Monday, April 12, 2010

Circumpunct Breakfast: Masonically Delicious!

Perhaps the hardest part in pouring through the digital data of the internet and the synchro data of the universe is trying to figure out what is genuine and filtering out the contrived. This becomes especially difficult when we enter shopping arenas where most of the images we see have been focus-grouped and test marketed for the highest psychological impact.

Freeman likes to point out the "Princess/Warrior" programming that fills the toy isles at our local Target. In that respect I think he is very very correct. The last time I was there, I found obvious MK imagery on the girls toys:

Everything from the standard butterfly motif... "alter" language on a box for everyone's favorite mind control slave, Barbie.

When I turned to the boys aisle though, it got a bit more interesting. Yes, there's tons and tons of "warrior" programming - every boy's toy has guns and battles. Do you want to be a cloned Storm Trooper fighting in Star Wars or put on a badge and join Lego's Space Police? Either way, it seems someone is assembling you into a fighter. So, when I see things like this next to all of that, I have to wonder where all of it is heading.
Are the Lego designers simply fans of the TV show Stargate: Atlantis or is there a larger meme being circulated? Mind you, the mystical "Gateway of the Squid" can only be opened by using one of the 5 illuminated triangles that come with each of the Atlantis sets.

This of course comes after that fun Playmobil playset where you can join the Egyptian army and fight under the banner of the golden-capped pyramid and the all-seeing illuminated eye of Ra.
And in that, my biggest issue is the promotion of militarism, not so much the Masonic overtones. But those Masonic elements are getting hard to ignore. Let's go back to Target and see what else we can buy there. How about a box of cereal?
What do you see? I see Masonic tracing boards.
And I made a video to prove my point.

In the video, you see this image on the back of a box of Honey Comb cereal:

Here's a close-up of that panel:

And now the side of the box:
So, we've got real-life mystery schools encoding their rites onto cereal boxes and now here we have the fictionalized (but blatant) promotion of secret societies and elite families... and you too can obtain their knowledge and power if you figure out how to decode their symbols!

A sad little cereal sync: When I was making that video a few weeks back and collecting the elements for this blog post, the news broke that Alex Chilton of The Box Tops had died. That was back on 3/17 also known as St Patrick's Day or St Osiris' Day if you will - bringing the Lucky Charms and the Egyptian god of death and cereal grains all together.

So as we surf this strange mixture of fact and fantasy, and we encounter all these images used by mystery schools, along with a heavy dose of Egyptology - what are we to make of all of it?

Why do ads like this pop up on the internet?
As I said at the onset, trying to separate the contrived from the genuinely wondrous is an ongoing struggle. Sometimes I wonder if we are being used like a giant computer, being fed all this information and imagery, perhaps by the mystery schools themselves, so that we'll come up with the answers to the questions that have plagued them for so long. Other times I think we might be presented with these secret societies so that a finger can be pointed when needed - that these guys are nothing more than future scapegoats being set up for another round of witch-hunts.

And sometimes, when I come across items such as this post at the Daily Paul, where someone had shared this video (which I just noticed was uploaded by YouTube user "globalbeehive") I wonder how much of it is simply a giant marketing ploy:

As more and more websites look for deeper meaning in pop-culture and the everyday - are we at risk of paying attention to the details that are placed there and confusing them for synchronicity? Now I say that with the caveat that I believe strongly in synchronicity. The name of the YouTube user is a good example of the unplanned. But again, we must learn the difference. Marketing teams now toss around terms like "Viral Marketing" and "Social Networking Potential" along with very elaborate Guerrilla Marketing concepts.

While I don't think the Norway spiral was a giant contrived ad for breakfast cereal, as I watch spirals appear on all of these General Mills products - I have to wonder why. I mean, the company had chosen to use a leprechaun (a little green man=alien=Osiris) as a mascot for a "magic" cereal grain that is supposed to tie in with Druidic mysticism. That's the surface idea, not even part in question. Just step outside the situation for a second, pretend we didn't all grow up with Lucky Charms, and consider that that's a pretty odd marketing tool to begin with.
As we begin to consider all the secondary meanings behind all of these substances - the milk, the grain, and the honey - this gets weirder. All of these, and especially in concert with one another, seem to echo ancient hallucinogenic cults. But first, let's look at the marshmallows:

From Wiki:

More recently, in late 2005 another different kind of marshmallow was added, the "Hidden Key". It is a solid yellow marshmallow that resembles the shape of an arched door (similar to the shape of a tombstone; flat at the bottom, flat sides with a round top). When liquid is added to the cereal, the sugar inside the marshmallow dissolves and the shape of a skeleton key "appears" as if "by magic". The new tagline for this is "Unlock the door with milk!"

In 2008, yellow and orange hourglass marshmallows were introduced (along with a new contemporary for Lucky named the Emerald Elder) with the marketing tagline of "The Hourglass Charm has the power to Stop Time * Speed Up Time * Reverse Time".

Again with the arched doorway, the tombstone, the skeleton key, my favorite "unlocking the door with milk" and of course Time Control/Travel.

So what power does the new "swirled" marshmallow grant?
Is that a synchronistic clue to the true nature of the Norway Spiral? Or is it just an idea cooked up in a board room? I don't know.

As people talk about a 2012 awakening, I keep thinking about the fact that we've been down this Aquarian road before. The 60's and 70's pushed the idea, not merely of psychedelic use and the astrological transition into the Age of Aquarius, but that this was a very real thing. That humanity was changing. That the world was changing. Even the scandals harkened to an Aquarian rising of truth. Watergate? Water Gate? Look at that Lego set again. Is it contrived? Again, I don't know.

Surely some of it is, if Barbie is any hint:

And surely some of it isn't. Where does this one fall? Here's a box of Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies, with a water-wheel logo and the slogan "Prepare for departure." Consider these interesting factoids found on the Pepperidge Farm website:
In the 1970s, Pepperidge Farm bread travels aboard the Apollo 13 and Apollo 14 space flights.
Goldfish® snack crackers blast into space onboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1988.

So now we've got spaceships tossed into the mix. Anything else? Oh yeah, what about those psychedelic cults - don't they fit in here? You bettcha.

A few weeks back, I wrote a post on honey and bees and I made mention of Terence McKenna's "Food of the Gods" and a myth reprinted within. That was the myth of Glaukos and I think you might find it interesting:

"While Glaukos, the son of Minos and Pasiphae, was still a small child, he died from falling into a jar, a pithos, filled with honey, while he was pursuing a rat, or a fly; the manuscripts are uncertain. Upon his disappearance his father Minos made many attempts to find him, and finally went to diviners for advice on how he should go about his search. The Kouretes answered that Minos had among his herds a cow of three different colors and the man that could offer the best simile for this phenomenon would also be the one to know how to restore the boy to life. The diviners gathered together for this task, and finally Polyidos, son of Koiranos, compared the cow's colors to the fruit of the bramble. Compelled thereupon to search for the boy, he eventually found him by means of his powers of divination, but Minos next insisted that Polyidos must restore the boy to life. He was therefore shut up in a tomb with the dead body. While in this great perplexity, he saw a snake approach the corpse. Fearing for his own life should any harm befall the boy's body, Polyidos threw a stone at the serpent and killed it. Then a second snake crept forth, and when it saw its mate lying dead it disappeared, only to return with an herb which it placed on the dead snake, immediately restoring it to life. After Polyidos has seen this with great surprise, he took the same herb and applied it to the body of Glaukos, thereby raising him from the dead."
-Axel W. Persson, The Religion of Greece in Prehistoric Times

Now look at this other HoneyComb campaign. BeeBoy?
Funny, if you go to, an otherwise uninteresting piece of cyberspace, where a woman presents her case study on BeeBoy "the boy raised by bees" - the first video to come up, named "portrait" starts with the words, "Day 17."

Terence McKenna comments on the Glaukos myth:
"Polyidos is clearly 'the man-who-has-many-ideas,' and Glaukos simply means 'blue-gray.' ...It is well known among mycologists that the flesh of Stopharia cubesnsis and other psilocybin mushrooms has the property of staining a bluish color when bruised or broken. This blue staining is an enzymatic reaction and a fairly reliable indicator of the presence of psilocybin. Glaukos, the youth who i preserved in the jar of honey, seems symbolic of the mushroom itself."
"The fact that Glaukos, the blue-gray one, fell into a honey pot (whose shape suggests the bucket-shaped graves of the Natufians) and was preserved there until the time of his resurrection seems highly suggestive. Herodotus mentions that the Babylonians preserved their dead in honey...The motif of cattle is present in the story in the bizzare section concerning the simile of the three-colored cow and the need to demonstrate linguistic facility as a precondition to being able to find the lost child. And the serpent, familiar from the Genesis story of Eden, makes a cameo appearance - and once again proves to have accurate and secret information concerning plants. ... All the motifs of a barely remembered mushroom cult are there - themes of death and rebirth, cattle, serpents with herbal knowledge, and a blue-gray child who is preserved in honey."

Ah, the blue-gray child. That combination sure makes me think of a lot of Atlantian theories and the ever famous "Greys." Sounds like something you might find in a lego set:

I think this territory clearly sits on a crossroads where contrivance and genuine mystery overlap. Did these ancient hallucinogen cults gave way to the mystery schools and, if so, are they honoring their traditions on our morning breakfast boxes? Are the graphic artists tasked with designing them simply tapping into a creative collective consciousness? Or is this all a scam to get us to pay attention to commercial products?

That's for each of us to figure out. Don't take my word for it, or anybody else's.
I like BeeBoy's advice:

"Look inside for answers."

Just found out that Target's mascot is a dog with the circumpunct over one eye.

Just did a little freelance gig, making a flyer for a supermarket, and found this interesting logo for a bread company.
I like how it incorporates the Grain and the Omega symbol.
(Omega often associated with Death or "The End")
Remember, Osiris was the god of both the underworld and of grain.

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