Silent Wings of Freedom


©12/2009 Michael A. Krapek

20” X 24” Prismacolor on bristol vellum

New York Harbor, as seen from the Verrazano Strait.

This scene is visualized from the legendary travels of Bard

Ambrosius Aurelius, who was the historical Merlin.

Recorded in the 15th century vellum accounts of

The Voyage of Brendan the Brave,

(The Irish St. Brendan) given back to the 5th century AD,

and Maelduin’s Boat, from the 8th century.

Of note, the voyage log documents giant floating crystals (icebergs),

the discovery of Iceland (Estotilandia) and Greenland (Gronlandia),

as well as the northeast coast of North America,

and tells of being tailed by a whale affectionately called

“The Isle of Jasconius”. 

When navigating this journey, chasing the elusive Venusian mystery of

“The Lady in the Lake”,

aboard an elk skin covered/ ash wood bark called a Curragh,

Merlin the Magus falls from a dream with a chilled rush of hope and awe.

The magical capital of the otherworld, Avalon...

“An island full of marvels,

with a city built from crystal, silver, marble and bronze.”*

While entering the bay of “Manannon”, (Manhattan, New York Harbor)

coming thru a fog, the dream of the Great Lady reveals itself to the intrepid crew:

“She wore a white mantle, with a circlet of gold in her hair...

Two sandals she wore on her feet

and a silken smock she wore next to her white skin, tied with a brooch...”*

This prophetic vision carries with it the weight of the ages.

A huge woman, next to a crystal city,

something that did not exist until hundreds of years afterward.

A chill of hope and fear!

The lesson of these accounts is the gift of the Magi to any novice,

the art of prophesy is the paramount necessity for freemen of all walks:

Weigh the consequences of any and all plans before acting upon them!**


is a Gift from the source.

“If freedom isn’t free for ALL,

then it isn’t freedom...”


*Merlin and the Discovery of Avalon in the New World.

By: Graham Phillips

Mysteries of the Ancient Americas, The New World Before Columbus,

By: Reader’s Digest Books

“On the Silent Wings of Freedom” 

By: Yes, Tormato album

**“Take a pebble” By: Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Tarkus

The Transit of Venus

Edward La Boulle’s Lady:☆

The Ft. Wood rampart pedestal base consists of 11 points,

the Mer-Ka-Ba,

and the transit of Venus.

The New Colossus

The Dedicated Liberty Inscription poem by:

Emma Lazarus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

with conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch,

whose flame is the imprisoned lightening.

And her name:

“Mother of Exiles”.

From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome;

Her mild eyes command

The air bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!”

Cries she with silent lips.

“Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to be free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the

Golden Door!”

The vellum journal of St. Brendan is in the boat,

climb aboard,

and come home.

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