In 1980, the international organization of ufologists ICUFON published a Memorandum justifying the need to create a world Agency for space Affairs to perform the following tasks: to carry out international control and monitoring of UFO activities around the world; to find ways to establish contacts with the forces directing the activities of UFOs; to prevent any hostile actions against UFOs by the armed forces of the Agency’s member countries; to use the discoveries resulting from contacts with UFOs to accelerate progress and improve life in all countries. The Memorandum cited various examples of actions by US government agencies aimed at silencing and hiding data on the UFO problem from the public. In 1988, the head of the ICUFON, von Kevitsky, drafted and sent a new Memorandum to the representatives of all UN member States containing 350 declassified documents describing 140 classic UFO cases. Continue reading
Two brides for one groom: the Mystery of the picturesque plot of the mystical betrothal of Saint Catherine
Among the works of masters of the Renaissance and later periods of the history of painting, there are often those that depict the “mystical betrothal of Saint Catherine”. At the same time, the essence of what is happening may seem vague – after all, the engagement in the usual modern understanding of the canvas does not occur. It turns out that the brides in these paintings could be two different women, but the groom – always one.
Saint Catherine of Alexandria lived in Egypt in the third century ad. Before the adoption of Christianity, she was named Dorothea and was the daughter of the ruler of Alexandria. The girl was famous for her extraordinary beauty, wisdom, and spiritual qualities, and was, of course, an enviable bride, but as a bridegroom she wanted only the most worthy – the one who would surpass her in everything. Continue reading