Speaking of Matching Faces

September 4, 2014 10 comments

We have been comparing many faces lately.

Of course, if this face comparison is proof that Leonard da Vinci’s face is on the shroud than other comparison, similarly done, prove that the proof is not proof. Or is it that this comparison is flawed?  In what ways?


imageimageAnd, how come no one is talking about the 6th century Christ Pantocrator at St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai?

You might think St. Louis was all about Gary Habermas

September 3, 2014 9 comments

and newer testing in Italy and teeth showing through

imageBy the time the folk over at the Christian Post toyed with the press release the story took on a completely different character.

"[The teeth] are on the inside, but on the photo
they are showing outside. Whichever  way
[the radiation] is coming, it dragged the image
from the inside to the outside."

The first paragraph is okay:

The keynote speakers include Bruno Barberis, director of the International Center of Sindonology in Turin, as well as the Most Rev. Michael John Sheridan, bishop of the Diocese of Colorado Springs. The conference is set to open with renowned shroud lecturer Russ Breault.

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Initial tests conducted in 1988 in Arizona, Oxford and Zurich supported the theory that the shroud is a forgery created in the Middle Ages, somewhere between 1260 and 1390, but later tests in 2011 by Italy’s National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Development came to the conclusion that the relic could not have possibly been replicated by the technology available at that time.

Gary Habermas, distinguished research professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy and Theology at Liberty University, led a presentation in 2013 at the Southern Evangelical Seminary’s 20th annual Christian Apologetics Conference and discussed enhanced images of the shroud which showed that the person’s teeth were showing through the skin.

"His skin is intact, his beard is intact, but you are able to see what’s inside coming out, just like if you are able to see what’s on the back of a hand," Habermas said during the presentation, while showing a photo of an exposed human skull juxtapositioned next to the head of the man in the shroud, with the teeth from the two images aligned.

"This is one of the best indications that the man in the Shroud, who was dead and was crucified, [has] radiation coming out," he said of the teeth discovery. "And if that’s what this is, you’ve got something from the inside [coming out].

"[The teeth] are on the inside, but on the photo they are showing outside. Whichever way [the radiation] is coming, it dragged the image from the inside to the outside."

New Permanent Shroud of Turin Exhibit

September 3, 2014 5 comments


Not so new after all. It popped up in Yahoo News yesterday.
The story goes back to 2010. Those things happen. If my memory was
better I might have remembered  Legionaries of Christ withdraw from Sacramento Parish Leaving Permanent Shroud of Turin Exhibit in 2012.

News 10 in Sacramento, California, an ABC affiliate television station, is reporting about a new permanent exhibit of the shroud in the city. (The included slideshow is very comprehensive):

SACRAMENTO, CA — It is perhaps the most famous and most controversial religious relic of all time.  The Shroud of Turin is thought by believers to be the burial cloth of Jesus in which he was placed after being taken down from the cross.

A replica of the shroud and an examination of its mysteries is now on permanent display at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Sacramento.

SLIDESHOW:Who is the man in the shroud?

“For those who believe, the shroud is probably the most beautiful relic,” said Father Lino Otero.  “In the face of the man in the shroud, we have the face of Christ himself  . . .  and for those of us who believe, Christ is the incarnation of God’s love for us.”

The image on the cloth is both the back and front of a crucified man, about 5 feet 11 inches tall.  But how it got on the cloth is just one of its mysteries.

And as this aired, word was received that the New Mexico museum (SEAM) is planning to open on November 1. That is All Saints Day, which seems appropriate given all the work being done by Andy, Pete and others in “the land of enchantment.”

An Experiment with Overlay

September 3, 2014 1 comment

O.K. is going to discuss the following images through comments. Join him. I’ll be interested to see where this goes. (Click on any picture to see it in larger form. 



Fresco + Vignon Marks

Fresco Vignon Marks

Fresco Marked Up




Durante Marked Up


Durante Overlay with Fresco


Conspiracy Theory Part Nine

September 3, 2014 1 comment

imageMaybe there will be some evidence in installment number 10. I think the strongest case being made in installment 9 is that the Soviets would certainly have accepted an offer from Timothy Linick of the Arizona labs to fake the date of the carbon dating of the shroud to a time about 25 years years before it is known to have existed in Lirey around 1350. We know this because:

Since most of what they [the Soviet Union] were interested in, especially technology for advanced computing, was on a list of highly restricted technologies maintained by a consortium of Western nations known as COCOM, the Soviets had long since resorted to extralegal means of procuring hardware and software. The FBI liked to maintain that Northern California’s Silicon Valley, where much of American computer innovation resided, was crawling with KGB agents. The FBI claimed that one of the primary missions of the Soviet consulate in San Francisco was to funnel U.S. technology into the Soviet Union.

… as reported in Katie Hafner’s and John Markoff’s book Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier.

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St. Louis Conference Press Release

September 3, 2014 1 comment

The following press release appears today in Christian Newswire

Experts on the Shroud of Turin Gathering in St. Louis

Contact: Joe Marino, Conference Chairman, 614-477-1480; Mark Antonacci, Resurrection of the Shroud Foundation, 636-938-3708

imageST. LOUIS, Sept. 2, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ –International experts on the controversial Shroud of Turin will gather in St. Louis in October to present and discuss the latest discoveries on the burial cloth purported to be the burial shroud of Jesus Christ. The International Conference, called Shroud of Turin: The Controversial Intersection of Faith and Science, will be held October 9-12 at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Chesterfield. This will be the first Shroud Conference held in the United States since 2008.

More than 30 Shroud experts from around the world will be presenting information on the latest discoveries about the Shroud. The experts, or sindonologists, represent such diverse fields as archeology, physics, iconography and theology. Conference chair and sindonologist Joe Marino says, "I’m particularly excited that we have many new presenters since the last USA Conference in 2008."

One of the keynote speakers is Bruno Barberis, Director of the International Center of Sindonology in Turin. Another keynote speaker is St. Louis native The Most Reverend Michael John Sheridan, Bishop of the Diocese of Colorado Springs. Renowned Shroud lecturer, Russ Breault, will begin the conference on Thursday evening. Barrie Schwortz, Official Documenting Photographer for the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) is currently slated to give two presentations.

Other special presenters include historian and attorney Jack Markwardt, biologist and teacher Kelly Kearse, and artist Veronica Piraccini. A complete list of speakers, and the tentative program can be found at the conference website www.stlouisshroudconference.com.

The conference, sponsored by The Resurrection of the Shroud Foundation and the Salt River Production Group, will begin on Thursday evening, October 9 and conclude at noon on Sunday, October 12. The conference is open to anyone with an interest in the Shroud.

1st Place Book Award for Follow the Light, The Shroud’s Revelations

September 2, 2014 1 comment

Please note that this is a press release for an award. It is not a book release
announcement. The book was announced in this blog in early 2013. The book is
available at Amazon in hardcover, paperback and Kindle.


The Shroud of Turin; new study links the Shroud to the Resurrection of Jesus.

Follow the Light, The Shroud’s Revelations

Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated religion and science book
from, Lake City, FL,
Author T. C. Newman.

Follow the light, The Shroud’s Revelations; Is now a 2014 1st Place Winner
Of the EVVY Book Awards, held in Denver, Aug.23.2014

The Shroud of Turin is one of the most misunderstood artifacts known to humanity however it is also one of the most rigorously investigated. This book deciphers the three-dimensional information encoded within the image of the Shroud of Turin, which has baffled scientist, chemist, and theorist who despite all their examinations, debates, and journalistic data, cannot explain the mechanics of the image, or what caused the image to appear. Many mysteries concerning the Shroud’s image are now identified. The follow-the-light-method also provides the most accurate portrayal of the man who rested underneath the Shroud. This journey combines over thirty-years of determination through experimentation. The author discovers the Shroud’s image is a blueprint that produces its own three-dimensional sculpture with astonishing new details never before realized. This documentation permits the reader to experience the events that explain the enigmas of the image-producing process, within an easy to follow storyline that powerfully exposes the hidden truth behind the creation of the Shroud’s image. The artistic-process is explained, so that an artist may duplicate the follow-the-light-method and verify all of the evidence that this book contains. The conclusion remains thought provoking and relinquishes all of this evidence to the hands of the reader to determine if the Shroud of Turin, is in fact the image of the true historic Jesus caused by the resurrection event.

imageFirst published February 11, 2013. Denver, CO, and Lake City, FL - Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Follow the Light, The Shroud’s Revelations by T. C. Newman.  The author’s most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the religion and science category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. E-Book available at Amazon.com. Follow the Light, The Shroud’s Revelations is also available in a 6 x 9 case bound edition.  The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/followthelight was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

115 pages in length, Follow the Light, The Shroud’s Revelations is being promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the religion and science category.  With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Follow the Light, The Shroud’s Revelations meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $14.95 and $24.95 for the paperback and case bound editions, respectively.

Additionally, Follow the Light, The Shroud’s Revelations, can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore.

ISBN: 9781432797263

Format: 6 x 9 paperback white

SRP: $14.95

ISBN: 9781432797270

Format: 6 x 9 case bound

SRP: $24.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/followthelight.

Or contact the author at, followtheshroudslight@gmail.com

About the author:

As a self-taught artist, T. C. Newman splits her passions between art and family.  Her mother was an artist and her father a physicist, so she developed a strong knowledge of art as well as all things mysterious.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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