Parapsychology - Adalbert


Who Was Albert Adalbert?

Adalbert (ca. 740 C.E.) was an eighth-century French pseudo-mystic.

He proclaimed that an angel delivered him relics of remarkable holiness from all corners of the globe, and that he could predict the future and read people's minds.

"I know what you've done; there's no need for confession," he'd reply.

"Relax, your sins have been forgiven." 

Adalbert's so-called "miracles" garnered him a lot of fame, and he gave out a lot of nail and hair cuts as potent amulets.

He is reported to have even built an altar in his own honor.

The little biographical material available claims that an angel bestowed magical talents upon him at birth.

Adalbert was accused of displaying a letter from Jesus Christ that he said was given by St. Michael to his followers.

Adalbert was also accused of writing a mystical prayer that invoked uncanonical angels thought to be devils.

A Church synod condemned him in 744 C.E.

After appealing to Pope Zacharius, Adalbert was stripped of his priestly duties a year later.

Later, he was sentenced to a life sentence at the Fulda Monastery.

~Kiran Atma

Parapsychology - Book of the Penitence of Adam


What Is The Book of the Penitence of Adam?

A manuscript dealing with kabalistic heritage that may be found at the Arsenal Library in Paris.

Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal

It tells how Adam's first two sons, Cain and Abel, typify physical power and intelligence, respectively, and how Adam's heritage was handed down to his third son, Seth.

Seth was allowed to proceed as far as the Earthly Paradise's gate without being threatened by the guardian angel's flaming sword, indicating that he was an occult science adept.

He saw the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge, which had grafted themselves together to create a single tree.

Some critics say this represents the Kabala's harmony of science and religion.

Seth was given three seeds from this tree by the guardian angel, who instructed him to deposit them in the mouth of his father, Adam, when he died.

The blazing bush emerged from this planting, from which God revealed his holy name to Moses and from which Moses produced his miraculous wand.

This was put in the Ark of the Covenant and was subsequently planted on Mount Zion by King David, where it grew into a triple tree that was ultimately chopped down by Solomon to build the pillars Jachin and Boaz that stood at the Temple's entrance.

A third piece was placed at the big gate's threshold as a talisman, preventing any impure item from entering the sanctuary.

However, some evil priests took it away, weighed it down with stones, and tossed it into the Temple reservoir, where it was guarded by an angel who kept it hidden from men's eyes.

The reservoir was emptied during Christ's time, and a beam of wood was uncovered and put across the stream Kedron, which the Savior crossed after being apprehended in the Garden of Olives.

His executioners took it and turned it into a crucifix.

This mythology is very similar to the ones that led to the creation of the Holy Grail.

The wood, by whose instrumentality Adam, the first man, fell, restores man.

The belief that the Cross was a branch of the Tree of Knowledge was popular in the Middle Ages, and it may be found in the twelfth-century Quete del St. Graal, which is attributed to Walter Map but was most likely just modified by him.

The allegory found in the Book of the Penitence of Adam, which enriches and sheds substantial light on the whole kabalistic literature, embodies all of the Kabala's traditions.

~Kiran Atma

Parapsychology - Adam L'Abbé


Who Was Adam L'Abbé?

Around the time the Templars were being expelled from France, the Devil is claimed to have come to Abbé Adam, who was traveling from his convent to another portion of his abbacy of the Vaux de Cernay with one of his slaves.

The wicked spirit initially thwarted the Abbé's progress by assuming the appearance of a frost-covered tree that raced at him with unfathomable speed.

The Abbé's horse and servant both shuddered in terror, but the Abbé made the sign of the Cross and the tree vanished.

The Abbé came to the conclusion that he had seen the Devil and requested the Virgin's protection.

Nonetheless, the monster resurfaced in the form of an angry black knight not long after.

"Begone," the Abbé said.

"Why assault me so far away from my brothers?" 

The Devil left him again, but this time in the form of a tall guy with a long, thin neck.

Adam punched him in the face with his fist to get rid of him.

The evil spirit reduced to the size and appearance of a little hooded monk with a gleaming sword hidden under his cloak.

Under his hood, he could be seen darting and gazing.

He made a valiant effort to attack the Abbé with his sword, but Adam repelled the blows with the sign of the Cross.

The monster transformed into a pig and then a long-eared ass.

Impatient to go on his journey, the Abbé drew a circle on the ground and placed a cross in the middle.

The devil was then forced to retreat a little distance.

He turned his large ears into horns, but it didn't stop the Abbé from addressing him directly.

As a result of his bluntness, the Devil transformed into a barrel and rolled into a nearby field.

He reappeared in the shape of a cart wheel, and without allowing the brother time to defend himself, rolled hard over his body, without injuring him.

He then left him alone to continue his quest.

This story is retold in Robert Gaguin's Regne de Philippe le Bel and Jules Garinet's Histoire de la Magie en France (1818).

~Kiran Atma