Contact is directed by Robert Zemeckis, who also directed Back to the Future. As we recall, the Flux Capacitor from the DeLorean time machine/stargate is shaped like the VLA:
Which... are both shaped like the Y chromosome. Spermotozoa = the “Contact Device”.
The Aliens count prime from 1 to 101. 101 is another way to write the H sign, which signifies two pillars flanking the divine feminine. The Contact Device is flanked by two gantries, or “pillars”. As is the Rose Window of both the Cathedral of Our Lady in Paris, and the former Twin Towers of Manhattan. The Twins flanked Liberty/Isis, who is also French, or really our Lady of Troy.
The logo of S. R. Hadden Corp. is the same thing, two pillars flanking the zero.
Steve Jobs, our actual “Hadden” or Lucifer, 44, uses the bitten apple for his logo. Hadden is played by William Hurt. Howard Hughes. HH, 88.
Though the Device is masculine in nature, Dr. Eleanor Arroway (Jodie Foster) is the one who goes for the ride. Her character is by far the most determined, egoic and no-nonsense (masculine) of them all, while her love interest is played by Matthew McConaughey. The double M in his name signifies Mary Magdalene, and he is certainly the more beautiful and sensitive one in this story (not my opinion, Ellie says so herself in the film), which gives us a man playing the “feminine” role and a woman playing the “masculine”. Arroway (the Bowman) makes contact with his/her mother/father, and finally “pierces” the heart of the Magdalena (Matthew) who finally believes that he/she really loves him/her. Got that?
The VLA visitor’s center has this fascinating sculpture of the concept, what I might call a tesseract (4th dimensional) box in the center of the contact/stargate device.
The VLA are essentially Very Large Ears, and we recall that the first thing it receives is an echo from the past, reflected back from Vega. What happened was that Hitler’s speech at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games was the first transmission received at Vega, and they sent back a HIGHLY MAGNIFIED pulse right back. (I must say I remain extremely disappointed that the film did not feature Ellie wearing Disney mouse ears at one point).
In my first podcast interview with Look At All the Happy Creatures, Melissa asked me point blank about the concept of a reflective universe, that our consciousness was somehow reflected back onto us, and I replied “Well, I dunno, a cool theory” or something idiotic to that effect, but thinking about it more and more.
Very large ears remind me of elephants, and it’s strange because Dumbo, the elephant who could fly keeps zooming by. Dumbo isn’t a reference to his intelligence, but to his muteness. Dumbo is Harpocrates, AKA Harpo, Horus. His mother is Jumbo, also 747, the jumbo jet. Dumbo requires a magic feather in order to fly, in other words, a “belief system”.
Vega sent back a huge solar sign, AKA swastika. Varen came back with a big solar sign T-shirt.
Contact is very clear about the idea that what we actually come into contact with is an echo, or mirror, of ourselves. In Ellie’s altered state, she could literally touch the bubble of her consciousness with her finger. Ego meets Id, and it’s all love, Olive Oil + Pop Eye. Eat yer spinach.
"Jesus said, "If your leaders say to you, 'Look, the (Father's) kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the (Father's) kingdom is within you and it is outside you.” --Gospel of ThomasBeing the subversive I am that I yam, I'm wondering if this consciousness reflection activity has some kind of physical base station or something. You know, it’s like we’re all sending our thoughts upwards, but maybe they should be sent downward. Maybe the “impregnation of the earth” has a seriously more important meaning than just planting good corn crops?
As ye sow, so shall ye reap.Is the giant collective consciousness reflection device actually buried deep in the center of the earth? I mean not ONLY figuratively, but literally? The buried treasure, the Pirate’s plunder, the Black Box, Kaaba, Cosmic Cube, Holy Grail. She’s buried within, and without. The literal and the figurative.
Notes: While I love both these films, my gut feeling is that unlike Contact and Back to the Future, the true "contact device" is "buried within" and so does not require much in the way of technology. All it really takes is a belief that it can exist. If that takes a Very Large Array, Aliens, Google and CERN to make it happen in the modern mind, than so be it. Personally, I'm going with duck tape, bailing wire and orgasms, but to each his own.