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THE GRAIL QUEST

“The Grail was claimed to have healing abilities and to bring enlightenment connecting it to the metaphysical realms. Long before the time of Jesus, (the Jesus) stories tell of Angels (Djinn) (Ninansians) bringing the ‘cup’ from heaven and given to ‘sacred’ or round table knights, which ties in nicely with the tales of King Arthur’s knights partaking of their quest to find the Holy Grail. If the grail was bought from heaven, which seems very likely, to Tara, then why and what was it’s purpose here on this earth, has it still got a purpose today and how or if, does it connect to humankind?”

QUEST 28: GERMANY & LUXEMBOURG

31ST OCTOBER 2019

Germany into Luxembourg

  • Basilica of Saint Castor Church, Koblenz: Germany
  • Notre-Dam Cathedral, Luxembourg City
  • Notre-Dam Church, Wiltz, Luxembourg
  • Saint Sebastion Church, Ettelbruck

Day Five: We knew we would have a long day ahead as we made our way on day five on Thursday 31st October (a memorable date in many calendars) driving from Germany into Luxemboug, but with some lovely places to see on the way and the weather was most definitely in our favour. The sun was shinning and the weather was extremely warm as we arrives at our first and most beautiful destination of the day. Even the chemtrails in the skies above (not often seen in Germany) did not lower our spirits. After a two hour drive we arrived in Koblenz, Germany.

Basilica of Saint Castor Church, Koblenz, Germany: Modern day Koblenz is very popular with tourists and one can certainly see why; it is very pretty with mountains around and sits on the banks of the Rhine, where the river is joined by the Mosselle. It is full of energy and life; i had visited before as a pure tourist and my memories of it were very possitive. Koblenz was established as a  Roman military post by Drusus around 8 B.C. Its name originates from the Latin meaning “(at the) confluence” of the two rivers. The actual confluence is today known as the “German Corner”, a symbol of the unification of Germany that features an equestrian statue of Emperor William 1. As the Roman Soldier that he was, King Arthur travelled through here; and a representation of him inside the church certainly attests to this fact. The history of the area has a strong connection to the Romans which one can read much more anout in the link below.

Koblenz is a principal seat of the Mosel and Rhenish wine trade, mineral waters, the manufacture of automotive parts, pianos, paper, cardboard, machinery, boats, and barges. Since the 17th century, it has been home to the Konigsbacher brewery, the Old Brewery in Koblenz’s city centre, and now a plant in Koblenz-Stolzenfels. It is an important transit centre for the Rhine railways and for the Rhine navigation. The headquarters of the German Army Forces Command was located in the city until 2012. It’s successor, the new formed German Army Command is based at the von-Hardenberg-Kaserne in Strausberg, Brandenburg. In the more ancient part of Koblenz stand several buildings which have a historical interest. Prominent among these, near the point of confluence of the rivers, is the Basilica of St Castor or Kastorkirche, dedicated to Castor of Karden, with four towers. The church was founded in 836 by Louis the Pious, but the present Romanesque building was completed in 1208, the Gothic vaulted roof dating from 1498. In front of the church of Saint Castor stands a fountain, erected by the French in 1812, with an inscription to commemorate Napoleon’s invasion of Russia.

The unique representation of King Arthur, situated just inside the side door, testament to him having travelled through here as a Roman soldier which is of paramount importance for people to know; nearby a winged serpent and and angel keep silent watch over….

The Basilica of St. Castor:  is the oldest church in Koblenz situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle. A fountain called Kastorbrunnen (Castor Well) was built in front of the basillica during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and the church is worth seeing for the historical events that have occurred in it. See link below for deatailed history.

The church of St. Castor was built between 817 and 836 by Hetto, the Archbishop of Trier with the support of Emperor Louis the Pious, just outside the city of Confluentes, the city founded by the Romans and dedicated on 12 November 836, but Louis did not come to Koblenz until after the consecration of the church, pointing to the importance of the Archbishop in the building of the church, especially as the church was until the 13th century outside the city of Koblenz. The church honours St Castor who is said to have worked as a missionary on the Moselle in the 4th century and to have founded a religious community in Karden, Rizza, the alleged daughter of Louis the Pious, is venerated in the church as a saint of the city of Koblenz and her shrine still stands in the church.

As one would expect the church is kept in immaculate condition with many piecies of fine artwork displayed

An extra treat of the day, and a very enjoyable one at that was a ride on the cable car across the beautiful Rhine, which was situated just behind the church, so far too good an opurtunity to miss and one could also get a great view of the equestruan statue mentioned above. What a lovely day it had turned out to be!

Grail Bloodline Connections:

  • King Arthur as the Roman Soldier travelled through Koblenz.

It was an interesting two hour drive as we made our way across the German border and into Luxembourg, over what proved to be a very mountainous and scenic route, but as we got higher and higher nearer to the clouds the weather closed in and it was a very wet day as we pulled into Luxembourg City; still very exciting though!

Notre-Dam Cathedral, Luxembourg City: The cathedral here is situated in a very built up area so it was very hard to get good views of it especially in the rain and gloom, and the photos did i manage to take were quite atmospheric. Howerver once inside the cathedral it, is a whole different story and it really was most beautiful, full of many paintings and tapestries and also very busy with tourists on such a wet day. It was originally a Jesuit church, and its cornerstone was laid in 1613. It is the only cathedral in Luxembourg and is a noteworthy example of late gothis architecture; however, it also has many Renaissance elements and adornments. At the end of the 18th century, the church received the miraculous image of the Maria Consolatrix Afflictorum, the patron saint of both the city and the nation.  Around 50 years later, the church was consecrated as the Church of Our Lady and in 1870, it was elevated by Pope Pius IX to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame.

Luxembourge and cathedral on a very wet and gloomy day!

From 1935 to 1938 the Cathedral was enlarged and expanded: the rebuilding of the exterior architecture on the Gothic-style cathedral presented a challenge, since the goal was to harmoniously integrate the church with the surrounding buildings, as well as the old residential houses. The Cathedral has three towers, the west tower, which was the tower of the Jesuit church and which contains the bells, the east tower, and the central tower, which stands over the transept. When the Cathedral was enlarged in 1935-1938, the east and central towers were added. The central tower, which is only a third of the height of the other towers, consists of a wide, pyramid-shaped base and a narrow peak covered with copper. On Good Friday, 5 April 1985, around mid-day, work on the roof caused the west tower to catch fire. The church bells, i.e. the Virgin Mary bell, the Willibrord bell, the Peter bell, and the Cunigunde bell were destroyed in the fire. When the tower collapsed, the roof of the central aisle was also partly damaged. It took until 17 October 1985 for the tower to be repaired. It was here that King Arthur found his information and instructions in his quest for the Grail, at this pivotel point in time; a point in time indicated as to its true meaning by researching the old maps of Luxembourg…

The many stunning artworks inside the cathedral <click to expand>

Grail Bloodline Connections:

  • King Arthur found his information here in his quest for the Grail.

As we were staying in Luxembourg for a couple of nights it was nice to not have far to travel to our digs on that very wet night; the modern apartment we stayed in was very posh and shiny with a ‘touch’ button for almost everything! All needs catered for exept as seems the norm in Europe – they dont ‘do’ toasters!!

Day Six: This day started off quite bright but the further we got into the scenic side of Luxembourg and i guess higher up, the weather did close in on us again, but very dramatic no-the-less! Wiltz is a lovely old town in the Luxembourg mountains, although not too much about it or the church on the internet, but according to the internet it is a commune with town status in north-western Luxembourg and situated on the banks of the river Wiltz. It was also a battleground in the Battle of the Bulge, near the end of  World War II.  The name “Wiltz” comes from a Celtic word meaning “on the creek.” Wiltz was originally inhabited by the Celts, and was first documented in 764AD. It received its town rights in 1240. The counts of Wiltz are among the oldest in Luxembourg

Notre-Dam Church, Wiltz, Luxembourg: This church does sit up in the mountains amidst stunning scenery and one often has to take one’s shots on the move as it were, for good views do come and go, so one takes one’s chances. There are many buildings around this church so not many good views down at ground level. There are many churches and cathedrals in Europe, and this is just one, that go by the name of ‘Notre-Dam’, which means ‘Our Lady’, (The Virgin Mary in various forms explained in future quests) yet most folks only know the one in Paris, many thinking that, that one is ‘the’ Notre-Dam, yet that is far from the truth. Although quite plain and stark on the outside, the beauty and artworks within have to be seen to be believed, all so lovingly looked after with a very ancient feel to the church with the the ancient ‘energies’ still there, and it is there that King Arthur recieved further instructions on his quest for the Holy Grail, on his travels/pilgramage around Europe. Sometimes one needs to travel to the ‘back of beyond’ as it were to see the correct and meaningful churches; for we too are travelling the route that Arthur took – what a wonderful journey we are being treated too with knowledge and enlightenment in abundace along the whole route. The church here unsurpringly, given the magnetics of the area, had the most amazing energy, which all connects to the quest for the grail; a very powerful place both physically and metaphysically.

Notre-Dam Church set amidst Luxembourg’s mountains.

In the European churches and cathedrals one can not help but notice that what one in this country would be described as ‘occult’ symbols are very present and evident in these old buildings, hinting at an older christianity very far removed from what is practiced in the UK today. Various versions of ‘The All Seeing Eye’ and the ‘Marasa/Alpha-Omega’ symbols were particulary evident and also if one looks closely quiet a lot of Enochian sybolism. This would indicate a time, a common point in time, before there was a separation of religions. It was here that King Arthur found his information in his Grail Quest.

There are some lovely artworks here, (see above) one wooden-carved statue in particular (guarding the entrance) showing some very unique and meaningful (to Craft) hand gestures – close up shown on the video. There is a wonderful representation of the Ave Maria over a ‘sea serpent’, very unusual and not often seen; she has her foot upon the serpent; obviously Maria/Mary is connected to the sea…. There is also an interlocking Alpha to Omega upon the altar cloth, which of course represents many other things including pyramid energy. In front of the altar is a traditional gong, where it is usually a bell. The Lamb of God here at the High Altar is unusual, a slightly different pose with the ‘All Seeing Eye’ looking down upon it, surrounded by sunflowers, roses and berries and at the very top ‘The Queen’ with her scribe carrying a sword. All very beautifully carved in wood with many historical connections to Templarism and to King Arthur and his pilgrimage, all within this stunning church at Wiltz.

Grail Bloodline Connections:

  • King Arthur found his information here in his quest for the Grail.

Watch our video here:

Germany into Luxembourg – Koblenz, Luxembourg & Wiltz

After a lovely lunch at Wiltz we made our way once more into the mountains of Luxembourg; although it was a damp day, the scenery looked spectacular and oh so green and pretty. Fate took our hand once again and although our next unplanned destination was not a part of the actual quest itself, these little surprises do present themselves from time to time when one is off the beaten track, and who can resist a sign indicating a little historic chapel down a narrow mountain road! Thus we found this little octagonal chapel, dedicated to Saint Kunigunde and the only one of its kind in Luxembourg – so what an amazing find; a treasuee in the green mountains indeed.

A unique octagonal chapel chanced upon in the mountains on a wet and pleasant day

Saint Sebastien Church, Ettelbruck:  It was still raining when we made our way into Ettelbuck, which according to the internet is another commune with town status; the towns of Warken and Grentzingen are also within the commune. Until 1850, both Erpeldange and Schieren were part of the Ettelbruck commune as well, but both towns were detached from Ettelbruck by law on 1 July 1850. Ettelbruck lies at the exact spot where three rivers meet: the Sauer, the Wark, and the Alzette. This location has historically made Ettelbruck a major transportation hub for the country second only to the city of Luxembourg.

Germany occupied Ettelbruck on 10 May 1940 and US forces first liberated the town on 11 September 1944 but Germany retook the town on 16 December 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge. US General George S. Patten on Christmas Day, 25 December 1944, led US troops in the final liberation of Ettelbruck from Nazi occupation. One of Ettelbruck’s main squares is named Patton Square, and is located at the exact spot where the German offensive into Luxembourg’s Alzette Valley was stopped, ending its attempt to reoccupy the country as a whole. Since 1954, the town has held a Remembrance Day celebration each July honoring General Patton and the US, British, French, Belgian and Luxembourgish troops who fought with him there.

Saint Sebastien Church and Ettlebruck town square: even though very damp we had a very enjoyable stroll around

The church is situated next to Henri Muller Street, which had a real personal connection to our lead researcher, whom felt very at home there. Again, not a lot on the internet about the church but i did find this with some nice illustations – see link below. The first stone of the present Neoclassical-style parish church of Saint Sebastien was placed in 1841. However, completion of the building was delayed due to marshy conditions. Finally, four lateral circular chapels were added to reinforce the building. Although completed in 1851, the church was not conscecrated until 1864 by the bishop Monseigneur Nicolas Adames. The interior of the Church houses several precious art objects: an oil painting by Joseph Probst titled “Le buisson ardent”, an African Shona sculpture, a beautiful eight-and-a-half register organ and several remarkable stained-glass windows presenting, among other things a panorama of Ettlebruck. The parish church was badly damaged during the Ardennes offensive. The formal reopening of the restored church took place in 1948.

In the church are to be found an emblematical representaion of ‘The Four Corners’ or ‘The Four Directions’ which are of particular interest from a Craft point of view and not generally known of in this context. Shown upon the four windows are The Sash, The Disc, The Challice and The Cross. The quest for the grail was particulary strong there and it was also another site where (King) Arthur found his information in respect of his grail quest.

The Four Corners or Four Directions, emblematical of higher knowledge

Luxembourge had proved to be very revealing in respect of Arthurs grail journey, also to us on our quest; knowledge recieved to be digested and devoured over the weeks to come….

Blood Line Connections:

  • King Arthur found his information here on his Quest for the Grail.

And so we returned to our high-tech digs for one more night before embarking upon a four hour journey into France the next day. Luxembourg had proved to be beautiful, revealing and very wet!

“Let Angels tell tales; and Demons too

Let the secret of The Grail forever ring true”

 

Knights of the Red Order February 2020

The Keeper of Scrolls’

‘moon.willow@ntlworld.com’

THE GRAIL QUEST

“Over the years the Grail has been linked to (the) Jesus (at the last supper), being it is said, the cup that Jesus and his disciples drank from, yet also the cup that caught Jesus’s blood while on the cross. But the accounts of a crucifixion we know to be untrue, so we must discount them. Even so they could still have drunk from a cup, a ‘vessel’. In the Knight Templar teachings/degrees we are informed that the Grail was in fact ‘Jul’, carrying the sacred royal bloodline; further info on this is that the Son of Christ (the anointed) is referred to in the Essene scrolls as ‘Gebiya’, which is Hebrew for ‘Goblet’, and further a name (or term used) for him was ‘Jul’; The Green Man of Destiny, again showing the translations and distortions over time”

QUEST 28: GERMANY

29TH OCTOBER 2019

We journeyed across Holland to reach Germany by late afternoon; the weather had been sunny all day and everywhere was looking very resplendent and autumnal. We were to stay three nights in Haltern,  Norddrhein- Westfalen, a small and very pretty village in the German countryside, where once there had been a castle, a fortress in Roman times and Haltern would have once been within the castle grounds, so the whole area has a wealth of history. Let it be noted that King Arthur was born in the North-Rhine, Westphalia, Germany. We had a basement flat in a lovely garden setting and had everything we needed for the next three nights. It was a peaceful area, very spiritual and devout with many beautifully maintained shrines along the roadsides.

Haltern, the lovely area of Germany we stayed in with garden steps leading down to our apartment.

Day Three: St Mary Magdalene Church (St Maria Magdalena) Stiftskirche: This lovely small church with its connections to King Arthur’s conception and Mary Magdalene, was only a few minutes drive from where we were staying and turned out to be a gorgeous sunny start to a very good day. The church was originally a monastry in 1166, just before the town was formed in 1200’s. It does indeed have a very ‘monastry’ kind of feel to it. As far as our grail quest goes, in respect of following in the footsteps of King Arthur, this was the place where he  recieved his instruction. One must never disregard churches for they are as a vast library of information and knowledge; knowledge that often seems very far removed from that which one understands of as ‘christian’, for the hidden knowledge coded within plainsight (for all to see) can tell a vastly different story to that which is commonly told or shared.

St Maria Magdalena as known, Stiftskirche

The church was founded in 1166 by Count Otto von Ravensberg as a Premonstratensian Nuns Monastery. In 1550 it became a secular temple for the ladies after the unrest culminated throughout the Reformation, the Flaesheim nuns no longer accepted their abbot and the archbishop approved new statutes in 1558. The monastery was still used during the 18th century as a supply institute for unmarried ladies of the surrounding nobility. The abbey buildings were destroyed in 1790. Only the west tower is certainly from the early days. When Napoleon occupied the Rhineland in 1803, the ownership of the monastery.

On the outside of the building is a very interesting door, showing depictions of bible scenes; of importance to this path and this quest (The Priory/Knights of the Red Order) is one in particular showing  ‘Adam’ and ‘Eve’ being cast out of Eden, having very important significance and implications to this path. There is also another very interesting carved plaque of a knight on horse back on another wall. Many churches and cathedrals do show knights on horseback riding through; where do these images come from and why? If one casts one’s mind back to a previous mention, churches are as vast libraries and the symbolism if read correctly tell many a tale or two from past times and in this case many a knight has ridden through many a church, maybe on many a quest….

Knights on horseback & biblical scenes telling stories that resonate in the world today…

There were some peaceful energies within the church and some original old wooden artifacts too.

King Arthur, also known as Lucius Artorius Castus, German born and said to have recieved his instructions here, which would make sense for in his earlier years as a Roman soldier having strong connections to the area; and travelling through here. Inside the church is an amazing vaulted ceiling and an impresive golden eagle upon the wooden carved altar. Some of the disiples are depicted upon the windows either side of the altar and also Mary and Martha upon the carved part of the altar, bathing the feet of the Jesus. There are many beautiful carved artworks here and suprisingly on one painting is Jesus portrayed with ginger hair, not often seen but proving just how the different cultures and countries represent the Jesus. A beautiful statue representing ‘Non shall pass but those of God’ on the left of the altar and to the right a small urn with the chiro symbol scribed upon it, a newish font with cherubs is also to be seen.

Above is a very profound statue of Mary Magdalene, shown in her true colours, those used across all continents; a red dress covered by a blue robe, (sometimes vica verca) representing ‘The Blood’,  blue and red, oxygenated and de-oxygenated. A fairly modern set of paintings adorns the right-hand wall, but like most churches they do show the Jesus dying on the cross, which according to our Templar/Priory/Koro reseach is untrue, for the way of those times was actually to be crushed between two boulders; it was only actual theives and low scale people whom were put to death on crosses. History is not always what it is puported to be… Of interest is one particular painting here, is the last painting in the sequence of Jesus being supported into a coffin (or taken out?) by three of his diciples; the positioning of their legs telling ‘stories within stories’ (early masonic degree symbolism?) Though Christ is not looking very dead at all – very much alive in fact and almost seems to have wings, modern art but very deep and meaningful. One can see the paintings and everything else mentioned in the video link below:-

Day Three Germany: Haltern, Dortmund, Essen

Grail Bloodline Connections:

  • King Arthur (conception & birthplace)
  • Mary Magdalene
  • Frotmund link

Roman Museum: Westfalisches Romermuseum: Our next port of call was across country, with a forty minute drive towards Dortmund to a church with Fisher King connections. However on our way there we called in at the Roman Museum: Westfalisches Romermuseum; although not a site on our quest as such, it was an important place for us to visit for as we now know with knowledge gained on this path, King Arthur was indeed a Roman centurion known as Lucius Artorius Castus and as such would have travelled with the Roman army when upon his own grail quest, so it was important to get a taste and feel of the times. The museum showed an excellent film which really did get down to the nitty gritty of the times and hard conditions of those days.

Remains and artifacts from the Roman Museum

https://www.livius.org/museum/haltern-westfalisches-romermuseum/

Marien Church Dortmund: So we next made our way to Dortmund, the third-largest city of Germany’s most populous federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia after Cologne and Dusseldorf and Germany’s eighth largest cityand about 40mins away from the museum. It lies in the  Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region and is considered the administrative, commercial, and cultural centre of the eastern Ruhr. Founded around 882, Dortmund became an Imperial Free City. Throughout the 13th to 14th centuries, it was the “chief city” of the Rhine, Westphalia, the Netherlands Circle of the Hanseatic League.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dortmund

St Mary’s Church or Marienkirche is located in the heart of the city amidst the hustle and bustle of the city streets with shops all around. We thought it was closed as could find no obvious way in until a very helpful cyclist led the way to a rather closed looking entrance. Often in these churches the entrance is never where one thinks it is. The area around the church was getting ready for the winter festivities with market stall, wooden grottos and fun fair rides being erected all around!

Since the Reformation it has been a Lutheran parish church of St Marien. The church was destroyed in World War Two, but larely rebuilt and restored and it now also serves as a concert venue for sacred music. It show elements of Romanesque and Gothic architecture and houses some peices of notable Medieval art. A cruxifix hangs in the triumphal arch which separates the congregation for the clergy. There was a rather wonderful ‘All Seeing Eye Plaque’ upon one of the walls, some lovely wooden carvings, some knights emblems and shields and some beautiful paintings and sculptures, but sadly lots of the original artfacts have been removed. The grail quest link here is to The Fisher King, who was the 10th Grand Master of the true Knight Templars, who have a strong link in time to this area

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marienkirche, Dortmund

The enigmatic ‘All Seeing Eye’ plus some of the other artworks in the church <click to expand>

Grail Bloodline Connections:

  • The Fisher King 10th GrandMaster, Frotmund 764-850 (39th Great Grandfather)
  • King Arthur

St John the Baptist Church Essen:  Another 40 mins drive away and we arrived in the vibrant city of Essen with its winter festival activities well under way! Street vendors and market stall, music, fun fair and a big wheel, with all the shops open late. There was a happy bustling festive feeling with the pedestrian precinct and surrounding area really alive! And we enjoyed a lovely walk around after we had been in the church. Essen is the central and second largest city of the Ruhr, the largest urban area in Germany. Its population of 583,109 makes it the ninth largest city of Germany, as well as the fourth largest city of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.  Founded around 845, Essen remained a small town within the sphere of influence of an important ecclesiastical principality (Essen Abbey) until the onset of industrialization. The city then, especially through the Krupps family iron works, became one of Germany’s most important coal and steel centers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essen

The Catholic parish church of St. Johann Baptist is a Gothic hall church in Essen, dedicated to John the Baptist, which stands on Kettwiger Straße, the main street of Essen, in front of Essen Minster, to which it is connected. On account of its position and the fact that its spire towers over the Minster, visitors often mistake it for part of the Minster. The church is descended from a chapel of St John the Baptist, which already belonged to Essen Abbey in the tenth century. According to the will of Abbess Theophanu who died in 1058, candles were to be burnt in her memory ad sanctum Iohannem, which appears to be the first mention of the church. The dedication of the church to John the Baptist suggests that it was originally a baptistry. The foundations of this original chapel were identified in archaeological excavations after the Second World War. In 1264, the Abbess Berta von Arnsberg promoted the chapel to the rank of a filial parish church of the Abbey. The church was rebuilt in 1471 as a gothic hall church and a rectangular east choir was added. From 1699 until 1768 the baroque furnishings were added. These included choir stalls, side altars and a pulpit. The pulpit was replaced by one in the rococo style in 1769. The church was renovated and repainted in 1968.

The church had a lovely warm spiritual feeling to it making everyone feel very welcomed. There was a service being held at the time we visited with many folks in attendance and the church was actually very packed. For this reason we could not stroll around or coment at all so nestled in quietly at the back to embrace the experience. From sitting at the back i managed to take a couple of photos and a little video of the service without moving from my seat, so hopefully everyone can get an idea and sense of the church.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Johann_Baptist,_Essen

St John the Baptist Church in Essen is a very spiritual place. A service was being conducted yet sitting at the back we were able to shoot a little bit of it. Again Mary is depicted here in her red and blue robes – connecting to the blood of life. <click to enlarge>

Grail Bloodline Connections:

  • Frotharius 794-883 (38th Great Granfather) known as Faramond.
  • King Arthur – of course all a point in time upon King Arthurs earthly journey.

 

“Time keeps its secrets hidden; crack the code of time and all will be revealed”

 

The Knights of the Red Order January 2020

‘The Keeper of Scrolls’

moon.willow@ntlworld.com

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