Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Reaper

Late night TV was showing a faith healer called Peter Popoff.

I felt like i was watching a re-run of Supernatural. Someone has done a nice little blog of the Prophet Peter Popoff. One cant help but notice how superheroish he looks and what if he can heal? Is this the power of a God?

I would like to introduce you to Synchromysticism (also see Synchromystic Wiki or synchromysticism )
"a relatively new phenomenon within the outer fringes of the online Occult, Esoteric and Conspiracy circles. It involves taking a slew of movies, music lyrics, historical happenings and so-called "esoteric knowledge", and drawing connections between all elements usually to prove a general or specific point of the authors. The justification or the rationality for this type of activity usually involves a direct or indirect reference to the "collective unconscious mind", thus the "Synchro-" in "Synchromystical", refering to Synchronicity.- wiki
In Supernatural S1-episode 12 called Faith
"Dean is accidentally electrocuted fighting a monster, he permanently damages his heart. When he's diagnosed as only having a month, at most, to live, Sam searches for a means to save him and finds Roy Le Grange, a faith healer who may actually be the real deal. After Le Grange heals Dean, the brothers discover that Le Grange is using black magic to bind a "Reaper" to do his bidding.."-Episode Overview.

Watch Supernatural's binding the Reaper.

On the face ...
"A tendency to see people and things with baby-faced features as more naive, and honest than those with mature features."

Picture Caption - “Baby-face characteristics include round features, large eyes, small noses, high foreheads, and short chins. Super neonatal and super mature features are usually only found in cartoon characters and mythic creatures. Baby-face features correlate with perceptions of HELPLESSNESS and INNOCENCE, whereas mature features correlate with perceptions of knowledge and authority.” Source: UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN, Page 28 & 29 William Lidwell, Kritina holden & Jill Butler "
In mythology the Grim Reaper became the personification of death. Usually symbolized by a skeleton head, long black hooded robe & carrying a large scythe/sickle and sometimes having wings/hourglass/clock. He is often depicted with a black crow. Occasionally seen riding a black horse.
"There are two main sources or traditions which The Grim Reaper seems to have derived from: the Angel of Death in the Old Testament, and the character of Kronos in Greek mythology." -The Grim Reaper
Kronos also spelled Cronus - A titan ( Chronos, the Greek word for time.)
The Roman equivalent of Kronos was Saturn - his festival was called the Saturnalia.
Hindu scriptures the lord of death is called Yama, Yama is also mentioned in the Mahabharata as a great philosopher and devotee of Supreme Brahman. Yama in Hinduism, later became Yanluo in China, and Enma in Japan- Enma rules the underworld.
Lithuanians named Death Giltin

This episode also included a 'Hobgoblin' --hard to ignore 'it' , the hobgob was the reason why Sam find the faith healer.
Interestingly enough; Spider man=Peter Parker= the double P Superhero-the same as Peter Popoff. So it is not surprising that Marvel's Hobgoblin is revamp or of the original Green Goblin.

"Sam and Dean enter an abandoned house to try and rescue two young children from some kind of creature. They find the children and Dean confronts the creature, using a taser to kill it. Unfortunately, Dean has fallen and landed in a puddle of water when he fires. The electrical current from the taser shoots back through the water and leaves him unconscious." -wiki
"A type of hobgoblin, the Rawhead traditionally lives near water or under sink pipes....The name is often interchangeable with "boogeyman" and the term "hobgoblin" has grown to mean a superficial object that is a source of fear or trouble." -

Goblin-gobelin, gobelinus kobold -German sprite; there also exist various other alternative spellings of the word goblin, including: Gobblin, gobeline, gobling, goblyn, Dwarfs, hiisi, duende, tengu, Menninkäinen and kallikantzaroi are often translated into English as 'goblins'.

Skratta is an old Scandinavian word for a goblin or monster - A creature resembling a goblin, but larger than a human, is often considered an Ogre or a Troll. One fabled origin for goblins is in Britain. wiki

In Pop Culture
Spiderwick Chronicles: Hogsqueal - (voice of Seth Rogen)
This movie is full of symbolism & arcane knowledge. Written by Holly Black.

Hogsqueal and Jared spying on goblin foes

While looking up folklore i found a most interesting book called Hobgoblins By Jacob Jaffe (JJ)

"Frustrated by political obstacles to their goals of economic worlddomination, a group of unscrupulous American industrial tycoonssecretly finance a new political party, the American Freedom Party(AFP). They plan to use the AFP to subvert the Constitution andfurther their monopolistic national and global agendas" - Google book review

Sir Walter Scott in his Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft ascribed gnomes, kobolds and goblins, along with Scottish bogles, to all correspond with a caricature of the Sami people.

Update: while floating around the Synchromysticism Forum I came across a blog about "Reaper" TV Series. See Dedroidify for more on the Reaper.

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