21.4.09

What is The Pattern? (revisited) C for Confirmation

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"A pattern has an integrity independent of the medium by virtue of which you have received the information that it exists. Each of the chemical elements is a pattern integrity. Each individual is a pattern integrity. The pattern integrity of the human individual is evolutionary and not static."
R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), U.S.American philosopher and inventor, in Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking (1975), Pattern Integrity 505.201
The second-ever post to this blog, what is a patternist?, was my impromptu attempt to describe the overwhelming depth of the perpetual research that my colleagues and I have dedicated so much time to. After watching last night's episode of NBC's Heroes, I felt the need to revisit that description. At the risk of playing into an over-abused cliche, I'm going to Webster for this one.

From Merriam-Webster Online;
"4: a natural or chance configuration; pattern of events>
7: a reliable sample of traits, acts, tendencies, or other observable characteristics of a person, group, or institution
10: a discernible coherent system based on the intended interrelationship of component parts
11: frequent or widespread incidence; pattern of dissent> pattern of violence>"
The purpose of this website has been to point out the occurrences of particular patterns that, as Fuller stated, transcend the medium of that initial element that brings the existence of that pattern to light. A mouthful, I know, but the last few posts are a great example; in the last full post, the pattern of the red robot was brought to light by a Nintendo commercial that just happened to feature Beyonce, an artist I associated with artificial intelligence in great depth long before I ever saw the commercial, and just happened to show a robot that turns red. This, in addition to some undeniably Witchblade-esque Ciara cover art, reminded me of an image of a red robot carrying r&b artist Ciara that I saw on a YouTube video analyzing Ciara and her connection to the "Robot Agenda", as it were. As I began to document these connections, I came across dozens of articles and blogs connecting Ciara to Beyonce, and more than a few of them mentioned the costume designer Theirry Mugler. Then I went to Mugler's website and saw the perfume "Angel" which had been featured in an ad my co-contributor emailed me (because of reflection imagery already mentioned) weeks before I even began to analyze Beyonce and her robots.




The Pattern began with a commercial, but after a little research, the connections transcended pop music, or video games, or film, or even wide-scale globalist agenda. The pattern transcended the research itself, and began to poke it's head out in the goings on of my daily life. The pattern transcended the time in which the actual research occurred, reaching backwards into previous patterns I'd written about and to films of the 1920's, while simultaneously reaching forward into connections that I hadn't even realized were there under my nose, into patterns that I had yet to see.



But I'm getting ahead of myself... Heroes:


The reason I felt the need to revisit the concept of The Pattern came while watching "I Am Sylar", episode 24 of the third season of Heroes. Overlooking the recent significance of 3's in my research, I noticed that episode 24 aired on April 20th, 024 on 420, and that the episode was titled I AM, reflecting the self-affirming naming device seen in Beyonce's I Am... Sasha Fierce, Madonna's new documentary I Am Because We Are (watch in full), Will Smith's uniquely-titled I Am Legend, and the translation of the Hebrew name for God, Yahweh (I am that I am).




The phrase I Am is the recognition of the self, the I (the eye), or the Ego, and such recognition is a tell-tale sign of self-awareness.




But again, I digress.

The episode focuses on a reccuring villain named Gabriel Gray (remember the angel Gabriel from Angels and Aliens) who calls himself Sylar, and is by far the most powerful character in the show's cast. Sylar is played by Zachary Quinto, the actor set to play the iconic Cmdr Spock in J.J. Abram's Bad Robot remake of Star Trek. The casting choice couldn't have been more perfect.




blue one-eye right, red feminine left




As a side note, Spock is known for his trademark "Live Long and Prosper" hand sign, the Vulcan salute, reflecting the sacred V and, by extension, the color red (see Few Shots to Shaman's study on the V and the Egg/Ego for more). The one time-traveler on Heroes, Hiro Nakamura, is a huge fan of Star Trek, and the show's producers make no secret of his affinity for the V-sign.




On Heroes, Sylar can read, understand and even steal the DNA of other characters, in turn taking their supernatural abilities, and has recently gained the ability to shapeshift. Because of this new ablity, he begins to have an identity crisis. He spends the episode conversing with the spirit of his deceased mother, who is actually a product of his own fractured psyche; an alter-Ego.


Sylar remembers stabbing MoMs in the heart

Sylar's mom holds Isis in a globe

Dead Momma Sylar forgives her son with a halo behind her head

After much debate with his MoM/Ego(egg)/Self, Sylar eventually forgives himself for his mother's accidental murder. Mother Sylar tells him he could be anything, "even President of the United States", so Sylar takes the form of Nathan Petrelli, a super-powered senator with the gift of flight (Superman working for the government), and holds a press conference in which he promises to bring "real change" to Washington.


Sylar plays a Senator...

...as the real senator watches from the checkerboard


Alongside this identity realization, another type of self-affirmation occurs. Ando Masahashi, a character who has spent three seasons as a sidekick to the time-traveling Hiro Nakamura, chooses a superhero name for himself. The name he chooses for his alter-Ego is Crimson Arc.




A red C turned sideways forms a crimson arch. The researcher who introduced me to -and coined the term- synchromysticism, Jake Kotze, recently put together a video analysis of the pattern of the Arch in his own research, and connected the Red-C to the Red Eye, reflecting the red eye-Ego connections that started showing up in my Beyonce-bot studies.





Over at Jake's blog, The Blob, the work done here at The Patternist was first referenced in a post called C-ing Red. The inspiration for my Angels and Aliens post came from artwork showing Ciara as Super-C in red armor. Are you seeing a pattern yet?


The first Red Si at CentrePortal

Red Si shoutout at The Blob

C-ing Ciara in Red at The Patternist

These connections are not arbitrary, and therefore cannot be simply dismissed as coincidence. A coincidence is a connection that occurs by chance, without any deeper meaning. The choice to name Ando's character Crimson Arc had specific meaning, as did all the other references to the color red, the eye and the letter C. The pattern's significance doesn't come from the acknowledgment of the repetition, it comes from the shared meaning. The I-Self-Ego is hypocritically both a unique perspective and a part of the All-Pattern/Collective Conciousness. The theme of the I-self contradiction, the self-seeing Ego Eye, transcends all these fields and media and spins a complex narrative that cannot exist randomly. As Webster put it, "a discernible coherent system based on the intended interrelationship of component parts." This pattern is intentional and so is its meaning.

Who, or what, then, is responsible for that intent?
God? The Universe?
Who is creating this pattern?


Oh, right. I am.


14 comments:

  1. Weird Hu?

    It's like WE are waking up just in time to utilize the medium of POP as carrier of KKonsciousness.

    Humbling

    Thanks for your words

    L8er G8or

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  2. While reading your post it suddenly dawned on me where I'd seen the Ciara Robot before. It's a dead ringer for the one which stars in the old TV show 'Lost in Space'. The Robot belonged to the ROBINson family (is this why it's a RED Robot?!).

    It also brings to mind Sirius Black/G.Oldman who starred in the remake of Lost in Space. He's the one who messed up the Robinsons Jupiter (42/24) Mission.

    Keep up the good work Toure.

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  3. Mr. Patternist, your a mad man who must be stopped! These so called "observations" are destroying my present thought process, awakening me to strange ancient concepts of perception. I need to be focused on being a hard working citizen of the state, not some enlightened jackass!
    Thanks for the post you son of a...
    Yours truly JC resonator.

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  4. jake; I hear you. Sometimes the timing alone of these synchs is enough to make me stand up from my computer, or back away from my tv, and just shake myself; as if trying to awake from some crazy dream.

    Just as I read the word POP in your comment, I could almost hear the POP of an AHA moment; POP-EYE the sailor. Robin Williams. EyeAmWhatEyeAm. How perfect.

    Arrowsmith: of course. Once I pictured it, the connections between the Robinson Robot and the Forbidden Planet Robot, Robby, seem so obvious. Robby Robot, Red Robot, Red Robin, Will Robinson, Will Smith... lemme stop.

    I woke up this morning to an Eggo waffle commercial and immediately thought of your Robin Tunney-Leg analysis. "LeGGo My EGGo!". Craziness.

    JC: My friend, you are as much to blame as I am for this ever-expanding madness. You shoulda never showed me those Thoth-Duck Comic Book Cycle vids. The floodgates, once opened, cannot be closed again...

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  5. Dont forget PopEye anointing his Eye with Olive Oyl...

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  6. This is some weird shit. Last night I decide to look at the new Star Trek movie for the first time to see how it figures into the equations. I come to the conclusion that the 'Live Long and Prosper' hand gesture is shaped like the letter W. I also find the W linked to the Pentagram in the logo for the new movie.

    I come on to your blog this morning and there's Star Trek stuff all over the place. This seems to be happening with more and more regularity. Are you spying on me Toure! :D

    I am the Eggman....I am the Walrus....

    Eye am the Doorway

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  7. You're right, it is a "W". I had to hold my hand up to see it. WoW. I guess I'm gonna have to go see the new Star Trek movie now...

    Will smith through the door of light; nice. That image almost makes me wanna do a Men In Black post. I am the doorway, I am the eggman, the egg is the doorway, the ego is the light, eye am the light... will the real lucifer-lightbringer please stand up?

    are you a Salvador Dali fan by any chance?

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  8. Did you notice the words in red (in the scene with Hiro and mate) They spelled out War cloing ou du to re es! Maybe I'm paranoid. @35.47 on Hulu.com

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  9. No you're not; I noticed those words too, but I couldnt figure out what they meant. I'm sure they are there for a reason, though. I'll have to watch it again and grab a screenshot...

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  10. Sorry for reading late. No excuses unfortunately...

    Red Robots is GRREAT! - Robin Williams was a red robot once upon a time(2005).

    Great Scott Will Robinson!!! The Robin Williams forgot how to fly until he realized he was A Robin (Wi77 I AM)...I am FREEWILL ROBINWILLed

    Will I am Robin and And we are all Rob-ots.

    Robot Williams is metal in many movies and fits in just fine in AI as Dr Know. Looking at the AI poster I now notice the 'I am'

    Great work Toure

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  11. Nicely done. I also feel the V sign stands for Vagina. So, seeing the above character make the V sign and then stab his MoM right in the heart/vagina, the hole between the two M's floored me.

    Good timing on us finding another, as I was mulling over including Spock, his words and his bloody V in my latest series.

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  12. Would the phrase and commercial :"I'm a PC" relate to I am.
    Did you notice in that Hero's episode, when Hiro and pal stood in front of the building...there was some words related to cloning.

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  13. most definitely. microsoft uses this to sell computers, but this type of mass self-affirmation goes much deeper. "I'm a PC" or "I AM a computer" or "I AM a Machine"... on one level we are all robots (or the robots are just like us), and on another level, the body is a mechanical construct just like a computer and our essence -the spirit inside- is not human-specific.

    Someone above mentioned the cloning words as well...

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  14. i am just impressed athow further the research has progressed in such short time. more of us = quicker solutions..

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