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Las Vegas: Satan Vacations Here
by Victoria Alexander
April 17, 2006
The Sopranos Last Supper Redux, The Gospel of Judas, Is John Travolta’s Son Autistic?, Jesus’ Best Friend?, Remote Viewing Conference, Vegas4Locals.com, Jolie’s Lesbian Lover, Bosnia’s 12,000 year old pyramid, and more...
“The Sopranos Last Supper” at Krave. Monday night’s 2-1/2 hour interactive comedy-musical extravaganza was a hit. The festive Italian-style party was hosted by members of The Sopranos and ended with a 4-course dinner and dancing. After being greeted by Tony Soprano’s sister “Janice,” and having a few drinks at the bar, we headed to the “Ba-Da-Bing Club.”
In my party was Sopranos authority Vladimir Lacas, and my husband, who has watched the show but avoids it. Vladimir and I were constantly challenging the Sopranos stand-ins with our knowledge of the complex trivia-dynamics of their New Jersey mob family.
I told all the mobsters that Tony Soprano’s “supposedly deceased” mother was in the room wearing a black wig. (I kept pointing to my friend Dr. Adele Zorn who was wearing a revealing, tight black dress and dancing up a storm.) And couldn’t another member of my party actually be mistaken for Carmela Sopranos’ love interest Furio the Siclian? By the way, will Furio be coming back to New Jersey since Tony is “looking abroad to settle a local dispute?”
This being Las Vegas, and having the party at Krave, gives the interactive dinner show the requisite Ba-Da-Bing dancers. So the show has singers, dancing, good food, and lap dances.
Ticket prices are $95 for general admission plus tax, preferred seating is $125 plus tax, premium seating is $150 plus tax. The ticket prices include a four-course dinner plus a glass of wine or substitute beverage. Call SEE-TONY (8669) or 1-800-944-5639 and log on sopranosvegas.com.
Is John Travolta’s Son Autistic? John Travolta and Kelly Preston are raising their 14-year-old son, Jett, as a Scientologist. The Travoltas have said Jett suffers from Kawasaki syndrome, an illness characterized by high fever, painful rash and lymph-node swelling. Preston has said they've traced the disability to "environmental toxins," specifically carpet-cleaning chemicals. However, others suspect Jett may suffer from something more serious — autism.
According to HollywoodInterrupted.com's Mark Ebner, that diagnosis has been corroborated by "no less than five sources (including a media rep from the Autism Society of America, an executive from Cure Autism Now, a major Hollywood producer and parent of an autistic child, and a Hollywood actor-parent)."
If Jett is autistic, CultNews.com's Rick Ross suggests, Travolta and Preston may not have sought treatment because Jett "would have go to psychiatrists, and that would be contrary to the teachings [of Scientology’s founder, L. Ron] Hubbard." As it happens, Travolta's brother, Joey, has produced a new documentary about autism, "Normal People Scare Me," co-directed by high-functioning autistic teenager Taylor Cross and his mother, Keri Bowers.
The Gospel of Judas. National Geographic Channel heralded their 2-hour documentary as revealing what we students of esoteric religion have always known: “Only a God can betray a God.” Only a spiritual equal could betray Jesus The Redeemer. There has always been a secret teaching that Judas was Jesus’s equal chosen by Him for the unenviable task of assisting Him in His anointed role in sacrificing Himself for Mankind.
But then again, look happened to Judas. Why did he take the silver? Why did he commit suicide if he was doing Jesus’ bidding and held secrets of Heaven? What did Judas do from the night of betrayal to Jesus’ death on the cross?
According to the NGC documentary, the Gospel of Judas was hidden for 1,700 years, yet was well known in early Christian time. It was deemed heresy and suppressed by the great theologian St. Irenaeus.
The history of the Gospel of Judas is murky for something deemed so important. Exactly how the manuscripts were found in the late 1970s remains somewhat unclear and foggy. It is believed that a now dead Egyptian antiquities prospector discovered the ancient book, containing the Gospel of Judas, near El Minya, Egypt. A great historic find like this and we do not know his name! In 1978 this fellow sold his find to a Cairo antiquities dealer named Hanna. Around 1980 the manuscripts and most of Hanna's other artifacts were stolen in a robbery and taken out of Egypt. Hanna later recovered the codex by coordinating with an antiquities trader in Geneva, Switzerland. Hanna was the first to show the codex to experts who recognized its possible significance (but obviously did not tell Hanna or serious investors). Yet Hanna would search for over two decades for a buyer willing to meet his “steep” price of three million dollars.
Why didn’t Hanna approach the immensely wealthy Catholic Church in Rome for the tidy sum of a mere three million dollars? Wouldn’t having the codex be important to the Church if it indeed questioned Judas’s role in the official New Testament telling of Jesus’ betrayal? If it wasn’t for Jesus’ death, there would have been no Resurrection.
In 1984 the manuscripts' Egyptian owner again offered them for sale, this time in New York City. Finding no takers, Hanna deposited them in a bank safe-deposit box in Hicksville, New York where they languished for some 16 years! The National Geographic much-hyped documentary shows only a meager thirteen pages, with text on both sides! When the Judas Gospel was first on the market in 1983 in Geneva, and seen by eminent American Coptologist, Stephen Emmel, he declared that he had inspected sixty pages of text of the Judas Gospel.
Who has the other pages? Were they sold on ebay and now sit in some Japanese industrialist’s office?
Did the Swiss art dealer who "rescued" it from obscurity, Frieda Tchacos Nussberger, make an inappropriate financial deal with National Geographic on the subsequent books, documentary, movie, and musical? According to National Geographic, Nussberger bought the Judas document for about $300,000 in 2000 from the dealer who had placed it in a safe-deposit box in Hicksville, N.Y., on Long Island. She tried to sell it to the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.
Yale officials have not specified why they did not buy the document. But Robert Babcock, curator of early books at the library, said through a spokeswoman that "there were unresolved questions about the provenance."
Who Was Jesus’ Best Friend? According to the Gospel of Mary, Mary Magdalene was closest to Jesus, not John. Jesus revealed secrets to her not Judas, John, Peter or His brother James. She was His favorite. The New Testament gospels say John was The Beloved Apostle. Apparently, the apostles were jealous competitors for Jesus’ best friend ranking.
What will the official version of JFK be in the year 4,000 C.E.? Will JFK’s affairs be part of the historical record? Will Marilyn Monroe’s affair with JFK and RFK be washed way? What gets deleted over time? Will Bill Clinton’s Oval Office dalliances be remembered in the year 4,000? What version of facts make it into recognized history?
An Illegal Billboard by Ron English.
Vegas4Locals.com. Take a look and subscribe to Tom Wilkinson’s Vegas4Locals.com, a Las Vegas Online destination guide that offers valuable information and special offers for local residents and frequent visitors. Vegas4Locals.com features visitor information, an online auction, free printable coupons, discount tour and show reservations bookings, community information and resources, local event listings, and over 100 totally free things to do in Las Vegas.
Remote Viewing Conference. E. Elias Merhige, director of the film "Suspect Zero," the first feature film ever to include remote viewing as an essential aspect of the storyline, will be a guest speaker at the next International Remote Viewing Conference in Las Vegas on May 12-14, 2006.
William Tiller, Professor Emeritus, Materials Science, Stanford University is the keynote speaker. Professor Tiller is the author of “Some Science Adventures With Real Magic” and was featured in the film “What the Bleep Do We Know?”
Among others, my dear friends Jeff Mishlove, Stephan Schwartz, Jessica Utts, Paul Smith, and the father of Remote Viewing, Ingo Swann, will also be speaking. What an impressive lineup! For more information, go to www.RVconference.org.
Angelina’s Lesbian Obsession. Thirty-eight year old Calvin Klein model Jenny Shimizu has told U.K.’s News of the World that Brad Pitt will never satisfy the Hollywood sex goddess who is "an unbelievable lesbian lover.” Shimizu also said: “I was her first. And although she's having a baby with Brad, I doubt I'll be the last. She loves women too much. It's like a drug and she was hooked.” Jenny also revealed that she and Angelina went to strip joints and “ogled the girlie action” and went to dominatrix shows. Jolie has previously been very blunt about her relationship with Shimizu. She told the London Mirror: “I'm quite free with my sexuality. I fell in love with her the first second I saw her. We had lots of fun together."
Gee, I wonder who encouraged Jenny Shimizu to give the sexually-detailed interview? Should we thank Jennifer Aniston’s people for helping get the news out about the her prophecy dooming the Brad Pitt – Angelina Jolie relationship? And the reason why?
Just Discovered! 12,000 Year Old Pyramid in Bosnia. Near the city of Visoko, 30 km north of Sarajevo, there is a stone pyramid of monumental size, claims the Bosnian archeologist Semir Osmanagic, who lives and works in the USA. After several months of geological and archeological research, Mr. Osmanagic concluded that under the present hill of Visocica hides a stairs-like pyramid, about 12,000 years old. Osmanagic, who intensively researched on pyramids in Americas, Asia and Africa for the last 15 years and wrote several books on the subject, says he's quite sure he found the first pyramid in Europe, which is quite similar to ones in the Southern America.
He believes that the project would completely change Bosnia's significance in the world of archeology. On the top of the "Bosnian Pyramid of Sun" was a temple, built by pre-Illyrians, people who lived, according to Osmanagic, 27,000 years ago. Mr. Osmanagic thinks he will solve the "Bosnian Pyramid of Sun" in the next five years, but also prove the existence of "Bosnian Pyramid of Moon", lying under the neighboring hill of Križ.
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