Monday, February 7, 2011

Deconstructing the Movies of George Lucas: part 3

Sigh...Yeah, yeah, I'm still writing about Star Wars. Get over it.

Lucas: “Color plays an extremely important part in all these films. Red signifying evil, the red blood, the red devil, the red as an accent color for the bad guys. The bad guys mostly exist in a black and white world. The good guys live in an organic world, which is either browns, light browns, tans, or greens, with the blue sky and stuff…which has to do with that…philosophical feeling of a world of absolutes, a mechanical world where things are rigid and absolute, they’re black and white, as opposed to the organic world where it’s more natural…”

On the emperor’s throne room, Lucas said, “Part of this stuff…the window looks like a web…which it does in all of the Sith and Imperial stuff…you’ll see it in Darth Vader’s…tie fighters…it’s a motif we carry through for the bad guys…and he is that spider luring the flies into his web, cause he’s the plotter, he’s the devious one."

As with Luke ‘n friends and the Rebel Alliance, a rebellion can come from a small group of citizens taking up arms -- the Huns, American colonists, French peasants, Vietcong, etc. They’re scrappers, a motley crew or whoever they can find, but they have heart. I think the ideal way to rebel is to be nonviolent -- like Gandhi and MLK jr. organizing boycotts to hurt commerce, upsetting the system, considering that corporations run things. Today, many activist groups, like, make it a point to use non-violence. However, Star Wars’ action and violence is entertaining, I admit.

“In this case the story is of a very primitive society, apparently weak society, who is able to overcome a very technological society.” Lucas says in the episode 6 commentary track. “This film was written during the Vietnam War where small group of ill-equipped people were able to overcome a mighty power. It’s not a new idea. Attila the Hun was able to overrun the Roman empire. The American colonies were able to overrun the British. And it’s always the same story. The Roman empire had huge mechanical advantage and training advantage over the Huns, but the Huns were still able to overwhelm them with enthusiasm and their humanist and their belief in what they were doing. And that was the main theme for the overall downfall of the Empire. It was basically overcome by humanity…in the form of cute little teddy bears.”

Ob-Wan explains, “The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, it binds the galaxy together…” and later “…let go your conscious self and act on instinct…Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them….Stretch out with your feelings.”

Is the Force a science-based thing or faith-based thing? I say yes. It’s both.

Lucas has said his midi-chlorian idea is based mitochondria, a symbiotic organism living with cells, necessary for things like cell-division -- being a metaphor that for all life in the universe and/or a society to get along, they have to work together, learn to co-exist in balance, peacefully. We need to cooperate, depend on each other, help each other, for “mutual advantage.” The bigger picture, the deeper science I relate the Force to is also quantum theory which, I admit am not an expert on, is said to be close to coming up with a theory for explaining everything. It would explain the basic building block of everything, an energy particle, being both a wave and a particle, explain time/space, explain the soul, explain the cyclical vortex nature of the universe, that it’s a giant machine made intelligently -- explaining god. Math can explain that there is a god. Nassim Haramein is a key figure. Many theoretical physicists are spiritual. Stuart Hameroff talks about quantum physics and consciousness.

Considering that matter is not solid, the basic building blocks are energy particles vibrating at different frequencies. Yoda says, “Its energy surrounds us….and binds us. Luminous beings are we…not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you--Here, between you, me…the tree, the rock, everywhere! Yes, even between the land and the ship.”

Yoda,”You must unlearn what you have learned…”

Today, many people probably love Star Wars because they say the Force idea represents their religion. I would say, yeah, it's all that in a way, but that’s not even the half of it. Before there was what we think of as the modern day religions, like the judeo-christian-islamic stuff (really a construct and tool of politics and power), before and after the era of Jesus, there were the mystery religions or mystery schools around the world. Author John Lash says, “the initiates of mysteries, who were truly educators, they taught people to read and write, the sciences, the arts, they founded the great universities and libraries of the ancient world…the Mysteries were more like a collegiate or educational system; this is how they operated…it was through that they encountered the organic light, that they were able to realize their own godlike potential, that is the divine intelligence in us, in everywhere in nature, it’s in the snails, it’s in the clouds, but it’s in us in a particular way…”

Author Tricia McCannon (1,2,3) talks about how teenage Jesus traveled around the world, learning the mystery teachings from shamans, priests, the Druids, the Essenes, the Brahmins, the Magi and the Egyptians; traveling from England to Tibet. Other researchers have talked about the similarity of Jesus' transfiguration to other certain famous figures ( lamas, Buddha) having also attained similar enlightened, light-being states, certain DNA being activated, the third eye opening up, deification, apotheosis, or a god-like state, where the temporary physical body achieves a vibrational state to become a light being, which ties into quantum energy theory. It could be as literal as that -- just like when Yoda or Obi-Wan dies (“If you strike me down I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.”) and physically disappears to become light-beings, pure energy. Lucas describes it as “joining the Force at will” and “being able to retain your personality, your individuality once you’ve gone over to the other side.” Individual consciousness remains, yet merges with the one-consciousness. Or it could be as much as about achieving other powers according to one‘s unique divine potential, whatever that may mean. Again, I’m not the expert to rely on to explain it the best. Other researchers like William Henry talk about this and use ancient icons and art depicting Jesus as examples of the energy halos and/or stargates commonly depicted surrounding him. Mystic and freemason Manly P. Hall wrote about Jesus traveling the world, learning the mysteries, and other figures being similar to Jesus as well. It all does have aspects of freemasonry/illuminati all over it; as The Great Work seems to be about the secret of this alchemy, this transfiguration of oneself; a secret they'd like to keep for themselves to keep you subordinate, and attached to this material world, possibly. "The Great Work is, before all things, the creation of man by himself, that is to say, the full and entire conquest of his faculties and his future; it is especially the perfect emancipation of his will, assuring him... full power over the Universal Magical Agent," wrote occultist and influential mason Eliphas Levi. "...there exists in nature a means of which a single man, who knows how to adapt and direct it, might upset and alter the face of the world. This force was known to the ancients; it consists in a universal agent having equilibrium for its supreme law, while its direction is concerned immediately with the great arcanum of transcendental magic...This precisely that which the adepts of the middle ages denominated the first matter of the Great Work. The Gnostics represented it as the fiery body of the Holy Spirit; it was the object of adoration in the secret rites of the Sabbath and the Temple, under the hieroglyphic figure of Baphomet of the Androgyne of Mendes." So...I'm sure all this could be taken with a grain of salt, as masons/illuminati are master deceivers. Meaning, consider the history of the mystery schools existing in the ancient world, then being bullied almost out of existence by the Romans and Constantine, and then things like christianity co-opting of those pagan practices in a new propaganda -- likewise has the illuminati co-opted the mystery religions?

Author on the mysteries John Lash separates what the original mystery schools were, from what people claim the illuminati believe. "The claim of deification, that is, the turning of a human being into a god, or in the same sense, achieving a superhuman state...or the realization of some divine empowerment -- that is simply not the case, in the sense that initiation in the mysteries would have fostered in people a sense of being superhuman or godlike and therefore superior to all other people. Not at all. The experience of the initiation in the mysteries allowed those who underwent it to discover their own hidden powers, especially the hidden power of the divine intelligence...The elevation of human consciousness in the mysteries, the heightened awareness, was not an inflation of the ego to a god-like state. It was the discovery of one's divine intelligence. And that germ of divine intelligence exists in everyone." In other words, the illuminati elitist sociopathic spin on occultism/the mysteries to mean you can create supermen, like Hitler's idea, should be separated from the original benign occultists who see the mysteries as the discovery of one's own divine potential. Personally, I still don't know what that specifically means, but maybe that is precisely the point. Everyone needs to find their own answers and think for themselves.

On the strange cave scene in episode 5, Lucas says, “Part of going into the tree is learning about the Force, learning about the fact that the Force is within you, and at the same time you create your own bad vibes. So, if you think about badly things or if you act badly or you bring fear into a situation, you’re gonna have to defend yourself or you’re gonna have to suffer the consequences of that. In this particular case, he takes his sword in with him, which means he’s going to have combat. If he didn’t, he wouldn’t. He’s creating this situation in his mind because on a larger level what caused Darth Vader to become Darth Vader is the same thing that makes Luke bring that sword in with him. …He has the capacity to become Darth Vader simply by using hate and fear and using weapons and opposed to using compassion, caring, and kindness.”

Spiritual leaders today talk about raising your positive energy vibrations; by meditation, eating good, compassion, helping the world, do positive things as such, and thus, positive things will come to your life -- "living with intention." Negative thoughts and negative energies manifest negative situations and things for you. There’s positive and negative energy, a polarity, a light and dark side to this force.

Irvin Kershner says, “Luke is gonna have to face himself, his fears. And when he (Yoda) tells him, ‘you don’t need the guns, you don’t need all that stuff…uh-uh, he’s still a weak man, he still needs guns, and sabers. That shows that he’s still weak. Anybody that needs a gun is weak.”

On the scene where Luke is upside down, levitating rocks, Lucas says, “Ultimately it comes down to the power of positive thinking, or your belief system. If you believe in something, then it will work. If you don’t, it won’t. And part of getting something done in your life is to believe you can do it. A lot of these scenes are very old in nature and common wisdom, told in all kinds of stories. And one of them is believe in yourself, and believe in what you’re doing. People used to pass on this kind of information to the younger generation.”

Luke, “I don’t believe it.”
Yoda, “That is why you fail.”

Well, powers like ESP are proven to be important enough to have millions of dollars of tax payer money in government projects, like the Stargate Project, which used things like remote viewing in the cold war era. A key figure being Joseph McMoneagle. Through tests like Project Talent, the government sought out kids with special abilities and recruited them. Duncan O’Finioan talks about being recruited for especially being “half-Irish and half-Cherokee -- the two races (Celts and Indians) of people who have the highest number of children born with PSI or ESP abilities.” Perhaps there is something to the belief in the bloodlines. “The Force is strong in my family,” Luke says. The Jedi’s use blood tests to determine the midi-chlorian count in an individual. Well, the illuminati elitists believe blood is important That’s why royalty inter-marry. They’re a bunch of inbreds. Yet, however different races are biologically different, the issue of inferior or superior is a another can of worms.

The medal scene at the end of A New Hope does evoke the feeling of the end of the Nazi’s Triumph of the Will, with the symmetrical endless lines of troops and ceremony and Albert Speer-ish backdrop. Knowing what I know now, I lean toward interpreting that to mean a warning to us that the new republic could very well turn corrupt again -- it has happened before, not too long ago and far away -- if it isn‘t already. Learn from history’s mistakes, learn to see the signs corruption and signs of a dictatorship, learn how a good ideal republic behaves.

Here is radio host Alex Jones explaining Star Wars almost exactly as I explained it. (1)

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