Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Pan's Labyrinth

and the 9-11 Stargate Mega Ritual.

The direction of this article is heavily influenced by the work of Jake Kotze at The Brave New World Order and The Blob. If you are not already familiar with the "9-11 Mega Ritual," then please view some of Jake's videos here. (I advise starting with the older videos first) In his videos, Jake uses the ego-free, expanded consciousness method of reasearch called Synchromysticism. From The Cryptic Cosmology of Synchromysticism:
Jake Kotze in August of 2006 for an article posted on his website Brave New World Order, who defined it as: "The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

"My idea about the significance of meaningful coincidences in movies with mystical connotation is not that it points towards real truths, but that they point towards possible realities that might emerge from the collective psyche into consensus reality."
Many threads of reality have been connected in Jake's work, all centered around the World Trade Center and 9-11. This is not a "conspiracy theory" about whodunit, it's an excercise in peeking behind the veil of Maya. This event was the most consciousness-impacting event in world history. At no time in history had there been so many conscious individuals, with so many ways to communicate and connect, during a mega event which shaped the future for every person on the planet. Previous mega-ritual or consciousness focusing events may have been the sinking of Atlantis, the fall of the Tower of Babel, the Great Flood, and the destruction of Solomons Temple. More recent events include the World Wars, the first detonation of an atomic bomb in a populated region, and the assassination of J.F.K. But at no time had there been such a connection, a meta-mind of people, than when the World Trade towers collapsed. If you suscribe to theories of the universe involving non-locality, such as the holographic model, then you can accept that such an event would have reverberations into the past as well as the future.

The Twin Towers of the World Trade complex, as well as surrounding architecture, are the nexus of Jakes synchromystic investigations. The towers themselves have been linked, synchromystically, to other man-made wonders such as: The Pillars of Hermes, Pillars of Hercules, Pillars of Solomon's Temple, the Pyramids of Egypt, and the Tower of Babel. The creation and eventual destruction of these wonders seems to be an inevitable part of a repeating cycle on our planet. The ruin of each results in a shift of global consciousness.

1984 ad for the World Trade Center
Jake Kotze:
[Manhattan] was the setting of the 911 Mega Ritual the most vivid planetary consciousness focusing catalyst of all time and the metaphorical opening of the collective Stargate of mankind.
The "stargate" theme comes up in synchromysticism as a metaphor for an evolution of consciousness. The Stargate does actually manifest as an array of physical objects, or sometimes as representations of portals appearing in various media such as comic books and movies. These could be "water doors" such as the Stargate from the film and television show of the same name, or other objects with spiral or concentric patterns, as well as targets and cross-hairs and 6 or 8-sided geometry (double cubes and 'cuboids,' octagons, hexagons (these videos should clarify the connection). Water is an important element in the Stargate theme such as in the movie Constantine where it is described as a "universal-conduit" and is used by the main character to travel to the underworld/hell.

Another important element in the 9-11 Stargate theme is the connection with Aleister Crowley and the god Pan. Crowley is the great initiator of the coming new age and has served as the source of inspiration for countless occult practicioners and even musicians. Has has spawned or heavily influenced many occult orders and secret societies. Crowley also designed his own Tarot card's called the Thoth tarot deck, along with an explanatory text called The Book of Thoth. Additionaly, crowley wrote the laws of his Ordo Templi Orientis society in the book Oz: Liber 77. Crowley also wrote a "Hymn to Pan." In the videos I linked to, you can see that Crowley's sigil "Oz:77" for the goat god Pan appears in a remake of the Wizard of Oz, called The Whiz, and it is found directly between the Twin Towers where the Sphere sculpture and fountain used to be located. This resonates with the events of 9-11 as the President was reading about a pet goat at the same time that the location of the now Pan resonating World Trade Center was being attacked.

The Sphere sculpture at the WTC complex.

The Pan-Oz:77 sigil in place of the Sphere

I believe that the ancient Labyrinth can also be seen as a Stargate, and can be connected to the 9-11 Stargate through the movie Pan's Labyrinth. Pan, the goat or faun, has already been linked to the WTC via Crowley's Oz:77 symbol which replaces the Sphere in The Whiz; as well as being the subject of the children's book which President Bush "fiddled with" while "Rome burned."

The Labyrinth is a winding, maze-like path, often resembling a spiral. Labyrinths are found in many ancient cultures, and almost always have spiritual significance. Nearly identical labrynth patterns are found in neolithic art, on native American petroglyphs, and even in ancient Vedic sites. Ancient Minoan labyrinths were associated with the cult of the mother Goddess, and were possibly used in intiatory rituals.
Labyrinth is a word of pre-Greek origin absorbed by classical Greek, and is apparently related to labrys, a word for the archaic iconic "double axe", with inthos connoting "place" (as in "Corinth"). The complex palace of Knossos in Crete is usually implicated, though the actual dancing-ground, depicted in frescoed patterns at Knossos, has not been found. Something was being shown to visitors as a labyrinth at Knossos in the 1st century AD.
Greek mythology did not recall, however, that in Crete there was a Lady who presided over the Labyrinth. A tablet inscribed in Linear B found at Knossos records a gift "to all the gods honey; to the mistress of the labyrinth honey." All the gods together receive as much honey as the Mistress of the Labyrinth alone. "She must have been a Creational Goddess."

The Palace of Knossos,
the possible inspiration for the Labyrinth

The Labrys double-axe is a feminine lunar symbol, the word comes from Labus, or lips. And maze is related to mas meaning "exhausting labor." The Labyrinth is a Mother Earth symbol to the Hopi indians. The square form represents a spiritual re-birth into the next world, symbolized by The Emergence. The circular labyrinth represents the universal plan of the Creator which man must follow on his Road of Life. The four points/bends represent the four cardinal directions embraced within the universal plan of life.

The Labyrinth of Crete was often depicted as circular as seen here in this picture and Cretan coin:

The above Cretan coin design is the very same ancient labyrinth design found all over the world. The same classic labyrinth design is found in the movie Pan's Labyrinth. The second picture below is of "the Faun" and "Ofelia." Ofelia plays the ever popular "virgin princess," which is very appropriate considering she is befriended by the ever horny god Pan in the form of a Faun. The same interaction between Pan and a young and therefor virgin princess can be seen in The Chronicles of Narnia where Mr. Tumlus befriends young Lucy. Pan is a notorious rapist, and most of his lady friends had to be turned into inanimate objects just to escape his advances. In Pan's Labyrinth, there exists a small version of the typical Labyrinth at the bottom of a spiral staircase in the center of a larger labyrinth or maze. In the center of the small circular and water-filled labyrinth is a stone pillar with a carving of the princess of the underworld holding a baby, with the Faun in the position of the apparent father of the child. The carving scares Ofelia, especially when the Faun tells her that she is the princess. The reason why I bring this up, or think it's worth mentioning, is that sex is an initiation for young girls into womanhood. It really begins a whole new life, while men usually have a separate initiatory ceremony before they are married. This only occurs today in more traditional societies, usually deep in the rainforest. While women today still wear viginal white to their wedding, it's usually not the case that they are still virgins. Reguardless, sex creates a profound change in the physiology and psychology of a child. Perhaps this is why so many sugar-loving lolitas are found both on initatory checkered-floors as well as sucking on spiral lollipops. (See these articles from The Blob: 1, 2, 3)

Here's some pic's of the Glastonbury Maze, which should help support the "fertility" theme, check out this site for more info.

Madonna - Like a virgin-whore,
sharing the name "Hard Candy" with recent lolita movie.

This idea was cemented recently when I saw the movie Dick on tv. It's a comedy about the Watergate coverup featuring Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams as the secret source "Deepthroat." At the end of the movie they lick circular lollipops with the word "DICK" on the front. It doesn't take much of an imagination there... Here is Kirsten Dunst in a Stargate resonating spiderweb:

Ofelia is supposed to be the reincarnation of the daughter of the king of the Underworld. As a sign, she has a crescent moon birthmark on her left shoulder, and the moon is an important part of the movie. Ofelia retreats to her fantasy books, and it is possible that the fantastical parts of the movie are really just Ofelia's imagination. At the end of the movie, Ofelia is killed, and as she lay dying she pictures herself appearing in a great hall (with ruby red shoes) where her dead mother, her brother, and the king of the Underworld - her real father, wait for her. She crosses a sprial patterned floor to take her place as princess of the underworld. Her seat is atop one of three pillars:

Ofelia in the Underworld

The Pillars have been connected with the Pyramids, as already mentioned, and the resulting "Pillarmid" is an interchangable motif. Most of the time only two pillars shown, representing the two pillars of Boaz and Jachin which were placed around the door the the Temple of Solomon. Manly P. Hall: "These two pillars respectively connote also the active and the passive expressions of Divine Energy, the Sun and the Moon, sulphur and salt, good and bad, light and darkness." The represent duality/opposites, but come together in a central third pillar. The Twin Towers are no longer standing, but soon they will be replaced with a single tower, combining the two into one, and having an octagonal base - the Freedom Tower.


Above we can see that the Goddess is also associated with the Pillarmids, she holds a torch like the Statue of Liberty, lighting the way with knowledge. The pillarmid which Ofelia sits atop is the water pillar of Boaz connected to Capricorn, the sea-goat. The pillar is associated with the Hebrew letter mem which means water, and has a gematria value of 40, or of 600 when used as as final letter in a word. M-40 M-600. MM would be the millenial 2000 or 2K, another important synch with the 9-11 Stargate (see The Blob for clarification), but the two mem values also combine in gematria as 640. 64 is 8 times 8, 8 being the ever present octagonal-stargate and connected closely with Egyptian deity Thoth.

In an ironic twist, the Sphere sculpture at ground zero of an apparent islamic terrorist attack was intended by the architect to represent the Kaaba shrine in Mecca, the holiest place in Islam. The cubic Kaaba protects a Black Stone which fell to earth from heaven, and is supported internally by Three Pillars. Tradition holds that the black stone was originally white, but turned black from the sins of people. If you take look at the Sphere sculpture at the WTC, it looks to be a black-something with golden panels around it. It also appears to be rising out of the fountain, a excellent representation of the water-door or Stargate, and a possible representation of the Black Stone coming from heaven.

In his blog Willaim Henry, author of Revelation 2012, decodes the enigmatic architecture of the Bicentennial Capitol Mall of Nashville Tennesse. An interesting and relevant feature of the Mall layout is the World War II memorial featuring a Black sphere foating on a fountain.

Black globe from William Henry's blog.
The eerie WW II Memorial temple at the Mall features an 18,161-pound black granite globe spinning on 1/8 inch of water. With the Sun shining upon its black mirror-like surface it becomes a ‘Night Sun’ or a ‘Black Sun,’ the symbol for the innermost occult circle of the Nazis.
Note that the weight of the globe, 18161 is the reverse of the Golden or Divine Ratio, 1.618, a possible emphasis on the reverse or anti-sun and anti-life properties of this object. A large black stone altar even rests in the 'meditation room' at the United Nations.

The Sphere from the World Trade complex has already been linked to the water-door-stargate theme, but if you look closely, it has 9-sided geometry. In this birds-eye-view picture, we can see the 9 trees planted along it's circumferance. This seems slightly out of place as stargate resonators usually have 6 or 8 sided geometry:

There is however, an excellent stargate example which also has 9-sided geometry; the Stargate and water-door par-excellance from the movie Stargate:

While only 7 "chevrons" are used in the movie to dial another stargate, there is room for two more to be "locked in place." In the movie Stargate, it is explained that 6-points determine the exact location of an object in space (using the 6-sides of a cube), and a 7th point charts the course. Well, in order to travel in higher dimensions, it would be necessary to have additional points, and this may be why the hyperdimensional, consciousness expanding metephor, has more than 7 locks on it.

Octagonal geometry can also be equated with 9-point geometry such as in the ennegram. It has 8 points along the edge with a 9th point in the center. A cube has eight corners around a ninth central point. Using the picture below, we can relate all 8-point geometry to the 9-point ennead and the stargate from the movie Stargate.

Interestingly, I've already mention The Nine in my article New Religion Ch.7 where Andreja Puharich helped Uri Gellar channel the Grand Ennead, or 9 creation gods of Egypt, which told of a yet to occur mass landing of spaceships. Puharich has been connected to the 9-11 Stargate ritual by his theory that the priests of Egypt used sacred mushrooms in the Great Pyramid to realize another level of consciousness. If that's true, then the pyramid and now pillarmids have a long history of consciousness expanding stargate themes.

Take a look back at the birds-eye shot of the Sphere fountain. Around it is a spiral of pairs of benches which spiral inward towards the fountain, crossed with many lines radiating away from the center. Together these create a nice stargate theme centered on the already heavily stargate resonating fountain. The lines radiating from the center remind me of the circular grid with a holographic twist from Star Wars:

The Black and White and checkered theme also heavily informs the 9-11 Stargate Mega Ritual. Black and white images appear on the High Priestess and Chariot cards of the Tarot, as well as the checkered floor patter on Masonic tracing boards and main hall of Masonic lodges. The checkered pattern usually appears in movies with heavy synchromystic themes as checkered floor tiles or on checkered taxi cabs (checkered chariots).
Albert Pike stated in Morals and Dogma: "The Ancients adored the Sun under the form of a black stone, called Elagabalus, or Heliogabulua. The faithful are promised, in the Apocalypse, a white stone."

The "sixty-four dispersed stones" which form a "perfect cube" must be a crucial part of this mystery. There are sixty-four squares on a chessboard, and a perfect sixty-four-square chessboard is formed by the black and white tiles on the floor of the church at Rennes-le-Chateau, facing both the statue of the demon Asmodeus, and the statue of Saint Germain as if they were opposing players in a game of chess. 64 squares = 8x8
That there are sixty-four possibilities is fitting, since there are sixty-four six-part "codons", or "genetic words" in human DNA. There are also, notably, sixty-four hexagrams in the Chinese divination system known as I-Ching (which is often displayed as a octagon).
In traditional, non-holographic chess:
"The king, the most important piece, represents the Sun of this solar system... traveling only one step at a time, along both square and triangular lines, in any of eight directions. The king is virtually hidden from the action, yet the entire game revolves around it...The queen is the most powerful piece on the board, having unlimited movement in any of eight directions of manifestation... In another sense she is Regina Coeli, Queen of the Heavens, the widely traveling moon which always reflects the light of the Sun, the king."

The relationships between the pieces on the chessboard form "...lines of force composing an energy web", like the web of the spider goddess Arachne, whose eight legs can be likened to the eight directions on a chessboard, as well as the eight squares that are on each side of the chessboard’s outer ring. (Quoted from Le Serpent Rouge Interpreted, by Tracy Twyman)
I want to draw your attention to the unaired trailer for Spiderman which featured a helecopter caught in a web. Both items are heavy on the synchro-scale, the web being a stargate stand in, but also connected to the spiral labyrinth as I hope to show. This picture is from one of Jake Kotze's videos, the web is directly above the radial pattern around the Sphere sculpture and connects the two towers in the same way:

Below is pictured a depiction of the labyrinth with the hero Theseus battling the Minotaur. On the right is Ariadne who helped Theseus find his way out with a thread she provided. She was then abondoned by him on the island Dia/Naxos, the sacred "Island of the Goddess." (But that's ok, she eventually became the consort of Dionysus.)

In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth was an elaborate structure designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at Knossos. Its function was to hold the Minotaur, a creature that was half man and half bull and which was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus. Daedalus had made the Labyrinth so cunningly that he himself could barely escape it after he built it. Theseus was aided by Ariadne, who provided him with a fateful thread, literally the "clew," or "clue," to wind his way back again.

According to one version of the legend, Minos attacked Athens after his son was killed there. The Athenians asked for terms, and were required to sacrifice seven young men and seven maidens every nine years to the Minotaur. One year, the sacrificial party included Theseus, a young man who volunteered to come and kill the Minotaur. Ariadne fell in love at the first sight of him, and helped him by giving him a sword and a ball of the red fleece thread she was spinning, so that he could find his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth.

That the Cretan labyrinth had been a dancing-ground and was made for Ariadne rather than for Minos was remembered by Homer in Iliad xviii.590-593 where, in the pattern that Hephaestus inscribed on Achilles' shield, one incident pictured was a dancing-ground "like the one that Daedalus designed in the spacious town of Knossos for Ariadne of the lovely locks". Even the labyrinth dance was depicted on the shield, where "youths and marriageable maidens (young virgin/lolitas?) were dancing on it with their hands on one another's wrists... circling as smoothly on their accomplished feet as the wheel of a potter...and there they ran in lines to meet each other."
Before moving on, notice the top-down view of the labyrinth could also be a top-down view of a 13 story pyramid with a missing capstone.
At one level, the labyrinth symbolizes the female womb, only penetrable if one is pure and perfect. The male figure outside, representing the human seed, can penetrate the womb, fertilize the ovum, produce new life, which then emerges as a new birth or a reincarnated existence. Entry into the labyrinth gives new life... thus achieving reincarnation and eternal life.
Prehistoric labyrinths are believed to have served either as traps for malevolent spirits or as defined paths for ritual dances. During Medieval times the labyrinth symbolized a hard path to the God with a clearly defined center (God) and one entrance (birth). The new Cathedral labyrinth patterns were all laid out according to the same basic pattern twelve rings that enclose a meandering path which slowly leads to a center rosette. (12 around 1 theme) The labyrinth is located in the nave of the Cathedral. Aleister Crowley insisted that his student magicians construct their altars with two perfect cubes stacked atop one another, “symbolizing the Great Work... The height of the altar is equal to the height above the ground of the navel of the magician. The altar is connected with the Ark of the Covenant, Noah’s Ark, the nave (navis, a ship) of the Church, and many other symbols of antiquity.”

The thread of Ariadne and her practice of spinning thread is an ancient motif associated with weaving baskets and creating textiles and using a spinning wheel. The word spider comes from a word which means to spin as in to weave fibers. The Rockefeller Center in New York has a freaky giant spider sculpture:

Speaking of spiders, I was reminded of the Nazca lines while watching Indian Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull today, where one of the geoglyphs is a spider. The gigantic drawings are made by scraping away the rusty top layer of dirt and rock to expose the lighter colored soil underneath. Most designs seem to have an entrance and exit, making them uniquely shaped labyrinths, probably used as a form of worship much like the labyrinths in gothic cathedrals.

The most recognizable black spider in real life is the Black Widow. The Widow theme is quite important in Freemasonry (Widow's Son) and in movies where many many characters have a widowed mother. The Black Widow has on it's abdomen a Saturnian symbol of the Hourglass. Push the two triangular ends together and you get the saturnian symbol of the hexagram.

The Siddir in Danish society were witches who practiced the art of knot tying and loosening. These Siddir were directly related to the mythic Norns, the Mori or Fates who were said to be responsible for the fate of mankind by the patterns that they wove in the way that they tied and loosened the knots of the Web of Wyrd. The six pointed Gallic rune, similar to the Norse rune Haegl would originally have been eight spoked, like the Buddhist Wheel of Life or the Tarot’s Wheel of Fortune. In this guise it is the Web of Arachne, the Web of Fate and the plan view of the ribbons of the Maypole dance. The Goddesses of death and the underworld are again prominent here (in the transcendent sense, as with Persephone, but one also remembers Mithras and the World Bull or Minotaur of Theseus). The tomb of Marie de Blanchefort, which in its inscription reveals the coded words “Et in Arcadia Ego”, also has the figure of an octopus etched down at the bottom. The octopus is, according to Priory of Sion member Paul Le Cour, a solar symbol used in Atlantis. It also contains the same symbolism as Arachne, the spider goddess, in regards to the number eight and the chessboard. Arachne was a very skilled weaver who shamed herself in a contest and hung herself, then was later resurrected as a spider and her rope turned into a spiderweb. In Ancient Egypt, the spider was associated with the goddess Neith in her aspect as spinner and weaver of destiny, this link continuing later though the Babylonian Ishtar and Greek Athena. Fates Spinning yarn of fate on spinning wheel. Terrance McKenna (click for short video) notes how we say one is "weaving" a tale, or that there's a "web of lies." The language of weaving is used as a metephor for human cognitive activity. He calls hemp the LSD of the past, like when hash societies got together in Paris. This makes hemp and weaving a stargate resonator with other 'consciousness expanding' activities/events.

In the movie Labyrinth, David Bowie plays the Goblin King, "Jareth," whose castle is located in the Goblin City in the center of the labyrinth. He steals Jennifer Connelly's ("Sarah's") baby brother when she wishes him away, and he gives Sarah a time within which she could save her brother if she can successfully navigate the labyrinth. In one scene Jareth tries to distract Sarah with a magical dance which is now clearly associated with labyrinths. Also, the gate to the goblin city is guarded by a goblin weilding a large labrys or double-bladed axe. Sarah also frees a kind of hairy Minotaur-looking creature who was hung upside down in the labyrinth.

I think in this movie Bowie plays the part of Pan, the seducer of the virgin princess, and also the minotaur as Bowie seems to be the prisoner of the labyrinth as well. He is human, despite being the goblin king, and he kidnaps a human child who would presumably become his heir; another prisoner/king in the center of the labyrinth. And its no suprise a young girl is suckered into the labyrinth as it traditionally required virgin sacrifice to appease the beast in the center. Puppeteer Frank Oz also worked on the movie, as well as on Dark Crystal which was the basis for the world of Labyrinth. In Dark Crystal in a world with 3 suns, a crystal is broken resulting in the splitting of a race into 2 races, one good and one bad. Typical black vs. white, good vs. evil stuff. M.C. Esher's multidimensional Relativity makes an appearance as a poster in Sarah's room as well as a location in the Goblin King's castle.

As the name suggests, the Minotaur is a Bull-like creature, the result of intercourse between the wife of King Minos and a bull (Mino-Taurus). The island of Manhattan, ground zero for the 9-11 Stargate, actually has a giant bull located in the oldest park in the city:
The "Charging Bull" sculpture which faces up Broadway in NYC's financial district has become the unofficial symbol of Wall Street and may be the most photographed work of public art in the city. The 7,000 pound bronze sculpture by Arturo Di Modica began life as "guerrilla art".

Arturo Di Modica created the piece with no commission or permission and installed it in front of the New York Stock Exchange on December 15, 1989. The illegal sculpture was seized and imponded till public outcry encouraged the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to re-install it in the Plaza at Bowling Green. The sculpture is said to provide good financial luck to both stock traiders and tourists who keep parts of the artwork well polished with constant rubbing.

Michael, in the comments, suggested a possible link between Minos-Taur and Minas-Tirith (from Lord of the Rings). Here's a picture of Minas Tirith looking quite labyrinth like from a birds eye view:

Another sculpture which is much more visible also relates to the labyrinth theme I think. Like Ariadne abondoned to an island, the Statue of Liberty stands alone on her island, holding a guiding light possibly related to the idea of Ariadne's thread which reveals the path through the labyrinth.

The statue is made of copper, a metal with an atomic weight of 64 (8 x 8). In alchemy, copper is related to the element Earth, and to conjunction, the marriage of opposites: the King and Queen, Sol and Luna, white and black. There's an interesting article at Red Ice Creations which mentions copper, here's an excerpt:
The word for 'snake' in Hebrew is 'nakhash', whose root has multiple definitions. ; As noted by Zecharia Sitchin in 'The Cosmic Code' (1998) , 'the term has not just the two meanings that we have already mentioned ('Serpent,' and 'knower of Secrets') but also a third one - 'He of Copper,' for the Hebrew word for copper, Nechoshet, stems from the same root. One of Enki's epithets in Sumerian, BUZUR, also has the double meaning 'He who knows/solves secrets' and 'He of the copper mines.' It is widely believed that Enki became known as Thoth in Ancient Egypt, and later as Hermes in Greece and Mercury in Rome
Not sure what it means... In one theory of the life of Jesus, his adopted father Joseph is a copper salseman, not a carptenter, and travels to Britain where there were rich copper mines. The serpent worshipping druids would have influenced Jesus at a young age. Anyways it's interesting that Enki/Thoth could be known as "He of the copper mines." Moses set up a brazen serpent (copper+zinc) which healed all who looked upon it.
"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life." - John 3:14.
The Statue of Liberty has an odd base consisting of eleven corners. Combined with the stargate/spiderweb/circular labyrinth resonator and it's nine points, we get 9-11:

The Island of Manhattan has been linked to ancient Egypt, especially the area of the Sphinx and large Pyramids. It should then be no suprise that this same area was also host to a impressive labyrinth complex which was both above and below ground, and used in initiatory rituals and for religious purposes.
Pliny's Natural History mentions four ancient labyrinths: the Cretan labyrinth, an "Egyptian labyrinth", a "Lemnian labyrinth" and an "Italian labyrinth".

Pliny's "Egyptian labyrinth" -- Even more generally, "labyrinth" might be applied to any extremely complicated maze-like structure. Herodotus, in Book II of his Histories, describes as a "labyrinth" a building complex in Egypt, "near the place called the City of Crocodiles," that he considered to surpass the pyramids in its astonishing ambition:

It has twelve covered courts - six in a row facing north, six south - the gates of the one range exactly fronting the gates of the other. Inside, the building is of two stories and contains three thousand rooms, of which half are underground, and the other half directly above them. I was taken through the rooms in the upper storey, so what I shall say of them is from my own observation, but the underground ones I can speak of only from report, because the Egyptians in charge refused to let me see them, as they contain the tombs of the kings who built the labyrinth, and also the tombs of the sacred crocodiles. The upper rooms, on the contrary, I did actually see, and it is hard to believe that they are the work of men; the baffling and intricate passages from room to room and from court to court were an endless wonder to me, as we passed from a courtyard into rooms, from rooms into galleries, from galleries into more rooms and thence into yet more courtyards. The roof of every chamber, courtyard, and gallery is, like the walls, of stone. The walls are covered with carved figures, and each court is exquisitely built of white marble and surrounded by a colonnade. Near the corner where the labyrinth ends, there is a pyramid, two hundred and forty feet in height, with great carved figures of animals on it and an underground passage by which it can be entered. I was told very credibly that underground chambers and passages connected this pyramid with the pyramids at Memphis (Giza).
The Island of Manhattan and the World Trade Center continue to reaffirm their connections to Egypt, this time through the mystical labyrinth. The site for the Twin Towers is being redone with a single tower, dubbed the Freedom Tower, and two reflecting pools in place of the Twin Towers. These three spots form an inexact, but slightly reminiscent overhead view of the Pyramid layout:

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Fifth Element

This article is a collaborative work between myself and Adam from Inside the Cosmic Cube. If you haven't seen the Fifth Element, please go rent it, or just buy it now, otherwise you might get a little lost as I tend to write things like everyone knows what I'm thinking. There is plenty of the movie I just ignored for the sake of time and a shorter read for you, but also much of it didn't justify even being mentioned. So, if you've seen the movie and think we missed something, please drop a comment in the box. There's some elements of this which will appear in a upcoming ariticle about some new 9-11 Mega Ritual symbolism, so keep a look out for that!

The Fifth Element

The movie opens following a trail of asteroids towards the center of the Milky Way. This is a possible nod to apocalyptic theories which focus on galactic-center explosions found in all spiral galaxies, which may one day spell doom for us. Then we are treated to a slowly rotating earth, reminicent of scenes in 2001:A Space Odyssey, as is the classic flyby of a spaceship which accompanies this shot. The ship in this movie is an alien space ship making its way towards earth. As the camera pans down from space to Egypt on earth, an asteroid burns up in the atmosphere, or perhaps its the heat of the alien space ship entering earth's atmosphere.

The story begins in Egypt in the year 1914. 1914 is used in reference to World War I and there are other events of that year we might take interest in. A strange temple is found apparently carved into a large rock outgrowth on an otherwise completely flat terrain. Is the large rock formation actually carved from an asteroid? Probably not, though Egypt is host to a large area of shocked glass resulting from an ancient asteroid impact; a piece of this glass finding its way into the scarab beetle on King Tut's sarcophagus. A young boy rides to the temple on a donkey, a pharnoic (and Christian) symbol of being humble. Jesus rode into town on a donkey, as he was aware of the prophecies which stated this is exactly what the Messiah would do. Here a boy carrying water for the archaeologist working in the temple takes the position loosly associated with Messiah. Perhaps a slight hint to Age Shift, as the water bearer would be Aquarius and the New Age.

Inside the temple an archaeologist and his illustrator assistant artist are working on deciphering an image carved into the broad wall. A boy named Aziz nods off while reflecting light towards the wall from a large golden lid. The three figures are notably an archaeologist, an individual who digs into the past, an illustrator, which is synonymous with illuminator, and the child Aziz whose job is directing sun light. "Aziz, light!" Yells the archaologist, wholly appropriate as Aziz is one of 99 attributes of Allah, meaning powerful and beloved. A name such as 'Abd al-'Aziz would mean "servant of the powerful." Thus, Aziz is God, and god lets there be light! Later, the fifth element will be referred to as Divine Light. Luke Perry's illustrator tallies the number of times the archaeologist shouts "Aziz Light", marking the 11th instance.

The large wall of hieroglyphics has another pattern going on which looks very mathematical, with lots of straight lines, and one or two long arching lines through it. It kinda reminds me of the anticryptogram on the voyager plaque. Images such as this are used to encode information, but to also make it easy for a person in the future, speaking a possibly unknown language, to decode that information.

He also mumbles something about an image looking prehistoric. Maybe there's a drawing of a dinosaur in there that I can't see? It would make sense since this event should have been happening every 5,000 years for all time. The archaeologist starts to read over what he's figured out so far starting with a picture of 3 large and 3 small circles representing 3 planets and their moons forming a triangular alignment. In this picture are 3 lines connecting the planets, as well as 3 lines which point to nothing, but serve only for form a veiled hexagram. The hexagram is the center shape of Metatron's Cube, which contains the platonic solids as well as a 4th dimensional cube, or tesseract.

He then goes on the explain the "Snake Act" as his assistant describes it, an event where Ultimate Evil, represented by a snake, is fended off by the Ultimate Weapon, a Fifth Element surrounded by the four other elements. It begins when a "black hole like a door is opened." The hieroglyph which represents this doorway is 'pet' which represents the vault of the heavens, personified as sky goddess Nut.

Earth, Air, Fire and Water with Ether centrally positioned is obviously Tetramorphic, and this emblem is likewise indicative of Age Shift, the Tetramorph of Last Judgment, the World Trump, etc. The Fifth Element is blatantly described as "the perfect being" and as "divine light".
The Quintessence is the fifth element with which the alchemists could work. It was the essential presence of something or someone, the living thing itself that animated or gave something its deepest characteristics. The Quintessence partakes of both the Above and the Below, the mental as well as the material. It can be thought of as the ethereal embodiment of the life force that we encounter in dreams and altered states of consciousness. It is the purest individual essence of something that we must unveil and understand in order to transform it.

The description of the periodic arrival of the Great Evil is blatantly astronomical, the 3 planet eclipse is a planetary alignment highlighting the function of celestial observation as means of timekeeping. The archaeologist deciphers the date for the "snake act" as taking place every 5,000 years. This figure we might assume has been rounded. 5,125 is the length of Mayan Calender. and 1/5 of a Great or Platonic Year, the full circuit of the precession of the sun's ecliptic through the houses of the zodiac. This will be very odd by the time we get to the end of the movie when you start wondering how many times this has all happened in the past. The number 5,000 is probably more symbolic than anything (it is The *Fifth* Element after all), though it does remind me of several other "prophecies," if you can call them that. For instance the Mayan calendar has been deciphered as depicting 9 ages of 13 sections, or a 9 weeks of 7 days and 6 nights. Each age is 20% shorter than the previous one, creating a stepped pyramid shape as you move up the ages. The fifth "day" and "night" of each age usually represents an important event in that "week" of creation during each consecutive age. The fifth day is usually something new, and the fifth night is the use of that something. For instance, the guy who claims to have figured this all out says that the fifth day during this past age contained the publishing of Einsteins e=mc^2 formula, while the fifth night was the detonation of the atomic bomb. As the number 5 is used so heavily in this movie, I thought that it was at least an interesting (if convoluted) connection to the Mayan calendar. Another thing that the 5,000 year date reminds me of is something I heard about the "illuminati" having been planning to forestall an event which was prophecised about 5,000 (or 50,000?) years ago. Basically, they've been spending all this time working towards a way to prevent whatever event they think is going to happen. I know, I read too many odd things, but it's interesting that it is or almost is the same timeline. And there's a really interesting connection to that which I just saw in the movie Tomb Raider (part 1): There is a secret society called the "Illuminati" (stop me when this soudns familiar) whose symbol is the all-seeing eye in a triangle, and they have been waiting 5,000 years for a planetary alignment to happen so that they can unite the Triangle of Light which would allow them to control time! If I may amuse you for a bit longer; I read a post somewhere where a person said that the Inca of Peru in Maccu Pichu were intent on forestalling an event at the end of the age by focused magical practice. They were apparently afraid of whatever was going to happen. Whether or not this is really the case, it's interesting to note the similarity between a tetramorphic picture called the "secret of the Inca," and an almost identical enigmatic engraving on the Cyclical Cross at Henday. The Cross was deciphered to reveal a warning about the end of the age and an apocalyptic event, the Day of Judgement. As Fulcanelli states in his chapter on the Henday Cross, "The age of iron has no other seal than that of Death. Its hieroglyph is the skeleton, bearing the attributes of Saturn: the empty hourglass, symbol of time run out..."

Continuing with his work, the archaeologist comes to the picture of what he correctly deduces as the fifth element, represented as a human body between the symbols of the 4 other elements. Again the number 5 is used as each element is represented by 5 lines, including the fifth element as 5 vertical lines above the figure. The Element Stones even have 5 faces (The elemental stones are triangular, like the face of pyramids plus the top+bottom, yah I can find a connection anywhere!). Leeloo's name, in the fictional language invented for the movie, means Sacred Stone. She is the fifth element stone, but also perhaps a perfect cube, a smooth ashlar or philosophers stone. While all this was happening a preist of a presumably very ancient society has been listening in. His ears perk up when the archaeologist mentions the fifth element. He takes the water from the boy, and adds a vial of poisen to it stating: "forgive me Lord, they already know too much." The priest is dressed as a monk, and is called "father" by the archaeologist. Though it is never stated what religion the priest practices, we can assume it's not a common one we are familiar with, though this priest and the one later in the movie seem to be very similar to Catholic priests; they are called father and priest and are celebate. The priest Veto Cornelius who shows up very soon in the movie even wears a skull cap which is common not only for Jews but for high ranking Catholics such as bishops and popes. Perhaps the priest is a Jesuit, as this would fit very well with the theme of Jesuits being on missions all around the world such as Egypt, and being involved in many conspiracy theories of their own. The head of the Jesuit order is called the Black Pope, as he is said to be as powerful if not more powerful than the real pope. It may be that by the time we get to the future ('present day' in the movie is year 2363), the Jesuit order has broken off to form it's own religion. This priest who now comes to visit the archaeologist who he is clearly friends with, seems to have no qualms about poisoning him for knowing too much. The symbolic act is clear, as the archaeologist has literally just figured out the true Knowledge Good and Evil (this time without the help of Eve and her forbidden fruit, though he does have some golden-apple wine mentioned in the next paragraph).

The priest suggests drinking a toast with the poisoned water. The archaeologist tosses out the water just in time to not get poisoned. He would prefer to drink a toast to his future fame with some wine. His assistant Billy gets the bottle which is a Marcati Grappa Vinaccia. The label art is clearly symbolic, probably chosen on purpose for its horned "Devil" figure which helps them drink a toast to the discovery of the Ultimate Evil prophecy. The art also includes golden grapes, or as any fruit can be called apple, these can be seen as golden apples. The Devil/Pan/Baccus figure is also holding a bottle of Grappa Vinaccia, and on that bottle is a picture of a figure holding another bottle of Vinaccia, and so on ad infinitum. Not only is the devil figure appropriate, but there is a representation of an endless loop as well, very appropriate for the age ending event which happenes again and again every 5,000 years.

As this is happening a large alien space ship decends to earth directly outside the temple. The ship it's self is slightly reminicient of a bee abdomen, complete with a stinger at the end. Not sure if that means anything, but it looks cool... Anyways, the aliens step off the ship and shuffle into the temple. They are very robust with tiny robotic heads perched infront of their broad hunched shoulders; and Billy's charcoal drawing of them is quite bird-like. The shape actually reminds me of an oversized bird with a small head, very much like Howl from Howl's Moving Castle in the scene where he leans in to talk to the witch.

The archaeologist is asking himself outloud what the Divine Light spoken of in the heiroglyphics is when Aziz falls asleep again and the reflected light goes out (Symbolic sun cycle of day-night? Or is this kid just really tired?). The archaeologist yells for light again, and just after that - the alien's ship lights come on illuminating the room without the need for Aziz and his reflector. I think it's done on purpose this way as a bit of foreshadowing that the "Divine Light" the archaeologist is wondering about is the Fifth Element, who is one of (or just lives with) these aliens called the Mondoshawan, a name which apparently translates as The Guardians (similar to the Seriphim choir of angels).

Very little is actually said about the Mondoshawan who deposited the Ultimate Weapon on Earth. As we later see that beneath their armor they are visually identical to humans it might be suggested that they engineered the human race for this purpose, though I don't think this is ever stated blatantly. They remove the elements from Earth due to the pending Great War suggesting some foreknowledge on their part of this event. One of the Mondoshawan is trapped in the temple, entombed, and passes the key to the priest and commands him to preserve the tradition. This is a sci-fi establishment of a Secret Society/Mystery Cult.

The eclipse occurs and the Great Evil manifests, a sentient black hole or anti-sun/Black Sun. This is very much like the way Galactus was depicted years later in the Fantastic Four/Silver Surfer film. French illustrator Jean Giraud (Moebius) did the design work for the Fifth Element and previously a noteworthy Silver Surfer/Galactus comic book.

The Mondoshawan take the stones and the fifth elements sarcophagus and bring them to their ship for safe keeping. The sarcophagus has an interesting feature on it which is porbably more ornamental than anything, but might be worth noting. There's a lump on the front and back of the human shaped sarcophagus at approximately the level of the lower dan-tien chakra (located a couple of inches below the navel, and a couple of inches inside the body.) The lower dan-tien is the focus for energy in many tai-chi and chi-gong techniques. Extending from these spots is a line running up the front and back of the sarcophagus to the top which is an open mouth (the sarcophagus is shaped like a person looking straight up with their mouth open). The mouth is another important spot because in meditation people put their tounge to the top-front of the inside of their mouths to reconnect an acupuncture meridian which runs from the top lip, over the head, down the back then up the front all the way to the bottom lip. Its possible that these points and lines of energy are being hinted at with the shape of the sarcophagus, or it could all be 'coincidence.'

A closeup of the drawing of the alignment fades into a computer simulation of the actual alignment in present day-future. The computer simulated picture has a central circle with 12 sections as the focus of the alignment, possibly a zodiacal age-shift symbol. The alignment produces, or signals, the creation of a new planet in the solar system. This scene includes a closeup flyby of a military spaceship and a shot of Jupiter, very close, in the background. Like the opening scene, it is quite reminiscent of 2001:A Space Odyssey. We all know by now that the planet was supposed to be Saturn in A Space Odyssey, but was turned to Jupiter for the movie. Here the new Dark Planet, the "snake act" and Absolute Evil, takes the place of Saturn in the solar system as the seventh heavenly orb seen from earth (sun, moon, mercury, venus, mars, jupiter and new dark-planet). The location is appropriate as the planet turned into a sun in Space Odyssey was named Lucifer after the transformation (in the book). The new planet is formed by black clouds swirling together slightly similar to the monoliths in Space Odyssey swirling together. Like the monoliths of Space Odyssey, this planet is intelligent. The new Dark Planet is Ultimate Evil incarnate.

The President of the Federated Territories (One World Government apparently, make that One-Solar System) wittnessed this even from his headquarters in New York City - current site of the United Nations building, and host to one-world religion, The New Age Religion or Lucis Trust. President Lindberg seems to be blind in one eye, which is perhaps glass, I think his left eye. The president also wears a black undershirt with a red and blue uniform over that. The red and blue are duality colors often used in place of black and white, and most commonly represent the earth and heavens. These colors or most notably seen on Jesus and "Mary Magdalane" in Da Vincis Last Supper. At the presidents headquarters are representatvies from the secret society introduced earlier by the priest, the Catholic religion and another unknown religion. The Element Priest Vito Cornelius is played by Ian Holm bringing his many interesting performances in. He calls the black hole Death and Absolute Evil. The 48 hour time period before the Great Evil exterminates the Earth may represent four 12s, or four full circles on the face of a clock. With Cornelius is his neophyte assistant, who is next in line to pass down the ancient knowledge of their order. Before the military vessel fires on the Dark Planet, Priest Cornelius raises his hand to offer his theory on what action to take. When he does, he seems to be giving a 3-fingered wave, similar to that seen given by Saddam Hussain and other figures on websites about "illuminati" hand gestures. It's also the boy-scout sign, and I'm told a very secret hand sign used by the KKK's "darkest occult groups." I see the three fingers as a sign that he has completed the three initiatory degrees of his order.

The military spaceship in orbit around jupiter fires its largest missles at the Dark Planet, only serving to make it bigger. The intelligent force of the planet causes the commander of the vessel to bleed from his third eye region similar to a stigmata before consumng the entire ship in a fireball shaped like a human skull. As quoted earlier: "The age of iron has no other seal than that of Death. Its hieroglyph is the skeleton..." I think the Great Evil represents Saturn (the deity). It's a consummer. Saturn eats his children (the planets). This is the same as Galactus. Saturn identifies with Death/the Grim Reaper.

Next we're introduced to Bruce Willis' charcter Korban Dallas. Called "dog brain" by Finger, his old co-pilot who now apparently works at the the Taxi Cab company Korban drives for. Korban has a pet cat as well. Being a dog-brain and owning are cat are highly symbolic as these animals are psychopomps and often represent travel into another world. In this case it's a New Age, as well as the start of his journey which will lead him to help battle Ultimate Evil and save the universe. It may seem minnor but I think it is noteworthy that Bruce Wllis' character Korben Dallas is first shown in the film Waking Up. This easy symbol play is probably observable in many stories. Of course he's a cab driver, a flying checker cab. There's an ad for Fhloston (Flow Stone) Paradise. Fhloston Paradise is described as being in the Angel Constellation. The contest sponsor is Gemini Croquette, introducing Twin symbolism and a croquette may be a standin for sacramental bread.

Later we learn that Korban lives in the 500 Block of apartments, another use of #5 in the movie. Leeloo may be the Ultimate Weapon, but Korban is the Ultimate Warrior, as the only surviving member of his military unit and an expert in a very long list of weapons and vehicles. (Later we see a book in Korbans room titled Adolf and another with a skeleton on the cover. I can't make out what they are though. Also Veto calls him Mr.Wallace on accident, but I dont know if theres any importance to that either.) When Korban hides Leeloo in the shower she is Baptized. He hides Cornelius in the retractable bed and he is "entombed" by plastic wrap, both initiation symbols. The award Cornelius knocks Corben out with is a Grail/Cross combination.

Korban drives the already popular symbolic checkered chariot, as well as having black and white dice hanging from the rear-view mirror, and a plush spider in the back.
The tomb of Marie de Blanchefort, which in its inscription reveals the coded words “Et in Arcadia Ego”, also has the figure of an octopus etched down at the bottom. The octopus is, according to Priory of Sion member Paul Le Cour, a solar symbol used in Atlantis. It also contains the same symbolism as Arachne, the spider goddess, in regards to the number eight and the chessboard.
Thus the octopus/spider hanging in the back of Korban's cab connects again to the checker/chess pattern which is already connected with taxi cabs; as well as being a solar symbol to boot. When Leeloo is in the back of his cab, the XI of the broken TAXI sign can be seen dangling in the rear view mirror and can be read numerically as 9 or 11 or both. I just mis-typed Korbans name into the google search bar and got a bunch of hits for "Koran." I just realized how close his name is to the Islamic holy book. I wonder if that's important?

The Mondoshawan return. The Fifth Element is called the Supreme Being and the ultimate warrior, the Light of Creation. I can't help but notice the same terminology here as in "Time Bandits" (featuring Holm) depicting a conlict between characters named simply Evil and the Supreme Being. Mangalores working for Zorg shoot the Mondoshawan ship down.

All that survives is the right gauntlet of one of the Mondoshawan, from which Federation harvests cells for cloning. It's very interesting that Mila Jovovich's character is genetically engineered as is also the case with Resident Evil and Ultra Violet. This is a Resurrection scene as she is born again, in a coffin like vessel. The gauntlet on her right hand initially is similar to Hellboy, but I'm not sure what, if anything, this might mean. A leap of faith brings her to Korben Dallas.

Priest Veto Cornelius apparently studies many world religions as well as astronomy and probably astrology. He has many symbols of world religions "under one roof" of his apartment. Among the many relics are a Shiva statue, a 7 stick candle holder (the 7 planets), a stuffed white owl, Madonna and Child paintings, statue of a fish-tailed horse (a Merovingian symbol), and a large snake statue. The snake may be a representation of the Ultimate Evil he has been preparing for. When he knocks out Korban to steal his tickets, he makes a semi-sign of the cross. Its hard to tell if its just a rushed Christian sign, or a different gesture for his religious order.

The Fifth Element is often referred to accidentally as a man up until she's cloned and ends up being female. This Hermaphroditic symbolism fits well as she is elemental Hermes and goddess Aphrodite combined. The Fifth Element, Leeloo (double- L, played by Milla Jovovich) is also repeatedly called "perfect" as a reminder that she is the Supreme Being, which she refers to herself as at least once while simultaniously pointing upwards as to indicate that she is God incarnate. She also represents a messiah. Leeloo's color scheme is complimented by Korbans, with orange hair to Korbans orange shirt, and later her gold pants to Korbans gold hair. Another famous duo with similar and opposing color schemes are Jesus and "Mary" from the Last Supper. This is certainly intentional as Korban and Leeloo represent a union of opposites, male and female, at the end of the movie when they become one on the altar of the Fifth Element; a chemical marriage perhaps. I also think there's some phoenix symbolism, as Leeloo dies in a firey crash on Mars when her ship is shot down, but is resurrected as a complete fully developed person again. "The Phoenix was a bird with a beautiful voice and feathers of gold and red. The bird lived for a long time, usually 500 years." There's the magic number again, plus the colors Leeloo wears; well her red is more of a neon orange, but I'm not a stickler for details. His cab is Cab #890 (=17). His liscense plate is 246890-A (11A). The advert from which Leeloo learns the phrase "Please help" has the phone # 800-019322 (=17, so 8-17). The golden arch of the sun also makes a couple of appearances as the McDonalds logoin the moive.

The person behind the attempted hijacking of the Element Stones, and coincidental owner of Korban's cab company is Jean Baptist Emannuel Zorg (played by Gary Oldman), who runs a conglomerate called Zorg. Zorg is an arms dealer who poses as an art dealer. He seems to have a prosthetic leg. I'm not sure what that means if anything, but I have a notion that one-legged characters reference the bent-leg format of the Tarot Hanged Man. He is working for Mr. Shadow, which is the name the Dark Planet is given for communication with Zorg. How Zorg came to be employed by Mr. Shadow is never mentioned. The Dark Planet has only recently formed, probably not enough time for it to contact Zorg, so perhaps Zorg also has knowledge of the 5,000 year cycle from his own secret society. He is an arms dealer and a major business owner, positions which many real life "illuminati" occupy. When Mr. Shadow speaks to Zorg through radio waves sent towards earth to Zorgs phone, Zorg's third-eye region bleeds like the captain of the military ship which first encountered the new planet. It would seem that the mere presence of the Dark Planet causes this reaction, maybe from overstimulation, as the pineal gland is seen as a way to communicate with the Ultimate (evil too!). Zorg describes his philosophy as Order out of Chaos; paramount strategy of illuminati-esque groups. When Zorg meets with Cornelius he nearly chokes to death on Ceres signifying Cherries. His sad-eyed elephant pet is weird, maybe Ganesh indicative.

The Great Evil is described as swallowing communication satellites. This is the blocking of information. Also "Communication Satellite" could be a way to describe the planet Mercury. Or the swallowing of communication satellites might be a technological replay of Lucifer killing the angels in a war in heaven/space. Angels are the messengers of God afterall.

The flight attendants at the airport have Mercury wings on their hats. The also wear blue, reminiscent of the blue symbolism from my post "Amanita..." and the Blue Dreamer pills from Saturn 3; the flight attendants dont do anything but put people to sleep for the space flight.

Radio host Ruby Rhod is first shown in leopard (Dionysus) skin and a "unicorn" hairdo. Later he wears an outfit with a collar lined with roses. His overuse of the slang term "Green" might refer to Green Language and the Green Column of the Tree of Life. He nicknames Korban Dallas D-Man (Demon).

At the end Korban and Leeloo make it to the temple in Egypt with Cornelius, Ruby, and the young priest, David. 5 People gather together the 5 elements. Each takes a stone and matches it with it's proper place. The young priest accidentally figures out how to open the stones, then Korban takes over and opens Air by blowing on it. Cornelius opens the Water stone, Young Priest opens the Earth stone and Ruby is left with the Fire stone, as Rubys are red and so is fire, duh! Ruby however quit smoking and has no matches, so Korban uses his last friction match, or lucifer, to activate the fire stone. He and Leeloo take the place of the fifth element, where she becomes active when he says he loves her. They are one body, one soul, and she snaps her head back and emits the Divine Light of Creation and stops the Dark Planet in it's tracks in a similar orbit as the moon.

This brings up the question - is the moon an old Dark Planet from an ancient apocalyptic cycle? The moon is usually associated with the goddess and magic, and thus considered evil by mainstream sun worship and male dominated religions such as Christianity. Left handed people are sinister, as the left side of the body is asociated with the moon, whose Sumerian name was Sin. Another thing to think about is the importance that earth plays in this event. Why does the end-all apocalyptic event take place on earth? I've never really thought about it, but lets say Revelations is real, does that mean that billions of people die on earth, as well as other populated planets? Do the events on earth, where Good and Evil do battle, determine the fate of the entire universe? The Monodoshawan probably engineered humans from their own more complicated DNA, so we are not the oldest race of intelligent beings in the universe. What makes earth so special? And what exactly is the Fifth Element? According to traditional symbolism, the fifth element, sometimes placed at the top of a pentagram, is Spirit. The pentagram, besides being a great fractle of the Divine or Golden Ratio, is also a symbol of Man. Is Mankind, and His consciousness the "Diving Light of Creation" which Leeloo represents? In science we have the Observer Effect and Conscious Creation on a quantum level. While God would represent the fountain head of this Spirit, it would appear that all humans contain a little bit of it.


What are you saving up to be.. Jewish?