NATAS (or SATAN backwards)
OScar, OSiris, Ausar, Ptah
Sorceror's Apprentice, Mickey
"Making movies is casting spells." – Director of Lucifer Rising, Kenneth Anger
"Magic wands were always made out of the wood of a Holly tree. It’s made out of Holly wood. Hollywood is a Druidic establishment and the symbols, the words, the terms, the stories, are designed." -- Jordan Maxwell
"That alien, his Matrix, he was like the spider that has to lure a fly into his web... Do you think it's possible that each of the near death experiences we've heard about are the result of an alien inhabitation?" -- Captain Janeway in the Star Trek Voyager episode, "Coda"
"The light at the end of the tunnel. That ain't heaven. That's the C train!" -- Daredevil
"Ever dance with the Devil in the pale moonlight? I ask that of all my prey!" -- The Joker to Batman prior to shooting him, Batman (1989)
The Oscar statue of the Academy Awards gets its name from Ausur or Osiris, the Egyptian god, pictured on the right. You can see both figures are golden, have their arms crossed across the chest and hold a sceptre.
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Movies and television programs use what is called predictive programming to program us by using fiction and the power of suggestion to create a desired outcome. It is life imitating art.
LiveWire - In a Mountain Dew commercial for limited time only Mountain Dew product called LiveWire, two men watch puzzingly as numerous insects fly into a light zapper to a certain death. One asks, "Why do they do that? Don't they see that their friends are getting zapped?" The other man replies, "I don't know. They must be stupid." Ironically, a large glowing orange orb of LiveWire starts pulsating and hypnotizes the two men who helplessly are drawn headfirst into its core, stunning themselves in the process. If you touch a live wire you will get shocked or electrocuted. After they walk into the orb, one says, "That was stupid" Notice the sign behind them that says "HOT FOOD". The announcer says "Introducing Mountain Dew LiveWire. Discover what the attraction is all about."
A Bugs Life - In this movie, one bug warns another one not to fly into the light trap, "No, Harry, No!. Don't look at the light!" but to no avail as the victim laments, "I can't help it! It's so beautiful!"
Futurama - In this cartoon made by the creators of The Simpsons, characters are watching the TV show, The Real World. The commentator states, "This week on The Real World -- THE SUN." A man is heard screaming, "AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH -- I'm burning to death!" We know it is not the sun screaming because one of the characters watching the show snidely remarks in disgust, "Do you know how much an apartment that big would cost on the sun?"
The SimpsonsIn this Simpsons episode, 2-D Homer finds himself in the third dimension. Reverend Lovejoy asks Homer if he sees a light and tells him, "Move into the light, my son!". Having followed his instructions, Homer screams after getting shocked.
Star Trek Voyager - In the Star Trek Voyager episode Coda, Captain Janeway is almost fooled by an alien into thinking she has died. The alien poses as her father, imploring her to follow him into the light. She is suspicious of his intentions and refuses.
JANEWAY: That's the real me, isn't it, lying on the ground on that planet, dying, and this is the hallucination. This isn't real.
ALIEN: More denial. You're only making it harder on yourself.
JANEWAY: You're trying very hard to convince me to come with you. Why is that? If what you're saying is true, why not let me come to the decision on my own?
ALIEN: I'm trying to spare you unnecessary pain.
JANEWAY: My father would never act like this. He always believed I had to learn my own lessons, make my own mistakes. He never tried to shield me from life. Why would he try to shield me from death? You're not my father. I could be imagining you, but I don't think so. You have such a specific agenda. You're determined that I go with you somewhere. Who are you?
ALIEN: I'm trying to help you. Stop fighting me.
JANEWAY: Are you an alien being of some kind? Is that it?
CHAKOTAY: Her eyes are open.
EMH: Vital signs are responding. Blood pressure is sixty over thirty.
TUVOK: But the entity is still inhabiting her cerebral cortex, impeding your treatment.
CHAKOTAY: Kathryn, hang on. We're bringing you back. Just fight a little longer.
EMH: Direct synaptic stimulation might drive out the alien presence.
JANEWAY: I was right. I heard Tuvok and Chakotay and the Doctor. You're an alien. You've created all these hallucinations, haven't you?
ALIEN: This is what my species does. At the moment just before death one of us comes down to help you understand what's happening, to make the crossing over an occasion of joy.
JANEWAY: And what is that?
ALIEN: Our Matrix, where your consciousness will live. I was being truthful when I said it was a place of wonder. It can be whatever you want it to be.
JANEWAY: Then why didn't you tell me this from the beginning? Why pretend to be my father.
ALIEN: Usually people are comforted to see their loved ones. It makes the crossing over a much less fearful occasion. I've done this many times, but I've never encountered someone so resistant.
EMH: Something's happened. The alien presence is getting stronger again.
CHAKOTAY: Fight it, Kathryn, just a little longer.
EMH: I'll have to try a thoron pulse.
JANEWAY: My people are telling me to fight. They're trying to save me.
ALIEN: They're trying out of desperation. It's hopeless.
JANEWAY: You're the one who sounds desperate. I don't get the feeling you're trying to make me comfortable. You're only interested in my agreeing to come with you.
ALIEN: Because it's inevitable.
JANEWAY: And you don't strike me as any type of Good Samaritan. You're more like a vulture, preying on people at the moment of their death when they're at their most vulnerable.
ALIEN: I've waited for you. I've been patient.
JANEWAY: But your patience is wearing thin. What's the real reason you want me in that Matrix? Somehow I don't think it has anything to do with everlasting joy.
ALIEN: You must go with me.
JANEWAY: If you could force me to go, you'd have done it already. You need me to agree, don't you? I have to go voluntarily.
ALIEN: Wouldn't that be better than standing here in this endless debate?
JANEWAY: Let me tell you this. We can stand here for all eternity and I will never choose to go with you.
ALIEN: You're in a dangerous profession, Captain. You face death everyday. There'll be another time and I'll be waiting. Eventually you'll come into my Matrix and you will nourish me for a long, long, time.
JANEWAY: Go back to hell, coward.
Afterwards, Captain Janeway discusses the encounter with one of her crew.
CHAKOTAY: I can understand that. I can't help thinking about it. That alien, his Matrix, he was like the spider that has to lure a fly into his web.
JANEWAY: Do you think it's possible that each of the near death experiences we've heard about are the result of an alien inhabitation?
Logan's Run (1976, MGM)
The very first frame of this brilliant sci-fi classic from the '70's begins with this proclamation: "Sometime in the 23rd century... the survivors of war, overpopulation and pollution are living in a great domed city, sealed away from the forgotten world outside. Here, in an ecologically balanced world, mankind lives only for pleasure, freed by the servo-mechanisms which provide everything. There's just one catch: Life must end at thirty unless reborn in the fiery ritual of Carousel."
Francis: Some of our guys are on Carousel tonight, and Sandmen always
renew, I know.
Logan: But you don’t know. You just assume - one-for-one. What everyone’s been taught to believe - one-for-one.
Francis: Well, why not? That’s exactly how everything works. It keeps everything in balance. One is terminated, one is born. Simple, logical, perfect. You have a better system?
Logan: Of course not. At least I wonder about it sometimes. Not like you with your automatic one-for-one routine. You know you sound like a Sleep Teacher with a stuck tape?
Francis: Logan, leave it alone. It’s perfect. [bumps into a Red] You know, Logan, you wonder a lot, too much for a Sandman.
Logan: Why were you so angry just then. What did he do to you?
Francis: That Red’s gonna run. I can always tell.
Logan: Did you ever see Francis 8?
Francis: I’ve never even visited Nursery before tonight. You know, when you question, it slows you down. I don’t know - what makes you so curious? You know who his seed mother was?
Logan: Of course not. I’m curious, not sick!
Francis: Good! [laughs] Look at the crowd. Good Carousel tonight.
Carousel: Lastday, Capricorn 15’s. Year of the City, 2274. Carousel begins. [repeats]
S: [Looks at left palm, then to Francis] Don't forget, we're both on Monitor tonight. [Logan, Francis and S laugh]
[All enter the Carousel ampitheater]
Francis: [Asks a girl sitting close by for more room] Would you mind? Thanks a lot.
Logan: Well, there’s a few over there that could have been his seed mother.
Francis: Only a few? You’re just not trying. [laughs]
Carousel: Capricorn 15’s, born 2244. Enter the Carousel. This is the time of renewal. Be strong, and you will be renewed. Identify. Rise.
[The Carousel scene. The platform with a red crystal rotates. The Lastday people float upward, and are hit with strong laser blasts as they approach the clear crystal]
Everyone: Up! Up! C'mon! Renew! Renew!
[Logan gets a call (RUNNER, GREAT HALL, ENTRANCE WEST). Logan leaves. Francis follows, startling Logan. They locate a runner, and shoot at him like cats chasing a mouse]
Francis: Ha ha!
Logan: Run, runner! laughter] He was crazy. He could have renewed on Carousel. Now he’s finished forever. Why do they run?
Finding Nemo - This scene features an angler fish, a real fish, which lures its prey to death by dangling a light out in front! Notice a direct comparison is made to the afterlife.
MARLIN Dory, do you see anything? DORY Aaah! Something's got me! MARLIN That was me. I'm sorry. DORY [gasps] Who was that?MARLIN Who could it be? It's me! DORY Are..are you my conscience? MARLIN Yeah, yeah. I'm your conscience. We haven't spoken for a while. How are you? DORY Hmm, can't complain. MARLIN Yeah? Good. Now, Dory. I want you to tell me..do you see anything?DORY I see..I see a light. MARLIN A light. DORY Yeah. Over there. Hey, conscience. Am I dead? MARLIN No, I see it too. What is it? DORY It's so pretty. MARLIN I'm feeling...happy. Which is a big deal for me. DORY I want to touch it. Oh! MARLIN Hey, come back. Come on back here. DORY [singing] I'm gonna get you. I'm gonna get you. I'm gonna swim with you. MARLIN I'm gonna get you. I'm gonna be your best friend...good feeling's gone.MARLIN I can't see! I don't know where I'm going! DORY Haah! MARLIN The mask! DORY What mask? DORY Okay, I can't see a thing. MARLIN Oh, gee! DORY Hey, look! A mask! MARLIN Read it! DORY I'm sorry, but if you could just bring it a little closer, I kind of need the light. That's great, keep it right there. MARLIN Just read it! DORY Okay, okay. Mr. Bossy. Uh, 'P'. Okay, 'P'. 'Shh-eer...Sher--P. Sher--P. Shirley? P.--'. Oh! The first line's 'P. Sherman'! MARLIN P. Sherman doesn't make any sense! DORY Okay, second line. '42'. MARLIN Don't eat me! Don't eat me! Aaaah! DORY Light, please. 'Walla--Walla--Walla-beee'...MARLIN Waah! Waaah! Waaaah!DORY The second line's '42 Wallaby Way'! MARLIN That's great! Speed read! Take a guess! No pressure! No problem! There's a lot of pressure! Pressure! Take a guess now with pressure! DORY 'Sydney'. It's 'Sydney'! MARLIN Duck! DORY Aaah!MARLIN I'm dead, I'm dead, I'm dead, I'm dead, I'm dead, I died, I'm dead.
Daredevil - The devil, red suit and all, posing with the full moon. He tells a dying man, "The light at the end of the tunnel? Guess what, that's not heaven... it's the C Train! [the dying man threatens, "I'll kill you, I'll kill you".] Of course, the crescent moon does look like a 'C' in the sea of space.
The Ring - The tagline on a poster of this movie was, "Before You Die, You See The Ring". The Ring is depicted as a solar eclipse!
To Serve Man - One of the most classic Twilight Zone episodes ever. "Mr. Chambers! Don't get on that ship! The rest of the book, To Serve Man... It's a cookbook!"
Soylent Green - One of the main characters, Sol, tries to warn the rest of humanity that their food, Soylent Green, is made of people and quips that "It's people. Soylent Green is made out of people! They're making our food out of people. Soon they'll be breeding us like cattle!" The pun here is that Sol-lent green is people. In other words, our green ectoplasm is lent to the sun, Sol.
Burning Man - The Burning Man Festival is a festival which takes place every year in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. A man in effigy is sacrificed.
The Wicker Man - The ancient druids would sacrifice animals and men to the Sun in order to appease its anger and assure a good bumper of crops that Spring. This is reenacted in the film starring Christopher Lee.
"Mighty God of the Sun, Bountiful Goddess of our orchards... accept our sacrifice..."
DreamWorks Pictures introduces its movies with this short animation of a boy sitting on the moon and fishing in a body of water (perhaps symbolic of the subconscious mind where dreams are born), presumably on the Earth. This is similar to the siren motif which usually features an attractive woman luring sailors to their deaths with her sweet song and alluring eyes.
The Prisoner - In the mysterious 1960's TV series, The Prisoner, produced by Everyman Pictures, every facet of a man's life is controlled. They try to strip the man's identity and refer to him only as Number Six. He defiantly proclaims every week in the trailer, "I am not a number! I am a free man! I will not make any deals with you. I've resigned. I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered! My life is my own!" The village featured a lunar control base reminiscent of the Truman Show. On one side, you can see a view of the earth; on the other, space. In this scene a spirit rover hunts down a man and suffocates him. The controller of the village says, "Follow the signs." Notice the first sign says "Free sea" and the next one says "Repair".
Star Trek: For The World Is Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky - In this episode of the original Star Trek series, the crew discover a hollow asteroid disguised as a planet whose inhabitants are duped into worshipping a deity who is portrayed as a sun. One inhabitant warns the crew that one day he was climbing a mountain, which is strictly forbidden. He says, "Where is outside? Many years ago I climbed the mountains even though it is forbidden [winces in pain]. Things are not as they teach us for the world is hollow and I have touched the sky!" [collapses in agony] Kirk repeats what he said, "trying to decipher the words. "For the world is hollow, and I have touched the sky..... Yes, of course it is because if you did you'd touch the sky and find out you were living on a big ball. Not a planet, but a spaceship. And that knowledge seems to be forbidden."
Cirque Du Soleil: The Journey of Man - This world famous circus is translated as 'Circus of the Sun'. The first show was entitled 'The Journey of Man'. Guess where man's destination lies? The sun!
The Truman Show - In the movie The Truman Show (the True Man show), Truman Burbank's whole life in "Seahaven" is staged and phoney. His whole world, including the sun and moon, is a gigantic set inside a large dome controlled from the moon. By the way the Egyptian equivalent for Satan is named Set! Could it be that 'true man' is inside a vast dome and that our world is controlled from a base on the moon? Truman, trying to conquer his fear and escape, sets sail for blue sky only to collide into a giant wall. This movie was hailed by critics as "original" and "daring". Why? Because it contains our true origins and is daring to tell us the truth? One of the movie's producers is a Rothschild, the family that started the European banking dynasty.
Dark City (1999)
Seemingly patterned after the Archon beings of the Gnostic texts and the reports in the Ufology community, Dark City is similar to The Truman Show -- a human was given fabricated memories of his childhood life and presented a false reality. He travels to the edge of his world to go home to Shell Beach but hits a wall. Like Truman, he tries to break through the wall.
Excerpts from the movie:
"They steal peoples' memories, then they swap them around between us. I've seen them do it, back and forth 'til no one knows who they are anymore. How do you know all this? Once in a while one of us wakes up while they're changing things. It's not supposed to happen, but it does.
We fashioned this city on stolen memories. Different eras, different pasts, all rolled into one. Each night we revise it, refine it, in order to learn. Learn what? About you. You and your fellow inhabitants, what makes you human. Why? We need to be like you.
I call them Strangers. They abducted us and brought us here. This city, everyone in it is their experiment. They mix and match our memories as they see fit, trying to divine what makes us unique. One day, a man might be an inspector. The next, someone entirely different. When they want to study a murderer, for instance, they simply imprint one of their citizens with a new personality. Arrange a family for him, friends, an entire history... even a lost wallet. Then they observe the results. Will a man, given the history of a killer, continue in that vein? Or are we, in fact, more than the sum of our memories? This business of you being a killer was a sad coincidence. You have had dozens of lives before now. You happened to wake up while I was imprinting you with this one. Why are they doing all this? It is our capacity for individuality -- our souls -- that makes us different from them. They think they'll find the human soul if they understand how our memories work. They have collective memories. They share one group mind. They're dying. Their race is on the brink of extinction. They think we can save them. Where do I fit in? You're different. You resisted my attempt to imprint you. Somehow you have developed their ability to Tune. That is how they change things, how they built this city. They have machines buried beneath the surface that allow them to focus their telepathic energies. They control everything here, even the sun. That's why it's always dark. They can't stand the light. Why do they need you? When they first brought us here, they extracted what was in us and stored the information, remixed it like paint and gave us back new memories of their choosing. But they still needed an artist to help them. I understood the human mind better than they ever could, so they allowed me to keep my skills as a scientist... because they needed them. They made me delete everything else. Can you imagine what it's like to erase your own past?
What about my past? What about my childhood? Shell Beach. Uncle Karl. What about this? This was blank when I found it.
You still don't understand. You were never a boy. Not in this place. Your history is an illusion, a fabrication, as it is with all of us.
There is no ocean, John. There's nothing beyond the city. The only place home exists is in your head.
They want to imprint you with their own collective memories. They want to make you one of them... so they can share your soul.
Here's the machine the Strangers use to amplify their thoughts, the machine that changes their world. You must take control of it. You must make the machine yours. I know you can beat them, but you must concentrate.
You told me I had the power, didn't you? I can make these machines do anything I want. Make this world anything I want it to be. Just so long as I concentrate hard enough. Where are you going?
It's so beautiful here. So bright.
Do you know if Shell Beach is around here?
I think that's it over there. I'm headed that way myself. Would you like to join me?
The Thirteenth Floor - The Thirteenth Floor was released the year after the Truman Show and like The Truman Show and Dark City, the main character travels to the edge of his world and discovers that it's a simulation.
DOUGLAS: How many simulated worlds like this are there?
JANE: Thousands. Yours is the only one that ever created a simulation within the simulation. Something we never expected.
DOUGLAS: No Ashton, I'm not really a God. I'm just like you. Just a bunch of electricity.
ASHTON: What are you talking about?
DOUGLAS: It's all smoke and mirrors. Just like your world. We're nothing but a simulation on some computer. It's like a machine. Like this arcade game. You've got your players and you put your nickel in. This one pitches. This one runs around the bases. Pre- programmed movements generated by electrical energy. We're improved on this model since then. The players can beat the shit out of and try to drown some other, which is always fun.
The Matrix - This is a sci-fi classic where Neo is told humans are nothing more than a battery - a source of power for the machines and that he is living in a false world, a matrix.
"What is 'real'? How do you define 'real'? If you're talking about what you can see, what you can feel, what you can taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain. This is the world that you know... it exists now only as part of neural interactive simulation that we call 'the matrix'. You've been living in a dream world, Neo."
"Welcome to the desert of the real...They (the machines) were dependent on solar power and it was believed that they would be unable to survive without an energy source as abundant as the sun. The human body carries more bioelectricity than a 120-volt battery and over 125,000 BTU's of body heat. Combined with a form of fusion, the machines had found ... there are fields, endless, fields, where human beings are no longer born, we are grown."
"What is the matrix? Control. The matrix is a computer generated dream world built to keep us under control in order to change a human being into this..." Morpheus displays a battery to Neo. "As long as the matrix exists, the human race will never be free."
Before their "birth" on earth, clones are created in pods and programmed via light and hypnotic suggestion that they are "special" and "have been chosen to go to the island" which is powered by a holographic grid.
"You're special. You have a very special purpose in life. You've been chosen. The Island awaits you.... You've been chosen. You have a very special purpose. You're part of a new beginning.You're special. You have a very special purpose. You want to go to the Island. Your purpose in life is to populate the Island. You're part of a new beginning. You're special. Very special. You've been chosen. You've been chosen. Chosen to survive, to carry on. You want to go to the Island. Go, go! You have a very special purpose. Very special."
Convicts and other willing participants agree to have their bodies completely controlled by a game player with user controls, but the originator of the game plans to enslave and trap all humans in the video game. One tandem is breaking free from the system though. The creator declares the character "dead" and then lures the game character with a virtual reality creation of his daughter sitting in the entrance of a moongate. It's a weird sequence in the movie. The character suddenly is underneath the stars looking up. He walks through a dark corridor or tunnel with a light at one end. He sees his daughter sitting in the light of the moongate and he runs to her only to hit a force field of what he finds out was just an illusion and a trap set for him. We see the moongate is at the top of some steps almost like a pyramid. The game creator takes him upstairs onto a barren rocky surface underneath the stars again. In light of the peviously mentioned moongate we can only assume this is meant to symbolize the moon. He takes him to a basketball court where a battle of will power ensues. The game ends (and movie too) as the hero enters a tunnel (with no visible light shown).
In the opening theme of 1960s TV series The Prisoner by Everyman Pictures Patrick McGoohan drives down the road (life's road), goes through a tunnel and enters a tunnel with a light at the end to doors that say "Way out". He has only his right eye open as if he is giving his boss the evil eye as he resigns. His ID is then taken by an automated process and put inside a drawer or filing cabinet. He then leaves through the tunnel and packs his bags. He thinks he is going on vacation to paradise or heaven, but is knocked out by gas and held as a prisoner in the Village. They try to dehumanize him as they refuse to give him a name, only the number 6, which is the number of man. The operation which keeps him as prisoner appears to be the moon as they have shots of space and the constellations on one side and the earth continents on the other and they also show a rocky base underground with podlike container tubes that go down into a hole reminiscent of craters. If he tries to escape a balloon-looking deviced called Rover hunts him down.
Michael Douglas plays a wealthy businessman caught up in the routine of life. His brother, played by Sean Penn, gives him a birthday gift for the man who has everything. It is a tailor-made "game" customized for the willing partcipant who willingly agrees to play the game. This "game" plunges him into a hell-like reality where he is thrown into survival mode and doesn't know what the truth is anymore of who he can trust. This company even has the power to control the daily news he watches. SPOILER ALERT: He is so distraught by the game that he jumps from the top of a skyscraper to commit suicide only to land on an inflated "X" that marks the spot or bull's eye. They had planned along for him to jump. As it turns out all of it was an elaborate prank or joke. Of course, you never "get" a joke until after the very end is told or played out. The funny thing is while all the hired actors (his so-called acquaintences and friends) celebrated afterwads, I never saw him crack a smile or laugh about it in the end. This movie hints that our very reality could in fact all just be an elaborate hoax or trick -- yes, a game.
The Ninth Gate - A book purported to be written by Lucifer reveals the key to opening the nine gates to Hell. Ancient book dealer, Johnny Depp, unlocks its secrets and walks through the final gate being the golden dawn of the rising sun.
"To travel in silence
I alone have secured this route
To brave the arrows of misfortune
And fear neither noose nor fire.
To play the greatest of all games and win!
Forgoing no expense
Is to mock the fascistic will of fate
And gain at last the key that will unlock
The Ninth Gate
Let me fear neither noose nor fire nor poison.
Erase me from the Book of Life,
Inscribe me in the black Book of Death.
Bring me to
The Ninth Gate"
Monster's Inc. - "The future is bright at Monsters, Inc.! We're part of your life. We power your car. We warm your home. We light your city... Carefully matching every child to their ideal monster to produce a superior scream refined into clean dependable energy... Everytime your turn something on, Monster's Inc is there... We know the challenge. The window of innocence is shrinking. Human kids are becoming harder to scare... The best refineries and research into new energy techniques... We're Monster's Inc... 'We scare because we care!' "
Little Nicky - Little Nicky is the devil's son, aptly named for Old Nick is a euphemism for The Devil. "I got hit by this big light that was attached to a lot of metal!"
Planet of the Apes - Astronauts head into an electrical storm. One crew member exclaims, "It's beautiful!" Another retorts, "So's the sun until you get close to it!"
Tommy - This clipis several minutes long and is the finale to the movie Tommy, with music written by The Who. Lead singer Roger Daltrey plays cult hero and savior, Tommy, who swims across water, scales a mountain top and raises the sun.
"Listening to you, I get the music. Gazing at you, I get the heat. Following you, I climb the mountains. I get excitement at your feet. Right behind you, I see the millions..."
The Prisoner Moon Grid - In this 1960's TV programme, The Prisoner, by Everyman Pictures, a village where its inhabitants are being held prisoner is controlled from a lunar base. From here every move of the prisoner is monitored. On one side is the Earth; on the other side, space. Notice the "eye in the sky".
Truman Show Moon Grid - Jim Carrey plays Truman, a metaphor for the 'true man'. He is living in a false world, a hoax perpetrated from the "Lunar Room," a world within a world.
Star Wars Death Star - In the original Star Wars movie, a battle station for the Imperial troops was camouflaged as a moon. "Look at him. He's heading for that small moon."... "That's no moon! It's a space station!... It's too big to be a space station."... We're caught in a tractor beam and it's pulling us in." In Return of the Jedi, the design of the Death Star was improved upon, resulting in a half-shell.
Austin Powers - A pun is made on the Death Star in Star Wars. Dr. Evil plans to put a giant 'laser' on the moon and direct it at Earth.
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In this sci-fi classic, society is subversively controlled by a race of non-humans. Billboards and magazines subliminally read, "Obey. Submit." Money covertly displays, "This is your God." Notice a pair of sun glasses is what reveals this hidden truth.
Star Trek Voyager: Coda - Captain Janeway discusses her near death experience in which an alien being masqueraded as her father, attempting to lure her into its matrix of light where she would be a source of nourishment. This causes her to wonder if all near death experiences aren't really just alien encounters.
Contact - Astronaut Jodie Foster travels through worm holes to make contact with an extraterrestrial being who downloads her memories and poses as her father.
Alien (posing as her father): "You're an interesting species, an interesting mix. You're capable of such beautiful dreams and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you're not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we've found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other. "
The Skulls - A candidate is tapped by an Ivy League secret society, modeled after the real life Skull and Bones society at Yale, which has produced several U.S. Presidents. Notice the initiate "dies" in the sun to be reborn again.
The Wizard of Oz - "Look! Emerald City is closer and prettier than ever! Oh, we're almost there at last! At last! It's beautiful isn't it? Just like I knew it would be! He really must be a wonderful Wizard to live in a city like that!" Notice the Wicked Witch's compass or armillary sphere.
Step into the sun
Step into the light
Keep straight ahead for
The most glor ...
... ious place
On the face
Of the earth or the sky
The Lion King - The first few minutes of the movie include an offering to the sun.
The Recruit - CIA trainer, Al Pacino, emphasizes, "Nothing is what it seems!" Note the special training facility at Langley is called 'The Farm' and the CIA logo is a star compass.
Shrek - Lovable ogre Shrek has been wounded by an arrow and his gregarious donkey companion, fretting death, pleads, "Don't die, Shrek. And if you see a long tunnel, stay away from the light!"
There's Something About Mary - An attempt to resuscitate a swooned dog is made. "Stay away from the light!" Yes, there is some 'thing' about Mary, i.e. an entity around Isis, the moon.
Chronicles of Riddick - "In this verse (Helion), humans have been fractured, divided by all their many races, creeds and mistaken faiths. Our purpose is to correct that mistake because there is another verse, another universe that he has found, where anyone can live anew, where you can live free of pain -- a perfect new place called 'Underverse'..."
Stargate - "A traveler from distance stars escaped from a dying world looking for a way to extend his own life. Plotting, decaying and weak, he couldn't prevent his own demise. Apparently his whole species was becoming extinct. So he traveled, searched, the galaxies looking for a way to cheat death. He came to a world rich with life where he encountered a primitive race -- humans, a species which with all his powers and knowledge, he could maintain indefiniety. He realized within a human body he had a chance for a new life. Now he aparently found a young boy. As the frightened voyagers ran, night became day. Curious and without fear, he walked towards the light. Ra took him and possessed his body like some kind of a parasite looking for a host. And inhabiting this human form, he appointed himself ruler. He used the stargate to bring thousands of workers here to this planet as workers for the mines. This mineral is clearly the building block of all his technology. With this he can sustain eternal life..."
Atlantis - Power Source - "The crystal is alive somehow. It's their deity. It's their power source. They're a part of it. It's a part of them..."
Atlantis - "The crystal thrives on the collective emotions of all who came before us. In return it provides power, longevity, protection. As it grew, it developed a consciousness of its own... but its power grew too great to control. It overwhelmed us and led to our destruction... If she remains bonded to the crystal, she could be lost to it forever."
The Star Trek The Original Series 2-part episode, The Menagerie, was reworked fom the show's actual 1965 pilot epsiode named The Cage. The Menagerie was aired in November of 1966. A group of small telepathic aliens very reminiscent of the little grey aliens that dominate today's commercial market, hold Captain Pike a prisoner. The Star trek series, of course, went on to be a huge success.
In a rare interview on the paranormal radio show Coast to Coast A.M. Art Bell interviewed Leonard Nimoy who played the alien character Spock. Leonard Nimoy told him, "When we were making the Star Trek series the first season -- middle of the first season -- some people came to me and they said, 'You may not know it, but you have been chosen as a kind of a vessel to carry informatin to this civilization to help prepare this society for the coming of another civilization for alien arrival and your character is a character designed to educate this public that there is nothing to fear, that it is possible to interact with other species', and I said, 'Ok, it's ok with me if that's the case.' "
These inorganic alien beings depicted in the pilot show are actually mentioned in the ancient Nag Hammadi gnostic texts and are referred to as Archons which are mind parasites. Yes, the Archons "are cons". Researcher John Lash has written extensively about them.
PIKE: Can you hear me? My name is Christopher Pike, commander of the space vehicle Enterprise from a stellar group at the other end of this galaxy. Our intentions are peaceful. Can you understand me?
(the aliens communicate with their minds, not voices)
TALOSIAN: It appears, Magistrate, that the intelligence of the specimen is shockingly limited.
MAGISTRATE: This is no surprise since his vessel was baited here so easily with a simulated message. As you can read in its thoughts, it is only now beginning to suspect that the survivors and encampment were a simple illusion we placed in their minds.
PIKE: You're not speaking, yet I hear you.
MAGISTRATE: You will note the confusion as it reads our thought transmissions.
PIKE: All right, then, telepathy. You can read my mind. I can read yours. Now, unless you want my ship to consider capturing me an unfriendly act
MAGISTRATE: You now see the primitive fear/threat reaction. The specimen is about to boast of his strength, the weaponry of his vessel, and so on. Next, frustrated into a need to display physical prowess, the creature will throw himself against the transparency.
PIKE: If you were in here, wouldn't you test the strength of these walls, too? There's a way out of any cage, and I'll find it.
MAGISTRATE: Despite its frustration, the creature appears more adaptable than our specimens from other planets. We can soon begin the experiment.
SPOCK: The inhabitants of this planet must live deep underground, probably manufacture food and other needs down there. Our tests indicate the planet surface, without considerably more vegetation or some animals, simply too barren to support life.
NUMBER ONE: So we just thought we saw survivors there.
SPOCK: Exactly. An illusion placed in our minds by this planet's inhabitants.
BOYCE: It was a perfect illusion. They had us seeing just what we wanted to see, human beings who'd survived with dignity and bravery, everything entirely logical, right down to the building of the camp, the tattered clothing, everything. Now let's be sure we understand the danger of this. The inhabitants of this planet can read our minds, they can create illusions out of a person's own thoughts, memories, and experiences, even out of a person's own desires. Illusions just as real and solid as this table top and just as impossible to ignore.
BOYCE: Maybe it was. It's what I tried to explain in the briefing room. Their power of illusion is so great, we can't be sure of anything we do, anything we see.
VINA: They can't actually make you do anything you don't want to do.
PIKE: But they try to trick me with their illusions.
VINA: And, er, they can punish you when you're not co-operative. You'll find out about that.
PIKE: Did they ever live on the surface of this planet? Why did they go underground?
VINA: War, thousands of centuries ago.
PIKE: That's why it's so barren up there?
VINA; The planet's only now becoming able to support life again.
PIKE: So the Talosians who came underground found life limited here and they concentrated on developing their mental power.
VINA: But they found it's a trap, like a narcotic, because when dreams become more important than reality, you give up travel, building, creating. You even forget how to repair the machines left behind by your ancestors. You just sit, living and reliving other lives left behind in the thought record.
PIKE: Or sit probing minds of zoo specimens like me.
VINA: You're better than a theatre to them. They create the illusion for you, they watch you react, feel your emotions. They have a whole collection of specimens, descendants of life brought back long ago from all over this part of the galaxy.
PIKE: You'll find my thoughts more interesting, thoughts so primitive you can't understand. Emotions so (stricken by pain)
KEEPER: Wrong thinking is punishable. Right thinking will be as quickly rewarded. You will find it an effective combination. (leaves)
KIRK: You keep talking about life, Mister Spock. A chance for life. How? As a prisoner, caged, a zoo specimen, living the illusions that amuse his keepers?
[a weird swirl of light hangs in the air a little way away.]
KIRK: Scotty. What's happening to us? We've been trained to think in other terms than war. We've been trained to fight its causes, if necessary. Then why are we behaving like a group of savages? Look at me. Look at me. Two forces aboard this ship, each of them equally armed. Has a war been staged for us, complete with weapons and ideology and patriotic drum beating? Even, Spock, even race hatred? SPOCK: Recent events would seem to be directed toward a magnification of the basic hostilities between humans and Klingons. Apparently, it is by design that we fight. We seem to be pawns. KIRK: But what's the game? And whose? And what are the rules? SPOCK: It would appear that the entity wants us alive. KIRK: Why? So we can fight, and fight, and keep coming back for more like some bloody coliseum? What's next, the roar of crowds? SPOCK: Fascinating. During Lieutenant Johnson's emotional outburst, his expression of hatred and lust for vengeance, the alien's life energy level increased. When the Lieutenant became unconscious, the alien lost energy. KIRK: It subsists on the emotions of others. SPOCK: This one appears to be strengthened by mental irradiations of hostility, violent intentions. KIRK: It exists on the hate of others. SPOCK: To put it simply. And it has acted as a catalyst, creating this situation in order to satisfy that need. It has brought together opposing forces, provided crude instruments in an effort to promote the most violent mode of conflict. KIRK: And kept numbers and resources balanced, so that it can maintain a constant state of violence. It's got to have a vulnerable area. We've got to get rid of it. SPOCK: Then all hostile attitudes on board must be eliminated. The fighting must end and soon. KIRK: Or we're a doomed ship, travelling forever between galaxies, filled with eternal bloodlust, eternal warfare. (The weird light is glowing blood red.) KIRK: Look! Look, Kang. For the rest of our lives. A thousand lifetimes. Senseless violence, fighting, while an alien has total control over us. (Kirk throws away his sword.) KIRK: All right. All right. In the heart. In the head. I won't stay dead. Next time I'll do the same to you. I'll kill you. And it goes on, the good old game of war, pawn against pawn! Stopping the bad guys. While somewhere, something sits back and laughs and starts it all over again. SPOCK: The cessation of violence appears to have weakened it, Captain. I suggest that good spirits might make an effective weapon. KIRK: Get off my ship. You're a dead duck here. You're powerless. We know about you, and we don't want to play. Maybe there are others like you around. Maybe you've caused a lot of suffering, a lot of history, but that's all over. We'll be on guard now, ready for you. So ship out! Come on! Haul it! MCCOY: Yeah, out already. KANG: Out! We need no urging to hate humans. But for the present, only a fool fights in a burning house. Out! (To the sound of laughter, the weird light turns to white and leaves the Enterprise.)
Ray Bradberry, creator of the Star Trek original series, is rumored to have been a 33rd degree freemason. What this episode describes is precisely what the Gnostics wrote and I believe is happening right now on Earth. There are entities which the Gnostics called Archons that can manipulaste our minds and emotions in order ro feed off of our energy, except I think they are more like shadow beings like shown in the movie "Spirited Away" than the swirling light that was depicted.
KARR: Sit down and play the game. In this setting, we have no ships. We are an ancient race of soldiers intent upon conquering this world. Play the game
TURANJ: I've become impatient. We penetrated this vessel, overcame their defences, and in the moment of the kill, you forced us to stop. Now we play these incessant games. It's time we took our trophies and moved on.
KARR: Your lust for the kill has blinded you, like many young hunters. If you took the time to study your prey, to understand its behaviour, you might learn something.
KARR: The Hunt will always continue, but in a new way. I intend to transform this ship into a vast simulation, populated with a varied and endless supply of prey.
JANEWAY: Oh, I understand what you're trying to do, but then why have you been torturing us? Why have you thrown my crew into one brutal simulation after another?
KARR: I've been studying your behaviour, as I do with all my prey. But your holodecks allowed me to go further, to explore your culture, your history. I must admit, I've learned a great deal.
TURANJ: I am tired of this simulation... And these holograms are becoming annoying as well...
KAPITAN: I don't know how much longer I can stand being trapped in here.
In Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek Voyager episodes, the crew of the Enterprise encountered a fierce predator that was known as the Borg. The Borg was a collective that operated with a hive mind. Their mission was to assimilate any and all life forms that could contribute unique qualities in order to make the Collective more perfect. This very closely parallels what near death experiencers claim with the exception that NDErs feel an immense Love for the Being of Light. With the Borg, they were neither deceptive nor Light, but their goal was to assimilate souls into their Collective. Many near death experiencers do report that the Light is a collective soul comprised of millions of souls. Often times the Borg would ignore a lesser life form if they did not have anything worth offering to the Collective. Likewise, near death experiencers are sent back to Earth because they have more lessons to learn or a mission yet to complete. The idea of a collective unconscious was posited by physchologist Carl JJung. Peter Russell also talked about a Global Brain. Hive minds can be seen in nature with bee and ant colonies. Also, school of fish and flocks of birds sometimes move in formation. In many way, individuals in society are encouraged to act in groups. Indeed, we have broken the world into many nations and states. There are enormous religious denominations and political affiliations. Recently, there has been a growing movement towards implementing a one world order. Transhumanists often speak of the coming Singularity. The Borg, similar to ants and bees, had a ruling queen and worker drones. Their message: "WE ARE THE BORG. LOWER YOUR SHIELDS AND SURRENDER YOUR SHIPS. WE WILL ADD YOUR BIOLOGICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL DISTINCTIVENESS TO OUR OWN. YOUR CULTURE WILL ADAPT TO SERVICE US. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE. "The Borg Queen from Star Trek First Contact movie. The inorganic Borg cyborgs assimilate other species into their collective hive consciousness. "Resistance is futile."
The human race has been taken over by small parasitic aliens called "Souls". The Souls travel to distant planets inserting themselves individually into a host body of that planet's dominant species. They are able to access the host's memories, and occupied hosts are identifiable by silver rings that form in the hosts' eyes.SEEKER REED: We have put you through enough. Your host appears too resistant. You are going to be re-implanted into a more compliant host. I know you must have seen a lot, but you ain't seen nothing like this. WANDERER: Nothing. Same way the magicians do it. Mirrors. Then I started thinking, when they put one of you in our heads, do we still exist? Trapped in there? If our memories are still alive, are we? You gotta believe some people wouldn't go down without a fight.
This 1978 movie popularized the phrase "pod people". It starred Donald Sutherland, Leonard Nimoy and Jeff Goldblum. Spores from outer space came to Earth and infiltrated the human population through flowers...the flowers were white and looked like crysanthemums.
"... some weird alien organism, a mutation of some kind. Why should they take the form of people--of us? I don't know. Whatever it is whatever intelligence or instinct it is that can govern the forming of human flesh and blood out of thin air is, well, it's fantastically powerful beyond any comprehension, malignant. All that body in your cellar needed was a mind, and it was... And it was taking mine while I was asleep."
"Seeds drifting through space for years took root in a farmer's field. From the seeds came pods which had the power to reproduce themselves in the exact likeness of any form of life. So that's how it began... out of the sky. Your new bodies are growing in there. They're taking you over cell for cell, atom for atom. There's no pain. Suddenly, while you're asleep they'll absorb your minds, your memories and you're reborn into an untroubled world. Where everyone's the same? Exactly. What a world. We're not the last humans left. They'll destroy you! Tomorrow, you won't want them to. Tomorrow, you'll be one of us. I love Becky. Tomorrow, will I feel the same? There's no need for love. No emotion? Then you have no feelings, only the instinct to survive."
The movie featured a sort of a hive mind zombie-like infection where a clone of the human was first made in a pod. The poster above shows a vorticular light in space:
According to Orlin, ascended beings can be empowered by massive numbers of humans worshipping them. The Ori fabricated an entire religion, Origin, based on the false promise of ascension in order to take power from their followers. The Ancients refrain from interfering in the lower planes of existence because manipulating and aligning lower life forms could result in exactly this type of corruption. According to the Ancient Myrddin, the Ori had the best intentions when they began. Even after the Ori were destroyed, their followers and Priors continued acting in their name to oppress thousands of people since, for the most part, they were ignorant to the demise of their "Gods".
The Ori impose a religion called Origin on sentient beings, promising a guide towards enlightenment that is also known in the series as Ascension. The faith comes with a holy book called The Book of Origin, and the Priors spread the Word of Origin. The Book of Origin contains tales of how the followers of the Ori returned to the path to enlightenment, and thus achieved Ascension, although some skeptics consider these merely "fables meant to fill a soul bereft of hope with purpose". Several lines from the Book of Origin, or otherwise repeated mantras, are heard on the show. These include variations of "Hallowed are the Ori". The central icon of this religion is fire, something that gives off light and warmth. The fact that on Earth this icon has some evil or Satanic associations in many modern religions prompted Daniel to posit that the Ancients had influenced this negative connotation in order to identify the threat the Ori pose. Among the populations of natives in the Ori home galaxy are groups of heretics who believe they are being suppressed, and seek to discover forbidden historical knowledge to show others that the Ori, despite their power, are not gods.
Some interesting Stargate Atlantis episodes:
1.01 "Rising Parts 1 And 2"
When SG-1 discovers what they believe to be the remnants of the Lost City of the Ancients — the originators of the Stargates — Stargate Command launches an investigation. A new team of explorers, headed by civilian Dr. Elizabeth Weir, travels to the distant Pegasus Galaxy, where they discover an advanced but deserted city on the ocean floor, a group of nomadic humans, and a deadly enemy that feeds on humans as an energy source!
An alien presence is hidden in the craters on the back/dark side of the moon.
IMDB Storyline: "When a faun named Mune becomes the Guardian of the Moon, little did he had unprepared experience with the Moon and an accident that could put both the Moon and the Sun in danger, including a corrupt titan named Necross who wants the Sun for himself and placing the balance of night and day in great peril. Now with the help of a wax-child named Glim and the warrior, Sohone who also became the Sun Guardian, they go out on an exciting journey to get the Sun back and restore the Moon to their rightful place in the sky."
The original Guardian of the Sun is a blind lizard who passes his power on to a young, strong, male with a lion's face and long, white hair down his back who says he has the "perfect tan". This perfectly mirrors the Gnostic description of the Demiurge. My friend who met the Demiurge during his near death experience described him as being strong with long, white hair and a bronze complexion. The Gnostic texts described the Demiurge as having a lion's face and the body of a serpent, and called him the "blind god".
In Mune: Guardian of the Moon, the evil moon god wannabe who has eyes of fire and lightning wants to steal the sun and he lets loose serpents of light. They said the moon was created in the "world of dreams" and brought here through a "trap door". Perhaps the world of dreams is an allusion to the astral plane and the trap door a reference to the tunnel.
The dark lord of the Underworld, Necross, has stolen the sun so they dive down into a blue hole and are underwater... an anglerfish named Phosphos says he used to be Guardian of the Moon. Phosphoros is a Greek name meaning "Light-Bringer" and was the morning star, Venus, and corresponds to the Latin, Lucifer. An anglerfish is a real fish that feeds on its prey by using a light for bait.
In the world of dreams they experience nightmares which take the form of shadow being monsters.
The Lord of the Underworld originally was perhaps symbolic of the Egyptian God of the Underworld, Osiris, the Green Man, but as lord of the underworld he resembles something more like a black sun.
The LEGO Movie is full of Gnostic symbolism.
The wizard at the beginning named Vitruvius with the long white hair, bronze skin and hypnotic, lightning eyes, a robe, and a staff with a transparent blue crystal and later a green one in the shape of the Moon Stones. he is a dead ringer for the Demiurge (false god), at least the one my friend encountered in his NDE. He is also blind just as the Demiurge is in gnostic texts. He tells Emmet he is The Special and that with the help of the strange piece he found he will save the world.
Emmet a.k.a. The Special is a normal average blank guy (not a master builder) but is really everyone. At first the Special just follows all the rules and obeys instructions to fit in, listens to pop music, watches dumb tv shows and thinks "everything is awesome" when you're part of a team, when you're living your dream but even thinks a cup of coffee that is $37 is awesome. The Special seems to fall down into Hell, touches a strange piece which is the Piece of Resistance, is caught and interrogated by Bad Cop. They lie and tell him he will live so he won't try to escape, but they plan on taking him to the Melting Chamber to melt him. He is rescued by master builder Lucy aka Wyldstyle who he is enamored with. Later the wizard and Lucy enter his mind to prove he can be a master builder. His mind is empty which enables him to have a vision of the Man Upstairs.
Lord Business (the Man Upstairs), the President of Octan whose office is a giant tower wants everyone to follow the rules or they'll get put to sleep. He has his "eye" on them all the time. He has red horns and captures all the fallen master builders, puts them in pods hooked up to a battery, tortures them and harnesses their ideas in a think tank. Collectively, they come up with all the instructions that run the world.
All the people of the universe were once free to mingle and travel and build, but Lord Business was confused by Chaos and put walls between all the worlds, became obsessed with order and perfection, and stole the kragle (krazy glue) which has a tentacle arm that causes everyone to get stuck together and prevents them from building things with their ideas. It's a machine to control the universe.
Lord Business uses a good-cop, bad cop routine and has a robot army (AI).
The demiurge looking guy takes them through the sun, they ascend an upward arcing rainbow (which is similar to the nde tunnel) to Cloud Cuckoo Land (many NDErs speak of clouds, mist.etc)....he knocks on the door and they go into a bright white light....Cloud Kookooland is said to have no negativity, no unhappiness just like the astral light in NDES... the fellow master builders are gathered in the Dog (which is 'god' spelled backwards).... Bad Cop comes after them and they escape by going underwater.
He talks of building an army of master builders.
The uncaptured master builders such as Lucy, Batman, The Special etc are able to manifest reality instantly with their ideas and visions. Special has an idea to build a spaceship to infiltrate the tower which has a laser gate. They build one with a hyper drive.
A cubed machine blocks the light of the sun.
Even though the prophecy was made up by Vitruvius and was a placebo, it worked because Emmet believed. Once he believes he can see everything and becomes a master builder. He travels through a magic portal and saves the world. He learns that the key to true building is to believe in yourself and to follow your own set of instructions inside your head.
Babylon 5: River of Souls was a 1998 sci-fi TV movie was about soul hunters that collect the souls of interesting souls at death to "save" them from extinction. The souls from the planet were just about to evolve to the next level where they no longer needed physical bodies but would be pure energy, except the soul hunters captured them and "preserved" them for 10,000 years. A billion souls the soul hunters had accumulated were put in a glass sphere that looked like a sun. It contained the souls' collective memories, thoughts and personalities, and they were stored in what was called the Great Hall. In NDE lore that is called the akashic records or the hall of records. Maybe when the soul is stolen or merges with the light its memories are taken and put in the akashic records, which may or may not be equivalent to the astral sun.
Here is an excerpt of dialogue from the movie: "That's a Soul Hunter. The story is they travel all over the place, capturing the souls of important people right at the moment of death... "
Soul Hunter: " For we are drawn to death, to the moment of passage for the purpose of defeating death. We capture those rare souls. The poets and philosophers, the artists, the leaders. We collect them all. We are drawn by the smell of death. The passing of the physical form is like a beacon to us... and we decided that we would save them all."
" An entire world of souls claimed at the instant of death. If these minds, souls, whatever... They've been imprisoned for 1000 years... I think you've just described hell as well as anything I've ever heard. "
Soul Hunter: "You don't understand because you are trapped in a prison of your own flesh. The flesh has desires. The flesh has needs. But the soul is pure. The soul needs only to continue, to be."
"We know from the Vorlons and others that when a race evolves beyond a certain point they no longer need a physical body. They evolve past that point and become beings of pure energy. Your people were drawn to Ralga because you felt the imminent passing of their physical bodies. But they weren't dying. They weren't about to die. They were about to leave behind their physical bodies and evolve to the next level. It should've been their greatest moment, the pinnacle in the evolution of any race. And just as it happened, just as they became transcendent, you took them. You took them and you stuck them inside a piece of glass for 10,000 years. You made a mistake. Those are living souls in there, cut off in their prime. Trapped, when they should've been exploring the universe. Half of them have gone mad and the ones who've held on can't control them anymore."
In the television series Babylon 5, the main character, the human John Sheridan, is under the care of the Minbari who are ruled by a "Grey Council". The nine members of the council stand in circle, their backs to the darkness and their face to the light, so as to stand in "the Grey".
"I am Grey. I stand between the candle and the star."
"We are Grey. We stand between the darkness and the light."
– Grey Council greeting
The Greys are at war with the Shadow race. There is also a Praying Mantis crime lord in the first season.
In last episode "Sleeping in Light", John is waiting for death on his station/ship The White Star which is filled with light and he is told by Lorien, a First One, he was never forgotten by The First Ones, a race more ancient than the Minbari, and he is taken out of the galaxy into the void (I think).
Notice how the reviewers reviewed the movie Half Moon? Magical and Breathtaking. There is magic associated with the moon and it is breathtaking -- or kills you.
Roman Polanski made the movie Rosemary's Baby which was about the Devil raping and impregnating a woman. The movie poster for his movie Bitter Moon is another variation on the siren motif. An attractive woman with her legs wide open is sitting on top of a giant light which we can assume is the moon based on the name of the movie. A shipful of sailors sails underneath, presumably to their death upon the "rock".
“All movies are important and they are dangerous you go into a little dark room and become vulnerable it could completely misshape you.” -- Susan Sarandon
" I know that I have demons. I don't know if I want to get rid of them altogether, but I would like to experience them in a different way." -- Johnny Depp
Dr. Eric Peper, a researcher who has studied the influence of film, feels television can be used as a training tool:
"You can get to the emotional truth of things almost by sleight of hand, while people aren't really looking. It's sort of like, 'Here, look at the shiny vampire,' and behind that, there's something really raw going on."
The impact that movies have on their viewers is due to the purposeful way their creators design them. Alfred Hitchcock, considered the horror film director and Master of Suspense in his day declared his intent:
"The point is to draw the audience right into the situation-instead of leaving them to watch it from outside, from a distance…If you played the whole scene straight through… you would lose your power over the audience. They would watch the scene without becoming really involved in it, and you would have no means of concentrating their attention on those particular visual details which make them feel what the characters are feeling."
Fascinatingly, filmmakers like Lucas hold little regard for their easily manipulated audiences. Lucas has openly declared:
Actor Kevin Bacon, who starred in the movie HollowMan has projected characters who are homosexuals, rapists, occult initiates, liars and thieves, and attributes his successful acting to what he calls "demons under the surface, and as an actor you have to keep them bubbling."
Robin Williams, funny man whose characters teach that cross dressing, homosexuality, New Age practices, humanism and "doing your own thing," is directed by a voice that speaks instructs his every move. Williams admits that a "voice will tell me either to take a role or not. And if I want to travel, that same voice lets me know whether or not the journey will be a safe one."
The screenwriter for Gladiator, David Franzoni, clearly understands that we are headed back in time to Rome’s blood soaked arenas: