What is the Rocio Madonna?

What is the Rocio Madonna and how is it connected to The Chamberlain Key?

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Simple answer: As the “Chamberlain Key” provides the insight to enable us to unlock the sealed information in the ancient Hebrew Bible, the “Rocio Madonna Key” reveals the hidden location of the contents of the Ark of the Covenant and other sacred manuscripts and artifacts.

This subject is one of the most remarkable aspects of the Chamberlain Key discovery and provides a wealth of insight into the remarkable manner in which complex information and guidance is compacted into sections of the ancient Biblical text.

El Rocio Madonna Story
Artist’s depiction of the Virgin Mary appearing to the hunter in the stump of a tree in the thicket.

On the historical surface the Rocio Madonna, or the Virgin El Rocio, is perhaps the oldest of many sacred devotional traditions centered on Mary the Virgin Mother of Jesus Christ.   Rocío Madonna, or Our Lady of El Rocío, is a small carved wooden statue of the Virgin and Child, venerated at the Hermitage of El Rocío, just south of Seville in Andalusia, Spain. More than a million people each year take part in an annual pilgrimage to the famous Romería de El Rocío, which culminates at the Chapel/Hermitage in the tiny village of El Rocio, located on the beautiful fresh water marshes of Doñana National Park.

Like many other Marian devotions, and especially those with Spanish origins, the Virgin of el Rocio is portrayed artistically and symbolically as “The Woman of the Apocalypse” as described in the Book of Revelation 12:1-6.

“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.”  (KJV)

And like nearly all Marian devotional traditions it began with the report of a miraculous apparition of a wondrous female personage, taken to be the Mother of God. In nearly all of these remarkable traditions the Virgin appears to a simple or humble person of little consequence in the world, socially speaking. A child, a peasant, a shepherd.

In the case of the Rocio Madonna, the legend recounts that a hunter was out with his dogs near the marshes just outside the village of Almonte, Spain. His dogs began to “bark vehemently” and disappeared into a dense bramble. The hunter attempted to retrieve them by struggling his way into the nearly impenetrable thicket. It was in this secluded spot where the Lady “Rocio” (Lady of the “Dew”, or literally, Lady of the “Flowing Water”), appeared to the hunter, resting atop a tree trunk. The present day Chapel is supposedly built directly on this site.

Timothy P. Smith talking with the Primordial Brotherhood of the Rocio Madonna in Almonte, Spain, Fall 2015
Timothy P. Smith talking with the Primordial Brotherhood of the Rocio Madonna in Almonte, Spain, Fall 2015

In late 2015, after uncovering an encryption in the oldest complete Hebrew Bible which pointed me to the Rocio Madonna (which you can read in detail in my book, The Chamberlain Key), I traveled to Spain to learn more about its history. With the very limited and sometimes contradictory information currently available to anyone, academic or otherwise, outside the “The Illustrious, Oldest Primordial Brotherhood of Our Lady of Rocio”,  I was required to negotiate a meeting with the head archivist at the Brotherhood’s private museum in Almonte, Spain in order to pry into the details contained in their unpublished written collections. (Which is nearly everything…This group maintains archival secrecy on a level most academics and researchers would find unusual  in the modern era.).

Most people would associate this and other Marian devotional traditions strictly with the Roman Catholic Church but the truth is far more complex and curious. Technically speaking, Mariology is the modern theological study of the Virgin Mary but the traditions and legends concerning her, as we encounter them in early western art and literature, can be traced back to the first Christians where we are presented in art and litany with a dualism that fuses together the attributes of Mary the Mother of God with the Woman of the Apocalypse.  And as we discover in The Chamberlain Key  detailed information regarding  the Virgin birth was incorporated into the first incarnation of the Torah in the 13th century B.C.  And not so coincidently the detailed encryptions identifying the Rocio Madonna in the Book of Genesis perfectly reflect this same dual nature.  This may come as a surprise to some, but certainly not to those familiar with Old Testament prophecy regarding the Virgin.

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”  (Isaiah 7:14)

As made clear in the New Testament book of Mathew the early Christian disciples believed this specific verse in Isaiah referred to Mariam, Jesus’s mortal mother. (Mathew 1:23) 

What is a complete surprise to everyone, myself included, is the direct reference to the “Rocio Madonna”  in the Book of Genesis in The Leningrad Codex (as well as all other Genesis texts).  Below you will see the symmetrical symbolic encryption referring specifically to Rocio Madonna inlaid directly on top of the TIMOTHEOS Key Code in Genesis 30.

In the vertical alignment (red) we have Rocio (top to bottom) and Madonna (red) (bottom to top)  The horizontal script (purple) reads precisely.

Rocio Maddona encryption in The Leningrad Codex at an equidistant skip of 32 (Genesis 30:22).Vertical encryption reads “Rocio Madonna” and the horizontal encryption reads “Her womb opened and she bore a son” – this is a screen shot of the software used to uncover the encryption along with a screen shot of Google translate showing you the translation of the encryptions.

“Her womb opened,  and she conceived, and bare a son.”

The Hebrew letters in green from top to bottom (Yod, Koph)   translate into the word “Magic” in nearly every modern language.  and  in reverse  (Koph,Yod) translate to the word “Key”. This is not “magic”, as in hocus pocus, but magic in the strict  etymological  sense. Phonetically the letters are simply ( ik, ki) and in reverse (ki, ik) From Proto-Germanic “ki”  meaning to open ,to take apart, to cleave . And “ik” from the Middle English meaning  having to do with, having the nature of, being caused by.

Given the overall context into which these two letters are positioned  we are inclined to interpret them exactly as they are presented. It seems we are being told that the this matrix of information “works like a key”, “has the nature of a key”. And without question, as we dive into the Rocio Madonna legend and tradition, this straightforward interpretation turns out to be well founded.

Here is the Hebrew text from Genesis 30 and the encryptions we uncover at an equidistant skip of 32.
Here is the Hebrew text from Genesis 30 and the encryptions we uncover at an equidistant skip of 32.

The great challenge of productive historical research is to carefully peel through the onion skins of documentary and forensic evidence, as well as myth, legend, tradition, and propaganda, in order to get as close as possible to some sense of reality. This quest is made all the more difficult if we allow ourselves to be guided primarily by any one particular cherished ideology or another. The honest and most rewarding approach is always that of a good criminal detective. And for our purposes lets propose we’re solving the crime of a stolen treasure. The way this works is that we only get credit if we actually locate and recover the stolen treasure. We don’t get points for wild theories or claims that produce nothing tangible. We must be guided as best we can by the facts and the evidence the case presents to have any hope of success. We can use intelligent intuition to help us connect the dots…but we cannot allow ourselves to invent the dots. And in the peculiar case of the “Rocio Madonna” we are indeed on the case of a lost/stolen treasure. The treasure being the original contents of the Ark of the Covenant. I must always make this distinction because I personally have never been that interested in the gold overlaid box itself. It is the Ark’s contents that I would find the most enlightening based on what is now known about the true nature of the original words (symbol sequences) of Elohim, that according to tradition were given to Moses who placed them in the Ark. Also there is the Tablets of Stone, ostensibly engraved with letter or symbol sequences as well. Not so sure what we’d do with Aarons rod or the pot of manna but it would be nice to recover them at any rate. I’m hoping that the marvelous Urim and Thummim  at one point in history was put in with this sacred collection for it would certainly prove to be a very curious artifact.  For the most in depth research on this subject I recommend: The Urim and Thummin: A Means of Revelation in Ancient Israel by Cornelis Van Dam

This may seem at first blush to be pie in the sky speculation but the truth is that we have already be guided by the encrypted information in the Codex to specific geographical locations where we have uncovered remarkable historical artifacts that have provided us with a wealth of  detailed information related to our quest to recover the sacred repository (or likely repositories) in question.

Hidden Symbol on El Rocio Madonna - The Ark of the Covenant
Hidden Symbol located on the Rocio Madonna in late 2015 – The symbol is that of the Ark of the Covenant. It is one of 16 hidden symbols. For information on the other 15 symbols refer to the book The Chamberlain Key by Timothy P. Smith

Here are the most promising clues/dots as I see them as they relate to The Rocio Madonna. You are free to add your own, or scratch any of mine you may think spurious. For the sake of brevity I offer my dots in staccato fashion simple for the purpose of getting the conversation going and dragging you into the quest. Some of my dots are formed as questions begging to be answered  rather than confident positions. I am open to anyone’s attempt to answer these questions. For a broader context and more details than I’ve provided in this short article you will have to refer to The Chamberlain Key.  It is important however to mention that the sixteen symbols recently discovered provided a wealth of insight and  specific guidance regarding the likely location of the artifacts in question.

#1  The precise name Rocio Madonna was encrypted into the ancient Hebrew Book of Genesis intentionally directly on top of the full Key Code.

#2 It is a direct reference to both the Virgin Mother of Jesus Christ as well as The Woman of the Apocalypse.

#3   Given the known age of the letter sequence in that precise section of the Torah, it is obvious that the phenomenon is both supernatural and pre-cognitive.

#4  It is likely that some of the first Christians Apostles and Disciples (all Jewish by the way) were aware of such encrypted or “sealed” information. The encryptions are compacted so tightly that no computer would be necessary to decipher them. It certainly seems that the Apostle John was aware of them at any rate. We find the New Testament passage in Luke 24:32 to be very curious when considering this prospect. It reads:

The Chapel of the Virgin of El Rocio in Andalusia, Spain

And they said one to another, “Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?” (KJV)

Was this simply a reference to pointing out Messianic prophecies in the ancient Hebrew text, or was it something a bit more overwhelming? When we consider all the references in both the Old and New Testaments to “sealed books” that require some special conditions “to open” or unseal we are compelled to reevaluate the subject in the light of our discoveries. See Isaiah 29:11 and especially Daniel 12:4 which reads:

But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase. (NKJV)

If you read all of Daniel chapter 12, it may give you the chills thinking about how God would hide all these things in His word until the end times.

#5  Marian devotion does not find its origins in the Imperial Roman Church. It was always a Jewish Christian tradition, later commandeered by the Roman Church. It presents the dual symbol of “Mary the Mother of God  and “The Woman of the Apocalypse” as the Ark of the Covenant. The safe repository for both the living Word of God and the written Word of God; and consequently the literal means by which both are “brought forth”.

#6  All of the earliest Marian symbolism revolves around this central theme of the Virgin/Woman as the pure Ark repository and serve to provide depth and insight into both the methods and the location of this repository.

#7 The sixteen hidden symbols that we discovered on the gold sunbursts of the Rocio Madonna statue led to an absolutely stunning encryption in the ancient Hebrew text “THE KEY TO THE ARK” or “THE ARK KEY”. The information decoded in the two dimensional array formed by this statistically impossible encryption  led  of course to the connection between the Spanish royal line in the middle ages and the whole Rocio Madonna tradition and legend. This in turn led us to the private Royal Chapel at the heart of the Seville Cathedral where the whole secret legacy began to unravel.

#8  So again we ask the question:  What is the Rocio Madonna and how is it connected to The Chamberlain Key? And perhaps a better question: What are we supposed to do about it? I hope at this point the answer is self-evident.

The Rocio Madonna is identified in the ancient Biblical text to draw our attention to the whole subject of a safe repository for the literal words of God. For in Revelation 12:5-6 we read:

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. (KJV)

Our research and discoveries demonstrate conclusively that the earliest Marian traditions all relate expressly to the above scriptural reference and that the entire subject of the plight and circumstances of the true Christian Church of the of 1st AD must be reevaluated. The Rocio Madonna is the best preserved of these traditions in ritual and symbol, clearly presented and handled  as The Ark of the Covenant and the Woman of the Apocalypse who “fled into the wilderness”. We  are being guided and prompted to follow this very salient bread crumb trail of clues until we discover her in the thicket and bramble of the wilderness where she has been protected for these many generations.















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