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    Tuesday, July 8, 2008

    Winnipeg Wormhole

    I step outside (yesterday or 8 July) for a brake from writing about movie syncs, in my continuing "Hudson Hawk" series, many involving octagons. For no particular 'mental based' reason I decide to walk through Portage Avenue's "The Bay" department store - "The Bay's" flagship store no less - here in Winnipeg.

    Hudson's Bay Company is the oldest commercial corporation in North America (incorporated May 2 1670) and one of the oldest in the world.
    "One aspect of the company's operations was the Hudson's Bay Company Stores, trading posts that were established across northern Canada. Today, this is the only part of the company operation remaining, in the form of department stores under the name The Bay. The first department store opened in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1881. Others soon followed."
    Wikipedia Hudson's Bay Company, Modern Operations
    Much more info about the history of HBC in Winnipeg here.
    "Hudson's Bay Company" Coat of Arms reads 'Pro Pelle Cutem' or 'A skin for a skin'. The Red Cross on white background popularly resonates - hell.. might even originate(?) - from the Knights Templar, who made there home in the octagonal Dome of the Rock.
    Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval's "Talisman" suggests that the croix-patte characteristic of the order evolved from the shape of the Dome of The Rock. Above we see a Knight and the octagonal shape within which the cross can be framed.
    Making my way up "The Bays" multiple floors, through successive sets of escalators, I find myself staring at the new Canada Beijing Olympics team clothing line.
    The design theme being based on the octagon...
    The HBC website explains itself in the image below.
    We learn that 8 in Chinese culture is Ba. Worth noting here that a pivotal part of the head scratching ancient Egyptian concept of the soul was also the Ba.

    No doubt another source of inspiration is the Taoist Bagua - an octagon with 8 I-Ching trigrams around its perimeter - used with much mystery in "Lost" as the Dharma Initiative logos. There is much 2012 resonance here if we remember that Terrence McKenna built his Time Wave Zero theory after Cosmic Consciousness told him to decode the I-Ching. We have already found synchromystic evidence in "Kung Fu Panda" that the octagon can symbolize Galactic Center.

    Octagon as Galactic Center see Opening The Stargate Via Nicholas Cage
    All well and good, some satisfying personal sync winks, not a bad self reflecting synchronicity laden walk. I get up from writing about "Hudson Hawk" and octagons on July 8, only to stumble into the 8 sided Olympic polygon den of the Hudson's Bay Company!

    Now things get a little weird..
    I continue on up the escalators, higher elevation in this instance equalling greater synchronicity, reaching the electronics level. On arrival finding two big plasma screen televisions, yes, it seems they still make those.
    The one is showing Dr. Octopus hitting seven shades of shit out of Tobey Maguire, who has to also contend with averting a major New York City train disaster. At the very same moment Echart Tolle is talking about religious fanatics killing people on a train because of differing views, or attachment to belief systems, over my iPod. Spider-Man himself resonates 8, this particular "Spider-Man 2" film, with Dr. Octopus, doubly so.
    One of my earliest posts dealt with Alfred Molina in "Spider-Man 2". I noted how strange it was that he has spiders on his back in "Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark", only to become famous as Dr Octopus. This was long before any octagons were introduced into the sync web thanks to Goro Adachi.

    The second screen is playing "Casino Royale" (image below), the exact scene being of James Bond playing cards against Le Chiffre. Le Chiffre was modeled by Ian Flemming on K2 mountaineers Aleister Crowley!
    See videos like "Why 2K" for more on Le Chiffre "The Number" as Crowley. No prises for guessing what number Flemming was referring to.
    This came up with a Grey Alien as Le Chiffre in The JFK Stargate Mega Ritual.

    To top it all of this entire building is in direct alignment with Winnipeg's Legislative Building.
    It's 17 feet tall Golden Boy (Thoth-Hermes) stairs Northwards from atop the buildings dome into the direction of "The Bay" and it is here 'The Blob' must venture to slither through the Winnipeg Wormhole...
    More local flavor and personal sync winks in Part 2, but first "Hudson Hawk" post 3.
    Flux willing.


    Michael said...

    I'm becoming a big fan of your "personal" synch trips. Seeing synchs in the movies is maybe the first step. And then seeing them around town the next, and then our role in the living cosmic movie becomes clearer... :-)

    Jake Kotze said...

    That's very nice to hear as I wonder whether people relate to this stuff. I love your personal syncs as well so maybe its a good avenue to explore.
    I think its good to still blend in the pop culture to tie everybody else into the syncs.

    Thanks Michael!

    Jim said...

    Love it!. Funny you mention Ba, because that is also the last two letters of Manitoba, and considering that Manito means great spirit, which could be Ka, and Ba is said to be soul. It kind of resonates as well. Ba is in Bay as well. Hey Jake, did you know that Winnipeg is picking a new slogan for the city and that the front runner is "Winnipeg: The Centre of it All." Also, you would probably find the Simpson's Winnipeg references as enlightening as well. Peace.

    johnblend said...

    I like the personal syncs, very easy to relate.


    Just Me said...

    I love that - Winnipeg - Ka-Ba - Ka'ba.

    Personal synchs occur for me on a regular basis, and yet they are always startling. We are immersed in communication if we're listening. Sometimes it is very personal, at which point it becomes uncomfortable. One example of this for me was recently reading on another blog a post written when the Celtics won the NBA Championship about the synchnificance of green and 17. Five minutes later, I was called out of my office by a staff member because someone had come in to my business to see me. It was a kid from a T-Ball team we had sponsored. We hadn't been given any choice on color for the team shirts and I hadn't seen them before. He was wearing one. It was green. He was number 17.

    aferrismoon said...

    The Golden Boy = male , so, Golden Man which was the title of the PKDick story that became the Nicholas Cage film 'Next'
    Re: Michaels thoughts - its good to see what locals pick to post on their blogs , a 'new' tourist gude, the kind of shops and street shapes. Sort of moving on from Wiki.
    BA-Loon: the idea of the soul ' mad' or otherwise rising from the physical , or even a double soul with BA-BA-Lon
    Then there's BA-rack [ rak = cancer, the astro sign [ in Czech]
    Also B.A.Barackus and AB-BA
    and finally BA -s-TARD - a soul that's late [ French 'tard' = late]

    Jake Kotze said...

    "The Golden Boy = male , so, Golden Man which was the title of the PKDick story that became the Nicholas Cage film 'Next'"

    Wow, did not know that...!!

    Michael said...

    Baa, baa, black sheep,
    Have you any wool?
    Yes sir, yes sir,
    Three bags full.

    Jon Kidd said...

    Madness!!! I noticed the octagon motif on the Olympic getup a couple months back. Which was when I first started reading and watching your stuff! I have lots of family in Manitoba. The best year in my life was spent in Steinbach(I was 18). At that time I knew allot of girls named Sara. While living there I had many incredible lucid moments. I did Magic Mushrooms a few times. One time in particular I took the slow onset kind. Just when I thought they were shit they kicked in. That started my then obsession with 3. I saw it in everything considering the town is very religious(the holy trinity.) I feel to this day there is some kind of unexplainable concentration of energy there.

    This is off topic but did you ever notice that our common time clock has only one symmetrical digit sequence. 11:11. The reflection in time ... the reflectiveness of everything.

    CLK said...

    Very cool travelogue! It's interesting about the Hudson Bay company- it shows that the colonization of North America was a corporate enterprise from the very beginning.

    One thing though- Hancock and Bauval are mistaken about the cross patee- as I wrote about on the Sun, it was originally the symbol of the Assyrian sun god, Shamash. Which makes sense within the framework of the Templars.

    Marc said...

    Jake, I've been following your work intently for a long time now and ever since you've opened your Blob blog I've been meaning to tell you that I live about 4 minutes from where the Blob was filmed. I live in Phoenixville Pa, right next to Valley Forge (the famous historical park). Right in the middle of Phoenixville stands the Colonial Theatre, which is the site of the blob's last supper in the 1958 sci-fi classic movie.

    You know what else is weird. My dad's favorite actor has always been Steve McQueen (and my dad is an avid movie watcher, so there are a lot of actors he could have picked), and to top it off I was born on the same day as Steve McQueen.

    The extent of the synchronicity is simply mind boggling.

    Why did you pick The Blob anyways? Is it because of the inspirational phrase "Run do not walk"? Or is it because the movie is so weird.

    connect the dots said...
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    connect the dots said...

    I think the cross patee goes far back to about 10000 bc or more. In the movie 10000 BC the Pharoah resonator to the almighty wore one on him. I noticed when the pyramid is flattened it looks like a cross patee. In the bible Jesus is qutoed as saying to people to take up the cross which tells me that the symbol of the cross isn't a symbol of his crucifixion and was misconstrued(probably on purpose) along the way. I was never taught and I don't think most people were either that the crucifixion was the source of it anyway though. It's just common thought to associate it with it as if it was the source of it. I think the Assyrians were the creators or restores of the pyramids at Giza. If you put Orian over the word Aryan (both words sound simillar) you get a light (O) over a pyramid (A), which syncs with the Orian layout theroy of the pyraminds. I've been noticing circles over pyraminds via synchronicity a lot lately.

    A Few Shots to Shaman said...

    Your focus determines your reality.

    Have you by chance ever studied PK Dick's Bibliography? Bladerunner, Impostor, Paycheck, Total Recall, Scanner Darkly, Next, Minority Report, Screamers, he's also got one called King of Elves' due out in 2012. The dude was a friend of Robert Anton Wilson and the guy who wrote They Live. He actually said that he received mental transmissions from the Dog Star Sirius and was convinced that the Roman Empire didn't fall.

    Levon said...

    Hi Jake,

    You don't know me, but I'm a fan of your videos. I've been researching a variety of alternative/occult topics for about three years now. About six months ago a chain of events led me to find your blog. I didn't have the courage to contact you then, but the timing seems right now. I've lived in Winnipeg all my life and feel a strong connection to this city. I think we could both gain from sharing some notes.

    My e-mail is mr.levon @ I would love to communicate with you.

    reid said...

    I recently saw Guy Maddin's "My Winnipeg" and it made me wonder if he's familiar with your work or perhaps attuned to the same wavelength.
    He mentions the statue of Hermes and various masonic symbolism at the legislative building, and there's even a brief line of narration mentioning Winnipeg's connection to "mystic synchronicity".
    Maddin shares some of his thoughts about the film in this interview.

    reid said...

    link i posted was broken. here's the url:

    tommy said...

    this city and everything about it is occult. I might make my own blog about Occult Atlanta, keep your eyes peeled. I've been keeping up with your work for almost two years now, keep up the amazing research.

    Anonymous said...

    Keep the synchs coming, Jake. I'm really enjoying the blog, and am trying to learn the language of synchromystic interpretation, but I guess it probably comes down to realising a personal dialect to decode the synchs in our own individual perception of "reality."
    Good interview on Red Ice the other day, as well.

    anadæ said...

    Mein gute Herr Doktor Kotze, forget not that in the scifi/horror fantasy films, "Resident Evil", themselves first based on the video game, the fictionalised Umbrella Corporation, which according to the storyline orchestrated the engineering OF those monstrosities, incorporates the octogonal Ba of Feng Shui form superimposed WITH the red-on-white Templar cross. Hmn.

    Also, don't overlook that JRR Tolkien had refered to the elven race as "Golden Men" in certain instances in his "Ring" trilogy & in its prequel, "The Silmarillion", too.

    Most inspiring, Jake, these intentional synchronistic sojourns that you situate thyself within. I've been following the trail my(s)elf for about three decades. Keep up the excellent sleuthing, bro ( :-)}

    Jon Kidd said...

    So no comments about the Sphinx below golden boy? I think the Egyption K@ underlines the Thoth Hermes resonation quite literally. When I lived in Manitoba I hated Winnepeg. "Its a city lost in time. Driving down the streets surrounding the core feels like being in a third world country. All the old building ruins that should be ripped down are still casting their old shadows." Was how I felt way back when. My sisters getting married this summer in Steinbach. I think I'll detour to the old city and bring my camera.

    Besides the parlament and HBC, do you have any other syncnifigant sites to visit while I'am there? Off topic, might you be attending this possible convention Steve Wilner mentioned in the previous post ?

    Jake Kotze said...

    Why Blob?
    -A dear friend would make me laugh with its tagline.
    -Remarks Grant Morrison made in his pivotal Disinfo lecture (try youtube) about humans as worms.
    -Funky movie with hilarious theme song.
    -Always thought there is a great amorphous Blob/T1000/Virus/Akira/Katamari type movie yet to be made..
    -I thought it would be funny to have people say "That Blog, The Blob"

    Jon Kid
    Visit "The Forks". It has a big circular star mapping circle.
    Assinaboine Park has a great Garden with many sculpture like Moses (Akhenaton) by Leo Mole.
    Get an Ice Cream at the Bridge Drive In (BDI) or gelati on Corydon.
    Follow your Bliss..