Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Stairway to Sirius, Revisited

Note: Around the same time Obama was making his Nobel speech in Norway, I was struggling with a post on the semiotics of the Will Smith film, I Am Legend. In the midst of all of that we saw that bizarre aerial display the day before the speech, which all fell together into this series, ultimately retracing an astonishing chain of connections and synchronicities linking to the iconography of the 'Stairway to Sirius' that we saw in the 2008 Election.

Bookending the series was that aforementioned aerial spiral and the revelation of the gate of Isis from the depths of the Alexandrian Harbor. Quite a start and finish, don't you think?

Synchronicity - significant coincidence - is a powerful thing. I've come to realize just how powerful it is and how unacceptable that power is to many people, even though they experience it themselves. A lot of people dismiss it (as a lot of you are aware of) and others strain for agency; acausality (or apparent acausality) contradicts everything we're conditioned to believe. I think a lot of people aren't wired to process it at all.

For the past couple of weeks I've been wracking my brains trying to work up an very untimely analysis of I Am Legend. The film is incredibly dense with symbol, and has parallels to a number of different mythologies and belief systems.

But what caught my eye about the film was the ubiquity of stairs, as well as that beautiful German Shepherd both my wife and I fell in love with. Of course the way my brain works, I think stairway, dog: Stairway to Sirius. Not a symbol non-Secret Sun readers generally look for, but those who do realize just how powerful it is. All well and good, but I wasn't sure if it was enough to warrant anything but a minor post for a two year-old film.

Of course, the big story this week was the bizarre aerial phenomena just prior to Barackobamun's Nobel War Prize speech. There's a lot of theories as to what the event was, and the generally-accepted theory now is that it was a failed rocket test. But it got me to pay attention to Barackobamun's Nobel speech, most importantly the visuals.

The picture above is cropped, but shows Barackobamun at the Oslo City Hall accepting the prize. What caught my eye was- again- the staircase, but also the enormous mural that hung above his head. We'll get back to that momentarily.

While in Oslo the Obamuns stayed at the Grand Hotel- the hotel's site has that pic on it's front page. I thought the design was interesting (vaguely reminiscent of a winged sundisk) but the next page I clicked on - the "About" page- had an even more interesting symbol....

...a stairway.

And even more sync worthy were the spiral designs
, given the spiral in the sky over Norway (Andre has more aerial spirals on tap at The Alien Project). Not having visited the site before, I can't say when that photo went up, but I'm going to assume it was well before the rocket even the other day.

And when you zoom in on the spirals, there's an interesting solar design, with what could be interpreted as a point in circle design. This cuts right to the heart of the issues I'd been mulling over with I Am Legend- the strange connections of our Sol with the star Sirius, at least as pertains to the ancient symbology I'm struggling with.

And of course that aerial event had a bright sphere at the center of the spiral as well, which then seemed to turn into a black hole (or black hole sun, as the old song goes). All well and good, but a minor sync, maybe for an offday post.

But tonight as I was pondering both the Nobel events and the I Am Legend post, I took a break to check the news. And as if summoned there's Will Smith, with his daughter Willow. As you can see, the headline really gave no idea what the context of the story was here...

...but it turns out that Smith and his family are in Oslo, and hosted a peace concert on Friday night.

I got a chuckle out of this picture, because it spoke to one of the themes of the theoretical I Am Legend post, that the film (as well as Hancock) primed America to identify Obama - a thoroughly uncharismatic political plodder- with Smith, probably one of the most preternaturally charismatic personalities in American history. Obama was so surrounded by starpower during his campaign (Bruce Springsteen, to name another) that America was unprepared to discover Obama's utter lack of charisma once the campaign ended.

But of course, the campaign was filled with strange symbolic manipulation, some of which dealt with Sirius. What exactly this symbolism all means I can't say, but I am starting to suspect that it's simply a kind of obsessive-compulsive (or even superstitious) behavior, in which politicians (their handlers, rather) play out these symbolic rituals the same way that baseball players do. Of course, Politics is itself about the manipulation of symbols. The real decisions aren't made in Congress, a fact a lot of people are quickly waking up to.

That being said, I was fascinated to see young Willow Smith wearing a five-pointed star (identified with Sirius/Sothis/Ceres) at one of the Nobel functions.

And just to refresh everyone's memory, all of this started when I noticed that taken together the elements for the hieroglyph for Sirius were embedded in the campaign logos for Obama and McCain. I noticed the stairway after the fact. Some other sites hijacked my work without crediting me (which happens too often for my liking), but long-time readers heard it here first.

And of course, we had the charade with Obama and the "major issue" of the dog, who had to have "star quality" and all of the rest of it. You can read (or re-read) the whole election series here.

The symbolism got me looking at the Masonic first degree tracing board, which has angelic beings descending from the "blazing star" of Sirius. The Masonic literature is pretty useless in explaining the meaning (or history) of it, but the picture speaks for itself. Especially in the context of ancient astronaut theory, which probably isn't taught in the lodges. Well, the ordinary ones, at least.

Which brought me back to that Oslo mural. Apparently the mural is meant to symbolize various aspects of Norwegian culture and history, but I couldn't quite account for the blue people in the top center. They don't look like Norwegians- they look like gods. They also look like the angels in the tracing board, and if you look in the lower right corner there's a stairway as well.

The blue people in the center are a mother, father and child- a trinity, if you like. Their skin color rung a bell, since that is more associated with Hindu gods than Nordic ones. But this all tied back to the central conundrum inspired by I Am Legend- the common ancestry of the ancient pantheons, and how a core revelation occurred somewhere in Mesopotamia and rippled out to the rest of the Earth Island- including India, Egypt and Scandinavia- and became mythology. This sounds like standard stuff, but only when safely tucked away in the realm of history. Once you start making connections to current reality, that's when things get ugly.

And if you scroll back up you'll notice that aerial phenomena was a blue spiral.






The Smiths meet the "evolutionary flashpoint"


Synchronicity as Research Tool

We saw Barackobamun making his appearance in Norway preceded by that strange aerial phenomenon, which may or may not have been a failed missile test. The funny thing is that I'd actually considered ignoring the blue spiral story when it first appeared. Why? Because I'd been wracking my brains trying to decode the dense layers of ostensibly contradictory symbolism in the 2007 Will Smith vehicle I Am Legend.

Sounds silly, right?

But something struck me about the Oslo story- a gut feeling that somehow these two stories were connected. Imagine my shock when I discovered that Will Smith was in Oslo with Obama, hosting a Peace Prize concert with his wife and kids in tow. The syncs didn't end- or start- there.

I was poking around the web yesterday for material for the series and took this screengrab, picturing Will Smith and that beautiful, awesome, amazing dog, Sam. Note the visual conjunction to the Sun-shaped mirror- Sam seems to emerge from that 'blazing star'.

So I hope skeptics will forgive me for tagging Sam as a stand-in for Sirius, the Dog Star.

Right on schedule- here's a screenshot of the Yahoo! front page, also taken yesterday, showing us the Sun and a dog in a oddly similar visual conjunction to the IAL grab (almost Hoaglandian, you might say).

I gave the 'Celeb' headline a double take- Caleb means 'dog' in Hebrew. In the Bible, Caleb was part of the Exodus from Egypt with Moses. The connection is even more interesting given that like Egyptian, Hebrew doesn't have vowels. So practically speaking, Celeb and Caleb are identical.

Even stranger, 'celeb' here is a synonym for 'star'- so we have a kind of etymological pun:

Celeb - Caleb -Dog / Celeb- Star = Dog/Star

Hell of a sync there, no?

In this case Sam is short for Samantha, as we discover in a heart-ripping scene (can you tell I'm a dog person?). And as mentioned before, this film is jam-packed with stairs. We see Sam atop them at Neville's* Washington Sq townhouse door...

...and here atop the USS Intrepid in the Hudson River, which is also featured in National Treasure and the Flight 1549 ritual drama....

...and most importantly, here in the Temple of Dendur in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dendur made a previous appearance here on the Sun, back when I Am Legend appeared in the theaters.

Jake Kotze and I were subconsciously synching at the time, putting up similarly-themed posts almost simultaneously, which inspired the Dendur-themed post "K2= Kotze/Knowles," which not only has pix of the missus and I frolicking around Dendur, but also has a central Sirius theme as well.

Here's Mrs. Wibble (lower right corner) admiring the Met's astonishing Dendur display, which I later learned was dedicated to Osiris, Isis and Harpocrates.

The entrance to the Dendur temple not only has the flying saucer winged sundisk, it also has what very much looks like two Kundalini snakes guarding the doors, side by side with stylized depictions of the human spinal column.

But Osiris, Isis and Harpocrates, eh? The appearance of Anna and Ethan in the film did catch my eye, especially since Ethan doesn't seem to have a word of dialogue in the theatrical cut of the film. And both An-na and Eth-an have the AN cognate, AN being the Sumerian word for Heaven.

Or outer space, if you prefer.

Lo and behold, here are Neville, Anna and Ethan in Dendur, taken from the alternate cut. As far as I can tell, this is the only time Ethan speaks at all.

Did I happen to mention Harpocrates was seen as the god of silence and personification of the Mysteries?

And in that alternate version, the Trinity Neville, Anna and Ethan escape to Bethel ("House of God"), Vermont ("green mountain") on which route?

Route 17, of course.

That sound you're hearing is all kinds of cans of worms being opened...

I mentioned the strange synchronicities that coincided with Barackobamun's Nobel speech, as well as Will Smith's appearance at the Nobel festivities at a time when I was struggling through an analysis of his 2007 film, I Am Legend. Additional syncs pertaining to spirals (the odd aerial event the day before the speech) and stair imagery tied into the "Stairway to Sirius" meme I saw repeated throughout the Will Smith film.

But perhaps the reason I was struggling was that there was a missing piece to the puzzle- the spiral. Luckily, the Russians or HAARP or God knows who else were kind enough to bring that one to my attention...


In the second part of this series we saw Will Smith's character Neville in the real-life Temple of Dendur- which was dedicated to the Egyptian Trinity of Osiris, Isis and Harpocrates. And in the alternate ending we see him in the temple with his new companions- a woman and young boy, both in from Mary-land.

What's more, both of his new friends have the AN cognate in their names, AN meaning "heaven" in Sumerian. And they responded to Neville's calls to meet him at Manhattan's South Street Seaport "when the Sun is highest in the sky." Interesting symbolism there as well.

So are Neville, ANna and EthAN the film's new Holy Trinity? After all, Neville is working for the salvation of all humanity (through the manipulation of DNA, no less). Let's run the symbols...

We first see Neville hunting deer running through the streets of Manhattan...

...and Osiris was identified with the star Orion, also known as the Hunter.


We also see Neville growing cereal grains (corn, in this case) in a vacant lot in Midtown (just like in the colonial days)...
...and cereal grains were said to grow from the body of Osiris.

We see photos of dead vampire-zombies (or whatever) up on the wall of Neville's wall, which he uses to judge the effectiveness of his various vaccine formulas. In other words, he's evaluating (read: 'judging') the dead in his underground lab.
...and Osiris judged the dead in his underworld kingdom.


We see Neville caught in a snare at Grand Central Station (a temple of Hermes, remember) and suspended in a pose much like the Hanging Man trump in Tarot...

...which has been identified with Osiris by many occultists, including Aleister Crowley. Note the green sun motif at the top there.


Distraught by the death of his incredibly awesome dog, Neville tries to commit suicide-by-zombie. Here we see the car-as-coffin motif we saw in the latest X-Files movie, as well as the car/river conjunction we saw in Pushing Tin (Osiris' first death came when he was locked in a coffin and thrown into the Nile).

Just as Osiris was rescued in his coffin by Isis, Neville is rescued in his about-to-be-coffin by ANna (read: Inanna) and EthAN. Note that ANna and EthAN used ultraviolet lights - sunlight, in other words - to drive away the zombies. Familiar yet powerful symbolism there.


...and ANna then fixes him up some eggs, also sacred to goddess figures - particularly those like Inanna/Ishtar/Easter.


Continuing the Sumerian motif here (which we'll see is vital to the story arc), we see ANna dressed in the sun....


...which was also identified with Inanna. Note the lion- they appear out of nowhere in this film as well.
I knew exactly where this scene was going right away- EthAN watches Shrek in the living room...


... and Neville identifies himself with the "green man" by mouthing his dialogue. Remember that Osiris is green, and the ancient Celts worshiped him as the "Green Man", a trenchant fact given Shrek's Scottish dialect.


Osiris died and rose and died again (by dismemberment) and descended to rule the Underworld. After his symbolic death, Neville has his actual death (dismemberment, surely) in his underground lab as he sacrifices himself (in the theatrical version) so that ANna and EthAN can get his vaccine to the sanctuary in Bethel, VT.

Again, the central motif here is DNA, which Neville is depicted as the master of.


Here we see ANna hand over the vaccine, which Neville created on 9/9. Fascinating to see those numbers again (there were nine major gods in the Egyptian pantheon), particularly in a sync-string that ties back to Barackobamun, the man Smith recently referred to as an "evolutionary flashpoint." A bizarre choice of words and another fascinating sync, as we'll see later.


In the alternate version, Neville escapes with ANna and EthAN to Bethel and takes what road? No surprise there.

SNAKES AND LADDERS

But Bethel is fascinating, not only because it lies near the birthplace of Mormon founder Joseph Smith, it's named after the place in the Bible where Jacob had his vision of the ladder reaching into heaven. Jacob's Ladder may or may not also be the original inspiration for the Masonic First Degree tracing board.

Note here that Gnostic visionary William Blake depicted Jacob's Ladder as a spiral staircase, which was obliquely referred to in the first part of this series.

So maybe now we can understand the meaning of all of the stairways and ladders and steps in I Am Legend. Neville's profession is a microbiologist, and what's the primary focus of people in that line of work?

DNA. The original spiral staircase.

Even though the DNA double helix wasn't discovered until 1953, double helixes show up all over the place in ancient art, more so the more ancient you get. And unfortunately for denialists, this icon of intertwined snakes show up in very specific instances, often to do with medicine and/or royal bloodlines. So it can't be dismissed it as random coincidence (though, of course, it always is). This particular image is identified with the Sumerian god Ningishzida, who shares many attributes with Osiris.

And here is a caduceus of Osiris himself. This is part of the reason why ancient mythology - the Egyptian Trinity in particular - is still so important in our culture. We don't realize exactly why just yet, but with the rise of highly advanced science - genetic engineering, space travel, cybernetics- all of the old mythologies are starting to resonate in our subconscious in ways we don't fully understand.

It could also be why Fundamentalists - both scientific and religious- are circling the wagons and readying themselves for a protracted propaganda war (and both spending millions of taxpayer dollars to do so). Perhaps they sense that a massive paradigm shift is coming pertaining to human origins, and are trying to muddy the waters as best they can to protect their own power.

Maybe the story of our true origins is the real disclosure.

Stairway to (the house of) Heaven
Back to the stairs- as we saw, there are several shots in the I Am Legend film that picture the dog Samantha at the top of steps or stairs, signifying the Stairway to Sirius. And the penultimate battle between Neville and the zombie vampires takes place on his seemingly endless staircase, which, though not spiral, is certainly winding.

But my conclusions about I Am Legend sent me back to first principles. My interest in the election or in Obama himself was the symbolism being tossed out like confetti- the Hercules temple, the Victory column, the Phoenix and so on. The Sirius symbolism in the campaign logos turned my attention to the Sirius meme, and the symbolism in the First Degree Masonic tracing board.

So, despite what the Masons themselves believe is the AAT narrative - the descent of alien beings from Sirius or Nibiru* - somehow encoded in that tracing board? Mind you, answering "yes" doesn't necessarily mean you subscribe to AAT yourself.

If so, what about the second part of the story- the alien manipulation of protohominid DNA? Could I find that in any of that in Masonic iconography?

Well, these things are always subject to interpretation, but there is a spiral staircase on the Second Degree tracing board.

How's that for a coincidence?



PARALLEL NARRATIVES


The basic story of I Am Legend is this - an Army microbiologist named Robert Neville is working to reverse a plague that wiped out most of the Earth's population, and left many of the plague's survivors in a feral, cannibalistic state, totally lacking in higher brain function. Using his own blood Neville is trying to develop a vaccine, which he perfects just prior to his death in a lab explosion (shades of Jack Parsons). He hands the vaccine to two survivors, a woman and a boy- to take to a mountain sanctuary where plague survivors are working to restore humanity.

We looked at the Osiris symbolism in relation to the film, but there is also the more obvious Christian symbolism as well, itself preceded (if not derived) from the Isis and Osiris Mysteries. But Osiris/Asar and his equivalents (Ashur, Anshar, Ahura, Arthur), and his wife Isis/Aset and her equivalents (Asherah, Astarte, Ishtar, Inanna, etc), as well as his son Horus/Heru and his equivalents (Helu/Helios, Surya, Mitra, Heracles/Hercules) are themselves drawn from even more ancient archetypes from Sumer and other cultures in Mesopotamia. Those antecedents themselves might be mythologized renderings of even earlier characters.

When you look at the iconography of these figures, you can't help but notice that A., a lot of them are winged, B.. others are identified with flying disks or boats, and C., many of them are associated with strange apparatuses that look like machinery.

Which in this day and age makes the whole prospect of studying these characters a bit touchy, since if you even bring up the possibility that these figures may not have been "gods" but technological-advanced extraterrestrials, you face the prospect of being forever branded a heretic by the scientific establishment. Even though the science for AAT exists - at least in theory - by this point.


Even so, starting with Charles Fort, up through Morning of the Magicians and Chariots of the Gods?, heretical freethinkers have been looking at the ancient myths in the context of modern science and drawing the obvious parallels. And thus "Ancient Astronaut Theory" was born.

AAT was widespread in the 70s (TV stars like Rod Serling and William Shatner both starred in AAT documentaries), but then a funny thing happened: at the exact time that AAT gathered momentum, hundreds of millions of dollars - if not billions- began pouring into Fundamentalist religious movements, as well as into very powerful telecopes and other space detection technology.

Then an army of so-called "skeptics" arose bashing memes like AAT, but conspicuously avoiding any criticism of established (read: 'majority') religious systems. Following them was a coterie of Fundamentalist conspiracy theorists who demonized not only UFOs and AAT, but UFO and (particularly) AAT researchers as well. Almost as if someone wanted to study this mystery but scare everyone else off.

Wholly unrelated phenomena? Maybe.

But here's the thing- after years of near-total invisibility AAT has begun creeping back into TV shows, movies and video games in the past few years, concurrent with the implosion of the Fundamentalist movement in America. Coincidence again? Even stranger, we've also heard pronouncements from the Vatican about the spiritual nature of ETs, even though they've not given us any evidence that said ETs exist.

So last year we looked at all of this in light of all of the Sirius double-entendre and Phoenix symbolism thrown about. I said last year that there seemed to be a subliminal effort to identify Obama with King Tut, which certainly was confirmed on his Egypt trip. Assuming this isn't all pure coincidence, it may in fact speak to an uncertainty on the part of some of these players- ritual behavior is usually the result of anxiety.

Call it a hunch, but I genuinely believe that the PTB have no real idea what's going with UFOs or with the possibility of alien visitation, but like the rest of us they sense something might be coming. I won't argue here whether that sense is justified or not, but the rush to build all of this new space hardware during a worldwide economic crunch may well be a contigency move, at the very least. I've been through all of this before, so I'm not keen to make any predictions. Partly because predictions on UFOs are almost always wrong and partly because I've no real idea what's going on.

So what does this crazy-talk have to do with I Am Legend? Well, we looked at Will Smith here before, and the explicit connections to Horus in his superhero (read:Heru) film Hancock. And we looked at the Osiris symbolism in I Am Legend, or at least the Osiris parallels. Given that some of the same people are involved in both films, it's not unreasonable to wonder if the two films are companion pieces.

What's important here is that Osiris was seen as the creator of civilization in the ancient mythology, and was often identified with Oannes, the fish god of the Persian Gulf that we've also looked at. Both these characters figure into the AAT continuum (as well as John the Baptist lore, which we'll look at another time).

And if you look again at the basic plot of IAL, you could make the argument that it's an Intervention Theory allegory: an alien scientist using genetic engineering to create thinking human beings out of feral protohominds, exactly as Neville is trying to do with the zombie/vampires in IAL.

Again, that's my personal interpretation, but not an unreasonable one. Let's at least agree that the parallels are there, intentionally or not.

Now, back to the Obama synchronicity in Norway. All of this Sirius business began for me with Obama's campaign, and the strange UFOs floating near the Franklin Institute (where I saw the Tut exhibit in Philadelphia) during an Obama rally. And now we have another odd - if not unexplainable - aerial phenomenon over the skies of Norway just prior to his acceptance of the Nobel prize. Something which I'm happy to say people are generally skeptical of. But we still don't know it was and we still don't know what it might have meant to whomever was responsible for it. Wouldn't it be funny if it was in fact some kind of extraterrestrial manifestation?

Equally important for my syncstream was the mural under which Obama delivered his speech. Not only did it picture decidely non-Norwegian looking blue-skinned deities, but the composition was highly reminiscent of Egyptian murals, particularly those that depicted everyday activities in a tiered fashion, all lorded over by the gods who are often situated in the same spot that those strange blue creatures were as well. Again- maybe all a coincidence, but the coincidences keep piling up, don't they?

What also fascinated me is the sync of Will Smith tagging along with Obama in Oslo and then his odd statement that "the idea of Obama" represented an "evolutionary flashpoint for humanity." I still have no idea what he meant by that and I can't help but wonder if it was scripted by somebody else.

But for our purposes it ties right into both Intervention Theory (literally) and I Am Legend (figuratively)- the genetic transformation of feral prehumans into thinking human beings certain represents an 'evolutionary flashpoint', no? And again, the parallels to Sirius symbolism with the two celebrities is pretty astounding in the overall memestream we're wading in here.

But while working on all of this I suddenly remembered another reference to the Stairway that we've looked at in the past, and how that ties into this overall constellation of symbolism and scientific speculation.




Ancient Astronaut Theory is just that - a theory.
We obviously don't have access to the ancient astronauts themselves, so it's up the various researchers to present their theories based on the evidence as well as the gaping holes in orthodox theories of human civilization and evolution.

In Secret Sun parlance a theory is a query, and I don't view any of the various AAT researchers as authoritative. I'm not always interested in their answers, either- it's the questions that fascinate me. Those questions that keep the denialists and the theologians up in their beds at night, sweating and grinding their teeth.

Opinions vary, but the basic narrative behind Intervention Theory- the term many researchers prefer to AAT - is that a technologically-advanced race traveled to the planet Earth, perhaps in search of precious minerals like gold, platinum, and diamonds. Or maybe just for the adventure of it.

In some accounts, the space-race needed an intelligent race of workers to help extract resources. None was available, so the space-race experimented with primates/protohominids to create a thinking, manually-dexterous race of workers and trained them. They did so by recombining their own DNA with the apes' over a long period of time (millennia actually). Eventually modern humans emerged and were taught the rudiments of civilization by aliens who were eventually worshiped as gods.

Researchers point to civilizations all across the world- North Africa, Mespotamia, Mesoamerica- but most of these alleged visitations seem to have happened in hot climates, often near large bodies of water. From there there are a host of different theories and variations, depending on the author.

For our purposes
, here is the basic AAT narrative in three easy steps:
1. A race of alien beings with unimaginable advanced technology comes to the Earth.

2. Through the genetic engineering of primate DNA, they create an intelligent, dexterous race of workers.


3. At some point the aliens either destroy each other in a terrible war, or simply return to their home planet. Either way they are gone- the alien "gods" are dead, but they have left behind their advanced knowledge in their myths and artifacts.
It all gets a lot more complex from there on in, but various researchers have also pored through those ancient texts and claim that not only are those alien gods due to return, they left behind a secret class of priestly servants, who are responsible for preserving the legacy of the 'gods' in lieu of their return. This ties directly into the Shemsu Hor- the Followers of Horus, the last god-king of Egypt- who we've discussed several times on this site as being the spiritual descendants of groups like the Dionysian Artificers and the Freemasons.

The apparent goal of the Shemsu Hor was to guide humanity back to the Zep Tepi- the 'First Time', the time of the Rule of the Gods. For some reason, architecture and stonework- as well as the use of arcane symbolism- was the primary interest of the Shemsu Hor, though their exact secrets have been lost to history- orthodox history, at least.

Now, here are your typical modern Freemasons. Please don't take this the wrong way, but I think it's a safe bet these boys aren't the guardians of the great secrets of antiquity, And for those of you who've read The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown doesn't seem to know much about those secrets either.

But what if some trace of the original revelation - the teachings of the Shemsu Hor - remained in Masonic symbol
, but had been lost to corruption and misinterpretation even to the most advanced Freemasons? Let's go back to the tracing boards for evidence.

As we've discussed here before, the First Degree tracing board depicts a stairway descending from the star Sirius, upon which are a group of angelic beings coming down to a lectern or altar. In other versions symbols of learning and technology descend down a ladder.

So, what was the first step of the AAT narrative again?
1. A race of alien beings with unimaginable advanced technology comes to the Earth.

As we discovered recently, there is a spiral staircase- now used as a symbol of the DNA double helix- in the Second Degree board.

This lies inside what looks to be a temple or castle, or even the entrance to a royal laboratory - and there are two armed guards at the building's entrance. Outside we see a waterfall. Remember that the protector god Ea/Enki/Oannes/Osiris - was identified with water (we've also see the waterfall in other, similar contexts, haven't we?).

So here we see here a symbolic parallel to the second stage of the AAT thesis:
2. Through the genetic engineering of primate DNA, they create an intelligent, dexterous race of workers.
This is a good time to take another look at the DNA helix alongside a Second Degree tracing board created by Lady Freda Harris, designer of Crowley's Thoth tarot. Unbelievable.

Created well before Crick & Watson's discovery of DNA, in case you were wondering.

The Third Degree depicts a casket, alongside some of the sacred symbols of Masonry. This implies an inheritance; the spiritual leader (Hiram Abiff, in Masonic mythology) is dead, but has left behind the tools, information and laws vital to human evolution.

Waldo, if you will - the third AAT step...?
3. At some point the aliens either destroy each other in a terrible war, or simply return to their home planet. Either way they are gone- the alien gods are 'dead', but they have left behind their advanced knowledge in their myths and artifacts.
Let's review the parallels again:

AAT01 - Landing of alien colonists
First Degree - Descent of winged beings from Sirius

AAT02 - Genetic engineering of primate DNA
Second Degree - The spiral staircase, resembling the double helix

AAT03 - Gods 'die' but leave behind knowledge, artifacts
Third Degree - Coffin, sacred symbols of knowledge, law

You still with me? Let's proceed, then...


SET IN STONE


Leaving aside Freemasonry (which, after all, has only a symbolic connection to actual masonry), we have a long tradition of sacred stonework throughout history, particularly in Egypt. So the obvious question becomes, why this obsession with stonecutting and megaliths and all of the rest of it? Why has carving gigantic structures in stone been the highest expression of devotion in religious traditions all across the world- Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, the Egyptians, the Mayans, the Aztecs, and on and on?

Let me answer that question with a question. Hypothetically, say you were yourself an intelligent, space-faring being who zoomed around the cosmos, leaving colonies and settlements in your wake. You're aware that the Universe is a violent place, especially on water planets close to their star like the Earth. All trace of your presence could be wiped away in a heartbeart.

But still, you want some trace of your planetary accomplishments left behind. Either that or you want your 'children' to know about their 'parentage', or you may even want to leave messages for them whether about your existence or even your eventual return. How would you do that on a violent planet like the Earth?

You'd write your messages in stone.

Maybe you'd carve gargantuan blocks at precise angles difficult for modern machinery to achieve and move them for distances that no pre-industrial race could possibly dream of doing, no matter what the ridiculous denialist shills might claim. Stones sometimes weighing hundreds of tons apiece, I might add.

Or you'd design massive structures set to precise alignments, whether geographic...

...or cosmic. Cosmic and geographic alignments we are now just discovering the existence of, I should add.

You might even leave behind traces that your progeny might only be able to discover once they'd mastered the art of high-altitude flight. It might take a long time to decipher (and might be buried under centuries of message-corruption) and the shills and the stooges might muddy the waters and make the process more difficult, but maybe your message would eventually get through.


And then what?






No matter how far afield things might get here sometimes, I want to reiterate that The Secret Sun is a pop culture blog, that explores esoteric topics in the context of entertainment. Why do I cover political topics here? Well, I agree with the late Frank Zappa, who said American politics is the entertainment wing of the military-industrial complex.

It's no surprise then that all of the strange symbolism we've seen in entertainment over the past 30 years or so begin to manifest itself in the political realm, as we explored in the Very Sirius Election and Stairway to Sirius series. Of course, that process has gone supernova with the rise of Barack Obama, or Barackobamun as he's known around these parts.

Now, the symbolism behind the Obama election got me looking at Sirius symbolism, which led me to study the Masonic tracing boards. Yesterday, I showed you that that the tracing boards seem to mirror the basic steps of ancient astronaut theory- arrival, DNA manipulation and departure and legacy. I say 'mirror' rather than 'symbolize', because the Masons have a totally different explanation as to their meaning.

The funny thing is that all of this sprung from two strange UFO-type events- the appearance of strange orbs over an Obama rally in Philadelphia and then the blue spiral over Norway before Obama's Nobel speech. All of this has been surrounded in time by all sorts of semiotic insanity. As I've said the ripples are always bigger than the splash.

Now, it seems like forever ago, but at the same time that Barackobamun was nearing victory in the 2008 Democratic primaries, the long-awaited Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull premiered in theaters. The film was savaged by some critics (and fans) but was a monster box office smash. And as we discussed here the film was a Synchromystic goldmine- Roswell, remote viewing, interdimensional aliens, AAT, you name it.

But there was another aspect to the film we looked at here, something not in the script itself. And that was the weird parallels of key plot points in Crystal Skull to, yes, the Masonic tracing boards.

Only in reverse.

The reversal motif always fascinates me, since it was an important part of the rituals of the Shemsu Hor- guiding the soul of the Pharaoh backwards in time to the Zep Tepi, or first time. As Hancock and Bauval wrote in The Mystery of the Sphinx:
An awareness of the effects of precession on the part of the ‘Followers of Horus’ (and the later priests of Heliopolis) would have included an intense focus on the stellar background at the vernal equinox and an understanding that the sun’s ‘journey’ towards Horakhti-Leo, as calibrated at this ‘governing moment ‘ of the year, would by definition have been a journey backwards in time through a succession of ‘world-ages’—i.e. from the Age of Taurus, circa 3000 BC (when the sun on the vernal equinox rose against the stellar background of the constellation of Taurus) to the Age of Leo, circa 10,500 BC, when the sun on the vernal equinox rose against the background of the celestial lion.

So when we read in the Pyramid Texts that the ‘Followers of Horus’ are urging the Horus-King to travel from Taurus to Leo it is possible that they may have had in mind something rather complex and clever.
This 'reversal in time' motif is not unique to the Egyptians; the Greeks had their obsession with the Golden Age, Dicoletian sought to restore the old Rome with its Imperial cult of Jupiter, the Jewish messiah was to restore the throne of David, Christians have their New Jerusalem (in which Christ- the new Adam- rules the earth as Jehovah once did), radical Muslims seek to return to the Caliphate and radical Jews and Fundamentalist Christians have talked of rebuilding the Third Temple. We've seen that return motif in any number of artistic and cultural movements. In this context the reversal literally leads to the ancient gods, who just happen to be aliens.

So here's what we looked at in Crystal Skull article- this version of the Third Degree board...

...mirrored by this notorious scene (the "nuke the fridge" scene), complete with what is called a "deathtrap" coming open, revealing Indy. Note the parallel flashes of light and the branches as well. It's important to note this is a nuclear test here, something that UFO cultists in the 70s and 80s claimed attracted the attention of the 'space brothers'.

Counting down, we have the Second Degree board, which has the water and a the spiral staircase inside what looks like a temple (Solomon's Temple - revered by the Masons - was said to have a "winding staircase").

In Crystal Skull, we also have a memorable waterfall sequence, where we are told "three times it drops". This eventually leads Indy and his entourage to....


...a spiral staircase.

Last but not least, we have the angels/aliens descending their staircase from Sirius to Earth- and straight into a Masonic temple, so it appears.

Completing this reversal motif we see the aliens, now back atop their staircases, ready to return to their other-dimensional realm. In other words, the reversal of time symbolized by the backwards journey through the tracing boards takes us to, yet again, alien gods.

As silly as this story may present itself as being, there's a whole host of very obscure occult and esoteric doctrines being played out here...

...such as Irina returning the venerated Baptist head to the 13th alien (we've looked at Baptist motifs in sci-fi film here before. He we are back to the Oannes motif we looked at in the context of I Am Legend. Theosophist author G.R.S. Mead wrote this about the Baptist:
“...early apocalyptists and allegorists, who were probably Jews of the Babylonian or Syrian dispersion, could conceive of their preexistent Messiah as in such a way associated with the figure of the ancient Hani (Oannes, Iannes, Ioannes) and expected the Redeemer of Israel to arise from the depths of the great waters, it is not improbable that in those days when the interplay of mystical association was so prevalent and eagerly sought out some of the most enthusiastic followers of John may have believed that his baptizing ‘fisher of souls’ was the expected manifestation.”
Is this line the giveaway as to the "reversal of time?" The scientific name for the ox is bos taurus, which ties us back to the Shemsu Hor and their rituals tracing the Age of Taurus back to the Age of Leo. The Age of Taurus saw the glory days of Egyptian civilization, from the rule of the Horus Kings through the Pyramid Age and beyond.

We hear Indy explicitly reference the ancient Egyptians (and their beliefs) but more importantly, Egypt's early period. So "welcome back, Ox" has all sorts of interesting subliminal connotations in the context of this film.


It also saw the rule of Narmer, who we discussed in an earlier Oannes syncstream. Narmer may or may not have been the legendary Scorpion King, who we also looked at this year- and who himself has semiotic links to Obama. Above is legendary Narmer stele, whose tiered format brings us right back to where all of this insanity started...

...the Oslo mural.

The stele also gives us yet another ancient depiction of a double helix, using those strange, almost-alien animals.

DNA, yet again? Where it doesn't belong?

DECEMBER 17, 2009

There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed.
There is nothing kept secret that will not come to light. - Luke 8:17


This whole semiotic/synchronistic adventure started in Norway, with a strange aerial display and a host of symbolic aftershocks in its wake. It should be no surprise then that on the 17th we found ourselves in the ancient waters of Egypt, lifting up a stone pillar from the Gate of the Gods. The symbolism is so potent, it almost seems surreal.

Some of you might have been confused about the Sirius themes we've been covering this past week, and I admit that the initial connections of the Dog star to the Norway event were more a matter of intuition than anything else. The subconscious is always making connections the conscious mind is oblivious to.

But there was a whiff of the ritual theatrics we saw around the 2008 election with the Nobel charade, and the presence of Will Smith turned out to be a synchronistic bridge between the symbolism we saw in I Am Legend and Hancock, both of which planted subconscious 'Superman' memes that bolstered Barackobamun during the campaign (and which Obama was certainly not shy about playing into himself).

But here we are - Isis-Sirius in the news on the 17th- exactly a week after Obama's Nobel speech. 17 is a number I've been talking about since the earliest days of this blog (and I still have no clue what the real meaning behind it is), but has certainly become more and more prevalent in the news in the past year.

We've also been talking about the strange symbolic conjunctions on the Yahoo! front page for quite a while now, and sure enough we see the gateway of Sirius and yet another fluff story about a dog. Moreover, CNN celebrated the 17th with a pictorial on religious stonemasonry, something we'd looked at just the day before.

The AP story itself is bursting at the seams with the kind of symbolism we've seen over and over this past year as well.
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt – Archaeologists on Thursday hoisted a 9-ton temple pylon from the waters of the Mediterranean that was part of the palace complex of the fabled Cleopatra before it became submerged for centuries in the harbor of Alexandria.
The pylon, which once stood at the entrance to a temple of Isis, is to be the centerpiece of an ambitious underwater museum planned by Egypt to showcase the sunken city...

"The cult of Isis was so powerful, it's no wonder Cleopatra chose to make her living quarters next to the temple," said coastal geoarchaeologist Jean-Daniel Stanley ...

(Egyptian authorities) are hoping the allure of Alexandria, founded in 331 B.C. by Alexander the Great, can also be a draw.

(Egyptian Antiquities honcho Zahi) Hawass has already launched another high-profile dig connected to Cleopatra. In April, he said he hopes to find the long-lost tomb of Antony and Cleopatra — and that he believes it may be inside a temple of Osiris...

"If the study shows it's possible, (the underwater museum) could become a magical place, both above and underwater," Hawass said.

The underwater aspect of this story and it's connection to Sirius tie in with many of the themes we looked at this past week. Remember the links with Sirius to Oannes and the Nommo, the Sirens (Sirians) and all of the rest of water-beings Robert Temple wrote of in The Sirius Mystery. From UFOpsi.com:

...Temple describes the Nommo as amphibious beings sent to Earth from the Sirius star system for the benefit of humankind. They look like Merfolk, Mermaids and Mermen. They called the Nommo "Masters of the Water", "The Monitors", "The Teachers or Instructors", "Saviors", and "Spiritual Guardians".

The ancient historian Berossus wrote extensively of Oannes, who was based in the Persian Gulf, itself the center of so much excitement these days.

"(Oannes) was accustomed to pass the day among men; but took no food at that season; and he gave them an insight into letters and sciences, and arts of every kind. He taught them to construct cities, to found temples, to compile laws, and explained to them the principles of geometrical knowledge.
- Berossus, from Ancient Fragments
Berossus describes Oannes much the same way as Plutarch describes the worship of Osiris:
That when Osiris reigned over the Egyptians he made them reform their destitute and bestial mode of living, showing them the art of cultivation, and giving them laws, and teaching them how to worship the gods.
Plutarch reports that the ancient Greeks and Egyptians identified Osiris with all forms of water, and here again we see the identification of Sirius with water:
Of the stars, they hold Sirius to be Isis’ Water-carrier, they honour the Lion, and decorate the gateways of temples with gaping lions’ heads, because the Nile swells:— "When first the Sun doth with the Lion join."
Plutarch also notes that the ancients "hold and believe the Nile the issue of Osiris, so do they regard the earth as the body of Isis." And here a whole new kettle of fish is opened...

Isis-Sirius-Demeter, kept in a Vatican Museum (where else?)

Apparently the etymology of Ceres- the Roman name for Demeter (meaning "Earth Mother") is uncertain. But considering that the Greeks identified Demeter with Isis (the Vatican holds a statue of Isis-Sothis-Demeter from Hadrian's villa, Sothis being another name for Sirius), it seems pretty obvious to me that Ceres is a Roman adaptation of Sirius:

CER-E-S = SIR-I-US.

And apparently the rising of Sirius was celebrated at the Telestrion of Demeter at Eleusis. The Romans had a Sirius ritual to the goddess Robigo meant to protect the crops from wheat rust. Wheat rust is a fungal cousin of the rye ergot that some believe was the psychoactive component of Demeter's kykeon.

But some scientists today literally believe Ceres- the asteroid, that is - might in fact actually be the Earth's mother- that life was seeded to a barren, post-bombardment Earth from DNA-laden space debris arriving from Ceres:
At the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life conference in Florence, Italy, Joop Houtkooper from the University of Giessen divulged a theory that life could have originated on an object in the asteroid belt named Ceres.

Ceres was considered to be a planet when it was discovered in 1801, but it was later downgraded to asteroid status. With the latest planet definition from the International Astronomical Union, the round object is now considered a dwarf planet. Is there a chance that this exotic world is home to extraterrestrial organisms?

Whether panspermia or AAT, DNA is the great mystery here - it may in fact be a kind of cosmic pollen travelling the Universe in search of suitable hosts.

The entheogen-inspired discovery of this cosmic contagion (short version- Francis Crick was tripping on LSD when the inspiration for the helix came to him) has sent alt-historians looking back at all of the caduecii and the trees of life and all of the other intertwined spirals in ancient art. And it seems the earlier in what we accept as human history that you go, the more you seem to find these enigmatic icons.

As we saw, this is the earliest and the most compelling - the Sumerian god Ningishzida, the "Lord of the Good Tree," who is the god of nature and fertility and "messenger of the Earth Mother."

Which brings us back to the idea of DNA as the messenger of the Ceres asteroid
- or maybe some other, more exotic heavenly body that Ceres is just acting as a politically-correct stand-in for.

Francis Crick himself has been quoted as saying this:
“Life did not evolve first on Earth, a highly advanced civilization became threatened so they devised a way to pass on their existence. They genetically-modified their DNA and sent it out from their planet on bacteria or meteorites with the hope that it would collide with another planet. It did, and that's why we're here."
I have no proof as yet, but my gut tells me that a lot of powerful and influential people agree with Crick. Where this is all going, we may very well soon see...

9 comments:

  1. Good histronic overview. I admire the synthesis presented. Investigate our orgins,yes.Comparitive religion orgins,yes.Hail Isis,yes. Dennis

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  2. Well written and confirms much of my thinking concerning Obama and Will Smith as a "Team" to move the Agenda along.

    Obviously much is hidden, in Plain Sight, and it is incumbent on us to discern the truth. May I sugest we meditate on this perspective and allow our intuition to fill in the rest.

    It is all coming together, one piece at a time.

    Great Job!

    Robert Reckmeyer

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  3. Look, it's ALL about maintaining the status quo (THEY call it "keeping the peace"), or maintaining THEIR privileged position atop the socio-economic pyramid. Ok. Most people know NOTHING about ancient history. So, what they miss, is that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all descended from ancient Astro-theology, which means a mythological system, overwritten upon the stars, hence, all the astronomical allusions. Once we stripped away the mythology/theology ~ we were left with modern Astronomy. As for the "Stairway to Sirius" or the "Stairway to Heaven" ~ this refers to the path taken by the deceased Pharaoh's soul, ascending upwards, towards the belt of Orion, where his soul would dwell, in-between incarnations here on Earth. THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING. Hence, the connection between Barack Obama and Tutankamun ~ the heretic king, who, interestingly, was killed, after supposedly allowing the Priests of Amon to reclaim Egypt, after his father, the REAL heretic, Akhenaton (Aton-ist sun-worshipper) was expelled from Egypt. The so-called Habiru/Hebrew Exodus. It has been stated that a SUN CULT currently rules the planet (Earth). Freemasonry came out of Rosicrucianism, which came out of Cabala or Kabballah, of the bankers/merchants of Venice, the descendants of the ancient Roman/Khazar (ZIONIST) who took up residence in London, and elsewhere married into the Noble families of Europe, after the fall of the Old Roman Empire. The descendants of these people, in turn today, sit atop the present PYRAMID OF CONTROL, and use THEIR SECRET SOCIETIES to recruite complete dupes, attracting them with the lure of forbidden or ancient knowledge (and, by granting them favors, like finding them jobs, wives, etc.) Remember, too, the early "Christian" church had to demon-ize its fore-runner pagan deities, such as the GREAT SERPENT, who represented WISDOM, which the Catholic ("Universal", ie, GLOBAL) Church turned into its lowly snake in the Garden of Eden & THE DEVIL. They also NAILED THE DYING AND RESURRECTING PAGAN GOD, TO THE PAGAN CROSS! You see, it's ALL about CONTROL. If you can keep the vast "un-washed" masses in complete ignorance, you can much more easily manipulate them even on a sub-conscious level, since they don't know the TRUTH behind the symbols... They've been using this symbolism on us, since at least ancient Egypt...

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  4. Also, as for Oannes ~ this was a half-man half-fish God of the Sumerians. Again, what the vast majority of people do not realize, because they have not studied ancient history, in any kind of depth, is that ancient men were equally skilled at NAVIGATION, as they were at reading the STARS, to guide them, both across the Ocean, as across any desert. Indeed, the ability to read the stars meant either arriving at your destination (and finding your way back), or winding up someplace else ~ and quite likely made the difference between life and death. When the aboriginal natives upon distant shores saw these Ancient Navigators coming in their ships, they saw them appearing abruptly on the horizon (upon the ocean, but seemingly appearing as if from right out of the sky) to these mostly landlocked people. Hence, the modern idea, that Ancient Astronauts were the "Bringers of Civilization" mentioned by the ancient scribes, when, in fact, they arrived BY SHIP. Read Harvard Professor Barry Fell's book AMERICA BC. There were Egyptians, Celt-Iberians, Phoenicians, Romans and others who arrived in AMARRU-KA, long before Columbus...

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  5. "Some other sites hijacked my work without crediting me (which happens too often for my liking), but long-time readers heard it here first."

    I just noticed this sentence. Yes, there are others that think alike, and have the knowledge to catch the clues. I can name several others.

    Why do you think that other's are taking your work?

    We, readers, are all aware that there has been/is infighting among the leaders of the Alternate Media, as to who thought of this or that first. Please don' go into it.

    As you can imagine also, this is a way the Dark /Unbalanced Forces seek to keep everyone apart.

    If you care about us, just join together and help us - give us information and knowledge and teach us.

    I believe that the more you give to others, the more you will receive from the Free Energy Source, aka 'Whatever You Want To Call It-Morphogenetic Web," all around us.

    Love and Blessings,

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  6. Wow! Amazing research... ties in with my own and recent visions of Obama... thanks!! :)

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  7. are you familiar with any of Freeman's work? Please have a look!!

    http://thefreemanperspective.blogspot.com/2009/02/barackhnaten-and-renaissance-tiye.html

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  8. Why do you insist that the star in the First degree Trestle board is the star Sirius? I haven't read Pike in awhile but I don't think he makes it any more specific than the star being the symbol of initiation.

    Don't you ever worry that mixing sources and cultural references as you do, that it is the same as mixing apples and oranges? Perhaps they have something vague in common but doesn't reaching too far interfere with ..perhaps .. perception of the truth which may be more mundane than you at first think?

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  9. Just for the record:

    I read this post for the first time yesterday afternoon, and come evening time I went to UCLA to watch the Oscar-nominated short films screening at Melnitz. One of the live-action shorts called "Miracle Fish" (http://www.miraclefishmovie.com/Home.html) from Australia (and now I'm thinking about Wandjinas...) features a young boy abandoned in his elementary school after hours. In one scene, he is walking through a classroom and spots an open book lying on the ground. The title is something like "Amazing Alien Abduction Stories". Okay, but in the next scene he walks into another classroom, and painted on one wall (or a very large piece of paper) is a mural-like image. I hope you'll forgive my probable ignorance of ancient Egyptian knowledge, but what I saw painted in this image was a number of Anubis-like figures almost exactly like these:

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7b/Anubis_standing.jpg

    In the same image they were all facing what appeared to be a Hindu god of some kind sitting with legs crossed. I immediately thought of the post I had just read the same afternoon, and in my excitement forgot to really notice the details, so I'm not sure exactly what god, if any, it could have been. But then the camera pans to follow the boy through the classroom and I see that all the chairs are a very familiar shade of blue, namely a "Hindu-like" blue...A standard color for elementary school chairs of course, but just for the record I thought I'd come back and comment here on what I saw last night, especially considering the timing.

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