Education Shapes Consciousness
The modern educational system as we understand it, originates with the clerical monastery system of the Middle Ages. The monasteries were the source for the art of the illuminated manuscript which would become the multimedia publishing industry, in all of its many forms, we take for granted today. In many ways, this system of monastic education paves the way for Hollywood. Film and television and now online digital media are the modern multimedia equivalent of the illuminated manuscript.
"Scriptorium,[nb 1] literally "a place for writing", is commonly used to refer to a room in medieval European monasteries devoted to the writing, copying and illuminating of manuscripts by monastic scribes."
"A scriptorium was a necessary adjunct to a library; wherever there was a library it can ordinarily be assumed that there was a scriptorium.:48 Scriptoria in the conventional sense of a room set aside for the purpose probably only existed for limited periods of time, when an institution or individual wanted a large number of texts copied to stock a library; once the library was stocked, there was no further need for a designated room. By the start of the 13th century secular copy-shops developed; professional scribes may have had special rooms set aside for writing, but in most cases they probably simply had a writing-desk next to a window in their own house. By the time movable type printing presseswere invented in the 15th century, the concept of a scriptorium was obsolete."
Reading is Important to Learning and Consciousness
“The Rule of Saint Benedict does explicitly call for monks to have ready access to books during two hours of compulsory daily reading and during Lent, when each monk is to read a book in its entirety. Thus each monastery was to have its own extensive collection of books, to be housed either in armarium (book chests) or a more traditional library. However, because the only way to obtain a large quantity of books in the Middle Ages was to copy them, in practice this meant that the monastery had to have a way to transcribe texts in other collections.”
"Up to the 12th century, most manuscripts were produced in monasteries in order to add to the library or after receiving a commission from a wealthy patron. Larger monasteries often contained separate areas for the monks who specialized in the production of manuscripts called a scriptorium. Within the walls of a scriptorium were individualized areas where a monk could sit and work on a manuscript without being disturbed by his fellow brethren. If no scriptorium was available, then “separate little rooms were assigned to book copying; they were situated in such a way that each scribe had to himself a window open to the cloister walk.” The separation of these monks from the rest of the cloister indicates just how revered these monks were within their society.
By the 14th century, the cloisters of monks writing in the scriptorium had almost fully given way to commercial urban scriptoria, especially in Paris, Rome and the Netherlands. While the process of creating an illuminated manuscript did not change, the move from monasteries to commercial settings was a radical step. Demand for manuscripts grew to an extent that the Monastic libraries were unable to meet with the demand, and began employing secular scribes and illuminators. These individuals often lived close to the monastery and, in certain instances, dressed as monks whenever they entered the monastery, but were allowed to leave at the end of the day. In reality, illuminators were often well known and acclaimed and many of their identities have survived."
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Floating Domes & Big Floating Heads
Plesae notice the similarity between a space wheel and a film reel, below, from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Below the crystal face or mask of the artificial intelligence version of Jor-El, the technological spirit that inhabits Supeman's fabled Fortress of Solitude. Jor-El's persona survives as an echo embodied in the crystalline structure that is the source of the Fortress itself. The Fortress of Solitude is the film's version of the Library of Alexandria or Doctor Who's Matrix. Here Clark Kent learns the truth and receives an occulted education. An education denied to normal mortals. Clark learns his Earth parents are not his biological parents and then learns his true origins reside somewhere in the heavens. Crystal like the old crystal radio sets. Superman was one of the first characters to become a multimedia product. Having originated as a comic strip concept, the character ended up being published in what would become known as the "comic book". This had formerly been simply a collection of daily news cartoons. Superman was one of the first original characters published in that format. The character's popularity grew when he was featured on the popular radio show and on the silver screen as a cartoon by the Max Flesher studios.
In the Richard Donner version of Superman II,, the artificial intelligence, the virtual Jor-El, gives the last of its energies to restore Superman's powers, to restore Clark Kent's Kryptonian heritage, which he had sacrificed to become mortal, due to his love for Lois Lane.
This is an early "Death of Superman" scenario as the character had become completely mortal and had sacrificed his own divine nature. This nature is restored by the power of the Fortress which itself was the result of the love of father (or parents) for son. So Superman, like Jesus and the Sun after winter solstice, is reborn. The solar mythological themes are clearly illustrated here.
The late Christopher Reeve famously played Superman.
Christopher means: anointed one, as in anointed with oil, or a follower of Christ.
Reeve means: a local administrative agent of an Anglo-Saxon king or a medieval English manor officer responsible chiefly for overseeing the discharge of feudal obligations. We get the word sheriff from a "shire reeve".
Please notice the parallels to the storyline from the film Monsignor, where Reeve's character breaks his vows with such activity as spending a night with Clara, a character who is at the postulant stage of becoming a nun. A monsignor, according to Wikipedia, "is an honorific form of address for those members of the clergy of the Catholic Church who have received from the Pope certain ecclesiastical honorific titles. These are granted to individuals who have rendered valuable service to the Church or who provide some special function in Church governance or who are members of bodies such as certain chapters."
The scene even includes champagne, which Reeve's character claims he has to drink, which is also similar to the scene between Superman and Lois in the Fortress of Solitude in the film Superman II. In the film Monsignor, the priest must remain celibate. In the film Superman, the superhero should really remain celibate, or chaos can ensue, as Kal-El learns after the Phantom Zone criminals invade and easily take over the Earth.
These two characters, played by Reeve, are able to pass between the worlds of mortals, or commerce, the artificial world of the church or the Fortress and the natural world that is God's creation, easily. Yet like in myth and fairy tale, a divine being, or someone who has heard a higher calling, cannot simply and easily associate with mortals.
Champagne in Superman II, below.
Below, Christopher Reeve opening champagne in the film Monsignor.
Marlon Brando famously played the Godfather character in the Godfather film. Symmetrically he also played the God Father, or Father of God, in the Superman films. Both scripts were written by Mario Puzo, although the Superman script is notable for the numerous revisions and alterations.
Similarly, Reeve's Monsignor, feels like it might take place in the same film world as the Godfather film series and also deals with organized crime in a similar vein. Reeve's character is involved in a black market scheme with his childhood friend and Italian mob connections.
The final scene from the film Monsignor, below. Here we witness an atonement scene between Reeve's character and his spiritual father, who has risen to the rank of Pope, or Papa.
This parallels the scenes between Superman and his father Jor-El. In both scripts we have examples of fathers and sons embarking on shared enterprises. Both enterprises are intended not as means of selfish gain, but as selfless acts meant to try to save or redeem the artificial world of man.
Notice the use of the big floating head or face (or a mask) imagery reminiscent of the film, the Wizard of Oz, in the 1978 film, Superman: The Movie. Films like Zardoz and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, also make use of similar imagery. The floating head would seem to be a modern mythical image for the "Godhead". Marlon Brando coincidentally played the godfather himself in Fracis Ford Coppola's epic film the same name, the novel and script written by Mario Puzo. Mr. Puzo also wrote the script Richard Donner worked from when he directed Christopher Reeve and fellow cast in 1978's Superman film. The father and son and holy spirit are represented as Jor-El the man. Kal-El, the son, and the A.I. that appears as Jor-El and this artifice has both the knowledge and individual memories of Superman's biological father.
The trailer for the film Zardoz below.
In the film Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, directed by William Shatner, dealing with the subject of God and humanity's need for such belief systems. The film, interestingly enough, deals with themes of brainwashing, cults, cold war politics, and religion vs spirituality. Captain Kirk (Kirk meaning church or circle) confronts the giant floating head that claims to be God. The being seeks to possess the starship Enterprise itself in order to leave its prison in the center of the galaxy.
In the 1978 film, Superman the Movie, and in the recent Man of Steel, Jor-El and Lara, Superman's parents are long dead by the time young Clark learns of his true heritage as Kal-El of Krypton. The mythological theme of the atonement with one's godhead or father figure is clearly evident here., embodied in the artificial spirit of Jor-El. The mythic son and father theme was not part of the original Superman mythology, being an invention of this film's screenwriters. Bryan Singer would make use of this same theme in Superman Returns. (SPOILERS) In this case it is Superman learning that he has a biological son.
Above, please note the Saturn emblem on Jor-El's chest from this early Superman comic strip.
"The Phoenicians regarded El-Saturn as their chief deity; Eusebius informs us that El, a name used also in the Bible as a name for God, was the name of Saturn.(25) In Persia Saturn was known as Kevan or Kaivan.(26)"
Clark Kent grows up not knowing his true heritage, much like the mythic Theseus who Henry Cavill played in the film Immortals, prior to donning the red cape of Superman. Clark has no idea he that there is an entire cultural matrix for him to inherit. (Matrix derives from the same Latin root as mater, where we get the words like, matter and mother)
Jor-El: "Live as one of them, Kal-El, to discover where your strength and your power are needed. But always hold in your heart the pride of your special heritage. They can be a great people, Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you... my only son."
The light of the world is the Sun. Son or Sun. Superman, like Jesus is a mythological solar figure. The ancient people paid more attention to the yearly journey of the heavenly bodies, especially the Sun. The equinoxes and solstices, (from Latin, meaning, Sun stands still, and indeed it does during those times of the year). Below the scene from the film Superman: The Movie, when Superman encircles the world like the Sun appears to. Here Superman as mythological embodiment of the Sun can turn back time. The Sun, of course, was the source of the earliest of mankind's timekeeping devices, the sundial, or the concept of time at all for that matter. Please notice how the image of Superman flying around the globe looks like the image of Saturn which the comic strip version of Jor-El wears on his chest. A conscious decision on the part of the film makers or happy accident?
Compare the various Superman shields and the Sandoz logo to the serpent and the cross artwork and the solar analemma, and of course the dollar sign today.
Below Marlon Brando as Jor-El in 1978's Superman: The Movie. This the scene wear Clark learns his origin. The atonement with the father or godhead scene.
"Live as one of them, Kal-El, to discover where your strength and your power are needed. But always hold in your heart the pride of your special heritage. They can be a great people, Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you... my only son.""
Zach Snyder's film, The Man of Steel version of this scene below:
"You can save them all." From the film Man of Steel. Below.
Superman speaking to his sleeping son in Superman Returns.
Christopher Reeve plays Dr. Virgil Swann on TV's Smallville. Here he Dr. Swann serves the same role as mythical guide, as Jor-El does in the films. Swann is a reference to the long time Superman artist, Curt Swan.
Lies and Deception:
Chris Reeve's Characters Lie About Who They Are
HAL Lies To Dr. Frank Pool Who Accepts The Authority of the Machine without looking at the game right under his nose.
Over the course of the last century, technological advances have changed the face of the world. Light projected onto screens, in one form or another becomes the predominant means of communication.
A candle is the traditional light used to "show them the way". Reading is "fundamental". Consider the historical implications of the Gutenberg Bible and the printing press technology that made books, which were once the pervue of the wealthy and clergy, easily available to the masses. Please notice how the capital "A" and the lowercase letter "i", both resemble the burning candle. The "A" or "i" could represent the opening of "the inner eye". As in the awakening of a more advanced consciousness through education. The natural human being, sans education, would be not much more than an animal compared to the civilized human being. Our personalities are defined and shaped by the culture we collectively belong to. We are the artificial intelligences.
The Matrix: Origins and The Gutenberg Bible
Appropriately, the term "Matrix" seems to be derived, at least somewhat, from the technology of the printing press. This advancement made the written word (and self education), more accessible to the mass public. This "matrix" would "mold" many (or all educated) minds to this day.
"In hot metal typesetting, a matrix is a mold for casting a letter, known as a sort, used in letterpress printing. However in printmaking the matrix is whatever is used, with ink, to hold the image that makes up the print, whether a plate in etching and engraving or a woodblock in woodcut.
In letterpress typography the matrix of one letter is inserted into the bottom of a hand mould, the mould is locked and molten type metal is poured into a straight-sided vertical cavity above the matrix. When the metal has cooled and solidified the mould is unlocked and the newly cast metal sort is removed, ready for composition with other sorts. The matrix can then be reused to produce more copies of the sort.
In continuous casting and composition casting typography, the matrix or mats for a complete font are loaded into a matrix-case and inserted into a casting machine, which casts the required sorts for a page composition automatically."
Despite what the critics thought about the film Monsignor, I like it very much. It is reminiscent of an earlier more classic film style which might have put the late twentieth century audience off.
Note the fish head like mitre head dresses worn by the Cardinals below. The head wear is derived from the mitre worn by the priest of Dagon. Notice too , how it also resembles a candle's flame. A light to be guided by.
"Historically, cardinals were the clergy serving parishes of the city of Rome under its bishop, the Pope. The College acquired particular importance following the crowning of Henry IV as King of Germany and Holy Roman Emperor at the age of six, after the unexpected death of Henry III in 1056. Until then, secular authorities had significant influence over who was to be appointed Pope, and the Holy Roman Emperor in particular had the special power to appoint him. This was significant as the aims and views of the Holy Roman Emperor and the Church did not always coincide." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_of_Cardinals
"Monsignor is a 1982 Catholic drama film directed by Frank Perry about a Roman Catholic priest's rise through the ranks of the Vatican, during and after World War II. Along the way, he involves the Vatican in the black marketeering operations of a Mafia don, and has an affair with a woman in the postulant stage of becoming a nun. He eventually repents and returns to his faith, attempting to make right the things he has done wrong.
The film was not well received by critics and performed poorly at the box office; Reeve later blamed this on poor editing. Supporting actors Miller and Rey were singled out for their strong performances. The film was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Musical Score, the only Razzie nomination John Williams ever received in his career to date.
Architectural Dome or Head of the Church
Father John Flaherty does indeed have a good head for figures, but also believes in any means to an end. To raise money for the church, he is willing to enter into a black market operation with the Mafia, selling cartons of cigarettes by the tens of thousands for a percentage of the take.
The priest's morals are strained further when he develops a romantic interest in Clara, a young nun who is having a crisis of faith. They begin an affair, but Flaherty does not confess to her his true identity. One day during a papal audience, Clara catches sight of Flaherty in his clerical robes. Her love and trust are shattered.
Flaherty's methods may be overlooked, but his success at raising funds is appreciated by some of his superiors as he rises to become a monsignor, then a cardinal. When an ill-advised stock investment costs the Vatican millions, however, Flaherty must pay the price for his deeds."
Please notice more parallels to the Superman II script. In that story, Superman reveals his secret identity to his love interest, Lois Lane. In this script Reeve's character does not reveal his secret. He conceals or occults the truth about his identity. Clara learns the secret on her own, during a very public ceremony.
Reeve's character is a military chaplin serving in Italy during World War Two.
"A military ordinariate is an ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Church, of Latinor Eastern Rite, responsible for the pastoral care of Catholics serving in the armed forces of a nation."
Dome Shaped Badge
Compare the above symbol to the one below. The pyramid below is associated with commerce. Note too, the dome shape above the Letter A or pyramid form. The dome of heavens above the artifice. The power of the divine above or superseding the artificial world of man. See the Manly P. Hall clip at the end of this article.
The film, Monsignor deals with the material (man made or artificial) world of commerce vs the spiritual (or natural) world of God.
Artificial Intelligence. "A.i."
The negative space of the capital letter "A" resembles the Eye of Providence Seal, above. Or rather the latter resembles the former. So the "A" might represent the opening of the "third eye". It might also simply represent the Sun rising or setting behind a mountain, like say Mt. Olympus, fabled home of the Gods. The Sun guides us during the day. The Moon, when it is present, at night.
The lowercase "i" resembles the candle flame by which we may read by. This light is our "guide" when the Sun is not present. The flame resembles a miniature version of the heavenly body.
The individual human being becomes fully conscious after passing through the stages of initiation or rites. Rites or rituals are reenactments of myths and this led to our modern concepts of theater and film. The individual goes from ignorance to understanding as a result of passing through the rites of initiation, much like modern college sorority or fraternity hazings.
The result is a true "i" or individual, who has transcended mere animal and mere cultural paradigms.
Christopher Reeve's character is part of the United States Fifth Army. Above the patch worn by members of this division. Reeve has this on the arm of the military uniform he wears in the film.
The modern s-shield is pentagon shaped, of course. So Superman wears a 5 sided polygonal emblem. Like the number 5 from the 5th Army. Chris Reeve wore that pentagon as Superman.
Another artificial intelligence from film is "Number Five" from the Short Circuit films.
Monsignor videos below:
Early Depictions of The Planet Saturn
The artificial intelligence H.A.L. from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. H.A.L. sees the world through the single, cyclopean, camera eye.
Odin in Norse mythology, the master crafter of spells, also has one eye, having sacrificed it to learn the wisdom of the runes, or the power of written language.
One EYE = Camera EYE
I think this one of the best scenes form Bryan Singer's Superman Returns. Please notice the obvious 2001: Space Odyssey reference when Lois reaches towards the floating pen during the brief moment of weightlessness.
2001: Space Odyssey "floating pen" scene below.
The 2001 Space Odyssey Monolith Explained, below:
Below an excellent Jordan Maxwell video, something to view if you have the time. This is a man who spent a great deal of time researching various occult (occult simply means hidden) subjects in libraries, before the internet made such research relatively easy. It's not that I agree with everything he has to say, in fact he has claimed some things that I think are absurd. He would seem to be "part of the show".
Mr. Maxwell lectures on the UFO circuit, so we can expect to come across fantastic tales of lizard men and flying saucers. One must think for themselves, after all, A lot of the information presented below is very interesting and relevant and deserves further study. One must read into this for themselves. Simply watching someone else's lecture is not good enough. Whether Jordan Maxwell is some kind of gatekeeper or not is up to you to decide. He might just want to make a few 'bucks', in any case this lecture provides a good start for one's own research into this subject.
This lecture below is not about UFOs or lizard men, thankfully.
Above the Pyramid of Cestius located in Rome, Italy. Note how the shape of the pyramid, an artificial mountain, resembles the capital letter "A" or the above hand salute, but inverted.
Notice too, the negative space within the capital letter "A" is reminiscent of the positive shape of the lowercase "i". As illustrated in the A.i. film poster above.
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Superman sings the Jack Kirby Saturn like God Darkseid into Oblivion in Grant Morrison's excellent Final Crisis.
The “Wars” that our ancestors saw on the cave’s wall projected by the fire of the imagination. The cave or hell was and is our own minds. The artificial world exists as a mental construct alone. This is the seeming intended meaning of the film “The Matrix”. The Virtual Reality is simply the one projected into your own “mind’s eye”. The artists and craftsmen have always been employed by patrons to do this very thing. Art is employed not to educate the mass public, but to indoctrinate the mass. To keep the mass in a circle from which they cannot escape. This is a mental prison. One that defies the natural world in favor of defining reality in whatever terms the Nobility deem fit for the time. As long as the overall agenda is maintained and followed all is good.
Religions are not spiritual. God is not in any religion. Religion derives from the latin words for link or ligament. It implies a link in a chain. The word Church means circle. Like sheep we are meant to stay within our circle and heed our shepherd. Today we have the traditional faiths and the neo-religion of mainstream science.
Mainstream science is just another faith. Here’s how you can tell. Science means you can reproduce the experiment. Real science and real engineering are based on discovering natural principles, it is not based on enforcing an artificial set of terms and misleading mantras . Real science does not require blind parroting. It requires that we try to see things how they really and naturally are. How God or Mother Nature ‘intended’, not how we want them to be.
The wars of the 20th Century and today would not have been possible without the art and craft of film making nor would the wars have been possible without the means of distribution of this product.
A lilliputian army and navy needs to be projected onto a large screen. And as we have seen, the RKO Theater chain is an example of this very thing. The old news reels were shown between films like the news is shown on television today. It was fake then and it is fake now. More than likely the nobility have been faking it for centuries, since they were the ones who would have been educated in the arts in the first place.
Religions are customs. Costumes the Nobility puts on and takes off. It’s all a show. If you like the old Superman custom of wearing your underwear on the outside of your clothes you might not like the new fashion of Super Hero “costume” these days.
Where Do Minions & Simon's Parroting Talking Heads on Screens • Sock Puppets Come From?
Why do they only sell fear and dependency on the government bodies?
"The Defense Information School, or DINFOS, is a United States Department of Defense (DoD) school located at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. DINFOS fulfills the Department of Defense's need for an internal corps of professional journalists, broadcasters, and public affairs professionals. Members from all branches of the U.S. military, DoD civilians and international military personnel attend DINFOS for training in public affairs, print journalism, photojournalism, photography, television and radio broadcasting, lithography, equipment maintenance and various forms of multimedia. The American Council on Education recommends college credit for most DINFOS courses."
The Public Affairs Leadership Department is one of four departments in DINFOS.
The Public Affairs Leadership Department offers the Qualification Course (PAQC), the Joint Expeditionary Course (JEPAC), the Joint Intermediate Course (JIPAC), and the Joint Senior Course (JSPAC). Courses are offered to military officers, senior enlisted personnel, Department of Defense civilians, and members of coalition partners from around the world who are preparing for or already in billets of public affairs leadership.
The Public Affairs Qualification Course (PAQC) provides those who are new to the public affairs field the fundamentals of public affairs to include military-media relations, the different mediums used to facilitate the flow of accurate and timely information, and how to conduct public affairs operations in support of the command's mission. In addition, the students are taught the fundamentals of news, journalism, and how to write and copy-edit in accordance with the Associated Press (AP) Styleguide.
The Public Affairs Expeditionary Course is a ten-day, intensive follow-on course to PAQC. Students are expected to have a basic working knowledge and experience in PA as the course is focused more on the application of PA skills in a field environment.
Journalism classes feature basic writing skills and include a headline style known at the school as "headline-ese", a total style for writing and developing headlines. Students are taught a variety of writing styles and formats such as news, sports and feature writing.
Photojournalism courses focus on composition, exposure, and general camera operation skills. Flash photography is introduced in the basic photography course. Students learn advanced photo-editing, composition and other techniques not taught in basic photojournalism classes.
For military print journalists, DINFOS offers the 12-week Basic Public Affairs Specialist Course (BPASC), a 26-week online BPASC and three-week Editors' Course. U.S. Army students are awarded the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) designator of 46Q, and U.S. Marine Corps students are awarded the MOS 4341 Combat Correspondent.
For military Broadcast journalists, DINFOS offers the Broadcast Communication Specialist Course. Broadcasters begin by attending several weeks of BWAS - Basic Writing and Announcing Skills. If the class requirements are met, students may continue into Radio and Television broadcasting classes. U.S. Army students are awarded the MOS designator of 46R.
Students in all courses hail from all branches of the U.S. military and reserve as well as International military students.
Equipment maintenance courses
The Basic Television Equipment Maintenance (BTVEM) course includes apprentice level instruction in the repair of all types of studio and transmission equipment. Students also learn how to maintain the AVID non-linear digital editing systems. The U.S. Army MOS 25R and the Air Force AFSC 2E134 is awarded upon completion. Since December 2006 Air Force class graduated, DINFOS no longer trains Air Force personnel in the BTVEM course.
The Broadcast Radio and Television Systems Maintenance course is an advanced level course where students learn the ins and outs of American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) engineering standards and practices.
Both maintenance courses are nationally accredited by the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE). Upon completion of either course with an average GPA of at least 85%, students are certified by the SBE as broadcast technologists (CBT)."