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Coincidences in my life – Part 1

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ARISTEO CANLAS FERNANDO
Peace Crusader and Echo of the Holy Spirit

 

All the names below—Aristaeus, Artemis, Apollo, and Echo—are names in Greek mythology which have been associated with me.  Those in parentheses are quoted from The World Book Dictionary.

  1.  Aristaeus – “the son of Apollo and the water nymph Cyrene, famous as a keeper of bees”.   He received instruction from the Muses in the arts of healing and prophecy.  He is the guardian of herds and fields and was represented as a young man dressed like a shepherd and sometimes carrying a sheep.

My name is Aristeo.  It came from the Hispanized Greek god Aristaeus which may be from the Greek word aristo meaning ‘best’.

  1.  Artemis – “the goddess of the hunt, of the forests, of wild animals, and of the moon.  She was the twin sister of Apollo and was called Diana by the Romans.” 

This is the name of the computer fourth generation database program that I used when I worked in Saudi Arabia (1985-1988) and at BHP Steel in Australia (1989-1992).

  1. Apollo – “the god of the sun, poetry, music, prophecy, healing, and archery.  The Greeks and Romans considered Apollo the highest type of youthful, manly beauty.”  He is the son of Leto and twin brother of Artemis.

This is the name of the model of the family’s second car in Australia (1994 to present, 2012).  It is made by Holden (General Motors) and is a rebadged Toyota Camry.

  1. Echo – “a nymph who pined away with love for Narcissus until only her voice was left”.

This is the name of the model of the second-hand Toyota economy car that I used in commuting between home and work at the Department of Defence at Bulimba in Brisbane (2006-2008), a distance of about 40 km each way.  It is still running and has been lent to my daughter in Melbourne in 2011. 

After I bought the car in 1986, I realized that I am just echoing the Holy Spirit, that is why from then on, I say that I am the ‘Echo of the Holy Spirit’.  I recommended the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) by our team in the Department of Defence in Sydney (2004-2006) for correct spelling of purchase order number, names of people, streets and suburbs, etc.  Echo is IPA’s code name of the letter E.

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Coincidences in my life – Part 6

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ARISTEO CANLAS FERNANDO
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Other coincidences

 

Pablo – Saint Paul in English.  The name of my father is Pablo.  He was a Christian missionary who wrote most of the epistles in the New Testament.

 

Pedro – Saint Peter in English.  The name of my maternal grandfather is Pedro. 

 

Canlas – My middle name, the surname of my mother  and maternal grandfather.  It may mean ‘can last’.
Kriste – the family name of my maternal grandmother.  Kriste is like Kristo or Christ.

 

Espiritu Santo Church – the name of the parish church where I was baptized.  Espiritu Santo is the Spanish words for Holy Spirit.  We talk to a spirit who most, if not all, believe that He is the Holy Spirit.

 

Vision Street  – the name of the street where I was born in Sta. Cruz, Manila.  Vision came from Dimasalang’s “La Vision de Fr. Rodriguez” in response to Rizal’s principal detractor, Fr. Jose Rodriguez, in his pamphlet entitled “Caingat cayo”.  The 1994-04-26 issue of Macarthur Chronicle started the body of the article with “Aristeo Fernando is a man with a vision.”  Parallel to Vision Street are Karapatan (Filipino word meaning “right”), Elias (a character in Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere), Pista (Filipino word meaning “feast” or “fiesta”), and Dimasalang (pseudonym adopted by Jose Rizal when he entered Freemasonry in 1883).  Perpendicular to Vision Street are Balaguer (Fr. Vicente Balaguer, S.J., the Jesuit priest who claimed to have secured Jose Rizal’s retraction), Becerra (Manuel Becerra, Overseas Minister or Minister of the Colonies during the Propaganda Movement), and Aragon (an autonomous community in northeastern Spain).  Quiroga (a Chinese businessman in El Filibusterismo) Street connects Dimasalang and Aragon Streets at an angle.

 

Sta. Cruz – the district of Manila where I was born.  Cruz is the Spanish word for cross.

 

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Coincidences in my life – Part 5

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Locations in the Philippines

 

I read in the 1980-03-30 issue of the Sunday magazine supplement of Bulletin Today, Philippine Panorama, the address at Caloocan City where I could hear the Voice of the one who gave the prophecies therein.  It is at 27 Bernadette Street, Grace Park, Caloocan City in Metro Manila, Philippines.

 

Bernadette Street may have come from Saint Bernadette.  She is also called Bernadette of Lourdes (France).  Her full name is Marie-Bernarde Soubirous , a French nun, who was born in Lourdes on 1844-01-07 and died on 1879-04-16 in Nevers, France.  “She had a series of visions of the Virgin Mary, who revealed her identity with the words ‘I am the Immaculate Conception’ ”.

 

Grace Park is one of the localities of Caloocan City.  From The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, grace in Theology is:

  1. The freely given, unmerited favor and love of God;
  2. The influence or spirit of God operating in humans to regenerate or strengthen them
  3. A virtue or excellence of divine origin: the Christian graces
  4. Also called state of grace-the condition of being in God’s favor or one of the elect

 

Maria Liwayway Alvaran, a.k.a. Ka Apaz, lives on Fernando Vergel de Dios Street, Barangay Concepcion, Baliwag, Bulacan. The street was called A. (Antonio) Luna before but was changed to its present name.  A few meters from her house is the Barangay chapel called “Immaculate Conception Chapel”.  Notice the relationship of Bernadette Street in Metro Manila and where she lives at Barangay Concepcion and its chapel in Baliwag.  Vergel de Dios are Spanish words meaning “Garden of God”.  Ka Apaz is a garden of God for through her physical body, the Holy Spirit speaks to us. 

 

My name is Aristeo Canlas Fernando.  I go the attend our sessions with the Holy Spirit in late 1980s onward at the house of Ka Apaz in Baliwag.  Notice my family name is on the name of the street where she lives.

 

I am sharing to people the teachings of what I believe is the the Holy Spirit, the spirit of Jesus Christ, or of the only true God.  I am just echoing what He said.

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Coincidences in my life – Part 4

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Registration plate number

 

In 2003-04-23, I went to the Queensland Transport at Woodridge to register the Apollo car in Queensland to replace FAF 888 registration in New South Wales.  I was given the top of a newly-opened box of plate numbers containing 240 ICD to 259 ICD.

When I fetched wife from office, she said that ICD means “I see Thee” like an abbreviated text message.  It means “I see God”.
 

Fr. Ben Macajes, a Roman Catholic priest, told me that ICD means “Iesus Christus Dominus” meaning Jesus Christ God.  Dominus, from “The Random House Dictionary of the English Language”, means lord or master and not exactly God.  Two days later, I thought D may be Deus.  True, the Latin word Deus stands for God.  Hence, ICD means “Iesus Christus Deus” or Jesus Christ God.  I still did not know what 240 stands for.  You may read the details at http://aristean.org/post049.htm

 

In 2006-08-31, I bought a Toyota Echo economy car for use in commuting to work.  Its registration plate number is 462 IDE.  Since it is model Echo, I thought IDE stands for “I Thee echo” which I realized is what I was doing.  I echo what Ama (God the Father) or the Holy Spirit (the spirit of Jesus Christ) is saying.  That is why from the latter part of 2006, I used “Echo of the Holy Spirit” as a title together with “Peace Crusader”.  I still did not know what 462 stands for, like 240.

 

I brought up the topic in the forum at James Randi Educational Foundation.  One person by the name of Thabiguy cracked the mystery of 240 and 462.  He said to subtract 240 from 462, the answer is 222.  Divide 222 by 2, the answer is 111.  God is number 1, and as Trinity, it is 111.  To find the midpoint, 240 + 111 = 351.  462 – 111 = 351,  The midpoint is 351 which may stand from Christ (3) echoes (5) Ama (1).  Ama is the Filipino word for God the Father.  This is how we (plural) call the Holy Spirit we talk to.  What is your opinion?  You may read Thabiguy’s post at http://forums.randi.org/showthread.php?t=73877&page=17 .

 

When I was working in the government in Sydney from 2004 to 2006, I proposed that we use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) because we were dealing with alphanumeric Purchase Order Number and names which maybe exotic or aboriginal. It was not as easy, like Smith or John. We are in a multicultural society, hence people’s, street’s, or suburb’s names may be misspelled.

 

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Coincidences in my life – Part 3

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ARISTEO CANLAS FERNANDO
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The number of Jesus

The number of Jesus is 888.  How did we know this?  The name of Jesus in Greek is ΙΗΣΟΥΣ (iota, eta, sigma, omicron, upsilon, sigma).  The Greeks had a numbering system called the Greek Ionic Ciphered Numeral System devised in about the year 300 B.C. whereby each letter of the Greek alphabet is assigned a numerical value.  Substituting the numerical values to each letter in the name of Jesus and adding them up, the total is 888.  The values of the letters are: iota, 10; eta, 8; sigma, 200; omicron, 70; upsilon, 400; and sigma, 200.  The sum of 10 + 8 + 200 + 70 + 400 + 200 is 888.

Did you know that when the family arrived in Australia as immigrants, it was on 1988-08-21?  August is the eighth month of 1988; hence, 888.  This was the choice of wife of post office box number in Campbelltown, New South Wales in 1993 because of its significance of our arrival in Australia.  We even registered the Holden Apollo car with a special number plate FAF 888.  Yet, all this time, I did not know that the number of Jesus is 888.

It was in May 1994 just before my 25th Wedding Anniversary when the first cousin of my first cousin (Anthony Castelo) arrived in Australia that I only learned about it.  I had not met him for about 35 years.  I read it in the book that he was reading titled A Scientific Approach to Biblical History by W. W. Faid which he lent to me overnight.

In July 1994, one year and five months after we got the post office box, I discovered that our box was in the middle of a cross.  There were four boxes to the left, to the right, to the bottom and three to the top.  Cross, Jesus, 888.  Then in December 1994, I discovered that the set containing box 888 was flanked to the right by a set where you may draw a cross also and to the left by a set where you may not draw a cross because the set contained small, medium, and large boxes.  The middle and the set to the right were all small boxes.  This reminds us of the crucifixion of Jesus wherein He was in the middle flanked by two thieves.

When we finally moved all our things from Campbelltown to Queensland on 2004-05-07, the post office rearranged the post office building from 2004-04-30 to 2004-05-02 affecting also the post office boxes.  Hence, you will not see this strange arrangement anymore.

For details about this and photos, please read http://aristean.org/jesus888.htm .

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Coincidences in my life – Part 2

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ARISTEO CANLAS FERNANDO
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Aristean calendar

One may think that I am a conceited person because the perpetual calendar I am proposing is named after me.  True, it is named after me.  But why?  I will explain how the name came about towards the end of the article.  And to put the record straight, I am NOT a conceited person.

In 1992, the perpetual calendar was inspired to me (I believe from the only true God) while I was driving to work one January morning.  The inspiration was “31-30-30, start on Monday.”   ‘It must be a calendar’, I said to myself.  

When I arrived in the office, I immediately drew up the calendar with twelve months divided into four quarters.  Each quarter have three months.  Then I made seven vertical columns for each month for the week starting on Monday.

I made each first month of the quarter, January, April, July, and October, with 31 days, starting the month on Monday and the 31st day, on Wednesday.  The second months of each quarter are February, May, August, and November, with 30 days, starting the month on Thursday and the 30th day, on Friday.  The third months of each quarter are March, June, September, and December, with 30 days, starting the month on Saturday and the 30th day, on Sunday.   The total is 364 days only.  It is short for I know that an ordinary or common year has 365 days, and a leap year has 366 days. 

To maintain that the year starts on Monday, the 365th day must be a neutral day, not a regular named day of the week.  So should the Leap Year Day be.

Being a computer programmer, I designated the 365th day as December 31.  A day should have a date even though it is not assigned any day of the week.  This was easy to do.  The hardest was designating when the Leap Year Day be.  It took me months to decide.  I was leaning towards November 31st.  Finally, in the third quarter of the year, I decided that it should be on June 31st to divide the year equally into two. 

When it was first published on 1992-11-03 in Fairfield Advance, it was plainly designated as Perpetual Calendar.  So was it on its television debut on National Nine News on 1992-12-02.  Later, in about 1994 or 1995, it was named Fernando Perpetual Calendar.  And on 1997-03-13, it became known as the Aristean calendar.

Here are the coincidences that I am saying regarding the calendar.  My name is Aristeo.  It is the Hispanized of the Greek god Aristaeus.  In the Greek language, the root word of Aristaeus is aristo, which means number one or best.  Comparing the Aristean with other calendar proposals, it can easily be seen that it is really the best.  Number one!  Numero uno!

The name of my mother is Gregorian, which is similar to the presently-used Gregorian calendar.  Pope Gregory XIII promulgated this calendar in 1582.  The name of my maternal grandmother is Julita, which is similar to the Julian calendar.  Julius Caesar introduced this calendar in 46 B.C.  The parallelism or correspondence is striking: Gregorian, Gregorian calendar; Julita, Julian calendar.  They are even in the same order!  And now, I find myself proposing a calendar to replace the Gregorian.  It is still an association with calendars.

I have noticed that it is the first names of my mother and my grandmother that are related to our calendar.  This is the reason why I used my first name in naming the calendar I am proposing.

The house number of the upper floor of the house where I lived in Manila is 1583.  The house number of the lower floor is 1579.  Where is 1581?  The significance of 1583 is that it follows 1582, the year when the Gregorian calendar was promulgated by Pope Gregory XIII.  It may mean that the next calendar after the Gregorian calendar will be the Aristean calendar. 

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