The Secret Sun Oscars, Better Late than Never


Back in 2007 I started blogging about Jack Kirby in the context of synchro/data mysticism, and looking at the almost-unfathomable numinous power his work contained. The first series I did here looked at his 1983 miniseries Silver Star and its obvious influence on the then-popular/now-forgotten TV show Heroes.

But the series went far afield from there, looking at 9/11, the paranormal, dream symbolism and all the rest. Part 5 of the Silver Star series took an in-depth look at a very strange episode in which Kirby's art for a movie adaption of Robert Zelzany's Lord of Light (a bizarre episode in and of itself) was stolen by Hollywood makeup maestro- and part-time CIA spook- John Chambers, who was posthumously (and erroneously) credited with involvement in the so-called "Patterson Bigfoot film."

The following year I set out a lot of the groundwork for themes I would explore here including the Solar symbolism of the Oscars, the weird connection between Obama and Star Trek (and Star Trek's endless connections to the occult and weirdness undergrounds), the deep and layered symbolism behind Steven Soderbergh and James Cameron's Solaris (starring George Clooney) and the symbolism attached to Sirius that popped up during the election (including the spiral staircase).

At the same time I began the Silver Star series I also explored the rich Mystery symbolism at work in The X-Files, particularly in Season Eight.



Well, all of that seemed to come together in the most recent Academy Awards show. Note the very interesting symbolism of the stage motif, which pictures Oscar/Ausur as the rays of a circumpunct solar design, the circumpunct being identified with the binary system of Sirius. It almost seems as if there are planets orbiting the inner gold disk, which all looks suspiciously Sumerian to me.


Note the egg shapes emerging from this solar symbol, like some ritual depiction of directed panspermia. Plus, 16 Ausurs + 1 gold sun give us the prerequisite 17.


Charlize Theron (aka Charlize "Great" Therion, from this year's big sci-fi/AAT letdown Prometheus) danced in front of the DNA helix symbol spiral staircase, decked out in white and sporting a suitably androgynous crewcut. The spiral motif was also worked to the floor design as well.

Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathor's Way was in androgyne mode as well, but not even the most misogynistic Hollywood stylist could butch up Best Actress Guinevere Lawrence (though her glorious blonde tresses were pulled back, but that only served to show off her obviously Cherokee-lineated cheekbones).

Rounding out the actors was Christophe ("Anubis") Waltz and "Book of" Daniel Day Lewis, further proving Americans can't act (which we learned when The X-Files left Vancouver for LA).


Set MacFarlane played the villain (go figure), supplying the prerequisite Knowles' Law manufactured controversy, allowing all of this to go unnoticed.† The Trek portion of our program was supplied by Bill Shatner, portraying Captain Supplant the Roman Church. Appropriately enough, given all the shenanigans afoot at the Vatican lately.


The hilarity didn't stop there: Michele Obama prefigured her husband's Trek/Wars mashup by appearing as the Queen of Heaven on the Enterprise viewscreen, replete with Masonic square and compass symbolism (and more androgynes).

The cast of the year's highest grossing film The Avengers made a guest appearance, as a consolation prize for saving the entire film industry from bankruptcy. Kirby was paid tribute to as well, as luminous sketches of the characters appeared behind the cast. Appropriately so, given the film was the purest expression of his work ever seen outside of one of his comic books.


 

And of course the King ruled the night again when Argo- based on the aforementioned Lord of Light drama- won Best Picture. Michael Parks (star of Kevin Smith's Red State) briefly portrayed Kirby in the film, but his work was not featured, apparently due to licensing issues.

Aside from the Matrix-like 'Lady in Red' (a whole other story I won't get into here), we see frequent Secret Sun guest star George Clooney share the stage with writer Grant Heslov (who played a drug wizard on a pivotal X-Files ep from Season 8) and Argo star-director Ben Affleck.

Bonus sync: I was shown dailies of Affleck's star-making Good Will Hunting up at the old View Askew office when I was working on a script, since Kevin Smith was one of the producers of the film.

 

Interesting to note that Kirby's self-described "mystical" series The Eternals (aka Return of the Gods) repeatedly popped up in spirit this Oscars, linked through Theron and Prometheus, The Avengers and his very Eternals-derived work for the Lord of Light pitch.

This could be a very interesting year indeed.




† The self-appointed "Illuminati" (sic) fighters were doing their usual bit; looking for the  usual "Monarch" symbols (sic) originally inspired by the sexual neuroses of a troubled English schoolboy and taken to the bank by an elite, Fortune 500-sponsored PR firm out of Montreal who made their mark by creating pseudo-outrage for singers and rappers recording for gigantic multinationals.



3 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your insights, CLK. Always welcome.

    Argo seemed a foregone conclusion, in many ways, predicted by the way events had been going, and, of course, foreseen by your writings, long ago.

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  2. >"The cast of the year's highest grossing film The Avengers made a guest appearance, as a consolation prize for saving the entire film industry from bankruptcy."

    Not the entire industry, as the VFX house which won an Oscar this year is filing for bankruptcy.

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  3. Great stuff. However, it was the throwaway footnote at the end that definitely piqued my interest:

    "† The self-appointed "Illuminati" (sic) fighters were doing their usual bit; looking for the usual "Monarch" symbols (sic) originally inspired by the sexual neuroses of a troubled English schoolboy and taken to the bank by an elite, Fortune 500-sponsored PR firm out of Montreal who made their mark by creating pseudo-outrage for singers and rappers recording for gigantic multinationals."

    Uh, would you care to elaborate on this? who is the "troubled English schoolboy" and the "elite, Fortune 500-sponsored PR firm out of Montreal" to which you refer? Inquiring minds, and all that.

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