Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Belling the (Hurricane) Gilbert


"Arizona woman accused of running over husband because he didn’t vote against President Obama" (Source): "GILBERT, Ariz -- A pregnant Gilbert woman is facing domestic assault charges, accused of running over her husband because he didn't vote in last week's election. ... Police said Holly Solomon's husband, Daniel, tried hiding from his wife behind a light pole to save his life. ... Holly Solomon, 28, was arrested after running over husband Daniel Solomon following a wild chase that left him pinned underneath the vehicle. Daniel Solomon, 36, was in critical condition at a local hospital, but is expected to survive..." (Source)

Emotions are running wild. I have previously gestured towards a  pattern of "laughter"-symbolism (see here). This laughter symbolism arguably has ties to the names Hugo and Isaac (via Loren Coleman's analysis), both of which names also designate notable hurricanes. Hurricane Sandy is still prominent in the national consciousness.

It is of interest, then, that the dateline for the homicidal, "anti-Obama" wife is listed as "Gilbert, Arizona." "Hurricane Gilbert" is the name given to "an extremely powerful Cape Verde-type hurricane that formed during the 1988 Atlantic hurricane season and brought widespread destruction to the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. It was the most intense hurricane ever observed in the Atlantic basin, until Hurricane Wilma surpassed it during 2005" (Source). A tropical storm warning for Gilbert was upgraded to a hurricane warning on September 11, 1998 (Source).

Ecstatic laughter plausibly lies to one extreme on a sort of rough-and-ready emotional continuum. An expedient name for this pole might be the "comic" pole. The other pole might then be fairly characterized as the "tragic." (This symbol dichotomy has arguably cropped up before, in the strange tale of "James Holmes," the "Aurora-shooter," see here.) Again, I point towards this misguided "Phoenix"-woman, about whom it was written that her actions were motivated by: "despair at the re-election of Democratic President Barack Obama" (Source).
(The outer, "black" layer - the "nut case"; source)

If I didn't know better, I would say that it appears as if the election hoopla is serving (whom, I wonder?) to stir up "nutcases". This word should recall Michael Hoffman's foray into the "lone nut" assassination phenomena. But it also brings to (my) mind, the word "exserohilum" (literally denoting emergence "out of," ex, "the black layer," sero-hilum), which word I would likely not even be aware of were it not for it's recent connection to the (much discussed) fungal meningitis cases, as I posted about here. The "black layer," it seems, is an actual "outer casing surrounding a nut." This would make it, so to speak, a nutcase. Additionally, the word has intriguing associations with alchemy.

In any event, the name "Gilbert" is interesting in and of itself. Let me sketch, albeit briefly, some of its curious facets (besides designating the above-mentioned Category 5 hurricane). "Gilbert" is, for example, related etymologically to the French "Guillebert" and the German "Williberht," ("lit. 'a bright will')" (Source). Now the idea of "brightness" might tie in with the light-bringing/Aurora symbolism that has also flowed, like the partially underground "Alfeios"/"Alphaeus" river ("whitish," but a.k.a. the "Nictymus"), constantly half-hidden beneath conscious experience. Moreover, the notion of the "will" fits in with a Crowleyan "Thelemite" stream that (on one reading) seeks to elevate a "Magickian's" volition and ensure self-satisfaction (see here). It is the Rebelaisian dictum: "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." (For a start, see here.) Thus, "Gilbert" might be thought to be a sort of "(Hermetic Order of the) Golden dawn" symbol, connecting (as it does) the bright Aurora and the Magickal will.

A second noteworthy aspect of the name "Gilbert" is its connection with magnetism. The word designates "a unit of magneto-motive force [and] honors English physicist William Gilbert (1544-1603)" (Cf. Century 16 here, here, here, and here.) (Source). "Two models are used to calculate the magnetic fields of and the forces between magnets. The physically correct method is called the Ampère model while the easier model to use is often the Gilbert model" (Source).

The phenomenon known as the "Aurora Borealis" is a magnetic phenomenon. (Cf. "Doctor Polaris.") "[T]he polar aurora" is "also known as 'Northern Lights'...Originally the phenomenon was named 'Aurora Borealis,' Latin for 'northern dawn...'... Two things about those rays. One, the bright ones fade while dim ones brighten instead--a bit like flames in a fireplace, and just as mesmerizing. Some auroras are deep red, and these may be just a shapeless glow--or they may have rays, too. And second, the direction of those rays is related to the magnetism of the Earth." (Source).
Usually, the auroras are confined to their respective "auroral zones." However, these "auroral zones" can expand, for example, "...when the Sun creates 'stormy conditions.' On such occasions--especially near the peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle--the Sun sends out a dense cloud of hot gas, whose arrival disturbs the Earth's magnetic environment and produces a so-called 'magnetic storm' ...Magnetic storms expand the auroral zone to locations more distant from the magnetic pole..." (Source). Incidentally, there have been a lot of mentions, lately, of "coming storms" (namely, and besides the hurricane warnings, in the movies Dark Knight Rises and Skyfall: see, e.g., here and here).
(Gilbert du Motier, a.k.a., "Lafayette," Source)

Thirdly, "Gilbert" was one of the many names for the man otherwise better known to us as the Marquis de Lafayette. Gilbert du Motier (Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier) is called "The Hero of the Two Worlds (Le Héros des Deux Mondes in French)" (Source). On the myriad interconnections implicating the name "Lafayette," see here (which post includes numerous links to several now classic works on the "Fayette Factor") and here.
("Your mind is the scene of the crime," Source)

Fourthly, I would feel remiss if I didn't include at least a brief mention of the 1993 movie, What's Eating Gilbert Grape. The movie's tagline reads, "Life is a terrible thing to sleep through." This hearkens to the "rise up" and "awaken" cues corresponding to the Aurora ritual (see, e.g., here and here).

The movie included the performance of Leonardo Dicaprio, who was also involved with the intriguing movie Inception, which arguably has a great deal to say about the implantation of "mind viruses" or "memes" (one interpretation argues, quite convincingly, that the entire movie is an allegory about movie-making itself, which media form has the ability, one might suppose, to "implant ideas" in the minds of percipients; see here and here).

Remember what was eating our Gilbert woman? Put simply: She hates Obama and wanted revenge on her husband. As one (perhaps well-meaning but, in my opinion, delusional) post-election reaction expressed it: "This is the day the country died" (as related to me, anecdotally). Ostensibly, the Gilbert woman wanted to punish her husband for not displaying sufficient (by her lights) anti-Obama zeal.
(County Judge Tom Head [Lubbock, Texas] thinks that an Obama victory make things in this country come to a head.  A number of Democrats think he's either a head case or he has his head up his ass. Personally, I think that the media's playing a head game. Photo source)

The media certainly appear to be fomenting this sort of violent hatred. Prior to the election, there was talk of "civil war" in the wake of an Obama victory (see here). And although such petitions have apparently accompanied numerous recent "elections," the media is currently publicizing (at least to some extent) particular calls for "secession": "Secession petitions filed in 20 states" (Source). Something is at work that might be fairly described as the symbolic recreation of the American Civil War. One might also think of it as an "assassination meme." Disturbingly, this pattern seems (to this writer) widespread. See, e.g., here and here and here.
(Source; see the Freemasonic connections here. It is remarkable that there is a often a triad of Masonic assassins, see here.)

For the record, I think that Michael Hoffman was correct when he observed somewhere (something to the effect of) Anyone who uses violence is an agent of the system. To be more specific, our police state thrives on violence. It will serve no good purpose (from a popular perspective) to give the system further excuses to employ draconian measures of oppression in the name of "safety" and "security."
(Fermentatio; Source)

Conceivably, the system want to ferment (alchemically) a bunch of grapes (or, perhaps...Gilbert-women), all overwhelmed with a spirit of tragedy, spinning out of control, like a hurricane. "The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. God remembered to give Babylon the Great the cup of wine filled with the fury of his wrath" (Revelation 16:19, ISV).
(Holly Solomon; Source)

It is well to remember, as noted above, that the "feminine" Hurricane Wilma exceeded the "masculine" Gilbert in severity. The Gilbert woman is allegedly named "Holly Solomon."

In the Masonic legend of "Hiram Abiff ...[,] Hiram is presented as being the chief architect of King Solomon's Temple, who is murdered by three ruffians during an unsuccessful attempt to force him to divulge the Master Masons' secret password" (Source; cf. here). VISUP has looked extensively into the word/name "Holly" (see here and here for examples).

With respect to Lincoln, again, the movie The Conspirator, "...profil[es] Mary Surratt, the sole woman implicated in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, and the questions raised about the use of military commission trials..." (Source). The movie "The Conspirator" involved a screen writer named "James Solomon" who, according to his own account, "began" the project "in 1993" the "Gilbert Grape" year (Source).

This is another facet of the "Civil War" backdrop presently in place: the "reinstallation," directly under George W. Bush and Obama, of the use of secret military "trials" like, as Hoffman has pointed out, the old Stuart "Star Chambers." On an occult meaning of "Star" see here (WARNING: reader discretion is advised; thanks to VISUP for the link). "On July 7, 1865, a parasol shielding her from the sun, Surratt and three others were led to the gallows. She was the first woman to be executed by the United States government" (Source).
(The Eye of Bel: Source; Compare the "Eye of Horus"/"Ra", the "Eye of Shiva", etc.)

Of course "Bell" (which can manifest in the feminine Belle) comes from a "root *bhel-..." meaning "to sound, roar" (Source). And, in a process arguably similar to "inception," "ringing a bell" designates the "awaken[ing of] a memory" (Ibid.). With all of this background, note that a "Lee Bellinger" has been sending out provocative emails. I received one (from Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012, 11:39 AM) titled "There's One Solution Left -- Do you have the stomach for it?" I take it that the bellicose language is unmistakable. The email links to a purported (according to Bellinger) "disturbing" video (detailing the demise of the nation, no doubt) and states, in the body that: "From here on out, all solutions are personal." (On the "Bell" name, see here.)
(Source); "Garfield" picks out both a cartoon cat and an assassinated President.)
As a further point, the etymology dictionary remarks that "Gilbert" "was the common name for a male cat (especially in short form Gib) from c.1400 (see Tom)" (Source; cf. here). "Belling the cat" designates an Aesop fable that, one might say, has to do with a task (in the case of the fabled mice, putting a alert-signal around the neck of their enemy, the cat) that many people (perhaps "Bellinger's" cohorts) want to be done, but nobody wants to do themselves.
("I concur" ~ Solomon Lafayette Hoge (July 11, 1836 – February 23, 1909), Carpetbagger who "appointed Johnson Chesnut Whittaker, an African-American, to the United States Military Academy" Source; Gratuitous photo source)


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