From Ausur to Oscar... (UPDATE 2145EST)

UPDATE: Check the Twitter feed for my Oscar tweets! Blue, gold, spiral staircase- very Secret Sunny Oscars!

UPDATE: Well, it looks like I won't be liveblogging the Oscars this year. I could live blog the dead channel and the Cablevision apologias, but that probably isn't a symbol-rich environment. I'll keep my eyes peeled for the You Tube vids later on...

Well, it's that time of the year again. Yes, 3/7/10 is here, a clever little cryptogram for 3/17, the date of the death of Osiris. No surprise then that tonight we have the Ausurs Oscars, aka the Academy Awards. I'm hoping I get to see it, since ABC and Cablevision are feuding and my local affiliate is currently blacked out. Given the ad dollars at stake, I'm hopeful this will all be resolved by showtime. If so, I'll try to liveblog it, like I did last year.

For newer readers, I suggest you check out my first big semiotic blowout on the Oscars, which is probably the most-read post in the Secret Sun's history. It centers around the symbolism of the Kodak Theatre, and the somewhat incongruous presence of the Babylon Gate (read: "Gate of the Gods," read: "Stargate") in the courtyard of the Hollywood and Highland complex in which the Kodak sits.

The article also delves into the Masonic history of Hollywood, which is fairly remarkable, especially given the fact that it's not widely acknowledged:
What we must remember is that Hollywood's Golden Age was a distinctly Freemasonic enterprise. Some of the biggest names in show business were Masons including; John Wayne, W.C. Fields, Oliver Hardy, Bud Abbott, Gene Autry, Irving Berlin, Nat King Cole, Cecil B. Demille, Duke Ellington, Douglas Fairbanks, Clark Gable, Walt Disney, Audie Murphy, and Danny Thomas. Most importantly, three of the most powerful Hollywood moguls -Louis B. Mayer (of MGM) Jack Warner (Warner Bros) and Darryl Zanuck (20th Century Fox) - were all Masons. The primacy of Freemasonry (remember, just a small part of the overall Masonic network) is reflected in the fact that the Academy Awards used to be held in the Shrine Auditorium, which is owned and operated by the Scottish Rite.
Lat year's Academy Awards were a feast for symbol junkies as well. Especially considering that Slumdog Millionaire was the big winner in the midst of all the Sirius/Dog Star symbolism flying around the Memestream at the time. Read all about all of that here.

There were also some fascinating semiotic emanations after the fact, having to do with the winners and their past and future projects. All kinds of powerful connections to the foundational memes of this blog arose, which we looked at here.

Speaking of Babylon, some of you might remember that the Iraqi National Museum opened the day after the Oscars, and given the timezone differences, it may have actually opened either during the Awards or immediately afterwards. That conjunction and the ancient occult concept of the "reversal of time" were explored in the Benjamin Button posts, here and here.

You can find all of my Oscar-themed posts at this link.


  1. "Oscar" = "O-Scar", i.e. "Omega Brand"...

  2. When the 82nd Annual Academy Awards (The Oscars) begins @ 8:30pm EST / 5:30 pm PST / 1:30 GMT

    Sirius will be at 33 deg ALT (South, 191 deg AZM) over Washington DC.


  3. great post! The similarity between the oscar statue and the egyptian Ptah is striking and unmistakable... On the one hand there's plenty of evidence for masonic involvement in Hollywood- on the other hand, for an awards ceremony honouring craftsmen it does kind of make sense. Not to say it isn't a pretty interesting sync, though.

  4. Oh, and then you have hosts Alec and Steve - from Greek Alek (defender) and Stephanos (crown)...

  5. Nuit our lady of the stars Kathryn Bigelow won Best Picture, Best Director. The 'arch' of stars reminded me of Nuit, and also a 'comet' blazing over star symbol.
    One of the last projects Bigelow and Cameron collaborated on was Strange Days, ushering in the 'age' of the matrix, virtual reality.

  6. A fun Osiris Date is 3/22 - Look for some shenanigans worldwide.

    Skull and Bones likes 322 - with their crossbone FEMur's and their FEMA camps. :)

    The Four Leaf Clover is representative of the cardinal points (the NEWS) as well as Earth, Fire, Water, Air.

    Break out your favorite green man Jim Carrey Film.. and let's not forget the phallic nature of the jolly green giant.. hehe

  7. OK - so last year the Iraqi museum opens the day after the Oscars, and this year's Best Picture winner is an Iraq war film.

    Is the Babylon Gate about to be opened?