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Monday, 18 February 2019

She's Almost Too Beautiful



Can I ask you a Question, Colin?

Do You Remember When We Were Chasing Zee Germans,
and We Were Punched Through The Windscreen,
But them We Fell under That Lorry, 
But climbed back onto it and beat The Driver up...?

When We Were Chasing The Nazis -
They'd stolen The Ark of The Covenant
and We Were Trying to get it back.

Well, at The End,
We're tied to a stake, stuck in The Ground,
and then You Lot open up The Ark of The Covenant, 
and 
The Wrath of God 
comes out and

MELTS YOUR FACE


Gender is in EVERYTHING. 

EVERYTHING has it's Masculine AND Feminine Principles.

Gender manifests on ALL PLANES

Mental Gender is the state of co-existence between the Masculine and Feminine aspects of the human mind.

Our Left Brain Hemisphere largely fascilitates the Masculine aspects of The Mind, or Inellect (logic, analytical, and linear thought processes), while the Right Brain Hemispehere largely fascilitates the Feminine aspect or Intuition (creative, compassionate and holistic thought processes)






Through The Darkness of Future's past,
The Magician longs to see.

One chants out between Two Worlds...
"Fire... walk with me."


We lived among the people.


I think you say, convenience store.
We lived above it.


I mean it like it is... 

like it sounds.

I, too have been touched by The Devilish One.
Tattoo on the left shoulder...


Oh, but when I saw The Face of God, 

I was changed.

I took the entire arm off.


My Name is MIKE.
His Name, is BOB.







The Original Message :


Special Agent DALE COOPER 
(Or is it...?) :
Gordon, it's 10:10 a.m.
On February 16th.


[ 10:10 02/16/89 ]
I was worried because of The Dream I told you about.





Special Agent DALE COOPER 
(Or is it...?) :Gordon!!!


GORDON COLE/DAVID LYNCH'S FICTION-SUIT :

 PHILLIP IS THAT YOU?
COOPER, MEET THE LONG-LOST PHILLIP JEFFRIES!
YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF HIM FROM THE ACCADEMY!

Special Agent PHILLIP JEFFRIES

/David Bowie's FictionSuit :
I'm not going to talk about Judy.
In fact, we're not going to talk about Judy at all.
We'll keep her out of it.

GORDON COLE/DAVID LYNCH'S FICTION-SUIT :

I KNOW COOP!


Special Agent PHILLIP JEFFRIES

/David Bowie's FictionSuit :
(pointing accusingly at Cooper, engraged)
WHO DO YOU THINK THAT IS, THERE..?
 

 When Challenging / Confronting / Exorcising 
Demons, Haunted Places and Inhabiting Spirits , 
the correct safe proceedure 
(having first bound the spirit, person or thing being infested) 
is to invoke a Name of Power, a Higher Authority and Demand that the Entity identify itself to you :


'I Command You, 

In The Name of The Lord Jesus Christ/Allah, God Who is Great/ The Shadow Proclaimation, 
TELL ME WHO YOU ARE - '

(Don't Try This at Home, Kids - Get a Professional.) 

Alan Moore has advised his fellow writers and artists
"You don't actually have to believe that Art is Magick...

Just so long as they treat their Art as if it were Magick.

This would solve a lot of the problems in Mordern Art -
I also happen to think it would solve a lot of the problems with Modern Magick if it's practitioners were to regard it is Art."
(GOOD POINT) 

The Point here is that in terms of (at least Christian or Gnostic) Demonology Demons and Angels HAVE NO FREE WILL, in the sense that they are free to act within only certain permitted boundaries AND they are subject to authority - if you invoke a Higher Authority, once you have stripped away any barriers and baffles they have put up to hide behind or cling onto, they HAVE to do what you tell them to.

And once you know their name, you can address and command them directly.

Cooper asks MIKE/Archangel Michael, speaking through Philip Gerard "Who Are You?", counting on the fact that MIKE wants to tell them so as to gain their aid and assistance in stopping BOB.

But, if someone inhabited by BOB were addressed "BOB — " or "In The Name of The Great Spirit, I Command You —" he would HAVE to obey — theoretically.


Special Agent ALBERT ROSENFELD
('Field of Roses') :

Suffered some bumps on the old noggin, Phil?

GORDON COLE/DAVID LYNCH'S FICTION-SUIT :

WHAT THE HELL DID HE SAY THERE, ALBERT?
THAT'S SPECIAL AGENT DALE COOPER
FOR GOD SAKES JEFFERIES, WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN?
YOU BEEN GONE DAMN NEAR TWO YEARS!




Special Agent PHILLIP JEFFRIES

/David Bowie's FictionSuit :
I sure as hell want to tell you everything.
Believe me, I follow.
It was a dream.


We LIVE INSIDE a Dream.



It was above a convenience store.
 

Listen, all. Listen carefully.
 

I've been to one of their meetings.
 

HELL-GOD, BABY-DAMN, NO!
I FOUND something!
 

And then There They were.

"There we were" 
- Jack Karouac, On The Road
GORDON COLE/DAVID LYNCH'S FICTION-SUIT :
HE'S GONE!
ALBERT, CALL THE FRONT DESK!

Special Agent ALBERT ROSENFELD
('Field of Roses') :

 I've got the front desk now.
He was never here.
News from Deer Meadow.
Agent Chester Desmond has disappeared.


Special Agent DALE COOPER 
(Or is it...?) :Gordon, what's going on?


(Upon Checking the Security Tapes, they discover that Jefferies shows up on them.)



Special Agent DALE COOPER 
(Or is it...?) :He was Here.

GORDON COLE/DAVID LYNCH'S FICTION-SUIT :
BUT WHERE [ AND WHEN ]DID HE GO?
AND WHERE IS CHESTER DESMOND?

The Missing Pieces :






[ A Hotel Lobby in Buenas Aires - Date, Unknown ]

Hotel Receptionist :
Mr. Jeffries?
Here's your key, Mr. Jeffries.
I hope you enjoy your stay here at the Palm Deluxe.




Special Agent PHILLIP JEFFRIES

/David Bowie's FictionSuit :
Oh.
Do you have a Miss Judy staying here by any chance?
 

Hotel Receptionist :
This is for you.
The Young Lady, She left it for you.
 



Special Agent DALE COOPER 
(Or is it...?) :Gordon.
Gordon?
 


 PHILIP, IS THAT YOU?
[ Excellent Question. ]

Special Agent ALBERT ROSENFELD
('Field of Roses')
 

Phillip.




GORDON COLE/DAVID LYNCH'S FICTION-SUIT :

PHILLIP?
COOPER, MEET THE LONG-LOST PHILLIP JEFFRIES.
YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF HIM AT THE ACADEMY.


Special Agent PHILLIP JEFFRIES

/David Bowie's FictionSuit :
Well, NOW,
I'm not gonna talk about Judy.
In fact, we're not gonna talk about Judy at all.


Special Agent DALE COOPER 
(Or is it...?) : 
Gordon?



GORDON COLE/DAVID LYNCH'S FICTION-SUIT :
I KNOW, COOP. STAND FAST.



Special Agent PHILLIP JEFFRIES

/David Bowie's FictionSuit :
(pointing accusingly at Cooper, engraged) 
WHO DO YOU THINK THAT IS THERE?
Special Agent ALBERT ROSENFELD
('Field of Roses') 

 Suffered some bumps on the old noggin, eh, Phil?


GORDON COLE/DAVID LYNCH'S FICTION-SUIT :

WHAT THE HELL DID HE SAY, ALBERT?
THAT'S SPECIAL AGENT DALE COOPER.
WHERE IN THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN, JEFFRIES?

Special Agent PHILLIP JEFFRIES
/David Bowie's FictionSuit :
I sure as hell want to tell you everything, 
but I ain't got a whole lot to go on.

But I will tell you one little bitty thing.
Judy is positive about this.

Special Agent ALBERT ROSENFELD
('Field of Roses') 

 Interesting. 
Thought we were gonna leave Judy out of it.


GORDON COLE/DAVID LYNCH'S FICTION-SUIT :

ALBERT.
SIT DOWN, JEFFRIES.

Special Agent PHILLIP JEFFRIES
/David Bowie's FictionSuit :
Hey, listen.
Listen up and listen carefully.


I've been to one of their meetings.
It was above a convenience store.



GORDON COLE/DAVID LYNCH'S FICTION-SUIT :

WHOSE MEETING?
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
JEFFRIES, YOU'VE BEEN GONE DAMN NEAR TWO YEARS.

Special Agent PHILLIP JEFFRIES
/David Bowie's FictionSuit :
It was a dream.
We live inside a dream.

And it's raining Post Toasties.

Special Agent PHILLIP JEFFRIES
/David Bowie's FictionSuit :
Hell, God, baby, damn, no!

I found something in Seattle at Judy's.

 
And then There They Were.


And They sat quietly for hours.
And I followed.


Oh.
Ring.
The Ring.


GORDON COLE/DAVID LYNCH'S FICTION-SUIT :

ALBERT, I'LL TAKE THAT SECOND MINERAL WATER.
PHILLIP, LET'S CALM DOWN HERE, AND GET ALL THIS INTERESTING STORY ON PAPER.
HELLO? HELLO?
HELLO? GIVE ME SOME GOOD NEWS.
COOPER, THE DEVICE HAS GONE FAULTY.
CAN ANYBODY HEAR ME?
MAYDAY. MAYDAY.

Special Agent PHILLIP JEFFRIES
/David Bowie's FictionSuit :
May.

(Head resting on Cole's desk, momentarily lucid, he is able to focus on the desk calendar)

February - 1989 ?!?


(There is a sound in the room like a man-sized vaccuum bubble forming and then being rapidly filled with the surrounding air)
 
GORDON COLE/DAVID LYNCH'S FICTION-SUIT :

WHAT, AM I ALONE IN HERE?
HE'S GONE.


[ Meanwhile, on a hotel staircase in Buenas Aires - Date, Unknown ]

(In a bright flash, Phillip Jefferies reappears, screaming, from Pure Air, leaving a large electical scorch-mark on the wall behind him)


Bellhop :
What?
What?
Oh, Mr. Jeffries.
Oh, the shit, it come out of my ass.
Santa Maria, where did you go?



And when....





All Hail The Great Architect

All Hail The Great Architect!


Gender is in EVERYTHING. 

EVERYTHING has it's Masculine AND Feminine Principles.

Gender manifests on ALL PLANES
 
Mental Gender is the state of co-existence between the Masculine and Feminine aspects of the human mind.

Our Left Brain Hemisphere largely fascilitates the Masculine aspects of The Mind, or Inellect (logic, analytical, and linear thought processes), while the Right Brain Hemispehere largely fascilitates the Feminine aspect or Intuition (creative, compassionate and holistic thought processes)















Emmet Brickowoski: 
Aaaah! Am I just gonna keep falling forever? 

[finally Emmet lands somewhere and it cuts to blackness

[finally Emmet becomes conscious he finds he can't move but is able to think

Is this another vision? 
Where am I? 
[he sees the sign for Octan Tower

Is that the office tower? 

[we see Emmet has fallen on the ground in a basement where all the different Lego realms including Bricksburg have been assembled on a large table

Bricksburg! 

[he suddenly feels the ground shaking as if someone has taken a giant footstep

What was that?

 [we see a human boy, Finn, running around the basement heading towards Emmet

No, no, no, no!

 

[Finn accidentally steps on Emmet as he carries on running, we then see Finn is playing with the Lego set and actually carrying the spaceship Benny had built as if it's flying]

 

Finn: 
Spaceship! Spaceship!
 

Emmet Brickowoski: 
What in the world is that? 

[he continues to watch Finn playing with the Lego spaceship]

 It's...adorable. 

[suddenly Finn notices Emmet lying on the floor

Uh-oh! 

[Finn comes over to pick Emmet up

No! No! No, no, no, no! 
Hey, don't eat me! Don't eat me! 
Do not eat me! Please!

[Finn gently picks Emmet up and looks at him]
 

Finn: 
Hi, Emmet.
 

Emmet Brickowoski: 
Uh...hi? Is this The Man...? 

[suddenly the basement door opens and the shadow of a man appears at the top of the stairs and he starts walking down the stairs

The Man Upstairs. 

[when the man finally reaches the last step we see it's Finn's father wearing a business suit and looking annoyed]

The Man Upstairs: 

What happened? 

[as he sees all the different Lego pieces all over the place

No, no, no. This is a disaster. Why...why is...? 

What? What?! 

What?! The-the...why is the dragon on top of the luxury condo development?
 

Finn: 
I was just playing and...
 

The Man Upstairs: 
Look, I know it's hard to understand.
But this is Dad's stuff, okay? All of this that you see before you is all your father's. And everything is thought out, there's... 


[he looks around and sees the top of Octan Tower missing]
 

The Man Upstairs: 
What did you down here? 
Did you take the top off of the tower?
 

Finn: 
It was an accident.

The Man Upstairs: 

You accidentally, expertly, carefully took the entire top off of that tower...?

Finn: 

Yes.
 

The Man Upstairs: 
You know The Rules
This isn't a toy! 
Finn: 
Um...it kind of is.
 

The Man Upstairs: 
No, actually it's a highly sophisticated inter-locking brick system.
 

Finn: 
But we bought it at the toy store.
 

The Man Upstairs: 
We did, but they way I'm using it makes it an adult thing.
 

Finn: 
The box for this one said "Ages 8 to 14"!
 

The Man Upstairs: 
That's a suggestion. They have to put that on there.
 

Finn: 
Because maybe we won't be able to resist playing with all this.
 

The Man Upstairs: 
Look, I moved your stuff over near to the decorations. 
All those bricks, you can build anything you want. 

[Emmet sees the larger Lego pieces piled together in a box, he notices Finn looking sad]

Finn, we're gonna play a little game. 
It's called "let's put everything back the way you found it." 
Finn: 
But, Dad, you don't understand...
 

The Man Upstairs : 
So I can make things they way they're supposed to be. 

[he turns goes over to the nearby table and picks up a tube of Krazy Glue]

Permanently.

Emmet Brickowoski: 

More Kragles! 

[back in the Lego world, Lord Business tries to stop the citizens from fighting back]

Lord Business: 

This rebellion ends right now! 

[he releases a bunch of micro-managers onto the city and they start attacking, then we see Finn's father is actually the micro-manger as using the Krazy Glue to stick a flying Lego truck the onto the Lego board]

Bricksburg Citizen: 

Oh, no! 

[then we see a Lego fireman who's build a machine out of his fire truck to fight off the micro-managers]

Fireman: 

Ha-ha! Fire in the hole! 

[Finn's father goes to pick up the fireman's truck

Wait! What's happening? 
No, wait! No, we're going down! 

[Finn's father destroys the assembled fire truck Lego piece

No! 

[we see one of Emmet's neighbors, Sharon, who's build a sled with her cats tied to the front as they rush away from the micro-managers]

Cat: 

Meow. 
Meow.

Sharon: 

Hold on, dear, we're coming for you. 

[the micro-manager gets her which is in fact Finn's father gluing Sharon to the Lego board]

Ah!
 

Emmet Brickowoski: 
Stop!

Sharon: 

Oh, no!

[Emmet watches in horror as Finn's father continues to glue the Lego pieces]


Metal Beard: 

Arr, there be too many micro-managers!

[Finn's father is holding Benny's spaceship in his hand]


The Man Upstairs: 

What am I holding here?

Finn: 

It's a battleship.

The Man Upstairs: 

No, it's a hodge-podge that's what it is. 
What's Batman doing on it?!? 

[he throws Batman off the spaceship then picks up Metal Beard

What is this? A robot pirate? 

[he throws Metal Beard down and he lands next to Batman]

Batman: 

Dang it.

[Emmet watches all this in horror as Finn holds him]


Emmet Brickowoski: 

Stop! Stop it! No! Stop it! Stop!

[Finn's father notices Emmet in Finn's hand]
 

The Man Upstairs: 
You got glue all over that construction worker. 
Here, give that to me. 

[he takes Emmet from Finn]
 

Emmet Brickowoski: 
Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! 

[he looks down and sees all his friends scattered all over the Lego board

All of those are my friends! 
No! Stop it!
 

Metal Beard: 
We were a hearty crew, but it be...it be over.
 

Emmet Brickowoski: 
No! 

[Finn's father turns Emmet around in his hand and Emmet notices the Piece of Resistance on the floor

The Piece of Resistance! 
I can still save them.
 

The Man Upstairs: 
Let's get this gunk off this construction worker. 

[he places Emmet on his work table]
 

Finn:  
He's not just a construction worker, Dad. 
He's The Hero. 

The Man Upstairs: 
No, he's not. 

He is a ordinary, regular, generic construction worker, 
and I need to put him back the way he was. 

Now, where is Xacto knife? 

 [as Emmet lies on the table]

Emmet Brickowoski:
 

I gotta get the Piece of Resistance. 
If I could get the attention of the smaller creature. I gotta move.
 

[Finn's father continues to look for his knife]

The Man Upstairs: 

Where is that? 

[using all his strength Emmet manages to slightly move on the table catching Finn's father eye, but he quickly dismisses and looks away

Alright.

[Emmet starts to twitch more on the table and everytime he moves Finn's father turns to look at him not sure of what he's seen, as he turns back to look for his knife Emmet tries to move again]


Emmet Brickowoski: 

Mmmove! 

[Emmet finally manages to move enough to drop himself off the table]

 Ow! 

[this catches Finn's attention]

Finn: 

Uh, Dad?

The Man Upstairs: 

Yeah?

Finn: 

I think I saw the Xacto over there in Middle Zealand.

The Man Upstairs: 

Oh, great. Thank you.

Finn: 

Welcome.
 [as he goes to get the knife Finn quickly goes over and picks Emmet from the floor and hands him the Piece of Resistance

It's up to you now, Emmet.

[Finn then turns and looks at a cat poster with the phrase "Believe" written on it which Emmet also notices, he them remembers what Vitruvius had told him and then suddenly the cat's mouth on the poster starts moving as Vitruvius speaks]


Vitruvius: 

Believe. 
I know that sounds like a cat poster, but it's True.

[Finn uses a magic Lego portal that he's built to send Emmet down where Emmet can start moving again and crashes back in Lego world]


Emmet Brickowoski: 

Sorry, street. 

[as Emmet start running through the street he notices the different Lego pieces and sees in his mind how he can assemble a fighting machine from the construction site] I can see everything! 

[he quickly assembles a large fighting machine to join in the battle which the micro-managers notice]
 

Micro-Manager: 
What the heck is that?

Emmet Brickowoski: 

I am a Master Builder!

Lord Business: Release every micro-manager we have!
Micro-Manager: Let's get him, fellas!


[Emmet uses his machine to knock out the micro-managers attacking him, he looks down and waves to his friends]


Emmet Brickowoski: Hey, everyone!
 

Wyldstyle: Emmet!

Unikitty: We're saved!
Emmet Brickowoski: Lucy, I'm going inside that thing.
Wyldstyle: You got it, Emmet.
[Emmet uses his machine to make his way to Lord Business's aircraft as he fights off the micro-managers]


Emmet Brickowoski: Take that! Ha-ha! Come here!


Batman: Welcome back, kid.


Metal Beard: Here's how we do it pirate style! 

[they all join to help Emmet fight off the micro-managers]

Wyldstyle: 

Emmet, that's it! [as Emmet gets knocked down by one of the micro-mangers Unikitty watches in distress]

Unikitty: 

Emmet! 
[she watches as herd of micro-managers surround Emmet in his machine
Stay positive! Stay positive! 
[as he tries to fend off the micro-managers]

Emmet Brickowoski: 

Come on! 
[unable to keep a positive attitude suddenly Unikitty unleashes her rage]
 

Unikitty: 
FORGET IT! 
[she starts attacking the micro-managers] 
You all need to be more friendly! Emmet, go! 
Go, now's your chance!
 

Metal Beard: She's right, you can do it, laddy!
 

Batman: 
Go on, kid. Get in there.
 

[Emmet finally manages to break into Lord Business's aircraft]
 

Emmet Brickowoski: 
Lord Business.
 

Lord Business: 
Back from the dead, Brickowoski? Well, you're too late! Skeletrons, get him. 

[as the skeletal robots start attacking Emmet he quickly fight them off and in the process knocks Lord Business out of his evil suit, Lord Business then uses the Krazy Glue and sprays some on Emmet making one of his legs freeze]
 

Emmet Brickowoski: 
I can't move!

[Lord Business does an evil laugh]


Lord Business: 

You see your friends? Oh, they're finished! And my world is almost finished. [the micro-managers capture Emmet's friends] 
And the last thing I need to do is finish you. [he walks over to Emmet and points the glue at him]
 

Emmet Brickowoski: 
No, stop! Please! If you do one thing and I'm gonna unleash my secret weapon!
Lord Business: Your secret weapon?
 

Emmet Brickowoski: 
Yes. It's called "the power of the Special."
 

Lord Business: That sounds dumb.
 

Emmet Brickowoski: Alright. Here it comes. My secret weapon...is this. [he holds up his hand]
 

Lord Business: What is that? Is it super small? I don't see anything.
 

Emmet Brickowoski: It's my hand. I want you to take it.
 

Lord Business: You want me to take your hand off?
 

Emmet Brickowoski: No. I want you to join me. Look at all of these things that people built. 

[he points to the TV monitors showing the Lego citizens in their various fighting machines] 
You might see a mess...

Lord Business: 

Exactly! And a bunch of weird dorky stuff that ruined my perfectly good stuff!

Emmet Brickowoski: 

Okay. What I see are people inspired by each other, and by you. People taking what you made and making something new out of it. 

[this serves as a parallel to the real world where Finn's father looks at the Lego pieces Finn has assembled together]

The Man Upstairs: 
Finn, did you make all of this?

Finn: 
The People are trying to stop President Business from using the Kragle.

The Man Upstairs: 
What's the Kragle?

Finn: 
Um...it's in there. 

[he points to the big black box which is Lord Business's aircraft]
 
The Man Upstairs: 
In here? 

[Finn's father opens the top of the aircraft and takes out Lord Business, he then looks around the room where he's put up "Do Not Touch" signs all over the Lego pieces he'd built

So... President Business is The Bad Guy...? 

[Finn doesn't reply and looks down] 

 If The Construction Worker Could Speak to Lord Business :
What Would He Say...?

[back in the Lego world Emmet delivers his speech to Lord Business]

Emmet Brickowoski: 
You...don't have to be The Bad Guy. 


You are the most talented, most interesting and extraordinary person in the universe. And you are capable of amazing things, because you are the Special. 

[Lord Business looks shocked and lowers the Kragle] 
And so am I. And so is everyone. 

The prophecy is made up, but it's also True. 

It's about all of us. Right now, it's about you. 

And you still can change everything. 

[he holds up the Piece of Resistance, Lord Business drops the Kragle and starts walking over to Emmet, back in the real world Finn's father hugs Finn, at the same time in Lego world we see Lord Business is hugging Emmet

Oh, we got a hugger. 

[Emmet hands the Piece of Resistance to Lord Business] Be careful. I have been told it might explode.
[Lord Business winks at Emmet, makes his way to the Kragle, in the real world Finn's father places the lid on the Krazy Glue, at the same time Lord Business places the Piece of Resistance on to the Kragle and into the TAKO device]
Lord Business: Emmet, thank you. And I just want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, from this moment forward, I solemnly promise that I will never... [suddenly the Kragle explodes causing all the micro-managers to die, Emmet lands in the middle of the city where his friends are]
Benny: Emmet!
Metal Beard: Emmet!
Batman: Emmet!
Unikitty: Hi!
Emmet Brickowoski: Hey, everyone!
Unikitty: Yay!
Emmet Brickowoski: Is everyone okay? Where's Lucy?
[Wyldstyle comes up from under a micro-manager]
Wyldstyle: Emmet!
Emmet Brickowoski: 
Lucy!

[Emmet rushes over to her and Wyldstyle jumps into his arms]
 
Wyldstyle: 
We did it. 

[just as they are about to hold hands Batman interrupts them] 

Oh, um. Emmet, wait. Batman, there's something I need to say to you.

Batman: 
No, Wyldstyle. I mean...Lucy. 
[he points to Emmet] 
He's The Hero You Deserve.

Wyldstyle: 
[Wyldstyle smiles and Emmet looks behind him to see who Batman was pointing at
Thanks, Batman.
 
[Wyldstyle turns Emmet's face towards her and they finally holds hands, everyone cheers for them, then we see Vitruvius's ghostly form hovering over the city watching them]
 
Vitruvius: I liked Emmet before he was cool. 

[we see Lord Business is pouring an antidote to unstick everybody]
 
Lord Business: 
Whoops, I have the antidote for the Kragle. How did that happen? 

[at the same time in the real world Finn's father is pouring glue remover all over the Lego pieces as Finn watches]
 
Finn: 
De-kragler.

The Man Upstairs: 
What's this? Yay! 

[as Finn's father pours glue remover onto Pa and Ma Cop Finn reunites Bad Cop with his parents]

Finn: 
Oh, Mommy, Daddy, you're okay!

Ma Cop: 
Oh, son!

[Bad Cop who's now using his drawn on Good Cop face hugs his parents]
 
Good Cop: 
Hi, Mom. Hi, Dad.

Pa Cop: 
We're okay, son. 

[in the real world as Finn and his father are playing with the Lego pieces Finn's mother calls out]

Finn's Mother: 
Hey, guys? Time to come up for dinner! 
It's Taco Tuesday, your favorite!

The Man Upstairs: 
Okay, honey! 
We'll be up in a sec!

Finn: Yeah, we'll be up in a sec!

The Man Upstairs: I gotta tell you something.
 
Finn: 
What?

The Man Upstairs: 
Now that I'm letting you come down here and play, guess who else gets to come down here and play?
 
Finn: Who?
 
The Man Upstairs: 
Your sister.
 
Finn: ....what?

[last lines; as everyone in the Lego world is celebrating]

Emmet Brickowoski: 
Well, things sure have a way of working out smoothly. 
Am I right, guys? 
[suddenly and alien spaceship hovers above them]

Metal Beard: 
Whaaaaa...? 
[a trio of Duplo alien figures descend into Lego world]

Duplo: 
We are from the planet Duplon, and we are here to destroy you.

Emmet Brickowoski: 
Oh, man.




Wednesday, 3 October 2018

PAY ATTENTION

The Mesopotamian Emperor  
acted out Marduk. 

He was ALLOWED to be Emperor 
insofar as he was 
A Good Marduk. 

That meant that,
He had eyes all the way around his head
and
He could speak magick.


He could speak properly.


Conan: 
What gods do you pray to?

Subotai:

I pray to the four winds... and you?

Conan: 

To Crom...
but I seldom pray to Him -- 
He doesn't listen.

Subotai: 

[chuckles
What good is he then?
Ah, it's just as I've always said.

Conan:

He is strong!
If I die, I have to go before him, and he will ask me,
   "What is the riddle of steel?"
If I don't know it, he will cast me out of Valhalla and laugh at me.

That's Crom — 
Strong on his mountain!

Subotai:

Ah, my god is greater.

Conan: 

[chuckles]
Crom laughs at your Four Winds.
He laughs from his mountain.

Subotai:

My God is Stronger.
He is  
The Everlasting Sky!
Your god lives underneath him.

[Conan shoots Subotai a skeptical look. Subotai laughs]





" The ancient Mesopotamians and the ancient Egyptians had some very interesting, dramatic ideas about that. 

For example
—Very Briefly—
There was a deity known as Marduk. 

Marduk was a Mesopotamian deity, and imagine this is sort of what happened. 
As an empire grew out of the post-ice age

—15,000 years ago, 10,000 years ago—

All these tribes came together. 

These tribes each had their own deity—their own image of the ideal. 
But then they started to occupy the same territory.



!! THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE !!

 One tribe had God A, and one tribe had God B,
and one could wipe the other one out, 
and then it would just be God A, who wins. 

That’s not so good, because maybe you want to trade with those people, or maybe you don’t want to lose half your population in a war. 

So then you have to have an argument about whose God is going to take priority—which ideal is going to take priority. 

What seems to happen is represented in mythology as a battle of the gods in celestial space. 

From a practical perspective, it’s more like an ongoing dialog :

' You believe this; I believe this. 
You believe that; I believe this. 
How are we going to meld that together? '

You take God A, and you take God B, and maybe what you do is extract God C from them, and you say,
 ‘God C now has the attributes of A and B.’ 

And then some other tribes come in, and C takes them over, too. 

Take Marduk, for example. 

He has 50 different names, at least in part, of the subordinate gods—that represented the tribes that came together to make the civilization. 

That’s part of the process by which that abstracted ideal is abstracted. 

You think, 
This is important, and it works, because your tribe is alive -

And so we’ll take the best of both, if we can manage it, 
and extract out something, that’s even more abstract, 
that covers both of us.’ 

I’ll give you a couple of Marduk’s interesting features. 


He has eyes all the way around his head. 


He’s elected by all the other gods to be King God. 

That’s the first thing. 
That’s quite cool. 

They elect him because they’re facing a terrible threat—sort of like a flood and a monster combined

Marduk basically says that, 
if they elect him top God,
he’ll go out and stop the flood monster, 

and they won’t all get wiped out. 

It’s a serious threat. 

It’s Chaos itself making its comeback. 




SALTWATER 

All the gods agree, 
and Marduk is the new manifestation. 

He’s got eyes all the way around His head, 
and
He speaks magic words. 

When he fights, he fights this deity called Tiamat

We need to know that, because the word 
Tiamat’ is associated with the word 'tehom.' 

Tehom is the Chaos that God makes Order out of at The Beginning of Time in Genesis, 
so it’s linked very tightly to this story. 

Marduk, with His eyes 
and 
His capacity to speak magic words, 
goes out and confronts Tiamat
who’s like this watery sea dragon. 

It’s a classic Saint George story: 
Go out and Wreak Havoc on The Dragon. 

He cuts Her into pieces
and 
He makes The World out of Her pieces. 

That’s The World that human beings live in. 

The Mesopotamian Emperor acted out Marduk. 

He was ALLOWED to be Emperor 
insofar as he was 
A Good Marduk. 

That meant that he had eyes all the way around his head, and he could speak magick; 
He could speak properly

We are starting to understand, at that point, 
The Essence of Leadership.

Because what’s Leadership? 
It’s the capacity to see what the hell’s in front of your face, and maybe in every direction, and maybe 

The Capacity to Use Your Language Properly to Transform Chaos into Order. 

God only knows how long it took the Mesopotamians to figure that out....

The best they could do was dramatize it, but it’s staggeringly brilliant. 

It’s by no means obvious
and this Chaos is a very strange thing. 

This is a Chaos that God wrestled with 
at The Beginning of Time. 

Chaos is Half-Psychological 
and 
Half-Real. 

There’s no other way to really describe it. 

Chaos is what you encounter when you’re blown into pieces and thrown into deep confusion—when your world falls apart, when your dreams die, when you’re betrayed. 

It’s The Chaos that emerges, 
and 
The Chaos is everything it wants, 
and 
It’s too much for you. 

That’s for sure. 

It pulls you down into 
The Underworld, 
and 
That’s Where The Dragons Are. 

All you’ve got at that point is your capacity to bloody well keep your eyes open, 
and 
To speak as carefully and as clearly as you can. 

Maybe, if you’re lucky, 
You’ll get through it that way 
and 
Come Out The Other Side. 

It’s taken people a very long time to figure that out, and it looks, to me, that the idea is erected on the platform of our ancient ancestors, maybe tens of millions of years ago, because we seem to represent that which disturbs us deeply  
using the same system that we used to represent  
Serpentile, or other, Carnivorous Predators. 






We’re biological creatures. 

When we formulated our strange capacity to abstract and use language, we still had all those underlying systems that were there when we were only animals. 

We have to use those systems that are there

Part of the emotional and motivational architecture of our thinking, part of the reason why we can
Demonize our Enemies 
who upset our axioms, 

Is Because We Perceive Them as if They’re Carnivorous Predators. 

We do it with the same system. 

That’s Chaos itself
The Thing That Always Threatens Us—

The Snakes That Came to The Trees 
 when we lived in them, like 60 million years ago. 

It’s the same damned systems. 

The Marduk Story 
is partly 
The Story of Using Attention and Language to Confront Those Things That Most Threaten Us. 

Some of those things are Real World threats, but some of them are Psychological Threats
which are just as profound but far more abstract. 

But we use the same system to represent them.

 That’s why you freeze, if you're frightened. 

You’re a prey animal. 
You’re like a rabbit, and you’ve seen something that's going to eat you. 

You freeze, and you’re paralyzed. 

You’re turned to stone, which is what you do when you see a Medusa with a head full of snakes. 

You turn to stone. 
You’re paralyzed, and the reason you do that is because you’re using the predator detector system to protect yourself. 

Your Heart Rate Goes Way Up, 
and 
You Get Ready to Move. 

Things that upset us rely on that system. 

The Marduk Story
for example, is the idea that, 
 If there are 
 Things That Upset You

 —chaotic, terrible, serpentine, monstrous, underworld things that threaten you

The Best Thing to Do 
is 
Open Your Eyes, 
Keep Your Speech Organized, 
and go out, 
Confront The Thing, 
and 
Make The World Out of It. 

It’s staggering. 
When I read that story and started to understand it, it just blew me away. 

It’s such a profound idea, and we know it’s true, too, because we know, in psychotherapy, that 
you’re much better off to confront your fears head-on than you are to wait and let them find you.

Partly what you do, 
if you’re a psychotherapist, 
is you help people 
Break Their Fears into Little Pieces
—The Things That Upset Them—
and then 
To Encounter Them One by One 
and Master Them. 

You’re teaching this process of 
Internal Mastery Over The Strange 
and 
Chaotic World.





Conan's Father:
Fire and Wind come from The Sky, 
from The Gods of The Sky. 

But Crom is Your God - 
Crom and he lives in The Earth. 

Once, Giants lived in The Earth, Conan. 
And in The Darkness of Chaos, They fooled Crom,
and They took from Him The Enigma of Steel.

Crom was angered. And The Earth shook. 
Fire and Wind struck down these Giants, 
and They threw Their bodies into The Waters, 

But in Their Rage, The Gods Forgot The Secret of Steel and left it on The Battlefield.

We who found it are just Men. 
Not Gods. Not Giants. Just Men.

The Secret of Steel has always carried with it a Mystery. 

You must learn its Riddle, Conan. 
You must learn its discipline

For No-One - No-One in This World can you trust. Not Men, Not Women, Not Beasts.

[Points to sword]


This You Can Trust.