So after yesterday’s post I decided to look more into the Poppy persona and landed into a whole bunch of insanity. Her videos are at once satirical of the “magical” imagery that is splashed all over our culture and yet seems sincere in its usage.
Of course after watching any Poppy video, you will right away learn about a woman who called herself Mars Argo. Which is was also the name of her band with partner Titanic Sinclair. Titanic Sinclair is also the manager of Poppy. In various Poppy videos there are arcane shout outs to the Mars Argo past. The back story is murky and so many stories are floating around it makes one’s head spin. I’m in the camp that this is all a conceptual marketing/studio band deal and what we see is self made mythology.
I liked Ravel while growing up as a music student. What I didn’t know then (that I do now) was that he was into Gnosticism, Alchemy, Kabbalah, Witchcraft and Luciferianism. These obsessions he shared with a great many famous musicians, artists and writers of the time into present day. The widdershins magic can be heard in his most famous piece “Bolero”. Kabbalah, in particular, is very much about musical tones and how they evoke the names of God, the angels, and even demons. “Bolero” seems to be an early experiment in a kind of MK ULTRA programming (before there was an MK ULTRA), which is akin to a practice called Neuro-linguistic Programming. The creators of this practice even equate it to magic. Indeed it is also one of the building blocks of Stanislavki’s method. In one “acting exercise”, two people face each other and just repeat the same observations of one another until something “new” happens. Supposedly it was supposed to make you AWARE of your partner and surroundings. It was really something else altogether and I knew it when I was in the acting scene. I mean, constantly repeating “You are wearing a Blue Shirt” to your acting partner is anything but acting. So you can imagine my surprise at the confirmation I received when I saw these same type of exercises listed in Franz Bardon’s “Initiation into Hermetics”
I’ll have to look into the musical structure of Bolero’s repeating theme to build an hypothesis on what “name” is being repeated in his one line of repeating music.
Anyway, upon its debut it disturbed its audience quite a bit. One story even told of a woman falling into a panic attack and screaming, “He is mad! Ravel is mad!”.
That is how I felt when watching POPPY. All the same old tricks that Ravel used over a hundred years ago now remade anew.
You can read an interesting interpretation of the Poppy phenomenon HERE at Vigilant Citizen.
She has over 50 videos much like the one above, repeating lines in a magical fashion and in general being wacky. But nothing she does is new. As we can see the occultists who infect our culture have been doing the same junk since 1900s and earlier.
As I learn more and more about Alchemy and how it is weaponized against us by the elites, I didn’t think I had the ability to be surprised anymore. But surprised I was regarding Assassin’s Creed.
Once again, this pop film received the requisite bad reviews from the “reviewers” with many fans of the video game (on which it is based) disappointed. Many stated that the story is nonsensical. They are right. It is nonsensical and what story there is, is very 1 + 1 = 2. However that simpleton story is only for the ones who don’t know the symbols. When you read the symbols, the story becomes one of war. A war between two factions of elites. One side wants to keep the status quo, the other wants to create change. This is quite different from the regular one “special boy/girl with special blood/powers” saves the world kind of alchemy. In which we ultimately celebrate such a character as a Royal Ubermensch. Instead the elites have cast their hero as the underdog. In this film, the philosophical child is the true “special” elite, a small group working against other elites who have lost their way. The film is created in such a way that it invites the viewer to identify with the philosophical child of this story. But make no mistake. NONE of the characters in this film are about we the little people. And if there are such characters, than we are mere foot soldiers of the bad “elites” that the hero is fighting against….
can humans understand or speak the truth. Our minds are just not equipped to deal with the here and the now. All of us continually live in fantasy both our own delusions and narratives that are imposed upon us by the powers that be.
NYCB released a bit of footage of Sterling Hyltin’s delightful Aurora. She is fast with gentle, rounded port de bras. I hope some company takes note of her triumph and casts her as a guest star in a proper BIG production of this classic.
— New York City Ballet (@nycballet) February 16, 2017
On Valentine’s Day, Sarah Lane gave fans a quick peek into her Giselle rehearsal with Daniil Simkin. This looks to be an exciting debut. Not only a great debut but an interesting interpretation of the ballet.
Simkin looks to be playing Albrecht as a bit of a cad. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the ballet where the role is played in that fashion. Albrecht is always the wishy washy, wet noodle who gets himself into trouble. It’s quite different when the character is shown to be trouble, looking for trouble and focused on seducing Giselle. On the other side, I never saw the ballet as a sexual awakening on the part of Giselle. But it is. When adding these elements into the ballet, it makes the ballet itself pop into focus. It also shows the character Hilarion not to be such a bad guy with a stalker problem but someone genuinely concerned for Giselle’s well being.
Rehearsing this little #lovestory with @daniil ❤ Happy Valentines Day to all of you! I hope you look around and recognize all of the beautiful people and things in your life, whether obvious or not, perfect or not, that make your heart full. #giselle #albrecht #ballet #partnership #love #valentinesday
No matter what you think politically, you have to admit that this lady had courage to walk into a “liberal” stronghold wearing a dress that had Trump sewn on it.
Just for that, I supported her EP on Itunes. Her music isn’t bad at all and she certainly gained many, many fans.
Yesterday, I saw the afternoon performance of NYCB’s version of The Sleeping Beauty. I remember loving it when I saw it years ago and I still do. But I have to remind myself that it is not Petipa even though vestiges of his work still remain. Because of this, the ballet doesn’t rest easily on the company. There is too wide a gulf between their training and the classical syllabus that Petipa favored. It led to off notes in the ballet positions that annoyed me. I kept reminding myself that this work is much the same as the company’s Swan Lake. An essay rather than a completist version. However Swan Lake seems to accommodate the neo-classical style of the company more so than this ballet.
I finally purchased my own website for my little blog. It looks as if everything has been imported. So far so good. Now I’m in the process of getting my old design template reconfigured for WordPress.
Very exciting stuff.
Of course, I was very excited to discover that Sarah Lane was cast as Giselle for ABT’s spring season. As soon as tickets go on sale, I will be sure to snap that performance up as well as Devon Teuscher’s Swan Lake (her DC performance received rave reviews).
The company will also be performing the ballet in Muscat, Oman for only 3 performances in April. There has been speculation about the casts. Could Lane be performing? Or will it just be the regular principals?
A hopeful hint has come from Daniil Simkin’s site revealing that he will be performing Albrecht in Oman on April 8th.
Could it be that Sarah Lane will be his partner for that date? I hope so. A performance before the NY debut will help her get comfortable in the role.