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Month: May, 2014

Neptune, Saturn and Solar symbolism at the 911 Museum

by 5ocietyx

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911 museum twin girders

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girder cross

In 2006, the girder cross was removed to St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church on 22 Barclay Street, in Manhattan. While there, the girder set was further modified and trimmed to look more like the Latin cross of Christian tradition.

Hilton Millennium

The Hilton Millennium Hotel was obscured by the twin towers until they fell in 2001.

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The reflecting pools at Ground Zero

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scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick’s life work was exposing the Saturnian brotherhood through his films according to Jay Weidner.

Troy D. McLachlan suggests the original configuration of the planets were in conjunction with Saturn as our sun until Solaris entered the solar system.

saturn-configuration

 

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The ‘enhanced reality’ of Musha Cay: David Copperfield’s magical private island and the elixir of life

by 5ocietyx

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Forbes describe it as ‘a magic kingdom where nothing happens by accident’.

So the story goes, Copperfield chose this particular island due to an alignment with ancient sites of wonder…and it is here he claims to have discovered the ‘elixir of life’..

Copperfield zeroed in on four of them: Easter Island, Stonehenge, the Pyramid of the Sun in the Yucatan, and the Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. He drew a line connecting the first two and another connecting the last two and found that Musha Cay lay at the intersection. Presto!

Musha Cay map

Musha Cay map

He described Musha as his most important project to date. He oversees even the tiniest of details, he said, from selecting the board games (“like Clue”) to designing the telephone users’ manual.

Epic orchestral music reverberated through the breeze from some hidden hi-fi system. The music sounded heroic: full of horn swells, harp swoops, flute trills and tribal drums, Braveheart for a moment, Lion King the next. It heightened the dramatic intrigue of being on the island, creating a sense that something monumental could happen at any instant.

“What’s this music?” I asked him.

“Magic music,” he answered, straight-faced. “You’ll find Klipsch speakers scattered among the palm trees.”

His girlfriend, a gorgeous European model (who, given Copperfield’s request that she remain anonymous, I shall refer to as “M”) sat next to him. As Copperfield had intimated earlier, she spoke about how her supermodel friends from Sports Illustrated and Vogue had loved their time on the island. One of them had said how coming here felt like coming home.

He told us how guests who visit the island can spend their entire trip letting it all hang out: “Some people just want to come here and be naked and play bongos. Musha is a place where you can be totally fucking naked because it’s secluded and there’s no paparazzi around.”

Over dinner, David spoke of magic’s illustrious past, mentioning how magicians had been kings’ confidants, and how they’d always held high posts throughout history.

The biggest obstacle the staff encounters, according to Daly, is nudity. The island seems to cast a let’s-get-naked spell over guests, whether two or 22.

“That’s why I do this,” Copperfield said. “To make you feel like you’ve gone back to being a child again. That, and getting this reaction—” his jaw dropped.

Musha Cay

Musha Cay

Musha Cay

Musha Cay

Sources:

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/the-magicians-retreat-234098-v20n8?Contentpage=3
http://www.forbes.com/sites/garywalther/2012/11/27/muscha-cay-david-copperfields-magic-island-in-the-bahamas/
http://lawyerasad.blogspot.com/2013/09/in-search-of-david-copperfields.html

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