Jul 1, 2012

The Two Towers

The Two Towers
I was chatting with Alan Green last night about the new London Bridge Shard, which I sense is the "twin" of the new One World Trade Center in Manhattan. The Shard was topped out in April 2012, the OWTC is scheduled for topping out in August. Both are "pillarmids" to use Jake Kotze's word - skyscrapers that evoke both pillars and pyramids in their symbolism. The Shard is Europe's tallest building, while OWTC, at a symbolic 1776 ft. including spire, will be the tallest building in the New World.

I see this as a "hands across the waters" thing, the twin towers destroyed in the 9/11 attacks rebuilt, one in the United Kingdom and the other in the United States.

Much has been made of the Statue of Liberty between the WTC towers, representing Isis/High Priestess (the Holy of Holies) between the two pillars of Jachin and Boaz. I consider the WTC to have represented the Masonic third temple of Solomon.

The Three Mary's
Isis is also called Stella Maris, or "Star of the Sea". There are many Catholic parishes in maritime locations called "Our Lady, Star of the Sea". The word Mary has its root in Mar - the sea. So we have these two new pillars standing quite literally on either side of Mary, AKA the Atlantic Ocean, or Atlantis.

A piece of the Emerald Tablet of Thoth/Hermes
In the 2006 film, Superman Returns, Lex Luthor uses one of the stolen Kryptonian crystals (or shards), which he has combined with Kryptonite, to grow a new continental landmass in the Northern Atlantic Ocean. The landmass threatens to destroy Metropolis, so Superman must descend into the depths, and then lift this new continent out of the ocean and hurls it into the heavens. We see him stepping into the role of Atlas, the titan who carries the world on his shoulders, who also happens to be the first born twin son of Poseidon, the king of Atlantis. We note he is powered by the sun, and Isis/Mary's fruit is the sun/son.

Alan reminded me of The Dark Crystal:
The Dark Crystal is a 1982 British-American fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. It dramatizes the story of Jen, an elflike 'Gelfling' to restore balance to his alien world by returning a lost shard to a powerful but broken gem.
Ahhh... the USA, a powerful but broken gem - the jewel in the crown, so to speak. Perhaps the former rebels are to be reunited with the Mothership... via a lost "shard".


Devin said...

Fascinating as always Michael!!
I don't have much to add -but I also wanted to mention something 'out of left field' as usual with me;-) from a man named Richard Hoagland who runs a site called Enterprise Mission (I have no idea about 90 percent of his work have just heard of him by and by) there is an 'artifact' on the moon called 'The Shard' -I will have to look up more on it -just wanted to mention it before it went in one brain cell and out my other one;-)!!
OK -now to get caught up on your newer articles here-
atb to you and Var my friend!!

Michael said...

That's a good catch, Dev. Yes indeed, he calls it the shard.

H. said...

Hey, I came across of your blog several days ago. The towers observation is absolutely brilliant, Michael. Congrats! Totally rings TRUE to me.

A little technical mistake though... Atlas (the titan) is not a son of Poseidon. The first king of Atlantis, whose name was also "Atlas" is son of Poseidon. Two different archetypes here, but the same resonator via the same name. Although the brother of the real Atlas (the titan) is Prometheus. Which makes the whole thing an Olympic resonator.

Keep up the amazing work bro!

Michael said...

There were TWO Atlases? *checking...* yes indeed. Thanks for reading H, and for the correction!

I note that Atlas rockets lifted the Mercury astronauts into the heavens.

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