Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Land of the Dead

Operating under the absurd assumption that anyone noticed I haven't written anything all month, I decided to throw together a quick post (Ha! Not possible!) of some jumbled ideas floating around in the holographic matrix of my grey matter. I'll be rehashing (and extensively quoting) some old stuff, but you should keep in mind that any-thing can be used to learn/advance/grow. This is not a movie review, it's a synchromystic investigation, and each symbol can have multiple interpretations, all of which are valid. One might even use the same scene from a movie, like The Matrix, to propose two opposing "truths." As long as you keep moving forward, you're golden, but I'm getting ahead of myself here. Well it looks like this isn't going to be a short as I had thought, but hey, it's cheaper than a movie! So, grab some popcorn and, "on with the show!"

The bizarre mythology behind Scientology has aliens from another planet being rounded up in spaceships (which look like, what at this point in time are, outdated aircraft) and then dropped into a volcano on earth. The souls/spirits then come out and inhabit the bodies of ancient man and evolve them up to the point we're at now. The odd thing about this is that the less sci-fi aspects of it are very similar to mythology of shamanic cultures, fueled by entheogenic compounds such as psilocybin and DMT, as well as other older ancient-astronaut mythology.

Way back in the day, one of the first 'alternative' subjects I had read about was theories on angels, specifically Satan/Lucifer. The story went that the Archangels all ruled their own planet and the planet lorded over by Satan was the one between Mars and Jupiter which is an asteroid belt today. Satan/Lucifer/The Devil told the creatures on this planet to worship him as god. God didn't like that too much and destroyed his planet. (worship = war ship. No wonder God/YHWH got pissed, Satan was building war-ships against him!) So all that remains now is the asteroid belt. Where did Satan go from there? Well he was cast down from (the) heaven(s) to earth. "Satan is the god of this planet" sayeth Madam Blavatsky.

At around the same time I was reading some of the earlier UFO/Alien mythology on the internet as well. One version of events has a race of aliens being chased by another race of aliens from their planetary system into ours. The race which was running away landed on the planet which used to occupy the space of the asteroid belt. They set up a fake base, then came to earth and hid underground. The alien race in pursuit blew up the planet between Mars and Jupiter and then, just in case, set up an energy grid around the earth and moon so that any possible survivors would not be able to leave the solar system. Why didn't they just blow up earth too? Well, it wouldn't make a good story, that's why! So the aliens/angels trapped on earth either combined their DNA with some earlier species of humanoid, or died and reincarnated into the animals of earth, or continue to live underground in secret military installations or the "hollow earth." Interestingly, the top aliens in the reptilian theories are the "Winged Draco" (feathered serpents?), and seem to appear in the story below. Serpents are intimately connected with ayahuasca visions as well (shamanic brew with DMT in it), but these ones seem to be less earth spirits and more.. something else.

aboriginal dream time,
the rainbow serpent by lorraine williams

Here's an interesting ayahuasca induced version of events, as told in Michael Talbot's Holographic Universe:
In 1960 the American Museum of Natural History sent [Michael] Harner on a year-long expedition to study the Conibo, and while there he asked the Amazonian natives to tell him about their religious beliefs. They told him that if he really wished to learn, he had to take a shamanic sacred drink made from a hallucinogenic plant known as ayahuasca, the "soul vine." He agreed and after drinking the bitter concoction had an out-of-body experience in which he traveled [to] a level of reality populated by what appeared to be the gods and devils of the Conibo's mythology. He saw demons with grinning crocodilian heads. He watched as an "energy-essence" rose up out of his chest and floated toward a dragon-headed ship manned by Egyptian-style figures with blue-jay heads; and he felt what he thought was the slow, advancing numbness of his own death.
But the most dramatic experience he had during his spirit journey was an encounter with a group of winged, dragon-like beings that emerged from his spine. After they had crawled out of his body, they "projected" a visual scene in front of him in which they showed him what they said was the "true" history of the earth. Through a kind of "thought language" they explained that they were responsible for both the origin and evolution of all life on the planet. Indeed, they resided not only in human beings, but in all life, and had created the multitude of living forms that populates the earth to provide themselves with a hiding place from some undisclosed enemy in outer space (Harner notes that although the beings were almost like DNA, at the time, 1961, he knew nothing of DNA).
After this concatenation of visions was over, Harner sought out a blind Conibo shaman noted for his paranormal talents to talk to him about the experience. The shaman, who had made many excursions into the spirit world, nodded occasionally as Harner related the events that had befallen him, but when he told the old man about the dragon-like beings and their claim that they were the true masters of the earth, the shaman smiled with amusement. "Oh, they're always saying that. But they are only the Masters of Outer Darkness," he corrected.

ayahuasca vision by pablo amaringo
all users of ayahuasca will eventually see serpents
it's not a hallucination, it's a window into reality

From my The Journey Back Home post:
[...] 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 Judgment. 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..."
The theory that the Inca civilization was founded specifically to forestall a cataclysmic event at the end of the age was put forward in the book The Secret of the Incas. (There was also a movie of the same name starring Charlton Heston, narrator of Armageddon, he played Moses as well as the last man alive in The Omega Man.)

I Am the Omega

The Secret of the Incas reminds me of Philip K. Dick's hypothesis. I'll quote Wrong Way Wizard:
[Philip K. Dick] thought that the rightful Apocalypse had been/was being forestalled by the work of a secret sect of evil Mystics who possess a technique to hold reality in a kind of amnesiac tape-loop. [...] Through the practice of eldritch rituals not at all to the taste of Joe Six-Pack, these Mages forestall the second coming of Christ forever. The New Age never arrives. Instead, the old age is repackaged, renamed and vigorously remarketed and the Land of the Dead lives on. [...] We hover in a bubble of time, just as always. A flashing swath of plasma in the arc of a diver. Going, going, gone. Christ will never come. We are truly lost.

By holding back on the promise of life eternal in the bosom of a loving if somewhat self-satisfied messiah, the Secret Science has given us immortality of another, perhaps even better kind. The mad men of magick must revive us again and again in search of the solution to their sad little mystery. Either way we all win.
This should remind people of the Aeon Flux movie, where people are cloned over and over again to keep humanity alive, while time is basically frozen. This is also similar to movies like Logan's Run and The Island.

"they're here." - poltergeist
ghosts with anks which symbolize eternal life
Originally here is where I plugged my first video "Here Is Wisdom," which I've since remade at a feature length video delving into several themes in movies which I've covered here and in podcasts. See the full movie, in 5 parts, on my Vimeo account here. I also go off on a tangent about dogs in movies because of the scene from The Truman Show, so.. here's that tangent: I've noticed that the theme of the psychopomp Hermes in the form of the dog comes up with great regularity in Underworld/Afterlife type situations. In The Truman Show a dog named Pluto attacks Truman. Pluto is the lord of the Underworld and is the same as Hades. Jim Carrey is often surrounded by dogs in his other films. In The Mask he, and his dog, find that reality is much more of a Wonderland than he previously thought. In The Wizard of Oz the dog Toto accompanies Dorothy around Oz. In Beetlejuice a dog causes the car accident that kills the main characters. In fact, the dog himself kills them when he jumps off of a wooden plank where his weight was all that kept their car from plummeting into the river. A dog is one of the characters in the television show LOST and often leads people deep into the island. Anyways, keep that theme in mind next time you see a dog in a movie.
The Matrix is re-booted when The One gathers 23 people to re-populate Zion, 16 male and 7 female (Referencing Genesis 16:7-10). Morpheus' Red Pill speech from The Matrix:
Morpheus: "The matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window, or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work. When you go to church. when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth."
Neo: "What truth?"
Morpheus: "That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else, you were born into bondage. Born into a prison that you cannot smell or taste or touch. A prison ... for your mind (and soul)."
Another movie with Keanu Reeves, only he's on the other side of the conversation this time, is Constantine:
(John Constantine prepares to initiate Angela Dodson into the Mysteries of Hell on Earth, and to give her eyes to see the Angels & Demons all around us):
Angela Dodson: "I need to understand."
John Constantine: "You don't wanna know what's out there, trust me on this."
Angela Dodson: "I need to see [...]. Please."
John Constantine: "You do this, there's no turning back. You see them... They see you. Understand?"
Angela Dodson: "Yeah."

the freeway is hell this time of day!

The land of the dead lives on. In movies such as Constantine, The Others, The Sixth Sense, Ghost Town, Beetlejuice, and The Haunting in Connecticut, among others, the land of the dead is right here alongside the land of the living. Hell is literally on earth. Satan was cast down to earth. This is the underworld, the world under the dome of (the) Heaven(s).

black iron prison

The Emerald City lies at the heart of Oz, much like the capital of Hell, Pandemonium. In The Matrix, the last human city is called Zion, and is located "deep underground near the earth's core, where it's still warm." (Note: "the last human" in Dogma, the last descendant of Jesus' bloodline, is called the last Sion(Zion)) The center of the earth is the traditional domain of the Christian idea of Hell. "Zion" is an anagram of "In Oz." Also, "zo" means life in Egyptian, so we might see the reverse of zo to mean death. "Oz" is a diminutive form of Osiris, the Egyptian deity of death and resurrection and of the Afterlife. Both Oz and Hell are sectioned into 4 slices, and even the Garden of Eden is broken up by it's four rivers.

In The Matrix, Agent Smith, talking to Mr. Anderson/Neo about his "double-life" as a hacker and programmer: "One of these lives has a future, the other does not." Thomas Anderson dies, Neo lives on. But in what manner? Cypher is talking to Trinity about unplugging Neo from the Matrix, and (Lu)Cypher says, "We're gonna kill him, do you understand that?"
When Neo is being unplugged and he is hallucinating that the mirror he touched is covering his body he says, "It's cold. It's cold" and he almost has a heart attack. Ever see a movie where someone was dying of a gunshot wound or too much blood loss? They say "I'm cold" or "It's cold." Neo is dying - only to "wake up" in the "real world."

The Matrix: (When Neo is being unplugged) Cypher says, "Buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy, 'cause Kansas, is going bye-bye" Kansas would be the Matrix, making Zion and the "Real World" analogous to The Land of Oz, Wonderland, Imagination Land, Fantasia, etc. Note that Morpheus calls the real world, "The desert of the real." Oz is surrounded by a desert.

Cypher, "I think, the Matrix, can be more real than this world."
Trinity, "But you're out Cipher. You can't go back."
Cypher, "That's what you think. They're gonna reinsert my body. I go back to sleep, and when I wake up, I won't remember a goddamn thing."

Cypher wants to be reborn in the Matrix Reality, and as anyone can tell you, most of us don't remember our past lives. In the television series Quantum Leap, scientist Sam Beckett gets stuck jumping into the lives of other people "in his time-line" (though not always) "to set things right," and keeps praying the next jump "will be the jump home." In the last episode he finds himself in a bar with other jumpers, some of whom are dead, and it seems this place is a rest stop before he continues on to more extreme jumps in the future. (The series ended here before he got to those more extreme jumps.) He is stuck living out the important moments of people's lives, the ones where they specifically incarnated to teach themselves a lesson (according to numerous past-life regressions). Though it seems instant, it takes a week (of creation) to jump from one person to the next. It seems that what we are seeing is Sam's many incarnations, and the pivotal moments therein, which are designed to teach him a lesson as his soul continues to evolve. Some past life regressions actually go into future lives, there's no reason (which I know of) that in higher dimensions where time is not linear, that you could not live out multiple incarnations simultaneously (like Sam Beckett). In this view of things, you could be your own mother and father and best friend and worst enemy all in this life! In fact that may be a better way of looking at it then how we look at each-other today. At the end of the series we learn that Sam never goes home.

The Cletic Rebel has outlined his theory on the energy grid that surrounds us and keeps us trapped in Philip K. Dick's "Black Iron Prison"(time loop):
(a) we are immortal spiritual beings,
(b) reincarnation is indisputable (heck, even "the Jesus" spoke of it),
(c) we are trapped in some type of construct that facilitates the process,
(d) we die and repeat the process before we can achieve gnosis,
(e) this prison construct serves a beneficiary outside ourselves,
(f) we have little comprehension of the nature of this/these being[s],
(g) there is some kind of fail-safe system/aetheric barrier that prevents our spirit from leaving should we manage to escape/break the cycle
In The Matrix, The Merovingian said: "Choice is an illusion created between those with power and those without." Wasn't taking the Red Pill or Blue Pill a choice? Is Merv telling us that the Red and Blue Pill dichotomy is yet another us vs. them, awake vs. asleep, democrats vs. republicans, coke vs. pepsi scam? Did I just compare enlightenment to The Cola Wars? In Total Recall, Arnold is told that he is still in the memory-vacation simulator at Recall, and not really on mars. The head of Recall offers Arnold a Red Pill which symbolizes his mind's desire to "wake up" from the simulation. Of course, the truth is that Arnold is awake (well, "is waking up" might be a better choice of words), and that the Red Pill will only knock him out so that they can re-brainwash him. The Red Pill keeps him in the game, like Neo in The Matrix. In the second "Matrix" movie, Neo learns that becoming "The One" (taking the Red Pill) is another layer of control and is meant to continue the Matrix, not stop it. "Neo" (or more specifically the anomaly in the Matrix programming) is immortal: Thomas Anderson dies, Neo lives on.

Looking back to the last picture of Eden, Hell and Oz, there's a logo in the bottom right from the movie Fido. In it, Carrie-Anne Moss ("Trinity" from the Matrix) and her son form a close relationship with their pet zombie named Fido. In the movie, certain fenced off areas in the world are back to (almost) normal after a zombie outbreak. They have captured some zombies and turned them into slaves, servants and pets. So the last human(s) live alongside the dead in a fenced-in area. The company that did all this is Zomcon, and has an "Oz" resonating logo. The Celtic Rebel muses:
"So, yeah, it’s OZ. Oh, the wizards are crafty. Recalling the movie about zombies being domesticated, hence controlled. Question: What is Oz? Answer: 'A Better Life Through Containment!' Argh, how fucking obvious!"
Jesus asked us to drink his blood (vampire/werewolf) and eat his flesh (zombie). What the hell kinda choices are those? After doing so, you become immortal upon your death (like in every zombie & vampire movie). Immortality is granted either way, but is that the kind of immortality you want? The Will Smith messiah vehicle I Am Legend was a remake of The Omega Man which in turn was a remake of The Last Man On Earth starring horror icon Vincent Price. They were all based off of the same book which inspired all the later vampire and zombie books and films. In The Last Man On Earth, Vincent Price wards off the zombies with garlic, mirrors, crosses and stakes through the heart. They're zombie-vampires (or vampire-zombies?), combined as one immortal being - closer to the original story (and Jesus' desciples) than movies which later separated the two.

Philip K. Dick called the (c)age in which we are trapped the Black Iron Prison. Fulcanelli calls this the Age of Iron with the seal of Death and attributes of Saturn. In the movie The Haunting In Connecticut, a minister is called upon to help exercise an apparently evil soul trapped in a house. He brings with him a cross made of two crossed iron magnets. He explains that "iron defends from evil," and that "prisons have iron bars to not only contain the body, but the evil contained within it." One must wonder whose definition of evil we're using here; Yahweh's? The chapter on iron in Sorcerer's Stone A Beginner's Guide to Alchemy is called "Mars' Challenge: The Angry Metal Iron." The author explains that the name for iron is derived from early words which mean "holy metal," because it was used to make swords for the Crusades. Yup, nothing more holy than, acting in the name of YHWH, committing the wholesale slaughter of Gnostic Christians and Muslims who had kept the Egyptian wisdom alive until then. Iron is the most abundant metal on the surface of the earth, while at the same time "natural" (earth formed) iron is extremely rare. Most of the iron here came in the form of meteorites, and "It is postulated that another planet similar to earth (a rocky planet) broke apart early in the formation of the solar system and is responsible for the iron-nickle debris that rains down upon the earth on a daily basis." What?! Satan/Lucifer's planet is the source of iron which literally rains down all over planet, keeping our "evil spirits" contained here? "Heavy dark iron oxides such as hematite, marcasite, magnetite, and siderite are the primary iron ores. Along with iron meteorites, they tend to exhibit distinctive radial and spherical crystalline spiraling, which is very significant in an esoteric sense. These signatures show the fundamental role that the iron archetype plays in the formation of matter in general. Several noted astrologers believe that iron is the mechanism by which the ether penetrates the planet and human body and brings life force to dead matter."

In The Haunting In Connecticut, as in many haunting/ghost movies, the souls of the deceased are shown to continue to exist right along side the rest of us. Sometimes there's an explanation for why they haven't passed on into the light (of rebirth, and another trip 'round this Hell on earth), but the basic premise still stands - the dead are right here, though most of the time we can't see them. We are literally living in the land of the dead - the "real world," or Zion, from The Matrix, Wonderland, Fantasia, and Imagination Land; all right here. Live From the Logosphere: "The Land of Oz in the Wizard of Oz is said to be Over the rainbow, or the spectrum of Light. Interestingly the Land of Oz has been said to be the Underworld or Duat of the Egyptian Mythology."

The above scene is from The Haunting In Connecticut. In the alcoholic dad's recreation room (or re-creation room?) is the completely out-of-place poster of the Egyptian afterlife. There's no indication in the movie that anyone is interested in Egyptian mythology, so why is that poster there? It's presence indicates to the viewer (subconsciously for most viewers who don't see it, but have probably seen it in their lives, or who gather the necessary information from the collective unconscious) that what we are seeing is the Underworld/Afterlife. It's all around us.

In the third Pirates Of the Caribbean movie, Johnny Depp/Captain Jack Sparrow finds himself in "Davey Jones' Locker," the Underworld (quite literally). His only company is other versions of himself, and a ton of crabs. In The Last Mimzy, where the kids open a portal to the future via a white rabbit and sri-yantra shaped rainbow bridge, crabs make a couple of appearances; once in possible reference to a live action version of the Mad Hatter's tea party from Alice In Wonderland. And in The Haunting In Connecticut, crabs appear out of nowhere in a waking dream had by the main character who is a boy dying of cancer who can see the spirits of the dead in his house. The minister, who is also dying, explains that those who are closer to death can see the other side clearer, therefore, the crabs are from the other side. From my The Journey Back Home: "The Crab is the symbol of Cancer, the Summer Solstices movement of the Sun into the Underworld or into the Lessening Daylight Hours of Fall and Winter."

Michael at Gosporn linked me to this article (titled: "The Star of the Sea") in his comment below. In a previous post of his he connects 8-legged crabs to the Vatican via the octagonal St. Peter's Square. In Star of the Sea, he connects Mary to starfish (obvious really, now that he mentions it!) and at the end informs us the the King Crab eats the giant Sunflower Sea Stars, as opposed to smaller crabs who are eaten by sea stars. I thought this connected well to the decidedly king of crabs, the constellation Cancer, who as I stated above signals the "movement of the Sun into the Underworld." Anadæ Effro, gifted synchro commenter, chimes in on Gosporns site with the comment that: "Those born under its sign [...] are also called Moonchildren, since that planetary body is our ruler." This gives me reason to mention the fantasy world in the movie The Never Ending Story known as "Fantasia" (Disney film as well), wherein the "Childlike Empress" (as she is named in the credits) has no name and must be given one by the child who is reading the book "The Never Ending Story," (rainbow)bridging the veil between "reality" and "fantasy." The name he gives her, almost completely undiscernable due to a raging storm, and never again mentioned, is: Moonchild. The Moonchild rules Fantasia, a land analogous to South Park's "Imagination Land" which was populated with Egyptian deities. It is another silhouette of this Otherworldly local.

Because of continuously excellent comments at the end of this post, I decided that (yet) another paragraph on the crab phenomena was warranted. "Bartholomew" comments that the sign of Cancer was known as the "Gate of Man," and was through which our soul becomes incarnated. This probably had something to do with the sun's solstice being in the Tropic of Cancer in the summer (and of Capricorn in the winter). However, today the sign of the summer solstice is Taurus (my sign :D). Previously I've mentioned how the sign of Cancer is symbolized by it's two stars which form a yin-yang or "69" type symbol, and that this comes from the ancient depiction of the sign as two donkeys. These are the donkeys the Egyptian Pharaoh rides, as well as Jesus on his entry into Jerusalem (per the messianic myths) which is celebrated on Palm Sunday. If the messiah is supposed to come into Jerusalem riding two donkeys, and we come into this incarnation riding the two stars of Cancer, are we not all messiahs of our personal spiritual evolution? We come into the sign of the crab, a shelled animal, and as an anonymous commenter and as Michael Skaggs said in his comment, "Shell Beach" was the border to the "wonderland" rat-maze in Dark City. We are incarnated into our mortal shells.

moonchild, fairy queen
atreyu on flying dog...

Crabs are usually found on beaches, but they keep showing up in the underworld and in near-death visions; perhaps the land of the dead is on a nice beach-front property? The Land of Oz is surrounded by a desert after all (in other depictions, the whole of Oz is an island and a desert surrounds the central lands). Here's an interesting passage from an interesting book which brings up the beach scenario, though not in a specifically "near-death" situation, I think there are interesting parallels nonetheless. The Holographic Universe, by Michael Talbot:
[Charles Tart, professor of psychology at UCDavis] found two graduate students, Anne and Bill, who could go into a deep trance and were also skilled hypnotists in their own right. He had Anne hypnotize Bill and after he was hypnotized, he had Bill hypnotize her in return. Tart's reasoning was that the already powerful rapport that exists between hypnotist and subject would be strengthened by using this unusual procedure. He was right. When they opened their eyes in this mutually hypnotized state everything looked gray. However, the grayness quickly gave way to vivid colors and glowing lights, and in a few moments they found themselves on a beach of unearthly beauty. The sand sparkled like diamonds, the sea was filled with enormous frothing bubbles and glistened like champagne, and the shoreline was dotted with translucent crystalline rocks pulsing with internal light. Although Tart could not see what Anne and Bill were seeing, from the way they were talking he quickly realized they were experiencing the same hallucinated reality. Of course, this was immediately obvious to Anne and Bill and they set about to explore their newfound world, swimming in the ocean and studying the glowing crystalline rocks. Unfortunately for Tart they also stopped talking, or at least they stopped talking from Tart's perspective. When he questioned them about their silence they told him that in their shared dreamworld they were talking, a phenomenon Tart feels involved some kind of paranormal communication between the two.

In the above scene from Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice sits in the waiting room for the recently deceased directly below a painting of a beach. Another painting in the room is of a bridge (who knows, it could be The Golden Gate bridge which is nicknamed "the bridge of death" due to the high number of suicides) representing the Rainbow Bridge perhaps, as well as a painting of a skyline with two partially destroyed towers... Below is the desert a recently deceased soul encounters when they try to leave their house in Beetlejuice.

remind anyone of the movie dune?

Here's an interesting quote from a user of the Synchromysticism Forum which reminded me of the hypnosis story as well as near-death/past-life experiences and fit in well with this theme here. Keep in mind the greyness of the hypnosis world before it became a beach. Username 888Fae777:
[...] I always used to have [a recurring dream] of being a ball of light, traveling with other balls of colored light, through the sky. It was raining, and the skies were beautifully grey [...]. Suddenly, we all crash landed on a beach, and I felt a powerful, sudden sense of loss. [...] The balls of light, very briefly, became white birds, laying on the beach with broken wings. Then we all became people. A girl said to me, "See you when we're older," and then we all left the beach (I always presumed, to go and be born.)

The above is a screen-capture from the end of another "last man on earth" movie called The Quiet Earth. In this film, a man awakens after a mysterious "event" to find himself alone in the world. Later (as is usually the case) he finds a couple of other survivors. All the bodies of the rest of humanity (and animals) have simply vanished. There are however a couple of dead bodies at the scene of a car crash which clue them in to what happened to the rest of the people. Everyone who died at the moment of the "event" remained alive, and everyone else disappeared. The protagonist sacrifices himself in an attempt to destroy the government experiment which may have caused the event, hoping that this will keep it from happening again or getting worse. After he dies (again) he wakes to find himself on the eternal coastline of an alien beach. Saturn rises in what occultist might call a "blacksun rise." He appears to be on a beach of one of Saturn's moons. In Beetlejuice, the deserts of the Afterlife are referred to by Beetlejuice as Saturn, and in the script it was apparently meant to be Saturn's moon Titan.

Gustav Holst's Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity plays on my computer right now reminding me that Jupiter served as the location of the Monolith and second sun ("Lucifer") in Stanley Kubricks sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey. As we all well know, the original planet from Arthur C. Clark's book was Saturn. In the apparent attempt to create a second sun in real life, NASA has deemed it necessary to send nuclear payloads to these gas giants, the first one apparently nuked Jupiter's atmosphere already. The second payload, via the Cassini probe, will impact Saturn in 2010 (fitting the year in Clark's sequel to 2001) or possibly 2012 if the mission gets pushed back again. This time they will send it up the eye of the south pole storm which would allow it to get much deeper into the atmosphere before the gravity compresses the material into nuclear fission, presumably igniting the gases of Saturn. Saturn's moon Titan is already surprisingly earth-like, who knows what affect a closer sun would have on it. In Clark's trilogy, a moon of Jupiter (remember it was meant to be Saturn) gains oceans and living organisms. Could The Lucifer Project be an attempt to populate our Afterlife, which is on Titan, so the souls there can reincarnate again? Let's hope not!

In the script for Beetlejuice, Titan was only one part of limbo, another part had giant clock gears tearing apart the fabric of space and time as they moved. Saturn is the lord of time and death. It's symbolic, but unlikely that we actually go to Saturn when we die. It would seem that the land of the dead is right here, and the beach is a staging ground between lives, or perhaps a popular vacation spot for those not hindered with bodies? Speaking of bodies, those of the Heaven's Gate group were clad in Saturnian black and Nike shoes with their trademark "swoosh" symbol of Saturn's rings. Not only is the "swoosh" representative of Saturn's rings, but it's the angle the rings are at, when seen from earth, when Saturn is in the constellation of Aquarius - Saturn in the Age of Aquarius?

George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four:
[observing the Prole woman from their hideaway]
Winston Smith: The future is hers... we are the dead...
Julia: We are the dead...
Big Brother: YOU ARE THE DEAD!

We are the dead, only some of us have bodies and some do not; and we all share the same prison.

The Apocalypse of Adam
The revelation which Adam taught his son Seth in the seven hundredth year, saying:

Listen to my words, my son Seth. When God had created me out of the earth, along with Eve, your mother, I went about with her in a glory which she had seen in the aeon from which we had come forth. She taught me a word of knowledge of the eternal God. And we resembled the great eternal angels, for we were higher than the god who had created us and the powers with him, whom we did not know.

Then God, the ruler of the aeons and the powers, divided us in wrath. Then we became two aeons. And the glory in our heart(s) left us, me and your mother Eve, along with the first knowledge that breathed within us. And it (glory) fled from us; [...]

After those days, the eternal knowledge of the God of truth withdrew from me and your mother Eve. Since that time, we learned about dead things, like men. Then we recognized the God who had created us. For we were not strangers to his powers. And we served him in fear and slavery. And after these things, we became darkened in our heart(s). Now I slept in the thought of my heart.


Unknown said...

Wow that ended on such a downer, huh? Don't worry things are looking up in the next post I got brewing. It's already partially written so don't expect another month long wait!

P.S. Don't forget to check out the links at the bottom of the blog for other blogs/websites you may not have visted before! Check out the synchro forum and the synchro wiki too (I added some stuff there last month).

Sekhemets-Hathor said...


A Few Shots to Shaman said...

Your such a pimp... Barrow Skype from someone would ya! PS I love what you do by yourself... You have a certain amount of class to ya. I was wondering if you wanted to try your hand at the Sync Whole anytime soon... We got this musical chair thing going... Kinda take turns if you read me.

A Few Shots to Shaman said...

I know that it's design is small snippets and your nature is buckets of good shit at a time... Just asking.

VJESCI said...

.your mention of the post http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandworm_(Dune) worm in beat-all juice also reminds me of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tremors_(film)

VJESCI said...


VJESCI said...

"Another recurring symbol in Herzog's films is crabs. They appear in Echoes From a Somber Empire  (the migration of the Christmas Island red crab appears in a sequence that describes a dream), Cobra Verde  (scavenger crabs infest an abandoned slave fortress), and Invincible  (in a dream, crabs are destroyed by an oncoming train)."

VJESCI said...



Christopher Myers said...

Looks like a great post. I need a coffee to even skim through this one. Might come back tonight to peep some of this. From what I scanned looks mad interesting!

Peace TQO

Dennis/87 said...

This is a masterpiece. What cognitive soul searching you have experienced. To put this in words is art/soul. This Black Iron prison, which you see spot on/fluidly is amazing! So here we are talking from our corpses. Dancing in our corpses. The Samsara to break the mold is inherent in our liberation. How do we excape/shine forth? I for one will consider the Gnostic Sophia. I will, I will, always consider this subject/ find a way to seek refuge in compassion and seek the light to create the spark we need to light the fire to what is so freaking real and mind expanding. Dude this syncro post is what is. Shine forth brave and enlightened souls! Dennis ( top this post syncro masters)

A Few Shots to Shaman said...

To answer the question..

Did I just compare enlightenment to The Cola Wars?

Yes you did, sir... Yes you did indeed.

Anonymous said...

Had missed the Zion/InOz anagram. Ugh! CON! COOOON! Hm, technically the long o doesn't workout in English unless you type the word as KAAAAAAAAAAHN. Interesting.

So many ways crafted for us to worship the prison, refocus our considerable mental energies on preserving the construct. Says the [skinny] Evils: "She'll fix you with an iron cross. And cover you up with petals. And hang you up with some amber beads. And four or five precious metals."

Had forgotten Trinity was also in Fido. Hm, so in both movies, she fell in love with a dead guy.

We have a problem here and it's either "people are waking up dead, or the dead are waking up." I'll let you know which one. Nice work. Thanks for the beans! :-)

Anonymous said...

Epic as ever, and particularly strong piece this time.

Points arising:
The beach/crab/looped time parts make me think of Stephen King's here Roland of Gilead, from the 'Dark Tower' series. He is cursed to work through the same events over and over in a time-loop (though the end of the last book offers some hope that he has broken the loop - because he now has a previously-lost sacred Horn...). There's a major scene in the book The Drawing of the Three where Roland is wounded on a beach and crab-like creatures eat several fingers off one of his hands...

And the Iron/Mars aspect - haemoglobin! Vital oxygen-bearing part of blood, based on iron. And we all know what oxygen does to iron... Rust Never Sleeps!

Thanks again. You continue to be one of the best mystical writers online.

Christopher Darren Horn said...

Simply mind-blowing. Really cool post. It just syncs with a strange vision I had yesterday. I wrote it down in my private blog, but after reading your excellent article I am posting it at my regular blog.

Simply fascinating.
Thank you

Anonymous said...

Are you going to participate to synchromystic chat tomorrow on the boards?


Unknown said...

sekhemetshathor, thanks for stopping in and thanks for the link. I knew there was going to be people who talked about similar stuff and I'm glad someone dropped a link for me. I noticed you even mention the terra-forming of Titan! I'll definately read it all later.

A few Shots, hey buddy whats up? Thanks, but I prefer my once-a-month synchbombing to the smaller post style. I could use Skype and make more videos with a new computer if everyone here just chipped in $10... :D

VJESCI, Oh (wo)man, Tremors! Yeah, there's some sand worms for ya. That "what to do when..." album and book sounds interesting. Also those Herzog crab sequences, two of which are dreams...

Hey, TheQuantumObserver, yeah, coffee might be good, it'll keep you awake for my traditionally long (but hopefully not boring!) posts :D

Dennis Igou, thanks for stopping by and for the comment :D I may have an idea where that spark you're looking for is, but you'll have to wait 'till next post... (always leave them wanting more!)

Haha, Celt, "KAAAHN!" is a tad better than the alternative. Isn't the guy in Rollerball named James Caan? Are you dropping hints of future posts :D Looking forward to that one by the way.

catvincent, hey, thanks for dropping by. Interesting Dark Tower synchs, I've heard a lot about it. Maybe I'll buy the graphic novel :D Can't really squeeze much more than that into my reading schedule! Yeah, blood, almost mentioned it.. hmm, will probably revisit iron in the next post I'm planning.

Christopher Darrin Horn, thanks for the comment. Read your vision, sounds cool, interesting that the ark was not there; if you were in the Holy of Holies, perhaps you represented the ark and it's "mercy seat" which houses god's presence on earth?

Corbeau, I'll probably be there again. Someone better make a post on the main synchro page so people remember beacuse I had forgotten it until you mentioned it!

SYNCHRO FORUM CHAT (for anyone interested) Oct. 3rd, 9m UTC time (I believe..). It will use the chat box at the bottom which you can see here in full screen.

Michael said...

As per, you show us how it's done. I really loved this post. The cancer/crab and beach motif, which I have also noticed - nice noticing the noticed? See here for most of them. except yesterday my mom invited me to my birthday dinner party - featuring crab?

Beetlejuice is a never ending synch fountain, thanks for elaborating. I was thinking how Lydia is a Goth, which means she's like a cross between the living and the dead, and Beetlejuice wants to marry her. I did some Winona research a while ago, and if memory serves me, Lydia is an asteroid in the asteroid (Lucifer?) belt, and also an ancient kingdom known by the Greeks. They were famous archers. The name is associated with Troy - the Greek "War of Heaven", which was fought over a woman - Helen - the face that launched a thousand "war ships". Much like Beetlejuice is also a war fought over the love of a woman - Lydia.

Cheers, Michael

Unknown said...

Good strong points made here friend..
Since i prolly am the 18th comment i should mention that constelattion Cancer was for the ancients "The gate of man" meaning where from we got incarnated in this world, therefore making it of prime importance, sadly neglected by most modern astrologers. Do we go through the same gate when we die? Also cancer is the "desert" since it has few stars, and the place where Christ was tempted before he could leave to become the messiah(be reborn).Oh and dog symbolism was meant to represent Christos in medieval christian monastic culture since the dog can throw up and eat the same regurgitated matter(like the pelican feeding his young from his blood-hermetic).
Bless you for mentioning Logans run.

Unknown said...

Great comments guys!

Michael, you had to be invited to your own birthday dinner party? Happy B-Day :D I left a comment on those posts, thanks for pointing me in that direction, good reads for sure. I almost mentioned Lydia because when she first enters the house she is wearing a black veil as if she were going to a funeral. That's great that there's an asteroid named Lydia!

Bartholomew, I did know Cancer was connected to the wilderness, but wow, "Gate of Man," gonna have to add that to my "Journey Back Home" post which was linked to in this post, the one where I first bring up crab symbolism. And the dog and regurgitation symbolism - wow, it's like you're reading my mind because I've been pondering that very symbolism recently. Thanks for taking the time to comment :D

P.S. I added another paragraph to the crab section, so.. there's another 2 minutes of reading time.. *insert evil laughter*

Devin said...

I agree with Dennis Violator! this article fascinated me on so many levels! I am so glad I am seeing about more and more people who think Talbot's Holographic Universe has great value. Every time I think that the subjects we all ponder in different ways on our blogs/writings/thoughts are completely silly and have utterly no value whatsoever as how could you prove them? someone will write something like you have or something will happen in my own life to keep me going. I have always wondered about the nature of reality. Haha-I am not a good prognosticator-I picked 1983 as the year the world would end with nukes flying and all of that stuff-when that didnt happen I thought of writing a short story called the "1983 Hypothesis" in which my nuclear holocaust did happen-but the people are living in a simulation-boy did i think that was clever -not only did i not realize at the time that the simulation argument has been pondered on since Plato-but that the great PKD himself had written a novel (forgot the name) with a very similar theme! I am going to favorite your video to my you tube acct and don't worry about how long it takes you to write things! again this was a fascinating article and it had so much DIRECT and I mean DIRECT meaning for my life and things I have wondered about. Recently I was going to do a small article at my blog that the only thing about reality (or one of them haha) that i was completely sure about is the fact that we -homo saps live in an utterly contrived and false matrix -very much along the lines of your thinking celtics, PKD and so many others. I have a personal story that I might do an article about because it freaked me out so much-but i have really been a coward because I am afraid people will think -sheesh this guy is a nut (haha as if they dont already) it concerned a very mundane event-a conversation-but it had an enormous impact on my thoughts of who we are, if our past stays "true" and things of this nature -best to you as always and again -this was a beautiful article!!

Michael Skaggs said...

Brilliant piece! Really enjoyed this one, bringing it all together really allows for new perspectives!

Well done! Keep up the amazing musings! We both thought the same thing about the Lucifer Project and populating our world with more souls, but then I wondered if maybe Titan was a sort of "heaven type" area when ascended souls go, perhaps those that seem to "try and help us escape here(?)" and maybe this was an attempt to put and end to that? Hmmm.

Be well my friend!

Alex Robinson said...

Really great post.

Was reminded of some research I did a little while ago about iron in relation to nail bombs used by the IRA (in particular the Hyde Park bombings) as nails were traditionally made from iron & have strong emotional links with christianity via JC. Anyway if you haven't seen this page it has some quite interesting bits'n'pieces;


Am still mulling this over - excellent work

Anonymous said...

Saturn=father time=time=sands of time=beach.

No wonder visionary Bill Hicks didnt like the beach.

Life´s a beach and then you dive/sync.

Thank you.


Unknown said...

Boy Devin, that was a comment and a half! There's so many great stories in Holographic Universe, it's becoming like the "Matrix" movies, where I can relate everything back to it. I used to (still do?) have what is today called the "Truman show syndrome" (or something along those lines) where I thought the world was totally fake and that the other people in it were basically background actors to fill out the scenery of my life. It seems that a lot of people begin to question reality, and this suggests to me that there must be something to those questions. I think I know what PKD book you are talking about, but I never read it. After writing it, events led him to his theory of the Black Iron Prison and being stuck in time. You should write up that personal story, it's good to get things out of your head so you can examine them better (hence why I started this blog in the first place). The idea of the past changing is also in Holographic Universe; where someone sent out tapes of varying noises to people all over the country and asked them to concentrate on hearing more of the pleasant sounds. When the tapes came back the 50%-50% distribution of sound had shifted to where there was now more of the pleasant sounds on the tapes - an impossibility by current beliefs as that would mean that the people had changed the composition of a tape which was recorded weeks in advance.

Hey Skaggsy old bean! Hmm, ascended souls hanging out on Titan trying to help us out? That would certainly be cause to destroy it, or to create life there trapping the souls in new bodies.

Alex Robinson, I had thought about the Jesus nails after posting this. I remember reading that Satan was nicknamed "The Nail" in reference to those nails, plus the Hebrew letter V=6 and three nails =666. Thanks for the link!

Corbeau, Bill Hicks just gets cooler and cooler. Love that new take on "life's a beach." :D

Christopher Myers said...

@ ViølatoR, that was a great reply to Devin.

You got me thinking about that video:
The Quantum Apocalypse of The Holographic Universe

Is the above from what you mentioned? If so I have always loved this video. But that shit about the tapes is insane. Is that in a video or a book?

Anonymous said...

Check your mail.

Funny how the word "beach" shows up to be number 11 at least in greek/hebrew versions of gematria.

Based on the information eye got from this site.



Unknown said...

TQO, that's a great video, and it mentioned the holographic model of reality, but isn't specifically about that model. It's also got a lot of great clips: The Matrix, What The Bleep, The Elegant Universe, etc. The Holographic Universe (with the past-changing tapes story) is a book my Michael Talbot which begins by detailing in what ways our universe my be holographic (like a hologram, storing information throughtout the entire fabric via waves of information), and then goes on to explain away hitherto unsolved mysteries which can be processed and understood under this new picture of reality. There's about 250 out of 300 pages in that book that are just examples of crazy phenomena which are great fun to read, and mindbending at the same time.

Well, Corbeau, (we might need Aferris for this, but) the Hebrew word for beach seems to be ChVP (?): letters Cheth-Vau-Pe, with a value of 8-6-80/800 (Hey, my 86/68 numbers! :D) So it would be:
814 or 94 = חוף
These both reduce to the ominous 13.
It is equal to lunar number 19 in a few english qabalah methods. The site you linked just used the English letter "b-ea-ch" as Hebrew letters to find the value.

Anonymous said...

awesome post!

there was also an interesting beach scene in "contact" and dont forget "shell beach" from "dark city"...veeery interesting!

Unknown said...

Wow, Anon, those are both great examples! I'm starting to think the beach them is more pervasive than I originally believed. Thanks for the comment!

Anonymous said...

I took the chance of being wrong:)

Look where it got me.


Michael Skaggs said...

Right, and in Dark City it was "Shell Beach" that he was trying to find the whole time, so what kind of shell maybe? Hopefully not the nautilus shell beach :)

Again, great article.

Unknown said...

Ok, I added another paragraph above the pictures of the actress who played the Moonchild in The Never Ending Story. Thanks again for the great comments guys!

Unknown said...

Ok, just to help you further on your quest, here is the link for the etymology of star names i referred to for Cancer:


I am sure you can use it in the future since other signs are listed :)

Hmn, two donkeys, ying-yang and cancer..to get back to buddy Christos he was born between a donkey and a cow (according to Jordan Maxwell i believe this was in ancient Babylonia Cancer).

Things get more complicated if indeed cancer is so exalted since it ties into passage(of time), cycles, man and heavens/underworld, and other minutae.

If you have the time i also recommend looking up "the Book of the Heavenly Cow"(ancient Egypt).

Cheers and good health.

Anonymous said...

cancer is the gate in, capricorn is the gate out...There are two gates of dominant importance: Cancer, into what we erroneously call life, and Capricorn, the gate into the spiritual kingdom. Capricorn, the gate through which we finally pass when we no longer identify ourselves with the form side of existence but become identified with the spirit.

Unknown said...

Bartholomew, hey cool link, lots of info there. I think Jordan Maxwell, or maybe Tsarion, also called Cancer the "manger" which Jesus was born in; it's also called the crib per that link.

Anon, hey, yeah Capricorn, interesting how that's the exit. But today it's Taurus and Scorpio going by where the sun actually is these days.

Eleleth ר ק D said...

This post gave me chills, so I know you're on to something here.

Has anyone read Kurt Vonnegut's The Sirens of Titan? I feel that there is something important being said in this book, and your pointing out the significance of the moon Titan has given me even more to figure out.

It's similar to a few PKD stories, notably The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. PKD's Palmer Eldritch, whom he identified in his Exegesis as the Demiurge, seems to be Vonnegut's Winston Niles Rumfoord.

Eugene said...

The Land of the Dead...

looks alot like nested Russian Dolls or boxed presents under the ole X mas the spot tree.

Unknown said...

Eleleth, chills 'eh? The icy hand of death perhaps. Don Juan in Casteneda's Journey To Ixchtlan said that everyone's death follows them (behind them and slightly to the left, or sinister side), and if you're quick enough you might be able to catch sight of it. Don't worry, you'll warm up on Titan after Project Lucifer happens :D I've not read those books, though I enjoy both authors, and the wiki explanations are quite interesting, specifically bit about Sirens: When they enter the infundibulum, Rumfoord and Kazak become "wave phenomena", somewhat akin to the probability waves encountered in quantum mechanics. They exist along a spiral stretching from the Sun to the star Betelgeuse. When a planet, such as the Earth, intersects their spiral, Rumfoord and Kazak materialize, temporarily, on that planet.

eugene, the nested dolls reminds me of my theory of the Matrix program after Neo stops the sentinals in Reloaded. I had surmised that given the fact that the Matrix was reset to an earlier date (the 1990's) before the discovery/creation of A.I./Aritificial Intelligence, the human race would continue along a similar path leading to the millenium when they would once again create A.I., go to war with it, and get trapped in yet another Matrix, which would then be reset to an earlier date and would once again lead to the creation of A.I., the war, and yet another Matrix; and so on ad infinitum.

"Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em,
And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum.
And the great fleas themselves, in turn, have greater fleas to go on,
While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so on."

Indras Net said...

AWSOME! Verily in synch with what im thinking about, they just bombed Imaginationland (The Moon) too now, I was thinking, can the twin towers be symbolic of Lightning Striking the Tower of the Physical and the Astral spine, or the uniting of the two, dunno just thoughts, Keep up the great work man! bee very well!

B.L.Donnelly said...

You are going to love/hate "surrogates" with bruce willis, 'cause see, we're all now piloting our own carbon and silicon replicants right, but our real bodies are just decaying slobby things we keep hidden away. Links the silicon/steel/iron terminators with good ol' fallible humans to create the jump off for iron prison evolution. What happens when you cube a cube? Bruce willis stamps on your face...forever.

B.L.Donnelly said...

P.s. Titan was the prison colony in Judge Dredd comics where the real bad 'uns went. To live there you had to have your nose cut off and a metal respirator fused in its place. The main activity was rock drilling and mining.

Unknown said...

Indras Net, yeah, the bombing of the imagination/moon synchs with the picture on this post of Imagniation Land, and a old scifi movie called "When Worlds Collide." Perhaps there's a cross-over going on, or about to, between the underworld/otherworld and the "normal" world? I'll have to think on the twin tower lightning thing you said some more...

B.L.Donnelly, hehe, yeah, The Celtic Rebel told me about the movie and now I think I have to see it, especially since there's like 2 or 3 similar movies out or coming out. And wow, Titan as a prison, very nice synch!

Hey, B.L., I've seen a great picture for your batgirl, I mean, batman site. It was of Batman and Robin looking up ways the Joker might try to trick them, so they are looking up the "Greatest boners of all time." Presumably, boner didn't always mean meat-popsicle. Oh, and love the pic of the harlequin Harley Quinn. I presume you're familiar with The Celtic Rebel's musing on Batman's gayness? The Dark Night in Retrospect Part 1, Part 2.

B.L.Donnelly said...

I do read celt's musings on batman, but he's so far ahead of me that I just cheer from the sidelines and keep going with the unearthing of old covers. I have hundreds waiting to be posted though. Where did you find the "greatest boners" pic? I need it!

Unknown said...

B.L., hey I found the pic :D here's the link, it's at a temporary image hosting page so download it to your computer so it doesn't dissapere.

B.L.Donnelly said...

Thank you so much, I almost bust a gut laughing at serious faced bruce wayne being forced into a "boner". Once I've done enough covers I'll start doing interior pages, this one's a doozy, but I also have one of Batman with a handlebar moustache, in a bi-plane, firing a minigun!

Indras Net said...

WoW!! Just re read that wonderful masterpeice, thanks alot!! Man The Crab has entered into my nets in a whole new sorta way, I think you should realy check this out mayne! http://liveinchapelperilous.blogspot.com/2009/10/transmuting-energy-from-crab-nebula.html
Im really glad someone redirected me to this post, I totally forgot the Crab resonance. Beee so very well! Namaste Violotar!

Unknown said...

Just watched The Seventh Seal, and Death greets the knight for the first time at the beach, and meets the group at the end in his castle by the beach.


What are you saving up to be.. Jewish?