Thursday, February 19, 2009

Notes on "Lost": John Locke is the Aquarian

Feb. 19 - 09

Last night's Lost: This story told like a dream; as a dream reveals itself -- suggests coming from teh Unconscious. As in the detail last night in which Jack takes his father's shoes -- wing tips; work shoes -- and puts them on the dead John Locke in the coffin. John Locke has been on the way to being the "new father" to a "born again" to belief Jack.

As in Twilight, this epic reverseed the "empty crypt" myth - a Silence of God myth - of the vampire tradition (we look in the crypt for the rising Christ but find instead an empty crypt). We know John Locke will rise out of the coffin to awaken the age.

As Christian said to John Locke, he must turn the style because the axle is "off centerr" -- John Locke re-aligns the constellations.

John Locke, it is plain now, is the Aquarian. As Ben tells Jack, he is a "proxy" as Jesus is a proxy; he fulfills the mythic passage on our behalf.

Ben reads James Joyce's Ulysses on the way back to the island.

IN this episode a painting of Thomas putting his finger in the Christ wound (much as Ben had in season two) is on the wall. Ben relates to Jack that Thomas offered that they should all go their deaths with Jesus. It is reflected that the six in returning to the island are likewise apostles following John Locke into death and rebirth.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Space satellites crash & Recently on Lost . . .

"Two satellites, one Russian and one American, have collided some 800 kilometers (500 miles) above Siberia, the Russian and U.S. space agencies, said Thursday." Fuck.

It is unbelievable that two of these things could accidentally smash into each other randomly in space. Nothing represents the post-war age as the rise of Sputnik and the competition between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. As a symbolic event and a synchronicity my thought is that this competition is over.

I mentioned here to Gregory a few months back and Christopher commented on it that the key stress I see in the U.S. in the next decade will be competition between the red states and the blue states here in the U.S. I wrote an article this morning about how American political attitudes since 9/11 have been sociopathic. The "Greatest Generation" thing brought a great pretending that the Iraq war was like WW II; we were pretending to be in WW II and be "like the Greatest Generation." Now we are pretending to be in the Great Depression. Both sides - Dems and Repubs - are locked in neurosis: as Norman O. Brown wrote in the 1950s: Neurotics don't remember, they repeat.

Jim Rogers, the commodities guru, has given up on New York moved from New York to Singapore. The U.S. vs. U.S.S.R. competition reflected the antipathy and division of the Roman Empire in Rome and the Empire in Constantinople & likewise the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Church of Constantinople; they have been at odds since the 3rd century. 'Tis over today.

Y'all see Lost last night? John Locke turns the style in the "center of the world" shifting the karma from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius. Ben in this saga represents the Christ gone mad (in secret television language to hide from the censors - just like the Russians did in the 19th century) in the last of his 2,000 years ("Ben" = "Son" in Hebrew & Ben is identified as the Christ by the Christ wound in the chest and the book John Locke gives him in season two - The Grand Inquisitor" by Dostoyevsky, in which the Christ comes back and is imprisoned and tortured, as Ben is here). John Locke - agent of the Enlightenment - is the Aquarian.