"The World is not an echo. Man and everything man does is well considered." -Walt Whitman


"Forms are the symbols of formless divine principles; symbolism is the language of Nature." -Manly P Hall

6.7.08

The Hounds of Hermes




The fact that Jim Carrey has resonated with Osiris the Ancient Egyptian God of the Dead shall be old news to a considerably moderate group of enlightened individuals. In fact it is quite possible to shout such a truth from the roof tops, or perhaps air said information on the nightly news and only reach the true understanding of a handful. I myself took quite a few weeks with the possible notion that this could be true, until the concrete understanding struck me to the deepest subterranean corners of my constructed reality. Long story short.... I'm slow.

I heard one night during my late night obsessive tours through the internet about the fantastic possibility of an back engineered alien chair. Montauk, it was called. I saw this and immediately my mind reared. While searching for more information (could such an unbelievable thing be true) I discover this video.




Having just watched Project Camelot's video interview with David Wilcock I immediately recognized the first sample from that and then the inevitable over-your-head-tenacity of Mr. Willner catapulted me into a realm where modern actor's are synonymous with ancient Egyptian deities, where an actor's filmography can be proof of fake moon landings, and where a really bad movie can have great underling mystic overtones. Although I was unfamiliar with this play ground of the intellectually prone madman, I was at home. I will explain my comings to this art hopefully in future post but would like to (at first) have this blog focused on my personal trek as little as possible..... Ever onward.


Learning as much as I could in a short amount of time I started to wonder where Hermes might be in relation to Jim Carrey's Osiris. Hermes Thoth Trismegistus.... The master of the masters. As Thoth he was the loyal friend of Osiris. As Hermes he played his part in the resurrection of Dionysus. And just about every solar powered god, as it were, in one aspect or another. If JC (Jim Carrey) was Osiris then where is the Thoth?


Hermes (from Manly P Hall's now nessacary Secret Teachings of All Ages) here in all his splendor complete with Emerald tablet and Caduceus. The animals in the picture are the symbols of Thoth... The Ibis and the Dog. The Dog Faced Monkey is another name given to Hermes. Thoth the faithful.

The dogs are Hermes. So here we see the Thoth who in my interpretation is a key. It's a Phooka symbolizing to pay attention. It is a mischievous realty jerker to raise awareness. The mind twisting fact that one of these dogs share the same name as Carrey's kid in Liar Liar... Max (. Should not be written off as coincidence for Hermetic Philosophy itself says.
"Coincidence is just unrecognized Law."
This symbolism seems to be very pronounced in the entire career of JC......
Bruce kickin' it with Sam/Thoth the faithful toilet trained dog


The dogs usher JC over the threshold of enlightenment, like in The Number 23 by Joel Shitmaker as Ned the Guardian of the Dead (a nod to Osiris being the God of the Dead). And let's not forget the ever present "Cosmic Giggle".
Dumb and Dumber
Not to mention that Jeff Daniel's is wearing a dog costume for the first 15 minutes of this particular film...... Ever onward.






















Not only does JC play a dog catcher in 23 he is a roommate of a dog groomer in Dumb and Dumber, and a Pet Detective in 2 other movies. The classic Tarot Fool card is heavily associated with this whole line of thinking because not only is it the zero of the deck but also in the Viking version of the Tarot..... Loki the God of Mischief was the character designated as The Fool.
"From Zero to Hero"
So here we have a symbol that we can follow associating Loki and the number zero together on the movie poster of The Mask. There is of course some augment on whether or not the Fool card is equivalent to which of the two Hebrew Letter/Numbers "Shin" or "Aleph". Basically where it belongs in the order of the deck, be it first or last, 1st or 22nd.... For in expansive history it has been both. The fact that the fool can be seen pointing towards the other cards and them towards it, as if it were on a journey through the other cards, has lead some to believe that is the first and therefore "Aleph". The history of the fool card has been said to be veiled on purpose, for at it's birth it was a symbol book of "Hermes" himself, his followers hid the true meaning of the separated leaves as a game so not to encourage prosecution. In fact it is said that if you knew the true symbolism behind the deck you would need no other source of cosmic truth, and the other cards are just echo's of the first. The zero could be to set it aside from the rest of the deck, on it's own, but still the one. Being the "Aleph" and so the 1 the card naturally developed into the Ace in the run of the mill Vegas deck we gamble and play Go Fish with today. So then it would stand to reason that this is JC standing in a Fool Card motif holding up an Ace (Business)Card.

The meaning of the phrase on the movie poster that says "He's the best there is (actually he's the only one there is)" changes in this context.


The ever expansive history is also responsible for the different variations of the Fool card. There are quite a few including ones from Egypt that show the Fool not only heading for a chasm like the one above but heading towards a Crocodile.




As in this one representation here. You can see the Crocodile hiding behind a log small and in the corner.









Even here in Crowley's own Tarot you can see a Croc under foot of a green man.









If anyone would like, feel free to send me any more of the Crocodile Fool cards that you can find....






























This picture is also from Manly P. Halls STOA (if you don't mind the abbreviation). If you would, notice the croc laying in wait of his next pray as the Hermes phooka tries desperately to advert his friend from disaster. The Crocodile is a symbol of the "dark side" so to speak. It was largely accepted as a icon for Set and/or the corruptibility and evil of men. It was likely that this evolved from the dangers of all the little bastards that were swimming around in the Nile. It latter became a Dragon as it leaked it's way up into Europe. Remember the picture of Hermes.....

And then there is Serapis, another god linked with Osiris.... His name basically means "Solar" "Apis" (Solar Bull) . Apis is the Material aspect of Osiris. Serapis is also a womanish man like Dionysus/Bacchus, and sense the modern picture of Jesus that we now know and love did not surface till way passed Jesus' time it is suspected that Serapis was the inspiration..... Here is Serapis now atop a Crocodile.
Now this is St George the Dragon killer from medieval Europe.....
Now our hero JC with the same motif.....
Basically we see here Osiris conquering Set.


But, I digress, Back to the Hermes Hounds. I do not wish to pick on one actor with this analogy so lets see what recent pop culture sources we can also find this dog in.


























Will Smith is seen here in I am Legend walking his Hermes and also on the Polarity board while "waiting out the storm" on the top right. He is also seen with another in Men in Black, this one as his part time partner....... But, hey it's just because dogs are cute right. You should also notice that a dog has a minor role in the newer Hancock.



It should also be considered that both Indiana Jones and his son Mutt Williams are named after dogs. In fact Indiana was George Lucas' real dog's name (nick named Chewbacca).

Here's Mutt again with his Mojo in Transformers.










This last picture is for the inspiration that I've received from
Jake Kotze

The zero card- Le Mat, the Fool- has been likened to the material universe, like the mortal body of man, is but a garment, a motley costume, well likened to cap and bells. Beneath the garments of the fool is the divine substance, however, of which the jester is but a shadow; this world is a Mardi Gras- a pageantry of divine sparks masked in the garb of fools. -Manly P. Hall

And a many thanks to Steve Willner

7 comments:

ravenatthemoon said...

C.J.M. Hopking's Kabbalah guidebook states---"The Fool is dressed in a kilt that is covered in flowere and greenery, which makes him a representation of the ancient god of fertility known as the green man." Thanks for you insight and time.--well done.

A Few Shots to Shaman said...

Yep, the Fool card was originally a representation of the Green Man.... So around and around we go. Chasing our tails.... If you don't mind the pun.

Jake Kotze said...

I love the Ace Ventura poster with Jim riding the crocs.
Thanks for sharing.
Be well

Jenn said...

Wonderful post to read! I am very much syncing with this in a lot of places and I am glad to see these things manifest outside myself. Now I am certain you're a towel. Thanks!

Richard Arrowsmith said...

Did you know that the Greeks called Anubis (the Egyptian Dog/Jackal God) by the name Hermanubis (combining the two into one form). Hermes = Thoth = Anubis = Dog. In 'The Sirius Mystery' by Robert Temple(a book I think you would enjoy) he shows that Isis/Sothis and Anubis/Hermes both point directly at the star Sirius - the Dog Star. Why was Sirius so important to ancient Egypt and nearly every culture around the world? Why is Sirius of any interest to us today? Check out www.consciousmedianetwork.com for 2 free interviews with Walter Cruttenden. Sirius is a key which can help unlock many of the synchronicities mentioned already on your sight. Hope you find the time to check out the interviews and Robert Temples book. Keep up the good work!

Little Jon Kidd said...

I really think this should be a full video. But then again I say that allot. I started reading your blog a few posts after this one. I'm glad I cam back.

I have some reading to do. This Manley P Hall cat sound like a time traveler.

JOVA said...

Actually Manly Palmer Hall was a Scottish Rite 33rd degree Freemason. Go figure. I am reading his "Secret Teachings of all ages and I am getting pretty good at "synchro-mysticism". I really recommend the book. It's a wealth of knowledge and it is anything but a quick read. It's all about understanding the symbols or as they prefer to call them... "Keys". And with respect to what "A Few Shots to Shaman" said about coincidence... My research about something totally different brought me to this blog post about "Thoth Hermes Trismegistus" and referencing Hall's S.T.O.A.A which I am reading concurrently with another book "The Vindicator Scrolls" By Stan Deyo(I really recommend it to those of you who have your "3rd eye open" (As coined by Lobsang Rampa the famed Tibetan Lama Author & Philosopher who wrote a book entitled as such)