Sunday, September 23, 2018

That Joker Isn't Funny Anymore



Well, Secret Sun September may be winding down now but it seems it still has a few surprises left for us. The latest is the release of makeup tests for the new Joker standalone movie, which will be starring Joaquin Phoenix in the titular role.

Hey, Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, Jared Leto? It's only logical that Phoenix would land the iconic role, right? I mean, who else would you expect, right?

It's all the more logical if you're a diehard Secret Sun reader....






...because the set photos reveal a Killing Joke connection.


It's not just me being a KJ fanboy, either. It's all over the geek news.


See what I mean? 

Interesting that this month kicked off with Killing Joke's 40th Anniversary Tour (no, seriously--kill me) and just happened to have another longtime Secret Sun hobby horse pop up two days after the Jokers kicked off their tour in Seattle. And sure enough, the diva had no sooner left the stage than blue hell broke out all over the world. 

COLEMANIA AND THE WAVES

You see, if you really asked me to boil down all this madness in terms the layman might understand, I'd dip into the realm of physics for my allegories. It's like, over the years I've been staring at these particles, right? 

But then I notice all this spooky action at a distance, these strange attractions

So then I'm like, wait; that's not a particle, it's a wave.



Or more accurately that particle is also a wave. So I guess it's a kind of memetic photon. Or light quanta. You know what I mean. 

I mean, I don't. I just hope you do.

And it's kind of like what Stanton Friedman said comparing isotopes and flying saucers. He always said he didn't need to prove that all isotopes were fissionable, he only needed to prove that plutonium and uranium are.

So basically, what I'm trying to say is that I've spent my life looking at these weird particles that everything thinks are just particles and I'm saying, wait, I think they're also waves. They tend to escape their station and start bouncing all over the place, exciting all sorts of other particles and kicking up weird waves that make all kinds of big things happen.

ART AS AN ATTRACTOR

So to speak more plainly, for me it's like, hey, look at this particular artist. You might think they're not terribly important, and have no interest in their work. But what I'm actually trying to tell you is it's not about the art for art's sake, it's about the art as an attractor.

An attractor that behaves in way that art is generally not supposed to. But having done the equations for x many years, I've been able to repeat the experiments. 

So when I say, hey, you see that weird old comic book artist there? The one who made everything look square and clunky? Well, don't be deceived by appearances. He was a conduit for forces --waves, if you like-- far beyond our ken and his fevered visions are going to have a profound impact on the culture. I said as much over a decade ago. 

And here we are.

Or when I say, hey, see that little Scottish lady there who used to be in that weird 80s haircut band? Don't be deceived by appearances. Because some other force-- and a fairly primeval force at that-- seems to have piggy-backed onto her and used her as some kind of channel. 

Or wave.

We can trace the cause and effect over and over and over. She comes around and throws some cryptic riddle out there and next thing you know the levee's breaking.

Or when I say, hey, you know that weird industrial metal band that all the guys in your favorite bands say are their favorite band? Yeah, well, third verse, same as the first. 

Wait, wait, hold on, hold on; you're all talking at once. 

OK, so what's that you're trying saying to say?  "You fucking idiot, they're talking about Batman: The Killing Joke, the Alan Moore/Brian Bolland graphic novel from 1988?"

Oh. I see.

I guess you all forgot what I just told you about particles and waves already.

Because Batman: The Killing Joke, 1989 Batmania, 2008 Dark Knight-mania? None of it, not a scrap of it, would ever have happened without Killing Joke, the band.

Never.


And now it seems someone involved in this movie makes to make sure you realize this by casting the one major actor they could find that looks the most like Jeremy "Jaz" Coleman, the lead singer and guiding force of Killing Joke. 

And then had hair and makeup do their darndest to deepen the resemblance. 

You see, Alan Moore, who recreated the Joker and wrote the graphic novel that was allegedly the primary influence on Heath Ledger's portrayal of the character, ran in adjacent circles to Killing Joke the band back in the 1980s. The nexus of underground and marginal pop art, alt.rockers, chaos magicians, sex kinks, drug freaks, etc.

It wasn't long after The Killing Joke that Moore himself would make the fateful decision to adopt a worldview identical to that of the band whose name he filched and the rest, of course, is history.


I mean, come on. The most iconic image from Batman: The Killing Joke is "inspired" from the album cover of Killing Joke's 1985 UK Top 20 album, Night Time.

And jeez, call your trademark lawyer, Jaz. Or at least call your next album, "Batman."



And it's pretty clear that the cover of the graphic novel was "inspired" by the cover of BM:TKJ.  Just look at the layout. They even used a similar sans-serif font.

Take my word for it, comic book covers in 1988 weren't exactly using a lot of Helvetica Neue. If you know what I mean.


And I'm telling you now, these producers here are playing with fire.

Jaz Coleman isn't just the singer of some old rock band, he's also a conductor and arranger plugged into the classical glitterati. He has worked with people like Sarah Brightman and Nigel Kennedy, as well as composing the symphonic adaptions of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

More importantly, though, Coleman is a highly-accomplished occultist who doesn't really appreciate when multinational conglomerates start poaching on his land. Especially since pretty much every lyric he writes is about how much he hates multinational conglomerates.


I mean, we've been down this road before, haven't we?

The Dark Knight's radical new reinterpretation of the Joker really wasn't especially radical or new if you ever watched the video for "Hosannas from the Basements of Hell," the title track for the 2006 KJ album.

It's just that hundreds of millions of people around the world didn't. Watch that video, I mean.


In fact, Ledger's whole Oscar-winning act was pretty much lifted wholesale from Coleman's onstage persona. Only Jaz Coleman is scarier and crazier than every Joker ever, multiplied to the fourth power. 

We're talking about a guy who used to mail animal organs stabbed with nails to critics who slagged him off. Real-life Joker stuff.


And Jaz was doing the lipstick smile 25 years before Heath Ledger tried it.


Incidentally that drummer on "Wardance"? Ben Calvert? He's a dead ringer for Tom Brady. Like brewed-from-the-same-batch dead ringer. Brrr.


And there's plenty more "tributes" where those come from.

I gotta be honest, I'm not overly optimistic what might come out of all this. The last guy who ripped Jaz Coleman off was Heath Ledger and well, you know how that went.

On the other hand, DC/WB made tens of billions off ripping off Jaz Coleman the last time, so why fold a winning hand, right?

Someone just throw a circle of protection around Phoenix, though. As much as I love Jaz's music, I wouldn't ask him to walk my dogs while I was on vacation. And certainly not if he thought I'd cheated him at Magic: The Gathering the other night. 

Metaphorically-speaking, of course.


Conrad Veidt, in the 1928 silent film The Man Who Laughs

You see, it's very well known in comics circles that Batman and Superman are both the legacies of theft, betrayal and deception. 

You've probably heard about the so-called "Curse of Superman" that creator Jerry Siegel (who I have reason to believe was also versed in the occult) was said to unleash on the people who chiseled him out of his creation. 

But you may not have heard that Superman co-creator Joe Shuster was working as a street courier when DC were raking in millions off his work. Former DC editor-in-chief Carmine Infantino even went so far to have Shuster physically thrown out of the building DC had a couple measly floors in when the former DC star was there delivering a package to another client.

Shuster was legally blind at the time and was unable to work as an artist anymore.



1933 illustration of pulp superhero The Black Bat

Comics historian Marc Tyler Nobleman has done much to prove that so-called Batman "creator" Bob Kane pretty much did jackshit but cash the checks while his peons Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson did all the work on the strip. And even they swiped pretty much every scrap of the Batman from the pulps. Kane was just lucky that he was as sleazy as the people trying to screw him.


Juggalo Jaz Coleman, 1984


Most importantly, Jaz Coleman was doing the psychotic clown thing well before Batman: The Killing Joke, or The Dark Knight Returns, for that matter. At the time, the Joker was, well, a joke. A bad joke. Batman comics were depicting him as a giant Jack-in-the-Box or riding Joker choo-choo trains. And more besides.

Believe me: no one saw that corny shit and said, man, I just gotta be a real-life Joker.


When the Joker was putting around in choo-choo trains, Coleman and Coles were using the Jester image in the context of deeply-disturbing, deeply resonant surreal nightmare imagery, and that's an entirely different animal than Joker killing civilians with his Joker-fish pistols. 

Context. Attractors. Waves. Other physics terms I don't understand.


1979 debut single 

It's more than arguable that Jaz Coleman and Killing Joke house artist Mike Coles are the true creator of the modern evil-clown/Joker archetype as we understand it. 

Well, sure, you had John Wayne Gacy, but that's quite a bit different, and that didn't really become a thing until Gacy started selling his clown paintings in the 80s. 

But Pennywise, Insane Clown Posse and the real-life Jokers like James Holmes can indeed be traced and/or blamed on that unbelievably potent imagery that traveled along Killing Joke's unbelievably potent music. Change my mind.



Mike Coles is a fucking genius.


So, is that a good thing or a bad thing? Well, it's all down to context. You can use that machete to clear brush and reduce dangerous pests like mosquitoes or you can use it to cut someone's head off. It's all how you use it.

Personally, I think some memes--or waves-- are best left in the laboratory where they can be studied by experts, to coin another analogy. Some waves a bit too potent for general distribution, especially since they can be mutated and weaponized into pathogens, to mix a few metaphors for you there.

Killing Joke were never going to escape into the larger population because they were/are too weird, insane and disturbing, but their copyists have raked in millions, not the least of which is Marilyn Manson. 

Plus, not to tell tales out of school, but Jaz openly hates America and I think he might hate a lot of Americans as well. Limits your marketing options.




Plus, no radio station, even satellite or Internet-based, is ever going to put songs like this into rotation. No matter how much Dave Grohl says he loves those guys.



120 comments:

  1. Speaking of people to sue for plagiarism, pretty sure Mr. Cole might have a slight debt owed to him by Banksy, at least from your little sample here. I hadn't quite placed Banksy's sources before, though his style was one I'd recognized as done by someone else first. That artwork certainly fills in some blanks.

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    1. Good call. There are connections there.

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    2. http://duck-artshop.com/acatalog/Mike_Coles.html http://www.lazinc.com/artists/3d-robert-del-naja/ 3D aka Robert Del Naja's street art,paintings and album covers were heavily plagiarized from Mike Coles and a few others.And of course Robert Del Naja / 3D 'heavily influenced' Banksy's art.What a bad joke!

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    3. Crass did the 'banksy' thing in the seventies.
      I have seen Killing Joke three times back in the eighties and may take my children to see them on this anniversary tour.

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  2. I don’t know where KJ got the map that flashes up at 1:02 in the FEMA music video. An old boss of mine worked with JP Sanford (Sanford guide to Antimocrobials, every doctor on the planet has one) in Thailand. JP Sanford is an incredible man who has saved hundreds of thousands of lives, however, he had some serious connections / was the connection. He drew that map out for my boss on a napkin during late evening thailand bar conversation, and said that is how the US is going to be split up. My doc drew the map on a napkin for me (the bold lines), and it is SPOT ON. We are talking older distinguished and accomplished gentlemen of repute here, just for context. Good video anyway.

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    1. I don't think KJ got it anywhere. It's a fan-made video. Interesting info though.

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    2. I don't know about your neck of the woods, but discussions on how the US is going to split up are common among some of the corners of the Internet I visit, and the maps tend to agree. I suppose the divisions are really there.

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    3. That's just a map of the FEMA regions. You can find something similar on FEMA's website.

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    4. Well I guess that works out....

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  3. https://www.denverpost.com/2018/07/03/james-holmes-psychiatric-reports-unsealed/

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    1. No paywall for me (and I don't have a subscription, either). Text is below, though there are also embedded documents that I don't know how to put here:

      In the weeks before a University of Colorado graduate student killed 12 and injured 70 in an Aurora movie theater, a campus psychiatrist wrote that he had been hostile toward her but had made no threats and had no history of violence, according to the doctor’s notes obtained by The Denver Post through a legal petition.

      In handwritten notes from May 1, 2012, Dr. Lynne Fenton wrote that convicted shooter James Holmes was silent and sullen but said he was “good” when asked how he was doing. The psychiatrist also asked Holmes about how he reacted after she mistakenly wrote the wrong last name on his prescription.

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    2. “He very reluctantly says his ‘fists’ (the q’s) & punching me in the eye ‘violence — is that what you needed to hear,'” Fenton wrote of his response to her questioning.

      Fenton’s notes and the reports of two other psychiatrists who examined Holmes were made public for the first time late last week when former 18th Judicial District Chief Judge Carlos Samour unsealed them. Samour unsealed the documents after The Denver Post filed a motion to release them. The release was the last official act of Samour as a district court judge in Arapahoe County, where he presided over the theater-shooting trial in 2015. On Monday, he was sworn in as a Colorado Supreme Court justice.

      The other documents released included sanity evaluations written by Dr. Jeffrey L. Metzner and Dr. William H. Reid, psychiatrists who evaluated Holmes in the months leading up to his death penalty trial. Holmes had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, and the two evaluations were meant to determine whether or not he was legally sane at the time he committed the crimes.

      “It’s a good outcome for the public to see records that played a prominent role in this capital murder case and that may have indeed informed the jury in deciding not to sentence Holmes to death,” said attorney Steve Zansberg, who represents The Denver Post.

      The reports were discussed during weeks of testimony, and all three doctors appeared in court to discuss their findings. Fenton’s notes were given to the jury but the two expert reports were not, and none were publicly released. The Post petitioned the court, and Samour agreed with the newspaper’s arguments that the documents should be made public because the U.S. justice system cannot operate in secrecy.

      “The justice system, which is one of the bedrocks of this nation’s democracy, cannot survive if the public loses trust in it, and the public does not trust that which is concealed from it,” Samour wrote.

      Samour said he originally suppressed the reports during the trial because he wanted to protect the jury pool when it came to the most significant issue in the case — Holmes’ mental health.

      Samour determined that Holmes lost his patient-doctor privacy privileges when he argued a sanity defense. The judge permited the Colorado Attorney General’s Office to redact some portions of the reports to protect confidential testing information in sanity exams.

      Fenton’s notes were of particular concern because she had chosen not to place a mental health hold on Holmes, which could have prevented the theater shooting. Fenton was sued over that decision. But the lawsuit filed by Chantel Blunk, widow of Jonathan Blunk, was dismissed in 2016, according to court records.

      Efforts to reach Fenton on Monday were unsuccessful.

      In her notes, Fenton repeatedly expressed concern over the shooter’s homicidal thoughts but lack of a willingness to address specifics with her. Holmes also told the psychiatrist that if he revealed more details she would “lock him up.”

      “Angry that I won’t tell him my philosophical ideas of purpose of life ‘I’ve told you all mine. Are you just a pill-pusher?'” she wrote.

      Ultimately, Fenton consulted a second psychiatrist, notified the university’s threat assessment team and contacted Holmes’ mother against his wishes. But she concluded he did not meet the criteria for mental health hold. Though he planned to drop out of graduate school, Fenton noted that the student mental health service would be happy to continue treating him even if he no longer had health insurance.

      Below is the order from former 18th Judicial District Chief Judge Carlos Samour to unseal psychiatric reports from the 2015 Aurora Theater Shooting trial.

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  4. I have never heard a KJ song. Is it an east coast thing? I have Frank Zappa credentials? Never into horror entrainment. Glad to learn the KJ wave from a distance, must limit the prison planet bus ride. Three turns of the eight spoke wheel is key. Shine forth brave souls. 87

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    1. I don't know, I think it might be more a generational thing, Dennis.

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  5. Chris,

    Those comics boys mined the old silent films of their youth for more than a few characters. Aside from the Joker's connection to The Man Who Laughs, check out the French serial Les Vampires to see a character called Irma Vep ("Vampire" word scramble), who was the inspiration for Catwoman.

    If we're going to talk art as strange attractor I have to include the works of Kenneth Anger. His short films have been to cinema what Killing Joke was to music, cited by Lynch, Scorsese and others as inspiration. With Anger we also get the occultist artist, a disciple of Crowley, whose works are often unrecognized as magickal ritual. MTV and psychotronic cinema alike are indebted to him, mass media coming full circle in the promo videos of KJ and the Siren among so many others. Art feeds itself, energies compound over time.

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    1. Oh, hell yeah. I think a guy wrote a big magazine feature about that 13 years or so ago...

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    2. Magazines? Ancient technology. How old are you, 90?

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  6. Like Jaz always says, never summon a demonic force you can't handle... or something like that. I wonder what the future holds for Mr. Phoenix.
    It's getting good, isn't it????
    And not to be outdone, good old Youth (Martin Glover), was hanging with the Shaman in Mexico City
    https://www.facebook.com/martin.glover.50?sk=wall&hc_ref=ART0slJLq8qOnhEyPOneBD1hGrFWtUXHFt547m7NFJOs-NNGxIvA_SCyRN-OvmjhML4&fref=nf&__xts__[0]=68.ARDZ3SRMxh1IyYuxo6091iGsEtm_wmvFPpJ16X5nU-ODwhAMXPE3JQRJntpcu2uWSjyYrUThHa0fojVWf8nkKUmY3HclCZzmxqfBRPRs8u48IcvvSANAcLagtQ8efRSOW-1zygB6DpkimNmRIr5nC0ZjhpnOEUN3oRGlL1J9b1Ufisn0Ge-7uUg&__tn__=C-R

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    1. I don't get the feeling Mr Phoenix is particularly well-shielded. Something about that guy seems a bit, I don't know, fragile.

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    2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaquin_Phoenix

      'Phoenix ... has a half-sister named Jodean (born 1964) from a previous relationship of his father's.'

      His parents 'married in 1969, then joined a religious cult, the Children of God'

      '...in 1984, Phoenix made guest appearances in the Murder, She Wrote episode "We're Off to Kill the Wizard"'

      Film's include "I'm Still Here", "You Were Never Really Here" & "Earthlings" 'a 2005 American documentary film about humanity's use of other animals as pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and for scientific research.'

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  7. My doc drew the map on a napkin for me (the bold lines), and it is SPOT ON.

    Check out any interstate hwy around the 33rd. You'll understand once you learn to spot'em. Check out the back country roads, way out in the middle of nowhere and when you see'em there too, just remember to breath.

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    1. It isn't the 33rd paralell, it's a latitude close to that related to the value of pi. Think about it and you'll work it out. I figured it out when I was looking for signs of sacred geography.

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  8. Waves and particles. Paging Mr. Keel. Man, you're deep into some shit yourself. How do you see these things? Is it true? Is it confirmation bias? Obsession? For what prurpose? I sometimes imagine that Liz Fraser's favorite part of the day is drinking her morning coffee, jamming up her toast, and reading about how an American blogger has tapped her to be the Prophetess of our post-modern era. Yeah. The Joker. Have you noticed lately about Reality? A fucking JOKE. Chippy Ki Yay fuzzamucka.

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    1. The purpose is the interesting thing here. I'd love to tell you, but I haven't entirely worked it out yet.

      And I'm not sure Liz Fraser is an actual woman, or just an avatar.

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    2. I think avatars are also actual people, Maria. That's kind of the point, I gather.

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  9. I agree that the resembalence is uncanny and not an accident. I've been a fan of Killing Joke for 30+ years but never got to see them live so maybe I'll finally get the chance! I've never delved deeply into their history until I came across your blog. Killing Joke is indeed no joke! As you've pointed out, they despise fascist governments, the new world order, big brother and other entities that actively and violently strive to hobble the human spirit and individual agency. They are definitely not radio pablum because they shine a harsh light on the shadow side of humanity. The artistic equivalent of peering into the abyss of human nature is not, for the most part, commercially viable. But, for those that are compelled to enter the abyss through music, and other artistic mediums, one can achieve a sort of catharsis. I would describe Killing Joke as the aural equivalent of an existential crisis or dark night of the soul.

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    1. I've seen them a few times but I think they come across more effectively in the studio. Part of that is the audience. The only time I got that immersive feeling was at the Boston show in 1982. Bonus factoid: I saw The Clash the next night. They were pretty meh though.

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  10. Could it ever be funny to have a killing joke?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ienp4J3pW7U

    Always look on the bright side of life, eh?

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  11. Particlulates? Don't make me laugh as it sets me off coughing. It's all fields all the way down baby. Or maybe it's all 3d pixels, like they say, and those pixels are more conscious than you and me because who knows or cares why. Seems pretty legit.

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    1. Why can't it be everything, all the time?

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    2. Mixed metaphors are considered bad style you know? Of course you know. All these things these fundamental physics terms are pretty much different metaphors to explain how to read a certain mathematical model or other. So a physicists is saying that sometimes their equations that describe something in space having a central point work and other times they don't. So I am sitting here fairly still drinking water and that water shifts the center of mass of my body. Have I moved that distance in my chair? My center of mass moved up or down like it was on a string. Does that mean that I have a string inside of me pulling me up and down?

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    3. Mixed metaphors ARE AWESOME.

      And from a physics POV the human body is the always the exact polar opposite of still. Even if its deceased.

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  12. I have always believed that prophesies once realized can be altered ,the same with curses,summonings,conjurings,or any other form of dimensional manipulations,,,those with the power or knowledge can find the means to alter the outcome or dissipate the the effects ....just a thought BOC =(You're seeing now a veteran of a thousand psychic wars,
    I've been living on the edge so long, where the winds of Limbo roar) We do exist in a universe of limitless possibilities after all....

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    1. We are the lost, we are the ravaged, we are the unkind, we are the soldiers at the edge of time. The victims of the savage truth.

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    2. My feeling is that the purpose of prophecy is to offer an alternative. It's like, hey, keep doing all your shit this way and you get x. Do it this way and get y.

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  14. Chris - I agree and have stood along with you handing out the same pamphlets for years about this very thing: It isn't the MGM motto "ARS GRATIAS ARTIS" - art for art's sake - which as it is partially defined in its Wikipedia excerpt, "...expresses a philosophy that the intrinsic value of art, and the only "true" art, is divorced from any didactic, moral, or utilitarian function. Such works are sometimes described as "autotelic", from the Greek autoteles, "complete in itself", a concept that has been expanded to embrace "inner-directed" or "self-motivated" human beings." It is, in fact of the matter at hand, "sicut ars aquæductum" - art as a conduit. It ties in completely with your previous work on "The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll" where you explain this concept of shamanistic and ritual opening of consciousness in surrendering to some 'other' --call it intelligence, force, Neter---give it a name. What is truly fascinating to me is how often this is done and how easily the masses forget what they are witnessing time and time again. It is no wonder most dark alliances to these forces treat the rest of sleeping humanity like cattle in this regard. For the prestige that this power promises to those who actively seek it, must be more intoxicating than any drug known to humankind. Yet, those who manage to stumble unto it be it by some personal traumatic events in their life seem to be left perplexed by it in their Divine Foolishness, if they live to the end of the experience. However, those in the know who come to it by choice will use it as long as they can hold the firehose. Until they can't. Our lives are encompassed by symbols and sigils which literally dance before our eyes all the time, every minute of the day. In the days of mass media, even more so. Each one of us is a potential for bringing forth the darkness or the light. How many of us are brave enough to stand in the threshold and send back traffic reports, choosing neither the dark nor the light?

    Hell if I know. All I am reasonably confident in is that there are definitely things afoot out there and I can't keep all the threads together on where they are going. Best I can try to do is understand where they come from and pick out a trend here and there with a couple of standing caveats along the way:
    - Trust yourself. (this comes after 'Know Yourself'--do the work)
    - Don't drink the water of forgetfulness no matter how thirsty you get.
    - Widdershins is counter-clockwise. Always.
    - Thank everyone who helps you along the way and even the ones who don't because in a weird way, they do.
    - Be kind over needing to be correct. An act of kindness might save the world---any world. Being correct just wins door prizes.
    - Love the people in your life and allow them to love you back. Everything else is easy.

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    1. Well said, Billster. Stirring words and a tonic for the troops. Very important to take responsibility for your own consciousness and that includes taking responsibility for the data you feed into it.

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  15. The psychotic killer clown meme isn't just limited to western pop culture. In Japan there is a popular role playing game (RPG) series from Atlus known as Persona. Unlike typical RPG's that take place in D&D/medieval-like fantasy/Tolkienesques settings, Atlus RPG's are usually set in contemporary urban enviroments of modern society or even post-apocalyptic landscapes. If that's not eve ATLUS uses angels, demons, monsters, deities from human cosmologies and mythologies the world over.

    The second series of Persona was released in 1999/2000 as a two part game collectively known as Sin and Punishment that later was imported to the United States as Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment. One of the main antagonists is a villain called Joka/Joker who is the killer clown archetype.

    https://78.media.tumblr.com/21d034437cdfda896c6998a9dd1a866d/tumblr_n20yeiosGK1rpsmato1_1280.jpg

    The Joker was a game within the video game and played by school children who summoned that character as a means to grant wishes. It turns out the Joker was a real physical person leading a subversive group known as Masquerade. Now to speed up to the point. It turns out that Joker within the Persona 2 games wasn't the bad baddie. The Joker of Persona was actually being manipulated by a much more powerful entity. The entity that was manipulating Joker was actually Nyarlathotep from the Crawling Chaos of the Cthulhu/Lovecraftian Mythos. It turns out that Nyarlathotep is the big baddie within the Persona 2 videogames and his character represented the Collective Shadow of all humanity.

    https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/vsbattles/images/5/53/MoonHowler.png/revision/latest?cb=20160823071229

    I think it goes without saying the makers of Persona aren't just Killing Joke fans but they are hardcore occultists. That metaphysical synthesis within the Persona 2 video games is right out of English Occultist Kenneth Grant's “Nightside of Eden” that was published in 1977. Grant is considered out-there even for Occultists. He looks at the entities of the Cthulhu/Lovecraftian Mythos as spiritual entities as valid as any other spiritual cosmology on Earh. Kenneth Grants places the entities of the Cthulhu/Lovecraftian Mythos within the Qliphoth aka The Tree of Death which is backside/inverse/reverse side of the Qabalistic Tree of Life.

    The Joka/Joker/Killing Joke isn't the happy Fool on the Tarot card standing over a cliff with a stick over his shoulder carrying a bundle and accompany by a dog at his feet. That Killing Joke/Joka/Joker is the inverse manifestation from the Qliphoth being Amprodias which is the Dark Fool or Killer Clown. That perfectly represents the psychotic vibe of the Killing Joke archetype later incorporated by Alan Moore to rebrand the Joker from Batman. Read below a small excerpt of the explanation of Amprodias/Dark Fool/Joker to get a sense of that chthonic energy/force entity.

    “The image is of the Void from which all manifestation proceeds, disguised as Nyarlathotep—Mad God of the Necronomicon/Lovecraft mythos, Dark-starred Crawling Chaos at the heart of matter lurking just beyond the brink of rational consciousness—Messenger, and Servant, of the Great Old Ones ..... The trance of this tunnel is "The Universal Joke," i.e.: There is no meaning in existence, the universe is pure caprice, it is nothing more nor less than an immense practical joke played on its hapless victims. Here, the irrational, taken to the limits of absurdity results in perfect freedom.”

    http://www.shadowtarot.net/sht11.asp

    ^^^^Yeah we can see why people can get seriously screwed over messing around with such potent

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    1. Damn Qlipothic perturbation causing typos.

      If that's not enough ATLUS RPG games also uses angels, demons, monsters, deities from human cosmologies and mythologies the world over.

      It turns out that Joker within the Persona 2 games wasn't the big baddie.

      The entity that was manipulating Joker was actually Nyarlathotep the Crawling Chaos of the Cthulhu/Lovecraftian Mythos.

      Yeah we can see why people can get seriously f**ked messing around with such potent chaotic forces.

      In case you wanna read more about the Grant Typhonian Current/Lovecraftian/Qliphothic workings then you can read through "Nightside of Eden" at your leisure.

      https://drive.google.com/file/d/17XJt7Aqnh3GBmmZKYeNBloXq2KFn58uX/view?usp=sharing

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    2. Fantastic reading there, EMD. I think if you look at mythology the Trickster-Jester archetype isn't usually a harmless little boffin. He tends to be a malicious prankster, hence the "Malicious Damage" brand that KJ markets under.

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    3. Good call, the japanese who work in video games/anime/manga know so much about all things occult-related. The protagonist of Persona 5, the latest game in the series, is nicknamed Joker. Other works like the anime Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water are a giant melting pot of Atlantis/ancient astronaut/masonic/Egyptian/anything-you-can-think-of knowledge and symbolism. The old RPG Xenogears features a false god / AI, with the posture of Baphomet, originating from outer space as the final boss, all while dealing with religion, consumerism, and a higher dimension to mention a few things. The guys in the land of the rising sun are in the know, it seems.

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  17. Oh, yeah, just like the Siren, the Joker is ever with us.

    KJ formed in 1978; Jaz Coleman born in 1960.

    The Joker first appeared in DC comics in 1940 and imaged as a playing card joker.

    The first playing card joker occurs 1860 in the American
    Euchre deck as a singular trump card and usually depicted as a jester or clown. (1860-1960)

    The word joker is a corruption of the card game name, euchre.

    Clowns represent the murdered king.

    "Traditionally the clown is the image of the murdered king . . . the other side of the coin of kingship, it's walking parody."

    From "The Dictionary of Symbols" Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant, Penguin Books

    The murdered king takes us back to the Golden Bough.

    Interesting, Coleman, 1960-Joker 1860.

    Since the release date is not until October 2019, I shudder to think what is to manifest.

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    1. the king symbolises the sun.
      the queen symbolises the secret sun.

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    2. I think the Clown could be seen as a manifestation of the Repressed Masculine as the Totalitarian Matriarchy rises and prepares its coup de gras, the Great Cull. Or perhaps the Clown is the Repressed Masculine and the Siren is the Repressed Feminine, both of which have been buried and or drowned on the orders of the Tyrannical Androgyne, Adam Kadmon and/or the Alchemical Rebis that is the end-goal of the Opus Magnus.

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    3. Your comment reminds me of another underappreciated prophet, Dave Sim. Time for another re-read of Cerebus, especially Women. Do you have an opinion on Cerebus, Chris?

      It's really tragic how a person can spend all day rooting through boxes at a comic con and not find a single trace of evidence that one of the most popular/important indie comics ever, ever existed. Some of the best artwork, too.

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  18. Love the post. Art IS an attractor (maybe its the reason so many Surrealists were into the occult?). But it isn't just Alan Moore's Killing Joke at work here. Don't forget about Grant Morrison's contribution to the Joker mythos. Arkham Asylum? The Clown at Midnite? & of course the influence the two had on Heath Ledger:

    http://www.flicksnews.net/2008/08/grant-morrison-on-heath-ledgers-joker.html

    I'm sure its get spookier still (as in "action at a distance"). Comic books as grimoires and all that.

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    1. Speaking of comics, it's at least semi-interesting that an alcoholic figure in a national political controversy would choose to hide out with a collection of Superman comics:

      https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/How-d-you-find-me-Mark-Judge-has-been-holed-13255142.php


      "On Monday, a Washington Post reporter found Judge holed up in the house of a longtime friend in Bethany Beach, nearly three hours away. A car in the driveway contained piles of clothing, a collection of Superman comics and a package addressed to Judge at the Potomac, Maryland, home where he lived three years ago."

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    2. Lest we forget, Grant Morrison start some effed-up controversy about Moore's Killing Joke a few years back, on Kevin Smith's podcast no less:

      https://io9.gizmodo.com/grant-morrison-says-alan-moore-secretly-killed-the-joke-1156091439

      Which just goes to show that when two real-life mages don't get along, its unfortunately nothing like a Gandalf-Sauron smackdown...Telling tales out of school again?

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    3. I think Grant Morrison's greatest and perhaps only notable work of fantastical fiction is Grant Morrison, but you can't say the fellow doesn't have a keen eye.

      Mark Judge and his Superman comics, eh? Makes sense since that whole farce is proof positive that CosmoDemonic AI is getting kind of sloppy with its reality scripts.

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  19. But wait...maybe Heath Ledger was influenced by Tom Waits as well?

    http://www.mtv.com/news/2812539/heath-ledger-joker-tom-waits/

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  20. The online video game Fortnite has just introduced 2 creepy/killer clown 'skins' for players to wear for Season 6...
    https://boingboing.net/2018/09/24/fortnite-introduces-nightmare.html
    Season 6 also features a mysterious roaming 'Cube' as part of this season's story.

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    1. I am so bloody out of touch. I still can't figure out why anyone cares about Fortnite. Or maybe I'm not totally insane yet.

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    2. It got a shout out in GBBO, SeaFruit kicking Humble HollyWood's bum. Allegedly.

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    3. I'm not a gamer & never played Fortnite, but I saw a headline about the clown skins and the cube and I thought I'd share.

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    4. Funny to hear all this about Fortnite, as today I found myself stuck somewhere listening to a brief info-news blurb about Fortnite leading to divorce (and what doesn't now?). Someone seems to be trying to push Fortnite into the public so it may be worth watching, if only because it seems so manufactured.

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  21. So a relationship is formed with the not completely visible and that can be a bad deal for grifters and such. Not even at fault when that is just all your imaginary real friends putting a beat down on projected enemy fire.
    Then all the work is convincing those said friends to not just kill the threats without learning when to leave off.
    Perhaps best to not invoke anything at all. Enough troubles built in as it were.
    Those entanglements are probably just like chariots. I do not know how much of that ride can unbreak more than is broken. I think it is a work in progress in four directions.

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  22. Well, just a musician nitpicking here but those symphonic albums were "arranged" by Jaz, not "composed" (presumably, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin did the composing of the material back in the 70's, that he then arranged for orchestra......though in Zepplin's case, that's not always true). Still pretty impressive regardless and certainly cements his credentials as there are very few rock n' roll guys that could do that at all.

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    1. Actually, that's not quite correct, Gus. All kinds of symphonies are based on other melodies. Symphonic composing and pop songwriting are two different animals.

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    2. While that is true, I've heard the Symphonic Pink Floyd, and as far as I can tell there aren't any new melodies introduced, though plenty of expanding on the existing ones. Again, something rock guys aren't usually capable of (let alone the scoring for all those instruments, which I assume Jaz handled). In any case, impressive.

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  23. I love it wyen folks coe together and share ideas. Great site, keep it up!

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  24. alan moore is quite possibly one of the greatest occultist of modern times. His comics arent that bad either. Only now, retrospectively do i realize that the craze in the 2000's were protesters wore v for vendetta masks was most likely one of his ideas slipping into real life.
    Makes me wonder about watchmen though. If you read that book its about a super villan pulling off a fake alien invasion to bring the world together.......

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    1. Well, I do believe that Moore openly acknowledged he was inspired by the Outer Limits ep The Architects of Fear. But yes, Moore is a living legend and a gift to us all, despite all his various foibles.

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  25. Re: "Hey, Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, Jared Leto? It's only logical that Phoenix would land the iconic role, right? I mean, who else would you expect, right?"

    In these times of diversity in Hollywood movie roles how about Denzel Washington and then when he puts on the white-face make-up the neo-liberals can call him out for being a racist.
    Now that would be a killer of a joke to play on the movie going PC serious public wouldn't it?-)

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  26. Reducing mosquitos with machetes? EXCELSIOR!

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  27. More proof of the completely unoriginal corporate-archon-intel-mil multinational media complex blatantly stealing and profiting from those who oppose them...Just like the corrupted use of the rainbow,eye of God or spiral symbol being hijacked by the dark controllers to keep the unthinking masses hypnotized.The entertainment-addicted sleepers remain under the demonic brainwashing spell and play the role of the mindless parasitic consumer.The Empire marches on via energy given to them by the hive-mind walking dead slave class.The gov-media-academic institutions are in the business of keeping the masses and (especially the youth) alseep via misdirection.Many have heard that the science of materialism is no longer valid : The highly controlled narrative of "mono-reality" status quo has now been split in two.There is an unstoppable awakening taking place and the anti-awakening agents have only one choice left to make : "Surrender".

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    1. Yes, in my dreams that's exactly how it's currently playing out.

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  28. Phoenix was magnificent in I’m still here where he is a joker on the real life public domain only to be ridiculed. J.P. Is burnt and broken. He finds solace in walking into water at the end of the film!

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    1. Yeah, I need to see that one. Loved the trailers.

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  29. In superhero comics/movies/cartoons the world is mostly unchanged after alien invasions are thwarted. Why doesn't the civilian population of Earth react to extraterrestrial contact in the superhero genre as the Brookings Report said they probably would? Well, superhero science fiction is not known for being realistic. Thanks for any answers please.

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    1. If people lived in a reality where there are human with diverse super powers then seeing some extraterrestrials shouldn't cause mental distress. At that point the mind is already conditioned to know reality is much more complex. IMO

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    2. The world is unchanged in those stories because the people writing them are usually savant-types who have minus-zero consciousness pertaining to anything resembling reality.

      Or, in all fairness, those stories were originally created for pre-adolescent children.

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    3. It was just a thought bugging me, so I waited for the soonest blog post on the topic of comic book movies to ask that question. I thought, "Who else but Chris Knowles would know about both comic books and the Brookings report?" Thanks!

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  30. Didn't it start with the Python sketch?

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    1. Yes, the Knights Who Say Nee. Good call.

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  31. I guess we should be grateful that it's Alan Moore's back catalog being tapped by the Demiurge and not his more recent Neonomicon & Providence?

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  32. Intersectionality The Killing Joke:

    https://www.popbuzz.com/tv-film/news/brie-larson-smile-captain-marvel/

    'Brie Larson's Savage Response To Marvel Fans Who Said She Should 'Smile More' Is Perfect', 'Brie Larson finds herself clapping back against sexist Twitter users who complained that Captain Marvel doesn't smile enough.', '...heaven forbid a woman doesn't crack a smile when she's trying to fight a fucking war on a planet she doesn't remember.'

    but... "Why so serious?"

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-juice/5930509/beyonce-backs-campaign-to-ban-bossy-watch

    Larson co-constellated in Jay-Z's "Family Fued" ft. Beyoncé earlier this year.

    Does the death of River Phoenix mean Joaquin's already offered tribute? If so would this grant safe passage whilst acting as JC walk-in?

    Alex Jones channelled the Obama as The Joker meme, in the wake of Ledger's clowning about, who's laughing now?

    Time for folk to get KJ-WOKE ASAP.

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  33. the Archons, they care (k)not what befalls any particular wo/man, and do they operate independent of time?, maybe only that Cosmic/Demonic AI would k-now the answer to such a query... but even if we do not k-now that, we can easily k-now, and kan sea, those Archons (yes, indeed, in cahoots with the cabal of maniac magicians), and the so-called Angels, ok, we k-now, they can be real nasty f&*ks

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    1. Angels-Archons-Aliens? Look at them as kind of the permanent Omega Theta Pi of the False Reality Construct College Campus.

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  34. Worth remarking that Jim Carrey played the Riddler in 1995's Batman Forever (the Riddler is surely a none-too disguised variation on the Joker), yes probably the worst Batman film, rightly panned. Even so, my point is Carrey touched on that archetype, even if tangentially and in a film even the director Joel Schumacher is embarrassed about. Yet Carrey's earlier portrayal of Stanley Ipkiss in The Mask is Carrey's break-out role (based of course on the Dark Horse comic). It's a proto-Joker role, in the way that the Joker has come to be, namely the sinister trickster type you are talking about.

    Carrey has gone through some rough times lately, his Irish girlfriend committed suicide some time back, and her family have launched a lawsuit against him, claiming he is responsible for her death. His career has nosedived, if I remember his last film 'Dark Crimes' was a disaster. And he is set to star in... Sonic the Hedgehog. He has also gone all Hollywood airhead re politics. Trump derangement syndrome. Simply tiresome.

    As far as Jaz Coleman is concerned, whilst I respect him as an amazing musician, his classical training and his impressive work here (including in Opera) in several musical genres, his deep knowledge of the occult etc... As a person, he comes across as deeply flawed, and as superficial and petty as the rest of us. A tiresome hipster still stuck in 1980, not as smart (outside of music and the occult) as he thinks he is. I don't worship the guy, or anybody. That stunt with nails in animal organs sent to his critics strikes me as trite and ridiculous, and revealing of Jaz's insecurities. I don't doubt his reality as a kind of shaman, but so many magicians (especially in the Western tradition), including Crowley and his one-time disciple Parsons could be ridiculous, obscene for obscene's sake etc. So many other magicians, so petty, look at all their infighting, their massive egos (OTO, Golden Dawn etc.). Anyhow just my 5 cents.

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    1. Putting a very specific way of doing makeup to the side the idea of the mischievous and malicious fairy spirit goes back further than Man Owl or Shake Spear.

      The ancient Egyptians had various "psychological" traditions over time but are thought to have never seen the human as having any fewer than five different "souls". The personality of an individual took the form of a bird/owl/bat that could leave a body and was considered it's own thing with it's own life.

      The tradition of fairies or brownies can be seen as accounting for the mistakes or hard work of servants as being the work of a different sort of soul. The servant as a gestalt individual does not require any special punishment or reward but the spirits need to be honored in some way.

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    2. Lawrence, the Mask character is pretty much just a knock-off of the Joker from the gitgo. I think that's been pretty well-acknowledged all along. But you definitely raise an excellent case study here. I actually dreamt that Jim Carrey was making a direct-to-Redbox Steinbeck adaption last night and it all ended up as the Studio Ghibli rendering of the Apocalypse. (don't ask).

      Like I said in the piece, Coleman is pretty much insane, as many prodigies are or become.

      As for occultists and their bullshit, I think the word you're looking for is "wanker." Literally so, actually.

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    3. Anony, makeup has always been a way to change persona. It was commonly used to transform terrified tribesmen into terrifying demons of war. And today some Hollywood or high society seahag can hire $1000 a hour surgeons and makeup artists and look down her rhinoplastic nose at the rest of the rabble like Minerva in the flesh.

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  35. It's all waves. Particles are an illusion caused by the existence of boundary conditions.
    I never got into Moore's esoteric stuff but Halo Jones is legend... I remember reading that in my mate's 2000AD back in the mid 80's.

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    1. I recommend a deep dive back into the catalog, my friend.

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  36. Hi Chris I've been studying time travel [with Raziel] over the last four years, since my time living in Edward Kelley's Tower in Prague and I found the Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics to be most interesting in this regard.

    A lot of scientists don't like it because it suggests that if you take a hard determinist point of view all that stuff about spooky action, funky business, silly waves etc is all just a delusional side effect of philosophical presentism. So you can effectively get rid of that stuff by saying the future already exists in block time, the Eternalist point of view. This of course effectively kills free will (at least in the 3d sense of it) and presents a severe challenge to the ego. Many scientists feel that if this is the case then why bother with science at all but just because they don't like the fatalistic approach doesn't mean it isn't true - in fact in terms of Ockham's Razor the Transactional Interpretation is far simpler than the spooky/funky interpretation. Its worth checking out and the fact that the future already exists has serious implications for the way we think about ''syncs'' etc. Keep up the Great Work, myself and my colleagues really enjoy the blog.

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    1. Well, you're spot on, Blogos. It's all just new language for timeless phenomena. But it's a step forward from Daniel Dennettism, wouldn't you say?

      I greatly appreciate the kind words. I am humbled by them.

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    2. Well the majority of scientists are [unexamined] philosophical presentists so they don't get the whole timeless thing anyway - they don't even ask questions like ''does the future already exist?'' - if it does it automatically solves the problems of Young's Double Slit as is explored in the Transactional Interpretation.

      Anyway I don't know exactly what Daniel Dennettism is :-) but one interesting thing to take away from these uber materialist guys is looking at how they are trying to prove that consciousness and thoughts don't exist persay i.e. thoughts are something we just pretend to have. There is a lot of mileage there in terms of attacking freewill and the ego as well. However although I would agree that the thoughts we pretend to have don't exist, (they are essentially romanticized/glorified sensory responses i.e. it is hot outside and you think ''it is hot'', I include metaphysical speculations as extended/reflected/fractalised sensory responses) thought itself in the grand sense does exist and is prob. the baseline of reality. In that respect David Lynch is a much greater authority on reality than Daniel Dennett. Or as you point out this could well be a coma dream, I mean, why the fuck not.

      The message from ''beyond'' is that free will in the common sense doesn't exist and by ''getting that'' you are [able to] tapping into a more ''4d'' free will.

      Anyway just to let you know there are a lot of syncs going on for us with your blog, we are staging Lovecraft musicals, one of our dudes is in Knightfall (i and ii), one of the Killing Joke guys lives here. Working in the movies we've met a lot of celebs you occasionally talk about and they are all indeed into the arcane (although generally v. low level) but although its actors playing with tarot cards its some of the producers that look like they are wearing human suits... But you know all this :-)

      Final note, there is an energy dissipation of a single particle in the vaccuum that could be explained by a kind of trans-temporal friction. Think of every particle being one of a pair in an identical line of twins. One of these lines of the twins moves forward, the other one backward (a reversiverse if you will) and the lines are rubbing against each other. This is way that block time could in fact also be wearing itself out, like a DVD you play too much, etc. It implies at least another time dimension, maybe two.

      Maximum respect.

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  37. Perhaps this is an attempt to make the audience aware of the original content and inspiration. Swiping another’s work is a part of not just comic art culture but mainstream art dating back as far as classical times. Within the industry it’s accepted as common practice and outside influences are what keeps the medium fresh and relevant.

    I also want to say that I just recently found this blog and am excited to find other’s that are into all this stuff! Thanks to all who contribute!!!

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    1. Wrong.The USA's highest-paid living 'artist' is Jeff Koons.He has never had a original thought in his life and exists as a "professional plagiarist" due to his connections to the Deep State.Koon the Goon is a NYC "Establishment Art Media Joke"... just like Banksy.Both of them belong in the Idiocracy FART Museum.

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    2. DD, are you saying someone in Hollywood wanted to make the audience aware of an artist they were stealing from? I suppose it's possible, in kind of the same way that some serial sex offenders are secretly desperate to get caught. I hadn't thought of it quite that way before.

      You've given me some fresh food for thought, DD. Welcome aboard, my friend.

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    3. Comic book writers assume that their audience is pretty smart. Especially the avant-garde types. They know the material is likely going to go over a lot of heads but eventually society catches up and realizes the depth of the content... like a Stanley Kubrick movie. Until you study the occult and symbolism his movies make absolutely no sense! Artists deal will deadlines and creative dead spaces, myself included, and when creativity dwindles and bills loom anything and everything is fair play but in this case I think that it almost all speaks to a British audience who would have been in on the joke from the get go and now it’s time for the rest of us to play catch up. Still reading your old twinning post from last year about Vegas... good stuff!

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  38. You've hit on a profoundly useful new way to look at these extramundane phenomena. The physics analogy is handy for

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  39. Ay Chris,
    Have you ever listened to any David Paulides "Missing 411" interviews? I found one comment from back in May that mentions it here and I'd love to know what your guesses could be.
    I bring it to you because water is the main element in these "paranormal" disappearances. It, crazily, appears to be some sort of portal (corpses found days after a disappearance in an area already searched - children covering distances and terrain that grown men cannot - people seen stepping off of a trail only to vanish without tracks or scent - bodies that have been missing for weeks then found in water and the state of body decomp only has the body in water for a few days... I could go on and on). It seems like a physics sort of archetypal 'siren's call' could be at work.
    Also, local place names will typically be Devil's ____ or Hell related... the strange syncs paint an impossible portrait, yet there they are. The project began focused on National Park disappearances, but urban marina disappearances have made an appearance due to fitting the exact same criteria.
    You're well versed in strange synchronicity, kinda seems like a pool you're fit to tread in... don't disappear on us though.

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    1. Oh hells to the yes, A. I'm all about the Missing 411. I haven't dug into that terrifying corpus for a while but now you got me feeling like I have to.

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    2. YAY! I binged some youtube-available Secret Sun for a few days, then felt the weird necessity to go back and binge on some newer 411 material- the phenomena feel oddly linked... my dad even made the same observation on his own.
      Paulides is also active on twatter, a joint convo with you two would be something worth watching. Unexplainable realms you two travel in

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    3. A non-411 synch to water and National Parks is the number of people drawn to the unsafely hot waters of Yosemite, which apparently has an almost siren-like ability to lure people to boiling deaths every six years or so.

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/clueless-man-tries-to-bathe-feet-in-yellowstone-hot-spring/ar-AAABgFZ

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  40. https://www.beyondsciencetv.com/2017/06/15/the-mysterious-sealed-temple-door-no-one-can-open-last-door-of-padmanabhaswamy/

    https://youtu.be/0oEUoG9hLpQ

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  41. https://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-news/joaquin-phoenix-pictured-in-full-joker-costume-as-gotham-city-criminal-terrifies-new-york-commuters-a3943936.html

    'The US actor – who will play the Gotham City villain in the movie - waltzed off the packed train as commuters ran around on the platform, causing a riot.'

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/jared-leto-star-sony-spider-man-title-morbius-daniel-espinosa-direct-1108907

    'Morbius was created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane and first appeared in 1971's Amazing Spider-Man No. 101, the first issue not written by Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee.'

    Future headline:

    'Jared Leto transforms into Bat'?

    Mask-man Jim Carrey's looking Jaz'ed up too:

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/jim-carreys-reluctant-return-hollywood-1134623

    "My plan was not to join Hollywood. It was to destroy it."

    "But I hear the voices," he tells me. "I hear people say, 'Why doesn't he just be funny?' That stuff has just never mattered to me. To me, it's like, this 
is the experiment tonight. If you enjoy it, great, if you don't, that's cool, too. There'll be another one tomorrow."

    Scrambled:

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/18/scientists-create-multi-million-pound-golden-eggs-treat-cancer/

    'The creation of the so-called “golden eggs” was masterminded by scientists at Japan’s Biomedical Research Institute at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.

    The new technology involved scientists using new genome editing technology to create hens that can produce eggs containing high quantities of the protein human interferon beta at a low cost.'

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  42. Aliens with Knives... https://youtu.be/FhAz4sGPbbc

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  43. We love you and you deserve it.

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  44. https://beggychooser.blogspot.com/

    no need to post this, sir, and really i'd prefer it if you didnt, not exactly relevant here. I just wanted you to read something i cooked up recently. Hit me with a working email if you can or dont mind. mackindoll@gmail.com I miss you and hope youre well. your chum, Anita/Nate

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  45. Just as you wrote this, the pepe/kek chaos magic crowd started falling in love with a meme called "Gang Weed." A somewhat hard to explain meme that basically boils down to combining edgy not funny joker with petty teenage angst about society.

    https://img.fireden.net/v/image/1524/83/1524838471688.png

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  46. Clans are an important part of Clash Royale.

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