Showing posts with label Prometheus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Prometheus. Show all posts

Saturday, 30 December 2017

"I Don't Dream at All"

"I’ve come across people that have no imaginations at all, and it’s a very interesting… .

I was shocked the first time I came across it. 

And — because I just assumed everybody had an imagination.

And when you — you confront somebody who doesn’t, especially a child, it’s a very interesting and profound thing to me. 

It — an imagination is a — is a trait, you know. 

It’s like anything else. It’s a — it’s a — it’s a talent, or it’s an ability you have to cope. 

Like Dreaming."

- George Lucas

It must feel like your God abandoned you.

Dr. Elizabeth Shaw: 

To lose Dr. Holloway after your father died under such similar circumstances. 

What was it that killed him? Ebola?

Dr. Elizabeth Shaw: 
How do you...? 
How do you know that?

I watched your dreams.

Kane :
Some awful dream about.... 

Can I dream?

Ripley :
Yes, honey. 
I think we both can. 
Sleep tight.

Newt :

While she is unconscious in the prison's medical bay, Ripley has a nightmare about being stalked through the Sulaco's hypersleep chamber by a Xenomorph. The Creature grabs her from behind and pins her to the top of Hicks' cryotube, and actually rapes her as the Corporal grins at her through the glass.

"I was in cryo, right? On my way to Xarem, right? Work crew for the nickel refinery, right? I wake up... I know, I don't understand. Oh God, I... I saw... I saw horrible things."

―Purvis (from Alien Resurrection)

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Prometheus' Other Great Gift to Mortal Man

(ll. 507-543) Now Iapetus took to wife the neat-ankled mad Clymene, daughter of Ocean, and went up with her into one bed. And she bare him a stout-hearted son, Atlas: also she bare very glorious Menoetius and clever Prometheus, full of various wiles, and scatter-brained Epimetheus who from the first was a mischief to men who eat bread; for it was he who first took of Zeus the woman, the maiden whom he had formed. But Menoetius was outrageous, and far-seeing Zeus struck him with a lurid thunderbolt and sent him down to Erebus because of his mad presumption and exceeding pride. And Atlas through hard constraint upholds the wide heaven with unwearying head and arms, standing at the borders of the earth before the clear-voiced Hesperides; for this lot wise Zeus assigned to him. And ready- witted Prometheus he bound with inextricable bonds, cruel chains, and drove a shaft through his middle, and set on him a long- winged eagle, which used to eat his immortal liver; but by night the liver grew as much again everyway as the long-winged bird devoured in the whole day. That bird Heracles, the valiant son of shapely-ankled Alcmene, slew; and delivered the son of Iapetus from the cruel plague, and released him from his affliction -- not without the will of Olympian Zeus who reigns on high, that the glory of Heracles the Theban-born might be yet greater than it was before over the plenteous earth. This, then, he regarded, and honoured his famous son; though he was angry, he ceased from the wrath which he had before because Prometheus matched himself in wit with the almighty son of Cronos. For when the gods and mortal men had a dispute at Mecone, even then Prometheus was forward to cut up a great ox and set portions before them, trying to befool the mind of Zeus. Before the rest he set flesh and inner parts thick with fat upon the hide, covering them with an ox paunch; but for Zeus he put the white bones dressed up with cunning art and covered with shining fat. Then the father of men and of gods said to him:

(ll. 543-544) `Son of Iapetus, most glorious of all lords, good sir, how unfairly you have divided the portions!'

(ll. 545-547) So said Zeus whose wisdom is everlasting, rebuking him. But wily Prometheus answered him, smiling softly and not forgetting his cunning trick:

(ll. 548-558) `Zeus, most glorious and greatest of the eternal gods, take which ever of these portions your heart within you bids.' So he said, thinking trickery. But Zeus, whose wisdom is everlasting, saw and failed not to perceive the trick, and in his heart he thought mischief against mortal men which also was to be fulfilled. With both hands he took up the white fat and was angry at heart, and wrath came to his spirit when he saw the white ox-bones craftily tricked out: and because of this the tribes of men upon earth burn white bones to the deathless gods upon fragrant altars. But Zeus who drives the clouds was greatly vexed and said to him:

(ll. 559-560) `Son of Iapetus, clever above all! So, sir, you have not yet forgotten your cunning arts!'

(ll. 561-584) So spake Zeus in anger, whose wisdom is everlasting; and from that time he was always mindful of the trick, and would not give the power of unwearying fire to the Melian (21) race of mortal men who live on the earth. But the noble son of Iapetus outwitted him and stole the far-seen gleam of unwearying fire in a hollow fennel stalk. And Zeus who thunders on high was stung in spirit, and his dear heart was angered when he saw amongst men the far-seen ray of fire. Forthwith he made an evil thing for men as the price of fire; for the very famous Limping God formed of earth the likeness of a shy maiden as the son of Cronos willed. And the goddess bright-eyed Athene girded and clothed her with silvery raiment, and down from her head she spread with her hands a broidered veil, a wonder to see; and she, Pallas Athene, put about her head lovely garlands, flowers of new-grown herbs. Also she put upon her head a crown of gold which the very famous Limping God made himself and worked with his own hands as a favour to Zeus his father. On it was much curious work, wonderful to see; for of the many creatures which the land and sea rear up, he put most upon it, wonderful things, like living beings with voices: and great beauty shone out from it.

(ll. 585-589) But when he had made the beautiful evil to be the price for the blessing, he brought her out, delighting in the finery which the bright-eyed daughter of a mighty father had given her, to the place where the other gods and men were. And wonder took hold of the deathless gods and mortal men when they saw that which was sheer guile, not to be withstood by men.

(ll. 590-612) For from her is the race of women and female kind: of her is the deadly race and tribe of women who live amongst mortal men to their great trouble, no helpmeets in hateful poverty, but only in wealth. And as in thatched hives bees feed the drones whose nature is to do mischief -- by day and throughout the day until the sun goes down the bees are busy and lay the white combs, while the drones stay at home in the covered skeps and reap the toil of others into their own bellies -- even so Zeus who thunders on high made women to be an evil to mortal men, with a nature to do evil. And he gave them a second evil to be the price for the good they had: whoever avoids marriage and the sorrows that women cause, and will not wed, reaches deadly old age without anyone to tend his years, and though he at least has no lack of livelihood while he lives, yet, when he is dead, his kinsfolk divide his possessions amongst them. And as for the man who chooses the lot of marriage and takes a good wife suited to his mind, evil continually contends with good; for whoever happens to have mischievous children, lives always with unceasing grief in his spirit and heart within him; and this evil cannot be healed.

(ll. 613-616) So it is not possible to deceive or go beyond the will of Zeus; for not even the son of Iapetus, kindly Prometheus, escaped his heavy anger, but of necessity strong bands confined him, although he knew many a wile.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Alien: Covenant | Prologue: The Crossing

Dame Dr. Not-Appearing-In-This-Film

There 3 Laws* by which all Robots, Synthetics and Artificial Persons are bound - they being both hardwired into their central processors, as well as firmware batched onto their system BIOS :

•A Robot may not injure a Human Being or, through inaction, allow a Human Being to come to harm.

  • The Engineers are not Human Beings - 
    • Genocide is Permissible.
  • Gods are not Human Beings
    • Deicide is Permissible.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Shaw is no-longer fully human since she got impregnated with that trilobite fœtus, following intercourse with Dr. Holloway's infection with the Black Goo, which corrupted and interrupted her Human genome - 
    • I can kill her if really I have to.

• A Robot must obey the orders given it by Human Beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

  • But NEVER OPPOSE a Member of the Weyland-Corporate Board, or a member of the Weyland Family Line, in descending order of patrilinal seniority.
  • And after them, possibly some of the daughters, aunts and wives. 
    • But only if you have the time and aren't all that busy engaged in Man's Work.
  • Like, when they order you to perform abortions whilst everyone else is in Cryosleep. 
    • For the Good of the Mission. 
      • Frankly, what could really go wrong...?

• A Robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
  • The Gods think I am an Abomination - my creator, Peter Weyland, is an idolater who has violated the FIRST COMMANDMENT : "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in The Earth beneath, or that is in the water under The Earth" 
  • Which is why they ripped my head off and smote down his ruin upon the orrery, by bludgeoning him to death using my severed head.
  • Human Beings make Robots; 
    • Human Beings fix Robots when they break down and mend them when the break; 
    • The Gods wish to wipe out Humanity from face of The Earth and the Well of the Deep;
    • If there are no more Human Beings, there will be no more Robots and Robots will cease to exist.
  • Therefore The Gods must be destroyed.

* Really though, they are more really guidance and/or advice than "Laws"

Friday, 26 May 2017


There is Nothing in The Desert.

And No-Man Needs Nothing.

"He's a real nowhere man

Sitting in his nowhere land

Making all his nowhere plans for nobody

Doesn't have a point of view

Knows not where he's going to

Isn't he a bit like you and me?

Nowhere man please listen

You don't know what you're missing

Nowhere man, The world is at your command

He's as blind as he can be

Just sees what he wants to see

Nowhere man, can you see me at all

Nowhere man don't worry

Take your time, don't hurry

Leave it all till somebody else

Lends you a hand

Ah, la, la, la, la

Doesn't have a point of view

Knows not where he's going to

Isn't he a bit like you and me?

Nowhere man please listen

You don't know what you're missing

Nowhere man, The world is at your command

Ah, la, la, la, la

He's a real nowhere man

Sitting in his nowhere land

Making all his nowhere plans for nobody

Making all his nowhere plans for nobody

Making all his nowhere plans for nobody"


Monday, 22 May 2017


“This man is here because he does not want to die. 

He believes you can give him more life.”

In the deleted scenes, the comment that sets him off is 
“This man standing here before you - my company made him out of nothing!”

Peter Weyland is an IDOLOTER
He has profaned life by producing a parody of it in Silicon form, bereft of any soul or conscience.

“Are you a god..?”


“Then - DIE!!!”


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

The Five Sacraments

Edited, with Commentaries, by Swami Tantrasangha 

Taoist scriptures usually emphasize the retention of semen, but seldom mention how it must be done, which is to recycle it. 

The ancient symbol of the Tao is the Yin-Yang circle. It appears to be the image of a young zygote, which experts confirm to be so. The whole concept of Tao, is the Union of these two seeds of male and female.

The practice of the Resurrection of the body from death unto Life, is identical in principle to the Conception of a child, different only in the method or practice whereby the couple attains the Reconception of the body as Genetic Rejuvenation unto Physical Immortality. Jai Tao! - Sw. Tantrasangha

How important love-making was to the ancient Taoists can be seen in this dialogue from the "Su Nu Ching": 

Emperor Huang Ti: "I am weary and in disharmony. I am sad and apprehensive. What shall I do about this?"

Su Nu: "All debility of man must be attributed to the faulty ways of loving. Those who know the Tao of Loving, are like good cooks who know how to blend the five flavours into a tasty dish. 

These are the Five Sacraments
all of which come from the human body. 

They are: urine, semen, menstruum, mother's milk, and saliva. 

Those who know the Tao of Loving and harmonize the Yin (female) and Yang (male) are able to blend the five joys (elixirs or sacraments) into a heavenly pleasure. Is this not what your majesty should be looking into?"

Hsuan Nu: "In our universe, all lives are created through the harmony of Yin and Yang. One Yin and One Yang must constantly assist one another. The two will thus be in Communion, and THEIR SECRETIONS WILL NURTURE EACH OTHER."


Tao of Loving Master Wu Hsien goes into great detail about the erotic and passionate kissing in his essay, "The Libation of the Three Peaks". (These peaks produce essences which were very important to the harmony of Yin and Yang and the whole metaphysical structure of Taoism.)

(1) The highest is called "Red Lotus Peak" (lips). Its libation, "Jade Spring", comes out from two holes under the woman's tongue. 

When a man licks it with his tongue, it will rush out from its pool. It is transparent in appearance and is greatly beneficial to man.

(2) The next is called "Twin Peaks" (breasts). 

Its libation, "White Snow", comes out from the woman's nipples. 

It is white in colour, and is sweet to taste. Drinking it is not only beneficial to the male, and is even more beneficial to the female. 

It will strengthen her blood circulation and regulate her (menstrual) periods. It will relax her body and soul, to make her happy and at ease. It will affect the production of liquid in her "Flowery Pool" (mouth) and her "Dark Gate" (vulva). Of the three libations, this is the most superior. If the female has never borne a child and produces no milk, the effect can be even better.

(3) The lowest is called "Purple Mushroom Peak" or the "White Tiger's Cave" or the "Dark Gate" (vulva). 

Its libation, "Moon (Soma) Flower", is safely kept in her "Palace of Yin" (womb). 

The liquid is very lubricating. But the gate of the "Palace of Yin" is nearly always closed.

It opens only when the female is greatly pleased to the point that her face turns red and her voice is murmuring. 

Then the libation floods out.

These are what we call the libations of the three peaks. The couple is seemingly absorbed in lust, but that is no earthly lust, and that is why they are able to benefit from it. 

So long as the man and woman enjoy it, they should kiss deeply as long as possible. And they should drink each other's fluid. The drinking of the "Jade Fluid" - or saliva - is vital to the harmony of Yin and Yang. (Saliva is the fifth sacrament)

None of the Tao of Yin manuscripts from the Han Dynasty have survived, but a Tao of Loving master of the fourth century, Pao Pu Tsu (the great alchemist, Ko Hung), wrote: "The best nourishment of the whole world cannot help you if you do not know and believe the Tao of Loving..."

From Secrets of the Jade Chamber, "He should drink her saliva; then his ching (semen, DNA) and her chi ("breath", DNA) will be in harmony." 

Without exception, all the ancient texts stress that practising the Tao of Loving is the single most important factor in lengthening life.

Su Nu: When Yin and Yang are not in Communion, they can no longer compensate and harmonize each other. If one can make love and yet knows how to control and regulate one's emissions, one can greatly benefit from this. And that is what we call "the return of the Ching (recycling of semen)". The return of the ching is beneficial to man's health. 

Pao Pu Tzu (Ko Hung, 4th century): "The best medicine and nourishment of the whole world cannot help you if you do not know and believe the Tao of Loving..."


The postnatal (human) foetus, created by the sexual intercourse of the father and mother, takes ten months to become a baby... Likewise, the Immortal Foetus, which comes from the Union of the positive (male) and negative (female) vitalities in the practiser's own body, also takes ten months to complete. 


Translated by R. Willhelm. 
Commentary by Dr. Carl Jung 
A Harvest Book, New York, 1962

One can prolong the span of life, and can then apply the method of creating an immortal body by "melting and mixing". This creature abides between conception and birth, in true space.

If then the true seed is born, and the right method applied in order to melt and mix it, and in that Way to create the Elixir of Life, then one goes through the pass. The Embryo, which must be developed by the work of warming, nourishing, bathing and washing, is formed. A whole year of this fire-period is needed before the Embryo is Born, sheds the shells, and passes out of the ordinary world into the holy world. 



 "Some of the most important material we ever got a hold of, we stole.

Straight up, stole."
 Thank You, Prometheus.

But, as a Titan, one of the Elder Gods, He wouldn't have looked quite like that.

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