Oct 31, 2012

Sand Storm

Happy Halloween, everyone! They say that the veil between the mortal and the spirit worlds is particularly thin on Samhein, or All Hollow's Eve. It is the realm of the dark recesses of our subconscious, the one day when we are all encouraged to dress up as our subconscious desires. This is THE queer holiday, of course.

This Halloween was marked by Hurricane Sandy striking at Gotham, and we're all quoting 'The Dark Knight Rises':
There's a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.
Curiously, the homoerotic comics house Class Comics published "Sandstorm" on October 9, syncing Sandy to Set, the Egyptian god of the desert and storms. This is important because Set murdered Osiris, thus causing the "sun" to set.

Osiris = Consciousness, Set = Subconscious.

Mr. Sandman, the dreaming mind.

I was fascinated that in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, the Overlook Hotel is taken over by Jack Torrence on or about Halloween (via KD12). We all know that Jack Nicholson is always playing "the devil", so quite clearly, the USA has been taken over by the subconscious, the "sand storm" being the signifier.

Oddly enough, I don't see this as a negative, but as an opportunity. If it's true that the subconscious writes our reality into being, then we might consider this a "writer's strike".

Let's give Jack a break. The devil only knows what he might cook up.

Oct 21, 2012

Shark Week

Hey all, just a quick gulp of air and then Ahab is going down for another stab at the whale. I've been hanging out in the octopus' garden for a while now, plumbing the depths of the subconscious.

It sorta all started when the mysterious seals began showing up on the raft in front of my mom's cabin on Hood Canal. They've never done that before, I began to think of them as my "Seal Team" - the surfacing of my subconscious into real life.

Have you seen American Warships? It's the shitty Netflix version of Battleship, yet another alien invasion story, except this time the aliens command stealth submarines that take out the mighty U.S. Navy. On a sync level it makes perfect sense, the aliens are "monsters from the Id", "hiding" in the subconscious. In American Warship, the brave Seal Team discovers the secret of the submarine's "alien" origins.

I watched Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea last week, with Captain Nemo (no one, no ego) playing the part of the avenging subconscious - the "sea monster". He rams the American warship "Abraham Lincoln". I figured that was a fairly blatant King Kill 33 sync. Nemo sank my ego!

Later, we see that Nemo's secret base is built under mysterious Lincoln Island, or in other words, a murdered president is the secret base of Captain Nemo, or in other words, a murdered ego is the secret base of the Id!

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, which I like because A) I could watch his pecs bounce all day and B) he was also Mathayus (the Scorpion King) in The Mummy Returns.

As we all know by now, Osiris is the god of the sun, who is murdered by Set (sunset), but who then rises again in the form of Horus - the rising sun/son. Like a physical representation of resurrection, the pyramids represent a "mysterious island" of consciousness, rising above the chaotic sands of the subconscious desert.
After nine days, I let the horse run free,
'Cause the desert had turned to sea.
There were plants and birds, and rocks and things,
There was sand and hills and rings.
The ocean is a desert, with its life underground,
And a perfect disguise above.
Under the cities lies, a heart made of ground,
But the humans will give no love.
"The desert is an ocean with its life underground"
A Horse With No Name ~America

A horse with Nemo.
Back to the pyramids, I decided to watch my favorite Bond film last week: The Spy Who Loved Me. It features pyramids, submarines, Atlantis, Major Triple X and a murderer named "Jaws". We first meet Jaws on the plains of Giza and it's fairly obvious that he is the reincarnation of some dark Egyptian deity.

In the myth of Kamalo and the shark god, Kauhuhu plays the part of the subconscious avenger. As it happens, my copy of Mako Finn arrived a few days ago, and he's a sort of comic book homoerotic protector and avenger of sharks. He comes upon a reincarnated Megalodon. While the scientific name is C. megalodon, it is often informally dubbed the "megatooth shark", "giant white shark" or "monster shark".

Mr. Big Tooth
Megalodon - pointing at...
Now, hmmm. What does this giant, triangular tooth remind me of? Maybe a pyramid, or more precisely, the lost, or broken, cap.

Jake, the Martian fragment
Jules Verne's Mysterious Island was in part inspired by the Swiss Family Robinson, who are "castaways". Osiris was cut up into 14 pieces, and cast away into the Nile. Isis found all the pieces but one. The fourteenth piece, the lost cap, I have a feeling that only Set knows where he tossed it. He, and the BBC. Check the measurement on mega tooth, above.

Oct 6, 2012

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Undress, Wiseman, Lord.

I've been expecting OCTober to be a spidery month and my hunch was confirmed when Bring a Trailer featured two "Spider" sports cars on Sept. 30.

A few days later, an add for a new solitaire app shows up on my iPhone:

Spiders represent Arachne - the subconscious weaver of the web of conscious reality. We note that this spider is playing cards, which syncs directly into games of chance, gambling and tarot readings. In the 1973 James Bond film Live and Let Die, Solitaire is a character who reads the tarot for her underworld boss, and she is never wrong.

Yesterday was the Golden Anniversary of the Bond Franchise - Dr. No opened on Oct. 5, 1962, and I've been musing on the concept of the secret agent.

According to Jung, the mind is divided into two parts - the conscious ego, and the subconscious, or Id. These two parts are at war with one another, but are also secretly in love, which leads to all manner of intrigue. This odd arrangement is echoed in the odd arrangement of our political organizations, which are all governed by duly elected representatives of our own good judgement, but we all know it's just a sham and all the real power lies in the "shadow" government - the realm of Black Ops, Disinfo, secret agents, and all the rest. The President of the USA may be the most powerful man on earth, but his power only exists at the behest of this shadowy, underworld side of the government.

Liz may be Queen of the Soggy Isles, but we all know the real power behind the throne:

As the President of the divided country of "Mikastan", I would dearly love a spy to go check out what the fuck is going ON in there, in my secret subconscious spider cave, and get a heads up on what's coming around the pike, so to speak. Sort of a Sneak Preview. But I can't very well go marching in as King Konsciousness, can I? All flags out and horns a blaring... hell, they'd see me coming a mile away.

No... a more subtle approach is needed, a master of disguise who can appear as a subconscious comrade, but who is really a double agent. He could go rummage around the spinning room while the spiders were all on a lunch break. He could check out files, blueprints, scripts. And maybe, if he were clever, he could swap some blueprints or scripts around, without the spiders catching on.

And if we were charming enough, maybe some lovely spider would even willingly cooperate. It's not the first time the spider was seduced by the fly.

SYNC NOTE: Barbara Bach played Major Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me. Bach is the wife of Ringo Starr, of the Beatles. Fifty years ago, on Oct. 5, 1962, the first Beatles single hit the streets: Love Me Do.
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