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Month: December, 2013

Occult symbolism of the On/Off button

by 5ocietyx


According to Wikipedia

The power symbol was the result of the logical evolution of a simple user interface, with most early power controls being simple switches that were toggled between two states demarcated by the words On and Off. As technology became more ubiquitous though, the English words were replaced by the universal numeral symbols 1 and 0 to bypass any possible language barriers. These symbols were later super-imposed on one another when the standard switch for a power control was replaced by a single button which toggled between power states, giving us the universally recognized power symbol we know today.

One and zero are representative of the male-female principle and we also find that the symbol for the ‘On/Off’ or ‘Power’ button incorporates the phallus Yod entering the feminine Yoni in its design. The yoni is the creative power of nature and represents the goddess Shakti.


Red Ring of Death

The XBox 360, which we have discussed previously in the post ‘Consoles of Saturn‘ uses three red lights on the power button’s outer ring indicator to represent a “General Error requiring service of the Console or Power Adapter” commonly nicknamed the “Red Ring of Death.”

It has been noted that the ‘Red Ring of Death’ also resembles HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was the monolith from this film that inspired the black XBox 360 units too.

HAL 9000

HAL 9000


The Al-Wakrah stadium, the Burj Doha Skyscraper and the male-female principle in architecture

by 5ocietyx

Al Wakrah Stadium Aerial View

Does the stadium bear a closer resemblance to sails or female genitalia?

A while back we discussed the connection between obelisks and domes and how they represented the male-female principle. Furthermore, that their resonance created a third type of energy that is known as the ‘horus energy’. Horus being the offspring of Isis and Osiris.

This is the reason why you will find towers and domed structures like skyscrapers and stadiums in close proximity in hundreds of cities around the world.  A good example is One Canada Square and the O2 Arena in London.


Doha, Qatar

The phallic Burj Doha Skyscraper in Qatar

In a recent article on Qatar’s ‘accidental vagina’ stadium The Guardian‘s Holly Baxter makes the connection with phallic skyscrapers as well as the fact that men have been  building similar towers as well as Yoni structures since antiquity but sees it through a post-modern prism as a battle of the sexes rather than hold any deeper connotations and sort of misses the point.

The female  architect who created the design, Zaha Hadid, insists it is inspired by the sails of Arab dhows but it would appear that the Al-Wakrah stadium makes this concept of the male-female principle in architecture quite explicit.

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