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Post "Eggman" enigma solved at the DMV
Whenever I have to go the the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) I enter a state of trance of some kind or detachment. Questions come up that seem unanswerable and processes unsolvable, creating a koan situation and sending the mind in exile to more pleasant pastures. I was there today with one of my sons to take the test for his drivers license and while we were waiting in line I solved an enigma that I have been thinking about for about 13 years - it just popped in my head when I was looking at a kid who looked like Kurt Cobain. The answer is incredibly simple. I'd been thinking about John Lennon's tune "I am the eggman" and I had put together that as the song begins with the phrase "I am He" - and continues with "I am the Eggman, I am the Walrus," I understood it to be a reference to the Upanishads and other Eastern texts, which use the phrase "I am he" followed by "I am the Atman. I am the Brahmin." It refers to the individual consciousness as an individual coming to the realization that she or he shares consciousness with others and everyone and everything. So I felt John was cloaking this in comic imagery from Lewis Carroll (Walrus was in Through the Looking Glass if I recall correctly - so was Eggman; Humpty Dumpty in Alice . . .).

I'd also written a lot about links between Lennon and Salvador Dali and Magritte; Lennon can be seen as fulfilling "prophecy" of Magritte and Dali - I proposed that Dali and Lennon went into the same "room" in the Unconsious and some how connected there through the talisman of the white grand piano. But waiting in line I realized that when Lennon said "I am the Eggman" he was likely refering to a painting of Dali's about the "Geopolitical Child" - virtually the global man - the Aquarian - climbing out of an egg and waking in the new world. This is an important painting by Dali and lived and grew in the Unconscious for decades before it went to canvas.

Here are some illustrations.

The white grand piano became the icon of Lennon; it is where he composed his anthem, "Imagine."

Dali painted Grand Pianos for decades, pulling images from the Unconsicous:

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There are more. Magritte, in 1964, did this, "Son of Man" - from Book of Daniel, signifying the Aquarian would be marked by a green apple - the sign of The Beatles Apple Corp.

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This is more significant; it starts with a Knight from the Unconscious:

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But what is signiifcant is a long - years long - series Dali did of this Horseman of Death entering consciousness through a Knight and a Tower. There are many but they all go between these two.


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If you look at these two pictures above you can see that the Knight with spear has brought something from the Unconsicous to the Conscious. And in the Conscious picture (with the dancers - titled Poetry in America), he is no longer a Knight, but a naked man sitting off to the side on the left and the Tower has entered "time" - it has a clock and a deflated "egg" - which is a map of the United States and South American hanging. (Note: No it is probably Africa hanging - the "Egg" in Geopoliticus Child has entered "time" in Poetry of America and is deflated illlustrated by the clock and the hanging map. Quite possibly Dali saw the "dual nature" - the two dancers; the wu chi egg entering tai chi as a dance, is a white man and a black man; the "African-American" as the "shadow" in America. By this we mean the unexpressed contents of the psyche. Jung made the point in MDR on his visit to America that the spirit of the African-American and the Native America pervade and inform America. John Hope Franklin, the American historian makes the same point. It is worth noting as well that these paintings are both made in 1943 I believe and are wu chi/tai chi relatives. AS in Tolkein's Rings story when the quiet quest of Frodo goes on while the world is involved in battle, so this discovery does on beneath the Second World War.)

Here are two of Dali's world/egg pictures, the second, the important Geopolitical Man - Eggman.

This is Baby Map of the World:

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It turns into Geopoliticus Child:


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This is the Eggman. This is what Lennon refered to when he said, "I am the Eggman" - I am Geopoliticus Child; I am the new man of the world; I am Brahma.

If you go back to look at Poetry of America, the one with the dancers, you can see the content of the Egg. Notice both pictures have a cloth beneath them and something is pouring onto it. It is oil and Coke in Poetry in America. It is blood in Geopoliticus Child. This identifies the pictures as a connected sequence. IN Poetry in America we can see that the dancer on the right has a candle in his head - he is "the Enlightened One" - we can see that Geopoliticus Child is intended to be the Enlightened One. Notice as well that the Enlightened One - dancer on the right - has a hole in his right chest - it is the wound where the Christ was hit with the spear; Geopoliticus Child is the "second Christ" the Aquarian - it is Eggman. Late in live, in pain, Lennon say, "I was the Walrus (Brahma) but now I'm John." Tibetan Buddhists say after Enlightenment, life is a broken glass. He never smiled again for the cameras after India.


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Post Cypress
Hey Bernie,

Your timely Dali posts brought my attention to something I hadn't noticed before. Namely, the Cypress trees in Dali's paintings. A week or two ago I had this dream/vision: A woman entered my dream and began to paint. I couldn't see what was on the left side of the painting, so when I awoke, I imagined what might have been there or would like to be there and the first image which came to mind was a Cypress.

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I didn't have any personal associations to the Cypress, except that I like them as trees. :) I looked up a little on the Cypress and it seems if it might be related to the underworld/Hades, ect. If it is unclear, the numbers on the right were falling from a night sky. So again, it seems that there is a doubling of both the underworld and incarnations from the heavens. I still don't know what the numbers 'mean' exactly, but they have given me things to muse about.

Further as you brought my attention back to Dali, I was delighted to find that Dali was a fan of Harpo Marx and vice versa!

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Post number nine...
Hi,
Bernie I follow you on Lennon, and it reminds me of a kind of astral trip I made when I was about 18 (and not stoned).
I traveled through the cosmos at lightspeed, until all stopped, and I felt the presence of a Big Something telling formidable words, in an unknown language. I could yet catch the meaning, 'I am not what I'm believed to be.'
I tried to forget it as I was at this time a diehard atheist, but it came back some years later reading an Upanishad where I found that very sentence, but I was so confused at this other time I never could identify later the text.

I see now your message which came quite near a post on my blog Quaternité (still only in French), where I happened to write about Lennon,
http://quaternite.blogspot.com/2008/10/mwmw.html
but didn't develop a striking co-incidence.

Lennon was mad with numbers, especially Cheiro's system, as shown there
http://robertrosen.blogspot.com/2006/02 ... ccult.html
Following Cheiro, 9 is The Number, and John (=9) was killed going out of the Dakota, 72nd West (7+2=9) in 1980 (1+9+8=18, 1+8=9). I discovered this while enquiring about Cheiro, cause I was studying a crime novel published in 1971, the preceeding 9-year, about a man mad with Cheiro's system, named Nino (=9), killed a 9/9 at 9:09 in his 9-floor building 99, 99th East.
The book is A fine and private place, by Ellery Queen, aka Fred Dannay, and it's the last part of a quaternity (in my humble opinion developed in my blog).
I noticed the strange parallel of a fictional man with a 9-name, killed in a 9-floor building in a 9-street on a 9-year, 9 years before the real killing of Lennon, but it's much more intricated.
Dannay puts the investigation on the 9-murder from 9/9/67 to 12/9/67, and that's almost exactly the shooting of Rosemary's baby, at the Dakota, from 8/21/67 to 12/6/67. Polanski's wish of Sharon Tate as the first character was not agreed, but she's got a little appearance in the film. It's well known she was killed two years later by the Manson Family, following a plan read in Lennon's songs.

I read in Jung's bio by Colin Wilson that his favorite hobby was reading crime novels. Anyone knows what authors Jung did like the best?


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Post Quaternity
Remi - Of course The Beatles form a quaternity: Paul (Father - brought in to give the "Silver Beatles" structure as it was only a play thing for John and Stu before), John (Son), Ringo (Trickster), George (Psyche - was George who introduced John to the East and Hinduism). Unfortunately my French is not so good and I'm unable to read your site - looks interesting though. Will have my kids translate when they get home. My very oldest ancestors are Parisian I believe (de Coursy) and I feel very at home there.

After India, John actually believed he was "channelling" Jesus; that is why he dressed in white like the Christ after the Transfiguation on the Abbey Road album, their final work together (they walk to right of screen in the picture, "entering the conscious world."). The "Christ" episode is reported by the very reliable journalist Mark Hertsgaard, who writes for The New Yorker and the LA Times in his excellent book, A Day in a Life.

NOTE RE Quaternity: With Abraham and the Three Visitors and the Christ and the Three Maji, you can see the constellation of Quaternity taking the shape of three + one. IN each case - and this is the same in Taoism with the Three Celestial Ones - the Three represent the agency of the Unconscious while the One is their manifestation in time. (Exactly like Scrooge and the Three Spirits in Dickens' A Christmas Carol - likewise, the Three send Scrooge through a "Transfiguration".) The three humans - like those who channel the gods and the archetypes - are blissfully unaware that they are manifesting life force from the Unconscious. Thus, the "Son" is a manifestation of the Three. 'Twas ever thus.

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What I think is the coolest thing about this is that the Third Spirit who visits Scrooge, pictured here, is clearly the Green Man.

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Post Volitility
I guess there can be some volitility to these issues. Particularly the Dali's Egg picture above (Geopoliticus Child . . .) seen as wu-chi; unmanifest karma, opening to Poetry in America; tai-chi; the binary wakening of the dance and the drip from the chest in each indicating the dancer as the Christ in a new "time" and in a new land - that is, the "Aquarian Christ." Especially when you put together the Lennon part in which he says, "I am the Eggman" - using the phrase following the phrase "I am he . . ." clearly identification with the phrasing in the Vedic Hindu text, I am he, this is that, I am Atman, I am Brahmin (I am Eggman, I am Walrus). That Lennon can be considered to be referencing Atman to Eggman and Brahmin to Walrus. That is, he is saying I am Brahmin at that moment in reference to the Eggman in Dali's picture, the Christ; the Aquarian dancer. These things are easily linked with the pictures of Magritte's identifying "Son of Man" - from the Book of Daniel; identified as an Englishman with an Apple in front of his head - the sign of Apple Reconds, the Beatles corporation - the Magritte being a 1964 painting as I recall, just as The Beatles "awakened." John and George and Stu, who founded the group with Lennon, were all art students and would likely be familiar with the work.

I bring it up because out of nowhere I received a call from far away from a woman who found my name on her son's web page who said her son read my blog entry on this from my on-line journal - this one I guess from Titan and the Egg and robbed a bank thinking he was indeed the Chosen One. He is now in jail. I keep with a lower threshold. I rather keep in mind the Taoist expression: Before the Enlightenment you cut wood and carry water. After the Enlightenment you cut wood and carry water. But it shows the problems that can pop up. That is why I've come to see the Catholic Church and the traditional religions as valuable containers.

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Post thoughts on Geopoliticus Child and Poetry in America in 1943
The two dancers in Poetry in America represent the “dual nature” of creation; two figures light and dark – like that described in Tao te Ching – the “knights of dark and mysterious consequence” one walks in the Inner world and one walks in the Outer world. “Krishna” means “the dark one” - the one from the Unconscious - and the “Christ” figure here (candle - "enlightened one") is in shadow – thus the “Christ” is the receding figure and the figure of the Unconscious who feeds the conscious dancer, the "New Man". They both appear to be wearing football helmets

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and other secondary images suggest America in 1943 when Poetry in America and Geopoliticus Child were both painted - Eisenhower and Gerald Ford. The "Geopoliticua Child" Egg may have cast its skin and morphed into tower clock

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when the dream and the naked Knight, now a mortal,


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entered “time” – but the Egg - a new unhatched egg - is present again in this picture – with the small figure rising out of the back of the “light” figure.


This is the “new creation” and it is a dance in essence, rising out of an egg.

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The football helmets also bring to mind Edinger's thinking about American football in Archetype and the Apocalype; sports forming a primal outline of a world to come - in effect a pre-civilization matrix. Football is the American matrix forming out of WW II and identifying regions. The U.S. can be seen today as a hole in a donut: the donut is the world around which plays soccer (old aspect of chronos) - 2 billion watched the World Cup. The hole in the center the ones who watch football (new aspect of chronos) - 94 million watched the Super Bowl.

Football program, 1944:

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You could look at these two pictures in reverse - Poetry in America coming first, the Tower under the Black Son (the Son in teh Unconscious) - the dance of the millenia represented by the passage of the Knights in Dali's pictures over decades, to the moment of the Egg, rising "reborn" out of teh the Dancers - the Twinss which accompany the Awakening. The Geopoliticus Child being the awakening, fully informed by the traditions represented in Poetry in America. I have always thought of this tower as the tower on the campus of U. Michigan, Ann Arbor - the "center of the world" in the "new creation" by the Great Lakes.

IN either case, as an original creative arc, Dali had said that all Dali is one Dali - his work's rise and descent and that of the Surrealist grouping from which it emerged might be seen as rising to this singular moment, 1943. The Knights lead here then they disappear or manifest in the human form holding the staff. It is interesting that this "creation moment" rises from the heat of war and the destruction of Europe.

IN this view, which is probably more likely, the dark "old Christ" would seem worn, used up at ten do journey, yielding to the football player - the "new Christ" in white. Also, things seen in the Unconscious are often only partial as this figure is - and much in all Dali's work is partial. Dreamers, often see Unconscious behind a vein or in highlight, as per the request not to look at God direct or speak his name in all religious traditions and folk lore.


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Post Baseball in the U.S.
Baseball organized America out of the Civil War and probably up to WW II. "The Curse" was about New York Yankees always beating the Boston Red Sox but that only reflects NY becoming the First City in the US after the Civil War and Boston assigned to the hinterland. But people all over the U.S. still see baseball as Yankees vs. Red Sox - it is old fashioned; Boston people still love the Red Sox but they take pride in being left behind. Although in the last eight years up here something celestial seems to have been happening with Boston sports -: Boston won two World Series with players like Big Papi who prays to his mother in heaven when he gets a home run - the head player was named Johnny Daemon (real Name) and people in Boston thought he was Jesus. It was out of nowhere. Also, we also had stinky football teams but when my wife and I came from Ann Arbor, the Michigan quarterback happened to come with us as well - Tom Brady - he turned out the be the best quarterback ever and we have won three Super Bowls and this year married the world's most beautiful woman; Gieselle Bunchen. The last few years have been like act of god in this up here - people catching footballs on their head with ten seconds left in the season. Players throwing themselves on the ground and praying - shooting themselves in the leg and going to jail.

This is Big Papi - in a corporate society, he is the closest thing we have to a father figure.


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Post Reading Dali's "Poetry in America" picture dream
One more point while I am on this on how a representative painting - one that stays beyond its generation or place - can be understood as a dream or a collective dream; a dream relevant to the Collective Unconscious. I've read a lot of comments about the tower in the picture "Poetry in America" and the Africa map hanging beneath it but nothing systematic. The Surrealist group especially DeCirico was preoccupied with towers - white and red towers suggesting the US and the USSR. The long sequence and teh ancient qualities would suggest something rising from the Unconscious much as the sacred primal phalus that Jung talked about in Memories, Dreams, Reflections. Looking at Dali's pictures over several decades they appear to present something rising from the Unconscious over a long period of time and coming into consciousness in the year 1943 in the heat of WW II when he painted Poetry in America and Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man. The technology today gives the opportunity to isolate elements in these pictures to see the procession rising from the Unconscious over time. The Knight "from the Unconscious" changes over time until he becomes a man in 1943. The Tower changes as well and in the same 1943 picture there is a clock - the Knight from the Unconscious has entered "time" - reality as we daily experience it, so we are ready for the "birth" of the "new man." It would work better if I had the dated of these older Knights but I don't have the time to go through them all right now.

These details match the paintings above. In this first, the Knight sees the Tower emerging, but it is still behind a natural veil: I have seen dreams like this with a natural veil of trees dividing magic animals from a group of people eating in a restaurant (dividing the Unconscious from the conscious).

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In the next period, years later (as I recall), the Knight is more defined and less ancient. Light is dawning in the picture. The Tower is coming into focus; coming closer to "time."

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In 1943, the Knight is now a naked man entered "time." He has arrived in the world. The Tower is completely "real" - come into time. The "old Christ" - dark figure dancing with candle in head will yield to the new "white dancer" and a new "Eggman" will be born.

I would say the tower represents here the journey of consciousness via the Knight of the Unconscious out of the long and ancient journey of ancient evolutionary consciousness, now entering a new phase. Thus the clock, representing the awakening of the new day and the "new man" - the "new Christ" if the wound and the fresh drip from the Egg is indication.

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Post Interesting . . .
Interesting in the Dali Tower picture time can be seen as in zen, only this moment we are in now is activated in the Creation and the consciousness which preceded us, created us, is deflated. And in Remo's observation RE AIDs, it tracks us. Perhaps it tracks us only if we refuse to go forward. Growing up Catholic, the Communion seemed a union with the ancestors but the Christ opposed the practice of sacrifice. When my wife and I were married we went to the Moravian church a few times. I liked it because it is the first Protestant religion and refused to participate in state wars. After a few weeks they had a communion, to our surprise. We left the church. Without thinking about it, it just seemed a shock. What I like about the Jewish passage these two thousand years is they gave up the tradition of sacrifice and the torah of Moses found equity with Buddhism. IN Tolstoy's "The Gospel in Brief" he points out that the "moneychangers in the temple" - which I see an an anti-Semetic construction in the King James day to oppose Jews who were competing with the British in commerce - Tolstoy points out that what is being sold by the "moneylenders" is animals for the purpose of sacrifice in the temple and that is what Christ is railing at, not the selling of stuff - blue laws - on Saboth. That key fact is removed from King James and the current versions. NOticed in the paper today scientists observing that evolution cannot move backwards, only forward.


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Post Discintegrating vision of Christ
Also in Poetry in America above the white figure has his arm across his eyes - in the dream folk lore when one sees a vision from the Unconscious they are told to cover their eyes. The "discintegrating Christ" is also seen here as partial and used up at journey's end - the vision of the Unconscious is "through a glass darkly" and only partial. I've had that dream with three ancient sculls. In The Phantom of the Opera, a classic folk opera about the fall of Europe in 1917, Madame Giry who sees into the Unconscious, tells the hero to cover his eyes when the "phantom" occurs and she leads him to the phantom's den in the underworld. Likewise, as Jung pointed out in the UFO dreams - their faces were burned by the confrontation with the Unconscious.

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Jan - I've got to get my kids up for school and don't have time to read closely but will later but I'll mention that here in New Hampshire I was able to detach the fundamentalist Christians from suppoting to opposing the war on Iraq by explaining that if you read John's vision in teh Apocalypse where he says the Christ's vision would last "1,000 years" that is not a reference to today as they saw the Apocalypse in a kind of political hysteria. I said consider that Christ was not a Christian but a Jewish sage and the "first Christian" was actually Constantine; that is that Justinian formalized the religion as it would progress, prior to that was just free thinking. So if you look at the begining of Christianity as the rise of the Eastern Church, specifically with the building of the Hagia Sophia by Justinian (314 ?) then it fell to Islam exactly 1,000 years later. Hagia Sophia has now been a mosque for almost 1,000 years and the region and that fantastic church has experineced the "dual faces" of its age. When I explained it to them like that if brougth an awakening and they turned against George Bush's war on Iraq.


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I was thinking about the quote from Corinthians, which they read at my wedding. The Bergman film is one of my favorites as are the other two from the Silence of God trilogy - which is why I named my Quigley in Exile blog Winter Light..


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