Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Holy Mountain - Nigredo

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." - Marcus Aurelius
"Cinema is truth 24 times a second." - Jean-Luc Godard
"What truth?" - Neo, The Matrix

Now I could jump right into an hour long discourse on this poster, but I'd rather follow the movie scene by scene and let the pieces naturally fall into place. The movie opens with a drunkard and theif laying in the dirt in a pool of his own urine with his face covered by (The Lord of the) flies. This character is known only as The Thief, so that's what I'll call him from here on out.

he's getting buzzed in more ways than one!

He is befriended by a multiple amputee dwarf with The Hand of Power symbol attached to his back. It reminded me immediately of the Five of Swords Tarot card from the Minor Arcana. The Five of Swords is called Defeat and suggests self-interest and discord and "intellect enfeebled by sentiment" in the Thoth deck. The Dwarf (as he will now be called) and The Thief form a friendly relationship, and the tarot symbolism will become apparent later in the film.

A panther/mountain lion also walks by the passed-out Thief, possibly a hint at the mystery-school's penchant for wearing panther skins/golden fleece. Near The Thief are also two The Fool tarot cards, hinting at there being three Fools laying in the dirt including The Thief. There is also a frog near the cards which may parallel the crocodile at the bottom of some The Fool cards, and the alchemical symbolism of the initial black stage, Nigredo, "the corruption that must take place before growth."

A group of young naked boys (with their genitals panited green) run up to them and one pulls a flower out of the left palm of The Thief. (The "Spirit Palm" symbol is often mentioned at the Black Dog Star blog.) The highlighted palm of deities such as Buddha and Jesus indicate the chakra point there, as well as the Stigmata wounds of Jesus. Here the nail is replaced with a flower, and The Thief has been "de-flowered!" I've mentioned before at this blog that the act of sex, specifically deflowering of a virgin, is an initiation, and often shares symbolism with higher initiations. "Nail" (Hebrew letter V/#6) is a nickname for Old Nick, Satan, and here Satan has been replaced with a Flow-er, a possibly LucyFur feminine menstrual symbol of life springing out of death (or in this case a passed out Jesus look-alike); the animating of carbon copies of God. Similar symbolism is found in an alchemical picture of a crucified serpent; beside the serpent is a wilting flower and next to that is a dead tree stump with flowers growing out of it. Jesus is also symbolized by a flower on a cross in the symbol of the Rose Cross.

In the group of the naked boys is one with a crocodile costume (paralleling the frog near the two The Fool cards, one of which even says "le crocodile") indicating perhaps the Egyptian god Apep, the destroyer who attempts each day to swallow Ra's sun barque as it travels the heavens. The solar symbolism becomes more clear as The Thief is tied to a tau-cross and stoned by the boys. The Thief on the cross is Jesus according to some traditions which saw Jesus as the theif of the ineffable name of God (stolen by him during his Egyptian initiation), and as the thief of the Torah scroll from the Temple which Jesus tried to decode using the Name of God in order to give the Secret Mysteries to the masses. (Big mistake apparently. What use do the (m)asses have for wisdom?) The two other Fool cards now come into focus as the other two fools on the crosses flanking Jesus/The Thief. This all takes place in front of a cave which indicates the death and resurrection of Jesus. The Thief screams at the boys and they run, then he almost stones The Dwarf but decides against it, and they share a joint (So, The Thief gets "stoned" in more ways than one!), and then they both leave together towards town.

gettin' stoned

As The Theif and The Dwarf enter the town, a bus load of dead and bloody troops drives past, and they walk past a line of indian women ("indian" as opposed to the lighter skinned descendents of Spanish blood) trying to iron out blood stains in the soldiers clothing at gun point from soldiers behind them. All the soldiers wear full gas masks and carry rifles. A firing squad executes a group of anti-war student protesters who bleed black blood. In these early scenes in the movie, we can see Alexander Jodorowsky's vivid commentary on religion and war. Next a group of soldiers marches down the street holding up crucifixes with skinned and splayed open lambs, clearly focusing attention on the worship of bloody scenes of torture by the Catholic Church, and how soldiers are often brainwashed into thinking they're doing gods work by killing those of darker skin (the indians), or of different (and dangerous!) religious ideologies.

march on christian soldiers

All the executions are public and are attended by tourists who takes pictures of themselves near the piles of dead bodies. We can see how war was turned into entertainment during Vietnam, and instead of being deterred, people today are so desensitized that they play the song "Let the bodies hit the floor" set to scenes of American soldiers blowing Iraqis and Afghanis to unidentifiable little bits. In addition to the bread and circuses, the gladiator games (televised war) keep the public distracted from the real problems in their own country while brainwashing them into fearing imaginary enemies rather than the real enemies who are the news(/spell) casters, political elites, and our own darkside which goes along with it freely.

A soldier grabs a random tourist and begins to rape her as she smiles and waves for her effeminate dress-wearing purse-having husband to video tape this priceless moment of their vacation. (Wow, Jodorowsky was ahead of his time!) He says "watch the birdy" to his wife when he takes her picture, which traditionally means check out this middle finger I'm pointing at you (to "flip someone the bird"), but also tells us to watch the birdy because birds have been flying out of the bullet holes of the executed protesters. I think this symbol was also used in Jodorowsky's El Topo, and it is also used in The Fall when "The Mystic" is being killed and birds are pouring out of his mouth. In Egyptian symbolism the bird is connected to the soul and to Isis who became a (blue?) bird and flew around the pillar which encased Osiris.

fun for the whole family

The Thief and The Dwarf get hired by a group of performers, one of whom wears a top-hat with a Nazi swastica on it. They help put on a show called "The Great Toad and Chameleon Circus" which shows a reenactment of the Conquest of Mexico by Templar-cross-bearing Spanish ships and soldiers. The three ships may symbolize the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria, the ships of Christopher Columbus. Jodorowsky would enjoy the double meaning of the Santa Maria, or Saint Virgin Mary, conquoring Mexico with it's religious suppression. German marching music is played as the "Spanish" toads conquor Mexico, some dressed in the costumes of Catholic monks. As the model city of Mexico is blown apart, The Thief croaks like a frog/Spanish conquorer/Jesus.

the conquest of mexico

Three men dressed as Roman centurions and one dressed as the Virgin Mary sell minature Christs. One tosses dice symbolizing the soldiers who drew lots for Jesus' clothes. A rich tourist buys a large cross but when he tries to carry it the Mary-Man makes The Thief carry the cross for him. (Hmm, Mary-Man: "Robin Hood and his Merry/Mary-Men"?) The Mary-men are eating right out of a skinned bull (one is even sitting inside the animal), and they are all obese (on the excesses of their "Roman"/Western civilization). The bull is an ancient goddess symbol going back to more egalitarian civilizations. The bull also symbolizes the European Spaniards to the South Americans. Here the Roman/Western/Christian soldier guts the past to feed the corpulent and cruel future.

a woman places a heart over her heart

They get The Thief drunk and carry him into a storehose of food which has many square boxes with X's spray painted on them (X-Boxes which are synonymous with a soul trapping gird/matrix). They lay The Thief out in the iconic Jesus-on-a-cross pose and cover him with grease from the belly of a pig, they then proceed to cast a mold of his body and to use to it to produce many paper mache copies. The Thief wakes to find that he has been crudely counterfeited and screams in such a way that you cannot not feel is pain. Imagine the horror Jesus must feel to see that he has become a mass produced novelty item which causes people to focus on the messenger and not the message ("mass produced," "Christian mass"). The Theif destroys all but one copy and leaves with it.

Next we see a group of 12 prostitutes in quiet contemplation of Jesus in a small church. A common slander of Christians is that they histoically took in (and had their ranks filled with) prostitutes and criminals. Mary Magdalene was accused of being a prostitute who had reprented her sins and become the favorite desciple of Jesus. In defense of the church's approval of prostitution, St. Thomas Aquinas wrote: "If prostitution were to be suppressed, careless lusts would overthrow society." The whores vary in size, shape and age, one being around 8 years old. Another one, called The Prostitute from here on in, has a chimpanzee with her. The name "chimpanzee" refers to two species of ape, both in the genus Pan. Pan as you well know is the Satyr/Faun, the god of sexual excess who hung out with nymphs and was also the god of shepards and flocks (think of the Christian symbolism of the flock and shepard); he was also a bee-keeper which brings to mind an orderly Borgesque society. He has also been connected to Oz and the number 77 via Aleister Crowley and Hebrew gematria.

The whores mingle with potential customers in front of the church. An old man with a false left eye calls over the young whore and takes out his false eye and places it in her hand and then passionately kisses her hand. There's plenty of one-eyed symbolism, such as The Great Seal of the United States of America, or deities such as Odin giving his left eye to the foutain of wisdom explaining why it was dimmer than the right eye (moon vs. sun), and the idea that God is one-eyed because he's symbolized by the single solar orb. Here we have an old man, God the Father, giving his lunar eye to a child(virgin)-whore.

The Thief meets the group of whores who all laugh at him except for The Prostitute who cleans the paper-Jesus which is suddenly covered in green paint, and annoints it's feet (like Mary Bethany, sister of Lazarus/Osiris, which would make her Nephtys or Isis). When she looks at The Thief's face, she flashes back to the Jesus statue in the church she was just in. The group of whores, The Thief, The Dwarf and The Prostitute (with chimp/Pan in hand) all walk off together.

They walk past an outdoor dance between masked soldiers and citizens, all of whom are men. The band supplying the music is headed by a woman dressed as The Devil (wearing all red, and having devil horns); Lucifer/LucyFur, the equal but opposite counterpart to the male Christian God. The decorations for the dance are all black and white. In a secluded corner a soldier and his dance partner get intimate. The Thief walks through the dance into an old decrepid church with a worm-ridden bible and where the statue of Jesus is missing. The Theif puts the last paper Jesus in it's spot. He then notices a bed on the ground with an owl perched upon the headboard. He removes the sheet to find a priest/Pope laying in bed with the missing statue of Jesus. The Pope speaks only in animalistic screams. This convention was used in El Topo as well, where women had men's voices, and vice versa, and some only made animal sounds. The Thief is kicked out of the church with his paper-Jesus, and he cries and bites and tears at the face of the paper-Jesus which is made out of bread (?), as in the Bread of Life which Jesus asks his desciples to consume.

the material prison where predator and prey act out their Forever dance/War

The next scene has The Theif tieing a large group of red and blue balloons to the feet of the paper-Jesus which float away with Jesus hanging upside down. The colors red and blue are used by Jodorowsky a lot, seemingly in place of black and white, but representing more than duality. Later we see these colors embedded in most of his Tarot imagry, and a scene where they seem to indicate the Red and White Stones of Alchemy. Many will be reminded of a much later film, The Matrix, which used red and blue to imply that one was "awake" or "asleep" with reguard to how they see the world. Unfortunately, red and blue pills is no different than Coke-a-Cola or Pepsi Cola, Democrat or Republican; yet another dialectic trap. Amazing how Jodorowsky sends the paper-Jesus floating away with both halves of this dialectic, long before it became a cultural meme. This scene takes place at the cave where The Thief was crucified and stoned. Now there is a toppled and broken obelisk with a sun drawn on it near it's base. The sun on the face of a 3D cube as well - look closely. And a 3D cube, as we all know, can be unfolded to reveal a cross. The obelisk may represent The Tower card of the Tarot, which will be covered in the next part(s) of this mini-series. The whores spread out in a crescent shape and the naked boys with green genitals group together opposite the whores in a bizzare rendition of a possible symbol of the crescent and star. The Dwarf and The Prostitute each stand off by themselves; the two directions The Thief must choose between later in the film. The paper Jesus floats towards town and towards the second part of the movie...

Well, that does it for Part 1 of this series and the movie it's self. Continue reading part 2 of this series of posts here: The Holy Mountain - Albedo


A Few Shots to Shaman said...

Why am I always the last to know about the priceless shit such as this...

Unknown said...

Well, today you're the first!

Christopher Myers said...

Strange & interesting, more so then all these "main stream" movies eveyone dissects till they are blue in the face.

I would like to know more about the Bull/Goddess connection if you got time.?

Chimp=Pan, interesting connection there.

I can't stop thinking about frogs (for tons of personal reasons). Have you ever seen 'Hell comes to Frogtown'? I think you would find that interesting, just go read a wiki synopsis of it. Plus it's kinda interesting cause some of the Frog people wear car hood emblems/symbols/sigils around their necks.

Unknown said...

The Quark Observer now 'eh? Yeah, this is a fun movie for sure. The chimp=pan thing was pretty surprising, though I was already going to make that connection, but to find confirmation in wikipedia when writing it out was awsome! Frogtown looks interesting - has Roddy Piper too, I'll have to check it out!

As for bull/cow/goddess stuff, you might want to check out info on Chatal Huyuk. I believe Terence McKenna talks about it in Food of the Gods when mentioning mushroom/cow/goddess cults. When I learned about it, they said there was no indication of super rich people being buried (kings, etc), so it seemed to be a truely egalitarian society. The bull has crescent/moon shaped horns, leaves magic mushrooms in it's poo (holy shit from holy cow, per Bill Hicks), amd then there's the milky way, and probably some other goddess symbolism I'm forgetting right now.

Anonymous said...

Love this film and I'm happy to see you giving it the attention it warrants.

I suspect the rest might be more than one part... hell, you could do one part alone on the alchemical 'shit-to-gold' scene, it's so rich in the correct symbolism of the Art, right down to the pelican.

Christopher Myers said...

@ ViølatoR, I know Hathor is the Cow Goddess, but I am more interested in the Bull Goddess connection, thanks for pointing me in a direction on that.

Yeah I am don't with observing the Quantum level, so Quarks it is at this point.

skrambo said...

Oh man... I saw "Hell comes to Frogtown" on the USA channel about 11 years ago. I thought I was the only person who knew it even existed. It's laughably bad, though. I was actually just thinking about it the other day, since I've been on this bad movie marathon lately. Any movie that involves anthropomorphic frog people getting horny is worth a look I guess.

This movie looks pretty fucked up. Nice rundown, I really like when people get into more obscure movies. They seem to hold the most interesting symbolism sometimes, even if they're complete shit.

Unknown said...

catvincent, yeah, it will probably be two more parts, hence why I named this part "Nigredo."

The Quark Observer, the bull is connected to bees which have a queen. "Apis Bull" and bee in Latin is Apis: apiculturist - bee keeper. Also, the Minoans were more goddess oriented and they have the Minotaur. I think the bull/cow/goddess stuff all goes together in these cultures before the shift to more male oriented dieties and warrior culture.

Anonymous said...

Glad you did this, may have to use the power of suggestion on others to empty my exponentially expanding queue. :-) Was going to comment later, but I'll probably forget half the "shit" I wanted to say, so here goes.

Another quote for you: “I believe that Godard got it exactly backwards. Cinema is not truth 24 times a second, it is lies 24 times a second.” James SuckCamerOn

The bird leaving the mouths is an interesting correlation. In said scenario, speaks to me of how through our mindless degenerative programmed actions [i.e., exercise of what the morons call "free will"], we are practicing self-intercision.

Perhaps the multiple Christs are also representative of the endless repetition of entering the cross/cube?

Per Lady Cantrell, at one time, before the present stage of deevolution of mankind, women were hairless. As for the woman/prostitute in the film, she had a different and special meaning for me, but that's probably based on personal experience. Someone recently wrote of the act of washing feet, and the story/substance behind it, yet I ForGet.

B.L.Donnelly said...

I have had this film on my hard drive for months, didn't watch it until this week, and then you do a post on it! Amazing. some of the dialogue from Jodorowsky himself is fantastic: "just as the vulture seizes the oxen, so the oxen must accept the vulture". In the opening scene I clocked him for a tai chi master right away. If I find a decent rip of El Topo I will let you know, I'm hooked on The Incal at the moment, highly recommended.

B.L.Donnelly said...

Found a subtitled rip of el topo


Unknown said...

tommy, hey, yeah I'm done with normal "movie reviews," and this will probably be the last post(s) dedicated to a single movie (at least until Jodorowsky makes a new one!).

celticrebel, I thought you'd have a complimentary quote for that. I thought it was important to put in Neo's "What truth?" to remind people to question the symbols/synchs. Hairless women you say? Well, the Egyptians were bald (lice problems) and had elongated heads; perhaps they knew something we don't? Reminds me of that TedTalk video about the aquatic-ape theory of evolution: that all "naked" mammals have an aquatic ancestor, which would mean the more hairy we get, the more devolved into the Planet of the Apes we're becoming. Also, I just heard an interview with Al Bielek (sp?) who jumped off the ship in the Philadelphia Experiment and he said the people in the future had evolved into two separate groups like you had talked about before, and I said was like Time Machine.

B.L.Donnelly, funny stuff. Usually when I watch a movie I own, it's on TV like that day, sometimes as soon as I turn the movie off! Yeah, I love the opening where his moves are very deliberate, very Japanese and zen; full focus on all actions, and meditation in everything. I had read about The Incal being (stolen)inspiration for The 5th Element. Is it in English? Thanks for the link, separate subtitle files don't work on my computer (along with many other things!), and this version looks like the subs are on the movie.

Unknown said...

UPDATE: The drawing of the sun on the base of the toppled obelisk is drawn on the face of a drawing of a 3-dimensional cube. Not sure if I noticed this before?! But it's been added in the post.

Devin said...

This was a helluva fascinating article! Sorry I don't have anything intelligent to add-i rarely do but I am very interested in this Jodorowsky fellow now!
Incredible article -and I very much enjoyed the humor-gallows and not so gallows;-) Thanks for the quote from Marcus Aurelius too!!
I will come back to this one-i hope you are having a wonderful week and weekend!!

Christopher Myers said...

says on wiki "King Shot is a film by Alejandro Jodorowsky and co-produced by David Lynch, scheduled for release in 2010. The cast includes Nick Nolte, Asia Argento, Marilyn Manson, Udo Kier, and Santiago Segura."

Might be kinda interesting to me since I was almost in a Nick Nolte film once (some stupid underground kick boxing movie that will probably be out soon, typical Hollywood shit). Dario's daughter from Land of the Dead. And Marilyn Manson. Sound like a crazy cast to say the least.

suki said...

Last month i went to se an exhibition on the subject of Jodorowsky's effort to make the movie Dune in 1976.
I was introduced a long time ago to his work, not through his movies but through his Tarot de Marseilles and his interest in astrology.

There is a Hebraic legend which says: "the Messiah will not be a man, but one day. The day when all the human beings will be illuminated " Kabbalistes speak about a conscience collective, cosmic, a species of méta-Universe. And here are what for me all the DUNE project was.

Jodorowsky nearly made Dune but ended up quitting the project after 2 years of preproduction. He gives his own account of the experience in the link below. Dali sounds insane.


Unknown said...

Devin, hiya, glad you enjoyed it. My weekend hasn't been that wonderful so far, but thanks for the kind wishes :D

The Quark Observer, yeah, I had heard about that movie but it sounded like it might not be out that soon, hope it is tho.

suki, thanks for commenting. That was an interesting article about the dune project, and yeah, Dali is apparently as eccentric as his art!

skrambo said...

I just sat down and watched "The Holy Mountain" all the way through. With all the awful movies I've been watching lately, this movie was like a deep breath of pure air. It really is an amazing piece of art. It doesn't pull any punches, that's for sure.

Thanks for letting us know this evenn exists :)

Cloud Tiger said...

Thanks for your brilliant work.

To anyone interested in discovering Tarot please note that the Marseilles Tarot is a genuine authentic traditional TRUTH and the Waite, Crowley and Case "adjustments" are Masonic unjust mutilations, though AC does give away many deep secrets secreted in his deck. Any questions regarding Tarot history are welcome.

I offer this link for your Masonic Matrix research.
The author Drew Hempel is a radical genius... dismiss his writings at thy peril!

sign here ............................... said...

INCREDIBLE BLOG! Big fan of your posts. Intrigued by this blog upon every visit! Great work.

Unknown said...

tommy, hey, my pleasure :D I just watched Hell Comes to Frogtown after you guys talked about it. Funny stuff for sure.

Cloud Tiger, thanks for dropping in and commenting, I'll check out your link later. Is there a good website to learn about the Marseilles Tarot?

sign here..., thanks for letting me know that you enjoy this blog/journal. Hopefully, my ramblings can contribute to the lives of those who read them ;)

Unknown said...

OOPS! The "celtic rebel" link in the beginning of the post was to the wrong blog. It's "celticrebel.wordpress" not "thecelticrebel.wordpress" so sorry Alex :\

Anonymous said...

Wow, trying to make sense out of this movie is quite a task. I wish you luck to succeed in this task!

Brian said...

Thank you for this post.

Have been waiting for this (I mentioned Jodo's films to the celticrebel in his blog) as it takes he right "eyes" to see the many symbols in holy mountain.

Jodorowsky speaks about the Tarot of Marseilles

Also I read his book "The Spiritual Journey of Alexandro Jodorowsky". I think most of his other books are in french/spanish but this one is in english. It is a fascinating read. It is about his attempts to study buddism/ understand koans, learning from strong women and the truely amazing synchronicity in his life.

He is one of the most interesting artists alive today.

Looking foward to the next part!

Dennis/87 said...

Drew Hempel is a nutcase who can give orgasms at a distance (says he). He has been a staple at Rigorious Intuition for years now. Constantly in the full lotus, full of himself and to be frank, strange beyond compare. Dennis.

Dennis/87 said...

Cloud Tiger is Drew Hempel?

Cloud Tiger said...

This is CloudTiger, a reader of Drew's divine obsession we call blogging Life.

I will address the topic of this Old/New Marseilles deck soon as I get time.

Dennis, your dismissive remark does you no favours.
Fact is, everyone agrees, including Drew, that Drew is a weird freak with some social skills deviance. That is not an important question.

The issue you should care about is are you intelligent and honestly open hearted and minded to comprehend what he is saying and to be able to fairly evaluate his theories and assertions?

I think not. Yet you could be if you lost the ego chip long enough to be truly curious rather than simply seeking egoboosts.

Just because you are too uptight to sit in full-lotus for hours and so don't have orgasms at a distance gives you no right to deny them in others.

You people who dismiss the more esoteric stuff Drew says are suffering from a common case of Normalitis. So swollen and stuck far up your own arse you can't see anything but your own shit. Tragically avoidable.
Admit you are jealous and afraid and angry and lusty etc and repent and you just might get the wisdom through to appreciating his genius.
If not, don't worry. Being a subconscious shithead is very popular these days! Enjoy!

Yes, I am being rude and stupidly unstrategically blunt but I just can't contain my bitterness and fatalism recently. Too much negative crap and I can't shake it out now as I've broke my collarbone. So I am starting to be an aggressive git online with the swarms of personalities who dirty my windscreen. It's a grim sort of fun. Beats giving a shit (as if I really was callous to the suffering of fools).

So go on, readers, I dare you to read a classic rant like his "Lunar Love Digit" piece and see if his Science checks out.
Yeah, he is far more erudite than Dennis and has deep comprehension of our crazy lives.

Dennis/87 said...

So Cloud Tiger is Drew Hemple? Dude I am not ego driven, I wanted this blog readers to beware of some freakshow called Drew Hemple/Cloud Tiger. He has disrupted RI for years now. His outrageousness is legion. I for one dismiss his ego driven full lotus bullshit as being disruptive to the flow on every blog he responds to. He is intelligent, I look foward for him to join us human beings and their discussions. Cloud Tiger are you Drew Hemple? Dennis

Cloud Tiger said...

Dennis, for someone who claims to have seen someone's name so many times you lose face everytime you get it wrong. I wrote, "This is CloudTiger, a reader of Drew's divine obsession we call blogging Life." I read Drew. Implied is am not Drew Hempel. Duh.

The disgustingly typical common dismissal of yours of Drew's worth is telling. Can't handle anything too far beyond your comfort zone so you don't at all engage, as Drew would say, with his information. Much of which is simply discerning the fundamental structure linking revered traditional scriptures and cuttingedge science and it's explication in human life on Earth.
Then of course you project by claiming he is not engaging well... you're right, but you are still denying your hypocrisy, as you are too scared to admit that the reason you say you don't appreciate any of his writing is probably not because it is all false but because it is occult to your limited mind.
You can't argue with the facts and are too dumb to handle his points so you resort to smear tactics.
Who cares if some nut spams the net. It is only disruptive to the weak of mind. Fact is Drew has an "original" conclusion that deserves global discussion and you censor it like a welltrained shill, which I assume you are not.

Drew's idea. 2:3 is Yang, 3:4 is Yin... ie 666 is Yang. But he might repeat it like the example below, at which 99% of readers will throw their hands up in incomprehension and only folk like me, a stubborn OneTruthLover, bother to really get what he is saying. To say his is crazy is stupidly missing the point, plus to which he seems saner than most of the zombies who pretend humanity. He may a mixed up lake but at least he is not a puddle of puke.
Brace yourselves,
"I've posted that in fact musicologist Ernest McClain had already gleaned this from Plato -- see his Pythagorean Plato -- and that in fact while 5/4 was the Greek Miracle as the cube root of two leading to amplitude as classical mathematics for 3 dimensional form

the Tai Chi Perfect 5th-4th as 2:3 and 3:4 Yang and Yin (my discovery) is the QUANTUM secret of 2-dimensional energy intensity from frequency, not classical amplitude."

Needless to say he condenses much meaning in few words so you gotta read more his of his spiel to get it. His earliest piece on the greek Miracle is best.

Well if this is allowed in unedited it will be a blessing but I have surely reached the limit so shall stop now. Don't forget the Baby!

Cloud Tiger said...

Quantum Observor, I see you seek the Horned One, the Sacred Cow? Follow this shit and do take care to eat the mushrooms ;-D

Since it seems my role to publicise and promote the divinely mad writings that most flee from in stupidity, as if pearls were cyanide pills, I offer this very arcane yet very real alchemical analysis, some would say extremely paranoid, that features at start Taurus, the Goddess Zero.
You won't get much of it to start without reading his pieces on his Alchemical Tree (13 field harmonic) and the Thoth Tarot.
Yet some of it resonates as truth immediately and so one charges in to sort wheat from chaff, life from death.

Atareye said...

Perfect posting. I'm going throught all these leading up to your latest.

The bible refers to Jesus coming like a thief in the night. That ties into Da WWWiz thoughts on the Black Jesus. I think....

I'm starting to think that Jesus, Thoth, fool and joker connect somehow in an extended complex way I can't figure out yet.

The Saturn part of the movie really hit my personal pattern hard. I'll probably use that part of the movie as the background to my next video.

Da WWWiz said he was gonna send me a copy of this movie in da mail...to no avail. But he definitely put the bug in my ear about it. I'm glad to have these accompanying posts to refer to.

I'll save some of my golden shit comments for the next few posts.

Unknown said...

Hey Jon, there's a lot of overlapping and mixed symbolism in mythology, and I think a argument could be made about the fool/joker = jesus = thoth. Whats your next video about? :D

mycelia said...


Just to save someone a google search... This movie kicks a LOT of ass, one of the best I've seen in quite some time. It only took me five minutes to thank the lord I wasn't experiencing acute serotonin agonism... That said, I think I'll need to watch it again with some kind of moroccan assistance. Thanks for turning me on to this film!

alifico said...

you mentioned the problem of subtitles/dubbing in films like joda's. i also struggled at times and suggest a site like this one which provide full dialogue transcripts.



What are you saving up to be.. Jewish?