read an article about something that triggered a memory of an article I wrote a while ago.

I was reading a remarkable story about an orchestral performance happening in my home of Portland Oregon. Resident Conductor of the Oregon Symphony Murry Sidlin will be performing "Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin." "Defiant Requiem," will acquaint audiences with a little-known chapter of the Holocaust. Those familiar with Ground Zero will probably remember that Terezin is the home of Ephrain, the young Jewish boy who somehow contacted me in spirit through a Ouija board at Halloween Séance. The performance of "defiant Requiem will be performed on Hitler's' Birthday, April 20th. Which in and of itself is defiant of the Nazi spirit. The spirit of the singing Voices of Terezin are sure to ring louder than any guns, or death that continues to mar the people of Israel. When I read the article about the performance I called the Oregon Symphony excited about the performance because of the subject matter.

I was told that there were many children who died at Terezin. The Children would perform songs and poetry while imprisoned there.

The performance will feature the work of Rafael Schächter a conductor from Prague. Schächter led a 150-member choir of fellow Jewish prisoners in performances of Giuseppe Verdi's "Requiem" in the Czechoslovakian concentration camp at Terezin, northwest of Prague. It was used as a statement of defiance against the prisoners' Nazi captors. "Schächter used to tell the chorus, 'We can sing to them what we cannot say to them."

As I read the article I wondered about Ephrain and how he was a nine year old boy who died and I remembered his sing song replies to me.

Especially the songs and poems that he sung about the messianic arrivals.

No one is right"
"He brings us new light"
"Thief in the night."
"Elijah! Elijah!"

And poems about the Four Horsemen of the apocalypse:

"Horses Four Spirit Door"

He spoke of the four chariots of the Old Testament.

"And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass.

In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses; And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses."

Carrie the woman at the Oregon Symphony office told me that there were many children at Terezin. They performed songs all the time. Many of them were artists. Many wrote poetry a poem of one of the Children who was at the camp fits the mood of the world today:

"I'd like to go away alone
where there are other, nicer people,
Somewhere in the far unknown,
there, where no one kills another.

Maybe more of us,
A thousand strong,
Will reach this goal
before too long."-- Alena Synkova

It all seems so peculiar. I sometimes don't know what to believe. I truly believe that synchronicity in my life can sometimes give me great and innumerable surprises. When these special moments happen to me I tend to think that perhaps I am exactly where god wants me to be.

I must say though that my dispensational brain went back into high gear when I had a run in with a spirit that claimed to be dead Czechoslovakian boy Ephrain in a séance. Many Ground Zero listeners are familiar with the article "Ephrain's warning." If you aren't I encourage you to read it.

Since that encounter there have been so many circumstantial points that I have been pondering since he warned me that there would be a bloody war between his people and others. The poetry I have read since I have learned of "Requiem" has been enough to make you stop and ponder where we are now and where we were then. The Children back then were curious as to why powerful people would abuse them and leave then to die.

"Oh the choiceless-choices we learned to embrace
in that other world in that other place,
where children burned while mankind stood by
and the universe has yet to learn why,
has yet to learn why."

Of the 15,000 children under the age of 15 who arrived at Terezin, only 132 survived to tell the story. Out of those 15,000 one of them could be Ephrain.

There are also four thousand poems and six thousand drawings created by the children of Terezin. Their artwork has become perhaps the most poignant and searing testimony of the extent to which cruelty and unrelenting hatred can kill dreams and destroy the future.

The performance scheduled for April 20th seemed so appropriate.

In a time where we hear of the horrors against our children and in the times of wonders in the skies and the idea that the apocalypse is beginning to darken into the scariness which is Armageddon, the Children of Terezin are ghosts from a past that perhaps we must learn from.

Ephrain to me is very real. He came to em and spoke up because he needed to give a warning. Now it has been fulfilled and so I guess this is his requiem.

Ephrain once again is in my mind because he is always sending me messages in little things I see and do. He told me to tell his story and I feel that I have satisfied his need to be heard. The Apocalyptic revelations he spoke of and his history is one more coincidence in my life. I share it with you only because I hope it inspires you to search your life for that magic that somehow manifests itself when you least expect it. If we are on the road to Armageddon, I hope that we live each day as if it was our last.

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