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

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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.

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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.

The vortex and cube redux

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Observing the shutter on a camera recently, we noticed similarities to the vortex inside a cube theme discussed previously. Only this time the principle was inverted.

It’s as though the negative space of the spiral motion of the shutter creates the cube-hexagon from the edge of infinity, what the Japanese call ‘ma’. Considering that many of the consumer electronics products we’ve been discussing have followed this black cube principle then Japan may hold the key to understanding this mystery or at least help explain what is a global archetype.

The happening on Saturn and the trend in hi-tech branding for the spiral-within-a-black-cube motif is an inverse of the camera shutter which forms the hexagon within the spiral rather than the other way round. Does this go some way to explaining the mysterious relationship between the vortex and the cube? That they are dependent on each other in a dualist universe inseparable by sacred geometry?

Nikon D90 DSLR

Nikon D90 DSLR

The SLR camera is essentially a black box with a circle on it. Within the lens the shutter inverts the principle.

When the shutter is fully open the hexagon disappears.

As with all black box or kaaba objects, the camera is able to take a copy of reality and store it within itself. The monolith in Space Odyssey is ‘full of stars’. The XBox 360, Nintendo GameCube, Playstation and Sega Saturn all contain a seemingly endless labyrinth of virtual realms. The Titan Supercomputer boasts 710 TB of memory.

Mini QAR by Avionica

Black box recorder: Mini QAR by Avionica

The black box flight recorder on airplanes contains all the data of the flight (even though it is housed within an orange box the actual unit is black). Super-computers such as Titan are black boxes composed of black boxes within black boxes.

Victor Hugo, Churchill, Lenin, Jefferson, Shakespeare and the cathedral of kitsch

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Cao Dai

Cao Dai

Deep in the Vinh Tuong District in Southern Vietnam is to be found perhaps the most colourful cathedral in the world.

It is the Cao Đài temple in Tay Ninh and is the place of worship of the Cao Đài, a modern syncretistic, monotheistic religion, officially established in the city of Tây Ninh, southern Vietnam in 1926.

On the Cao Đài’s official website they state what they are all about

The noble effort of CaoDai is to unite all of humanity through a common vision of the Supreme Being, whatever our minor differences, in order to promote peace and understanding throughout the world. CaoDai does not seek to create a gray world, where all religions are exactly the same, only to create a more tolerant world, where all can see each other as sisters and brothers from a common divine source reaching out to a common divine destiny realizing peace within and without.

CaoDai is a universal faith with the principle that all religions have one same divine origin, which is God, or Allah, or the Tao, or the Nothingness, one same ethic based on LOVE and JUSTICE, and are just different manifestations of one same TRUTH.

This would seem to explain the reason behind their eclectic mixture of western figures and communist leaders they have adopted as their patron saints including Winston Churchill, Vladimir Lenin, Thomas Jefferson, William Shakespeare and Victor Hugo to name a few.

Cao means “high” and Đài means “dais” (as in a platform or altar raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it). Figuratively, it means that highest spiritual place where God reigns.

It is interesting to note that the word for God in Italian is Dio, in French it is Dieu, in Spanish it is Dios and in Latin it is Deus.

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Cao Dai

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The transition from analog to digital, the male-female principle and the VAIO logo

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Sony-Vaio-Logo

Sony VAIO logo

There are several different ways of looking at VAIO’s holographic cryptographic logo. The V and A and the I and O pairings are both representative of the male-female principle. These are archetypes that symbolise a concept in it’s essential and unchangeable form.

Inverted, AV stands for Audio-Video or Audio-Visual. IO stands for Input-Output.

As mentioned, I O is also binary if you transpose the letter I for the number 1 and the letter O for the number 0.

PS2-logo

PS2 logo

The VAIO logo was an early rendition of the trans-humanist family of font-types and corporate logos including for example PS2 evolving to become thinner, more elongated, minimalist, abstracted and digitized lettering that resemble symbols that computers can inherently understand.

Etymology
Originally an acronym of Video Audio Integrated Operation, this was amended to Visual Audio Intelligent Organizer in 2008 to celebrate the brand’s 10th anniversary. The branding was created by Timothy Healy to distinguish items that integrate consumer audio and video with conventional computing products, such as the Sony VAIO W Series personal computer, which functioned as a regular computer and a miniature entertainment center. The VAIO logo also represents the integration of analog and digital technology with the ‘VA’ representing an analog wave and the ‘IO’ representing a digital binary code. Source

So as well as representing the male-female principle, the Sony VAIO logo also signifies the transition from the analog waveforms of the ‘real world’ to the binary bits of the digital realm.

The brand name Sony incidentally is an amalgam of ‘sonus’, meaning sound and ‘sonny’. Sonny was a popular term of endearment in Japan at the time of the companies founding. There is no Mr Sony or Sony dynasty only Sony Corporation.

V&A logo

V&A logo

Queen Victoria and King Albert  represented the male-female principle.

The blade and cup

Blade from Da Vinci code

Blade from Da Vinci code

Chalice from Da Vinci code

Chalice from Da Vinci code

The sun is masculine – the Holy Father, the son of God, Jesus, the Light of the World. The moon is feminine and associated with the goddess.

Ken Ward provides a table showing the dualist relationship of the sun and the moon, the male-female principle:

Sun Moon
Dynamic Magnetic
Giving Receiving
Active Receptive
Active Resting
Synthesis Analysis
Outgoing Incoming
Emitting Absorbing
Generating Reflecting
Sending out Drawing in
Cause Effect

Source

Petronas Twin Towers

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Petronas Towers

Obelisk, Moon, Twin Towers, Dome

The Petronas Towers also known as the Petronas Twin Towers (Malay: Menara Petronas, or Menara Berkembar Petronas) are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petronas_Towers

Tokyo Dome City

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tokyo-dome

Dome, Owl, Wheel, Tower combo. A similar configuration can be found in London and other cities around the world.

http://www.wattention.com/trip-to-japan/tokyo/tokyo-suburb/tokyo-dome-city

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