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Feature film documentary Rape of the Soul was acquired by the prestigious Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the permanent collection.

This highly original and stunning film uncovers scandalous embedded imagery in historical and contemporary religious artworks. You will never look at art the same way again.

Filmmaker Michael A. Calace, considered one of the few embed art experts in the world, utilizes fascinating motion graphic extractions and exposes sexual, occult and horror images embedded in paintings of famous historical and contemporary artists, along with their techniques.

These deceptive practices have been utilized as far back as the Middle Ages as evidenced by the San Damiano and Bigallo Crucifixes, and during the Italian Renaissance. Famous paintings by Da Vinci, Botticelli, Durer, Bosch, El Greco, and many more are exposed.

Nazi propaganda art is also analyzed leading up to contemporary works containing satanic and sexual imagery, which is currently being requisitioned and promoted globally by major Catholic organizations, putting the embedded material directly in front of millions of people.

Further testimony from additional world-renowned experts proves the many negative effects that embeds have on people, especially children, who unsuspectingly view such imagery in art.

Review

Source: World Net Daily

Rape of the Soul [is] made not by anti-Catholic bigots, but by devout followers of the Church.

The documentary explores the prevalent use of satanic, sexual, occult and anti-Catholic images in historical and contemporary religious artwork. The film also discusses the mysterious acceptance of the artwork at the highest and most trusted levels of the Catholic Church.

Experts are featured in the film to offer detailed accounts of the subconscious programming effects of the sex and occult images on the human brain and how it promotes sex, Satanism and the occult. Religious education materials, songbooks, children's story books, devotionals and the Sunday Missals all have been found to contain embedded imagery.

The 140-minute film shows a compilation of the events, investigations, discovery and exposure of implanted imagery in religious art. Then it shows the devastating affects of the artwork that is primarily aimed at children and the clergy.

Five experts speak on the different aspects of the artwork, including Michael A. Calace, an Italian director, actor, writer and producer who is also a devout Roman Catholic. Calace embarked on a mission of "Merging Media with Morality" to create family-oriented films of true life drama for Silver Sword International.

While doing so, he uncovered a series of religious scandals. Calace puts to use his experiences of more than 20 years of expertise to discover a huge amount of offensive images of carefully embedded sexual and occult horror. He explains the techniques used to embed the images, and he presents discoveries from his investigations.

"The deeper I dug, the more I discovered, not just in regard to contemporary art, but works dating back more than 500 years, from some well-known and respected artists. Sex and horror is the fuel that promotes the scandalous behavior in the Church. This is the answer why, and Church leaders don't have to look very far, because the problem is coming from within the Church itself," said Calace of his research.

Other experts include Wilson Bryan Key, an American recognized internationally for over 30 years of embedded-imagery expertise. He also was a professor at the University of Western Ontario.

Stanley Monteith, another expert in the film, is an author and radio talk show host who has spent more than 30 years researching the causes of America's moral decline. Monteith also has extensively studied the Vatican's history and politics and has interviewed Malachi Martin, the former Jesuit priest on many different occasions.

Marc Oster contributes his expertise in psychology and hypnosis. Judith Reisman, the final expert featured in "Rape of the Soul," is a world-renowned author, who specializes in child psychology and the harmful effects of pornography. She is also president of The Institute for Media Education and author of a U.S. Department of Justice study on juveniles.

"These images, unrecognized by the untrained eye, can be a ticking time-bomb to an individual who is unaware of their presence, especially someone who is already predisposed to deviant sexual behavior," said Reisman.

"Artists from DaVinci to Botticelli have embedded subliminal images into their art for centuries," said Calace. "In this case we found penises on crucifixes, anarchy symbols, swastikas, demonic faces and in modern works even the word 'sex' encrypted into the images. The works in question include modern artists' work currently on the covers of missalettes and hymnals that at this very moment sit in the pews of churches throughout the U.S. and on children's religious teaching aids."

Calace said, "'Rape of the Soul' was created to heal the many that have suffered from these uninvited violations." --World Net Daily

Source: L.A. Weekly

GO. Artists and bishops are evil, and they want to make us as bad as they are. We already suspected it before Rape of the Soul, a delightful talking-heads romp through the world of Satanism, pederasty and alien infiltration as represented in religious art. But now, confronted with The Evidence by director Michael A. Calace, we know it for sure. Is Rape a hilariously stupid documentary or an ingenious put-on? Honest to God, it s hard to tell, but in these Da Vinci Code days, one is tempted by cryptic Dan Brown like clues to come down on the side of the latter: 1) Though Calace seizes credibility by the balls as our outraged goombah narrator, he describes himself as an actor and an inventor who holds a patent in golf technology. 2) The way the film turns everything into an acronym ( the Greater Toronto Area, or GTA ) is just too funny. 3) Calace finds the English word S-E-X embedded in paintings from the Italian Renaissance. 4) Hundreds of years ago, an artist precognitively painted an exact portrait of Vladimir Putin; Calace suggests the devil gave him access to future visions. Find your own clues! The real joke is that, though many of the subliminal faces, penises and 666s Calace discovers in his 140-minute assault are pure fantasy, a lot are plainly visible! They may not have actually stimulated our modern wave of child molestation and general immorality, but they reap their own potent consequences: Instead of seeing penises in Christ, I m seeing Christ in my penis. And that ain t good. (Greg Burk) (Matt Coker) --LA Weekly

Source: Athanasius Contra Mundum

Have you ever thought that certain works of art looked weird, or thought you had seen a strange image in the folds of a piece of clothing? Someone probably told you it was like seeing a face in the clouds, the brain always looks for faces, after all a woman claimed once she saw Stalin's face in an eggplant. Well they were wrong.

Michael A. Calace, an artist and movie maker, has produced a feature length documentary on artificially embedded images in Catholic art called Rape of the Soul. The documentary begins by explaining the process by which Calace attempted to shoot an independent film in the Archdiocese of Toronto Canada, and was denied. In the process of ascertaining the reasons as to why he was denied permission to shoot on Archdiocesan property, and as to why a non-disclosure agreement was violated by an Archdiocesan staffer, he discovered a sadistic campaign of art embedded with sexual images supported by the Archdiocese. An image which appeared on the front page of the Toronto archdiocese's website was then analyzed, revealing tons of embedded sexual and demonic art.

Calace then goes on to discover more imagery in calendar art for the A of T, which depicts Jesus with an uncircumcised phallic symbol in his tunic, demonic faces on his tunic and also demonic faces in the sheep on the image. There is much more.

He explores other modern art, particularly the missalettes present in most Novus Ordo Churches, the artwork for which is done by Steve Erspammer, a Marianist brother who regularly embeds homosexual and satanic art into the missalette covers for Oregon Catholic Press. One instance called the "Suicide Cross" showed an exploding head with a revolver chamber in front of it. Another showed homosexual figures and a woman pushing a phallic symbol into the lower part of a violin, most certainly a sexual image.

The documentary also explores medieval and renaissance art, specifically the San Damiano Crucifix, and exposes it for what it is: a bad cross with a phallic symbol right on the front of it. If you are reading this and have San Damiano crucifixes in your home you are probably already shaking your head in disbelief. The film however shows impeccably the images embedded in this crucifix. Calace explains in the film that we don't notice let alone look for these images in religious art because of the emotional impact of religion. However if one looks at the evidence, it is impossible to explain away.

Another element in addition to the powerful evidence in the film are The Experts. Dr. Wilson Brian Key, a researcher who teamed up with Calace, has extensive experience dealing with embedded art. He received international attention when he discovered the Bigallo Crucifix. For me personally, the most important researcher on the documentary was Judith Reisman. Reisman is an internationally recognized researcher on Kinsey, the effects of pornography, and is a child psychologist. She has worked for the U.S. Justice Department and is president of the Institute for Media Education. A researcher of her prestige and caliber would not lend her name to a documentary film that is bunk.

If you are still doubtful, I encourage you to check out an interview with Michael A. Calace which was a joint effort between myself and Stephen Heiner, by going to Athanasius Contra Mundum and entering Rape of the Soul. (Philip Candido) --Athanasius Contra Mundum


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Product Details

  • Actors: Michael A. Calace, Wilson Bryan Key, Stanley Monteith, Marc Oster, Judith Reisman
  • Directors: Michael A. Calace
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Silver Sword International
  • DVD Release Date: November 19, 2007
  • Run Time: 140 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000MLH99C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #271,657 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This film starts out with a story about how Michael A Calace ("writer, director, actor, inventor") was refused permission to shoot a movie in the Archdiocese of Toronto. Convinced he was the victim of some evil conspiracy, he starts to investigate the Archdiocese's website and finds examples of what he believes to be hidden pornographic and satanic messages in its artwork. As he continues his "investigation" he realises this is a worldwide phenomenon and the viewer is treated to over two hours of examples. A few of these (including some renaissance artworks) may really have hidden messages in them, but most of them are just plain nonsense, about as credible as TBN's exposé of backwards messages in rock music. Calace even claims that a renaissance era painting depicts Vladimir Putin and his wife and that this proves the painter had some evil, supernatural guidance. After all of this nonsense, he calls these alleged messages with "rape of the soul" and compares them to actual rape, which is a slap in the face of actual rape victims.

"Rape of the Soul" offers some insight into the deluded religious mind of its director, and a few laughs, but nothing else, and is certainly not worth spending 140 minutes of your life on, let alone money to pay for it.
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Before you see this film, please take a second to investigate the "experts" who have discovered hidden signs in these old religious artifacts. Reisman, for instance has been on the warpath against the Kinsy Institute for decades, she is a guest professor of Law at Liberty University, her report to the Dept of Justice (1986), was the result of her combing thru hundreds of issues of Playboy, Hustler and Penthouse to find images of child pornography, of which she found an Astounding amount -according to her report. That report was widely criticised, of course, by real experts for being a "scientific disaster, riddled with researcher bias and baseless assumptions" and was deemed "meaningless". She has also claimed that gay people employ recruitment techniques that rival those of the United States Marine Corps and she blames the Nazi Party and the Holocaust on gays. But she is just one of the few 'experts' providing the data for this film, and maybe the sanest, if you can believe that.

This film is the wing-nut equivalent of a hunt for Big Foot. Finding the devil present at every stroke of the bush in ancient religious art, much like every twig snap can be claimed to come from Sasquatch, if that is what you are looking for.
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Lines of painted cloth turns into male genitalia. some smudges of black paint turns into a face on sheep's bottom. Everything is demonic. All delivered with straight faces.

Oh, and did I mention penises. They seem to be all over the catholic faith.

A waste of time. Funny and bizarre. But a waste of time.
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This film is as fascinating as it is disturbing. It is the profile of religious "art" and its subliminal or more importantly "embed" images in the artwork itself.
At first glance you can't really notice this perversion, but upon study and enlarged pictures, they point out the embedded imagery in the religious art. Aimed at both, yes..children and adults..and its subsequent effects this "rape of the soul" may have on your unconscious or conscious mind!
I have stuck up for the Catholic Church on both youtube posts and my reviews for various books and movies, (see my reviews). But please let me say this: according to this film, Satan is working hard behind the scenes of the Vatican and maybe you're local congregation...And I must confess, a part of me agrees with it as much as I hate to. Why? Because there is simply NO other explanation why the Catholic officials, bishops, clergy, etc. would allow this and turn the other way.
This is an uninvited violation AND the Catholic Church may or may not be aware of it! But, according to this particular film...all too many of them are indeed aware of this and "okay" it. You will never look at another Catholic picture or stained glass church window the same again.
You tell me...there is indeed a spiritual war going on right before our eyes. Disturbing viewing. May God have mercy. Really, what else is there to say?
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