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The Vatican Christens Telescope on Mount Graham “Lucifer”


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Author: Cynthia Long

The Vatican, the Jesuits and the University of Arizona unveiled an optical telescope on Mount Graham in Arizona named ‘Lucifer’.  The Vatican’s Mount Graham Telescope was named ‘Lucifer’ by the German team who built it.  Not only was this constructed, with great objection by the Apache Nation, on sacred ground, but left everyone with zero explanation as to naming it Lucifer!

Placing unauthorized and un-welcomed telescopes, or anything else, on Indian sacred ground without permission or the blessings on the Apache Nation is truly a nightmare and typical.  A Dan Brown novel could not add more problems to the growing concerns and finger-wagging facing the Catholic Church.  The Catholic Church may not ‘believe’ in the ancient laws of the Indian culture, but these laws are as old as the moon.

For decades, Hawaiians have kept their sacred lands without criticism.  To this day, thousands of people send lava rocks and sand to Hawaii for karmic cleansing.  Many of these items come with attached notes of desperation.  For decades, kahunas have agreed to perform sacred ceremonies in the ‘healing garden’, placing these lava stones and sand to rest there.  This practice continues, to this day without conflict or opinions from the outside world.

Back to the telescope (constructed on Mount Graham on sacred Indian land) why would the Vatican have an interest in something like this?  Would the Wormwood star be involved? Could it be due to a warning from the New Testament, in the book of Revelation saying:

‘And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.’ (Revelation 8:10, 11 — King James Bible)

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Representation of the astronomy in Vatican City via Wikipedia

Jesuit Father George Coyne, director of the Vatican Observatory, indicated that he could not find an authentic Apache who thought the mountain was sacred.  Although there were numerous lawsuits filed by the Indian Nation rejecting the construction on Mount Graham, stating it is sacred land.  Father Coyne went on to state that he needed to see proof of shrines and would not accept Apache oral history as evidence.

While he dismissed any probability of Mount Graham being sacred, many would like to hear an explanation that could even remotely justify the Vatican christening an optical telescope ‘Lucifer’.

Father Coyne (who headed the Vatican Observatory sites at Castel Gandolfo, south of Rome and Mount Graham in Arizona) also stated:

‘Science is and should be seen as ‘completely neutral’ on the issue of the theistic or atheistic implications of scientific results, while noting that ‘science and religion are totally separate pursuits.’

Does this statement negate any connection between the name of the telescope and Revelation?

Father Coyne has since stepped down from this position and has been succeeded by Father Jose Gabriel Funes.

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About the Author

Cynthia M. Long has written many articles and stories related to spirituality. Her new book: ‘The Red Gown: Love, A Dress Rehearsal?’ will be available in 2013. Cynthia’s site, is dedicated to healing, nurturing and celebrating the soul.

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4 thoughts on “The Vatican Christens Telescope on Mount Graham “Lucifer”

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  2. Is there ANYTHING sacred anymore!?!?


  3. You may want to check out this book, written in 1749, about recording the weather annals of about 1,000 yrs ago (+/-). In the year 1239, on pg. 143, it is said that Lucifer is what they refer to as comets. Go back and read Isaiah, and think more deeply about what is said, taking into consideration that they added an allegorical story, to either make it more interesting, or to hide what Lucifer actually was. Also, see pg. 165, in the yr. 1347 (666 yrs ago), where there was Comet Negra and the Black Plague. For further studies on this, read about Mike Baillie on Wiki, to get you started. Finally, the word comet derives from the word Comete or Kometes, which literally means “long haired” or “hair of the head.” Now, think about Samson losing his strength, when his hair was cut. Or, consider why Esau, who was Semitic, was born red and hairy all over. Red is fiery, and hair is comet. Remember, the people of thousands of years ago, didn’t have the entertainment we do now. They made up fables of severe events. Maybe the Bible is really a record of astronomical events.


  4. what a rediculously deceptive article, with only a hint, A mere whisp if truth. The title alone is an out right lie that feeds the paranoia that prevails in psudo Christian groups.


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