I am not looking to make any absolute claims concerning the information that follows here. I am simply following a chain of synchronicity, and doing my best to simply remain open. Hope you injoy.
"Make 'em add 2 & 2" -Roger Waters
The painting above was done by 33 degree Freemason Manly P Hall. It can be seen on the album cover for Pink Floyd's Saucer Full of Secrets Pictured above it. This is the discovery that really got this ball of synchronicity rolling for me and actually lead me to put Saucer Full of Secrets together with The Dark Chrystal. I would encourage anyone interested to do this experiment themselves. This video only contains the album once through, it should be allowed to play 1& 1/4 more times.
Glen Buxton: "Syd Barrett I remember, (though) I don't remember him ever saying two words. It wasn't because he was a snob; he was a very strange person. He never talked, but we'd be sitting at dinner (at our house in Venice, LA) and all of a sudden I'd pick up the sugar and pass it to him, and he'd shake his head like 'Yeah, thanks,' It was like I heard him say 'Pass the sugar' - it's like telepathy; it really was. It was very weird. You would find yourself right in the middle of doing something, as you were passing the sugar or whatever, and you'd think, 'Well, damn! I didn't hear anybody say anything!' That was the first time in my life I'd ever met anybody that could actually do that freely. And this guy did it all the time."
Syd Barrett (R.I.P)was the original frontman of The Pink Floyd, There is a very large range of speculation and interpretation of what at this point he has been taken to be and represent. I don't know all the specifics of his infamous journey into what ever it is that became of him, but I can say that his contribution to culture cannot be underestimated, even after his being 'dropped'.
I grew up listening to Pink Floyd; it has always felt as though they were expressing the evolution of my own consciousness, as if all their music was written and preformed just for me. Obviously this can't be the case, considering that so many people feel the exact same way.
When I was in jr. high my brother introduced me to Darkside of the Rainbow; the Pink Floyd Darkside of the Moon/Wizard of Oz synchronization.
Before he told me about this however he had also introduced me to The Wall.
The Wall is considered a 'rock opera' similar to The Who's Tommy, but there are some major differences in it's approach. One being that much of The Wall is presented as a film in it's own right whose sound has been muted and replaced by this Floydian soundtrack. This has an interesting effect on the viewing experience. One reason why I bring this up is that it calls into question the coincidental nature of the Darkside of the Rainbow sync. Like I expressed in my last blog entry, I don't take an ultimate position in this regard, but I do think certain cases of synchronicity are worth questioning in this way, at least when they reach a certain frequency. Anyways, when I was in 7th grade (I am now 30) this business of synchronicity took up the majority of my free time. I proceeded to watch a huge multitude of films with a select number of albums. What I found was an inevitable degree of alignment in just about anything (this point should by emphasized), yet in certain rare cases there is a 'black swan' event. Once in a blue moon the sync passes beyond a certain threshold, and this is what I can't quite shake, the anomalies. Recently I have begun editing, rendering, encoding, and uploading my work in this area onto the internet. Vimeo sent me a message a a few weeks ago suggesting that I had violated copyright in doing so and removed these videos. I sent them a message in response to this expressing why I consider this work 'research' and why I believe it falls under the fair use provisions of copyright law, and how I hope their policy respects that. My videos are now back up, and hopefully stay up. Here are a couple here and a link to my Vimeo Channel: http://vimeo.com/channels/mkultrasound
Roger Waters: "Oh, (the media) definitely doesn't want to know the real Barrett story... there are no facts involved in the Barrett story so they can make up any story they like, and they do. There's a vague basis in fact: Syd was in the band and he did write the material on the first album, 80% of it, but that's all. It is only that one album, and that's what people don't realise. That first album, and one track on the second. That's all; nothing else..."
Syd Barrett's feelings are expressed perfectly in his final contribution to The Floyd in Jugband Blues off of Saucer Full of Secrets:
It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here
And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear
That I'm not here.
And I never knew the moon could be so big
And I never knew the moon could be so blue
And I'm grateful that you threw away my old shoes
And brought me here instead dressed in red
And I'm wondering who could be writing this song.
I don't care if the sun don't shine
And I don't care if nothing is mine
And I don't care if I'm nervous with you
I'll do my loving in the winter.
And the sea isn't green
And I love the queen
And what exactly is a dream
And what exactly is a joke.
Rick Wright: I walked into the studio at Abbey Road, Roger was sitting, mixing at the desk, and I saw this big bald guy sitting on the couch behind. About 16 stone: huge, bald, fat guy. And I didn't think anything of it. In those days it was quite norm al for strangers to wander into our sessions. I thought, 'He looks a bit...strange' Anyway, so I sat down with Roger at the desk and we worked for about ten minutes, and this guy kept on getting up and brushing his teeth and then sitting, doing really w eird things, but keeping quiet. And I said to Roger, 'Who is he?' and Roger said 'I don't know.' and I said 'Well, I assumed he was a friend of yours,' and he said 'No, I don't know who he is.' Anyway, it took me a long time, and then suddenly I realize d it was Syd, after maybe 45 minutes. He came in as we were doing the vocals for 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond,' which was basically about Syd. He just for some incredible reason picked the very day that we were doing a song which was about him. It was a huge shock, because I hadn't seen him for about six years. He kept standing up and brushing his teeth, putting his toothbrush away and sitting down. Then at one point he stood up and said, 'Right, when do I put my guitar on?' And of course he didn't h ave a guitar with him. And we said, 'Sorry Syd, the guitar's all done'. That's what's so incredibly...weird about this guy. And a bit disturbing, as well, particularly when you see a guy and you don't recognize him. And then for him to pick the very day we start putting vocals on a song about him. Very strange.
Gilmour?: (on Syd hearing 'Wish You Were Here') (Roger turned to Syd and asked) 'Well, Syd what do you think of that ?' Syd said, 'Sounds a bit old.' I believe Syd just got up and split not too long after that. After two years of nobody seeing him, of all the days for him to appear out of nowhere!
"Pink Floyd (originally called "The Tea Set," "The Abdabs," "The Screaming Abdabs," and "The Megadeaths" before Barrett joined and created the name "The Pink Floyd Sound" then later "The Pink Floyd") was formed in 1965. It is generally recognized that he derived the name "Pink Floyd" juxtapositioning the first names of Pink Anderson and Floyd Council he had read about in a sleeve note by Paul Oliver for a 1962 Blind Boy Fuller LP (Philips BBL-7512): "Curley Weaver and Fred McMullen, (...) Pink Anderson or Floyd Council -- these were a few amongst the many blues singers that were to be heard in the rolling hills of the Piedmont, or meandering with the streams through the wooded valleys."
"To give someone the screaming abdabs (or habdabs) is a British expression for inducing an attack of extreme anxiety or irritation in someone. It’s recorded in print from the middle 1940s."
Jenny Fabian, a writer retelling her experiences of being a groupie told of her interactions with The Floyd http://groupieblog.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/jenny-fabian/ . In a response to her writing on Wikiquote I found the following statement: It is intolerable that Jenny Fabian is quoted in her book here. I knew Syd / Roger Barrett during my years in London. He has in the early '70s several times brought his anger over this Paper. Mrs. Fabian never met him in person. (Probably only seen on stage.) Besides, Syd had no violet eyes. And other figures in the book do not agree. Mrs. Fabian was forced even then for legal reasons to change the name to Ben. One should not let something stand here and still in first place of the quotes. His best friend at the beginning of the 70s, Alexander, can attest to my statement. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talk:Syd_Barrett
Anyways, I don't know about all that, but I did find it interesting that he be called Ben Barrett. A Ben Barrett played the part of FLOYD in Jim Henson's Follow That Bird
In the film Big Bird is captured by a Sam and Syd who make money off him by portraying him as the 'Blue Bird of Happiness'.
"In American symbolism, "bluebird" refers to true thrushes (Turdidae) of the genus Sialia, in particular the Mountain Bluebird (S. currucoides) which is almost completely bright blue.
Many Native American tribes considered the bluebird sacred.
According to the Cochiti tribe, the firstborn son of Sun was named Bluebird. In the tale "The Sun's Children" from Tales of the Cochiti Indians (1932) by Ruth Benedict: "She nursed him until the Sun father came back. Sun returned to the girl, and the girl offered the child to him, saying, 'Here is your baby. It is a little boy.' They named him Bluebird (Culutiwa)."
The Navajo hold the Mountain Bluebird to be a great spirit in animal form and associate it with the rising sun. The Bluebird Song is sung to remind tribe members to wake at dawn and rise to greet the sun:
Bluebird said to me,
"Get up, my grandchild.
It is dawn," it said to me."
The British Freemasonry apron pictures this Bluebird:
"William Tyler Olcott offers the following in his Sun Lore of All Ages, an interesting but uncritical book, where, on page 304, we may read: "The word 'Masonry is said to be derived from a Greek word which signifies 'I am in the midst of heaven,' alluding to the sun. Others derive it from the ancient Egyptian 'Phre,' the sun, and 'Mas,' a child, Phre-mas, i.e., children of the sun, or sons of light. From this we get our word 'Freemason."'
A movement is accomplished in six stages And the seventh brings return. The seven is the number of the young light It forms when darkness is increased by one. Change returns success Going and coming without error. Action brings good fortune. Sunset, sunrise.
The time is with the month of winter solstice
When the change is due to come.
Thunder in the other course of heaven.
Things cannot be destroyed once and for all.
Change returns success
Going and coming without error.
Action brings good fortune.
Syd Barrett: (on 'Chapter 24') Chapter 24...that was from the 'I Ching', there was someone around who was very into that, most of the words came straight off that. 'Lucifer Sam' was another one - it didn't mean much to me at the time, but then three or four months later it came to mean a lot.
Mick Rock: (Syd's flat was) a burnt-out place, the biggest hovel, the biggest shit-heap; a total acid-shell, the craziest flat in the world. There were so many people, it was like a railway station. Two cats Syd had, one called Pink and one called Floyd, were still living in the flat after he left. He just left them there. Those were the cats they used to give acid to. You know what heavy dope scenes were like.
"Samael (Hebrew: סמאל) (also Sammael and Samil) is an important archangel in Talmudic and post-Talmudic lore, a figure who is accuser, seducer and destroyer, and has been regarded as both good and evil. It is said that he was the guardian angel of Esau and a patron of the Roman empire.
He is considered in legend a member of the heavenly host (with often grim and destructive duties), and equatable with Satan and the chief of the evil spirits. One of Samael's greatest roles in Jewish lore is that of the angel of death. He remains one of the Lord's servants even though he appears to want men to do evil. As a good angel, Samael supposedly resides in the seventh heaven, although he is declared to be the chief angel of the fifth heaven." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samael
Ian Moore: (friend of Syd) We got hold of some liquid LSD bottles, laid out hundreds of sugarcubes in rows and put two drops on each. But the stuff was so strong we were absorbing it through our fingers, or more likely by licking it off them. As it took effect we had no idea which cubes we had done, so many of them probably got double doses while the rest did not have any. Syd had his plum, orange and matchbox and was sitting staring at them during his trip. Whatever he was into was his whole world - to him the plum was the planet Venus and the orange was Jupiter. Syd was floating in space between them.
"The name "Lucifer" comes from the Latin words, Lux or Lucis (light) and ferre (to bring); thus Lucifer literally means "light-bearer". It is linked with the planet Venus in Revelations XXII: 16 when Christ says "I am the bright morning star", which is Venus, heralding the coming into full light of the Sun—the Son, the Christ. Interestingly the role of "light-bearer" is linked with Mercury, or Hermes—the divine messenger for the Gods in Greek and Roman mythology. In Christianity Mercury's function is served by St. Michael, "the Angel Guardian" of Christ, according to St. Thomas. The esoteric interrelationship of this Angel Guardian and Christ is further illumined in the statement by the Tibetan teacher with whom Alice Bailey collaborated to write a series of books on the Ageless Wisdom, that "Mercury and the Sun are one"."
The Babylonians first recorded the appearance of Venus nearly 4000 years ago. As an inferior planet, it appears to oscillate about the Sun and is never seen more than 48 degrees on either side of it. So they thought Venus to be two separate bodies - a morning star rising just before sunrise and an evening star setting just after sunset. The ancient Greeks called the morning star Phosphorus and the evening star Hesperus. About 500 BC, the Greek scientist/philosopher Pythagoras recognized that the two "stars" were actually the same body.
There are three reasons for the brightness of Venus. Two of them - its closeness to Earth, which can be as little as 40 million kilometres and its relatively large diameter (12,104 kilometres), which is only a little less than the diameter of the Earth (about 5 percent) - make Venus a suitable object for astronomical research. But the third reason makes Venus a nightmare for astronomers - the planet is covered by a dense unbroken shell of clouds.
This cloud cover completely frustrates any attempt to view the planet's surface through optical telescopes. The Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was the first to observe Venus telescopically. He discovered that it displays phases similar to those of the Moon and that it changes its apparent size over a continually recurring cycle. So he became convinced that Venus revolves around the Sun. Thus he realized that the Sun is the centre of revolution of all the planets and that the Copernican model of the universe is correct.
Big Bird sings:
"One little star, reaching far through the night
Do you shine on my someone? Are we sharing your light?
Oh, one little star, shine on us both tonight."
"He dreamed of a Big Star, he played a mean guitar"
In The Beatles film Yellow Submarine the chief Blue Meanie says to his minion: "I never told you Max, but my cousin is the Bluebird of Happiness.
"Did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage, how I wish, how I wish you were here...?"
"Any Colour You Like"
The song "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" from the "Wizard of Oz" refers to the bluebird of happiness as well.
"Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can't I?
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?"
Big Bird sings as the Bluebird:
"I'm a bluebird that's been dreaming
Of a rainbow I can follow
To that old familiar place I long to see
Friendly faces, a smile to greet me
Or just a simple "Hello, how are you?"
Oh, without them, I'm so blue
There's only one thing that will do
To make this heartache end
To be back home again"
Kermit sings the Rainbow Connection in The Muppet Movie:
"Who said that every wish would be heard and answered when wished on the morning star?"
"Traditionally, Lucifer is a name that in English generally refers to the Devil or Satan before being cast from Heaven, although this is not the original meaning of the term. In Latin, from which the English word is derived, Lucifer (as a noun) means "light-bearer" (from the words lucem ferre). It was the name given to the dawn appearance of the planet Venus, which heralds daylight. For this meaning, English generally uses the names "Morning Star" or "Day Star", and rarely "Lucifer"."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucifer
"There are comments on the World Wide Web claiming that the Lucis Trust was once called the Lucifer Trust. Such was never the case. However, for a brief period of two or three years in the early 1920’s, when Alice and Foster Bailey were beginning to publish the books published under her name, they named their fledgling publishing company “Lucifer Publishing Company”. By 1925 the name was changed to Lucis Publishing Company and has remained so ever since.Both “Lucifer” and “Lucis” come from the same word root, lucis being the Latin generative case meaning of light. The Baileys' reasons for choosing the original name are not known to us, but we can only surmise that they, like the great teacher H.P. Blavatsky, for whom they had enormous respect, sought to elicit a deeper understanding of the sacrifice made by Lucifer. Alice and Foster Bailey were serious students and teachers of Theosophy, a spiritual tradition which views Lucifer as one of the solar Angels, those advanced Beings Who Theosophy says descended (thus “the fall”) from Venus to our planet eons ago to bring the principle of mind to what was then animal-man. In the theosophical perspective, the descent of these solar Angels was not a fall into sin or disgrace but rather an act of great sacrifice, as is suggested in the name “Lucifer” which means light-bearer."
In my last entry I elaborated on the significance of a yellow VW as representative of the Sun via the Babylonian Sun Square (VVV=666) as well as the Beetle, or Scarab as a Beatle. Special thanks to the Logosphere for introducing this tidbit.
"So we sailed on to the sun,
Till we found the sea green"
From The Beatles Film Yellow Submarine:
Didn't Old Fred mention something about the Sea of Holes -just before the Sea of Green? - Yeah. Through one of them slots must be the Sea of Green. But which? Which one? Thesis, antithesis, synthesis,
causes of causal causation.
Jeremy, what do you know about holes?
(From the Hebrew name יִרְמְיָהוּ (Yirmiyahu) which meant "YAHWEH has uplifted". This is the name of one of the major prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Jeremiah and (supposedly) the Book of Lamentations. He lived to see the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in the 6th century BC. In England, though the vernacular form Jeremy had been occasionally used since the 13th century, the form Jeremiah was not common until after the Protestant Reformation.)
There are simply no holes in my education.
You mean you haven't composed a whole book?
Great. What shall we do? Be empirical. Look.
The boob's making more and more sense.
Great. Come on, let's all
look for the Sea of Green.
The Sea of Holes...
into the Sea of Green.
Definition of VERDANT
a : green in tint or colorb : green with growing plants <verdant fields>
: unripe in experience or judgment : green 9a, b
Origin of CHRYSOIDINE
ISV chrysoid- (fr. Gk chrysoeidēs like gold, fr. chrys- + -oeidēs -oid) + -ine; orig. formed as G chrysoidin
"The word dollar comes from the German taler (or thaler or daler), a name given to German coins made in 1519. The coin was named as it was minted in Joachimsthal, a town in what was then Bohemia; the name meant "St. Joachim's Valley". Two million of these coins were struck between 1520 and 1528. One side of the coin showed a crucified Christ and the other side showed the image of a serpent hanging from a cross. Near the head w
as the abbreviation “NU” and
on the other side the number “21” for Numbers 21. The dollar sign ( $ ) is a symbol of the serpent on the cross
When listening to the news media, one might get the false impression
that America was designed to be a secular state. I believe a study of the symbols on the Dollar Bill will prove otherwise.
The Dollar Bill is the basic unit of American currency. Its design is laden with symbolic imagery. The symbols on the dollar bill inform us about the theology, philosophy, and values of colonial people building a new nation. Though the bill has experienced design changes, the fundamental values of AmericansSymbols on the Dollar Bill 2
The word dollar is linked with a holy number. For example, the Hebrew word serpent is written vHN ( pronounced na cha sh) and had a numerical equivalent of 358.
N = Ch = Sh = Total
300 = 358
The Hebrew word for Messiah is written hiiyvm (pronounced mashach) and has a
numerical value Christ.
Ma = Sh = A = Ch = Total =
of 358 creating a mystical connection between the hanging serpent and
40 300 10 8 358
There is no dollar sign on the dollar bill. Despising the spiritual meaning of the dollar sign ( $ ), the international bankers were able to effectively remove the symbol off the American dollar bill."
Pink Floyd Poster for Darkside of the moon pictured above http://www.famguardian.org/Subjects/MoneyBanking/Money/SymbolsOnTheDollar.pdf
Exodus 7:15-19, NAS 15 “Go to Pharaoh in the morning as he is going out to the water, and station yourself to meet him on the bank of the Nile; and you shall take in your hand the staff that was turned into a serpent. 16 “And you will say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, sent me to you, saying, “Let My people go, that they may serve Me in the wilderness. But behold, you have not listened until now.” 17 ‘Thus says the Lord, “By this you shall know that I am the Lord: behold, I will strike the water that is in the Nile with the staff that is in my hand, and it shall be turned to blood. 18 “And the fish that are in the Nile will die, and the Nile will become foul; and the Egyptians will find difficulty in drinking water from the Nile.”’” 19 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their streams, and over their pools, and over all their reservoirs of water, that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.’”
"The 216 Letter Name of God is the composition of three verses of 72 letters each in Exodus. The Name composes into 72 triplets by taking the first letter of the first verse, the last letter of the second verse, and the first letter of third verse. The next triplet consists of the second letter of the first verse, the second to last letter of the second verse and the second letter of the third verse. We proceed this way until we form all 72 triplets.
The three verses are in Exodus, Torah portion Beshalach. The following Torah portion, Yitro, alludes back to these verses as Jethro contains 72 stanzas:
Exodus 19: The angel of Elohim moved when it traveled in front of the camp of Israel, and went behind them.
Exodus 20: It came between the Egyptian camp and the camp of Yisrael. There was the cloud and darkness [for the Egyptians] and it [the pillar of fire] lit the night.
Exodus 21: Moshe extended his hand over the sea and Adonai turned back the sea with a strong east wind [blowing] all through the night. He made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.
These verses each show divisions. In the first verse, there is the front and rear of the camp where the angel moved. In the second verse, there is the Egyptian and Israel camp. There is cloud of darkness and the pillar of fire. In the third verse, there is the sea and dry land. There are the divided waters. The secret of the Name and its power is that ‘separation’ and ‘two groups or forces’ are agents to knowledge and power respectively."http://www.cs.utah.edu/~spiegel/kabbalah/jkm010.htm
Exodus 7:20-21, NAS 20 So Moses and Aaron did even as the Lord had commanded. And he lifted up the staff and struck the water that was in the Nile, in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants, and all the water that was in the Nile was turned to blood. 21 And the fish that were in the Nile died, and the Nile became foul, so that the Egyptians could not drink water from the Nile. And the blood was through all the land of Egypt.
In 2003, the British Royal Family made the Pink Floyd singer and guitarist David Gilmour a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
"I believe Tavistock has always had secret ties to British Freemasonry."
-Byron T. Weeks, MD Col. AFUS, MC, Ret. http://educateyourself.org/nwo/nwotavistockbestkeptsecret.shtmlhttp://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/diplomacy_deception/diplomacy_deception06.htm
"Dr. Hofmann," said Stephen Gaskin, leader of the largest counterculture commune in America, "there are thousands of people on the Farm who feel they owe their lives to you." Gaskin was among the guests invited to participate in a panel discussion on the second day of the colloquium. Its purpose was to provide a forum for counterculture veterans to reflect back upon the halcyon days of the psychedelic movement, which had reached a peak a decade earlier during the infamous Summer of Love, and assess what had since come to pass. Poet Allen Ginsberg likened the event to a "class reunion." He decided to do some homework before joining his fellow acid valedictorians, so he took some LSD on the plane flight to the West Coast. While under the influence of the psychedelic, he began to ponder the disclosures that had recently surfaced in the news media concerning the ClA's use of LSD as a mind control weapon. The possibility that an espionage organization might have promoted the widespread use of LSD was disturbing to Ginsberg, who had been an outspoken advocate of psychedelics during the 1960s. He grabbed a pen and started jotting down some high-altitude thoughts. "Am I, Allen Ginsberg, the product of one of the ClA's lamentable, ill-advised, or triumphantly successful experiments in mind control?" Had the CIA, "by conscious plan or inadvertent Pandora's Box, let loose the whole LSD Fad on the U.S. & the World?"
6Ginsberg raised the CIA issue during the conference, but few seemed to take the matter seriously. "The LSD movement was started by the CIA," quipped Timothy Leary with a wide grin on his face. "I wouldn't be here now without the foresight of the CIA scientists." The one-time Pied Piper of the flower children was in top form, laughing and joking with reporters, as though he hadn't been chased halfway around the world by US narcotics police and spent the last few years in prison. "It was no accident," Leary mused. "It was all planned and scripted by the Central Intelligence, and I'm all in favor of Central Intelligence."
"It seems Dr. Thetford had ties with the CIA and was working on Project BLUEBIRD, which was later rolled over into the MK ULTRA Project. MK ULTRA was a program focused on mind control, it was created in the 1950s by the CIA with the goal to learn ways to manipulate people’s mental states, alter brain function and create Manchurian Candidates (mindless assassins) often through the use of drugs and hypnosis. Under the MK ULTRA umbrella there were over a hundred sub projects from the 1950s well into the 1970s and Thetford worked on Personality Theory, subproject 130."
"But besides the frightening evil of the physical experimentations done on innocents, Project BLUEBIRD was focused on the mind and how to manipulation and control through the use of drugs and hypnosis. The goal was to create Manchurian Candidates by causing amnesic barriers, by shattering the old personality to birth new and efficient ones and implanting hypnotic codes and triggers so that the person being manipulated would never understand his role.
And according to the documents obtained by Ross, they were actually quite successful. Interestingly enough, this was the world in which Dr. Thetford was involved when his research assistant suddenly began hearing the voice of Jesus in her head and A Course in Miracles was born".
"The only other factor to consider in the ideological environment of Thetford and Shucman is Bill Thetford's brief disclosure that his parents were Christian Scientists. He downplays this fact, saying that his parents involvement ended when he was very young. It is interesting to note that the very first stanza of "A Course In Miracles" is startlingly reminiscent of Christian Science teaching. the Course begins as it's theme
"Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists."
This might have well been written by Mary Baker Eddy, who founded Christian Science. Eddy's main supposition for her religion was that everything that was disharmonious with the principles of Life, Truth and Love are unreal. She said that "Sin, sickness and death must be deemed as being devoid of reality" ( Science and Health 525:28). They are merely illusion, and that illusion is dismissed by adherence to Christian Science. The New Age Encyclopedia says of A Course In Miracles that text of the course has as it's purpose helping people relinquish illusions,
"among these illusions is the belief in the reality of time and space, sin, death and illness" ( pg. 130)
The similarity is more than coincidental. As a matter of fact, the New Age Encyclopedia, a source which is very sympathetic to writings such as A Course in Miracles, mentions that many think of the Course as being merely a variation off of Christian Science. (pg. 93). Whether Shucman and Thetford merely borrowed their material from Theosophy, A.R.E., and Christian Science is something that cannot be proven, but there does seem to be the proverbial "smoking gun" present."
"What fewer people speculated on was Jim Henson’s Christian Science upbringing in a Christian Science family. Even as an adult he had been active in the church. A Christian Science Sunday school teacher in his twenties, he later wrote to his church stating that he was no longer practicing the faith. (Wikipedia.) Did he die because he was a Christian Scientist? No. Is it possible that he put off going to the doctor in part because he was raised in a lifestyle that did not include check-ups, antibiotics, trips to the emergency room? Very, very possible.
One of his last public appearances was on the Arsenio Hall show, on May 4th. That day, he mentioned to his publicist that he wasn’t feeling well, and had a sore throat, but thought it would go away. May 16th, he died in a New York City hospital, but he only went there after he had started coughing up blood early in the morning on May 14th."
Here is Yoda playing the part of Darth Nader:
- George Lucas has a cameo in Follow That Bird. At the mushroom parade in Toadstool http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Toadstool near the end, watch for him as the camera scans by a lamp post and a puppet horse. In addition, Big Bird's flight number back to Sesame Street is 1138, from THX 1138, George's first shocking science fiction film. George was always friends with Jim Henson, especially since he helped him out with Yoda played by Frank Oz.
Lucas: "All the religions are true, they just see a different part of the elephant. "
THX 1138 was George Lucas' first film, though it's original prototype was titled "ELECTRIC LABYRINTH"
Frank Oz and Jim Henson later collaborated on The Labyrinth which starred David Bowie. This film was produced by George Lucas
Here David Bowie can be seen preforming the Syd Barrett song See Emily Play:
"He (Syd) was the first guy I'd heard to sing pop or rock with a British accent - his impact on my thinking was enormous"
Bowie also did a cover of Barrett's Arnold Lane with Pink Floyd's David Gilmore:
David (D.B.= 42 ♃) Bowie also did the classic 'A Space Oddity', an obvious sync wink to Kubrick's 2001, while 2001: A Space Odyssey's final segment Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite goes in sync flawlessly with the Pink Floyd album 'Meddle'.
meddle |ˈmedl|verb [ intrans. ]interfere in or busy oneself unduly with something that is not one's concern : I don't want him meddling in our affairs | [as n. ] (meddling) bureaucratic meddling.DERIVATIVES• ( meddle with) touch or handle (something) without permission :you have no right to come in here and meddle with my things.ORIGIN Middle English (in the sense [mingle, mix] ): from Old Frenchmedler, variant of mesler, based on Latin miscere ‘to mix.’
David Bowman in 2001 suggests a 'bow man' and thus could be seen as Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter). Interestingly, the 14th Major Arcana representing Sagittarius in the Crowley tarot deck pictures a rainbow dividing up the characters body with a small arrow moving upward.
This is the 14th Trump card while the Rosacrucian Cross pictured on the back of every one of these cards contains 14 apex points to form the cube of space should this cross be folded. The rose in it's center is meant to represent the transcendent essence of material existence and appearance.
This is relevant to Sagittarius considering it is the Sagittarian arrow which points to the galactic center, between the tail end of Scorpio and the foot of Ophiuchus: The Serpent Barer/13th sign of the Zodiac. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophiuchus
"Syd and Mick bonded as they discussed Arthur C. Clark's science fiction novel Childhood's End. In the book, highly evolved children tap into mental powers parents dismissed as fairytales, connecting humanity with an interstellar Overmind. Ushered into mile-wide spaceships by alien Overlords, the children leave the planet.
Syd urged Mick to read Robert Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land, where Valentine Smith, raised on Mars, is schooled in mystic arts. Returning to Earth Smith instructs followers in 'water sharing' which allows them to 'grok' each other in telepathic understanding. The communal spreads until the earth is in religious revolt." -
An important part of Heinland's Stranger in a Strange Land:
"When he had first seen a zoo, Mike had been much upset; Jill had been forced to order him to wait and grok, as he had been about to take immediate action to free all the animals. He had conceded presently, under her arguments- that most of these animals could not stay alive free in the climate and environment where he proposed to turn them loose~that a zoo was a nest . . of a sort. He had followed this first experience with many hours of withdrawal, after which he never again threatened to remove all the bars and glass and grills. He explained to Jill that the bars were to keep people out at least as much as to keep the animals in, which he had failed to grok at first. After that Mike never missed a zoo wherever they went.
But today even the unmitigated misanthropy of the camels could not shake Mike's moodiness; he looked at them without smiling. Nor did the monkeys and apes cheer him up. They stood for quite a while in front of a cage containing a large family of capuchins, watching them eat, sleep, court, nurse, grooms and swarm aimlessly around the cage, while Jill surreptitiously tossed them peanuts despite "No Feeding" signs.
She tossed one to a medium sized monk; before he could eat it a much larger male was on him and not only stole his peanut but gave him a beating, then left. The little fellow made no attempt to pursue his tormentor; be squatted at the scene of the crime, pounded his knucks against the concrete floor, and chattered his helpless rage. Mike watched it solemnly. Suddenly the mistreated monkey rushed to the side of the cage, picked a monkey still smaller, bowled it over and gave it a drubbing worse than the one he had suffered-after which he seemed quite relaxed. The third monk crawled away, still whimpering, and found shelter in the arm of a female who had a still smaller one, a baby, on her back. The other monkeys paid no attention to any of it.
Mike threw back his head and laughed-went on laughing, loudly and uncontrollably. He gasped for breath, tears came from his eyes; he started to tremble and sink to the floor, still laughing.
"Stop it, Mike!"
He did cease folding himself up but his guffaws and tears went on. An attendant hurried over. "Lady, do you need help?"
"No. Yes, I do. Can you call us a cab? Ground car, air cab, anything -I've got to get him out of here." She added, "He's not well."
"Ambulance? Looks like he's having a fit."
"Anything!" A few minutes later she was leading Mike into a piloted air cab. She gave the address, then said urgently. "Mike, you've got to listen to me. Quiet down."
He became somewhat more quiet but continued to chuckle, laugh aloud, chuckle again, while she wiped his eyes, for all the few minutes it took to get back to their flat. She got him inside, got his clothes off, made him lie down on the bed. "All right, dear. Withdraw now if you need to.""I'm all right. At last I'm all right."
"I hope so." She sighed. "You certainly scared me, Mike."
"I'm sorry, Little Brother. I know. I was scared, too, the first time I heard laughing."
"Mike, what happened?"
"Jill ... I grok people!"
("I speak rightly, Little Brother. I grok.") "I grok people now, Jill Little Brother . . . precious darling , little imp with lively legs and lovely lewd lascivious lecherous licentious libido . . beautiful bumps and pert posterior . . . with soft voice and gentle hands. My baby darling."
"Oh, I knew all the words; I simply didn't know when or why to say them . . . nor why you wanted me to. I love you, sweetheart-I grok 'love' now, too."
"You always have. I knew. And I love you ... you smooth ape. My darling."
"'Ape,' yes. Come here, she ape, and put your head on my shoulder and tell me a joke."
"Just tell you a joke?"
"Well, nothing more than snuggling. Tell me a joke I've never heard and see if I laugh at the right place. I will, I'm sure of it-and I'll be able to tell you why it's funny. Jill ... I grok people!"
"But how, darling? Can you tell me? Does it need Martian? Or mindtalk?"
"No, that's the point. I grok people. I am people ... so now I can say it in people talk. I've found out why people laugh. They laugh because it hurts so much . . . because it's the only thing that'll make it stop hurting."
Jill looked puzzled. "Maybe I'm the one who isn't people. I don't understand."
"Ah, but you are people, little she ape. You grok it so automatically that you don't have to think about it. Because you grew up with people. But I didn't. I've been like a puppy raised apart from other dogs-Who couldn't be like his masters and had never learned how to be a dog. So I had to be taught. Brother Mahmoud taught me, Jubal taught me, lots of people taught me . . . and you taught me most of all. Today I got my diploma-and I laughed. That poor little monk."
"Which one, dear? I thought that big one was just mean ... and the one I flipped the peanut to turned out to be just as mean. There certainly wasn't anything funny."
"Jill, Jill my darling! Too much Martian has rubbed off on YOU. Of course it wasn't funny-it was tragic. That's why I had to laugh. I looked at a cageful of monkeys and suddenly I saw all the mean and cruel and utterly unexplainable things I've seen and heard and read about in the time I've been with my own people and suddenly it hurt so much I found myself laughing."
"But- Mike dear, laughing is something you do when something is nice - . . not when it's horrid."
"Is it? Think back to Las Vegas- When all you pretty girls came out on the stage, did people laugh?"
"Well ... no."
"But you girls were the nicest part of the show. I grok now, that if they had laughed, you would have been hurt. No, they laughed when a comic tripped over his feet and fell down ...or something else that is not a goodness."
"But that's not all people laugh at."
"Isn't it? Perhaps I don't grok all its fullness yet. But find me something that really makes you laugh, sweetheart . . . a joke, or anything else-but something that gave you a real belly laugh, not a smile. Then we'll see if there isn't a wrongness in it somewhere and whether you would laugh if the wrongness wasn't there." He thought. "I grok when apes learn to laugh, they'll be people."
"Maybe." Doubtfully but earnestly Jill started digging into her memory for jokes that had struck her as irresistibly funny, ones which had jerked a laugh out of her . . . incidents she had seen or heard of which had made her helpless with laughter:
"-her entire bridge club."..."Should I bow?"..."Neither one, you idiot -- instead!"..."-the Chinaman objects."..."-broke her leg."..."-make trouble for me!"..."-but it'll spoil the ride for me."..."-and his mother-in-law fainted."..."Stop you? Why, I bet three to one you could do it!"..."-something has happened to Ole."..."-and so are you, you clumsy ox!"
She gave up on "funny" stories, pointing out to Mike that such were just fantasies, not real,.and tried to recall real incidents. Practical jokes? All practical jokes supported Mike's thesis, even ones as mild as a dribble glass-and when it came to an interne's notion of a.practical joke-Well, internes and medical students should be kept in cages. What else? The time Elsa Mae had lost her monogrammed panties? It hadn't been funny to Elsa Mae. Or the- She said grimly, "Apparently the pratfall is the peak of all humor. It's not a pretty picture of the human race, Mike."
"I had thought-I had been told-that a 'funny' thing is a thing of a goodness. It isn't. Not ever is it funny to the person it happens to. Like that sheriff without his pants. The goodness is in the laughing itself. I grok it is a bravery . . . and a sharing . . . against pain and sorrow and defeat."
"But- Mike, it is not a goodness to laugh at people."
"No. But I was not laughing at the little monkey. I was laughing at us People. And I suddenly knew that I was people and could not stop laughing." He paused. "This is hard to explain, because you have never lived as a Martian, for all that I've told you about it. On Mars there is never anything to laugh at. All the things that are funny to us humans either physically cannot happen on Mars or are not permitted to happen- sweetheart, what you call 'freedom' doesn't exist on Mars; everything is planned by the Old Ones-or the things that do happen on Mars which we laugh at here on Earth aren't funny because there is no wrongness about them. Death, for example."
"Death isn't funny."
"Then why are there so many jokes about death?
Let's not forget the Jim Henson/Frank Oz Christmas special:
Let's not forget the Jim Henson/Frank Oz Christmas special:
"I'll do my loving in the Winter"
(During the fall of 1967) it got a bit crazed. (By Christmas) Syd had started to act a little bonkers, schizophrenia had set in.
Recall Chapter 24:
"The time is with the month of winter solstice
"When the change is due to come."
"In the early-to-mid 4th century, Western Christianity first placed Christmas on December 25, a date later adopted also in the East.Theories advanced to explain that choice include that it falls exactly nine months after the Christian celebration of the Annunciation or that it was selected to coincide with either the date of the Roman winter solstice or of an ancient pagan winter festival in order to supplant these celebrations and replace them with a Christian one." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas
It's the story of a poor family just scraping by who hear that their small town is going to have a talent show with a prize of $40 to the winner. The son hopes to win so he can buy his mother a piano for Christmas, and the Mother hopes to win so she can buy her son a guitar. The child punctures his mother's washboard to make a stand-up 'base guitar', knowing that she makes a living washing clothes. Then she sells the son's tools so she can buy a dress to look presentable for her performance, while he makes a living using them for odd jobs. After they play their hearts out, baring their souls for the audience, they find a big ROCK BAND called the Riverbottom Nightmare Band has entered into the talent show as well who ends up walking away with the winning prize with their hit song 'Nightmare'.
Emmett and his mother end up with a permanent local gig after the show when they are heard collaborating musically.
'Thunder in the other course of heaven.
Things cannot be destroyed once and for all.
Change returns success
Going and coming without error.
Action brings good fortune.
Sunset, sunrise. '
Emmet Otter was performed and voiced by Muppet performer Jerry Nelson, best known for playing Robin (Frog) and Sgt. Floyd Pepper on The Muppet Show. Emmet's mother, Alice Otter, was puppeteered by Frank Oz, but was voiced by Marilyn Sokol.
"Sgt. Floyd Pepper is the bass player. A laid back "hipster" with a pink body and long orange hair, he usually wore a green army cap, or sometimes, while in the pit, a slightly fancier cap of stiffer, glittery material, and a red uniform with epaulets and ornate gold braid on the buttons. His name refers both to Pink Floyd and to the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. His jacket is a clear visual reference to the album. He also plays his bass left-handed, like Paul McCartney. The character was played and voiced byJerry Nelson until 2004. At this time, Nelson retired from performing most of his characters, citing health reasons, and John Kennedy took over the role, beginning with The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. However, Nelson performed Floyd's voice (though not the puppetry) one more time for Studio DC: Almost Live, Matt Vogel took over in A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt._Floyd_Pepper#Sgt._Floyd_Pepper
So Jerry Nelson, who plays Floyd Pepper plays Robin the Frog.
Here he preforms 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow':
Sgt. Pepper, who twenty years before the recording of Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band "taught the band to play" has been associated by many to be European occultist Aleister Crowley.
Which becomes especially interesting in view of the extra terrestrial Crowley claimed to have communicated named Lam being associated by many to the Wizard in the Wizard of Oz's green illusory frontman
Now, these are trippy speculations, but it is a fact that Crowley was known for his Frog crucifixion. Here are the rituals perimeters:
the Ceremonies proper to obtaining
a familiar spirit of a Mercurial
nature as described in the
Apocalypse of St. John the Divine
from a frog or toad
He had crucified a toad
In thee basilisk abode,
Muttering the Runes averse
Mad with many a mocking curse.
Once again, Emmet Otter was performed and voiced by Muppet performer Jerry Nelson, best known for playing Robin (Frog) and Sgt. Floyd Pepper on The Muppet Show.
"Robins are heralds of our Spring. We eagerly await the sighting of the first Robin. And in Christian lore the red-breasted birds have even more associations with Spring. The story goes that the Robin felt Christ's agony during the Crucifixion, and went to pull a thorn from His brow. One version says that some of Christ's blood fell upon the birds breast, while another version says that the bird was wounded; both versions agree that the Robin was blessed for the act of heroism."http://www.h-net.org/~nilas/seasons/robin.html
"Konx Om Pax: Essays in Light is a publication by British occultist Aleister Crowley, first published in 1907. The name Konx Om Pax is a phrase purportedly used in the Eleusinian Mysteries. Its companion is Khabs Am Pekht, which in the Egyptian language means roughly "Light in extension" or "Light rushing out in a single ray", is used in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn's Vernal andAutumnal Equinox ceremonies."
"In Roman mythology, Pax [paqs] (Latin for peace) (her Greek equivalent was Eirene) was recognized as a goddess during the rule of Augustus. On the Campus Martius, she had a temple called the Ara Pacis, and another temple on the Forum Pacis. She was depicted in art with olive branches, a cornucopia and a scepter. There was a festival in her honor on January 3. Daughter of Jupiter and Iustitia. Pax was often associated with spring."
I recently got to see it on the big screen and just when I thought I had noticed about all one can as far as Easter Eggs go, I get blown away.
The very first scene in the Shining, after the opening credits who is sitting on the couch but an unmistakable Stephen King, screen time: 1 second tops. Then in Ullman's office I get to read the spine of the book on his desk (near impossible on a small screen) and what do you know, it's Carl Jung's The Red Book!
Before it was ever published!!!
Then I go to see A Clockwork Orange at the same theater, and some how I find that The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother had escaped my attention on the top row at the record shop the other 20 times I've watched it.
And so, after looking a picture to show my discovery I find someone else has gone much further into this matter: http://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/2006/04/13/alex-in-the-chelsea-drug-store/
One album in particular found in the store I find especially intriguing