Hi GeneticBlend, I posted this on The Oracle forum but this might be a better place to discuss it... Pete has said: 'Symbolism is the key, look for the signs to find the hidden meaning'
This I believe is one of the most important clues. You are seeing things with fresh eyes. Before you get bogged down like the rest of us with the "Lies", borders and additional clues. Have a look at each picture carefully. We are told "the Devil is in the detail". What stands out to you? If you had to solve this without any written clues what are the pictures communicating to you? I'd love to hear about what you see.
Post by GeneticBlend on Jun 18, 2018 11:48:18 GMT -5
I saw your post on the "official" forum. I agree, there is symbolism in the illustrations. Some of the symbolism is more obvious in certain illustrations, and not obvious at all in other illustrations. I will post some examples here.
I think one of the most obvious examples of symbolism is the Crucifixion Illustration. The INRI that was hung above the cross is a symbol. According to the Bible, it was written in three different languages. In all three languages, it means KING of the Jews. The CROSS itself is a symbol for all Christians. It symbolizes suffering, triumph, salvation and most of all FAITH in God.
In the illustration of the Giza Plateau, we see the constellation of Orion. We not only have the Orion Correlation Theory as an important part of this illustration, but ORION was important to Egyptian cosmology and RELIGION. Orion was associated with REBIRTH, AFTERLIFE, and RESURRECTION.
The illustration of Russia is more difficult to pinpoint any symbolism. The main part of the illustration shows Saint Basil Church. St. Basil Church has long been a symbol of Moscow (the capital) of Russia. It is a highly recognized building. It was also once called TRINITY Church. It was perceived as the “earthly symbol of HEAVEN”.
So I am beginning to see a common theme here of religion, and a belief in the afterlife. Is this what the author intended? I don't know. I can say that I have found this same theme in other illustrations as well.
You are a very frequent poster on the official forum. I hope you will begin to post here too. You have great ideas and I would like to see you share them with a different audience.
Thanks for taking the time and trouble to post your first impressions and thoughts about the symbolism in the pictures. You have provided some very interesting food for thought. Would it be fair to say that faith and belief sums up your finding. Maybe a belief in something more, something outside of our perceived reality?
Post by GeneticBlend on Jun 19, 2018 12:31:27 GMT -5
Overall, what I think the author is trying to get across is that ALL ACROSS THE WORLD, ALL THROUGHOUT TIME, IN RELIGION, SCIENCE AND POLITICS, PEOPLE HAVE SHOWN FAITH AND HOPE IN THINGS THAT ARE NOT TANGIBLE. Humans have the capability in their minds of thoughts, ideas, beliefs and most of all IMAGINATION that can carry them beyond the constraints of TIME AND SPACE. Is this the interpretation the author meant for us to realize? I don't know. But it is something that I am seeing through his illustrations. To me, there is a consistency there.
In the book it is more heavily expressed in religion, but I suppose that is because that is the most common way to express the idea of blind faith.
Post by GeneticBlend on Jun 20, 2018 21:29:10 GMT -5
I always thought that looked like a leaf too, but thought it was just poor artwork. But then on the plague page, there is a feather in the man's hat, and it is obviously a feather, so we know that the artist has the capability of painting a feather accurately.
Interesting idea. Do you know of any other examples that follow a similar pattern?
There is also a question of duality. There are some images that are repeated within the pictures generally one big and one small for example... The feather in the Moon Picture and the feather in the Plague Picture. The hammer in the Moon Picture and the small (tiny) blue hammer in the Romans Picture held by one of the villages near the Ferris Wheel thing. The Pyramids in Egypt and the small pyramids on the back of The Oracles Chair / Throne. World in the Worlds Picture and then again in the Moon Picture. Spears and staffs are repeated in numerous places. Crosses obviously in the Crucifixion but then smaller ones on the Russia and Plague Pictures. Horses in the Greek and Russia Pictures. The spoke wheel in Russia and then again in the Romans picture. Galleons in Columbus and the Romans Picture
I'm sure there are others these are just the ones that came to mind. This suggests to me that some of the images are linked. Maybe a large image hints at a smaller detail in another picture.
The little blue hammer in Romans I think is the most interesting. The boys change gravity on the ship using a blue lever.
I have my own theory on the interpretation of symbolism: I think we are looking for key details in the pictures which point us to locations. These may not have anything whatsoever to do with the theme of each picture - after all, Pete has said he let his boys pick each theme.
This may be something akin to the shapes and imagery that was a feature of another well known hunt book, "The Secret" (hence 'major secret' perhaps).
It could also be much less precise. Two that sprint to mind are: the cats representing the big bang = London Stock Exchange ('did the big bang cause inflation' official hint); and King's Cross ('who is the holy man upon the cross').
Post by GeneticBlend on Jun 21, 2018 9:57:45 GMT -5
Neil, I have read in past posts of the "Big Bang" (which I think was a clue) being the London Stock Exchange, and the crucifixion being King's Cross in London. Do you know of any other examples? Those are the only two that I have seen mentioned. I am curious if there are more.
Perhaps putting that Pete let his boys pick out the theme for the pictures should go in our "truths" section. Do you know where you heard this? Was it an interview, or something Pete posted on his site?
A few month ago I found out that there is a connection between the symbols and mythodology. I also didn't come to final conclusion. But maybe some one else can or leave their opinion here. For me it's a big insight.
To summarize this first - I think we're looking for Gods and Goddess. All gods have a roman/greek equivalent. This is one of the story line of the pictures. Another is the mistakes vs. truth.
1- The earth turns around it's vertical axis. We should see the equator not the meridian, which reminds me of "Around the World in Eighty Days" -> Travel --> MERCURY (as it is mentioned also in the poem) Alternative: Atlas (Symbol: World)
2. Space Shuttles appeared later. We should see the Saturn Rocket of the Apollo Mission 15 --> APOLLO
3. A Cat is the symbol for Bastet or Dionysus - But where is the symbolism error in this pic?
4. Orions Belt does not have 5 stars, but 3. A Trident is a symbol for Poseidon and Neptune. NP (93) is an element from the grid --> NEPTUNE
5. The Parthenon was the Temple for Athena. Also mentioned in the poem, also no symbolism error? --> ATHENA
6. This picture is actually about communism. The plough was the symbol for Irish communism. Communism has the hammer and sickle as a symbol. --> SATURN
7. Obviously the shields are wrong. Romans had shields with thunderbolts on it. Symbols: Thunderbolt and Eagle --> JUPITER
8. The spear could be the Symbol for Mars (if we need to follow only greek and roman gods theme). The sign INRI was written in three languages. Jesus himself was/is a god --> Latin: Iēsus
9. The piper of Hamelin is wrong. Instead Peter Pan from London should have been painted of course. Symbol: Flute --> PAN (Alternative Morta)
10. The vulcanos in the background are wrong --> VULCAN
11. Albert Einstein was not Chinese. He was Jewish (sorry had written "hebrew" before). The god of Hebrew in the Old Testament YHWH. But if we follow Greek and Roman Gods Theory it would be Janus with two faces or Chronos (god of time). I dunno
So. It's out now. And I'm 100% sure this has nothing todo with the Code or the truth. So what to do with this, if symbolism is the key? 11 letters for an anagram? MA_NASJ_PV_
Or it could mean Madnasz followed by four Roman numerals IMVC .. or MMVC maybe