Feb 24, 2009

Signs in the Road

"When he would lean against the door frame his package would hang down his left leg. When he stood upright, his meat quite obviously pointed between his legs and to the center of the earth." The Salt, by Rdyroger

Allow me to introduce to you my latest symbol. I don't even know it's official name, I'll just call it 'Mary's Box', because I first became consciously curious about it when I saw it adorning St. Mary's Star of the Sea parish in Port Townsend (see The Star of the Sea). It is made of four crossing lines surrounded by a circle, and in the center creates a perfect square. The symbol is found adorning Catholic parishes the world over, and now I see it everywhere, including Holy Family in Kirkland. Here is Holy Family's logo from their site:

I'm wondering, is the Catholic Mary also known as Gaia... Mother Earth?

The cuboid center pings with the Borg cube and the Kaaba and Kirby's Cosmic Cube. It also resonates the enormous cuboid wish-fulfilling machine of the Krell - the former rulers of Altair IV - the Forbidden Planet. See The Quest, Part III for various cubic connections.

"Mary" (the earth), was divinely inseminated (or raped, depending on your point of view), which leads us easily to the myth of Europa, divinely inseminated by Zeus in the form of a bull. Europa is also the moon of Jupiter "divinely inseminated" by the black monolithic (masculine) intelligence in Arthur C. Clark's Space Odyssey opus. Europa was declared strictly taboo in 2010: Odyssey Two:


Is that a rocket in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to muse that mythically, Europa = Forbidden Planet = Mary = Earth. AKA the Holy Grail. Curiously we have myths of antediluvian beings forbidden to meddle with "her", but did so... anyway.

Anyhow, while all this was tumbling around in my head, I stumbled upon this interesting "manhole" while walking the dogs, which features the same tic-tac-toe insignia within a circle. M O N? Didn't mean much, but the fact that it was made in Sultan, WA did. Sultans were the rich Arabic kings in the land of the Jinn. Wasn't Princess Jasmine the daughter of a Sultan? And wasn't Barbara EDEN, of I Dream of Jeannie, a 'wish fulfillment machine'?

Larry Hagman was the Masonic astronaut boyfriend of Jeannie, but I always wondered about his commitment. See The Copycat Effect for recent hag man references.

Later I happened upon the same manhole, but from the opposite direction, and I saw N O W. I think Momma's... ready.

A great and wondrous sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. --Revelations 12:1-2


I Dream of Jeannie Trivia:

Barbara Eden's (then) real life husband, Michael Ansara, made three appearances on I Dream of Jeannie. (Eden and Ansara were divorced in 1974.)

Happy Anniversary" 9/12/1966 as Blue Djinn (Lord Shiva)

"Battle of Waikiki" 1/2/1968 as King Kamehameha (Lord of Hawaii and Pele)

My Sister the Home Wrecker" 12/9/1969 as Biff Jellico (Jericho. Joshua "wrecked" Jericho.)


Anadæ Effro said...

Ye gads, Michael, you've done it again! Years B4 she was well known as America's favourite bottle-dwelling female djinn, Barbara Eden was seen as the love interest in the George Pal directed rendition of the novelist Charles G. Finney's satire perusable here. Circuses & chakras. Yummy.

Oh, oh! Speaking of the Holy Mother's marmalade, yawning yonis, and cosmic cunts, please visit the fledgeling blogger Christopher Michael Frost's Transformer, which is gaining momentum in notoriety.

Going to nurture some nature now,
Anadæ Effro ( :-)}

PS ~ Hah! This comment's captcha is "medowsre"... meadow dowser! Nifty!

Anonymous said...

It also looks like circling the square. I saw an oval (egg) shaped man hole cover yesterday. I had a feeling that it was important. Reading your article I can see why. Man Holes make me think of Stargates.

Hey Anadæ, I never got you to tell me how you knew I was assualted in a "public house." Are you a mind reader?

Anadæ Effro said...

James! Yeesh, an EGG-SHAPED manhole cover? "Curiouser & curiouser!", as Alice Liddell said. She was, as you must know, Lewis Carroll's née Charles Lutwidge Dodgson's tween love interest, albeit (fortunately!) unrequited, for whom he penned his "Wonderland" and "Looking Glass" mainstays of children's lit over.

Nope, I canta read minds, Captain. I just read signs very well. Keen eyed am I, and tri-coloured they be at that. It's an elf thing. Besides, the old adage is true, "It takes one to know one."

Ya gonna join Pagan Men For Men or (k)not(work)? It's pretty tame, no nudes. Still, nifty for those of us so predisposed.

New moons are for doing new cycle magic (look up),
Anadæ Effro ( :-)}

tommy said...

The NOW manhole. Awesome find and nice setup, I didn't think twice about the "MON"!

Michael said...

Thanks for the comments, all. Never seen the 7 seven of Dr. Lao... Tony Randall? Groovy man.

Manholes are definitely stargates - even Disney has one in "Enchanted".

Cheers, Michael

David Stewart said...

This pattern also has the basic configuration of the most common 3 x 3 Magic Squares - used as talismans and sigils for a good long time.
in a Magic square the numbers in each box add up to the same result no matter which direction you toal them.
M O N only fills it up on one line - but it add s up to 42 - - the meaning of life, the universe, and everything

- or if you want to fall down this particular rabbit hole/ manhole, the number of illustration in Lewis Carrol's original ALICE.

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Anonymous said...

I went back to the corner of Skillman Street and Park Avenue to take a picture of the EGG. The text on this one says BPD. I believe that stands for Building Prduct Distributors out of Coney Island, but I prefer to think it means Borderline Personality Disorder. "The disorder typically involves unusual levels of instability in mood; 'black and white' thinking, or 'splitting'; chaotic and unstable interpersonal relationships, self-image, identity, and behavior; as well as a disturbance in the individual's sense of self."

12 squares long x 7 squares wide divided by the two seperate peices equals 42.

Anadæ Effro said...

Yes, "The 7even Faces of Dr Lao" is a highly entertaining cinematic tour de force for our gay icon, Tony Randall, based on the Missourian fantasy writer Charles Grandison Finney's satirical tale.

Too bad that director Pal hadn't utilised the hermaphroditic Sphinx from the written version to uphold Randall's stellar talent further. But hey, seeing him in the guise of she of the calcifying glance, Medusa, is worth the viewing alone. Or when he becomes Pan, driving Barbara Eden into erotic ecstasy with his flute dance !!!!

James! Great to've Gno-ticed you've joined your considerable powers of cognition with that of PM4M. We shall, most indubitably, be talking.

Happy Thor's Day y'all,
Anadæ Effro ( :-)}

Michael said...

Great synching, everyone. Alice reminds me of chalice.

Hey, I just re - membered that I had posted another manhole article last July: There Be Dragons! Where I came upon a manhole (about half a block Holy Family Catholic Church!) that featured a child's chalk drawing of a dragon about to eat it, which is mighty eerie mon, now that I associate it with Mary, Gaia, Earth and the woman clothed with the sun from St. John's Revelation that I quote at the end of this post. Because John continues:

"Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads. His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born." Rev 12:3-4

Anadæ Effro said...

Oh Michael? Didja jus' say "chalice"?! Why, I'd jus' posted this one particular hyper link species-if-I-cally for the lovely Aurora Girl, whose web presence is often found on Aeolus Kephas's Luciferian blog, Stormy Weather. I love thunderstorms, don't you?

Back to gardening again,
An' the Man ( :-)}

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