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Saturday, 26 April 2014

The 'Tarot' Thing...from Another World

A lot of the content centres around John Carpenter and his work in cinema...I have to say that I am quite a Carpenter fanboy and have been for most of my existence.  I am particuarly keen on his films Halloween & The Thing...I'm not saying I know them inside out, but I'm no slouch either!  I find his soundtrack work to be the most pleasing aspect and do consider him to be a giant in respect of the film soundtrack.

Featuring....The Thing, Hallowe'en series, John Carpenter, The Wicker Man, Blade Runner, Alien, They Live, Children of the Corn, Ten Little Indians, Carrie, Christine, The Shining, Dark Star, Matrix series, Backdraft, Kurt Russell, Mike Myers, Norse Mythology, Egyptian Mythology, The Sandman, Total Recall, Beatles/McCartney, James Bond, Ridley Scott, Rob Bottin, David Lynch, Joseph Conrad, Agatha Christie, George Lucas, Star Wars Series, THX 1138, Coppola, Stephen King, Kubrick, Christian Bale, Steven Spielberg, Jim Carrey, Samuel L Jackson, Daft Punk etc etc

Still a work in progress...but I've put it up now, for your perusal.


John 'The Starman/They Live' Carpenter...The Thing, in Tarot-vision.

Synopsis
An American scientific expedition to the frozen wastes of the Antarctic is interrupted by a group of seemingly mad Norwegians pursuing and shooting a dog. The helicopter pursuing the dog explodes, eventually leaving no explanation for the chase. During the night, the dog mutates and attacks other dogs in the cage and members of the team that investigate. The team soon realizes that an alien life-form with the ability to take over other bodies is on the loose and they don't know who may already have been taken over.

Carpenter's opening shot of the helicopter (the small speck above) coming in from the distance is likely in homage to the 1974 film Ten Little Indians/And Then There Were None (which Carpenter mentions in relation to this film already!) where we see a helicopter come in from the distance...effectively they're the same opening shot!  Plot aspects and narrative will also overlap between these two films too!

 In both films the helicopter will land in a very isolated spot...cut-off from the outside world.
This approach shot lasts much longer than The Thing, but the initial approach is effectively the same.

This major motion picture featured just twelve credited actors in the cast.
EXACTLY like our 12 protagonists in The Thing! (save the Norwegians)

 A group is invited, under false pretenses, to an isolated hotel in the Iranian desert. After dinner, a cassette tape accuses them all of crimes that they have gotten away with. One by one they begin to die, in accordance to the Ten Little Indians nursery rhyme. After a search is made of the hotel, they realize that the murderer is one of them. A few members of the group attempt to trust each other, but the question still remains, who can one trust? (straight out of The Thing narrative)

MacReady: How you doin', old boy?
Dr. Blair: I don't know who to trust.
MacReady: [swallows, sighs] I know what you mean, Blair. Trust is a tough thing to come by these days. Tell you what - why don't you just trust in the Lord?

The Lord is my shepherd...the shepherd fool and his dog


I had to outline/expand the opening card...The Fool & Dog (Fool's Journey) and explain in some detail the workings, but it all fits tbh...even without trying too hard!  Yes...the intention looks to have been to 'veil' this encode, but it is quite straight forward to decipher.  I know Carpenter uses 'ciphers' in his films...one particular one is Charles Cyphers/Ciphers....aka Halloween's police sherrif Leigh Brackett. ;-)

The Norwegian Dog Hunt...opening:
The Fool aka (Orion) & his Dog (aka Sirius)...opening scene.
Jed aka D-jed...ala Osiris!

 The Fool & his Dog....as Orion/Sirius...via the Tarot
As a recent reader has noted (see comments) the Hebrews refer to Orion as Kesil, Kesil translated means 'fool'!  Excellent spot Ibn and many thanks. 

And with that snippet...any doubt, is probably banished forever!

Lokk/Loki...Norwegian, Loki (adopted brother of Thor) seems synomynous with certain aspects of Orion & Hermes (as does Odin) , 'Loki's torch' seemingly is synomynous with 'sirius' (the blazing torch star).  

 "Hey Sweden"  "There Norwegians Mac..."
The 'trickster god' (trick, as in fool) is also evocative of Hermes/Thoth.

The name Hermes is derived from "Herm," a form of CHiram, the Personified Universal Life Principle, generally represented by fire. The Scandinavians worshiped Hermes under the name of Odin; the Teutons as Wotan, and certain of the Oriental peoples as Buddha, or Fo. There are two theories concerning his demise. The first declares that Hermes was translated like Enoch and carried without death into the presence of God, the second states that he was buried in the Valley of Ebron and a great treasure placed in his tomb--not a treasure of gold but of books and sacred learning.

Odin himself was the Scandinavian Hermes/Thoth.

The Egyptians likened humanity to a flock of sheep. The Supreme and Inconceivable Father was the Shepherd, and Hermes was the shepherd dog (not forgetting the Isis/Anubis relationship/overlaps)
The origin of the shepherd's crook in religious symbolism may be traced to the Egyptian rituals. The three scepters of Egypt include the shepherd's crook, symbolizing that by virtue of the power reposing in that symbolic staff the initiated Pharaohs guided the destiny of their people.
Manly P Hall (TSTOAA)

Dog Hunting Norwegians...
Orion (Osiris) is also termed 'The Hunter'...with his axe/club etc.
Os-lo is the capital of Norway..for an Os/Oz link.

The Orion Chopper....x2 (Loki & Hunter combined). Chopper is another name for axe!

An airborne Norwegian Helicopter with a 'Lokk' logo on the side...contains a couple of 'hunters' who are chasing down a runaway 'dog'.

Loki...is from Loptr (meaning air).  How about a bit of Heli (helios/sun) Loptr (air) Heli-loptr word play?

The 'Hunting Norwegians' in their 'Lokk/Loki' (Hunting Orion chopper) chase down 'the dog' (canis/ sirius)

Loki and shape-shifting...shape-shifting is a huge feature of The Thing narrative!
Loki's relation with the gods varies by source. Loki sometimes assists the gods and sometimes causes problems for them. Loki is a shape shifter and in separate incidents he appears in the form of a salmon, mare, seal, a fly, and possibly an elderly woman. Loki's positive relations with the gods end with his role in engineering the death of the god Baldr. Loki is eventually bound by the gods with the entrails of one of his sons. (Salmon...'the glacier' film location site in The Thing, is the actual Salmon Glacier in BC!)

Loki's Torch
If we connect to Sirius...we naturally connect to Orion, the shepherd of the Sirius dog.

 Loki's Torch...A Torched LOKK/LOKI
 The LOKK/LOKI helicopter explodes into a ball of fire!

I think that takes care of the opening...the Orion/Loki Fool & his Sirius/Loki Torch Dog!

 Corroborating evidence of links between Loki/Loki's Torch and Sirius can be seen in films The Mask & Son of the Mask...the former with Jim 'fool & his dog/sirius spotlight' Carrey!

Loki and the dog...

Recall Jim 'The Fool/Sirius' Carrey...and his dog(s)
 "The next generation of mischief"
The 'trickster god' (trick, as in fool) again evoking Hermes/Thoth.
The 'green man' aspects evoking Osiris.


 More Sirius resonance...the sirius eye (rear) , a seri-es (sirius) of unfortunate events (sirius, portent of misfortune etc).  

The Tru(man) Shepherd of Anu(bis)....
 Sirius & the dog (star)

Of course, this won't be the only Loki/Dog reference that can be found via Hollywood...
...another is from Matt Damon (Daemon) as Loki in the film DOG-ma!
Notice how 'DOG' is superimposed over character Loki/Damon!


Appropriately named Damon/Daemon (aka Private Ryan/O'Ryan/Orion) will play 'fallen angel' Loki in Dogma...Loki and Dog-ma. Loki falling from the sky, The Thing's helicopter (chasing a dog) is a form of Loki falling from the sky.

Bartleby stabs Loki in the side killing him.  (Odin's pierced side/Christ's pierced side etc.)

The Mask...
  The dog (canis) Milo is connected to 'the loki mask' in these films and transformation 
(evoking a form of shape shifting)
People who have seen Carpenter's The Thing...might already be anticipating the next part, the transformation of 'the dogs' an early and vivid aspect...not easily forgotten and definitely not for the squeamish!

Damon/Loki...The Walrus & the Carpenter (a metaphor on organised religion)
"Now the carpenter, which is an obvious reference to Jesus Christ, who was raised a carpenter's son, he represents the Western religions."

Carpenter...

The transforming dogs...via the Norwegian LOKK/LOKI hunters, who brought 'the dog' via the opening.

(Warning...contains very graphic violence)

OK...now back to the tarot!

The Fool...is followed by The Magician
The Magician (aka a Wizard)

What's been done here (with the magician & subsequent high priestess/empress cards) is really quite clever...the 'Chess Wizard' (an Apple II computer) would likely denote the male form...Wizard/Warlock (male) Witch/Sorceress (female).
The two male/female aspects have been combined...here is how:

The computer actually has a 'female voice'...MacReady will refer to the machine as a 'cheating bitch' (female) when he is check-mated. The voice is Carpenter's then wife Adrienne Barbeau

J & B (aka Jachin/Boaz, the pillars)

 On the table in front of the Magician the symbols of the four Tarot suits signify the Classical elements of earth (the setting & grain), air (atmosphere/chopper pilot), fire (see below) and water (ice).

"Cheating bitch..."
On the back of this defeat MacReady does the following...pours the J & B into the female wizard!

 J & B aka B & J (boaz/jachin pillars)
The (JB/BJ) High Priestess  (a female wizard, of sorts)
Card imagery clearly evokes Isis...horned moon crown (hathor/isis) her veil behind etc.  
The black & white (pillars) reflected in the chess game itself.  
 Other variants on the card associated the woman (High Priestess) with the Virgin Mary, Isis, the metaphorical Bride of Christ or Holy Mother Church.



Whisky is made from grain...so the above could also (in a way) satisfy The Empress card, grain at her feet etc....the next sequential card, which evokes 'Ceres' (goddess of the grain, ceres/cere-al). 

The Empress sits on a throne wearing a starry crown, holding a scepter in one hand. The Scepter is representative of her power over life, her crown has twelve stars representing her dominance over the year, and her throne is in the midst of a field of grain

Crowns & Grain (Whisky)
The Empress is associated with Isis, both as the mistress of heaven and as the Ur-Poisoner. According to some tales, Isis achieved the queenship of heaven by poisoning Ra with a serpent and refusing to heal him until he told her his secret name (lost word etc). Isis’s consort was Osiris, an example of The Hanged Man.

Völuspá (Old Norse Vǫluspá, Prophecy of the Völva (Seeress); Modern Icelandic, reconstructed Old Norse is the first and best known poem of the Poetic Edda. It tells the story of the creation of the world and its coming end (an apocalypse, The Thing is an apocalyptic film, even Carpenter says so!) related by a völva addressing Odin. It is one of the most important primary sources for the study of Norse mythology.

 excerpt...
The Asar met
Who raised on the Idavöll
Altars and high temples;
They laid hearths, they wrought wealth,
They shaped tongs and made tools,
They played chess on the grass-plot;
They were cheerful;
They did not lack anything of gold
Prose Edda, 8, 15


The Emperor

The Emperor is Key Four of the Major Arcana. Fours are stable numbers; four walls, four seasons, four corners. It takes a massive amount of energy, comparatively, to move them. The strength of The Emperor is the stability he brings.  He is also strongly associated with Life; his scepter is an ankh, (you'll see Mac's pyramid later!) the symbol of life. But he is in the mountains (the setting for The Thing), separated from the pulse of life (snowbound).

Fire, the sun & Heat Wave
The sign of the Emperor is associated with the sun sign of Aries (Aries being a fire sign). Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and is the leader. The Emperor, like Aries, is fiery, powerful, authoritative and very egotistical.

Imo...Mac is clearly 'the leader'...one of the most obvious 'screen leaders' in modern cinema.

 Many deities have been associated with the sun. The Greeks believed that Apollo, Bacchus, Dionysos, Sabazius, Hercules, Jason, Ulysses, Zeus, Uranus, and Vulcan partook of either the visible or invisible attributes of the sun. The Norwegians regarded Balder the Beautiful as a solar deity, and Odin is often connected with the celestial orb, especially because of his one eye.

 Even the film location in British Columbia (colum/dove) references the sun via its flag


The Hierophant
The card stands for religion and orthodox theology. It also represents traditional education or a “Man of high social standing” (see text, Garry was the outpost commander aka El Capitan, but was diposed.)
The hierophant is also strongly associated with the Deceiver and with Power over others.

In most iconographic depictions, the Hierophant is seen seated on a throne between two pillars symbolizing Law and Liberty or obedience and disobedience, according to different interpretations.

Garry's Key(s)...
He wears a triple crown, and the keys to Heaven are at his feet.
This character is heavily associated with 'keys', as can be gleaned from watching the film!

The Lovers is associated with the star sign Gemini, and indeed is also known as The Twins in some decks.

The Lovers (aka The Twins)

Mac's blow-up doll scene (the lovers) was scrapped!
There are no females in the film, save Barbeau's chess voice.

From The Empress...
Isis’s consort was Osiris, an example of The Hanged Man.

"I wanna come back inside...I'm all better now."
The Hanged Man


Remember the opening shot...the helicopter coming in from the distance (the homage to Ten Little Indians)?

The closing of Ten Little Indians/And Then There Were None
"One little Indian boy left all alone;
He went and hanged himself and then there were none."

(The Americanized version)

"Hey Sweden..."
"They're Norwegians Mac!"

Manly P Hall (TSTOAA)
Nifl-heim evokes Nephilim...Hermes/Thoth connects to the circle of Kneph/Neph! 
The spear evoking Jesus and the crucifixion (lance of Longinus)

 With a single rotation (leftwards) we get the 'upside down cross' of the Hanged Odinic Man

"Odin became the patron deity of all who died by the noose"

ODIN
The Hanged Man is associated with Odin, the primary god in Norse mythology. Odin hung upside down from the world-tree (all evoking the TOL), Yggdrasil, for nine days to attain wisdom and thereby retrieved the runes from the Well of Wyrd, (Clark: "I don't know what the hell's in there, but it's weird/wyrd and pissed off, whatever it is.") which in Norse cosmology is regarded as the source and end of all sacred mystery and knowledge. The moment he glimpsed the runes, he died, but the knowledge of them was so powerful that he immediately returned to life.
wiki

Very evocative of the tree of life....and its 10 spheres and 3 pillars

"Asgard was the 'stronghold of the gods', its sacred city traditionally built by the sons of Bur/Bor, a race endowed, we are told, with singular beauty, agility and power.  Bur had three sons Odin, Vili and Ve, who slew the giant Ymir, whereby the entire race of 'Frost Giants' was drowned in his blood except for a single survivor (Bergelmir) who saved himself and his household by going aboard his barque (boat), a legend reminiscent of Noah and his Ark." (recall the ravens, an aspect of Odin, from Noah's story too!)
Comyns Beaumont

Ridley's latest vehicle....

Another recent one of his...
  Levi likens the hanged man to Prometheus, the Eternal Sufferer, further declaring that the upturned feet signify the spiritualization of the lower nature. In the pseudo-Egyptian Tarot the hanged man is suspended between two palm trees and signifies the Sun God who dies perennially for his world.

After his death, the historical Odin was apotheosized, his identity being merged into that of the mythological Odin, god of wisdom, whose cult he had promulgated. Odinism then supplanted the worship of Thor, the thunderer, the supreme deity of the ancient Scandinavian pantheon. The mound where, according to legend, King Odin was buried is still to be seen near the site of his great temple at Upsala.
The twelve Drottars who presided over the Odinic Mysteries evidently personified the twelve holy and ineffable names of Odin. The rituals of the Odinic Mysteries were very similar to those of the Greeks, Persians, and Brahmins, after which they were patterned. The Drottars, who symbolized the signs of the zodiac, were the custodians of the arts and sciences, which they revealed to those who passed successfully the ordeals of initiation. Like many other pagan cults, the Odinic Mysteries, as an institution, were destroyed by Christianity, but the underlying cause of their fall was the corruption of the priesthood.
Manly P Hall (TSTOAA) 


 The Lightning of Thunderer Thor


 The Jesus & Osiris archetype is connected to 'the hanged man'...it is interesting that Odin is also 'a one eyed' god...perhaps an aspect is sacrificing 'one eye of perception' (lower self) for another 'enhanced eye of perception' (higher self). Odin should also be noted for 'the winged/horned head' motif too...ala the brain, we've noted the internal 'brain eye' heavily in recent work!

 John 'one-eyed' Carpenter

Russell as SNAKE 'one eyed' Plissken...Carpenter's Escape From New York/L.A.
A one-eyed snake is also a euphemism for the penis.  The snake aspect connects to the pharoah's head-piece (internal brain reptilian complex etc) and the serpent uraeus.

 The head-mounted Snake (reptile) aka Uraeus
 
The reptilian complex of the human brain...aka the internal eye of horus/thalamus


The eye & the pyramid
The eye of horus (in the brain) aka the thalamus (meaning inner chamber) and the pyramid head...superimposed with the King's inner chamber etc.

 The Eye was of ancient times the symbol of life, understanding and vitality, related especially to sacred matters, such as the Eye of Odin which saw the entire world from Asgard, and similarly of Horus.

 In the last post...we spotted Hopkins 'hanging a man' and himself as 'the hanged man' (Osiris slain/Jesus crucified) in Scott's Hannibal and as the risen 'Osiris/Jesus' archetype in Demme's Silence of the Lambs...via Memphis seat of the Osiris-Apis King.

Tony 'one eye' Hopkins

The eye and the brain (one eye) and opening of the mouth (literally)

"Ready when you are...Chief Inspector Pazzi"
 the death of Pazzi by hanging...it is certainly a 'ritual death' (like the ancestor before him).

Note the above tarot card...showing the 'tau cross' shape, that suspends him...
symbolism points to divinity, linking it to the Passion in Christianity, especially The Crucifixion;
Lecter in the 'crucifixion/tau' (osiris slain) pose...at Sirius Oldman's/Mason Verger's (masonic priest) estate.  He's about to be sacrificed to the hogs.

 ...to the narratives of Osiris in Egyptian mythology,
Silence of the Lambs...he is taken to Memphis (Seat of the Apis/Osiris King) as Osiris risen (crossed arms).
The breastfeeding reference...evoking horus suckling Isis (as per the common imagery!)


The Red Dragon remake...continues with the same thematic, this one is from Lecter's cell!
The book falls over in this snippet...adding more resonance.

Sheldon Kopp's The Hanged Man

"Yes...I like hanging around"
(in a welsh accent, lol)

Hopkins...as the patron 'hanged man' deity Odin

So there you have it...Hopkins as 'the hanged man' in countless examples and ones that stretch beyond stand alone media.

Odin also owned Sleipnir, an eight-legged horse, who was given to Odin by Loki, and the severed head of Mímir, which foretold the future. (Eight legs, like a spider and a headless corpse!)
 
 The Thing - Spider Head
The severed 'Norris' head
http://thething.wikia.com/wiki/Norris-Thing

The character is called Norris.
 Norris derives from the Norman-French pre 10th century word "norreis", meaning a northerner, or more pragmatically a Norseman or what we now know as a Viking. (yes even more Norse/Norris resonance!) 
Norris is also the team member who supposedly able to speak/translate Norwegian.

Strength
 Because it is usually the eighth card, it is associated with Arachne. Arachne challenged Athena to a weaving contest and was victorious.

The Thing...note the hands around the jaw/chest-mouth in both the scene and in the card imagery!
Arguably...the maiden hands are seemingly forcing open the lion's mouth.
Strength is also a massive 'solar resonator'...there are big 'fire' elements in this scene and throughout the film.

 Then, Athena transformed Arachne (Greek meaning spider & origin of arachnid) into the eight-armed spider, to punish her for the victory.

More spider and mouth opening resonance...from Hallowe'en 3

Hallowe'en 3 
Opening of the mouth...and the spider bug!
Co-produced by Carpenter/Hill...Carpenter also did the soundtrack with Howarth. 

 Hallowe'en (1978)
would reference Hawks' (A Horus link?) The Thing From Another World via a TV set at the Wallace house.   Hallowe'en aka the 31st... "US 31 calling McMurdo" (The Thing)

 Mimir...the headless corpse
Mimir (headless corpse), whose name means “The Rememberer,” is the divine animating force within cultural/ethnic memory. His wisdom is the wisdom of the traditions that the heathen Germanic peoples held to be sacred. Some of this evokes Lynch's Eraserhead & Cronos/Saturn (Rhea) swallowing children etc.
The 'rememberer' and the 'erased....head'! (geddit?)

Lynch follwed Eraserhead with The Elephant Man (the creature that never forgets or one that remembers!).

It starred Anthony 'Hannibal' Hopkins...Hannibal evoking the elephant riding leader of the same name.
John 'Alien Kane/Peseshkaf mouth' Hurt playing Merryck.

Elephant Man Hurt played 'the hanged man' (see below) in 10 Rillington Place...as Timothy 'hanged man' Evans. Likewise the same with Attenborough...as John 'hanged man' Christie.

This scene was the first British people had seen in a cinema of a British hanging, and as it was still covered under the government's Official Secrets Act, no details regarding the scene were available.

Ten Little Indians (Agatha Christie)
Richard 'Masonic Park' Attenborough (John Hammond)...opening, he takes a helicopter ride to the Jurassic Park Island and we see him get off and walk with a stick...he does the same in Ten Little Indians, he gets off the helicopter and walks with a stick.  


The entrance to  Attenborough's/Hammond's...Jurassic Park Museum

Dean 'The Thing/Halloween' Cundey was the cinematrographer on Spielberg's Masonic Park.
Kings in death, at the foot of the steps, in both).  Hiram/Osiris (king) and T-Rex (rex=King)
Sirius/dogstar...radiates from the doorway, just like the masonic apron (right)
T-Rex effects carried out by Stan 'The Thing/Dogs' Winston.  Laura 'Blue Velvet' Dern features.


Attenborough previously seen above as John Christie (& hanging)...and Attenborough in Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians (and hanging!) Christie? More like Christ-ie, with all these 'hanged man martyr' aspects!  Richard Attenborough as Arthur Cannon, judge. Accused by Mr. Owen (Mr U N Owen aka Mr UN-Known) of having sentenced an innocent man to death by hanging (kind of the same premise we find in Rillington Place, via Christie influencing the trial of Evans). The above image seems to be a composite of The Hanged Man and The Death Card (skull) evoking the ace of spades.

pic to follow

Attenborough/Cannon IS Mr Owen...the whole deal is his doing and he has set up the course of events (even faking his own death to avoid suspicion), his final 'hanging of the last victim' is foiled and he dies (after poisoning himself) with his scheme in tatters.  The final scenes of the film focus heavily on hanging and the noose and all originating from Attenborough/Cannon...effectively he is now shown again as the hanged man.  We even get the 'fool' term mentioned twice ("we're at the end, you fool", is one example) near the film's close...the alternative title 'And Then There Were None' taking us to 0/Zero...the beginning and the end. We might connect the 'judge' to 'judgement' if we're inclined...and producer Harry Towers (who has done 3 adaptations for the screen '65, '74 & '89) as the Tower(s).

It is Christie's best-selling novel with 100 million sales to date, making it the world's best-selling mystery ever, and one of the best-selling books of all time. (Publications International lists it as 7th best-selling.) The novel has been made into several films and adapted for radio.  The endings vary...the book ends with the final female having hanged herself, the play with two characters being innocent and surviving.

There was a 1989 version made which again featured Herbert Lom (who also plays in the 1974 film).
Look who also turns up in the 1989 film!  Donald 'Halloween/Escape From New York etc' Pleasence!
Donald Pleasence — Mr. Justice Wargrave. Accused of having sentenced an innocent man, Edward Seton, to his death by hanging. Donald 'Hanged Man' Pleasence!

 Pleasence as the hangman

Donald Pleasence was originally cast as Blair (The Things' hanged man) in John Carpenter's remake of THE THING (1982), but there was a scheduling conflict and Wilford Brimley ended up in the role.

These overlaps are just mental!!!

Hercules & Arachne
Hercules, the son of Zeus, is an archetype of strength. He is a Solar Hero, as shown by his archetypal 12 labors – each one standing for one sign of the Zodiac.

The Pattern of 12

A modern example of this pattern is the Order of the Garter, which has 12 members and the monarch as its head.

Similarly a legal jury has 12 members and is subject to the judge.

Traditionally, a witches' coven has 12 members plus a leader.

The legend of King Arthur and the 12 Knights of the Round Table is, according to a poem by Robert de Borron written about 1200 AD, deliberately modelled on the Last Supper, but be that as it may, the image is sufficiently strong to have survived for 800 years.

The Greeks and Romans had many gods, but 12 were separated from the rest as the Major Gods. The Greek list with the Roman equivalents in brackets is:

Zeus (Jupiter), Apollon (Apollo), Ares (Mars), Hermes (Mercury), Poseidon (Neptune), Hephaistos (Vulcan), Hera (Juno), Demeter (Ceres), Artemis (Diana), Athene (Minerva), Aphrodite (Venus), Hestia (Vesta)

The Valkiries in Scandinavian mythology were 12 nymphs of Valhalla who, with drawn swords, would ride into battle alongside the warriors and pick out those of the enemy destined for death.

In ancient times there were 12 princes of the Aztec god king Queltzalcoatl.
   
There were 12 princes of Ishmail.
   
Osiris, the Egyptian King had 12 apostles, as did Jesus with his 12 disciples.
   
There were 12 apostles of the Patriarch.
   
There were 12 divisions of Solomon’s Table,
   
12 Altars of St. James and
   
12 Labours of Hercules.
   
In homoeopathic medicine there are 12 basic mineral salts, each equated to the influence of the 12 signs of the Zodiac.
   
In weighing gold there are 12 ounces to the pound and
   
Diamonds have 12 axes.


Strongman Hercules battling with Leo (like the tarot card)...Zodiacal sign

The Hercules...to go with the Arachne!
12 members of the US research team...12 labours of Hercules, 12 signs of the zodiac. 
The box is from a real firm that actually produces dynamite...explosive strength. We see dynamite used during the film and we also get the inventor of the said dynamite via a reference to Nobel, from Bennings.

 
As the pagan new year approaches, and commercially we see all things ghastly, ghostly and beastly in the shops, I thought I'd spin you a little tale of the eight-legged creature that often adorns Hallowe'en (another Carpenter vehicle) gifts - the spider! The spider has played an important role in the folklore of Europe and indeed throughout the whole world, where in some parts she is still worshipped, having many links to sacrifice, blood, harvest, herfest (autumnal equinox) etc. http://www.whitedragon.org.uk/articles/arachne.htm
In most species, female spiders will spin a thick, protective cocoon for their developing eggs and sometimes the spiderlings once they've hatched. Some species will leave the cocoon unattended while the young spiders develop, and others, such as wolf spiders, will carry the cocoons around with them.

...with Wilford 'The Thing/Blair' Brimley (yes, there are clear overlaps The Thing/Cocoon)
 Cocoon is a 1985 comedy-drama-science fiction film directed by Ron Howard about a group of elderly people rejuvenated by aliens.  About 10,000 years ago, peaceful aliens from the planet Antarea set up an outpost on the planet Earth, on an island later known to mankind as Atlantis.

McMurdo Station is mentioned in detail in the novel Decipher dealing with an ancient code left by the Atlantians to save the world.  In Stargate SG-1, McMurdo is mentioned as a staging area for Earth's squadrons of F-302 fighters. Also in the same series, 50 miles (80 km) from the station is the location of Earth's second Stargate, left over from an ancient site that was once the location of Atlantis.

The prequel to Carpenter's The Thing...The Thing (2011)
 Thule

"The Thule Gesellschaft (Nazi Germany) name originated from mythical Thule, a Nordic equivalent of the vanished culture of Atlantis. A race of giant supermen lived in Thule, linked into the Cosmos through magical powers. They had psychic and technological energies far exceeding the technical achievements of the 20th century. This knowledge was to be put to use to save the Fatherland and create a new race of Nordic Aryan Atlanteans. A new Messiah would come forward to lead the people to this goal."

 The Wheel of Fortune

Testing your fortune via the wire in the blood. Wheel...rota/taro, the circular test dish as the wheel, the herculean lion/leo bottom right. Mac as the wheel attendent. This side up (rota-tional advice). The card shows winged airborne entities...the other helicopter pilot (Palmer) will fly upwards to the ceiling.
Windows' fortune (his dish above)...will also take a turn for the worse, after Palmer transforms.

A six or eight-spoked wheel, often attended or crested by an individual (sometimes human; sometimes a Sphinx-like half-human, Egypt infused MacReady in this case) attired in an Egyptian-style headdress.
  The Wheel of Fortune is closely connected to The Magician and The Sun. 

Cards which are relevent to MacReady (shown above)...he carries out the 'wire in the blood' test and heat/fire (sun) is a large part of this scene.

Wheel of Fortune Traits: Sudden Change, Sudden Events, Surprises, Turning point, Movement
Don't forget that Childs is the (egyptian) 'underworld King' via Platoon...where he meets with Rhah/Ra etc.

Palmer/Palmer Land, Hercules Dome at the centre...Amundsen Sea (left) for the Norway connections and 'Falcon' Scott etc. McMurdo..."US 31 calling McMurdo"

The Thing's US team and Norwegian Team are located in and around Queen Maud Land...the Norwegian base being about an hour away by chopper.  You might notice Mac Robertson too, bottom right.  The crashed saucer being very near to the Norwegian base, they probably knew it was there...hence their proximity!

 This landing site of The Thing's saucer (not far from the US camp) could have produced magnetic anomalies in the local area (or The Thing could be putting them out)...it is a possibility, at least and this could well be the reason that the US team are unable to contact anyone via radio...magnetic interference.  The Thing cannot afford for the outside world to know of its existence.

Odin can also be associated with the axe (Odin's Axe).
  Blair does eventually go 'berserk' (another norse link) and smashes up the helicopter and other equipment.

IMO...Blair has already been taken over by The Thing, we might tend to view his actions here from an alturistic POV (stopping the men from reaching the world etc) but this is likely not the case.  Just before this tech equipment axing, he is seen stealing parts from the helicopter...we then next see him going beserk in this scene above.  Blair (while locked in the cabin) has already dug a tunnel underneath to build The Thing's next saucer ship!

He likely raided the helicopter for parts and now he is smashing up tech equipment in the base...he is likely doing this to make access to these 'tech parts' easier...and all for The Thing's saucer!

 Blair/Thing escape saucer...

He feeds Mac a bluff about the dog handler Clark...to put Mac off his scent!  In that light it also makes it more likely that it was Blair that got to the blood.  The keys to the fridge (Garry's keys) are dropped by Windows (when he finds Bennings being absorbed) not long before the discovery of the ruined blood.  Someone must've picked up the keys and then used them to open the fridge.  This is why Windows panics when the key issue crops up...he then knew he had them and that he subsequently dropped them!

Bennings who is still in the process of being absorbed...is burnt
Only Blair & Clark are absent...we know that Clark doesn't get infected, so it must be Blair who ruins the blood.  The damaged blood is found very soon after this scene!

We see the (odinic) axe on multiple occassions...double-head crossed axes on the back of Palmer, the axe in the door appropriately at the Norwegian Camp, Childs uses one to smash through a door and Blair also uses it on the dogs.

 Odin also commands a pair of wolves named Geri and Freki, to whom he gives his food in Valhalla since he consumes nothing but mead or wine.

The Norwegian dog in the film was named Jed. He was a half wolf/half husky breed. Jed was an excellent animal actor, never looking at the camera, the dolly or the crew members. Jed, however, is NOT the dog seen in the beginning chase scene, where the Norwegian is trying shoot him. Per Carpenter's commentary, this was another dog painted to look like Jed. (so literally a pair of half bred wolves...one actual & one cinematic rendering). This dog (Jed) also featured in the films White Fang and The Journey of Natty Gann.

The original script for The Thing had the tune 'Werewolves of London' (Zavon) earmarked for Jed roaming the base...Wonder's Superstitious was eventually used, although the Four Tops used in some video releases.

  The Moon
 
 This one is tricky to demonstrate, but many aspects seem present in the film.
A dog and a wolf are baying at the rising moon, and in the foreground is a pool of water from which emerges a crawfish.  The beasts are a dog and a wolf, which represent "the fears of the natural mind"

 
The wolf-dog and the dog(s)...howling (like Bottin's previous filmic work via The Howling)
Now watch the 'crawfish-like' mass (@ 1m 45s) move towards the ceiling (after its hands grip the roof), it is almost out of view, but is very suggestive (imo) of the crawfish and its body!  The crab or crawfish signifies the retrograde motion of the moon.

 Court de Gébelin also relates the towers (moon card) to the Pillars of Hercules (Hercules, a recurring motif), beyond which, according to the Egyptians, the luminaries never passed. He notes also that the Egyptians represented the tropics as dogs who as faithful doorkeepers prevented the sun and moon from penetrating too near the poles. (this being set at the South Pole).

The base camp...British Columbia (the dove/columba/colom)
After Odin had established order, he caused a wonderful palace, called Asgard, to be built on the top of a mountain, and here the twelve (12) Æsir (gods) dwelt together, far above the limitations of mortal men. On this mountain also was Valhalla, the palace of the slain, where those who had heroically died fought and feasted day after day.

The 12 gods...analogous to the 12 man antarctic research team. 
MacReady, Blair, Garry, Clark, Childs, Palmer, Norris, Copper, Nauls, Bennings, Fuchs & Windows.

The Dog & The Dove...as above, so below
 The Dog and British Columbia/Columba...the celestial dog (sirius) and columba (dove)
Blair could be Orion (in one aspect) with his axe/club.

"I don't want to stay out here anymore. I want to come back inside."
The Hermit

A potentially dangerous aspect of The Hermit is his retreat, his isolation. (Blair is forcibly sequestered/hermetically sealed from the others and isolated) We all need to retreat sometimes; retreat and renewal are necessary for growth. But The Hermit may be tempted to completely withdraw from the world, not because the journey is done, but because the dragons of the real are too daunting (Blair knows the capability of The Thing, more than anyone), or because the trivial pleasures of the cave are too intoxicating. Withdraw at the wrong time, stay withdrawn too long, and growth stops.

 The Chariot

A literal chariot of fire...pulling the SUN
The (sun) gods drawn by a chariot...in the skies.  See Von Daniken Chariots of the Gods.

  It involves the hypothesis that the technologies and religions of many ancient civilizations were given to them by ancient astronauts who were welcomed as gods.

Recall that the film Chariots of Fire had an aspect whereby Sun-day was an issue for one of the runners!

Olympics 2012...as a massive 'sun worship' ritual and 'mystery religion' tour/tor.

 Chariots of Fire became a recurring theme in promotions for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The film's theme tune was featured at the opening of the 2012 London New Years fireworks celebrating the Olympics.

Boyle's 'sun chariot' heading towards Sol.
 Danny 'Sunshine' Boyle... Boyle was the Artistic Director for the Olympic opening ceremony.
Music by Underworld (sun setting into the underworld etc) cough, cough...he used Underworld for the Olympic opening too.

Mark Strong as Pinbacker, the insane captain of Icarus I, the first ship that was sent to reignite the Sun. Pinbacker was inspired by the character of Sergeant Pinback (Dan 'Alien' O'Bannon) from John Carpenter's Dark Star.  (you'll see the Phoenix tie-ins with Dark Star later)

Filmmaking as a form of religion and as a religious practice..from the horses mouth. (at least he is honest about what he is REALLY doing...and that it is not just solely entertainment!)

Boyle...
Whether he was saving me from the priesthood or the priesthood from me, I don’t know. But quite soon after, I started doing drama. And there’s a real connection, I think. All these directors — Martin Scorsese, John Woo, M. Night Shyamalanthey were all meant to be priests. There’s something very theatrical about it. It’s basically the same job — poncing around, telling people what to think.

(Yup...priests of the gnosis!)

 The chariots are on the right (prams) lol...drawing the sun in the sky (geddit!?)
Maybe I should've referenced Boyle's The Beach too! :-)

The film's (Chariots of Fire) iconic beach-running scene and theme tune were used in The Sun's "Let's Make It Great, Britain" Olympic ads. The runners who first tested the new Olympic Park were spurred on by the Chariots of Fire theme tune, and the iconic music was also used to fanfare the carriers of the Olympic flame on parts of its route through the UK. The film's theme was also performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Simon Rattle, during the Opening Ceremony of the games. The film's theme tune was also played during each medal ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.  (The gold medal itself symbolically representing 'the sun', and silver 'the moon'....just as it is with money!)

The 'penis' maypole(s) and the 'druidic' Glastonbury (arthur/osiris/christ) Tree (Tree of Life etc)
Opening song Nimrod (Babel) to go with Kapoor's Babel Tower.

 
The Holy Tree is the Glastonbury Thorn

Of course, the sun (and sirius) based Phoenix fire-bird was also a major aspect of London 2012.
Closing ceremony 'death and rebirth' fire ritual via the City of the Sun (Heliopolis) dwelling phoenix!

 Boyle has previous in relation to 'mystery religion' and 'masonry' via Inspector Morse, long before he was making films!

The Masonic Morse (aka Code)  Season 4, Episode 4 (44)
 Note...there is a 'fire and water' duet that plays during a fire at Morse's home and the rival DCI being played by an actor called Kane.  Mozart's The Magic (Flesh) Flute also features for more masonic overtones.

A literal chariot of fire...pulling the SUN

 Of course...we'll get another Carpenter 'chariot' reference from Hallowe'en 3!
The orange pumpkin as the symbolic sun!

As referenced by the old story of Cinderella...horses pulling the symbolic sun.

 Oh Christ-(ine)...here's another literal chariot of fire!

(They're falling outta the skies like flies, see dialogue)
Palmer is Childs' roommate, as shown earlier in the movie.

 There is often a black (Childs) and white (Palmer) motif, for example one of the steeds may be black and the other white. He is fueled by contradictory (both have opposing views) impulses, represented by the black and white sphinxes that pull his chariot.(see following text, that surrounds the chariot reference)

Black Childs & White Palmer
 Child's dialogue (black)  Palmer's dialogue (yellow)
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/an-V72vJ4muYhYn4/the_thing_1982_reviewing_evidence/

Books behind Palmer....when we're fully introduced to the character!
Seven (7) who beat the HEADSMAN....the chariot is card #7!

Do not think that this is an irrelevence...this 'fictional' book title was from a TV episode of Mrs Columbo (1979) the episode features a book by A Morly...played by Donald 'Halloween/Dr Loomis' Pleasence!
Someone saw to it, that it got placed there.
https://plus.google.com/101342294854105819734/posts
Donald Pleasence was originally cast as Blair in John Carpenter's remake of THE THING (1982), but there was a scheduling conflict and Wilford Brimley ended up in the role.

The Religious Body (by Aird, second from left)
In this first installment Sloan is called out to a Convent to check out a suspicious death of one of the nuns. Where everyone dresses the same, it would be hard to notice an imposter among them.
(yes...evocative of aspects of The Thing narrative)

Keith 'Platoon' David...The King "your higness has arrived" (underworld descent)
The Underworld smoke scene...& the white rabbit hole/wormhole



David would also play in Carpenter's They Live...
No comment...really necessary imo, based on that synopsis!
A still from this film...is currently the header to this blog!
Perhaps 'Nada' (meaning nought, zero, nothing) is yet another fool type reference...the zero card!

The excellent Slavoj Zizek...and his take on They Live

So maybe you think there are no subliminal Egyptian themes in Carpenter's The Thing...think again!?

Mac, The Dark Knight and Cairo

How about this thing/ding....?
You only get to see the far left edge of this poster...watching the film, but it is there! 


The Egyptian word Makhaut (clan or family) became the Irish Maccu and the Maccu of the Donalds (clan of Donalds) now reflected in the name MacDonald. The sacred keepers of the Clan-Stone in Arran, were also known by the family name of Clan-Chattons. Another word for clan is Mack and the Clan-Chattons were also known as Mack-Intosh.  Ptah-rekh the name of the Egyptian god Ptah was passed down to us by the Druids adopting the name Patrick, which sounded similar.  St. Patricks day then is a Christianized form of a druidic holiday which originally had its origins in Egypt.
Fritz Springmeier 


The Cairo/Khufu pyramid can only further cement the tarot intentions...seen earlier!
The pyramid faces towards the chess wizard!

Christie penned Ten Little Indians (The Thing thematic overlaps) & Death on the Nile
Death on the Nile was written by Anthony 'Wicker Man' Shaffer!

In asgard, situated in Midgard, the 'middle of the earth', dwelt the gods and their kindred and from that abode devised 'wondrous things in earth and heaven'. It possessed a 'high place', an elavation, a pyramid called Hlidskjalf, from whose summit Odin, on his lofty throne, could view the entire world.  
 Comyns Beaumont

Could the wolf be a rendering of the jackal headed dog anubis/sirius...the one eyed shepherd and his dog(s) etc. Odin also possessed two Ra-vens.

 One eyed, a pyramid, aspects of Hermes/Thoth...its all gone Egyptian.

Anyway...
The Thing (theatrical release) opened the same day as Ridley Scott's science fiction film Blade Runner, which debuted at #2, June 25th 1982.  The Thing actually premiered on June 11th, 1982 at the Alfred Hitchcock Theatre in L.A. for a special cast and crew screening. (Ironically the same night E.T. opened.)
Carpenter's work is loaded with Hitchcockian references and nods...too many to mention.

I've picked up on Blade Runner's 'mystery religion aspects' and also connected it to
'opening of the mouth' via the title (& other aspects, Gaff = Hook, he carries a stick etc)
'a ritual blade, running along the lips' (as per the ritual) etc.

 The hook/crook/gaff and (near) the mouth

 Running the blade/hook...along the mouth
 Opening of the Mouth Ritual...performed by Horus, using the ritual stick/hook/adze/ahnetjer
Tyrell (the god of replicants) lives in a giant uncapped pyramid
(esoterically a symbol of the great work...transformation of the masses etc)

 The 'Tyre' corp...a link to Hiram(s) and Phonecia (aka Tyre) & the owl.

http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/phoenicia/tyre/i.html

Tyre-d of money?
A typical coin of Tyre (Phonecia/Phoenix)
But not just any old owl...but one accompanied by the crook and flail (synonymous with Egypt!)

The King of Tyre, Hiram and the masonic 'dying architect god' aka Hiram 'Osiris' Abiff
 Hi-ram (the high ram/ab'ram, the ramas, the pharaonic Ram-eses etc)
Abiff, is a master craftsman...yet (esoterically) he is a King too, he is clearly a rendering of Osiris (via the acacia burial link & skull and crossed bones etc). Freemasons even use the term 'masters of the craft' (see Jay-Z, for example!)  Abiff is the son of a widow (implying Isis)...likewise Horus (via Osiris) is also the 'original' son of a widow (aka Isis).

The overlaps are too obvious to ignore...
 Considering that Osiris IS the king of ressurection/immortality (and also a dying god ala Abiff!)
The above article fails to connect the two...almost deliberately so.

The Solomon that is spoken of is merely a 'profane' biblical composite...
Sol (sun) Om (ohm, lost word) & On (a form of Osiris).

The 'hex' aka seal of sol-om-on...over the stone sun
 We'll see the head of the wicker man 'fall off' (at the close) to reveal the sun!

In Masonry the sun has many symbols. One expression of the solar energy is Solomon, whose name SOL-OM-ON is the name for the Supreme Light in three different languages. Hiram Abiff, the CHiram (Hiram) of the Chaldees, is also a solar deity, and the story of his attack and murder by the Ruffians, with its solar interpretation, will be found in the chapter The Hiramic Legend.
Manly P Hall 

Dan 'Alien/Dark Star/Star Wars/Total Recall' O'Bannon & John 'Dark Star' Carpenter
Dan (bottom left) John (bottom right).  The alien is played by Nick 'Myers/Shape' Castle. 

 The beachball with claws and the Hallowe'en Pumpkin 

The Kubrick influence...Odyssey/Strangelove

Clearly the film pays homage to 2001, a female HAL, a faulty talking bomb connected to faulty communications (ala AE35 comms unit), a spacewalk evoking Bowman/Poole, the airlock aspects, the sandwiches (ala 2001) the faulty bomb bay and bomb linking to the closing bomb aspects of Dr Strangelove etc.

See how interlinked O'Bannon & Carpenter and their works are!
I also noticed that Ron 'Blade Runner' Cobb was on the production too.  Ronald 'Total Recall' Shusett wrote the original Alien story with O'Bannon...Giler/Hill wrote the screenplay.


 The very first aspects of Dark Star are radio communications (see above) from McMurdo in Antarctica...being broadcast to the ship Dark Star...the same location that Windows tries to communicate with in The Thing.

McMurdo Station is frequently mentioned in the science fiction and horror films (such as John Carpenter's The Thing from 1982 and its 2011 prequel, The Thing). McMurdo Station is referred to in the science fiction movies Dark Star and Alien as being the site of a major space-traffic control center.

The theme song played during the opening and closing credits is "Benson, Arizona".

Which brings me to 'Phoenix'...a clear thematic aspect present within the film and crucial at the climax too.  The film is named Dark Star and if we were inclined, we might (on the basis of the phoenix) link to Sirius (in one aspect known as the star of portent/misfortune aka dark elements).  I've demonstrated here a few times the potential relationship between sirius/phoenix, relating to the 'sothic cycle' (canicular period) of the said star and it being analogous to the lifespan of the mythical phoenix...1461 years!


script...
TALBY  You know, Doollttle, if we're going into the Veil Nebula, we may actually find a strange and
beautiful thing: the Phoenix Asteroids.  They should be passing through there about now...

DOOLITTLE  Phoenix Asteroids?  Never heard of 'em.

TALBY  They are a body of asteroids that make a complete circuit (sothic cylce is also a complete circuit) of the universe once every 12.3 trillionyears.  The Phoenix Asteroids... From what I've heard, Doolittle, they glow... glow with all the colors ofthe rainbow.  Nobody knows why.  They just glow as they drift around the universe.  Imagine all the sightsthey've seen in the time they've been travelling -- the birth and death of stars, things we'll never see.  The universe is alive,Doolittle.  I thought it was all empty, but it isn't.  In between the stars, it's seething with light and gasses and dust. (ether/aether)  There are little pebbles drifting around, planets nomone on Earth has ever seen... No one but the Phoenix Asteroids...


Halloween III

The Phoenix mythical bird of death/rebirth/resurrection/regeneration...and one that can relate to sirius/sothis/dogstar!  There are clear mythological and script overlaps.

Dark Star & The Star
 Sirius...Isis and the inundation of the Nile via the star's helical rising, thoth-hermes via the ibis

At the film's close (after the bomb explodes) Talby is shown as becoming a part of 'the phoenix' (asteroids)...these are his last words.

TALBY  They're taking me with them, with the Phoenix... going to circle the universe forever.  I'm with them
now... be back this way again someday.  Doolittle, before it's too late, there's one last thing I
want to tell you...

directly followed bt the ending...
Crouching and extending his arms, Doolittle surfs (using a part of the ship) down into the atmosphere of the planet, banking and planing as he disappears to a small dot.

 The ending evoking the opening of Carpenter's The Thing...the disappearing saucer banking and planing towards planet earth!

Don't forget...the Thing's ship will crash in Antarctica...place of McMurdo, Dark Star opens with communications from McMurdo, Antarctica!

McMurdo Station is referred to in the science fiction movies Dark Star and Alien as being the site of a major space-traffic control center.
Back to the egg...0

 Poltergeist...The fool/clown (0/Zero) and back to the (alien) egg!
 Most assume that this bedroom set-up is a giant example of product placement...the real (esoteric) product however, is Kaballah and the Tree of Life..the fool at the base of the tree.

Anyway...
 Scott's Alien vehicle is subliminally loaded with 'opening of the mouth' aspects and heavy Egyptian imagery, from Isis wings to the original pyramid egg silos!



Nostromo & the wings of Isis
Isis & Ma'at...'ma'atriarch/matriarch' aka Mother, MUTHR the ships computer

 More 'mouth opening' resonance...appreciate I understand the sexual elements that may also be implied by this scene.  To me that is a slide...a slide away from appreciating the deeper meaning/significance that is likely being implied.

Kane...The crew held him down on the table and tried to put a spoon in his mouth ...

Special tools were used to perform the ceremony, such as a ritual adze, an arm shaped ritual censer, a spooned blade known as a peseshkaf, a serpent-head blade, and a variety of other amulets.
 You'll recall that the alien creature appears through the abdomen...and opens its mouth!

 The spoon is inserted by Yaphet 'Live & Let Tarot' Kotto...Dr Kananga/Mr Big. The same Kananga that gets his 'mouth opened' and a compressed air bullet pushed inside...at the close.

Ram/Aries/The Sun/Strength etc
There are some massive overlaps here...with Beatle Paul 'Sgt Pepper' McCartney and George 'Abbey Road' Martin providing the music.  Ram/Mar = Aries/Ares (Mars)

This was also their doing...with artwork by Blake

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (hearts and clubs, card suits) diamonds via Lucy, the spades 'digging a hole' for the grave!

Back to Zero/Ouef/0

Macca as the fool on the hill/precipice...

007 as The Fool/Zero/0 (with dog & sun)...007 the cipher of John 'Enochian' Dee



Jane Seymour/Solitaire (to 007) "Pick a card....(the fool shows) you have found yourself"
Crocs for the ammit touch (opening of the mouth) blade in the title font and the hook-like hand.

 Sgt Pepper
 Not a Sergeant...but a Sheriff! 
Sheriff J W Pepper...who else in a McCartney/Martin piece!?

Fleming was an associate of Crowley...Crowley had his own version (Thoth/Hermes) of the tarot.
Seymour's (high priestess between pillars/candlesticks) ostrich feather throne...
denoting the ma'at (truth) feather...she (at times) has the uraeus (serpent) on her forehead.
Seymour/Solitaire "You speak the truth" (ma'at)

Jane 'The Hanged Man' Seymour...she featured in TV episode Ring of Return (1975)

Crowley (as well as Fleming) was also apparently associated with prolific author Roald Dahl, the links come via British Intelligence and MI6, stuff like that.

A friend of the late Ian Fleming, famed children’s author Roald Dahl was the second choice to pen the screenplay for the James Bond film You Only Live Twice (Connery/Pleasence) after Harold Jack Bloom’s script didn’t work out. Both spy and children’s lit connections seem to fuel this interesting choice of a Bond-screenwriter. In what is one of the most bizarre pieces of trivia ever, Ian Fleming’s contribution to the letters of humanity includes the canon of 007 AND the children’s story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Dahl also wrote the screenplay version of this one, but things get a little creepy when you consider James Bond was sometimes referred to as “Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.” Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (song) was meant for use in Thunderball, but was dropped.

The Bond film that would follow Live & Let Die....would be The Man With The Golden Gun

We got 009/007 as The Fool (alpha/omega) from Octopussy...with a Faberge 33 egg/zero/0
009 dies with a cross (under his hand) so this might also be a hanged man reference too!

 and we can connect to Opening of the Mouth (Lip-arius ship's mouth) and Egypt via The Spy Who Loved Me!  Bach/Back to the Egg via Barbara 'Beatle Ringo's Wife' Bach and the ending egg-shaped escape pod, plus the water Lotus (Sgt Pepper) overlaps!  See 'opening of the mouth/rabbit hole' posts for more.

or should it really be The Man With The Golden Gun Sun?

which featured The Wicker (Sun) Man's Christopher 'Summerisle' Lee and Britt 'Willow' Ekland!
 Lee and Ekland...The Wicker Man
Lee himself is clearly a very learned man...he knew what the 'wicker man' concept was about, even before he knew the film details...he already appreciated the druid connections etc.



Sun-day of course, clearly denoting that this day was originally sacred to sun worship.
Not only that, but the Bond film's plot would centre around 'THE SUN'...via the Solex!

Of course, before we get to that...we must mention the concept of the 'third nipple' (supernumerary nipple/polythelia)...as sported by Bond villain Scaramanga.  Medieval attitudes related this to 'witchery' and the 'suckling by spirit familiars' etc, mythologically speaking it connects to verility and reinforced femininity (clear overlaps with Summerisle etc).

Gold and the sun...

The solex agitator is a small component made by a British scientist named Gibson. Gibson created this to build a solar energy device to harness solar (SUN) energy as a solution to the 1973 energy crisis. It only appeared in the film The Man with the Golden Gun.  Lee also lives on his own private island, as is the case in The Wicker Man.

 22/0...
the fool and the solar sun (behind him) 'the beginning and the end'

In both The Wicker Man (1973) & The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)...Lee is effectively harnessing the power of the sun! I'm still deciding if 'the golden gun' (pistol) is a phallic reference to the gold phallus of Osiris...however, Austin Powers did do Gold Member, so it might work!


Alien Parker (seen below) as Dr Kananga Live & Let Die...Yaphet Kotto

Spoon/Peseshkaf

The crew held him down on the table and tried to put a spoon in his mouth...

 Dallas: Get this spoon between his...

[Parker gets a spoon and tries to get it in Kane's mouth so he won't bite his teeth to bits.] 
Ash: Put it in his mouth!
Parker: I'm trying!



 Spoon shaped...cough, cough.
It represented the blade used in childbirth (to cut the umbilical cord)

Holm/Ash refers to the 'alien' that comes out of Kane's belly....as "Kane's son"
Erm...child birth anyone? The scene is often compared to a form of male child birthing!
Sons of Cain/Kane (aka masonic tubal-cain)

 Tubal-Cain is a type of masonic deity...he was skilled in metallurgy and the smelting of ores.

Which is also true of the Norse via the Edda
"They laid hearths, they wrought wealth,
They shaped tongs and made tools,"

Yup...even The Thing was set on an old mining site via the Salmon Glacier @ Stewart, BC.

The Nostromo (italian, boatswain/shipmate) and perhaps another nod to Joseph Conrad (author, Nostromo). Significant to the plot, Conrad's Nostromo concerns a small ship loaded with mined silver (ore) and manned by Nostromo.  The escape ship in Alien is called Narcissus (from Conrad's Nigger of Narcissus). Cameron's Aliens would reference Sulaco (also from Conrad's Nostromo) via the marines transport ship. Scott's debut The Duellists was based on Conrad's short story The Duel.


Giger 'mouth opening' was also referenced in Poltergeist II...the Kane tequila worm in/out of Freeling's mouth...likewise the facehugger probe entering Kane's mouth (Alien).  Yes, the name 'Kane' (canis) was used for both 'mouth opening' elements, in 2 separate and seemingly unrelated films and both from Giger!

Ridley with Cruise...Scott would only ever direct (with Howard Guard) one pop video, Avalon - Roxy Music. The pop video was filmed at the same Rothschild mansion (Mentmore Towers) that Cruise visits in Eyes Wide Shut!  The estate was called Somer-ton...in EWS, Hu/Hy/Hi Gadern etc. This same mansion was used in Batman Begins as Wayne Manor.


Paying the Ferry-man to the Isle of Avalon
Geoffrey of Monmouth's description of the island indicates a sea voyage was needed to get there.
Avalon (for Arthur/Osiris overlaps) featuring the falcon/horned god aka Falcon headed Horus
Avalon...Island of Apples (afal, apple welsh, afal-on) evoking Eden and the apple!  Avalon also evokes the afterlife.


Comyns Beaumont

 12 knights of the roundtable...analogous to the 12 signs of the circular zodiac.

Arthur even gets a look-in via Hallowe'en (1978) an excerpt from the story is being read to Tommy Doyle by Laurie...just before he brings out his hidden comics.   

"How now, cried Arthur. 'Then no one may pass this way without a fight?'  'That is so,' answered the knight in a bold and haughty manner..."

As above, so below...The Legend unicorn (see above) to the celestial unicorn
 Monoceros....The Unicorn (as featured in Scott's Blade Runner & Legend)
With the usual suspects....Orion, Canis Major (dog star), Lepus (hare/rabbit) & Columba (dove).



The worlds of Scott & Carpenter would be straddled by Rob 'The Thing' Bottin...he worked on Scott's fantasy film Legend, which featured Tim Curry as the horned demonic Darkness.  Scott did try and get Bottin to work on Blade Runner, but he was contracted to Carpenter's The Thing.  Scott told him about Legend, and towards the end of production on The Thing, Bottin read a script for the film and saw an excellent opportunity to create characters in starring roles.  According to Bottin, at the time, Legend had the largest makeup crew ever dedicated to one project.

 We've recently noted some 'opening of the mouth' aspects via Fear & Loathing (white rabbit/lepus scene) and Fight Club (gun metal in the mouth) and the (ground) zero Fool (Norton) opening/closing.

Bottin would begin his career via Star Wars as an apprentice...he worked on the Cantina bar scene and features as the tallest player in the band.

From one set of horns...to another! (Ridley Scott's Legend)
So Rob 'Born on Fool's Day' Bottin would work with Legend's memorable 'Darkness' character Tim 'IT Clown/Fool' Curry...aka Pennywise.

 Ridley 'Tarot' Scott

Scott used tarot cards in his debut feature The Duellists (above)

 The  alpha & omega (clown/fool opening and clown/fool closing via laughter)
We find the clown/fool (with sun balloon) after a paper boat disappears down the precipice.
(Pennywise...cough, cough evoking the adage..."pennywise and pound foolish!")

Several Tarot cards, including the Hanged Man, appear in Stephen King's Dark Tower (card 16, The Tower) series, most notably in The Gunslinger. The Hanged Man symbolizes Roland Deschain, the main character, as well as his quest.

  Stephen King's IT would feature The Thing's dog handler Clark (Richard Masur) and be directed by Carpenter associate Tommy Lee Wallace, who directed Hallowe'en 3 and who edited/production designed Hallowe'en (1978).  IT would also be set in British Columbia, as was Carpenter's The Thing.

IT and the homage to Hallowe'en...
The opening scene of IT is clearly a homage to Carpenter's Hallowe'en.  It takes place in a backyard with washing on a line (ala Halloween's Mr Riddle's yard/washing & the shape, as seen by Laurie/Curtis) and the young girl is called Laurie-Ann. A similar scene was shown in Halloween 2 with Laurie and her adoptive mother, hanging out washing.

Laurie's view of the shape (who we first meet as the clown/fool) amongst the washing in Mr Riddle's backyard...Hallowe'en.

Bottin would also work on Total Recall (based on P K Dick's short story) which featured the 'aliens' and the 'pyramid mines'!  Scott's Blade Runner being based on Dick's 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep'...his film referencing the Tyrell pyramid!

 The pyramid and the head

The eye over the pyramid & the pyramid head

 The Thing & the 'Opening of the Mouth' ritual

 Dr Copper
...as in the metallic element

 Copper was used in the early dynasties for making the 'ritual adze'...the stick/hook used to perform the 'Opening of the Mouth' ceremony (as were ankhs & ahnetjers)...as I've discussed in detail before!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adze


The Opening of the (Norris/Chest) Mouth...performed by/with Copper
The overlapping 'opening of the mouth' (chest) and applying Copper etc.

Coupled with emphasis on Copper's 'open mouth'

If you are familiar with 'the opening of the mouth' and the 'weighing of the heart'...then it should come as no surprise that Norris suffered a heart attack just prior to this scene!  Opening the mouth enable the deceased to speak out in the Weighing of the Heart judgement.


Dr Copper is also closely related to the blood incidents during The Thing...he suggests a blood serum test and he is the one who excliams that "somebody got to the blood". (It's likely that it was Blair)  This is suggestive of a link to 'copper' and 'blood'...which might subliminally connect to the royal bloodlines (blue bloods) and the idea that their blood is heavy with the element copper!  The wire used for the test may even be a copper one...for all that I know.

http://whale.to/c/reptilian_hybrids.html
(see link for more on that, although note that some of the content is from the extreme angle.)

Blade Mouth...
The (ritual) blade...in the mouth (yes, literally!)
This minor character is also dressed as a typical pirate aka Osiris-Pirate, skull and bones.
However, he did also play the young boy in pirate based The Fog...which could be equally relevent.


Who Goes There? the short story that inspired The Thing movie was inspired by the HP Lovecraft's novella At the Mountains of Madness, in which an Antarctic research team uncovers a cryogenically preserved Elder Thing, which thaws out and attacks them.

 Cane/Kane and the opening of the mouth...Sutter as a Stephen King composite!

Double-take!

(top) In The Mouth Of Madness (David 'Omen' Warner, with Sam 'Omen3/Masonic Park' Neill)
Warner with 'Damien the anti-christ' and in a room totally covered in crucifixes
(bottom) Warner 'photographer' in The Omen 666, tracking the anti-christ...and in a room (Father Brennan's) with Robert Thorn totally covered in pages from the bible and 47 crucifixes.

 Spielberg, Donner & Sam 'Masonic Park' Neill in the 666 matrix

You can receive the mark via the hand or forehead...
 The Cult of Thorn & 666...yes, its not a new concept by any means...wink, wink.
The mark of the thorn (666 the number of the beast)

Anyway...
That now makes it 2 direct hits on Keith David...and veiled 'opening of the mouth' elements.
Platoon & The Thing...they and he, are present in both.

 

Having David in the Platoon 'underworld scene'...gives him 'white rabbit' (song) resonance.
We saw David (Childs) with Clennon (Palmer) in The Thing...I can find Clennon's white rabbit too!

He starred in Bob Fosse's last film Star 80 (with Eric Roberts' 'tour de force' performance) 
An impressive & overlooked film...about Dorothy Stratten, Playboy/Hefner ('white rabbit'). 
Stratten was Playmate of the Month in 1979, Playmate of the Year 1980.

David 'The Thing' Clennon would also feature in Star80 and he would heavily feature in scenes that involve a 'dog' that was named....King (like Keith 'white rabbit' David's name in Platoon!)

As you can see...the synchro connections don't end there.  Jamie Lee Curtis would also play Stratten (see above) that's her 'white rabbit' sorted too...her film debut, would famously be in Carpenter's 1978 release Hallowe'en

Curtis would feature in the Playboy July 1985 edition (20 questions feature).  Hell...she had the body to be a cover girl, of that there is no doubt!  She is in the same issue as her friend and associate Rob 'Spinal Tap' Reiner.


Judith Myers was played by Sandy Johnson...Playboy Playmate of the Month, June 1974.
It's her on the above cover (right pic).

Lepus...The (white rogering rabbit) in Red...and the sexy Red Jessica Rabbit
The hare/rabbit an ancient symbol connecting to fertility (breed like rabbits)...the march hare etc.

Now....why perhaps did the opening of Hallowe'en begin with 'the clown'?

 Trick (aka to fool) or Treat
The film opens from the POV of young Myers and we hear children giggle 'trick or treat'...then action!
Myers will fall off the precipice/balconey at the films close...0/Zero, the fool aka the beginning & end!


It was one of the early films that used steadycam/panaglide...and perhaps the first to use this camera and film from the killer's perspective...aka POV.  It is the beginning of the fool's journey...of course!
The journey of Michael Myers...as 'the fool' archetype.

"You've fooled them, haven't you Michael?

 Extended version...see from 3m 56s
(note the pumpkin orange/shape room, in the early part with the two doctors) 

 The Shining Fool...and Cane/Kane (canis)


Not Mike 'Austin Powers' Myers you understand....but I can even connect him to the hallowe'en mythos...albeit indirectly! You know how I like to use comedy on this blog...it is crammed full of symbolism, that many seem to miss...comedy is a serious business!

This Myers (above) is literally 'sex on a stick'...in his own words.
Michael 'Hallowe'en' Myers is clearly 'sexually repressed' and that is likely part of the reason that drives him!


 Michael 'Hallowe'en' Myers...meet Mike Myers (via Dana Carvey)
Dana 'Waynes World' Carvey would make his film debut in Rosenthal/Carpenter's Hallowe'en II


Imo...Dana should've called himself Jay Vorhees or something....for continuity purposes. 

 In the 1997 comedy AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY, Mike Myers patterned his villain Dr. Evil after Donald Pleasence from YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE.

The Alan Parson's Project



The ancient Druids bore an egg as the sacred emblem of their idolatrous order.  The procession of Ceres in Rome was preceded by an egg.  In the mysteries of Bacchus an egg was consecrated.  China used dyed or colored eggs in sacred festivals.  In Japan, an ancient custom was to make the sacred egg a brazen color. In northern Europe, in SUN Worship times, eggs were colored and used as symbols of the goddess of spring.  The illustration given below shows two ways the SUN Worshipers represented their sacred eggs.  On the left is the Egg of Heliopolis; on the right, the Typhon's Egg.  Among the Egyptians, the egg was associated with the SUN-the "golden egg."  Their dyed eggs were used as sacred offerings at the Easter season.


Blasting Myers (and himself, self sacrifice) into the ETHER/AETHER...

Ether/Aether...the regions of space beyond the earth's atmosphere; the heavens. The fifth and highest element (Fifth Element, Besson) after air, earth, fire and water; believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies. The element believed in ancient and medieval civilizations to fill all space above the sphere of the moon and to compose the stars and planets.

Fifth Element...with Ian 'Alien/Ash' Holm
 
 Willis plays Dallas...Tom Skerritt's character from Alien

 LAURIE (Hallowe'en 1978)
 "Costaine wrote that fate was somehow related only to religion, where Samuels felt that fate was like a natural element, like earth, air, fire and water."

Blasting Myers (and himself, self sacrifice) into the ETHER/AETHER...
The burning man...Hallowe'en 2


The burning man...The Wicker Man

The burning wood Palm-er man...The Thing

"In order to appease the gods, the Druid priests held fire rituals. Prisoners of war, criminals, the insane, animals were burned alive in baskets. By observing the way they died, the Druids believed they could see omens of the future. Two thousand years later, we've come no further. Samhain isn't evil spirits. It isn't goblins, ghosts or witches. It's the unconscious mind. We're all afraid of the dark inside ourselves." 
Pleasence/Loomis...Hallowe'en 2

Hallowe'en 6 (aka 666)

 A Cult of Druids...& victims to be selected to carry sins and be sacrificed ala The Wicker Man. Predictably located at Smith's Grove Druidic Sanitarium, lol.
"Murder his/her entire family"...which is what Damien also did.  The constellation aspect is also referenced in Omen 3 via the trinity of stars etc.



A thorny issue?

 Druidic Groves...(grove, a group of trees and/or druids)
A real Smith's Grove was situated not far from Carpenter's hometown Bowling Green, KT.


 The Celts used sacred groves, called nemeton in Gaulish, for performing rituals, based on Celtic mythology. The deity involved was usually Nemetona - a Celtic goddess. Druids oversaw such rituals. Existence of such groves have been found in Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Hungary in Central Europe, in many sites of ancient Gaul in France, as well as England and Northern Ireland.


“The rising and setting of the small star group of Pleiades (see shoulder of Taurus below) is used worldwide to mark the pivot of the year, when they rise in the Northern Hemisphere they are setting in the southern hemisphere and vice-versa.

 The 'burning man' event is clearly encoded into Bonfire Night & Guy Fawkes...Nov 5th, popular in the UK etc.  Guy as the ritual pharmakos...carrying all the sins etc.

The modern dates for this relativistic event are close to May 1st and November 5th, the Celtic feasts of Beltane and Samhain, or May Day and Halloween, the two portal fire-festivals.  Samhain marks the tide of death and Beltane the tide of rebirth. At both of these times the veils between the worlds are said to be thin and that otherworldly beings such as faeries or spirits can be seen."
RJ Stuart


At Samhain, fires would be lit (as is the same with Beltane/May Day) and some claim that sacrificial fires may have been an aspect (ala The Wicker Man) bonfire aka bone-fire. The name "bonfire" is derived from the fact that bonfires were originally fires in which bones were burned.  The end scene plays like a ritual sacrifice to appease the gods etc...Edward Woodward, Edwood Woodwood (druidic trees) and Rowan (a druidic tree) Morrison.  Rowan Morrison is Rowan Woodward in the remake...for a hat tip and more resonance.

The Burning Man
The death & rebirth of the son/sun...May Day

 
The Wicker Man

Beltane is celebrated on May 1st, (in Scotland May 15th) but sometime around, May5th-11th, the goddess Brigit brought in the fire of rebirth, fertility, courtship, and the opening of Summer. (Summer/Sumer Isle)

 The journey of The Fool
Lord Summerisle: "The sacrifice of the willing king-like virgin fool will be accepted!"
Laurie Strode was also a virgin in Hallowe'en...and she is also the prime target for sacrifice.

If Le Mat (The Fool) be placed before the first card of the Tarot deck and the others laid out in a horizontal line in sequence from left to right, it will be found that the Fool is walking toward the other trumps as though about to pass through the various cards. Like the spiritually hoodwinked and bound neophyte, Le Mat is about to enter upon the supreme adventure--that of passage through the gates of the Divine Wisdom.

  The King-like Fool aka Osiris/Orion
 
...the shepherd in the sky
Orion/Osiris, The Green Man, Kesil (fool), The Tru Shepherd of Anu (bis) etc

Howie (Woodward) 'the described King-like Fool' will dictate the Lord's Prayer (The Lord is my shepherd) whilst locked inside the wicker man...at the film's close.

"Play the fool. That's what you're here for"
As said to Howie (Woodward) dressed as the Punch/Fool, by Lord Summerisle (Lee)

The Director's Cut will show sacrifice at the film's opening...and sacrifice at the film's close, basically book-ended with sacrifice.  
 The opening sees Howie take the sacrament/communion 'the body and blood of Christ' (in a Church) which is symbolically consumed (denoting sacrifice/transubstantiation) 

and the closing will see Howie as the actual sacrificial victim (a form of Christ, a martyr etc).

Of course...it is by this very act of 'transubstantiation' (in Christian terms) that the practice of 'human sacrifice' is no longer a necessary requirement...it is Christ who is subsequently sacrificed as the replacement!

Woodward 'the fool' descends via an aircraft at the start and walks the harbour precipice...he ends on the coastal precipice.  King-like...evoking Osiris (archetypal hanged man) not forgetting his Sirius dog, the virgin, his wife Isis

The Green Man...ala Osiris the vegative/fecund god of rebirth/resurrection...
the fool dresses in green!  The fact that the Green Man is a type of pub may evoke Osiris (green man) and the 'sacramental' drinking of beer (eating of bread) in the after life.

 The film production/distributor of The Wicker Man...the all seeing eye/udjat/eye of horus/osiris

The fool (punch) with the sun (as per the card)
 Woodward (Howie) as a (Christian) Martyr...aka the hanged man (Jesus/Osiris/Abiff etc)
He who can understand that the story of his higher nature is imbedded in this symbolism will receive intimations concerning a great awakening that is possible, and will know that after the sacred Mystery of Death there is a glorious Mystery of Resurrection (signifying creation/rebirth out of death)

Manly P Hall...The Fool
 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?

Like the spiritually hoodwinked and bound neo-phyte, Le Mat is about to enter upon the supreme adventure--that of passage through the gates of the Divine Wisdom.

Le Mat(rix) /The Ma'atrix (ma'at = truth)
 The unrealness of reality...our 'earthbound flesh reality' as an actual illusion!  Which all very much evokes The Ma'atrix...Le Mat-rix.  All given by the god of dreams Morpheus.

The truth (ma'atrix) is everywhere. It is all around us
....to blind you from the truth (ma'at).

Le Mat - The Fool
The Matrix (Orion/Osiris) Fool on the precipice/ledge...and his Sirius Dog(star)


Animatrix...Osiris 'the hanged man'

"Like the spiritually hoodwinked (aka blindfold) and bound neo-phyte"
After Neo becomes blind (Matrix Revolutions), he can see the supposed real world in gold light.

This is likely denoting a form on enlightenment...lower perception in exchange for a higher one.
 The tau/crucifix/cross x2

  Resurrecting Neo...In the original Matrix Neo is 'resurrected' by (the) Trinity...
after 3 minutes (not days) of death, like Christ 'the hanged man'!  
When Neo dies in Revolutions, the matrix "mouth" says "It is done." 'It is done' aka 'It is finished' Those are Jesus' last words before his death and resurrection via the cross.

In the credits, the source (the big machine head that speaks to Neo) is credited as "Deus ex machina" which means "a god from a machine."

The ship that crash lands in Machine City...
In Christology, the concept that the Christ is the Logos (Greek: Λόγος for "word", "discourse" or "reason") has been important in establishing the doctrine of the divinity and morality of Jesus Christ and his position as God the Son in the Trinity as set forth in the Chalcedonian Creed.  The concept derives from the opening of the Gospel of John, which is often simply translated into English as: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." In the translations, "Word" is used for Logos (λόγος),

The Tarot cards were entrusted by the illumined hierophants of the Mysteries into the keeping of the foolish and the ignorant, thus becoming playthings--in many instances even instruments of vice. Man's evil habits therefore actually became the unconscious perpetuators of his philosophical precepts. "We must admire the wisdom of the Initiates," writes Papus, "who utilized vice and made it produce more beneficial results than virtue." Does not this act of the ancient priests itself afford proof that the entire mystery of the Tarot is wrapped up in the symbolism of its zero card? If knowledge was thus entrusted to fools, should it not be sought for in this card?

Court de Gébelin believed the word Tarot itself to be derived from two Egyptian words, Tar, meaning "road," and Ro, meaning "royal." Thus the Tarot constitutes the royal road to wisdom. (See Le Monde Primitif.) In his History of Magic, P. Christian, the mouthpiece of a certain French secret society, presents a fantastic account of a purported initiation into the Egyptian Mysteries wherein the 22 major Tarots assume the proportions of trestleboards of immense size and line a great gallery. Stopping before each card in turn, the initiator described its symbolism to the candidate.

 I just noticed this today...from the Daily Grail/Maley Grail

The claim is that this could be one of the earliest paintings of Jesus Christ...yes and via Egypt!

The site is Oxrhynchus, where they found the temple dedicated to Osiris.
Comyns Beaumont (the author) was actually connected to The Daily Mail via Lord Northcliff!

Whilst on the subject of Osiris/Jesus, Sirius and hanged men...
how about the coming football 2014 World Cup from Brazil?

Rio means 'river'...potential Sirius/Nile overlaps

Sirius & The Eye...(sirius dogstar is literally inside the eye, left pic)


The Football Association was founded on 26 October 1863 at the Freemasons’ Tavern in London. The captains, secretaries and other representatives of a dozen London and suburban clubs met at the Freemasons’ Tavern in Great Queen Street, near to where Holborn tube station is today.
http://www.thefa.com/news/2012/oct/150-fa-background-231012

Sirius in the Brazilian Flag
The dog (sirius), the virgin/virginis/virgo (aka Isis), the cross (crux)

The Sun of God
 Christ the son/the sun


Anyway...back to Carpenter


 John...the carpenter?
  Geza Vermes has stated that the terms 'carpenter' and 'son of a carpenter' are used in the Jewish Talmud to signify a very learned man, and he suggests that a description of Joseph as 'naggar' (a carpenter) could indicate that he was considered wise and highly literate in the Torah.  The actual word is 'tekton' (carpenter) which generally signifies an artificer of wood, stone, fabric etc, it could be a symbolic reference, of course.  It is possible that Jesus and John were actual cousins...according to certain biblical scholars, at least.  There is also Carpenter's 'Christ-ine' film to consider!

The constantly 'resurrecting' (geddit!) CHRIST-ine  
 Don't forget 'The King' and (Jeru)Salem's Lot for more biblical tie-ins!

A crucified Jesus (and mother) was also a large theme in De Palma's film version of King's Carrie.
The persecution of a girl with 'miracle' paranormal powers, already reflects aspects of Christ.
heaven & hell...the hanged (wo)man x2

Christ(ine)...resurrection

 As he begins to restore Christine to her original beauty, Arnie sits behind the wheel and the radio, which only seems to play 1950s era rock and roll.  The film is set in 1978, same year as Halloween.

Body by Plymouth (Plymouth Rock & Roll, geddit?)
Plymouth Rock is the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620. It is an important symbol in American history.

 Carpenter: "My parents were from northern New York, kind of Plymouth Rock Yankees."

 The Pilgrims were not the first people in the area. Besides the indigenous tribes, there had been nearly a century of exploration, fishing, and settlement by Europeans. John Cabot's discovery of Newfoundland in 1497 had laid the foundation for the extensive English claims over the east coast of North America.

  Alexandra Paul as Leigh Cabot...in Christine

Anyway...
John the Baptist and The Evangelist...are sort of Masonic patron saints, the former holding more sway, imo.
 The first Grand Lodge organized in England in 1717, on the Festival Day of the Baptist. The United Grand Lodge of England was created in 1813 on the Festival Day of the Evangelist. The day of St. John the Baptist is truly symbolic of a day of beginnings, while the day of the Evangelist is symbolic of endings. (alpha/omega)
 http://www.american-buddha.com/lit.johnbaptistsaintfreemasonry.htm

 "Annie, Linda....Bob?"
 Annie in the crucifixion pose...ala Jesus (the hanged man)
Which is very closely followed (a matter of seconds) by The Hanged 'Bob' Man
Th same Bob that we see earlier hanging (by a knife) in the kitchen. PJ 'Carrie' Soles as Linda.

"after the sacred Mystery of Death there is a glorious Mystery of Resurrection."
The blade superimposed over the mouth

Merely out of interest, Carpenter would get an Os-car (Sokar/Ptah) for his early piece 'The Resurrection of Broncho Billy'

Wicker Man....
The head of the burning 'wicker man' will fall off to reveal the setting celestial orb aka The Sun.
The fool following the hobby-horse...to the sun.  The horse referencing sexual regeneration, covering etc.
The Sun

Lee as the androgynous (male/female) entity...The World
The World represents an ending to a cycle of life, a pause in life before the next big cycle beginning with the fool. The figure is at once male and female (androgynous), above and below, suspended between the heavens and the earth. The people of Summerisle will form a ring around the wicker man, at the close!

In some decks the wreath is an ouroborous biting its own tail.
The salmon (of knowledge) headed ouroborous serpent (biting its tail)...around the Edenic apple

Howie about to be offed/ophed by Christ-opher (Lee)
This filming location having intimate connections with the Catholics & St Ninian.

"Oh God...Oh Jesus Christ, NO!"
 Jesus is sometimes rendered as the figure on The World card.

The March Hare (Rabbit) @ May Morrision's Shop
She is the mother of the missing girl Rowan.
 Rowntree's (as in the confectioner, as seen above) = Row(a)ntree's (geddit?) 
There is a connection between the hare and the moon (female menstruation) 

 The hare is associated with the moon in the legends of ancient Egypt and other peoples...Through the fact that the Egyptian word for hare, um, means also 'open' and 'period', the hare came to be associated with the idea of periodicity, both lunar and human, and with the beginning of new life in both the young man and young woman, and so a symbol of fertility and of the renewal of life.  As such, the hare became linked with Easter...eggs." Thus both the Easter rabbit and Easter eggs were symbols of sexual significance, symbols of fertility.

A Rowan (tree) Wand...as seen in Harry Potter

They're also made from other woods...the holly tree being one, as in Holly-wood...you know, the place where they make/finance these films...we have Pine-wood (Studios) in the UK.

The magickian's/magician's WAND...is actually symbolic of the magickian's own PENIS!
This is where the idea comes from...that your 'psychic power/magickal energy' is actually directly connected to your 'sexual power/energy' (I got that from Preston 'Montauk' Nicholls) and that they're perhaps the same thing!  Some might call this sex/psychic energy...Orgone (ala Wilhelm Reich)

What a load of old cock...

May Day - May 1st
 The maypole is also a rendering of the regenerative penis ala the penis/obelisk of Osiris.
A floral ring (female) is placed over the head of the pole (male). O-bel-isk...bel-tane, the bel from bel/baal.

Hallowe'en v The Wicker Man
So we have 31st October aka Hallowe'en (end of Summer/Samhain etc) and we have May 1st aka May Day/Beltane for the rebirth/regeneration of the sun...opening of Summer.

The 'ending of summer'...and the 'opening of summer'

Coming this Summer...
The EXACT same dates given for the span of the Torrances stay in Kubrick's The Shining 
(the shining sun/clockwork orange)  I can remember as far back as early 1980 and can remember the TV promos for Kubrick's The Shining.  

 It was during this time, that King's book was relaunched and with this same 'SUN' (inspired) imagery that came from Kubrick/Bass.

The film opens with Jack driving on the actual  'Going to the Sun Road' heading to the Overlook. The Torrances begin their first day (alone) at the Overlook on 31st October (Hallowe'en)
The Torrances will look after the hotel up until May 1st...the final day May Day/Beltane!


Shining Danny as Apollo...the sun god
He flies around the Overlook in his Chariot/tricycle...a literal Apollo being drawn in the 'shining' sun chariot.

 Kubrick's The Shining borrowed (quite heavily) from the 1921 (1921 ending photo) Swedish film The Phantom Carriage, it is also known as The Phantom Chariot.
Phantom Carriage...
The last person to die each year has to work under the "strict master" Death and collect the souls of everybody who dies the following year.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom_Carriage

Both protagonists (Jack & David) are alcoholics too!

cont...
On New Year's Eve, the dying Salvation Army girl Edit has one last wish: to speak with David Holm.
As David's soul steps out of his body, Georges reminds him (David) of what he once had, how he once lived a happy family life with his wife Anna before ending up in bad company with Georges and the other drinkers.
 Jack's Overlook reading material...
David's Soul...and it's the New Year edition (New Year's Eve/31st etc)
The paranormal aspects also clearly overlap.

Anyway...
The 'apollo & chariot' references (and everything else!) are the reasons why the idea of 'faked Apollo missions' is really quite laughable and only a small side issue...you may well get an aspect of Apollo 11 and the launch pad carpet...but that is only one singular and reaching example...the 'sun references & gods' are legion (and throughout Kubrick's work) and it totally trumps any potential 'Apollo faked mission aspect'...twenty or thirty-fold!

Ullman: Our people in Denver recommended Jack very highly, and, for once, I agree with them. Let's see, where were we? Yes. I was about to explain that eh, our season here runs from oh May 15th to October 30th and then we close down completely until the following May.

Jack: Have you ever had a single moment's thought about my responsibilities? Have you ever thought for a single solitary moment about my responsibilities to my employers?! Has it ever occurred to you that I have agreed to look after the Overlook Hotel until May 1st?!

 The above dialogue (from Jack, The Fool/Joker) is spoken when he flashes the three 6's sign (666), May 1st and the rebirth of summer/sun...666 the magic square number of the sun!  The 'sunlight' coming through the windows behind him, in this single scene Jack also emphasises the word 'may-be' on many occassions.

Kubrick died on the 66th day of the year and 666 days before the opening of the new millenium 2001 (as in Space Odyssey)...he is buried under his favourite tree...a 'monkey puzzle' tree!   

Puzzled monkeys...lol

Wow...ha, ha an in-joke even in death, I think he really means us...we're probably the puzzled monkeys (ala 2001) and the tree could also connect both to typical druidism and the tree of life (aspects raised previously!). We know he got his regenerative aspect in via Eyes Wide Shut...ending his film career with the word FUCK (the regenerative act, then followed by death)

"Viddy this my brothers..."

Hallowe'en Loomis/McDowell...The end of Summer to The Shining Clockwork Orange 666 Sun
The eye(s), the pyramid, the sun and the blade...'the eye of 666 horus'

 The Devil's Eyes

 "Here's Old Nick(olson)....I mean Johnny!"


Malcolm 'Loomis & 666' McDowell...hell (pun intended) even the Halloween series would reference 666, but it was subsequently dropped.  An early promo from Variety, lower pic.

The Devil and the (clockwork orange) Sun

Malcolm '666 man' McDowell...via the 999/666 Police


666/111 = 777
 
Crowley (aka The Beast 666) and the Book of Law (Liber AL) autthor via Aiwass (messenger of Horus).
The Book of Law just passed its 110th anniversary...Crowley said he wrote The Book of the Law on 8, 9 and 10 April 1904, between the hours of noon and 1:00 pm.

AL = Light (anno lucis)
The whole ordeal began via the King's chamber (see above, thalamus means inner chamber) in the Great Pyramid on the 16th March 1904.  So...10th April 2015 will see the Book of Law's full 111th annivesary!

 The inner chamber...aka Thalamus
Remember the thalamus is at the centre of the human brain...and the Great Pyramid is at the centre of the Earth's land mass!  Microcosm/Macrocosm etc.

 The thalamus is also our internal eye of horus!
It is the brain's main switchboard...the centre of the spokes of the brain itself.  The serpent represents the reptilian brain complex.

 That said, we're already on the path to the 111th year.  Coincidentally (or not) the Order of the Garter (William '216/666' Windsor is the 1000th knight) just passed its 666th year...formed 23rd April 1348.



666, Horus, Egypt and Revelations

"I was mummified (cured) alright" (segued with images of the afterlife)

Egyptian mummification IS a form of curing (natron/salt)...he (McDowell) even resembles a mummy in these shots (one as osiris risen/crossed arms), the same is true of Jack in Kubrick's The Shining...see earlier work.

King in his chamber...lol
The Shining, IT, Christine, Carrie etc...author Stephen (the) King
Osiris Risen/Mummy/Egyptian King pose!

 Getting on your wick?


 The root of the word Wicker is wick, which in turn is a derivative of the Old English word wicca, meaning wizard, of which the feminine is wicce (literally, witch).

 The Old English name of the rowan is cwic-beám, which survives in the name quickbeam (also quicken, quicken-tree and variants). This name by the 19th-century was re-interpreted as connected to the word witch, from a dialectal variant wick for quick and names such as wicken-tree, wich-tree, wicky, wiggan-tree, giving rise to names such as witch-hazel, witch-tree.  The European rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) has a long tradition in European mythology and folklore. It was thought to be a magical tree and give protection against malevolent beings. The tree was also called "wayfarer's tree" or "traveller's tree" because it supposedly prevents those on a journey from getting lost. (Howie's Journey, Wicker Man and the fact that Rowan was never actually lost!  It was a set-up remember.)


In Norse mythology, the goddess Sif is the wife of the thunder god Thor. Sif has been linked with Ravdna, the consort of the Sami thunder-god Horagalles. Red berries of rowan were holy to Ravdna, and the name Ravdna resembles North Germanic words for the tree (for example, Old Norse reynir). According to Skáldskaparmál the rowan is called "the salvation of Thor" because Thor once saved himself by clinging to it. It has been theorized that Sif was once conceived in the form of a rowan to which Thor clung.

Christopher 'Dracula' Lee was John Carpenter and Debra Hill's first choice for Dr. Sam Loomis in HALLOWEEN. They offered the role to Lee, but he refused it. Years later, during an Avco-Embassy function for ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, Lee told Hill that he regretted not taking the role. He is also rumoured to have turned down the role of Father Malone in Carpenter's The Fog. Lee would've been a very suitable candidate with his filmic background, particularly from the Wicker Man and its subject matter...connecting straight into the Hallowe'en mythos etc.

Ten Little Indians (1965)
 This version is also the first adaptation of the novel to show the murders on screen. An uncredited Christopher Lee provides the pre-recorded voice of "Mr. Owen."

  Lee as the androgynous Lord Summerisle...holds the scythe of Chronus/Saturn (time). Chronos, father of 'Aether/ether'. Recall Lee featured in the Lord of the Rings series...Saturn is a literal 'ringed planetary lord'.
A ringer (pun intended) for the 'hermit' of the tarot...with his staff, just like Gandalf.

The Scythe...
from Roger 'Poe' Corman's New World Pictures
 A kind of twist on The Wicker Man...children seeking adults for sacrifice, to appease the harvest gods!

The scythe is an aspect of the Death card (grim reaper) numbered 13.
Death the great leveller of all, from Kings to commoners, all must return to the earth.
(Lee in the Wicker Man holds a scythe type tool and in front of the hobbyhorse, death & rebirth)

Halloween...Don't Fear The Reaper...plays while being followed by Myers

Children of the Corn
 In the fictional town of Gatlin, Nebraska, Job tells the story of how the town became haven for a group of young cultists. The economy of the town is mostly agricultural, and the town is surrounded by vast cornfields. One particular year the corn crop fails and the people of Gatlin turn to prayer in an attempt to ensure a successful harvest. A boy preacher, Isaac Chroner (John Franklin), (Chroner evoking scythe weilding Chronus) takes all the children of Gatlin into a cornfield to speak to them about a bloodthirsty, paganistic incarnation of the Abrahamic God called "He Who Walks Behind The (Corn) Rows". Isaac, through his lieutenant Malachai (Courtney Gains), leads the children in a revolution, brutally killing all of the adults in the town. Over the ensuing years, the children take any adults passing through as sacrifices.
(yes the usual biblical stuff!)

 A literal 'corn dollie'...Linda 'Terminator' Hamilton
The ususal 'hanged man' (crucifixion) stuff!

As seen heavily in The Wicker Man...mainly via John Barleycorn etc
 Corn (wheat in the case of the UK) dollies were hollow shapes manufactured from the last sheaf of the crop at the end of a harvest.  Ancient cultures believed that once a crop had been harvested the corn spirit would be homeless, and would leave the field to search for a new home. The corn dolly would remain in the fields during winter, providing refuge for the corn spirit until the new harvest was planted in spring. The Ceres Empress...goddess of the grain (cere-al) & field.

The concept of the 'Green (Giant) Man' and 'Corn' (all Wicker Man aspects) can be found in the popular foodstuff 'sweetcorn'!

The Killing of the King...
Some might recognize the similarities of the (death weilding) '3 mysterious characters' with the '3 ruffians' of the Hiramic legend...aka the Free-May-Sons/Suns.

 As featured in Apocalypse 'Killing of the King Kurtz' Now

 The scythe as the hook/crook...the foliage as the flail

From Hammer (of Thor) Films...The Mummy (1959)
Lee as Kharis...High Priest of Karnak (place of aten/sun etc)
The atef crown of Osiris, ankh & djed-like symbol

Osiris Risen & Sign of Air (Shu)...grade signs
 Lee in The Devil Rides Out (by Crowley associated Dennis Wheatley)
Sign of Air - God Shu supporting the sky

 Ceremonial Opening of the Wonka/Depp Mouth...with hook
Interesting that it's Depp...considering all the OTO flavour that eminates from his work.

Lee would also notably feature in Lucas' Star Wars series and Lucas/Spielberg's Young Indiana Jones Chronicles...which featured the 'dying (River) Phoenix'...who would famously die outside Depp's Viper Club.

The Memphis dwelling sacrificial 'sun god/sun records' King...
 left, Kurt 'The Thing' Russell in Carpenter's Elvis 42 years old...42 the rainbow and 42 principals of Ma'at. Russell's first ever film appearance would be in an Elvis film...It Happened At The World's Fair, 1963


The sun god king...The black Apis Memphis bull King, black American civil rights leader Martin Luther King was sacrificed in Memphis


Corman protege Ron Howard's (who featured in Lucas' American Grafitti) Backdraft
Russell would gain massive 'fire' (sun) resonance from playing the lead in Ron Howard's Backdraft, 1991. 


We connected him to 'sun god and zodiac symbol' Hercules earlier via The Thing (and emperor card too)...Russell would actually play The Strongest Man in the World in Disney's 1976 film!



 Now the 'ongoing' subtextual thematics and archetypal aspects can be seen to pervade through media...and this connectedness is clearly beyond just a single 'stand alone' film!

Kurt 'Heat Wave' Russell
 Opening minutes...

In a later scene and spoken to Brian (Baldwin)...and with Russell present
"This better be good...or we feed you to The Thing"

King's Firestarter (with Martin 'Apoc Now' Sheen & George 'one eyed' Scott) & Carrie
King, Firestarting & Carrie
Heat Wave
 Satur(n)day Night Fever...Disco Inferno...Burn baby, burn


The Sun

 Backdraft uses a line (in the script) that is virtually identical to the film Manhunter (Michael Mann) aka Red 'fire-breathing' Dragon, which has a huge 'sun & fire' motif via Blake's Red Dragon & Woman Clothed in the Sun (ala Revelation).


Backdraft, Russell says "you're so very sly, but so am I" 
Manhunter, a forensic technician says this, while studying a note from the toothfairy

The Red Dragon, Revelations (bible) & 666
Dragon, fire, the sun...there is a huge 'moon motif' too (sun & moon)

We picked up on the running 'hanged Hopkins man' aspect in the 2002 film Red Dragon.

We also get the '666' reference too...via the Tattler message.

666 x2
De Niro & Pacino as Satan

Also from 'firey' Michael 'Manhunter/Red Dragon' Mann...
HEAT
Coincidentally Heat would feature both of the serial killers from Manhunter & Silence of the Lambs...Dolarhyde (Noonan) and Buffulo Bill/Bull (Levine).  

From one 'hot Bob' back to another 'hot Bob'
FIRE (Ignis) as a metaphysical phenomena...from the Raging 'Apis' Bull De Niro

De Niro featured in Heat with Val 'Batman' Kilmer (bats hang upside down)


Kilmer and 'The Hanged (Blaine) Man'

De Niro is 'the hanged man' from Scorcese's Cape Fear...
Suspended/hanging upside down....cross on his back that evokes the tarot card imagery.

 Speaking in tongues...and off to the promised land. 
 He gets cuffed via his 'ankle/foot' (like the hanged man) in the watery death scene!


 Further 'hanged man' resonance via The Mission

The Bull..and the Axe
Russell would play Stephen (meaning crowned) 'Bull' (osiris-apis) McCaffrey! (Mc/Mac again!) Opposite Scott 'Axe' (of Orion/Odin) Glenn...Glenn played Kurtz follower Colby from Apocalypse 'sacrificial osiris-apis bull & god king' Now! (see pic lower down). 

Backdraft features Robert Raging 'Apis' Bull/Hanged 'Cape Fear-Mission' Man DeNiro.  

 When Osiris absorbed the identity of Ptah, becoming Ptah-Seker-Osiris, the Apis bull became considered an aspect of Osiris rather than Ptah. Since Osiris was lord of the dead, the Apis then became known as the living deceased one. As he now represented Osiris, when the Apis bull reached the age of twenty-eight, the age when Osiris was said to have been killed by Set, symbolic of the lunar month, and the new moon, the bull was put to death with a great sacrificial ceremony. 

Lector sacrificing the Boyle/Bull in Memphis...

Glenn was also searching for Buffalo Bill/Bull in Silence of the Lambs and with 'hanged man' Hopkins/Lecter in Memphis, symbolic seat of the Bull King.  
 
It's likely that Boyle is posed as the hanged (crucified) man too...after the sacrifice, he is suspended and in a tau/cross shape.

 The Bull..and the Axe
As above, so below...
 ...as it is, in the celestial heavens, so it will be, on earth
The bull and the axe...axe of Orion (Osiris) that faces Taurus (Bull)

 The Bull in Space..
The Bull-ock (in space and with the moon)...Don't Let Go (You go, we go...Backdraft)
 Ed 'Fool On The Ledge' Harris...will again reprise his 'usual' role as 'a moon/space man' 
(via Nasa).  Just like he does in Apollo 13, The Truman Show,  The Right Stuff, China Moon etc.
 Gravity, with 'the Bull-ock' and 'the C-Looney' (see what I did there?)
Bullock plays Dr Ryan (O'Ryan/Orion) Stone...for the Orion axe, lol! The ISS is ISiS.

"You go, we go..."

Myth has it that Osiris fell on the 17th day...their unit is #17.
 Russell/Bull will die/be sacrificed at the film's close and be given a full Scottish (Mc/Mac) infused funeral.


The Sun setting into the underworld...finale


The god-king Osiris/Apis Bull at the end of the river...and the SUN

Apocalypse Now...This is the (Beginning &) End
The Bull & the Axe/Lance...The sacrificial King Apis-Bull/Osiris-Orion...and King Kurtz


Taurus (the bull) is above Orion/Osiris
Don't forget 'Lepus in the sky' the hare/rabbit!  The little dog/canis major, the labrador pup!


Kurtz as pre-sacrificial Osiris/Orion god aka Green Man


The God, the Father...Hanged (suspended) via a tau/crucifix/cross

 From God(father) Col Kurtz to Col 'Godfather' Kilgore...
Lucas was actually earmarked to make Apocalypse Now, but he ended up dropping the film to work on Star Wars.  It was Coppola's Zoetrope that launched Lucas' debut THX 1138...The lead (THX) was played by Robert 'Godfather' Duvall...Apocalypse Now's Col Kilgore.

Ride of the Valkyries...Wagner
 The Valkyries in Scandinavian mythology were 12 nymphs of Valhalla (zodiac) who, with drawn swords, would ride into battle alongside the warriors and pick out those of the enemy destined for death.

From the ritual Sun God at the end of the river to...

a film set in a techno controlled dysopian future...which featured Robert 'Godfather/Apoc Now' Duvall (as THX) & Donald 'Halloween' Pleasence (as SEN).  


The ending shot showing THX emerging from a dystopian hell into the setting sun.  In one shot he resembles the letter 'i'...the 'i' in the sun.  We could easily allegorically connect the film to the mythos of Plato's Cave and compare it to 1984, Brave New World, They Live etc.
IMO...it is likely that THX is satire and it reflects the increasing bureaucracy/mechanization of earth bound life etc...much in the way that 1984 was also a satire of its own time...that being 1948, Orwell just switched the numbers around...and most assume it is about the future blah, blah. 


The ending itself very much reminds me of the ending of the Greek film Dogtooth (see above),  from living in a dystopian controlled hell...to a form of freedom/escape and the unknown.  Basically an ability to discover freedom/escape in a seemingly hopeless scenario.  It's her exposure to certain films (mainly Rocky & Jaws) that leads to the breakdown of this family unit.

THX & The Ear

I've seen THX 1138 linked to THX 11-11 (3+8).  There are claims that it came from a phone number '849 1138' that Lucas used in his early years.  The number can be found all over various popular culture.  It is also a 'sound quality assurance system' that was popularised by Lucasfilm (1983) via Tom Holman...his initials TH and X representing cross-over.   Walter Murch who worked on THX with Lucas...would actually introduce the 5.1 surround sound system, beginning with Apocalypse Now.

  Could there be a kabbalistic reveal/encode in the film's budget?
777

Is this an arbitrarily chosen number?
(2) Pollock 1983, p.89. Seven was Coppola's lucky number.

Lucky Number Slevin/Seven...
 Not Morgan 3-Man...but Morgan 7-Man!

  Mr SEVEN/7/Se7en...R Lee Ermey.
  Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket & Se7en.
(Apoc Now) Eagle thrust seven, (FMJ) floor seven and se7en.

Se7en Chakras...the rainbow

 Of course....'Mr 777 Ermey' would feature opposite 'Mrs 777 Paltrow' in Fincher's Se7en

The 777 tree of life - lightning flash of creation
Paltrow is literally the 'winged' Se7en headed woman via the 7 O'Clock box from Se7en.
Not forgetting her 9/11 and Floor 77 'Sliding Doors' aspect on the day itself! I'm officially all sevened-out!

Via Lust...aka The Lovers
 Se7en & 9/11

 9/11 & The Tree of Life?

The Monolith @ Ground Zero, Manhattan


Look...I didn't build the damn thing, I'm just showing you that it was THERE! An exact replica!

 "You will learn by the numbers I will teach you"
Literally! This could well be Kubrick breaking the 4th wall

Yes 777 relates to the Christ

image thanks go to themaskofgod blogspot

THX ELEVEN THIRTY EIGHT

11*38 (multiply) = 418   (418 + 359) = 777 
(Crowley's given method and relating to the lightning flash of creation that travels along the tree of life, kether to malkuth.  Crowley...The Word of the Aeon is the eleven lettered word Abrahadabra, which sums to 418)

Crowley aka '666 The Beast'
 The Book of Law - Liber AL (given via Aiwass/Horus)
418 unto 666 (666 the number of Horus via the stele of revealing/revelation)

 The secret name of Horus is 359.
 The literal 'millenium falcon' & Orion/Osiris Jones' (the true shepherd of anu-bis) horus/falcon staff head, geddit? Both via Lucas and Lucas/Spielberg.


 The sun of midnight is Ra-Kephra. (sun/son beetle). It was originally believed that the scarab beetle was manifested by just one parent (ala Jesus). The son is 777 and represents spirit incarnated. The spirit is 359 (horus). The body, temple or house, is 418.  This all appears to be suggestive of reincarnation or the incarnation of spirit in matter...something like that!

 Indy...The True Shepherd of (celestial jackal/sirius) Anu-bis aka Osiris/Orion

The Shepherd/Osiris with his hawk Horus and staff...Indy (Osiris) with hawk staff in Tanis, Egypt.
 Raiders & Temple of Doom

The 'temple'....the 'head'

The Temple (aka human head) of Doom...
The brain based 'winged' eye of horus (thalamus) and scarab (kephra) brain (thalamus)

 Every single item consumed or meant to be consumed...relates to the HUMAN BRAIN physiology...hence the final course, the dessert of 'chilled monkey (human) brains'...geddit?

 Chilled Monkey Brains...a visual metaphor for the human (monkey) head


The sun of midnight is Ra-Kephra. (sun/son beetle). It was originally believed that the scarab beetle was manifested by just one parent (ala Jesus). The son is 777 and represents spirit incarnated. The spirit is 359. The body, temple or house, is 418.  This all appears to be suggestive of reincarnation or the incarnation of spirit in matter...something like that!

The alpha & the omega...The Shining
Jack Nichol-son/sun's beetle pushing the shining sun...reincarnated via the sun beetle (kephra)
Jack is on his way to the Pyramid Hotel...he'll meet Lloyd, Bladerunner's Pyramid dweller.


666 Nicholson (The Shining's Labyrinth Man) as 'the hanged man'

The Beast 666...Crowley as The Hanged Man (Osiris Slain)

Kubrick broke Hollywood with the film Spartacus...this would have as its climax a massive 
'hanged man' aspect...via the crucifixion of Douglas.  This ending scene is also parodied in the closing scene of Monty Python's The Life of Brian/Brian.

The Tower is struck by lightning when reality does not conform to expectation.
Life of Brian/Brain (via Beatle Harrison)...will also contain the 'lightning (mallet) struck tower'
Brian is whisked away by extra-terrestrial gods in a space ship...

Holy Grail will reference 'crossing the abyss'...to reach the GRAIL (godhead etc)

The Fool, The (lightning struck) Tower (WTC) and The Flaming Sword

We get the 'Hanged Ledger Man' from Gilliam's Dr Parnassus...
...hanging under pillars and 'the lightning flash of creation/flaming sword' that accompanies that scene!
 

 Depp would play a version of Ledger in Dr Parnassus...he's a hanged man via Ninth Gate

'Hanged Man' Heath Ledger...The Fool (joker) from the Batman series of films, likewise with Nicholson.

 Nicholson's Batman co-star Michael 'Betelgeuse/Beetlejuice' Keaton



Ledger/Fool's pathway...the fool's 777 path Kether (1) to Chokmah (2)

The Golden Dawn of Man...
A stargating Millenium 'Horus' Falcon (with the shamanic X wing & via the da'ath/pluto/sirius star abyss) and the 2001 stargate/abyss to 777 via (title card) gematria.  In 2001 we start at Malkuth
(sphere of the earth via the apes) and work our way up the tree to kether/ain soph (infinite/mind of god).

A Space Oddity or A Space Odyssey?

David '777' Bowie-man v David '777' Bowman
  Via The Golden Dawn



777, The Lightning Flash of Creation, Tree of Life & Bowie
 Station to Station (right)....From Kether to Malkuth, the start (kether) and the end (malkuth) of the 777 lightning flash of creation (on Bowie's Crown/Head)...that travels the tree, the fool's pathway is the first step.

Bowie - I Pity The Fool

The Clown/Fool (aka Pierot/Pierrot)...Ashes to Ashes

 "The nature of the rôle (Pierot) is that of a Neapolitan Pulcinella a little altered. In point of fact, the Neapolitan scenarii, in place of Arlecchino and Scapino, admit two Pulcinellas, one an intriguing rogue and the other a stupid fool. The latter is Pierot's rôle:
 MS 13736, Bibliothèque de l'Opéra, Paris, I, 113; cited and tr. Nicoll, Masks, p. 294.

Ashes to Ashes...the original title was "People Are Turning to Gold." (fool's gold)

In sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life
through our Lord Jesus Christ, we commend to Almighty
God our brother X and we commit his body to the ground;
earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust. The Lord bless
him and keep him, the Lord make his face to shine upon him
and be gracious unto him, the Lord lift up his countenance
upon him and give him peace. Amen.




 Labyrinth Man Bowie as the Christ-like Hanged Man...with Halo/Nimbus & Stigmata
We could be Heru's (Heroes/Horus) just for one day...

Labyrinth...
Upside Down!

Levi likens the hanged man to Prometheus, the Eternal Sufferer, further declaring that the upturned feet signify the spiritualization of the lower nature. It is also possible that the inverted figure denotes the loss of the spiritual faculties, for the head is below the level of the body. The stumps of the twelve branches are the signs of the zodiac divided into two groups, positive and negative. The picture therefore depicts polarity temporarily triumphant over the spiritual principle of equilibrium. To attain the heights of philosophy, therefore, man must reverse (or invert) the order of his life. He then loses his sense of personal possession because he renounces the rule of gold in favor of the golden rule. In the Egyptian Tarot the hanged man is suspended between 2 palm trees & signifies the Sun God who dies perennially for his world.
(Manly P Hall, TSTOAA)

 Bowie's live performance of 'Time' on the 1987 Glass Spider video...
  ...shows that he now used the Tarot Card 'The Hanged Man' to represent himself as a sort of Richard Wagnerian 'Redeemed Redeemer', a key figure in occultism, which also hints at Baphomet, the central idol of the Knights Templar and the Ordo Templi Orientis. 'Baphomet' was also one of the magical names of Aleister Crowley who identified himself with the Antichrist, the Beast 666, or an erected Penis.  Bowie was hanging on a rope as he let himself down from the huge Glass Spider that overshadowed the stage, his legs crossed mimicking the pose of the 'Hanged Man' Tarot card — at the same time referring to the Hindu creation–myth of the universe being spewed out of a giant spider's bowels.
(thanks to Peter Koenig)

 

Whilst on the subject of 777 and musicians...some might recall the LIVE EARTH concert that was held on July 7th 2007...or 07/07/07 aka 777
Masonic 'Isis' Madge headlined...alongside Gene of Isis (Genesis)

 Live & Earth are two concepts that are actually linked to electricity and electrical concepts...which would be very fitting, if this is a MSM driven 777 mindwash.  I've covered many of Madge's 'masonic credentials' in earlier work...Superbowl 2012 etc.



 The Tree of Life & Tetragrammaton (God/YHWH/IHVH) as the human body
He/Hay resembles the stones from Stonehenge...as does the hebrew letter Chet, but even more so.

Stargating through Da'ath (Darth)
The cinema screen is also the same dimensions as the monolith...the monolith IS the screen, in one aspect!
1080P (see tree of life, below)...the standard for high definition images.  1080 in Binah/Wisdom.

Over the Rainbow via Oz....with the Trumball(s)
 2001 & Star Wars...to name just two!

Alderaan & Lucas' planet Alderaan...Canis Minoris (star)
 Its name is Latin for "lesser/little dog" in contrast to Canis Major, the "greater dog" (Sirius/Anubis) both figures are commonly represented as following the constellation of Orion the hunter.

Yup...the usual place!

Both planet Alderaan (star) and the Death Star (Da'ath Star/Sirius) will be blown-up and in the same film.

Alderaan is a disused name for the two pairs of stars α and β Canis Minoris (Procyon and Gomeisa) and α and β Geminorum (Castor and Pollux). The name was taken from Arabic al-dhirā`ain الذراعين (= "the two forearms" or "the two front paws" or "the two cubit measuring rods").  The term originally referred to the "measuring rods'" meaning, but an astronomer whose native language was not Arabic supposed that it meant "the two forepaws" literally and invented an enlarged rampant Lion asterism centered on Leo and stretching over a quarter of the sky with its forepaws at these two pairs of stars.



Stanley 666 Kubrick...Sun & Moon
1746. In the mystical science of Qabala and its mathematical language of gematria, this is a number of profound significance, for it is the fusion of the primary solar (666) and lunar (1080) the bipolar energies behind manifestation. In Qabala symbolism 1746 is the "grain of mustard seed" which the Christ likened to the Kingdom of Heaven; it is also, symbolically, the Divine Man, the Spirit of God on Earth, the Mysteries of Jesus, the Divinity of the Spirit, and others of similar import. 
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/antigravityworldgrid/ciencia_antigravityworldgrid06.htm 

1080 is half of 2160 years, the duration of one astrological age.

The zodiac is of twelve houses. It takes 72 years for the zodiac to move 'backwards' just one degree of arc of 360 degrees. This means that it takes 2,160 years for the sun to pass through one sign of the zodiac of 30 degrees. And for all twelve signs it takes 25,920 years for one complete revolution of the Zodiac where each sign of the Zodiac has ruled the Vernal or Spring Equinox. This complete revolution of the Zodiac of 25,920 years is called the Platonic Year or the Grand Cycle.

2160 - 216(0) = 6*6*6
666 being connected to light itself!
666 being the atomic structure of carbon (carbon based lifeforms)...6 protons, 6 neutrons, 6 electrons

The horned 666 sun
 this image...hits the back of your retina before being reoriented (flipped) in the brain
primary solar (666) - lunar (1080)

2001 opens with the Earth (malkuth) Moon (yesod) and the Sun (tiphareth)...in alignment.
The first 3 spheres of the central column on the tree of life
2001 Sun & Moon...and the monolith

Eyes Wide Shut...Sun & Moon

 Lucas' The Phantom Menace...
The vehicle that ACTUALLY travels through the 2001 stargate!
A replica 2001 EVA Pod (literally an eyeball) present at Watto's junkyard.
The film that featured 'pod racing' as a main thematic.

The eyeball pod that bears the Templar Cross

 YOD & YOD-A...Templar ceremonial magick
We link to Crowley's OZ...via Yoda's voice (Frank Oz)





Much kabbalistic and mystical significance is also attached to it (YOD/YUD) because of its gematria value as ten (tenth letter, ten spheres etc), which is an important number in Judaism, and its place in the name of God.  Yod is the root of all hebrew letters....2001 A Space Odyssey, 2001 A Space Yod-He(y)-Ss(H)ey.


The above right figure evoking the swastika and/or sunwheel...basically a type of SOLAR cross...this can connect into Odin & Wotan too.  Long before the swastika symbol was co-opted as an emblem of Hitler's Nazi party, it was a sacred symbol to Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist religions, as well as in Norse, Basque, Baltic, and Celtic Paganism. The name Swastika is derived from the Sanskrit language, from "su," meaning "good," and "vasti"," meaning "being" (together; well being) In India, it is used as a fertility and good luck charm.

 The light bringer and the sun.  Lucas

Lucas/Luke...the shining light
Luke is derived from Lucas...all connecting to light.

Industrial Light & Magic...ILM
Yup it's all light and magick!

A lot of this 777 stuff overlaps with the previous 777 post and all things 777 MH370 etc.
Latest news in...or was it just another excuse to throw another 7 in the mix?

The Virgin birth of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader
Hero/Heru...all relating to Horus, the Horus overlaps with Jesus are a given from my POV (same with Osiris)...Horus was conceived in a virgin-like sense (and is also seen suckling like the madonna imagery) from Isis impregnating herself with the dismembered penis of Osiris.

Christ as OMM...THX 1138
Phonetically exactly the same as OM, AUM, OHM aka the lost word (logos)
SOL-OM-ON....'the sun, lost word, Osiris'

Coppola & Lucas

1967
There was only one film in production on the entire lot (Warner Bros) a musical starring Fred Astaire and Petula Clark entitled Finian’s Rainbow, which was being directed by a 27-year-old UCLA graduate,
Francis Coppola. It was due to this that the two met and became life long friends despite their opposite personalities.  During his apprenticeship, Coppola made Lucas an offer he couldn’t refuse. Lucas would become a paid assistant on both Finian’s Rainbow and The Rain People, the artier road movie that Coppola was prepping on the side, and Coppola would help nurture Lucas’ newest baby, a feature length version of THX.

 42...the rainbow connection
Astaire on the yellow brick road to Oz...over the rainbow.

Amazing...
 Lucas would 'executive produce' Jim 'Rainbow Connection' Henson's 80's film Labyrinth.
Earlier we saw both Nicholson & Bowie as Hanged Men.

When Finian’s Rainbow wrapped, Coppola made good on his promise and talked Warner Bros. into signing Lucas to develop his THX feature. Lucas continued to work on both The Rain People with Coppola during the day and work on THX by night.

Lucas' Hanged Man...at the beginning & the end.
It's Luke Hang-walker aka Mark Hang-ill...the alpha/omega hanged man

Ben (Obi Wan) was the 'hanged man' of Star Wars episode IV...but willingly so!
"You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine."

...the destruction of self brings life to humanity
Ben disappears into the ether after being felled...there is NO physical body.

Empire Strikes Back, battling Darth (Da'ath) over The Abyss...3 broken/chopped pillars
After falling into the abyss....Skywalker becomes the hanged man

Return of The Jedi (Djed-eye)
Osiris/Orion Ford (Solo)...upsidedown hanging by feet, over the pit/abyss of Sarlacc.

Concurrently...Isis (Leia) is 'strangling/choking' (aspects of hanging) Jabba's throat on the barge!

 Not only that...this all transpired after Leia (as Isis) 'raises' Han (as Osiris, archetypal hanged man etc) from his 'carbonite coffin'!  Solo raised from 'suspended darkness' and back 'into the light'.

The previous post showed Skywalker deafeating Darth/Da'ath in the Death/Da'ath Star trench/abyss via his X/Cross Wing...the original 1977 film.  

 The da'ath star abyss/sirus/gnosis wormhole...the head overlays it on the tree of life!

The (CE)REBEL(LUM) Attack Plan
 I've done similar with Kubrick's The Shining...Jack & the 'ce-re(d)(b)-rum' door/brain axing! 

 The ce-rebel-lum (Latin for "little brain") is a region of the brain that plays an important role in motor control. It may also be involved in some cognitive functions such as attention and language, and in regulating fear and pleasure responses; its movement-related functions are the most solidly established.
 

The cerebellum does not initiate movement, but it contributes to coordination, precision, and accurate timing. It receives input from sensory systems of the spinal cord and from other parts of the brain, and integrates these inputs to fine tune motor activity.  (exactly like the brain tools that rebel Luke successfully employs!)
  
Rebel Attack Plan...(subliminal brain synapse)
Descending into the Abyss...(two-fold, the brain cortex outer layer & the death star surface)
 Getting the better of Darth (Da'ath) in the trench/abyss...
Shooting the light torpedo...through the (exhaust) the da'ath/sirius/gnosis exhaust vent/wormhole
X-crossing the Abyss...The leap of faith (literally in the character's sense & the subliminal esoteric theme sense)...Luke turns off his targetting computer, remember!  All finally acheived with help from Osiris/Ford in his Millenium Horus Falcon. In this example Osiris Ford is also in the abyss/trench. 

Just when Vader is about to blast Luke down onto the Death Star surface, the Millennium Falcon makes a surprise intervention and blasts one of Vader's wingmen.

Lucas/Spielberg...
Indy, Horus (Falcon) and the Penis (Obelisk) of Osiris

Ford himself is constantly rendered as a cinematic 'abyss crosser'
Blade Runner...Deckard's Leap of Faith and the Shoulder of Orion

Temple of Doom...Crossing the Abyss
Many aspects of the Indiana Jones series seem to have been lifted from the Dendera Star Maps.

 The Leap of Faith...Crossing the Abyss (Templar Knight in diagram) Grail (Orion) in the sky!
The Last Crusade
(like a re-run of Temple of Doom!)

Anyway back to Star Wars...
This makes the current score a 1-1 draw (Vader v Luke).  In Djedi...this will all be resolved, the Abyss will be defeated by both protagonists.  The Da'ath (E)vader aka Darth Vader...will finally cross the abyss and forego the left hand path.  Vader himself becomes the 'hanged man' and he willingly sacrifices himself to save Luke (the light) and throws 'the darkness' (emperor) into the abyss.  Vader will finally be cremated on the 'planet of trees' aka Endor.

Star Wars is ALL about the tragedy (and redemption) of Darth Vader...even Lucas says so!
 You should've also learnt (or what I think Lucas was implying) from Empire Strikes Back, that Luke (the literal light shamen) was actually fighting HIMSELF...the internal battle of good and evil.  The reason he was defeated by 'the cave' is very simple...he took his weapons with him, when none were required.  If you bring FEAR, you'll find it.

 Like father, like son...
The path of the 'right hand'

Regarding the more recent Star Wars trilogy...episodes 1,2 & 3.  I have barely watched them, I've seen bits of them, but they really are pure unaldulterated cinematic shit...they look entirely like cartoons and are a very poor works, especially in comparison to the early trilogy.  Lucas has been literally dining out on the original series...it's no surprise to see many of the original cast return in Abram's (Ab'ram) reboot Star Wars 7.  Kathleen 'Masonic Park' Kennedy is also producing...and as is usual, it'll come out of the 'pineal' Pinewood Studios.

 I bet some of you thought I was reaching with the hanged god (man), the father!
Think again...Finian's Rainbow & The Godfather are both Coppola vehicles.

Astaire can be connected to 'The Tower' by his turn in Towering Inferno...
...as can Omen II star William 'Richard 666 Thorn/Dead Pool' Holden.   
Literally based on 'The Tower'

I think the 'hanged man' & 'tower' are fairly closely linked....because they both relate to the concept of man,
'the fall' and therefore also subsequent 'regeneration' concepts etc.

Omen II

 Omen 2...The Tower (Dr 'Jackal/Canis' Kane frantically presses the button for floor 16/card 16)
& The Hanged 'Masonic' Man (Charles Warren)
 666 The Anti-Christ...

 the square number of the sun/son
 Jules ala Joules...a measurement for thermal heat itself!
Ring-O & Pumpkin (Roth)...the names perhaps also suggestive of the sun!
 
 "I'm down with Lucas muthafuckas!!!"


Lakeview Terrace ending...

Jules: "And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger"
Quote from Tarot-ino's Pulp Fiction

The Lightning Struck Tower

Jackson as Elmo...The 51st State/Formula 51
"You're gonna kiss the sun and taste the motherfuckin' rainbow."



 Coppola/Luccas...the films that brought them together

"Which side of the rainbow is she working tonight?"
'Taste the rainbow" as advised by Poltergeist's Tangina (Rubinstein)...voice of Skittles.

42 The Rainbow Connection

Poltergeist...house number 42-67

The Shining 42 Poltergeist...
T (20) V (22) = 42

The Lightning Struck Tree (of Life)

 Kether (crown) to Chokmah (light)...the Fool's first path on the lightning flash tree of life
 The Fool & The Tree

 
 The Fool & The Tree


 Both trees (shadow tree evoking the body shape) overlap in this scene!

"One one thousand, two one thousand, three one thousand..."
You might notice that the tree has a spooky human-like face aspect

The Lightning Struck Tree
  
The fool (clown) and the journey (kether to chokmah) along the lightning tree pathway...777
Effectively these are the same 'grabbing' shots via the tree arm and the clown/fool arm!


 

Back To The Future (Lightning Struck Tower)..Flux & Lux (light)


A similar set up...in both Raiders & B2TF


The Tower (card 16) aka 'the fire of heaven' (lightning struck crown etc) portrays a tower the battlements of which, in the form of a crown, are being destroyed by a bolt of lightning issuing from the sun.

 Below...Indy's 'sunlight beam' (issuing from the sun) penetrating a miniature model of the 
Egyptian Temple at Luxor (Lux=Light, Flux/Lux capacitor)

The (F)Luxor Capacitor...
Raiders of the Lost 42 Ark/Arc...The (42 degree?) Sun-Light-ning Struck Tanis/Well of Souls via the Staff of Ra (sun god) headpiece.  

Of course, in this context, I'm suggesting that 'the ark' (as it is traditionally understood) is possibly a metaphor for something beyond a mere box fashioned in biblical times, perhaps something internal, as opposed to something external.

42

Under...& Over The (Masonic) Rainbow

The Rainbow Arch (Lollipop) and the Rainbow 'pop chart'

Cyclops (rainbow chart, above) HAL
Don't forget (Douglas) Rain & (David) Bowman...The Rain-Bowman

"Don't you want to go where the rainbow (arc) ends?"
Dr Har(rison) Ford

The Rainbow Arch & Head

The Crown...
Cruise (Harford) will even examine 'Milich's crown' in the costume shop scene, using a hair loss aspect to deliver a visual metaphor! 

 Where The Rainbow Ends...The Head/The 'lightning struck' Crown/The Brain

The Fool aka The Joker (Full Meta-l Jacket).  
 Where the rainbow ends
(see flashlight rainbow aura)

 Where the rainbow ends...THE HEAD (geddit?)

White light...which IS also the rainbow!



 The 7 colours of the (chakra) rainbow...ending at the head/the crown/the brain
The Color Purple (Spielberg) with OZ connected Oprah (harpo-crates/horus)

 Which also featured Whoopie 'Ghost' Goldberg

Milich: "Yes...A cloak, with a hood and a mask"
This may well be inference to the 'cap and bells' that cover (cloak) man's 'divine substance'.
All these items relate to physical concealment.

 Similar to Donnie Darko...where the protagonist is accused of wearing a 'stupid man suit'
...a 'flesh body' that conceals his true 'light/divine etheric body'. (a possible interpretation, at least)

Time Travel ala Back To The Future...both films heavily reference 88 too!
The movie takes place in 1988. Frank tells Donnie the world will end in 28 days, 06 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds. If you add these numbers, the sum is 88. Donnie jokes about the Back to the Future (1985) DeLorean which had a speed of 88 MPH. According to the television reporter, the fire at Jim Cunningham's (Swayze) house was extinguished "sometime after 8:00 last night." The red-eye flight that almost crashes is Flight 2806 which boards at Gate 42 at 12 AM. The climax of Donnie Darko occurs one week before the 1988 US presidential election, when George Bush won on November 8, 1988 [11/08/88].  Poltergeist features the '88' aspect too, in the 'tree of life' bedroom via the 'back to the future' Superbowl 1988 poster!

Fear & Love...aspects which also opened the doors to Twin Peak's Lodges (sycamore tree of life)
Where the rainbow ends 42....Darko & Ghost
42 The Rainbow Connection...Swayze x2, manipulating the ether in the afterlife.
Ghost, 42 the head aka 'the upper platform'...after Swayze's 'etheric victory' he 'hi-fives' this sign!
Remember the Darko numbers relate to the moon and its cycles!

 

Ghost...we've had 42, now we get 237 (2*3*7=42)
The suspect fraud account that leads to death...murder/redrum...237

Rainbow Room...Number 237
237...2*3*7 = 42

 Recall Ghost also featured Whoopie 'The Color Purple' Goldberg...purple the crown chakra!




Rainbow Fashion's Lolita (Sobieski) has same birth date as Judy 'Over The Rainbow' Garland


Rainbow Heads...
Under & Over The Rainbow...Dr Harford to Harrison Ford (Dr Jones)
 
Yes...(Dr) Harford is based on Ford's own name.

The Rainbow...
Via Carrie 'Isis' Fisher...Han 'Osiris' Solo's 'love interest'

The Rainbow Connection...
With Poltergeist's 'Rainbow Lady' Zelda Rubinstein..who plays Iris, goddess of the rainbow
Out of the Orion/Osiris film studio.

If I Only Had a BRAIN...
Working Girl...42 Ford whistling the Oz tune...in a The Shining inspired Navajo wrap

42...Poltergeist & The Shining
 TV = 42 (T=20, V=22).  Danny watches The Summer of 42 via the TV.


The Shining...Hopi 'rainbow painting' (arc) in the Color-ado Lounge...via the head (see pic)


The Hopi 'Rainbow' Head

 Fisher's Mother (Debbie Reynolds) would feature and rise to prominence via Singing In The Rain


Rain & Technicolor...

 The Sun (a literal clockwork orange) and The Rain (Singing In The Rain) = 42 The Rainbow

Douglas '42/Meaning of Life' Adams...and his 2001 Monolith gravestone

42 Ford & 42 Lucas
42 the rainbow,...Lucas in one of the earliest promo shots that I could find...
Lucas IS light, literally via his name.

Not happy with the roles being offered to him, Ford became a self-taught professional carpenter to support his then-wife and two small sons. While working as a carpenter, he became a stagehand for the popular rock band The Doors. He also built a sun deck for actress Sally Kellerman and a recording studio for Brazilian band leader Sérgio Mendes.  He was then hired to build cabinets at the home of director George Lucas, who subsequently cast him in a pivotal supporting role for his film American Graffiti (1973).  Ford's relationship with Lucas would profoundly affect his career later on. After director Francis Ford Coppola's film The Godfather was a success, he hired Ford to expand his office and gave him small roles in his next two films, The Conversation (1974) and Apocalypse Now (1979); in the latter film he played an army officer named "G. Lucas." During this early period Ford often came to auditions directly from work still wearing his carpenter's clothes and gear, to subtly remind casting directors that he had other options in life.

http://pharaocracyofniihau.blogspot.ie/2011/04/osiris-christ-carpenter.html

Osiris/Hiram in his coffin...get ready for the great Hiram/Osiris coffin escape ala the 3rd degree!
The resurrection...of the dying god (hanged) man.

Ford as Osiris/Hiram being reborn into the light...Crystal Skull
A lead lined fridge/coffin ala Osiris & Hiram!

Han 'Osiris-Hiram' Solo...Carbonite coffins and fridges...available in all good stores now!
Carbonite 'SUSPENSION' (re Star Wars) would be an accurate description.

Airlifted via the ankle/leg...cough, cough.  The 'suspended' hanged man.
Recent and via the 'pineal' Pinewood...that evokes the pinecone of Osiris. The Hanged Man is the human spirit which is suspended from heaven by a single thread.  More like ankh-le, lol...

Ankh & Ankle...The Hanged Man 
(Osiris, himself an example of the hanged man)
The Millenium Horus Falcon may have been resposible...how ironic!

 Update from June 30th...Ford is still rocking that look!

Recall....the Jedi (Djed/Pillar of Osiris) and suspended by the feet/legs/ankles!


When he is not playing versions of Osiris (the dying god)...'Osiris 42 Ford' is often connected to 'carpentry'
(ala Jesus, a tekton), this is both cinematically and in reality...
...probably best exemplified 'cinematically' in the film Witness, I've raised Ford's 'Christ' aspects previously.


Lucas' THX 1138

One member of Daft Punk is Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo...Christo/Christ 'anointed'
Stealing a look...?

Stay or Keep Calm?


SNAP!


The Ram & The Sun (Aries etc)


The Scarab/Beetle/Beatle and The Sun...Ra Khepra, Khepra is literally the sun in the earth.
Macca IS the literal 'Winged' Beatle...via Wings. 
Lion, Ram, Aries, Strength, Hercules etc...the solar resonator



 Macca aka The Fireman...

Firing the (brain) Beatles/Beetles...
...Sun Is Shining

Grammy's 2014
NILE Rodgers, PHARAOH Williams lol.
RAM x2 (Random Access Memory) and Macca's Memory Almost Full
The THX ending shot was recently recreated in Daft Punk's Get Lucky video 
 
Daft Punk and Mystery Religion...

 Get Lucky...opening words: (my emphasis in yellow)


Like the legend of the Phoenix
All ends with beginnings (alpha/omega)
What keeps the planets spinning (uh)
The force (ala Lucas) from the beginning
(Look)
We've come too far to give up who we are
So let's raise the bar and our cups to the stars

 She's up all night to the sun
I'm up all night to get some
She's up all night for good fun
I'm up all night to get lucky

We're up all night to the sun
We're up all night to get some
We're up all night for good fun
We're up all night to get lucky


The burning phoenix Glastonbury, Somer-set...to the burning man


Summer-isle...aka Sumer-isle (Sumer, Mesopatania/Iraq)

Sumer/Somer-ton (EWS) and reflected in Sumer/Somer-set (English county, the setting of summer)
Somerset connecting straight into the Arthur/Christ/Osiris aspects...via Glastonbury etc. 

 Dr Loomis/Pleasence
 "It's a Celtic word. 'Samhain.' It means the Lord of the Dead (also an epithet of Anubis, the shepherd dog). 
The end of summer/sumer. The Festival of Samhain."(sam = summer, hain/fuin = end)

The dead dog...Myers kills Lester the dog (german shepherd) in the original film...a literal shepherd dog.

Sumer was the southernmost region of ancient Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq and Kuwait) which is generally considered the cradle of civilization. The name comes from Akkadian, the language of the north of Mesopotamia, and means “land of the civilized kings”.  The term "Sumerian" is the common name given to the ancient non-Semitic inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Sumer, by the Semitic Akkadians.  The influence of Sumerian on Akkadian (and vice versa) is evident in all areas, from lexical borrowing on a massive scale, to syntactic, morphological, and phonological convergence.  This has prompted scholars to refer to Sumerian and Akkadian in the 3rd millennium BC as a sprachbund.  Sumer was conquered by the Semitic-speaking kings of the Akkadian Empire around 2270 BC

 Akkad - Akkadian

 Megalithic Henges...
The Wicker Man & Hallowe'en 3
Curtis would make a voice appearance in Halloween 3...broadcasting over the Santa Mira tannoy.

Jamie Lee Curtis debuted in Hallowe'en...she would marry Christopher 'Spinal Djed Tap' Guest, 1984!
This one is called Stonhenge...
Christopher Guest as Nigel Tufnel (Spinal Tap)
 Guest became the 5th Baron Haden-Guest, of Great Saling, in the County of Essex,  in 1996.
His father was a UN diplomat and his mother a vice president of casting at CBS.

 On August 25, 2009, Spinal Tap released a seven-minute short film titled Stonehenge: ‘Tis a Magical Place celebrating their 25th anniversary. The short film depicts the founding members of Spinal Tap making a pilgrimage to Stonehenge for the first time.
 
Carpenter's The Fog (Aether/Ether)
It would be remiss not to mention Carpenter's original inspiration for The Fog, the film that succeeded Hallowe'en.  Carpenter said that he was inspired by a visit to Stonehenge (a form of sun temple etc) with his co-writer/producer (and then-girlfriend), Debra Hill. While in England promoting Assault on Precinct 13, Carpenter and Hill visited the site in the late afternoon one day and saw an eerie fog in the distance.

The Fog's 30-day filming schedule started on a full moon and ended on a full moon!
The Sun & Moon

 "This one is called PI"
Turn it up to 3.14

Stonehenge as a sun temple...PI connects to the sun & 666 (see earlier work) and I can't help but notice that the imagery of the stones suggests a PI link!  

I mean...it's a goddam circle ffs! :-)

As above, so below...
Don't forget 'the PI in the sky' via the shield of Orion/Osiris!

Recall this from earlier?

There still stands at Cerne Abbas, six miles north-east of Dorchester (the city of Dor), the immense and most ancient figure of the Cerne Giant cut out in chalk on the hillside.

 He represents the Tyrian Hercules (or Melcarth).
The WILMINGTON GIANT holds a pillar in each hand and is the same hero-god.
Comyns Beaumont

As above, so below...

The Long Man of Wilmington was formerly often known as the Wilmington Giant, or locally as the Green Man.  The Long Man is 69.2 metres (227 ft) tall, holds two "staves", and is designed to look in proportion when viewed from below. Formerly thought to originate in the Iron Age or even the neolithic period, more recent archaeological work has shown that the figure may have been cut in the Early Modern era – the 16th or 17th century AD. (the latter claim I find quite strange tbh, there is absolutely no doubt of the ancient nature of these southern regions,as it is!).  227ft = 22/7 aka PI (pi and the sun via mayday etc).

 

The 1993 book, The Druid Way by Sussex author Philip Carr-Gomm, drew attention to the supposed significance of the Long Man as a sacred site for the modern world.  At dawn on May Day, the Long Man Morris Men dance at the foot of the Long Man. The Long Man plays host to neo-pagan rituals on Sundays closest to the eight Pagan Festivals through the year.

Morris men...Rowan 'son of morris'...Rowan Morri-son

 
"The figure is at once male and female, above and below, suspended between the heavens and the earth."
The World - Tarot

Androgyny
In 2007, the Long Man of Wilmington was used in Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine's television fashion show Undress the Nation. Trinny, Susannah and 100 women gave the Long Man a temporary female form by using their bodies to add pigtails, breasts and hips. ITV stated that they were given permission for the event by Sussex Archaeological Society and that they took "the utmost care... to protect this historical site".

Orion/Osiris (and Odin)
 Professor John North wrote that during the centuries around 3480 BC the figure (Wilmington Man) would have been positioned to mark the constellation Orion's movement across the ridge above it. The figure, according to this interpretation, may have been a manifestation of a Neolithic astral religion.  Another suggestion was that the figure had a Romano-British provenance, while an origin in the time of Anglo-Saxon England gained credence after the 1965 discovery at Finglesham in Kent of an Anglo-Saxon brooch depicting a figure, (possibly Odin), holding two spears in a similar fashion to the Long Man.
 wiki

 The Sandman & Orion (kundalini snake/ouroborous/opening of the way/mouth of the serpent?)
 Don't forget that the band's 'popular frontman'... is the Danish Lars Ulrich (drummer).  The Sandman connects to Danish/Scandinavian mythology...see below.

  In his comic The Sandman #19 (1990), Neil Gaiman interprets the figure (Wilmington Man) as the guardian of a gateway into Faerie.

The Sandman & Dreams...
This series is crammed...Norse, Egyptian, Greek (via Morpheus) etc etc
Of course...all this talk of 'sand' tends to evoke desert based Egypt etc.

Carpenter's The Fog...dreams & POE
In previous work I've mentioned Wilmington (Delaware) as connecting to Edgar Allan Poe and it also being Dino De Laurentis central etc.  Poe having a massive link to Roger Corman...who synchronistically also has quite a connection to the film The Wicker Man.  

 
Corman (the godfather of many of today's well known directors) was set to distribute the film in the US, but this was stopped after British Lion wrangles etc.  It was Corman who originally had been sent a print of the Director's Cut version...this copy would end up helping getting the film reformed into the longer cut...after aspects of the original film stock went missing in Europe etc.
The original cut being butchered by the people who bought out British Lion films.  The re-released film would gain US popularity in the late 70's after all the wranglings/sale to EMI etc.

It's Apollo's sun chariot...again!!!  Chariots of the gods

In the the last post we mentioned the 'ritualistic' aspects of the Apollo 13 mission...kabbalism and the 3rd degree coffin ritual, death & rebirth etc. Why did Ron 'Backdraft' Howard...have Roger 'Godfather' Corman in his Apollo 13 film (save that Corman mentored him) and why did the scene suggest that Congressman/Corman might've known something (that most didn't) about the Apollo programme?

Apollo 13...Ron 'Backdraft' Howard
Congressman/Corman: When are you going up again, Jim?
Lovell/Hanks: I'm slated to be the commander of Apollo 14 sometime late next year.
Congressman/Corman: If there is an Apollo 14.
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/an-bscB42JJhbmuY/apollo_13_1995_giving_a_tour/

Yes...and we all know what happened there...eh!  An interesting scene imo...and one suggestive of foreknowledge, but obviously done retrospectively.

Corman has displayed an unrivaled eye for talent over the years--it could almost be said that it would be easier to name the top directors, actors, writers, creators in Hollywood who didn't get their start with Corman than those who did. Among those he mentored are Francis Ford Coppola, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, Jack Nicholson, James Cameron, Robert De Niro, Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Dante and Sandra Bullock. His influence on modern American cinema is almost incalculable. In 2009, he was honored with an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement.

 Corman, as a director and/or producer, is credited with starting and/or mentoring the careers of many now-famous film directors, such as Jonathan Demme, Francis Ford Coppola, Ron Howard, John Sayles, James Cameron, Joe Dante, and Martin Scorsese, and writers such as Robert Towne and John Sayles. He also discovered/gave early roles to then-unknown actors and actresses such as Jack Nicholson, Charles Bronson, Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Diane Ladd and Sandra Bullock.

Diane 'Corman' Ladd's (above as the wicked witch/Marietta, Wild At Heart) daughter Laura 'Lynch' Dern would feature in the following Lynch film 'Blue Velvet', she also featured in the Jurassic/Masonic Park series.

  "Sometimes, when we're making love, you just about take me right over that rainbow."


Dafoe as Bobby 'The Bunny jumping around the hole' Peru.
This is (in one aspect) a reference to the celestial rabbit aka Lepus (see following pics)...which is just below Orion in the celestial sky.

 Willem 'Osiris/Christ/Anti-Christ' Dafoe...as Bobby Peru

Dafoe and Ford (via Clear & Present Danger)....both Rainbow Men and both cinematic renderings of the 'dying god' too!  Jack Ryan...or Jack O'Ryan/Orion 

The Shoulder of Orion...Orion/Osiris 'god of resurrection'
 Blade Runnner, Harrison Ford & Rutger Hauer...Orion & Columba (dove)

As above (in the celestial sky)....so below (so it will be on earth/film)

As you can see 'the shoulder of Orion' is both betelgeuse/bellatrix
Dafoe as Orion/Osiris...aka The Hunter

OSCORP - OZ-CORP(SE)...Spiderman
 Body of the dying god (Osiris/Jesus)

Body of Christ...Corpus Christi
Previously we had De Niro as 'the hanged god man' in Scorcese's Cape Fear, here is Dafoe in Scorcese's Last Temptation of Christ...as 'the hanged god man'.  Other aspects through Anti-Christ (Eden) & Platoon.

Wilmington based Blue 'Rosicrucian' Velvet

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 open gesture of the fool...on the firey engine
 The Fool (on the ledge) and his dog....opening Blue Velevt

The Fool is also known as 00 (double zero/0) Fool...the 0/Zero alpha/omega
Wild At Heart
The 00 Spool/Fool...and his dog aka Toto (Wizard of Oz)

The word Rota by a rearrangement of its letters becomes Taro, the ancient name of these mysterious cards. W. F. C. Wigston has discovered evidence that Sir Francis Bacon employed the Tarot symbolism in his ciphers. The numbers 21, 56, and 78, which are all directly related to the divisions of the Tarot deck, are frequently involved in Bacon's cryptograms.

The feathered Atef Crown...The 00 Fool & Orion
 The Fool, Kesil (hebrew meaning fool) aka Orion, Orion/Osiris atef feather crown & staff, lepus at his feet...just as it is in the star maps!

Lepus (the celestial rabbit) at the feet of Orion/Osiris

The dog is usually pictured with the fool....the dog (sirius) is situated left of Orion/Osiris/The Fool

Man Fool On A Ledge

From the 21st floor...the tarot counts to 21 the world (0 to 21). 
 Yes...the fool on a precipice/ledge, just like this 'fool/man'! 

Felix Solis is in the cast...Solis meaning SUN.  After Cassidy's 'abyss jump/leap of faith' (the fool stepping off) from the building he next makes contact with Solis (The Sun), he punches him!
http://movieclips.com/7Fmq-man-on-a-ledge-movie-leap-of-faith/ 

Punch as The Fool
With respect to the development of the modern type, it has been assumed that the whole family of Italian maschere (Arlecchino, Brighella, and the like) are modified survivals of the principal Oscan characters of the Atellanae, and that Punch-inello is the representative of Maccus, the fool or clown.
We noted the 'punch/fool' reference from The Wicker Man...Summerisle uses the term to describe Howie!

Tarot aspects within Punch & Judy...The Fool (and his dog), Skeleton (death), 
The Hangman/Hanged Man, The Devil etc

Scaramuccia, also known as Scaramouche or Scaramouch, is a roguish clown character (see above). Scaramouche is one of the iconic characters in the Punch and Judy puppet shows (a performative art with roots in commedia dell'arte). In some scenarios, he is the owner of The Dog, another stock character.

In New York City, Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) checks in to the Roosevelt Hotel under the false name of Walker, goes to his hotel room on the 21st floor, and climbs on the ledge, apparently ready to commit suicide.

The fool is 0 and 22 (or 00)...alpha/omega (möbius style loop) the beginning & END.


 Worthington will actually use the 22nd floor (0/zero to 22, the fool, beginning and end) to escape from the 21st.  

A fool and his money etc...
The fool is not searching for gold...but an equally as cherished substance, it's a diamond.

I'm certain that this film had 'tarot intentions'...Monarch Tower being a massive giveaway!
Crown Tower of the Tarot...a literal 'monarch' Tower

Striking the crowned Tower top...Roosevelt Hotel (Tower)
Englander (Harris) brings Joey and Angie, threatening to throw Joey off the roof, if Nick does not give him the diamond.  Nick (Worthington) jumps from the roof onto an airbag set up earlier by the police, catches up to Englander, and pulls the diamond he had only just recently given him. Englander is arrested, while Nick is pardoned by the governor.

The jumping fool on a ledge...
 Man on a Ledge's Jamie Bell (Bel) seen above...he was also in the (related) film Jumper (2008), oh how appropriate!  The pyramid/head...brain.  Bell plays a renegade Jumper who tracks down and eliminates the Paladins. The film follows a young man capable of teleporting as he is chased by a secret society intent on killing him.

 Jumper would also feature Zeus aka Samuel L 'Snakes on a 666 Spine/Hanged Man' Jackson
Sporting a Phoenix 'cardigan' in front of the Pyramids...not a 'jumper', lol!

From one lightning flash...to another!

 "The tarot muthafucker....do you speak/read it?"

The Grail, Orion and the Ace of Cups (palm/psalm, W=23)
Jackson aka Jules and Psalm 23/Ezekeil 25:17


Shepherd (Orion/Osiris, shepherd of anu, the celestial dog, Anubis/Sirius),
Thy rod/staff (pine cone staff of Osiris), My cup runneth over (see ace of cups, above)
The constellation of Orion (Osiris) as the 'overflowing' grail cup/chalice...

  Here's what Jules actually says, adding bits from the 23rd Psalm and his own rhetoric, combined with Ezekeil 25:17:

"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides with the iniquities of the selfish and the
tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and good will shepherds the weak
through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost
children. And I will strike down upon those with great vengeance and with furious anger those who
attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know that my name is the Lord when
I lay my vengeance upon thee."

W = 23
 23 is the pathway (tree of life) of the hanged man!


"Yo...this muthafucka has got me on repeat"


The 9/11 Falling/Hanged Tower man...George W Bush was Pres at the time.


The Hanged Man & The Tower

 I found this same concept contained in the works of Robbie 'Take That/007' Williams
His 2003 Knebworth concert... 

Bulwer-Lytton & Knebworth
 The home of the Lytton family since 1490, when Thomas Bourchier sold the reversion of the manor to Sir Robert Lytton.


The English Rosicrucian society, founded in 1867 by Robert Wentworth Little, claimed Edward Bulwer-Lytton as their 'Grand Patron', but he wrote to the society complaining that he was 'extremely surprised' by their use of the title, as he had 'never sanctioned such'. Nevertheless, a number of esoteric groups have continued to claim Bulwer-Lytton as their own, chiefly because some of his writings—such as the 1842 book Zanoni—have included Rosicrucian and other esoteric notions.

(no Rosicross adept would admit to anything and that needs bearing in mind, in light of Lytton's denial!)
The rosi-cross aka red cross...all very much a part of this mix via the crucifix/hanged man imagery.

Bulwer-Lytton coined the term 'Dweller on the Threshold' which actually links into 'Crossing the Abyss'.
The term is also used in Twin Peaks...relating to the white/black lodges and 'under the Isis sycamore tree of life'!  Don't forget that 777 Bowie featured in scenes relating to the lodges and its inhabitants!


Crowley & Bulwer- Lytton
Crowley was a product of the cultist circle that developed in Britain from the 1860s under the guiding influence of Edward Bulwer-Lytton -- who, it will be recalled, was the colonial minister under Lord  Palmerston during the Second Opium  War. In 1886, Crowley, William Butler Yeats, and several other Bulwer-Lytton  proteges formed the Isis-Urania Temple  of Hermetic Students of the Golden Dawn. This Isis Cult was organized  around the 1877 manuscript Isis Unveiled  by Madame Helena Blavatsky, in which  the Russian occultist called for the  British aristocracy to organize itself into an Isis priesthood.
(The Aquarian Conspiracy by Executive Intelligence Review)

Would this involve British Intel...who are seemingly steeped in 'mystery religion' themselves?
 Thanks to Marlowe (@ David Icke) for the MI5 'sphinx-like building' find.  I've embellished it with the other suspect logos and imagery

Yes....An ISIS cult!
Acronym...ISIS, as seen in recent news.  I notice a composite 'moon' for the moon goddess Isis.

 Tales of ISIS looting armories, vehicle depots, and banks are being carefully planted throughout the Western media in an attempt to portray the invasion as a terrorist uprising, sustaining itself on plundered supplies, weapons, and cash. In reality, ISIS already possessed all that it needed before beginning its campaign from Syrian and Turkish territory.

 This cover story is the latest in a long propaganda campaign designed to cover up the extensively documented state sponsorship of ISIS and other Al Qaeda franchises by the United States, NATO, and the Persian Gulf monarchies. Previous attempts to explain why alleged “moderates” being funded billions by the West were being displaced by Al Qaeda in Syria have included claims that “Twitter donations” were eclipsing the combined aid provided by the US, EU, NATO, and Persian Gulf states.
http://therearenosunglasses.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/natos-isis-creating-justification-for-wwiii/


TWIN PEAKS
 Under the (isis) sycamore (lightning) tree (of life/death)....via Glastonbury/Glastonberry

 The sycamore specifically was regarded as a manifestation of the goddesses Nut, Isis and Hathor, who was even given the title, "Lady of the Sycamore".  In fact, this title has been interpreted to relate to a specific and particularly old tree that once stood to the south of the Temple of Ptah at Memphis during the Old Kingdom.

Rending the Veil (of Isis)

 The opening to a gateway...Glastonberry Grove
Hathor (Heather) Graham...and the Isis/Hathor Sycamore
 The strobe effect lightning flash and floor pattern

"Amidst the dwellers of the threshold is ONE, too, surpassing in malignity and hatred all her tribe,—one whose eyes have paralyzed the bravest, and whose power increases over the spirit precisely in proportion to its fear.  Does thy courage falter?”
 Bulwer-Lytton’s novel Zanoni.



Hawk: (Twin Peaks)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 (an Indian tribe) 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.

Compare the above with...

Left/Right Hand Paths and Crowley:
Perhaps Crowley, borrowed the terms from the Kabbalah, which speaks of the Left Hand Pillar of Severity,
the Middle Pillar of Balance, and the Right Hand Pillar of Mercy. Crowley made reference to the Left-Hand
Path when describing the point at which the Adept chooses to cross the Kabbalistic Abyss or Daat/Da'ath.
He must give up all that he is, even his Higher-self or Guardian angel and become a 'babe of the abyss'.
If he has not attained to the correct level he will be destroyed by the experience, according to Crowley's explanation. If he does successfully cross the abyss he will then find himself at the highest level of awareness, something akin to enlightenment in Eastern systems. If the Adept chooses not to undertake this level of his development, he becomes a 'brother of the left-hand path' (a black magickian).

Interestingly, Hawk (Twin Peaks) discovers the body of Twin Peaks' 'Hanged Man' aka Harold Smith.

THis is not the only 'lightning flash of creation' and/or overlapping tarot 'Tower' aspects that I've seen from Lynch...there was this from 2001, Mulholland Drive.

Silencio...
In reality we're actually in The Tower Theatre (Silencio) and we hear and see thunder/lightning

 The Lighning Struck Tower (Theatre)
 

The 'actual' Tower Theatre interior...Los Angeles (right)
This reveal (in the dreaming protagonists mind) leads to her unravelling
Tower Theatre 'exterior'

The Tower represents the paradigms constructed by the ego, the sum total of all schema that the mind constructs to understand the universe. The Tower is struck by lightning when reality does not conform to expectation.  (Diane's reveal that she is dreaming, not reality!)

The querent may be holding on to false ideas or pretenses (the dream); a new approach to thinking about the problem is needed. The querent is advised to think outside the box. (blue box) The querent is warned that truth may not oblige schema. It may be time for the querent to re-examine belief structures, ideologies, and paradigms they hold to.

Back to Man (Fool) On A Ledge...

 Worthington is already a thematic version of 'the hanged man' from the get-go...he has been wrongly imprisoned via a set-up.


Worthington (the hanged/hanging man) suspended on a cable.

Like Cable-Guy & Number 23 actor...Jim 'Sirius' Carrey!
23 is the pathway (tree of life) of the hanged man!
There is a 'suicide jump scene' in Yes Man...very evocative of Man on a Ledge.

Bruce/God Almighty...
 Jim 'Christ/God' Carrey...with Morgan 'Alex Cross' Freeman

Floor 21
 Tau cross...the hanged man, card 12 (XII) and News 12, the News 12 helicopter causes the above!

 Jesus is sometimes rendered as the figure on The World card #21.
Christ..."I am the alpha & omega, the beginning and the end"
 Book of Revelation (verses 1:8, 21:6, and 22:13)

Revelation 22 (22 verses, analogous to the 22 tarot cards, 22 letters of the hebrew alphabet)

Christ...as the hanged (tree of life) man!

Revelation (Bible)
 [22/13] I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. (just like the fool!)
[22/14] Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.


In Man on a Ledge...Worthington adopts the 'crucifixion/hanged man' (tau) pose, as opposed to the traditional 'hands above the head' arrest pose!

Jesus & John...
Worthington as 'The Christ Messiah'...Terminator: Salvation and Hanged Man on a Ledge...with JC, John 'retro-actively conceived' Connor, not Jesus Christ...cough, cough.  I showed Bale 'suspended' via Batman TDKR and with Heath, the Fool/Joker on the Ledge(r)...and the following!

 The latest Terminator project schedulled for 2015...is yet another release with massive biblical resonance!  Genesis....gene of Isis.


Bale & The Sun/The Son

Christ-ian 'Hanged Man via The Machinist' Bale.

Christ(ian)...the fisher of men.
 The Machinist (Wood Machinist ala carpenter/tekton Christ) 

 The Hanged (Bate)Man...Bale American Psycho

 
 The Hanged (Bat)man...Bale TDKR

 Sam 'Metallica' Worthington...promoting the cross & salvation (literally!)

Master of Puppets was never really about cocaine addiction imo, a veiled comment about organised religion & using Christ as a puppeteer for the masses! LP includes Leper Messiah.
Metallica...Enter Sandman 

  Mr Sandman...
Halloween II

'Wilmington based' Blue 'rosicrucian' Velvet...In Dreams
"The candied colored clown they call the sandman...."

Dreams & Sand
Hidden away within the rocks of these deserts are a people known as the Fremen, who have long held a prophecy, that a man would come, a messiah, who would lead them to true freedom.

The Sand (Dune) and dreams

The Sandman is a mythical character in central and northern European folklore who brings good dreams by sprinkling magical sand onto the eyes of children while they sleep at night.  He is said to sprinkle sand or dust on or into the eyes of the child at night to bring on dreams and sleep. The grit or "sleep" in one's eyes upon waking is supposed to be the result of the Sandman's work the previous evening.  Hans Christian Andersen's 1841 folk tale Ole Lukøje introduced the Sandman, named Ole Lukøje, by relating dreams he gave to a young boy in a week through his magical technique of sprinkling dust in the eyes of the children. "Ole" is a Danish name and "Lukøje" means "close eye".

(No lie...I used to have a problem with this when I was very young, my eyes would regularly be stuck closed together by sleeping dust...I couldn't physically open them and I'd use a solution to dissolve some of it etc.)

 Hence this closing imagery and 'eyes'...then into Mr Sandman!

These names all come from the Old Irish samain, samuin or samfuin all referring to 1 November (latha na samna: 'samhain day'), and the festival and royal assembly held on that date in medieval Ireland (oenaig na samna: 'samhain assembly'). Its meaning is glossed as 'summer's end', and the frequent spelling with f suggests analysis by popular etymology as sam ('summer') and fuin ('end'). The Old Irish sam is from Proto-Indo-European (PIE) *semo-; cognates include Welsh haf, Breton hañv, English summer and Old Norse sumar, all meaning 'summer', and the Sanskrit sáma ('season')

Hallowe'en 2
The 9 planets of the solar system...and the festival of Samhain (harvest 31st Oct - 1st Nov)
Ether/Aether...the element believed in ancient and medieval civilizations to fill all space above the sphere of the moon and to compose the stars and planets.

Season of the Wicce/Wicca
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With all the above in mind...it made perfect sense to cast Dan O'Herlihy as the Irish warlock in Hallowe'en 3 : Season of the Witch.  Celtic mythology blatantly getting a heavy airing etc. Aspects of the stones from Stonehenge, are central to the plot and masks. Dick Warlock also features in H3, you might recall that (Dick) Warlock played Michael Myers in Hallowe'en 2.  He was Kurt Russell's stunt double for 25 years and is the father of Baywatch/Society actor Billy.


 Warlock was also briefly shown (in silhouette) in Carpenter's The Thing.  It is likely that he is supposed to be Palmer, Warlock's silhouette was probably used to maintain ambiguity etc.


 Rob Bottin did the make-up effects for Carpenter's The Thing (with help from Stan Winston etc).
 Bottin would also feature as 'the pirate' (Blake) in Carpenter's The Fog.  Bottin just has to be one of the greatest 'special fx' masters of all time...his work on The Thing still holds up incredibly well, especially when we consider that it was only 1982! Even when you compare this work with the current CGI phenomena...it still kicks CGI's ass into touch!

 Bottin as Blake...the (fool's) gold at the close of The Fog
 He memorbaly takes the solid gold cross from the priest at The Fog's close...perhaps a veiled reference to The Fool (and his gold), I only mention this because Rob was born on All Fool's Day aka April 1st!
Perhaps Malone as the imminent hanged man...could also be considered.

 A protege of Rick Baker, Bottin would create the 'were-wolf' effects for the film The Howling.
 Bottin, the wolf, shape-shifting & The 'shape-shifting' Thing
Bottin also worked on Roger 'Poe' Corman films...like Humanoids From The Deep.



The wolf is usually associated with the principle of evil, because of the mournful discordance of its howl and the viciousness of its nature. In Scandinavian mythology the Fenris Wolf was one of the sons of Loki (the shape-shifter), the infernal god of the fires. 

Backdraft Bull Russell and the firey end...

With the temple of Asgard in flames about them, the gods under the command of Odin fought their last great battle against the chaotic forces of evil.   With frothing jowls the Fenris Wolf devoured Odin, the Father of the Gods, and thus destroyed the Odinic universe. Here the Fenris Wolf represents those mindless powers of Nature that overthrew the primitive creation.

The Sun

The Blair-Monster (multi-beast) as The World

The four figures in the corners of the card are also referenced in the Book of Revelation, 4:7, where the throne of God is described: "And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle."  Later decks avoid such overt Hebrew symbolism, or ignore it altogether, choosing to explain these observers as representatives of the natural world, or the kingdom of beasts.

The lady in the center is thus a symbol of the goal of mystical seekers. In some older decks, this central figure is Christ, in others it is Hermes. Whenever it comes up, this card represents what is truly desired.

 Blair played 'the hanged man' and Christ is also an example of 'the hanged man'...as previously discussed.