On September 12 I'm walking down the street with Jim Sanders (@syncwinnipeg) near his home..
We had done an Ayahuasca ceremony that weekend, on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 and the atmosphere was heavily charged with "sync"nificance. Jim says the words "Higher State" and a perfectly smooth and in rhythm this T-Shirt above slides into view as we stride along. We both look down, read "Higher State 54" and look at each other knowing full well this is as a sign from the universe.
Everything that happens is a sign from the universe, some groupings of events stand out more owing to perspective and context.
I look at movie posters like one would look at Tarot cards. In fact I believe this is their ultimate inspired purpose, to entrain with the infinite situations of life and provide further penetrating insight.
We see the camera "eye" come out of EDtv. 54 is ED as E is the 5th and D the 4th letter of the alphabet. TV is 42 as T is the 20th letter of the alphabet, V is the 22nd letter & 20 + 22 = 42. 42 is the number we often associate to Jupiter (being amalgamated inside its astrological symbol) and the Meaning of Life (this being its role in the The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy mythos).
The ED of EDtv is written bigger & above TV suggesting again that ED is the "Higher State". 42 feels to me like the process of self realization (killing the ego) and ED is the state of Resting In Peace, having discovered the meaning of life.
Johnny Depp resonates ED powerfully being EDward Scissorhands and ED Wood.
Movie Stars just like Stars in the sky are the universes shining guides through the infinite complexity of the void, pivots and anchors for consciousness. The ultimate source of myth, Gnosis, is fully alive and at work inside of film, making the popular icons we see everyday a rich source of information about our world.
By seeing what else Johnny Depp - our ED - resonates, we learn more about ED. Depp is an amazing Dead Man or Death resonator as starring in Dead Man and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
So ED and Dead go together. ED is even in dEaD and other similar words like DiE or EnD. Ed is a suffix used to turn something into the past tense, further echoing this line of thinking.
Another attribute of Depp/ED is Time as we see him in Nick of Time, Once Upon a Time in Mexico and even on the cover of Time Magazine in The Astronauts Wife.
Time and Death go together via plotting the resonance of Stars like Johnny Depp and we see this again in Brad Pitt's imprint.
He is the Angel of Death or Grim Reaper in Meet Joe Black.
Accidental Alchemist Jon Kidd (@AxidentAlkemist) made a great video highlighting Brad Pitt's Death resonance inspired by an old The Blob post.
He interacts with Time in Twelve Monkeys. We also see Brad Pitt echoes Money (in Monkey) and perhaps the old adage "Time is Money" has some higher "sync"nificance...
Older systems of sync also pick up on this as Chronos is the Greek mythic figure of Time holds the Scythe of Death.
Pitt, our powerful Death resonator, entrains with ED in Fight Club.
His picture on the poster even cuts off the ED of EDward Norton perfectly to help vivify this connection.
The Higher State of ED is Dead.
To be dead is to have no self & no perception of time. The transcendent eternal and ever present witness beyond the individual self and history then looks through our eyes at the world.
This is in fact no different from the reality of every moment as it already is, you just simply realize or notice it.
Then you become ED and Rest In Peace.
On the morning of 28 October Jim picks me up to go watch opening film, Puss in Boots in IMAX 3D.
On the way I snap this FedEx arrow passing as I have been thinking of arrows in terms of "Time's Arrow". After tweeting I look at it again and enjoy noticing the blue "ed" coming out of Sander's profile.
Outside the theater I realize 3D is ED as 3 is E flipped. This makes perfect sense as 3D in film is the new dimension in that medium, echoing the current consciousness shift in the real world aka ED. We represent the world through film, our representation jumps a level at the same time as we uncover a new dimension of consciousness in ourselves.
The first word we see in Puss in Boots is a "Wanted" sign for our feisty feline. Jim leans over and says "Wanted is Want ED".
Another film, out that same day, In Time's poster features the WantED, as well as a tagline reading "Live forever or DiE trying".
Another character poster for Amanda Seyfred from the same film reads "Time is Money".
After the film I left Jim and walked by the Manitoba Legislature stopping to visit #OccupyWinnipeg. Upon seeing this "EnD Economic" sign I realized what this movement is about. As consciousness wakes up inside of us we are lashing out symbolically at Time (attachment) in its disguise as Money.
The awakening consciousness isn't fully ready to see itself for what it is yet but expresses its true nature via sync. The #Occupy movement is just one such example that could very well rapidly become self aware as time continues to dissolve.
More soon flux willing.
Today I've been keeping my eyes peeled for further signage and shortly after reading Jake's post I came across this poster which shows a Pig watching TV while sitting above the word EDen.
Once you've landed and hit ground zero you find that from this position the only way is Up. Stick with it and who knows...pigs might fly :)
In Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey a number close to Jupiter is 18. The 18th letter of the alphabet is R.
Helen Mirren travels to Jupiter in the sequel 2010: The Year We Make Contact where her entire head is red during a sequence where Jupiter is igniting and becoming a star.
The same thing happens on the RED poster. We note that RED is R, the 18th, letter and ED.
Our Thunder God (just like Jupiter) Thor is also Red. I like the GOD on his NOSIS.
Another Thor poster circles Natalie Portman's face with Red.
She gets the Red Face on the V for Vendetta poster where V is played by actor Hugo Weaving.
Richard Arrowsmith (@blackdogstar) pointed out that Hugo Weaving is the Red Skull in the AmErica post, all about Time and that this entrains with the new Scorsese flick Hugo.
Johnny Depp our twice ED (Edward Scissorhands & Ed Wood) was in another opening film this weekend called The Rum Diary.
I like how Rum and Red come together famously in another Stanley Kubrick film The Shining. In that film REDRUM is MURDER spelled backwards.
Jack Nicholson stars in The DepartED.
Jack Nicholson in The Departed and in The Shining is a murderer.
Jack's classic axe coming down through the door - "Here's Johnny!" - echoes a pattern I've been watching for a couple of days leading up to Halloween.
These John Cleese (Birthday 27 October) and Ralph Bakshi (Birthday 29 October) posters sees the blade threatening to penetrate.
The murderer is another variation of ED and Death, the knife standing in for the Scythe.
Richard posted this on twitter yesterday. The rED and knife obviously go together..
This weekend EDdie Murphy returns in Tower Heist brandishing the crowbar like the similarly arched scythe.
Jim tweets the image above, noting EDdie's attraction to Money/Time and realizing that Eddie is ED DIE.
The following Friday November 11 sees Leonardo DiCaprio as J. EDgar.
Sync is the RED carpet that the stars arrive on.
(Tonight, before this ED-die syncpopnosis transpired I was thinking how the red carpet is like our tongue. I still don't know why I was pondering this connection. We shall see how it unfolds.)
I think its interesting to note among the connections between ED/DEath and other time EnDing highlights, that we are currently under the sign of Scorpio, the sign in which we celebrate Halloween and the Day of the DEad, and for some folks like Carl Calleman its the month of the EnD of the Mayan Calendar. It so happens that Scorpio is associated with DEath in Astrology and the Esoteric Sciences, being the sign attributed to the 13th and most mysterious Tarot Trump titled "DEath".
Anywhoo, I mention with all of this to simply highlight our natural or "in-sync" cultural holydayz are, and the depth of insight into nature and ourselves that we can have through acknowledging them.
So on Halloween we consume Sugar. Jim aka @Syncwinnipeg on twitter mentioned to me that he felt there was a connection between Candy/Sugar and Death. I was reminded of something I read in Alejandro Jodorowskys "The Way of the Tarot". Jodo mentions that one of his Tarot teachers in Mexico, taught him that the Bones of the Skeleten in Trump 13 (aka Death/Scorpio) "are made of Sugar". This is a perfect wink at the Scorpionic /Halloween energy, the secret Sugar/Energy that bones/death represents, as opposed to the assumption that bones are just dead matter.
I later read on Wikipedia that during the Day of the Dead celebrations Sugar Skulls were among some of the most popular traditional items present at altars and festivities.
We were later reminded on twitter by Jake aka @Seallion that John CANDYs birthday is October 31st, Halloween/Day of the Dead.
Jim then mentioned that these connections deepen with the fact that Sugar/Candy contributes to Tooth/Bone DEcay. As a student of the Tarot I immediatly was reminded of the 20th Tarot Trump "The Last Judgement" aka "The Aeon", which is given the Hebrew letter Shin meaning "Tooth" and it is an ancient alphabetic W/E/M/3 spinner. Pointing upwards properly it mirrors a W like symbol being called the "Flame of Spirit".
This is interesting because again here we have the Tooth Tarot Trump and it features the bodies of the DEad being reunited with their Souls. This story/archetype is also known as the Last Judgement of the World by Fire aka EnD times. (remember -Shin=tooth=flame).
As we explored in the previous post "The Time Has Come" and as mentioned above, Scorpio, our present sign which houses Halloween and Day of the DEad, is connected to the Mother Goddess of the Esoteric sciences Babalon. Babalon is also known as the Scarlet Woman of the EnD Times, representing in the esoteric symbolism of Thelema the she is the Goddess of the West/Scorpio/Cosmic Mom of the New Age bringing the feminine back into balance after the patriarchial and monotheistic era. For deeper insights into Scorpio/DEath/Babalon see my post "Momma Death: Vagina Dentata"
Perfectly in sync with Crowley and the New Aeon, Terrence Mckenna(above) speaks about Momma Matrix Most Mysterious(Babalon) as the natural reality that awaits the end of imbalanced patriarchal/monotheistic and civilized reality. This feels like a proper meditation as we are growing to respect momma Earth again in these "Green" times, and also proper that Scorpio is also the Queen of the Zodiac, being the fixed Water sign ruling over the West out of the 4 directions.
"If you placed your bets on male-dominated consumer fetishism, propaganda & classism, then, God help you, call your broker!"
The West in many cultures is associated with Death because it is the direction in which the Sun sets/dies after its Daily work upon the Earth.
"Among other things, in one of these was the Hall of Judgment. It was the "Land of the West", the "Secret Dwelling", the dark land, and the "doorless house"...the "abode of the gods", and the "land of ghosts" like the " Hades" of the Greeks. It was also the "Good Father’s House" (in which there are "many mansion" - the Theosophical Dictionary
This story of the Last Judgement is also known as the EnD TIMES. Something that we have been meditating on here at the Sync Whole in perfect conjunction with being under the sign of Scorpio/Death. We are in the Gnosis period of the year where Nature informs our form-beingness about the certainty of form-death. At the same time our Eternal Soul/Self of is reminded that our physical bodies, and time, will pass, decay and dissolve. Its natural that in this time of year we will find the collective self digging on concepts of Immortality and the Death of Time. "Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius. ~Pietro Aretino"
To continue along the path of understanding Death and Scorpio. Lets follow some of the sync threads associated with Death in Alchemy.
The Dead Head reminds us of the Candy Skulls used in Day of the Dead Celebrations.
Caput Mortuum - is a Latin term whose literal meaning is "DEad hEaD" or "worthless remains",used in alchemy and also as the name of a pigment. - Wiki
Tower Heist featuring EDdie Murphy comes out during the Month of DEath/Scorpio as well. EDie has a bit of a hEaDie aura to his work as well.
at some point during the promotion of this film a massive EDdie Murphy head travelled the country.
Caput Mortuum or DEad hEaD is another name for the Nigredo process, which is of course also attributed to Scorpio. The Raven is a symbol of Death and Nigredo, thus making it a pointer to Scorpio/ED.
in Scorpio 2010 we saw this Major sync bomb hit as an Old Spice commercial featured a man covered in Bubbles*(See Trump 13/Death) jump on a Raven(a symbol of Caput Mortuum and Nigredo/Death) and ride off to destroy SATURN the planet of Time. Scorpio like sync, Kills time and limited concepts/boundaries.
shortly before this sync bomb landed, we saw Old Spice align with 2010 the Year We Make Contact, in the aforementioned year in perfect alignment.
"2010 the Year We Make Contact" featuring Double Suns.
The Twin Sun is awakened in us when we realize that we are DEad men/women, we realize the inner light/spiritual light making us a binary star ourselves. When we are spiritually realized and beyond the illusions of form loss we are crowned with DOUBLE SUN POWER!
ED is DEad - The Pixies
"Her head is in a bitter way
Her brain's on fire
She's just looking for the perfect wave
It's her brain's desire
I'll think of her when I walk the strand
On this true hormos a night
Ed is dead
She's just rotting in stupid bliss
With music on her bars uh
Her face burning in the L.A. sun
She got no got no fear of cars
I better kick my strand cruiser
To the friendlier oh oh oh oh oh oh
Ed is dead
Ed is dead
Ed is, yeah Ed is
Ed is dead
No, no, no, no, no"
"Death implies change and individuality if thou be
THAT which hath no person, which is beyond the
changing, even beyond changelessness, what hast
thou to do with death?
The bird of individuality is ecstasy; so also is its death.
In love the individuality is slain; who loves not love?
Love death therefore, and long eagerly for it. Die Daily."
- The Stag Beatle - Aleister Crowley - Book of Lies