Monday, 29 April 2013

The LOST Conspiracy - Part 3

Continued from Part 2...
 
Room 23
One of the more curious moments in “Lost” is the scene where we witness the technology created by The Dharma Initiative used to carry out experiments in mind control and subliminal messaging. The scene where Karl is strapped to the chair is reminiscent of Alex’s conditioning in “A Clockwork Orange”. Images are flashes rapidly across a large screen. These include: the masonic compass and set square, black and white piano keys, one eye and a pair of red lips, a face with two tears on each cheek, a Buddha statue, several images of dolls, a red and black square grid pattern, images of stars and galaxies, a partially eclipsed moon, some fish, a nest, an insect, a swirling pattern with an ‘S’ in the centre, a pendant with an eye painted on it, cogs and gears, a staircase, a totem with eyes shaped like an owls, a factory and some fireworks going off. The on screen messages include: “plant a seed and you will joyfully gather fruit”, “everything changes”, “we are the cause of our own suffering”, “think about your life” and “God loves you as he loved Jacob.”


Oz and Alice
In keeping with the Disney aspects of “Lost”, two stories are referenced regularly in the show – “The Wizard of Oz” and “Alice in Wonderland.” Both have mind control relevance either as part of the programming or a source of “triggers.” In an early episode, Charlie says, “every trip needs a coward” (cowardly lion.) A later episode has a conversation where John Locke says to Benjamin Linus, “you are the man behind the curtain, the Wizard of Oz… and you’re a liar.” It is curious that Ben is initially introduced under the alias “Henry Gale” who crashed on the island in a balloon. Henry Gale and the balloon are directly lifted from Oz. Ben’s flashback episode is entitled “The Man behind the Curtain.”



There are several occurrences of the phrase “over the rainbow” and (during a latter episode) Hurley and Sayid sit awaiting food outside the “Rainbow Drive-In”. The neon sign has a huge rainbow above it. In a key episode involving Desmond’s flashback/time travel experience, a man is crushed by falling debris leaving his red shoed feet (ruby slippers) sticking out the rubble.


As for “Alice”, episode titles include: “White Rabbit” and “Through the Looking Glass.” The first discovered Dharma Hatch is called “The Swan” (Queen of Heart’s court) and the season one cliff-hanger moment of decent into the hatch is described as “going down the rabbit-hole.” White Rabbits are liberally seen throughout. A white rabbit used by a magician in the old folk’s home that Jack visits to see his Granddad, a white rabbit garden ornament is visible in Miles’ flashback, and there are white rabbits in cages in the lab where Charles Widmore carries out his “EM/reality” experiment on Desmond. The Dharma Initiative uses them in “time travel” experiments and the same rabbits appear in their “orientation” (programming) films. Another Dharma Station is called “The Looking Glass” and has a rabbit on its logo. A poster and album cover from the band “Geronimo Jackson” (who are referenced heavily in the show) have white rabbits in the artwork.

 

In Ben’s first flashback episode, he uses a white rabbit to test the sonic fence surrounding the Dharma Barracks. Once he knows it is safe to pass through, he wanders into the unknown – metaphorically “down the rabbit hole”. He is drawn into the wilderness by a vision of his dead mother – blonde hair, blue/white dress and headband (the classic image of “Alice”.)In a flash-forward episode, Jack reads a section from “Alice” to Aaron as a bedtime story. Quote: “If I’m not the same, the next question is who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” Jack reveals that he was read to as a child (from “Alice”) by his dad. The poster on the back of Aaron’s bedroom door is the suited white rabbit from Alice.
 
Energy
There are some strange reality-bending occurrences when several characters discover “The Orchid” Dharma Station. Make of this what you will! It is the sixth of six stations. The orientation video shows Dr. Edgar Halliwax (another character appearing under several aliases) holding a white rabbit. In various viral promotional videos for Lost, the white rabbit was seen to “jump through time”. The rabbit has a number “15” painted on his side. The station contains an energy chamber nicknamed “The Vault”. Quote: “This is the vault, constructed adjacent to a pocket of what we believe to be negatively charged exotic matter. Great care must be taken to avoid leaving inorganic materials inside the chamber. The electromagnetic field within the island can be highly volatile and unpredictable. Now, for your own safety and the safety of those around you, metallic objects must never be placed within the vault. In our first demonstration, we will attempt to shift the test subject (the rabbit) 100 milliseconds ahead in four dimensional spaces. For the briefest of moments the animal will seem to disappear, but in reality…”
 

The notion of energy is addressed but never in any great depth in “Lost”. “The Lamppost” Dharma Station sits on top of a pocket of EM energy which is linked to other such points on the Earth (Earth Chakra Points? Leylines?) The island moves location according to a pattern. The two EM rings, between which Desmond is reluctantly strapped, look like Stargates (tying into theories of a connection between energy and Egyptian mythology.)
 
The code to deactivate the “Looking Glass” signal jammer is the musical notation of “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys. The character of Daniel Faraday was named as such (by the producers) as a nod to “the godfather of electromagnetic science”, Michael Faraday. Daniel’s mother, Eloise Hawking (named after Stephen Hawking) wears an “ouroboros” pendant and purple shawl during a flashback. An EM pulse emitted from the imploding “Swan Hatch” creates a Purple Haze in the sky above the island. In studying the relevance of various colours, Purple crops up quite a bit and is often (in fiction) associated with energy and/or the “shadow of death”. There is also the “hidden map”, visible under ultra violet light during a “lockdown” of “The Swan” Station.

One of Dharma Orientation films explains that The Initiative was established to carry out research into “meteorology, psychology, parapsychology and zoology, electromagnetism and utopian social ideals.” The island has access to unlimited energy and The Dharma Initiative wants to use it to manipulate time.
 
Literature
The producers freely admit to their liberal referencing of “The Wizard of Oz”, “Alice in Wonderland” and “Lord of the Flies” (which appears in an episode) – specifically the “unseen monster” and the “civilised vs. savage” dynamic. References to other works of literature appear throughout. The producers state that Stephen King’s “The Stand” was a huge influence in creating Lost. Other books seen onscreen (and referenced) include “Watership Down” by Richard Adams (rabbits!), “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L'Engle , “A Turn of the Screw” by Henry James, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce (Masonic Owl), “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, “Lancelot” by Walker Percy, “Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret” by Judy Blume, “Carrie” by Stephen King (One of Juliet’s book club readers ‘Adam’ says about Carrie, “It’s not even literature… there’s no metaphor. It’s religious hokum pokum. Its science fiction!”), “A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking (The Royal Society & Freemasonry), “Our Mutual Friend” by Charles Dickens, “Laughter In The Dark” by Vladimir Nabokov, “Catch 22” by Joseph Heller, “Valis” by Philip K Dick, “The Survivors of the Chancellor” by Jules Verne, “The Shape of Things to Come” by H. G. Wells (alleged New World Order agendas), “A Separate Reality” by Carlos Castaneda, “Ulysses” by James Joyce, “Everything That Rises Must Converge” By Flannery O’Connor, “Y: The Last Man” by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand, and a “fictional” work of literature called “Bad Twin” (mind control alters, perceptions of reality.) On Michael Dawson’s TV (as he attempts suicide) is the quiz show “Hollywood Squares”. The question is inaudible; however the correct answer is “Kurt Vonnegut”. Vonnegut’s literature is significant in esoteric research. “The Third Policeman” (by Flann O'Brien) with the ultimate revelation that the main character is actually dead, is seen and also played a part in the origins of “Lost.” This tapped into the “purgatory zeitgeist” according to Carlton Cuse.
  

Religion
The purgatory theme was utilised by the producers as a red herring to misdirected viewers who sought a deeper meaning from “Lost.” There are numerous religious themes throughout including: Virgin Mary statues (containing Heroin!), “The 23rd Psalm” (also an episode title), Mr Eko being a priest, Charlie once being a devout Catholic, Desmond training to be a priest, the notion of “man of science, man of faith” (also an episode title), “lift up your eyes and look north”, Jacob’s ability to grant people the desire to have “life eternal”, and the underlying significance of the name “Jacob”. The origin story of Jacob and his rival brother, the “man in black”, has religious connotations. Themes of light versus dark intertwined with protecting the island – which is revealed to be “a cork designed to keep evil and malevolence bottled up and prevent it from spreading.” A spring of water is revealed to be (Quote) “the source… life, death, rebirth… a little of this light is in every man, but they always want more.” (Jacob’s Mother)
 
In early episodes dealing with the character of Hurley, he says that he believes that the island isn’t real and that his life off the island is the “real world.” In the flash forward episodes, Hurley says that the “Oceanic Six” (another “six”!) survivors are all dead and never got off the island. Sawyer and Juliet refer to leaving the island as “returning to the real world.” Quote: “It’s not real. We’re only puppets. Puppets on strings” (Locke) “We are stuck in a bloody snow globe!” (Desmond) This also links into themes of perceived reality and, by extension, the exploited zeitgeist used by purveyors of the aforementioned trauma based mind control phenomenon.
 
The survivors are frequently visited by dead people (a la “The Sixth Sense” – also made by Disney) and often refer to “miracles” as having occurred on the island. The idea of limbo and “being judged by the island” for past deeds played into the early days of “Lost.” The show’s large fan base loved to ruminate about “the meaning” of it all, and speculation that the island was “purgatory” became very popular. The producers utilised this later in the series when Locke’s dad says that they are in “hell”, as does the never-aging character Richard Alpert. In “Exodus”, Sun says to Shannon, “do you think all this… all we’ve been through… do you think we are being punished… the things we did before, the secrets we kept, the lies we told?” Shannon asks, “Who do you think is punishing us?” Sun replies, “Fate.”
 
One World Religion
The final card played in the “Lost” saga was a contrived (once again) reality bending series of “sideways” narrative flashes. Many believed these to be snapshots of an alternative reality where the plane crash never took place. In reality it turned out to be some afterlife, wishy-washy, new world order, and one religion/global religion propaganda. The clues should have been apparent all along. However, they were hammered home in the final episode with the return of Jack’s father, the misleadingly named “Christian Shephard”. Jack is lead into the back room of a church containing a Buddha statue, a Holy Cross, a Menorah, etc. The stained glass window has all the major symbols of “faith” – an ecumenical “new world, new age religion.” Christian says, “this is the place that you all made together so that you could find one another…There is no ‘now’ here.” With that, all the characters reunite together, laughing and smiling together, basking in the light shining through the symbols on the glass.

Personally, I have nothing against religious beliefs existing side by side and believe that those who have such “faiths” should also practice tolerance. However, I have come to understand that “religion”, as a concept, generally exists as a construct of engineered consent. The greater plan, of those involved with hidden global agendas, most likely includes step to bring various faiths under an umbrella, one world religion… and probably not for the betterment of mankind. Given that “Lost” is a product of Disney, and that Disney allies itself with many of the agenda players, I am extremely sceptical and cautious of the ultimate message that “Lost” portrays.

Conclusions
The truly disturbing thing about “Lost” is not the ending though. It is, rather, the way in which it swept up a huge swathe of fans. Remember the days when “The X-Files” took over the world and slightly opened a crack in the door to larger perspectives?  “Lost” took that door and firmly slammed it shut.  There should (or could) have been something rather revelatory within the framework of the show. On the occasions when it touched upon some of the energy concepts, it could have served to enlighten its audience: directed free energy concepts, existential life-force energy, and so on.  However, most of this was largely discarded or remained unexplored by the end of its run. What did remain was consistent with the way the mainstream media safely “fictionalises” and “muddles” these concepts. Again, this should ultimately come as no surprise to anyone with a passing knowledge of Disney’s track record and shadier past associations.

In typical fashion, the hypnotic power of theme and symbolism played its usual role… only in this case it surpassed expectations and signalled the direction forward for 21st century entertainment drama. The show had secured its place in history. Yes, the viewing figures declined in later seasons… but by then the damage was done.
Despite having delusions of science fiction, the premise killed off the last few pure science fiction shows on TV… shows that might have said something worth listening. All that remains now is style over substance and lashings of fantasy, masonic symbolism and occult tendencies. Today, all US (and Western World) drama output follows the “Lost” model in some form. This is the legacy of the show… that and a very secure financial future for “The JJ Brigade”. They got their hands on Star Trek, played in Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg’s sand box, created a load of hollow franchises, and now they’ve got their hands on Star Wars. I dread to think what they’re capable of next….

Until next time,
The Truth Seeker’s Guide.

Part 1 - http://thetruthseekersguide.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/the-lost-conspiracy-part-1.html
Part 2 - http://thetruthseekersguide.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/the-lost-conspiracy-part-2.html

See also:
Science Fiction and the Hidden Global Agenda:
http://thetruthseekersguide.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/science-fiction-and-hidden-global-agenda.html
Related Articles:
http://thetruthseekersguide.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/disney-darkside-part-one.html
http://thetruthseekersguide.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/star-trek-conspiracy-part-three.html
http://thetruthseekersguide.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/star-trek-into-darkness.html
http://thetruthseekersguide.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/ridley-scott-prometheus-and-post-modern.html




The LOST Conspiracy - Part 2

Continued from Part 1...

Numbers
Numerology is a significant part of esoteric/alternative research, especially given the fascination that freemasonry and secret societies have with numbers. Numbers are a central “deux ex machina” to the overarching narrative of Lost. The first episode to focus heavily on the subject was called “Numbers.” It was here that the thematic progression of 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 was explored. Despite numerous references to these numbers and the specific order, they are not the only examples of number overuse in “Lost.”



In the pilot episode, Jack and Kate discuss counting to five when afraid. Why not ten? Sawyer counts to “five Mississippi” in season two. There are five number panels on the “hatch counter” located in the Dharma “Swan” station and five question marks on the same counter during Mr Eko’s vision. Jack’s tattoos (which are Mathew Fox’s own real tattoos) contain a large ‘5’ beneath a pyramid. In an interview, JJ Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk state that 5 was always in the early script drafts and had no idea what Mathew Fox’s tattoos looked like. The number five appears throughout the show and heavily in the first season finale episodes.

Dharma Station 5 (The Pearl) is a monitoring station designed to observe those carrying out other experiments on the island. The Pearl’s orientation video states “careful observation is the ONLY key to true and complete awareness.” Five is allegedly an important number in freemasonry, the same folk for which “careful observation” and “complete awareness” are something of an obsession.

The numbers 2 and 3 (masonry, Skull & Bones, “322”) appear frequently. The reward for capturing Kate was $23000, The 23rd Psalm is referenced, and 23 is one of the thematic six numbers. The main “Swan” hatch is the 3rd of 6 stations. You can only leave the island on an exact compass bearing of 325 (masonic 32 & 5?). When Ben is dying on the operating table, he says, “It wouldn’t hurt to give me 3 minutes, would it… seeing as how I’ve only got 27 left?” A second season episode is entitled “Three Minutes.” In one of the Dharma Stations is “Room 23” where mind control / subliminal messaging experiments are carried out. The sign on the roadside, to signpost the birth/start of Benjamin Linus’ journey to the island, reads “Portland 32.”

When Juliet is asked how long she has been on the island, she replies, “3 years, 2 months and 28 days.” In her first flashback, Juliet’s sister’s house has an abstract wall painting of the sun with two wavy lines and a large number 6. Benjamin Linus’ Swiss passport expires on April fool’s day, 2013. Daniel Faraday’s equipment used for his time travel experiments needed to be calibrated “to 2.342, oscillating at 11 hertz.” The initial plane crash was Oceanic flight 815 and the subsequent plane to land on the island was Ajira flight 316.

In the third season episode “Enter 77”, several characters discover a Dharma Station called “The Flame.” Here, there is a computer terminal (the initial use of which is to play Chess) which states that you should input “seven/seven”, if there is an incursion by “The Hostiles”. Throughout the episode, the number is referred to as “seven/seven” not “seventy seven”. The station explodes when 7/7 is inputted. Is this a sly reference to the events in London on July 7th 2005 or merely coincidence?

Trauma Based Mind Control
There is a prominent relationship between “Lost” and the trauma based mind control phenomenon. The character of Libby (interestingly the character is a psychologist, but formerly a psychiatric patient!) is witnessed assisting the character of Claire to uncover repressed memories (memories that were hidden by the “The Others”) and makes a claim that will be familiar to anybody with a passing knowledge of the mind control subject. Quote: “Sometimes, when something terrible happens to us, there’s a little switch in your head that flicks on to protect us from having to deal with it. Maybe your memories aren’t gone. Maybe you’re just blocking them.”

Interestingly, most of the characters are established has having “alters” – separate personalities, secrets kept, hidden lives, etc. Many of these facets are introduced via the “flashback” narrative device used in the earlier seasons of the show. At one point the characters of Ana Lucia Cortez and Christian Shephard knowingly use false names during their time together. The character of Kate Austin uses numerous aliases throughout her “flashbacks”. She appears with false names, hair colour and license plate numbers. It is worth noting that this theme has been used in several shows created by “The JJ Brigade”.


The main character of Sidney Bristow in JJ Abram’s earlier hit show “Alias” is an undercover agent who continuously uses “aliases” (hence the name of the show!) Another is the Sci-fi, parallel universe, time travel, mind bender: “Fringe”. The characters are all seen as having parallel universe doppelgangers, particularly the main protagonist, Olivia Dunham, who unwittingly switches lives with her red-haired alter ego during season three of the show.
In Lost, Country music is used a fair amount, particularly Patsy Cline songs in relation to Kate. Alleged mind control victim (and former MK “Presidential Model”) Cathy O’Brien has stated in the past that the country music scene was/is a hotbed of mind control victims and handlers. Kate also refers to herself as “damaged goods”.

Researchers of the practice often refer to triggers (an array of relevant words, images, sounds and symbols) that represent aspects of the process carried out, or actually activate or “top up” a portion of the victim’s “programming”. Disney liberally places these throughout their films, animations and TV shows, and “Lost” is certainly no exception. Here are some examples clearly apparent throughout the show.


Representations of Transformation, Trauma, Journeys or Experiences
In the first season episode, “The Moth”, Charlie Pace’s “journey” through a crevice in a collapsed cave wall is compared to his attempt to kick an addiction to Heroin. The overall narrative is analogous with a Moth cocoon (as in the episode title) – a transformation of sorts. Several of the Dharma hatches have hidden hatches and doors to pass through (a journey from one domain to another), “Once I open this door there’s no turning back.” (Ben to Locke outside Jacob’s cabin), keys also appear in the show (the keys to the guns, the failsafe key for “The Swan” hatch, etc.), Dharma Station 5 is called “The Pearl” (pearls “form and emerge” from a shell), the song played when new recruits arrive at The Dharma Barracks (“I wanna ride on your mystery ship”), “The Black Rock” sailing ship that was transporting slaves and cargo to “the new world”, and the arrival of Desmond’s sailing boat. Aaron’s bedroom has stars and planets above the bed. The refrigerator in Kate’s kitchen has Aaron’s artistic pictures on it. They include: a large orange butterfly, a ladybird, a fish, purple and orange flowers, and a night sky with stars and the moon.


Triggers Relating to Innocence, Fairy Tales and Mythology - often similar to Disney output
The character of Sun wears a “Princess Pink” dress as she is introduced in her first flashback episode and another of her episodes is entitled “Glass Ballerina”, Danielle Rousseau’s music box (revealing a dancing ballerina), the “lullaby” song “Catch a Falling Star” (used to menacing effect later in the final season), and the Dharma Barracks classroom has a large number of butterfly paintings on the back wall. The aforementioned caves contain a water fall, under which is discovered a consignment of girl’s dolls, all boxed, with white ghostly faces. Hurley watches “Xanadu” on the VCR in the Dharma Barracks. “Xanadu” has similar themes to “The Wizard of Oz.”

Confinement and Isolation
The show title “Lost” works on multiple levels. There is an episode entitled “…and found” (as in Lost and Found), another entitled “Abandoned”, Handcuffs feature heavily in early episodes, Kate and Sawyer are locked in Polar Bear “conditioning” cages that give you an electric shock when you incorrectly try to get food. There is also a “well” (water/rabbit hole) that leads to a “donkey wheel” that (when turned) dislodges the island from time and space, Desmond gets trapped down this well in a later episode (trapped down a well!), the survivors put messages in a bottle to throw into the sea, and the song “Beyond the Sea.”

Water
The water/waterfalls motif is recurrent. The caves contain a waterfall. Niagara Falls is seen in the flashback of characters Rose and Bernard. It is also the key moment of their character’s story arcs. Water is crucial to the “baptism/inauguration” of those who become “guardian” of the island – such as Jacob, Jack and Hurley. There is also rejuvenation ritual at The Other’s “Temple” involving the submergence of Sayid’s dying body in a pool of water. Rain also seems to occur at key transitional moments in the overarching story. There has been much written regarding the themes of Rain and Water in esoteric circles. I will leave you to research this subject yourself and draw your own conclusions as to its significance.

Various states of reality – disjointed, fractured and reflected
Quote: “We don’t know why, but going to and coming from the island… some people can get a little confused…the jumps between the present and the future… she eventually couldn’t tell which was which. She had no anchor… something familiar in both times. This is all ‘variables’. It’s random, it’s chaotic. Every equation needs stability, something known. It’s called a ‘Constant’” (Daniel Faraday)

Desmond begins to jump back and forth through time in the episode “The Constant” causing him to have a fractured perception of reality and question his sanity. His consciousness is displaced in time, but not his physicality. He experiences a similar effect toward the end of the series when he witnesses and influences the constructed “afterlife” scenarios being played out by characters of the series.

“Tabula Rasa” (meaning “blank slate”) is a season one episode title, Mittelos Biosciences – Mittelos is an anagram of “lost time”, the Dharma “orientation” films (designed to “programme” recruits who work in the Dharma stations), Jack describes punching the buttons in the hatch as “a mind game”- an experiment designed simply to see if someone will do it, and Charlie’s Tattoo – “Living is easy with eyes closed” (as in “Strawberry Fields Forever”) As the submarine departs the island, the last thing that the Captain says over the intercom is, “see you on the other side.” This phrase crops up a lot in popular culture – it is something of a slogan when travelling through the portal on the television show “Stargate” and also often relates to the “dark side of the moon” paradigm (Pink Floyd/Wizard of Oz, etc.) The character of Charlotte Staples Lewis was named after C. S. Lewis (creator of the “Narnia” books.) Whenever one passes through a portal to Narnia in the novels, there is no way of knowing in what time period you will arrive. Charlotte dies as a result of the fractured “time effect” on the island.

Many of the characters believe they are cursed, going mad, hallucinating and seeing dead people. The heart of Lost is the creation of Illusions. Of what is perceived to be real and what is not. Quote: “All of this is not what you think it is!” (Richard Alpert)

Secrets & Trauma
The notion of “keeping the secret” runs parallel with alleged mind control victims. Celebrities who are claimed to be “programmed” are sometimes snapped on camera with their index finger to their lips – as in “shush”, “keep quiet”. One or two also have “shush” tattoos. When Mr Eko has a hallucination showing figures from his traumatic past, he witnesses an altar (alter?) boy making a “shushing” gesture to him. Several of the characters witness a vision of the character of Walt making exactly the same gesture, whilst dripping with water.
The theme here is also one of child indoctrination. Research shows that almost all alleged mind control programming begins at a very early age, usually running concurrent with a traumatic event/continuing events in their lives. The pre-adolescent characters of Lost don’t come out of the experience well. The character of Walt is abducted (and experimented on) by the islands populace – known as “The Others”. This group are also responsible for abducting the children who survived the crash of the plane’s tail section as well as Danielle Rousseau’s baby daughter, Alex. Rousseau, in turn, kidnaps Claire’s baby boy, Aaron. When Claire subsequently sees her dead father in the jungle, she abandons Aaron (all alone) to follow her father. There is also an episode entitled “Raised by Another.”

The leader of “The Others”, Benjamin Linus, appears to have had a traumatic upbringing also. His mother dies immediately after giving birth to him. As a result, his father states that Ben “killed his mother”. In flashback, he is shown to have had an abusive upbringing at the hands of his father. His only friend is a young girl, whom he shares “wooden dolls” with – Pinocchio anyone?! Ben ultimately ends up murdering his own father using nerve gas and joins “The Others”. When Ben first becomes an “other”, Richard Alpert says that he must “sacrifice his innocence” and will “never be the same again”. Ben has his memories erased and cannot remember the events that triggered and proceeded his initiation.

I have written at length, in the past, detailing Disney’s obsession with the “fractured family” narrative device. Many of the “Lost” characters have similarly traumatic childhoods with dysfunctional family/parental relationships. There are too many examples to list here, however one most notable example is that of the character, John Locke. Abandoned by his mother and no clue as to who is father is, he eventually learns the truth only to be duped into donating a kidney to his conman father. His father then has nothing more to do with him. Later in the series, his “doppelganger” (the “Man in Black”!) describes Locke as “weak, pathetic and irrevocably broken”. Stranger still, Jacob (guardian of the island, with numerous religious undertones) is revealed to have been responsible for summoning those who survived the plane crash to the island as potential candidates to replace him. When asked why, he replies, “You were all flawed.”

Many of these themes will ring true for those who study, or claim to have suffered at the hands of, state sponsored trauma based mind control.

Continued in Part 3...
Part 3 - http://thetruthseekersguide.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/the-lost-conspiracy-part-3.html
Part 1 - http://thetruthseekersguide.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/the-lost-conspiracy-part-1.html
 See also:
Science Fiction and the Hidden Global Agenda:
http://thetruthseekersguide.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/science-fiction-and-hidden-global-agenda.html

The LOST Conspiracy - Part 1


In past articles, I have written at length about the power of the mainstream media, particularly film and television. The medium has a huge influence over the lives of most people. It often establishes unrealistic goals and societal norms, influences our beliefs and views of history overall, incorrectly informs us about the affairs and cultures in other countries… in fact there is very little it can’t do to anybody who is receptive (i.e.: a big majority of the global population!) Prime time shows are particularly notable. Those “programs” that air when people are at their most relaxed, settling down for the evening and putting their feet up seem to have the greatest effect. There are very few examples of shows that reach a large audience and do not indoctrinate the viewer in some way or another.

In the last few years, the tone of fictional drama has shifted dramatically. Gone are the days of shows that dared to comment on something worthwhile. There is now a slew of crime shows, series based around military units or intelligence agencies, down and dirty programs that lean heavily toward “realism”. Central characters that are no longer heroes, with the emphasis now shifted onto characters to which we can “relate” (one of many buzzwords often heard from industry insiders.) The documentary style is also very popular. Sadly, a large amount of the blame for this (although far from exclusively) lies with the cultural zeitgeist created after 9/11 and the subsequent “war on terror”, homeland security, regime change- style world in which we live.


As somebody who is fascinated by television and film as obvious tools of mass misinformation and distraction, I have been curious to see if any one specific media artefact can be singled out as a contemporary turning of the proverbial tide. This began with identifying the “big players”… writers, producers and directors who are currently the “go to” people. The most notable bunch appears to be “The JJ Brigade” – consisting of JJ Abrams, Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof, Bryan Burk, and so on. If these names are unfamiliar to you, then a slightly similar analogy would be the American Zoetrope gang from the 1970s – Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, etc.

“The JJ Brigade” has been involved with a huge number of films in the last several years: “Super 8”, “Cloverfield”, “Prometheus”, the reboot of “Star Trek”, being just a few examples. They cut their teeth in television with shows like “Alias” and “Fringe”, but the big hit that really launched their eventual movie careers was (Disney’s) ABC’s “Lost”.

The show had a very simple and hardly original central premise. A plane crashes on a desert island and the survivors have to rally together to stay alive. Initially, two factors made the show a global hit. The first was a cast of largely good looking castaways, all of whom had very questionable pasts. These were illustrated by narrative plot devices known as “flashbacks”, giving the viewer glimpses of the characters’ lives before the crash. The second factor came in the form of an island full of mysteries to be uncovered, such as: vicious natives, visions of dead people, a radio signal that had been broadcasting for 17 years, polar bears running wild in the jungle and a human-mangling monster that took the form of a column of black smoke.


“Lost” was an instant and huge hit. The broadcast of the pilot episode broke records for viewing figures, the show was picked up in dozens of countries and many of the actors (including Mathew Fox and Evangeline Lily) became overnight stars. The show garnered huge followings thanks largely to some shrewd marketing. The internet was used to full effect to create viral videos and commercials advertising the fictional companies (such as “Oceanic Airlines”) that featured in the show. The producers also took advantage of the “mystery” angle within the show, creating clues that lead to exclusive websites and viewing material. Most notable was a wealth of internet material revealing information about “The Dharma Initiative”, a scientific research community that once existed on the island which abandoned several hidden research facilities known as “hatches” or “station”.

The Dharma angle truly captured the imagination of the internet community. A number of fans came to believe that the show was some sort of conspiratorial experiment that, perhaps, such a group had once existed in the real world! Documents relating to The Dharma Initiative were “leaked” online (actually as part of an online RPG-type game) in a realistic manner. The “previously undiscovered footage” phenomenon was used to create online viral videos. A “conspiracy of silence” regarding the island, the plane crash, the survivors, etc., was perpetuated across the internet. Fans of the show researched meticulously and uncovered clues as to the true nature of “The Island. This in turn led to further “revelations”. Realistic looking business websites advertising jobs for The Dharma Initiative, The Hanso Foundation, Mittelos Biosciences, Oceanic and Ajira Airways, and so on, were created by those involved with marketing and producing the show. The reaction cemented a huge internet based following dedicated to the mysteries on offer. Latching onto the positive reaction to this “conspiracy theory” motif, the producers decided to go even further.


In the shows fourth season, a conspiracy was built around the original concept of the “plane crash” and construction began on a fictional “cover-up” surrounding the events. “The Oceanic Six: A Conspiracy of Lies” was a companion ‘mockumentary’ to the series, billed as a controversial underground expose questioning the survivors’ stories. The show begins: “Disclaimer: The following video was received from an anonymous source.” The piece is presented as a “60 Minutes” style investigation into the “Oceanic Six” narrative and presents evidence (in the form of aviation engineering and scientific experts, etc.) suggesting some kind of cover-up or conspiracy of misinformation on the part of the authorities, the media, the survivors, etc. It is very similar in style to several of the early alternative investigative films that were created by certain members of the 9/11 truth community. The ‘mockumentary’ concludes, “whoever is behind this colossal hoax had to have had unimaginable financial backing and a co-operation at the highest levels of power… a level of power that could only point to the United States Federal Government, the United Nations, or an unknown organisation with unparalleled international reach.” The piece is available on disc 6 (bonus material) of the Season Four, region 2 DVD box set.


“We thought, you know, this show really needed a conspiracy buff who is basically saying ‘I believe this plane, on the bottom of the ocean, is a sham and I’m going to the island to prove it because maybe there are survivors out there and I can stop feeling so guilty for not having flown the plane that day’” (Damon Lindelof – co-creator/ executive producer of Lost.)

This “conspiracy buff” became the new character Frank Lapidus, a fan favourite. “What if I was to tell you that the plane they found in that trench wasn’t Oceanic 815… you know those nuts that think the moon landing was faked? This is like that… only real. Can you imagine what would happen if we found some of those people alive?!” (Frank Lapidus to Sayid)

Further riffs on the “conspiracy theory” appeared in the show. “Now here’s a funny thing. This black box comes from Oceanic Flight 815. A salvage vessel recovered it from the bottom of the ocean… it was found with the wreckage of the plane along with all 324 dead passengers. That’s not the complete story… given the fact that you (the genuine survivors of the crash) are standing here… breathing. The wreckage was obviously staged. Now can you imagine what kind of resources and manpower go into pulling off a feat of that magnitude? Faking the recovery of a plane crash? Putting 324 families through a grieving process based on a lie? But what’s even more disturbing… Where exactly does one come across 324 dead bodies? (Gault, Captain of the freighter sent to the island by Charles Widmore.)

“It’s a phoney. A man named Widmore put it down there and he staged the whole wreck… because he doesn’t want anyone else finding out where the real plane ended up, except for him. The cemetery in Thailand where Widmore dug up 300-odd corpses… the purchase order for the old 777 that he brought through a shell company, and the shipping logs for the freighter he used to drop the whole mess down a trench deep enough to guarantee that no remains will ever be identified.” (Tom, aka Mr Friendly)

Alternative researchers may find something about this overall concept eerily familiar. The producers understood this and took advantage of it. Knowing that the number of “conspiracy theorists” was growing, especially after 9/11, they found it too irresistible to not take advantage of. On a personal note, I do think it is a shame that many people will expend extraordinary amounts of time and effort invested in concepts that are total fiction, yet they have no time to even contemplate the genuine cover-ups that do exist throughout history. Alas, this is largely the world we now live in.

However, there is something “genuine” hidden in plain sight within “Lost”. In order to understand the dark underbelly of the show, it is important to draw upon those areas within alternative research that do exist. Phenomenon like mind control, numerology, and masonic and occult imagery align far more closely with the show than most people might ever realise. For an alternative researcher, it is worth taking the time to have a look at the series, if only to gain some insight into the mechanisms that are utilised to build modern cultural mythologies. The use of deep rooted ‘mystery school’ type beliefs crouched in post-modern reinvention of concepts like existence, faith, society and culture is a curious (if somewhat disturbing) thing to behold. I have gathered together a sizeable (but by no means complete) list of examples of this phenomenon within the show.  If nothing else, it should demonstrate the ability of certain individuals within the mainstream entertainment industry to hide their tools where anybody (if they take more than a casual look) can see.


Themes
The writers on “Lost” had a fascination with promoting the concepts of synchronicity and “centrality” or “six degrees of separation”. This was extended to encompass the idea that nothing is coincidence. In the pilot episode, Charlie Pace has plasters on each finger of one hand, on which he writes “FATE”. He subsequently changes this to “LATE”. The series conveys the message that no matter how hard you try, you can’t avoid destiny. There is nowhere to escape to. Freedom, second chances and self-determination are addressed. Change is often thwarted by individuals or circumstances. Quotes: “Destiny is a fickle bitch” (Benjamin Linus) “Don’t mistake coincidence for fate” (John Locke)

There are also overtones of balance (old life/new life, episode titles: “Man of Science, Man of Faith” & “Hearts and Minds”) and rules which must be adhered to. Quotes:  “It’s all about Karma. You make bad choices and bad things happen. You make good choices…” (Bernard) “There are rules… rules that cannot be broken.” (Dr Marvin Candle)
The overarching narrative about the battle between good and evil, light versus dark, is portrayed as another form of balance.

The “Lost” writers also felt the need to reinforce the concept of hierarchical structures and certain individuals being detached from the majority. Quotes: “Men reject their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and honour those whom they have slain” (Ben quoting Dostoyevsky) “Everybody has a boss” (Sayid) “The nice thing about sheep is they’re predictable” (Sawyer)

The Man in Black says (referring to humanity), “They come, fight, they destroy, they corrupt… it always ends the same. They’re greedy, manipulative, untrustworthy and selfish.” Jacob replies, “So why do you live amongst them?” The Man in Black responds, “A means to an end” (MIB)

It is revealed that the oriental writing, which forms part of Jack Shephard’s tattoos, translates as: “He walks amongst us, but he is not one of us.”

Egyptian, Masonic and Occult Iconography
In an interview with Michelle Rodrigues (who played Ana Lucia Cortez) she discussed the use of symbols and themes, “you know… numbers are interesting. Alchemy could have something to do with it too. I think they use a lot of alchemy in the show. They hint at it… they hint at stars and signs and masonry. A lot of that stuff is in there.” The show is littered with references to masonic (and by extension Egyptian mythological) themes and iconography.


The series begins (as do many subsequent episodes) with the camera focused on a single opening eye. One of the later characters to be introduced, Mikhail, has a black patch over one eye and is first seen in a close up of his uncovered eye on a close circuit camera monitor. In the third season, Locke builds a “sweat lodge” (masonic lodge?) to “talk to the island.” Quotes: “I’ve looked into the EYE of this island and what I saw was beautiful.” (Locke)

Several owl references are made throughout, including an owl ornament on the bookshelf of Dharma Initiative spokesman, Dr Marvin Candle. One of the main characters names is “Sun”. The Smoke Monster concept shares themes with Shakespeare’s masonic play “The Tempest”.  It also shares a similarity with the “Id Monster” from the sci-fi classic “Forbidden Planet”, which is also based on “The Tempest”.

One of the aforementioned Dharma stations is called “The Tempest”, the logo of which is a large wave. Another is called “The Hydra” (as in the mythological creature) and has an ‘octopus’ logo. The most well-known station, “The Swan”, has a dome interior constructed of triangular and hexagonal sections (the company logo for “Mittelos Biosciences” also comprises two hexagons.) There is a mural painted on one of the walls containing several masonic images, including “the all-seeing eye”. The station also has a “countdown” counter above the doorway. Inhabitants are compelled to key six numbers into a computer every 108 minutes to reset the counter. On one occasion when this almost doesn’t happen, the panels reveal five Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Three of the glyphs are red on a black background; two are black on a red background – masonic colours.

The island natives have a “temple” shaped like a huge Inca pyramid with internal and external glyphs. On the shore of the island, once stood a towering Egyptian statue. The head wears a crown, has pointed ears and a snout (like a crocodile). In each hand, he holds the “Ankh” totem. Some fans speculated that this was a representation of Anubis, the “gatekeeper”. When the character of “Hurley” (Hugo Reyes) first arrives at the temple (in season six) he carries a guitar case. The case contains, not a guitar, but a sizeable wooden “Ankh”. In a scene where Hurley is in the psychiatric hospital he is shown painting a picture of an Egyptian Sphinx.

The domain of Jacob (guardian of the island) is located beneath the ruins of the statue and decorated with Egyptian images. Jacob is witnessed sat at a spinning wheel, weaving an odd looking tapestry which includes the Egyptian “winged-eye”, complete with “worshippers”. The “flight wings” pin of the plane’s dead captain is highlighted in the pilot episode. This is very similar in design to the Egyptian “winged-eye.”

As Jack cleans the blackboard in the Dharma Barracks Classroom, he wipes away notes from an Egyptian history lesson: “Old Egyptian 2600bc to 2000bc. Tripling Ideograms, phonings and determinates. Middle Egyptian 2000bc to 1300bc. Classic stage of language. Late Egyptian 1300bc to 700bc…”

As an aside, the character of Juliet reveals that all of “The Others” (the island inhabitants) can speak fluent Latin: “Gotta learn Latin… language of the enlightened.”

Black & White
The “masonic” chequer board, “black and white” motif is also prevalent. In the opening of the pilot episode, the viewer is taken with the main character (Jack Shephard) from his initial “awakening” on the island, via his attempts to help the desperate survivors crawling about the plane wreckage on the beach, through to him sitting down to tend to an open wound on his abdomen. It is a long scene beginning with the first thing he sees – a white shoe hanging from a tree, and ending with him sewing up his wound using “standard black” cotton.


In a dream sequence, later in season one, John Locke is shown having one white coloured eye and one black. When Locke is properly introduced, the young character of Walt asks him if he is playing chequers. Locke says it is backgammon and holds up a black and white piece - one in each hand. Quote: “It’s the oldest game in the world… that’s older than Jesus Christ… Two players, two sides, one is light, and one is dark.”

When we meet Desmond Hume for the first time, we see the speedometer on the exercise bike he is using. The speedometer is a chequered black and white flag design. When Charlie Pace is seen, desperately trying to hide his heroin stash (on the plane), he puts it in his shoe. The shoe is a black and white chequer pattern design. Kate Austin’s first “vision” on the island is of a black horse. Several locales and pointers are introduced throughout the first season: The Black Smoke Monster, the columns of “black smoke” fire, the “Black Rock” slave ship and “The Dark Territory”.

The island’s protector, Jacob, is always seen wearing light coloured clothes and has fair hair. His brother (and rival opposite, as is eventually discovered) has dark hair and clothes, and referred to only as “the man in black”. In the apartment of the nefarious character, Charles Widmore, hangs a painting which includes a set of “justice” scales. One scale contains a black object; the other contains a white object.

Continued in part 2...

Part 2 - http://thetruthseekersguide.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/the-lost-conspiracy-part-2.html
Part 3 - http://thetruthseekersguide.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/the-lost-conspiracy-part-3.html


See also:
Science Fiction and the Hidden Global Agenda:
http://thetruthseekersguide.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/science-fiction-and-hidden-global-agenda.html

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

A Big Thank You!

Hi Folks.

I realise it has been a while since posting any new articles here. Unfortunately, I have had a gruelling month or so with health problems. After initially suffering Kidney problems, I began to also suffer with an injury to my back. Eventually I was completely laid up and had to be shipped off to hospital for treatment. After having a very bad reaction to treatment and medication, I am now just about back on my feet. I am currently awaiting some surgery, but my medicated limbo is (for the moment) keeping the worst of the pain at bay. These things are obviously never any fun when they happen (especially now the sunshine has finally returned!), but we do our best to soldier on. Although, it seems I may have overdone my own initial determination a little!


As a result of this enforced 'time off', my work has gone on hold and also set back the progress I was making with my truth themed musical album project - "Songs for Chaotic Times". The work I began on an alternative book I was writing also came to a screaming halt. The time in hospital, heavy medication and body posture meant that I had no access to the internet, my emails, blog research and generally catching up with my fellow truth seekers. It was also very frustrating to not be able to dig a little deeper into some of the recent world events that may constitute an alternative perspective (North Korea, Maggie Thatcher, The Boston Bombings, and so forth.)

Today, I've had the chance to finally catch up for a few hours and I've been overwhelmed by the amount of messages and emails from people asking about my absence, comments on past articles, inquiries about future talks, and general well wishes from those who got wind of my predicament. I will endeavour to touch base with you all as soon as I can and also try to post a few new articles in the interim.

For now though, I just wanted to say a big thank to you all, for your encouragement of my overall research, positive thoughts and personal messages during my absence. I truly appreciate it.

Stay well and peace to you all.
Best Wishes.
Carl (The Truth Seeker's Guide)