Akiane Kramarik is a child prodigy artist (now in her 20s) who claims to paint visions that she receives from God. Her most famous work, Prince of Peace, painted at age 8, is a depiction of Jesus who she claims she saw in her visions. She was discovered by Oprah, has a successful art business, and appears frequently on talk shows and mainstream media.
The Akiane phenomenon is not real, however. It’s a Vatican hoax to prepare Christians for the new world religion and control people’s perceptions of God and Jesus. Akiane acts as an intermediary to God, literally telling and showing us what God are heaven are like.
In real life, Akiane is an actress from an elite family connected with the Vatican. Her name is Beatrice Borromeo.
Beatrice was never child prodigy. She was born in 1985, making “Akiane” nine years older than she presents in the media (Akiane claims she was born in 1994). It appears that her childhood interviews were not filmed live, or even in the years that we thought they were. They are staged, scripted illusions using blended footage from different time periods. More on the illusion of Akiane’s Oprah interview below…
Beatrice Borromeo, the actress who plays Akiane
The Borromeos are an Italian aristocrat family from Milan who married into royalty. Their ancestors include a Prince and several Cardinals in the Catholic Church. One of these Cardinals was Carlo Borromeo [1538-1584] who was canonized as a Saint after his death. He is also known as Saint Charles Borromeo. Much of Akiane’s “story” is based on her ancestor, Saint Charles. More on this later…
The Borromeos are extremely wealthy. They own islands and substaintial real estate in Northern Italy. They also own the media. Beatrice herself works as a news reporter. This is why “Akiane” gets in the media so easily.
Akiane’s Oprah interview
Akiane was first introduced to the public in 2003 on the Oprah show. That launched her career as an artist and was the beginning of many more interviews and TV appearances. Before that, no one had ever heard of her, despite her being a child prodigy who allegedly competed in art shows.
Akiane’s Oprah interview is an illusion of blended footage. Beatrice was born in 1985, and most likely, they started filming “her side” of the interview in 1994 – when she was nine years old. That’s why they say that Akiane was “born” in 1994. That’s when they started filming the footage of Akiane’s debut. A little truth in plain sight.
Years later, in 2003, they filmed Oprah’s side of the interview, with Oprah probably talking to a stand-in actress. Then, they blended the two footages together to create the final illusion. When they aired this illusion “live” in 2003, Beatrice was already an 18-year-old young woman! That’s how they protected her identity when Akiane became famous. Here is the Oprah interview.
Below is a clip from the interview showing a blonde woman in the audience. She isn’t a random person. She is Beatrices’s sister, Matilde Borromeo. The two sisters are two years apart in real life, but here we see that Matilde is roughly 20, the age she would have been when Oprah’s side of the interview was filmed.
Note that Matilde is wearing a fake hook-nose to look like their ancestor, Charles Borromeo. This is how the Borromeo family “announced” themselves to the public, and mocked the public openly, from the very first Akiane interview. It’s as plain as the nose on Matilde’s face!
Matilde married a European prince, Antonius von Furstenberg, who was most likely the real model for Prince of Peace. His face, beard, and “hip” hairstyle might look very familiar to you.
Reality check: the elites would never choose a commoner to portray Jesus. They like tricking us into worshipping them. So Jesus, a figure worshipped all around the world, would have to be one of them. This is how they’ve done it historically. Some say that the traditional paintings of Jesus with the long brown hair and brown beard were based on Cesar Borgia, a 16th Century Italian noble. Now, in the 21st Century, it makes sense that they’re “updating” Jesus’s look for a modern audience. They are updating Christianity too, making it more “new age” to prep Christians for the eventual new world religion.
Below is Antonius with his mother, Princes Maximiliane Windisch-Graetz. She plays Carol Corneliuson, the Founder of Art and Soul Works, Akiane’s partner company that sells a lot of her art and merchandise.
As of this writing, Akiane is involved in a phony lawsuit with “Carol” of Art and Soul Works, trying to split with the company. Rest assured, though, that the court battle is fake and just a publicity stunt to keep Akiane relevant, now that she’s not a child anymore. In real life, there is no bad blood between these two women. They are family members working together to scam the public. Right now, their flunkies are filing fake documents in the Illinois court system and putting them on the Internet for public viewing, so the “court battle” seems real.
Akiane hasn’t revealed these details to her fans yet, but probably will soon, because she dropped some hints about a “court battle” in one of her videos (entitled “Painting My Long Year“).
Her hints were meant to prime her followers and keep them engaged for the next chapter of her story. Her story is like a soap opera, filled with never-ending drama.
Warning: even though Akiane fans don’t know what the “battle” is about (because they won’t do research), some of them feel sorry for her already and have offered to give donations. Don’t do it! The battle and the drama are all fake.
Saint Charles Borromeo: Akaine’s story is based on his life
Beatrice’s ancestor, Saint Charles Borromeo, was the archbishop and Cardinal of Milan in the 16th Century. He was canonized as a Saint after his death.
Borromeo was a spiritual man known for his self-discipline and strict daily routines of prayer, fasting, mortifications, and voluntary poverty. He continued these routines, even when sick, which some people believe led to his early death at 46.
This is why Akiane is portrayed as someone with strict, self-imposed routines. Like rising before sunrise everyday to paint for hours on end, even refusing food sometimes, when her mother offers it. This is similar to Borromeo’s fasting. In addition to working, it’s also said that Akiane does house chores, exercises, and “homeschools herself” which makes her seem very self-disciplined. None of this is true. These are just references to her ancestor, for those in the know.
As a Cardinal, Borromeo enforced the “accuracy” of Jesus in religious art. He thought that Bible scenes and paintings of Jesus should be as accurate to the Bible as possible to honor Jesus properly.
This is why Akiane is portrayed as being obsessed with accuracy and portraying Jesus’s face as accurate as possible to her vision.
Borromeo also practiced Holy Face Devotion, an old Catholic tradition of meditating on a picture of Jesus’s face. This practice was believed to stregthen people’s faith and cleanse their souls of impurity. It was even prescribed to criminals to help reform them.
This is why Akiane’s story centers on Jesus’s face. It’s a reference to Holy Face Devotion, practiced by her ancestor. When describing her process for painting Prince of Peace, she portrays it as a 40-hour devotion that started with intense prayer to God for the right model. Her partner company, Art and Soul Works, encourages Holy Face Devotion:
“When you look into the eyes of ‘Prince of Peace,’ the resurrection of Jesus painting, you may (like many) feel a stirring – a sense you are feeling His love and witnessing the Real Face of Jesus. But why do we yearn to be connected with Him in such a personal way? What compels us to want to see Jesus’ face? Many feel that Jesus paintings are a touchstone for their beliefs because Jesus paintings offer a deeper connection to Him. In fact, the Holy Scripture encourages us to ‘seek His face, His Presence, and His Word.’”https://art-soulworks.com/pages/jesus-painting
Shroud of Turin and “prints of piece”
Borromeo promoted the Shroud of Turin by taking several famous pilgrimages there. Believing that the Shroud contained the imprint of Jesus, he commissioned artists to make drawings of the face from the Shroud, as accurately as possible. These drawings of Jesus were called “prints,” and they were, quite literally, “prints of the piece” (the Shroud). These prints of Jesus were displayed in churches for the public to pray and medititate on. Because they were based on the Shroud, they were often displayed with the caption, “The true face of Jesus.”
This is why Akiane’s painting is called Prince of Peace. Not only is it a phrase from the Bible, but it’s also a play on words for “prints of piece,” a reference to her ancestor’s work. This is also why Akiane hints at the Shroud of Turin in her story, claiming that “scientists” analyzed her painting and found it a match to the Shroud, which some people take as evidence that she really did capture “the true face of Jesus.”
This is why Art and Soul Works markets Akiane’s painting as, “The Real Face of Jesus.” It’s a nod to Borromeo and the drawings of Jesus in his time period.
Charles Borromeo was into education and charity. He set up schools for priests to hold them to higher standards, and what’s known today as the first “Sunday Schools” for the public. He also famously fed the hungry with his own funds, when a plague broke out in Italy.
This is why Akiane is interested in improving education, claiming she wants to start a school of her own. It’s also why she is interested in charity and feeding the hungry. “My favorite food is the food I can share” she’s known to say.
In addition to his other work, Borromeo fought corruption in the Church, disciplining leaders who didn’t hold to his high standards. This made him lots of enemies. Some of them even tried to kill him, but failed.
This is why Akiane talks a lot about “enemies” in her life, who constantly threaten her and her saintly family. She speaks of mean neighbors who shot at her dog and set fires by her house, putting her family in dangers. She speaks of mean teachers who yell at her, small-minded people who want to burn her art, agents who betray her and steal her art, and long, expensive lawsuits with former business partners.
None of these people exist, and none of these events happened. They are just references to her ancestor’s turbulent life. In reality, people love her. Her social media is filled with praise and loving comments from hundreds of people. Even her skeptics who think she’s a liar, or possessed by a demon, never make physical threats or tell her to burn her work. At most, they say that she is a sinner who needs to “repent.” Or, they’ll try to warn others that she is lying.
As you can see, Akiane’s story has many nods and references to her ancestor. The only thing that I didn’t find about Saint Charles Borromeo was “visions.” Borromeo was spiritual and felt a calling to God, but apparently, never had visions, like Akiane. There are other saints, though, who have had visions. Visions were necessary to Akiane’s story, because her marketers want to imply that Akiane is in touch with Jesus and captured his face accurately on canvas.
To be continued…
I will write more later about the Akiane hoax, how they pulled it off, and why. And reveal more about Beatrice and her family. Meanwhile, feel free to comment and ask questions.