"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it" - Aristotle

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Nike and Saturnalia

A while back I checked out the Nike commercial and the images it portrayed stuck in my mind.
The first thing I noticed were the numbers. They all seemed to represent something more. First of all the commercial stars Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings and 28 is his real number.
The number 28 seemed to represent something more in this commercial though. I eventually thought of the Saturn Return phenomenon which is the idea that at the age 28 people cross over into a different stage in their lives and major changes occur. There are different opinions of the actual age but once you research you'll find that the most common age given is 28.

At first I thought I was reaching with this connection but as I kept watching the commercial other links to Saturn caught my eye. First of all many have speculated that the Nike logo itself is meant to be a representation of Saturn. This would not be a surprise at all considering the symbolism associated with the logos of most major corporations.
Saturn has been symbolically represented in popular culture for years. If you read Going Green you are already aware of some of these representations.

Gwen Stefani and her band No Doubt have been on my mind lately and they are sure to come up a lot in future posts. In 2000 Interscope Records released their album Return of Saturn.

Saturn symbolism seems to have followed Gwen and No Doubt ever since.
Saturn symbolically represents the Sun God and so does the Orange so the photo above takes on a whole new meaning.

Behold a pale horse.

The checkerboard and Saturn symbolism has followed Gwen into her solo career as seen in this commercial for one of her perfumes (another one of her perfume commercials will be featured in a future post).

Earlier this year the self proclaimed God M.C. Jayhova wore his Saturn inspired T-Shirt.
His wife Beyonce is 28 this year and has just celebrated the biggest year in her career which solidified her as a pop culture icon.
Fellow pop star Justin Timberlake is also 28 this year.

The new King?

Returning to the commercial, the most striking scene was the final scene where Adrian is seen with skin made in the design of multiple hexagons. Hexagons have been associated with Saturn ever since the following photo was captured by NASA.
Hexagons were also featured on Muse's latest album cover. The cover of the album is interesting as the colors used correlate with the Kundalini and Tree of Life systems.

Hexagons were also used on the album cover for Kylie Minogue's last album X. As I stated in Run This Town X symbolizes transformation into Christ Consciousness.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Gaga for Death 4

In Gaga for Death 3 I posted a promotional picture of Lady Gaga for her current The Fame Monster project. In the post I noted that I was not sure if the bird was a crow or a raven but my question was answered when I stumbled upon the video above. The video is an interlude from Lady Gaga's current Monster Ball Tour which continues on the symbolism presented in the promotional photo. The interlude is titled Raven Forest which answers my question on the bird.

Esoteric Kitten also present this photo of Madonna which explains the nature of the necklace worn by Madonna in her music video "Frozen".

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Gaga for Death 3

The photo above is of Lady Gaga during The Fame Monster photo sessions. One of the main things you notice from this photo is the fake bird on her head. I'm not sure if this bird is suppose to be a crow or a raven but either way it's inclusion is significant.

In Occult circles the crow represents the positive aspects of death and the transition into the afterlife. On the contrary, ravens represent the negative/physical aspects of death. I guess the identity of the bird on Lady Gaga's head is up to your own perception.

This bird was represented in the first of the many costumes worn by Lady Gaga at the MTV Video Music Awards. Death, of course, was a huge theme of hers that night as she staged her own death during her performance.
Since then I have been thinking about death and how it is perceived in various scenarios. In 2009 MTV Video Music Awards I compared the deaths of celebrities to religious iconography. This theme was heightened by the Catholic setting of her performance combined with lyrics that deal with themes of fame. It is interesting that after she dies in the performance she rises and we see a halo behind her. The next night she appears as a blood soaked version of Mary at Marc Jacobs party.

In the original Gaga for Death post I went as far as to find connections between the themes of death and resurrection found in religion and in the "Monster" themes found in Gaga's work and suggested that maybe we've been Gaga all along and the presence of Lady Gaga is simply a mirror to what is already present in our culture.

In Going Green I examined Lady Gaga and Madonna as pop culture representations of various Gods of death and Mother Goddesses which would also mean they represent life and death. What was interesting about this post was that Isis gave birth to Anubis which means that while Isis represents life she also represents death. Life and death are apart of the same continuous cycle as Madonna and Gaga are apart of the same music continuum.

A good example of this is Madonna representing the embodiment of death and life in her music video "Frozen".
In this scene we see Madonna dematerialize into a flock of crows representing the death of an aspect of herself.At various points throughout the video Madonna does the Hindu Mudra invoking infinity/perfection.As her power gets stronger she is able to alter the weather/nature.
She is then shown taking in energy.
The Hindu Om symbol is on her hand representing the absolute, omnipresence, or as Madonna would say "the sound of the universe".She is then reborn as the Triple Goddess.

To be continued?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

DNA Activation on the Express Kundalini

Just wanted to post the following excerpt from The Sync Hole.

"The DNA Strand bears a remarkable resemblance to Train Tracks. Ever sense I heard this argument With Ralph Abram, Rupert Sheldrake, and Terrance McKenna over the association of Train Tracks with Strange Attractors in the Chaos Theory I can't help but think that Train Tracks=Destiny. Everything from the Blue Car scene in Hancock to the train in Polar Express above falls into nice context change when viewed with these sync glasses on. DNA is a genetic unavoidable destination. It's predestined if you would. Just like the Train above with the top of the mountain looking much like DNA Kundalini style. The Train is Destiny, the Mountain is the Spine or Human Body, the moon is Imagination. Destiny? You have to be destine to catch a fish? And what if it's not my destiny? Is there any other way to think that will influence my luck?"

Read the entire blog entry here.

That post reminds me very much of the themes I was trying to cover in Christ's Musical Express. It's good t0 see someone else coming to similar conclusions. Interesting that it's all coming together close to the holiday season considering all the references to Christmas. Also there was an interesting conversation in Christ's Musical Express' comment section so check that out too.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sevan on Occult Science Radio

The red pill is a hard one to swallow...

Again, I suggest you listen to the entire thing with an open mind.

Click Here

I posted a couple of videos of his back in July. Click here to check them out.


The link below is to a blog by a blogger/Youtube video creator by the name of Myztifan. The video is very well done and I highly suggest you watch the full series. Very informative and eye opening.

In The Beginning Series “Can You Feel It”?

Noah Cyrus Smacks That

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Going Green

Anyone else out there tired of all of the rain? Yesterday was a messy Saturnday and it looks like Sunday won't be any different. I guess it's a good thing; you know what they say, the more the rain...actually I don't know what they say, but I'm sure all of the rain is working wonders for the plants and grass which is something we definitely need in California.

Speaking of the season, the other day something strange happened. People in the house had the TV on and they were watching, of all things, Shrek The Halls. You're probably wondering what the hell Shrek The Halls even is -- it turns out it's a Christmas movie with the characters from the popular Dreamworks film Shrek.

Anyway, I was in my own little zone chatting with a friend online. For some reason I decided to ask him if he liked 80's band Journey (WTF?). Before he could answer their song "Don't Stop Believin" began to play on the movie. I thought that was funny and a little bit weird. It made me actually pay attention to the movie for a minute and I was surprised by what I saw.

Oddly enough, this Christmas movie starts in the summer. Shrek seems to be another symbolic representation of the Green Man that is so common in pop culture. The Green Man represents the Egyptian God Osiris.
The pop culture representation of this God seems to most commonly be depicted by actor Jim Carrey.
Osiris was the God of the Resurrection, the Underworld, and the judge of the dead. Osiris is also the patron of agriculture which is an important aspect of the film Shrek the Halls and the celebration of Christmas in general.

As you can see from the picture above Shrek is enjoying the summer with all of the grass and green around him. As the movie progresses it is revealed that, like the other Green Man the Grinch, Shrek hates Christmas. The story also unfolds in the same manner as the Grinch as the Christmas spirit is raised through the symbol Green Man.

The celebration of Christmas can be traced back to the celebration of Saturnalia which predates Christmas. Saturnalia was the celebration of the God Saturn. Like Osiris, Saturn was the god of Agriculture. As winter approached the Romans were losing harvest hence the worship of the Saturn, the God of Agriculture. Saturnalia is rooted in Pagan and Celtic beliefs.

roma ro ma ma, Gaga oh lala, Roma, Romania, Romans...

Osiris is also the father of Anubis who I recently linked with pop star Lady Gaga in Gaga for Death Continued.
Pop star Madonna represents Goddesses such as, obviously, Mary as well as other Goddesses, most notably Isis as so well explored by Matthew Delooze. I was also surprised to find a reference to Madonna as Isis in this symbolic episode of Hanna Montana.

Cher as isis in the 1980's

Lady Gaga and Madonna battle on Saturnday Night Live

The life giving Mother Goddess in green

Madonna with Sun God Jesus in "Celebration"

"...let me whisper in your ear an invitation to the dance of life." - Madonna, Celebration

Time goes by so slowly with Isis and Anubis

Madonna and Lady Gaga participated in a staged fight on Saturday Night Live. Considering their current symbolic roles and Isis and Anubis, could this fight represent the symbolic battle of the death of the Sun (winter) and rebirth of the Sun through the Mother Goddess?

"Ra ra, ooh lala..." - Lady Gaga, Bad Romance

Lady Gaga also seems to reference Sun God Ra in her chant featured in her current single "Bad Romance". There's also references to Roma in "Bad Romance".

Lady Gaga - Christmas Tree

Madonna performs Romanian Gypsy anthem "Lela Pala Tute" at Live Earth

Anubis was a funerary god. His task came to be holding the scales on which the heart was weighed. If the heart was lighter than a feather, the dead would be led by Anubis to Osiris. If heavier, the soul would be destroyed.
Gaga for Death

A friend of mine also struck up a conversation with me about a comic character named Ultra Boy who was the leader of a gang called Emerald Dragons.
Upon further exploration I found out that Ultra Boy's real name is Jo Nah and was inspired by the Biblical story of Jo Nah.
This was interesting to me as the Jonas Brothers have been on my mind ever since I posted this photo.

You can also imagine my surprise when I ran across the following commercial.

Green everywhere...

One Eye of Horus

The clip above is a rare glimpse in how the "one eye" symbolism appears in photos. If you skip to 2:45 you can see Lady Gaga covering one eye in a photo shoot. Later on she is informed that she is covering the wrong eye. You can hear her say "This eye? Sorry". The symbolism is intentional and they are very specific with which eye they want covered.

Speaking of the one Eye of Horus, you may remember my post Aaliyah, Left Eye, Horus, and the Moon where I tied TLC member Left Eye to the Eye of Hour.
I recently watch her documentary The Last Days of Left Eye and found it interesting that she had the Eye of Horus above her bed.
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