Saturday, November 5, 2016

Occult Influences within Star Wars - The Force Awakens

"I believe that something is out there I just don't know what it is...but I do know that religions aren't based on it. They're human psychological needs that have been put together mostly to create a society....when you bring new things into society, just like the balance of the force, you can either use it for good or you can use it for evil....The whole thing in Star Wars was to take psychological ideas from social issues, political issues, spiritual issues, and condense them down to an easy to tell story...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

The question of whether or not the creation of the Star Wars films involves an occult agenda has been the subject of intense discussion since the first film debuted in the 70s. But "The Force Awakens" seems to go the extra mile to stoke them and, at times, gives an ironic wink to the more observant. However I have found that many of these discussions on the internet repeat the same information and omit quite a few breadcrumbs (or even entire LOAVES in some cases.) The reasons for this will become apparent later in this blog.

Let's start with the main promotional poster, which quite obviously contains a square and compass - the main symbol representing Freemasonry. These are mathematical tools used in building of course. They represent the circle and the square, which are very important in Freemasonry, both in their mathematical applications and in their philosophical/spiritual values. Symbols with multiple meanings are very common when it comes to Freemasonry as there has long been a mystical, occult side to it. In case you can't see it within the poster, Rey's head is right at the top section where the tip of the compass handle would be. The bottom elbow of the square ruler is about where the caped Stormtrooper's head is. The cross hilt of Kylo Ren's lightsaber rather blasphemously forms the lines on the left where the compass and square cross each other. Han Solo's gun is angled to form an invisible line which crosses Finn's lightsaber, forming the right side of the compass/square intersection. Finally, Han Solo's head seems to be the location of the letter "G" which some say stands for Gnosis, God, or Geometry. However, it is more likely that the "G" is a pictorial representation of a serpent. An uppercase G resembles a serpent swallowing its tail, while a lowercase one conjures up more of the squirming wave-like movements. What all of this has to do with the storyline within "The Force Awakens" is not immediately apparent, but we will explore this.

If we look a bit closer at the square and compass, we find it is actually an outline of 2 triangles. One pointing up and one pointing down. This is a pictorial representation of "as above, so below." Combine the 2 triangles and you get the star of David. The reasoning behind slipping this into the promotional poster in such an obvious manner opens the door to many questions, and it appears to do it quite purposefully.

Observe the blue and red also within the above poster - these are masonic colors in this context. Red represents chaos - Blue represents order. When police are in pursuit, they flash red and blue lights. This is because they are managers of chaos and order within our cities. Many gas stations such as Exxon, Arco, and Chevron have blue and red logos with masonic symbolism. This is because Freemasonic factions control them. Chevron is 2 squares turned on their side, one representing chaos, the other order. Arco has the square/pyramid inside of a circle viewed from the top with the missing capstone - or "eye of horus" or "all seeing eye," the same one on the back of a US $1 bill. Arco is likely an abbreviation for "Archon" (an ancient term for "ruler" or "fallen angel.") As for the Exxon logo, we find the double cross embedded within it.

The general themes of "chaos and order" and "duality" have always been central to the various plots and dramas within Star Wars, and we'll illustrate many examples of this later. Every key scene seems to revolve around "bringing balance to the force." The themes of duality are heavily at play within the mythologies of Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, and even Luke Skywalker (the former 2 even go by 2 different names!) This concept of a good person challenging their own sense of morality and shifting to "the other side" and then back again is a classic duality struggle. When we observe these aspects of the stories and match them with some of the symbols and their meanings, we can start to see that there is a correspondence, and that they are not just random things thrown in to get people talking. In some instances, the meanings seemed to extend beyond the screen. Just what purpose these occult symbols/ideas serve in this context is what we are after.

These are the most talked about promotional posters online as far as people linking the film to Illuminati symbolism. And for this reason I'm going to gloss over them - because I believe these were created for shock value and to give the impression that "no further inquiry is needed" to confirm Illuminati presence within the film. They seem to be saying "peek a boo, we see you looking for us. We're looking back at you."

Kylo Ren's lightsaber is obviously a blatant, somewhat tacky anti-Christian symbol for viewers to ponder. George Lucas was always pretty serious about leaving religion out of the Star Wars films - so this would seem to be a nice slap in the face from Disney (Lucas has not spoken favorably about Disney since he sold the rights to them). The main motive behind using a cross shape for Kylo Ren's lightsaber is probably to desensitize audiences to blasphemy, in order to erode Christianity and eventually destroy it or replace it with a new religion, as well as all the others, to make way for the one world order. Can't have a one world order with multiple religions can we? If this sounds like a far fetched explanation, I'd love to hear a better theory as to why picking on Christians is suddenly a good idea in Star Wars films....The toy version of Kylo Ren's lightsaber is now available at Target and Party City, so feel free to get one for your kid so he can go around cracking skulls with his giant red cross!

The First Order are the bad guys in this installment. It was formed by Supreme Leader Snoke from the ashes of the Empire and the Sith (Snoke is a mysterious giant entity who seems to exist in another dimension - more on that later). The term "First Order" is likely a slight variation on Hiter's "New Order" which he spoke about in a famous speech thusly: "The year 1941 will be, I am convinced, the historical year of a great European New Order". This gets close to another term more people are aware of: The New World Order, or NWO. This phrase is written on the back of the US $1 bill underneath a pyramid in Latin ("Novus Ordo Seclorum"). The First Order's appearance is heavily influenced by Nazi imagery. This is nothing new to Star Wars, as it has already been confirmed by those who designed the costumes that Nazi military attire was an influence. The Stormtrooper was a name given to a type of Nazi soldier during WWII. JJ Abrams has also acknowledged the connection in interviews. The scenes of General Hux delivering his hateful speech before a group of Stormtroopers, followed by a form of "seig heil" helps confirm any doubts as to the source material. The First Order are a very thinly disguised metaphor for Nazis, mixed with New World Order/Illuminati themes.

"That all came out of conversations about what would have happened if the Nazis all went to Argentina but then started working together again?’ What could be born of that? Could The First Order exist as a group that actually admired The Empire? Could the work of The Empire be seen as unfulfilled? And could Vader be a martyr? Could there be a need to see through what didn’t get done?" - JJ Abrams

The First Order's symbol is a hexagram with what looks like a star or sun motif contained within a circle. If you count the "rays" (or lines coming out from the center) you'll find there are 16 of them. If you remove the outer hexagram, you are left with a Nazi occult symbol for the Black Sun with the inner runes removed. If Mr Abrams wants the answer to his "what if?" he need only take a look at Wikepedia's definition of what modern followers of the Black Sun believe:

The younger Tempelhofgesellschaft was founded in Vienna in the early 1990s by Norbert Jurgen-Ratthofer and Ralft Ettl to teach a dualist form of Christian religion called Marcionism. This one was a part of the main THG/Homburg. The group identifies an "evil creator of this world," the Demiurge with Jehovah, the God of Judaism. Jesus Christ was an Aryan, not Jewish. They distribute pamphlets claiming that the Aryan race originally came to Atlantis from the star Aldebaran (this information is supposedly based on "ancient Sumerian manuscripts"). They maintain that the Aryans from Aldebaran derive their power from the vril energy of the Black Sun. They teach that since the Aryan race is of extraterrestrial origin it has a divine mission to dominate all the other races. It is believed by adherents of this religion that an enormous space fleet is on its way to Earth from Aldebaran which, when it arrives, will join forces with the Nazi Flying Saucers from Antarctica to establish the Western Imperium. Its major publication is called Das Vril-Projekt (1992).

Whether you take the above text seriously or not, the fact is that this "mythology" is very close to the heart and soul of what the deepest Nazi occult beliefs/philosophy stemmed from. In short, this was/is their sacred bible. Their re-writing of history. Their "New World Order." Their "First Order." In fact high ranking SS officer Heinrich Himmler was one of the main cultivators of the Black Sun cult, drawing from the earlier Thule and Vril societies. Black Sun symbols, as well as the Swastika, are illegal to print in Germany. Given the known Nazi influences already used within Star Wars, you can be sure this Black Sun insignia was inserted with full knowledge of how serious and offensive it is in REAL LIFE - even when presented in a negative light and as fiction. This would seem to be a very risky move given the reactionary, overly sensitive culture we live in today. But because knowledge of what this symbol means is limited to a small quarter of society, it remains hidden even though it is in plain sight. In addition to the inclusion of a nearly literal Black Sun symbol within the film, it's interesting to note the parallels between the Black Sun mythology and the ones presented within the film: moral duality, a "magical" force/energy (vril), space travel, and of course intergalactic war. So we're not just talking about influence here, we're getting very close to cutting and pasting.

This might sound like a lot to assume from a mere symbol. However, there is a "Black Sun" cult already within the extended Star Wars universe, which apparently appeared in the mid 90s with the "Clone Wars." (insignia on the upper left) Their symbol is a less obvious reference to the Neo Nazi Black Sun symbol, but does also contain 16 points. It appears to be an eye as well, another symbol we're seeing more of within the latest Star Wars film and its promotional posters. This, and other insignias are briefly explained at www.starwars.com, however the First Order insignia is the ONLY ONE that is partially obscured on the page dedicated exclusively to explaining the meanings behind the symbols (actual image from the site above). There also exists a strange website called blacksuntemple.com which has multiple "handbooks" for sale through its' links purporting to reveal the secrets of the power of the dark side. The aim of this website appears to fit right in with the agenda of the Illuminati, which is the establishing of a new one world religion. This of course would require the destruction of all the old religions. Whether this is connected to the Star Wars franchise, the Illuminati, or neither, it is interesting propaganda obviously influenced by all topics mentioned thus far. It also shows at the very least that there are those much more serious about this Black Sun/Star Wars connection than most people would guess. The books are available on Amazon.

The four images above contain quite a bit of information, so let's take one at a time.

First image is obviously a hexagram with a circle in the middle, similar to the First Order logo. If you connect the points within the hexagram a certain way you get both the Star of David and a 3 dimensional cube. Therefore, the star, the cube, and the square/compass are all variations of the same symbol.

The second picture is of the Resistance planning their attack on Starkiller base. They are pointing out the "thermal oscillator," which was its weak spot.

Next picture shows the Resistance on Starkiller base attempting to blow up the thermal oscillator. It's hard to tell from the pictures, but it is in the shape of a black hexagram. If you search for a perfect image on the internet of this thermal oscillator you will find it's a bit difficult to get a clear one (this may be because it is not supposed to be as obvious as some of the other symbols). After they blow up the thermal oscillator, the planet implodes and becomes a star.

The last picture is of the planet Saturn. We are looking at the northern hemisphere where a mysterious hexagram can be seen. This planet has long been associated with time (as Kronos), the law, agriculture, judgement, death, the number 6, and Satan among other things. Saturn is known to be worshipped in occult circles and is symbolized by the hexagram or the black cube. The black cube also has important significance in Freemasonry. As we've seen, the cube is merely a 3D version of a hexagram. Saturn is also associated with the sun in ancient texts and there is a growing belief called the "Electric Universe theory" which suggests Saturn was our original sun during an age where the planets had a different configuration. It was the shifting of these planets which may have caused some of the major disasters witnessed/documented by the ancients. Needless to say, the topic of Saturn is too deep and lengthy to discuss here, but the fact that Starkiller base turns into a star as a result of its black hexagon power source being destroyed opens all kinds of questions of inquiry to followers of occult symbolism. (As a side note - both "2001: A space Odyssey" and the following book "2010" featured Saturn in the original storyline. These were changed to Jupiter for the films. The alleged explanation was that the rings would be too difficult to articulate on screen. Not everyone buys this explanation.)

For most of us, our first glimpse of "the Force Awakens" was this image of John Boyega, a black man wearing a white Stormtrooper outfit, which is known to be inspired by Nazi themes. Boyega's character Finn is perspiring and has a terrified look on his face. His name is actually a number initially, and we find that he is literally a mind controlled slave for the First Order. The racial themes here are almost so literal and obvious that we look right past them and fall into the conclusion that the film franchise is simply trying to diversify their lead characters. But even if that is true, does that lessen the impact of the racial imagery in this shot? The fact is, people would rather not discuss what is right in front of them if it is too shocking and disturbing to confront. So we fall for the 2nd option, which was mentioned. We look right past it and we give the film a "get out of jail free" card. Because frankly, we just wanna enjoy the film we don't want to be bothered by possible social/political messages - even when they are clearly there.

The name FN-2187 is derived from a short independent Canadian film George Lucas saw as a young student called 21-87. It was made by a man named Arthur Lippset, who committed suicide in 1986. It is widely believed that Lucas came up with the idea for The Force from watching this film. This is not the first time homage was paid to 21-87 within Star Wars. In the first film "A New Hope," Leia's cell number is 2187 when she is held captive. The common theme there is that the number represents a prison of some sort. For Leia it was a holding cell. For Finn it was his entire identity. So if we look past the "nudge nudge wink wink" nod to Lucas' roots, we get a name that sounds more like a product bar code. Which suits perfectly the fact that FN2187 is a mind controlled slave who then "awakens" from his mental/physical prison to reclaim his humanity.

The opening scene of "the Force Awakens" shows a brigade of soldiers slaughtering a village of people they believe to be hiding a map leading to Luke Skywalker (Luke means "light" by the way, and Skywalker is what the stars do - they "walk" across the sky.) The slaughter of these villagers is reminiscent of a scene from WWII or any number of disturbing events from history where entire villages are slaughtered by troops in cold blood. In the midst of this, we have FN2187 who suddenly "awakens" and has an instant moral transformation. Since FN2187 contains the name of the film where the concept of "The Force" allegedly derives from, we can assume that FN2187's "awakening" is where the film's title comes from. The force awakens within Finn. Again, we have the duality theme of a character jumping from one side of morality to the other while the force hangs in the ether, fluctuating polarity. This is why Kylo Ren observes Finn hesitating during the slaughter and does nothing. There was a silent message transferred in that moment which goes unexplained directly, but we can infer a deeper meaning from it. This awakening is why Finn is able to wield a lightsaber and confront Kylo Ren in light saber combat with no previous training. The film is careful to throw in a crash course sword fight between Finn and a Stormtrooper earlier in the film. But that would hardly prepare him to go head to head with Kylo Ren, who was trained by both Luke Skywalker and Supreme Leader Snoke. The repeated implication that he who is on the "correct side" of the force wields more power hints that morality (or ones' perception of it) itself is at least connected to the force, if it isn't the force itself.

The themes of slavery, mind control, and moral/spiritual/genetic superiority recall a vast array of contemporary themes ranging from Civil War era issues to post WWII controversies. During WWII there were a number of well documented experiments being performed within Nazi death camps ranging from physical to mental torture. After the war, the "Operation Paperclip" program allowed Nazis to continue their work in the United States and other countries. Notable former Nazi Wernher Von Braun was the leading Rocket scientist for Nasa and launched the Saturn V, which lead to the successful Apollo 11 voyage. Another large part of continuing Nazi research involved the further exploring of the concept of mind control, which was the basis for MK Ultra - a CIA sponsored program which conducted experiments on American civilians for purposes of advancing psychological warfare and to create mind controlled slaves who would willingly carry out acts of violence, sex, or anything else they are programmed to do by "Dr Frankenstein." So with Finn, we have a profoundly deep collection of negative history rolled up into one character. This is why that opening scene is so compelling. We know what we are seeing on some level, it's just too shocking and involved to acknowledge in any simple way. So we grab onto the surface plot - which is "bad guy has a sudden change of heart," then we close the door to further discussion.

Once Finn escapes and is given his new name, he puts on Poe Dameron's jacket. The jacket is brown with red patches. The intentional shift from the white militant stormtrooper garb to a brown jacket with red patches seems to symbolize, quite intentionally, a black man's bloody escape from his white prison. The stormtrooper costume and his former identity representing the oppressive prison/captor. This is very sophisticated symbolism because it successfully conjures up very specific racial feelings but escapes them at the same time by making the First Order "raceless." So here we have the film again, flirting with social/political controversy from another angle and yet somehow escaping the claim under the banner of "well, it's just fiction don't look too deeply into it." And yet, if these racial themes were any more obvious we'd be watching a WWII or a Civil War documentary.

Kylo Ren clearly has emotional damage. His temper tantrums and obvious insecurities are clear signs of this. We're not really told where that damage came from specifically, but Supreme Leader Snoke obviously exploited Kylo's insecurities for the purposes of recruiting him to his dark order. So you could say he was ritually abused at some point, probably under the guise of "training in the dark arts." But it really doesn't matter who was responsible or how he was abused for this discussion, only that he exhibits the characteristics of one who was. The difference between ritualized abuse and other forms of abuse is the intent of the abuser. For example, if the abuser is a man who sporadically beats the neighbor's dog - the dog will show signs of abuse at random times. But if the neighbor brings roses, rings a bell, beats the dog, then offers him a treat at the same time every day in the same order - the dog will begin to respond to the smell of roses, time of day, bells, and offers of treats in a particular manner. This could be called "ritualized abuse." With this sort of abuse, the response can be calculated to a certain degree. Therefore, the abuse can be delivered with the specific intent to cause a dog to respond a certain way. This is really no different than training an animal, we're just throwing abuse into the equation to see how effective it is. To train an animal is to control its mind to a degree. It would be naive to assume the Nazis did not exploit this concept and advance it to a very high level on HUMAN SUBJECTS. Other known experiments in ritualized abuse involve electricity specially applied to the brain, which has shown that brain waves can actually be manipulated to induce an emotional response in someone. Sound waves can also be used in this manner. It would also be naive to think that the results of these experiments are not being applied from very high places, such as those occupied by the Illuminati. Now if you substitute Snoke for an Illuminati leader and you substitute Kylo Ren for a gifted civilian who happens to be from a powerful bloodline - suddenly "The Force Awakens" doesn't sound so much like science fiction fantasy anymore.

When Kylo Ren kills his father, Han Solo, the film is careful to show us every detail of every emotional expression. There is a pregnant pause where Kylo asks his father to help him do what he must. It's almost an instructional scene demonstrating the process of someone abandoning their own sense of empathy and morality. It's basically the birth of a cold blooded killer in slow motion. This is a re-telling of Anakin's transformation to Darth Vader. But it goes a step further in illustrating the transformation. This repetition of constantly questioning morality and constantly asking "what is good and what is evil?" starts to sound like a long winded interrogation after a while. Because it is. You, the viewer, are being grilled on your sense of morality in a way that is compelling and entertaining. And because you walked into the theatre convinced that this is simply "entertainment" it doesn't occur to you that your sense of morality is being eroded and conditioned. This is why the square and compass are slipped into the promotional poster BEHIND the characters. THEY ARE LITERALLY SHOWING YOU WHO IS BEHIND THE FILM.

"The best place to hide anything is in plain view" - Edgar Allen Poe

The last issue we will explore is the character called Snoke. Like many of the topics discussed here, there are lots of people presenting theories about who Snoke is. Being that I have not studied the extended Star Wars universe much, I can't really speculate who he might be within that mythology, but if we step somewhere halfway between the Star Wars film and ancient writings, we find a possible explanation. The best one I've heard is hidden within his name. "Snoke" is very close to "Snake." Snoke is also presented as a giant from what seems like another dimension, or a remote location in the galaxy. This opens a huge can of worms (pun intended) and I am trying to bring this blog to a close, so I will attempt to condense it the best I can....

In ancient Egyptian mythology, the Djedi is a deep spiritual concept involving the harnessing of a FORCE by balancing one's energy. It was associated with agriculture, but also branched out into many other areas, including what would seem to be one of the highest states of spiritual enlightenment. The Djedi is symbolized by the Phallus or the Serpent. This would explain the importance of Serpent imagery in ancient Egypt and why it is often depicted in the location of the "3rd eye" on the forehead on some of their more ornate headdresses. The word "Djedi" obviously contains the word "Jedi," so this is another topic you can explore that is pretty fascinating. We mentioned earlier the "G" in the Freemasonic square and compass. If it represents the serpent, we have our potential connection to spiritual wisdom and ancient Egypt there as well. If Snoke is a "Snake," perhaps HE is part of some ancient order of serpent - men or Archons/Watchers. He appears to be white skinned, and being a GIANT - this connects him to Archon mythology, Gnostic texts, the bible, and the Black Sun cult and their beliefs as well. Finally, the word "Elohim" connects us to the Freemasonic beliefs in ancient giants who were "illuminated" beings, mediating between the gods and the material plane where man dwells. "EL" is associated with Saturn. So now we have our Saturn connection.

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