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23. The prophetic purpose of fiction

Our generation reacts to natural disasters with the same parsimony that the ancient inhabitants of Pompeii did.

Skeptical of the fatal consequences of the Vesuvius eruption, most upper-class citizens preferred to stay in the city.

The rain of hot stones did not frighten them; his palaces and public baths were, according to his common sense, solid shelters.

A mass of pitch and ash fell from the sky, not only destroying them instantly, but preserving them for posterity.

The ruins of Pompeii and its charred inhabitants today reveal a slave society that lived with cruelty.

According to the occult sciences, every city is destroyed by abandoning love and kindness; the Romans, the Aztecs, Napoleon's army, Hitler's are a succession of the same hamartia.

As Isaac Asimov expresses in his history of Egypt, traditional historians have seen signs of decline in the cessation of war activities, when our sensibilities point to civilization and progress.

Theologic Eucumenic Global Center (TEG-C)

Our reality will improve the day more people in power trust in love and kindness, when nations forgive their debts and share their technology without calculation or selfishness.

John Lennon was a prophet who announced a world without religion or borders.

Imagine is not an offensive song but a tolerant one; refers to a world without a dominant religion, with each human being equal, as important as the other:

Imagine there's no heaven

It's easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us, only sky

His desperate appeal to our humanity, not to what happens to our souls afterward, made John Lennon the hero and martyr of the conscientious generation of the 1960s.

In my particular case, I had a vision that I transcribed in "The Prosperity of the Duponts", a story from CONFESSIONS OF THE DEAD about afterlife societies.

As the protagonist of the story, I see after death this same world, albeit with all its imperfections corrected.

Those of us who express the truth and preach goodness will be kings, and those who dedicated themselves to intrigue and corruption will be slaves there, enslaved according to ancient codes.

As in ancient Greece, the damned multitudes are ruled by the gods from paradise.

History is the same as in the beginning, that of the golden age, ruled with fairness and justice by poets.

The Platonic chain of Being or Hinduism have already developed and explained the chain of Being.

Some will say absurd! At the same time they read with interest that quantum physics accepts more and more the possibility of multiverses.

Poets of today, not tomorrow

The poet, conqueror and prophet is to humanity what the chameleon is to the animal kingdom; instead of contending, he acts assuming the appropriate nuances.

It could be Ulysses, the adventurer that a blind man imagined when playing his lyre, or Marco Saint-André, who emigrated seven times from his nation in search of a society that respected his principles of tolerance and kindness.

Let us go back to the message of Lennon, poet of utopia, because a world like the one Lennon imagines is the same one that Jesus Christ announced.

But why wait? Lennon claims the youth of the world.

Why not make the Kingdom of Heaven in this very world?

Why not give the philosophies that have enabled our most civilized moments a chance? Why not allow good to be reconciled with evil?

The day when the philosophies of Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, Krishna, Socrates, Moro, Bernard Shaw and Petrus Romanus come true.

I glimpse towards the twilight of my days the day that all humanity will live together in peace; the Muslim brother, the pastor, the wandering Jew, the Catholic, the Hindu guru and the satanic heretic will embrace each other celebrating universal coexistence.

Imagine all the people

Livin' for today


Imagine there's no countries

It isn't hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion, too

Imagine all the people

Livin' life in peace


You may say I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people

Sharing all the world


You may say I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will live as one

It is time that religions recognize themselves for what they are: educators of ontology and ethics for minors or adults who require it.

Secular maturity has already been founded on the universal acceptance of the charter of human rights, which includes all the ideologies that underlie religions.

When religions are accepted as sisters, and no longer as only daughters of God, the creation of the Theologic Eucumenic Global Center (TEG-C), Global Theological Eucumenical Center, will be viable.

The TEC will bring together ambassadors of the great religions, with their sub-regional varieties, in a congress of theology and religion, to be held every four years, in various world capitals.

The abyss of science and productivity

The prevailing reason and the Kantian critical discourse have enthroned science and productivity as the summit of Being, that is, of human experience.

That this generation lives in the uncertainty of being destroyed by an earthquake or a flood is irrelevant to a science engrossed in its technology.

Soldier robots and the production of in-embryo fabrics represent knowledge appreciated, and well paid, by a planet that is ranked by its productivity and consumption rates.

Far from living as what we are, a global family, with equal rights and duties, we resign ourselves to accepting wars and borders.

Our rebellion, therefore, only occurs in the realms of the imagination, in the field of prophecy, conversing with ideals and stories.

Prophecy or fiction

Like Hamlet, like Don Quixote, I have survived as an actor, poet and university professor in Portugal and the USA, as well as a carpentry assistant and eau de vie distillery assistant in France, or a haute couture clothing storekeeper in London.

I have had the privilege of telling the truth to the world, always under the auspices of the changing role that destiny has in store for me: the frank Santanderean in Bogotá, the passionate Latino in the USA, the Colombian academic in Porto, the American filmmaker in India.

Once, in Paris, I told a friend who was heartbroken at having gone bankrupt in a company, that seeing so many people alive in the world is a wonder. How many times did they think they fell and there they are, subsisting by the care of life itself?

In 2020 these texts were relegated to oblivion for reason. How to write about a mystical experience in the 21st century?

Like Young, I was striving to apply the gag of the Enlightenment to my paranormal experiences.

I thought of publishing it after my death, but visions and events that changed my destiny and fed my imagination brought it back to life.

Since I found an altered text, I corrected it in its entirety, adding new episodes and adventures.

As I announced, we are preparing for a new journey.

We’ll leave Bucaramanga for the old continent, in order to promote the literary work associated with these pages.

Written by Petrus Romanus, Prophet persecuted by the Roman Inquisition, healer of the sick, survivor by virtue of divine protection.

Fiction sustained by the vivid imagination of the writer, the encyclical ends here.


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