The Sadistic Master Painter Encounters The Masochistic Saint: Exhuming the Remains of Caravaggio & Saint Rose of Viterbo

On February 20th, 2019 a London art gallery officially announced that a 5 ft. tall x 6 ft. wide painting (shown above) that was found encrusted with grime and dust as well as stained by a water leak in the attic of a house in Toulouse, France in 2014 was a piece created by the man believed by many to be the most important artist from the Italian Renaissance, the master painter known as Caravaggio.

In 2010, a similar themed story emerged about the master painter that was far more personalized, given yet another find that was intimately associated with the life of this incomparable artist was re-discovered that year – his body.

In honor of the rediscovery of all and any things Caravaggesque, I re-present my 2010 piece written about exhuming the remains of both the master painter and those of the masochistic saint, Rose of Viterbo.

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Brad Kronen Explores Holidays that are Holy Days with his book “The Astrology of Easter & Other Holy-Days”

Did you ever wonder why Christmas falls on the same day of the year but Easter doesn’t?

Why does Easter have bunnies delivering eggs? Bunnies don’t lay eggs….do they?

What’s with all the pastels?

Why is lamb eaten at Easter and not rabbit?

These and many other nagging holiday questions are addressed in Brad Kronen’s book “The Astrology of Easter & Other Holy-days”. And Kronen doesn’t put all of his eggs in just one holiday basket. The renowned astrologer looks at other holidays that are considered religious “holy-days” which admittedly are obscure and barely known by the general public but are rich in traditions based in religion, history, and astrology as well. Holy-days such as:

St. Patrick’s Day, Michaelmas, as well as the Feast of St. Lucy.

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Brad Kronen Explores Mystical Catholicism in his book “The Mysticism of Mary”

Did you know the Virgin Mary has a special kind of haunting called a “Marian Apparition”? Did you also know many of those whom the Mother of Christ appears before end up being “incorruptible”, meaning their bodies don’t rot after they die? Rip my heart out and call me incorruptible! This non-decomposing fun fact and so much more is covered in Brad’s latest book, “The Mysticism of Mary” a fascinating and detailed look at the Catholic Church’s force of the ancient feminine better known as Mary.

And who wants to make a bet about assuming to always know the correct meaning of the term “Immaculate Conception” but after reading Brad’s book they now know better?

Organized Religion…..never a dull moment.

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Brad Kronen guest stars on the Sixth Sense Society’s Valentine’s Day Show!

    Well folks, ‘tis that baby breath’d, chocolate covered time of year again, and this year Brad is going public with his words of astrological wisdom regarding Valentine’s Day.  In view of his 12 astrological dating guides entitled “Love in the Stars” Brad guest stars on “The Sixth Sense Society” with Hosts Krista, Michael, […]

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Brad Kronen Presents his two books to counterbalance the Jupiterian Year of 2019 – “A Series of Unfortunate Sagittarian Events: Parts I & II”

  Throughout the near entirety of the calendar year of 2019, the planet associated with Luck and Good Fortune called the “The Great Benefic” otherwise known as Jupiter will be transiting through the sign the King of Planets naturally rules over, Sagittarius. With this double emphasis of the lucky planet travelling through the lucky sign, […]

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Valentine Words of Warning – King Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette: How NOT to behave within a Partnered Relationship or Reign of Rulership

Valentine Words of Warning King Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette: How NOT to behave within a Partnered Relationship or Reign of Rulership by Brad Kronen   To commemorate the upcoming Jour d’Amour, also known as Valentine’s Day, the man who brought you THE astrological love guide of the 21st century, “Love in the Stars” thought he’d shake things […]

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Philip Glass: Music’s New Frontier in the Age of Aquarius

Philip Glass: Music’s New Frontier in the Age of Aquarius by Brad Kronen   “And now, South Park Elementary presents the happy, non-offensive, non-denominational Christmas Play, with music and lyrics by New York minimalist composer, Philip Glass!” [Philip Glass moves into position and begins playing keyboards. The curtains draw back, and the kids look out […]

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Wolfgang & Constanze Mozart – A Union of Unromantic Constancy

The Mozarts may not be remembered as one of the greatest romances of all time however their relationship is one of History’s best examples of a Saturnine union bestowed with the gift of constancy. Coupled Constancy, which must be said, ensured some of the most sublime music ever written be made accessible for all the world to hear, now and for generations to come.

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Brad Kronen’s Welcome to the Zodiac Series – Aquarius

AQUARIUS:
Fiercest of Friends or Isolated Iconoclast?

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“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I, to my friends.”
– Virginia Woolf, Aquarian

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
– Thomas Edison, Aquarian

“True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.”
– Edith Wharton, Aquarian

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