Saturday, 14 November 2009
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Part 2 out sometime next week.
Me and my Pollock:
In the myth the twins shared the same mother (Leda) but had different fathers which meant that Pollux was immortal and Castor was mortal. When Castor died, Pollux asked Zeus to let him share his own immortality with his twin to keep them together and they were transformed into the Gemini constellation. The pair were regarded as the patrons of sailors and fishermen, to whom they appeared as St. Elmo's Fire.
Pollux, being a patron of sailors and fishermen, gives us yet another connection with the ocean, and of course fish. During the fishing expedition which kickstarted my interest in the Gemini twins I can now see that I caught a Pollock (or Pollux) by reeling it in using my fishing Caster (or Castor):
Shortly after I came across the Gemini/Fish connection I was on IMDB.com looking into the career of actress Jennifer Connolley (who should appear in my next post...if I ever manage to finish it!) and noticed that she starred in the 1999 movie called 'Pollock'.
JC is often symbolized by the Fish (a Pollock perhaps?):
If we follow the trail of Ed Harris to The Abyss we find that, like the Pollock, he is perfectly at home beneath the ocean:
In The Abyss (directed by James Cameron, there's those JC initials again!) a serpent-like water-worm presents itself to Ed Harris/Pollock.
The head of the water-snake shape-shifts, morphing into an exact replica of Ed Harris's face. Actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (who played the role of Maid Marian/Mary Magdalene in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) pushes her Jupiter finger through the location of the third eye as she makes first contact with with the E.T. intelligence:
The face of Ed Harris emerging from the body of the serpent.....
To find out what Quetzalcoatl has to do with any of this, please check out the Siriusly podcast.
By following the actor Ed Harris I found that the Pollock was somehow connected to Quetzalcoatl. The Pollock, or Pollux, points to the immortal Gemini twin, a Son/Sun of Jupiter, and also seems to entrain with Jesus Christ, or Christ Consciousness. So if we follow the Quetzalcoatl lead then we find that the Plumed Serpent also has a few things in common with JC.
Here's some info I found in 'The Secret Teachings of All Ages' written by Manly P. Hall:
"The list of deathless mortals who suffered for man that he might receive the boon of eternal life is an imposing one. Among those connected historically or allegorically with a crucifixion are Prometheus, Adonis, Apollo, Atys, Bacchus, Buddha, Christna, Horus, Indra, Ixion, Mithras, Osiris, Pythagoras, Quetzalcoatl, Semiramis, and Jupiter. According to the fragmentary accounts extant, all these heroes gave their lives to the service of humanity and, with one or two exceptions, died as martyrs for the cause of human pogress. In many mysterious ways the manner of their death has been designedly concealed, but it is possible that most of them were crucified upon a cross or tree.
One of the most remarkable of the crucified World Saviors is the Central American god of the winds, or the Sun, Quetzalcoatl, concerning whose activities great secrecy was maintained by the Indian priests of Mexico and Central America. This strange immortal, whose name means feathered snake (quetzal; the bird of Paradise; coatl, serpent - 'the Serpent veiled in plumes of the paradise-bird'), appears to have come out of the sea, bringing with him a mysterious cross. On his garments were embellished clouds and red crosses. In his honor, great serpents carved from stone were placed in different parts of Mexico.
The cross of Quetzalcoatl became a sacred symbol among the Mayas, and according to available records the Maya Indian angels had crosses of various pigments painted on their foreheads. Similar crosses were placed over the eyes of those initiated into their Mysteries."
Manly P. Hall goes on to say that: "Quetzalcoatl is represented in the paintings of the Codex Borgianus nailed to the cross. Sometimes even two thieves are there crucified with him. In the Codex Borgianus the Mexican God is represented crucified and nailed to the cross, and in another place hanging to it, with a cross in his hands. And in one instance, where the figure is not merely outlined, the cross is red, the clothes coloured, and the face and hands quite black. If this was the Christianity of the German Nestorius, how came he to teach that the crucified Savior is black? The name of the God who was crucified was Quetzalcoatl."
In the book 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, which I read a year or two after I had the vision of being swallowed by the serpent while lying in bed, I learned that author Daniel Pinchbeck had also had some strange encounters with the Mexican deity. Pinchbeck states in his book that he found himself in direct contact with Quetzalcoatl, receiving guidance from him via visions and transmissions. After reading the book I concluded that A) Daniel Pinchbeck had indeed been 'visited' by Quetzalcoatl, similar in some ways to my own experience, or B) we're both as batshit crazy as each other. I'm still not sure which is which!
Pinchbeck says in 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl that: "Hovering over this process, it would seem, gently if somewhat uncannily guiding my steps along this journey, perhaps, has been an ancient spirit and deity of Mesoamerican provenance, representing an entire complex of mythological thoughts: Quetzalcoatl. When I began this investigation, the name meant little to me – primarily associated with D. H. Lawrence’s novel The Plumed Serpent, which I had read long ago and forgotten. Quetzalcoatl – the name unites the quetzal, a bird of
‘He was the Attis, Adonis, Thammuz, Bacchus, Dionysius, Osiris, and quite possibly the Pan of the Western World,” writes Peter Tompkins, in his Mysteries of the Mexican Pyramids. The Plumed Serpent’s antithesis in Toltec myth was the dark lord of limitation, death, and human sacrifice, Tezcatlipohica, “Smoking Mirror,” associated with black magic, obsidian, and the jaguar.
In Hinduism, the snake represents the spiraling life force of kundalini, the universal energy vibrating in the frequencies that make up all physical stuff, according to Erwin Schrodinger’s wave equation of matter.
Tompkins writes: Moving and undulant, the serpent in
The StargG8 VIA Kirsten Dunst: Star Light FloWer. It ties in nicely with many of the themes explored on this blog which point towards a stage in our evolution when we're beginning to re-connect, or re-establish our relationship, with the hidden Dog-Star, or God-Star, located within each and every one of us.
As this process continues to unfold I believe that more and more people are beginning to floW with the currents of Life rather than against them. In hindsight I can now see that the Return of Sirius (which I talked a lot about in the early stages of this blog) is really an event which signals the Return of the Dog aka the Return of the Wolf, which in turn points towards the Return of the floW.
If we look again at actor Ed Harris, whose face we've seen emerging from the head of the water-serpent (symbolic of the mouth of Quetzalcoatl) we see him coming face to face with his true self, his 'inner-Christ', or 'inner-Quetzalcoatl', or 'inner-God/Dog/Wolf/floW':
It's worth noting that Ed Harris, as the Jesus Christ/Quetzalcoatl/Pollock resonator, played a character called Christof in the movie The Truman Show alongside actor Jim Carrey (there's the initials JC surrounding Ed Harris for the third time!!!).
Like the Gemini Twin Pollux, Christof represents the Yin of the Moon (the MON/NOW), the Dark, the Subconscious Mind, the Abyss, the Inner:
I think we could say the same thing about the art of Synchromysticism. You look out at the world to try and make some kind of sense of the mess, but you can never quite fathom it out. It's like trying to define a Jackson Pollock painting. It's not easy. When I write a post for this blog, stringing along a series of synchronicities to try and tell a story, all I'm really doing is staring at the chaos surrounding me and waiting for an image or shape to emerge. Synchronicities (like the Pollock, the Cat, the Dog, the Pair of Pentagrams, or whatever) give me a 'dot' to work with which I can then link to the next 'dot'. I begin to see a vague outline and the rest of the process is all about filling in the blank spaces. Making it look pretty. Gradually the chaotic nature of it all begins to make some kind of sense.
Like the ability to make out the hidden 3-D Magic Eye images, Synchromysticism is, at it's essence, the art of 'reading between the lines'. The real treasure is found in the gaps, between the spaces. If you've ever looked at one of the Magic Eye posters then you'll know that the 3-D image encoded into the chaotic design can only be seen by blurring or squinting the eyes. In much the same way, in order to perceive the 'invisible picture' present throughout modern pop culture all you need to do is 'squint the Mind' a little.
If you view Synchronicity through the logical rational side of the Mind then the true picture becomes obscured. Our solid, rigid belief systems keep us blind to the 3-D image, the truth which is cleverly hidden in amongst the Maya, which has been staring us in the face right from the beginning. From the rational logical stand point all we see in Life is the chaotic picture, an ugly mess, while the hidden image, the beauty encoded within it, remains ellusive. For Synchromysticism to work in your life you may need to embrace the irrational and illogical. If we can't view life 'outside of the box' then we'll forever be trapped within it.
Look at the world in a Whole new way:
Open the 'Gem-in-Eye'
Warning: Life may begin to look very silly!!!
If you try to explain your observations to someone else,
be prepared to look and sound Dopey:
I believe there is a hand guiding each and every brush stroke, a child-like, playful force which keeps the paint floWing onto the canvas. I believe that this 'artistic overseer', or 'guiding force', brings Synchronicity and other phenomenon into our lives in order to give us an opportunity to expand our awareness. For me this guiding force presented itself in the form of the ancient Mayan deity Quetzalcoatl because the Universe knew that it would instantly grab my attention. I've loved Dragons since I was a young kid so it was natural that my curiosity would be piqued by the appearance of a Plumed Serpent. What I'm trying to say is that the Universe knew exactly what buttons to press in order to kick my ass onto the spiritual path. It used Quetzalcoatl as a hook, and once I'd taken the bait (swallowing the worm) it started to reel me in. Once hooked on spirituality there was no escaping it. Once the Door was opened there was no way to close it (believe me I've tried!!!).
For others this Christ-like guiding force might appear as a visitation from Jesus, an Angel, the spirit of a deceased loved one, or in Will Morgans case, a UFO in the night sky, but regardless of which method the Universe uses to wake us up, they all lead us to the same place: the here and NOW - a moment of infinite potential where anything and everything is possible. I'm just glad to have had the chance to share it with you.
Hope you enjoyed the podcast.