Thursday, August 20, 2009

Navigating the Apocalypse 1.1 - Ghostbusters & Judgment Day


In 1984 Columbia Pictures released Ghostbusters, a science-fiction comedy film written by co-stars Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, about three (with the incomparable Bill Murray) eccentric New York City parapsychologists-turned-ghost exterminators.

The plot of the movie revolves around a battle between our heros and a demonic spirit called Zuul, a demigod worshiped in 6000 BC as a servant to Gozer the Gozerian, a Sumerian shape-shifting destruction god. As the movie unfolds, the Ghostbusters learn that a mad doctor and cult leader named Ivo Shandor designed a building in the upper west side of New York City to act as a spiritual magnet so that it would summon Gozer and bring about the end of the world… Judgement Day. Below is a pivotal and revealing scene from the movie…


I am sure the Synchromystic among you noticed the appearance of the twin towers at the end of the clip. I am equally sure that a few of you have already done the math and discovered that the 9/11 attacks occurred 17 years after the release of Ghostbusters. In some circles, the number 17 is considered a cosmic trigger.

Plot recap: A high-rise building in New York City is used in an arcane ritual to bring about the end of the world…

Peter: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions!
Mayor: What do you mean "biblical"?
Ray: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor. Real wrath of God type stuff! Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
Egon: Forty years of darkness, earthquakes, and volcanoes!
Winston: The dead rising from the grave!
Peter: Human sacrifices, dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!

In the fine tradition of Synchromysticism, specific dates and events, pop-culture/media, and numerological triggers, dipped into the primordial soup of the collective unconscious, combine in such a manner that what appeared on the surface to be seemingly unrelated events, comes into focus as a coherent signal of significance. In some circles, these coherent signals reveal a deeper or at least alternate understanding of events taking place on the contemporary world stage. And thus are the masks of the illuminati stripped away.

Louis: "Gozer the gozerain. He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldranii, he came as a large and moving torb. Then, during the third reconciliation of the Mekertix supplicant, they chose a new form…that of a giant Sloar! Many shubbs and zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Sloar that day I can tell you."

The question is… are these signals real… or just noise? There is a great line in the old Dead tune “Box of Rain” that reads… “believe it if you need it, or leave it… if you dare”. Oddly enough, the twin concepts of belief and need are central to any conversation involving synchronicity, epiphany and prophecy. One begets the other. It is the need to believe that keeps us interested in playing the game. This applies to the religious, as well as the scientific game.

Viewed through the lens of Tekgnostics, connecting the synchromystic dots does provide insight into the wheels within wheels of earthly intrigues. Our underlying rationale is based on the quantum physics concept… one cannot separate the observer from the observed. This premise leads us to the inescapable conclusion that we affect the outcome of our perceptions of the world. As we assemble the pieces of the puzzle, larger patterns emerge. We may not have a broad enough perspective to completely comprehend these patterns, but with the shared perceptions of others interested in the puzzle, we conspire to understand the big picture.