BBC News and Weather: The scrying pool and the crystal ball
Media institutions such as the state broadcaster, the BBC, pride themselves on certain principles such as rationality and material science, or at least this is the pretence they want to emit. Strange then, that they appear to be suggesting the news-readers virtually empty desk is some kind of ‘scrying pool’ thus in the subconscious of the viewers giving them perhaps an undeserved reverence deeply engrained into the group memory?
Weather forecasting has long been a blend of material science and ‘witchcraft’ and to illustrate this point the BBC Weather logo is a crystal ball.
The scrying pool and the shew-stone are set against the backdrop of 3D weather maps and a hive of hi-tech wizardry in the seemingly hyper-rational, paranormal-sceptical and sterile atmosphere of the newsroom. With the prominent display in the foreground of these ancient and magical information gathering tools that granted access to a medieval ether-net what are they trying to tell us? Are they clues to the origins of the modern media?
There are some who say the word ‘media’ originates from the Medes who dwelt in the land of Media in present day Iran. An Aryan people that included the Magi tribe, they were renowned for miles around for their knowledge of astrology and ‘sorcery’ and were consulted as divining oracles and soothsayers.
2 sets of twin pillars resonate with 1111 and the twin spiral staircases with phi, the double helix and twin magnetic currents.
Merovee has coined a phrase to describe the BBC Newsroom that recently underwent a lavish £2bn revamp at Brainwashing House that was opened by the Queen. He terms it the ‘Holodeck’ in reference to Star-Trek.
A hexagonal bank of desks is the main feature of the floorspace with more banks fanning out of it is possibly a reference to Saturn. The Hoop, or ring, hovers above the hexagonal arrangement.
A giant ‘halo’ is mounted above the ‘scrying pool’ too.
With paedo-magickians such as Jimmy Savile fronting public information campaigns and hosting prime-time television shows for the Beeb and ‘M’ presenting gardening programming whilst controlling MI6 who is to say what else occurs in Brainwashing House? For all we know a green-skinned oracle isn’t hidden away somewhere cackling into a genuine scrying pool to glean the day’s news and forecast the weather too while she is at it doubling up the scrying pool as a cauldron and relaying her findings into the news-feeds before they are processed by the equivalent of the Political Warfare Executive and regurgitated by the news-readers?
At this stage it is hard to put anything past the BBC. Which in some ways seems a shame but maybe that’s the programming?
UPDATE: Check out our new film ‘Was Jimmy Savile a Wizard?’