Monday, May 4, 2020
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Star Wars Freemasonry
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BLOG TITLE: WHAT'S THE POINT?
Mel Brook's "Space Balls" was a comedy spoof that came out in 1987, which mainly makes fun of the Star Wars films. One of the funnier scenes has "Dark Helmet" dueling with "Lone Star," playing off of the phallic/masculine themes/symbolism lurking behind The Force and Jedi lightsaber duels. All the "mystical/spiritual" talk in the Star Wars films often do sound like coded sexual references ["Ah yes, I can FEEL your anger!...they are near, I have FELT them!"] When they aren't, a cheap suggestive joke is waiting to turn it into one - and cheap jokes in bad taste are Mel Brook's signature. The film was panned by critics, but gets called a "cult classic" now.
Djedi (also Dedi or Djedi of Djed-Sneferu) is the name of a fictional ancient Egyptian magician appearing in the fourth chapter of a story told in the legendary Westcar Papyrus. He is said to have worked wonders during the reign of king (pharaoh) Khufu (4th Dynasty). - wiki
The word "Jedi" seems to have been derived from the Egyptian "Djedi" concept. The goal of the Djedi is to metaphorically "RAISE the Djed pillar" within him/herself to attain enlightenment [representative of the rising sun within]. The Djed pillar is a phallic symbol, and is probably related to the "May Pole" ritual celebrated by ancient pagans.
With this in mind, it is interesting to note that Darth Vader's helmet resembles a dark, glistening penis, effectively symbolizing the "generative force" of the dark side. His heavy, rhythmic breathing contributes to this interpretation, not to mention parallels to the Egyptian myths surrounding Osiris/Horus/Set. Many of the light sabers used by "wielders of the force" also resemble small Djed pillars, the laser itself representative of the semen shooting from the phallus, or the serpent path of inner enlightenment.
In fact, it used to be traditional to keep a human skull in one's study as a paperweight and momento mori (a "reminder of death"). In the time of Jesus and John, it was a common belief that the mummified heads or skulls of prophets, magicians, and wonder-workers held a particular power...The Knights Templar, in their confessions, also claimed that their Baphomet head could "prophesy" to them... - Baphomet: The Temple Mystery Unveiled
Kylo Ren is obsessed with Darth Vader's helmet/head, and uses it as a sort of divination tool - echoing the Baphomet rituals of the Templars. He then re-assembles his own destroyed helmet, reflecting a "cracked" mental state and his tendency to be a "loose cannon." [the phallic innuendo is seemingly endless here]
DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL
The above screenshot is taken from a scene where Kylo Ren first walks in to address his henchmen wearing his reconstituted helmet. Just after mentioning that there is a spy within the ranks of the First Order, General Pryde stares accusingly at General Hux, who then stares back with a revealing smirk. At that moment Kylo Ren detects "unease" with his appearance from Hux. Now think about this for a moment...Pryde already seems to know Hux is the spy, yet Kylo Ren - with all of his powerful mind reading abilities to have conversations with people from across the universe, does not? Adding to the absurdity, he even "detects" feelings of unease from Hux at this very moment. Rather than translate these feelings of "unease" as an indication of his betrayal - Kylo seems more concerned about what Hux thinks of his new helmet!
During this same scene, the man sitting next to General Pryde questions the motives of Palpatine's offer to loan his army to the First Order. Kylo Ren then uses the force to thrust him into the air and shut him up. Kylo is quick to punish when he detects a challenge to his authority, but again, he couldn't detect Hux's betrayal in that same scene?
Later, Hux begins to make a suggestion when Kylo Ren cuts him off silently with an authoritative raising of his finger, as-if to say "I am the master, know your place beneath me or else!" Yet he does nothing else, just after having thrust someone in the air for questioning Palpatine's motives in their collaboration. Hux then gives him a shit eating smirk, hinting at the palpable "tongue in cheek" comedy of the scene. What Hux is saying here silently is, "you know this is a game of "Slave and Master" and you love it as much as I do!"
In my blog on "The Last Jedi," we noted the covert homosexual references in the beginning of that film, culminating with Hux's Mel Brooks worthy quote, "I'll take it in my chambers," just after losing a Dreadnaut ship to the resistance. Snoke then disciplines Hux by FORCING him into a position on the floor exactly matching one who is being raped from behind. Snoke then says "my disappointment with your performance cannot be overstated..." For all the supposed "continuity flaws" within "The Rise of Skywalker," they started right where the previous film left off with regard to these not so subtle hints of homosexuality. It's not a question of whether "homosexuality in Star Wars is ok or not." It's a question of, "why are these themes being placed here covertly, rather than openly?"
The first scene with Poe, Finn, and Chewbakka has them playing a game of Holochess. Chewbakka is beating them over and over, and they jokingly accuse him of cheating because he is taking a VERY long time to choose his moves. Chewbakka gets upset at this accusation, then Poe smiles and admits he was joking. This isn't a very funny scene, what is the point of it? The point here is to place emphasis on the amount of TIME passing, for reasons which will be explained shortly.
Dejarik, also known as holochess, was a popular two-player game in which teams of holographic creatures battled each other on a circular board. - Wookieepedia
If Holochess is a 2 player game, why are Finn and Poe sitting so close together, as if they are both playing against Chewbakka? There is plenty of room in this sitting area for them to stretch out, they do not need to sit this close. They are leaning into each other, shoulders are touching, and probably knees. A lot of TIME is passing as well! Look at Finn's expression. He's bored, he'd rather be doing something else. What could that be?
Most straight men would get uncomfortable sitting so close to their "buddy" in silence for so long, especially when there is really no reason to do so and there is plenty of room to move over and stretch out! Even if they were gay this would be somewhat odd. Do gay men just sit pressed together like this all the time in everyday situations? The purpose of this scene is to hint at an unspoken gay relationship between Poe and Finn, again using subtle comedy as a cloak. Why not just present them as gay characters, instead of all of this silly innuendo?
In "Return of the Jedi," Han Solo walks in just after Luke tells Leia that she is his sister. Leia is very emotional as Luke walks away, and Solo doesn't understand why, but assumes that she is having some sort of affair with Luke. This is because in the first two Star Wars films, we don't know that Luke and Leia are brother and sister, and there is a little bit of sexual tension built up between them. They even kiss! Solo is also attracted to Leia, so there was a bit of rivalry regarding who was gonna "get with" Leia first. This scene pictured above in "Rise of Skywalker" echoes that scene from "Return of the Jedi," but Poe is playing the jealous guy [Solo] who doesn't understand what's going on and Finn is playing the emotional one [Leia] holding out on the secret! Rey is just sorta there, as if she has left the room [like Luke does in the ROTJ scene]
Finn never actually reveals what this secret is that he needs to tell Rey - and many critics have pointed this out as one of the confusing flaws of the film. Well, maybe these critics haven't considered that it isn't the SECRET that matters, it's the jealousy it generates in Poe regarding the fact that Finn might be messing around with Rey! Or that they have some sort of secret bond, which makes Poe jealous. [I read an article which claimed that according to JJ Abrahms, the "secret" Finn was holding out on was that he felt "the Force" within him. Pretty lame, and further confirmation that the "secret" didn't matter as much as how it functioned in making Poe jealous]
To present major characters as gay could legitimately represent the franchise attempting to "break down social barriers" in mainstream film. But to hint at it subtly, while presenting them as "straight" indicates an "in the closet" approach to telling a story. Isn't that sending a more negative message than good? It basically says "keep it in the closet, but make comedic innuendos alluding towards it!"
On another level, the Poe/Finn relationship sends confusing messages to youth who might be forming their sexual identity still. It blurs the line between a heterosexual "buddy/buddy" relationship, and a homosexual one, and does so in an intentionally deceptive manner. What is Disney trying to accomplish by sending these confusing/mixed sexual messages to the youth that they know are watching?
The big "LGBT moment" in the film, according to mainstream media, was the kiss between D'arcy [Amanda Lawrence] and another female resistance fighter at the end of the film. Now, did they have to pick the most homely looking woman they could find to play the franchise's first "out" lesbian? If you watch for it, there are several moments in both "The Rise of Skywalker" and "The Last Jedi" focusing in very closely on D'Arcy's face. Why do you think they did that? They want us to dwell upon her looks. They want us thinking to ourselves, "wow, she is very unattractive! I wonder why they cast her? Does she even like men?" All due respect to Amanda Lawrence, her acting may be excellent, and I take nothing away from her performance - she does a perfectly good job in the films. It shouldn't be about "looks," it should be about whoever is the best actor for the job, and she seems well suited for it. But by taking a woman with VERY OBVIOUS below average looks, putting her on the big screen, zooming WAY in on her face at several key moments, then finally revealing her as the franchise's first lesbian? To me, this says "ok LGBT Star Wars fans, here's your lesbian! Is she ugly enough to qualify?" Now if I am cruel for pointing this out, what does that make the producers of this film for putting it in there?
In response to those who desired to boycott the film [the Force Awakens"] over their disagreements with the existence of a black stormtrooper, Boyega replied, "I'm proud of my heritage, and no man can take that away from me. I wasn't raised to fear people with a difference of opinion. They are merely victims of a disease in their mind." - Wiki
For most of us, our first introduction to the latest Star Wars trilogy was an image of John Boyega portraying Finn, wearing a Stormtrooper outfit. I brought up the racial connotations of a Black actor wearing an outfit named after 3rd reich soldiers in my blog on "The Force Awakens." Apparently, I wasn't the only one who noticed the irony, as quoted above. To further this largely overlooked controversy, take a look at what the name Finn means in Old Irish:
"In Old Irish, finn/find means "white, bright, lustrous; fair, light-hued (of complexion, hair, etc.); fair, handsome (often, but not necessarily, implying fairness of complexion); bright, blessed; in moral sense, fair, just, true" - Wiki
That's right, Finn translates to WHITE PERSON! And if you recall, Poe was the one who gave him this name! Is it a coincidence that this name happens to mean the OPPOSITE of his racial identification in Old Irish? I doubt it. So next time someone says, "hey I think it's great they are casting more ethnically diverse characters in Star Wars films!" Tell them to look up the meaning of the word Finn in old Irish.
After believing she blew up the ship Chewbakka was on, Rey reveals to Finn that she had a vision of the throne of the Sith. Finn then says, "with Ren on it?" Rey responds "...and me."
Although the Sith throne on Exegol is an impressive prop in the film, the actual seat itself appears to be designed for 1 person to sit comfortably. In one scene, Rey says to Finn she had a vision of Ren AND her on it. Now if that's true, someone was sitting completely or halfway on someone else's lap! I don't think this awkward dialogue is an accident, I think they are trying to emphasize [indirectly] the carnal, non emotional aspect of Ren and Rey's relationship, or rather a depraved sexual energy circulating between them. [referred to in the film by the decidedly sterile word, "dyad."] Let's also remember that this throne is within a citadel where cloning is occurring. That is: reproduction without physical sex or a personal relationship between 2 people. This compliments the A.I. theme running through the film.
How exactly are we supposed to interpret this "bond" they have, which culminates in one of the more awkward kisses in the Star Wars saga? [2nd only to the Rose/Finn kiss, which was just pointlessly repulsive!] There is no sexual chemistry between the 2, Ren is a decidedly ugly man [taking nothing away from Adam Driver's excellent performance as an actor] and their "friendship" never quite defines itself. Even when Ren speaks about offering his hand to Rey, and how she's going to "take it" when it's offered next time - even this somehow manages to ring devoid of romance, not to mention obvious hints of the Luke/Vader relationship. It's almost fascinating how well their bond avoids exact definition for the duration of the film, save a sense of mutual pity for the other at times. These films seem to have a thing about not having a single "normal" romantic relationship. This gets into the ambiguity theme which runs so ubiquitously through many of the scenes in these films. Is there an agenda here to ERODE the idea of a "standard, healthy romantic relationship?" I don't mean to sound like Mr Rogers, but just consider all of the covert twisted sexual concepts we've examined in these blogs, the demonic/sexual symbolism hidden within the promotional posters [see PTI] in comparison to the utter void of sexy/romantic character relationships that go anywhere. What exactly is going on in your head, Mr heir to the Walt Disney estate?
"Serpent:  a snake.  a wily, treacherous, or malicious person.  the Devil; Satan. Gen. 3:1–5.  a firework that burns with serpentine motion or flame.  an obsolete wooden wind instrument with a serpentine shape and a deep, coarse tone. Compare ophicleide.  (initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Serpens." - dictionary.com
When Rey and her companions travel to the desert planet Pasaana in search of Ochi's dagger, they find themselves swallowed up by a quicksand-like substance in the ground. This doesn't kill them of course, but spits them out underground into a tunnel system. Here, they encounter a vexis. A vexis is a large, snake/worm-like creature with many eyes. C3PO then announces loudly in a state of panic, "Serpent! Serpent! Serpent!" Notice he didn't say "Vexis! Vexis! Vexis!" [note the X in that word] Although the audience has never seen this creature, C3PO makes sure that we identify it specifically as a "serpent." Why?
Observe meaning #3 above, from dictionary.com - it is the devil from Genesis. The serpent/snake appears in many other places in the Old Testament, such as Numbers 21, which occurs in the DESERT! Also noteworthy, the word VEX appears quite a few times in the Old Testament [King James version]. So this biblical association with the serpent/vexis is being re-enforced from several angles here.
If we look at the other meanings, we get references to fire, movement, sound, shape, and even a constellation in outer space. This is a very loaded symbol in the film, especially when we recall the serpent embedded covertly within the main poster, as I showed in my last blog on this film. If you have not read it, here is the image I am referring to:
"Vex: make (someone) feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried, especially with trivial matters." - dictionary.com
In PT I we looked at how cropping and placing a duplicate of the main poster for the film next to it "mirror image" style, reveals certain details which cannot be there by accident. One of these is a large snake [to the left of #1], which Rey appears to be looking at, small Kylo Ren seems to be pointing at with the tip of his cross-saber, and Zorii Bliss is aiming two guns at.
Kylo's cross is an "X" shape, and this snake is called a VEXIS. We noted all of the X symbolism in the promotional posters, and it is continuing here in the film. We'll talk more about that, but for now let's get a little more into this serpent thing.
Rather than immediately killing the huge, threatening looking beast - Rey becomes captivated, and actually looks and acts turned on. Observe her facial expressions and breathing in this scene. This is not fear she is expressing, it is sexual EXCITEMENT. As she steps directly inside a circle formed by the serpent's body, we find that it is wounded.
There is something deceptively psychological about this scene. We are at first supposed to be terrified of the serpent, but Daisy Ridley's performance sort of guides us through a mental process of re-evaluating what we consider "scary" or "threatening" and immediately switches these feelings over to sympathy, sexual excitement, and healing! We are supposed to view this as a sort of "wounded animal that just needs a little love." Is this good storytelling, or is something decidedly less benevolent going on here?
[Note the emphasis on Rey's HAND here]
The serpent's wounds are somewhat vaginal in their slashing shapes, contributing further to the sexual imagery/themes of this scene. Vaginas bleed during menstruation and while giving birth. As Rey heals this "wound," the creature groans in relief [or pleasure, hard to tell the difference.]
As I pointed out in my blog on "The Last Jedi," Rey is playing a sort of Lilith type role here. A dark goddess of the UNDERWORLD who communes with Samael. Here she is healing a serpent of the "underworld" and expressing mannerisms matching one who is in the midst of an intense sexual act. This harkens back to Rey's training with Luke in "The Last Jedi," where we noted the ubiquitous sexual innuendos in a previous blog.
Consider the suggestive symbolism here for a moment: They fell into a "hole" [sexual orifice] and ended up in a tunnel, with walls which are not "man-made" [they are inside a giant sexual orifice] saw some bones [boner/erection] and discovered a knife [a tool for piercing a body/phallus - correlates with "vaginal" wounds on the serpent] ultimately leading to a giant serpent [phallus].
[Again, emphasis on the hand]
After she heals the serpent, it immediately leaves and reveals a bright light from above, allowing them to escape the tunnels. This light above, just after Rey heals the serpent, is symbolic of the rays of god coming down, subliminally suggesting that what Rey just did was divine in origin. In this context, we are definitely not talking about the "God" of the Bible, but Lucifer - who's agent Satan tempted Eve, via the Serpent. The writers of TROS [the Rise of Skywalker] have presented us with aspects of biblical allegory within the context of Star Wars, but have put the serpent in a position of sympathy.
Note Rey's posture, and decidedly masculine, self congratulatory mannerisms as the vexis leaves. She's acting like a man who just "banged a chick really good" and is sort of relishing the moment and bragging about it. "Was nothing, I just transferred a little life over!" as she shakes out her hand, like she just got done jerking the great spiritual phallus of satan. When Jesus healed a Leper, he didn't start cracking his knuckles like Kurt Russell and say "just borrowed a little divine energy from my father and transferred it through my wrists - it's all in the reflexes!"
This entire scene seems designed to alter our perception of the serpent, as it is presented in Genesis. This follows the theme of many scenes in the recent Star Wars trilogy, which encourage MORAL AMBIGUITY within the minds of the audience.
Before encountering the vexis, C3PO notes a "Hex Charm" [note the X again] near the bones of Ochi, who is described as a "Sith Cultist" by Wookieepedia. This charm is also the logo/symbol representing Sith Eternal.
It appears to be a red diamond shape within a circle. But what abstracts the symbol specifically, are the 2 black slanted lines running parallel to the outer bottom edges of the "diamond shape." Upon first glance, nothing special really - just a cool looking insignia, right?
Although Wookieepedia describes it as a "dagger shaped" insignia, I suspected it is representative of either a flame or a flower - rendered within its' diamond shaped/triangular angles. What do flowers do? They grow outward from the center. But let's step back here...C3PO called the S.E. symbol in the vexis layer a "Hex Charm." A hex is a curse, but the word "hexa" means 6. Is there a 6 hidden here somewhere in this symbol?
The above cropped screenshot was taken from a youtube video someone made specifically about the Sith Eternal. Notice the S.E. insignia has been placed inside the First Order [hexagon] symbol. It's not exactly centered upon close examination, so I adjusted it slightly to center it a bit more precisely, to see if there were any hidden correspondences between the two [this is why the inner black "rays" might appear a bit off in the next image, as they were nudged within a cropped square containing the insignia].
Here we have cropped the image and blown it up, with the newly adjusted Sith Eternal symbol centered as well as possible within the larger hexagon. "Line A" lays horizontally across 2 upper coordinate points within the SE symbol, while "line B" lays across 4 lower coordinate points [count them]. The coordinate points crossed by "line A" are also crossed by the upper part of the blue and green diagonal lines, which connect coordinate points within the larger hexagon. The lower halves of these same slanted lines cross 2 of the same coordinate points that "Line B" does, pretty much exactly. There's also the smaller circle of the SE symbol, which matches up with the larger circle of the First Order logo. What this reveals is a clear mathematical correspondence between the 2 symbols. Is this just a coincidence?
We discussed the First Order symbol at length in my blog regarding "the Force Awakens," so I don't want to repeat too much information here. But as you can see, the First Order Logo is a hexagon, who's coordinate points can be connected with straight lines to form a perfect hexagram [or Star of David]. Now the reason I did this, was to demonstrate that not only does this large hexagram reflect the 4 outer diamond shaped angles of the inner insignia, but the inner insignia also has coordinate points which support 2 horizontal lines matching the upper blue and lower green horizontal lines of the Star of David symbol. It would be one thing to place a diamond shape within a hexagram and say "wow, look where these match up!" But the key here is those 2 black lines inside the SE symbol, which appear more or less random initially, as subtly hinted near the beginning of this section. But now we see these lines are here to exaggerate the correspondences to a larger hexagram, which "grows" out from the center.
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Now we've drawn lines connecting each point of the large hexagon with it's opposite point, revealing 4 coordinate points hidden within the SE insignia [2 on the left and right of it], finally revealing a unicursal hexagram. So when C3PO called this a "hex charm," that did have a double meaning. He meant HEX as-in "curse" on one level, but he was also covertly referring to the hidden HEXA [6 pointed] symbol which GROWS out of it. This is revealed by placing it inside a larger hexagon and connecting the coordinate points [where angles CROSS each other], using straight lines in different combinations.
The unicursal hexagram has very specific occult connotations, and is associated with Aleister Crowley's Thelema, the Egyptian Ankh, and the Rosy Cross [roses grow outwards]. It is nearly impossible to draw precisely freehand, and the odds of exact coordinate points randomly appearing here to reveal a unicursal hexagram in this way are basically 0.
Building off of the idea that this is a sort of stylized, geometric flower - we can say that the larger hexagram represents the older petals of the First Order which are dying out. The Sith Eternal insignia represents the smaller, as yet to bloom, newer petals of the Final Order. So this works very well not just on a mathematical level, but a symbolic/metaphorical one. And very logically in both cases. The odds of all this matching up so well randomly are astronomically low. To use a cliche phrase, "I can't make this shit up!"
THE UNHOLY TRINITY
One of the main artifacts being sought out by the most important characters in TROS is a pyramid - which they call the "Wayfinder." It's name is self descriptive. It's purpose is to help you FIND the WAY...To EXEGOL [note the X]. Only 2 were made. The first one is found by Kylo Ren during the first scene of the film, embedded within a slab of smooth ashlar. The Sith Eternal symbol is engraved UPSIDE DOWN upon the outer top ashlar housing, before Ren removes it to reveal a square within an OCTAGON. We see the bottom of the Wayfinder - which also sits upside down like the insignia engraved upon the outside ashlar cover. These details are intentional, as Rey finds the 2nd Wayfinder RIGHTSIDE-UP among the Death Star remains. What do you get when you put a triangle on top of another which is upside down? A hexagram!
Again and again these films shove occult symbolic references into our faces, and they just go uncommented upon by mainstream critics. Audiences then ignore these symbols because "well, the mainstream critics aren't commenting on it so it must not mean anything!" But all we have to do is examine this in terms of "left brain" vs "right brain" thinking, then things begin to fall into place more coherently. Symbols and abstract metaphors speak more directly to our RIGHT brain, whereas the left brain is more concerned with "facts," rational information and logic - and leans more towards focusing upon the flimsy plot, music, and awe inspiring special effects. The left brain says, "an explosion is just an explosion." The right brain says, "wow, look at the shape and color of that explosion! Reminds me of..."
Most people tend to interpret the world through the lens of their left brain, while the right brain just sorta sits there taking in all of these covert messages delivered by the mass media. In other words, we're being mentally programmed and we have no idea on a rational level, because we've never been taught to recognize reality in this way. The "mystery schools" appear to be the self proclaimed "keepers of these secrets," revealing them only to the initiated, and probably in very specific, limited ways which benefit those few at the top of their hierarchical structures. This is why the term "mystery schools" can be applied to a wide range of secret societies.
The WAYFINDER tells you how to FIND the WAY to the hidden domain of evil [Exegol/Sith Eternal] within the plot of the film. Where is the symbolic "hidden domain of evil" in the real world? Within the tip of the pyramid on the back of any US $1 bill - presumably the allegorical lair of the Illuminati. This is especially suggested when we consider the Freemasonic symbols embedded within recent Star Wars posters. The small pyramid floats above a larger truncated pyramid to emphasize the significance of the "capstone" at the top. The eye of course represents wisdom and superior insight over all that is below and above the horizon. When we consider the Sith's various phases - the New Order, the First Order, and the Final Order, against the phrase "New World Order" written in latin, also on the back of the US $1 bill under the pyramid [Novus Ordo Seclorum] - it begins to seem to me like Freemasonic Illuminists are telling us they are behind these films. And why not? Major blockbusters such as these are both immensely profitable, and superior vehicles upon which to load whatever propaganda they wish onto the unsuspecting audiences of the world. And they won't recognize it anyway, because half of it is going to be delivered symbolically/metaphorically!
["The Citadel was both underground and above ground, with the latter being a large, upside-down truncated pyramid structure made of black stone. The structure floated above Exegol's surface. A platform was used to lower someone into the underground part of the Citadel." - Wookieepedia]
Immediately after obtaining the Wayfinder, Kylo Ren crosses a red plasmic abyss in space to arrive at the dimension where Exegol resides. This plasmic abyss has an organic quality to it, and is likely a metaphor for the inner spiritual abyss the Djedi must cross before reaching the great "holy trinity" at the top of the spiritual crown/Tree of Life [represented in the Kabballah by a triangle comprised of Kether, Binah, and Chokmah]. To be clear, the film is showing us a dark REVERSAL of this divine spiritual process, reflecting the reversed morality of the Dark Side of the force Ren aligns himself with.
The image above is the fortress of Sith Lord Palpatine, which is referred to as an upside down TRUNCATED PYRAMID by Wookieepedia. I brought up the truncated pyramid in my blog regarding "The Last Jedi" pointing out the significance of this symbol within the main poster. I spoke about the Black Cube, Saturn, and the Kaaba at Mecca in my blog about the occult symbology within "the Force Awakens." Well, Wookieepedia seems to be echoing these themes, particularly with regard to the Citadel description being a truncated pyramid of "Black Stone."
"The Black Stone (Arabic: ٱلْحَجَرُ ٱلْأَسْوَد, al-Ḥajaru al-Aswad, 'Black Stone') is a rock set into the eastern corner of the Kaaba, the ancient building in the center of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia." - Wiki
This entire opening scene is a symbolic dark spiritual journey, which Kylo Ren is merely walking us through. When he enters the citadel, he travels straight down through the center, presumably to a "tip" that is hidden underground. We have brought up the significance of the pyramid "capstone" enough times, and the meaning when it is missing. Kylo Ren is symbolically traveling to the divine realm of the DARK Tree of Life here, to the very tip where only those elite illuminated with the dark force live.
The base of a pyramid is a SQUARE. If you draw 2 lines connecting the upper and lower corners diagonally, this forms a perfect X, whose center is in vertical alignment with the very tip of the pyramid. The platform Ren is on seems to be located directly in the center of this giant upside down truncated pyramid, and is in the shape of an octagon. Now, if you compare these symbols with those found within the Scottish Rite 29th degree, they are basically the same symbols with reversed or twisted meanings. The "Knight of Saint Andrew" crest features a knight's helmet. Kylo is a "Knight of Ren" with NO helmet. [this is before he has it put back together]. The Knight of Saint Andrew X is gold, symbolizing royalty and divine authority. Ren is being groomed by Palpatine to be the new Sith Lord, a form of DARK divine authority. This is occurring on X - Egol.
"Egol is pronounced as EHGaaL †. Egol's origin is Old Norse. Egol is a variant form of the Scandinavian name Egil...Egil is primarily used in Scandinavian and it is of Old Norse origin. Original forms of the name include Aghi (Old Norse) and Egill (Old Norse). The name was used as an Old Norse diminutive of names starting with the element 'eg' or 'ag' (meaning awe, terror, fear; edge of a sword)." - babynamespedia.com
This is no "golden X" here, it is the cursed black X of death that Ren descends down into the center of. The Knight of Saint Andrew cross emblem has an Emerald Octagon at it's center. According to venturascottishrite.org, "The emerald signifies the manliness and uprightness of chivalry, its color that of the renewal of virtue, always bright and sparkling." Ren is the opposite of UPRIGHTNESS and CHIVALRY. He is literally, DESCENDING here, upon a BLACK octagon. He is surrounded by giant skeletal druid-looking statues holding sabers/swords [Egil = Edge of Sword], further echoing themes of dark occult Freemasonry.
After facing [integrating?] her "evil twin," Rey fumbles the Wayfinder and it is stopped on the floor by what appears to be a foot. In one continuous shot, it RISES up and we find that it is actually Kylo Ren's hand which stopped the Wayfinder from tumbling upon the ground, not a foot. We noted in Pt I how the main poster for this film messed around with depth perception, and how this was a clue to unveiling the symbols hidden within it. Well, what they just did here was they messed around with your perception of limbs. You think you saw a foot at first, but it turns out to be a hand. You thought you saw a Wayfinder, but it turns out to be a pyramid. A pyramid is also at the tip of every obelisk, which is an ancient Egyptian phallic symbol. This is a phallus, and Kylo Ren just literally raised it from the ground. Recall the sun/Djed pillar mentioned earlier. He is not preparing to fight here, he is preparing to harness a phallic/sexual force, and Rey is after it like a starving animal.
A symbol as perfect and universal as a pyramid can indicate many things, depending upon context. This is true of the X and any number of symbols we discuss here. So if anyone is wondering how we jumped from a pyramid being a "capstone" to the allegorical dwelling of the Illuminati to a "phallic symbol," well it can be any of these - just as the Star of David also contains the square and compass, a hexagram, a 3D cube, or simply a triangle pointing up on top of one pointing down - specific meaning depends upon context and variations/accents in the rendering. The more times a symbol is re-enforced, the more urgent the meaning intended. The more often a specific context appears around a particular symbol, the less open to interpretation it is.
IMPALED UPON THE CROSS
Kylo then begins telling Rey how the dark side is "in our nature" and how she needs to "surrender to it." This is more or less what Rey's evil twin just got done telling her. She replies very intensely, "give it...to...me!" They are talking about a phallus here, which leads to the domain of the dark elite [Illuminati?]. Kylo then crushes it to dust, and Rey jumps at him, initiating a "fight" which is really one big sexual metaphor.
The crossing of lightsabers is a dramatic effect that never gets old in Star Wars films. The tension held in the faces, the crackling electricity between the sabers held together, the uncertainty of who will make the next move, the feeling that death or victory can occur any second. We all know this tension well, and so do the film makers. But what they have done here in TROS, is they have choreographed these scenes to provide clear "snapshots" for emphasis. Why?
The old Star Wars cliche of "who's gonna cross over to the other side" is in full effect here, but it's being clouded to include more grey areas. During Ren and Rey's many private "force conversations," a strange relationship is formed, where moral ambiguity is constantly mixed with themes of mind control, nihilism, violence, social inferiority, and sexual ambiguity. The question is, where is the line drawn between good and evil here? When it comes to Rey and Ren's relationship, they seem to exist in a dimension where good and evil CROSS and they just sorta exist there perpetually. Like a surfer on rough waters, trying to maintain stability among the uncontrollable forces of nature.
During their duel upon the Deathstar remains, Rey takes a ridiculously fake leap into the clouds practically, flies over a huge wall of splashing sea water, then lands on the opposite platform like she just scored a touchdown, ass in the air - a giant phallic looking turret pointing straight up behind her. Are we playing "spaceball" here or what?
The rough waters blasting between/around the platforms function symbolically as excited sexual fluids, subtly recalling the training scenes between Luke and Rey - which were absolutely filled with sexual innuendo. Now for those who haven't read the blog I did on "The Last Jedi," I proposed a theory that Kylo Ren's rage ultimately stems from being violated/raped by his instructor, Luke. It's not literal, this doesn't literally happen in the film. But if you watch the scene where Luke talks about "that night" when he visited Kylo Ren, with all of this in mind, the concept of a teacher raping a student becomes disturbingly fitting. And TROS has a follow up to this theme, which we will look at in a moment.
Kylo Ren then performs the same silly leap over the waters as Rey just did, and finally defeats her on the opposite platform. He then hesitates before killing her because his mother, Leia, calls to him from across the universe. In a trance, he drops his lightsaber/cross/phallus. Rey then takes advantage of the moment, and impales Kylo Ren upon his own cross/saber.
"Impale: to pierce with or as if with something pointed" - Merriam Webster
Rey then feels really bad for impaling Kylo Ren, but why? He murdered his father and tried to murder his mother for starters! He had Rey beat. The only reason she won the duel is because he got distracted by Leia contacting him through the force. During that brief moment, she had the upper hand. Rather than cut his leg or arm off, she brutally IMPALES him with a decidedly hateful intent to kill. This "hate" which she cannot always control seems to be at the center of an earlier scene, where she mistakingly thought she killed Chewbakka. Her use of "Force Lightning" inadvertently shot out of her hands, destroying a ship. We find out later this ship did NOT have Chewbakka in it after all. This was another aspect of the plot many people saw problems with. But if we assume the SYMBOLISM is more important than the plot here, it begins to make much more sense.
[Note the emphasis on HANDS here again]
The above screenshot shows Rey staring at her hand, just after having accidentally killed Chewbakka [or so she thought] Below that is a shot from "The Last Jedi." That is Luke's hand, as he recounts the night he went to Ben Solo's quarters, presumably drawn by the unshakeable feeling he was going to convert to the "dark side." Luke's tone is confessional when he tells this story, as if he carries great guilt for Ben Solo's sudden eruption from this moment, and into a mad rage of destruction, ultimately leading to his new identity as Kylo Ren.
[Hey, what'cha lookin at there Rey?]
As I showed in that blog covering TLJ [The Last Jedi], this is clearly a metaphor for a teacher molesting a student. What was meant symbolically, is that Luke raped his apprentice, Ben Solo, causing him to abandon the Jedi path and assume that of the Dark Side. The screenshot above showing his hand suggests what his intensions were as Ben slept. Sure, he could have been "feeling out" the dark force energy in the room. But it's also a symbol of Luke's intention to physically assault his unsuspecting apprentice, as if drawn by an uncontrollable desire. He says "I tried to stop it," echoing Rey's dialogue above "I lost control." In both cases, they give in to their dark side and lash out violently in an uncontrollable rage. These carefully angled shots of their hands are symbolic references to this loss of control, and serves to connect both scenarios subtly.
The purpose of the scene in TROS where Rey accidentally destroys a ship by inadvertently shooting "force lightning" from her hand, is to set up the scene above, where she looks at her hand in disbelief of her own actions. This is a mirror of Luke's actions, the raping of Ben Solo. The crime has merely been abstracted to blur the association. That is why it seems to make little sense on the surface. That may sound like a stretch, but this next section backs it up rather graphically.
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Take a good look at that hole Rey just put in Kylo Ren. What does it look like? Look at her hand, and the body language. It looks like she's about to stick her middle finger in the hole! If you go back and watch this scene, this hole actually puckers as Rey heals him. [I didn't write this stuff, just pointing it out] Now who else did Rey heal in the film? A serpent, which had vaginal shaped wounds across it's mid section. In both cases, sexual symbolism is used together with feelings of SYMPATHY encouraging the audience to question their established moral beliefs regarding such archetypes of evil. "The serpent is just a wounded creature in need of help!"..."The violent murderer just needs some love because he was raped as a child!" We're talking about sympathy for the devil here, mixed up with all kinds of demented sexual innuendo. What's going on here Disney?
Observe Rey's facial expression/body language above. That is the face of someone having intense sex, and she is TOUCHING the hole she just put in Kylo Ren at the same time! They are both "wet" from sea fluid [semen] which continues to splash about them. Is Kylo Ren's expression that of resignation to his imminent death, or is it closer to the passive attitude of a young unattractive virgin finally getting some action?
If we really wanna get to the core of this symbolism, we're talking about Rey HEALING the wound Kylo Ren suffered by his abuser [Luke]. Her impaling of him recalls the original incident almost literally. This is ironically, the closest thing to heterosexual sex that occurs in this entire trilogy, and it's all mixed up with themes of metaphorical rape, pedophilia, and the occult. Are they trying to tell us it's all the same thing? Rey's "healing" of the anus looking hole in Kylo Ren graphically tells us where the original wound was suffered on his body [they simply moved the "hole" to his chest to abstract the metaphor]. Once she heals this "wound," Kylo Ren more or less turns back into Ben Solo, which is who he was before the rape/attack. The throw away "ghost encounter" with Han Solo and the cheap death of Leia as she calls out "Ben!" are only here as surface explanations as to what is happening, which is why it comes off somewhat goofy.
The producers of this film care more about getting these symbolic messages to your "right brain" than they do about keeping the plot smart for your "left brain," because they know it doesn't really matter how "smart" the film is so long as there are some cool visuals and nostalgic references - people will still pay to go see it. The numbers at the box office indicate they are right.
There is an interesting A.I. [artificial intelligence] promotional aspect to this film, which is summed up in Leia's quote early on where she states, "never underestimate a droid." Personally, I find that quote a bit creepy, and here's why...In the above image we see D-O, the "abused" droid with post traumatic stress disorder [huh?] Poe calls the droid names, hinting at the "bully" aspect D-O suffered at the hands of its previous owner. Interestingly, "DIO" [which sounds exactly like D-O] means God in Italian. Why are they calling a droid "god?" Are they trying to tell us something about Artificial Intelligence and who our "new gods" will be? Never underestimate a droid!
If you pay attention to C3PO's dialogue throughout the film, you will find beneath the comic aspect, a distinct theme of "Droids have feelings too!" This is also combined with a subtle homosexual aspect. One example is when Poe says "move your metal ass!" C3PO has amnesia at that point and cannot remember who Poe is, so he replies horrified "how dare you, we've only just met!" So if they knew each other better it would be ok for Poe to tell him when/where to move his "metal ass?"
Rey's encounter with the Aki-Aki child on the planet Pasaana seemed a bit pointless to me at first, if well shot. The puppetry/CGI is pretty amazing here, and I think the point of it all is again, part of the A.I. promotion. The realism of these alien "children" are being refined to mimic more convincing human interactions and stimulate feelings than ever before. The "mother/daughter" relationship is hinted at here, but Rey doesn't seem to be interested in romance at all during this trilogy of films - nor would her offspring ever look like this alien child. So we're talking about a mother/daughter relationship resulting from no romance or biological connection. How endearing! It's interesting to consider the "warm" feelings provoked by this scene in contrast to the themes of cloning in the film.
This bleeds into the "Baby Yoda" phenomenon, from the Star Wars offshoot Mandalorian. Honestly, I liked the show - but it is basically trash if we want to get really critical and compare it to other well written/shot shows out there currently. I suspect the main point of Mandelorian is to promote A.I., by way of making Baby Yoda a "trending" subject, likening his image to that of "cute cat pics" posted online. They want to replace your cute cat [or better yet, your child] with Baby Yoda!
"...science fiction writers have fantasized about armies of look-alikes wiping out the rest of humanity, or clones bred solely to sustain their identical ancestors. The idea of clones is unsettling because it violates the fundamental moral understanding that we are all different and equally valuable." - discover magazine.com
The concept of cloning is not new to the Star Wars universe, but takes more of a front seat here. We find out that not only was Snoke a clone, but that Emperor Palpatine himself is. This gets confusing when we consider that Rey is supposed to be his granddaughter, and the film hardly gives us an adequate explanation of all this. Although the film does provide a bit more backstory on Rey's parents, her basic human structure/identity is a bit more ambiguous now. Was her father also a clone? According to the extended Star Wars universe, yes. He was what Wookieepedia calls a "Strand-Cast clone," which is "a type of bioengineered living entity." Ok, so what does that make Rey then? The daughter of a bioengineered living entity.
transhumanism: "the belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology." - dictionary.com
So technically, the "Force powers" of Palpatine where passed down by means of bioengineering, and ultimately created the "force sensitive hero" [Rey] who brings down the bad guys in the film. At least Luke inherited his powers the old fashioned way!
Critics have pointed out the absurdity of Luke's raising of his X Wing fighter from the sea on Ahch-To. Besides the fact that a "Force Ghost" has never really been shown to have such "real life" abilities that I can remember, the ship was sitting under water rotting away for who knows how long, and just instantly seems ready to fly out to battle on Exegol. Again, symbolism is more important than "realism" here. Rey had to ride an X-Wing to X-Egol because I guess they just need to throw an X into the picture every 5 minutes or so? Upon arrival, her X-Wing does provide an effective symbolic visual reference, encouraging us to examine other shapes during this visually impressive scene upon Exegol, where the final confrontation between good and evil presumably occurs.
Above is Palpatine's immense army of Star Destroyers, and the transmitting tower which the resistance plans to destroy in order to disrupt the Sith Eternal's ability to navigate. The transmitting tower is their MAIN initial target. Now recall the thermal oscillator in TFA, the important function it served within the plot, and how it turned out to be a black hexagram. We're seeing similar occult symbolism here with this navigation tower, and similar emphasis upon it within the plot.
In PT I we looked at how the Star Destroyer fleet in the Chinese version of TROS poster resembled a bunch of flying pyramids. Well this scene right here presents a very similar perspective, with the added bonus of a square and compass! We only see this for a moment, as the arms are folding out of this position right when we arrive here on Exegol. The Sith Eternal soon realize that the Resistance plans on knocking the tower out, so they immediately transfer the navigation signal to their command ship [pyramid] - reducing the tower to a symbol with no applicable function. To me this sort of says, "we've got to put a square and compass somewhere IN the film this time. Here's how we can do it..." I was honestly shocked to see this for the first time, and it almost seems like a joke. But there it is, a square and compass, surrounded by black pyramids!
What is the point of all this symbolism in the film? What ties it all together?
First of all, X is the Roman numeral for the number 10. Now, look at the Masonic Knight of Saint Andrew illustration above, specifically the center of the X. Within the upside down triangle is a Hebrew character, YOD, and here is a larger version of it:
Yod is the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. In Hebrew Gematria, which is the system of allocating numbers to letters, the value of Yod is also 10. What is the significance of 10? Well, given the heavy Masonic themes and symbols contained within these films, and given that Freemasonry incorporates Kabbalistic concepts and symbolism, we will look at the definition from that angle.
The Tree of Life [not to be confused with the Tree of knowledge of good and evil] is a system which can be compared to the Egyptian Djed Pillar mentioned earlier [based upon my limited knowledge of the latter]. Simply put, it is a system to help the initiate expand their soul and consciousness into a more complete, integrated, divine state. To reach God, or rather, return to a perfect state of one-ness with godliness. This Tree of Life has 10 "fruits" if you will - which are essentially steps towards the top of a divine latter. 1 would be the top, making 10 the absolute bottom. 10 [called "Malkuth"] more or less represents the physical world we live in. That's not to say it is "bad," I liken it to a frequency. Solid matter is comprised of heavier frequencies, whereas, subtle matter and stages of existence are of a higher/lighter frequency. Therefore, their state as matter becomes more akin to light or ether. Once matter become so heavy/dense, it collapses upon itself, and returns to the original state from whence it came. This process can be likened to death/rebirth. However, there is a peculiar concept of the Qliphoth, which has to do with the "shadow" side of the tree - and this gets into the concept of Lilith and these dark occult "reversals" I mentioned earlier. I believe these films are concerned with these darker concepts of the Tree of life, which I know very little about. But basically, this lowest point on the Tree of life becomes the starting point of profoundly lower depths in this system, as I understand it. Are we talking about levels of Hell here? Maybe, in this context.
The Hebrew letter YOD translates to HAND, "which is an allusion to God, for we say that God took us [tribe of Israel] out of Egypt with a mighty hand." [chabad.org]. So if we are talking about a dark reversal of this concept, the film is making a pretty profound statement here, basically indicating that a dark God is taking from a place of light, back into the dark.
This is why I pointed out these specific shots of HANDS in the film, and how these scenes tend to emphasize the moral struggle of said individual, with their dark side. It's that dark hand pulling them down, and the temptation to fall with it is curiously exploited in these films. In my opinion, it's being done in a way that is intended to be somewhat tempting or ambiguous. In other words, evil in intent.
Finally, when speaking about the Sith Eternal fortress, which is an upside down truncated black pyramid, we noted the base of it as a SQUARE. Take a perfect square, draw 2 lines, each running diagonal from one corner of the square to its opposite, and you have a perfect X. If you took that center point where both lines CROSS, and could pull it upwards, you'd have a perfect 3D pyramid. You would have symbolically "raised the Djed pillar," and that is the POINT of the spiritual journey. So what is the POINT of this film? And I ask this question both literally AND figuratively, without sarcasm. If we look at it from the basic concept of "dark side vs light side," it seems pretty clear to me.
We've noted moral ambiguity. Sexual ambiguity. Racial ambiguity. I believe this fixation on the center of the X/Cross is a metaphor for what the films are all about. The producers ultimately want viewers to assume a position in the center of this X/cross, not in any sort of "divine balance" sort of way - but more in the sense that one tries to stay balanced on a precarious surface. A decidedly AMBIGUOUS position. The tip of a pyramid is not the most solid place to be standing when we find ourselves there by chance. It's a subtle, yet critical distinction between one's natural spiritual journey to the crown of Kether, vs being hastily placed atop a pyramid where the winds of the universe howl unpredictably about and positive/negative energies rage uncontrolled by the adept. A little push, or even a strong gust of wind, and you are going to be blown out into the great wheel of time, with no COMPASS to guide you back. So where you end up is really left to the whim of whoever controls these winds.
To put it less metaphorically, I think the film wants us questioning our own beliefs to the point where we no longer have any! And at that point, we are nothing more than droids awaiting orders on what to do, where to go, how to think, how to feel. Mindless, dumbed down, passive, docile shells of people - with no firm foundation of any kind, clasping desperately to the First Order thrust upon us - up until the Final Order - which is our own descent into an endless black oblivion.
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