Pages

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

True Detective - Season 1


I've decided to allow my True Detective work..to occupy its own space (earlier stuff, got cross-pollenated with other aspects) which I think it truly deserves. It allows me to expand 'going-forward' and centralises this important piece of TV work.



  From the standard critic POV...it is probably one of the most accomplished TV shows that has ever been made and I don't usually heap praise on anything, so this is to be taken as a massive compliment.  It is a brilliantly constructed 'layered' piece of work, from the script, casting, cinematography, music/sound design and beyond...many filmakers could learn a thing or two from this series and I never thought I'd ever say that about TV.


McConaughey & Harrelson both excel in their roles...and I'd say that it is easily the best work that either of them have done, better even than McConaughey's recent Oscar turn.  Make no mistake...this series is a landmark in TV.  Rarely do I come across TV shows of this depth and I mean that in the 'character' sense too, even most of the smaller parts are brilliantly played...DeWall (shades of Orson Welles) & Errol's sister being a couple of my highlights.

If you think that this type of in-depth research is either a waste of time and/or irrelevant, then you have obviously not heeded the words of the creators of  TV series' like Lost etc.
 Lost....straight from the horses mouth(Lost Encyclopedia)
I've approached True Detective (and other media) in a similar manner!

Matthew McConaughey & the Lincoln MKC advert...reviving the Egyptian Gods, this being Osiris (aka the model for the masonic hiram abiff, the masonic hanged man).

Thanks to Uncle Bingo for putting me on to this commercial....otherwise I might have missed it!
Thanks for putting me onto this TD series too...it is ideal blog material.

"I think that's (Ol' Cyrus) Osiris"...word play, Osiris the immortal Egyptian god-king...



...who absorbed the aspect of Apis (the sacrificial bull) via Ptah...to become Osiris-Apis...the 'horned' Apis bull was a manifestation of Memphis dwelling Osiris. Osiris IS the horned bull god. Likewise Isis (wife of Osiris) took on 'cattle resonance' by being fused with Hathor. The Apis (Osiris) Bull would be ritually sacrificed at the age of 28 (usually via a well), the age at which Osiris (an archetypal hanged/fallen man) was said to have been vanquished by Set.

Apparently these ads were unscripted. Of course, the ad still works in the straight forward sense using Ol' Cyrus, but this is just too close (phonetically & symbolically) and I believe that something else is likely being implied on the subliminal.

Give 'em their dues...these 'mystery religion' folk who populate media, certainly have skills!

Osiris-Apis


Watch the commercial again, but now with these above images and with the
Ol' Cyrus/O-siris phonetics in mind!

The Bull also evokes Mithraism...and of course, the horned god.
 The TAU cross was inscribed on the forehead of every person admitted into the Mysteries of Mithras. When a king was initiated into the Egyptian Mysteries, the TAU was placed against his lips. It was tattooed upon the bodies of the candidates in some of the American Indian Mysteries. To the Qabbalist, the TAU stood for heaven and the Pythagorean tetractys. The Caduceus of Hermes was an outgrowth of the TAU cross. (See Albert Pike.)  Mithras was crucified like Christ and he also rose after 3 days.

 True Detective...Cohle's 'left eye' mirror...the Horus left eye (eye of thoth) and of the moon.
This above 'eye' shot (and theme) will be further cemented by Hart's daughter pulling at the 'right' eye of Hart...seconds before cutting to this actual shot.  The right eye reflects solar, masculine energy, as well as reason and mathematics. That's both right and left covered.

According to legend, the left eye was torn from Horus by his murderous brother Seth (Set), and magically restored by Thoth, the God of magick. After the restoration, some stories state, Horus made a gift of the eye to Osiris, which allowed this solar deity to rule the underworld. The left eye reflects fluid, feminine, lunar energy, and rules intuition and magick.

The 'Osirian' Lincoln Lawyer & his Lincoln...with the cross


The Hanged Man's symbolism points to divinity, linking it to the Passion in Christianity, especially The Crucifixion; to the narratives of Osiris in Egyptian mythology, and Mithras in Ancient Persian mythology and Roman mythology.

 More bovine resonance via the 'Bullock'...this one being Sandra
McConaughey with Jackson, 'the hanged man' of A Time To Kill, presiding judge 
Omar Noose...cough, cough.

Sit Back...Snakes on a Spine (Caduceus)...Samuel L Jackson
The plane could be 'the etheric'...note 'veil of the abyss' (right image)

Messenger of the gods...and reputed author of the Egyptian Book of the Dead
The druidic/greek operative god man, Thoth/Mercury are other epithets of this god

 The horned god, whether as hunting deity, wild huntsman or forest spirit will always be with us. He is a part of us. He can be ignored or spurned, but he will not go away. Even after so long he still finds new ways to appear. He is the horned god of the hunt and of the forest, lord of the sabbat and of the underworld. He is the embodiment of wild nature and the male principle. Numerous cultures integrate figures with horns into their mythology, including Cernunnos, Herne the Hunter, Pan, and many others.

   

The Horned God is linked with male tendencies, including virility. He is often associated with the forest and with wild animals, and in many cases he is linked with hunting, as well. He alternates with the goddess of the moon in ruling over life and death, continuing the cycle of death, rebirth and reincarnation. (note Osiris/Isis...leading to Thoth/Hermes). Known to the Druids as Hu Gadarn, God of the underworld and astral planes. The consort of the great goddess. He was often depicted holding a bag of money, or accompanied by a ram-headed serpent and a stag. (as was Hermes also)

 

After watching...
True Detective influences...The Wicker Man, Eyes Wide Shut, Kill List, Twin Peaks, Blair Witch Project, Angel Heart, Lovecraft, Ligotti, Nietzsche  etc.  McConaughey's 'nihilistic cool' reminds me of some of Norton's narration from Fight Club, his 'intuition' evokes an Agent Cooper who has been through rehab. It seemed (at least in places) 'Lynchian/Coen Brother-esque' with its stylistic & noirish elements.


Matthew 'True Detective' McConaughey...and heavy crucifix/hanged man (Jesus/Osiris) thematic, from the get go! The earlier Lincoln Ol' Cyrus/Osiris is still relevant here...the advert evokes his character Rust 'Crucifix' Cohle from True Detective.

 "Days like lost dogs..." (dog days ala sirius, perhaps)

 Interestingly a band called Lightning Tree released a tune called Days Like Lost Dogs...
the 777 lightning tree of lifeMask of Stars and Lost Dog Days...could it be sirius?

Hart: Ask you something? You're a Christian, yeah?
Cohle: No.
Hart: Well, then what do you got the cross for in your apartment?
Cohle: That's a form of meditation.
Hart: How's that?
Cohle: I contemplate the moment in the garden, the idea of allowing your own crucifixion. (the hanged man, self sacrifice)
Hart: But you're not a Christian.

 Luke 22:39-46
 Christ, before his arrest and subsequent crucifixion, prays in the garden, he could have escaped, but ultimately decides that he needs to allow this to happen, as it is God's will/plan for him.

Nic Pizzolatto (commentary)
"It's set up from the first episode, not that there's a Christ parallel with Cohle (although overall, clearly there is imo, my emphasis), but that he understands 'sacrifice', that he has no problem with sacrifice and the notion of (self) sacrifice...which is something no one understands anymore."

The Hanged (Living Tree/Cross) Man 'tarot', The Garden & The Tree of Life

The Hanged Man & Eden (Tree of Knowledge/Sephiroth)
In all of these archetypal stories, the destruction of self ("the idea of allowing your own crucifixion", shown above, although perhaps pertaining in the ego sense) brings life to humanity; on the card, these are symbolized respectively by the person of the hanged man and the living tree (the garden, Eden, tree of knowledge) from which he hangs bound.  The head of the tree of life 'hanged christ man' is situated over the 'veiled' 11th hidden sphere aka 'Da'ath' (Sirius/Pluto).

Cohle's Chest Tattoo...the inverted cross of the hanged man.

The ritually slaughtered and 'bound' Dora (opening episode)...was found at the base of an oak tree (Dora = God's Gift). The Father God of The Mysteries was often worshipped in the form of the oak, The Goddess principle in the form of the Cypress...which the show's Carcosa was originally meant to depict in its tree design (the 'brides path' fits the female too). The body seemingly posed in prayer and wearing a crown (antlers)...the tree of life/sephiroth is topped with 'the crown' aka kether.  

Yes it's all visually a bit Shawshank Redemption!

 Oak, Ash (aluminium & ash) & Thorn (the crown of rose thorns, switchgrass etc)
Of course, 'aluminium & ash' (beyond the literal) also subliminally relates to Cohle's cigarettes and beer cans. All aspects are a part of the opening episode.

 Put fresh 'ash leaves' under your pillow to stimulate psychic dreams (the ash)
Dora Lange's corpse was originally intended to have 'wings'...like an angel (images of winged children, as seen in the school ) and like the king in yellow, see Chambers' book.

Yggdrasil aka the World Tree and Odin


I found a '777 cipher' linked to Crowley in True Detective...you'll see it later.
 Christ...the hanged 'lightning struck' tree of life man...777 is also a number of Christ.
The Tree of Life 'lightning flash/flaming sword' that starts from crown/kether (path #1 the fools path) and ends at earth/malkuth sums 777.

 As above, so below
 It is interesting that the cross should be both a symbol of life and a symbol of death. Many nations deeply considered the astronomical aspect of religion, and it is probable that the Persians, Greeks, and Hindus looked upon the cross as a symbol of the equinoxes and the solstices, in the belief that at certain seasons of the year the sun was symbolically crucified upon these imaginary celestial angles.
 The fact that so many nations have regarded their Savior as a personification of the sun globe is convincing evidence that the cross must exist as an astronomical element in pagan allegory.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/sta/sta45.htm

 As it is in the heavens, so it will be on earth (as above, so below)

The ancients were wise enough to appreciate the 'veiled nature of a literal text' (understand its deeper and multi-faceted meaning and cosmic import) yet today we live in a time, where these kind of ideas are still seen as a form of heresy.  The job of 'organised religion' (that preaches solely the literal) seems to be mainly about keeping people ignorant...ignorant of the larger cosmic context and subsequently its true meaning and import. 

 A later victim was found hanging/suspended...evoking crucifixion
Kordish...kord/cord aka rope-like.

There may well be an alchemical aspect to the featured victims and their deaths.
 Dora Lange (earth), Rianne Olivier (water), Stephanie Kordish (air) Marie Fontenot (fire?)
The INRI formula (see Christ Crucifixion) is an "elemental" formula in that its four letters can be validly equated to Earth, Water, Fire, and Air.

 The Tree of Half Life...I've made it 'Full' now, as you can see via the Division Bell graphics (as worn by Marty).

 The 'literal' Hanged Man (Ledoux)...noose, hands behind back etc  This Ledoux hideout is situated in Sulphur (yellow)The Hanged Man (RW tarot) 'card imagery' forms an inverted symbol of sulphur (see below).

The symbol of sulfur is often used as an identifying symbol by Satanists, due to sulphur’s historical asociation with the devil.


Literal 'Mad chemist Reggie'...The al-chemists used to associate the 'goats head' with sulphur (see Ledoux's back). 666 is also an aspect of the 777 sephiroth/tree of life via chokmah/zodiac 

 "Time is a flat circle" (Friedrich 'Anti-Christ' Nietzsche)

Cohle sending out a message to his interrogators (Gilbough/Papania) and to their compromised bosses.

(Eps 5) LEDOUX: I know what happens next. I saw you in my dream. You're in Carcosa now with me. He sees you.You'll do this again. Time is a flat circle. (foreshadowing Cohle's future battle with Errol).  Considering he already has Cohle's image as a tattoo, who are we to doubt him...it's almost as though Ledoux expected him!?

From the scene above from earlier...opening episode Hart & Cohle
Cohle: "We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, this accretion of sensory experience and feeling, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody when, in fact, everybody's nobody."

Materiality (the physical world) as a temporary illusion...is probably being implied here. Everybody's 'no-body' (literally having no body) the immortal soul that resides in the mortal flesh (meat).
"To yank a soul out of non existence, into this, meat" (the spirit, trapped in flesh/meat)

Esoterically, the Hanged Man is the human spirit which is suspended from heaven by a single thread. Wisdom, not death, is the reward for this voluntary sacrifice during which the human soul, suspended above the world of illusion, and meditating upon its unreality, is rewarded by the achievement of self-realization. (the unreality of the material world...which IS illusory, according to this text...this is what is being implied!)

From a consideration of all these ancient and secret rituals it becomes evident that the mystery of the 'dying god' (hanged man) was universal among the illumined and venerated colleges of the sacred teaching. This mystery has been perpetuated in Christianity in the crucifixion and death of the God-man-Jesus the Christ. The secret import of this world tragedy and the Universal Martyr must be rediscovered if Christianity is to reach the heights attained by the pagans in the days of their philosophic supremacy. The myth of the dying god is the key to both universal and individual redemption and regeneration, and those who do not comprehend the true nature of this supreme allegory are not privileged to consider themselves either wise or truly religious.  
TSTOAA, Atlantis and the Gods of Antiquity, Manly Hall
 "According to the secret doctrine, man, through the gradual refinement of his vehicles and the ever-increasing sensitiveness resulting from that refinement, is gradually overcoming the limitations of matter and is disentangling himself from his mortal coil. When humanity has completed its physical evolution, the empty shell of materiality left behind will be used by other life waves as steppingstones to their own liberation. The trend of man's evolutionary growth is ever toward his own essential Selfhood. At the point of deepest materialism, therefore, man is at the greatest distance from Himself."
(the last line is of relative import, considering how we and the masses generally live our lives, almost entirely based around the partaking in and the worship of materialism).

None of this is to suggest that 'materiality' is totally irrelevant (your physical body is the vehicle of the spirit) far from it. It is appreciating the nature of this 'materiality' (in the greater scheme of things) that seems of import.

 A particular belief in the 'mystical tradition', is that you have to go through a 'form of hell' (via gnosis) in order to change. In True Detective, this 'hell' (the change agent) is symbolised by Carcosa, it is a depiction of hell aka hades...operating for both 'us' (as spectators, in the macro sense) and Cohle (as the protagonist/initiate, in the micro sense).


 The most precise description of its (Corcosa) location given is that it said to be located on the shores of Lake Hali in the Hyades. Hyades (Hades) also evokes the celestial world (taurus/bull constellation), which going by TD's climax and the constant mantra of 'black stars rising' is also very appropriate. (Chambers, The King in Yellow). TD's Carcosa was originally intended to have the Cypress Tree as a theme. In Greek mythology, the cypress is associated with the underworld, grief and mourning. Ancient Roman funerary rites used it extensively.

 The 'Hanged (Cooper) Man'...Twin Peaks

Harold 'The Hanged Man' Smith

The Hanged Man is suspended from a tree...Arnold Schwarzenegger aka the 'Austrian Oak'
The Hanged 'Sully' Man (suspended by the ankle) aka Jerry 'David Patrick Kelly' Horne

 

 The line from Kubrick's The Shining...Ben & Jerry (ice-cream), "you like ice-cream Doc?"

In most modern tarot decks, Temperance stands between Death and The Devil.
Both aspects (above) are very much 'on point' for Twin Peaks and its narrative scope/plot
Temperance, he or she (traditions vary) guides the souls of the dead to judgment.
Thanks go to 'anon' for the link...you know who you are. :-)

 Laura's Angel...she, who guides her into the afterlife, FWWM ending.
(erm, she is already dead at this point, clearly it's 'otherworldly'...what else can it be!?)

In some traditions, Temperance does the judging. In those schools, the cups in Temperance’s hands are the functional equivalent of scales, and Temperance, like Maat, an Egyptian goddess of wisdom, judges the soul’s worth before passing it on to the beasts of the underworld.

 The Horn of Judgement
In the Mythic Tarot deck, Judgement is depicted by Hermes/Thoth (who features later)

 In those schools, the cups in Temperance’s hands are the functional equivalent of scales

"In some stories, Maat both judges the souls against a feather and protects the scale from being tipped by Set. If the soul is heavier than a feather, it will be fed to the eater of souls."
The Shining...note, feather & heart (ala Ma'at) Jack as tipped scales, posed as above/so below (tarot devil) and the hand protecting the tipping!


"If the soul is heavier than a feather, it will be fed to the eater of souls."
Devilish Bob (literal beast of the underworld), feeding off Windom's Soul...
Bob 'the soul eater' (Ammit)

The veil to the black lodge...lightning struck Sycamore (sacred to Isis/Hathor and it is Crowned Cattle Queen, Hathor/Heather Graham who first enters with Earle) Twin Peaks...
 The Sycamore Tree....the Egyptian tree that 'stood between worlds' 
(one chants out between two worlds...the material & the etheric)

Isis...her sacred star is Sirius, Sothis, Sopdet, Canis, Sept.

 Count de Gébelin considers the great star to be Sothis or Sirius; the other seven are the sacred planets of the ancients. He believes the female figure to be Isis in the act of causing the inundations of the Nile which accompanied the rising of the Dog Star.

 Assyrians take their name from the star Sirius (which they termed 'dog of the sun').  Syria's modern state was formed after World War I, there are historical connections to ancient Assyria, including some similar territory. There is a relationship, but only in a limited geographic sense.  The phonetic similarity between Syria & Sirius is fairly obvious.

 In the pseudo-Egyptian Tarot the priestess is veiled, a reminder that the full countenance truth is not revealed to uninitiated man.

 Isis, The Veil (x3) & Syria (Sirius)
  The 3 Veils...via Isis in Syria, The High 'Isis' Priestess (with veil behind) and Isis Un-veiled.

 Other variants on the High Priestess card associated the woman with the Virgin Mary, Isis, the metaphorical Bride of Christ or Holy Mother Church.

Veil of the abyss...Da'ath, Sirius, Pluto
"Closing of the veil...has the same movements in reverse." 
(A.A. elemental grade sign) Astrum Argentum aka Sirius

"Our world is a magickal smokescreen"
The 'reverse/backwards' Red Room

  Rending The Veil...curtains and material-(ity)
 
Twin Peaks FWWM: "the man with the mask is hiding under the fan"

Materiality (the physical world) as a temporary illusion.

 The Lost Keys (Keys, the senses) of Freemasonry - M P Hall

 The Face/Mask as a Veil...
TD will feature aspects involving 'the face' throughout...from multiple masks, masking and veils, to physically tearing it off.  Cohle (the little priest) will be asked to take off his 'mask' when he enters Carcosa.

Spirit (eternal) trapped in matter (temporary)..."Prisoners of light, in matter"

This extended (deleted) scene with Theriot is ABSOLUTE GOLD!
 
Materiality as a veil (separating us from the divine) and the 5 human/animal sense organs, as the potential limiting factor, in our understanding (or lack of understanding) on this very issue.
Man's failure to master his 'animal' emotions (and the assumption that materiality is the be all and end all of existence) has perhaps closed off his 'very access' to the divine.

The Unreality of the mortal sphere, Mardi Gras & The Mask
The zero card--Le Mat, the Fool--has been likened to the material universe because the mortal sphere is the world of unreality. The lower universe, like the mortal body of man, is but a garment, a motley costume, well likened to cap and bells. Beneath the garments of the fool is the divine substance, however, of which the jester is but a shadow; this world is a Mardi Gras--a pageantry of divine sparks masked in the garb of fools. Was not this zero card (the Fool) placed in the Tarot deck to deceive all who could not pierce the veil of illusion?

"This world is a veil" (Theriot)
"This world is a Mardi Gras (masked pageant)" (Manly P Hall)

 Cohle: "Had a very rural sense of Mardi Gras, uh, you know, the men on horses, animals masks.
Hart: "Courir de Mardi Gras."

Yet another exceptional performance (Shea Whigham) and from a minor character...the dialogue is electric (this is some of the best script writing/casting, I've ever seen via TV).

Nic Pizzolatto
 
"Cohle & Theriot are 2 sides of the same coin, a different Cohle could've been a great preacher"


Dewall: "You got a demon, little man, and I don't like your face."

Cohle: "And they'd cut around your face, grip your scalp, yank down, rip your face off."
 Cohle: "One time, famous case, guy, he cut off his own face on that shit."

 Cohle: "The scars on the giant, were they-- were they on his face?" 
Kelly: "His face, his face, his face"
 This scene plays the exact same musical piece as seen in Sgt Pembury's 'face removing' scene from Silence of the Lambs, Bach's Goldberg Variations.  Both scenes take place in a mental asylum or a makeshift mental asylum (in Lecter's case).


Hannibal...
"Lecter gives Mason Verger (Gary 'Sirius/Draco' Oldman) PCP and tells him to peel off his own face with a piece of broken mirror."

Cohle True Detective & Guy Francis... 
 "That's what I'm saying. PCP. Stuff makes a man crazy. One time, famous case, guy, he cut off his own face on that shit." (he must mean Gary 'Mason' Oldman, lol)

A 'Brick Mason' (evoking the masonic builders) is the 'actual' storyboard artist for True Detective.  He was an uncredited 'storyboard artist' for Silence of the Lambs too!

 The discovery of Rianne Olivier's body evokes the finding of Frederica Bimmel's body in SOTL...both 'case-breaking' bodies pulled from the river.

The Hanged Men...Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal & Red Dragon 

The Slaughtered Lamb aka Jesus Christ and the road to Golgotha...via Memphis

Most Hollywood directors...have evolved from the school of Roger Corman.
 "She's mad as hell, Jack. Paul Krendler's over here from Justice. She's asking him to take over in Memphis." This above scene then segues to the Washington Monument aka phallus of Osiris.

Lecter...The Hanged 'Memphis' Man ala Memphis dwelling Hanged Man Osiris
Top, Osiris slain pose (tau). Bottom, Osiris risen pose (crossed arms).
Sgt Boyle will be slain and hanged from Lecter's makeshift cell at the climax in Memphis.

 The zero card--Le Mat, the Fool--has been likened to the material universe because the mortal sphere is the world of unreality. The lower universe, like the mortal body of man, is but a garment, a motley costume, well likened to cap and bells. Beneath the garments of the fool is the divine substance, however, of which the jester is but a shadow; this world is a Mardi Gras--a pageantry of divine sparks masked in the garb of fools. Was not this zero card (the Fool) placed in the Tarot deck to deceive all who could not pierce the veil of illusion?

The Fools...searching for GOLD

  Jodie 'Silence of the Lambs' Foster would feature with McConaughey in Zemeckis' 'wormhole' film Contact...where he plays God's Diplomat (a type of religious guru/priest/author) Palmer Joss.

 In front of the Washington Monument...aka the phallus of Osiris!

The following scene is very prescient...it seemed to predict our obsession with the internet, before it actually happened...this film was from 1997, before mainstream and widespread use of the internet.

God's Diplomat...
 "The question that I'm asking is this: Are we happier as a human race? Is the world fundamentally a better place because of science and technology? We shop at home we surf the web.. but at the same time we feel emptier, lonelier, and more cut off from each other than at any other time in human history. We're becoming a synthesized society.... In a great big hurry to get the next......We're looking for meaning. What is meaning? We have mindless jobs, we take frantic vacations, deficit finance trips to the mall to buy more things we think will fill these holes in our lives. Is it any wonder that we've lost our sense of direction?"

 "Is the world fundamentally a better place because of materiality..."

Rather evocative of Fight Club & American 'Rose Cross' Beauty and their similar underlying narratives.

 The human body/face as a 'material' veil...Donnie Darko
The human body as a cloak...

 "A cloak, with a hood and a mask..."
Where the rainbow ends...the crown (head)

Johnny Joanie...
"They had animal faces. That's why I decided it had to be a dream. They had animal faces, well, it had to be a dream."
(think of that, beyond the literal narrative and how it may 'materially' apply to us all.)

 "You will kindly remove your mask"...Eyes Wide Shut (aka Dream Story/Traumnovelle)

Two Faces via Batman (Commissioner Gordon) and the 'hanged Ledger man' Why So Sirius/Serious 'mantra'. This death, is likely evoking ego death (imo) as opposed to physical death...ego death is an aspect of Da'at/Sirius/Knowledge and crossing the abyss. (dissolution of the ego).


 The Mask...he played 'The Widow's Son' too aka Ned Kelly.

Marty: "What do you got the cross for in your apartment?" Cohle: "Thats a form of meditation."
Marty: "How's that?" Cohle: "I contemplate the moment in the garden. The idea of allowing your own crucifixion."

Da'at/Knowledge/Sirius...one and the same
The 'crucified' tree of life 'Christ's head' occupies the 11th hidden sphere
(da'at/knowledge/sirius) aka 'Veil of The Abyss'

Matthew 'Osiris' McConaughey as Christ...Christ/Osiris 'archetypal' hanged men
 The 'crucifix' (forehead)...the negative shot (right), shows the cross more clearly

 I'm still deciding if Cohle's 'body wound' is supposed to evoke 'the spear' in Christ's side

Cohle did get previously shot/wounded...in the side!

 The ceremonial altar at Carcosa (place of the skulls) where Cohle will face near death

Christ was crucified on Golgotha (place of the skull).  It is said that the skull of Adam was buried here (although surely this infers a metaphorical concept). Even the deer/stag (antlers) can be related to Christ, the stag is a symbol of Christ, the stag/deer aka Hart (Hart & Cohle).

"You boys gone done taken a wrong turn" (Deliverance, lol)
"He said that there's this place down south where all these rich men go to, uh, devil-worship. He said that, uh they-- they sacrifice kids and whatnot. Women and children all got-- all got murdered there, and, um, something about someplace called Carcosa and the Yellow King. He said there's all these, like, old stones out in the woods, people go to, like, worship."

 This aspect of the TD series (carcosa) also evokes 'druidic' Bohemiam Grove/cremation of care imo and the political links etc. The owl that features there is often cited (it is not moloch/molech, who was a phoenican/caananite bull deity). Owls feature in Twin Peaks & True Detective (via the 'Crowley charged' burnt out church).  The Owl connects to wisdom Sophia/Minerva (yes they connect to witchery too)...Cohle's daughter was called Sofia.

Have you seen this 'child molesting' man?
 The Green Man (True Detective) & Black Lodge Bob (Twin Peaks)

 Foreshadowing the climax etc...was a common feature of Twin Peaks, the same is seemingly true of True Detective too...Nadine's 'curtains and oil' theme (ala glastonberry grove)...foreshadowed the veil to the lodges.  Coles 'circular' aspects are legion...from his crushed can (4th dimension) to the 'circular wicker sculpture' in the oak tree (see below). 

The closing episode very much reminded me of the climax of Twin Peaks...both charged 'tree/forest' locations (Corcosa/Glastonberry Grove) and both with a 'portal' to another dimension...recall in Twin Peaks that FEAR and LOVE opened the door/portal to the Black Lodge, in TD (Corcosa) this place of 'epic pain and suffering' also had a portal appear, perhaps as a result of this uber concentration of spiritual blackness etc. (pain and suffering opens the door/portal).  Cooper & Cohle will both be wounded (in the abdomen) via a knife blade at the close of each. McConaughey plays a 'Cooper' in the 'wormhole' related Instertellar.

"Fear and Love...open the doors" (Briggs, Twin Peaks)
Fear and Love (Donnie Darko)

 

 "other times I thought I was mainlining the secret truth of the universe."
Horseloverphat (lol)

Well...Jake's father, Stephen Gyllenhaal did direct Twin Peaks' 27th episode aka 
The Path to the Black Lodge! (Aspects from this episode feature heavily in this post, Briggs and his 'Lodge' access etc, shown later)


Oak of the Sun was used in celtic mythology to start fire. In Celtic mythology, it is the tree of doors, believed to be a gateway between worlds, or a place where portals could be erected.  LSD is also a huge factor to this story...based on ergot of rye (cereal crop) and this psychoactive substance is known to open 'mental doors' etc...perhaps aiding the magickian etc, see Huxley. Cereal & Serial...'cere-al' from Ceres goddess of the field, who is associated with the Empress, card III.

Imo...there is no doubt that Cohle saw this 'actual' portal...and it's not one of his drug related visions,
Errol himself, even mentions his own 'ascension' (maybe thru this sacrifice practice) and reaching 'infernal planes' (another magickal etheric/astral dimension).  These same type of ideas are used by Clive 'OTO' Barker and his Hellrasier series that use 'faustian pacts' and 'pain and suffering' to reach other dimensions.

Errol Childress

 Charlie 'Carcosa/Yellow King' Lange aka Brad Carter features in the new Ascension TV series.
Not seen any Ascension yet, but he put in a great performance in True Detective.
 Ascension is inspired by the real-life Project Orion that existed under the administration of President John F. Kennedy. Orion...the celestial tomb of Osiris, 'Killing of the Trinity King' JFK the 'Hiram Abiff/Osiris' dying god/hanged man...'symbolically' murdered by the 3 ruffians.

  Twin Peaks, Hawk:
There is also a legend of a place called the Black Lodge ... the shadow-self of the White Lodge. The
legend says that every spirit must pass through there on the way to perfection.
  There, you will
meet your own shadow-self.

My people call it "The Dweller on the Threshold." But it is said, if you confront the Black Lodge with imperfect courage, it will utterly annihilate your soul.

The Dugpas (black sorcerers) in Twin Peaks cultivating evil for evil's sake (& exponentially) and feeding off of pain and suffering (via harvested garmonbozia, yellow creamed corn).
Green Giant (sweetcorn) brings together 'the green man' and 'corn'.


White Lodge v Black Lodge (aka Good v Evil, Light v Dark ala True Detective)

 Extra-dimensional entities that feed off of human pain and suffering!

 In Twin Peaks this mainly centred around the abuse and murder of Laura 'prostitute' Palmer...she was found, not at the base of a tree, but next to a huge log.

 Incest...ala Twin Peaks 
 Errol: Couldn't you tell me about Grampa? Mmm.
Sister: Ah! Mmm. I was in the cane fields, and he caught me when I was alone.
And the dirt was warm. I felt the dirt warm on my back.

Grampa Sam Tuttle...banging her ('missionary position') in the cane field, is the obvious implication!
They are no doubt, reliving the experience...via Errol's finger banging (shown above).  
All adding to the burgeoning 'tree' thematic...this being the family version.

 Vortex Spirals...that connect to the cult 'sign' and probably the 'wormhole' too (true detective) and the lodges (twin peaks via Owl Cave). Parental child abuse is also an aspect of both series. 
The King in Yellow has, as an aspect...a concept of 'the yellow sign' which is likely related, as perhaps are the hurricanes (Andrew, Rita etc) that are mentioned...weather vortices.

The Yellow King, Black Stars Rise, Cassilda & Camilla....blood red grafitti (bearing these words) covers the inside of the cabin.  The King in Yellow is clearly central to Errol Childress and his works.
He talks of 'ascension' and reaching 'infernal planes' ala the ether/aether...is the father (in the cabin) being set up for a 'killing of the king' (ala Frazer) type ritual?

Frazier...The Golden Bough
The mediaeval poem, ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’, and the symbolic beheading of the Oak King links these tales with the well-known ritual sacrifice of the old king in the oak-grove of the Nemi which forms the argument of Frazier's The Golden Bough.

The sacrifice at Nemi took place at Summer Solstice, which brings us to the battle between the Oak King personifying the waxing wear, and the Holly King, who ruled the waning year. At Midsummer, as the year began its turn towards the dark again, the Holly was victorious, but at Midwinter, the Oak King defeated the forces of darkness (Dora killed @ midwinter) once again, revealing himself as a Vegetation God who must die each year so that Life can be renewed. It is not surprising, then, that images of the Green Man carved in wood and stone in mediaeval churches most frequently show oak leaves growing out of his ears (green ears) and mouth.
http://www.druidry.org/library/trees/tree-lore-oak

 The inspiration for the TD 'Yellow King' is clearly via The King In Yellow (book)...this TD altar-like structure seems to imply that this IS The Yellow King and his 'sacrificial altar'...compare both the yellow cloak/drapes & skull(s), black stars etc.  In the literary concept, it is apparent that 'Carcosa' exists in another dimension or plane (ala Twin Peaks' Black Lodge) and that The King in Yellow (an actual story within a story) induces a state of madness in its reader (which imo, evokes choronzon the chaos demon of the abyss, who can drive adepts mad etc).

 Louisana Confederate Flag...
The Confederate flag also features a saltire commonly referred to as a St Andrew's cross, although its designer, William Porcher Miles, said he changed it from an upright cross to a saltire so that it would not be a religious symbol but merely a heraldic device. The Florida and Alabama flags also show that device.

Re: devil nets/bird traps:
 “something for children to do, keep them busy, tell them stories while they’re tying sticks together”.  Dialogue spoken during this tied-stick cross shot...wink, wink.  A 'barely veiled' dig at organised religion etc, perhaps aimed at the 'bible literalists'.


He may have been an asshole...but he wasn't technically guilty (just weak), which is perhaps why he is adorned with the tau. (acquitted, see text).  Geraci also gets to see the Fontenot video, via the hoo-ha with the missing person report etc.

We've already done Cohle as the crucified Christ at Golgotha (place of the skull)

St Andrew (Apostle of Christ)...'Crucified man with X' (see Yellow King X, above)
KJV Bible...The skull of St. Andrew, which had been taken to Constantinople was returned to Patras by Emperor Basil I, who ruled from 867 to 886. Above, Texe 'Bohemian Grove' Marrs!

Of course...an aspect of the Yellow King, may be suggestive of  The Sun (a yellow king in itself) and Osiris is a major Sun King. Osiris is also a 'green man' too.

 Skull and bones...the skull/bones of Osiris/Hiram Abiff...Osiris the god of resurrection/rebirth

The Chi Rho via Alex's prison (Wands-worth) and the issue of his 'free will'
The 'literal' Hanged Man (an actual man in a dress) A Clockwork Orange

Know Thyself...the maxim of Hermes/Thoth
The hermetic maxim of 'Know Thyself'...True Detective & The Matrix (oracle)

"I Know Who I Am..."

Angel Heart (Alan Parker)....visits similar themes to True Detective and it is also set around New Orleans (Brooklyn too), dabbles in the occult, sacrifice, voudon and santeria....just like True Detective does! The fate of souls via lucifer...lucifer (an avatar for hell) as the change agent (as we outlined earlier)...for the purposes of gnosis. The Green Man itself (as an entity) is often related to this practice of gnosis, literally as a teacher/guide.

Note...the above clip has since been removed...if you want to see it, follow this link:
http://klipd.com/watch/angel-heart/i-know-who-i-am-scene

Angel Heart is an underrated film and imo it is one of Rourke best performances as an actor, you'd be hard pushed to find a more natural performance, that his turn in this film.  The film has an effective noir-like nightmarish atmosphere and a decent soundtrack too.

  Similarly Twin Peaks and Hawk's quote, outlining the same idea (gnosis):

There is also a legend of a place called the Black Lodge ... the shadow-self of the White Lodge. The
legend says that every spirit must pass through there on the way to perfection.  There, you will
meet your own shadow-self.  My people call it "The Dweller on the Threshold." But it is said, if you confront the Black Lodge with imperfect courage, it will utterly annihilate your soul.

 It is also interesting, that the senior Krusemark was involved in the film's original pact (shown near the close)...Johnny stealing Harry's soul etc.  Ethan Krusemark actually used the name Edward Kelly (early part of the film) when transferring Johnny from hospital.

Mystery Religion folk will recognise this name...he was the scryer for John 'Enochian Magick' Dee...he of 'Language of the Angels' fame. (Angel Heart/Harry Angel).  This same Enochian system is one that underpins the magick of Crowley...his Enochian tables/calls etc.  L Ron Hubbard (Scientology) & Jack Parsons (JPL) also used this same type of magick in their workings. (Hubbard's included soul cracking).  Krusemark's as witches/sorcerors...and using the name Edward Kelly...it was certainly no arbitrary choice!  Dee received this magickal system via Rabbi Loew of Prague.

Louis Cyphre (lucifer)...Louis(iana) Cyphre
"Some religions think that the egg is the symbol of the soul. Did you know that?"
 "The flesh is weak...only the soul is immortal"

De Niro seems to act like a form of ammit (egyptian devourer of souls aka the heart, see ma'at) returning Johnny/Harry (Rourke) back to the duat (mortal/earthly sphere) via the escalator to the depths, hence why he owns HIS soul, as De Niro states at the climax.  This is an earlier scene, foreshadowing the climax.

Ammit...eating the heart of the deceased (return to the duat/earthly plane). The heart was synonymous with the soul.

Hannibal 'Multiple Hanged Man' Lecter as Ammit...devourer of hearts/souls

 De Niro played the Hanged Man in both Cape Fear, Frankenstein & The Mission.
Huge thanks to Uncle Bingo...for the Frankenstein find, top work.
 In both Cape Fear & Mary Shelley's Frankenstein...an ankle/leg thematic (ala the hanged man) is present, as is lightning.

These each evoke Heath 'Hanged Man' Ledger and his 'hanging/lightning' appearance (as Masonic Calvi) in Dr Parnassus (Python Gilliam).  Of course, Batman himself hangs upsidedown (ala the bat) and the same 'Hanged Man' imagery is also employed via Ledger. Python Cleese featured in Frankenstein.  Frank 'Shawshank Redemption' Darabont co-wrote the script!



The key here (Angel Heart) is that Rourke (Johnny Favourite) has vague but persistent memories of  'a previous life'...this seems to evoke the idea of a form of cyclical existence, at least, it does beyond the literal narrative/plot (he's Johnny, but with Harry's soul etc). Johnny is ultimately presented with the reality, that it is HE who is guilty for the murders that he is investigating (various occult murders, the ones he has been tracking for Louis Cyphre) and 'ironically' it is 'himself' that he's been searching for all along!  The murders are probably (in one aspect) a 'metaphor' for the way Johnny has led his life, Cyphre is the 'initiator' for Johnny's hellish journey of self discovery...but Johnny is found wanting and is returned to the mortal sphere, as depicted by his 'descent' at the close.

"You are reborn but into the same life that you’ve always born into. I mean, how many times have we had this conversation, detectives? Well, who knows? When you can’t remember your lives, you can’t change your lives, and that is the terrible and secret fate of all life. You’re trapped, by that nightmare you keep waking up into.” (ma'at & the duat, Egypt)

 Crowley (who received the book of law via the Great Pyramid) himself referenced 'past lives' as a magickal phenomenon...see 'past life regression'.

Here is True Detective's Maggie (Michelle Monaghan) in Duncan 'Bowie' Jones' Source Code, the film that deals with an 8 minute cyclical time-loop and which also features Jake 'Darko' Gyllenhaal.

 Cyclical existence loop...

Gyllenhaal has his own 'time tunnel/travel' aspect in Donnie Darko too.  He featured with 'multiple' Hanged Man Ledger in Broke-Back (spine) Mountain.

 Donnie Darko
 Source Code

Donnie Darko, The Time Travel Book...and the heart chakra (lotus/heart)
As above, so below...wormholes in the macrocosm & microcosm?

David 'Hanged Man' Bowie

Duncan 'Source Code/Moon' Jones' father is David 'Lightning Struck Crown' Bowie...
Bowie & The Tree of Life & 777..."from Kether to Malkuth" (Station to Station)
Kether to Malkuth is the 777 lightning struck crown pathway.

Bowie, the musician/actor who featured in Lynch's Twin Peaks film and who directly connects to the 'lightning struck' Twin Peaks lodges.  The Elephant Men....Lynch & Bowie.

Under the 'lightning struck' Isis sycamore (tree)...the '777' tree of life aspects, can be inferred.

 The final shot of Lynch's Twin Peaks series is...'the struck Cooper crown/head'

Bowie features in the Twin Peaks FWWM scene that references the 'Green Formica Table'
The Green Table ala The Green Table(t) of Hermes.

Recall...we spotted a reference to this very 'table/tablet' recently via Katy 'Phoenix' Perry
The Green Tablet of Thoth/Thot...Perry as 'the scribe' ala Hermes/Thoth

I think the 'monolith' in Kunrick's 2001...is also a rendering of the Tablet of Hermes (Thoth).
See previous posts.

Anyway...
You’re trapped, by that nightmare you keep waking up into.”

 'Trapped' unless you transcend beyond the 'material universe' perhaps...something Cohle doesn't mention, but maybe he comes to realise this, after his hellish near-death epiphany. 
 If the deceased (the deceased aspect could well infer being spiritually dead, not physically...hence the double aspect, The Book of The Dead & The Book of Coming Forth By Day, supposedly penned by Hermes/Thoth, the operative god) successfully passed these unpleasant demons, he or she would reach the Weighing of the Heart. In this ritual, the heart of the deceased was weighed by Anubis, using a feather, representing Ma'at, the goddess of truth and justice. The heart would become out of balance because of failure to follow Ma'at and any hearts heavier or lighter than her feather were rejected and eaten (symbolic of being returned to the mortal sphere, to repeat) by the Ammit,  the Devourer of Souls. Those souls that passed the test would be allowed to travel toward the paradise of Aaru.  Thoth (Hermes) is situated on the far right....the scribe of judgement of the soul.
 Hart & Cohle...more like Heart & Soul
Maybe Cohle should take comfort from the next 'eternal' dimension (the one he encountered near death) where these people have no power...his 'self sacrifice' should put him there...permanently.
The after-life and paradise via Thoth/Hermes (judgement & weighing of the heart/soul) to Osiris and the blest (fail the scale and you're reborn into the mortal sphere again!).

 Cohle: "This kind of thing does not happen in a vacuum."

 Obviously...all this is beyond the scope of True Detective's direct narrative, but then these pieces are not made in a cultural and/or religious vaccum.  I've pulled out a great deal of the TD  'mystery religion' subtext already...and in this light, it is fair game imo.


Kubrick's EWS...The Hanged Man(dy) and Thoth...bill x2 (Ibis & Tom Cruise)
ostrich feather (head piece) ala Ma'at/Thoth and judgement.

At the start of this aspect, watch as the gathered 'masked revellers' all turn their heads 'in judgement' like Ammit (waiting on Thoth) in the weighing of the soul imagery (ammit, see The Shining, below)

Eyes Wide Shut featured Thoth (Hermes) & The Shining featured Ammit (dog/bear suit) 
"Don't you want to go where the rainbow ends?"
The 'wormhole' is obviously the 2001 rainbow chakra stargate to the crown and ain soph.

The Weighing of the Heart against the (ma'at ostrich) Feather...subliminally shown in The Shining.
 Ra, the god of the sun (a shining thing!), had three important aspects. As the Creator of the universe he was symbolized by the head of a scarab (beetle) and was called Khepera, which signified the resurrection of the soul and a new life at the end of the mortal span.
This reincarnation/cycle idea is encapsulated in Kubrick's The Shining...with Jack's 4th July reincarnation ending photo shot (bottom right, the ending of both The Shining & 2001:ASO synched). The 1921 alpha/omega...the road he travels at the beginning started construction in 1921 & we end with 1921. Jack's 'judgement' the feather/heart (see woman behind, left) and his body rendered like a tipped scale. Jack reborn on the 4th July, he also adopts the sign for 'as above, so below'.

(Re)born on the 4th July...like Jack 'The Shining' Torrance (both starred in A Few Good Men)
Live, die, repeat...reincarnation/rebirth

 Death & Rebirth...with Tom 'Eyes Wide Shut' Cruise & Michelle 'True Detective' Monaghan...Mrs Hart kick starting Ethan's 'heart'.
Mission Impossible 3...The Resurrection of Hunt/Cruise

 The rebirth of man...2001
via the 'renaissance hotel room' aka 'the re-birth hotel room' 

 How is a person born/created here on earth...via the sex act, of course. 
Cruise is introduced via music from 2001:ASO...Thus Spoke Zarathustra overlaps with the image of Phillip Seymore Hoffman pacing next to the old man in the immaculate white bed, similar to the bedridden Bowman at the end of "2001".

"It's not going to stop. Till you wise up" (Aimee Mann)
The Magnolia as the 'unfolding' Lotus/Heart/Rose Cross etc
Oh yes...it all makes perfect sense!
Have you seen all the biblical/religious references within Anderson's Magnolia? I know I have.
Anderson met with Kubrick during the making of Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Cruise being the common denominator for both 1999 releases.

Colour Chakras & The 3rd Eye of the Peacock
"Wise up"...wisdom and the peacock (the Partridge Peacock).  Respect the Cock (geddit?)


That is Cruise now linked to both the IBIS (Thoth, Ostrich Feather, Eyes Wide Shut) & the PEACOCK (Magnolia) and via two films both released in 1999!  The Eyes Wide Shut 'judgement' scene Hanged Man(dy).


Magnolia

Both the peacock and the ibis (hermes/thoth) were objects of veneration because they destroyed the poisonous reptiles which were popularly regarded as the emissaries of the infernal gods. Because of the myriad of eyes in its tail feathers the peacock was accepted as the symbol of wisdom, and on account of its general appearance it was often confused with the fabled phœnix of the Mysteries. There is a curious belief that the flesh of the peacock will not putrefy even though kept for a considerable time. As an outgrowth of this belief the peacock became the emblem of immortality, because the spiritual nature of man--like the flesh of this bird--is incorruptible.


Cruise plays Frank TJ Mackey...Mackey's History of Freemasonry is also shown in the film, as is a book on Templarism. We also see television personnel exchange a 'masonic maxim' (see left pic)

 In all probability, the phœnix was the swan of the Greeks, the eagle of the Romans, and the peacock of the Far East. (Magnolia/Lotus, the Far East). To the ancient mystics the phœnix was a most appropriate symbol of the immortality of the human soul, for just as the phœnix was reborn out of its own dead self seven times seven (7*7, see Carrey, Bruce 'God' Almighty), so again and again the spiritual nature of man rises triumphant from his dead physical body.

 Anderson on Kubrick...via The Master (film)
  ...where Joaquin/Leaf PHOENIX featured.

Jack's dead physical body...prior to his journey through the Overlook's 'hall of judgement' and his 'cyclical implied rebirth in the duat (earthly sphere).


The Horn of Judgement...

It's not the first time that Kubrick posed someone as baphomet (as above, so below)
 The Shining Paths of Glory...the shining 22 paths on the tree of life/sephiroth to glory (geddit?)
0-21 (22 cards) are the tarot equivalent of these same sephiroth paths. 2(00)1.

The Tarot as the Tree of Life (Sephiroth)


Perhaps people might now start to appreciate the relationship that Kubrick's The Shining had with Lynch's Eraserhead (one of Kubrick's favourite films) the film that Kubrick chose to set The Shining's mood etc.  Also recall that Lynch's very next film would be The Elephant Man (a creature that never forgets!).

John Hurt aside, who else featured?  Anthony 'Hanged Hannibal' Hopkins...
Hannibal aka the elephant 'riding' man. 

Lecter as Ammit...devourer of hearts/souls @ the Ma'at Judgment...Lecter's first victim had the surname Hart/Heart, see Silence of the Lambs.



The Two Jacks (Jakes)...
Hannibal (series) & The Shining...double-take

"Welcome to the desert of the real..."
Jack & Baphomet x2...Jack (Torrance/Nicholson) Fishburne/Morpheus (Jack Crawford)

Trapped in the duat aka earthly sphere...via "It's all forgotten now" (his previous life, geddit?) The Al Bowlly track that plays during this scene...vision & dialogue alone, cannot decipher this message, all aspects of media need to be considered.

"I'm sorry to differ with you sir, but YOU are the caretaker. You've ALWAYS been the caretaker. 
I should know sir - I've ALWAYS been here."
(the 'forgotten' cyclical nature of death followed by rebirth aka reincarnation) 

 
An 'erased head'..."it's all forgotten now" (geddit? surely now you do!).

The Secret Fate Of All Life
"You are reborn but into the same life that you’ve always born into. I mean, how many times have we had this conversation, detectives? Well, who knows? When you can’t remember your lives, you can’t change your lives, and that is the terrible and secret fate of all life. You’re trapped, by that nightmare you keep waking up into.”

True Detective v Interstellar
Populated with the spirits of Perfected Men who have lived many previous lives; every time they were reincarnated, they elevated their degree of personal perfection, so that they can come to the aid of the Perfected Men in the Lower World who were currently "working out their own salvation" through participation in the rituals of Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry. (see Man with X text)
Note...I have not even seen Interstellar yet!

The M-Brane monologue foreshadowed with physical/material decay via Marty & the mirror

M-Brane, all very much related to 'string theory' and interestingly 'spaghetti' (which is a large aspect of TD) is derived from the word string/cord.  Plural of spaghetto "string, twine," diminutive of spago "cord".


 "M" Theory
Edward Witten proposed M-Theory in 11 dimensions, one more than Superstring theory, as a sort of umbrella theory that includes all five Superstring theories and Supergravity; here is a diagrammatic representation of M-Theory.  It includes "branes" that are multi-dimensional extensions of Superstrings that came out of M-Theory.  Essentially, a zero-brane is a point particle, a 1-brane is a Superstring, a 2-brane is a membrane etc.  It is theorized that we live in a 3-brane (three spatial dimensions)  that is embedded in a higher dimensional space.  The extra, eleventh, dimension may or may not be compactified like the six extra dimensions postulated in Superstring theory.  The Randall-Sundrum model, discussed in the next section on 5-Dimensional Warped Geometry Theory, is a somewhat simplified version that considers the three-space plus one time dimension we perceive, plus one extra dimension that is not compactified. 


Superstrings & Branes
We have already indicated that there are two types of string; open ended and closed loops.  In the Brane World scenarios, the ends of open strings are tied to the branes.  Those that end on "our" 3-brane manifest themselves as the familiar fundamental particles and forces.  Not all strings are fixed to the brane.  Gravity is usually represented by closed loops that are not restricted to the brane but move freely in the bulk; that is in the extra dimension.

http://www.whillyard.com/science-pages/superstrings-mtheory.html


This following is the very last monolgue that Cohle gives via his interviews...
the one referencing cyclical rebirth.

"It's like in this universe, we process time linearly forward but outside of our spacetime, from what would be a fourth-dimensional perspective, time wouldn't exist, and from that vantage, could we attain it we'd see our spacetime would look flattened, like a single sculpture with matter in a superposition of every place it ever occupied, our sentience just cycling through our lives like carts on a track. See, everything outside our dimension that's eternity, eternity looking down on us.

"Now, to us, it's a sphere, but to them it's a circle."

 Flat circle (Empyrean) looking over the '9 concentric circled' planet...from another dimension
(the aether)

 The Empyrean was thus used as a name for the firmament, and in Christian literature, notably the Divine Comedy, for the dwelling-place of God, the blessed, celestial beings so divine they are made of pure light, and the source of light and creation.

You may think this rosicrucian stuff is tenuous, but there is much more to come! 
 Dante, Inferno (Divine Comedy) & The Rose Cross which heavily featured in Se7en (7 planets/chakras etc) along with Red (Alex Cross) Morgan 'Shawshank Tree' Freeman.  

 The structure of the three realms (hell, purgatory & paradise) follows a common numerical pattern of 9 plus 1, for a total of 10: 9 circles of the Inferno, followed by Lucifer contained at its bottom; 9 rings of Mount Purgatory, followed by the Garden of Eden crowning its summit; and the 9 celestial bodies of Paradiso, followed by the Empyrean containing the very essence of God.

Preceding the 9th Circle...is the 8th (the fixed stars)
For a recent take on this type of thing, see Circle of Eight, 2009.  It contains the same type of themes and the building that the film is set in, is called The Dante (City of Lost Angels aka Los Angeles).  The film is clearly another 'afterlife' type special (via Jessica, the female Jesus) and the themes also connect to Mountain Dew (drink). Evan (Heaven) acts as her guide (the Virgil role) to her Dante.

The Rose features from the start (barely veiled). When Jessica travels in the elevator to her room on the 8th floor...you'll see 'a rose' appear and disappear (attached to a picture frame) as the lift travels upwards.  It was the rose appearing and disappearing that alerted me to its presence.

Basically, Jessica is 'stuck in a loop' (cyclical existence) on the 8th floor of The Dante, she needs to allow for her own destruction, but keeps running away from it.  Only when she finally lays down and dies with Evan, does she ascend.  Evan is her access to Heaven.

Hence....references to her repeated failed attempts (a file room full of failed attempts) to ascend the mortal sphere. We're shown attempt number 903,258 of this cyclical 'groundhog' loop.

Circle of Eight is both attached to Para-Mount (near mount) & Para-dis(e) (near God)

Rosicrucianism & Dew (Ros)
Doubt has always existed as to whether the name Rosicrucian came from the symbol of the rose and cross, or whether this was merely a blind to deceive the uninformed and further conceal the true meaning of the Order. Godfrey Higgins believes that the word Rosicrucian is not derived from the flower but from the word Ros, which means dew. It is also interesting to note that the word Ras means wisdom, while Rus is translated concealment. Doubtless all of these meanings have contributed to Rosicrucian symbolism.

pic
The 'suspended' via the ankle(s) Hanged Man is shown in Circle of Eight.  We see the protagonist chain his own ankles and  he then hangs upside-down.

I've covered Potter, Rowling & 777 in other posts...
Rowling clearly being familiar with the workings of the tree of life and its pathways.
 Potter & Kether (the lightning tree, struck crown/head) 
The jewel in the crown (Potter book)...aka the pineal gland (a receptor for the dew)
You might notice that the 'jewel/stone' is Red (Rus-set/Ros-so)

 A. E. Waite holds with Godfrey Higgins that the process of forming the Philosopher's Stone with the aid of dew is the secret concealed within the name Rosicrucian. It is possible that the dew referred to is a mysterious substance within the human brain, closely resembling the description given by alchemists of the dew which, falling from heaven, redeemed the earth. The cross is symbolic of the human body, and the two symbols together--the rose on the cross--signify that the soul of man is crucified upon the body, where it is held by three nails.

The Three Nails...Crucifying The Christ/The Hanged Man (Tarot, Book of Thoth)

Dante made the Primum Mobile the ninth of the ten heavens into which he divided his Paradiso.
It (primum mobile) seems to act as Kether, which leads to ain soph/mind of god (empyrean)
The tree of life (above right, that shows the primum mobile as kether/crown) with the lightning flash of creation...that sums 777.

777
 "As the soul climbs the seven steps (ladder) of Purgatory it is cleansed of the seven mortal sins, and it then ascends through the seven spheres of the Ptolemaic universe."

Dante...
Paradise is depicted as a series of concentric spheres surrounding the Earth, consisting of the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the Fixed Stars, the Primum Mobile and finally, the Empyrean. It was written in the early 14th century. Allegorically, the poem represents the soul's ascent to God.

Series creator Nic Pizzolatto will mention Se7en in relation to TD via the DVD extras...
 777

Two Se7en stars (Freeman/Pitt)...in other 'Se7en' related releases

 Brad 'Malick's Tree of Life' Pitt...in Se7en (Dante)
Jack 'David Lynch' Fisk worked on Malick's Tree of Life, he is married to Sissy 'Carrie' Spacek, she helped in financing Lynch's Eraserhead. David 'Se7en' Fincher's Propaganda Films produced Lynch's Twin Peaks. 

Penn featured in Fincher's The Game...which also has tarot/tree of life aspects.
A scene in the final episode of True Detective...Errol's cabin, that has his father tied to the bed...is (imo) a homage to Se7en (and sloth) we even see scented Xmas trees at Errol's, like we see in Se7en.
Both characters cannot speak...one has his mouth sewn shut and the other is missing his tongue.

I also noticed a couple of hat tips (during the series) to the Coen's No Country For Old Men film, which featured Harrelson (and Tess Harper, the woman who plays Dora's mother).
He's referring to Anton Chigurh, not Errol!

It is TD's Tess Harper who listens to Tommy Lee Jones (Bell) in the NCFOM dream scene ending!

"Then I woke up" (dream) spoken at the close of both TD & NCFOM
Cohle & Sheriff Bell will both mention their father.  NCFOM is an absolute belter of a film too!

The Lone Star (of Bethlehem) Brew...lol

In the 'mysteries' the pelican is the symbol of self sacrifice (ala the hanged man) 'piercing its own breast' and it can also relate to the phoenix (death/rebirth) via the iconography etc.
 The pierced breast/abdomen (after his tower fall)...Alex, A Clockwork Orange
You may appreciate that Alex himself is a 'sacrificial victim' at the hands of the authorities.

 Spaghetti faces...x3
The Spaghetti Monsters...lol
 True Detective, A Clockwork Orange & Se7en


The Louisiana State Seal...the one that Cohle spends all his time 'in front of' during his Police interviews. The seal contains the iconography of the Rose Cross (Masonic18th Degree) Rose Croix.  

 Oh look...it's Abernathy (Marty Hart/Harrelson) with the firey phoenix/bennu from The Hunger Games, to go with Rust's Pelican! Released on JFK's 50th assassination annivesary. (Later, you'll see how Harrelson ties-in to JFK via his estranged father).

The Phoenix & Androgony
 The Myth of the Phoenix: According to Classical and Early Christian Tradition. R. Van den Broek

 "The perfected person is one who unites both the male & female aspects into one." 
http://theaeoneye.com/tag/ialdabaoth/

"male & female aspects into one."

 I give you....Conchita 'Androgynous' Wurst and the 'androgynous' Phoenix...2014
The Eurovision logo is a 'white cross inside a heart'

"Rise like a phoenix out of the ashes
Seeking rather than vengeance, retribution
You were warned, once I'm transformed
Once I’m reborn, You know I will rise like a phoenix"

Channelling American 'Rose Cross' Beauty?

"Once I’m reborn, You know I will rise like a phoenix"

Pelican/Phoenix of death & rebirth...
 Final episode...'the taxman' (Cohle) locates Errol via tax records, ones that related to a customer of his.  Note, the home is called Renaissance Place aka place of rebirth.

 INRI is regularly shown in pictures of Christ's crucifixion, the rosicrucian image is topped with a crown.

The cross is symbolic of the human body, and the two symbols together--the rose on the cross--signify that the soul of man is crucified upon the body, where it is held by three nails.

 In the previous post I outlined this same type of 'Rose Cross' thematic via Cameron's Titanic.
 

 Lucille: "They were quite charming (bridesmaid dresses), but I think you'll agree, my dear, that together we've created something of a phoenix from the ashes."

'Rose Cross' bow scene follows from dialogue, that references a 'phoenix arising from the ashes.'
  
 "I'm 'flying' Jack"

The Titans and their fall (against the Olympian gods)...the stern is her fall (she hangs from it) and the bow is her salvation, hence the literal 'Rose (Dewitt-Bukater) Cross'.  

Winslett's former husband Mendes directed American 'Rose Cross' Beauty, which featured Kevin 'Rose Cross/Se7en' Spacey (see right pic). See previous post for a more detailed version.



 The Rose & The Cross (of Christ)
 Materialism perfectly explained

Morgan 'Se7en' Freeman, The Shawshank Red-emption (salvation) via Stephen 'Rose Cross' King. God Almighty (Freeman) and The Red Cross...with Tim 'Jacobs Spinal Ladder' Robbins.

  Red to Gold (buried treasure) ala the chakras...via the Tree of Knowledge/Life 
 Alex 'Roses Are Red' Cross...from James 'The 3rd (masonic) Degree' Patterson 
Deja-vu overload!

  Robbins guided along Jacob's Ladder (stairway) by the Angel Gabriel (Gabe)...into the light.

 LOUIS
You know what he (Eckart) said? The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you
that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn
'em all away. But they're not punishing you, he said. They're freeing your soul.  

Okay, other side. (other side, wink-wink...double meaning, the body and the ether.)

 Jacob is already dead, it's another after-life special, it is seemingly implied, that he's currently in purgatory/hell and looking to ascend (hence Jacob's Spinal Ladder).


Jacob's 'Spinal' Ladder...
He helps JACOB and repositions him. Again he pushes and the spine cracks.
(The human spine as 'the spiritual ladder')

LOUIS  
Wonderful. So the way he sees it, if you're frightened of dying and holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. But if you've made your peace then the devils are really
angels freeing you from the earth. It's just a matter of how you look at it, that's all. So don't worry, okay?


Jacob's Ladder is alluded to in Lynch's Mulholland Drive via Lost's Jacob (Pellegrino) who plays the hitman Joe Messing, the bungling hitman (Joe/Jacob) who escapes via 'ladders'.
 Lost & 777

Lost's Alpha/Omega...
The Fool & his Dog, The Awakening of Jacob (Jack' Anubis' Fox)...a mobius loop.


The Awakening of Jacob...
Jacob's Ladder &  (Jack/Jacob, The Shining)

Renderings of Jacob's Ladder can be seen in Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut & Full Meta(l) Jacket, see Moses climb the ladder. 

 Well...I never!  The EXACT same track and composition!
 The Awakening of Jacob (Lynch's Inland Empire).  
This track is 'sometimes' referred to as The Dream of Jacob.


 Again...well I never!  The Secrets Of The Life Tree- Inland Empire

 Laura 'Rambling Rose/Blue Velvet/Wild At Heart/Masonic Park' Dern featured.

Spielberg's...Masonic Park aka Jurassic Apron
6 stepped altar, T-Rex (death) at the base in the Osiris/Hiram role aka the 'archetypal hanged man' and sirius (all seeing eye) that radiates from the doorway.

I found this Jurassic infused photo...evoking Dern as The Hanged (wo)Man 

...and I've found her 'mask' thematic too, via the film of the same name, The Mask (with Stoltz)


Laura 'Rambling Rose/Wild At Heart' Dern

The Rose Cross is also alluded to via Mulholland Drive's Camilla Rhodes (Rhodes, the Isle of Roses) and 'Rita', St Rita being the patron saint who relates to 'the rose and cross'.
Rita & Rhodes...The Rose

Jefferey 'Blue Velvet' Beaumont: 
"Why is there so much trouble in this world?"
 Not forgetting Twin Peaks' David 'Rose Cross' Lynch...via Blue 'Rose Cross' Velvet set in Lumber-ton and his Wild At (Pierced) Heart, that also featured Rambling Rose aka Laura Dern


The Tarot is undoubtedly a vital element in Rosicrucian symbolism, possibly the very book of universal knowledge which the members of the order claimed to possess. The Rota Mundi is a term frequently occurring in the early manifestoes of the Fraternity of the Rose Cross. The word Rota by a rearrangement of its letters becomes Taro, the ancient name of these mysterious cards.  

Rota, Taro, Tora(h)
Tora also fits...Isis holds a version of the 'tora' in the card (scroll, see above)

 I actually have a set of the Twin Peaks 'tarot cards'...I picked them up, at the recent Festival that took place in London late 2014.

 Glastonbury's King Arthur, the (12 zodiacal) Round Table & The Rose & Sun (apex)
Even Arthur (the original man/concept) can be related to Orion, see Comyns Beaumont.

"The Rosicrucian rose was drawn upon the Round Table of king Arthur"
Twin Peaks...Arthur, Glastonberry (Glastonbury) and 12 Sycamores (12 Knights of the Round Table). The Round Table being a rendering of the zodiac of 12 houses itself.  The 12 candles evoking the same and it's the 'ear' from Blue Velvet (Cooper/Beaumont) inside the circle.

I've already related 'the Blue Velvet ear' to the human brain (in previous work) and the internal brain eye (of horus) aka the thalamus.

 Ear...to the brain and the 'brain beetles' aka thalamus/thalami (which resemble beetles)


 The Blue Velvet Beetles...Lumbar-ton would be fitting too, the top of the spine (lumbar) where the thalami (beetles) are situated.

The Shining Beetle Brain...
The Beetle Pushing At The 'Shining' Sun x2


Mystery Religion (aka The Mysteries)...
 The Mysteries of Love (Blue Velvet)


 Opens with 'the veil' (ala Twin Peaks/Glastonberry)

The Fool & His Dog...on the precipice/ledge

the 'rose cross' opening that leads to...

The rose and the heart...father's heart attack


The Blue Rose (FWWM) via Red (Lil's Dress, the one that is specifically discussed) & the Lightning Flash of Creation.  The Red Rose via Blue (Velvet).

As we've previosuly pointed out...the unfolding of the rose (heart), is a metaphor for the unfolding of the 'christ spirit' inside.  The Hindu/Egyptian Lotus blossom represents exactly the same thing!  

 It is now obvious as to why Cohle was depicted as a 'Christ' especially at the close of the final episode.

 The Rose Cross...and hanged man via the titles

The INRI (nature is renewed by fire) formula is an "elemental" formula in that its four letters can be validly equated to Earth, Water, Fire, and Air.

 This is the deep meaning behind the Latin INRI - Igne Natura Renovatur Integra (By fire nature is restored in purity), or pure matter is restored by spirit; the Rosicrucian motto signifying that the working of the inner fire of the spirit, when operating free and unchained by its surrounding veils, reduces these veils into oneness with itself, so that pure, complete, or original nature is restored to its primordial essence. Thus, in its application to the human being, when a person lives entirely in the light or fire of the spirit or god within (the internal christ consciousness), all his veils of consciousness coalesce with the inner fire, so that his original spiritual being is restored and he becomes a god-man.

 It's interesting that Martin Luther's seal has all the aspects of the rose cross, albeit a white rose.
The rose itself represents the 'heart' (Martin & Heart/Hart).  The next Lutheran General Assembly (held triennially) will be held in New Orleans (2016).


 One of the most popular Rosicrucian scenes of all time is a Mother Bird with her young pecking at her breast, being showered with her blood from her self-inflicted wound. Three birds depicting the Mother are used interchangeably in these scenes: Phoenix, Pelican, and Swan. Since the entire KJV Title Page depicts the Five-Steps To Immortality according to Rosicrucianism, it is fitting that the Kabbalist creators used the Swan with her brood pecking her breast, since the Swan represents one of the stages toward immortality for the Rosicrucian Perfected Man.

"The pelican feeding its young from a self-inflicted wound (self sacrifice in Cohle's case) in its own breast is accepted as an appropriate symbol of both sacrifice and resurrection. To the Christian Mystic the pelican signifies Christ, who saved humanity (the baby birds) through the sacrifice of His own blood. The pelican may also be considered as representative of the Sun, whose rays (blood) are the life of the seven philosophical planets (see Dante's steps, above) depicted as the pelican's brood. In the Mysteries, the pelican represents the resurrection of the candidate from the dead (being raised). The mother bird signifies those divine institutions which passes the secret doctrine, which is the spiritual life of man." 
(translate baby birds, bird traps/nets and the little victims that have been saved)

McConaughey (Palm-er Joss) featured opposite Foster in Contact...she played Ellie Arroway, which literally translates as 'the light arrow-way.'
 Light of the Way school (where victims were farmed) is situated on Pelican Island.

 Somewhere between 1992 and 2002...It's been turned into a 'mini-carcosa' including the rising black starsErrol and his gang have been making hay, over the ensuing years

 Cohle visits the location twice, first time (1995) he sees Errol on his lawnmower, subsequently (2002) Cohle finds a stash of 'bird traps' on this 'bird infused' island (see above). Marie Fontenot, Rianne Olivier & Johnny Joanie all went to this school, it closed in 1992. Marie & Johnny both formerly attended the Shepherd's Flock 'pre-school' (which closed in 88 and re-opend as LOTW in 1990) where they were drugged and abused by masked men (and where Errol, DeWall & Reggie were also seen). It is perhaps implied that 'blackmail' traps were employed (taking of photos etc) in the operation of this pre-school/abuse scenario. In the reality sense, this evokes aspects of the McMartin 'pre-school' case and Franklin from the 1980s.

 Pelican on a nest...evoking an island. (surrounded by water)

 "It's like you eat your fuckin' young"
(On the back of the Medea scene, the women who kills her 3 babies.  In TD, the mother/father 'pelican' roles seem to be reversed).

"It was the ancient belief that three days (like Christ, risen after 3 days) after the father pelican had killed his own young, the mother resurrected them by wounding herself and permitting her blood to flow over their bodies. In Masonic symbolism the blood of the pelican stands for the Secret Work by which man is 'raised' from the slavery of ignorance to the condition of freedom conferred by wisdom (the owl). As the Rose Croix degree is based upon Rosicrucian and Hermetic symbolism, it follows that the pelican represents one of the vessels in which the experiments of alchemy are performed, and its blood that mysterious tincture by which the base metals (a metaphor for human ignorance) are transmuted into spiritual gold (enlightenment)."

"Long is the way. And hard, that out of Hell (Hades/Hyades/Carcosa) leads up to Light."

The Resurrection....
 Lafayette...which can translate as Little Beech (tree)

Like John carrying Jesus...Cohle is raised from (near) death to salvation, Hart says 'Jesus' as he picks Cohle up in this scene. The 'nihilistic cynic' Jesus/Osiris archetype has developed hope and been reborn through self sacrifice.

 "Jesus. Oh. You know what? I'd protest, but it occurs to me that you're unkillable." (immortal)
 True Detective will finish with the battle of Light & Dark...all whilst referencing & observing the stars.  From Darkness to Light is a well known masonic maxim, especially in the 3rd degree where the candidate is blindfolded and then raised (literally & symbolically) into the light.

 Se7en - Milton's Para-dis(e) Lost (Para=near  Dis = God)
Don't forget 7 O'Clock Se7en head aka Gwyneth '777/Kabbalah' Paltrow!

 Some of Somerset's philosophy/quotes (Se7en) are kind of similar to Cohle's...
First up...the sin of being a father.

Cohle:
 "Think of the hubris it must take to yank a soul out of non existence into this... meat, to force a life into this... thresher. So my daughter, she spared me the sin of being a father."

Somerset:
 "How can I bring a child into a world like this? How can a person grow up with all this around them?" I told her I didn't want to have it, and over the next few weeks, I wore her down."

 Somerset:
"Anyone who spends a significant amount of time with me finds me disagreeable. Just ask your husband."

Cohle: 
"Sometimes I think I'm just not good for people, that it's not good for them to be around me. I wear 'em down."

 Bruce '7 News' Almighty...with God (Morgan '7' Freeman)...who is free on the 7th at 7:00

 Morgan as God...Carrey crucified and resurretced
Carrey had his God/Jesus role (ala McConaughey) in Bruce Almighty.

Here comes....Jim 'Sirius/Hanged Man' Carrey:

How amusing and synchronistic is it, that Jim 'Sirius/Anubis/Hanged Man' Carrey would parody this very same series of Lincoln adverts via Satur(n)day Night Live. Sirius (the celestial jackal) that follows Orion/Osiris in the night sky? Freeman played the jackal/fox with light in the Batman series

The celestial Dog (sirius/anubis) & Shepherd (orion/osiris)

Jim SIRIUS Carrey...Orion is the celestial abode of the soul of Osiris!
Carrey is regularly associated with 'the dog' especially via his film output, including 23, where he plays a dog catcher.

 The Mask thematic...the one we've already identified in True Detective
The Mask is another that references the dog heavily...its sequel included Loki/Dog and Loki's Torch is a name for Sirius itself.

Carrey is all 'dogged out' via film!  Yes...even via his latest release.

"Alright, alright, alright..."
http://www.freemasonry.bcy.ca/fiction/other/cinema.html#dazed

Dazed & Confused - Led Zeppelin
 Page & The 'Tarot' Hermit...from The Song Remains The Same

This is clearly a reference to the 'founding fathers' and to Washington's 'masonic affliation'...although this apsect does tend to get overplayed in conspiracy circles.  I've posted Washington's 'Masonic Apron' here many times, particularly via Jurassic/Masonic Park and the 'museum entrance' (a flipped masonic apron) from Steven 'Alien' Spielberg. The 'alien' word is thrown in, perhaps to evoke the 'Sirius (dog star) worshipping brotherhood' aspect aka Freemasons 'celestial brothers'. The 'dollar bill' aspect is conspiracy 101 stuff, so I won't bore you with that.

 The anubis/dog hand gestures are a regular occurence in the film and its promos (see dvd cover)
Anubis 'the black dog/jackal' Lord of the Dead/Underworld/Embalming...the film title Dazed & Confused is lifted from Led Zepp...'The Hermetic' Led Zepp IV opens with the track...Black Dog (sirius/anubis).

 Twin Peaks (FWWM) The Black Dog Runs At Night 
(suggestive of sirius traversing the night sky)

 Anubis....the Egyptian Pluto.
Jim 'Sirius' Carrey...will feature with both Sirius (spotlight/dog) & Pluto (dog) in The Truman Show.  Sirius aka 'the dog star'.


Sirius (between the pillars) the star is sacred to both Anubis & Isis


Robert 'Led Zep' Plant's 'symbol' is 'the Egyptian feather of maat'
Maat is very much an aspect of Isis...the Matriarch or Ma'at-riarch. 
  Maat was both the goddess and the personification of truth and justice

 One of the most popular Rosicrucian scenes of all time is a Mother Bird with her young pecking at her breast, being showered with her blood from her self-inflicted wound. Three birds depicting the Mother are used interchangeably in these scenes: Phoenix, Pelican, and Swan.
  The grace and purity of the swan were emblematic of the spiritual grace and purity of the initiate. This bird also represented the Mysteries which unfolded these qualities in humanity. This explains the allegories of the gods (the secret wisdom) incarnating in the body of a swan (the initiate).

 Jimmy 'OTO' Page...Osiris Risen

 Babalon 777/77...A.A. (Crowley's Astrum Argentum/Silver Star aka Sirius)

 The 'fifth symbol' that is connected to Led Zeppelin IV (aka untitled) 
is via Sandy 'Battle of Evermore' Denny
The Veil of the Abyss...
 "Beyond that nothing is known about it" (I beg to differ!)
Choronzon...demon/guardian of the abyss (tree of life) or perhaps an aspect of 'the shadow self/holy guardian angel'. We've tied this to the 'nuclear symbol' too...via Twin Peaks, Back To The Future and 777 Unstoppable.

Briggs...
 "I was night fishing with ... Agent Cooper. There was a light ... a guardian beyond it. I was taken ... but my mind ... still I recognized the signs."

 The 'lightning struck' Major Garland Briggs...who seemingly 'crossed the abyss' 
 ...and made it to the White Lodge (spiritual perfection)
 Major Garland 'Bluebook/UFO' Briggs...Godhead Briggs
 The mark of choronzon (shadow self/demon) Briggs immediately touches his neck, after first examining/touching a tree! (wink, wink).  Appropriately the 'log lady' also has one of these marks.  It is Briggs, after his etheric travel aspect, that provides the information to access the Lodges....the meeting of Jupiter/Saturn and the door opening.

The Dweller (initiate) on the Threshold of Da'ath
Where Jupiter & Saturn Meet (on the Tree of Life...straddling the wormhole!)
Sirius/Pluto/Da'ath...all occupy the same sphere on the tree of life, the sphere that resides over the abyss.  Choronzon (it is thought) is the 'ego destroying' dweller in this abyss.


 Proof of Briggs' (palpable) spiritual superiority...and one of the best scenes from Lynch's Twin Peaks, perhaps it is TP's greatest scene, full stop!

 Don Davis (Briggs) also appropriately featured in the Stargate TV series...& X-Files.
The stargate logo...which evokes the masonic square & compass
the sirius stargate aka the da'ath/pluto wormhole

 Twin Peaks, Orion, shown as they discuss 'the opening' of the door to the lodges (etheric plane)

The 1994 film Stargate...the 'mother' of this same TV series.  

The Bow-Man...Orion (Osiris)
It used Egypt & Orion (constellation) as the basis for this interstellar travel gate.  You might recall that Kubrick's 2001 (the mother of all stargate films) utilised the Orion clipper ship to take Dr Floyd to the moon.  

The Bow-Man (Keir Dullea) went through the 2001 stargate.

You might notice that Kurt 'The Thing' Russell had the lead in Stargate which heavily references the Great Pyramid at Giza...likewise he featured with the same Pyramid in Starman Carpenter's The Thing (see left pic).

The Thing...more 'Alien Contact'
Not forgetting the Hanged (Blair) Man...the huge Norse theme also playing into Odin, the archetypal Norse Hanged Man.

The Female Wizard Chess Computer...situated opposite the Giza pyramid poster (The Thing)
Isis...The High Priestess (JB/BJ aka Jachin/Boaz pillars) and the veil. 
(Grain via the rye whiskey & the veil pome-gra(i)n-ate)


The Thing opened with 'the dog' (Jed/Djed) being chased by the helicopter...

...the shape shifting-dog that relates to shape-shifting Norse Loki (sirius is Loki's torch).

Sirius/Anubis that follows Orion (Osiris) and is sacred to Isis
 The anubis/dog hand gestures are a regular occurence in the film and its promos (see Dazed & Confused dvd cover)

McConaughey picks up 'celestial' resonance via Robert 'Back To The 911 Future' Zemeckis' film Contact, featuring opposite Jodie Foster...the film relates to 'aliens' in the star system of Vega.

 A stop off at Sirius FM...check.

 You can use the brilliant star Sirius – and the star Vega – to imagine the direction our sun and solar system are traveling through space. The sun in its orbit is traveling away from Sirius and toward the star Vega.  The Sun's path on the Milky Way...the solar apex, both stars map the journey of the sun

 The Lyra of Orpheus/Apollo...Lyra 
(I raised the lyre/orpheus/apollo in the previous post...via Billy 'Back To The Future' Zane)

We travel the 'rainbow chakra' wormhole in Contact.

 Zemeckis' Contact was released when the star of Vega was at its peak (back in early July 1997) and this was clearly a deliberate and symbolic act.  Contact will have aliens inserting 'contact tech' into TV broadcast signals...cough, cough!

 The same Zemeckis (who along with Spielberg) made 'the tree of life/sephiroth' (777 lightning flash of creation via the tower) a huge 'veiled' aspect of Back To The Future via the Flux/Lux Capacitor. (see earlier work)

Matthew 'Wormhole' McConaughey...True Detective, Contact & Interstellar
Black Stars Rise....you can see them inside the vortex/hole.
True Detective's 'wormhole' seems suggestive of a negative energy vortex (etheric channeling of the nefarious variety etc). Of course, a black star very much evokes a black hole too...where light cannot escape and time is an almost meaningless concept etc. It is during this TD climax scene (and aftermath) that Cohle finds some kind of connection with the 'otherside' via his 'near death' experience and a connection with his deceased daughter. McConaughey will revisit similar themes (wormholes and contact) in Nolan's latest film Interstellar.  Interstellar has Kip Thorne & Linda Obst reuniting again, they were both involved in McConaughey's film Contact. This is the same Nolan whose film 'Batman TDKR' is linked to both the Aurora shooting (the midnight showing in July) & Sandy Hook (see screenshot, with Gary 'Sirius' Oldman) shooting from 2012.

 The same Batman series that has Nathan 'related to Aleister' Crowley as Production Designer.

Love is the law(n)...
 True Detective, inter-generational/incestuous abused cult killer (Childress/Tuttle) & Crowley
777...7 (miles) 7*7 (49)...777

The energies of 7 on this Path are three times magnified: and 777 (the grand scale of 7) is a number which Crowley describes as “a dangerous tool”; one which represents “the flaming sword which drove Man out of Eden”; a number whose power is only available to those in whom the snake of “Kundalini energy”, the energy of “the female magical soul” has been awakened (Crowley, 777, 49). 49 the mystical number of venus.

Getting somewhat creative and rather tenuous...16 is The Tower 
(that relates to 777, lightning flash) Card 17, the next in sequence, is The 'Lone' Star, the other aspects which surround this 'lone star' (sirius) are the planets of the ancients.
 "You just got to be honest about what can go on up here, a locked room (the head/crown overlaps) but then again, I'm terrible at cards."  (cards, that are based on the major/minor tarot arcana). He then next removes the crown/head of the '16' beer can with a knife.
Yes...of course, this is really stretching it!

2001 & 777 (lightning flash of creation)

The basic structure of Kubrick's 2001: ASO...as the central spine of the tree of life.
From sphere of the earth (malkuth/dawn of man) to sphere of the moon via jupiter/saturn (saturn as the sun, it is interchangeable, see Weidner) to 'ain soph' (the mind of god) via the stargate (the sirius wormhole).

2(00)1
 Court de Gébelin assigned the zero card to AIN SOPH, the Unknowable First Cause. As the central panel of the Bembine Table (of Isis) represents the Creative Power surrounded by seven triads of manifesting divinities, so may the zero card represent that Eternal Power of which the 21 surrounding or manifesting aspects are but limited expressions. If the 21 major trumps be considered as limited forms existing in the abstract substance of the zero card, it then becomes their common denominator.
 Which letter, then, of the Hebrew alphabet is the origin of all the remaining letters? The answer is apparent: Yod.

2001 A Space (Y)Odyysey
2001 A Space (Yes)Odyysey  (yesod, see tree of life, sphere of the moon)

 Yod-Heh-Vav-Heh (The Name of God/Tetragrammaton)
2001 A Space Yod-Heh-Vav-Heh (yod-heh-vav-heh = odyysey)
(try saying this quickly and you might appreciate the phonetic similarities)

Monkeys or Mo(o)nkeys?

 The 'sun/moon watching' epiphany monolith monkey, getting his share...
777 is a number which Crowley describes as a dangerous tool
Note the monkey/ape and his monolith inpsired 'dangerous tool'...the one that will turn into a nuclear missile station via that legendary edit!


Reaching infernal planes...the ether/astral etc (thanks to anon for the pic)

 

 The Wormhole...

"my god, it's full of (rising black) stars"
 

The internal (brain) eye of horus

2nd episode...ends with track (The 13th Floor Elevators) The Kingdom of Heaven (Is Within You)
Yes...familiar and typical imagery for this blog. The quote comes from Christ's teaching in Luke 17:2. I'd think about that for a moment...it exactly relates to the concepts that I've been discussing!

A Clockwork Eye in the Pyramid...Pyramid Eyes Wide Shut 
The 'gouged' eye of horus...and with the blade for doing so!

 The internal eye...the thalamus, massa intermedia/mass media.

 The '777 Crowley' directions given (above, by Childress) to the 'burnt church' in Eunice
The same church that will relate to 'the widow's son'(see below)!

Burnt Church...which almost looks like Crowley's Thelema Abbey, Cefalu.
(note the dialogue below...that relates to this church scene!)

Shades of Nun & The Solar Barque/Barge...
 Carla: "She called up here for you not too long ago. She come out she's going to become a nun."
Dialogue in the graphic is from Charlie Lange, Dora Lange...the horned nun.

"Widow in Opelousas leased us cheap.We left when it caught fire."
"Any idea how that happened? Your people said criminal mischief."
"If I was to lay odds, maybe one of the widow's sons wanted us off the land, but we move on."

Wink, wink...widow's sons
 The Widow's Sons (the widow being Isis)...the Masonic Fraternity!
They're seemingly connected to biker gangs (hells angels etc) 'Iron Crusaders' (another Christ aspect) which is a huge aspect of True Detective. Memphis (Egypt)...the seat of Osiris/Apis (Ol Cyrus/Osiris) The 'sacrificial' King.


Anyway...Nathan Crowley also worked as Production Designer on McConaughey's Interstellar too.
Nathan synchronistically mentions OZ (wink, wink)...his Great Uncle Aleister wrote Liber OZ (book 77), the mission statement for OTO and Thelema.  777 Aleister/777 Kubrick.

 OZ (strength) The Great & Powerful  Aleister Crowley...the 'literal' Wizard of Oz (via his output and mystery religion credentials)

Priests of Isis & Osiris...Baum (himself) another likely 'adept'.

 McConaughey recently picked up the Oscar for Best Actor...in the Texas-linked
Dallas Buyers Club...this was 6 days before the MH370 incident.

Ptah/Osiris/Sokar (Oskar)...The Golden Oscar

PTAH- SOKAR - (anagram, OSKAR)
From the Old Kingdom, he quickly absorbs the appearance of Sokar and Tatenen, ancient deities of the Memphite region. His form of Sokar is found contained in its white shroud wearing the Atef crown, an attribute of Osiris. In this capacity, he represents the god of the necropolis of Saqqara and other famous sites where the royal pyramids were built. Gradually he formed with Osiris a new deity called Ptah-Sokar-Osiris. Statuettes representing the human form, half-human, half-hawk, or simply in its falcon form will be systematically placed in tombs to accompany and protect the dead on their journey to the West.  Ptah's symbols are the 'djed' and 'the bull' (memphis/apis). An ancient Egyptian name for Memphis, Hikuptah, which means "Home of the Soul of Ptah".

 
McConaughey's Apis/Osiris Bull

McConaughey - Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The Next Generation
 The 'light bearing' illuminati...literally!
The light that comprises the rainbow spectrum.


McConaughey (Vilmer Sawyer) travels around in a 'wrecking vehicle-truck' with ILLUMINATI written on its door! (This scene about 17 mins into the film.)

Putting the aspects together...it clearly implies that Vilmer (McConaughey) works for the Illuminati.  The film implies that a secret Order of the Illuminati exists (mainly via the Rothman character, Vilmer's boss)...and that the 'slaughter family' are a part of that programme.

 McConaughey's True Detective (Eps 1)....juxtaposed headlines lead to the subliminal idea that the authorities are involved in these crimes!  Tuttle was a Governor and then Senator ffs!

TCM...There is also dialogue that references the FBI...and the fact that they might be listening in, to what unfolds at this location...yes all very odd, but a great way to drop in some truth (via cognitive dissonance), if you're that way inclined!

The 'blazing masonic star' (pentacle) hangs over the Sawyer (Slaughter) Family home doorway,
this is specifcally 'sirius' the 'blazing star' that hangs in the lodges.

 As worn (inverted) by True Detective's 'cult member' Ledoux 

 
 Cohle to Ledoux: "Why the antlers? (the horned god/crown)

 The Horned God, Hannibal (series)...with Laurence 'Ma'atrix' Fishburne
Recall he featured in Apocalypse Now, the journey to sacrifice the God/King (killing of the king) Kurtz, at the end of the Nung river.

 Eyes Wide Shut & 2001...the horned god/crown

The crown & the rainbow...
Of course...both films will also reference 'The Rainbow' (which seemingly has links to mind control aspects) aka the royal arch of heaven. EWS via 'rainbow fashions/where the rainbow ends' and Ninth Gate via the closing journey on the way to The Ninth Gate (or where the rainbow ends).
Ninth Gate...like many of the media here it has as a theme, enlightenment via 'devilish gnosis', it is very thematically similar to Parker's Angel Heart.

 
Eyes Wide Shut (visual metaphor)...the rainbow crown (head) and the 'rainbow room' (behind) where underage sexual abuse occurs with the 'Garland Oz Lolita' (aka Milich's daughter).

True Detective...Hart's daughter and the rainbow crown.
There are 'clear ominous overtones' in regard of Hart's family, both of his daughters and his wife Maggie. This is presented in a very ambiguous way throughout and I really think there is something to the idea, that they've been exposed to 'the cult', at least in some way, I'm just not sure if it is directly or indirectly! It could be 'psychosphere' bleed through. I'll expand on this aspect later.

 Cohle quoting William S. 'OTO' Burroughs

Some interesting details of Burroughs' life:
- at 15 he was sent to a Masonic training camp known as 'ranch school'.
- he was also a known member of the occult order the OTO

 Robert Williams had arranged with Dr Christopher S. Hyatt from the Golden Dawn and owner/operator of New Falcon Publications to initiate William S. Burroughs into the 'Caliphate'. Breeze gave Hyatt a "special charter" to do so though Hyatt was supervised from a distance by James Wasserman (now a dedicated 'Caliphate' member) from Falcon. Williams and Hyatt discussed this with Burroughs and it was decided to decline the 'Caliphate' offer.

Stephen Davis, the biographer of the Led Zeppelin saga “Hammer of the Gods”, compares Burroughs to Satanist Aleister Crowley, stating:

“Like Crowley, Burroughs was an urbane and genial human Lucifer, a modern magus, a legendary addict, and an artist whose influence extended far beyond literature to music, painting and film” (Stephen Davis, Hammer of the Gods, Ballantine Books, New York, 1985, p. 237).

  The same Burrough's who featured on The Beatles' (Khepera) Sgt Pepper

Hearts, Clubs, Spades (fixing a hole/grave) & Diamonds (via Lucy)
The album cover that contains a hidden homage to Crowley & OTO. (the diagonal mirror shot)
This cannot, and I mean CANNOT be mere coincidence and/or a type of anomaly.  I find it difficult to fathom how this was even executed by Peter Blake (the cover designer).

 Recall this from previous...OTO's Crowley & Grant?

Lovecraft was a big aspect of True Detective, from the 'psychosphere' to 'the yellow king':

 Kenneth Grant, an occultist who was a prominent member of Aleister Crowley’s secret society Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O) wrote extensively on the importance of Lovecraft’s works.
For Grant, writing in 1980, Lovecraft should be praised for his abilities to “control the dreaming mind that it is capable of projection into other dimensions.” It is well known that Lovecraft often gained inspiration for his stories in his dreams. For Grant, Lovecraft received actual arcane knowledge in his dreams, which was then expressed through the Cthulhu Mythos. Grant has inspired many magicians, some of whom have moved more into the realm of Lovecraft’s fictional writings.
- Ibid.

Love & craft...freemasonry is known as 'the craftt'...I shouldn't need to explain the worldplay!

 Depp, The Ninth Gate, Polanski, OTO & Kenneth 'OTO' Grant
(left) Kenneth 'OTO' Grant....(right) Johnny Depp

Grant's Ninth Arch 'versus' Depp/Polanski's Ninth Gate...clear overlaps via multiple films?

The Ninth Arch or Ninth Gate?  Polanski's film will take the viewer through '9 gates/doorways' during the opening title sequence. The masonic 'Rainbow' Royal Arch of Heaven.

 Doritos...and the royal arch, the dorito is shaped like the Grand Chapter logo, the jukebox like the royal arch itself. The 'royal rainbow arch' is a feature of Jukebox machines

...as seen in True Detective, Eps 7
The first proper visible song listing...starts with #22 (paths) and it is via Oz(zy) Ozbourne's 10 (spheres) track album Ozzmosis.  Oz just had to be somewhere in TD.

The rainbow arch of heaven...
 Neverland, Pan and the Rainbow (Head/Crown)...with Kate 'Rosicrucian Rose Cross' Winslet


From Hell...where Depp featured with Heather (Hathor/Isis) Graham...
the Sycamore (sacred to Isis) Tree Queen from Twin Peaks (black/white Lodge)
 From 'Masonic' Hell...Depp & Abiff (Osiris) The 3 ruffians/unworthy craftsmen...who slay Abiff (Osiris).

Beyond the literal angle and into allegory...the ruffians seemingly represent 'ignorance' which slays the internal 'grand master' (our spirit) and does so, on a daily basis. 


Some researchers treat the killing of JFK as a re-enactment of the killing of Hiram Abiff (the hanged masonic hiram)...this is true of Hoffman & Downard...who penned King Kill 33 in this light...a modern take on The Killing of the (Corn) King from ancient times via Frazer's Golden Bough.  The Corn King and Yellow King (True Detective) having some overlaps...Dora Lange found at the base of a tree in a cane (crop) field.  
 
The image on the cover of Frazer's Golden Bough is that of the 'Green Man'...the same entity that is featured in True Detective (& the related Wicker Man)...the 'green man' symbolising a god of fecundity (vegative growth) ala Osiris (a green man god and connected to fecundity, as was his rival and vanquisher Set),  There are huge overlaps between True Detective and The Wicker Man.

 Some researchers treat the killing of JFK as a re-enactment of the killing of Hiram Abiff
What's really interesting is Woody Harrelson's apparent connection to the murder of JFK...this coming via his estranged father Charles, who some claim to be one of the 3 ruffians/tramps (the 3 unworthy craftsmen) that was present at the scene of the JFK hit. 

The late researcher Sherman Skolnick tried (in vain) to find out whether the Rothschild's had been involved in financing Oliver Stones 1991 film JFK.
JFK was a film that Arnon 'Mossad/911' Milchan worked on as a Producer...so perhaps the Rothschild link is valid, but we just don't know!  What would conspiracy researchers think about JFK (the film) being funded by Rothschilds...they'd probably have a breakdown or something!?


For a final 'small world' pay-off...you'll find that True Detective's Reverend Billy Lee Tuttle (one of the cult's more senior members and Uncle of killer Errol) was played by Jay O (JFK) Sanders. Sanders plays Lou Ivon, who is one of the first to get off Garrison's 'conspiracy bandwagon' after it gets too close to the authorities.  It's all relevant imo, Garrison is DA for New Orleans (Louisana, again!). Another Garrison team member (in JFK) was played by Michael Rooker (as Bill Broussard) who also starred as 'Texas based' Henry Lee Lucas (which we covered earlier) in Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer.

These were the sort of photos found in Rev Tuttle's safe...
 True Dectective...sacrifical (winter) 'Saturnalia Queens'
 The deliberately 'posed' body...the first few seconds of TD shows a cult member positioning the body at the tree and starting a fire to draw attention to the scene.  This crime is for public ritual purposes (hence the overt nature) and for processing the masses etc.

 A bit like Twin 'trees' Peaks imo...the body found in Truman's office, a sacrificial victim of Windom Earle...complete with the deer/stag head.  The antlers feature in a few scenes.

The Wicker Man...right, Rowan Morrison, 'decoy' sacrificial (summer) 'May Queen'
May 1st the beginning of summer...True Detective 'interrogation' footage starts on May 1st.

 True Detective...Rowan (a place) will be 'craftily' be mentioned when we're shown this suggestive shot of Dora (most likely in her younger years) in the trees. 

"Why wouldn't a father bathe his own child? Ahem. (very suggestive of parental abuse and the detectives never even raised this aspect!) He died on the road. Rolled over near Rowan, Oklahoma. May 11, 1984. 


Rowan & The Green Man
Rowan is a wood that is used in magick...The word "Rowan" is derived from the Old Norse name for the tree, raun or rogn, and might be related to the word "rune" which means "magic, secret."

Kill List
 Cult member with crown of thorns blindfold @ masked ritual sacrifice in the woods

 The cult activity climax takes place in the grounds of an opulent mansion and connecting to an MP and seemingly other people of influence etc.  The final shot shows the protagonist being 'crowned'.
The authorities as a part of the cult...the willing 'self sacrifice' victims (the actual kill list) were a Priest (the church), a Librarian (knowledge) and an MP (the state).

Kill List

The Hanged (Wo)Man at the tripod gallows (self sacrifice)...far right, is the cult's symbol and/or calling card (evoking the tripod).

The cult's mark/symbol at the Priest's Church & at the Librarian's house

Finally to the gallows (which the mark/sign evokes) at the MP's estate...for the hanged (wo)man

Which all kind of (visually) reminds me of True Detective's devil nets & bird traps (calling card)


The Fontenot Video...

There is a scene in Kill List that evokes True Detective...this being the protagonists visit to the librarian's warehouse, inside they find (via implication) paedophile/snuff films and this spurs them on in their quest.  

Just prior to this scene, we see the two men exchange dialogue about having 'a special uncle' and this is clearly a known term for an abuser.  The prior dialogue makes the implied aspects clear...they then watched a paedo/snuff film and stumbled on a part of the operation.

 This concept of 'Uncles' was also present in True Detective...via Bunny Ranch Beth

"You wanna know Beth's situation 'fore she ran out on her uncle?"
The underage working 'lolita' girl...a very suspect character, along with Maggie (Hart's wife)

 Lolita...Underage girls & Uncles...filling cavities. 
 
It's possible that Beth was a conduit for deliberately unsettling (his mental state and well being) Marty Hart and his marriage and therefore the case .  It could've been a set-up involving Maggie. Both of the times when Marty comes unstuck with his marriage...are timed almost exactly with major increased developments in their investigation....these occur in 1995 (just prior to them breaking the initial case) and 2002 (as the case picks up again). I'm not sure that this is mere coincidence. Maggie doesn't visit girlfriends when she has marital problems...oh no, she runs to Cohle!  She seemingly acts like a 'trojan horse' unsettling her husband and unsettling Cohle (and therefore the partnership) too. 

Then there is Audrey and her strange 'cult related' drawings and the ominous references to the tree crown. Come on people, this is all about 'the sprawl' and who knows how wide and deep it really goes!?



Hart was likely (clearly imo) sent with a list by Maggie (we see him reading the list) to obtain his new 'camera' phone (he acts like he's never been shopping before!) she may have deliberately directed him to the T Mobile (the tau cross again) store where 'cult linked' Beth was now working.  The rest played out from there...Hart didn't even initially recognize Beth, she follows him to the Fox & Hounds (perhaps as her mission), guess who is the fox and guess who is the hound!  Maggie then goes through the motions, finds Beth's picture on his phone and the rest is history, albeit somewhat ambiguously.  When Beth tracks Marty to the bar, she orders a 'dirty martini'...this 'action' is mirrored soon after, with Maggie ordering a similar drink (in seduce mode) but 'extra dirty'...dirty Martin-(i) or doing the dirty on Martini-(i)?  Of course, I appreciate that this can all be simply various plot devices and echoes, but it is still reasonable to consider nonetheless.

 Maggie is also constantly trying to find Cohle a partner...perhaps this is 'control oriented' too, one of the women (Lori) actually works at the same hospital.
We only see her in two scenes, this is the final one...Remote(ly) control(led) Cohle...geddit?
That's it...keep the 'little priest' in check...mmm?

When Hart visits his wife in 2012...she discovers that he has recently linked up with Cohle again. She seems very surprised by this...and what is it that she does?  Very soon afterwards she drives to Cohle's bar (where he works and who she hasn't seen for 10 years) for the purposes of extracting info out of Cohle (likely about the case), but Cohle sends her packing!  She realises that Hart & Cohle are a team again and no doubt, she is on another 'spoil mission' again...a failed one (thanks to Cohle, who gives her very short thrift).

Why is Hart's (post divorce) meeting with Maggie (in 2012) and the discussion about his children (particularly Audrey) sandwiched between Hart watching the Fontenot snuff video?  It is via these types of juxtaposed scenes, that we can perhaps decipher even more.


Audrey's art work....and the black stars
We also learn that Audrey is on 'meds' for an unknown condition too.

 Audrey's school drawings...cough, cough.  Left, it looks like Errol (when he had that beard in 95) and his half-sister, which is reflected in a shot shown in the final episode!
Another likely shot of Errol's (Flowers) half-sister (Audrey's drawing) and a winged child (victim) as seen at the Pelican Island school.

Why after viewing Audrey's school drawings...do Marty & Maggie seem to follow the pictures and they make love in the exact same way, as shown in the drawings? (watch the scene)

The Hart's only ever seem to consume 'spaghetti & broccoli' for dinner...the (broccoli) green eared (spaghetti) monster.  They symbolically eat Errol's face, on an almost daily basis.
 Why is Audrey's head superimposed over the telephone, the one that we saw inside Errol's house?

Audrey/Macie...I did notice that they are discussing a road accident victim (before Hart walks in, echoes of Cohle's daughters accident), but I'm sure something else is also being implied via these similar visual shots. Butterfly/butterflies are situated on the frame of their bed, a possible nod to monarch mind control, but I'm reaching.

Behind scenes shots...men on horseback (with a young Dora Lange), right...costumed man who is a ringer for the 'cult member' in the Fontenot video! (see below)

Cohle's warehouse/lock-up at Church Point...
 Cohle: “Tuttles, the men in the video … We didn’t get them all”
Marty: “Yeah, and we ain’t gonna get ‘em all. That ain’t the kind of world it is, but we got ours”.


News bulletin...episode 8 (ending)
"In the meantime, the State Attorney General and the FBI have discredited rumors that the accused was in some way related to the family of Louisiana Senator Edwin Tuttle."

Of course.....Cohle may well capture or kill a few of the cults expendables (Errol etc), but that is all that they are (they are victims themselves) and the larger part of the operation, is still left untouched and is able to continue. Errol & Ledoux (who live in squalor) are like patsies for the higher ups...hence why the Childress connection to the Tuttles is brushed over and never addressed!  Clearly the cult's reach extends to Govt, law enforcement and beyond etc.  All the case details and relevant evidence were sent to various 'Press' etc...including copies of the tape found in (cousin) Rev Billy Lee's safe and everything else, it was all there.  It was Senator Edwin Tuttle that kept the Lake Charles (2012) murder out of the press!

Yup...the kingpins are still protected by the system...a few pastsies is all you're gonna get!
That is seemingly the message being implied.