Friday, August 11, 2023

Barbie, Barbelo, Babalon and the Bomb


The problem with doing this kind of work is that you eventually start to see everything as a ritual, and most probably a satanic sex-magick ritual. That's not your imagination though. You're just seeing the world for the way it really is.

I bring it up because this "Barbenheimer" necromantic working meme that everyone was talking about a few weeks ago was really getting on my nerves. Not only because you'd have to staple me to a chair to watch either of these films, but also because it was setting off all kinds of bells and whistles deep in my unconscious.


Maybe I was thinking about James Shelby Downard and his King Kill 33º essay, since these excerpts seemed to sum up the weird associations that "Barbenheimer" kicked up in my Non-Euclidean brains:
Never allow anyone the luxury of assuming that because the dead and deadening scenery of the American city-of-dreadful-night is so utterly devoid of mystery, so thoroughly flat-footed, sterile and infantile, so burdened with the illusory gloss of "baseball-hot dogs-apple-pie-and-Chevrolet" that it is somehow outside the psycho-sexual domain. 

The eternal pagan psychodrama is escalated under these "modern" conditions precisely because sorcery is not what 20th century man can accept as real. Thus the "Killing of the King" rite of November, 1963 is alternately diagnosed as a conflict. Needless to say, each of these groups has a place in the symbolism having to do with the Kennedy assassination.

In a literal, alchemical sense, the Making Manifest of All That is Hidden is the accomplishment of the 3rd Law of the Alchemists and is, as yet, unfulfilled or at least not completed; the other two have been: the creation and destruction of primordial mater (the detonation of the first Atomic Bomb at the Trinity Site, at White Sands, New Mexico, on the 33rd degree of parallel), the Killing of the King (at the Trinity Site, at Dealey Plaza, Dallas, near the 33rd degree of latitude).

Are you with me out there? No? I don't blame you. It's complicated. 

So let me try to walk you through it. Let's start with 1945. What happened that year?

Businessman Harold "Matt" Matson and the husband-and-wife duo of Elliot and Ruth Handler founded Mattel as Mattel Creations in January 1945 in a garage in Los Angeles. 

The Nag Hammadi library (also known as the "Chenoboskion Manuscripts" and the "Gnostic Gospels”) is a collection of early Christian and Gnostic texts discovered near the Upper Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi in 1945.

Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon. It was conducted by the United States Army at 5:29 a.m. on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project. The test was conducted  on what was the Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range. It was renamed the White Sands Proving Ground on July 9, 1945.

OK, with me so far? No? It's alright, don't worry about it. 

Let's just do 1946 now....

The Babalon Working was a series of magic ceremonies or rituals performed from January to March 1946 by author, pioneer rocket-fuel scientist and occultist Jack Parsons and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. This ritual was essentially designed to manifest an individual incarnation of Babalon. The project was based on the ideas of Aleister Crowley, and his description of a similar project in his 1917 novel Moonchild. 


Ghost rockets were rocket or missile-shaped unidentified flying objects sighted in 1946, mostly in Sweden and nearby countries like Finland.

The first reports of ghost rockets were made on February 26, 1946, by Finnish observers. About 2,000 sightings were logged between May and December 1946, with peaks on the 9th and 11th of August 1946. 

On July 1, 1946, the United States tested a nuclear bomb over Namu island, in the Bikini Atoll, Pacific Ocean. The 15 megaton bomb exploded at 15,000 feet, causing a four-mile fireball, 500 times brighter than the Sun.


Louis Réard, a French engineer and lingerie salesman, crafted a swimsuit that exposed the navel for the very first time and gave birth to the string bikini. He called this design the bikini and unveiled it on July 5, 1946, a mere five days after the first testing of a nuclear device was held in Bikini Atoll. 

Micheline Bernardini, a nude dancer at the Casino de Paris, agreed to model when more reputable models refused.


See the girl on the TV 

Dressed in a bikini

She doesn't think so, 

But she's dressed for the H-bomb 

How are we doing out there? Starting to get where I'm going with this? 


Then let me just drop this Downard quote on you again.

The eternal pagan psychodrama is escalated under these "modern" conditions precisely because sorcery is not what 20th century man can accept as real. 

OK, so what does this have to do with either Barbie or Oppenheimer? 

Well, it has everything to do with them.  


Let's start with the fact that like Babalon (AKA Mystery Babylon the Great), Barbie is incarnating a Great Whore. 

In this case a whore named Lilli, who got her start as a racy cartoon character in Bild magazine in Germany:

The doll, a German-made model marketed as Bild Lilli, was popular in that part of Europe at the time — generally considered a sex toy, or a gag gift for men. 


The character grew so popular in Germany that Lilli developed into a sort of three-dimensional pinup. One of the writers of Barbie’s first commercials told Lord for her book that men would hang the doll off the rearview mirror in their cars, or take it to bars, lifting up her skirt or pulling down her pants in their idea of humor.

Lilli was a “golddigger, exhibitionist, and floozy,” Lord said. She had loose morals, small brains and the body of a calendar girl in the comics, where she was often scantily clothed.

So in other words, Barbie's alleged "creator" created absolutely nothing: she flat-out ripped off a German sex toy, manufactured a completely-identical copy of it and marketed this "Barbie" to young girls:

It’s not clear that Ruth Handler — a business executive on vacation from her home in California — knew what Lilli was. It’s not even clear among historians where the shop was: the popular Franz Carl Weber toy shop in Lucerne, a tobacco store or a bar.

Regardless, Lilli did what she was designed for. She intrigued Handler, who took the doll back home and three years later introduced her Americanized doppelgänger: Barbie.

So it was that Babalon manifested herself as Barbie, The Scarlet Woman of the Atomic Age.

Don't believe me? Look at the date the Lilli comic strip started running in Bild. Does that date ring a bell? 

It should...

... since Lilli - or Lilith, if you prefer - incarnated exactly a week after Babalon's most famous disciple met his bloody end. 

UPDATE: Reader Steve reminded me of this absolute smoking gun! And I was just watching some of this the other day! Kudos, Steve!

It seems wicked old Aleister Crowley may have foreseen this.
 Memory is blank, and in the most ancient books of Magick are neither words to conjure her, nor adorations to praise her. Will bends like a reed in the tempests that sweep the borders of her kingdom, and imagination cannot figure so much as one petal of the lilies whereon she standeth in the lake of crystal, in the sea of glass. 

Does the lake of crystal or the sea of glass ring any bells? It does?

Maybe you're thinking of this:

At 5:30 a.m. on July 16, the nuclear device, known as “Gadget,” was successfully detonated. To most observers—watching through dark glasses—the brilliance of the light from the explosion overshadowed the shock wave and sound that arrived some seconds later. A multi-colored cloud surged 38,000 feet into the air within seven minutes. 
Where the tower had been was a crater one-half mile across and eight feet deep. Sand in the crater was fused by the intense heat into a glass-like solid, the color of green jade. 

And what's a Barbie without a Ken, right? 

Good ol' Bob Oppenheimer seemed to realize the ritualistic significance of all this activity, and famously quoted Vishnu from The Bhagavad Gita. Let's take a look at the quote in context:

The Supreme Lord said: I am mighty Time, the source of destruction that comes forth to annihilate the worlds. Even without your participation, the warriors arrayed in the opposing army shall cease to exist. 

The Supreme Lord said: I am death, the mighty destroyer of the world, out to destroy. Even without your participation all the warriors standing arrayed in the opposing armies shall cease to exist.

The Lord said: I am Time, the mighty force which destroys everything, fully Manifesting Myself, I am here engaged in destroying the worlds. Even without you, none of the warriors arrayed in the enemy ranks shall survive.  

Of course, Oppenheimer may have just as well quoted the Liber AL vel Legis:

 Worship me with fire & blood; worship me with swords & with spears. Let the woman be girt with a sword before me: let blood flow to my name. Trample down the Heathen; be upon them, o warrior, I will give you of their flesh to eat!

And the Great Whore's proclamations in Parson's Liber 49 don't seem all that far off the mark when you're talking about forces embodied in thermonuclear flame:

 Now know that I, BABALON, would take flesh and come among men.

I will come as a penelous flame, as a devious song, a trumpet in judgement halls, a banner before armies.

And gather my children unto me, for THE TIME is at hand.

And this is the way of my incarnation. Heed! 


But here's an interesting factoid about Vishnu: he was a gender-bender, and had what some today might impolitely call a "drag persona" named Mohini:

The name Mohini comes from the verb root moha, meaning "to delude, enchant, perplex, or illusion," and literally means "delusion personified." In the Baiga culture of Central India, the word mohini means "erotic magic or spell." The name also has an implied connotation of "the essence of female beauty and allurement."

The essence of female beauty and allurement - literally "glamour" - might appear on a Barbie box or advertisement, don't you think? 

But with Barbie and Babalon on the field, don't you think another gender-bending deity should make his/her entrance? 

Read this:

    This is the first thought, his image; she became the womb of everything, for it is she who is prior to them all, the Mother-Father(Anthropos), the holy Spirit, the thrice-male, the thrice-powerful, the thrice-named androgynous one, and the eternal aeon among the invisible ones, and the first to come forth. - The Apocryphon of John

Who are we referring to? Remember the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library in our 1945 timeline? 

Well, then meet Barbelo, Gnostic goddess extraordinaire:

BARBELOS: This word has been used in different ways, creating some confusion. Generally it is the first aeon. It is in the masculine gender but is used to denote Sophia. 
As the woman who is “the first male virgin”, she has an androgynous connotation.

Now let's fast forward to 1959:

February 6: At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.

March 9: Mattel's Barbie doll debuts in the United States.

The Titans! Of course. How could we leave the Anunnaki/Watchers/etc out of this? Note that the Titan incorporated the work of both Jack Parsons and Oppenheimer.

Note also that within a month in 1959 we have the Yoni (Malibu Babalon) and the Lingam (the Titan) rising as psychosexual sorcery for an American Century. Gives a kind of archetypal Barbelo for this alleged megaritual, allegedly.

So why do you reckon this is all being pulled out now? What's behind this not-even-remotely coincidental pairing of Barbie and Oppenheimer?

Yeah, you're probably right.

UPDATE: Brother Chay reminds us of the famous, Barbie-like, atomic-test mannequins at "Doomtown."

UPDATE: The hits just keep on coming! Cheers to our man Joe Linsner for the tip!

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POSTSCRIPT: The now-legendary Episode Eight of Twin Peaks: The Return might well shine some light on this, given that Lynch and Frost depicted the Trinity test as creating a rip in the dimensional veil, which gave "the Experiment" (AKA Judy, AKA Mother) the opportunity to seed our realm with her demonic brood.

Which of course makes a lot more sense than Kenneth Grant's theory that Jack Parsons opened that otherworld gate by pulling on his pud and waving a sword around.

As I've mentioned several times before, I sensed a strong Outer Limits in that entire tableau, particularly the episode "Production and Decay of Strange Particles":

 While experimenting on subatomic particles, physics researchers start a chain reaction that seemingly controls the researchers themselves. Scientist after scientist is consumed, turned into nuclear 'zombies' by what seems to be a form of sentient particle from another dimension.

That episode featured some stock footage from either atomic tests in the desert or effects reels from Lookout Mountain, depending on your point of view. 

A discussion for another time.

That episode featured Leonard Nimoy and Leslie Stevens' Barbie-a-like wife Allyson Ames. She later costarred with William Shatner in her husband's film Incubus, playing a succubus who repents and accepts Jesus.

I hear a new print of this weird and wacky working has been found - can't wait to see it.