Current News from The Looking Glass:

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Your internet connection failed (UPDATED)

"Breaks in three submarine cables which link Europe and the Middle East have disrupted Internet and international telephone services in parts of the Middle East and South Asia, officials said on Saturday (Dec. 20th 2008)

Residents said Internet service was either non-existent or very slow. The gravity of the outage, caused by breaks in cables in the Mediterranean off Italy, varied from area to area and according to the service provider."


In an ongoing story which must have millions of people tapping their fingers while blankly staring at hourglasses on computer screens, a third under sea communications cable has been found "cut". This time directly off the coast of the world's most bizarre, and fastest growing cities, Dubai.

Officials state that the crippling internet outages will likely not be fixed until February 12th, and that ships anchors are the current suspects...really? Whatever you say...

In a time when financial markets the world over are perched daily on the edge of collapse; this can't be good news. Asia, the Middle East and North Africa have been most effected by the severed cables.

The Dubai Lagoon Project where the future is NOW

Saturday, December 20, 2008

December 21st

Tomorrow, December 21st, 2008 (Mirror 1221) will mark several highly symbolic themes on our journey...

1. The Winter Solstice
2. The Jewish 8 day "Festival of Lights" known as Hanukkah begins at Sundown/TWILIGHT [see Ben Fairhall's Mumbai Twilight here]
3. The Hotels Taj Mahal & TRIDENT Oberoi reopen for the first time since the Mumbai Massacre.
4. 4 years until the hyped Mayan End Date of December 21st, 2012

Friday, December 19, 2008

Atlantis making Waves...

Another ATLANTIS resonator [see also "AA Down"], this time from the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas (the older sibling to the Dubai, Atlantis written about by Christopher Knowles in "Behold, Atlantis Rising")...

The shark tank is directly outside the "LEAP OF FAITH"...also, given the historical design of this thing would you REALLY want to get anywhere near it???

Depiction of Aztec Ritual Sacrifice

The female reef shark tumbled down the slide – known as the Leap of Faith – after vaulting the one foot high and 18 in wide barrier around its pool.

Although the creature survived the journey its body could not cope with the chlorinated water in the swimming pool at the bottom of the slide. Rescuers managed to return the 12-year-old shark to its own pool but it died shortly afterwards.

Staff at the Atlantis resort said that guests were never at risk as the water park had yet to open for the morning. The shark posed no threat to humans and regularly swam with guests in its aquarium

"The Atlantis Aquarists believe the shark was startled by an unusual circumstance that we have no way of defining completely. In the over ten years guests have experienced the Leap of Faith, the reef shark itself, harmless to humans as it is fed regularly by our staff, had shown no previous incidences of leaping out of the water in the marine habitat," the resort said in a statement to the TMZ website.

"Once the shark fell onto the slide and into the chlorinated water, it was in significant distress.

"The Marine Aquarium Operations team responded immediately and was able to retrieve the animal at the bottom of the slide and return the animal to the main marine habitat in an attempt to resuscitate her. Despite the team's best efforts to recover the animal, it died shortly after the occurrence.

"The entire team at Atlantis is truly saddened by the loss of this animal who had resided in the Atlantis marine habitat for over ten years."

The Atlantis resort describes itself as a "unique, ocean-themed destination", with 20 million gallons of pools and lagoons, waterfalls, and a marine habitat filled with water filtered from the Atlantic Ocean.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What's in a Name?

I am so, so proud to share a last name with these folks...(let's hope that's all)

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - A supermarket is defending itself for refusing to a write out 3-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell's name on his birthday cake. Deborah Campbell, 25, of nearby Hunterdon County, N.J., said she phoned in her order last week to the Greenwich ShopRite. When she told the bakery department she wanted her son's name spelled out, she was told to talk to a supervisor, who denied the request.

Karen Meleta, a ShopRite spokeswoman, said the store denied similar requests from the Campbells the last two years, including a request for a swastika.

"We reserve the right not to print anything on the cake that we deem to be inappropriate," Meleta said. "We considered this inappropriate."

The Campbells ultimately got their cake decorated at a Wal-Mart in Pennsylvania, Deborah Campbell said Tuesday.

Wal-Mart spokeswoman Anna Taylor told The Easton Express-Times that the store won't put anything illegal or profane on a cake but thinks it's important to respect the views of customers and employees.

"Our No. 1 priority in decorating cakes is to serve the customer to the best of our ability," Taylor said from Bentonville, Ark.

When reached by The Associated Press, Taylor said she'd call back to provide a comment.

Heath Campbell said he named his son after Adolf Hitler because he liked the name and because "no one else in the world would have that name."

The Campbells' two other children are named Joyce Lynn Aryan Nation Campbell, who turns 2 in a few months, and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell, who will be 1 in April.

Campbell said he was raised not to avoid people of other races but not to mix with them socially or romantically. But he said he would try to raise his children differently.

"Say he grows up and hangs out with black people. That's fine, I don't really care," he said. "That's his choice."

He said about 12 people attended the birthday party on Sunday, including several children of mixed race.

I may have to start a WTF? Article just for this one alone...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

AA Down

Could it be the...TRIangle?

(CNN) -- Rescue crews scoured the Caribbean Sea on Tuesday for a plane that took off from the Dominican Republic en route to the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Dominican Republic Civil Aviation agency said.

Agency director Jose Tomas Perez said the flight left Santo Domingo at 4:30 p.m. Monday, and the plane later sent out a distress signal to Miami, Florida, that it was experiencing an emergency.

There were 12 people onboard, including the pilot.

The Dominican Republic Aviation Department has been looking for the plane, but rescuers haven't found any trace of it. They have sent out two helicopters and two boats searching for the flight in the hopes of a rescue.

The plane belonged to ATLANTIS Airlines.

Currently, it seems to be unclear if there were 11 or 12 people on board or the actual final destination (TURKS Islands or NYC) based on these two reports.

Reports have now become even more cloudy on this missing flight...considered a mystery...

Monday, December 15, 2008

WTC: World TRIDENT Center

With all due respect to photographer Ingrid Heldt and fellow researcher Steve Willner who have referenced the World Trade Center's unique three pronged base design as a "tuning fork" (I am personally not familiar with ANY three pronged Tuning Forks nor do I know if such an object would even physically produced the desired effect) , I must insist that the design is much more appropriately a TRIDENT...An article posted to the WTC's own website from the September 4th, 2007 N.Y. Times clearly states the intent, and future use of Trident symbolism to the 9/11 event...

Trident True Symbol

Two of the World Trade Center's TRIDENTS - a signature architectural element from the base of the Twin Towers - will be returned to the Memorial Plaza at Ground Zero, where they will stand sentry inside the museum pavilion, The Post has learned.

The massive steel tridents, standing up to nine stories tall, have been chosen as the iconic symbols that will be seen by millions of visitors expected to arrive at the World Trade Center Memorial after it opens in late 2009.

Since the early days of planning for the memorial, designers had been urged to include an iconic artifact as part of the public plaza at the memorial, said Alice Greenwald, director of the World Trade Center Museum.

"We looked at a number of different artifacts, and we all felt the tridents epitomized something accurate about the event, but also hopeful," Greenwald said of efforts to memorialize the events of 9/11, while painting an inspiring message of rebirth.

The tridents were formed by massive steel beams rising from the base of the towers along the outside walls. At the seventh story, the aluminum-clad beams divided into three smaller beams that continued to the 110th floor of each tower.

After the terror attacks, several sections of the towers' lower facade, including the tridents, remained standing and were eventually dismantled and removed. Some of the tridents were among the artifacts placed in storage inside Hangar 17 at JFK Airport. Greenwald said the tridents that stood after the attack are a "visual reference to the buildings that withheld and outlasted all the damage of that day."

In order to be carted off the WTC site, the beams had to be cut into 30-foot lengths to fit onto trucks. Once returned to the memorial, the pieces will be reassembled, said World Trade Center Memorial Foundation President Joseph Daniels.

Placed within the glass-walled museum pavilion, the tridents will rise up to 90 feet and will weigh about 90 tons each, Daniels said.

"These tridents in their raw form, without the aluminum cladding, are in many ways quite beautiful," Daniels said. "We expect them to be here as a signpost for the next 100 years."

The tree-lined plaza and memorial are due to open around September 2009. The museum will open about a year later.

In one of his many recent workings on the Mumbai Massacre, Ben Fairhall brings to light some details which in my mind now directly connects Mumbai to Manhattan, and thus 9/11. The Oberoi Hotel or The TRIDENT Tower which served as one of the (10?) targets of gunmen who took the city hostage on Nov. 27th, overlooks an area of lower Mumbai known as The Queen's Necklace in very similar fashion to the postioning of the former WTC Towers and The Emerald Necklace (thanks James Ratte comments from The Daily Behemoth) of lower Manhattan Island. According to Fairhall's "Dark Towers" post " The resonantly-named Nariman Point is nearby [The Oberoi Hotel], 'the Manhattan of India'.

Hit the Snooze Alarm

Have you even bothered to look at the news lately? "They" aren't even trying to hide it anymore...the gloves are off, the fist fight is underway.

George Carlin (RIP) whom we lost earlier this year really requires no introduction.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Helter Skelter II: Strange Days Indeed

The recent number of Beatles related milestones and symbolism perhaps reached a head last week during the anniversary of the notorious WHITE album (the 40th). The less obvious and yet powerful timing of the Mumbai Massacre on November 27th, 2008 holds a karmic connection with the boys from Liverpool, who, for anyone familiar enough with their story will recall the love affair the Fab Four had with India in 1968 (40 years ago) during their albeit brief flirtation with Transcendental Meditation under the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It was also back in February of this year (2008) that the Beatles track "Across the Universe" was beamed into outer space on the exact day of the passing of the Maharishi in his residence in The Netherlands.

According to Jay Randolph Coplin [Coplin, J.R. (1990)Text and Context in the Communication of a Social Movement's Charisma, Ideology, and Consciousness: TM for India and the West. University of California, San Diego, p. 48], the name "Mahesh" indicated that Maharishi came from a Hindu family that worshipped SHIVA.

Stories abound as to what exactly happened to make The Beatles part ways from the Maharishi, from Ringo & John's dislike of the strict vegetarian diet, to the "supposed" rumors of a sexual attack by the Maharishi upon fellow follower MIA FARROW or perhaps another young American woman and not upon Farrow herself. Whatever the true case may be, what we do know is that over 30 songs were written or developed during their stay. Many of which would appear on the unnamed WHITE covered album that only a short time later would take on a rather BLACK reputation (more on this next time). It is important to note here that musicians Mike Love of The Beach Boys and Donovan were also avid followers of the Maharishi during this time as well.

27 (the date of the Mumbai Massacre) was also a number of HIGH significance to John Lennon as was laid out in Loren Coleman's "Coincidence 27" article dealing with the newly released film about Mark David Chapman and the murder of Lennon entitled "Chapter 27".

The film's title refers to Mark David Chapman's alleged obsession with J.D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye. The title implies that Chapman's killing of Lennon was a continuation of the book, which only has 26 chapters, and which Chapman was carrying (as his "statement") when he shot Lennon. Chapman appears to have attempted to model (copycat) his life after the novel's anti-hero Holden Caulfield.

According to the December 2007 issue of the British music magazine Mojo and the Spanish language newsweekly Proceso, the film's title was further inspired by Chapter 27 of Robert Rosen's book Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon. Rosen's book examines the numerological meaning of 27, “the triple 9,” a number of profound importance to John Lennon. Lennon was deeply interested in numerology, particularly via Cheiro’s Book of Numbers, and by the number nine and all its multiples.

What might have been lost in all of this is that several tracks from The White album were recorded at TRIDENT Studios, located at 17 St. Anne's Court [see Christopher Knowles for more on the number 17], in the Soho district of London. Saint Anne (also Ann or Anna), of David's house and line, was the mother of the Virgin Mary, according to Christian tradition. Of the famous artists to have recorded at Trident Studios, an impressive number were born in the year 1947...most notably David Bowie, Marc Bolan (T Rex), Elton John, Ron Wood (The Rolling Stones) and Brian May (Queen).

Although the year 1947 may seem rather random even in the world of synchronicity, what we do know is that several things stand out which cannot be overlooked. The first being the cycle of UFO events to unfold in the United States. The second, the death of "The Great Beast" himself, Aleister Crowley (December 1st). As a side note current high profile political players Hillary Clinton & Arnold Schwarzenegger were also both born in 1947.

Researcher Loren Colman (himself born in '47) relates the following on the "UFO Wave of 1947":

Of course, it began in the nation's consciousness with Kenneth Arnold's June 24, 1947 sighting of nine (!) crescent-shaped (!) objects flying in a chain near Mount Rainier, Washington. The newspapers called them "flying saucers" but it is significant they were not "saucers" but crescents or half-MOONS.

Arnold said they moved from Mt. Rainer to Mt. Adams where they faded from view, a distance of about 50 miles, in one minute and forty-two seconds, according to the clock on his instrument panel.

While the Kenneth Arnold sighting and date are given as the "birthdate" of the modern Flying Saucer Era, it is the Maury Island Incident, three days before the Arnold encounter, which is rather important to ponder. As you know, with the links between various actors (e.g. Fred Crisman, Guy Banister) at Maury Island and then the JFK assassination, July 1947 turns in a key performance as a precusor to November 1963.

Needless to say, Roswell, NM, "happened" in July 1947 too. Despite the terrible graphics, here's a quick timeline:

John Lennon who passed away December 8th, 1980 at the age of 40 referenced his own 1974 UFO visitation over Central Park in New York in two songs... "Like a UFO you came to me, and blew away life's misery..." - Out of the Blue, from the album Mind Games.


"There's UFO's over New York, and I ain't too surprised..." - Nobody Told Me, from the album Milk and Honey

to be continued...

Friday, December 5, 2008

And now for something completely...

Ah, you know the rest...

Just think of this as a commercial interruption to the Helter Skelter cycle, except we're not selling anything but healthy anarchy. That's right, turn the TRIDENT around on them folks.

!Rule Britannia! Shakespeare (whoever that is) on Punk! Amyl Nitrate lip-syncing Suzi Pinns from Derek Jarman's (RIP) "JUBILEE"

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Helter Skelter Part I: Indian Style

As the bloodshed of the Mumbai Massacre (aka India's 9/11?) settles into the collective conscious, and media reports attempt to make sense of the 60 hour standoff which saw the deaths of over 200, spread across 10 locations and supposedly carried out by roughly 15 individuals...the world waits to see if the fish will take the worm. Has India been baited (9/11=False Flag) to strike at their neighbor Pakistan, yet again?

Without going into a massive history lesson, two things stand out when we Peer Through the Looking Glass... the signals are there ...1947 and the TRIDENT.

Britannia with TRIDENT in Greenwich, England (Maritime Signals)

Pakistan and India gained independence from Britannia collectively on August 14th and 15th, 1947. Within two months the two countries declared war upon one another on October 20th. It is my belief (as well as others) that 1947 is perhaps one of the most highly significant years in modern history (more on this next time!). It is also during this time that the mystical region known as KASHMIR was divided, and remains one of the most hotly contested areas on the planet.

One of the symbolic landmarks [along with the Taj Mahal & Oberoi TRIDENT Hotels] connected with the attacks is The Gateway of India, which was built to commemorate a December visit to then Bombay by King George V and Queen MARY in 1911... The GATE was opened on December 4, 1924

The Gateway of India with Taj Mahal hotel to the left...

We skip ahead... to roughly on or about December 3rd, 1971, and the start of the Indo-Pakistani War . The Indian Navy launched a highly successful MARITIME attack on the Pakistani port city of Karachi, known as Operation TRIDENT. Only 5 days later India would carry out Operation Python effectively crippling Pakistan economically, and ending the War in less than 10 days. December 4th is now celebrated as Navy (Maritime) Day across India.

The hermaphrodite Shiva...The Destroyer?

We see that the TRIDENT of Shiva plays an important role in the unfolding drama of the region. Shiva the Destroyer...another symbol associated with Lord Shiva is the cresent MOON (Chandra). On October 22nd, 2008 India launched and successfully landed (the evening of Nov. 14th) the Chandrayaan-1 probe on the Moon...making it only the 5th Country to do so, leavingG. Madhavan Nair (head of the Indian Space Research Organization) to say "We have given the moon to India."

The Israeli BARACK (Lightning) Missile

4 days after the Indian MOON landing, on November 18th, an Indian warship using BARACK missiles, the INS Tabar (AX), sank a vessel in the Gulf of Aden which was thought to be a pirate "MOTHERSHIP". The Indian Navy deployed the DESTROYER INS Mysore earlier this week to fight pirates in the region. Mysore is an anglicized version of Mahishūru, which means the abode of Mahisha. Mahisha stands for Mahishasura, a demon from the Hindu mythology.

Aboard the Indian Navy's INS Trishul (Trident)

Oddly, the cresent moon is actually considered the "New Moon" in older traditions such as the Vedic and Judiac, and yet The Western "New Moon" was at it's lowest level of Illumination at 10:25 pm Mumbai time on the evening of November 27th, 2008. The Maritime based attacks in Mumbai are said to have begun around 9:15pm and to have subsided for the night at around 10:50...roughly placing the MOON at it's dimest as blood rained down across Mumbai.

The cresent moon worn always at Shiva's crown (head) is said to connect Shiva to SOMA:

from wikipedia...
In Hindu art, the god Soma was depicted as a bull or bird, and sometimes as an embryo, but rarely as an adult human. In Hinduism, the god Soma evolved into a lunar deity. [Isis/Ishtar/Mary] The moon is the cup from which the gods drink Soma, and so Soma became identified with the moon god Chandra. A waxing moon meant Soma was recreating himself, ready to be drunk again. Alternatively, Soma's twenty-seven wives were the star goddesses, the Nakshatras - daughters of the cosmic progenitor Daksha - who told their father that he paid too much attention to just one of them, Rohini. Daksha subsequently cursed Soma to wither and die, but the wives intervened and the death became periodic and temporary, and is symbolized by the waxing and waning of the moon.

Terence McKenna, the former esoteric psychedelic enthusiast and intellectual, believed that soma was a hallucinogen, but was puzzled by its apparent complete, cultural disappearance . "The 9th Mandala of the Rig Veda especially goes into great detail about Soma and states that Soma stands above the Gods. Soma is the supreme entity."

There are numerous mountain regions in the northwest Indian subcontinent which have cool and dry conditions where soma plant can grow. In later Vedic texts the mention of best soma plant coming from Kashmir has been mentioned. This is also supported by the presence of high concentration of Vedic Brahmans in Kashmir up to the present day who settled there in ancient times because of the easy availability of soma plant.

New archeological discovery of ancient Aryan ruins found in Turkmenistan has shown that soma was probably coming from their culture. Archeological researches show that Aryan soma drink consisted of mixture of opium, cannabis and Ephedra.

From the late 1960s onwards, several studies attempted to establish soma as a psychoactive substance. A number of proposals were made, including an important one in 1968 by R. Gordon Wasson, an amateur mycologist, who asserted that soma was an inebriant, and suggested fly-agaric mushroom, Amanita muscaria, as the likely candidate. Wasson and his co-author, Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty, drew parallels between Vedic descriptions and reports of Siberian uses of the fly-agaric in shamanic ritual.

In Aldous Huxley's dystopian novel Brave New World, Soma is a popular dream-inducing drug. It provides an easy escape from the hassles of daily life and is employed by the government as a method of control through pleasure.

It came to light earlier this week through toxicology reports, and syringes found on the scene that the suspected gunmen had traces of LSD, Cocaine and other amphetamine/steroids in their blood systems...

The "official" story is that these "highly" trained Islamic "terrorists" (for which drugs and alcohol are strictly forbidden) used this bizarre cocktail to stay awake during their siege of Mumbai. Personally, I can't think of a worse drug choice than LSD to ingest before going on a commando-style killing spree...besides the obviously mind-altering hallucinatory effects, the mix might have had legs for 12 to 15 hours but then it would likely have required another 12 to 15 hour period to sleep it off; without them being literally dead on their feet...something doesn't add up here. It is my belief that perhaps these individuals had attempted to create their own bathtub batch of SOMA, looking for diviness from The DESTROYER in their acts...however, this would more likely mean the men were of the Hindu faith (or none at all) and not radical Muslims.

At the very least, an inside job...

PLEASE don't forget to read Loren Coleman's "India's 911: Synchronicity and Coincidence in Mumbai" or Ben Fairhall's "Mumbai Reflections" & his newest, "The Dark Tower".

Next time we follow the TRIDENT into the psychedelic 1960's...