Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Some Spice

I can not thank all of you for your support and brilliant insights shared here. I also wanted to say that I have of late been receiving a steady stream of hate comments (from those you-know-whos) which I will never post. Why would I?

I guess I could scarcely have done a better job of igniting all the hot spots in Valentino's false narrative. In the story I unraveled, villains became heroes and heroes villains. This caused the exposure of a true black marketing Valentino cult with a leader whose followers' devotion is such it appears to be brainwashing... imo akin to something like David Koresh and his Branch Davidians.

Of all the villains to heroes revelations for me was discovering Natacha Rambova was being 100% misrepresented. I found the rabid hatred of her is still based in raging misogyny and sexism. “A woman's place is in the home!” they cry. “Why did she not bear his children and learn how to make spaghetti?” What idiots. They should all shut up and go away.

Apart from learning about Natacha's wholly different personality, I discovered her career accomplishments are still considered epic. Her life with Valentino was but a few years and she lived on for decades. How very far she went in her field of Egyptology.

Natacha' Rambova's life in the 1950's was the exotic dream of expeditions into the desert, working long days in an Egyptian tomb wearing the pith hat and khaki. A movie was produced about her time there, setting it many years prior, but The Valley of the Kings, is Natacha Rambova to me. And btw in the movie she has an illicit love interest whose name is oddly, “Mark”.

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_of_the_Kings_(film)

Throughout the late 1940's and into the mid-1950's, Natacha recorded and transcribed the entire tomb of Ramses 6, then moved on to do the same work in the museums of Cairo. 

She then took her experience and knowledge from her years in Egypt to develop her theories even further, tracing commonalities between spiritual traditions through symbolism. She returned to New York and began to write her master thesis titled, Cosmic Circuit. She connected the dots with a ground-breaking theory and an expansion on the unifying principles of symbolism and language. Her work still stands as relevant, iconic and is housed in the University of Yale. https://egyptology.yale.edu/yale-egyptian-collections

Her life's master work has never been published in its entirety but I was proud to have negotiated publishing some of it in Beyond Valentino. Michael was communicating with an Egyptologist in London to be able to include some of Cosmic Circuit in Beyond Valentino, being determined to expand on Madam Valentino in regards to Mallorca and Egypt. After he died I set out to find that manuscript he was trying so hard to secure.

I discovered another copy at Yale but there were delays in getting me copies (they were calling me with apologies for not sending me the manuscript pages Michael wanted from their expedition camp in Egypt). I looked elsewhere and finally found an entire copy at the University of Utah. I have some crazed idea we could publish Natacha's thesis, but it is twelve volumes long and a highly technical scientific work.

The two Egyptologists from Yale did contribute to Beyond Valentino. They sent an essay as analysis of Natacha Rambova's Cosmic Circuit and if you want to know the technical level Rambova achieved in this field, try and read one paragraph of their essay. Natacha Rambova was the Albert Einstein of Egyptology.

So one of the hate comments I received yesterday said kindly that I was a “textbook case of madness”. Well... I laughed. If I am that, then how else to be?  It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes by Salvador Dali,

“The only difference between me and a madman...is that I am not mad.”

Thanks again everyone for making this blog an intelligent and spicy place to be.

#rudolphvalentinosqueen



19 comments:

  1. I add I do not make statements lightly...it has been a rather terrifying time to have people doxing me, baiting people to do us harm and inspiring irrational hatred towards us for years on end. It is terrifying to have people who are obsessively commenting on our deaths every day online and others parroting their bylines about us. It is terrifying to have someone write death laden blog posts about me and my deceased parent. Who does things like that? Who condones and provides the platform? It is a serious situation and one I would not wish on anyone, that is to be the target of such aggression and hatred. Not sure why they do not stop, you would think they would tire hating Affairs Valentino.

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  2. Definitely not normal people. These are seriously disturbed individuals who hate your success. But i respect your work and support you and Renato.

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  3. IMO because you wrote Affairs Valentino you have shattered their illusions. Valentino was kind, but he was no saint. He was not gay. He loved Natacha. You did research and discoveries which are so interesting.

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  4. You people on MATB and WNF, you read this blog, how can you members stand there and let this abuse happen. Stand up to Terhune.

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    1. Exactly. Tell him to remove that hate Affairs Valentino blog he runs where he provides Bret with a platform to violate the court order.

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  5. The hatred is the poison within themselves, eventually it will wind up destroying them at the end.

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  6. The You Know Who Brigade isn't fit to tie Rambova's papyrus sandals. This supremely intelligent and accomplished woman is so far above the mediocrity of the neurotic old maids and males of the VSC. How utterly preposterous that one of them believes she was the worst thing to happen to Valentino. I think Valentino would have loved to join her expeditions to Egypt, if he had lived.

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  7. God bless Evelyn and Renato! You are repeatedly traumatized by this pond scum and yet you keep championing Rudy and telling your truth. The easy thing to do would be to fold up shop and hide from them but you do the opposite. Keep telling your truth! We believe you! These people are sick individuals. I can't wait to purchase your next book!

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    1. Soon come. Getting close. And all blessings gratefully accepted!

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  8. Love this photo of Natacha.

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  9. It's kind of dissapointing indeed that Rudy's family let this misrepresentation of him as being gay go on for so long, when they knew The truth. His story didnt need to be "spiced up", it îs fascinațing just as it was. It seems to me like he and Natacha lived so much în such short time and were so intelligent with so many interests.

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  10. Alberto’s descendants have not been very impressive or generous caretakers of Valentino’s personhood or legacy. I can’t think of a single event or publication which they were responsible for or contributed to, nor an occasion when they shared their collection of Valentino materials with researchers or the public. I don’t count Jean’s granddaughter’s speeches at Turin in 2009 and one of the crypt memorials because those appearances were wholly in service of her Phd. The forum administrators boast that members of the Valentino family are part of their groups, but this is a hollow claim on all levels. The reality of it is that there is just one individual descended from Alberto who occasionally pops up on the forums, and, more often than not she is there to ask a question rather than share her knowledge (whatever that might be). And yes, the fact that they have allowed the homosexuality mythology to proliferate is utterly baffling.

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    1. It really is. And the fact that they have remained silent while the administrators of those two groups tear into us with straight up harassment and defamation is also "utterly baffling." In this I hold them complicit.

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    2. They have apparently determined, for reasons that are meaningful only to them, that George Ullman is an existential threat to their good name. This is preposterous on its face. In any event, because Zumaya has become synonymous with the restoration of Ullman, she has had to go down in their minds. So they have been spectators (and facilitators?) of the savagery heaped at Zumaya by Terhune and his pigpen. Awful people.

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    3. I found those court records vindicating Ullman. From the moment I popped up with news of Ullman's children being located, etc. I have had a target on my back. I say facilitators.

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  11. These people disgust me. Just because they quietly stand back and allow Bret and Terhune to do the dirty work does not mean their own hands aren’t filthy.

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