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November 15, 2004

More on St. Albertus

"And here I always thought the coolest part of Albert Magnus was how his trailer converted into power armor."


Actually that would be a relatively tame observation compared to what I found here: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/editorialhalo.shtml

Albertus was mentor to "St Thomas Aquinus" to whom, it was said, he left the secret of "The Philosophers Stone" a magical substance which could unlock the secret to imortality.  It is said Albertus undertook a thirty year task of building an automaton which he named "Android" Using "angels from the neverworld" and from the powers of "The Philosophers Stone" he created the "metals and material unknown to this world" and chose them "according to the stars and planets". The android was instilled with the powers of speach and according to some reports a Soul! Upon completion, his student, St Thomas, destroyed the " diabolic being" and denounced it as "a tool of Satan and a blashemy to God"  Albertus is also the creator of "The Box of Secrets" The Box is the supposed third holder of the secret of "The Philosophers Stone" the first being Albertus and the secound St Thomas Aquinus.  The six sides of the box are construted of two sets of panels, three of lead, representing the alchemists "Triangle of knowledge of the Earth" sublimacion, seperation and conviction, and three of gold, representing the alchemists "Triangle of Knowledge of the Heavens", philosophy astrology and magic.  Encrusted with various symbols of alchemy and the signs of the planets, the box promises wealth and knowledge equaled only by God himself. It is said that when the signs and symbols have been arranged into "the shape of The Masters Plan"  shall open portals to the other side".
Where do people come up with these things?

Posted by Albertus Testudo on November 15, 2004 at 03:44 PM | Permalink


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Just for the record, the picture you posted is of "Robots in Disguise" Ultra Magnus. Various photos and screen shots of the good old-fashioned or "G1" Ultra Magnus can be viewed at


You will note that the old-school Ultra Magnus is actually a repaint of the cab portion of Optimus Prime, with a new trailer that converts into power armor.

This conversation actually pertains indirectly to the CT Blog in terms of modern social issues. You might recall those Transformers in the 80s that could unite and form a bigger robot. The street term for these sets is "combiners" or "gestaults." One big robot is made of five or six robots -- it's a nice trinitarian metaphor.

Starting with R.I.D. Ultra Magnus, transformers started to take a new turn, however. Ultra Magnus and Optimus Prime were capable of fusing their bodies and becoming Omega Prime. To big burly robots entangling their bodies to make one bigger burly robot.

The next iteration of Transformers would be the Armada series in which each Transformer was "partnered" with a robot called a "mini-con" who would, I kid you not, plug into the Transformer and energize them -- releasing secret powers that the transformer never even knew existed. If that wasn't weird enough, look at how "Hot Shot" and his partner "Jolt" interface (and not that you are looking at the back of the robot):

In the current plotline of Transformers, called Energon, our rough and ready masculine heroes can now "Powerlinx," that is, exchange their nether regions with any other willing robot of their choosing, resulting in new, more powerful, hybrid bodies.

Of course, the villains are incapable of the "Powerlinx," seeking instead to amass personal firepower and retaining individual identities. Or maybe they just don't like touching other people's bottoms.

When we were kids, Transformers turned into cool vehicles and had big guns and argued about the value of human life. Now, they argue the evilness of individuality and plug into each other's backsides.

Posted by: Peter | Nov 16, 2004 12:08:40 AM

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