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Gnostic Sophia symbolism in Björk’s videos?

Björk is an Icelandic female solo-artist and you’ve probably heard of her. I have most of her CDs, but in recent years I’ve lost interest in her music. Today I saw the music videos to a few of her newer songs and found the symbolism perplexing.

I’m not, in the words of Ralph Wiggum, “a Viking” when it comes to analyzing music video symbolism so naturally this is just my impression. The first song on my radar is Family.

The video starts off in an oily, black, dead world. A barren underworld like hell. Reminds me of H. R. Giger’s work, who is best known for designing Alien. There’s a woman on a rock, Björk. The camera moves around. Then suddenly the rock with the dead woman is lying on earth with greenery around. Purple goo starts pouring out of the wound on her chest. The goo brings her back to life.

This is from the video, and the cover for Björk’s latest album, Vulnicura.

I think the videos refers to the Gnostic goddess Sophia. The video starts off in a period after Sophia has fallen from the pleroma (center of the galaxy), as John Lash explains it, but has not become the earth yet. There is only the archontic, artificial realm. She is dead, and perhaps the camera represents the archons watching and lamenting her state. Sophia is the mother of the archons after all.

Later Sophia rejuvenates and creates the earth. Perhaps the archons were allowed to enter this world through Sophia’s wound, as in the picture. The opening of Björk/Sophia’s chest resembles “fertility” goddess Sheela na Gig’s opening. In the end of the video even that wound is healed. Genius.com says: “The title comes from a latin word where “Vulnus” means “wound, injury”, and “Cura” means “heal, care”.”

Another video, Black Lake, has a similar theme. In it Björk is in a cave, the barren underworld, dressed in black bondage dress or something. She’s lamenting something, and in the end beating herself on the chest, either trying to stab herself with an imaginary knife, or resuscitate herself. In this video also she ends up on green land, walking around. At one point she starts spinning around, then floats in the air when something like spirits detach from her and fly into the sky. (Giving birth to the archons?)

Both videos remind me of the video game Dark Seed from the nineties. Wikipedia says that Dark Seed “exhibits a normal world and a dark world counterpart, which is based on the artwork by H. R. Giger.” There’s a parallel world whose inhabitants try to take over our world, or something like that. The parallel world is a dark, Gigerian cybernetic world. I’ve never played it, but I watched a Youtube playthrough of it once.

I think H. R. Giger may have been able to perceive the world of the archons somehow. His art may be based on something real.

I think both of these videos by Björk tell a similar tale of Sophia suffering in the cybernetic underworld, and then creating the earth. Both songs, Family and Black Lake, are from her latest album Vulnicura.

The third video I’m going to address is Mutual Core, from the album Biophilia. In the video Björk has blue hair, and she’s standing with her legs in sand. She seems to represent some sort of earth goddess (Gaia Sophia), since lyrics say: “I shuffle around the tectonic plates”. There are weird Fragglerock-looking dragon-thing tectonic plates rubbing against each other. The video is OK, and the symbolism isn’t so Gnostic to me, but the lyrics are a different thing. From 0:48 on in the video it sounds to me like Björk is singing: “Trying to match archontic mess”. However according to the lyrics it’s: “Try to match our continents”, so maybe my mind is just making it up.

 

I don’t know to what extent Björk is behind the videos on her latest album, but it seems Gnostic to me. However, not just Gnostic, but Gnostic from an archontic standpoint. The video, or the music, do not seem spiritually uplifting. It’s just tired, confusing and unappealing to me.

I’m not sure what the Gnostic gospels’ or John Lash say about how the archons view their mother Sophia, but I’ve gotten the impression they have an unheathy obsession with her. Like an undead Oedipus-complex or something.

 

Links:

Dark Seed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Seed_%28video_game%29

Mutual Core lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bjork/mutualcore.html

 

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Baphomet, Chess, goat money, contracts and Ringwraiths

I recently started reading Tracy Twyman’s book Clock Shavings, which is pretty amazing. In it she recounts her Ouija board sessions with Cain and Baphomet. Crazy stuff, but I find her credible.

According to the usual understanding the Knights Templar revered Baphomet, as Twyman also says, but she suggests that most the secret societies following them, such as Freemasons and the Priory of Sion, have been started by Baphomet in some manner. She links Baphomet with the Gnostic goddess of wisdom Sophia. I wonder what John Lash would say about it?

Twyman writes that Baphomet has been known through many names in different times, and suggests that Mithras, the god of contracts, is one of Baphomet’s identities. She states: “Originally a Persian deity, Mithras came to be worshipped throughout the ancient world. His greatest act was to be sacrificed in exchange for the eternal salvation of mankind. Mithras was known as the god of contracts. He was the mediator between the Persian “Ahura Mazda” (God) and “Ahriman” (the Devil). Indeed, Mithras’ name actually means “contract”.”

Commonly Baphomet is equated with the devil and other evil things, but the truth isn’t that black and white, it seems. Also Freemasons apparently revere Baphomet as well, and while I cannot say for sure to what extent the conspiracy theories that blame the Freemasons for all sort of stuff are true, I’d be very surprised if there was no truth to the accusations. So I would say that there are a lot of nasty people who do somehow employ Baphomet’s powers for their own gain, yet Baphomet him/herself would be neutral in a moralistic perspective. After all if Mithras was Baphomet, and Mithras was a mediator between Ahura Mazda and Ahriman, Baphomet would definitely fit in a moral gray area.

Another interesting revelation in Clock Shavings is the game Ageio, the predecessor to chess, Chinese Xiangqi and Indian Chaturanga. This game, however, isn’t about competing, but a device for making magical rituals of some sort. It also uses tokens called agei. The tokens have alchemical power to transmute somewhat meaningless items into something of value. Pretty much like money these days. It’s just pieces of paper or numbers on a computer screen, but still if you have lots of it, you can use it to gain things of real value. Cain, who tells Twyman about Ageio, calls agei “goat money”. Twyman notes that Ageio and agei come from the Greek root word “ag”, which means goat. Another possibility is “agios”, which stands for “sacred,” “holy,” or “saint.”

The word “aegis” comes from the same root probably. It’s a word used in many fantasy roleplaying games, and it has haunted me since childhood. Usually an aegis is a shield or other protective device. Athena and Zeus in Greek myths carry one, and no-one is quite sure what it is, but usually its regarded as an animal skin or shield. Possibly a shield made from animal skin, or goat skin. Wikipedia even mentions the possibility the aegis was some sort of shamanic pouch.

 

 

Baphomet, of course, is depicted as a goat. And now finally we are getting to the point I’m trying to make. This Baphometic influence seems to be so prevalent in our society, most people don’t think anything of it. Baphomet is somehow behind the fiat currency system of making something out of nothing. Was Baphomet the creature from Jekyll Island, where the Federal Reserve was birthed? Baphomet being the god of contracts is somehow also behind the need for the “Illuminati” to always tell people in advance what they are going to do, predictive programming and all that. I think subconsciously the masses even know it, but it’s part of the contract between the elites and the masses that the masses get to keep their ignorance and live in their Disney Worlds’ while the dark occultists do their thing. However, now that contract is breaking down for some reason.

Then there’s Zbigniew Brzezinski’s book The Grand Chessboard. I think in the recent Red Ice interview Alexander Dugin said that Brzezinski commented that he had never considered that chess is a game for two. Maybe Brzezinski wasn’t thinking about chess, but Ageio.

Assuming there is any truth to this, I don’t think Baphomet is somehow controlling and enslaving humanity, but rather humanity is using Baphomet to enslave itself. To escape some ancient trauma, perhaps.

Cain, according to Twyman, was not just some peasant who killed his brother, but a god-king in the pre-diluvian world. There was a cataclysmic war that lead to the biblical flood. In the war the Dohir kings, who were sons of Cain, fought against him. For some reason when I think of the Dohir kings, I cannot help but imagine the kings from the Lord of the Rings who were corrupted by the Rings of Power and became Ringwraiths, the Nazgûl.

Another thing, according to Cain, is that Aegean Sea (east of Greece) is where the Land of Nod used to be, but now it’s under water. In the world of Song of Ice and Fire, better known by the TV series Game of Thrones, there is a place called Valyria. It’s similar to myths of Atlantis with great magic and all that, but it was destroyed in a great catastrophe. To me the location on the map has always looked like Greece. I thought it natural since the legend of Atlantis comes to us from Greece, so the author George R. R. Martin made Valyria look like Greece. But maybe there’s more to it than that.

 

This is a screenshot of Valyria (after the cataclysm) from the game Crusader Kings 2, A Game of Thrones-mod.

 

Compared side to side with the map of Greece and Aegean sea Valyria does not look alike, but on a subconcious level I do find them similar.

 

Links:

Chess, Ageio and the Second Square: Excerpts from Clock Shavings, by Tracy R. Twyman: http://tracytwyman.com/excerpts-from-clock-shavings-ageio-and-the-second-square/

Mithra: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithra

Aegis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aegis

Alexandr Dugin – Hour 1 – The Fourth Political Theory & Blind Western Liberalism: http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/2015/03/RIR-150327.php

Fallen Goddess, Archons and Gnostic themes in other Myths

I’ve been reading John Lash’s book Not in his Image as of late. It deals with his unique, pagan interpretation of the Nag Hammadi gnostic gospels, and gnosticism in general. Central to gnosticism is the goddess Sophia, meaning wisdom. In recent years the notion of Archons, artificial mind parasites or evil spirits, has acquired some attention in the conspiracy and spirituality circles of the internet.

The Archons were created accidentally by Sophia as she plunges from the Pleroma (the galactic core, spiritual realms, or something) into external (physical?) realms. I’m probably bastardizing and simplifying Lash’s words, since it sounds quite complicated.

In Finnish mythology the creator goddess Luonnotar (from luonto=nature and suffix -tar=-ess female person, such as actor, actress, so she would be Naturess) is described in The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology by Arthur Cotterell and Rachel Storm: In the beginning she was “all alone in a vast emptiness”. She floated in a cosmic ocean until a bird made a nest on her knees and began to hatch eggs. Luonnotar became excited and “upset the nest”, from there were the heavens and the earth formed, and yolk became the sun and white became the moon. The fragments were transformed into the stars.

There is no mention of anything like the Archons here, though, but in certain themes it is similar. The mistake of the creator goddess creates something.

In the Japanese creation myth there’s the god Izanagi and goddess Izanami. The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology says they were ordered to create the islands of Japan. They did this by stirring the sea with a “heavenly jewelled spear” (makes me think of the vajra or a trident). When they drew it out, the droplets became an island. The gods went there and “built a heavenly pillar and a splendid palace”.

The gods noticed differences in their bodies, and Izanagi suggested they bring their different parts together. They circled the heavenly pillar until they met and joined together. The goddess Izanami bore a child, Hiruko (Leech Child 蛭子). He was deformed, because Izanami, the female, had spoken first instead of the male. So they abandoned the child into the sea.

Encyclopaedia Britannica says the two gods “considered him inadequate and set him adrift in a reed boat”. According to Wikipedia, he ended up in Ezo, which is possibly Hokkaido. Somehow Hiruko turned into Ebisu, the god of wealth, the sea and fishing. Ebisu (sometimes written Yebisu) is a fairly commonly used name in products and stuff nowadays. For example there’s beer called Ebisu.

This sounds somewhat more Archontic. First of all, Hiruko was born due to the mistake of a female goddess (leave your gender politics out of this, I would suggest), he is the parasitic leech child and deformed. This is similar to the Archons, I believe. The fact that Ebisu is associated with profit and the sea is quite interesting, since we have Maritime Law which is about the sea, and leeching profit off of the people by shenanigans. Hiruko put into a reed basket and tossed out into the sea reminds me of Moses, of course.

I think there is significant similarity between these myths, although I’m sure what their ultimate meaning is.

 

Links:

Ebisu/Hiruko: http://global.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/266885/Hiruko

Ebisu: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebisu_%28mythology%29

Ebisu: http://www.pantheon.org/articles/e/ebisu.html