'Our Lady of Guadalupe'
According to many
scientists who have inspected the
image, we can see reflected in her
eyes, in both of them and
in the precise location as reflected
by a live human eye, many
figures that have been extensively
analysed and seem to correspond
to the shape and size of human figures
located in front of the image.
Alfonso Marcue, who was the official
photographer of the old Basilica
of Guadalupe in Mexico City, found
what seemed to be a clear image
of a bearded man reflected in the
right eye of the Virgin. Initially
he did not believe what was before
his eyes. How could it be? A bearded
man inside of the eyes of the Virgin?.
After many inspections of many of
his black and white photographs
he had no doubts and decided to
inform the authorities of the Basilica.
He was told that time to keep complete
silence about the discovery, which
than 20 years later, on May 29,
1951, Jose Carlos Salinas Chavez,
examining a good photograph of the
face, rediscovers the image
of what clearly appears to be a
bearded man reflected in the right
eye of the Virgin, and locates it
on the left eye too.
then, many people had the opportunity
to inspect closely the eyes of the
Virgin on the tilma, including more
than 20 physicians, ophthalmologists.
first one, on March 27, 1956, was
Dr. Javier Torroella Bueno, MDS,
a prestigious ophthalmologist. In
what is the first report on the
eyes of the image issued by a physician,
he certifies the presence of the
triple reflection (Samson-Purkinje
effect) characteristic of all live
human eyes and states that the resulting
images are located exactly where
they are supposed to be according
to such effect, and also that the
distortion of the images agree with
the curvature of the cornea.
The same year
another ophthalmologist, Dr. Rafael
Torrija Lavoignet, examined the
eyes of the image with an ophthalmoscope
in great detail. He observed the
apparent human figure in the corneas
of both eyes, with the location
and distortion of a normal human
eye and specially noted a unique
appearance of the eyes: they look
strangely "alive" when examined.
examinations by ophthalmologists
have been done of the eyes of the
image on the tilma after these first
ones. With more or less details
all agree with the conclusions of
the ones mentioned above.
a new and fascinating kind of analysis
of the eyes started in 1979, when
Dr. Jose Aste Tonsmann, Ph D, graduated
from Cornell University, while working
in IBM scanned at very high resolutions
a very good photograph, taken from
the original, of the face on the
tilma. After filtering and processing
the digitised images of the eyes
to eliminate "noise" and enhance
them, he made some astonishing discoveries:
not only the "human bust" was clearly
present in both eyes, but another
human figures were seen as reflected
in the eyes too!
Aste Tonsmann published his last
studies on the eyes on the tilma
in the book "El Secreto de sus Ojos",
with complete details and photographs
of his work . Perhaps one of the
most fascinating aspects of the
studies is his conclusion that 'Our Lady of Guadalupe' not only left
us her miraculous image as proof
of her apparition but some important
messages too. These messages
were hidden in the eyes on the image
until our times, when new technologies
would allow them to be discovered,
when they are most necessary.
be the case with the image of a
family in the centre of the Virgin's
eye, in times when families are
under serious attack in our modern
world. The image of various human
figures that seem to constitute
a family, including various children
and a baby carried in the woman's
back as used in the 16th century,
appears in the centre of the pupil,
of the right eye highlighting the
"Let not your heart
be disturbed. Do not fear that sickness,
nor any other sickness or anguish.
Am I not here, who is your Mother?
Are you not under my protection?
Am I not your health? Are you not
happily within my fold? What else
do you wish? Do not grieve nor be
disturbed by anything."
(Words of Our Lady to Juan Diego)
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