Saturday, December 05, 2009

Doctor Who meets the Mushroom of Horus (UPDATE)

Updated new trailer

The big "news" this week was the so-called "discovery" of water (or past evidence of it, rather) on Mars. Of course, they've known about all of that for ages, but the announcement was surely timed for some obscure/arcane purpose we can only guess at. Check out The Alien Project for a semiotic rundown on the event.

The timing is even more compelling given that the Doctor Who serial premiering this month will be called 'The Waters of Mars'. We talked about that series a few months back, but I had no idea then it would sync up with a real life Martian revelation. We also looked at 'The Pyramid of Mars', in which the good Doctor and Sarah Jane do battle with Set and his robotic minions. That particular episode preceded another Martian revelation, in that case the Viking missions that first photographed the controversial structures on the plains of Cydonia. Quite a batting average for the good Doctor.

I hadn't watched the whole 'Pyramids of Mars' series until recently, and boy, it's 1000 proof Astronaut Theology-slash-AstroGnosis. I mean, the Eye of Horus is hidden in a pyramid on Mars? But wait- there's more. Here- take a look at that eye:

Recognize it? I can't speak for the Who folks, but for money that Eye of Horus looks suspciously like a stylized depiction of one of the growth stages of a mushroom, done up in Amanita red and white. Here- look at this:

Or better yet, this:

I'm not much of an expert when it comes to the fine details of entheogen culture and symbolism, so I welcome any elucidation from any master entheogenauts out there. Maybe that icon has a deeper meaning I'm not grasping. And if any of this is brand new to you, read the 'The True Eye', which explores the real origin- and meaning- of the Eye of Horus.

Now, as I've written about in the Alien Dreaming and the Widening Gyre series, ancient astronaut theory and entheogen theory are not mutually exclusive or antithetical. On the contrary- they're actually profoundly interconnected in ways I can't begin to understand. And from that mysterious connection came all of the great gods, myths and heroes of human history.

Of that I'm sure.

UPDATE: And I was sure I'd seen that Horus icon before- it adorns a bust of Isis kept in the Vatican. Strangely enough, this is the growth of development where the mushrooms breaks the gestational 'universal veil'. Isis, unveiled- why does that sound so familiar?