Jul 18, 2011

Contact 4 Dummies

I watched Contact this week, in honor of Var’s recent "pilgrimage" to the Very Large Array in New Mexico and I just wanted to jot down these syncs before the trail got too cold.

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 Thomas
Being 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.



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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.

8 comments:

Sibyl Hunter said...

Excellent post. Two of my fav movies.

I believe the ending of NASA's outer space exploration program is a reflection of Collective Consciousness recognizing the need to explore our inner space instead.

Christopher Darrin Horn said...

Cool post! I'm still reading, but wanted to put my 2 cents in, LOL, especially this: Electrical Configurations - Wye, Delta, etc... right up my alley, using the wye and delta configurations for motor 3 phase wiring.

Eleleth ר ק D said...

Excellent. I should've written more about Contact, but I haven't seen it since it came out. Ellie the Starling a hermaphrodite?

S.R. Hadden as the Wounded King, and/or God (living and dying in space). The "sky" during the Vega sequence looks more like the south pole in Eva Second Impact.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame . . . the alchemist dies at the end (spoiler: along with everyone else).

Dumbo has to contact his dark side (the crows) before learning to fly; Ellie first "contacts" Hitler.

The projector and the silver (lunar) screen.

crystal rose said...

love this post michael

Michael said...

Thanks for the comments, all.

Sybil - What an amazing idea. The universe will begin to contract?

Alan Abbadessa-Green said...

This one slipped past me and I only reading it now. Great post. Love the inner/outer play and the emphasis on "Highly Magnified" . . . remember, Dumbo only thinks he needs the feather, when it is just a trick (the catalyst) for him to trust in himself. I've head practicers of the magic/magick arts say the same thing, that all the "hocus-pocus" is just enough ritual that you feel like you're actually doing something that might have results, to trick yourself into believing you can do what you already had the power to do in the first place.

PS: Since you mentioned the podcast, here is a link to the mp3 version:
http://www.allthehappycreatures.com/audio/Podcast5_MichaelS.mp3

Alan Abbadessa-Green said...

Oh, and "The universe will begin to contract?" . . . so much I want to say there. But, I'll leave it as this: Is that the universe going into "contractions" (labor pains) after the "big bang" or are we putting all the pieces back together and realizing the divides caused by the big bang were false? Is there a difference?

Michael said...

Thanks Alan. That's awesome.

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