I would like to introduce a new video project. It is going to be getting into some fairly deep issues, but I will be bringing a sense of humor into the darkness with us. To start off with, I would like for you to view a short video that syncs together Fantasia with some music and no cuts, just timing..
[this isn’t the video project. That is later in the post..]
I hope you don’t think I am a Satanic priest casting spells over you, but you should question my intentions. Bald Mountain (seen in video above) looks a lot like a dark representation of Oz. Did you ever notice that our liquids are measured in FL OZ? And where is Disney World? In FL!
The way I came upon the idea for the video is that over a year ago I had some music playing while I was watching youtube clips on mute. I was in something of an altered state of mind and the above video is what I saw. I only recreated a portion of the experience. I wasn’t particularly shocked because these sorts of things have become somewhat commonplace for me.
The above shot is from Dark City, wherein man wakes up in a bathtub, gets out to find he is bleeding from his third eye, knocks over a goldfish bowl, places the fish in the tub, and then finds the above briefcase with my initials. He opens it up to find some clothes for his naked self and a post card from Shell Beach..
Although there are many coastal towns, I live on one of the most famous – Cape Cod.. C-Ape Cod. Let’s reflect upon it.. CAPE COD | DOC EPAC. Well, that’s somewhat interesting because the man in Dark City finds out his name is John Murdoch when he is called by a Doc. Is his name really John, though? Well, I would assume he is called John because he was alleged with a “hooker” (a ‘john’ is a client) and Mur-doch.. well, isn’t that a dock on the sea (mer)? And John is framed for murder.. Mer Door.. Mordor?
Jennifer Connelly finds herself on a dock at the end of Dark City, more than once in Requiem For a Dream and also in The House of Sand and Fog. She also plays the love interest to many significant characters like the Goblin King in Labyrinth, the crazy genius in A Beautiful Mind (Russell Crowe), and Bruce Banner (Eric Bana) in Hulk.
One of the things I would like to consider is whether or not the magicians at Disney (and Hollywood) can actually predict or create the future with their magic balls. Is there some truth that can be found in the synchronicity, whether forced or more organic? Also, do the the movie makers unfairly characterize the demonic or adversarial forces in order to justify the cruelty of some of their heroes?
Conan: Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That’s what’s important! Valor pleases you, Crom… so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to [S]HELL with you! – Conan The Barbarian
Crom is the mountain or metal gods in Conan and could relate to Saturn or Cronus, whose name ties him at least phonetically to Chronos, the god of time. Crom could also relate to Chromium, the 24th element. 24 hours in a day. If you flip the W of Crom to an M, then you find Crow, the dark bird with an alarming sound, often associated with death. There is Crow-ley and Crow-K, which could be “croak” as in dying, or croquet, the royal sport of the Queen of Hearts, played with pink flamingos in Alice. Although crows are very dark, they have beautiful colors hidden beneath their black facade. Reflect it: CROW | WORC. C-Row your boat. Interestingly enough, the director of Dark City also did The Crow. Christopher Knowles of The Secret Sun for more..
Proyas leveraged the success of The Crow to make Dark City. Proyas tapped the young British actor Rufus Sewall to star as John Murdoch (read: “Oannes Marduk”), the man who would bring the sun to Dark City. Murdoch[..] lives in a 1940’s era city trapped in permanent midnight. A voice-over by by the expository Doctor Schreber (played by Keifer Sutherland) sets the stage: a race of aliens called the Strangers had mastered time and the physical world, but were dying because they did not possess souls. They needed the vital essence of spirit, so had created this simulacrum of a world to imprison and study the human soul so they could become one with it.
Read AstroGnostic: Dark City, or Crucified by Time for how these films also tie into The Matrix, Memento and much more. For example, the spiral of Dark City also ties into the spiral sea-shell and movements of water and wind – whirlpools, vortexes, etc. In The Crow, the painted clown is seeking revenge for his murdered love, Shelley. In Dark City, John is looking for Shell Beach. In both settings, the sun doesn’t shine on the sands of time until the end.
Note the painting. Michael Keaton, who played the 80s Batman, looks a lot like The Joker in Beetlejuice, which isn’t too much of a shocker considering both were directed by Tim Burton. Betelgeuse, the red star of Orion (origin, Aryan..), has shrunk over 15% over the past 15 years or so. Most of you have heard the news that this star is expected to go supernova sometime soon, which would illuminate our sky for quite a few days. Perhaps Tim knew some things about the future, as the head of the [dung] Betel above shrank before the star in the sky had decreased at all. Entering The 5th Mayan Sun Through The Beetle Stargate.
Time, sand, and water tie together in such interesting ways. For example: The Wicked Witch counts out time with her hourglass and Dorothy tosses her bucket of water and melts her away. Maybe there’s something to this story about melting away an icy heart. H2O melts at a lower temperature if NaCl is added. NaCl (salt) is an anagram for Clan.
You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. ~ Matthew, Bible
You don’t want to be a sel-fish shellfish, now do you? Open up and share with the world!
“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
Of cabbages—and kings—
And why the sea is boiling hot—
And whether pigs have wings.”
“I like the Walrus best,” said Alice, “because you see he was a little sorry for the poor oysters.”
In Lewis Carroll’s “The Carpenter and The Walrus” from Through The Looking Glass, the titular characters lure some oysters out of the water and have them for dinner. It’s something of a religious metaphor. It could also be sexual.. salty sea-men and the eating of clams. It was Paul/Saul (sal is salt in Spanish) of Tarsus (!) who was set against stamping out Christianity, but then converted and set their rules about celibacy.
Sal, Sail, Sale.. It is the mastery of the oceans that historically allowed for free-dom for mer-chants..
Poisoned water and artificial clouds all around! Argh!! Is there a shell over everything?
It would be much better if life was based around overstanding and not dominion. Once upon a time there was the world turtle..
Could the above seal from my current home provide some indigenous insight into the name of Massachus8s?
In The Neverending Story the young hunter Atreyu goes through dangerous swamps to find the world turtle, who has stopped caring after all of these years. In my real life, I know the above tribe as I went to high school in a town with a large native population. The settlers and the Wampanoag made both peace and war..
They were the people who allowed many American ancestors to survive those first few harsh winters, beginning the tradition that has since become the Thanksgiving ritual. Although much has been lost, some of their people and culture still remain..
To them, the beautiful purple shells were valued. This is wampum. Money can be called clams, which relates to claims. There used to be many shells of pure purple, but the water has since been contaminated and changed. The streams all used to be pure and with plenty of fish.. not too long ago.
Tears are the liquid product of a process of crying to clean and lubricate the eyes. The word lacrimation (from L. Lacrima, meaning tear).. may also be used in a medical or literary sense to refer to crying. Strong emotions, such as sorrow or elation, may lead to crying. (1)
Sometimes I feel like I could be playing the part of the Indian Avatar, like the boy reading the story of Atreyu as he fights the nothing. Apparently the man in the above poster wasn’t really a native, fyi.
Thulsa Doom: My child, you have come to me my son. For who now is your father if it is not me? I am the well spring, from which you flow. When I am gone, you will have never been. What would your world be, without me? My son.
The word crying becomes scrying if one puts the snake’s S before it. Scrying (also called seeing or peeping) is a magic practice that involves seeing things psychically in a medium, usually for purposes of obtaining spiritual visions and less often for purposes of divination or fortune-telling. The most common media used are reflective, translucent, or luminescent substances such as crystals, stones, glass, mirrors, water, fire, or smoke. Scrying has been used in many cultures as a means of divining the past, present, or future. Depending on the culture and practice, the visions that come when one stares into the media are thought to come from God, spirits, the psychic mind, the devil, or the subconscious. (2)
And now, my dear readers, viewers, listeners, and friends.. with no further ado.. let’s dive into the salty seas of fate to flow with Poseidon’s Song of The Deep..
She’ll be coming round the mountain when she comes!