Sunday, July 20, 2008

Scottish Sunday: Music is Magick

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I've talked before about how the Early 80s was one of those threshold eras, when interesting ideas and vibrant cultures were accompanied by strange psychic forces. If I were to pick the absolute last place I'd imagine occultism to manifest itself in pop culture, it would be in the video for Aztec Camera's "Oblivious."

But, oh, how wrong I would be.

There's something faintly sinister about the proceedings here, especially in the context of a airy, summery pop standard. I'm not comfortable with the presence of children in a film that clearly has overt occult significance, that's for certain. It also ties in nicely with the Heath Ledger Sync-a-Thon, which hopefully will be in full swing when this goes up (hint, hint). Cheers to Peggy and Droidy for their contributions.

Bonus Rant: There's a lot of talk that the Scottish Rite isn't actually Scottish, and that it's actually of French origin. I'm not buying that (sorry, Alan). France and Scotland have traditonally had a very close relationship, especially at an esoteric level. And I think there may be an extremely compelling reason that the Templars decamped there, besides the fact that their Norman cousin Robert the Bruce was holding down the fort at the time. The more you look at that strange, rainy country, the more mysterious it becomes. The more you look at the British Empire- particularly in the 19th Century- the more Scottish you realize it actually is.


  1. Chris - we've got Three Banks with their own banknotes! All printing their own Scottish sterling legal tender.

    About 'the French connection' you mention - there's all kinds of links. A lot of Roman Catholic vs Protestant kinds of links. Mary Queen of Scots, French and contemporary with Elizabeth Is reign in England. Then Englands following monarch is also King of Scotland, and you'll see his name on all approved Bibles - for any church demonination barring a few fringey cult varieties. They're all based on the King James version.

  2. Plus, you have the Salmond of Knowledge...

  3. re: some things droidy said (he won't let me post at his blog - I still reckon it's cause he's Belgian so he doesn't really exist then) in the link there:

    this honestly happened - when Ledger died, there was a front page in the local paper here about a young guy that also died in NYC at the same time. He had been born here and went to school / college in this town, and was employed in the animation industry in NYC. I thought it looked made up when I saw it, given the massive synchronicities.

    The Crow - this is well known as far as I'm aware, but since it wasn't mentioned: Lee's death was an almost exact replica of a scene from his father Bruce's Game of Death movie.

    The timing of The Dark Knight is interesting - isn't it 20 years since Tim Burton's Batman movie was released (I forget if it was 88 or 89), which basically ushered in how all superhero & comicbook movies have been done since. Before that, it were all pants worn outside trousers, campiness, and men in tights.

    On Ledgers previously most famous film: has nobody seen the special features in Die Hard 4.0? There's a running joke that's really blatantly obviously referred to in an outtake.

  4. If only dat were true about Our Alex.

  5. Another Batman synch: in I Am Legend (btw - anyone who'd seen Ridely Scotts 'Legend' would be thinking of the devil guy (played by Tim Curry) in that film whenever they see that film title. Maybe they should have called it The Making of Eyes Wide Shut.) there's a prominent shot that shows a movie poster depicting a Batman and Superman symbol combined. I got the impression this purposely was future-referring to an actual planned film to combine the two.

  6. from what ive come across the Scottish Royal Kings were directly descended from the French Merovingian Dynasty. According to Mccains website he is also a part of the bloodline of King Bruce and the lot of them. According to geneologies so is Bush, Obama, and Clinton. Also accoring to some sources the Merovingian dynasty was spawned when a King Clodions' pregnant wife swam out to sea to be impregnated by a sea beast. Bestia Neptunis. the dragon/wolf from the water. more here. I feel there are Royal/Masonic connections between the two for sure. be well

  7. Being Italian genetically, I can vouch that there's a fair amount of fake-mafia Roman-invasion timebending still going on here too.

    Trance Formation of America is true, what David Icke writes about the interdimensional parasites is true.

    They're all Gaian abusers, in occult ritualistic 'parallel' realities. My parents are part of it; it's worse than what any of those books say.