Monday, November 3, 2008

Synchromystic Hellboy II: The Golden Army

"There's a world around us, we cannot see.
It's not your imagination. This world is very real."

Please watch the movie first if you haven't seen it yet! I loved it and its symbolism so much I could not resist posting these synchromystic goodies. Konkrete Junkyard's post on both Hellboy movies is a great starting point, check it out as I don't repeat what is said there (just a few links).

Movie intro... Planets illuminated by the Sun

Start spiraling...

And form a stargate

Planetary Relativity indeed!

The story (stored akashic record) begins
It is said that at the dawn of time, man, beast and all magickal beings lived together under Aeglin, the Father Tree. But man had been created with a hole in his heart, a hole that no power, riches, or knowledge could fill... (only experience, the path)
Merlyn on the Kabbalah: Issue 20 of Alan Moore's comic Promethea is devoted to Daath and the Abyss. In Moore's version there used to be a Sephira Daath and back then the Tree and the world were perfect. Something happened to Daath, it blew up, fell off the Tree or fell into disrepair. This is why the world is a bit of a disaster area. Moore includes two now defunct paths The Beggar and The Fountain, joining Chesed to Daath to Binah.
Moore develops the idea of a hole or a rip in the fabric of reality — The Crack. This was an idea developed by Grant Morrison in his comic The Filth. From The Filth :
"The crack runs through everything. And everyone.
Without it we would be perfect, like angels, and as dull."
Grant Morrison said his Abyss experience was harrowing. He was physically and mentally ill and attempted suicide more than once.
The Abyss is where the magician meets himself. Hidden behind the veil of the Abyss is Daath, which means knowledge. Self-knowledge, higher knowledge, knowledge about knowledge.
Whatever it was the magician built on to climb this high, it was all arbitrary. The magician realises that a lot of human knowledge and activity are similiar. A lot of human knowledge and activity is 'made up'.
Traditionally Choronzon is associated with the Abyss. He is not a fanged, horned demon. He could be a TV programme, or a daydream. Choronzon represents wandering thoughts, which cause the magician to lose focus."
...And in his infinite greed, man dreamed of expanding his dominion over the entire earth. The blood of many an elf, ogre, and goblin was spilled in their bloody war with man, and King Balor (or Valor), the one-armed king of Elfland, watched in sorrow.

let the joining together of opposites begin: yoga/union

But then one day, the master of the goblin blacksmiths offered to build for the king a golden mechanical army, seventy times seventy soldiers, that would never know hunger, and could not be stopped. Prince Nuada begged his father to agree. "Build me this army."
And a magical crown was forged that would allow those of royal blood to command the Golden Army. "I am King Balor, leader of the Golden Army. Is there anyone here who disputes my right?" And in his throne room, no one challenged him.

King Balor's heart grew heavy with regret, so he called a thruce, and divided the crown in three pieces. One for the humans, and Two for himself. In exchange, man would keep to the cities and the magickal beings would own the forests. This thruce would be honored by their sons, and the sons of their sons, until the end of time. But Prince Nuada did not believe in the promises of man and it is said that he went into exile, vowing to return the day his people needed him most. The Golden Army [the (S)Elf, Cosmic Consciousness (or Kosmic Konsciousness)] will return once the (third eye and) Crown (chakra) is made whole again.

Present time: A prestigious auction house is selling off several rare artifacts, including the humans' fragment of the Golden crown. Prince Nuada arrives, takes the crown fragment and dispatches several mysterious creatures to dispose of the humans.

Auctioneer: Coming to us from a long lost culture...
Nuada: Lost? Not at all, forgotten by you perhaps. Very, very much alive... Let this remind you, why you once feared the dark!

"When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate."
Carl Gustav Jung

Later... about suppressed/hidden knowledge (veiled in fiction ;p)
Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense Agent Tom Manning:
I suppress each photo, cell phone videos, each one costs me a fortune, and then they show up on Youtube... God, I hate Youtube(/You Two? - Hellboy & Abe for not being very discrete ;p)!

Venus fertility statue gets pushed down by Hellboy. The Empress Tarot Card (In Douglas Rushkoff's Tarot program) meaning "growth: the integration of new knowledge phase" passes... - and my own spiritual path as interpreted through the tarot, after the Empress came the Knight of Cups - and the Communication of Timeless Wisdom can begin.

Or interpreting the Empress on the 3D level in the story:
Love between Hellboy & Liz starts rolling.

Interesting sidenote, when they said the word "Warrior" in the movie, I first heard "Worrier". Internal worrying, or war-ying, same difference. See the earlier Jung quote again!

Truth on TV gets laughed at by a amnesiac & brainwashed populace. Hellboy & TV People resonating (broadly) the masculine Animus laughs, Abe and Liz resonating feminine Anima are not so amused. The Anima/Animus development is something every human must go through to achieve transcendence according to Jungian Analytical psychology.

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed,..."
(to be continued) Arthur Schopenhauer

King Balor: What humans do is in their nature. To honor the truce is ours.
Third Eye (chakra) & Aeglin Father Tree of Life Crown (chakra).

Agent Tom Manning: Washington is sending Hellboy a new babysitter. He's quite the bigshot over there. His name is Johan Krauss. Comes highly recommended by our European Liaison. Liaison I love that word don't you, it's so hidy-tidy. (sounds better than co-conspirator ;p)

Hellboy: Johan Krauss? Sounds German. I don't like German (See 1st movie - or Project Paperclip ref? ;p). Germans make me nervous.

Johan Krauss: Yes you have, but not with me agent. Not with me! ;p

Krauss (cross) can be seen as the authoritarian bureaucrat hierarchical ego resonator, which we must transcend to ascend.

Johann Krauss: You will obey my orders, follow protocol, and stay foc-u-sed at all times!
Hellboy: You know, with your accent, that word - "fock-yoosed" - I wouldn't use it that much.

Focus needs to be mastered or you get this poignant wordplay: Foc-us - Foc-used - Foc-u-sed. No Focus, no Hocus Pocus! Etymology: 1624, Hocas Pocas, common name of a magician or juggler, a sham (wait for it) - Latin invocation used in tricks, probably based on a perversion of the sacramental blessing from the Mass, Hoc est corpus meum "This is my body."

Focus to go within for the transmutational Hocus Pocus! More about the sacred body later on.

They go to the Troll Market which is one way of symbolizing the "world around us", they get there via-via, thanks to their own kind of "Hoffman-Lenses" ;p Symbolizing 3rd Eye vision or right-brain-activation or *insert your favorite metaphor here*.

During the fight with an elemental forest god, Hellboy saves a human infant from certain doom. But when the fight ends, Hellboy is taunted and jeered by the crowd for bringing danger to a child. The humans call Hellboy a freak.

"All truth passes through three stages ...Second it is violently opposed..."
(to be continued...) Arthur Schopenhauer

Later on, Liz patches up Hellboy - who doesn't understand the humans' reaction. Liz tells Hellboy that she is leaving to think. Hellboy automatically assumes that he has doomed their relationship and begs her to stay. Liz asks Hellboy to decide what he really wants: the world's approval (human reality) or HER approval (The Path. Anima/Animus development. Transcendence).

Prince Nuada: [to Hellboy about the Forest god] Demon! What are you waiting for? This is what you want, isn't it? Look at it. The last of its kind. Like you and I. If you destroy it, the world will never see its kind again... You have more in common with us than with them. You could be a king... If you cannot command, than you must obey.

Meh, hierarchical BS, Hellboy rejects it too. How about the 2nd Territorial Circuit Winner Script instead: "I am free; you are free; we can have our separate trips or we can have the same trip." Robert Anton Wilson

Back to the body as announced:
Hellboy: You're in love. Have a beer.
Abe Sapien: Oh, my body's a temple.
Hellboy: Now it's an amusement park.

Why not both? ;p As we see here, during the funniest scene of the movie:

Hellboy & Abe, Red & Blue, the Boys singing about the Girls = Animus/Anima development, which inevitably invokes the Holy Guardian Angel (or Higher Self? Crowley says no).

Abe, resonating Anima sings first of course ;) Red joins in shortly. "Oooh..." ;p
With some Kundalini fire leading up to the HGA behind them.

Hellboy & Abe sing Barry Manilow ;p

Hellboy: I wish father were here, he'd knew what to tell you... us.

Hellboy goes through the Dark Night of the Soul, his heart wounded, if he can integrate what he has learned - symbolized by his female counterpart wanting him to live even though his destiny is to bring about the destruction of Earth - resonating simply leaving human reality behind and transcend it to move on to what's next.

A Centaur/Sagittarius leads them to the Angel of Death who can help. No need to fear the Angel of Death - I've met the guy. As he is just the (star)gatekeeper to another realm. See the All-Seeing-Multi-Eyed Wings of Higher Consciousness.

Angel of Death: Anung un Rama... (Hellboy)
Liz Sherman: You know that name?
Angel of Death: And yours, Elizabeth Sherman. At last, I have been waiting for you both, I am his death and I will meet him at every crossroad (a cross on Liz her neck too).
Liz Sherman: Can you save him?
Angel of Death: It is for you to decide. It is all the same to me, my heart is filled with dust and sand. But you should know, it is his destiny to bring about the destruction of the Earth... not now, not tomorrow but soon enough. Knowing that, you still want him to live? Make the choice... the world... or him. Staying human or transcending? Transcendence of course!

Angel of Death: So, child, make the choice. The world, or him?
Liz Sherman: Him.
Angel of Death: The time will come, and you, my dear, will suffer more than anyone.
Yeah yeah, transcending ego can be a bitch, we get it ;p

Liz Sherman: I'll deal with it. Now save him.
Angel of Death: It is done. [the Angel removes the spearhead from Hellboy's chest]
Angel of Death: I have done what I can, now give him a reason to live.

Liz Sherman: Listen to me you big APE, you have to get up. You have to get up! Cause you're gonna be a father. Thus Growing. Evolving.

Hellboy: I become father.

Prince Nuada to Krauss: I'm not addressing you... Tin Man...

Liz, Hellboy, Abe and Krauss (Tin Man needs a hart, needs to transend the authoritarian BS) go to see the wizard and realize they had it in them all along ;p

He's addressing Abe instead of Krauss, who at the moment, is a little unbalanced on the Anima side - symbolized by his attachment to Princess Nuala - to evolve and hands the crown piece to Nuada.

Caduceus like symbolism, rising snakes or flowers, trinities, mushroom, etc.

Krauss to Abe: Agent Sapien, no!

In this shot a Golden Egg is seen too when the crown is re-assembled.

Krauss takes possession of a Golden Army Juggernaut, He is in Blue now (like Abe, Anima) versus Red (Animus), transcending his earlier Animus state and integrating dual opposites.

Hellboy and Nuada battle on the Machinery, possibly symbolizing having to overcome the current overly mechanistic scientific worldview of reality. Nuala sacrifices herself and as she linked to her brother, him too - remember the Angel of Death talking to Liz about sacrifice - both Liz and Nuala are Anima resonators, the feminine side, must also be transcended together with the Animus (Hellboy first, and later Nuada together with Nuala). Leading to Sofia, the Circled Stargate beyond the Mechanistic.

Nuada: Is it them, or us, which Holocaust should be chosen? Bit dramatic way of stating, what shall be lost? 3D or 4D?

Nuada: We die and the world will be poorer for it. Rejecting our potential would indeed be regretful.

Nuala and Nuada die - are stoned, Nuada crumbles and Nuala remains a statue, an interesting reference to lost history and timelessness - and duality is transcended to non-duality.

The four all quit working for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, aka, a branch of the Secret Government. Even Johan Krauss transcends his former limits:

"Suck my ectoplasmic Schwanzstücke!"

"All truth passes through three stages ...and third, it is accepted as self-evident."
Arthur Schopenhauer"


The Secret Sun said...

Everybody drop what you're doing right now and go out and get all of the Hellboy volumes written and drawn by Mike Mignola. That's where the REAL action is, believe you me.

Dedroidify said...

Phew, I already have those ready and waiting, will start reading between watching JLU episodes :p And then there's Millenium to check out. I have to squeeze in some books too. Quite the curriculum - I love it! Don't get bored, get enlightened. Wtf is boredom again? ;p