Amun Rising: The Oracular Power of Junk Culture


Watch the whole movie with its jaw-dropping intro here.

Ever wonder what a remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark might look like if Indiana Jones was portrayed by a square-jawed, straight-to-video stud with the acting chops of a tree stump?

Well, I hadn't either until I'd come across The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (2006) in a drugstore DVD bargain bin. This masterpiece of cheese was originally a Hallmark Channel (aka "Hausfrau Heaven") mini-series, which just goes to show how fragile our reality consensus has become.

The first 8 minutes of this film alone will make your head spin- King Tut was not a boy-king who ascended the throne when the disgraced Akhenaten was deposed, he was an immortal demigod sent by Ra to battle Set and his army of suspiciously Lovecraftian demons. The special effects might not leave you breathless, but the crypto-Masonic theology of it all certainly will.

In addition to hitting us with some hardcore pseudo-Egyptian occultism, we also get a good dose of trailer park-level conspiracy theory in the form of the Hellfire Council, an Illuminati stand-in comprised of the usual gang of cartoon English bad guys, including Jonathan Hyde (playing "Morgan Sinclair"), Simon Callow and the grand-daddy of them all, Malcolm McDowell.

What is odd to the point of suspicion is that the action is filmed in India and uses Indian actors in place of Egyptians. There's something quasi-racist about this, as if no one can tell one brown-skinned race from another. It's incredibly distracting, but certainly ties into the India Rising memes we saw come to full flower at the Academy Awards. After all, Hinduism is the closest thing we have to the ancient Egyptian traditions today, and it's still being practiced by hundreds of millions of people.

Outside of the Brits, the acting isn't quite Shakespearean. Casper Van Dien (who plays blatant Indiana Jones knockoff "Danny Fremont") and co-star Leonor Varela (as Dr. Azeila Barakat, a clear analog of Rachel Weisz's character in The Mummy movies) are easy on the eyes, but you might find yourself wishing talkies were never invented.

Leonor as Cleopatra as Isis as Ceres

But the two leads certainly synch well to current memes- Van Dien was in Verhoeven's quasi-fascist wank-fest cover version of Robert A Heinlein's Starship Troopers, and Verela was easily the hottest Cleopatra ever in the 1999 miniseries of the same name. McDowell is imbued with all those Kubrick synchs from Clockwork Orange and has been in all sorts of semiotically-loaded genre fodder (most recently Bolt).

It's directed by Russell Mulcahy of Highlander fame. Incidentally, Mulcahy also directed the straight-to-video sequel of the Scorpion King, 1998's Tale of the Mummy and Resident Evil: Extinction, so Egypto-resonant genre fluff seems to be a specialty of his. The screenplay, such as it is, is written by David Titcher, who brought us the similarly-themed Librarian TV movies, which starred the miscast Noah Wyle.

But since I'm not convinced we aren't living in a Philip K. Dick simulacrum of reality, where extradimensional entities are using symbolically-resonant pop culture to send us premonitions of the future encoded in a deep variety of dream-logic language, The Curse of King Tut's Tomb could well be part of the "Amun Rising" meme we are seeing embodied in our president. I'm on record as claiming that Obama is not the new Akhenaten (Bush held that honor) but in fact the new Tutankhamun, and this film offers a tantalizing clue. Or not.


Leonor Varela's character is Azelia Barakat and our last Obama freakout culminated in the above image of Barack-Cat. Yeah, it's pretty lame, but so is this movie. But it does all clock in at 170 pot-boiling minutes, so that counts for something, right?

If any of you guys have some downtime and want to dig into the synchs on this stinker, please do so. I'm pretty busy this weekend but my Spidey-sense tells me there's more afoot in this flick. I'd also recommend any serious Synch-o-nauts pick up the DVD for closer inspection.

22 comments:

  1. Christopher I am a great fan of yours-but do not know if I can come up with any new synchs -you people always seem light years ahead of me -one thing I just had to say-thanks so very much for remarking just how 'junk' our culture -well really worldwide is becoming -I did not see the Tut movie -but was instantly reminded of two -god awful in the accuracy department historically-Braveheart which I had the misfortune of seeing -tho I am sure it was a regular "GOne with the wind" compared to the tut movie and 300 which -just the reviews of and the history twisting of made me sick -perhaps I shouldnt comment cause I didnt see 300 -I think when a historical movie is made every effort should be made to be accurate on everything!! my word-they have the budgets! best as always to you Christopher and I hope you have a great weekend-I am getting off puter now to start enjoying mine:-)

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  2. Here's the Hellfire Club that was probably the origin of that Hellfire Council Chris mentioned.

    I'm very sure Chris was already quite aware of that! But it is an interesting bit of research for those others that are fascinated by the esoteric, occult and secret society connections of some of the Founding Fathers.

    ~SE~
    http://strangeye.blogspot.com

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  3. Devin, you are not alone in your "sync-less" feeling, as I am also currently a bit dry on recurring sync themes (besides the ever-present 42)... Not sure what to make of it. 300 is one of those movies I just can't stand watching (and still haven't sat through) due to its obvious propaganda purposes. It just has a sheen of fake-ness to it.

    Your Obama-Tut connection is really interesting... I'm gonna have to think hard about watching this movie. It looks mind-numbingly bad. I'm starting to think syncs are like drugs for extra-dimensional entities.

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  4. Apologies – bit of a looooong post – one of my fave topics!!

    I'm on a parallel journey regarding the green stone/Emerald Tablet/Lapis Exillis Chris. Your route involves 'popular culture' in particular but like mine, also includes politics; the money scam; "government" (ha, that's a laugh), mythology, the occult and of course I’m ‘majoring’ in Luciferian witchcraft/Egyptian, Babylonian indeed any and all magic/magick and of course the regulars like Crowley; Thoth aka Mercury aka Hermanubis/Anubis aka Hermes aka Taut aka Tahuti aka Djehuti and looking at the name of Tut....is that 'he' also??

    Check out The Master Building and Nicholas Roerich concerning his casket containing a stone that allegedly is the cornerstone of said building and was apparently the occult inspiration behind the current dollar bill...is the dollar green because of this stone?? All this and much much more in almost 3 hours but well worth it of: The Eye of the Phoenix: Secrets of the Dollar Bill:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-648657053090617863&ei=gjGoSbqYOKe6qAPczZmBAg&q=eye+of+the+phoenix

    of course, the Phoenix is one of the names for the energy/entity, Satan…

    and then just last night I watched the following vid which was apparently banned from being TX'd on The Edge TV in the UK in late 2008 = A MUST as they say:

    Mark Cocking and Dominic Frisbee The Most Dangerous man in Britain” on the banking scam and then onto more occult issues:
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5556323517705286387&hl=en

    (sorry, tried to tiny the links but can’t access that site for some reason).

    According to M P Hall:
    “THE LAPIS EXILLIS, CROWN JEWEL OF THE ARCHANGEL LUCIFER, FELL FROM HEAVEN”.

    The Bible says the following regarding the KING OF TYRE AKA LUCIFER:

    Ezekiel 28:12-16 (KJV)
    12Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
    13Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
    14Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
    15Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
    16By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

    http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=33&chapter=28&version=9&context=chapter

    …and where did Lucifer come from:

    Isaiah 14:12
    How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

    http://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=Lucifer&qs_version=9

    and from an expanded Isaiah 14, Lucifer’s promise to be like God, which I believe is what humanity is suffering the consequences of right now:
    12How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
    13For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
    14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
    So as Obama has been labelled by many as a ‘Messiah’ type figure – which thankfully many of us don’t fall for, is Obama the ‘false Messiah’ as in:

    2 Corinthians 11:13-15 (KJV)
    13For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
    14And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
    15Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

    http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=54&chapter=11&verse=13&end_verse=15&version=9&context=context

    IS OBAMA SATAN/FALLEN LUCIFERS LATEST EARTHLY VESSEL/ ‘VEHICLE’? ? ?
    (very much ongoing ‘work in progress’……)
    Love and peace as always
    Sukyspook from England (yes, it does still exist – for now!).

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  5. LOL, I bought that stinker. I couldn't watch the whole thing. Interesting though that it mentions "Emerald Tablets". With all the green i'm seeing, it is interesting. Also some information on the Emerald Tablet is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_Tablets

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  6. Chris,

    As you know science is very linked today to pop culture. Days ago CERN invited Tom Hanks to visit the Large Hadron Collider. Hanks appears in Angels and Demons, the movie about the Dan Brown´s novel that takes place in the CERN and the Vatican.

    This week, brit New Scientist magazine titles its big story "The dark force", and represents it as a woman in red on its cover - a possible Kali reference? It begins this way:

    "IT IS 3.30am on 26 December 2007 in McMurdo, Antarctica. The crew at the long-duration balloon facility have stayed up all night in sub-zero temperatures, waiting for the winds to subside. Finally, the gigantic balloon lifts off. Filled with about a million cubic metres of helium, it soars high into the stratosphere carrying an experiment called ATIC."

    I think your syncromystic bells will be ringing...

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126981.600-a-bizarre-universe-may-be-lurking-in-the-shadows.html

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  7. Off subject, but I thought you might find this interesting:

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/article981829.ece

    Pat Brady

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  8. Pat,
    I don't about Chris but I always find it to be of good portent when the MSM chooses to do a story based on SYNCHS, even though the topic in this case is tragic.

    Aside from that, I noticed the name "Reuben Williams" in the article which I couldn't help but link to "Robin Williams" who also made the NEWS recently with his heart surgery and tour cancellation.


    ~SE~
    http://strangeye.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm not sure I "get" this:

    we also get a good dose of trailer park-level conspiracy theory in the form of the Hellfire Council, an Illuminati stand-in

    For one thing, people in trailer parks are too dumbed down and in a saddening state unfit for any walk of life (not their fault either) to be focused on conspiracy theories, and I have no reason to think that something like the Illuminati doesn't exist. I think it's obvious by this point! There is a schism here: They've been in control so long that their symbols and the meanings they've applied to them permeate every facet of our "culture" and they're near impossible to avoid, or, ooh, it's super nice aliens showing us the symbols because it's "time" and because they like us - this seems to be the explanation provided to us by Illuminati apologists who have infiltrated conspiracy research - and there is no such thing as "the illuminati" today, it's all just your shadow being projected on nice people who steal the innocence of children and have put the world in the state it's currently in. A lot of conspiracy stuff isn't speculation, unless you consider those of us who aren't willing to bend over and let a bunch of corporate elitists ream us to be "fundamentalist nutjobs". People say "there's no such thing as good and evil" and I think that's complete farce. I am thoroughly convinced there is extreme, disgusting evil which happens daily and the lack of attention being paid to this subject and how to fix it horrifies me deeply.

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  10. Well, Tommy, I'm not quite sure who you are referring to in this comment here but speaking for myself I have no interest in these secret societies and such other than what bigger mysteries may be locked inside their symbolism.

    I know for a fact what I'm writing about is a million times bigger than any group of power-hungry turds, and if I thought otherwise for a split-second I wouldn't do this blog.

    If you - or anyone else for that matter- have some kind of problem with that, don't read my blog.

    Everyone else- thanks for the comments and the great information. I'll try to respond in detail, time permitting.

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  11. It's interesting that Malcolm Mcdowell's (MM) face would appear right after the statement.. "We've controlled the world for 5,000 years" He's still resonating thought mind/ Global Control from his Clockwork Orange Days.. Of course that in turn links it to Kubrick.. and the Star Trek nexus or Stargate Mcdowell quested for in Star Trek Generations.

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  12. I know for a fact what I'm writing about is a million times bigger than any group of power-hungry turds, and if I thought otherwise for a split-second I wouldn't do this blog.

    If you - or anyone else for that matter- have some kind of problem with that, don't read my blog.



    Very true words Chris... but a million might even be an infinitely small and inadequate number to describe it!

    What I know and see about the matter is that to get to that point... That point where you begin to understand that what you're seeing and experiencing is so much larger than all the secret societies, cults, etc..etc.., you'll usually need to start by noticing the more tangible and physical manifestations first. Usually it is just a sense that something isn't right.

    So the conspiracy observance and vain attempt to explain them will likely take place for those progressing throught the stages to that more vast understanding of it ALL.

    I also believe that to totally dismiss that aspect of gnosis is to do a disservice to the seeker.

    It's the very real Chemical Wedding, all the paths lead to the feast though some may be very meandering and others' less-so.



    ~SE~
    http://strangeye.blogspot.com

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  13. Bionic eye gives blind man sight

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7919645.stm

    "I said let there be light and there was light" The man in the story is known simply as Ron (like Tron, short for electronic).

    The bionic eye is known as Argus II. From wikipedia: In Greek mythology, Argus Panoptes was a primordial giant whose epithet "Panoptes", "all-seeing", led to his being described with multiple, often a hundred, eyes. The epithet Panoptes was applied to the Titan of the Sun, Helios.

    "My one ambition at the moment is to be able to go out on a nice, clear evening and be able to pick up the moon."

    So he'll use his sun to pick up the moon. How subtle.

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  14. I agree, this is WAY bigger than these silly 'elites' who are trying like hell to keep their 'system of control' in force. So they've been able to 'harness' a bit of power through the ages to 'enslave the sheople', too bad now everyone is waking up and they are but a paltry handful compared to the true mass consciousness which is being rekindled. The fact that even your 'average joe' is waking up to the corruption, is really just the first step in what is making this control system start to crumble. We are on the verge of something H U G E folks and it's time to disregard the fear...

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  15. When you taste the fruits of certain memes, sometimes you may feel this instant realization that what you just tasted was not the whole, but perhaps a part of it. But why does it feel that way? And why should one care if something is not all knowing, complete, and completely divine? Personally I was never looking for the best apple; I just wanted to taste what the garden had to offer. Knowledge is in the exploring and not the finding.

    Science is a good fruit, and logic is as addictive to some as is idiocy is to others. But what separates the two? One starts with a desire to compute data with as little bias as possible. While also imploring extremely strict academic processes (checks and balances) upon the experiment. The other path involves a need to feel that the experimenter is right without the labors of thought. It can mean vanity, a need to justify ones position in life, teachings the individual was taught that he or she needs to be true and so on. And that bias can happen at every level of social class, monetary value and overall intellectual ability.

    In times of old, when one drank too much or was a bad citizen, they would blood let you. And sometimes it would be random rouge villagers who had collectively decided that your blood was too sanguine or perhaps choleric. Some people along the way even adopted the practice of drinking cups of blood. But in the modern day realm, science has led us to this frame where they are now looking at stem cells within the blood for treatments. That's roughly a 200 plus year evolution to get where we are today. If you were to apply that logic to the modern day realms of synchronicity and the like, you may see that we as an aggregate are just at the, “blood letting," stages of this phenomenon. In the opening hours of every great leap along the way for man, there always seems to be a sense of discomfort and these maddening rationalizations by the sensitive and misguided souls. The sensitive feel the opening pangs of some new interference. The misguided may see and feel it as well, but their need to apply it to outdated or misguided paradigms of thought always seem lead them astray. This is the looking glass of synchronicity. A person who is best suited in this realm is a sensitive/logic based person. A person who may be bad for this is a sensitive/ego or misguided. In the end both paths lead to this need to sum it all up. People want to write the great meme, or to be the conclusion, the hero, or maybe to jump in with the new big bang. But if you are chasing synchronicity you should just experience and grow internally with and within it. For this other realm is affected by what you bring to it, as it mimics you and projects back upon you what you show to it. Ultimately you may learn that it was not conspirators looking at you and controlling your moves on the chess board. But rather it was you looking at you, from another dimension in time. This need to make alien, demonic, and conspiratorial is as much a witch hunt in the synchrosphere as it was for Joan of Ark in her time and dimension. Revel, live, love and play in the uncertainty of the day....for free will would have it no other way.

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  16. Well, here's the deal- Conspiracy Theory is a big, big business to the guys selling it and a religion to the people buying it. These people have entire networks and publishing houses and thousands and thousands of websites selling all sorts of merchandise from gold to guns and make a ton of money with that stuff. There's no way I can equal that so I'm simply not going to discuss it.

    I realize now I should have kept my own counsel and I truly regret that and apologize for my candor.

    My work is Promethean in nature- I'm trying to steal that fire from our self-appointed "gods" and see if I can't shed light on long-standing enigmas I've been wrestling with on my own. In other words, my only interest in these groups is to figure out what they know or what they think they know and then determine if that fills in any pieces in the puzzle I'm trying to put together.

    I thought I've made that clear several times in the past but I suppose I've failed in that. From now on, I will be crystal clear in every single post dealing with these issues as to not sow further confusion.

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  17. I'm the one who should apologize... It looks like I stirred something up, and I just find myself needlessly frustrated sometimes and I understand completely why you choose not to delve into more disturbing topics - It never goes anywhere. This is a huge enigma and I really lose sight of more important things sometimes.

    I'm probably not going to stop reading your blog, and because of that I'm going to stop spreading my obvious insanity to others... I learned far too much in a very short period of time, and I know I wasn't ready for it. There's no turning back now, though. Feel free to exile me or something if I've pushed things too far.

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  18. It's forgotten, Tommy. Don't worry about it.

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  19. http://movie-tv-episode-database.com/Film/Jack-Hunter-The-Quest-For-Akhenaten-s-Tomb-663969/


    Jack Hunter: The Quest For Akhenaten's Tomb (2008)

    cant forget about this crap-officw blowback buster..

    -andy christ

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  20. I spotted the Cat-onian Pyramid too, crazy as usual..
    http://thekoolskool.blogspot.com
    on point as always!

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