John Martin - Visionary
I 'accidentally' discovered the inspired Victorian
artist, John Martin whilst researching
Blake in the Tate Gallery in London in March 1991.
But it seems now I was guided to learn about this great
painter whose life, I was to discover,
cross connected in so very many ways with my own.
As the years have passed, it has become very clear that my discovery
of John Martin was an important part of my destiny.
He was born on Tyneside on
19th July, 1789 and died in
Douglas, Isle of Man on 17th February, 1854.
He is very much under-rated as an artist today, but in his day he drew
larger crowds to exhibitions of his paintings than did Turner. Of course,
Turner has always been the darling of the art world establishment, the
cognoscenti, but to
me, John Martin was really inspired, in contrast to Turner who was quite
pedestrian. Just compare the two artist 's versions of the destruction of
Sodom and Gomorrah. Turner's could be any old earthquake, but one is left in
no doubt of the subject in John Martin's version. His painting The
Destruction of Sodom And Gomorrah can be seen
in the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne.
For more on the painting go to the
Laing Art Gallery
Lot and his daughters
are in the foreground. His disobedient wife is the white speck in
the middle distance, looking back at the destruction of Sodom, the
decadent city of the plain, at the hand of Elohim. Disobeying God,
she looks back and is 'turned to a pillar of salt' John Martin depicts
this by a bolt of lightning, all according to Genesis Ch 19.
(As I edit this, my eye is drawn to the computer clock. It
shows 11;11am , 21st September, 2012 - 11:11 Lest we forget.....God.
See the Inspiration of Rudyard Kipling.
As a railway enthusiast, I had never
been impressed by Turner's 'Steam and Speed', his attempt to portray a Great
Western Railway express at Maidenhead. There are copious
quantities of steam but little detail of a train. And there is
another interesting coincidence here too. John Martin was a friend of
Isambard Brunel and one day was given a cab ride on the GWR main line on one
of Brunel's celebrated broad gauge locos. Thomas Balston mentions this
incident in his 1947 biography of John Martin.
Monet makes a much better job with his
studies of trains around Paris, especially St Lazare in 1877. And there
is another coincidence there. It was after leaving our hotel by St Lazare station
in November, 1991, on a walk to Notre Dame, when we had a powerful experience
in the Church of the Madeleine, instead. The
lesson I read in that great church
(Mark 13,v 24-32) was warning of the signs preceding
the End of the World. And it was precisely this topic that occupied the last
three years of John Martin's life in three enormous canvases. The
three paintings illustrated below, his Judgement Triptych were painted
between 1851 and 1853. And the signs of the coming
End of the World have been a much repeated element in my life in the 21years
which have elapsed since I read that lesson (see
End Times Herald). My reading that lesson was a sign of my
destiny. Everything is already predetermined ( see
Daughters of Erebus).
In fact I drew the analogy to John
Martin's Judgement Pictures in the way I designed my first version of The
Airbus Codes site Pictures at an Exhibition in late 2009. But it
did not work because people do not go through from page to page as they had
to in order to understand. The internet lets you can jump in
like at any chapter of a book, or half way through a film. You just
cannot expect to understand a complex story in this way. I spoke of
the Three new Judgement Pictures - Two Airbus crashes Nov 2008-Jan 2009 and
the Australian bushfires Feb 2009) warning of Judgement on death and the
reality of Hell. John Martin's paintings are very relevant today with
his inspired visions of the End of the World, Judgement on death and of
Heaven and Hell. More evidence of God's inspiration emerged as I
heavily revised and added to the Airbus Codes site in September 2012.
That is why it has so much more about both Destiny and Judgement.
The Judgement pictures were
John Martin's final works. They were put on exhibition
in Newcastle-on-Tyne on 10th February 1854. Seven days later, he was himself
called to God's Judgement. He died in the Isle of Man.
There is a whole web of intricate, interconnecting
coincidences linking me to John Martin, to Tyneside,
Oxford and sewage treatment but it would take too
long to discuss them here.
Most of these
coincidences appear to have been woven into my life since that
day in March 1991. But
I can now see that the first
link was put in place in June 1966 in Oxford and
the second in July 1966, in Douglas, on the Isle
of Man. And there was another doubly
cross-connected in Oxford in February 1992 when we went to a book fair at
the Randolph Hotel. It was all very much part of our cracking a real
life Morse Code. For another Oxford link to the Last Judgement and see
Oxford and the Last Days
I was quite heartened in about 1993 to discover from
Thomas Balston's biography that,
like me, John Martin, could not accept the vicious, unjust and
partisan god of a significant
part of the Old Testament, particularly parts of
the Pentateuch and Joshua, as being truly God. Much of the Old
Testament can only be a corruption by generations of priests or scribes of
one hue or another. The accounts in Exodus in
particular are a clear attempt to portray the God of the Hebrews, Jehovah,
far more powerful and the God of the Egyptians. Thus the Jews
became the good guys of the Bible and Egyptians the bad guys. That
general view is passed down to modern times. It could not be farther
from the truth.
It has become ever clearer to me that
the Source whom Akhenaten knew as Ra is precisely the same Source Christ
knew as Elohim and which John Martin knew as God and which I know as God.
That John Martin himself
was inspired by the same God who weaves the Web of Destiny,
has been proved by countless very meaningful coincidences
over the years between 1991 and 2012. John Martin certainly figures
prominently in the Enigma Codes.
John Martin's Judgement
triptych happens to illustrate
Mary Magdalen's warning very well
indeed. it appeared as a very significant
element in the events around the death of my mother in June 1999. The
account of a series of those incredibly meaningful coincidences is included
in the later part of Mary`s book
Daughter of Elohim. They have been included there because my
experiences around the death of my mother, which echo precisely the warnings
that Mary's spirit herself was sentenced to give me in April 1986. The
authenticate both Mary story of my discovery of the webs of destiny, the
hand of God through meaningful coincidences in our lives.
The book shown in the right hand
column played a significant part in our decision to emigrate to New Zealand
I published this page on John Martin,
essentially as it reads above in 1999. I updated it later with the BBC
link to Sodom and Gomorrah which has since died. I have now linked
that picture to the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle which owns the original
painting. At the at the time I published my page very little about
John Martin was to be found on the Internet so the few people
interested in his work easily found my site. Since the Tate Gallery
exhibition proof John Martin Apocalypse in September 2011, there have been a
plethora of articles about John Martin. There is now of an extensive
Wikipedia entry. There are sites listing where his paintings are
available online. but not a single one of the other sites
recognises John Martin for what he really was. He was an artist who
truly was inspired by God. Read more about John Martin -
I have expanded a little below as to
why John Martin had already been important in our lives even before we came
to New Zealand.
We were in
the Auckland Art Gallery towards the end of our time in New Zealand, almost
the end of October. We had discover that there was a painting in the
museum that was of great interest to us. It was a painting of the
Maori ghost canoe, depicting the legend of its sighting, some 11 days before the
great eruption of Mount Tarawera on 10th June 1886. For more details
of the legend, see
Phantom Canoe - A Legend of Lake Tarawera And
Encyclopedia of New Zealand 1966
I asked one of the
assistants where painting was because we could not find it. It
transpired that it was in store and she said that they could arrange for us
to see if we made an appointment another day. We explained that we
were flying back to England within two days and so arranged for us to see it
about half an hour later. One of the curators took is up to the store
room and got the painting out. I turned to Jenny and said "You know
that painting has a curious echo of John Martin." The curator behind
us suddenly interjected and said "Oh sewerage .....
( Now that is a very significant
mistake by Dragon, quite inspired really. For sewerage is one of the
things that connects John Martin`s life to mine. I began my working
career with the Tyneside Joint Sewerage Board in Newcastle upon Tyne in
February, 1973. I spent the next 12 years working in sewage treatment,
as a chemist, process engineer and manager . John Martin was the
inspiration behind Joseph Basil gets (Fawlty Towers -very significant in the
webs of destiny ( Time now I notice 1639 Horrocks 4th Sept
2012). Bazalgette's interceptor sewers which were built to carry
away the sewage from the metropolis in the 1860s were based upon a scheme
for water and sewage for London were drawn up by John Martin. It is
his ideas that lie beneath the Thames Embankment.
And the coincidences, the connections
in the web of destiny do not end there. John Martin was born on
Tyneside. And this book cover is a detail of The Last Judgement, one of
three paintings which were first exhibited to the general public on the 10th
of February 1854. That exhibition was in Newcastle upon Tyne.
The other two pictures were the Great Day of His Wrath and The Plains of
Now, back to where I was talking about
the Auckland Art Gallery curator. " So you are interested in John
Martin are you?' asked the curator, " Would you like to meet a man who wrote
a book about him?" there were not many books about John Martin he was
very much a forgotten man. They had only been four books published
about him since his death in 1854 by now I had three of them. And that
was how we came to meet Christopher Johnstone, the director of the Auckland
Art Gallery at the time. The next day we returned with a copy of the
book for him to sign for me, a book that I had discovered in a
bookshop in Queen Elizabeth Square down by the Auckland waterfront on Sunday
9th October, just three days after our arrival in New Zealand.
That find came just minutes
after the shop-owner had assured me he did not have any books on John
Martin. I looked anyway. He covered his initial statement that
he did not have any books on John Martin with a rider. "Mind you" he
said "Having said that you are probably going to find one. So I went
over to the art section and found the book immediately. I took it out
and said "What you mean like this?" He was quite amazed. "That is
incredible" he said "I never knew that book was there. I would have
remembered it because my son-in-law is called John Martin."
It was just one of many pointers that
suggested to Jenny and me that we should emigrate to New Zealand. And
of course it brought us literally to the World's End!! You cannot get any
further from England than New Zealand !!
Martin's Judgement triptych and this book in particular were shown to have a
great relevance to the Prince of Wales and his 'wife', by several very
meaningful coincidences between February and May 2005. A
friend, my only friend in New Zealand really, a fellow Englishmen,
John Ashworth was a civil engineer. He was also a confirmed
atheist with whom I had had many discussions over the years about all the
manifold coincidence in my life and the implied orchestration of it all.
But John did not want to know about the existence of God. He
happened to find a copy of this book at a North Shore library book
sale. Although he refuses to accept there is any validity in my
research, that there is anything but chance, he bought the book for me
because he remembered my speaking about John Martin on quite a few
occasions. John was being used as an actor on the stage, to bring me
something I needed to make some absolutely vital connections. See
The Art of John Martin. What
is more his giving me that book that day was intricately woven into the
story of a balance, a chemical balance.
For much more on John Martin see on
our later site The Airbus
The Art of John Martin
The Judgement Pictures
John Martin Apocalypse
Visions of Heaven and Hell
John Martin's Royal Connections
Nuclear Disaster Soon
Main revision 4th September 2012
Further amended and better linked - 27th October, 2012 12:39pm
The themes of destiny and actors on a stage become ever more apparent.
An old Douglas DC3 is flying round this morning doing circles from the
local Ardmore aerodrome. Old NZ Airways corporation Livery
Registration NZ3546. I photographed it over our obelisk (Sentinel
of Eternity Back to
Arthur C Clarke and their inspirations. I noticed a strange
coincidence on Sunday in December, 2012 I think it was 11th December.
I was in two minds whether to go down to the Glenbook Vintage Railway
again As I had on Sunday 4th December. Where would be my next real
life Celestine Prophecy Encounter? I had just rung the railway to
ask which loco was running. I had not long put the phone down when I
heard a plane coming close. They big old planes don't often fly
directly over our house as we are not on that close to the aerodrome.
The sound got louder so I dashed outside.
You can tell them from the sound.
Only two planes sound like that, the Douglas DC3 and the Catalina flying
boat. Most of the planes in and out of Ardmore are single-engined ones,
Cessnas etc and some restored WWII fighters. The latter have more
of a scream. This time it was the DC3 very close.
That plane, then in its true wartime camouflage livery, has a
strong connection to Jenny and her job at the Flight 2000 flying school,
one of the Cassandra puzzle pieces which predicted 9/11. When I zoomed
in on the images I had just taken and read the registration NZ3546, I
thought that that number seemed familiar. 3546... It was: I
realised that I had just phoned that number. Glenbrook station is
09-235-3546. Clearly I was being given a sign to go again on that
80km round trip to Waiuku. That third Sunday in Advent indeed
prove vital for the next stage of my Celestine Prophecy Journey (Tui in
tree again calling away - Jenny link - last tiny vestiges of Kowhai
blossom 1.11pm 27th October, 2012) For more on that
Advent 2011 to Epiphany 2012 Series of events woven around Spiritualist
mediums and railways, read the concluding section of my train book
Predestination abc or A-Z, a Trainspotters Guide to Destiny.
That final section is entitled The Banker.
The idea of the coincidence of
people's phone numbers appearing in an apparently prophetic coded
way, emerged in fiction three months LATER in the Fox TV series Touch.
In Touch The Amelia Codes. But that whole 'Banker' section of
the book began with a phone call from a spiritualist medium whose phone
number itself is doubly significant but made triply so by the date when
Paul Edgehill was caused to phone me, Advent Sunday, 2011. It was 27th
November, the third anniversary of the Air New Zealand Airbus
crash of Perpignan. That crash had been prophesied in advance by
two 557 codes, just had been the Lockerbie air disaster on 2nd December,
1988. The Codes were conveyed to me in the best traditions of
spies of former times. Then it was on the front page in the
personal columns of The Times. And my codes too appeared on a
front page, the front of Section C, the New Zealand Herald
Business News for 27th November, 2008. For that coded message
passed to me in clear for no one else to understand see
The Perpignan Airbus crash story. For that Lockerbie 557
code see Lockerbie and 557.
Advent is the time when the
Christian Church remembers the coming of Christ and in past, less
rosy-glow, feel-good times remembered also the Second coming which just
predates the End of the World and The Last Judgement. Pauls Advent
Sunday phone call began that real life Celestine Prophecy Journey, which
echoed again and again World's End and The Hammer of God through train
numbers. It was mainly on Sundays. People worship their gods
on Sundays Church shopping rugby, football, the beach. I was
sent to the railway week after week. That was where God's revelations
came to me showing me the coded messages laid down decades ago waiting
for me to find at the time appointed. Everything fits. Make
of it as you will.
cell phone number is 021 1142 002. That is how he chooses to write
it. ( Mileage on my car at his house 260810 private
sitting - check ...1142) But you can write that in a
different way 02 1114 2002. 1114 is 2x557 and he rang
me on Sunday 27th November Advent Sunday 2011 the third anniversary of
the prophecy of the first Airbus crash by 2x557s as described above.
And 2002 brings us back to Arthur C Clarke. Its 1 past 2001, too
late.....for man. The message repeats again and again and again as
it did with the dates of Christchurch earthquake number 1 (4th
September, 2010 and Paul was one of the
Cassandra puzzle elements for
that) and also Christchurch earthquake number 2 - the Big One.
There had been so many links to
Paul Edgehill, all proof of Destiny. We really are but actors
on a stage.......Our free will is really very limited.... just enough to
determine our fates...
22nd February, 2012.
13:48 (The Black Death - my papers and groceries bill at Countdown last
night - ref Comet Lovejoy Christmas 2012).
Why on earth
did I put that date? That was first anniversary of the second
Christchurch earthquake, the 'big one'. The date yesterday when I
wrote this postscript was 27th October. Last night Paul rang me to
tell me various things, amongst which was that he had been asked to do
the service at my local Manurewa Spiritualist Church tonight. He
lives 50km away across the Auckland Harbour Bridge. 28th October
is Hermes Observation Day (1937) , another significant Sunday, a
powerful echo of The Hammer of God. And that theme had been
repeated in the New Zealand Herald on Friday 25th October. It
concerned Piha, Lion Rock, and a Judge who didn't even care about
man's laws, feeble as they are - the Iraena Asher case. He chose
to blame members of the public who tried to help Iraena. He did
not choose to criticise the incompetent police who did a wonderful job
..............of shifting blame. Once again there is the emphasis
on Piha and a judge, contrasting the evident fallibility of man's laws.
God is a Judge who is not biased in favour of anyone, especially the
Establishment busy looking after itself. See the warning for
The Parable of Lion Rock the warning of the hammer of God to come
for man written around the deaths of two young New Zealanders.
28th October 2012 4:35pm. In 40 minutes Paul will begin the 'church
service' at Manurewa. The question is what god are they
worshipping? Does any one of them really know?