Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Jacob's Ladder - Lost - Indiana Jones - Kubrick - Morgan Freeman

And also including...Se7en, The Shawshank Redemption, Bruce Almighty, Romancing The Stone & Jewel of the Nile.

Jacob wrestling with the Angel is a biblical story commonly depicted in art. The story appears in chapter 32 of Genesis, and chapter 12 of the Book of Hosea. In Genesis 35:1-7 there is again a reference to the story. In the text as we have it, the being with which Jacob wrestles is variously described as an angel, a man, or God. 

 Angels & Demons 'wrestling' with Jacob (Singer)

Of course, it would be Chp 32 (gene of isis)...the 33rd symbolically leading to enlightenment!
 In Genesis (King James) the name of God is written 32 times.
In the Torah Elohim (god) is written 33 times. 

 In the biblical story of Jacob, he discovers a secret mystical ‘ladder to Heaven’ with angels descending and ascending to and fro. In order to climb this ladder, Jacob must wrestle the Angel Samael. In victory, Jacob demanded that Samael ‘bless him’ and his name was changed to Israel. This place, called Penile(pineal gland/Inner Eye) was where “Israel” saw God face to face. In this story, the ‘ladder’ that Jacob used to climb to the land of Penile was in fact the 33 vertebrae of the spinal column which led to the Heavens above in the brain(opening of the Crown Chakra).

Moses on Jacob's Ladder...Full Metal Jacket

Eyes Wide Shut

Paths of Glory - Jacob's Ladder

Bowman's Ladder - 2001 : ASO

The Shining - Awakening of Jacob & Jacob's Ladder

The Awakening of Jacob (Jack)

Composed in 1974. First plays at the film's beginning when Danny talks to Tony in the bathroom before 'blacking out.' Used, very appropriately, as Jack awakens from his bad dream while at his desk. Also plays during Danny's dream sequences and when Jack enters room 237.

The snake climbing the ladder of the spine

Jacob's Ladder Masonic Tracing Boards

Lolita...Stairway/Ladder to Heaven.

This is child's play!


In the midst of this madness FRANK shoots to his feet and slams the butt of his rifle into JACOB's back. There is a cracking sound. JACOB's eyes freeze with pain. His hands rush for his spine.

The Bath tub scene almost plays like a nightmarish baptism.

He is lying on a long leather padded device that looks like an instrument of torture. LOUIS, the Chiropractor, is a giant of a man, 280 pounds. He is adjusting JACOB's spine.

 LOUIS Wiggle your toes. 
JACOB wiggles his toes. At that instant, LOUIS twists JACOB's neck rapidly. There is a loud cracking sound.

EXT. VIETNAM - NIGHT THERE IS A FLASH OF LIGHT. A MAN rushes at the camera yelling. 
MAN I found one. He's alive. He shines a flashlight into the lens creating rings and halos. 

CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE - DAY Suddenly LOUIS reappears, a halo effect still visible behind his head.


JACOB God almighty. What did you do to me? 
LOUIS I had to get in there. A deep adjustment. Rest a moment and let it set a bit. 
JACOB I had this weird flash just then. 
LOUIS What? 
JACOB I don't know. I've been having them recently. (he thinks a moment, then changes the subject) You know, you look like an angel, Louis, an overgrown cherub. Anyone ever tell you that? 


LOUIS Yeah. You. Every time I see you. No more Errol Flynn, okay? Your back won't take it. You tell your girl friend to calm down if she knows what's good for you. 
JACOB Louis, you're a life saver. 
LOUIS I know.

"Long is the way, and hard, that out of hell leads up to light."
Se7en (Milton, Paradise Lost)

Out of the 'Pitts of Hell'...climb the ladder to become a 'Free-man'.

From the gate of Purgatory, Virgil (Freeman/Spacey) guides the pilgrim Dante (Pitt) through its seven terraces.

Ladders & Stairways (terraces)

The 32 segments of the spine that lead to the temple of wisdom...the skull (head).

Etymology...From the Egyptian Sevekh, a god. Also from Seshet (see Statue of Liberty). Also from Sebek-Ra, the crocodile god ruling over time.

(from IrishOriginsOf

 A head (package) with wings (left) and (right) caduceus denoting the spinal cord and brain/pineal gland enlightenment.

"This guy paid me five hundred bucks to bring it out here. He wanted it here at exactly seven o'clock."

The subliminal 'pylons' a body with no head.
 (Pylon,  a Greek term for a 'monumental gateway' of an Egyptian Temple)

More decapitation subliminals at the Gould murder scene

John Doe - Red/Rose Cross

Freeman & Robbins...both redeemed in The Shawshank Redemption.

 The Cross...Alex Cross (Freeman)

Red finally gets out and seeks Robbins...

Red @ the tree of life

From the gate of Purgatory, Virgil guides the pilgrim Dante through its seven terraces. These correspond to the seven deadly sins or "seven roots of sinfulness."The classification of sin here is more psychological than that of the Inferno, being based on motives, rather than actions.It is also drawn primarily from Christian theology, rather than from classical sources.The core of the classification is based on love, with the first three terraces of Purgatory relating to perverted love directed towards actual harm of others. The fourth terrace relates to deficient love (i.e. sloth or acedia), while the last three terraces relate to excessive or disordered love of good things.

Dante shown holding a copy of the Divine Comedy, next to the entrance to Hell, the seven terraces of Mount Purgatory and the city of Florence, with the spheres of Heaven above, in Michelino's fresco. 

Like the ancient mysteries after which it was patterned, the Order of the Rose Cross possessed a secret itual which was lived by the candidate for a prescribed number of years before he was eligible to the inner degrees of the society. The various floors of the Tower of Olympus represent the orbits of the planets. The ascent of the philosophers from one floor to another also parallels certain rituals of the Eleusian Mysteries and the rites of Mithras wherein the candidate ascended seven rungs of a ladder or climbed the seven steps of a pyramid in order to signify release from the influences of the Planetary Governors. Man becomes master of the seven spheres only when he transmutes the impulses received from them. He who masters the seven worlds and is reunited with the Divines Source of his own nature consummates the Hermetic Marriage.
Manly P Hall Secret Teaching of All Ages

 The name Jezebel came to be associated with false prophets, and further associated by the early 20th century with fallen or abandoned women. In Christian lore, a comparison to Jezebel suggested that a person was a pagan or an apostate masquerading as a servant of God. By manipulation and/or seduction, she misled the saints of God into sins of idolatry and sexual immorality.  In particular, Jezebel has come to be associated with promiscuity. In modern usage, the name of Jezebel is sometimes used as a synonym for sexually promiscuous and sometimes controlling women.

At a key moment, Jacob's friend and chiropractor, Louis, cites the 14th century Christian mystic Meister Eckhart:


 JACOB I was in Hell. I've been there. It's horrible. I don't want to die, Louis. 
LOUIS Well, I'll see what I can do about it. 
JACOB I've seen it. It's all pain. 
LOUIS (working on JACOB's spine like a master mechanic) You ever read Meister Eckart? 
(JACOB shakes his head "no") 
How did you ever get your Doctorate without reading Eckart? (LOUIS takes hold of JACOB's legs and yanks them swiftly) Good. Okay, let's turn over gently. Right side. 
JACOB turns to his left. 
LOUIS shakes his head in dismay. LOUIS The other "right," okay? (he helps JACOB turn over) You're a regular basket case, you know that? (he moves JACOB's arm over his head)

Eckart saw Hell, too. 
LOUIS positions JACOB's other arm, bends his legs, and then pushes down on his thigh. His spine moves with a cracking sound. JACOB groans. LOUIS (continuing) You know what he said? The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn 'em all away. But they're not punishing you, he said. They're freeing your soul. 
Okay, other side. He helps JACOB and repositions him. Again he pushes and the spine cracks. LOUIS (continuing) Wonderful. So the way he sees it, if you're frightened of dying and hold- ing on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. But if you've made your peace then the devils are really angels freeing you from the earth. It's just a matter of how you look at it, that's all. So don't worry, okay? Relax. Wiggle your toes. JACOB's toes dance as LOUIS gives him a quick, unexpected jab to the lower vertebrae in his back. LOUIS (continuing) Perfect. We got it. (LOUIS pushes a lever and the table rises back up) Okay. Let's just give it a little try. See if you can stand. 
JACOB What? By myself? 
LOUIS You can do it. Come on. Easy. Just give it a try. JACOB steps cautiously away from the table. He moves hesitantly, with deliberate restraint. LOUIS encourages him like a faith healer coaxing the lame. His first steps have an aura of the miraculous about them. JACOB walks slowly, without help. LOUIS smiles impishly. He looks like a giant cherub. 
LOUIS Hallelujah. 
LOUIS puts his arm around him. Then JACOB tries again, gradually rediscovering his balance and strength. With each step his confidence returns.

Jacob ascending the ladder 'finale'...with Gabe (angel gabriel)

A 'Se7en' tie-in...In his epic poem Paradise Lost, John Milton made Gabriel chief of the angelic guards placed over Paradise.

In the Gospel of Luke, Gabriel appears to the virgin Mary and to Zechariah, foretelling the births of Jesus and John the Baptist, respectively (Luke 1:11–38).

 Remember what happened to John The Baptist?

Gabriel informing Mary of the coming of Jesus...

 Luke 1,33 "And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end."

from one Jacob to the next...


(remarkably I've not even seen a single episode...yet!!!)


Jacob (the awakening of & ladder)
Jacob to Jack...who becomes the 'Shepherd of the Island'
Mark Pellegrino - The Hitman from Mulholland Drive! 

Jacob was the ageless protector of the Island for more than 2000 years.

Jacob's Stone - Stone of Scone (Jacob's pillow)

Lost - Taweret/Ammit

Taweret Foot/Heel

 Jacob (play /ˈkəb/; Hebrew: יַעֲקֹב Standard Yaʿakov, Tiberian About this sound Yaʿăqōḇ; Septuagint Greek: Ἰακώβ Iakōb; Arabic: يَعْقُوبYaʿqūb; "heel" or "leg-puller")

Jacob = Heel/Leg Puller

Jacob's Ladders

  A cliffside cave was located halfway down a sea cliff on the Island, accessible only by a series of dangerous rope and bamboo ladders that extended from the top to a narrow ledge near its entrance. It was first revealed in "The Substitute", when the Man in Black took Sawyer to the cave see his name written on the wall. This was one of two locations where a list of Jacob's candidates was found.

Lost opening scene - The Awakening of Jack/Jacob

Synchronistically Dr Jack Shephard is a spinal Doctor, just like Louis (Jacob's Ladder)

 The Heart & Cross

Christian Martyr

The Ankh (cross) shepherd humanity.

The Awakening of Jack (Jacob) Shephard, see it here...
First thing he sees is a dog....for the anubis/jackal/dog tie-in & the sirius/canis connection.

Dr Jack(al) Shephard - Matthew Fox

Like Fox Mulder (X-Files) he is a jackal/anubis character.

Anubis (Jack-al headed) with Ankh

20th Century Anubis

Damien 666 - Born of a Jackal (Anubis)

The Cross...surrounded by Red (Red/Rose Cross)

Matthew 'anubis' Fox in new Alex Cross movie

From Dr Shephard to Dr Jones

Fez - in the Indy series

Fez of the AMORC -  Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (Rose Cross)

The Heart - The Stone(s)

While escaping the mines with the three stones, two of the stones were lost to Jones over a large chasm when he was pursued by Mola Ram. They burned a hole through Jones' satchel and plummeted down into the crocodile-filled waters below.

Crossing the Abyss (Da'ath)
 Indy about to create Jacob's Ladder 'over the abyss'.

Fighting over the stones/hearts/phalli on Jacob's Ladder

 Evil (demons) descends the ladder

 Judgement...Waiting crocs (ammit) below

 The Stone/Heart in an evil hand

 Crocodile/Ammit at the base...devourer of the evil heart/stone.

Ammit/Amemet...devourer of hearts/souls/stones

Speaking of Stones...

 Here is The Shining's Philip Stone (Delbert Grady) a film about stones.

The righteous of heart (angels) ascend the ladder

He prefers ladders...obviously

Give me the stones!!!! asked for it

 Romancing The Stone
by Contact's Robert Zemeckis
El Corazon (emerald) = The Heart 

 A Heart Shaped Arch
Jewel of the Nile (emerald/emerald tablet-thoth)...geddit!

All seeing eye pyramid/eye of horus Sun & Moon.
The Red Cross & Heart.

The Cross (Michael Douglas, son of Spartacus)

 I'm Spartacus (and so is my son)

Cameron's Titanic (Titan) Jacob (Jack) & The Rose Cross...literally.
Add in the 'Heart of the Ocean' for Heart, Rose & Cross!!! 

Angel & the Dove (colom)

Creation mythos.


A 'Turner'...Kat-hleen.

Ammit (Amemet) head 'turner'.

Romancing The Stone (romance=heart of stone, emerald)
The Emerald Stone (emerald tablet)

 The 3 reunited for more Rosicrucian symbolic pay-off.
Scales of Ma'at & Stone/Heart

Devourer of Hearts/Souls

 “May the gods grant you all that your heart desires”

Isis the Matriarch

Heart of the Island
Ma'at/Matriarch/Jacob's Mother

 The Ludovico Treatments....Karl (Room 23, Lost) & Alex (ACO)

 Alex, Kate, and Sawyer found him with an IV in his arm and wearing LED goggles. 
Serum 114 - CRM 114 - KDK (a mirrored 11411)


Room 23 & Room 237

Room 23(7)

Alex's Ludovico Treatment

In the above Lost video 1921
E pluribus unum "Out of many, one" (alternatively translated as "One from many") above, so below...the one stone maxim.

Lost's Dharma Octogon & Caduceus of Hermes/Thoth

 Lost's first image....'the awakening of Jack/Jacob'
Right Eye of Horus - the sun

 He (Dr Shephard) has a tattoo on his left shoulder that translates to: "Hawk in the expansive sky" or "Eagles high up cleaving the sky.

E Pluribus Unum

E Pluribus Unum 

Lost's Dharma Octogon & Follow The White Rabbit

The Looking Glass

The Looking Glass (exterior) evoking Alice...the White Rabbit is visible.

The Arrow

A glass eye was one of three items found in the Arrow station by the Tailies. It was discovered inside a box, along with a Bible and a radio transmitter.

The 'arrow-eye' the eye of the cyclops slain by the arrow of Apollo

Bowman (arrow/archer) and Hal 9000 (the horned cyclops)

Lost 'Looking Glass Hatch' 'eye' - 2001:ASO 'Pod Window' (Hal's 'eye' looks through it)

The Black Rock Ship (Lost)  -  The Black Rock Monolith (2001)

Octagonal Gates

Remember this.....from before?

What time is it Mr Rabbit?

EWS Monoliths (Stones) - What Time Is It?

Discovery Stargates

The Journey of Discovery (spinal cord & head)

Alice's Through The Looking Glass - Octagonal

Shit Happens!

God - Ain Soph/Kether

 God and Jacob's Ladder - En-light-enment (light bulb) at the top, Ain Soph/Kether

Stairway to Heaven/Sirius/God...up to the 7th floor.
The elavators are not working...wink, wink.

 Stairs & Se7en

Head on a stick...spinal cord/spiral dna/caduceus & brain

Crucified & the son of God

Seventh Heaven

And God tells him to be back to help him with the cleaning on the 7th at 7 o'clock.

Yes...Channel 7 (7/7)