Was the suicide of Tony Scott an occult (as in hidden) ritual "Killing of the King"?
Thankfully, no new theater shootings occurred at the one month anniversary of the horror of the red dawn event of Colorado's Aurora. I said we should be aware of an event on August 19-20. Should we, perhaps, look to a less-than-obvious incident that occurred to bring a balance to the sychroncinematic cosmos?
I was saddened to hear on Monday of the self-death of movie director Tony Scott, who, without hesitation, is said to have leapt from a bridge tied to Hollywood into the Pacific Ocean. Other directors have died by suicide, but it is a rare death, indeed.
Note now how Tony Scott is being remembered. The Independent of London headlines him, "Cinema's King of Thrills." The IB Times uses the phrase, "The Blockbuster King." Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter tributes simply call him the "Director/Producer King." The man had a regal film legacy.
Did we just witness an unconscious sacrifice of a king?
Needless to say, you've heard of this ritual before. James Shelby Downard, William Grimstad, Adam Parfrey, and Michael Hoffman II brought this into our consciousness, and you have read me write of it in terms of the twilight language that surrounds us.
Downard is probably best known for his essay "King-Kill/33: Masonic Symbolism in the Assassination of John F. Kennedy," originally published by Adam Parfrey in the first edition of the book Apocalypse Culture, which speculates that the Freemasons were responsible for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The essay was removed from the second edition of the book and replaced by another essay by Downard, "The Call to Chaos." Apocalypse Culture II contains another Downard essay, "America, The Possessed Corpse." Jim Keith, editor of yet another Feral House publication, Secret and Suppressed: Banned Ideas and Hidden History, included "Sorcery, Sex, Assassination," the original article of which King Kill/33 is an abridgement.
Jim Brandon, writing even before "King-Kill/33" was published, was able to walk a wonderfully skeptical open-minded fence, as he passed along the following summary of Downard's "killing of the king" insights in Weird America in 1978:
Would you believe John F. Kennedy as a ceremonial king-who-must-die? I'm afraid there is a certain body of opinion, undoubtedly the farthest-out brain wave of assassinology yet, that maintains the killing was pulled off, not by the Russians, the Cubans, the CIA, or the Mafia, but by alchemists.
As I understand the hypothesis, President Kennedy was for some reason chosen as The King (remember "Camelot," "Macbird" and all that?) after the fashion of James G. Frazer and Mary Renault whose "The King Must Die" he had been given to read before his death. This killing of the king in Dallas was related somehow to the touching off of the world's first atomic bomb at the Trinity Site in New Mexico 18 years earlier. Apparently the Bomb was the "destruction of primordial matter" stage of the grand alchemical working, but these conspiracy buffs aren't much more specific on details than were the early alchemists in their recipes. Anyway, Kennedy represented the next stage of the process - the "Death of the White King" - when he was immolated on a trinity site of his own. For, aren't Dealey Plaza and the ill-famed Triple Underpass on the bank of the old Trinity River?
Look at the twilight language within Tony Scott's name.
The name Scott means "painted warrior" and originally issues from Old English to mean "Scotsman."
The name Anthony or Tony means "highly praiseworthy and priceless." The name comes directly from Antonius, a gens (an old Roman family name) linked to Mark Antony (Marcus Antonius, 82-30 BC), Roman triumvir (one of three rulers), a general who sat on the throne and aligned his political career with Queen Cleopatra of Egypt. Mark Antony claimed that his gens was descended from Anton, a son of Heracles ("divine glory," son of Zeus, also Roman Hercules). Mark Antony's triumvirate broke up in 33 BC.
Marcus Antonius - above - (on August 1st) and Cleopatra - below - (on August 12th) both died by suicide in August 30 BC.
In many historical societies, the position of kingship carries a sacral meaning, that is, it is identical with that of a high priest and of judge. The concept of theocracy is related, although a sacred king need not necessarily rule through his religious authority; rather, the temporal position itself has a religious significance…The king might…be designated to suffer and atone for his people, meaning that the sacral king could be the pre-ordained victim of a human sacrifice, either regularly killed at the end of his term in the position, or sacrificed in times of crisis.
How violent were Tony Scott's films? He began his tent pole movies with the bloody Hunger, about vampires. How much of the burden of our mayhem-driven culture did Scott feel on his soul and shoulders?
Early rumors were planted out there of Tony Scott having brain cancer. These were false rumors to "explain away" Tony Scott's suicide. His family said there was no brain cancer, no cancer. Why would someone float fake explanations? Law enforcement sources said that several notes Scott left do not speak of any health problems or offer solid clues about why he jumped.
Was the reality behind his suicide more about his legacy, some considerations in his own conceptualizations of what he wrought?
None of us will ever know.
You will be judge of what he directed and produced. But do so with care. Sometimes things happen without easy explanations, and suicide is one of the major baffling mysteries of our time. Still, I present this notion of the "divine self-sacrifice of the king" as a possible thought that could occasionally come into the mind of a director of violent movies.
BTW, was there a "queen" to Tony Scott's "king"? The other mystery death in the wake of Aurora is of the Irish nurse who tried to save the lives of Aurora's shooting victims.
Victim identified in West Okoboji drowning
Published on Wednesday, 08 August 2012 06:30
On Tuesday, August 7, the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a drowning on West Lake Okoboji. An investigation found that Jennifer Galagher, age 46, from Denver, Colorado, had been swimming the previous night in West Lake. On Tuesday morning, Galagher [sic - misspelled] was reported missing by family.
A short time later, a family member located Galagher underneath a nearby dock. Medical personnel responded and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her correct name is Jennifer "Jenny" Gallagher. Jennifer is a female name of Welsh origin, meaning "fair and smooth," from Gwenhwyfar, which also can mean "white waves." It is a variant of Guinevere, who in the Arthurian tales was Arthur's Queen!
The meaning of Gallagher is "foreign helper," due to how that clan's members were the collaborators of the Norsemen invading their homeland.
Journalist Andrew Griffin of Red Dirt Report noted "I knew I had heard 'Lake Okoboji' before on The X-Files. It is in the episode 'Conduit.' In the episode it was spelled Lake Okobogee but it was meant to be the same lake in Iowa, from what I understand. West Lake Okoboji is where Jenny Gallagher, the Aurora massacre nurse, drowned."
Gallagher was found dead on August 7, 2012, in that lake in Dickson County, Iowa, about 700 miles from her home town of Denver by car, where she was "on vacation."
Tony Scott was found dead in the ocean, beneath the Vincent Thomas Bridge off San Pedro, California.
An image from the prologue of Prometheus, in which one of the extraterrestrial Engineers sacrifices himself, by drowning, in order to allow his DNA to plant the seeds of life on Earth.
A drowning in a lake. A jumping into the sea. The occult element of water is being thrown onto the fire of the Aurora fiery red dawn. Maybe it all means something. Or nothing.
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you." ~ Matthew 7: 1-2.
“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven." ~ Luke 6: 37.
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