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May 2010

The Shining Path To The Star Gates, Part I – MSTRMND

The Shining Path To The Star Gates
Procrastination can be an energy-building device, increasing the suspense power of a deadline with seemingly mindless distractions and wanderings but eventually a pattern emerges, and the eureka moment provides a guiding light into completion of the delayed project. Over the course of working on Excepter, I have alternated editing records with an enthusiasm for other non-linear narratives, my own mix of Modernist writing, comic books, occult reference tomes, video-games and especially, whatever science fiction flick happens to be on cable. Last year, a chance viewing of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining would lead me into the weird world of online film analysis, conspiracy, and mysticism.

Part I: MSTRMND
An cursory online search for information on The Shining led me to the 'visual language research' log of the self-styled MSTRMND who in shot-by-shot analysis presents the film as a symbolic 'super-glyph' reflecting the conflict of the aeons between the Meso-American and Anglo-European forces. Slow, methodical and hard-to-read as Kubrick himself, the MSTRMND posted his 'Excerpts' serially. While waiting for updates I found myself searching for other analyses and conjectures on the film's dense web of hidden meanings.

John Fell Ryan

The Shining Path To The Star Gates, Part II – Collative Learning

The Shining Path To The Star Gates
Procrastination can be an energy-building device, increasing the suspense power of a deadline with seemingly mindless distractions and wanderings but eventually a pattern emerges, and the eureka moment provides a guiding light into completion of the delayed project. Over the course of working on Excepter, I have alternated editing records with an enthusiasm for other non-linear narratives, my own mix of Modernist writing, comic books, occult reference tomes, video-games and especially, whatever science fiction flick happens to be on cable. Last year, a chance viewing of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining would lead me into the weird world of online film analysis, conspiracy, and mysticism.

Part I: MSTRMND
An cursory online search for information on The Shining led me to the 'visual language research' log of the self-styled MSTRMND who in shot-by-shot analysis presents the film as a symbolic 'super-glyph' reflecting the conflict of the aeons between the Meso-American and Anglo-European forces. Slow, methodical and hard-to-read as Kubrick himself, the MSTRMND posted his 'Excerpts' serially. While waiting for updates I found myself searching for other analyses and conjectures on the film's dense web of hidden meanings.

Part II: Collative Learning
Which led me to the website of Rob Ager, who presents an epic catalog of The Shining myths and mysteries, which like another Internet bombshell Zeitgeist: The Movie, connects solar symbology to a vast 'Illuminati' conspiracy. I sought out proofs of the various impossible rooms, teleporting doors and moving furniture hidden throughout The Shining. I watched the film over and over again, mapping out on graph paper all the sets shown in the film. I made calculations of the times, dates and days of the week shown in the film, looking for patterns.

– John Fell Ryan

The Shining Path To The Stars, Part III – Wrong Way Wizard

The Shining Path To The Star Gates
Procrastination can be an energy-building device, increasing the suspense power of a deadline with seemingly mindless distractions and wanderings but eventually a pattern emerges, and the eureka moment provides a guiding light into completion of the delayed project. Over the course of working on Excepter, I have alternated editing records with an enthusiasm for other non-linear narratives, my own mix of Modernist writing, comic books, occult reference tomes, video-games and especially, whatever science fiction flick happens to be on cable. Last year, a chance viewing of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining would lead me into the weird world of online film analysis, conspiracy, and mysticism.

Part I: MSTRMND
An cursory online search for information on The Shining led me to the 'visual language research' log of the self-styled MSTRMND who in shot-by-shot analysis presents the film as a symbolic 'super-glyph' reflecting the conflict of the aeons between the Meso-American and Anglo-European forces. Slow, methodical and hard-to-read as Kubrick himself, the MSTRMND posted his 'Excerpts' serially. While waiting for updates I found myself searching for other analyses and conjectures on the film's dense web of hidden meanings.

Part II: Collative Learning
Which led me to the website of Rob Ager, who presents an epic catalog of The Shining myths and mysteries, which like another Internet bombshell Zeitgeist: The Movie, connects solar symbology to a vast 'Illuminati' conspiracy. I sought out proofs of the various impossible rooms, teleporting doors and moving furniture hidden throughout The Shining. I watched the film over and over again, mapping out on graph paper all the sets shown in the film. I made calculations of the times, dates and days of the week shown in the film, looking for patterns.

Part III: Wrong Way Wizard
I came to some conclusions connecting Kubrick to magic and space/time travel so it made sense that I would meet a 'Wizard' on Ager's moderated forum. The so-called Wrong Way Wizard maintains a blog devoted to occult/Gnostic /Qabbalistic readings of Kubrick and the Coen Bros films. We began swapping ideas and word-play back and forth before the WWWiz would be banned from the Ager forum for breaching the taboo topic of '9/11'.

– John Fell Ryan

The Shining Path To The Stars, Part IV – Jake Kotze

The Shining Path To The Star Gates
Procrastination can be an energy-building device, increasing the suspense power of a deadline with seemingly mindless distractions and wanderings but eventually a pattern emerges, and the eureka moment provides a guiding light into completion of the delayed project. Over the course of working on Excepter, I have alternated editing records with an enthusiasm for other non-linear narratives, my own mix of Modernist writing, comic books, occult reference tomes, video-games and especially, whatever science fiction flick happens to be on cable. Last year, a chance viewing of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining would lead me into the weird world of online film analysis, conspiracy, and mysticism.

Part I: MSTRMND
An cursory online search for information on The Shining led me to the 'visual language research' log of the self-styled MSTRMND who in shot-by-shot analysis presents the film as a symbolic 'super-glyph' reflecting the conflict of the aeons between the Meso-American and Anglo-European forces. Slow, methodical and hard-to-read as Kubrick himself, the MSTRMND posted his 'Excerpts' serially. While waiting for updates I found myself searching for other analyses and conjectures on the film's dense web of hidden meanings.

Part II: Collative Learning
Which led me to the website of Rob Ager, who presents an epic catalog of The Shining myths and mysteries, which like another Internet bombshell Zeitgeist: The Movie, connects solar symbology to a vast 'Illuminati' conspiracy. I sought out proofs of the various impossible rooms, teleporting doors and moving furniture hidden throughout The Shining. I watched the film over and over again, mapping out on graph paper all the sets shown in the film. I made calculations of the times, dates and days of the week shown in the film, looking for patterns.

Part III: Wrong Way Wizard
I came to some conclusions connecting Kubrick to magic and space/time travel so it made sense that I would meet a 'Wizard' on Ager's moderated forum. The so-called Wrong Way Wizard maintains a blog devoted to occult/Gnostic /Qabbalistic readings of Kubrick and the Coen Bros films. We began swapping ideas and word-play back and forth before the WWWiz would be banned from the Ager forum for breaching the taboo topic of '9/11'.

Part IV: Jake Kotze
The WWWiz wasn't the only one connecting the Kubrick Monolith to the Twin Towers disaster. A South African-Canadian by the name of Jake Kotze had been weaving tales of what he calls the '9/11 Star Gate Mega-Ritual' in YouTube videos and various blogs, creating, along with his band of 'Merry Men' an entire syncretic cosmology dubbed 'Synchromysticism.' Hollywood starlet-worship collides with the Egyptian mystery schools; the media-language of advertising with Classical gods and heroes, everything leads through the 'Star Gate' of 'cosmic illumination'.

– John Fell Ryan

The Shining Path To The Stars

The Shining Path To The Star Gates
Procrastination can be an energy-building device, increasing the suspense power of a deadline with seemingly mindless distractions and wanderings but eventually a pattern emerges, and the eureka moment provides a guiding light into completion of the delayed project. Over the course of working on Excepter, I have alternated editing records with an enthusiasm for other non-linear narratives, my own mix of Modernist writing, comic books, occult reference tomes, video-games and especially, whatever science fiction flick happens to be on cable. Last year, a chance viewing of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining would lead me into the weird world of online film analysis, conspiracy, and mysticism.

Part I: MSTRMND
An cursory online search for information on The Shining led me to the 'visual language research' log of the self-styled MSTRMND who in shot-by-shot analysis presents the film as a symbolic 'super-glyph' reflecting the conflict of the aeons between the Meso-American and Anglo-European forces. Slow, methodical and hard-to-read as Kubrick himself, the MSTRMND posted his 'Excerpts' serially. While waiting for updates I found myself searching for other analyses and conjectures on the film's dense web of hidden meanings.

Part II: Collative Learning
Which led me to the website of Rob Ager, who presents an epic catalog of The Shining myths and mysteries, which like another Internet bombshell Zeitgeist: The Movie, connects solar symbology to a vast 'Illuminati' conspiracy. I sought out proofs of the various impossible rooms, teleporting doors and moving furniture hidden throughout The Shining. I watched the film over and over again, mapping out on graph paper all the sets shown in the film. I made calculations of the times, dates and days of the week shown in the film, looking for patterns.

Part III: Wrong Way Wizard
I came to some conclusions connecting Kubrick to magic and space/time travel so it made sense that I would meet a 'Wizard' on Ager's moderated forum. The so-called Wrong Way Wizard maintains a blog devoted to occult/Gnostic /Qabbalistic readings of Kubrick and the Coen Bros films. We began swapping ideas and word-play back and forth before the WWWiz would be banned from the Ager forum for breaching the taboo topic of '9/11'.

Part IV: Jake Kotze
The WWWiz wasn't the only one connecting the Kubrick Monolith to the Twin Towers disaster. A South African-Canadian by the name of Jake Kotze had been weaving tales of what he calls the '9/11 Star Gate Mega-Ritual' in YouTube videos and various blogs, creating, along with his band of 'Merry Men' an entire syncretic cosmology dubbed 'Synchromysticism.' Hollywood starlet-worship collides with the Egyptian mystery schools; the media-language of advertising with Classical gods and heroes, everything leads through the 'Star Gate' of 'cosmic illumination'.

Part V: The Synchromystics
In contrast with the paranoid world of Illuminati-tracking 2012-type conspiracy theorists, Synchromysticism is relentlessly positive and optimistic. In fact, my old pal the Wrong Way Wizard would gain admission to their ranks only to be banned once again for his distinctly doomy viewpoints. Perhaps a sign that I too should get off the Net and back to work! More later...

– John Fell Ryan

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