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In a response to my last thread on Cicada 3301 it was pointed out that the ARG may be linked to the disappearance (and later reappearance) of Bruno Borges. A famous case in Brazil and later on online forums, I have some thoughts on it.
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Saturnalia😷Sundown Dec 3
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On March 24, 2017 Bruno Borges, a 24 year old philosophy student disappeared from his home in Rio Branco, Brazil. Described as highly intelligent, he had reportedly been acting strangely, locked in his room for long periods of time and eating little.
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Saturnalia😷Sundown Dec 3
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His concerned parents opened his bedroom and were greeted with a shocking sight, every wall was covered with intricate coded text and esoteric diagrams. 14 coded manuscripts sat alongside several small statues, strange paintings, and a life size statue of Giordano Bruno.
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Saturnalia😷Sundown Dec 3
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Great attention was given in the Brazilian press to the mysterious disappearance. A painting in the room showed Bruno, dressed in a white robe, accompanied by an alien.
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Saturnalia😷Sundown Dec 3
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The 14 manuscripts contained densely packed content identical to that on the walls, all written in coded language.
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Saturnalia😷Sundown Dec 3
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Much of the room's content suggests a sort of pop-esotericism, with a statuette of Egyptian goddess Isis accompanying seated Egyptian figures resembling common depictions of pharaohs.
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Saturnalia😷Sundown Dec 3
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Another painting depicted a white-robed figure with a strange symbol on it's back. This appears related to sacred geometry or even kabbalism, note the presence of Metatron's cube.
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Saturnalia😷Sundown Dec 3
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Most striking is obviously the large statue of Italian astronomer and hermeticist Giordano Bruno. The statue stands in what appears to be a magic circle, though I am unfamiliar with this configuration. Perhaps it is an original creation.
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Saturnalia😷Sundown Dec 3
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The presence of the statue of Bruno drew much speculation. Obviously the vanished Bruno Borges shares a name with the Italian, but they also share a striking resemblance. Brazilian commentators even speculated that Borges might be Bruno reincarnated!
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Saturnalia😷Sundown Dec 3
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Giordano Bruno is himself an intriguing figure. A contemporary of Galileo, the astronomer proposed several ideas deemed shocking at the time, such Copernican heliocentrism and the possibility of life on other planets.
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Saturnalia😷Sundown Dec 3
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Bruno is more famous, however, for his expertise in gnostic hermeticism. A critical forerunner to much post-renaissance esotericism, Bruno was an expert in astrotheology and gnostic magical practice. Judged a heretic by the Catholic church, he was burned at the stake in 1600.
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Saturnalia😷Sundown Dec 3
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Note that it is often claimed Bruno was persecuted for his astronomical work, like Galileo. This is not the case, the church took much greater issue with his belief in reincarnation, practice of magic, and denial of christian dogma.
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Saturnalia😷Sundown Dec 3
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Back to Bruno Borges. In the corner of his room you can see the logo of the previously mentioned Cicada 3301. No mention of this case has come from any official Cicada channels, so the relationship is tenuous.
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Saturnalia😷Sundown Dec 3
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It is interesting to note, however, that Giordano Bruno grew up in Naples, Italy, in the town of Nola. Born near Cicala castle, specifically. Cicala castle is located on Mount Cicala, also known as Mount Cicada. Interesting.
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Saturnalia😷Sundown Dec 3
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After an extensive police search failed to locate the missing Borges, he returned home on his own five months later. Once back he claimed he had left on a spiritual journey, alluding to searching for the philosophers stone and overcoming spiritual dragons.
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Saturnalia😷Sundown Dec 3
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Borges then released his decoded manuscripts, which immediately jumped onto best-seller lists in Brazil. Many think this whole case was one big marketing stunt, if that's true then it worked.
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Saturnalia😷Sundown Dec 3
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Unfortunately I can't find a copy here in the US, and I can't speak Portugese to translate it. I'd be interested to know the book's contents, but this seems to be the end of the story for now.
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