Jan 16, 2015

Mary Time Training

I’ve been immersed in the sea this week, thanks to Doug asking me to chat about the chapter on Atlantis in The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manley P. Hall on 42 Minutes. At Gosporn, any “city beneath the sea” lies in the realm of the subconscious. Also known as Dreamland, Oz, Pellucidar, the Id and a million other names, it’s the place from which our imagination springs, and eventually, our reality.

Mare is latin for sea, and still used as the root in words like Mariner, Marina, Marinara Sauce. The “sea” of the subconscious is personified in the name Mary - the Mother of God.


So it was with particular interest that I noticed a handsome vessel named Maritime Training steam up while I was hanging out on the waterfront this week. And then… same day, I get an email from somebody named “Trainer” who had taken some pics of a boat named Proud Mary.

Mary Time Training?

The personal joke is that I used to work for a boat building company that called itself US Marine Corp. When traveling, the car rental places would always offer us the military discount.

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At ease, sailor!

Jan 5, 2015

All the World's a Blue Print

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is one of my guilty pleasures.



I’ve watched it at least a dozen times and it’s mostly because of the dreamy 1930’s Art Deco design of the thing. I was watching the director’s commentary recenty, which was about how the movie was filmed almost entirely on a “blue screen” sound stage in England, and all the scenery, sets and giant robots were made in a computer. Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow are walking through Shangri-La and Kerry Konran would keep saying “nothing is really here.” “Nothing in this scene is real”. “None of this is actually here”. It was a Buddhist chant.



And then we came to this scene in Radio City Music Hall where Gwyneth bends down to pick up a blueprint (of giant robots). The blueprint is actually resting on a blue screen because “nothing is real”, and they added in the distinctive Radio City Music Hall carpet via the computer. But the blueprint is ALSO a “blue screen”. That blew my mind. The blueprint is a fractal manifestation of our blue screen computer consciousness. As above, so below.

In blue screen movie making, the blue background is made transparent in a concept similar to making a transparent GIF. Then the awesome background is composited in, and voila, we have giant robots in Manhattan or anything else you want.

Here, I’ve taken the original image with the blueprint, and crudely removed the carpet to reveal the blue screen, and then replaced it with another carpet that you may find familiar.



The color blue is actually the color “transparent”, the color our mind uses to reflect our illusions back on us. Blue sky ideas becoming real in the theater of the mind. The whole movie is about the SKY Captain, and it’s filmed entirely on SKY blue screen. This is their motto:

Ille Caelum Fremitus - "Those who roar to the sky"





I vainly paint blue circles on the walls and expect to walk through them. All I get is a blue nose.

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SYNC NOTES:

“The way Obama handled Castro is a new blueprint for dealing with dictators.” -Quartz

Shiva and most of the Hindu pantheon are blue. Shiva is the destroyer of the world of illusion.

I got an email today from someone who has a 1955 catamaran designed by famous designer Woody Brown: “I also have the blueprints”.

My Blue Dream.

Jan 2, 2015

3 X the Charm



I’ve been staying away from the most recent Malay aviation disaster - the crash of Air Asia flight 8501, but I figure I should come clean. You see, 501 is one of my “secret code numbers”. Levi’s 501 jeans are the archetypal “gay jean”, and combined with the triple pun jean/gene/genie, I couldn’t help but make 501 a strong sync for me over the years. Eventually I even made passwords that included 501.

And well… the same for 8, or 88 most specifically, because 8 = infinity, and that is where Doc Brown’s time machine goes.

So 8501 is a password. And guess what, the Asia Airlines AA logo shows an airplane flying through twin towers. As in… the American Airlines flight 11, that struck the North Tower on 9/11.



Flight 8501 is the third Malaysian air disaster in a row, and as Poseidon and his trident would say: “Three times the charm”.

I have to say that I am nonplussed. 501 is not exactly a big Illuminati number, unless perhaps Levi’s corporate execs are sitting in at the meetings. One of the weird things about sync is that we will often come to the point where the personal syncs and the macro sort of combine in unsettling ways, and we’ll say as a defense: “I didn’t do that.”

Well, maybe we did.

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NOTES:

Levis 501's are joined with the Klondike Gold Rush, and "Miner 49ers."


Dec 31, 2014

Bon Hiver 2015

The new year is off to a great start with this gift from Nickie. Not that he made it for me personally or anything, but he might as well have. Penis, piss, lightning, totenkopf and the most adorable little winged rainbow pony you'll ever see. I heart sync!

Winter Sleep
Happy New Year, everyone!


Dec 16, 2014

The Digital Pearl Harbor

I have a long standing fascination with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, at first because of little syncs like one of Var’s best friends was born on Dec. 7, 1941, and that my dad’s football jersey was no. 41 - stuff like that. When you look beneath the covers of the mainstream historical account, you discover that FDR knew full well about the impending attack - and actually goaded Japan into it. He was counting on the attack to send the country into the war in Europe. The ploy worked perfectly, and history was forever changed by that singular event.

Pearl Harbor is the “Paris” of planned disasters in the way that Paris is the “Pearl Harbor” of cities. The ultimate example, so to speak. Which is why the writers of The Project for the New American Century wished so fervently for a “new Pearl Harbor” in order to boost the USA into their Neocon dream. Their dream came true on Sept. 11, 2001.




A few weeks ago I spied a book in the bookstore free box downtown, Black List, by Brad Thor. It’s a James Bond type thriller that I normally would never pick up except inside it was a birthday card being used as a bookmark, addressed to Sid. “From your buttbuddies” it said inside, and because I could sync that card as occult gay slang, with myself as a buttbuddy, I picked it up.

Written in 2012, Black List is all about a shadowy defense contractor who is responsible for implementing the “digital security state” (now famous thanks to Edward Snowden), and their ultimate goal of creating a “digital Pearl Harbor” which would cause such a massive disruption of the internet that banks would close, grocery stores would empty, gas stations would pump dry, and many thousands would die. This disaster would usher in the “new and improved” Internet II, aka the Big Brother that Orwell warned us about.

As sync happens, it turns out that SONY, the quintessential Japanese technology and entertainment brand, was targeted for a cyber-attack by hackers calling themselves “The Guardians of Peace” on November 24. This nicely brought together my interest in sneak attacks, Japan, and the Black List.

So what exactly DID happen on Dec. 7?

North Korea denies involvement in the hack while praising it as a “righteous deed.”
The story is going around that Sony was about to release “The Interview”, a comedy starring James Franco and Seth Rogen about two journalists who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Pyongyang government denounced the film as "undisguised sponsoring of terrorism, as well as an act of war" in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in June.



Were the Americans goading the North Koreans?

In Black List, the wicked defense contractor goes to a great deal of effort to create a scapegoat for an attack that they themselves engineer.

Today (Dec. 16) we got an email to reporters from the "cyber-terrorists" written in a parody of Engrish:
 “We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places The Interview be shown, including the premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to. Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made. The world will be full of fear. Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time.”
Perhaps this is all just a publicity stunt for the motion picture. Coming to a theater near you.

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UPDATE 12/19/14

Well, I guess the “cyber-terrorists” "win" and The Interview by SONY will not be released on Christmas day, after all. However, let not the free world despair:

"Americans cannot change their patterns of behavior due to the possibility of a terrorist attack," he said. "That's not who we are, that's not what America is about."

"We will respond," Mr Obama told reporters on Friday, declining to offer specifics. "We will respond proportionately and in a space, time and manner that we choose."

He added: "We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship in the United States." -BBC

Ah yes, the “proportional response”. That means Pyongyang is about to become the new Gaza, not that the US will be blocking the next big North Korean comedy from release.

But back to Black List:

Brad Thor introduces me to the Panopticon (all seeing eye):
The Panopticon is a type of institutional building [prison] designed by the English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late 18th century. The concept of the design is to allow a single watchman to observe (-opticon) all (pan-) inmates of an institution without the inmates being able to tell whether or not they are being watched.
And this Christmas, we get the Panopticon Elf on a Shelf! (Thanks to Alan Green for this one)

When the WDC are finally revealed to the President, it is decided to “Black List” their board of directors, which meant that all 15 of them would find themselves on a corporate jet that suddenly dove into the sea and disappeared.
A US technology company which had 20 senior staff on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had just launched a new electronic warfare gadget for military radar systems in the days before the Boeing 777 went missing. Freescale Semiconductor has been developing microprocessors, sensors and other technology for the past 50 years. The technology it creates is commonly referred to as embedded processors, which according to the firm are “stand-alone semiconductors that perform dedicated computing functions in electronic systems”. -Macedonian International News 

This, BTW, is exactly the kind of company that the WDC was in Black List.

It’s almost as if I was reading this stupid book and all the major plot points surfaced into my reality as I read it. The icing on the cake was that James Franco’s character in The Interview is David Skylark. “Skylark” is my secret sync code word. OK, not so secret, but still… WTF? David = King in biblical myth, so this essentially means "King Skylark".

If I personally caused the beginning of the Digital Pearl Harbor by reading this book, I am sincerely very sorry. I will swear off this conspiracy crap and read nothing but gay porn from now on - at least that always has a happy ending! So if you start to hear about hot, horse hung studs walking around naked and shit, don’t be too alarmed. It’s just what I'm reading!


Dec 5, 2014

Orion Orange Juice

Some Orion syncs both personal, national, and interplanetary today. Trying a new thing, where I link images of the syncs that occur during my day, strung out like movie film. Thumbs up or thumbs down?



8:00 am: I had orange juice this morning (which I almost never do), as I watch Orion lift off in a dawn ceremony.

Mission control called the first test of the capsule a "picture perfect" mission that had surmounted "significant milestones" for the program that could eventually pave the way for putting astronauts on the surface of the Red Planet.

NASA: "There's your new spacecraft, America!"

Orion, which could one day take astronauts to Mars, made a "bull's-eye splashdown" at 11:29 a.m. ET, mission control said, after the spacecraft endured a searing 4,000-degree Fahrenheit re-entry and was carried to the ocean surface under four giant red-and-white parachutes.

12:00 pm A friend mentions a boat named OJ.

Officials noted that in two days, it will be exactly 42 years since Apollo 17 launched.

3:00 pm: Varen tells me to go look outside to see the rainbow. He’s going to the store.

4:30 pm: Varen brought home a big bag of oranges from Safeway. He said they are “full of liquid sunshine”. I couldn’t help but quote Miss Oklahoma, Florida orange spokesmodel and notorious anti-homite Anita Bryant:

“A breakfast without orange juice is like a day without sunshine!”

“Before the news conference ended, a rainbow appeared in the sky.” -cbs8

I made a fire this evening in the INTREPID II using kindling from the MOCK orange we cut down last year. Ahhh... Here we go again. Perfect timing with Interstellar, Nolan playing the Kubrick of our time.

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NOTES:

Capricorn One is a 1978 thriller movie about a Mars landing hoax. It was written and directed by Peter Hyams and produced by Lew Grade's (British) ITC Entertainment. It stars Elliott Gould with James Brolin, Sam Waterston and O. J. Simpson as the astronauts.

I do admit the rainbow was well done. Nice one, Maestro.

“Happy is he who’s quiver is full” -Orion
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