Sep 7, 2007

The Hindenburg Star Gate Ritual

LZ 129 Hindenburg was a German zeppelin. Along with its sister-ship LZ 130 Graf Zeppelin II, it was the largest aircraft ever built. During its second year of service, it was destroyed by a fire while landing at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester Township, New Jersey, USA, on May 6, 1937. Thirty-six people died in the accident, which was widely reported by film, photographic, and radio media. --Wikipedia

I've already talked about skyscrapers and obelisks being primordial phallic symbols in Twin Towers - and what with the bizarre confluence of air-ships in the ether, thanks mostly to the reporting of Filmnoir23, and to Aferrismoon's prescient comment on Air Power, I began looking at what has become known as "The Hindenburg Disaster" with my third queer eye.

A Zeppelin is a most excellent symbol of the phallic: big, rigid, tumescent, penetrating, demanding of attention - and at the same time, fragile and thin-skinned - as our male ego always is.

The destruction of the Hindenburg, like the World Trade Center, (and the Titanic) is shrouded in mystery and rumor. It should NOT have fallen, yet thanks to a series of uncanny 'accidents' that overrode many engineering and procedural safeguards, it did, and spectacularly so.

Like 9/11 ( thanks to the media) this disaster would have a profound influence on the cultural sub-conscience. Like 9/11, it would be a harbinger of doom - foretelling the rise of the 3rd Reich and of war; as was 9/11 and it's foretelling of the rise of the 4th.

It seems strangely appropriate that the Hindenburg also had a twin - the Graf Zeppelin. And if we consider the Polynesian tradition of naming vessels, the Graf was not a sister-ship, but a brother-ship.


The mooring tower at Lakehurst Naval Air Station oddly resembles the Eiffel Tower (Mssr. Eiffel was also involved in the creation of the great Statue (idol) of Isis in New York). I wonder, who's phallus is 'deflating' who's?


aferrismoon said...

iLike the Hindenburg this article reads quickly like airship's demise, yet ripples through the mind pools for as long as the Hindenburg story has remained with us.
A loose synch between Madeleine Kahn and Madeleine McCann.
Some phallic questions arise - have our egos, insulted at linking our phalli to flimsy airships, pushed on with jet and rocket technology as the result of some militaristic knee-jerk spasm about what it is to be a real man, consequently ridding ourselves of our softness, receptivity
In Cyech BOJ [ pronounced 'boy] means -struggle, fight , battle

Michael said...

Airships fascinate the mind - a romantic notion, nostalgic, and at the same time so very futuristic - the once and future king/prince of the air?

The Magdalene seduced by Cthulhu?

There seems to be a rather huge desire by men to conflate our dicks with a powerful technological/architectural phallic projection, symbolically, more aprons. "Don't look at my dick, look at the 'idol' I have created that represents it!" There's a little Napoleon in all of us.

Great comments, as usual. Much appreciated.


aferrismoon said...

I guess there's alittle Nappy keeping us all protechted.
Often its the technology of Venus
That comes between us

FilmNoir23 said...


God, good, good...LOVE the airship work you've been dishing.

With Led Zeppelin's return later this year...VERY important to keep our eyes on these synchs.

Much magic at work.

aferrismoon said...

A friend downloaded the film THE HOAX and flipped through it. I caught one snippet - Alfred Molina , standing in an office with THAT pic of the Hindenburg in the centre of the frame. We didn't actually watch it , but it had done its job
Led Zep thought they would go down [ be accepted Michael, please] like a LEAD Zeppelin
All the best

FilmNoir23 said...

hmmm, "the Hoax" which deals with aviator Howard Hughes...and Alfred Molina played Dr. Octopus

Michael said...

FM - *dirty grin*. I may have lived in a gay ghetto for much of my life, but I still understand that "sometimes words can have more than one meaning", to quote Led Zep.

FM23 - didn't catch that movie, but I DID see the Rocketeer, which also features Howard Hughes and a dangerous German Zeppelin.

Poor little rich Howard Hughes - I wonder what he knew? Probably had a good reason to 'hermetically' seal himself away in Las Vegas - the New Hades.

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