Midday Blue Apples
In 1492, Martin Behaim constructed the oldest, still existing today, terrestrial globe. Although full of mistakes, it does depict the Earth as it was envisioned by many people in Europe before the open discovery of the New World. He called his creation Eradapfel or Earth Apple.
Behaim was born in Nuremberg in 1459 (some say 1436), and later moved to the island of Faial in the Azores in 1486. Living miles out in the ocean provided him the opportunity to view many marine charts used for navigating the world. After returning to Nuremberg for a short period of time, he used these and other partial maps and accounts of the land, to create one whole map of the world. With the help of painter, Georg Glockendon, he was able to form his Earth Apple. Complete with the tilt, the globe gave a fascinating view of the world, to the world.
Although the title Eradapfel (Earth Apple) can relate to globe, the name often refers to potato or those fruits found within the Earth. In France, these hidden type crops are called pommes de Terre, or apples of the earth.
Those familiar with the mystery of Rennes le Chateau are sure to be aware of the term Blue Apples. A parchment, containing a coded message, was supposedly found within the church in the late 1800’s. The following is the mysterious decipherment which includes the words blue apples; “Shepherdess no temptation that poussin and teniers hold the key pax 681 by the cross and this horse of god I complete this guardian demon at midday blue apples.”
The meaning for Blue Apples is often linked to a light phenomenon which occurs every year on January 17th at noon. Light shining through a stained glass window displays blue orbs (considered blue apples), on a wall inside the church. Other colored orbs are seen as well, and so why such attention is brought to these specific blue orbs, on this date, at this time, is puzzling. Possibly the importance comes not from what is only on the wall, but the way in which the ‘apples’ are produced. Unless the sun shines, providing the rays of light to flow through the stained glass, the orbs will not appear. All apples remain unseen.
For those who worked on the Maranatha puzzle, you may remember an article promoting the book which talked about ‘Earth Apples.’ Okay, Mr. Duncan Burden (spokesperson for the puzzle), didn’t specifically call them that, but he did talk about French Fries. The following was his explanation for why the puzzle was created.
“For instance, imagine that the secret of Life, the Universe, and Everything amounted to nothing more than… say, the recipe for the Ultimate French Fry. And that someone simply handed it to you. Just like that.
Unless you had personally gone through the process of digging in the moist earth with your bare hands, patiently nurturing the surreptitious subterranean tubers, luxuriating in the passage of Time created by the revolution of our resplendent rock around the sun, gathering the harvested crop to be sliced and diced and transformed into succulent crispy golden batons, there would be no way that you would be able to grasp the sublime gestalt of the fruits of this verdant vegetable transmutation.”
I don’t know, but this just seems to connect to how a person’s heart could become enlightened. I like the thought of something in darkness reaching out and growing to find the light, like the eyes of a potato do. Of course, I would rather not be diced, sliced, and fried.
The whole scenario makes me think back to the coded message and ask are Blue Apples only blue at midday? Instead of isolating the term ‘blue apples,’ maybe considering ‘midday blue apples’ offers more meaning. Midday is at time when shadows vanish or are cast away. Blue often refers to heavenly or purity. Possibly, those ‘earth apples’ which have come out of the shadows or darkness is an interpretation for midday, heavenly or blue apples.
And maybe the fact that all apples are not blue on the wall holds meaning to why they have been referred to. This clashing of colors may not be a cause to just dismiss the phenomenon as something as only happenstance and in which holds no meaning. Not all apples do turn blue at once.
It reminds me of the December 31st 2007 clue of; “The apples that turn blue in pairs hold the value of the key.” Could the clue be hinting at two coming together as One? That the way to turn ‘blue’ or become heavenly is by uniting with the light?
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