Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ellis the Tailor

This morning I tried on an unmissable woven fabric by Ellis Taylor. He has sewn together a multi coloured cloak of lunar fabric, sows ears & star spangled gods & goddesses.

You know how it is with syncs, they often come a-calling a few days in advance when there is something to pay attention to. Thus it was on Tuesday past, my eye was caught at the library, by a book about Ellis Island in New York.

When I had to click out of this post wee while ago, it was at 11.22 (my time) - you will find the number 33 aplenty in his article. LOL I just looked at my time again & it is now 12.12pm.

Here's a link to "A Year of Tears & Tears"

Ha! ... would you believe as I finished editing the time showed itself as 12.21pm
Many thanks Julie for sending me the link.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Jeckyll of Hyde Park & the Lady of the Lake (part 2)

I don't know about you, but I've been extra tired lately.

I can trace it back to the day the King of Pop died, although for me it began earlier in the day with a sync connected with this series. The whole MJ thing didn't really touch me much, I was not a fan & I made the deliberate choice to stay away from the cultivated hysteria.

Nevertheless I feel something has changed. I've been likening it to the time waves that tidal-wave across the screen & change the world, in the movie Sound of Thunder. Somehow the energy since that day has seemed thicker & gooier, but perhaps it's just me.

Anyway let me take you on a rather rambling, bush-beating route to my own twilight-zone sync of that day.

Once more we return to Adrienne Shelly & her movie Waitress - don't worry all will make sense (eventually).

On this little trek through wonderland, we toy with the idea that movies venture way beyond story telling & weigh (heavily) into into the realm of occult ritual. In particular we t(r)oy with the priests & priestesses of these rituals, well actually just one for now.

For this playtime of ours I propose that we look at what actors actually do. They take on the persona of another character, & for a time they become that 'person'.

...Oh marvellous, I see the etymology dictionary saw me coming & is willing to introduce ACT I.
"person c.1225, from O.Fr. persone "human being" (12c., Fr. personne), from L. persona "human being," originally "character in a drama, mask," possibly borrowed from Etruscan phersu "mask." ."

For your visit here today, let us regard actors as people who wear masks.

What know you of masks & magic?

"The mask, as a means of the dramatic transformation of one person into another identity, perhaps ranks among the oldest manifestation of human culture. There is evidence of the use of masks long before people started to cultivate the soil, and certainly before they discovered about the extraction and use of metals"

" Many African societies see masks as mediators between the living world and the supernatural world of the dead, ancestors and other entities. Masks became and still become the attribute of a dressed up dancer who gave it life and word at the time of ceremonies."

"Mask is a form of disguise. It is an object that is frequently worn over or in front of the face to hide the identity of a person and by its own features to establish another being. This essential characteristic of hiding and revealing personalities or moods is common to all masks."

"The dancer who wears a mask in a ceremony is frequently believed to be transformed into or possessed by the spirit inhabiting or represented by the mask. Masks are often believed to contain great power, being potentially dangerous unless handled with the proper rites... Ritual masks generally depict deities, mythological beings, good and evil spirits, spirits of ancestors and the dead, animal spirits, and other beings believed to have power over humanity."

"Ancient Greek drama was semi religious, rooted in masked ritual."

"The intended audience of each masked performance can be particular..."

"The change in identity of the wearer for that of the mask is vital, for if the spirit represented does not reside in the image of the mask, the ritual petitions, supplications, and offerings made to it would be ineffectual and meaningless. The mask, therefore, most often functions as a means of contact with various spirit powers"

Now this isn't a treatise on masks, ...mind you I can certainly see room for expansion, and I would certainly call this...

a mask, perhaps even a death mask.

For a nostalgic walk down the corridors of movie mask history, just gently squeeze your mouse eek ! (whoa I said gently).

However I digressed.

We were supposed to be looking at a psychopathic, woman-hating cleric - "a defrocked priest and serial killer responsible for the deaths of at least two girls, whom he lured with his stirring sermons and masculine charm" - you know the kind of guy I mean, don't you?

Meet Caleb from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a cure for Catholicism if ever one was needed.

"Ah but 'tis just a tv show," you say, "it's all make-believe & fantasy".

Do you really know that? What if it aint? What if our emotional connection to the 'show' du jour is something more? Lets take an etymological gander...

but don't squeeze too hard, 'cos he's got a nasty nip!

"show (n) c.1300, "act of exhibiting to view," from show (v.). Sense of "appearance put on with intention to deceive" is recorded from c.1526." Sounds rather like a 'mask' n'est-ce pas?

Let's look at the (forked) tale behind the lad with the dog collar. Let's look at the in depth 'stroy' line - oops there I go again getting my story 'spelling' mixed up.

Caleb channels the First Evil - (from wiki) "A being manifested from all evil in existence...Its only real weakness is that it is non-corporeal, and can therefore not do real physical damage. It is, however, expert at psychological manipulation, and can act through its servants, such as the Bringers, Turok-Han, Caleb or whatever person it can manage to trick...

The First Evil claims to be the source and embodiment of all that is evil. Older than demons, even the Old Ones, who themselves existed long before the first humans, it is older than the written word and transcends all realities and dimensions; it is older than any other evil being and may even be the very first entity ever to have existed. It is said that the First lurked in the darkness long before the universe was even created and shall remain long after the universe ends. Few have heard of it and even fewer believe in its existence.
The entity cannot affect the world on a physical level. Its power lies in its ability to deceive, torment and manipulate others. It can take the form of anyone who has died and can choose to be seen and heard by just one person or to everyone present. The First has a deep understanding of human nature since it can copy the thoughts and mannerisms of all human beings who have died. It uses the knowledge to drive others to madness and such acts as murder and suicide
..." well you know the kind of guy I mean!

The One'st has his own rather in depth page on wiki if you want to take your mouse & have a gander

I just wanted to show you the colour & texture of the mask that actor Nathan Fillion was wearing a number of (Buffy) summers back.

"Behind his priest's collar, Caleb is a sadistic sociopath with a pathological hatred of women. Impressed by his body's fortitude as well as his single-minded nature, the First Evil makes him the commander of its campaign of carnage and mayhem. He likes to reenact his killings by asking the First to take on the form of the girls he killed, so he may "kill them again." ."

The man who wore the Caleb-First Evil frock & mask, went on to play the love interest in Waitress. He put on the mask of a cute & slightly bumbling physician & went on to have an affair with Jenna Hunterson (Keri Russell), the pie (Pi?)-making & pregnant heroine of the movie, but she's another story.

We're following the Fillion-trail a-ways for now, even though it looks like we're about to change tack.

I have been researching this topic on & off for over a year now. Some time last year I mentioned 'the actress in Waitress who was murdered' to a lady I worked with. She thought she knew who I was talking about & said oh yes the 'actress who was shot'. "No" says I, & wondered who this actress she mentioned was & why she had connected her with a waitress.

When she remembered her name, I proceeded to look up Rebecca Schaeffer.

Note the continuation of our story-telling theme in the name of thrice-named-killer, in the wiki clip that follows.
"On July 18, 1989, Schaeffer was murdered by Robert John Bardo, an obsessed fan who had been stalking her for three years... In 1989, after viewing Schaeffer's film Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills, in which she appeared in bed with a male actor, Bardo became enraged and decided that Schaeffer should be punished for becoming "another Hollywood whore."...
...An hour later, Bardo returned to Schaeffer's apartment for a second time. Schaeffer answered the door again with "a cold look on her face," Bardo later said. Bardo pulled out a gun from a brown paper bag and shot her once at point blank range in the chest in the doorway of her apartment building

I travelled down a sidetrack on this story for a bit but felt I was getting pulled from my current theme. Nevertheless I did want to draw attention to a number of points, which make the 'traditional' looney lone gunman tale a little story-esque.

"Robert John Bardo was the youngest of seven (magical?) siblings" & the "son of a former Air Force officer" - aren't they always?

Rebecca Schaeffer was 21 years old. I apologise for the next bit but info was a bit scarce & this does come from a site called morbid Hollywood, so allow for 'dramatisation' - " ... neighbor named Richard Goldman heard the two gunshots and two bloodcurdling screams and rushed to her door and found Schaeffer’s body clad in a black robe... in the building’s foyer. He checked her pulse, but found none. Her arms were akimbo and her feet were wedged between the door and its frame."

"In a religious context the threshold is a crucial element in initiation rites, indicating the passage from the profane to the sacred."

"In some cultures the threshold is considered to be a dwelling place of ghosts and the souls of the dead, who lead an existence in between the world of the living and the world of the dead."

Water, which is a recurring theme in this series, is considered the most feminine of the elements "Objects in nature suggesting aspects of its energy are a tear, waterfall, cave, doorway, arch, veil."

The young woman who was murdered in a doorway was 21 years old, the age when one is given the key to the door & an age that seems to be rather sacrificially popular (we'll return to this next time.)

Her death echoes another doorway ritual nine years earlier, "when Lennon was the only person inside the entrance archway — Chapman called out, "Mr. Lennon." Then he ... shot Lennon four times".

And 10 years later - "On the morning of 26 April 1999, [Jill] Dando left the home of her fiancé, ... and returned alone to her house in Gowan Avenue, Fulham, West London. As she reached her front door at about 11:32, she was shot once in the head".

I believe the reason my colleague linked Rebecca Schaeffer with Waitress was because of the movie Moonlight Mile from 2002: "written and directed by Brad Silberling. This film was loosely inspired by writer/director Brad Silberling's own experience. He was dating actress Rebecca Schaeffer at the time she was killed by an obsessed fan in 1989."

In the movie, Diana, a bride-to-be, is killed in a restaurant. Versions as to what happens vary, but it seems she comes between a waitress & her crazed boyfriend. The waitress is also shot, but lives.

One of the reasons I followed Rebecca Schaeffer's trail was that she starred in a soap called One Life to Live. Some years later this very this same show gave birth to Nathan Fillion's career.

Other career moves of Caleb:
"Fillion has lent his voice to the animated series Justice League Unlimited (as Vigilante in the episodes "Hunter's Moon)". Looking further we find that "The Hunter's Moon (also known as Blood Moon or Sanguine Moon) is the first full moon after the harvest moon, which is the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox... In the northern hemisphere, the Hunter's Moon appears in October or November, usually in October." We recall that Adrienne Shelly was killed on Nov 1st. Many months ago I was at a library contemplating should I really write this series when in the space of less than 30 seconds I found myself being flagged down by two separate book titles - 'The Time of the Hunters Moon" followed by a murder mystery involving a hanging. In Waitress, the main character, played by Keri Russell, is Jenna Hunterson. I might not have paid so much attention had there not been a second Hunter in the movie - a child leaving the presence of the 'good doctor', sometimes known as Nathan Fillion. Recall that the woman killed in Moonlight Mile, based on Rebecca Schaeffer, is 'named' Diana - the goddess know hi-story-ically as 'The Huntress.'

"Diana was the perpetual virgin goddess of the hunt... She was also a moon goddess, and an emblem of chastity (recall why Rebecca Schaeffer was apparently murdered) ... Diana was referred to as the Divine Huntress and Lady of the Beast... The name Diana means Bright One, and fittingly Diana was known as the Goddess of the Moon... It was fitting that Diana was the Roman Goddess of the Amazons, since she possessed both strength and beauty as well as unmatched skill as a huntress"

Keri Rusell & Nathan Fillion gave their voices to Diana Prince & her Prince Charmed Steve Trevor this year, in the newly animated film, Wonder Woman.

The reason I followed Nathan Fillion's trail (with Keri Russell still to come), is because famous Death & these two main stars of Waitress seem to have a close affinity.

Before I go on, I should just mention that I don't know what I'm talking about. I'm merely playing (very seriously), with what are often very dark events, because it seems to be one of the best ways to create new outlooks on damnable deeds. At the present, I see Hollywood as a deeply & darkly deeded place. I feel most actors are pawns, used because something or things fits the rituals errr I mean movies that take place. I have been wondering if, when actors don their masked roles, they create or somehow become doorways through which other entities or energies may enter. Is there a reason why the word ACTinG incorporates all our DNA?

"Soooo anyway Mr Shakespeare, what's in a name, besides roses of course?".

"The boy's name Nathan... is of Hebrew origin, and its meaning is "God has given". Biblical: Nathan was God's prophet during the reigns of David and Solomon."
Fillion: "French: from a diminutive of Old French fils ‘son’ (Latin filius), used to denote the youngest son of a family".
The son God has given is raaather a spiffing name eh what?

Ok time to buckle up for the weirdest ride I've ever been on. You'll need a very light hand on your plausibility controls. Still what follows is what & where I got a couple of weeks ago.

I looked at Nathan Fillions masked name in Waitress. His persona is of a gentle, funny, slightly clumsy & slightly adulterous doctor. His name is Dr Pomatter (pronounced something like parm-ader). I scratched away at the internet, but only ever found my way back to Adrienne Shelly's movie. It was only this very morning that this - "The last name of Jenna's doctor, Pomatter, is the combination of three of Adrienne Shelly's favorite Yankees players", turned up. Had I read that previously perhaps I might not have played with the good doctors name.

But I did.

I went from a brief ride down Italy's Po river, but didn't catch anything except a cold. Then I tried Po + matter, & before long came upon a bounteous site. Among the nuggets of treasure wedged there, were these three gems, though at the time they didn't mean much,

"PO abbreviation for Latin per os (by mouth, orally)."

"po (from the article `creation myth`) The Maori make the same point when they state that the world parents emerge out of po. Po for the Maori means the basic matter and the method by which creation comes about..."

"Po Symbol for polonium."

It was the second point that really revved my engine. Another designer synch that had specific relevance to me in NZ, in one breath making use of both the words I had sought.

When I checked out Polonium, I found Alexander Litvinenko. In case you are not alredy enlightened, you can check out the kiwi oops I mean 'wiki' site here.

As a conscious media abstainer, the only recognition I had of this story was having seen his picture in wide-screen format on the fronts of many a newspaper. My original thought on reading about a poisoned Russian turned to the umbrella murder of many a year ago & I admit I was intrigued. But no, it seemed this was a fairly recent event after all. So I read. It was strange though because I felt like I'd taken the wrong internet turn & if it was not for the very specific to me 'Maori clue', I would perhaps have wandered elsewhere.

Litvivenko died of Polonium poisoning on 23rd November 2006. Certainly it was interesting that he had died around the time of Adrienne Shelly's death, but there didn't seem much more of a trail.

It was finding out that he had been poisoned on 1st November 2006, that upended my world. Finding out that on the same day that Adrienne Shelly was hanged, Litvinenko imbibed "po or Latin per os (by mouth, orally)" "the basic matter and the method by which creation comes about" or Po-lonium 210 (the key to the door). In following the trail of the demonic Caleb, I had cossed the Atlantic & found something very toxic in-deed.

Two murders committed on one highly charged day. Litvinenko may have taken a few weeks to die, but from 1st of November 2006 he was a murdered man.

Adrienne Shelly had created Dr Pomatter. Could we say that she had done what her namesake, Mary Shelley had done when she created Dr Frankenstein & his monster nearly two hundred years before. Both had taken 'words' - "the basic matter and the method by which creation comes about" & created something 'alive'.

I had followed a trail of fiction & crash landed in the world of reality...

.............................To be continued

Gaugin - Te Po (the Eternal Night) 1893-94

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Jeckyll of Hyde Park & the Lady of the Lake (Part I but also Parts IV of 'Fair Phantom' & 'like sky blue air')

When I sign on to my blog it informs me that I am now on post number 120. Admittedly a few still sit in embryonic stages, but for the most part they're all on show. Of these, the following article is the seventh I have written because of the death of one women during Samhain in 2006.

Adrienne Shelly was an actress, director & screen writer who was murdered by hanging. The accepted story regarding her death can be found all over the internet along with the venom spewed out upon the man who was charged & convicted of her murder. He was sentenced to 25 years.

I will take the last sentence as the opening for this article.

Diego Pillco was sentenced to 25 years.

I've just spent some time looking for a simple explanation of what a literary sentence is. As they don't seem to exist & as I figure you already know what one is, I'll just give a flighty overview & say that
'a sentence is a group of words that paints a little picture in your mind.'

Sentences weave stories. And it is stories that we are concerned with here.

I have always loved stories. They have been a constant & ever faithful companion in my life. However I have also always drawn (or felt) a very definite line between reality & the story world (apparently that's a sign of sanity).

Unfortunately for sanity's sake, I have been reviewing that viewing. The line has become more like twine & this twine seems to be rather more en-twined than I could ever have thought possible. I had thought that stories stayed in their wondrous world & while we struggled on in our rather fucked up one.

But what if the warp & weft of our 'reality' is created through the interweaving of two worlds long held to be separate?

What if the story world has a reality that is quite as valid as our own & not merely a product of our i-magi-nations. What if characters or themes or events can & do step into our world & change it?

I have often looked at how mythology & life have paralleled each other, but given no 'real' thought to the idea that the myth may be as alive as the event.

When I originally found out the date of Adrienne Shelly's death & combined it with some of the lines & characters in her movie, I felt suspicious. However it was a bizarre synch a little while later that committed me to looking deeper.

I had been reading a tremendous book called The Birth of Passion, which questioned why we seem so addicted to pain & betrayal in love. The book delved into two Greek myths, one to explain this scenario & one to suggest another way of relating. The myths were Oedipus & the tale of Cupid & Psyche.

It was while reading the tale of Oedipus that the synch came out of the blue & clobbered me. Oedipus was the lad fated (sentenced?) to kill his father & marry his mother. When the cat was let out of the bag & all revealed, Oedipus gouged out his eyes &, according to my book, his mother-wife Jocasta, went & "hanged herself on a curtain".

It was the curtain that did it for me. Adrienne Shelly was found hanging from a shower rail in her bathroom. In my remembering, the thought of the shower rail had linked to a shower curtain, although in fact it was a bed sheet was used. Strangely, even now the synchs are still occurring, for as I write this my son is watching Psycho, famed for it's 'shower curtain scene'.

Since then I have travelled down many avenues in my research but never came across anything that could explain further, a possible link between Jocasta & Adrienne (well until recently). Nevertheless it was this synch which convinced me to keep looking & to write of what I found.

...... some time later.....

I got stuck on this article & went out. It just wasn't flowing like normal, I think too many pressures & interruptions over the last few weeks & I forgotten that I must seriously play when I write.

I think the reason that synchronicity or any type of intuitive information can be such a 'wow' experience is that it is so majestically personal. It is somehow sublimely relevant to you alone.

It was a variety of synchs that led me to connect the deaths of Heath Ledger & Ruslana Korshunova with Adrienne Shelly. To give even more substance to the links, a Google Earth image showed a Tyburn 'Triple Tree' effect - A triangular trinity of death in Manhattan, one celebrity dying at each corner of a triangle (give or take a street or two).

Bringing the ritualistic triangle in to view even more, we find that Abingdon (set)Square (at the top of the picture) where Adrienne died, is not a square at all.
"Abingdon Square Park... is a tiny, luscious triangle within which, gated off and ringed with flowers, is a mound of grass so green and luscious that in the summertime it seems almost holy, like a sacrament. The park is dominated by the bronze statue of a soldier holding a flag, the Abingdon “Doughboy,” mounted on an imposing block of granite which explains that it purpose is to “honor the brave men who went forth from this neighborhood to join the armed forces of the United States during the World War”. "

I think I smell the sickly aroma of sacrifice.

On a more sweet smelling note, the movie Waitress, has a central focus on these kind of triangles, known as Pie. If I was more knowledgeable I might mention Pi & Demeter 'n' Ceres things like that.

Ruslana Korshunova
was a model who was known as the Russian Rapunzel because of her very long locks. Three days before her 21st birthday, she Grimmly launched herself from the balcony of her ninth stor(e)y tower & fell to her death in the moat? (Water St.) below.

Ruslana's name which means Lion, had synched up magnificently with a theme that I'd been working on at the time I wrote about her. She had died in Water Street. Blending these two themes led me magnificently to Rusalkas;
According to wiki, Rusalkas are : "people who die violently and before their time, such as young women who commit suicide ... must live out their designated time on earth as a spirit.
The ghostly version is the soul of a young woman who had
died in or near a river or a lake and came to haunt that waterway. This undead rusalka is not invariably malevolent, and will be allowed to die in peace if her death is avenged ... Her hair is sometimes depicted as green or golden, and often perpetually wet. The Rusalka could not live long on dry land, but with her comb she was always safe, for it gave her the power to conjure water when she needed it. According to some legends, should the rusalka's hair dry out, she will die.."

This leads me to why I found the information about Rusalkas so mind blowing at the time & still do. The understanding when it came was so personal. It has led me to questions that seem too big for answers, for this info would only have made sense to someone from New Zealand or Hawaii (which is where the Maori people are believed to have come from).

Lets look at Waitress again

In the Maori language 'Wai' means water & is commonly used in place names as in;
. Wai-kato: (full flowing river).
· Wai-rakei: (the place where the pools were used as mirrors).
· Wai-rarapa: (the glistening waters).

While 'Tress' = "A long lock or ringlet of hair or Archaic A plait or braid of hair."

Suddenly a movie title about someone who serves food & drink, took on a whole new dimension. Looked at in a different light Wai-Tress became water + tress = wet hair. To me this image of Ruslana looked for all the world like her hair was flowing in water. What's more she is not the only Rusalka in this story. But that's for another 'chapter'.

So lets return to the reality of stories. When I went out to clear my head this afternoon, I was listening to a murder mystery audio book in my car. The sleuths were a bit stuck, so it was suggested that they think of the case in hand 'as a story.' It was yet another marvellous synch with theme at hand. We do so see stories as something quite different to 'reality'.

In Waitress, Adrienne Shelly cast herself a waitress called Dawn, who finds love along the way with a rather strange little man called Ogie. In speaking of him she spells out the words that make a death sentence;
Dawn (Adrienne Shelly): "I've found someone who loves me to death."
Jenna (Keri Russell): "Well hopefully not to death."

A quick search of the past lives of the man who 'loves her to death', Eddie Jemison, reveals some interesting aqueous connections. He starred in the three consecutive watery movies, Oceans 11,12,13. In those nautical days he went by the name of Livingston Dell (ding, dong & all that).

Deciding to leave no stone unturned, I upended Livingston & gave him a good shake. This is what fell off.
It was Dr Livingstone I presume, you realise, who gave one of the greatest waterfalls in the world, Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders)...

it's Occidental signature, as Victoria Falls (or was she pushed?).

A number of internet sources give this breakdown of the name Livingston;
"The name itself originates in Scotland ... derived from Livingston in Lothian... This place name was originally named after a man named Levin who appears in several 12th century charters"
Adrienne Shelly was born Adrienne Levine & took Shelly as her stage name. In keeping with our double H & single O theme, we find that Livingston has a residential area known as Ladywell (ding dong).

A final shake of the stone reveals an additional snippett
"In addition to that source, Livingston can be traced to two other ancestors ... [including] the Jewish surname Lowenstein, meaning ''Lion stone."

As so often happens when I begin to write, I find myself inundated with additional informational side-treks. Thus it as that yet another route appeared. Originally the next few paragraphs existed as a space between two literary points but E suddenly equalled MC or some such thing & there arose a rip in the continuum of this article. Here's what now fills that once small space.

As mentioned before, Rusalana means Lion. If you play (carefully) with her name then you will find a very famous lion watching from within - Ru-SLANA or ASLAN.

From wiki:
"Aslan, the "Great Lion", is the central character in The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven fantasy novels" (...hmmm like my seven fantasy articles perhaps). Maybe you've read the books or seen the movie (no, no not mine, I mean the 'Narnian' ones) & remember that Aslan is sacrificed on a large stone table - a 'Lion Stone' perhaps? I went back to wiki & HAD to include this;

"Deeper Magic Before From The Dawn Of Time
Susan and Lucy are explained the Deeper Magic From Before
Dawn Of Time which says that if anyone is killed on the Stone Table though he hasn't committed a crime, the Stone Table Shall Break and The Man will come alive.
"...when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor's stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards."
This has a hidden moral in it. It says that "Death is also afraid of the one who is always on the path of truth, and willingly sacrifice their lives in a traitor's hands on a purpose to save others".
This again goes back to "Long Live Truth

Hmmm, well I'm all for truth, yet what is this fascination with sacrifice, perhaps it's just that I'm short-sighted, but I have yet to see any sacrifice bring any of the wondrous for-centuries-spouted claims.

Isn't this a stone table? I guess all the lines (lions) at the back were 'practice' sacrifices before they got it 'rite'.

Anyway we've now completed that little side trek & returned to where we left off with Ed-die 'Lion stone' Jemison. It seems he is now set to to star in an HBO production called Hung, yes I did a double take when I saw that - but it's ok (really), it's just a coincidence after all. Apparently the title has something to do with the prefix 'Well', because of course they would not sink to any lower levels than that.

One yet further synch to round this off & lead on to the next side track.

Anne Heche was mentioned repeatedly in the Hung reviews. It was she who was brutally murdered in my lounge as my son watched Psycho (I'd hired the remake instead of the original by 'apparent' mistake). A quick investigation on her wiki page reveals that she was born in Aurora, Ohio. This led me to exclaim aloud in rare unladylike terms, because Aurora has become very familiar to me, for it is the Latin name for Dawn, aka Adrienne Shelly.

.......... just back from another internet surf.

I tell you what, NEVER try to outdo your intuition & sense of play with logic or reason or you'll miss the most amazing treasure. I find on re-looking at Aurora, that there is a synchronistic gem just waiting to be seen.

Here's wiki: "In ancient Roman mythology Aurora, goddess of the dawn, renews herself every morning and flies across the sky, announcing the arrival of the sun... A myth taken from the Greek Eos [Greek version of Aurora] by Roman poets tells that one of her lovers was the prince of Troy, Tithonus. Tithonus was a mortal, and would age and die. Wanting to be with her lover for all eternity, Aurora asked Zeus to grant immortality to Tithonus. Zeus granted her wish, however Aurora had failed to ask him for eternal youth. As a result, Tithonus ended up aging eternally. Aurora ended up turning her beloved Tithonus into a grasshopper."

The 'Grasshopper' of course died by hanging just over a month ago. Two victims of hanging from our world woven together in one mythical story.

While researching hanging for my recent articles, I came upon a statement that said that Shakespeare had mentioned 'hanging' in some form or other in almost all his plays - at present I haven't been able to find it again. However the stories written by the 'wobbly skewer' have been spectacularly interwoven through four of our real centuries.

Although familiar with a few of his plays, I only knew King Lear by name. In searching for the Shakespeare-hanging link above, I happened upon Cordelia, Lear's youngest daughter. I was rather surprised, as was her father it seems, to find that Shakespeare had her hanged.

And on the same subject, what knew he of the future, when he wrote the following in Romeo & Juliet?

But all so soon as the all-cheering sun
Should in the furthest east begin to draw
The shady curtains from Aurora's bed"

This mingling of story worlds keeps reappearing for me, not least in regards to Adrienne Shelly's husband's because of his name - Andy Ostroy or O'Story. Within that name also lies one of the most famous stories of all time - Troy. Indeed, I'm of the opinion that much of the strife between the sexes may hail from that story - a future article perhaps. Nevertheless it too is supremely apt for this tale, woven as it is & will be, around the feminine elements of women & water.

In the next installment, we dig the time machine out of the garage, dust it off & travel back to another dawning time nearly two hundred years ago & visit with more Rusalkas ...Unless I get sidetracked again, in which case we will follow the trail of a demon.

Either way both roads will be travelled......

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Coming Soon.....

"Fair Phantom" & "like sky-blue air" combine to create
Parts IV of both series

in a tale of

humans & monsters & demons & rusalkas
that spans two centuries

for any who have not read these series & want the next bit to make a semblance of sense here are some links

Fair Phantom: PartI & PartII & PartIII
"like sky-blue air": PartI & PartII & PartIII