"...it was visual storytelling. The characters and the plot were not as important as the metaphor and the symbolism...and the emotional connection between the movie image and the audience." - George Lucas on his early College Films
As one can gather from the quote above, visual and symbolic elements within the original Star Wars films were likely of great importance to George Lucas, who created them. How then, is this basic element being carried on by Disney, who now produces the films?
I recently gave a ride to a young Disneyland employee on his way to work. A Star Wars fan. We got into discussing "The Last Jedi", when at some point he launched into what at times sounded like a prepared speech on the problems "he" had with "The Last Jedi." As he was speaking, it occurred to me that this young man was simply repeating the criticisms he saw/heard online and he didn't seem to have any original observations of his own. I know this because I had watched and listened to all of those same videos he was drawing his specific conclusions from! You can imagine the glossy eyed expression on his face when I attempted to bring up words like "propaganda" and "symbolism." And yet, these are terms George Lucas has thrown around many times when talking about the creation of Star Wars. Why should they be so utterly foreign to a "serious" Star Wars fan? As we shall see, Disney did not abandoned this tradition of symbolism and propaganda when they purchased the rights to the films. If anything, it's even more in use than it was when George Lucas was "in charge."
Rian Johnson does not strike me as an unintelligent man. And after pulling in a billion dollars worldwide within 3 weeks of release, Disney clearly knows what they are doing with these films. Nobody involved in the making of these are "stupid." And yet, we assume the "flaws" within the films were probably "blunders of corporate interests interfering with artist/director." Perhaps the problem is that people are looking at this film as a STORY with some interesting symbolism thrown in. But maybe they are more accurately described as visual/thematic SYMBOL collages, with a story thrown in. Perhaps the story, plot, character development, etc is SECONDARY to the visual/symbolic. Again, these concepts are not at all strange to anyone who has studied the words of George Lucas regarding the creation of this series. When we view the films with all of this in mind, a completely different story appears.
"Only General Leia Organa's band of Resistance fighters stand against the RISING tyranny, certain that Jedi Master LUKE SKYWALKER will return and restore the SPARK of hope to the fight." [opening title]
RISING = RISING SUN. LUKE = Latin Lucius ("the bright one" or "the one born at dawn") SUN, LIGHT. SKYWALKER = WHAT STARS DO. SPARK = LIGHT created by friction/resistance.
"...we are the SPARK that will LIGHT the FIRE that will restore the republic. That SPARK, this resistance, must survive. [Admiral Holdo]
[strikes tree with lightening bolt, laughs as Temple containing last Jedi texts is set afire] "Time it is...for you to look past a pile of old books" [Yoda]
LIGHTNING = LIGHT = "TO LIGHT" = FIRE.
"SKYWALKER. Still looking to the HORIZON. Never here. Now. The need in front of your nose!" [Yoda]
HORIZON = HORUS = GOD OF THE RISING SUN.
Admiral Holdo: "Hope is like the SUN. If you only believe in it when you see it," Poe: "You'll never make it through the night."
Reference to the "invisible sun" or "inner eye of illumination."
"She was more interested in protecting the LIGHT than she was in seeming like a hero." [Leia]
"I see him turning the LIGHTSABER to strike true. And now he IGNITES it, and kills his true enemy!" [Snoke, before he is slain by a lightsaber turned on by the Force]
LIGHTSABER = Symbol of the phallus/will in the form of light. IGNITE = Set afire, to light.
LEIA: The galaxy has lost all its hope. The SPARK is out. [Luke walks in]
"He's stalling so we can escape...we are the SPARK that'll light the FIRE that'll BURN the first order down. SKYWALKER's doing this so we can survive!" [Poe Dameron]
LIGHT = SAVIOR.
Above are numerous references to light which border on parody at times in their redundancy. With "The Last Jedi" we don't get the delicate storytelling style of J.R.R. Tolkien, we get something which feels more like a High School drama skit which tries too hard to cram too many metaphors down our throats. What is the point of these seemingly "dumbed-down" metaphors repeated over and over? Perhaps our minds are being purposefully overwhelmed so that we unknowingly submit to perceiving the film in a certain light.
If you've ever seen old footage or pictures of a lion tamer using a chair [as shown above], you might have wondered how this works. Its simple psychology, actually. The mind of the lion wants to focus on 1 thing. But the 4 legs of the chair occupy the lion's mind with 4 points of reference. This confuses the lion because she cannot decide which leg to deal with first, so her brain sort of "short circuits" and becomes submissive. This is similar to what this film is doing to you. You are the animal being "tamed."
A square and compass, like the Star of David, is composed of two triangles. One pointing up, one pointing down. This represents reflection. As above, so below. As below, so above. As within, so without, etc. The square and compass is known to be the symbol representing Freemasonry, but it is a very old symbol probably predating ancient Egypt. These concepts of reflection and balance are constantly associated with "The Force" in the Star Wars films. Are we slowly being indoctrinated into Freemasonry covertly by these movies? It's a logical question.
If you follow the green lines above, you will find that Rey and Kylo Ren's lightsabers form lines which intersect to form an upper triangle right about at the bottom of Rey's lightsaber handle. The use of Kylo Ren's lightsaber cross hilt to trace where the upper and lower triangles intersect is the same way it functioned in the billboard for "The Force Awakens," which also contains a square and compass [I cover this in a previous blog] The lower triangle is suggested by C3PO's arm and Captain Phasma's spear - which trace out 2 lines which intersect near the bottom of the poster, forming a lower triangle.
The idea of reflection is exaggerated by a 2nd Square and Compass, formed by Luke's hood at the top, partially unfolded First Order ship wings at the bottom. Notice that the top of the upper pyramid comes to a point in the invisible "space" above the billboard. This then makes an incomplete pyramid, or a truncated pyramid, or a trapezoid.
Most reading this will recognize the symbol above, as it is on the back of every U.S. $1 bill. Here is the mainstream definition:
"The Eye of Providence (or the all-seeing eye of God) is a symbol showing an eye often surrounded by rays of light or a glory and usually enclosed by a triangle. It represents the eye of God watching over humanity (or divine providence)." - Wikipedia
I won't go too much into the above symbol because there is plenty of information out there already regarding it, but as it applies here I think a few things are important to keep in mind before going forward. Luke is thought to represent the Egyptian god "Horus," who was, among other things, the hawk headed [Skywalking] god of the RISING sun. Many occult scholars refer to this "all seeing eye" as the "eye of Horus." It has also been suggested that the "Illuminati" uses this symbol because they ultimately worship Lucifer, which means "light." Is light evil in and of itself? No, but neither is darkness in and of itself. I'm not looking for "right and wrong" in this example, the point for the moment is that there is a very strong connection between the LIGHT references in this film and the LIGHT references within Freemasonic Illuminism. The square and compass embedded twice within the poster doesn't exactly DETRACT from this assumption.
As we have already established above, Luke's head forms the upper point of a square and compass hidden within the poster. But why does the upper tip of this triangle come to a point above the poster? Because his head represents a TRUNCATED PYRAMID [or a trapezoid], just like the one pictured in the "Eye of Providence" symbol [the truncated pyramid is the section BELOW the eye]. The "missing point" is supposed to represent the invisible "all seeing eye of god." [Lucifer/Light] The best way to grasp this is to think of it in an extremely literal manner. The space above the poster is EMPTY. In order to complete the pyramid, we must use our imagination to add the tip/eye back (using our inner eye). It is your inner divine "SPARK of light" which renders this eye visible, if you will. This is why the EYE is always pictured slightly above the lower truncated pyramid. It is part of the whole structure, but a separation between the Eye and the rest of the structure is an important part of the symbolism, and represents the dark space separating the profane man from divinity, which is often thought as being physically invisible.
Luke means "light." The stars are "Skywalkers." The word illumination has at least 2 meanings. One means literally "to shed light upon," but another means to "impart or reveal knowledge." One can be seen with the physical eye, one can only be seen with the inner eye of knowing. "As within, so without." The rays of light surrounding the eye of providence represent the same "rays of light" which form a King's crown, worn upon his head. This symbolizes a King's divine right to rule. Similarly, the "invisible eye" sits upon Luke's head, in empty space. The eye also rests about where Luke's "3rd eye" might theoretically be located. So this idea of Luke's head being not just the upper part of a square and compass, but an actual "Eye of Providence" is enforced on several levels, and is also reflected at the bottom of the poster.
As pointed out earlier, this ship [pictured above] forms the lower triangle completing the larger square and compass shape of which Luke's head forms the upper triangle, so we know that it is a triangle pointing downwards. But again, this lower triangle also seems to have the "point" deliberately cut off. This time it is not the border of the poster which "cuts off" the point, but the ship itself which forms the truncated pyramid. What are the chances of a truncated pyramid being reflected at the top and the bottom of a poster with such a perfect vertical alignment? This lower pyramid is formed within metaphorical HELL, represented by the color red and the fact that it is at the bottom of the poster. [where is hell supposed to be? Down below, in the fire] This First Order ship represents "the Dark side," so we have the idea of "as above, so below" reinforced again - this being the "below" part of that phrase.
Finally, take a look at the letter "A" in the Star Wars logo. Not only is it yet another truncated pyramid, but its invisible tip touches the invisible tip of the one just above it! I'm not suggesting that the letter A in the Star Wars logo was originally meant to represent a truncated pyramid. But I am suggesting this poster design was organized in such a manner as to suggest viewing this letter A as a truncated pyramid. The placement of an upside down truncated pyramid just above it is what gives this away.
Other recent films are playing around with these same symbols. You may recall the above image from my blog on "War for the Planet of the Apes" occult symbolism. I go into detail there regarding this image, but it isn't very hard to see that clearly behind the chimp man we see an "A" representing a truncated pyramid, who's tip is "cut off" by the top of the poster, the same way it was done in "The Last Jedi" poster above. That film has a more racial undertone, whereas this one is more of a sexual, magical nature. But the powerful occult intelligence behind both films becomes obvious to anyone who looks closely enough. The creators of these films know that, like the lion in the circus, WE will become overwhelmed with the abundance of symbols and generally only acknowledge the easiest element to grasp in the film, which tends to be the surface plot.
THE FORCE = LIBIDO?
One very interesting aspect of "The Last Jedi" is the incessant sexual undertones everywhere in the film. I'd like to attribute some of the more clever instances of this to Rian Johnson, but early on in the film "comedy" crosses a line and gets into disturbing territory, so I can only assume a profoundly dirty mind is at work here - clearly beyond the bounds of entertainment and entering the realm of WTF? I realize I run the risk of seeming to "have a dirty mind" by pointing these things out, but I believe this is how the film hides its "dirty secrets" if you will. If one points these things out then people will say "you have a dirty mind!" But that isn't a fair judgement if the symbolism is legitimately there in the film, and one is simply calling it out. If it is there, why pretend it isn't? Obviously someone wanted the public to see it, or it would not have been put there!
"I'm holding for general hugs." [Poe Dameron to General Hux]
This starts out as a really funny scene placed early in the film. Hux, who we have come to know as the "Nazi guy" from "The Force Awakens" immediately gets mocked for being too serious by Poe Dameron's absurd statement that he is "holding for General Hugs." By changing the word HUX to HUGS, he's playing with words and adding a subtle homosexual element to the scene. He's basically saying, "I am waiting for a hug from Hux." Of course, Hux gets very angry at this and is told "I think he is tooling with you, sir" by one of his crew members. A "tool" is a euphemism for a "penis," so this merely augments the homosexual charged humor. Poe follows up by making a joke about Hux's mother. Let's stop there and skip forward to the moment where the Resistance has just jumped hyperspace and blew up the First Order's Dreadnaut. Hux is told that Supreme Leader Snoke wishes to speak to him. At this point, we figure Hux is in DEEP SHIT for losing a Dreadnaut and allowing much of the Resistance to escape. As Hux departs to speak with Snoke, he says:
"Excellent, I'll....take it in my chambers."
What he is saying metaphorically is, "I'll take it in the ass since we screwed up and I am responsible." Look at the image still above. That is the face and the body language of a man being RAPED. Here is what Snoke says at that exact moment:
"My disappointment with your performance cannot be overstated."
Snoke is metaphorically raping Hux for screwing up and telling him he "performed" badly. When someone asks, "how did I perform last night in bed?" What they mean is, "how was my SEXUAL performance?" Snoke is saying that HUX is a "bad lay." I suggested that SNOKE is a reference to SNAKE in a previous blog. A snake as a symbol is phallic, so this seems to fit with this scene. Hux then says "they can't get away, we have them tied on the edge of a string." This word STRING is the last thing Hux says before the film switches to the next scene.
When Hux tells Snoke that "we have them tied on the edge of a string," this is a very metaphorically charged moment. In the first sense, he is referencing the fact that they are tracking the Resistance through hyperspace [metaphor #1]. More literally, it connects one scene to the next [metaphor #2]
We then see a ship speeding through hyperspace, which Finn is inside of. If you picture a string trailing behind this ship as it speeds through hyperspace, it kind of resembles a sperm cell rushing through a fallopian tube [metaphor #3]. The very next thing we see is some symbols projected onto Finn's holding capsule. We don't really see the symbol long enough to contemplate it much, but it is a line inside a 3D circle, which has a hole in it [I circled the line in the above image] . The line represents the ship moving through hyperspace [in the shape of a line/stretched out string - metaphor #4]. The 3D circle represents outer space, in which the ship/sperm cell is moving, but also the female womb. The hole in the womb is where the sperm cell/phallus/line got in. Also, recall that the Resistance went into hyperspace immediately after the giant explosion [big bang/orgasm] of the First Order dreadnout ship. So really, all of the ships going into hyperspace can be symbolically seen as little sperm cells which "shot out" after the giant explosion, which was caused by BLACK BALLS [bombs] being dropped upon a ship [ships are female], even though no gravity exists in space! After a brief shot of this symbol on Finn's capsule, The camera then scrolls down and we see Finn immersed in a fluid sack, sleeping like an infant. He awakens violently and stumbles around like a baby learning to walk as fluid from his "body sack" sprays all over the place. Chords/strings trail behind him and stick out all over his body.
"Finn naked? Leaking bag? What?" [Poe to BB-8 as Finn appears]
The quote above at first seems like nothing more than another pointless jab of comedy relief during this extremely confusing and unflattering re-introduction of Finn into the film series. But the reason for this quote is to make it clear that Finn is naked. It's there to enforce the "birth" metaphor. The "fluid bag" represents the fluid surrounding a baby inside its mother's womb. Once the mother's "water breaks," this means the baby is coming out. The umbilical chord is what feeds him and is also the last thing that keeps a baby attached to its mother until it is cut. So there's another "string" metaphor to ponder. Finn was "born into" the First Order. He then "cut his ties" as we saw in "The Force Awakens." This was when the "Force Awoke" inside of Finn [string = umbilical chord].
So let's recap starting where HUX "takes it in his chambers:" Homosexual humor, BLACK BALLS which cause an explosion/orgasm, followed by the metaphorical ejaculation [ships/sperm cells rushing away from the explosion] followed by the metaphorical rape of Hux by Snoke, a symbolic depiction of a womb being penetrated by a phallus [projected onto Finn's capsule], and finally Finn's metaphorical rebirth. Finn is "born again" into the film. As an idiot, apparently. Besides the crudely metaphorical homophobic/birth depiction - this is probably also an intentional mockery of the Christian concept "born again."
As I said already, whoever made this film is far from stupid. They know how gravity works and they know someone without a protective suit can't survive being blasted out into space, even if they do have the flying powers of Mary Poppins. The SYMBOLISM is more important than the story/realism here, as referenced in the earlier quote by George Lucas. With this film, the perceived "flaws" and "comedy" seem to be red flags indicating an important deeper symbolic significance. This is not as unprecedented as it may sound. Stanley Kubrick used a similar technique when he made "The Shining." [see documentary "Room 237."]
REY: Something inside me has always been there. But now its awake..and I'm afraid. I don't know what it is or what to do with it. And I need help. LUKE: You need a teacher.
What is the last thing Rey does in "The Force Awakens?" She hands Luke his lightsaber [penis, phallic symbol.] What is the first thing Luke does in "The Last Jedi?" He throws this phallic symbol over his shoulder. Rey then spends the rest of her time on that island trying to get Luke to USE his PHALLUS [which Luke mockingly refers to as a "laser sword."
There is a reason why I posted the above image twice. Look at Rey's face and look at Luke's face. Luke is behind her. This entire "training scene" is nothing more than Luke ending Rey's virginity, or just having rough sex with her. Read the quote above. She may be talking about "the force," but it also sounds exactly like a virgin talking about her first sexual experience or her first orgasm. Luke then tells her she needs a "teacher" [meaning HIM!] Recall Luke being trained by Yoda. Did Luke say things like this when he was first learning the ways of the force? There was nothing "sexual" about Luke's training. So why is Rey's training so filled with symbolic references to sex? A different mind is at work here.
REY: [gasp] I feel something! LUKE: You feel it? REY: Yes I feel it! LUKE: That's the force! REY: Really? LUKE: Wow, it must be really strong with you! [smack!]
Ok so that feather-like leaf Luke is holding in the above image to tickle Rey's hand? This is a metaphor for "foreplay." As soon as he tickles Rey's hand she IMMEDIATELY gasps, as if he is tickling her vagina. She then says "I felt something!" And Luke says "You feel it?" And they both start acting really excited. This is bad porn movie acting, is what it is. Luke then slaps her hand and she kinda gasps again, not really in pain but the way a woman gasps when you slap her butt or her clitoris and she kind of likes it. This is a sexual metaphor. This entire scene. Luke is having sex with Rey, metaphorically.
Luke means "light," as we stated earlier. Rey sounds like Ray. Ray of light. RE was the supreme Sun God in ancient Egypt. Luke and Rey represent 2 lights which are about to "come together" here. This spot is also the place Luke dies and the last thing he sees is 2 suns. LIGHT + DUALITY + SEX + DEATH. This is ritual sex magic.
REY I'll try again. LUKE: [pushes Rey's hand flat on the ledge with his hand on top of hers] Just...breath...reach out with your feelings...
When Rey says "I'll try again" she's talking about taking Luke's "force/penis" inside of her. Luke then puts his hand on top of hers and presses it down onto the stone "altar" or "meditation slab" and tells her to "just...breath." He's behind her and he is pressing down on her hand. What do you think he is doing behind her at this point? He's not riding behind her piggy back style like Yoda did when he trained Luke!
LUKE: and between it all? [behind Rey] REY: Balance. Energy. A force. LUKE: And inside you? REY: Inside me [grins, breathes as she speaks] that same force. LUKE: And THIS is the lesson!
When Luke asks Rey what she sees "between it all," he's talking about THEIR BODIES. He even asks if "the force" is "inside" her. She acknowledges this: "Inside me." Right after she says "inside me," Luke then says "THIS is the lesson!" The film makers know you'll miss this metaphor even though it is being shoved into your face. It is mocking you. Because you are looking for some GRAND spiritual lesson, not the most obvious and crude instant meaning. If this is all true, Luke is saying that his PENIS/orgasm is "the force." Rey's "lesson" is not about how the Jedi suffered from "vanity" and thought they "owned" the Force or whatever Luke says is the reason the "Jedi need to end," although I am not discounting the importance of that element of his story.
As Luke is "screwing/training Rey," he asks her what she sees. The image above is what she eventually sees. What does it look like? A hole. What kind of hole? Well, it doesn't really look like a vagina hole to me. Let's just call it "a black hole" for now.
REY: [Breathes heavily, gasping, on all fours, slaps hand down on rocks/water] LUKE: [shocked] You went straight to the dark. REY: [breathing heavy] That place was trying to show me something. LUKE: It offered something you needed...and you didn't even try to stop yourself [backs away] REY: I didn't see you. Nothing from you. You've closed yourself off from the force.
As all of this sweating and screaming and gasping is going on, we see a bunch of "sea water" shoot out of this black hole "below the island." The "sea water" represents Semen. Just after this water explodes out of the hole, we see Rey on all fours, slam her hand down on the rock/altar where this "sea fluid" is shooting out. She's sweating and breathing very heavily exactly as if she just had very intense sex. Luke then DEGRADES her: "You didn't even try to stop yourself." Why is he degrading her? Obviously this is all a metaphor for sodomy. He sodomized her and he is now telling her she should be ashamed. "You went straight to the dark...You didn't even try to stop yourself!" He's blaming her for the shameful act he performed upon her. Then Rey criticizes him back: "Nothing from you. You've closed yourself off from the force!" If "the Force" is being represented by "sodomy" here, it means when Rey is telling Luke he "closed himself off" what she really means is that he stopped taking it in the ass! At this point, Rey is teaching Luke, not the other way around. Rey is encouraging Luke to get back into sodomy!
Luke then says:
LUKE: I've seen this raw strength only once before. In Ben Solo.
SNOKE: When I found you, I saw what all masters live to see...raw, untamed power. And beyond that, something truly special. The potential of your bloodline.
Rey is a strong woman who had to fight and earn her own living from a very young age. Romance doesn't seem to be a concept she has had much interest in so far. You could say she is a "Tomboy." We haven't really gotten a clear sense of where she stands "sexually." I'm not saying this means she is a lesbian, I am saying she is presented as somewhat NON-sexual. [In fact, if you pay close attention, you will notice many ASEXUAL minor characters in this film, some who's sex is difficult to determine] Take note of the fact that Rey's hair is tied back and she looks a little bit like a young boy in the above scene when viewed from the front. Her petite build encourages this from certain angles. If this whole scene was a metaphor for sodomy, it means the reason Ben Solo turned to the "Dark Side" is because his teacher, Luke Skywalker, raped him. I mentioned in my last blog that Kylo Ren displayed traits of one who was ritually abused. This is the first place where "The Last Jedi" confirms this, or at least hints heavily at it. I just didn't think Luke would be one of his abusers! This explains the real reason Luke is in hiding as well. To be clear, I am not stating this all occurs in the film, but I am stating that this is what is symbolically represented in the film.
In the comment by Snoke to Ren where he degrades and shames him, we get a similar tone of what Luke said, speaking about the "raw strength" they both saw in him. By this they mean an attractive "sexual" force. This is followed by one of Kylo's famous "violent fits of anger" where he actually destroys his helmet against the side of the elevator. Snoke also references Kylo's [presumably royal] bloodline as a point of significance. As I said in an earlier blog - this is how serial killers, mass shooters, and twisted politicians can be deliberately created in the REAL world. Right here with Kylo Ren. And the audience is being tempted to identify with him. It's pretty sick actually, what Disney did to this film series.
KYLO: [to Rey] Did he tell you what happened that night?
LUKE: I saw darkness....I looked inside and it was beyond what I could ever imagine...for the briefest moment of pure instinct I thought I could stop it. It past like a fleeting shadow, and I was left with shame...and the last thing I saw were the eyes of a frightened boy who's master had failed him.
The first picture above shows Luke's hand reaching to grab Kylo Ren as he sleeps. You can call this a metaphor, but it's plain enough what this represents. Luke intended to violate Ben Solo as he slept. We then see Ben sleeping and the light from Luke's saber reflects upon his face. We see a look of pure evil in Luke's eyes and we see the look of a scared child in Ben's eyes, who knows exactly what his abuser's intent is. Then we see Luke holding his lightsaber with both hands, the hilt exactly where his crotch is. If you recall earlier, I mentioned that the lightsaber is a "phallic symbol of light/will." This is Luke's penis, and it is erect. He is staring at Ben and we know what his intentions are. As Ben defends himself, we see the two "phallic symbols of light" [lightsabers] clash to form a cross. So now we have religion subtly brought into the scene. Luke himself calls the Jedi a "religion" in this film. This makes him a former representative of a religious order, attempting to abuse one of his young apprentices. I spoke of anti religious symbolism in my blog on "the Force Awakens," and we see it continuing here - depicting Luke as a "pedophile priest." This is why Kylo Ren's lightsaber is an inverted cross. Because he was raped by a priest [his uncle] of the religion he grew up with. The Jedi Religion is a metaphor for Christianity or Catholicism, or probably all religions in general. The Christian cross just happens to be the most well known religious symbol. So if you have to pick one symbol to mock all religions, I'd imagine the cross would be a good starting point. There is more to this, which we will discuss shortly.
When Kylo [Ben Solo] asks Rey if Luke told her what happened "that night," this has a very obvious "sexual abuse confession" undertone. This is why Rey listens to him and this is why she attacks Luke. Because she believes Kylo Ren. I mean Adam Driver's delivery here is chilling - you almost feel like he isn't even acting. I felt that even before I discovered all this symbolism. It's all the more heavy when you know what is REALLY going on symbolically. When Luke recounts the same event, he says "I saw Darkness." Hes not talking about the "darkness" in Ben Solo [except for maybe in a very literal "black hole" sort of way], he's talking about the "darkness" within himself. The compulsion within him to rape. Luke says "I thought I could stop it." He's not talking about Ben's "dark tendencies," he's talking about his OWN urge to rape. Luke then says the urge subsided and he was "left with shame." This shame he felt was the shame of knowing he almost went through with this sexual act. He then refers to Ben as a "frightened boy." Look at the expression on Ben's face above. That's not the look of fear for his life, its the look of fear of being violated sexually by his master. So now we have the idea of pedophilia being suggested. This entire scene is not what it seems on the surface. It's a thinly disguised metaphor for a teacher molesting a student. A priest molesting a choir boy. An uncle molesting his nephew. This is somewhat reminiscent of what Ben Kenobi says to Luke in "The Return of the Jedi. "Your father was seduced by the dark side of the force and became Darth Vader." The word "seduce" has a sexual undertone. Ben Solo is the grandson of Darth Vader. Ben Solo gets "seduced" by "the light" in the form of Luke. Then he probably gets seduced by the dark as well [in the form of Snoke] This is why he becomes "Kylo Ren" and eventually decides to kill EVERYONE. Deep down, most of us have felt a sort of "pity" for Kylo Ren. As if we sense that there must be a logical reason justifying his behavior. We've just seen what that reason is.
DJ: If the price is right I can break you into old man Snoke's boudoir.
"DJ" is the character played by Benecio Del Toro. He is the codebreaker that helps Rose and Finn breach the First Order shield barrier, just before betraying them. He doesn't have very many lines in the film, but most of the lines he has are very cryptic and loaded with suggestion. In the above he calls Snoke an "old man" and refers to his "boudoir." What is a boudoir? According to Webster's Dictionary, "a woman's dressing room, bedroom, or private sitting room" Now if you think I am just imagining this whole "homosexual theme" in this film, here we have DJ talking about Snoke's FEMALE bedroom. Look at the above image. Snoke is wearing a DRESS. DJ is saying that Snoke is an old gay cross dressing pervert! In the scene above, he is degrading Kylo Ren. Look at his face. That is a young man who has been terribly abused, and now we are seeing how Snoke does this to manipulate him, and has for a very long time apparently. Immediately after this scene, Kylo Ren [who has already killed his father] goes out and tries to kill HIS MOTHER, but can't do it. Snoke tells him his greatest weakness is the fact that he felt bad about killing his father. This is basically what Kylo tells Rey later in the film, that her greatest weakness is her attachment to her parents. So we have abuse by an "old pervert," followed by Kylo Ren [the abused] trying to kill his parents and then telling others to do so. Obviously Kylo Ren was "trained" to respond this way through regular ritual/sexual abuse. First he was "abused" by the light side [Luke] now we see him abused by the dark side [Snoke.]
So if the "Black Hole" that Rey sees in a vision as she is metaphorically sodomized represents "the dark side," what explains her experience when she went down into the hole? Obviously, this hole looks kind of like an open anus. But the rim also appears to be composed of plant matter of some kind, or roots. This is a little bit how the under side of a tree might look, after being torn out. Higher on this island is where the Jedi Temple Tree sat. Notice how the Jedi Temple Tree was dry and dead looking, while this "black hole" feels strangely alive with roots of a dark tree we cannot see. So this hole can also be viewed as the "reverse" of the Tree of light. Rather than growing toward the light of day, it is upside down, and grows towards the darkness within the earth.
This corresponds very closely to the concept of the "Typhonian Tradition" or the "Tunnels of Typhon," of which Crowley was heavily associated with. It has to do with the warping of practical Kabballah, which is an ancient Jewish mystical science involving the process of balancing lifeforce energy into perfect union or "one-ness." The concept of the "Typhonian Tradition" is a REVERSAL of this Tree of Life. Rather than ONE-ness, it strives for perfect DUALITY. In other words, perpetual resistance. Perpetual friction. Perpetual division. This "tree" is depicted as growing underground, rather than above ground. And what does Rey find when she goes down there? She asks the dark forces to show her her parents. She then sees an image of two shadows, which eventually come together to form her own reflection. The two shadows represent duality, her own ego split into two halves. In this sense, she represents "Lilith," who is specifically depicted at the lower level of this "reverse Kabbalistic Tree." in place of Malkuth, or the Earth Mother. "Lilith (/ˈlɪlɪθ/; Hebrew: לִילִית Lîlîṯ) is a figure in Jewish mythology, developed earliest in the Babylonian Talmud (3rd to 5th centuries). Lilith is often envisioned as a dangerous demon of the night, who is sexually wanton, and who steals babies in the darkness." She is associated with abortion and death at birth.
In my blog on "The Force Awakens" I mentioned the anti christian symbolism represented by Kylo Ren's red light saber, which is an upside down cross when held upright. These films are being released in December, just before Christmas. Is this being done for some symbolic reason? "The Last Jedi" was supposed to be released earlier, but got delayed. Was that just an excuse so that people wouldn't wonder why these films keep getting released close to the most important Christian holiday? This "inverted crucifix" can also represents the inverted tree which Rey explores in the previous section. This is why Kylo and Rey have such a deep and dark spiritual connection in the film. Are they part of the same dark ritual sex magic that is being called "the Force" in this film?
LUKE: "The original Jedi texts. Just like me, they are the last of the religion..."
KYLO REN: "Did you come back to forgive me? To save my soul?"
Although the Jedi have been called a religion in previous episodes, it is done sparingly. But here Luke really exaggerates the point by referring to the texts of the Jedi, in this Sacred Temple made from a tree. If the Jedi are a "religion," then these texts must be that religion's bibles. The Tree might as well be a Church. It's hard to escape this symbolism because it is so literally referenced. Also, there were some terrible brush fires which occurred in California during the months before this film was released, so the sight of a burning tree mixed with burning holy books is a symbolic representation that I think is coincidentally traumatic to Californians particularly.
The quote above by Kylo Ren is directed at Luke, when Kylo is met with Luke's "Force Ghost" on the planet Crait. Kylo says "did you come back to forgive me? To save my soul? " in a mocking tone. The reference to Jesus is pretty obvious there, not to mention all the Horus/Sun symbolism already associated with Luke, who tells Ren "No" in a dismissive tone, subtly acknowledging the insulting comparison to "The Savior." Luke then proceeds to martyr himself in order to save the last of the Rebellion. And although he doesn't "die upon a cross," he dies shortly after Kylo Ren passes his inverted cross/weapon through Luke's "Force ghost" several times. If we combine the idea of Kylo's inverted cross with Luke's "martyr/Jesus/horus" symbolism , we get a reversed crucifixion - corresponding again to the "reversed dark tree of life" on the island. The last thing Luke sees is 2 suns in the sky. 2 lights, perfect duality. This is brilliant and profound use of metaphor, but just slithering with hidden motives nobody will address!
If you've seen the 80s film 2010 [sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 2001], that film ends with Jupiter becoming a 2nd sun [originally, this planet was supposed to be Saturn, as it was in the 2001 novel] This 2nd sun is called "Lucifer" in the Arthur C Clark book. This is not stated in the film, it's only in the book. So this idea of light, duality, and Lucifer is not limited to 1 or even a few films, or even the film medium.
LUKE: "I'm ending all of this. The tree, the texts, the Jedi. I'm gonna burn it down." YODA: [lights tree with bolt, laughs] "Time it is...for you to look past a pile of old books...page turners, they were not."
Luke has decided to "end the Jedi religion," but hesitates just before lighting the tree/temple on fire. Yoda then appears, strikes the tree with a lightning bolt, then laughs playfully as it burns. Yoda then sarcastically says "time is for you to look past a pile of old books."
KYLO REN [to Rey]: "It's time to let old things die."
So here we have Yoda and Kylo Ren saying something similar. "Let the past die." "Just burn the old teachings and manuals and bibles and start over." This film is speaking to the young and impressionable. Its telling them not to read history and not to pay attention to whatever traditions, be they religious or cultural, that are being passed down to them. They are also being sent the message that their elders are child molesters, divided about their beliefs, and unsure of their sexuality. It's telling them "just forget all that crap." It is speaking to them as if they are ORPHANS in a world without reliable guidance. In fact it even suggests "killing/destroying" the past and anyone associated with it. Why? Obviously because this film wants to teach these youths something NEW. And by youths I don't just mean the kid down the street - this film is targeting youths in 3rd world countries [more on this later]
The symbolic gesture of "burning holy books" is a powerful metaphor which has been used throughout history to defy a specific religion. All religions have their holy books. The bible, the Qur'an, the Sefer Yetsira, and so on. Think of the burning of the Library of Alexandria. Or to bring things into a more modern context, imagine if all of Google's servers were destroyed at once. Facebook's servers. Imagine if the IRS computer database was completely destroyed. I'm not asking you to decide if that is "good" or not, I'm just trying to illustrate the destruction being demonstrated metaphorically in this film. I am not religious, so this is not a personal knee jerk reaction, but it's a valid question: Why does Star Wars hate religion so much all of a sudden? The reason is that this film is propaganda being used to introduce a NEW RELIGION. But before you can do that, you have to destroy the attachment people, youths, have to the old religions and the teachers of them.
"the crudest part of that in terms of the religious/spiritual thing is some people have taken those ideas and distorted them and you end up in a cult where they're using the psychological tools to make you adhere to their society. And part of it is they have to keep it closed...." - George Lucas
In the above quote, George Lucas is referring to the power that creators of blockbuster films such as these have over society, through their ability to influence the minds of millions of people. As an artist, the challenge is to resist using that power at the expense of "artistry," and to continue to pursue one's own vision, whether it be profitable or not. But what has happened is huge entities such as Disney have taken the power away from "the artist" and made sure that THEY have the strongest voice in these films, so that the "correct" message is sent out into society and the highest profit is returned. Rian Johnson didn't "make" this film, the Freemasonic "Illuminists" who own Disney did. That is why they implant their signature into the posters.
The character of Rose seems intentionally made to be awkward on a number of levels. She looks exceedingly homely, unsexual, and almost like an Asian immigrant sweatshop worker from the 50s - but speaks with a contemporary American accent. Her acting is spot on, for what it is. The problem is her character just isn't that interesting at all. The forced chemistry between her and Finn borders on gross - as illustrated by Finn's expression in the scene where they kiss. Who's going to look for anything deep within her character when all anyone is doing is going on and on about how annoying and lame her role is?? This is exactly why one of the deeper occult symbols in the film is right there embedded within her name.
The 18° degree of the Scottish Rite [Freemasonic Order] is called the Knight Rose Cross. Above you will see the cross, the word INRI, a rose embedded within the cross, a crown, a pelican bleeding for its young...The colorful Rose Cross is on the back of every Tarot card of the Crowley deck, at least the one I own. Crowley was said to have 5 or so pages of Masonic titles. Notice the RED, WHITE, and GOLD everywhere. But what I really want to point out here is the colorful, iconic representation of the rose on the cross. Does it look like a rose we'd see in nature? Obviously not, but that is what it represents metaphorically. Now look at this:
This is what identifies the "Master Codebreaker" to Rose and Finn when they go looking for him in the Casino. Is it fair to say this COULD represent a metaphorical rose given what we saw above? Who initiates the SECRET MISSION to Canto Bight? Actually, it's Rose. After Rose has her "fan girl" moment with Finn, and after "enlightening" him [sending an electric bolt through his body - there's that LIGHT again] because she thinks he is deserting the ship, he tells her why he needs to leave and about the "string" which the First Order has tied to the Resistance ships. Rose, using her obvious mental faculty for technical engineering, then states that they could only be tracking the Resistance from one ship, which is the lead one. Rose's voice gets louder, as if a LIGHT just went on in her mind. The same LIGHT then goes off in Finn's head, triggered by what Rose just said, and he then starts acting as if he came up with it to Poe, but is interrupted several times by Rose, who obviously thought of it first. So the "secret mission" is initiated by ROSE and is kept "sub rosa."
"The Latin phrase sub rosa means "under the rose", and is used in English to denote secrecy or confidentiality, similar to the Chatham House Rule. The rose as a symbol of secrecy has an ancient history" - Wikipedia
After a conversation with Maz Kanata, the secret mission is planned. They will fly down to Canto Bight and locate the Master Codebreaker, who's identifying feature is some sort of red bloom on his lapel. Now I've watched this film way too many times, and I still cannot make out what in the hell that "bloom" on Master Codebreaker's suit is called. You can probably read it in the "closed captions" if you have the DVD, but regardless of what it might say, they seem to be calling it a "plahmbloom." That is not a word, it's probably more "babble" indicating that a "secret" or "easter egg" is hiding under the nonsense. Are you beginning to see how this film hides things behind elements which seem to be either pointless, or blatant flaws on the surface?
Well what do we have here? If you blow up the "plahmbloom" Maz Kanata shows to Finn, Rose, and Poe - it has a RED CROSS of Malta embedded right in the middle of it! I don't want to spend too much time on the RED CROSS because you can look this up on your own, but for now let's just say that for starters, Kylo Ren's lightsaber is a RED CROSS. Although his seems to be an inverted "Latin Cross," The Knights Templars wore a "red cross of malta" symbol on their shields and banners. We are told Christopher Columbus also flew a red cross upon one of his ship's banners. There happens to be a very old Freemasonic Order called the Masonic and Military Order of the Red Cross of Constantine and the Appendant Orders of the Holy Sepulchre and of St John the Evangelist. Since Freemasonic symbolism is embedded within "the Last Jedi" poster, AND Kylo Ren's weapon is a RED CROSS, I figure this film is trying to tell us something about Freemasonic Red Crosses.
There is also an old Fraternal order called the Rosicrucians, of which Benjamin Franklin, Francis Bacon, Isaac Newton, Crowley, and countless other historically important individuals were members of. The word "Rosicrucian" is a combination of ROSE and CROSS. "The Rose Cross is said to be a cross with a red, golden or white rose at its centre and symbolizes the teachings of a western esoteric tradition formed within the [somewhat] Christian tenets."
The above is from a pictorial dictionary based upon "The Last Jedi." Notice how natural Master Codebreaker's pose is. But notice also how he is hiding the Red "Plahmbloom" on his lapel. Now why would such a prominent symbol in the film, one which is supposed to IDENTIFY this man, be concealed in this pictorial dictionary? Because everything about him is to be kept "sub Rosa" or SECRET. And it remains that way for the duration of this characters brief and seemingly pointless appearance. In fact, we are never quite sure if he even is THE Master codebreaker, because Finn and Rose meet another one down in the jail cell. A guy who also has a secret identity that the film never explains! Forget about the symbols for a moment, and you still have layers upon layers of secrecy here for no apparent reason! That is why Master Codebreaker's facial expressions are so charged with ironic humor. He knows you don't get it, and he thinks its amusing. He's ultimately a symbol of the secrecy within the film. Let's look at HIS name.
The title "Master Codebreaker" represents the gatekeeper of the occult symbols and themes encoded within this film. In other words, if you can break through the metaphorical "shield" hiding the occult symbols here, you become the "Master Codebreaker." And who does the Master Codebreaker hang out with?
"The movie business is exactly like professional gambling, except you [the studio] hire the gambler [director]...you give him 100 million dollars and you say "go to the tables, and come back with 500 million dollars." That is a risk...They say "well maybe if we told him that he couldn't bet on red"...so they try and minimize their risk..." - George Lucas
Many people have commented on the "pointlessness" of this entire Canto Bight scene, and plenty of people have theorized that these gamblers represent "the Illuminati." In fact, the film itself almost directly confirms this.
ROSE: ...and who do you think THESE people are? [gamblers] There's only one business in the galaxy that will get you this rich. FINN: War. ROSE: Selling weapons to the first order.
DJ: This guy is an arms dealer. Made his bank selling weapons to the bad guys. Oh! And the good. Finn, lemme learn ya something big. It's all a machine partner. Live free, don't join.
The film goes out of its way to make it clear that these rich gamblers make their money from Wars. In fact, DJ discovers that at least one of these people, the one who's ship he stole, is selling weapons to the First Order AND the Resistance. Who funds both sides of a war in the REAL world? The only ones who can, the bankers. The Rothschilds, the Rockefellers, the Morgans, the Warbergs. Who are these people, if not the elite 1% inhabiting that little triangle floating above the truncated pyramid in "The Eye of Providence?" These gamblers are the "controllers of society" and they aren't even really being presented in metaphor, other than the ghoulish/otherworldly Star Wars facade. I'm sure I am not the only person who watched this scene and got a little bit of the feeling from "Eyes Wide Shut," with the creepy masks and the stark red and white colors everywhere [Stanley Kubrick died just before completing the final edit of "Eyes Wide Shut." He died exactly 666 days before the year 2001. Some think he was murdered because he was intending to reveal Illuminati secrets in the final edit of the film, which he never completed]. There is a subtle feeling of something very wicked floating in the air. That maybe these people represent the individuals behind the film. Mocking you ultimately in the form of "Master Codebreaker." Again, this is all subtly contained "under the rose."
When we meet D.J.,he is sleeping in a prison cell, where Finn and Rose are thrown for parking in the wrong place. D.J. ends up being a code breaker too. So although we sorta think the guy upstairs gambling with the rich people is "THE" Master Codebreaker, we get a little bit of a mixed message here as to who the "real" codebreaker is. As I mentioned earlier, the real code breaker here is the person who can "crack the code" of the symbolism within this film, and the "game of life" in general. D.J. actually directly addresses this in the film: "It's all a machine partner." He's got it all figured out. The difference is, he's in jail and the other "code breaker" is playing upstairs with the elites. The guy upstairs knows what is going on but keeps it "sub rosa." Therefore, he's playing the game with the elites in society. D.J. doesn't have any allegiance to anyone, so he doesn't get to play with the elites, he gets thrown in jail. So if YOU have it all figured out and you don't keep it "sub rosa," then YOU will get imprisoned. This is why the film gives us 2 code breakers to choose from, should you "figure it all out." So what does this say about everyone else in the world? Blindly serving the interests of the elites, mostly without being aware.
In the above image, D.J. says "Don't let the wrapper fool you friend" as he makes this hand gesture. He says this to Finn because he just dismissed him as a "pickpocket." This statement of DJs is a parable. In the first sense, he's talking about his appearance. He looks like a homeless man who got thrown into jail for some petty crime or public drunkedness. So he's referring to his appearance as "a wrapper." D.J. also has a somewhat clever and oddly rhythmic way of speaking, despite his exaggerated stutter. [Benicio Del Toro, the actor, is known for using unique accents although he speaks perfect English] He's constantly speaking in "deeper truths," parables, and double meanings - but always delivered in a subtle street wise sorta tone. You might say he "raps." And who is every Rapper's right hand man? The DJ [Disc Jockey] So when he says "don't let the rapper fool you" he could also be warning Finn and Rose not to trust him. DJ betrays Finn and Rose later, which results in the taking down of Resistance escape ships by the First Order while they are fleeing to Crait.
DJ is pointing at Finn in this scene because Finn was the one who just accused him of being a petty thief. So he could also be calling FINN a "rapper." Finn is obviously black and uses an American accent [actor John Boyega is actually from England, his accent in the film is fake] Rap was more or less created in black American urban areas. So this statement can also be a racial pun directed at Finn, who is technically a traitor who abandoned the First Order. By "don't trust the rapper" he could be saying in parable "don't trust the black guy." [If you think that is offensive, check out my blog on "War for the Planet of the Apes."]
Later, when the 3 are escaping Canto Bight in the ship DJ stole, he says "Finn, lemme learn you something big. It's all a machine partner. Live free, don't join." Again, he's offering free advice to Finn in subtle street talk, a slight hint of ebonics thrown in. This is where his name supposedly comes from [D.J. = Don't Join] The message is, "abandon alliances/morality the minute it suits you," which is exactly what DJ does. How bout these positive messages coming from this ethnically/sexually diverse cast?
In every corner of the galaxy, the downtrodden know our symbol - and they put their hope in it... - Admiral Holdo
"My sister and I grew up in a poor mining system. The First Order stripped out ore to finance their military, then shelled us to test their weapons" - Rose
Kylo Ren: Do you wanna know the truth about your parents? You know the truth. Say it...REY: They were nobody. KYLO: They were filthy junk traders. Sold you off for drinking money. They're dead in a pauper's grave in the Jakku desert. You have no place in this story, you come from nothing. You're nothing...but not to me."
Above are quotes throughout the film referencing abused, exploited, orphaned, 3rd world children and the oppressed in general. These messages are coming from several very different characters on both sides of "the force." Combine this imagery with the anti Christian/anti religious themes and symbols. Now mix in a whole lot of LIGHT worship and the concept of "hope" in the form of a secular symbol [the Resistance symbol in this case]. Let's not forget sex and magic [the force seems to be "sex magic" in this film particularly.] The film ends with a 3rd world slave child wearing the symbol of The Resistance on his finger as if it is a talisman of power as he stares up at a light flash in the sky [depicted by a ship going into hyperspace]. This film is one giant piece of propaganda to recruit the young, from all over the world, into the Illuminati's ideal future society. It is saying "Behold! Everyone has failed you, look at the bombings! Look at the abuse! the mass shootings! Look at the environment! Your old religions have failed you! The framework of morality has failed! But reach out to this new LIGHT and you will find a "new hope" and a new god! In this symbol, you will triumph!" YOU are the spark that will ignite the dawning of the new golden age of Lucifer!"
Freemasonic Lodges do not advertise. In order to be recruited YOU are supposed to initiate contact. Thus, Freemasonic membership is said to have declined substantially over the years as the old die and youths have an increasing number of distractions from generation to generation. So by glorifying "Illuminism" covertly in the media, Freemasonry is presented as something "cool" and "sexy" and "hip." The increase of occult masonic imagery and themes found in music videos, mainstream films, books, and TV shows are tools by which to condition society to accept, and even desire, the New World Order described by Adam Weishaupt, who established the Bavarian Illuminati on May 1st 1776. [see Weishaupt's own writings, the work of Manly P Hall, Albert Pike, and Jordan Maxwell for more on this subject]
"The final scene on the planet Crait features some striking imagery that I recall being impressed with while viewing previews of this film. Where could they possibly be and why those colors? Again, white and red, in stark contrast, stirring our imagination. But why these colors? Why a mineral planet with red salt? Why are these ships stirring the earth in this way to leave red streaks behind them? Seems to be on the verge of visual art on the level of Lucas' original college art films." - Production designer Rick Heinrichs [ascmag.com]
the RED KING and the WHITE QUEEN
The union of Red King and White Queen is often called the chemical marriage. In illustrations, it is depicted as courtship and sex. Sometimes they are garbed, as if they have just been brought together, offering each other flowers. Sometimes they are naked, preparing to consummate their marriage which will eventually lead to an allegorical offspring, the Rebis [the end product of the alchemical magnum opus or great work.]
The Red King is sulfur-- the active, volatile and fiery principle, while the White Queen is mercury--the material, passive, fixed principle. Mercury has substance, but is has no definitive form on its own. It needs an active principle to shape it. - Thoughtco.com
This scene on the planet Crait is so loaded with occult symbolism, I almost have to leave it for another blog entirely. In short, I believe this entire "last stand" scene on Crait is a complex allegory for some form of the Alchemical wedding. [Rosicrucianism, which we brought up earlier, happens to be synonymous with alchemy] This is allegorical when we speak about a "wedding." It's a metaphor for the joining of elements. These can be actual substances merging [such as melting down iron and gold to form a new alloy] or of 2 thoughts - such as passion mixed with anger. So if we are imagining Kylo Ren getting married to Luke's "force ghost" here, that is not the correct way to view this whole thing! It is about the colors, minerals, themes, and concepts symbolized on all levels to accomplish some form of "great work" as the alchemists call it - and is the purpose of all alchemy. Perhaps some day I will come back to this, but for now I'm going to have to leave it here to chew on.