Monday, February 21, 2011

Essential Sun: The Pink Star of the Sea

More seriously Sirius mysteries from the archives. Well-worth another look and well-worth further study and meditation. Watch the original video in its entirety here.

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As I said on William Henry's show in December (and here as well) we need to be on the lookout for water symbolism this year, as well as mermaid/mermen and other symbols associated with Sirius in esoteric lore. The recent Serious Mysteries posts explored these memes in depth, particularly as they relate to James Cameron, who is obviously very deeply obsessed with both aliens and the oceans (and Gus Grissom, strangely enough).

Well, much to my surprise the Grammy Awards turned out to be a motherlode of these 2010 memes. Though Cousin Beyonce and Lady GorGon went out of their way to steal everyone's attention (as usual), it was Pink who came through with the hardcore symbolic booty. And this wasn't the kind of garbled, rudimentary, pseudo-Masonic tedium that's being tossed lately by artists like Jay-Z or Rihanna- no, this was something else entirely...

The performance opened with the stage done up in a deep, blue, undulating oceanic motif, almost as if Pink were under water (like a mermaid). As she made her entrance, a bright light flashed like a star, as if she were emerging from it.

Secret Sun readers are well familiar with the star Sirius and its identification with Isis, and that visual juxtaposition reminds us of Isis' title as the Stella Maris, or 'Star of the Sea', which sailors used to navigate by in ancient times. Later this role was assumed by the Virgin Mary, as we see in this dramatic illustration.

As she emerged, we saw that Pink was dressed in a white robe and veil, reminiscent of the one Beyonce wore when standing at the foot of the Sphinx at Giza (which brings us back again to Isis). Note also that in Greece and Rome, Isis had absorbed Hathor's sistrum and her role as patroness of music, appropriately enough.

We then see two lights above Pink. As every Secret Sun reader is sick of hearing, Sirius is a binary star system. But this may also have a double meaning, as all potent symbols do.

But it's right here that we get our money shot- the goddess descending the Stairway from Sirius. It doesn't get any more explicit than that.

And here it is again- the Stairway, the Blazing Star, the goddess. Note that the three stage lights correspond to the Sun, Sirius and the Moon in the tracing board iconography.

But we're just getting started...

...because Pink then removes her veil and her robe, revealing a costume not only highly reminiscent of Leeloo in the The Fifth Element, but also of this famous statue of Isis-Venus. (break out your "Isis Unveiled" jokes now). Of course, Pink is also distinctly androgynous which may earn some extra symbolism points as well.

Pink is then suspended from midair with three other women, where she continues to sing while performing some pretty damn impressive acrobatics. But what part could the three women be playing in this apparent symbolic drama?

According to Wikipedia, "The Belt of Orion" constellation in Latin America is called as Las Tres Marías (The Three Marys). I suspected as much. But if that's so what's the connection with the three women at the top and Pink suspended beneath them?

Note again the cluster of lights behind this performance- again we see a kind of star effect... it meant to correspond to this?
Wiki again:
Orion is very useful as an aid to locating other stars. By extending the line of the Belt southeastward, Sirius can be found...additionally, Rigel is part of the Winter Circle. Sirius and Procyon, which may be located from Orion by tracing lines, also are points in both the Winter Triangle and the Circle.
Note how the angle linking Orion to Sirius corresponds to the shape of the strap (or belt if you prefer) which is holding Pink aloft.

Here's the grand finale- Pink is drenched then pulled back into the air where she spins and sprays the audience like some kind of baptism. Given the obvious water symbolism and the Isis parallels, I couldn't help but think back to this...

...from December 17. Remember that red granite pylon from the Temple of Isis? This was part of the big finale of the Stairway to Sirius, Revisited series, which kicked off with the aerial anomaly over Norway. Kind of brings everything full circle, doesn't it? What are the odds?

Funny thing about Egyptian red granite, though- it's more what you'd

I won't sit here and tell you what it all means. But I will go back to what I said after the 2008 Election, when we first began exploring this enigmatic iconography. After looking at the history of secret societies, I confessed that years of studying some of the well-known Masonic and occult texts had left me completely baffled as to what all the fuss was about:
I've been studying this dilemma for several years and none of the secrets these groups supposedly kept were even all that interesting, never mind profound (Morals and Dogma will bore you to the point where you pray for the sweet release of death). I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but at some point in the last year or two I became convinced that there had to be something else. Perhaps something lost in time that we could only figure out by reading the symbols and metaphors these groups couched their secrets in.
Something else, indeed.



  2. The only other something else I can think of in relation to the star and sirius mystery is what A.Crowley (the moon child - which by the way makes me wonder if this is the reason ALL celebrities always say 'we are over the moon' whenever they announce their little bundle of joy to the world).

    Bakc to my point, A.Crowley channeled Aiwass some information which later became known as the Book of the Law. In this book, he introduces Nuit, Our Lady of the Stars. He was also told that a new age is upon us, and Horus will usher it in. Of late, you have no doubt heard about the 'discovery' of Planet X. And who is associated with Planet X? Horus. There are other ways that the Sirius star comes into the equation but its too complex to condense into a blog post. I have no doubt that the information will come your way soon enough.

    Ps - I still don't get the red shirt and LHC/Cern connection as posted on your facebook page :-)


  3. Great Blog it has educated me greatly. I have been reading for a couple of years. first comments, I have just become amazed at how in your face it has become. Thanks again.

  4. Could there be any mythic significance to the schedule for awards ceremony? Was there an equivalent in the ancient world to "awards season?"

    Also, Hollywood is famous for releasing the same types of films at the same time every year. Are they just using demographics - and pure sympathetic reasoning - or is there something astrological about it?

  5. In the "U + Ur Hand" video, Pink is seen reading A Suggestive Inquiry into the Hermetic Mystery by Mary A. Atwood.

  6. ""The Belt of Orion" constellation in Latin America is called as Las Tres Marías (The Three Marys)."

    I'm wondering if 'The Graiae' and 'The Three Marys' are actually the same thing.

    I loved watching Pinks video, it brought back memories of Privilege in Ibiza.

    By the way the day you posted this I watched a mother and daughter make over programme on TV where the bride had a dress with a strap going across the left shoulder and a star tattoo on her shoulder.