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Rose Windows, Red Giants and Supernovae

Updated June, 2023

Rose Window with Zodiac By Chiswick ChapDorey, The Rose p. 406 By Chiswick Chap - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, /w/index.php?curid=27723605.

According to Astrophyscists, large red giant stars explode as supernovae regenerating the existing universe and giving birth to new planets and suns. My research in The Rose reveals that the Dogon and other ancient people knew about red giant stars and understood their regenerative properties.

Pagan beliefs, which were later outlawed by the Inquisition, often appear hidden in churches. I believe that the rose windows seen in Middle Age cathedrals, such as the one above from Saint Maurice Cathedral Angers, France, symbolize a red giant star destroying and regenerating the world.Dorey, The Rose pp. 405-407

This Christianized image of the South Rose Window shows Christ of the Apocalypse in the centre with the elders and the Zodiac, and is dated 1451. Christ's association with the Apocalypse in this rose window is important because if a red giant star explodes as a supernova near our area of space, it would be the end of the world as we know it.Dorey, The Rose pp. 405-407

In the Dogon religion, the Master (Mistress) of Speech and the Nummo were symbolized by red giant stars, which the Dogon identified as pregnant Suns.Dorey, The Rose p.8 In my first book, I associate the Master (Mistress) of Speech with Christ, because in her guise as a red giant star, she was sacrificed to regenerate the Universe and humanity.

Because the Nummo and the Master (Mistress) of Speech were associated with the divine feminine, I believe that the Christian Virgin Mary may have been the original sacrificial figure. In the 13th century in the region of Paris, the litanies called the Virgin Mary, "Mystical Rose".

In the Middle Ages, for the May dances, during the Feast of Roses at Notre-Dame in Paris, young girls chose a knight whom they crowned with a "rosary of roses"."The feast of roses" Notre-Dame in Paris p. 24 The Rosary (Latin: rosarium, in the sense of "crown of roses" or "garland of roses") is a string of prayer beads used to count prayers arranged in sets of ten Hail Marys with each set preceded by one Lord's Prayer and followed by one Glory Be.

For over four centuries, the rosary was promoted by several popes as part of the veneration of Mary in Roman Catholicism. Not surprising early rosaries were made from the seeds of the "rosary pea" or "bead tree", which are both red seeds.

One of the names for the Virgin Mary was "Stella Maris, the Star of the Sea- an appellation for which it is difficult to discern any Biblical justification. 'Star of the Sea' was, however, one of the titles of Isis and other pagan goddesses, and one must assume that it was sanctioned by Christianity for the usual reason that the people obstinately refused to relinquish it."Dorey, The Nummo p.264

The Saint Maurice Cathedral of Angers (French:Cathédrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers) is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Angers in France. Built between the 11th and 16th Centuries, It was classified in 1862 as a national monument of France for its mixture of Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles.Dorey, The Rose pp.405-406

For more information on the Dogon religion refer to my books, The Master (Mistress) of Speech, The Nummo, Day of the Fish and The Rose.


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