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

Friday, October 8, 2010

Reconsider Columbus Day

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Short Hiatus

I will be on a short hiatus from blogging. A lot is going on in my life so I won't have much free time. They're all positive changes so don't worry. Once I get use to my new schedule I'll be back and better than ever. I will be doing some things over at Stop the Sexualization of our Youth which I will let you know more about later. See you soon.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Eye of the Beholder

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"welcome to the 22nd century
everybody's dancin, dancin
cause we are the stars, we're the stars" - kelis, 22nd century

In my previous post, True Blood, I continued my exploration of the spiritual elements of dance contained in pop culture. That exploration led me down the path of genealogy and the Reptilian and Draconian symbolism associated with the ruling elite. As the post continued I eventually ended up with strange connections between the ruling elite and the inter-sex and Solar symbolism contained within many of the leading religions and spiritual practices.

Pop star Madonna has remained a prominent presence in this blog. As I've mentioned before, many of her songs contain the theme of dance. In fact it was the repetitive themes in her music that first allowed me to spot the pattern. The fact that many of what the general public assumes are mindless songs were paired with esoteric symbols caught my attention. Madonna is frequently portrayed as a Goddess with symbolism associated with many Goddesses.
Our Lady

Songs such as "La Isla Bonita" and "Vogue" reference dreaming in relation to creativity, empowerment, and escapism. Dreaming is taken even further as a reference in the music video for "Bedtime Story". Many of the themes featured in Madonna's work can still be found in current pop culture.
Often times as I research these themes I find striking similarities between spiritually rooted altered states and mind control and possession. This shouldn't be too surprising considering many ancient spiritual practices were studied in order to create the system that sends victims of mind control into dissociative states. Genealogy plays a major role in determining which child will be chosen as a mind control experiment. Beyonce's Creole ancestry and their Voodoo traditions could be a major contributing factor to the themes contained within her work. She even admitted that her music video for "Deja Vu" was inspired by Creole Voodoo.

Put on your red shoes
Let's dance under the moonlight,
the Sirius moonlight

In True Blood I explored the Twilight series. A prominent theme in the series are the moon cycles which are even referenced in the titles of the books and films such as New Moon. The moon cycles are important in rituals. There are rituals done on every moon cycle.
I explored moon references almost a year ago with Aaliyah, Left Eye, Horus, and the Moon. In that post I found connections between Aaliyah, Left Eye, and Horus symbolism including Falcons (the symbol for Horus) and of course the emphasis on the left eye. As I mentioned in that post during the battle of Horus and Set, Horus' left eye was torn out. Thoth magically restored Horus' left eye. The myth is representative of the restoration of the moon every lunar month.

Horus and the Eye of Horus are of course hot button topics among many researchers of pop cultural symbolism. It seems any artist who uses anything similar to any symbolism associated with Horus is branded a demonic satanist. In the same respect, anyone who points out symbolism associated with Horus is assumed to be exposing some evil conspiracy resulting in the true information being lost in translation.

Besides the connection to Horus, the Moon is often seen as a symbol representing feminine energy. Many Goddesses have Lunar iconography. Many other symbols took on these Goddess attributes including Lady Liberty and Columbia. This is of course evident in pop culture as Rihanna holds the torch in "Run This Town" as Isis in the Osiris, Isis, and Horus trinity with Jay-Z and Kanye West.

After listening to an interesting interview over at Indigo Nine I began to think about aspect of the Goddess and/or feminine energy in our personal lives. In the interview Greg Ilg describes the feminine energy as dark. He explains that many people assume that this is negative energy and run towards lighter energy which results in them missing out on lessons that could be learned. This makes sense considering the Moon is representative of the subconscious mind. When you bring about that energy it's not always happy go lucky. The subconscious stores many of the issues we reject and don't come to terms with. Repressing this energy halts spiritual growth.

That section of the interview made me recall when I first began my spiritual journey. A lot of Venus references began popping up in my life. Venus is also representative of feminine energy. Many unresolved issues began to prop up but luckily I chose to deal with them instead of suppressing them.

As the interview continues Greg goes on to explain that a balance of these energies brings about our pure clear essence.

Thanks to Mechanical Dummy for this image.

In True Blood I also discussed pop star Kylie Mingoue's representation of Greek Goddess Aphrodite. Since then she's released yet another video, this time for the song "Outta My Way". When the video was released a lot of people compared it to Black Lodge of the TV show Twin Peaks. I personally have never seen the show but a side by side comparison shows a striking similarity.
As we see above the Moon Goddess Kylie confronts the Sun. Upon research I found out that the Black Lodge is a extra-dimensional place which is often seen in dreams. Native American character Deputy Hawk says it is based on the mythology of his people. The Black Lodge can also be reached through a portal. I'm sure you're spotting the connection to the themes I've been exploring by now. It is said to be the shadow self of the White Lodge and every spirit must pass through there on the way to perfection.
"Have you ever had sex with a pharaoh, put the pussy in a sarcophagus" - Kanye West

Apparently "the pussy" is inside there.

Kanye West recently caused controversy by wearing a giant Horus necklace. His necklace caught my attention because as I mentioned earlier I had already noticed the Osiris, Isis, and Horus connection with him, Jay-Z, and Rihanna. Horus is a Sun God of the sky which draws comparisons to Jesus Christ.
I'm not telling you something new, there ain't no time to lose.

In triads and trinities the third representative is often a combination of the first two. With Horus this is represented with his eyes. His right eye of is the sun and his left eye is the moon representing Osiris and Isis. When this is considered Horus has masculine and feminine attributes. In Greek culture Hermes and Aphrodite's child was Hermaphrodite. This is where the name of people who have both sex organs came from. In Kabbalah Severity and Mercy are the dual masculine and feminine aspects of the Tree of Life. These connections could explain the strange connections I made with Jesus in my last post. Also consider David Bowie's androgynous image while he was the messiah-like character Ziggy Stardust.
In True Blood I shared an exert from the book Way of the Shaman in which a Shaman identified the Serpents/Dragons from the authors dream as the rulers of the sky. In Greg Ilg's interview with Colleen Thomas there is talk of sky/star people returning to Earth. They are said to be of the same race as the rulers of planet Earth but not all are evil.

To be continued.
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