Batman and Heath Ledger have repeatedly and explicitly been connected to the Hanged Man of the Tarot, since Ledger carries the card in Dr. Parnassus and his infamous Joker portrayal in The Dark Knight gets hung in the same fashion. The Joker's flipside, Batman, is also a hanged man of sorts, as bats hang from caves by their feet. (See our Birds & Bees Pt4 for more on this connection, as well as how it ties into the twin pillars of Jachin and Boaz)
This Tarot card even depicts a hanged man who looks like BatMan.
BatMan's city is of course Gotham, which is commonly understood to be a stand-in for New York. So one night, I got it in my head to look at my city from their point of view, by turning the map of New York upside down.
As I had begun to wonder if there was a connection between NYC's 5 boroughs and the 5 points of a Pyramid, flipping the map immediately filled in some blanks. In our world of seeing everything in a North-facing POV, the Borough of Queens is directly "above" the Borough known as Brooklyn, but which actually called Kings County.
But, if NYC did indeed encode a pyramid, the King's chamber would have to be "above" the Queens chamber.
So here we are: The King is back on top of the Queen.
The Bronx, which is often referred to as "The Boogie Down" is, well, down - the SubChamber.
There seems to be some sense being made here.
I guess, when I first thought of the 5 boroughs as aspects of a pyramid, I sort of assumed Manhattan would end up being the capstone. But now I think that it makes more sense that Staten Island, which is actually Richmond County, would be the capstone. Richmond = Rich Mound. There isn't much on Staten Island except a huge lighthouse. Keep that in mind.
So what of Manhattan? Well, I realized that the carved out green portion which we call Central Park is exactly 51 blocks tall (59th street to 110th street). As we have seen over and over, 51 is an encoded 3x17, the date sacred to Osiris, the Egyptian green man. Further evidence is found in the fact that Central Park runs 3 avenues wide (from 5th Ave to 8th ave).
Osiris is famous for his dismembered penis, which is exactly what Manhattan Island looks like.
Having Manhattan be a geographic representation of Osiris' shaft, further entrains with the constant NY/OZ connection, making the home of the Green Man further resonate with The Emerald City.
At the north end of Manhattan we can find Dykman street, which is either DuckMan or "Penis"Man. As we'll see, that could go either way. At the south end we have the battery tunnel (a tunnel for your battering ram?) and the seaports. Insert Seamen joke here.
I don't know how well you can make it out in this map, but most maps show the ferry routes as white dotted lines extending out of the tip of Manhattan.
This could easily be another joke, but seriously - those white lines are spurting out all over a giant copper representation of Osiris' wife, Isis. Perhaps you've heard of it.
The Statue of Liberty (Isis) stands between Manhattan (Osiris' shaft) and Staten Island, causing me to wonder if this Richmond/Capstone/StatenIsland is their offspring. (Remember that lighthouse?)
If little white seamen aren't enough to convince you, why don't we look at the Millennial 9/11 mega-ritual, which also caused a white cloud to extend from the tip of Osiris' Shaft blowing over to Isis (perhaps ringing in the Aeon of the Child?)
I know, right?
Okay, now that I've got you thinking, let's flip the entire Empire State and see what we get.
That sure looks like a bird to me. Consider that Buffalo New York is where the "wing" extends, giving us Buffalo Wings. WestChester and EastChester are where the bird's chest would be. Where the neck would be, we have the Throgsneck Bridge. The infamous town of Montauk (talk) is situated where the bird's mouth would be, and that body of water is called the Long Island Sound. I've spotted a ton of stuff like that and it's all very playful and only half serious, but it is certainly there.
So, if New York State is a bird, I'm thinking that Dykman could also be DuckMan (noting also that the DuckMan of the cartoon DuckMan: Private Dick/Family Man was voiced by Jason Alexander of the iconic New York sitcom Seinfeld). But, if we're sticking with the Egyptian theme, well then I guess that would be Thoth.
If only someone had connected Thoth to 9/11 and Ducks and NY/OZ and - oh wait, what am I talking about? Jake did that a while back. Here's one of his old videos:
I suggest watching Jake's whole series which connects a lot more dots. He also goes into the playing with the idea that Thoth was alternately depicted as a bird or a baboon (non-human primate). Since we've been looking at Mario Brothers again (who spawned the Donkey Kong franchise) and King Kong and all those non-human primates - it's important to remember that the Duck is never far behind, something Nintendo knew well all those years ago when they released the very first NES cartridge.
Another one of those "just saying" sorta things. Cut out that strip on the side of the NES cart and it bears a striking resemblance to a World Trade Center tower.
I'm not really implying anything by that. Like I said, I'm just saying. To an extent this is an adventure in playfulness, toying with the patterns and seeing what comes of it. It's a good idea to turn your maps upside down from time to time and get a new perspective.
You might notice that on the other side of the river is the state of New Jersey (Jersey being a Bull, the very thing that was sacrificed to Osiris). And you might see that if you were to flip neighboring New Jersey, you get another Egyptian-themed similarity:
You can look at this stuff and wonder if there was any human plan involved. Certainly Manhattan is littered with intentional and explicit symbolism. Central Park was designed by men, perhaps in the same way the streets of DC were. Who knows? But, here's where synchronicity fills in the missing blanks one more time.
The next day, after I flipped the map and made all these connections, I was walking to the subway and started pondering whether or not this was an intentional (man-made) design or not. As I'm thinking about it, I almost trip over this metallic thing on the sidewalk:
That's Phi (the golden ratio, sometimes called the divine ratio) getting in my face, reminding me that there is an order and design to the universe that goes way beyond the hands of men. I asked the universe a question and it gave me an answer. That's good enough for me.
However, the appearance of Phi leads us directly into our next post, which will revisit the Norway Spiral and start to break down the Sapphire syncs I've been mentioning but haven't had the time to spell out. Be well all.