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attributed to Poe quoth the raven
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The City of the Pyramids is the mystical home to those adepts that have crossed the great Abyss (see the Tree of Life), having spilled all their blood in the Graal of Babalon. They have destroyed their earthly ego-identities, becoming nothing more than piles of dust (i.e. the remaining aspects of their True Selves without the self-sense of "I"), and become impregnated as a Babe within Babalon. Within, they take on the name or title of Saint or Nemo (Latin for No-Man). In the system of A.'.A.'. [Alcoholics Anonymous] they are called Masters of the Temple.
(Yo Chuck we gone break you out of here, man)
Patrick Bateman is every guy on Wall St. The murders are a metaphor for Bateman's business practices.
Patrick Bateman: Ask me a question.
Club Patron: So, what do you do?
Patrick Bateman: I'm into, uh, well, murders and executions, mostly.
Club Patron: Do you like it?
Patrick Bateman: Well, it depends. Why?
Club Patron: Well, most guys I know who are in Mergers and Acquisitions really don't like it.
(Charlie Sheen is a Musketeer?) Charlie has to choose between his false father and real father:
Stone remembers that the "story frames what happens in my movie, which is basically a Pilgrim’s Progress of a boy who is seduced and corrupted by the allure of easy money. And in the third act, he sets out to redeem himself". . . . This subtext could be described as the concept of the two fathers battling for control over the morals of the son . . . In Wall Street the hard-working Carl Fox and the cutthroat businessman Gordon Gekko represent the fathers. The producers of the film use Carl as their voice in the film, a voice of reason amid the creative destruction brought about by Gekko's unrestrained personal philosophy.
The French Revolution: A New Order Ceremony. (The King and Queen have intimacy issues, necessitating their overthrow.) Of course, the Illuminati (Order of the Phoenix) kill the King--"I heard you make keys as a hobby"?
"Among the early Church Fathers, Joshua is considered a type of Jesus Christ. For instance, just as Moses did not lead the children of Israel into the promised land, but Joshua did, so Moses' law could not lead them into Heaven but the new covenant mediated by Jesus (the same name as "Joshua") could. Hebrews 4:8-10 identifies Jesus as a better Joshua, as Joshua led Israel into the rest of Canaan, but Jesus leads the people of God into "God's rest," salvation."
|STeve delivers the iTablets of the LAW/WALL|
Steve Jobs dies at 56
The Ten Commandments: 1956
Jobs is a type of Moses/Prometheus/Job (these being the same character, esoterically). The "Apple" is, of course, the symbol of aspiration and Initiation, the plucking of the forbidden fruit to become as a god, knowing good and evil . . . this requires his immersion in the Empire. Jobs lives in a mechanistic universe, Demiurgically creating artificial constructs that mimic the Pleroma. (The "Inside Job" is the Great "Work.")
Moses receives the Law on Sinai (a mountain of sins); meaning, he knows that he must Fulfill the Law (finish the Tarot sequence; Crowley says: "the Magus 9° = 2□ must burn up all his karma.") and be born again (John 3), having encountered a dark and ignorant god within himself. "But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart" (2 Cor. 3:15). (The black letters of the Bible, the petulant and restrictive ramblings of the Demiurge, veil the perfect purity of the pages--"the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.") Moses is the Old Man (thus the stereotypical beard; iconography tells no lies). He (like Harry Potter) must die before the Israelites (students of Hogwarts; "Jew" = "student") come to the Promised Land (the New Earth). "He must increase, but I must decrease" (John 3:30).
Prometheus' theft of fire from the gods is an alchemical act, as he then becomes the Demiurge and performs the alchemical wedding on Epimetheus and Pandora (who, like Hermione and Ramona, has a magic box), for which he is cursed by the Most High (expelled from the Garden State) and receives a new liver.
Moses dies on Mount Nebo. Nebo is the Babylonian Mercury.
But the Urn is the wonderful thing in all this; it is made of fixed Mercury; and within it are the ashes of the Book Tarot [Crowley's note: "This perhaps is also the karma of the new Magus. Somewhere it says that a white ash is prepared from the dust of NEMO by Hermes, the Invisible."], which hath been utterly consumed.
|The iBook of the Heart|
iPhone 4S is a cypher for Joshua:
4 = the tetragrammaton, YHWH
S = the holy letter Shin (Charlie Sheen on Wall Street) inserted in the midst to create YHShWH, Joshua (Jesus)
This creates the Fifth Element, or the elusive iPhone 5.
Moses used the first tablets to create the Elixir of Life from the golden calf (his own libido, esoterically), the second set was for public consumption after he of necessity became the Great Deceiver.
He threw down the tablets upon which God's law had been written, breaking them. Moses burnt the golden calf in a fire, ground it to powder, scattered it on water, and forced the Israelites to drink it.
Steve Jobs and Steve Woz: The Fool and the Magician.
Also, recall that Jobs led us out of captivity in 1984. "Let my people go". Moses/Jobs was exiled from Egypt/Apple in 1985. The revolutionary spirit now occupying Wall St.
Today, we celebrate the first glorious anniversary of the Information Purification Directives. We have created, for the first time in all history, a garden of pure ideology — where each worker may bloom, secure from the pests purveying contradictory truths. Our Unification of Thoughts is more powerful a weapon than any fleet or army on earth. We are one people, with one will, one resolve, one cause. Our enemies shall talk themselves to death, and we will bury them with their own confusion. We shall prevail!
1984 commercial links to the Futurama episode "Future Stock," tying these threads together:
Fry finds his way into a cryogenic defrostee support group meeting, where he meets a sleazy Gordon Gekko-esque 1980s businessman (referred to only as "That Guy" throughout the episode, though named in the script as Steve Castle) who froze himself to await a cure for his terminal "bone-itis". . . . That Guy wastes piles of money on flying chairs, expensive suits, and an enigmatic television commercial (which is a reference to the 1984 Macintosh commercial) . . . That Guy announces that he is selling Planet Express to Mom. . . . However, before the final approval takes place, That Guy abruptly succumbs to a lethal attack of bone-itis, causing his body to contort as his bones snap, twist and curl. In his death-throes, That Guy admits he was so busy "being an 80s guy", he had forgotten to get the cure.
"Bill" Gates stands as the Dweller on the Threshold (the Law demands payment).
|Sirius B? ("When you wish upon a star . . .")|
(Are we pouring our souls into machines, à la Tom Riddle's diary?) "iPhone" is a "Phony I," a false self. Sinai = Sin AI, the sin of artificial intelligence (the false crown of Da'ath). HAL must die.
"To be or not to be . . ."
Jobs was a Syrian (Siriusly). Syra's president is "Assad," the Beast.
The Phony Hack King: setting out to fight the Empire, he became the Empire. The Old Man does not come to the New Earth.
|Inside the Cosmic Cube|
"Steve Jobs and the Portal to the Invisible"
It's a Dorian Grayish fable, transposed to the twenty-first century: Steve Jobs has become Steve Jobs by doing what nobody else has done before -- by treating computers not just as tools but as mirrors, by making technology not just the engine but the emblem of transcendence. . . . So he's all about the invisible. He's all about making the invisible visible, about making people see what he sees. . . .
|Rabbi, wizard, or programmer?|
Don't want to end up like Bonnie and Clyde
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(c. 31 October 1451 – 20 May 1506)
"This leads him to break off his relationship with Kate (to maintain celibacy), and to start drawing maps that will lead him to a sacred location he has seen in his dreams called the Great Hall."
a day of festivity or recreation when no work is done
ORIGIN Old English hāligdæg [holy day.]
transcending The Waste Land