So we’re at Collage 05, which is not an animation. Like Collage 01, Collage 03. Unlike Collage 02, Collage 04. I’m not sure if Hucka D. is going to help me with today’s installment of a Steptoe collage series interpretation. We’ve discussed the relation of The World tarot card with the poster behind the Grady Twins appearing to Danny in the game room of the Overlook Hotel. We superimpose Jack as The Devil (Tarot card #15), replacing The World card’s bull (Taurus) in the lower left corner. Horned bull becomes horned Devil, and also Danny is playing a game of darts when he sees the Twins, with a *bull’s eye* at the center of the dartboard.
I’ve just talked about how Jack’s shiny eye pupil, near the very end of The Shining, briefly acts as a ring for a woman behind him in the photo. I’ve called her, for this reasons, the “Ring Woman”, and I believe she’s attached in mysterious, synchy ways to Ringo Starr, who also wears a prominent ring in the movie Help, and which gets him in a lot of trouble. This Ring Woman’s right eye also becomes, again briefly in a crossfade, a very prominent and easily noticable “3rd eye” of yet another person in the photo, a male this time, and further back in the crowd than even Ring Woman, who is in turn behind Jack at the front.
If we scrub out the faces of the 4 front and present Beatles on the Sgt. Pepper album (as opposed to the b&w “past” Beatles to their right), and then superimpose Ring Woman’s face on Ringo’s to center the now backing Shining photo, the following occurs. It’s perhaps interesting that in the translation both John and George’s faces become half black and half white, with John’s face almost exactly halved (black side: right; white side: left), and George’s quartered (black to sw and ne; white to se and nw). Paul’s face becomes one-eyed, very much like that of Johnny Weissmuller to his right. Just a note here.
Back to the Steptoe collage series analysis: Jack’s hand.
Jack’s hand in Collage 05 has been replaced by The Devil’s hand from the tarot’s 15th trump or Major Arcana card. The devil’s hand from this card appears scarred, just as Jack might wear a bandaid in the Shining’s July 4th ball photograph. It also could relate to palmistry and the various lines of the hand such as heart, head, and life or health. Recall, if you will, that the subject of palmistry and the hand has come up in connection with Herman Park’s Sharieland from the past fall, and that some of its major features have been identified with palmistry ones.
In what is perhaps the last collage of the Steptoe series — Collage 07 — we have the return of this same hand, but with “1.25” written underneath it in blue, like a caption for a picture.
0.125 is 1/8th of 1. Chapter 125 of the Tibetian Book of the Dead is where we find a description of the “weighing of the heart” judgment, also probably attached to this final Shining image. The Subliminal Synchrosphere blog talks about it here…
…you can see Jack seems to be tendering a piece of paper (a message) to the heavens (above) or to us….yet a man behind him seems to be trying to restrain him from doing so or is he attempting to correct/level the scales!?
Now look at the woman in the photo….look at the single feather & the heart. I think she is referencing the Feather of Maat.
A great judgement…isn’t it?
The 20th card of the Tarot ‘major arcana’. The ‘horn of judgement’…that doubles as a prop to denote a New Years party and midnight.
Re: The synch…now if you have the music playing from 2001 : ASO (Thus Spake Zarathustar/the world riddle) and The Shining together…you’ll hear the very loud ‘brass’ sound of horns when we see this picture and the man with the party blower…denoting the horn of judgement blowing! (i only used the sound from The Shining, this time…so as not to confuse things too much, but it is important to realise the aforementioned ‘horn’ music!
In the Duat, the Egyptian underworld, the hearts of the dead were said to be weighed against her single “Feather of Ma’at”, symbolically representing the concept of Maat, in the Hall of Two Truths (Overlook lobby hall). A heart which was unworthy was devoured by the goddess Ammit (Amemet/Cyncocephalus) and its owner condemned to remain in the Duat (earthly plane). The heart was considered the location of the soul by ancient Egyptians. Those people with good and pure hearts were sent on to Aaru (afterlife, ascendence).
Arms….Jack looks like a ‘tipped’ set of scales….unfortunately for him, it denotes that his heart is heavy with sin! He is destined for the Duat or earthly plane, again!!! Heart on the right and feather on our left, as it is in the Egyptian references. Is the man with his hand on Jack’s arm also a reference to him trying to rebalance the scales…a possiblity to consider?
So in the 1921 pic he is both ‘baphomet’ (sodomy god, the beast instinct, above & below, microcosm & macrocosm) and the ‘scales’…double layering.
So I think the 1.25 is referencing this Chapter 125 and also the fraction 1/8th (more soon on the latter?). What of the rainbow shaped pattern of yellow balls in the background of Collage 07 here? I believe it represents a return to the beginning of the series and Collage 01. I imagine the location of Stipe Cememtery to be in the general vicinity of the illuminated “eye-ball” at the bottom of this rainbow, the pot at the end, if you will, but also at the beginning. We return here to Story Room and the central figure of Tom’s Petty High, also a golden triangle.
Collage 01: return from Steptoe Butte back to the Stipe Cemetery area.