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Dr. Bob Celebrates His Birthday in Style

With two trips to Oriole Park in one week, Dr. Bob dressed his "dapperest," despite 90 degree heat on the second game. A few days later he was treated to a very special outing with friends Chris Kaltenbach of the Baltimore Sun and Val and John Astin of acting fame and Johns Hopkins Theater professor. Read more and see photos.

21st Century Radio® Guests
Fill Out Film Panel at
Philip K. Dick Film Festival


Left: Maryanne Bilham-Knight, Dr. Zohara Hieronimus, Robert M. Knight, and Dr. Bob Hieronimus in Baltimore. Right: Film poster for A Life Gone Wild.

We'll be at the debut of documentary film director Maryanne Bilham-Knight's new mini biopic on visionary artist and writer Ingo Swann, the father of remote viewing. The documentary, produced by The Estate of Ingo Swann (Swann Ryder Prodctions LLC), debuts on Saturday, May 27, at New York's Philip K. Dick Film Festival, and is followed by a remarkable panel discussion featuring the top-flight creators of the Remote Viewing program in the US. We're grateful to call each of the panelists longtime friends, and they've all been previous guests on 21st Century Radio®: Jacques Vallee, Lt. Col. Thomas McNear (ret.), Dr. Harold Puthoff, and Blynne Olivieri, as well as Maryanne herself. Learn more about the film festival and check out the film on Facebook!

The festival celebrates the legacy and influence of Philip K. Dick, the dystopian sci-fi author, and a visionary himself, promoting original or adapted material inspired by the works of Philip K. Dick and others who have explored the metaphysical and the eerie. He and Ingo were friends for many years.

Last year we met up with Maryanne and her husband Robert M. Knight—read about it here.

Santa Paul's Advice on how to get
on Santa's "Nice and Awesome" List

Yes, there really is a Santa Claus and his name is Paul H. Trattner! Brother Paul has returned to spirit but will as Benjamin Franklin said "like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out and stript of its lettering and gilding lies here, food for worms, but the work shall not be lost; for it will, as he believed appear once more in a new and more elegant edition revised and corrected by the author." Click here to read more.

National Arts Club Presents
The Secret Life
of Lady Liberty

December 20, 2016

Authors Robert Hieronimus and Laura Cortner

We are truly honored to be invited by the prestigious National Arts Club in New York City to give a visual presentation of "The Secret Life of Lady Liberty" on December 20th, 2016 at 8 PM. The event is open to the public, and one of our VIP guests will be Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), staunch supporter of gender equality and the essential message behind the Secret Life of Lady Liberty. Founded in 1898, the National Arts Club is located in the historic Samuel Tilden Mansion in Gramercy Park in New York City, and its membership has included many distinguished artists, composers, architects, and three U.S. presidents. Our talk will focus on how the Statue of Liberty is an Energizing Symbol, showing her used in political cartoons, in Hollywood disaster movies, and as a focal point of social protest movements. The Statue of Liberty stands for "us." Read more.

Lady Liberty Talk
at Mitchell Courthouse
December 1, 2016

One of the most beautiful historic libraries in Baltimore hosted our talk on December 1st, 2016, on "The Secret Life of Lady Liberty". When you see the Main Reading Room of the Bar Library of Mitchell Courthouse, you will want to become a subscribing member just to help this place stay afloat. Our slide show started at 5 PM and was Free to all City and court employees. The $20 fee for all others was waived for subscribers to a Bar Library membership. We showed some of the hundreds of illustrations we have on the Goddess Lady Liberty, revealing why everyone claims the Statue of Liberty as one of "us", but most forget that she is GOD in female form. Thursday, December 1, 2016. Read more.

Goddess in a New World article
featured in 11:11 Magazine!

Ever see 11:11 on clocks, or have synchronicity occur? Read 11:11 Magazine's new issue, with an article by the Secret Life of Lady Liberty authors Dr. Bob Hieronimus, Ph.D. and Laura Cortner. Get the magazine online.

Dr. Bob Speaks at
100th Birthday Celebration
Honoring Leon Day

Well, we had a GREAT time at the Leon Day 100th Birthday party on Saturday, October 29, at the Babe Ruth Museum. You can see part of Dr. Bob's speech in the link below. Thanks to the hard work of Michelle Freeman and her group of friends and family that pulled this off, we were able to honor our old friend, the Negro League legend, Leon Day, who finally made it into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995, just six days before he died. Thank you to the Baltimore Sun, and especially to Dan Rodricks for his column and podcast, and to Mary McCauley for her terrific article in the Baltimore Sun, and to Karl Merton Ferron for his very touching video included as part of that article online. Thanks to them we had close to a hundred people turn out and enjoy birthday cake and baseball stories and snacks and participate in our silent auction and sales table where we raised even more money for the West Baltimore youth baseball leagues. Keeping alive the integrity and grit and resilience of the old Negro Baseball Leagues and inspiring that sportsmanship in a new generation. More information at We highly recommend you support this worthy foundation. Read the full article & watch the video.

See photo gallery from the event.

Shirley Maclaine Interview on
The Secret Life of Lady Liberty

One of the best interviews about The Secret Life of Lady Liberty: Goddess in the New World we’ve done was with Shirley Maclaine on Independent Expression Radio. She says, "Robert Hieronimus has been a favorite of mine for a very long time. I have been especially interested in reading his doctoral stuff on The Historic Analysis of the Reverse of the American Great Seal and his research on America’s 'secret destiny.' But what I want to talk about today on this Fourth of July is The Secret Life of Lady Liberty: Goddess in the New World. (I really enjoyed it very much.) This is going to be an interesting book. Let’s say a prayer for the Statue of Liberty and what it means to solve all these problems." Listen to the interview

Featured Interview on
The Secret Life
of Lady Liberty

We've been doing a lot of interviews about The Secret Life of Lady Liberty: Goddess in the New World. One of the best has been on the Dr. Pat Show—if you don't have time to listen to all of them, you can listen to just this one to get a feeling for the book! Listen to the interview.

Thank You Letter from
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

U. S. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, a leader in the fight for equal rights for women, recently sent a note about our new book The Secret Life of Lady Liberty: Goddess in the New World: "Thank you so much for sending me a copy of your book The Secret Life of Lady Liberty. I look forward to learning more about the iconic symbol of our nation. Your book looks beautiful, filled with fascinating pictures and historical detail. Many thanks for sending it to me." See the full letter.

Baltimore Book Fest 2016

Dr. Bob Hieroniumus, Ph.D. and Laura Cortner, co-authors of The Secret Life of Lady Liberty: Goddess in the New World, at the 2016 Baltimore Book Fest.

On September 25, Dr. Bob and Laura Cortner spoke from the CityLit Stage at the 2016 Baltimore Book Fest on their book The Secret Life of Lady Liberty: Goddess in the New World. We had a full house! See the photos here.

Goddess Lady Liberty Presentation
at the Baltimore Book Festival

Sunday, September 25, 3:30 PM

Calling on all Maryland locals - come support the resurgence of the divine feminine with us at the Baltimore Book Festival on Sunday the 25th of September at 3:30PM. Co-authors Robert R. Hieronimus, Ph.D., and Laura E. Cortner will be presenting on The Secret Life of Lady Liberty: Goddess in the New World (that features a Foreword written by Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus, D.H.L.) from the CityLit Stage. Buying your copy of the book while you're there at the Book Fest means you'll be supporting our local Ivy Bookshop. If we sell only 10 copies that day, we'll be better able to convince the Ivy to carry our book for sale year round - let's hear it for the old fashioned brick and mortar bookshops! Hope to see you there. Read more about this free event here.

See us mentioned in the Baltimore Sun: "What not to miss at 2016 Baltimore Book Festival"

Limited Edition
Leon Day Baseball Card

Don't delay! Get your 100th anniversary edition Leon Day baseball card today! Designed by renowned graphic artist, Gary Cieradowski, this card will surely be a must-have for baseball collectors. Only 100 cards are available for sale. 100% of the proceeds will go towards the Leon Day Foundation, Inc. to create opportunities for kids to engage with baseball in West Baltimore. The Leon Day Foundation, Inc., is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax deductible.

The card's purchase price is $50.

You may purchase securely via Pay Pal.

Save The Date:
Open House at Ruscombe Mansion
Sunday, October 9, 1-4pm

Your chance for one on one question time with our practitioners, sampling healthy snacks, trying a demo of yoga by the lily pond, or learning from our holistic panel discussions.

Watch Video of Open House 2015 Highlights or click here to read more about this fun annual healing event!

Heinz Edelmann Retrospective:
Dark Designs

Dr. Bob Hieronimus was honored by the curators of a Heinz Edelmann retrospective exhibit, and asked to loan several of his Edelmann pieces for temporary display in their gallery. Below is a translation of the program of this monumental exhibit that opened in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2015, along with several photos of the exhibit and the street banners advertising it. Read more and see photos.

Joanne Shenandoah Transplant Fundraiser

Oneida singer, composer, and acoustic guitarist Joanne Shenandoah has appeared on 21st Century Radio in the past. Besides her Grammy win and widespread acclaim, she has performed at the Vatican, and has been recognized for her work in environmental activism. Last summer, she was exposed to deadly bacteria, and her liver began to fail. She needs an organ transplant, and we here are supporting the fundraising campaign—please join us in making a donation.

Listen to her song "We Will Rise Up".

Dr. Bob photographed with legendary
rock and roll photographers
Robert M. Knight and Maryanne Bilham!

Robert M. Knight, Dr. Bob Hieronimus, and Maryanne Bilham at the 1830s Carrollton Inn in Baltimore, shooting for the Ingo Swann documentary. This photo was retouched and resized by Maryanne.

Small world of interconnectivity when we were interviewed last month (May 2016) for a documentary about our dear friend Ingo Swann. Ingo was, of course, the legendary remote viewer who led the way in training the military how to do psychic spying, and he and I first crossed paths back in the early 1970s as I traveled the lecture circuit with my good buddy Christopher Bird, who was talking about the Secret Life of Plants. Chris and I quickly had our fill of "New Age" conferences and began finding unusual ways to amuse ourselves. My favorite was founding the "International Order of the Paper Clip" and showing up to conferences wearing enormous paper clips on our lapels, confusing everyone for our own personal delight. I think we may have even initiated Ingo into our secret brotherhood on one occasion. Read more.

The death and rebirth of the Apocalypse mural is compared to the legendary
Diego Rivera's Man at the Crossroads
mural, ordered destroyed by
Nelson Rockefeller in 1933

Photo: Gumr51 / CC BY-SA 3.0

Hieronimus & Co. received this exciting bit of news comparing the rebirth of Dr. Bob's Apocalypse mural to what happened to Diego Rivera and his mural Man at the Crossroads in 1933. Dr. Bob's doctoral committee chairman, Dr. Stanley Krippner, told us that while he was giving a presentation in Mexico recently, he compared the Hieronimus work to that of Diego Rivera, specifically, that both suffered from the destruction of their murals. Read more.

Opening of Restored Apocalypse Mural
A Highlight of JHU Alumni Weekend

The historic Apocalypse mural by Dr. Bob Hieronimus at Johns Hopkins University, Levering Hall was fully restored in the summer of 2015, and on April 8, 2016 Johns Hopkins hosted an alumni weekend special lecture and tour of the mural. The lecture on the social justice history of Hopkins was followed by a cocktail reception and then a personal tour of the mural by the artist himself. University President Ron Daniels introduced the speakers, honoring Dr. Bob, the mural, and the team of restoration artists, with a sold-out presentation on the history of social activism at Hopkins by historian Bill Leslie. Read more.

Apocalypse Mural Guidebook
Available Now

Newly-restored, Dr. Bob Hieronimus' historic "Apocalypse" mural in Johns Hopkins University's Levering Hall tells a wide-ranging story and brings together symbols from many cultures and times. This full-color guidebook includes detailed images, commentary, and full interpretation of most of the symbolism in this iconic mural. Learn more and purchase the guidebook.

Memoriam for Sir George Martin
by Dr. Bob Hieronimus

Dr. Bob Hieronimus presenting a Beatles wristwatch to Sir George Martin in 2000

Sir George Martin, Beatles producer, passed away in early March of 2016. On March 20, we produced a two hour radio special made up of clips from the numerous times he had joined us as a guest on 21st Century Radio. (Click here to listen to that show.) In fact, we did six exclusive interviews with him starting in 1995 up to 2007, in what must have been one of the last radio interviews he granted, as his hearing was severely impaired by that time. He granted us access most other media could not get, and even ABC radio contacted us at one point to use our tapes because they needed a quote from him and couldn't get it. We talked about the Cirque du Soleil's LOVE production, the Beatles Anthology, the Yellow Submarine, Genetically Modified Foods, global warming and the destruction of Montserrat, as well as ghosts, UFOs and ESP. Click here to read more.

Be part of making
Earth History Now!

Follow this link to one Visionary's project we can all be thankful for. Catalog.Earth

Support Catalog.Earth, a project by David Al-Ibrahim and Saba Singh.

"It's called Catalog.Earth. Our mission is to preserve some of the world's most endangered landscapes in 360 video before they are destroyed by deforestation, climate change, and even warfare. We are trying to build a virtual and lasting archive of these perishable places, where anyone (students, artists, scientists, non-profits, etc.) can access and use the footage for free." This would be part of a commons audio, visual library of our Planet now, for the future.

View the Kick Starter.

Check it out and please forward to anyone you think might be interested in supporting this beautiful effort. We are and hope you be will too.

White Spirit Animals
Dr. Zohara's New Book
To Be Released In 2017

Dr. Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus, D.H.L, has been writing her book about the White Spirit Animals for two years (working title: White Spirit Animals: Prophets of the Wild, to be released in 2017 by Bear & Co.), discovering as Shamans do, that dreams are a bridge between all species and make it possible for everyone to talk with animals. "What I have learned is that animals know their own pre-Ice Age history and share it willingly with humans who listen. All of the White spirit animals are apex guardians of entire ecosystems. We must do everything we can to protect the Lion, Bear, Wolf, Bison, Elephant and Whale as each presides over Earth's major ecosystems, which, without them, will collapse more rapidly." Click here to read more.

Why Sarah Palin's Endorsement of Donald Trump
Spells Disaster for Our Nation

Sarah Palin represents an extremist Christian mindset that is just as dangerous and potentially violent as the extremist Islamic mindset. It's called the New Apostolic Reformation, and because their claims are so outrageous to seem almost silly to the American intelligentsia, the media's under­reporting on this growing movement means we have ignored this fundamentalist mindset at our own peril. The mania that is currently manifesting as growing support for a madman like Donald Trump is fueled by people who love conspiracies where they can blame "the other" for all that is wrong with the world. Hatred of "the other" has led to horrifying genocides in history, but blaming some other group remains perennially attractive because it is easier than taking responsibility for oneself to fix what is wrong with the world. Click here to read more.

The Secret Life of Lady Liberty

The Secret Life of Lady Liberty: Goddess in the New World is the title of a forthcoming book by Robert R. Hieronimus, Ph.D. and Laura E. Cortner, scheduled for publication by Inner Traditions International in late summer of 2016. This is not your standard Statue of Liberty book. Instead, this book uses the Statue of Liberty as a focal point to examine the symbolism of the female divine in America, and why the idea of an American goddess makes so many people feel uncomfortable. Focusing on Liberty in the form of a giant woman reveals the untold histories of the many suppressed classes in America, and leads to the reali­zation that the empowerment of contemporary women is essential for achieving sus­tainable liberty for all. Click here to read more.

Heinz Edelmann Retrospective:
Dark Designs

Dr. Bob Hieronimus was honored by the curators of a Heinz Edelmann retrospective exhibit, and asked to loan several of his Edelmann pieces for temporary display in their gallery. Below is a translation of the program of this monumental exhibit that opened in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2015, along with several photos of the exhibit and the street banners advertising it. Read more and see photos.

21st Century Radio Tribute
to Sir George Martin
featured in the Examiner

Our tribute to Sir George Martin, which highlights favorite clips from interviews over the years with him, was recently featured in the Examiner. Read the article online and check out our memoriam.

Reflections and Changes after (Almost) Three Decades On the Air

As we approach the 30th anniversary of 21st Century Radio®, I find myself reflecting on my approach to the program that I have hosted and produced for so long, and deciding to make some changes. Nothing drastic, like taking the program off the air or anything like that! Just changing my approach to the insane amount of preparation I do for each guest, which limits the total number of guests we are able to feature on the show. I'll explain my decision after first reviewing some of our history. Click here to read more.

Review of the Movie "Suffragette"

We were very excited when we first heard that Meryl Streep was playing the role of British suffrage leader Emmeline Pankhurst in a new film released today entitled "Suffragette." We assumed the film would be about the powerhouse Pankhurst mother and daughters family who led British women to the vote at the turn of the 20th century, and also hugely impacted the movement in the United States to focus on "deeds, not words." The controversial militant approach advocated by the Pankhursts to use violent demonstrations, followed by hunger strikes when jailed, was effectively documented in the moving 2004 film "Iron Jawed Angels," the story of the American leaders, Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, who imported these tactics and slogans to American woman suffragists. Read the rest of our review.

Open House at Ruscombe Mansion
Sunday, October 11, 1-4pm


- Educational Panels
- Holistic Service Exhibits
- Healthy Snacks with Recipe Books
- Yoga by the Lily Pond

Bring your questions to ask holistic experts. Sample tasty, healing recipes and learn how to make them at home. Experience the lush, peaceful grounds of Ruscombe Mansion where there is a healing quality unlike anywhere else.

Read more about the event and see photos!


Good Ol' Freda:
Meet The Beatles' Secretary

Dr. Bob attended a special screening in Catonsville at CCBC on October 10, 2015, when Freda Kelly, secretary to The Beatles, was live in appearance and answered questions afterward. She was with them from the beginning (and worked for them longer than they were together as a band!) and now her story is told through film. Read more and see photos!

Support the Pollinator Protection Act of 2016

Dr. Zoh recently wrote a letter to the the Maryland House Environment and Transportation Committee on HB211, a bill which would manage the use of neonicotinoid pesticides and require labeling of plants treated with them. Neonics poses numerous risks, and it's important to limit their indiscriminate use—by protecting our pollinators we will ensure a safe and plentiful food supply. We will also protect wildlife and human health by reducing the non-essential widespread use of these toxic pesticides. Read her full letter & find out how to make your voice heard.

Dr. Bob Celebrates His Birthday
at the Orioles

Dr. Bob celebrated his birthday with an Oriole game on September 16, 2015, but his birthday fairy did not grant the Orioles a win, or even a respectable loss (Red Sox beat them miserably 10-1). He recommends the Dempsey salad at Rick Dempsey's restaurant before the game, so you can then treat yourself to the ice cream and stout cupcake afterward — when it's your birthday! His Happy Birthday message on the big screen was kind of overshadowed by the Kiss Cam, but he barely noticed. Happy Birthday Dr. Bob! May you have 72 more healthy years ahead of you!

Dr. Bob's natty orange and black striped jacked can be custom ordered from Reunion Outfitters: 917-498-0374,

The Restoration of
the Apocalypse Mural

Completed Right On Time!
August 20, 2015

To the great credit of a hardworking team meeting a series of backbreaking challenges, the Apocalypse mural restoration was completed on time, on the final day allotted: August 20, 2015. In the weeks approaching the deadline, our team of artists had to be expanded by three, and we all had to move from working five days a week to seven, a move that obviously further taxed our major funding source. My original team of four artists plus myself were quite confident back in May that we could complete the task of repairing and repainting 2,700 square feet within the timeframe allowed, from mid-May to August 20th, the day we had to be cleared out in time for the students returning to campus for the fall. We had no idea how overly optimistic we were. Read more.

Bravo to
Senator Barbara Mikulski!

Another Letter to the Editor of the Baltimore Sun that they chose not to print.
by Dr. Bob Hieronimus, Ph.D.

Leave it to one of America's greatest Senators to not only give our President a victory on the Iran deal, but our planet a chance to survive for a least another 10 years. Bravo, Senator Barbara Mikulski! Several years ago, the Sun printed my letter suggesting Mikulski for Vice President, and today I wish she were running for President. In our ever-disintegrating patriarchal world, Senator Mikulski represents the essence of the philosophy of partnership. She is the role model for why we need more women in positions of power, but just as important, why we need leaders who are strong enough to embrace their so-called feminine powers. We need partnership in all things, but especially in politics. Click here to read more.

The Restoration of
the Apocalypse Mural
Progress Update August 9, 2015

I originally completed the Apocalypse mural at Johns Hopkins University in February 1969. It was commissioned by Dr. Chester Wickwire, Chaplain of the Johns Hopkins University. A crew of artists and I have been working on restoring this mural since May 2015. It must be completed by August 20, 2015 when the students return. Although we have been making great progress we still have a very long way to go. Click here for the second installment on progress on The Apocalypse Mural refurbishment Summer, 2015.

The Apocalypse Mural Is Being Reborn

This summer, Dr. Bob Hieronimus has been hard at work at Johns Hopkins University restoring his 46 year old mural, "The Apocalypse." Years of abuse from the mural room being used as an office space resulted in numerous holes and cracks from shelving and bulletin boards being drilled directly into the mural. Thanks to a dedicated crew and the assistance of Johns Hopkins Curator of Cultural Properties, the Apocalypse is being reborn. The surfaces have been scraped and washed down and spackled, areas were redrawn and repainting has begun. Originally completed in February 1969 and documented in a Maryland Public Television documentary, "The Apocalypse" tells of the cyclic nature of history and how a corporate oligarchy is today threatening our democratic republic and the planet itself. Click here for the first installment on progress on The Apocalypse Mural refurbishment Summer, 2015 (PDF).

Peace Is Our Destiny

Dr. Bob Hieronimus Presentation at the American Visionary Art Museum
Saturday, June 13, 1:30-3pm

Click to download flyer.

AVAM presented a special artist talk with muralist, ArtCar artist, and local radio host Dr. Bob Hieronimus, free with museum admission. Dr. Bob discussed the use of symbols throughout America's iconography, and told the stories behind his own works of art featured in AVAM's current exhibition The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster.

"America's founders, American Indians, and Jimi Hendrix all knew that our flag's stars and stripes and our Great Seal's eagle and pyramid are the magical talismans for our age that will give peace a chance!"
—Bob Hieronimus, Ph.D., D.F.A.

RSVP: Email or call 410.244.1900 ext. 232.

Click here for more information on the exhibit that features works by Jimi Hendrix and Dr. Bob Hieronimus.


Baltimore Sun, May 15, 2015: "Preakness 2015: Local celebrities make their Preakness picks."

"All horses are enlightened beings, but I'll bet my Rolls Royce on the 20-1 unfavored Bodhisattva to come in first, with American Pharoah in second and Firing Line to show." —Bob Hieronimus, muralist and radio host.

See more celebrity picks at The Baltimore Sun. Photo credit: Barbara Haddock Taylor.

Dear Jerry:
Grateful Dead Tribute Concert

2015 marks the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary, and the band kicked off its series of farewell concerts with appearances at the May 14 Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion. All four surviving bandmembers—​Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart—​performed. Dr. Bob was a special VIP guest of Jerry Garcia's widow, Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia. He brought along books from his library and other gifts for Jerry's family and other performers. Read more and see some snapshots from the day.

Fallen Heroes Day

Dr. Bob managed to visit with some very dear friends that needed support, in the aftershock of the Baltimore City Riots. On the beautiful day of May 8th, he attended the Baltimore County Police Department memorial services for "Fallen Heroes" those who lost their lives serving Baltimore County. Read more about the day and see photos.

The drug war killed Freddie Gray

Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus The Baltimore Sun, May 2, 2015.

The tragic deaths of Freddie Gray in Maryland, Michael Brown of Missouri, and Walter Scott in South Carolina are representative of America's institutionalized violence, grounded in our modern era drug war.

The American drug war began with President Richard Nixon's 1971 declaration of war, calling drug use "public enemy No.1," followed two years later by the creation of the Drug Enforcement Agency. It was easier then for law enforcement to both legally and illegally arrest our citizens without fearing for their own lives, because there were fewer guns on the streets. Today there are 250 million to 300 million guns in our community, one for almost every American.

Read the rest at The Baltimore Sun

Dr. Bob in his Orange and Black


As seen in the Baltimore Sun:
"Bob Hieronimus was the clear winner in having the most eye-catching clothes, beginning with an orange-and-black striped blazer, complemented by a yellow vest, black tie adorned with purple horseshoes, orange window-pane button-down shirt, straw boater hat, and blue pants and shoes."
Click here for the full story

Whenever Dr. Bob attends an event wearing his black and orange striped jacket, he is usually swamped by people asking if they can buy it off his back. For a very limited time, these jackets will be manufactured in a VERY limited quantity upon demand. Contact Reunion Outfitters today and place your order. Better act fast before they are gone!, 917-498-0374.

Please contact your elected officials today and let them know you support the 2015 Pollinator Protection Act!

The growing and widespread use of toxic neonicotinoid pesticides ("neonics") is a major contributor to the alarming decline of honey bees. This poses a serious threat to our food supply, to wildlife and to human health. We need to pass this bill to label nursery plants treated with toxic, bee-killing pesticides and restrict their consumer use. Many “bee-friendly” garden plants sold at home garden centers have been pre-treated with these bee-killing pesticides—contact your elected officials about this now!

Take Action Now

Uranus Square Pluto = CHANGE

On March 17, 2015 Uranus Squares Pluto exact, and for several days before and after that date we suggest you and your loved ones keep your eyes and ears open and spend the maximum time you can in a safe and secure place. Many astrologers consider this transit of Uranus Square Pluto as one of the most significant and challenging planetary influences for a generation. Some will say that war and natural disasters are almost a given. Some will say that war and natural disasters are almost a given. Click here to read a short article with more about the Uranus Square Pluto effect. Click here to read a longer version about the Uranus Square Pluto effect and numerous paradigm shifts happening in the news today.

"Death Economy" Goes Global

When Zohara interviewed John Perkins on 9/23/12, she shared with him the terms she coined almost two decades ago for our situation planet wide, the current Death Economy versus the Life Economy we need to create. During that conversation Zoh suggested to John that he run with it as a banner to the world's people, given his global travels and it's capacity to summarize our shared reality world wide. Thank You John, for doing just that. Tune in to hear a new interview with John Perkins discussing his new book with Zohara on March 15, 2015 from 8-9 PM Eastern.

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Review of The Hobbit 3: Battle of the Five Armies

by Dr. Bob Hieronimus

Listen to the archive of 21st Century Radio from SUNDAY 12/28/14

Host: Dr. Bob Hieronimus, Ph.D.

GUEST ONE 8:00-8:30 PM Eastern

Sir Richard Taylor

Oscar-winning special effects genius behind the Lord of the Rings, previews the final installment of "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies". Plus the Thunderbirds Are Go!

I thought this movie was great! Even though I was left melancholy at the end, this being the final-final installment from this particular team of this particular story. This is why I thought it entirely appropriate for the film to end very sweetly and softly, rather than with a big bang, because for people like me, we are sad this is truly the end of our adventure into Tolkien's Middle Earth through this particular lens. And what a ride it's been! Read the whole review online...

Check out The Tolkien Tapes by Dr. Bob Hieronimus!

A collection of audio interviews dating back to 1991 with publishers, scholars, actors and other fans of J.R.R. Tolkien from the archives of 21st Century Radio with Dr. Bob Hieronimus.

Did Scotland and the Knights Templar Influence the Founding of America and the Design of America’s Great Seal?

A World Exclusive Interview with Gary Gianotti, Feb 22, 2015

The official version of who designed and executed America’s Great Seal has been that three committees submitted designs, and ultimately the final designs were arranged by Charles Thomson and William Barton. Their designs were officially approved by Congress on June 20, 1782. Dr. Bob has always accepted this conclusion. Gary Gianotti has been working for years to document that Robert Scot, the engraver of the first die, was the actual man in charge of the final design. Gianotti presents his genealogical research that raises questions about how the Scot family is directly associated by marriage to families of the Knights Templar. According to his theory, Robert Scot did not come to America to win the respect of the Founding Fathers in an attempt to get the job of making the United States Seals. Instead Scot was trained and sent to the United States to do the job as part of the secret influence of these families. Called the “Unknown Superiors,” these were secret Jacobites exiled from Scotland, and Gianotti asks the crucial question of what role did Scotland and the Templars play in the founding of America and the design of America’s Great Seal?

Some observations about
American Symbolism, By Gary Gianotti

All government, royal and church seals
have an “art within the art.”

Pictured above is the 2nd Great Seal of the United States, made in 1782-1783. This is the oldest surviving United States Government Seal made by Robert Scot, James Trenchard, Pierre Eugene Du Simitere, and students in Philadelphia. This is the only U.S. Government Great Seal that has been studied in depth and in hand by me.

This seal is smaller than a half dollar coin and contains in near microscopic size scale, anywhere from 1,000-2,000 symbols everywhere on the seal. In the flat section that is not the relief, you can see an uneven surface made up of these symbols, done by needle piercing under lenses that can see up to .008. Lenses have been found that date back to 2,500 years ago that have the same magnification. This art was done in the same fashion by the ancient Scythian people who settled the U.K. and Europe. What I have just told you can be referenced and confirmed by William Neyberg, who is a member of “The Numismatic Bibliomania Society Esylum”. William is the leading authority of Robert Scot, doing this art in U.S. coins at the early U.S. Mint.

The George Washington Spy Button

This photo is said to be a George Washington Spy Button. It was recently acquired by Robert Silverstein. These buttons were worn by Washington’s spies who would be allowed to walk into camp and see Washington directly with no hesitation because they wore these buttons. Whether these are true spy buttons is not fully proven. The symbol on the button depicts the 8-pointed star. When he designed this button Robert Scot used this symbol as was done from the ancients to the Scottish Pictish kings. This links it back to the Crinan the Thane of Dunkeld lines of the kings, and connects George Washington with this bloodline history of Cospatrick of Dunbar, the son of Maldred and grandson of Crinan the Thane of Dunkeld.

Exposing Deliberate Disinformation:
Salas, Andrews, and Robbins Together on One Show!

21st Century Radio with Dr. Bob Hieronimus Jan 25, 2015

Free Audio Archive of this Historic Show Now Available

Our guests, former Air Force officer Robert Salas, Crop Circle Expert Colin Andrews, and Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident Expert Peter Robbins, document recent efforts to reshape public opinion through timely and deliberate disinformation. This is a formal protest against social engineering to manipulate your consciousness. We take a stand.

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To Be On Santa’s Nice and Awesome List, Follow These Rules:

1. Be kind to everyone

2. Be grateful for everything – say “Thank You” often

3. Be helpful and of service to others

4. Give praise often to others

5. Never leave angry

6. Be careful of what you think – thoughts are things

7. Be honest

8. Recognize that we are all special in some way

9. Do your best always

10. Treat others as you would like to be treated

To see more about Paul Trattner's work on Egyptology click here.

To read more about Paul Trattner, the best student AUM ever had, please click here.

Dr.Bob Delivered a MICA Gallery Lecture on Friday, October 3, 2014

Dr. Bob Hieronimus gave a gallery lecture on Visionary Artists and Activism at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7 PM. Held in the Rosenberg Gallery of the Brown Center, on the 2nd Floor, the show featured works by “Renaissance Rzen: Artist in Exile”. Outsider artist Warren Hynson, who works under the name Renaissanz Rzen, has spent more than 20 years in prison and is incarcerated in Jessup Correctional Institution. He began painting after being inspired by the work of his fellow prison artists. His vibrant acrylic portraits of inmates help tell the story of his own struggle and the struggle of his comrades in exile. Click here for the pdf of the poster, or for more information Email the curator at or

Memorial Tribute to Paul H. Trattner, M.F.A., F.R.C. - Third Installment

In honor of my dear friend and co-worker, Paul H. Trattner, who passed away one year ago on August 28, 2013, we are posting here one of the hundreds of beautiful brochures Paul designed in his lifetime for the hundreds of esoteric talks and lectures he gave on a variety of topics. Paul was the best student the AUM Center ever had, and he became of the most beloved instructors as well. This brochure explains his approach to Egyptology.

The AUM Center survives today with online classes and lectures found here:



Earth may have underground ‘ocean’ three times that on surface

Scientists say rock layer hundreds of miles down holds vast amount of water, opening up new theories on how planet formed

After decades of searching scientists have discovered that a vast reservoir of water, enough to fill the Earth’s oceans three times over, may be trapped hundreds of miles beneath the surface, potentially transforming our understanding of how the planet was formed.

The water is locked up in a mineral called ringwoodite about 660km (400 miles) beneath the crust of the Earth, researchers say. Geophysicist Steve Jacobsen from Northwestern University in the US co-authored the study published in the journal Science and said the discovery suggested Earth’s water may have come from within, driven to the surface by geological activity, rather than being deposited by icy comets hitting the forming planet as held by the prevailing theories.

Read the whole article online at…


“We The People” Mural is Reborn, Enlarged, and Renamed

The “We The People” Mural is both a refurbishment and a redesigned extension of a 1974 Bob Hieronimus mural called “The Bicentennial Mural”- one of 10 contest winners for the City’s Bicentennial art program that year.

With funding from Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus he selected a crew of dedicated art students and professionals from UMBC, MICA and Johns Hopkins University to help him execute his new design, which this time encompassed the entire wall, nearly doubling the size of the original.

Read the rest here...

Special “We The People” Mural Collectibles For Sale!

Now you can wear the mural and take it home to hang on your walls!

Suitable for framing, “We The People” Mural posters measure 18" x 24" on high-quality glossy stock. Cost is $10 plus $10 for Shipping and Handling.

VERY LIMITED EDITION T-Shirts: Exquisite wrap-around design, wear with pride your love of the American goddess in the “We The People” Mural T-shirt! Cost $40 Plus $5 for Shipping and Handling.

Send checks to Hieronimus & Co., Inc., P.O. Box 648 Owings Mills, MD 21117 USA or email us at for more information.

Happy 45th Anniversary to Woodstock! What Woodstock Means to Me

by Dr. Bob Hieronimus, Ph.D.

Ultimately, I believe the legacy of Woodstock is in the original name for the festival: It was called “An Aquarian Exposition”. Woodstock was the seed for the revolutionary idea that humans could rise to the occasion, overcome all kinds of obstacles of the most fundamental sort, and still hang in there and work together. It was living proof that human beings are more than just physical bodies, and that we possess something within us of a higher consciousness and awareness. Click here for full article and an overview of the 2009 six-part, 10-hour radio series about Woodstock on 21st Century Radio.

Expose Exxon – Boycott Exxon!

Detail from "Red States" by Bob Hieronimus, Ph.D.

ExxonMobil is the most profitable corporation in world history, making over $1.6 trillion in revenue -- $136 billion in profit -- from 2008-2011 according to Forbes data. ExxonMobil is a key member of the top lobbying group for the oil industry. They are using this profit to fund the debunkers of climate change science. ExxonMobil is the biggest funder of profit-motivated, anti-science challenges to the internationally accepted models predicting the severity of climate change. Don’t let your gas dollars contribute to this selfish behemoth that is using your money to squash progress for a cleaner world.

Boycott Exxon. Learn more at


Dr. Zohara Hieronimus discussed her latest book, The Future of Human Experience, to a full house at Breathe Books


An adventure in ideas and solutions for planet Earth's great challenges, Zoh Hieronimus discussed how we each shape the future today, and why prayer, right intention, and collective will can transform even the forces of nature. Her new book The Future of Human Experience: Visionary Thinkers on the Science of Consciousness (2013) explores the body of the world, the mind of the world, and the soul of the world. Self-management, Zoh shares, is as important as international agreements. We are enfolded in the world, and also, the world unfolds from us.

Baltimore Friends of IONS: The Future Of Human Experience: Visionary Thinkers on the Science of Consciousness sponsored the event.


Dr. Bob was especially pleased to be invited to speak at length about the influence of the Native Americans on the founding fathers. Unlike the dozens of U.S. documentaries on which he has been interviewed for History, Discovery, Nat Geo, SyFy, Fox, etc., the interviewers for Der Spiegel seemed to understand the importance of the usually overlooked impact of the Native Americans on Euro-Americans. Representatives from the League of the Iroquois were invited to attend and advise the Continental Congress during their deliberations, and taught Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, and many others the key ingredients for success.


False Spontaneity of the Tea Party

by Al Gore in the Huffington Post

The Tea Party Movement was planned over a decade ago by groups with ties to the tobacco and fossil fuel industries.

A new study funded by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health reveals that the Tea Party Movement was planned over a decade ago by groups with ties to the tobacco and fossil fuel industries. The movement was not a spontaneous populist uprising, but rather a long-term strategy to promote the anti-science, anti-government agenda of powerful corporate interests. The two organizations mentioned in the report, Americans for Prosperity and Freedomworks, used to be a single organization that was founded by the Koch brothers and heavily financed by the tobacco industry. These organizations began planning the Tea Party Movement over ten years ago to promote a common agenda that advocated market fundamentalism over science and opposed any regulation or taxation of fossil fuels and tobacco products.

Read the whole article online...

Anna Hieronimus & Elise Kornack's Take Root Tasting Restaurant Wins in Esquire's 2014 Food and Drink Awards

American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) exhibits five original artworks by Dr. Bob Hieronimus

One of the pieces by Jimi Hendrix that Dr. Bob especially requested for this show because it includes the pyramid and the eye in the triangle, the symbol on the reverse of the U.S. Great Seal that he and Hendrix talked about together in 1968. Photo by Stuart Zolotorow.

Part of the newest exhibit “The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster” open from October 4, 2014 through August 30, 2015.

Dr. Bob Hieronimus was asked to provide five of his original artworks to be on display at the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM). The exhibit is called “The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster” and runs from October 4, 2014 through August 31, 2015.

Dr. Bob was instrumental in obtaining the artworks of Jimi Hendrix for this exhibit, through his relationship with Jimi’s sister Janie Hendrix. There are five Hendrix pieces on exhibit (some never before seen) and five Hieronimus pieces on exhibit, and both include self portraits!

Read all about the AVAM exhibit with Dr. Bob's and Jimi Hendrix's artworks here...

They also asked him to write a series of “10 Things You Didn’t Know” about the “Founding Fathers” and their visions that will be spread around the museum as wall art. Click here to read them all.

Image: Flickr user ausiegall, CC By 2.0

Scientists know what's killing our bees and putting our food supply at risk: An insecticide called "neonics." But one Big Ag giant has actually asked the EPA to let it use up to 4,000% MORE of this deadly toxin! This could cripple our food supply! The EPA is taking public comments on this issue until October 6, and is required to consider them all. I took 30 seconds to submit mine, asking the EPA to suspend this chemical rather than allowing even more -- will you join me? Together, we can make a difference!

Check it out here:

Zohara Celebrates 30 Years Being Ahead of Her Time on 10/12/14

In 1984 there were no holistic centers in the region, and very few natural healing options. Baltimoreans had to travel hundreds of miles to find a quality acupuncturist or a trained and licensed homeopath or nutrition expert. Zohara Hieronimus determined to change all that and on her own founded the Ruscombe Mansion Community Health Center, despite being told by medical professionals at Hopkins and other hospitals that it would never succeed.

Zohara Hieronimus, D.H.L. and Dr. Ina Grundman

Thanks to her foresight, Ruscombe celebrates 30 years on October 12, 2014 with a free Open House, vegetarian food samples, yoga classes, holistic panel discussions and Q&A. Ruscombe is still the largest and oldest holistic healing center on the East Coast, but Zohara's persistence also paid off in the local hospitals who have opened up their own holistic options in the meantime. Visit, or see our Event page on Facebook for more info and save the date!

Download the Ruscombe Mansion 2013 Open House recipe booklet, Healing Recipes to Make at Home, Vol. III. Enjoy!

NEW ARTICLE - Bob Hieronimus: His murals tell only half the story

See more at RetroBaltimore

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Boone of the Lovin' Spoonful Reveals the Hieronimus Connection

In his newly released memoir, Hotter than a Match Head: Life on the Run with the Lovin' Spoonful, Steve Boone tells some truly hot tales. Old friends Drs. Bob and Zohara Hieronimus are mentioned several times, and we'll reveal all on Sunday night July 27, 2014 from 8-10 PM when Steve is our guest on 21st Century Radio.

Click here to read how Bob (a minister with the Universal Life Church) officiated at the wedding between Steve and his second wife, and what Steve had to say about Bob's work on the Yellow Submarine. See Bob's bushy mid-70s beard when he designed the logo for Steve's recording studio called the Blue Seas and more.

Deception: A Review and Critical Analysis of the book, Encounter In Rendlesham Forest

By Peter Robbins

And so it happened that as I read ... I began to notice something, subtle at first, then more apparent, ...a pattern that seemed to have been deliberately undertaken, in an intentional manner, and calculated only to manifest negative intent. ...Each data point was presented respectfully, if incomplete or in reconfigured form, and... strongly suggested there was good cause to doubt... my professionalism, research and investigation skills, and reputation.... I must conclude that parts of this book were written with conscious intent to deceive its readers, and in so doing, demean the value of an outstanding book I had put almost ten years of my life into. More here...


 VW Kombi Pays Tribute to Dr. Bob

Speaking as the Kombi, the narrator says: "Dr. Bob is one cool dude."

This little film was six months in the making and gathers scenes from people who went through special moments with the famous Volkswagen bus, including artist/historian/designer Bob Hieronimous. Watch to see Dr. Bob as he receives a gift from this iconic car.

Welcome to Dogwood Farm's 2014 Organic Garden

Our sizeable garden on Dogwood Farm first grew out of a meditation I had in 2008, which showed me the importance of growing more than a back door garden patch, something I had always maintained. Why? Simply to see what it would take to be somewhat more self-sufficient. The answer, of course, as any gardener knows, or farmers who have lived for millennium working the earth know: it takes a lot of labor, determination, dedication, consistency, humility and energy -- not to mention financial resources -- to create a thriving garden. Read more...

Elise Kornack and Anna Hieronimus's Take Root Awarded a Michelin Star!

Michelin, the European tire maker that publishes what could be the world's most recognized guide for dining out, unveiled its 2015 list of New York's best restaurants.

Take Root, a twelve seat, contemporary, American restaurant serving a tasting menu in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn N.Y.C. was awarded one star! Read more.

Brooklyn Chef Counter Take Root Is Small And Mighty: Review

Photographer: Dominic Perri/Bloomberg

Restaurant kitchens require a certain amount of manpower to run, so unless you're popping over to his house, the chef isn't really the one cooking dinner for you. It's the chef plus many hands -- cooks who arrive early to wash, peel, and chop, prep all day, and cook through service, staying late to scrub down the kitchen and take stock of the walk in.

There are few exceptions to this rule. You'll find one in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, where the married couple Elise Kornack (back of house) and Anna Hieronimus (front of house) have a 12-seat restaurant called Take Root. Kornack, who is 27, has no prep cook, no dishwasher, no intern to pick and wash herbs, no sous chef to put out the fires. The kitchen is hers alone and what comes out of it can be marvelous.

Read the rest online at


August 16th at 10 PM

See Dr. Bob on the History-2 ("H-2") Channel Mid-August on the Season 3 Premiere of "Ten Things You Didn't Know About...The U.S. Flag" with Henry Rollins

Dr. Bob will appear in the premiere episode of the third season of "10 Things You Don't Know About" hosted by Henry Rollins on the H-2 channel August 16th at 10 PM Eastern. This episode is about who designed the American Flag. It was not Betsey Ross! It was Francis Hopkinson, the only artist to sign the Declaration of Independence. The U.S. Flag has been a particular passion of Bob Hieronimus for decades and he has written extensively about its history and symbolism as well as created numerous pieces of art about the flag.

See the "Our Flag As Cosmic Drama" essay here.

See more about the show at

Filming for "10 Things You Don't Know About" took place at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. where Bob was thrilled to see and touch the actual documents and invoices Hopkinson submitted to Congress proving he is the designer of our flag. Read more online...

Official opening party held for the "We The People" Mural by Dr. Bob Hieronimus at the Historic St Paul Street Park - St. Paul and Lafayette

On June 6, 2014 the Charles North Community Association and Jubilee Baltimore organized a celebration for the changes to the park over the past two years, recognizing the volunteers and funders, and honoring the artists with live music and refreshments. Local political figures including City Council President Jack Young, City Council Rep. Carl Stokes, and Baltimore County Council Rep. Vicki Almond, and the local press/media including WJZ 13, The Baltimore Sun, and The Baltimore Times attended. Also enjoying the party were many community members, artists from all the murals, music from Brad & Paul, and pizza donated by Joe Squared. Read more online...


This is the vintage Oprah Winfrey we remember in Baltimore from her start at WJZ-TV, Channel 13, seen here together with Richard Sher.

Oprah Winfrey Interviews Bob Hieronimus

Calls his collection of artwork “exciting” and a “historical, futuristic perspective”

Oprah Winfrey owes me a favor.

She would probably not remember this, but when she was a roving reporter at WJZ-TV in Baltimore, one of the times she was sent out to interview me was at Ft. McHenry on October 7, 1980.

I had a showing of my watercolor series about Baltimore that was on display at Ft. McHenry National Monument and it was attracting a lot of attention from the tourists and many visitors that come through the home of the “Star Spangled Banner” every year.

Oprah arrived late for our appointment, and was really distressed about it. Read the whole article and hear the interview online...


Zoh presenting at the AVAM's Human, Soul & Machine: The Singularity Conference


The Future of Human Experience

Dr. Zoh Hieronimus signed books and served as the lead-off speaker for a special one-day conference at the American Visionary Art Museum on March 9th at 1 PM. In conjunction with their current exhibition, Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity!, the conference was held on the 3rd floor of the Jim Rouse Visionary Center, exploring the realization of body and soul within art, and the role technology may play in our fast-approaching future.



Looking for ‘the Disappeared’

March 18, 2014

The UN estimates that each year, nearly 4,000,000 men, women, and children are sold into slavery through human trafficking. Ships, planes, trains, trucks and vans worldwide transport them. The victims of this $10 billion industry (40% of whom are women and children sold into sex indenturment) do not willingly purchase tickets for their rides — they are victims of kidnap, extortion, and trickery.

While the international collaboration to find the likely sunken Malaysian aircraft 370, and the lost lives in its cabin, (12 crew members and 227 passengers from 15 nations) is a good sign, the failure of technology apparent, the lack of military psychics who are trained to see ‘everywhere and everywhen’ not surprising, but disappointing none the less. Forensics might reveal gas warfare-like traces in the bodies of the passengers, explaining the lack of cell phone texts to loved ones, and perhaps notice one male and one female no longer on board who parachuted to their sea rendezvous, where they were secreted away by boat, having put the plane on auto pilot knowing its fuel supply would only go so far, who were in fact hired by Russia to distract attention from their invasion of Ukraine. Everyone can imagine a good story line when no one yet knows what the true one is. That’s the power of TV, to draw us into stories other than those that are true. That any of it passes for news is dubious, that it brings higher ratings, obvious.

Read the entire article online at

Volkswagen Sends Crew from Brazil to Film Dr. Bob for VW Commercial

On February 17th, 2014 Drs. Bob and Zohara Hieronimus welcomed a crew from Spray Filmes of Sao Paulo Brazil to interview Dr. Bob about his famous Woodstock Bus. Volkswagen has launched a media campaign to bid farewell to the beloved Kombi bus that is being discontinued forever, and they collected stories from all over the world about how this van had touched and transformed people’s lives. They selected their favorites for inclusion in a one-minute television commercial told from the point of view of the Kombi itself, and Dr. Bob’s Woodstock Bus memories will be included. They are also producing a longer tribute video for their website.


Dr. Bob Hieronimus Celebrating Babe Ruth’s 119th Birthday in 2014

We’ve been having a very snowy and icy winter this year, and the date of Babe Ruth’s 119th Birthday Bash at the Babe Ruth and Sports Legends Museums in downtown Baltimore was no exception. I had been looking forward for months to celebrating with a good cigar and a hot dog together with my friends from the Bert Simmons’ Negro League Baseball Museum of Maryland, and Geraldine Day, the widow of Baltimore’s Hall of Famer Leon Day, one of the fastest pitchers in the Negro Leagues. But alas, we live on a mountain, making ice storms like the one we had on February 6, 2014, a very dangerous time to venture down my driveway...


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Not Enough Hobbit in “Hobbit #2”

Review by Dr. Bob Hieronimus of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” released in theaters on December 13, 2013

Our only complaint about this film was there was not enough screen time for the hobbit Bilbo. Other than that, we loved every minute of this film. Yes, it’s longer than it needs to be, but those of us who are diehard Tolkien fans simply relish every saturated moment we can get when we can pretend we are actually in Middle Earth.

Read Dr. Bob's full review of Hobbit #2...

And Dr. Bob's review of The Hobbit #1: An Unexpected Journey is here.

The Tolkien Tapes by Dr. Bob Hieronimus

A collection of audio interviews dating back to 1991 with publishers, scholars, actors and other fans of J.R.R. Tolkien from the archives of 21st Century Radio with Dr. Bob Hieronimus.

Listen to all the interviews here including ones with Richard Taylor and Dominic Monaghan in our new mini-site!



Goodbye to the Hippie Van!

The iconic VW bus, known as the Kombi, is sadly being discontinued, and as the last ones roll off the last remaining assembly lines in Brazil, both fans and the Volkswagen corporation are paying their last respects. Due to his fame with the Woodstock Bus, Dr. Bob was contacted by a Brazilian journalist who posted his story on VW’s Brazilian website of fan love ( Then the VW ad agency picked up on it, and selected Bob’s story about the Woodstock Bus for a special homage along with some of their other favorite stories.

Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland, is a longtime fan of Dr. Bob Hieronimus’s painted Artcars and Vans. We think it would be quite something if the team of business and academic leaders currently traveling with Gov. Martin O’Malley would see it during their trip. Beginning December 2, Governor Martin O’Malley kicked off an economic development mission to Brazil joined by more than 30 Maryland businesses, higher education leaders and government officials. See more: Governor O’Malley Kicks Off Brazil Trade Mission; Meets with Environmental, Security Tech Companies.



Memorial Tribute to Paul H. Trattner, M.F.A., F.R.C.


This is the second installment in our memorial tribute to our great friend, Paul H. Trattner, who passed into spirit on August 28, 2013. Because we are posting this in December 2013, we are focusing here on Paul’s alter ego known as “Santa Paul”. For many years, Paul was a beloved performer at holiday events and Christmas parades. Imagine visiting what you think is a standard department-store Santa only to see him captivate the crowds with his charming and innocent magic tricks. I’ll bet you all would have gone home that night believing in the magic of Santa Claus! Paul had a truly magical twinkle in his eye that came from his deep and passionate study of the esoteric mysteries of human potential, and he had a sparkling quick wit to match, always treating everyone around him with infectious chuckles.

Paul Trattner as Santa Claus



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“The World Will Be Saved by Western Women”

More women in places of political power is what the world needs, and when we saw how the record number of women in the U.S. Congress was instrumental in ending the shutdown of the government, we saw validation in the Dalai Lama’s 2009 prediction that “The world will be saved by Western Women”. As catalogued in a Time Magazine article by Jay Newton-Small: “You can credit the tight, bipartisan bonds that these women have formed for not only seeding the compromise that reopened the government, but the vast majority of the legislation passed this session.”



Chef Elise Kornack and her fiancée, Anna Hieronimus. Credit: Julie Glassberg for The New York Times

As celebrated by the N.Y. Times

" Take Root, which opened in January in far west Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is an improbable enterprise. By day, it is a yoga studio for children. Three nights a week, it turns into a restaurant serving multicourse, unascetic, remarkable meals. The staff comprises Elise Kornack, the chef, and her fiancée, Anna Hieronimus, the host, waitress and busser (and yoga instructor). What started a year and a half ago as a supper club at their apartment has, since January, occupied a more formal space, with seats for 14 diners, on a drowsy block by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. "

Read the rave review online...


Dr. Bob Hieronimus, who painted the room-filling mural "The Apocalypse" on the second floor of Homewood campus's Levering Hall, is interviewed in a splendid article by Bret McCabe featuring a great collection of images of the mural by Will Kirk, for Johns Hopkins Magazine.

"Almost 45 years later, he is hoping to restore the painting, which, he says, does not depict the end of the world as told in the Bible. "The mural is about how history is cyclical and how what determines the cycles is the key." The detail above depicts the separation of the sexes into male and female."

Read the whole article online...


Tell Congress: Stop the pesticide that is killing bees

Last month, 50,000 bumble bees died after trees in Wilsonville, Oregon were sprayed with dinotefuran, the neonicotinoid ingredient in Safari pesticide. This was the largest bee die-off ever recorded.

With bee populations declining across the around the country at an alarming rate, I urge you to support the "Save America's Pollinators Act" to restrict the use of these chemicals until we can be assured that they are safe and being used properly.

Sign the petition online...

Historic Clinical Trial at Hopkins: Mistletoe to become Standard Cancer Treatment Protocol in U.S.

Other Countries Using Mistletoe Therapy Now

Click here to read about a truly historic clinical trial at Johns Hopkins Hospital on a botanical cancer treatment -- mistletoe. The trial is historic both because none of the funds will come from Big Pharma (who cannot patent mistletoe), and also because Johns Hopkins, one of the top ranked medical research facilities in the world, is doing a study on a botanical substance for cancer. This is a patient-driven initiative, funded by a grass roots organization, not the government, but by us, YOU and ME!


Mistletoe (Iscador or Iscar)

Click here to learn more about how you can be a proud and active partner of this historic event with a donation specifically for this trial:

How the Government Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Carl Gibson, Reader Supported News

April 3, 2013

Before scoffing at this headline, you should know that in 1999, in Memphis, Tennessee, more than three decades after MLK's death, a jury found local, state, and federal government agencies guilty of conspiring to assassinate the Nobel Peace Prize winner and civil rights leader. The same media you would expect to cover such a monumental decision was absent at the trial, because those news organizations were part of that conspiracy. William F. Pepper, who was James Earl Ray's first attorney, called over 70 witnesses to the stand to testify on every aspect of the assassination. The panel, which consisted of an even mix of both black and white jurors, took only an hour of deliberation to find Loyd Jowers and other defendants guilty. If you're skeptical of any factual claims made here, click here for a full transcript, broken into individual sections. Read the testimonies yourself if you don't want to take my word for it.

Dr. Bob Hieronimus interviewed James Earl Ray from prison in 1992 and we will be posting a transcript of that interview in the near future. Click here to read the full Carl Gibson article previewed above.



Read Joseph J. Honick Essays here.

Special Correspondent on 21st Century Radio Joe Hoenick joins us several times a year with updates on the current state of the world.



Punishment Before Trial

By Graham Nash, Reader Supported News

Graham Nash was a guest on 21st Century Radio on 11/4/12 when he talked about the Bradley Manning case. Click here to listen.

I read the news about Colonel Denise Lind's ruling in the case against Bradley Manning with great interest. She ruled that Manning, the U.S. soldier accused of releasing thousands of military and diplomatic emails and cables to Wikileaks was indeed subjected to excessively harsh treatment whilst in military detention and this must surely be seen as a small victory for the Manning defense team.

The punishment of Bradley Manning goes directly against the Uniform Code of Military Justice's own laws, namely Section 813 article 13, which basically states, "No punishment before trial." This law was obviously broken. People in this country are entitled to a "speedy trial," which is normally between 100 and 120 days from the date of the crime. Bradley Manning has been incarcerated for more than 1,000 days before his trial has begun and even a United Nations investigation confirmed that Manning was being held in inhumane conditions that was tantamount to torture.



Why all the sudden interest from Brazil in all things Hieronimus?


We are pleased and honored to announce that a film crew from Brazil is coming to Owings Mills, Maryland later this month to make a short film about Dr. Bob Hieronimus and his iconic “Woodstock Bus”. Spray Filmes of Sao Paulo ( has been hired by Volkswagen in Brazil and the PR firm ALMA BBDO to create and present some high-class awards to a few select people around the world that they determined had the most touching stories related to the classic VW Kombi bus.

 Read more about both Zohara's and Dr. Bob's connections to Brazil

The Famous Woodstock Bus

A Kombi that Tricked a Guard and Became Famous at Woodstock

by Bob Hieronimus, Ph.D.

as seen on the Volkswagen website: in Portugese.

Peter Robbins

Listen to Peter Robbins with Host Dr. Zohara Hieronimus, D.H.L. on 21st Century Radio from 1/5/14

in which these articles are mentioned.

Wilhelm Reich and UFOs - Part I

Wilhelm Reich and UFOs - Part II: Examining the Evidence and Allegations


The last photo of Dr. Bob Hieronimus and Paul Trattner together at the annual pool party for Ruscombe on July 13, 2013. Paul was the Vice President of AUM and Dr. Bob the President.

Memorial Tribute to Paul H. Trattner, M.F.A., F.R.C.

It is with a heavy heart that I report the loss of my dearest and oldest co-worker Paul H. Trattner who passed on to spirit on August 28, 2013. Brother Paul joined us numerous times on 21st Century Radio® together with his beloved wife Bernadette to do astrological and tarot readings for listeners and educate us on other mystical subjects.

To treat him right, I would need to write an extended obituary that would detail his genius of bringing joy and happiness to uncounted numbers of children and adults...

Read the whole tribute...


Lincoln's Dreams

On Thursday, October 17, Professor Jonathan W. White will lead us in an examination of the dreams of the sixteenth President of the United States.  Abraham Lincoln dreamed three times of his impending assassination.  Or did he?  Dr. White will explore some of the myths and legends surrounding one of our nation’s greatest leaders by discussing Lincoln’s famous dreams about his own death.  Lincoln believed that “Dreams possessed at least some predictive capacity.  They weren’t actual revelations of the future, but they gave one a sense, however murky, of what might come to pass.” Read full details here... 

Place: Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse – 100 North Calvert Street – Main Reading Room of the Bar Library (Room 618).

Time: 5:00 p.m., Thursday, October 17, 2013, with a wine & cheese reception immediately following.

$20 admission charge or upon application for Bar Library membership. 

R.S.V.P.: If you would like to attend telephone the Library at 410-727-0280 or reply by e-mail to


“Red States, Inc.”

Art and commentary by Dr. Bob Hieronimus

High-quality reprint posters of this piece are available for $15 postage included with a free 8-page interpretation booklet.

The original artwork "Red States, Inc." measures
20.5 inches high by 40 inches wide.

This piece came to me after reading a powerful essay by Stephan Schwartz entitled “Social Values, Social Wellness: Can We Know What Works?” (first published in the SchwartzReport EXPLORE March/April 2012, Vol. 8, No. 2). Schwartz is a researcher, writer and editor on trends that are affecting the future, and in this article he was very careful to rely solely on statistical data rather than political opinion. He allows the statistical data to demonstrate the difference in the health and wellbeing of people living where progressive values and social welfare programs are endorsed, as compared to the health and wellbeing of the populations where conservative social beliefs are emphasized and social welfare programs are not endorsed. It’s quite clear from the data: more compassion for others = greater health and prosperity for all.



Orioles Magic, Make it Happen! With this Collection of O’s Team Card Sets Spanning a Quarter of a Century! to Order Now!

Some of my fondest memories are my family's stories of sitting on the rooftop of our home at 2930 Greenmount Avenue and watching the International League Orioles play baseball. This was the team Babe Ruth played for when he was an Oriole before he became a Yankee! I’m making 15 sets available from my collection, containing Oriole teams of 1987-2012 and will be available on 2 levels: a Basic set and a Deluxe set. All cards in both sets are near mint. Oriole team sets may contain over 40 cards, or as few as one or two, but basic sets often contain more players. For example, in the Basic and Deluxe sets being shown here, the 26 Deluxe Sets contain 396 players and the Basic set contains 477. All sets are unique; no 2 are alike!

The Basic sets cost $250 and the Deluxe sets are $300, plus shipping and handling.


Uranus Square Pluto 2013
Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn: Our world could experience very serious changes this year due to the Uranus-Pluto Square.


Uranus represents change, invention, revolution and higher awareness, it's effect is shocking, unpredictable and erratic. Pluto represents globalization, destruction, transformation and renewal, it's effect is grinding, ruthless and extreme. Both of these planets are distinctly non-personal and emotionless, yet their effect is dramatic and deeply felt. The square is the most challenging of the planetary aspects representing tests and challenges, it's effect is stressful and frustrating.

from Dave Gunning, Astrologer

The last time Uranus squared Pluto (4/21/1932-1/18/1934)

    - The Great Depression in the United States
  • - The rise of Nazi Germany 

The challenged side of the 2012-2015 Uranus square Pluto

  • - The Middle East: violent toppling of governments
  • - European economies: defaults or bailouts
  • - Geological upheavals: earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes
  • - Terrorist threats and attacks 

The bright side of the 2012-2015 Uranus square Pluto

  • - Occupy Wall Street Movement: the left marches, bringing awareness to corporate greed
  • - The Tea Party Movement: the far right speaks out against government spending
  • - Breakthroughs in theoretical physics: string theory, gravitational waves, dark matter
  • - Breakthroughs in medicine: the Human Genome Project  


Dr. Bob at the Bert Simmons Negro League annual event

The Hubert V. Simmons Negro Leagues Baseball Museum of Maryland, Inc. celebrated the legacy of Negro Leagues Baseball by sponsoring their 5th Annual Day of Honors Awards Event with the theme: "Back To The Old Ball Game."

May 11, 2013

Kai Jackson from Channel 13 with Dr. Bob and Kai's adorable daughter Grace

The Oriole Bird kissing Dr. Bob


Maryland Steeplechase Racing on the Radio

Racing historian Mike Finney returned to 21st Century Radio on March 24th to preview Maryland’s upcoming race season, including the Steeplechase Races at review the Steeplechase Races at Elkridge-Harford Hunt Point to Point (4/6/13), My Lady’s Manor (4/13/13), Maryland Grand National (4/20/13), and the Maryland Hunt Cup (4/27/13).

We also revealed the truth behind the legend of the black American jockey Isaac Murphy (1861-1896), the first American jockey elected to Racing’s Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York, and only one of two black jockeys to have received this honor.

Listen now for free!

Portrait of the artist, Bob Hieronimus, in 1971 in front of a detail showing the Statue of Liberty and descending 'waters' of Aquarius on the main wall of 'The Apocalypse' mural at the Johns Hopkins University's Levering Hall, completed in February, 1969. The mural was later defaced with paint by a former student, see Baltimore Sun article here.

Dr. Bob Hieronimus lectures as part of the “Visiting Artists and Designers Lecture Series” at UMBC on Wednesday, April 10th, at 12 Noon

Artists truly can change the world - come find out why!

This event is free and open to the public, so y’all come! Dr. Bob will show select pieces from his catalogue, and talk about the motivation behind creative fire, and the storms of criticism. Introductory remarks by Rebecca Hoffberger, founder of the American Visionary Arts Museum! Location: ITE Building, Lecture Hall 8. Visit the UMBC Visual Art Office online for more information or call 410-455-2150.



False Spontaneity of the Tea Party

by Al Gore in the Huffington Post

The Tea Party Movement was planned over a decade ago by groups with ties to the tobacco and fossil fuel industries.

A new study funded by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health reveals that the Tea Party Movement was planned over a decade ago by groups with ties to the tobacco and fossil fuel industries. The movement was not a spontaneous populist uprising, but rather a long-term strategy to promote the anti-science, anti-government agenda of powerful corporate interests. The two organizations mentioned in the report, Americans for Prosperity and Freedomworks, used to be a single organization that was founded by the Koch brothers and heavily financed by the tobacco industry. These organizations began planning the Tea Party Movement over ten years ago to promote a common agenda that advocated market fundamentalism over science and opposed any regulation or taxation of fossil fuels and tobacco products.

Read the whole article online...


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Tell President Obama: Don't appoint fracking proponent Dr. Ernest Moniz to lead the Department of Energy

President Obama keeps saying we need to confront climate change. So why is he considering appointing a major proponent of fracking to lead the Department of Energy? According to Reuters, President Obama is seriously considering appointing Dr. Ernest Moniz - the director of MIT's Big Oil-sponsored Energy Institute and a big believer in expanding toxic, climate-heating gas fracking. At a time when the last thing we should be doing is undermining our progress against climate change, Moniz is the wrong choice to head one of the most important agencies in the fight for a sustainable energy future. Tell President Obama: Stop promoting fracking, and don't appoint Ernest Moniz to head the Department of Energy!

The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY and parallel events with Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen, March 5 and 6th

NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day

The UN Commission on the Status of Women meetings are in New York, March 4 – March 15, 2013

While they are held, Consultation Day offers exciting and inspiring panelists and speakers, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkwol Karman of Yemen, organized by NGOs concerned with women and girls. Dr. Jean Bolen will be attending as well as a representative sponsored by Drs. Zohara and Robert Hieronimus. Parallel events with limited space available to the public include the following which feature Dr. Jean Bolen as a speaker/panelist. Click here for more information and panel details...

Dr. Bob's Woodstock Bus used to promote Jane Pauley special "Boomers 2.0" in the AARP Bulletin



RLTV is airing this Boomers 2.0 program on 1/31/2013. RLTV is on Comcast on channel 175.


The Symbolic Meaning of the Ravens’ Win

by Dr. Bob Hieronimus

I’m sure all the players played their hardest during yesterday’s Super Bowl, but I don’t think there are many people who disagree that an awful lot of “luck” – if that’s what you want to call it -- was involved in the Ravens’ win. After the game we heard practically all of the coaches and players repeatedly giving thanks to their higher powers for helping them succeed.

What I didn’t hear mentioned was the mystical, Mercurial aspect of the symbolic Raven. And now that the game is over, we can see this magical totem was on our side, too. That’s the problem with the raven as a magical symbol. At heart, it’s a trickster, and you can never be entirely sure of its motives.

Many cultures (North American, Celtic) see the raven as a shapeshifter and link it to prophecy and the creation of the world. After the Super Bowl win, however, I’m more interested in the raven’s association with change.



See the edited version of this essay as printed in the Baltimore Sun on 2/8/13 here.


Interviews Dr. Bob in
"Dr. Bob: Life on the Fringe"
Read online now.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Review by Dr. Bob Hieronimus

Speaking as a decades-long Tolkien junkie, my review of any dramatization of his works is going to be biased. Nor can I come to this review of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” as a film critic who would try to evaluate a film adaptation purely on its cinematic qualities. Because of the dozens of times I have read these tomes, I will constantly analyze any Tolkien dramatization for every detail of how it differs from the original.



Dr. Bob Hieronimus on Ground Zero from Nov 2012 with Host Clyde Lewis - online free audio archive at

As they began the holiday week of Thanksgiving at Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis explored the ideas and myths about the true Thanksgiving. Who were these Pilgrims and what’s really behind this ‘Great Thanksgiving Hoax’? We hope you’re hungry for ‘Pilgrim’s Fairy Tales‘ featuring Dr. Robert R. Hieronimus, the author and researcher behind ‘Founding Fathers, Secret Societies‘!

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Hurricane Sandy – A Lesson to Learn From

Oct. 28, 2012

Dr. Zohara M. Hieronimus, DHL

For almost thirty years now, Hieronimus & Co in its various radio broadcasts, television, print, online, and other public forums has addressed the increasing weather extremes as a result of global warming. This discussion began in earnest in 1985 among scientists and only now is it becoming self evident with the October surprise of Hurricane Sandy, not to mention the severe droughts, floods, record temperatures world wide, and other anomalous weather patterns and their deleterious impacts on animals, nature and humans.

As the East Coast encounters this ‘frankenstorm’, I hope more citizens appreciate the lack luster environmental policies promoted by ex-Governor Romney and less than robust initiatives of the Congress and our President, Barack Obama, whom I voted for and will again. It is also possible to see that dividing citizens is not a progressive nor productive outcome of the current Presidential election or USA media and is the result of the outright corporate theft of what once was a prerogative of citizens. Candidates are now bought and sold by their underwriters rather than being chosen by the people they are obligated to serve. We all must hold Congress accountable for their perpetual failure regarding our earth’s well being.


The Joanne Shenandoah Trio sings at the Vatican for Witnessing the Canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha

What a wonderful sight to see: the Joanne Shenandoah trio singing in the foreground with the white-robed priests behind them. Above, in the background, that soaring edifice covered in the gold captured from the Native American mines through the lives and bodies of the thousands of indigenous peoples whose efforts still decorate the cathedrals all over Europe. What a great full circle they have journeyed. Hieronimus & Co. helped to fund the trip with a contribution to the Hiawatha fund. Listen to our interview with Joanne Shenandoah and Doug George-Kanentiio on 21st Century Radio.


Listen to a clip of the song "There Will be Peace" (Let there be peace in our minds continually, all around the world, and now let our minds be one) by Joanne Shenandoah.

Joint announcement by Secretary General and President of the General Assembly calls for 5WCW

Given that women compose the half of humanity and the inherent importance and relevance of women issues for the global progress, it is high time that such a world conference is convened, more so as the world is going through enormous changes in all fronts having both positive and other implications for women.

for a U.N. Sponsored 5th World Conference on Women

See 5WCW information and



Dr. Bob talks to ‘Conspiro Media’ about The Beatles’ animated movie ‘Yellow Submarine’ from an esoteric perspective.

To mark last month’s release of The Beatles’ 1968 animated movie ‘Yellow Submarine’ on DVD and Blu-ray, ‘Conspiro Media’ grabbed the opportunity to chat with artist, author, researcher and radio-host Robert Richard Hieronimus Ph.D. His 2002 book, ‘Inside the Yellow Submarine: The Making of The Beatles Animated Classic,’ has been dubbed, “an indispensable companion to the movie.” It not only features exclusive interviews with all the principle creators of the film and an intricate account of the details behind the making of it, but also a unique analysis of the esoteric, symbolic aspects within the movie itself. In fact, the occult archetypes that Hieronimus believes are bubbling beneath the Yellow Submarine’s waters are what initially sparked his interest in the movie.

Read the rest online at Conspiro Media



Dr. Bob and his 'Little Help' mural in Concrete Canvases: 10 Highlights from the Baltimore Murals Project from The Baltimore Sun LIVE





John Coates Tribute

by Dr. Bob Hieronimus, author of Inside the Yellow Submarine

One of the most important and beloved co-creators of the Beatles Yellow Submarine film has passed away: John Coates, who served as what would be today be called Line Producer on the film, though his screen credit was listed as production supervisor. Coates passed away on the 17th of September 2012 at the age of 85...



Dr. Bob on Irish Side of the Moon Radio

irish Side of the Moon Dr. HieronimusHost Gabriel and Dr. Bob talk about Canada, Jimi Hendrix, organised crime in the music industry, hemp, personal responsibility and the great seal of the United States. Robert dispels some of the myths surrounding secret societies and the much mis-translated Latin phrase " NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM", which more correctly translates to "NEW ORDER OF THE AGES", as opposed to , " new world order". As he belongs to two or more of these secret societies, it is a refreshing perspective.

Listen in to also find out how the Native Americans were instrumental in creating the Constitution of the United States, and the fundamental mistake the founding fathers made, mainly, there was an absence of founding mothers, or no balance.

Listen to the show online for free

Link to the show page on Irish Side Of The Moon

Read Details of the restoration process in this interview by Dr. Bob Hieronimus with Paul Rutan Jr. of Triage Motion Picture Services in May 2012.






Hidden Knowledge with David Ovason in England

October 5th-7th 2012,  the well-known author David Ovason will be presenting a series of talks and seminars linked with arcane symbolism on the North Yorkshire moors, at High Trenhouse. Enjoy a breath-taking tour of arcane and astrological subjects, ranging from astrological symbolism to a study of the hermetic structure of Washington, D.C.

Please click here for more information about the course.

The all-inclusive price for the weekend is £295 ($462 U.S.), including VAT [£245 ($383 U.S.), if sharing]. There will be an optional DBB for those wishing to stay over Sunday night, dining with the tutor, at a cost of £95 ($148 U.S.), inclusive of VAT.

Act Now! Closing date for application is August 24, 2012.

Those wishing to attend should contact John Telephone 01729 830322. Please click here  to go to the High Trenhouse website.


Dr. Bob and his ArtCar We the People featured in bmore magazine and Artscape!

From the bmore feature by Jolene Carr with photographs by Steve Ruark

Hieronimus’ “We the People” car offers a harmonious blend of symbols and people, including the first African American astronomer Benjamin Banneker, the Iroquois prophet Deganawida and the names of six Iroquois nations scrolled across the hood. It also features Thomas Jefferson and Jimi Hendrix doing his Woodstock rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner. “ Hieronimus describes this as a reminder “that America has a spiritual destiny.”

This summer will mark his 6th year participating in Artscape’s Art Car Exhibit, displaying a biodiesel-fueled 1984 Mercedes, known as “We the People.”

One of the nation’s largest free arts festivals, Artscape welcomes more 350,000 visitors during its three-day run each July.


NEW goal - We need 225,000 signatures !

Stop the Monsanto Rider

Stop the Monsanto Rider

Unless the senate or a citizen’s army of farmers and consumers can stop them, the House of Representatives is likely to ram this dangerous rider through any day now.

A so-called ‘Monsanto rider,’ quietly slipped into the multi-billion dollar FY 2013 Agricultural Appropriations bill, would require – not just allow, but require – the Secretary of Agriculture to grant a temporary permit for the planting or cultivation of a genetically engineered crop, even if a federal court has ordered the planting be halted until an Environmental Impact Statement is completed. All the farmer or the biotech producer has to do is ask.

Please click below to help by signing the petition and better still, call your Representatives in the House.

Dr. Bob takes his hat off to Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band

See article and pics from the concert...

Ringo Starr Sticking with Dr. Bob's Hat!

Ringo's still rockin' the straw boater hat Dr. Bob tossed to him onstage at the Ringo Starr and the All Starr Band concert at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, Maryland on 24 June 2012. Here Ringo is seen wearing it in his August update message on his own website. Dr. Bob posted his hat-throwing video as a Happy Birthday message since we posted it right before Ringo's birthday on July 7th.


Click here to go to Ringos' site and see his video update wearing Dr. Bob's hat!



Fukushima reactor shows radiation levels much higher than thought

Damage from disaster so severe that clean-up expected to take decades, according to latest examination of nuclear plant







NEW!  Dr. Bob quoted in Reuters article about YS renovation/re-release.

See more at our Yellow Submarine page...

Read the article online.






Ziggy Marley Meets Dr. Bob at the Howard Theatre in DC, for the launch of his “Wild and Free” Tour

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The Student Reveals a Few Key Mentors

by Bob Hieronimus, Ph.D.

In April of 1972 I was contacted by the former Secretary General of the United Nations U Thant, who was providing a letter of introduction to me for Buddhist mystic and diplomat U Maung Maung Ji. This led to several momentous encounters for me with my most important mentors, who told me I had been overshadowed by a higher force to execute “The Apocalypse.”

Main room, main wall of “The Apocalypse” mural, extended

I believe the time has now come for me to reveal this story and introduce you to the guides who have been with me since at least 1968 when I realized why I incarnated in this earthly body known as Robert R. Hieronimus.

Read the rest of the article...


Uranus Square Pluto 2012

Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn: Our world could experience very serious changes this year due to the Uranus-Pluto Square.

Please be aware and be prepared, especially around June 24th of this year, and then again July 17, and Sept 18-19th 2012.



Zohara to Deliver Keynote Address ” The Art of Joy – The Longevity Factor”

“Accentuate the Positive”

Wednesday June 6th

Senior Friendly Neighborhoods and The Associated is hosting their annual conference at The Myerberg Center.

Time: 10 – 3 PM
Location: 3101 Falstaff Road at Clarks Lane
Baltimore, MD 21209

The Keynote address ” The Art of Joy – The Longevity Factor” will be given by Zohara.

Ruscombe Mansion Holistic Health Center, founded by Zoh over 25 years ago, will have an information table.

Details on


Re-release of Yellow Submarine - Exclusive Q & A with Apple Representative Jonathan Clyde

Read the exclusive details of the re-release of The Beatles Yellow Submarine in this email interview by Dr. Bob Hieronimus with Jonathan Clyde of Apple Corps in May 2012.


Global Warming Close to Becoming Irreversible

The world is close to reaching tipping points that will make it irreversibly hotter, making this decade critical in efforts to contain global warming, scientists warned on Monday. Read More...




Joint announcement by Secretary General and President
of the General Assembly calls for 5WCW

Given that women compose the half of humanity and the inherent importance and relevance of women issues for the global progress, it is high time that such a world conference is convened, more so as the world is going through enormous changes in all fronts having both positive and other implications for women.

for a U.N. Sponsored 5th World Conference on Women

See 5WCW information and documents:


A Tribute to Phyllis Benjamin of Baltimore, MD

We’d like to celebrate the life of a woman who helped thousands of others explore the unknown.

Phyllis loved to travel to the world’s ancient sites and helped others do the same through her travel agency and like Charles Fort, whose International Fortean Society she championed, Phyllis lived the teaching -- that we must explore without bias what we do not know.



New article in

about Dr. Bob!

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Jimi Hendrix and me: Bob Hieronimus reflects on a man few really knew

by Mark Reutter on

Dr. Bob Hieronimus and Janie Hendrix (sister of Jimi Hendrix) in front of Founding Fathers artcar outside the Hippodrome before the Hendrix Experience concert in 2010.

Dr. Bob and Billy Cox on the Marc Steiner show

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The Mysterious Professor or the Unknown Speaker

Excerpted from United Symbolism of America by Robert R. Hieronimus, Ph.D. and recently published on

Throughout the 20th Century academic historians routinely dismissed the suggestion that Secret Societies like the Freemasons and Rosicrucians had an influence on the founding of America. As we move into the 21st Century, however, the acknowledgement of this fact has begun to appear even among mainstream scholars. While earlier historic doctrines required scholars to dismiss anything that was improvable with physical evidence, today it is now considered unreasonable to dismiss the reports of an event or influence simply for lack of hard documentation. In my study of humanistic psychology, I have also grown to appreciate that even if a reported event or influence did NOT occur as popularly believed, its myth or legend still has the power to bring into being something of much greater importance than what we believe to be true.

I can readily understand why the History Channel loves this story about the Mysterious Professor or Unknown Speaker. I wrote about him in both my books, Founding Fathers, Secret Societies, and United Symbolism of America. I kept the accounts short because there is no historical documentation to verify this person’s involvement in either the flag design or the signing of the Declaration of Independence. There is, however, great value in understanding his story on an archetypal level of why his legend became popular and continues to be referenced to this the entire article


New History Channel series features Dr. Bob Hieronimus

Watch Dr. Bob on H2 in a NEW EPISODE Saturday 1/28/12 at 10 PM

Watch the episodes online!

Dr. Bob Hieronimus was interviewed for a two hour special called "America's Book of Secrets: The Monuments" as the introduction to a 10-part series beginning soon thereafter.  He will also be featured in one of the follow up editions of the series in an episode called “America's Book of Secrets: The Freemasons”. Look for the next repeat airing of “America’s Book of Secrets: The Monuments” on “H2” on Saturday 1/21/12 at 8 PM and again overnight at 12 AM Eastern Time.

History 2 (H2) channel can be found on DirecTV at Channel 271; on Dish Network at Channel 121; on Comcast at Channel 116 (in some areas); and on Verizon FiOS at Channel 127. Hope this helps you find it!

See a clip from the show here:

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Dr. Bob Hieronimus interviewed by BBC Persian on the history of Freemasons in the United States and their symbols.

The BBC Persian feature on Freemasons in the US was aired on Sunday 1/15/2012, and refers to the Founding Fathers symbols and conspiracy theories, such as the pyramid on the reverse of the dollar bill and Masonic symbols in the map of Washington DC.


See the feature online (in Farsi)


A rebirth for a sacred place on the Mohawk

By Doug George-Kanentiio

Land sacred to the Peacemaker tradition of the Iroquois Indians has been returned to native hands for the first time in 300 years.  The 110-acre parcel is on the north shore of the Mohawk River, astride the Cohoes Falls, just before it flows into the Hudson River, and includes 1,200 feet of water frontage extending north of the river for about half a mile. The land along the Cohoes Falls is back in native hands thanks to the vision of the late Mohawk Nation Chief Jake Swamp and the hard work of Greg Schaaf, director of the Center for Indigenous Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, N.M., and John Kim Bell, the Kahnawake Mohawk who founded the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards in Canada. 



Lady Liberty Needs Your Help


The Seat of Governance

by Zohara Hieronimus, D.H.L.

Prayer is powerful. Those who know this from personal experience use prayer for seeking guidance from G-d about their own lives, for healing themselves and others. One can use prayer to praise G-d for the miracle of life itself and the things we have to be grateful for. Many people like myself, pray to G-d for divine insight about the world and how to bring peace and harmony to everyone on earth.

I have never in my entire life received a message of hate from prayer nor heard a message of division. I have never while praying, received any instructions that involve intolerance, elimination of other people, or lack of understanding that souls have many ways to find Him, of finding that inner home of the heart which G-d Illuminates within each one of us.






Assassination Attempts and the ‘Antichrist’ Agenda

On 11/11/11 there was an attempted assassination of President Obama by a young man named Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez. According to the news reports, Ortega believed Mr. Obama was “the devil” and had to be “taken care of”. He also was “obsessed with the date November 11, 2011.” I was sadly not surprised to read about this horrible attempt by a clearly disturbed individual, and I lay the blame squarely at the feet of the Dominionist preachers who advocate the elimination of politicians they consider “demonized”. I’m sure the leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation or the organizers of DC40 will not accept responsibility for this man’s actions, but they are the ones preaching violence against everyone they disagree with, calling them all “Satan” and the Antichrist.

American Beauty Rose, one of a series of watercolors by Dr. Bob Hieronimus, blending the transformative symbol of love, the red rose, with the beauty of the American flag design for a love-centered patriotic symbol.

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Anonymous Film Review by Dr. Bob Hieronimus










The wait is over! The new Roland Emmerich film, “Anonymous”, has opened in theaters and is bringing to the mainstream audience the question: “Was Shakespeare a Fraud?” It’s one of those questions that until you examine it closely sounds completely absurd. We are all so completely indoctrinated in school that to question the identity of the greatest writer in the English language is tantamount to blasphemy. On the other hand, those brave enough to examine this question closely quickly realize that the hard evidence available to disprove the man named William Shakespeare was the actual author of the works bearing his name, far outweighs any evidence used to prove he was the author…. “Anonymous” will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end, proposing that the real author was probably one of Queen Elizabeth’s illegitimate children named Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford.

Click here to read more.


Gloria Steinem and Dr. Zohara Hieronimus

Dec. 4, 2011


At a gathering hosted by Gloria Stienem in her home, for the benefit of the Matilda Joslyn Gage (1826-1898) Museum in upstate New York. The Gage Museum honors and celebrates the great suffragist’s leadership in equal rights for all humans, for the right to vote of women, African Americans and native Indians, for activities as an abolitionist as well as leading the movement of the separation of Church and State; believing in the sanctity of the sovereign human. These themes of sovereign freedom are the epicenter of Zoh’s long broadcast and writing history.  


Are You Familiar with the Jefferson Bible?

Jefferson was forever under attack because of his refusal to attend the church of the presidents. He was slandered as being an atheist during his political campaign, and the Federalists took advantage of this slur. Jefferson’s true religious beliefs were Christian in the broadest and truest sense of the word. Before retiring in the evening, Jefferson observed a daily ritual of reading something moral. For sixteen years he worked on compiling a volume he called The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, now known as The Jefferson Bible and more fully discussed in my 1975 and 1985 publications. He confided in few people about his studies, but in 1816 Jefferson wrote to Charles Thomson: “I too, have made a wee little book . . . which I call the philosophy of Jesus; it is a paradigm of his doctrines. . . . A more beautiful or precious morsel of ethics I have never seen; it is a document in proof that I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus.”



Who: Washington Interdepence Council Inaugural launch of "A Dialogue on Race" educational series, with the exchange of letters between Banneker & Jefferson serving as a paradigm for an addressing the issue of race in America as taken from the era of America's Founding Fathers. These exchange of letters, we contend, marked the beginning of civil discourse on race in America. Below you will find info on the event:

What: A Panel Discussion from 6:30 to 8:30 featuring Dr. Bob Hieronimus and Dr. Boyce Watkins of Black Voices AOL who was voted Black Speaker of the Year in 2011.

During the Reception segment, from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. we will have a performance from amazing violinist, Diana Sundsvold.

Where: House of the Temple, 1733 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009

When: Wednesday, November 9, 2011.
Panel discussion, 6 to 8 p.m., and Reception, 8 to 10 p.m.

The event is business attire. The cost is $50 pp. The website is

See full event sponsorship information here.



Happy Birthday Dr. Bob!



Dr. Bob Hieronimus and the "We the People" Art Car

Visionary artist, writer and radio host Dr. Bob Hieronimus explains the imagery on his 300SD Mercedes art car, "We the People Biodiesel Artcar". The car runs on biodiesel fuel and is masterfully painted with symbols of American history.


From an upcoming production "An Inconvenient Car" by Elizabeth McGraw-Austin.



Bravo for a wonderful, sweet and successful open house. Over 100 visitors enjoyed ours and each other's company:

  • - eating wonderful foods
    in a supportive and kind community

  • - yoga by the pond with Judy

  • - meditation in the meditation room with Betsy

  • - the hour-long panel program in the newly renovated studio.

Thanks to all our staff and volunteers and see you all next year!



Tune In Dr. Bob on SyFy!


Watch the episode online at SyFy Channel as Dr. Bob appears on Episode 6: Holy Grail and gives them a hint where to look next.




Lady Liberty Gallery

Liberties with Liberty: The Fascinating History of America's Proudest Symbol

By Nancy Jo Fox



Artscape and Artcars 2011!

We The People: the first (and still the only!) biodiesel artcar in the state of Maryland.

See the Baltimore Sun online photo gallery of the ArtCars

See the online Baltimore Sun video of the ArtCar Parade



Featured in the Latest UFO Magazine

The Magonia Project: An Interview with Jacques Vallee on his Collaboration with Chris Aubeck

by Drs. Bob and Zohara Hieronimus

See the whole article with illustrations.



Dr. Bob first-ever inductee to The International Fortean Organization Hall of Fame

Dr. Bob Hieronimus was a presenter at the 56th Phenomenal Conference on Anomalous Phenomena sponsored by the International Fortean Organization’s Fortfest 2011 on May 14, 2011.

After showing his film called “Artist of Savitria” produced in 1971 by Maryland Public Television, Dr. Bob gave a brief talk entitled “The Apocalypse Is Not the End of the World”. Based in part on the “Apocalypse” mural featured in the film, Bob’s message is that history is cyclical: civilizations rise and fall across the eons of time. Whatever earth changes or calamities arise in 2012 or at any time before or after, the Earth will still be here long after the human race. “The Earth doesn’t need us,” he reminded us.

After his presentation, he was surprised to be awarded this certificate from Phyllis Benjamin, who told him he was the first inductee into their new Fortean Hall of Fame! As she told us in a follow-up Email: "We were honored to have you be the very first inductee in the Fortean Hall of Fame which includes John Michell, John Keel, Colin Wilson, Lyle Watson and Gerald Hawkins. Would we could clone you. I know you and Zohara's work will abide and will be a shining example to us all."

The International Fortean Organization (INFO) President Phyllis Benjamin, inducted Dr. Bob to their Hall of Fame in a ceremony during FORTFEST 2011 on May 14 & 15, 2011.

Phyllis Benjamin, President of INFO with Dr. Bob holding his Hall of Fame certificate.



Jimi Hendrix and the Star Spangled Banner at Ft. McHenry’s New Visitor Center

Recent articles in the Baltimore Sun about Jimi Hendrix's music featured at the renovated Visitor Center at Ft. McHenry brings back memories for Dr. Bob. Read more



William Donald Schaefer – a Man of Rebirth

A Tribute from Dr. Bob Hieronimus,

William Donald Schaefer was all about rebirth. And I don’t mean just what he famously did for the renaissance of the City of Baltimore. He had a deeply spiritual and almost mystical side to him that few would ever see. His vision for the future was as distant as his appreciation for the far distant past, and his underlying goals and motivations were towards a future of “one people, one planet.” His support for the Baltimore Sister City relationships with Alexandria and Luxor, Egypt brought forth memories of his possible previous lifetimes in Egypt, something he shared with me as only one of a handful who could appreciate such a statement. Who knows what he discovered in his consciousness when working on Baltimore’s other successful Sister City unions with places in the Ukraine, Greece, the Netherlands, and China. Don Schaefer was never one to slow down. As a local artist, I was one of many who first noticed William Donald Schaefer when he was on the City Council and the sponsor of the “1-per-cent-for-art” clause in municipal building contracts. Politicians in support of the arts is such a rare thing...




William Donald Schaefer for Mayor

In 1969 artist Bob Hieronimus and a group of a dozen other young spiritual seekers moved into a rundown mansion in the Coldspring area of northwest Baltimore.  They formed Savitria (“House of the Sun”) and the AUM Center, which was approved by the Maryland State Board of Education to offer certificates in religious metaphysics, occult science and mystic arts.  Despite the admonition against getting involved in politics taught by the Western Mystery Tradition that was fostered at Savitria, Hieronimus couldn’t help but admire the President of the Baltimore City Council William Donald Schaefer when he sponsored the One Percent for Art clause in municipal building contracts.  When he met Schaefer at a fundraiser and was asked to design a poster for his mayoral campaign, he agreed, despite the disapproval of the other leaders at Savitria.





A review of the cd/dvd box set overseen by Janie Hendrix, her efforts to preserve and continue the legacy of Hendrix's music, and the story of Dr. Bob Hieronimus and his own personal conversations with Hendrix.



Bob Patterson photo of Bigfoot Recently, a new attempt has been made to debunk one of the most famous images of Bigfoot in the world. The Roger Patterson-Bob Gimlin film taken on October 20, 1967 in Bluff Creek California has been carefully analyzed for over 30 years, and this is just one of many attacks on its credibility by debunkers. Ironically, however, this latest attempt to call this film a hoax has earned little, five-foot-five ME, a footnote in Bigfoot history!!! Believe it or not, the man who has so-called "gone public" to say it was really him dressed up in a gorilla suit in this famous film, is named none other than "Bob Heironimus"! He spells it a little differently, but it's obviously causing a good deal of confusion out there, so here's my official statement on this case: That was NOT me!!! That's right, the "Bob Heironimus" claiming to be the man in the Bigfoot suit, is NOT the same "Bob Hieronimus" who has interviewed countless Bigfoot researchers about this very film and other cases on his 21st Century Radio(r) program! Ironic coincidence??? You decide. As unusual as my name is, I have been confused with at least three other Bob Hieronimi in this world, so this is not the first time I've been accused of doing something I had no knowledge of!




Happy 50th Birthday

Janie Hendrix

March 1, 2011

Birthday card for Janie Hendrix's upcoming 50th: design by Dr. Bob, photo by Stuart Zolotorow.


David Ovason
Shakespeare's Secret Booke: Deciphering Magical and Rosicrucian Codes

Click to see diagrams from the book:

Hieroglyphic Monad of Dr. John Dee

Hermetic Cross from the Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela

Seven-fold Man

Experience Hendrix


at Hippodrome Theatre ONE NIGHT ONLY November 11, 2010

Experience Hendrix, the concert tour that has dazzled sold-out audiences across the country, revisits the music and inspiration of Jimi Hendrix with an all-star line up of music greats. Dr. Bob & Friends went and had a spectacular evening.

More photos online...


Come Together 2010

A holiday celebration featuring the music of the Beatles performed by some of the finest musicians in the region.

Friday December 10, 2010 at Ram's Head Live in Baltimore MD. Proceeds benefit Young Audiences/Arts for Learning of MD -

The Moonlight Goddess Party + Star Smile Summit!

Sunday November 7, 2010, 7pm - 1am

The American Visionary Art Museum's first "Goddess" benefit in 7 years! Included Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia leading a "Merry Prankster" Workshop.

AVAM Benefit with "Mountain Girl" Carolyn Garcia

Monday November 8, 2010, 8pm - 10pm

Carolyn shared a wonderful slide show with us covering much of her history: from the first time she went to Ken Keysey's house to the current state of the bus "Further". For over an hour a rapt audience took a journey with Carolyn through her life through the Merry Prankster days through today.

Special guest Roland Griffiths, Ph.D - Lead Investigator of Psilocybin Research at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Griffiths and his co-researchers have published research indicating psilocybin can occasion mystical-type experiences having substantial and sustained personal meaning and spiritual significance.

They are seeking volunteers with a diagnosis of cancer to participate in a scientific study of states of consciousness brought about by psilocybin, and their impact on psychological distress and spirituality. Other studies need volunteers who want to quit smoking or practice meditation facillatated with psilocybin and counseling in a controlled environment. For more information: 410-550-5990 or  E-Mail:

More about the AVAM benfit with Carolyn Garcia and Dr. Griffiths....

See the whole photo album ....


Bluesette Reunion

The Bluesette reunion was November 14, 2010 at Frazier’s On The Avenue, 919 W. 36th Street in Baltimore, MD, starting at 2:00PM. Dr. Bob was there to auction off a "Light" the Woodstock 1969 Bus collectible model (only 3000 worldwide).

Read about the Bluesette story here.
Bluesette on Facebook.



Dr. Bob visits the Keeper of the Great Seal of the U.S.A. in Washington D.C.

Soon after the publication of Dr. Bob Hieronimus’s book, The United Symbolism of America, he enjoyed a private tour of the actual Great Seal press and the comprehensive and beautiful exhibit on the history of the Seal.  Invited by Senior Curator, U.S. Diplomacy Center Dr. Priscilla Linn, to view the exhibit called “Celebrating the 225th Anniversary of the Great Seal of the United States: Past, Present and Future,” Dr. Bob was also specially treated to a demonstration of the Great Seal in action.  Sharon Hardy, Chief of the Office of Presidential Appointments, Bureau of Human Resources, demonstrated the Seal press with an actual Presidential document, which she made official by imprinting on it the Great Seal of the United States.  Ms. Hardy is the official custodian of the Great Seal, and each year, she and her staff imprint seals for between 2,000-3,000 documents, including presidential commissions, diplomatic envelopes, and treaties.

The U.S. has never cut a die for the reverse, but its image appears on the back of the one dollar bill.



World's First Automated, Solar Powered Fuel Station Comes to Merriweather Post Pavilion

The Baltimore Biodiesel Co-op, the area’s first retail group dedicated solely to clean, renewable, and domestically produced biodiesel, announces the Grand Opening of its newest pump located at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD on Saturday, October 16th at 1:00 PM EST. The new location was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration. It was also assisted by a gift from Dr. Bob and Dr. Zohara Hieronimus who were inspired by Baltimore Biodiesel and Willie Nelson to support this endeavor making biodiesel available at Merriweather Post Pavilion for the planet-conscious music



Thank you to everyone who posted birthday wishes for me on Facebook (and sent cards and Emails)!

Happy Birthday! Thank you to everyone who posted birthday wishes for me here (and sent cards and Emails)! My family knows I take birthdays very seriously, celebrating for weeks in advance. I’m sorry I’m not on Facebook much, and don’t post immediate responses, but that’s the way it is with the promises I made this lifetime. It won’t surprise some of you to learn that I have lived many lifetimes as a soldier, including my last lifetime during the American Revolution, when I paid the ultimate sacrifice and died in battle even before the Declaration of Independence was signed. This lifetime I was allowed to serve our beloved nation in the capacity of educator, artist, and author, and within these boundaries I am still motivated to serve every waking moment challenging the forces bent on destroying our Constitutional Republic.



Jimi Hendrix in the Smithsonian

Dr. Bob and Dr. Zoh attend the The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian opening of its latest exhibition “Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture.” The panel exhibition, which also features Jimi Hendrix' long patchwork coat, opens Thursday, July 1, at the museum on the National Mall; it is open through Jan. 2, 2011.

See more from the Opening Ceremony

More from the Smithsonian



Dr. Bob Interviewed by Red Ice Radio

LISTEN ONLINE: Hour One focuses on the all things related to the Reverse of the Great Seal of the United States and focus specifically on the Eye in the Triangle above the Pyramid. Topics Discussed: National Treasure, Dan Brown, State Department, Dollar Symbols, The Eagle And the Shield, Jimi Hendrix, The great Seal of the United States, Freemasons, Manley Palmer Hall, etc.

Hear Hour One of the interview

Red Ice Radio screenshot


Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree

On June 13, 2010, Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus received a Doctorate of Humane Letters from the esteemed Saybrook University in San Francisco.

 This honor is bestowed for her contributions to social service and her two and a half decades-long commitment to the health and social justice of our region.

Photos and more about the Ceremony...

Read the press release and more...


Dr. Bob profiled in Baltimore magazine

The Hieronimus Code – a 7 page profile on the life and work of Dr. Bob Hieronimus in the June 2010 issue of Baltimore Magazine -- hits the newsstands on or about May 28th. Hurry to buy a copy before they are sold out! The annual Beach Guide is on the cover. Dr. Bob says this article is the “best profile about his work that has been printed in decades.” Exquisite photographs by Daniel Bedell show the playful side of Dr. Bob in front of his murals and Artcar. Insightful writing by Jim Burger and editing by John Lewis capture some of the powerful motivating forces that empassion Dr. Bob to tackle so many seemingly divergent projects with the energy of a little boy.

Learn what the symbols on his Artcar mean, the compelling childhood and college experiences that shaped his outlook, and why he and Zohara Meyerhoff are such a perfect fit. Everyone who has ever met Dr. Bob Hieronimus goes away certain there is a deeper purpose to his life that, if they were lucky, they were just barely able to grasp. Read the June issue of Baltimore Magazine to find out why he inspires so many people to reexamine their own life-paths and find deeper reasons for being of their own.

See the article.



Dr. Bob Responds to 2012 Theories

Over 40 years ago, in late 1965, I began to be plagued by horrifying dreams and visions of future calamities on this planet, and I found that the only way I could master them was to express them in my artwork.  My magnum opus along these lines was...Read the full article



United Symbolism book one of Pratt Library's Picks

More Than Just Names and Dates: History Books That Entertain

Edward Gibbon, author of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, once wrote that "History is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind." We're sure that you'll agree that history is certainly more than just names, facts, and dates after you've read this book!



Dr. Bob's FOUNDING FATHERS, SECRET SOCIETIES Translated into Japanese, Russian and German

Click on these images to see full-sized versions of the covers and an interior spread from each.



An Evening with Faith Ringgold

Elizabeth Sackler, Moderator
Founder, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, NY
Thursday, February 25 from 6 to 8pm

Bob Hieronimus, artist, author and activist
Tim McHenry, Curator, Rubin Museum of Art
Lisa E. Farrington, author
Faith Ringgold, artist and author

Readers of Dr. Hieronimus’s books United Symbolism of America (2008), Founding Fathers, Secret Societies (2006) and America’s Secret Destiny (1989) will know that at every opportunity to speak about Race, Social Justice and Inspiration, Hieronimus will invariably bring up the League of the Iroquois Indians and their forgotten influence on the Founding Fathers and the social justice system in this country. Read more here...



See the latest Yellow Submarine news at our special page...

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Ever since it was announced that Disney and director Robert Zemeckis are planning on a 3-D motion capture remake of The Beatles Yellow Submarine movie (slated for release in time for the London Summer Olympics in 2012), Dr. Bob Hieronimus has been hard at work to see that the original co-creators of this film get some recognition out of this new project. He sent a copy of his book, Inside the Yellow Submarine: The Making of the Beatles Animated Classic, to Zemeckis with the suggestion that at the very least a private preview screening of the remake for the original co-creators would be one way to pay homage to their efforts. Here is the response from the president of Image Movers Digital, and partner of Robert Zemeckis. We will post any further communication we have with this office, in our attempt to ensure the creators of the new film give public acknowledgment to the creators of the original film.



Dr. Bob Hieronimus participated in the Toys for Tots giveaway sponsored by the Negro League Baseball Museum of Maryland on December 17, 2009. See him here with the Marine who accepted the toys on behalf of Toys for Tots. The group shot includes other members of the board of directors of the Negro League Baseball Museum of Maryland including Geraldine Day, Sheila Banks, Audrey Simmons, and Ray Banks at the Museum headquarters, Lochearn Presbyterian Church, 3800 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD.


Come Together III - Feb 6, 2010 at 7PM

Recher Theatre - All Ages

The Come Together Benefit Concert is a charity event for the Johns Hopkins Kimmell Cancer Center, celebrating the music of The Beatles played by the regions Top Talent. The 3rd Annual Come Together will be held at the Recher Theatre on Feb. 6, 2010. The show will be hosted by Maynard from the Ed Norris show. Talent scheduled to perform include: The Cheaters, Dave Hill and the Come Together Band, Dave Tieff, Flipside, Brickfoot, Jeff Bober, REZIN, Dave Finnell, Dave Rosenthal, and many more to be announced!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving with some real Americana for kids and adults. Great family ideas, songs, games and history for all ages.

Happy Thanksgiving - America!


The Lost Symbol : Virgo / the Goddess?

Dan Brown's unforgettable protagonist, Robert Langdon, goes on a twelve-hour adventure through Washington D.C. in The Lost Symbol. The follow-up to The Da Vinci Code is also packed with symbols and secret codes, this time of our nation's capital and the Freemasons who conceived and built it. Dr. Bob had his own theory about what the "Lost Symbol" would be as explained in this except from The United Symbolism of America in the section about symbolism in Washington D.C...more

One People, One Planet, Hon!

Hidden Meanings of Common Symbols

Dr. Robert R. Hieronimus and TELESMA
Saturday, November 14, 2009
The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., Baltimore
8 pm (doors open at 7 pm)

See the presentation from Dr. Bob at the opening

See the online version of the Gallery

See the Exhibit Catalog

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc., a nonprofit organization. Dr. Robert R. Hieronimus will demonstrate the Hidden Meanings of Common Symbols in conjunction with a performance by local band TELESMA at The Windup Space on 12 W. North Ave. in Baltimore on Saturday, November 14, 2009, 8 PM. Decoding the reverse of America’s Great Seal as a symbol for the God within and the connection to higher consciousness has been the life work of Hieronimus. (He first contacted the State Department about that mysterious eye and pyramid on the one dollar bill in 1968!) Thanks to the best-selling ability of Dan Brown, tens of millions of readers are now being introduced to Hieronimus’s work in the form of Brown's new novel, The Lost Symbol.

On November 14th, Baltimore music fans and art lovers will hear a personal explanation of how our nation’s most common symbols ultimately point to the same thing: unity, balance, and attaining a state of higher consciousness. Learn how to decipher symbols for yourself. After his presentation, Dr. Hieronimus and assistants will create a symbolic mural to the transformative music of TELESMA (

Selections of Hieronimus’s 40 years of symbolic art will be on display at The Windup Space from November 1 through December 31, 2009 (opening artist’s reception on Friday November 6 from 7-9 PM). Also on display will be selections from the rock and roll celebrity photographs of Stuart Zolotorow. From Brooks Robinson to Paul McCartney, John Lennon and Willie Nelson, Zolotorow has photographed and published some of the legends of popular music and sports. Cultural heroes and mythology are essential to the health of stable society, and Zolotorow’s photos of our contemporary heroes remind us all to aim for the stars and that our purpose in life is to change the world.



September 10th, 2009

Bob interviewed on camera for Chinese TV at the Tear Down This Wall Expedition Opening reception at the National Arts Club, NYC

Tear Down This Wall Expedition: September 8th – September 19th, 2009

See the Artworks and Opening Reception photo gallery.



Woodstock 40th Anniversary
Celebrate with some of our favorite books and your very own "Light" Wodstock 1969 bus




Edelmann Disembarks from the Submarine

July 23, 2009 - Memorial Article for Heinz Edelman, Lead Designer for Yellow Submarine by Dr. Bob Hieronimus.






Dr. Bob interviewed on Fox News for The Hannity Show

Dr. Bob interviewed about the truth and fiction about the Illuminati in Dan Brown's new movie "Angels and Demons" on Fox News. Surprisingly, this was a more balanced presentation than the disappointingly hyped Secrets of the Founding Fathers on the History Channel.



The Biodiesel Artcar

We The People
is green!
Thanks to the Baltimore Biodiesel Coop, we are now driving on bio-fuel grown in America! No wars required.




2008 marked the 40th anniversary of Yellow Submarine. Dr. Bob Hieronimus has written several new articles for various Beatles and animation magazines. They include new information discovered since the publication of Inside the Yellow Submarine.



Read the interview with Ziggy Marley...

Artscape and Artcars!

Dr. Bob's artcar as seen on the Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts website for Artscape 2009.