Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Your pal, da good old unreliable WWWiz, has lost heart for the game of late. And yet... there is a Sufi proverb: what better have we than to ravel and unravel a carpet. In the spirit of this rapturous pastime I emerge from wintry Hibernia to clarify my main thesis: that 9/11/2001 oped the gateway to the Land of the Dead.
It is about the change of an age. There are a variety of opinions on the organization of these ages but for our argument all that matters is that this particular change heralds the last age. This is the deepest possible irony, because, to defy its own name, the last age just happens to be beginning of immortality. Within this age, the illusion of teleology has fallen crumpled to the floor. How can one measure a road to nowhere? Only by the interpretation of signs and symbols. Facts, it would seem, are forevermore supremely Subjective. Subjectivity surrounds Objectivity like the skin covers the apple - like the apple holds the seed. At the center of the seed is a zero point of dense and repulsive magnetism. The seeming antipode of the zero point, the all point, holds the skin to the apple from the outside inward. These two points are unreachable, because they are both nihil in excelsis. Not even the thought of nothingness can reach these impossible alien poles. This model instructs that all along life, thought to be boundless and of its own volition, is swaddled by death. The Objective is the meat of the apple and appears to the linear mind to comprise the critical mass of reality, namely: the material world. But the outer surface of the skin, which signifies the pure Subject, has an infinite number of surfaces, and is therefore infinitely greater than the Object.
The rara avis of Subectivity is the solely objective truth and this is the paradox of immortality. There is no life before there is eternal death. The Living World is truly dead, while the Land of the Dead lives on. To live forever we must die again and again. Right On.
But enough shooting the breeze. Let's get down to the brass tacks. Proof is what we desire. The only value of such proof must be that it resonates with the reader. You must decide.
I'll hang this door on three hinges.
1) That the age of Aquarius is the eternal age and the Land of the Dead.
Aquarius bears Water and it is at the 20th century twilight of Pisces that we begin to see images of Christ as The Water Bearer. It is true that Christ the Law Giver is Piscean, but Christ the Savior is Aquarian. This is because Christ is a Heirophant. What is misunderstood about the Heirophant is that he/she will first appear 2000 years before the beginning of the scheduled Opus. Because Christ claims Alpha and Omega status, we may infer that the first appearance of Christ is simultaneous with the last. This can be a bit tricky, but should be easy as pi for those who have read PKD's exegesis. Phil thought that the rightful Apocalypse had been/was being forstalled by the work of a secret sect of evil Mystics who possess a techninque to hold reality in a kind of amnesiac tape-loop. The first defeat of this sect, PKD reports, is heralded by the events of Watergate.
Some oblique reference is needed. Dick-hard Nixon is in theatres now, portrayed a little too tall by master craftsman Frank Langella in Richie Cunning-ham'z film of Frost/Nixon. Langella brings us Boris Balkan of Polanski's Aquarian mystery-school primer, The Ninth Gate, which stars Johnny Depp. Depp, we all know, does a dead ringer for Hunter S. Thompson, who was another self-styled nemesis to the aforementioned Nixed One. Now it just so happens that Nixon was visitng Dallas, TX on the selfsame day of infamy as another Hunter of sorts (and initialized too!) E. Howard Hunt. It has been reported that E. Howard has confessed to direct participation in the Kennedy Assassination, but what was Tricky Dicky doing there? (He knew Jack Ruby, or so they say).
Now, the Hebrew letter Mem (say meem) has some interesting properties. Hebrew letters are also Hebrew words and Mem means Water. Mem is unique among the Hebrew letters in that it is oblong: it traces the shape of cube. Although rare these daze, old school burial caskets, seen from the on high, are elongated hexagons. The six points of a hexagon form the corner points of a 3d cube. Hence the oblong casket signifies the cube. This clue is given by Spielberg in the final image of Empire of the Sun, which shows a casket floating in the Water. Empire of the Sun is also... of the Son. The Shield of David, seen on the flag of Israel, has a plain heaxagon at the center. We know Christ as the Seed of David and The Son of Man so it seems we might discover his secrets in the 2d image that is the Star of David. Sure enough, when we open the 3d cube inscribed by the hexagon we discover a cruciform.
Jump back with me to The Ninth Gate. Da WWWiz has a lazy mans method of de-coding movies. The key is the the first word or number that appears within a cine-image. The first word to appear in situ in The Ninth Gate is MET, seen atop Manhattan's Met Building, which is in itself, like other skyscrapers, a kind of gravestone. Would you be surprised that the Hebrew phoneme MET (spelled Mem-Tau) means DEATH?
With Mem as our sacred cubit we can encode a bona fide strange loop as follows...
Depp = Hunter S. and E. Howard = Watergate = Dean Corso and The Ninth Gate = The Age of Aquarius and the element of Water = Death = The Cube and the Hexagon and casket = Empire of the Sun (domain)/Son = Christ and the Crucifixion: and more... Put into this mixture PKD's idea of the Valis Loop somehow tripping up circa Watergate.
What do you think ladies and germs? Da WWWiz wouldn't skip a beat if he woke up in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, and was off to see the Prez in Drive-By. We are all complicit, droogs. Fuckin' Eh... or as the French say, ne sais pas.
2) Some thoughts on English Qabala
Here is a toughy, so permit a brief apology. English is the Master Tounge. It is letter-really the Speak and Scritch of Angels. Da WWWiz is not solely responsible for this fact, so please, withhold your angry comments. We are well aware the Angels we declair are in fact at least also and probably altogether Demonic. This is a side effect of the dream collective. The system of this collective is that reality is projected from the future, not out of the past; an elusive but very much a simple truth. Full appreciation of reality must first reach such conclusion, which is of course, no conclusion at all. Readers who doubt but remain open might carefully re-read Alice in Wonderland, preferably in a hospital emergency room. Redbook is also good, if yer into mags.
Furthermore, the claim of English Supremacy is exactly that its grammar enfolds other tongues without the loss of the cultural origin of the term. A good example is Ebonics, of which Da WWWiz is most fond, ma nizz-bombz. No one could ever deny the right of Ebonics belongs to the African ancestry, but it is only within English that Ebonics comes to life. Those who have endured the horrors of the Tim Robbins flick Code 46 have a good but clumsy example of how Total English might sound. English terminology will disappear into a blossom of many terms, but the grammar will remain intact. The Supreme English is not the Imperial English of Prince Charles, but the One Language of The People. The Voice of Babalon.
Rasta-Style. Me like.
Apologies aside, lets use some English K-Baller to explicate the nature of our main thesis: that we have crossed the threshold into the land of death.
The difficult truth is that English Qabala has no contextual object. Correct English Qabala is complete integration. There is no tradition to offend. Thusmuchly, EQabala is un-holistic, for it must embrace entire traditions as individual Qabalistic values and at once reject the same as the source of anything truly meaningful. It will out that Everything is Nothing in Particular.
Qabala is just a fancy way to say Ontology which is in turn just a technical way of saying: Who are we and where in Hell are we going anyway, and um, when does the pub close? Da WWWiz can use Qabala alone to answer all three of these burning questions. 1) We once were Angels who became Mortal and now we are Demons who are Immortal. Angels do not DEMON-strate. Demonstration is immoral. Immortal is im-moral and the Cross (T). What rises from the cross lives forever. Thus wise it is the im-moral who are redeemed by Christ. 2) We are going nowhere. In this special sense nowhere is a place. The Greek word Utopia means Nowhere. Going Nowhere does not imply stillness, but motion to the ocean, flowing past the Watergate toward the frozen depths of Neptune, onto Hades... immer, immer, little swimmer. 3) The bar never closes, but you may wish it would, sometimes.
It's all quite vague, you see, thanks to the integration of the material and abstract. Because we can not experience Nothing, Meaninglessness is the next best thing. Meaninglessness is the promise of the Masonic Doctrine of More Light. Fully illumined all values are inherently equal. This describes a world without contrast and by-wise without objective meaning. White is the New Black and Light the New Darkness. Total illumination is utterly blinding. It is the blindness of Gnosis.
3) The events of 9/11 and a Dead Hoarse
I've hollered aimlessly about Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut nigh on to heaven and to answer the query of that Friendly Botch of Nature so many love, Bill Thuther, I will do so again. This is new material, not found in my Magnum Opus The Emperor's New Clothes (found below under the title Bore Me Again, O Wrong Way Wizard!). Here, I confine myself to the very first moments of EWS, which I think is a codex of the events of 9/11.
a) Alice drops her dress. I will here refer readers to the superb early, early work of Jake Kotze. Yeah, Da WWWiz was Kotze when Kotze wasn't cool. Anyhoo, Jake edifies that Building 7 represents The Virgin Mary or Isis and that the Twin Towers are the pillars of Boaz and Joachim, seen in the ubiquitous Tarot image. The opening shot of EWS gives us the same image, but also that of Isis dropping her final (7th) veil. I humbly submit these illustrations signify the events of 9/11, 2001. EWS was released in 1999.
b) The very next image shows Bill standing in the same room and on the same spot as Alice in scene a. There are chilling differences. The lamp and sole light source from scene a is GONE. Beneath Bill's feet there is a an area rug that was not in scene a. I also submit that this image poses the aftermath of 9/11. As in the cover-up and as the blanket of dust that sugared Manhattan that bright September morn.
c) To sum up, we have the typically Kubrickian pointlessness of the brief confab with the babysitter and the squirt before Bill and Alice glide away to Ziegler's Christmas Ball. This scene, scene c for our purposes here, is critical to the codex of scenes a and b. Helena asks to stay up past nine to watch the Nutcracker, which is about one hour in length. Scene c is a fulsome minefield of evil punnery. Helena will go to bed by Ten, but Ma and Pa will stay out past eleven, perhaps til one a.m. Bill and Alice are headed into the world of death, although they don't know it. The veils of Isis fall only to the immortal, and expose the abyss of Da'ath (Death) which is the forbidden eleventh house on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. Please note that to inscribe the outer boundary of the Tree of Life in 2d, one will discover a shape similar to the hexagonal casket discussed above.
Past (beyond) eleven are the three graduated houses of pure illumination. Because one must pass through a cosmic hymen to reach these distant realms of light, the Virgin, who is signified by the number 7, must be cracked. The seventh house of the Tree of Life is Netzach (EQ = Nut Sack). So the real time events of 9/11 can be transposed into the cracking of the Virgin (building) 7. The Twin Towers are the cruel arms of the nut-cracker itself.
If you need more, chew on this. The 23rd hour is 11 P.M. In scene a of EWS. Alice stands between two courses of pillars and not between single pillars as in the Tarot. Some wonky English Notariqon and all becomes clear (or at least clear-ish). W is the 23 letter of the alphabet. Taken as one term TC is 20th and 3rd which gives another 23. So WTC could be expressed as 23:23 and therefore as 11:11, the numbers signified by the two courses of pillars. The 11:11 phenomenon is well known to latter day occult researchers. Da WWWiz would translate 11:11 as follows: Yer dead, duder, and oh, by the way, yer dead. Onward to Mid-Night.
Let's ride PKD's Valis Loop once more. According to Phil, prior to Watergate, the Alchemists had total control. 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. On Watergate, the levee sprung a leak. This fizzle in the dyke was the source of Phil's revelation of anamnesia, but not much else. PKD's vision didn't change anything. 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.
But wait, what's this? What sun has round me rolled?!? 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. Sure, time may be short but whiskey is cheap. There's no excuse anymore for our petty sobriety. Let's get buck naked and party down, ma peeps.
Raise Cain with me, my friends, the dead,
and celebrate eternal night,
or do I mean the boundless light?
One of these days I'll get it right
I love you all, you Cabbage Heads
God Bless us every one
Our blasted stories are unsung
Before the Christ became the King
Judas had to hang
So, Judas is no lesser thing
Than our beloved King
And ne'er a lesser Man
Merry Christmas and Pax Satanicus Magnificat
Special thanks to Jon Kidd, the Accidental Alchemist, for getting me thinking about Hunter S. and Watergate.
Last night, Da Mummy and Da WWWiz watched the astonishing Far From the Madding Crowd on Turner Classic Movies. Please note the screenwriter is one Frederic Raphael, who collaborated with Kubrick on Eyes Wide Shut. Far From the Madding Crowd, like EWS, conceals an 11:11 Death code. Fanny is to be married at Eleven A.M. but she goes to the wrong church. Realizing her mistake she makes for the proper church but is too late: she has humiliated her husband to be. He will not marry her. Later, sick, destitute and pregnant, Fanny seeks out her would've been husband at the home of his New Wife: will he help her in her hour of need? He is penitent and promises his aid. They plan to meet the next day at Eleven A.M. Fanny misses this rendevous. She dies in child birth. She is buried in a hexagonal casket with her her still born son.
Please read Bore Me Again, O Wrong Way Wizard and Stegasaurus for cross referenced explanation of the 11:11 -Hexagon-Mother and Child- Land of the Dead matrix, particularly as it relates to 9/11, the coming of Christ the Redeemer and the Age of Aquarius.