"The Road to the Western Lands is devious, unpredictable; today's easy passage may be tomorrow's death trap. The obvious road is almost always the fools road, and beware the middle roads; the roads of moderation, common sense, and careful planning; however there is a time for planning, moderation, and common sense."
-William S. Burroughs
The point at which this song begins on the video below is not at all arbitrary; it is the exact point at which the song from the 3rd album I overlaid with this film ends. I intend to release the rest eventually, but for Now, In Joy:
See my other syncs on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/user4946484/videos
Rimbaud grasped the essence of this experience when he wrote to a friend: 'The poet should be a visionary; one should make oneself a visionary...' 'One makes oneself a visionary by a long, immense, ordered derangement of the senses.'"
-Colin Wilson, from The Outsider
The other day I was at the flea market and I came across an old dead-head selling this classic sheet of blotter acid:
The sheet is double sided
Alice Through the Looking Glass is not the first subversive piece of literature, but in many ways it really has paved the way for more examples of mind acrobatics and subliminal subplots than one can count.
As Nietzsche expressed in The Birth of Tragedy, The Satyr Chorus used to articulate these elements for the audience, even to the point of drowning out the lines of the actors.
"Schlegel's observation in this sense reveals a deeper significance. The chorus IS the "ideal spectator" in so far as it is the only BEHOLDER, the beholder of the visionary world of the scene. A public of spectators, as we know it, was unknown to the Greeks. In their theaters the terraced structure of the theatron rising in concentric arcs enabled every one to OVERLOOK, in an actual sense, the entire world of culture around him, and in an overabundance of contemplation to imagine himself one of the chorus. According to this view then, we may call the chorus in it's primitive stage in early tragedy a self-mirroring of the Dionysian man: a phenomenon which is most clearly exemplified by the process of the actor, who, if he be truly gifted, sees hovering almost tangibly before his eyes the character he is to represent. The satyr chorus is above all a vision of the Dionysian throng, just as the world of the stage is, in turn, a vision of the satyr chorus." -Nietzsche, from the Birth of Tragedy
Many people are totally unaware to the subtext staring at them in the face in a wide assortment of literature and cinema. It is my feeling that many directors, writers, and musicians love to take advantage of this opportunity to create stories within their stories. All work and no play would make Kubrick a dull boy.
In a response by Kubrick concerning one's take on A Clockwork Orange encouraging a resurgence of fascism Kubrick had this to say: "Hechinger is probably quite sincere in what he feels. But what the witness feels, as the judge said, is not evidence -- the more so when the charge is one of purveying "the essence of fascism."
"Is this an uncharitable reading of...the film's thesis?" Mr. Hechinger asks himself with unwonted if momentary doubt. I would reply that it is an irrelevant reading of the thesis, in fact an insensitive and inverted reading of the thesis, which, so far from advocating that fascism be given a second chance, warns against the new psychedelic fascism -- the eye-popping, multimedia, quadrasonic, drug-oriented conditioning of human beings by other beings -- which many believe will usher in the forfeiture of human citizenship and the beginning of zombiedom."
Charles Dodgson, when he wrote Alice's Adventures, was a mathematician witnessing the dawn of a new system of math called Algebra. The story is primarily, not necessarily an attack, but definitely his response to it's implications if we should buy into this new system completely and get lost in it. Many have explored this, it being somewhat apparent. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/07/opinion/07bayley.html?em
Another example includes Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee's Walrus and the Carpenter story being taken to be a commentary on organized religion and governmental/corporate psychological manipulation.
(On a side not, during this scene in the old film, the calendar reads the same days for March of 2010, which happens to be the same Month and Year that Disney released the new Tim Burton version)
In a post I did in March of 2010 I pointed out Dr Seuss' usage of hidden themes, along with the extremely controversial take on the New Testament being written for Roman control via Josephus Flavius.
So this kind of subliminalism can work in any direction, subversion being one of the most tricky of business'. Sigmund Freud's nephew sure showed us that: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bernays . Personally I prefer the Kotze coined term 'synchromysticism' on account of there being no real way to prove what is intentional and what is not, let alone what those intentions might be in most cases. This is then left to the viewer to interpret how one will while creating a kind of freedom to relate the pieces however one would choose to, if one is conscious of them in the first place; that is, if one's eyes are weyede shut.
"Is this good magic or bad magic?" -David Bowie
When I read a quote of Dr. Seuss saying outright that Sam I Am was "subversive as Hell" I couldn't put the book down until I saw what he meant by this. I felt like that guy in Kevin Smith's Mallrats who couldn't stop looking at that mind's eye picture. I used what was given and began to deduce. Sam could be short for Samuel, I thought... Or, it could be short for Samael. Samael in the Old Testament was the Angel of Death http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samael . What is true for both green eggs and ham??? Neither are Kosher. "I will not eat green eggs and ham! I will not eat them Sam I am!" He is talking to himself, because Sam is a projection in his own head. How, does this story end? He concedes. And...Surprise! nothing strikes him down from above.
There are many who theorize The Wizard of Oz to be a metaphor for the transition from gold to paper currency. This despite the fact that the book by L. Frank Baum was written before the depression. The yellow brick road being gold and the Emerald City being green for paper currency. This visual key is the basis for this argument, but there is plenty more where that came from. Alice Bailey, who organized the Lucis Trust, apparently (according to their own web sight: http://www.lucistrust.org/) helped establish the United Nations while this organization had heavy ties to the Theosophical Society of which L Frank Baum was a member. When the Pink Floyd song Money kicks in as Dorothy opens the doorway to OZ in Darkside of the Rainbow it at least becomes apparent that this is how it is taken currently.
In the same way that HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey is one letter removed from IBM,
OZ is one letter removed from NY. While the first example has been argued due to the denial of this being intentional by Clark and Kubrick it has been proven otherwise by Rob Ager http://www.collativelearning.com/2001%20analysis%20new.html, who examines Pulp Fiction below.
Below, Quentin Tarantino points out a plot subtext in this 1994 indie flick, 'Sleep With Me':
Here Rob Ager points out Tarantino apparently participating in the very same 'subversion' he went off about, now utilizing the same methodology in his own way:
To elaborate (disclaimer):
In this blog I would like to take some creative license to explore different possible expressions of this phenomenon. I must admit that I do very much ascribe to the Jungian take that this shit happens on it's own due to the collective unconscious. Yet, at the same time, I am also of the opinion that this gives writers and directors an abundance of freedom to direct the the surface of their audiences' attention while giving themselves a viewing experience all their own simultaneously. If one were to 'write off' many of these connections in the view that they are 'only' coincidental one would not be realizing that by taking such a position one is in fact making a much further out claim by doing so. With certain examples, to claim that there's an intention could easily be taken to imply one is totally, or at least partially delusional. Once again, I take no Ultimate position here. On a certain level, all these positions feel equally illusory, but I refuse to not acknowedge these questions at least to some degree.
Awhile back some one in the syncrosphere, I can't recall who, had posted a video from the band Star Fucker in reference to the significance of it being off the Jupiter EP.
I had the original video here which depicted the game GO but it has been removed, but here is the song at least, meh
I had the pleasure of DJing between these bands sets for a show they did in Santa Cruz California in March of 2010, as well as doing this fleyer for them:
Star Fucker's album 'Jupiter' also contains a cover of Cindy Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun'. It struck me the other day that Lauper sounds like a kind of rabbit, The Lop eared Rabbit:
here (not the best quality, whatevs) she does 'White Rabbit':
As pointed out in the Logosphere, the constellation Lepus was seen by the ancient Egyptians as the star-boat that the Dog-God Anubis would lead the soul through the underworld aboard to have their heart weighed against that of a peacock feather by the Ibis God Thoth in order to determine their fate in the afterlife. (Here Crowley's Thoth deck contains implications) What determines the weight of the heart is it's type and degree of response to the souls recitation of the 42 principles of Maat. The symbol for Jupiter is an amalgamation of a 4 and a 2:
So it is a sweet connection that Star Fucker's album is called Jupiter. When I heard Lauper's lines: "Oh,when the working day is done,
Just wanna have fu-un",
and "I wanna be the one to walk in the sun",it brought to mind the Pink Floyd line off of DSotM, "run rabbit run, dig that hole, forget the Sun, and when at last the work is done, don't sit down, it's time to dig another one." Also the line "Oh,mother,dear,
We're not the Fortunate ones,
And girls, They wanna have fu-un".
Fortune: ORIGIN Middle English : via Old French from Latin Fortuna, the name of a goddess personifying luck or chance... Her father was said to be Jupiter and like him, she could also be bountiful (Copia). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortuna
I like how this could be taken to suggest that to be Fortunate does not necessarily mean to belong to the upper echelon.
as improbably intentional as these syncs are, I don't see how the following video could not have been
Charles Dodgson, or Lewis Carol, who wrote Alice in Wonderland...
had somewhat of an obsession with the # 42. There is a great book called 'Lewis Carol in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Life' by Robin Wilson which goes into this a bit. For Carol's story to have alice follow a rabbit (Lepus, sky boat, as above so below) down a hole into an 'underworld' where she is told in a 'court room' that the 42nd rule is that no one over a mile high is allowed entry arouses some attention here in the syncrosphere, and with good reason. The 42 principles of Maat recited by the soul express ones attachment to form. Thus, the 'weighing' of the heart is a perfect metaphor for life against death (sync-wink to Norman O Brown) so to speak. One should also be aware that the #42 does not simply pertain to ancient Egypt in this context. In Hebrew Mysticism it is a 42 letter name Kabbalists are told to meditate on at the time of death.
This name corresponds directly to the prayer one traditionally prays while one does Tefillin. The aspirant is told to visualize a letter from this name for every word of the 1st prayer which is 42 words long. This prayer can be heard in this scene from Pi pictured below.
When ever Muslims pray, they are to face Mecca, where in it's heart stands the Kaaba pictured below.
This is believed by Muslims to be the place in which Abraham was ready to slaughter his own son as a sacrifice, but was stopped by an angel (At which point he killed a ram who was stuck in a nearby fence instead). The thing is, it is taken to be the sacrificial mound and people gather around it by the thousands all the time to be spiritually cleansed.
This is the black stone emerging from the Kaaba. It is a widely shared believe that it fell from outer space.
I could swear that it appears to have the face of a reptile in this shot.
The Seal of Solomon, otherwise known as the Star of David...
is commonly expressed all over the world to represent the marriage of Heaven and Earth. I saw this symbol all over India where it was explained to me that the 2 triangles represent Purusha and Prakriti, Sanskrit for Spirit and Matter.
It had previously been arranged in a slightly different manner all over the world as what has now been popularized as the 'Seed of Life'. Or, when further divided and expanded (2 sides of the same thing), the 'Flower of Life. Da Vinci articulated it thus:
In ancient Egypt it can't be explained how it was engraved? burned? into this stone, let alone how the stones it appears on were stacked at all:
Metatron's cube can be extrapolated from this figure as well http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metatron's_Cube
This obviously connects to the Archangel Metatron
Here on Wiki it is explained that it is thought that Metatron was the angel who stopped Abraham from Killing his son Isaac.
This explains why the Kaaba could actually be seen as Metatron's Cube.
In the Transformers Movie Megatron being Metatron is apparent. Especially when it is acknowledged
that the 1st film centers around a cube consistently referred to as the 'Seed of Life'.
On both sides of the head-tefillin, the Hebrew letter shin (ש) is moulded. The knot of the head-tefillin strap forms the letter dalet (ד) while the strap that is passed through the arm-tefillin is formed into a knot in the shape of the letter yud (י). These three letters spell Shaddai, one of the names of God.
The Gematrical value of the word Shaddai is 314. This is the same value as Metatron מטטרון.
Metatron is thought of as the the Tree of Knowledge or Daat דעת due to the six directions of Daat דעת resonating
with Metatron's Cube.
יהוה says to Moses in Exodus 23:21 while referring to Metatron מטטרון: "Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him."
In the Torah King David is told by יהוה not to build the temple from which the Seal of Solomon get's it's name. It was told to him in the myth, story, (take it as you will) that it can't be built by hands. But, his son Solomon goes ahead and builds it with materials from an outside land in an attempt to get around this 'rule'.
It should be common knowledge one day that the World Trade Center was the United States rendition of the pillars of Solomon's temple, and what used to stand before them still stands as an homage to Kubrick's 2001 Monolith as the
Gotta hand it to Cubebrick, he handed it to us
Between the 2 Towers stood 'The Sphere':
'The Sphere is 25 feet high and cast in 52 bronze segments. Koenig considered it his "biggest child". It was put together in Bremen, Germany and shipped as a whole to Lower Manhattan. The artwork was meant to symbolize world peace through world trade, and was placed at the center of a ring of fountains and other decorative touches designed by trade center architect Minoru Yamasaki to mimic the Grand Mosque of Mecca, Masjid al-Haram, in which The Sphere stood at the place of the Kaaba. It was set to rotate once every 24 hours, and its base became a popular lunch spot for workers in the trade center on days with good weather.'
This sphere is reminiscent of the 'corporate art' that crashes into a Starbucks in Fight Club
Hindus are told to visualize the Sri Yantra at the moment of death...
which has been pointed out in the syncrosphere to be made up of 42 triangles. The last mimzy connects this to the white rabbit
while at the same time the word 'mimzy' itself is a reference to Through the Looking Glass.
Frank in Donny Darko is an interesting link in this chain:
frank 1 |fra ng k|adjectiveopen, honest, and direct in speech or writing, esp. when dealing with unpalatable matters : a long and frank discussion | to be perfectly frank, I don't know.• open, sincere, or undisguised in manner or appearance : Katherine saw her look at Sam with frank admiration.• Medicine unmistakable; obvious : frank ulceration.
According to Daphne Moore's Book, the Rabbi's Tarot, which is based upon a manuscript of one of Jung's personal correspondences who happened to be an ex Jesuit Priest, what has come to be known as the Solar Plexus is actually Occultly known as the Jupiter Center.
"The Zodiacal sign of this card (The Wheel of Fortune)...
is JUPITER. The Jupiter Center is the largest of the sympathetic nerve centers. The Jupiter cards are 10, 14, 18, and 7. The dominant physiological center of the JUPITER vibration in the body is the largest of the sympathetic nervous system and is called the Solar Plexus because of it's radiating fibers. The real sun center (in occultism) is the heart, while the solar plexus is just behind the stomach in the physical body. Sometimes it is called "the abdominal brain." It takes care of all the body that is below it. The Solar Plexus is the chief delegate of the brain in the body. When the brain wants to tell the body to do anything it sends the message through the Pituitary, through the Venus Center to the Solar Plexus, and that sends it to the colony of cells which it concerns. This Hindu name for it is "Filled With Jewels." In the Jupiter symbol subconsciousness predominates. The primary function of subconsciousness is memory, and every cell in the body possesses adequate memory of everything that concerns its own organ. The solar plexus is the great repository of the records of past experiences. All the experiences of your unfathomable complex organism, the story of your biological inheritance as well as your past lives are there. All the copies of the intricate chemical formulas which are carried out by the groups of cell -workmen, which we call the "vital organs," are necessary to maintain the vital processes of your body in the Solar Plexus. To this Center, impulses originating in the brain ultimately find their way from the relay stations of the Moon and Venus Centers. From here arise to the upper brain the impulses we call instincts.
The solar plexus passes out the patterns the brain has formulated to the cell-workmen which we call the vital organs. Innumerable functions which are performed with conscious knowledge are also directed by the solar plexus to learn their past, to learn the laws of the universe and to get a firm intellectual grasp on the Law of cycles which the solar plexus symbolizes. That is one of the meanings that the letter stands for THE INTELLIGENCE OF CONCILIATION,- Understanding how a thing happens to you as a thing apart. You see what it's cause was and you see that it is still becoming a cause to something in the future. "
"2 Suns in the Sunset, could be the human race is Run" -Roger Waters
In Star Wars, Luke's home planet, Tatooine, has 2 suns.
In 2010: The Year We Make Contact Jupiter grows and appears from Earth as a twin sun.
Helen Mirren, from 2010: the Year We Make Contact was also the voice of Deep Thought in the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
The trial scene at the end of Pink Floyd's the Wall has been likened to the trial scene at the end of Alice in Wonderland. In this scene being "Over the Rainbow" means to be crazy
(Many would automatically assume that this apparent tangent expresses just that). Anyways, this line is obviously a reference to The Wizard of Oz, while their album DSotM shows a 42 degree angle producing a rainbow.
If one looks into the Secret Doctrine by Helena Blavatsky,
one finds a crucial point being emphasized repeatedly. I can't give it complete justice here, but it is still worth pointing out. If one reads deeply into many ancient texts there is one consistency that is rarely acknowledged, at least by fundamentalists who tend to over-simplify, in order, apparently, to give the appearance that they know more on a given subject. Like the classic George Bush: "let me brake it down for ya, it's real simple: Terris, Amerkin? take yer pick."
In Kabbala the aspirant is told never to take the Kether כתר as the Ain Soph אין סוף, or rather, never to take the crown to be that from which it is an emanation...
What follows is somewhat complex and requires years of study, but it is too applicable not to include a tip of this thesis' ice burg. Da'at דעת or knowledge, which is Thought and the Universe, spirals as the moving gulf between the supernal triad and the 7 lower sephiroth סְפִירוֹת that make up the Tree of Life. This is hard to express truly because Da'at דעת is nowhere on the tree. Da'at דעת as Maya, to use Vedantic terminology, is our ability to perceive the tree as we perceive it in the 1st place. If it was to be placed for the sake of placing it, it would have to be between wisdom and understanding, or Chokhmah חכמה and Binah בינה. This is like the monolith in 2001 having the dimensions of the cinema screen itself to let you know that you are in the thing in itself watching yourself watching the thing.
We can't take a picture of our own Galaxy, we are a feedback loop, a Mandelbrot Sunset if you will. The Da'at דעת is expressed as a rainbow with the 7 lower sephiroth סְפִירוֹת imbuing it with colour, though it itself is transparent. The white light shines from beyond it as Kether כתר, or the 'crown'. Yet this white light is still not it's own source, the Ain Soph אין סוף. It simply appears that way due to its relativity of expression. From the Upanishads: "Not that which the eyes see, but that by which the eyes can see, know that alone to be Brahma the eternal and not what people here adore. Not that which the ears hear, but that by which...etc..."
Yet when one observes the AUM symbol:
one should know that the upper curved line to the left represents Brahma the Creator, while the one below it represents Vishnu the preserver, while the lower curved line to the right represents Shiva, the Destroyer. The crescent above all three represents the seat of the self, the same word for Asana is applied to it. While the point above is to be taken as the Absolute. In other words, Brahma is not the Absolute. Still, relatively speaking, seeing his back can still turn one's hair white.
יהוה is a name that when understood, really does articulate to a great extent the nature of 'G-D'. Yet the Kabbalists assert that the true name cannot be pronounced. Or rather, in pronouncing it one would cease to be. There is always a before, before, before; that being said, there is not one fundamentalist therefor who has not broken the 1st commandment. When it is said in the Torah that God created man in his own image it does not imply the opposite, we added that part. "A window works 2 ways, a mirror only 1"(J Morrison). יהוה is the all, but the all is not All. A hard concept to grasp, because it can't be grasped, and this is the beauty of it. If people fight over it, they are fighting over something altogether different than they claim to or believe to be.
Moses is told he cannot see the face of God, that he can see only his back parts. This is the nature of a fractal, which can be translated as 'footprints of God'. The same thing is expressed in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. God is always before before before, yet the emanations, so to speak, pervade all. Once we are awakened to that light, it is a great mistake to take that light as the ultimate, as tempting as it might be to do so. So... when Douglas Adams says that 42 is the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything, he is correct. Yet Life, the Universe, and Everything, is not the Absolute. Life feeds on life, this is necessary.
When Dark Side of the Moon is inspected closely it can be seen that it expresses a full loop on every level, both within the album itself, as well as through and around it's jacket; Hip Gnosis matched it well. The single beam of light meets the back beam as the rainbow on the front meets the rainbow on the back exactly. If you open the album up you see the rainbow turns into a heart beat with the green ray expressing it's pulse. This beating heart can be heard w/in the album at it's beginning and end, thus closing the loop. This album contains a song titled 'Any Colour You Like' while the album 'More' contains a song 'Green is the Colour'. this song on More contains the lines:
"Heavy hung the canopy of blue
Shade my eyes and I can see you
White is the light that shines through the dress that you wore
She lay in the shadow of the wave
Hazy were the visions of her playing
Sunlight on her eyes but moonshine beat her blind every time
Green is the colour of her kind
Quickness of the eye deceives the mind
Many is the bond between the hopefull and the damned"
(the above image was taken from the projection screen during the Floyd's concert 'Pulse')
In Darkside of the Rainbow the line which let's you know when to start the full album over (should you be using vinyl especially, as I normally do, and thus do not have a repeat button), is the Tin (Tin, according to Crowley is the the metal sacred to Jupiter in 777) Man (w/ no heart) saying "when a man's an empty kettle, he should be on his meddle."
This is too clever here: If you take it as metal, which is what he is made of, Tin, then this refers to Jupiter, occultly speaking. If you take it as meddle, then this refers to Pink Floyd's 1971 album 'Meddle', which goes in sync flawlessly with Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite. This is too perfect for words.
Since I was in Jr High I have watched literally hundreds of films with a select few number of albums. This has been one of my main hobbies for years. I have come across 9 that are totally flawless. Here I am including Jupiter and Beyond the infinite/Echoes as well as Darkside of the Rainbow, so 7 I can take credit for. I will not include the Wall-Alice in Wonderland sync considering it had to be Doctored in order to fit. Anyone who knows the album well can see they changed the timing of the song's transitions in order to make them work. I take this business very Siriusly.
'The phrase "when will pigs fly" is an adynaton – a figure of speech so hyperbolic that it describes an impossibility. The implication of such a phrase is that the circumstances in question (the adynaton, and the circumstances to which the adynaton are being applied) will never occur.'
"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings..."
'The term black swan derives from a Latin expression—its oldest known reference comes from the poet Juvenal's characterization of something being "rara avis in terris nigroque simillima cygno" (6.165).
In English, this Latin phrase means "a rare bird in the lands, and very like a black swan." When the phrase was coined, the black swan was presumed not to exist. The importance of the simile lies in its analogy to the fragility of any system of thought. A set of conclusions is potentially undone once any of its fundamental postulates is disproved. In this case, the observation of a single black swan would be the undoing of the phrase's underlying logic, as well as any reasoning that followed from that underlying logic. '
"And the sea isn't green, and I love the queen, and what exactly is a dream, and what exactly is a joke?"-Cid Bare It
Jake Kotze has brought up the complex connection between Crowley's Liber OZ http://hermetic.com/crowley/libers/lib77.html and what he refers to as the 911 Mega Ritual.
OZ, or עַזִּיז
is Hebrew for 'Strength'. The Rider Waite's Tarot Trump 'Strength' became 'Lust' for Crowley's deck, and changed it from Atu V111 to Atu X1, while at the same time he named the 9 of Wands, which rules the middle of the time of Sagittarius (and thus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophiuchus The Serpent Bearer) to 'Strength'.
In my last post I went over how this Trump relates to the Sun, Leo, Vestal Virgin aka May Queen, and The Beast 666 thru the Babylonian Sun Square.
The Major Arcana Strength, before the Rider version was 'Force'
As in the "Darkside of the Force"
This issue extends to another important issue expressed here perfectly:
There is little doubt in my mind whether or not the use of this word OZ in the Wizard of Oz is intentional, especially in view of L. Frank Baum's extensive ties to Theosophy. It is funny how watered down this fact get's by those who would like to maintain this as strictly a children's story with no deeper occult significance. Also, how Theosophy's founder's work is taken to have no influence on his own. 'Yeah, and Eye'm the Pope"...
"Hey Pope! the Dagon called, they want their hat back."
The amount of connections between Alice in Underland, The Wizard of Oz, Pink Floyd, and Kubrick is uncanny. This could easily be argued that if one is looking to make connections between anything, one is bound to. In Pi Saul, Max's Teacher exclaims: "If you want to find the # 216 in the world you will find it everywhere in nature! But Max, once you disregard scientific rigor, you are no longer a mathematician, you're a numerologist!" ... While Max expresses his take on the # later to the NY Jews: "I'm sure you've written down every 216 digit #, you've intoned them all, haven't you?! What has it gotten you? The # is nothing, it's the meaning, it's syntax, it's what's between the #s." It's the meaning derived from these connections that interests me, Eye find this work stimulating to say the least.
Take Eyes Wide Shut. The female lead is played by Nicole Kidman. Her name in the film is Alice,
She, has recently stared in a film titled 'Rabbit Hole'
while her daughters name in Eyes Wide Shut is Helena.
In Alice in Underland the daughters name is Alice, while it's the mother whose named Helena. In the new Tim Burton Alice in Underland the Red Queen is played by the actress Helena Bonham Carter.
In the film Eyes Wide Shut little attention is given to the daughter Helena.
Similarly, in Alice's Adventures, little attention is given to her mother Helena.
When I hear the name Helena the first person that comes to mind is Theosophy's founder Helena Blavatsky.
When the story Alice in Underland was told to little Alice, on the 4th of July
(which besides being taken as American Independence Day, is also recognized to be Alice in Wonderland Day),
they were on a boat drifting down the Isis River. Helena Blavatsky's first book was titled Isis Unveiled.
If one looks closely at the cover of Pink Floyd's early album Saucer Full of Secrets one can see a piece by 33rd degree Freemason Manly P Hall (seen as the author of the above work; he also painted a series of portraits of Madame Blavatsky as well, including the one below)...
of the alchemical formula that can be recognized in his well celebrated occult classic, The Secret Teaching's of All Ages:
The Pink Floyd album Saucer Full of Secrets goes in sync flawlessly with the Dark Crystal.
Start the album immediately when universal fades out. You can thank not only raised Parkhurst Quimby Christian Scientist Jim Henson, but co director Frank OZ, a.k.a. Yoda, Mrs. Piggy and Augra
as well for this great sync.
Yoda is a play on words. Yoda in sanskrit, Yoddha, means 'Great Warrior', which is what Luke says he's looking for when he first shows up in Degoba (Degoba: a dome-shaped shrine containing relics of the Buddha or a Buddhist saint)
while in Hebrew Yoda, or Yodea, means 'One Who Knows'.
Now, what is Yoda's response to Luke telling him he is looking for a 'great warrior': "Oh, wars do not make one great." In this statement he shows himself to be 'one who knows', which incidentally, is the necessary basis for a 'great warrior'.
"They must have taken my marbles away" is another line in Pink Floyd's The Trial. This reminds me of the running joke in Spielberg's Hook
Peter Pan is a direct reference to the god Pan. This is a no brainer to anyone with half an eye open, look at his Pan Pipes for Pan's sake. The film the Lost Boys should be viewed through this lens.
I did a haphazard post on this in May of 2010. It should be gone into further in great detail. The amount of clever occult references through out the film are a gem for any true syncronout.
A scene of Hook that I liked as a kid was during the base ball game when the signs that were meant to say 'Home Run Jack' got mixed up and read 'Run Home Jack'.
So, Shelly Duvall plays Wendy in the Shining, the name of Peter Pan's link to outside of Never Never land. Her name in Peter Pan is Wendy DARLING.
In my last post I pointed out her connection to Little Miss Sunshine and it's significance to Crowley.
Jack Nicholson plays Jack in the Shining, while his son in the film, Danny is also named Danny in real life: Danny Lloyd. The bartender's name in the Gold Room in the Overlook is Lloyd. In the film Danny can be seen wearing a sweater that reads Apollo.
In Dr. Parnassus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Parnassus (Parnassus being the mountain sacred to Apollo) Heath Ledger is associated with the Hanged Man in Tarot. In this film his name is Tony. Before he died in this role and in real life he played the role Jack Nicholson had as the Joker in Batman. In this film Jack plays a Jack. The Joker is associated with the Fool in Tarot, which corresponds to the 1st Hebrew letter Aleph א, which corresponds to 'The Life Breath'. In fact, the word fool itself etymologically from Latin means 'Bellows'. The tool used to start a fire using hot air. This is actually where the terminology 'full of hot air' comes from. This word is also related to the Germanic word 'follis' which is an early word for money. The Joker can be seen in the original Batman throwing money at the people of Gotham and then proceeds to kill them all with large balloons filled with poison. Then, to keep the 'killing joke' going, he BURNS a pyramid of money in the new version and expresses that, "everything burns".
Interestingly, the Hanged man corresponds to the Hebrew letter Mem מwhich means water. And as can be seen in Ledger's opening scene in Panassus he is found hanging over water.
Let me take you down, 'cause I'm going to
Nothing is real,
and nothing to get hung about.
Strawberry Fields forever.
In Dr. Parnassus, as mentioned, Heath Ledger's character's name is Tony. Tony is also the name of the little boy who lives in the back of Danny's throat in The Shining. Danny can be seen wearing a shirt that reads 42 on the sleeve at the beginning of the Shining with Bugs Bunny on his sleeve. His nick name in the film was Doc, which Halloran bends down to call him without having been told due to his ability to 'shine'. He says this as Bugs Bunny would have: "naah, what's up Doc?" In Dr. Parnassus Tom Waits, as the devil, says this same phrase to Tony while Tony, as Colin Farrel (meaning he is dead in this scene) rides aboard a boat obviously modeled to look Egyptian, with the Dog-God Anubis at it's head, just as he realizes his Heaven is actually a Hell.
The question from the original Batman "Have you ever danced with the Devil in the pale moon light?" is expressed in full effect towards the end of Dr. Parnassus as a mirror is shattered and Valentina dances with he Devil, i.e. Tom Waits. This is something to reflect upon.
As I showed in my last post, Jack in the Shining is The Devil, it should be noted that this card corresponds to Saturn and the corresponding Hebrew letter is Ayin ע and means 'EYE'
"Torah is justa long string of numbers. Some say that it's a code,
sent to us from God."
In April I posted an entry which gave reference to Go: http://beingthere723.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html. The game came from ancient China, and is arguably the oldest board game on the planet. The rules of the game are relatively simple, but the complexity of the game becomes clear very quickly to any one who begins to play. The Aronofsky film Pi centers itself around this game and it's far reaching philosophical implications, especially towards the end of the film, when the board is seen in Max's teacher Saul's apartment with all the pieces arranged in a perfect spiral.
Max... Come with me.
The ancient Japaneseconsidered the Go board
to be a microcosm of the universe. Although, When it is empty, it appears simple and ordered.
The possibilities of gameplay are endless.
They say no two Go games have ever been alike, just like snowflakes. So, the Go board actual
an extremely complex and chaotic universe.
And that is the truth of our world, Max.
It can't beeasily summed up with math. There is no simple part.
But as the Go game progresses, the possibilities become smaller, so then all the move's predictable! The board does take on order.
Max: So maybe, even though we're not sophisticated enough to be aware of it,
there is a pattern, an order, underlying every Go game. Maybe it's like the pattern in the stock market? The Torah? This 216 digit number?
- This is insanity Max!
- Or maybe it's genius...
The game GO focuses on claiming territory, of fortifying space against an opponent. When one sets down a white or black stone at an intersection, one begins the task of establishing an area. To gain 'points', one must surround an area so that none of the opponents pieces are able to survive if they should enter, being that if they are surrounded, they are taken off the board and end up counting against said player. One point of interest here is that the 'points' that are claimed in one of these fortified spaces are translated as 'EYE'S'. In other words, the amount of territory that belongs to you is determined by how many 'eyes' you gain in the coarse of the game. Go centers around 'eyes', eyes mean strength.
A recent post in The Sync Whole brings back to light some of the strange connections concerning JC Jennifer Connally http://g8ors.blogspot.com/2011/09/narcolepsy.html . I like how Aronofsky's follow up to Pi, Requiem For a Dream, starring JC, contains a large overt eye in it's advertising.
This eye reminds me of David Bowman's (D.B=42) eye in Jupiter and beyond the infinite, although the one below is a lot less dilated, though which one is higher, eye can't say.
The fact that David Bowie (D.B.=42) did a Space Oddity, and then stars in the Labyrinth along side Connally is a meyend fuck in it's own right.
JC stars in The Labyrinth, a film that for me, calls to mind Pan's Labyrinth along with Alice's Adventures equally. It has been pointed out by Jake Kotze, in reference to the Seth Green syncs that dan = pan when you flip the d. This is expressed in Dan in Real Life when his head rests upon a peyele of Pan cakes.
It is assumed in this film through his infatuation, that the secret ingredient in these special Pan cakes is Love. D(d)an is Pan in real life. This is a nod to Crowley: dan is the Will, the Pan cakes are Love; Love is the Law, Love under Will. OZ in Hebrew Gematria =77, which is also the Greek Gematrical value of Pan, which is why Liber OZ is Liber LXXVII.
OZ and Pan are occultly connected. This Pan cake inference is further expressed when Steve Corell communicates with a character masquerading as Pan in Dinner for Schmucks.
The word Pan translates as 'the All', hence it's meaning can be shown in words like panorama, pandemic, and a pan option on a mixing board, it is the full scale. Here is a quote from the scene pictured above:
Barry: A goat will eat anything. A goat could probably eat a bicycle.Kieran: A goat could eat itself; if it was driven to it…I’m just a goat who’s halfway through eating itself.Barry: Just to be clear, what exactly are we talking about?
I did this fleyer, pictured below for the bands Judgement Day, Dear Indugu, and Manifest. The members of Dear Indugu were stoked I got their name's reference to About Schmidt. I just realized that this flyer was done for a show that happened the day and year the new Alice in Wonderland was released in the U.S.A., far out.
Dear Indugu liked my work so they requested a couple more
The film Dinner for Schmucks focuses on Mind Control, not brain control, brain control would be ridiculous.
The film opens with Fool on the Hill, written by Paul while John and him we're writing a Little Help From My Friends. The song has a strange story behind it.
The song Instant Karma written by John, which was the inspiration by Stephen King for the title The Shining, was a song written for Paul. John sings:
"How in the world you gonna see,
Laughin' at fools like me..."
As Fool on the Hill plays taxidermy mice are seen being dressed up in interesting little outfits and are being placed in various dioramas. This brought to my mind the role of mice in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy:
Mice are the physical protrusions into our dimension of a race of hyperintelligent pan-dimensional beings who commissioned construction of the Earth to find the Question to the Ultimate Answer of Life, the Universe, and Everything (42). As such, they are the most intelligent life form on that planet.
I like how Douglas Adams refers to mice as PAN-dimensional beings
PAN: ORIGIN probably originally in the sense [the feeder] (i.e., herdsman),although the name was regularly associated with Greek pas or pan (=‘all’ ), giving rise to his identification as a god of nature or the universe.
Pan is of course the source of the word Panorama. Here Barry is making a Diorama.
I gotta wonder if Diorama is derived from Dionysus.
Either way, it is an interesting sync.
Notice how Tim now holds the Jesus mouse and his place at the table now aligns with Tom's (dan-pan's) Heart.
BP can be taken as 216; B being the 2nd letter of the English Alphabet, while P is the 16th. The Sephirah Gevurah גבורה ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gevurah) equals 216 in Hebrew Gematria. In Pi, the name for God is 216 digits long.
In the Dinner for schmucks (from E. Yiddish shmok, lit. "penis," from Old Polish smok, "grass snake, dragon."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schmuck_(pejorative)) scene in which Barry tells his fiance' Julie that he is taking Barry to a dinner in order to make fun of him. She is not pleased and he expresses:
"Look, there's me and the me that you know, and we lover each other, and we have a wonderful life. Then there's the me you don't know, and the me that you don't know has to do thing's sometimes so that you and the me that you know can live in this nice apartment and eat at nice restaurants and go to Cabo for Christmas, he takes care of us.
Julie responds: 'You know what, there should not be any you I don't know.
Tim: There is, you might not like him, I don't like him, I hate him, but we need him. It's like the C.I.A., Julie: The C.I.A? Barry: The C.I.A. does some some funky, nasty stuff in the shadows, but I for one am glad that their there. Julie: The C.I.A. doesn't invite people to dinner to make fun of them. Tim: No, the C.I.A. Kills people.
Very shortly after this he holds her elevator door open with his face pushed between the sliding doors as she stands on the other side. Tim says: "This reminds me of the Shining". This points to the scene when Jack says Heeeere's Johnny.
in this scene Barry says the following line while holding a scene with small mice depicting Jesus' last supper.
Barry: I Thought I'd give 'em a second chance,
In the words of John Lennon, "you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not." Tim: ...the only one. Barry: The only what? Tim: No, that's the lyric: "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one." Barry: Oh, OK Tim.
The record format released in the United Kingdom on 8 December 1967
"Cleave interviewed Lennon on 4 March 1966. After encountering a full-size crucifix, a gorilla costume and a medieval suit of armour on her excursion through his home, Kenwood, in Weybridge,she found a well-organised library, with works by Alfred Tennyson, Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and The Passover Plot, by Hugh J. Schonfield, which had influenced Lennon's ideas about Christianity. Cleave's article mentioned that Lennon was "reading extensively about religion", and quoted a comment he made:
"Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue about that; I'm right and I'll be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first—rock 'n' roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/More_popular_than_Jesus
In my last post I pointed out the significance of the yellow VW (666 as explained) Beetle (Beatle) at the beginning of the Shining, but I had not yet noticed the crushed red beetle under a truck in the snow
This dan=pan business emerges in the Shining, especially in relationship to the boy dan killing his father within the Labyrinth, before which Jack shouts out "Danny Boy!" The song Danny Boy begins with the lines, "The pipes, the pipes are callin'."
Stairway to Heaven is a response to the Aleister Crowley poem 'The May Queen' which was written about the sacrificial woman in antiquity who would willingly die in a ritualistic fashion for the crops.
The Burning Man festival that takes place in the Nevada wilderness is modeled after one of these rights. See 'The Golden Bough' by Sir James Frazer for further support of this. (not to touch the earth, not to see the sun...)
Below is the only picture I took out there this year. This is the view at my camp: Nexus
While listening to this classic song Stairway to Heaven these things should be kept in mind: Jimmy Page bought Crowley's mansion in Lock Ness, which was used for many extensive occult rituals. The song refers to the 'Piper' in 2 different places. "the Piper's calling you to join him' and "the Piper will lead us to reason'. Here it feels safe to assume he is either referring to the Pied Piper who lured the cities rats into the water to drown, or he is referring to Pan. Either way, as far as I can tell, concidering the May Queen element, this seems to suggest genocide. Yet a genocide not only accepted, but embraced. "If there's a bustle in your Hedge Row, don't be alarmed now, It's just a Spring clean for the May Queen".
The overview of the model of dan's Labyrinth in the Shining when one side of it's mirror is taken by itself, can be seen to be a Mayan Pyramid, upon which a sacrifice is made. The Mayan King who would preform the sacrifice is translated as Golden Rey
I have pointed out in a previous post http://beingthere723.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html the overwhelming connections between the death of John Lennon and the Shining, while connecting it to the CIA Monarch Program. I did this before ever noticing this:
These are the lyrics of Pink Floyd's 1st song off their 1st album:
'Lime and limpid green a second scene, A fight between the blue you once knew. Floating down the sound resounds around the icy waters underground. Jupiter and Saturn Oberon Miranda and Titania Neptune Titan. Stars can frighten...you.
Blinding signs flap flicker flicker flicker Blam pow pow. Stairway scare Dan Dare, who's there?' -Pink Floyd from PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN
John Lennon was the secret contributor who funded Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Holy Mountain. This is expressed by Jodorowsky in the DVD commentary not of the Holy Mountain, but of Fando and Lis.
On a relevant side note, John Lennon stated that 2001: A Space Odyssey should be shown every day in a cathedral.
Jack ( /ˈdʒæk/) is a male given name, although in very rare cases it can be used as a female given name, and sometimes as a surname. In English it is traditionally used as the diminutive form of the name John, though it is also often given as a proper name in its own right.
After I discovered Marilyn Manson's album Holywood matched absolutely perfectly with this film when started at the exact moment Jodorowsky's name fades from the beginning credits...
I came across an article that announced Marilyn Manson is to play a significant role in Jodorowsky's next film. The album Holywood contains a song: 'Lamb of God' that is without a shadow of a doubt about the death of John Lennon. The line 'nothing's gonna change the world' is in response to Lennon's 'Across the Universe', "Nothing's gonna change my world." It is too applicable not to include it here:
There was Christ in the metal shell
there was blood on the pavement
The camera will make you god
that's how Jack became sainted
If you die when there's no one watching
and your ratings drop and you're forgotten
if they kill you on their TV
you're a martyr and a lamb of god
nothing's going to change
nothing's going to change the world
There was Lennon and a happy gun
There were words on the pavement
we were looking for the lamb of god
we were looking for Mark David
If you die when there's no one watching
and your ratings drop and you're forgotten
if they kill you on their TV
you're a martyr and a lamb of god
Nothing's going to change the world
nothing's going to change
Nothing's going to change the world
nothing's going to change
it took three days for him to die
the born again could buy the serial rights
lamb of god have mercy on us
lamb of god won't you grant us...
Definition of MOLE
1: any of numerous burrowing insectivores (especially family Talpidae) with tiny eyes, concealed ears, and soft fur
2: one who works in the dark
3: a machine for tunneling
4: a spy (as a double agent) who establishes a cover long before beginning espionage; broadly : one within an organization who passes on information
In Wendy's opening scene in the Shining she can be seen reading JD Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye.
'On August 24, the sentencing hearing took place. Two psychiatrists gave evidence on Chapman's behalf. Judge Edwards interrupted the second psychiatrist, saying the purpose of the hearing was to determine the sentence and that there was no question of Chapman's criminal responsibility, drawing applause from the courtroom. The District Attorney said Chapman committed the murder as an easy route to fame. The defense lawyer said Chapman did not even appreciate why he was there. When Chapman was asked if he had anything to say, he rose and read a passage from The Catcher in the Rye, when Holden tells his little sister, Phoebe, what he wants to do with his life':
Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around — nobody big, I mean — except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff — I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all.
Little Danny can also be seen watching the made for TV film: Summer of 42:
Tony uses Danny's index finger to communicate, this is the finger associated with Jupiter in Palmistry
John Lennon did this song Do The OZ to call attention to this subversive magazine being attempted to be taken down.
Following the murder, Chapman underwent dozens of assessments by different psychiatrists. He described his anger toward his father, who he said used to hit his mother. He spoke of his identification with Holden Caulfield and with Dorothy of The Wizard of Oz, and his conferences with the "Little People," an imaginary set of people with whom he interacted and from whom he took guidance. He also provided a list of other celebrities he had thought about killing (including Johnny Carson). Chapman later told journalist Jack Jones that he had told his "Little People" he intended to go to New York and kill Lennon and they begged him not to, saying "Please, think of your wife. Please, Mr. President. Think of your mother. Think of yourself." Chapman says he told them his mind was made up, and that their reaction was silence
It should be understood that the Holy Mountain is a phrase commonly pertaining to Maru.
Maru is represented by the Sri Yantra (42 triangles) 3 dimensionally
While the Meru Foundation expresses how the beginning of Genesis in the Torah expresses a Double Torus:
"Up and Down, And in the End, it's only Round and Round and Round"
"However, I accept the need for absolute secrecy in this—and I hope you will too."
-Doc. Heywood R. Floyd
Marilyn Manson's album AntiChrist Superstar directly aligns with Jesus Christ Superstar if it is started at the EXACT moment the door opens to the blue bus. In the same way Crowley deemed himself the Beast 666, Parsons gave himself the title of the Antichrist.
Both these terms connect through Revelations, which requires in depth, careful, extensive study of the Greek Qaballa and it's Gematria. Jack Parsons was the founder and head of J.P.L. or, Jet Propulsions Lab.
This is the organization that designed and constructed All the rockets that apparently took the U.S. to the moon. I included a series of videos by Richard Hoagland on my youtube channel, which I have not really given much attention to. This lecture goes into these connections much deeper. http://www.youtube.com/user/iamnotthisbody1?feature=mhee "Parsons saw no contradiction between his scientific and magical pursuits. Before each rocket test launch, Parsons would chant Crowley's hymn to the Greek god Pan. In 1942 Parsons was chosen by Aleister Crowley to lead Agapé Lodge of OTO in California following Crowley's expulsion of Wilfred Smith from the position."
"I wasn't born with enough middle finger's, I don't need to choose a side" -Brian Warner, Life of Brian
If one looks closely at the Roman currency Judas drops in this film when he realizes what he has done (if one has a high def version of the film), as far as I can tell it looks similar to the symbol used by Marilyn Manson for this album, it is from Anton LaVey:
It is diffi cult to decipher what Hebrew characters these all are, they are written most sloppily.
"I never really hated the one True God, but the god of the people I hate it" -Brian Warner, aka Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson was given the title by LaVey of 'Reverend' in the Church of Satan
Anton LeVey's 'church' came out of a bet he had made with Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard
on who can make a religion that people will actually follow. Interestingly enough, they both 'won' this bet. Jack's wife, Marjorie Cameron Parsons left him for Hubbard...
She believed that the "war machine" mentioned in Crowley's Book of the Law was actually government built Flying Saucers.
Aleiester Crowley was apparently the first to portray an extraterrestrial in the style of the classic 'grey' we are so familiar with today
John Lennon died in front of the Dekota in NY (OZ) city.
This building was the location for the Roman Polanski film, Rosemary's Baby. In one of the very first scenes a victim falls to their death in virtually the same vicinity as John Lennon's actual death. Aleister Crowley is known to have stayed in this building and many believe this is where he contacted the fore mentioned extra terrestrial LAM with Roddie Minor, his Scarlet Woman at the time.
Rosemary: Coming from the Latin words ros marinus, rosemary translates into dew of the sea. It was said to be draped around Aphrodite when she rose from the sea and was originally born of Ouranos's semen. Today, the goddess Aphrodite is associated with rosemary, as is the Virgin Mary, who was supposed to have spread her cloak over a white-blossomed rosemary bush when she was resting; according to legend, the flowers turned blue, the color most associated with Mary.
The day lennon was shot is a Catholic Holy Day known as the 'Feast of the Immaculate Conception'. This is the Holy Day commemorating the virgin birth. This day December 8th, is also the birthday of Jim Morrison (and incidentally my birthday as well). James and John were the 2 disciples of Jesus who asked to sit at his right and left hand at his throne when he should become the new king of Israel. Roman Palanski's wife, Sharon Tate, along with her unborn child were murdered by the followers of Charles Manson. Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were brutally murdered in their Los Feliz, California home by followers of Charles Manson as well. They wrote HEALTER SKELTER on the refrigerator door in the victims' blood. "Charles Manson told his followers that White Album songs including "Helter Skelter" were a part of the Beatles' coded prophecy of an apocalyptic war in which racist and non-racist whites would be manoeuvered into virtually exterminating each other over the treatment of blacks. Upon the war's conclusion, after black militants would kill off the few whites they would know to have survived, Manson and his companions would emerge from an underground city in which they would have escaped the conflict. As the only remaining whites, they would rule blacks, who, as the vision went, would be incapable of running America. Manson employed Helter Skelter as the term for this epic sequence of events.
Pryer to this the White Album the Beatles released Revolver, an album Loaded with blatant use of the occult. Many have gone into the Beatles in this regard. I don't know if Paul was really dead, but this point can't be denied. They did a lot more than simply dabble in the occult, I don't feel I need to go too far into it, it is all over the internet. But, I will mention that I do take the song Yellow Submarine, which first appeared on Revolver to have kabbalistic underpinnings. Donavan came up with the Sea of Green reference, while the same exact sample of the register from Pink Floyd's DSotM song Money is played in the background. The final line Syd Barret ever said on a Pink Floyd song was on Saucer Full of Secrets; Jug band Blues: "Well the Sea isn't green, and I love the Queen, and what exactly is a dream, and what exactly is a joke?"
On the Tree of Life, as can be seen in Paul Foster Case's version above (this is the standard used for societies such as the Golden Dawn of which Crowley belonged), the 1st 2 paths emerging from Kether כתר correspond to Aleph א and Beth ב, at least according to European Occultists. Here they are attributed to the Major Arcana of The Fool and The Magician, both of these paths correspond to the colour Yellow. The Tree of Life's roots are it's branches, the Supernal Triad to which these belong are 'behind' or 'under' appearances. Ultimately, this is where we all live. The path connecting Wisdom (chokhmah חכמה) to Understanding (Binah בינה) corresponds to the letter Daleth ד, which means a 'Door', along with The Empress (or, the Queen). She is represented by the colour Green. Binah בינה, to whom she acts as a bridge from Chockhmah חכמה is traditionally thought of as the Great Sea, hence, a Sea of Green is fitting. The path that leads between Chokhmah חכמה and Binah בינה like the vertical line of a cross and acts as a bridge between Beauty (Tipheret תפארת) and The Crown (Kether כתר) corresponds to the letter Gimel ג, and The High Priestess. She is represented by the colour Blue. Every thing below, or in this case, above, the Supernal Triad is thought to flip in relationship to it like a mirror. The Masculine side becomes the feminine below this point and visa-versa. If we were to be as far out to look at the 1st 2 paths as a Yellow SUB, than this path could be viewed as a Blue BUS."The Blue Bus is callin' us, driver where you takin' us?" -J Morrison. This Tree is said to revolve like the planets do:
"The title "Revolver", like "Rubber Soul" before it, is a pun, referring both to a kind of handgun as well as the "revolving" motion of the record as it is played on a turntable. The Beatles had a difficult time coming up with this title. According to Barry Miles in his book Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now, the title that the four had originally wanted was Abracadabra,until they discovered that another band had already used it. After that, opinion split: Lennon wanted to call it Four Sides of the Eternal Triangle and Starr jokingly suggested After Geography, playing on The Rolling Stones' recently released Aftermath LP. Other suggestions included Magic Circles, Beatles on Safari, Pendulum, and, finally, Revolver, whose wordplay was the one that all four agreed upon. The title was chosen while the band were on tour in Japan in June–July 1966. Due to security measures, they spent much of their time in their Tokyo Hilton hotel room; the name Revolver was selected as all four collaborated on a large psychedelic painting."
"Guy Ritchie was, during the time of conceiving and executing the film, interested in Kabbalah. The film itself is laced with references to Kabbalic ideas, symbols and numerological references.
The trinity of Zach, Jake and Avi are representative of Kabbalic right, center and left pillar energies, respectively. Avi is a black man who is somewhat effeminate in his physical appearance, clothing and mannerisms. The 'left pillar' or 'left column' in Kabbalic traditions is often associated with 'the feminine' and with the colour black. Jake's surname is "Green", and the colour green is associated with the central column or pillar in Kabbalic traditions. Zach is a hefty, gargantuan, white man who 'dresses down' in a very archetypically 'masculine' way. Both masculinity and the colour white are associated with right column or right pillar energies in Kabbalic traditions.
The trinity of characters are named after the Patriarchs. Avi [short for Abraham], Zach [short for Isaac] and Jake [short for Jacob].
The number 32 comes up repeatedly. "The chess game has many mystical meanings. The Temple of Solomon was chequered like a chess board, which has 64 squares and 32 pieces." The elevator that Jake enters near the end of the movie has buttons for 32 floors."
Jake aka Mr. Green is Jacob, as in' Jacob's Ladder'.
Tim Robbins stars as Jacob SINGER
Jews believe the sacrificial mound, or Foundation Stone http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_Stone is where Abraham was stopped by an Angel from killing his son Isaac (unlike the Muslims who believe it was in the place of the Kaaba), it is thought by many to have been the location of the Holy of Holies as well as the location where Jacob had his dream.
Sharon Tate had won a Golden Globe for her role in Valley of the Dolls.
In Fight Club, after Marla Singer (Helena Bohnam-Carter) and Jack (Edward Norton) get into a discussion about her thrift store dress, Marla storms out of the house. Then she turns around and begins to sing the lines "Gotta get off, gotta get off this merry(Mary) go round"
the song is the theme from Valley of the Dolls, sung by Dionne Warwick
I am Jack's complete lack of surprise
When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide
Then I stop and I turn and I GO for a ride
Till I get to the bottom where I see you again...
Helena Bonham Carter stars as Marla SINGER In Greek, Marla means "high tower." The name means both "the star of the sea" and "a bitterly wanted child" in Hebrew and in Latin.
Her name in The Last Unicorn is Amalthea, which is name of the foster-mother of Zeus in Greek mythology. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amalthea_(mythology)
As shown in the video above, Jeff Bridges plays Prince Lir, which comes from the Old Irish term meaning 'Sea'. His name therefore suggests he is the personification of the Sea.
Jeff Bridges stars in Tron, a film depicting the game Go as a under netting to all existence. This is more than simply alluded to in the new film which displays the board mid game within Bridges apartment pictured below.
The sorceress in The Last Unicorn that wants to keep Amalthea in a cage to exploit her for a profit is named Mommy Fortuna.As mentioned earlier regarding the use of the word 'fortune' in Lop-Ears' Girls just want to have fun, this is the name of Jupiter's daughter.
So 'far fucking out man', as Jeff Bridges as Lebowski would say
Amalthea, the Last Unicorn's (played by Mia Farrow) name belongs to Jupiter's aka Zeus' Foster Mother, while Mommy Fortune, the Sorceress' name belong's to Jupiter's daughter. Zeus IS Jupiter after he takes over his father Saturn's thrown. Prince Lirprince Lir translates as the personification of the sea, while Mia Farrow as Rosemary means 'Dew of the Sea'. Jeff Bridges in the shot above resonates Saturn, the previous ruler of the Pantheon, now in exile as the Shekinah שכינה in Jewish mysticism. This idea is shown in Raider's of the lost Arch when she is Boxed in a government storage unit.
In the Last Unicorn all the unicorns of old have been held captive as one with the sea, and it is Mia Farrow or, Rosemary, who sets them free along with Prince Lir, who sacrifices himself and awakens from the touch of Amalthea's horn to say "Father, I had that same dream, I was dead" . Once again, Rosemary: Coming from the Latin words ros marinus, rosemary translates into dew of the sea.
Death and rebirth are the central theme of Darren Aronofsky's follow up to Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain; where the main character, Tom, within the story within the story, experiences a future in which he transcends the limitations of the physical world and leaves the sphere
which delivered him to a black hole nebula, or dying star to become one with the source . While in the past he is swallowed up by the earth only to become one with nature after ingesting of the Tree of Life.
There is something crucial here: The very thing that sustains and delivers him into singularity and beyond when he recognizes it's sacredness and comes to it with intention kills him when he eats of it haphazardly with no consideration.
Yet it should also be noted that both of these come to the same end, in the most primary sense.Indulgence and abstention lead to the same place, but the experience can be something altogether and radically different. One cannot fear death, death cannot be objectified; one can only fear one's interpretation of death.; and because all fear has the fear of death at it's root, without which one cannot fear at all, fear has no place in 'reality'. But where is this reality? Certainly not anywhere in the objective universe, but the objective universe is knot the final word. Beyond the infinite would be always already, that is, if the doors of perception were cleansed. It is the goal of all spiritual practice to die before you die. Pride and shame are mutually inter-dependent, so as a pendulum they oscillate. The shame one feels is covered up with pride, while when one's pride is shot down one contracts into shame. At the same time, on another level, dignity and humility are not mutually interdependent, but a single expression; 2 words for the same transcendent state. It is important to remember that often the more one is being rattled awake the more likely they can be to appear to be gripping to a false or substitute reality. This is what we see in this film. Tom is clinging to a false reality, yet it is the clinging that pushes him to see further than he ever would have otherwise. Attachment is a beautiful thing, and the supposed awakened who would claim otherwise are failing to acknowledge one of god's greatest gifts. The word Kabbala קַבָּלָה literally means 'to cry out' as well as 'to receive'. We are only receptive when our arrogance doesn't close us off from further growth. Yet, without embracing one's ability to teach, one misses out on the feedback and challenges that are needed as well.
It should be apparent in the opening of the film Aronofsky lets the audience know immediately what 'Tree of Life' he is referring to.
The fact that he chooses to associate this with the Mayans lets us know that this Tree exists out of time, the illusion of time being the keystone of Mayan philosophy. The upper most sephirah סְפִירָה on the Tree of Life, Kether כתר, or once again, the 'Crown', is actually one with the lowest, Malkuth מלכות. Every new beginning in this context doesn't come from some other beginnings end, but it's own.
The Crown represents the etheric, while the base represents material existence in it's densest mode of expression. When Tom eats of the Tree in the past he experiences just what he intends to, eternal life; just not how he had previously hoped for or envisioned it. Life is eternal to begin with, being that there is no point in which one's body ends and one's environment begins; as human beings we are distinct, but not separate. In the future his consciousness is seen to stretch beyond Kether כתר and merge into the Ain Soph Aur אין סוף אוֹר. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ein_Sof ...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohr
I like how The Fountain's usage of the Tree of Life makes the scene in Pi where Max points out the mathematical significance of the Tree in the Garden that much more meaningful.
Malkuth מלכות, despite what most European Occultists and those Western Occultists influenced by them would assume, or at least would have people think, is actually associated with Saturn. If one were to read 16th Century Kabbalistic text, this would become a parent (pun intended). It is not a mistake that Saturn is normally associated with Kether כתר; Jupiter now rules the Pantheon as Zeus. The Malkuth מלכות is the Shekinah שכינה in her exile; the meaning of this is far too complex to do it justice here, but this fact should not justify leaving it out of this post. The cities Greece and Rome were both modeled after not only the Solar System, but the Kabbalistic Tree of Life as well; along with the basis for much of their Mythos. This is something a few peephole think most people are not supposed to know. Saturn's exile is the same as the Shekinah's שכינה, which is the Malkuth's מלכות, which is therefor ours. Earth and Saturn have an Occult connection that is hard to define in layman's terms.
"She will take it back, someday"
An Exposition of the Pagan Mystery Perpetuated in the Cabala as the Rule of All the Arts
It is one of my absolute favorites and I recommend it most highly.
I would like to acknowledge and thank the Sync Whole and it's surrounding community for their work and inspiration that assisted me in making this extensive post what ever it has turned out to be.
I would also like to thank my Teacher:
for his deep insight and assistance in this ongoing study,
and for reminding me of what can't be grasped.
Eye am the Lizard King,
Eye can do anything