Sunday, June 06, 2010



We are living in the age of revelations regarding the women and their connection to God that religions have kept most people in ignorance. In 2005, I published Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls, which is based on my research of Mary Magdalene, the wife of Jesus. I chose to write this as fiction because I felt that as a non-fiction book it would be ridiculed. After the publication of my book, I have continued to research and to bring forth information showing how women have long been omitted from history.

The latest are revelations regarding the anatomy Michelangelo painted in his frescoes in the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Dr. Douglas Fields has posted an article on Internet titled, Michelangelo's Secret Message in the Sistine Chapel. I take issue with Dr. Fields' article and the following is a broader interpretation of Michelangelo's secret messages encoded in his frescoes.

Michelangelo is known for his studies in anatomy and for cutting up cadavers in order to study them. The results are encrypted throughout his frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. One of his most famous frescoes is labeled Creation of Adam. Dr. Frank Lynn Meshberger 's publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association 1990, interpreted this fresco using neuroanatomy with results that for hundreds of years has been the unobvious obvious.

Meshberger realized that behind God is an image of the brain that is anatomically accurate. In looking closely at this image of God reaching out to Adam, I have observed that the small figures behind God and below are both female and male representing different parts of the brain. I also noticed that God has female breasts. Some will call this heresy; however, when one has a belief program that God is male - then the female aspect is not noticed because the human mind has been programmed to accept God as a male in most religions.

Michelangelo left a code in his paintings, which are seen by thousands and few have recognized the message. Dr. Fields in his article uses the conclusions that I. Suk and R.J. Tamargo reached when they published their findings in Neurosurgery 66, 851-861 about the fresco panel The Separation of Light from Darkness. I differ from their conclusions even though I do not have a scientific background. However, I have studied the brain and I do know something about the anatomy of the body. I saw the unobvious obvious.

Whereas Suk and Tamargo allege according to Fields that "God has a 'hideous goiter-disfigured neck' and that a 'roll of fabric' extends up the center of God's robe in a peculiar manner. The clothing is bunched up here as is seen nowhere else, and the fold clashes with what would be the natural drape of fabric over God's torso. In fact, they observe, it is the human spinal cord, ascending to the brain stem in God's neck. At God's waist, the robe twists again in a peculiar crumpled manner, revealing the optic nerves from two eyes…"

What is revealed to me from looking at a picture of The Separation of Light from Darkness is that God definitely has female breasts instead of optic nerves from two eyes. If one looks at the enhanced photo of God, it is quite apparent that there is a prominent nipple on God's left side of the breast. In addition, the drape of fabric over God's body is not 'bunched." It is draped in folds that could represent the shape of a uterus – a feminine uterus or a uterine mantle as an unknown art historian supposedly said. It is my understanding that the uterus is part of the female anatomy.

From my observations and research of these beautiful paintings, Michelangelo's hidden messages are that God is both female and male. Dr. Fields goes to write in his article, "The mystery is whether these neuroanatomical features are hidden messages or is the Sistine Chapel a Rorschach test upon which anyone can extract an image that is meaningful to themselves. The authors of the paper are, after all, neuroanatomists." It is unfortunate that Dr. Fields is so short-sighted; however, perhaps the writers Sak and Tamargo as well as Fields are seeing it as a Rorschach.
Michelangelo and Da Vinci were contemporaries and both were well versed in the anatomies of both female and male. There is a drawing of DaVinci done in 1489 titled Study of a Woman's Womb and the drawing of the Vitruvius Male dated also as 1489, has been mis-interpreted. The drawing shows four arms and four legs. One set of arms and legs has a male aspect and the second set of arms and legs has a female aspect. Another aspect is that the Vitruvius drawing has female breasts and male genitals. Da Vinci knew the same as Michelangelo that God is both female and male and these drawings and paintings are their hidden codes for the people to finally decipher. It is unfortunate that Fields was not far-sighted enough to recognize the clues himself.

God as a woman? For hundreds of years, the Christian, Muslim and Hindu religions have portrayed God/Allah as male and a male who has dominion over women. Women have been degraded and subjected to horrendous treatments. I find it ironic that women carry the baby in her womb, and yet rarely is she given equal treatment in the Christian and Islamic sects. I have often wondered how males can degrade their mothers who perhaps nursed them and cared for them when they were sick.
I find it most fascinating to read that some scholars are suggesting that da Vinci painted himself as a woman. They really have not quite verbalized that da Vinci could have been a woman. When I first published the first edition of Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls in 2004, I wrote of this and give Lillian Schwartz and Dr. Digby Quested as my authority in a footnote on page 176. The following is what I learned from my research.

The morphing of Leonardo to Mona Lisa began in 1987 by a computer expert who at that time was a consultant for AT&T's Bell Laboratories. Using a computer, Lillian Schwartz split the faces of the Mona Lisa and Leonardo's self-portrait down the middle. Schwartz adjusted the sizes and juxtaposed them so that one side of Mona Lisa's face matched Leonardo's. Schwartz has recorded the evolution of the split-face from a study in composition to a convincing argument that the Mona Lisa is Leonardo's self-portrait.

From the Hindu Newspaper, January 1, 2000, an article by Jayasree Sarnathan wrote: "computer imaging and x-ray analysis declare that Mona Lisa was not a woman at all! The American computer artist Lillian Schwartz and London Maudsley Hospital registrar, Dr. Digby Quested, believe that Mona Lisa was a mirror image of Leonardo da Vinci." It is possible that Leonardo chose to live as a man because during those ages, she would have been put to death or not able to use her genius to create. The same can also be said for Michelangelo. Perhaps he also was a woman dressed as a man.

There is also historical evidence that there was a female pope – Pope Joan. In my book, I wrote of Pope Joan, the first female pope. There is now a movie based on her life as a woman who disguised herself as a man. Thus, we have the porphyry chair and a copy of it is in the Louvre Museum. Throughout my research, I have found that the common interpretations are often not what they have been purported to be. Many will call Pope Joan a myth, however up until 1276 AD, she was acknowledged by the Catholic Church. She was born in 814 Ad in Ingelheim, Germany and supposedly travelled to Greece and wanted to be part of the Church hierarchy and disguised herself as a man. I have also described this in my book Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls. It is time for the truth to be revealed that has been omitted from history.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


March has the reputation of being capricious, such as it 'comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.' March has also been designated as Women's History Month to honor women who have achieved. This month, I celebrate all women because we are achievers each in our own way. This morning two small booklets popped up into my awareness much to my surprise that I have had for a number of years. One is "As a Woman Thinketh" transcribed for women by Dorothy J. Hulst based on James Allen's classic, "As A Man Thinketh." Allen based his famous book and talk on a phrase from the Bible, "As a man thinketh, so he is." In Hulst's booklet, she has on the opening page the following:

"Mind is the Master-power that moulds and makes,
And Woman is Mind and evermore she takes
The tool of Thought, and, shaping what she wills,
Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills---
She thinks in secret, and it comes to pass:
Environment is but her looking-glass."

March 1 has been designated as the beginning of honoring women of history; however, there is one important feminine that we should honor above all others. Her accomplishments far outweigh those of others. She is a living, breathing entity and is ageless. She nurtures all creatures – all beings. She is the forgotten one. The times she has been raped are countless and the removal of her blood is beyond measure. Yet in spite of the misuse and abuse of her resources, she continues to give. Who is this feminine power? None other than Mother Earth also known as the Mother Goddess, Gaia, Terra, Mother Nature and a host of names in other languages. Yes, she does create havoc and devastation periodically and this should be expected. The mysteries of why there are tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions in addition to storms and floods are yet to be fully understood by the scientific community, as we know it to be. Floods and mudslides are understandable to a degree due to the foolishness of decisions made by human factors.

One has only to Google the word HAARP, which is actually the initials for "The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program." It is reported that the U.S. and Russia both have the capabilities to manipulate the climate of the Earth. In 1995, Dr. Nick Begich and Jeanne Manning wrote a book titled, "Angels Don't Play No Haarps." If what is put forth in the book is based on truth, then it appears that governments do have the capabilities of creating earthquakes, tornados, freak snowstorms and all kinds of weather. Is the current display of weather patterns the natural result of Mother Earth – or the result of manipulations of weather patterns? It is something to consider. The earthquake in Haiti and now the one is Chili is questionable as to whether it was natural or one created.

Our Mother Earth – our Mother Goddess deserves our love. How many people commune with nature? Very few. There are those who think they need to go to the mountains or to the seashore to appreciate the Mother. For those who do not live in beehive communities, i.e. apartments, condominiums, etc, you can appreciate nature by working with your own yard and soil. For others, most cities provide parks. One only has to watch the budding of the trees and the plants when spring is about to burst forth to acknowledge the miracle of the Mother. There will be some who will scoff at this and continue to spread poisonous killers of dandelions so they can have a beautiful green grass yard. How many know the fascinating features of the dandelions? Every part of the plant can be utilized either as a culinary edible or for medicinal purposes. The Mother provides for all who live on this planet in some form or another. The dandelion can withstand all the abuses and has the ability to find a spot where it can plant its seed and grow again.

Our Mother Earth provides many medicinal plants and trees for our use and too many on this planet have forgotten this. Before women's roles of being healers and herbalists were usurped by males, the knowledge was known and passed down. Today in the United States, the majority of people have given their power away to pharmaceutical companies who keep people sick in order to fill their coffers with money in one form or another. One has only to go on-line and search for curcumin or turmeric to learn that this herbal plant used extensively in the Far East has healing properties for cancer, arthritis and other diseases. It is time for each of us to become aware of the bounty Mother Earth has provided and utilize it.
Each morning and every night, there should be a blessing to our Mother Earth and honor her with gratitude and love.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


During these tough economic times, natural disasters, wars, famine and plagues, we women can meet the challenges. We have been doing this for centuries. It is in our genes to rise to the occasion. How do we survive? Make a plan and follow through.
1. Mental stability.
2. Emotional stability
3. Prepare
4: Suggestions
1. Mental Stability: First of all, do not panic or fall into fear. Fear attracts what one does not want. There is an old biblical verse that says, The thing I feared the most came upon me. Mentally step back and access the possibilities that are open. Make a list of what you want. Read aloud each item on your list three times a day or more. Visualize yourself receiving and experiencing what you want.
2. Emotional Stability: Stop feeling like you are a victim. The most difficult thing to do is to take responsibility for our actions, our thoughts and our words. The frequencies of our thoughts and words go out and attract to us our experiences. The best advice comes from this quote:
Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, for they become your character. Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny. ~ Tryon Edwards
3. Prepare: Do you have extra food in your pantry? Can you survive for a month? Do you have extra water? What would happen if due to natural disasters that the trucks bringing in food to the grocery stores could not get through? What is there is no available water? Do you have a good first aid kit? Do you have adequate warm clothes if the weather is cold and there is no heat in your home? Search Internet for items needed.
4. Suggestions: Do not use plastics. Plastics are made from oil derivatives and can be harmful and weaken the immune system. This is why bottled water in plastic is not good. Look for glass. If you live in cities, fluoride has been scientifically proven that it is harmful and can weaken the immune system. Find a source of good, clean water. Saving wine bottles and glass pop bottles is great. You can sterilize them by pouring scalding water inside them and then pour it out. Or, you can leave it in and once cooled, cork it with new corks.
I have also cleaned these bottles and store sugar in some and salt in others. I always use new corks. I use quart size glass canning jars with clean lids to store flour and rice. We can each become innovative.
Stop looking at television and read a good book. A recent article indicates that many people are beginning to read more books instead of going to movies and dining out.
Even if you live in a city, you can have a garden. Many people grow vegetables in containers. If you live in the suburbs, you can make your yard a garden. There are many avenues open to anyone who have the inclination to research and take action.
Do not take the vaccines. Have a healthy mind and emotional body and you won't need a vaccine. Many of them weaken the immune system instead of protecting them. Read up on this by going on-line and researching this.
We are creative beings and we have the ingenuity to create methods and means for taking care of ourselves and our families. It does mean that we have to sacrifice our anger, our resentment, our jealousy, our victimization and a host of other beliefs and emotions to become strong.
To the Future!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Right to Vote in Washington State


If I had my druthers, I would be most happy to say that all women in the United States had the right to vote for 100 years. On Monday, February 1, the women of Washington State will be celebrating their 100 years of the right to vote. The move for equal voting laws began in 1854 when a member of the Washington Territorial Legislature introduced an amendment for this and it failed to pass by one vote even though another bill passed in the same year, which gave all male white citizens above the age of 21 the right to vote. Even though this was voted down, it rallied the women and they filled the large cities and the small towns. They were angry and argued that the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment used the word 'citizen' meaning 'all persons born or naturalized in the United States did not mean only white males over 21 years of age.

When the Territorial Legislature passed the law giving the right to vote to 'all white citizens above the age of 21" some of the suffragists tested their voting rights based on the U.S. 14th Amendment in 1869 at White River. Their votes were rejected although fifteen women in Thurston County successfully voted in 1870.

The women of Washington State began organizing parties, marches, and demonstrations. Actually Washington was a territory because it was not admitted into the Union until November 11, 1889. One forceful woman was Emma Smith DeVoe who after moving to Tacoma organized speeches, rallies and demonstration forcing the issues into the open. In 1883, both houses of the legislature signed into law a bill giving women voting rights and the governor signed it. However, in 1887 the Washington Territorial Supreme Count revoked suffrage because of a suit brought by a gambler who had been indicted by a grand jury that included women. This did not stop the women.

In February 1910, the legislators allowed a vote to amend the State Constitution giving women the right to vote. It passed and the suffragists had distributed one million pieces of literature. Washington State joined the states Wyoming, Utah, Idaho and Colorado who had already enacted the women's right to vote. The right to vote did not become nationwide until the 21st Amendment initiated by suffragist Alice Paul was ratified by the necessary number of states.

Even though women have the right to vote today, there are still many hurdles to overcome and one is the Equal Rights Amendment, which needs only three more states to ratify it. This amendment gives all women equal rights. It is pitiful that women have to gain equality law by law and also an amendment. When is this going to stop? If it is to be, it is up to each woman individually to bombard their national representatives to garner the votes from the states who have not ratified the E.R.A.

Frances Perkins
One notable woman who is rarely recognized or honored for her achievements is Frances Perkins. Some will say Frances who? Frances was born in 1880 in Boston. She attended college in New York State and developed a passion to help the underprivileged. In 1911 she was working for the Factory Investigation Commission in New York City when the Shirtwaist Factory Fire occurred. From her biography by Naomi Pasachoff, the writer tells of Perkins being horrified that 146 immigrant women had jumped to their deaths. Perkins lobbied until she had a law passed in the city for all buildings to have fire escapes.

Perkins became active in politics and what I have gleaned from her biography is that she was persistent without seemingly being abrasive in her approaches. As she worked her way up the political ladder, she always made friends with the wife of the politicians. She worked for Franklin Delano Roosevelt and became a friend of his wife Eleanor. This seems to be a trait Perkins had or a ploy to become friends with the wives and then there would be no jealousy of her while working with their husbands - smart woman. With the election of F.D.R. as President, Perkins became his Secretary of Labor and the first woman cabinet member. She was also at that time as the first selected cabinet member to be in line for the presidency if he should pass.

As the Secretary of Labor from 1933-1945, Perkins initiated and with F.D.R. backing her, the Social Security Act, Civilian Conservation Corps, Unemployment Insurance, Public Works Agency and its successor the Federal Works Agency and the Fair Standards Act. Therefore, I salute Frances Perkins for love and caring for the poor and wanting to make life better for them.

Her biography is The Woman Behind the New Deal: Frances Perkins by Naomi Pasachoff.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Book Review - Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls

The US Review of Books - Received January 5, 2010
Reviewed by Sue Johnson (no relation)

"Praise be to the Creator of All.
Praise be unto this Life
For she is the one foretold
To be the Messenger of Hope.
She is the Anointed One
To bring the Message of Remembrance
Of who we are.
Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice!" (quote from Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls)

Dan Brown opened the door to religious artifacts with his book The Da Vinci Code. Bettye Johnson blows that door off its hinges in Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls. After visiting France, the author became fascinated with Black Madonnas, which forms the basis for her wonderful new novel centering around two women hiking the French Pyrenees Mountains and discovering ancient scrolls in a hidden cave. Bringing an American Businessman and a disillusioned priest into their secret, the women hear an interpretation of the scrolls. It appears to be the life self-scribed story of Mary Magdalene.

As the two women and their companions continue to interpret the scrolls, they become fearful that the scrolls will fall into the wrong hands. The ladies begin a cross-country trek to insure that the scrolls are placed with the proper authorities, so that they may be received and enjoyed by all. What follows is a story of passion, betrayal, and mystery told in a page-turning style.

Although this is a work of fiction, truth is found in the research on display here--truth and the seekers of truth. The novel is packed full of historical references, but the fictional elements ease the delivery of the overly intellectual passages. There is also a bit of the outspoken to please the curious mind. In the end, this is an adventurous and thought-provoking story.
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