Did you know when you look up a synonym word for Frankenstein, one of the words is PHOENIX! Interesting, to say the least! Well, you guessed it if you read this right. This article will be about the monstrosity Frankenstein and its parallel to modern ‘science’.
From myth to reality, we have a scene which began with an 18-year old writer named Mary Shelly, who seems to have had vivid imagination. But, this lends itself to modern day experiments which she would have never had an interest in, or would she?
Infusing elements of the occult is nothing new even now, especially now, but what does this have to do with Frankenstein? Seems these unorthodox scientific experiments weren’t just a ‘waking dream’ in her time period.
In her time, science and religion clashed over the fear that science was trying to change nature, at the time when electricity was a new discovery and the added notion that man could become like God. This kind of mind set is similar to the modern technological advancement and the medical field coming together in their endeavors. There is no doubt that Mary perceived a hint of what modern day calls, transhumanism. These diabolic experiments could eventually lead to the destruction of mankind as we know it to be. The advancements of science and technology could radically lead to the morphing of man’s divinity and a life full of anxiety for where our future leads us.
How did Frankenstein come about? Mark Shelly describes a ‘waking dream’ as a student of the hallowed arts who created a monster. Real scientists were experimenting with electricity and reanimation of animal bodies and it lead to human victims. And the scientists which dabbled in the occult seemed fascinated by the possibility of these ideas. But just what lengths did these people go to in order to perform these hideous acts?
Rummaging through graveyards was not unheard of in those days, in fact, it was common. So common laws were enacted to prevent acts of violence against the dead.
Working on areas of the supernatural could be construed as occult behavior and deemed as the ‘fringe’ science. The characters which worked on the edge of science may have been some of the men Mary Shelly took her examples from when writing her book.
In fact, these acts were so common that there were mass amounts of these types of public displays in Europe. First, the experiments were conducted on animals but curiosity lead to human as well. The public fascinated with these ‘electrifying’ experiments as lead many to believe it may lead to medical healing and advancements in that area. Disgust and horror meets the eye of the viewers as they witness such atrocities of these spine chilling acts and the participation becomes less as the laws increase governing such horrors.
So enticing were these experiments that Mary Shelly wrote in her journal about it and her husband, Percy was said to be fascinated with the occult sciences and dabbled in them, himself. So much so that the family cat ended up dead by using galvanized experimentation. He edited her copy before publishing the manuscript and would readily address changes that were needed.
I guess this is what you would call a pre-gothic slash romantic tale and although it was meant as a science-fiction tale, it was a reality then as much as now. The people involved with such soulless techniques were headstrong on manifesting a monster and this is no less truer today than then.
Such a man was Johann Konrad Dippel who was actually born at Castle Frankenstein! He led an adventurous life, to say the least. He was imprisoned for heresy, where he served a seven-year sentence. His practice of medicine included the arts of alchemy and anatomy. His experiments included nitroglycerin and this became the downfall of the tower within the Castle Frankenstein. His favorite experiments included ‘soul-transference which was common among the alchemists. One of his creations included “Dippel’s Oil” (concocted of bones, blood and bodily fluids), which was suppose to be the equivalent to the alchemists’ dream of the “elixir of life.” At one point he attempted to purchase the Castle Frankenstein in exchange for his elixir formula, but the offered was refused. He claimed the elixir was a means to ‘exorcise’ demons. Many folks in the area attributed his grave robbing and experiments, keeping company with the devil. In fact, there are rumors that he actively perpetrated the offer of his soul in exchange for secret knowledge and considered himself to be a ‘dark sorcerer’ as he frequently tried to find the secret to the Philosopher’s Stone.
Local historian, Walter Scheele, believed the legends told in the villages surrounding the castle were transmitted by none other than Jacob Grimm (Grimm’s Fairy Tales). The tales grew interesting in that Doppel’s infamous nemesis was no other that Vlad the Impaler. Although some believed it to be the makings of a fairy tale, others knew it to be true. Vlad the Impaler frequently called DRACULA, means “Son of the Dragon”. His father known under the nickname Dracul, was vested into the Order of the Dragon.
DRAGON AND THE ROSE
Knight George von Frankenstein was the son of Phillip von Frankenstein and Margarethe Boeckle from the Uttingen Valley. After his untimely death in 1531, Knight George was buried within a crypt in the nearby village of Nieder-Beerbach. Carvings within the crypt depict him slaying a dragon, which is underfoot with its tail wrapped around one of his legs.
Near Nieder-Beerbach, a terrible dragon lived in a brook in the Katzenborn. It would frequently terrorize villagers in the region. They would pacify the dragon and persuade him to return to the brook by sacrificing a beautiful maiden. Accordingly, Annemarie, known as the ”Rose of the Valley,” was destined for sacrifice. Knight George, who secretly loved Annemarie, arrived at dawn dressed in shining armor after just returning from a military expedition. George decided to fight the dragon as he could not permit the sacrifice of his secret love.
After a lengthy battle, George finally inflicted a deadly wound to the dragon and saved Annemarie. However, as the dragon was writhing in pain, it curled its spiked tail around George’s leg and pierced his skin with a venomous poison.
Both George and the dragon died from injuries sustained in the combat. According to legend, the rapidly flowing river is blackened by blood of the dragon.
Magical alchemy was said to be the new science, there’s no doubt that Doppel used mysticism and the occult to perform his deeds. Although there are others who fit into the category of ‘mad scientists’ in this time, little doubt remains that Doppel was a mad man.
Though these tales and legends are mysterious, we must open our eyes to the fact that these practices are being performed now with Transhumanism at the doorstep of some who would take us into the point of no return.
Do we live in a time when Frankenstein has become the modern Prometheus? The answer is astoundingly, YES! Is the occult commonly practiced then as it is now? Absolutely, in fact, more so. I believe the men/women of old who performed these horrific experiments to have been mostly Freemasons/Rosicrucian alchemists.
Add this to the advancements of medical science and technology and we come to the age of ‘enlightenment’.
Mormon Transhumanist Association (MTA) gives us an overview,
“…visions of a neohuman future will evolve as time goes on. As imagined now, possible neohuman traits, all involving technological enhancements to current human capacities, include:
– highly advanced intellectual capabilities, greater than ours in magnitude as ours are greater than those of other animals
– physical bodies that are immune to disease and aging
– the ability to communicate complex thoughts and emotions instantaneously without visual aids or speech
– expanded sensory inputs that enable higher awareness of even distant environs
– superhuman strength and agility
– perfect control of individual desires, moods, or mental states
– increased capacity to experience joy, love, pleasure, and other emotions.”
Superhuman capabilities added to immortality? Telepathic communication. Sounds a bit like a ‘god-complex’!
“We are going to become Gods. Period. If you don’t like it, get off. You don’t have to contribute; you don’t have to participate. But if you’re going to interfere with me becoming God, we’re going to have big trouble. Then we’ll have warfare.” Richard Seed, interviewed in the documentary “Technocalyps” 2006
Tom Horn, a Christian researcher who writes and lectures on the dangers of Transhumanism, was mocked as a “Christian whack-job.” And Al Mohler, the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary took a hit regarding his stance on homosexuality. Evangelical Christians weren’t looked upon favorably.
These remarks by Mr. Hughes acted as feedstock for the closing Q&A panel. It started with a question from an online viewer: “Should we seek dialogue with paranoid Christian fundamentalists who rant against H+, or should we seek more than dialogue, maybe even mock them?”
Hughes responded that he has interviewed Tom Horn, and that Horn has interviewed himself: “I think it’s good to hold our enemies as close as we possibly can.” Then Hughes dropped a bombshell:
“Because apocalyptic and millennial energies very frequently inspire violence… so if reaching out across the aisle to someone who thinks I’m a spawn of Satan, and establishing a relationship so that he doesn’t come after me with gun is something I have to do, I’m willing to do it. Right? And it’s the ones who haven’t reached out yet that I’m worried about.”
Max More cut in: “I’m not the spawn of Satan, I’m the spawn of Lucifer.” This comment evoked some laughter, but More was serious – albeit with a smile on his face. Mr. More wrote in 1991 that,
“Lucifer is the embodiment of reason, of intelligence, of critical thought. He stands against the dogma of God and all other dogmas. He stands for the exploration of new ideas… Join me, join Lucifer, and join Extropy in fighting God and his entropic forces with our minds, our wills and our courage. God’s army is strong, but they are backed by ignorance, fear and cowardice. Reality is fundamentally on our side. Forward into the light!”
Max More, “In Praise of the Devil,” Atheist Notes, No.3, 1991
A mysterious artificial life program with military applications. The secretive department of DARPA plans to eliminate the randomness of natural evolution by advancing genetic engineering and molecular biology technologies. This sounds like a ‘code’ language, doesn’t it?
Secretive documents tell of eliminating ‘cell death’ through the creation of a ‘new generation of regenerative cells’ that could ultimately be programmed to live indefinitely.
A living-breathing creature which would be immortal.
This Mad Scientist Wants to Give You Superpowers
This is not a passing trend, it’s prime time! This is a movement by satan! It’s sacred to him. It’s everything to him because it replaces GOD! Don’t think for a second it’s going away either.
Satan’s idea of a creation would be exactly this. Something genetically manipulated and this stands to reason why we see the current social craze happening including modified foods. This is how they creeeeeeped in! Now, it’s us they want to modify.
We will be the TRANSFRANKEN!