Slave to the Gods Redux


Well, the day job has been the day, night and weekend job lately which is why posting has been light. But at the same time hours spent at the computer makes me a captive audience for all kinds of inputting- audiobooks, podcasts, movies and various video ephemera, as well as all kinds of Victoria narrations and bedstand reading. In fact, the real reason posting has been lighter than it would be otherwise is that I'm inputting and collating all kinds of seeming unrelated information, perhaps leading to a new Weltanschauung.

Well, maybe not a new one but certainly refining the old. But certainly the ECH has been acting like a virus in my brain, rewriting old ideas and making connections of once unrelated-seeming symbols and memes. It's been an amazing process, though a little frightening, realizing that things you once thought were separate are anything but.

One of the posts that's been kicking around the queue deals with the human need to dis-believe, which is certainly as strong as its need to believe. But at the same time I've also been thinking about how meagre and insubstantial "belief" itself is-- it's essentially a state of thought built around incomplete information.

But I can't just say that and let it be- I need to back it all up. That takes time.

The more you know the more balls are put into play and that's very much a problem I've been experiencing. I've got a pile of mental clippings floating around- connections and variables that didn't trouble me before but once known can't be ignored. I've also been working on a post arguing that the first season of the original Outer Limits isn't science fiction at all but a kind of alchemical ritual drama, recasting very old myths and encounters in Space Age drag. I could write something about it just to post something, but I can't allow myself to do that.

Because at the same time there's this whole occult subtext, there's also the fact that the show was being used as a venue to leak then-classified information about UFOs and especially abduction phenomena, which wasn't on anyone's radar at the time. Certainly not any UFOlogists, who were still locked on 40s vintage ideas about friend-or-foe Reticulans. And yet abduction is a constant thruline in the series. But not in a Budd Hopkins way- more like in a bardic fashion, or perhaps even an initiatory fashion. My research has led me to realize that the series was very much an anomaly at the time, dealing with issues no one else was paying attention to.

Which brings me back to Star Trek (which was very closely connected to Outer Limits), which has been in the news a lot because of pre-prod of the next installment of the Dawson's Trek calamity. Some people thought The Next Generation was just some unholy marriage of militarism and political correctness, not realizing how all of that was just a smokescreen for the real agenda, which we've explored here. I also believe that I've figured out who was bringing the weird to nu-Trek, which will also be the topic of a future post, once I put all of the pieces together.

In a lot of ways I feel as if this puzzle I'm trying to put together is adding a lot more pieces all of the time, and so needs much more time and attention than I can manage at the moment. And the doorways to the mystery just keep multiplying. It's exciting and frustrating, all at the same time.

It's all going somewhere, of that I have no doubt. Somewhere very exciting and scary. So I accept my current time limitations for writing, since I'm learning so much. You have to learn to trust your instincts once you wander off the well-worn path, and mine tell me that new revelations await.

In the meantime, don't forget The Secret Sun Facebook group, which has been a veritable beehive of esoteric discovery.

27 comments:

  1. Chris -
    It's about time you fed the dogs...we were getting hungry! I can't wait to see some of the new pieces to the puzzle you've managed to dig up.
    On the shiny-glitzy-sexy new JJ Trek projects, they may be calamatous in that they have little in the way of intellectual stimulation, but, the upside to the latest film, is that at least it was a refreshing break from the galactic train wrecks that were Voyager and Enterprise.
    I'd love to hear your thoughts on who put the weird in Next Generation. Can't wait!
    cheers-
    Thrace

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  2. "perhaps even an initiatory fashion. " - now thats worthy of inclusion in the queue.

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  3. Hey Chris,

    It's great to hear that new ideas and patterns are forming and buzzing in your mind. I really do think that in many ways this blog is on the cutting edge - straddling many worlds and permeating many thresholds.

    It's weird to me because as you say, the more you know and learn and deduce, the more incomplete you realize your prior knowledge was. Maybe this perceptual feedback loop is itself evidence of 'The Signal'?

    Patterns form and seem to imply new structural elements and implications that were hitherto unnoticed or unconnected, but gaps are also highlighted. It's a strange process, and I'm eager (as I'm sure everyone here is) to read your next installments.

    Arcanum Sol, dude!

    Peace

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  4. This makes me want to see Super 8, though I've seen mixed reviews. Anyone recommend? Or not?

    I've heard it's a bit of a nostalgia piece, which is to be expected these days. Everything these days is about nostalgia.

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  5. "In the meantime, don't forget The Secret Sun Facebook group, which has been a veritable beehive of esoteric discovery."

    At present, the Secret Sun's Facebook page's privacy settings only permit active Facebook members who are logged in to view the group. I suppose that Facebook switched the group's privacy settings to the higher level by default when you revised the format.

    You might wish to look at your group's privacy settings. A small change to the settings could make it possible for fans who don't have Facebook accounts to see the wall once again.

    *Note: Daily Facebook users might be always logged into Facebook, and so they might not notice that logging in is required to view your group. However, I'm never logged into Facebook, and so whenever I click on that picture of Osiris I'm sent to the Facebook login screen.

    Take care.

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  6. To Adaml-I would truly recommend Super 8. It was a nostalgia piece, but mainly because it had the "old Spielberg" feel to it. Plus, it seemed like a nice break from all the alien invasion stuff we've been seeing lately.-Trevor

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  7. Go with the flow Chris,many of us have a keen interest in the memes you put forth. Dennis

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  8. "In a lot of ways I feel as if this puzzle I'm trying to put together is adding a lot more pieces all of the time, and so needs much more time and attention than I can manage at the moment. And the doorways to the mystery just keep multiplying. It's exciting and frustrating, all at the same time."


    I keep on saying this everyday. So frustrating...Yes!

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  9. AdamI, my Asperger's account of Super 8 was given in the previous post comments. I've come out of it now, the spell, so here it is straight...

    Same old, albeit masked mythology with, quite essentially, a twist of veiled mother and child... west meets east?

    Deus Ex Machina, our saviour... game over... Chut up!

    My Dogs are barking today...

    Well as for the movie magic... It's not there... It's within you... go see It... Definitely.

    So he exclaimed, "We've come full circle!", as he sank into the marsh...

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  10. west-meets-east~meets~west
    'less you and I be sittin'
    in the fabled catbird seat
    east-meets-west~meets~east
    never the twain shall meet

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  11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fsF6ch4KYM&feature=related

    New Eminem Space Bound. Song features "blood sucking succubuses", the vampires of Kaballah. Anubis, the Grey Wolf God, who dresses in black. Isis in a pre-death water ritual. Her neck snapped, Horus decaptitating Isis. A car into mist, chariot into stargate. A clear day in June, the Summer Solstice/rebirth of Horus. Eminem puts a gun to his temple, when the video shows the gun on his chin. Gun-temple instead a reference to the battle with Set at the Temple of Horus. Reincarnation as a star.

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  12. Some things can't be rushed,and as reader's of this blog know all too well...it's all in the timing.
    Let it all percolate,then you can serve us some of that fine brew,to stimulate the thoughts that keep us up at night pondering it all,and then coming back for more.
    We're all hooked,I'm sure.-)

    Cheers / Daz

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  13. Hey again, Chris

    Even though I’m not as well-versed in the sixties version of The Outer Limits as you obviously are, I have seen a fair few episodes on reruns – and I remember the feeling of deep strangeness and fullness when I watched them – like I was experiencing far more information than the explicate narrative on the screen. So, I’m eagerly awaiting your thoughts on this show as an anomaly of its time, and the bardic, initiatory spookiness that is contained within it.

    Because you’ve been exploring the ECH in relation to a mysterious ‘signal’, I kept flashing on The Control Voice from the opening narration. It struck me as simultaneously Gnostic, mystic, and Quantum Physics-y – like an Elusive Companion Scientist is about to administer a technological vision quest. Here’s The Control Voice, cribbed from the nefarious Wikipedia, and it still gives me the heebie-jeebies:

    “There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to... The Outer Limits.”

    Maybe a couple of thousands of years ago it simply went a little differently: “There is nothing wrong with your third eye. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission…”

    It kept bringing me back round to my most recent blog post, inspired by your recent discussions of the ECH:

    http://amidnightsuns.blogspot.com/2011/06/pulsed-frequencies-physics-and-dna.html

    And the fact that The Control Voice speaks over visuals of an oscilloscope – it speaks volumes, especially with regards to waveforms and pulsed frequencies; all of which I touched on in the blog post.

    Another quote cribbed from EvilWiki:

    “Oscilloscopes are commonly used to observe the exact wave shape of an electrical signal. In addition to the amplitude of the signal, an oscilloscope can show distortion, the time between two events (such as pulse width, period, or rise time) and relative timing of two related signals.”

    Two related signals, eh? Makes me think of the observable sun and the more mysterious one, also makes me think about quantum entanglement. At the very least, entanglement is a decent analogy for the weird intimacy of our Elusive Companions, especially from a more Keelian perspective. I can’t wait to see you bring a little science, culture and Ancient History into the mix to broaden our horizons so we can get a better real-world perspective on all this.

    I look forward to glimpses of your newly evolving thesis, dude. Arcanum Sol forever!

    Peace

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  14. I just read this post at
    "Reality Sandwich" called
    "America’s Comic Book Apocalypse" by
    Kevin Dann.Which may be of some interest to you,if you haven't read it before.He does make some good points.Maybe worth a read ?

    http://www.realitysandwich.com/america_comic_book_apocalypse

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  15. C-Knowles wrote:
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    " ... the first season of the original Outer Limits isn't science fiction at all but a kind of alchemical ritual drama, recasting very old myths and encounters in Space Age drag."

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    My reply;
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    Ooooh, this I like.

    That show freaked-me out as a kid, and it still holds the same impact in my psyche when I watch it today. There is something so overtly HUGE about the mood it tries to convey (often very successfully).

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  16. Outer Limits and it's famous intro was creepy- even on a black and white TV where the set came with a horizontal hold knob that you had to adjust regularly anyway. How would THEY control it? And you're right- it had a quality of importance, that Twilight Zone had as well, a feeling of being educated in a concept.

    Take all the time to think that you feel you need, Mr. Knowles, the wait is always worth it...
    Best Wishes, Delorus

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  17. STNG reminded me of the
    ,"love boat", but set in
    space.

    Interstellar space travel
    will require genetic re-
    engineering of our species.

    I guess a reality based
    media drama of space opera
    proportions demands some
    kind of relationship to
    our current reality.

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  18. It sounds like you're tapping into something in yourself that is letting new awareness/connections flow in.

    What you are getting into, is ultimately "big truth", which can only be discovered on an individual basis. Like Dennis said, go with the flow. You're doing this for yourself, and it's cool to see where we end up.

    A quote that I would like to share with you:

    "Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because... we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve: - Max Planck

    So find yourself, and you'll find your answers.

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  19. Love the original series of the Outer Limits - it just had this whole subversive atmosphere that's difficult to define. The Control Voice intro always felt to me like the Mass Media letting its mask drop: "We will control everything that you see and hear...."

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  20. Palisade said...
    "In the meantime, don't forget The Secret Sun Facebook group, which has been a veritable beehive of esoteric discovery."

    At present, the Secret Sun's Facebook page's privacy settings only permit active Facebook members who are logged in to view the group. I suppose that Facebook switched the group's privacy settings to the higher level by default when you revised the format.

    You might wish to look at your group's privacy settings. A small change to the settings could make it possible for fans who don't have Facebook accounts to see the wall once again.

    *Note: Daily Facebook users might be always logged into Facebook, and so they might not notice that logging in is required to view your group. However, I'm never logged into Facebook, and so whenever I click on that picture of Osiris I'm sent to the Facebook login screen.

    Take care.
    11:41 PM

    Cosign. Please fix this chris, I don't have a facebook account.

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  21. RE: Facebook- I can't change the settings. Once you reach a certain threshold they take the settings away for some reason. The limit is 250 and we have over a thousand. Sorry- it's out of my hands.

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  22. S. Butterfly seems to say that the ultimate step is finding oneself. That all of the work here is designed for Chris K to find Chris K, and all will be well. Please clarify, because, it seems to me that Chris K has found himself, and found himself in a very strange reality. I would imagine that thus work has to have value outside of just self awareness.

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  23. Chris wrote:
    "RE: Facebook- I can't change the settings. Once you reach a certain threshold they take the settings away"

    COMPARE facebook with . . .

    The Control Voice:
    “There is nothing wrong with your (facebook). Do not attempt to adjust the settings. We are (in control). If we wish to (change the settings) we will . . . etc., etc. We can change things as we wish. From now on, sit quietly and we will control all (your settings). We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your (facebook). You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery (of facebook authoritarian hubris. If this displeases you in any way , , Eat shit.)


    Ok, just one more good reason to deep six facebook.

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  24. The mental process of connecting the dots will never end. It can only end when you/we have no more doubts and realize the terrible/wonderful Truth, then it ends.

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  25. Apropos of the conversation here, a wonderful essay from Salon.com.

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  26. TNG bored me to tears-I called it 'the office building in space' show-BUT, I did have a ball with one thing-if I recall correctly, Ryker's 'name', originally was 'Number Two', and then I would think of, of course, The Prisoner. In quite a few ways, the demeanor of the people on the ship, and the ship itself, actually reminded me of the show. And with only a little twisting, Ryker's role could easily be twisted into Number Two's role, in The Prisoner (with a little gentle brainwashing)...

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  27. Hey Chris -- I've been catching up on some of your recent podcast interviews with various folks. You gave some great comments spoken about your Blogs as well as your books. I am constantly amazed at your ability to make relevant connections from all of the trails and smatterings of crumbs that take us from the past to the present. Thanks for all of your hard, difficult work. The podcasts also help in that by hearing you, your readers get a chance to understand you better by catching some of the inflections in your voice that convey your intensity concerning specific topics. Thank you, again!

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