|By Clyde Lewis
The Matrix Revolutions has left a group of people feeling confused and defeated over unanswered questions. I guess it is important to point out that perhaps what the movie hints at is something larger than anyone can comprehend. It is the concept of Alpha and Omega. It is the Oneness doctrine where life and godliness flows from the source. That source is closer than we all think.
What if I were to tell you that we have always been and that we had no beginning or ending? I had pondered this idea after watching the Matrix Revolutions for the second time.
I am sure that most people when hearing about the title would immediately figure that the whole third installment of the film is a bout a revolution the inhabitants of Zion have against their masters, the machines.
However it is important to point out that the war with the machines had been going on for hundreds of years. To call it a Revolution out of nowhere is like saying, "we heard the starting gun hundreds of years ago, perhaps this is a race!"
So what did the writers think when they called it Revolutions?
Well the definition that I want to use for this thesis is the idea of a complete orbital rotation or a completion of a cycle.
The term Revolution to me in this case means an evolutionary cycle; the end of one era and the beginning of a new era. In the case of the Matrix conclusion the era of war disappears and an era of peace is ushered in through the sacrifice of the one. The "one" of that era. In the film we learn that that there are many incarnate "Ones" who know what their purpose is supposed to be.
Some are used for enlightenment, others are used for purposes of putting the world into chaos, and some are here to become saviors and heroes.
Like many movies about Gods and saviors we see that there are a few people who are not taught about the significance of their existence and the existence of a savior in their various religions.
All they know is that Jesus died for them.
That is enough.
There is nothing more comfortable than a God that is placed in a box and hung above a fireplace as a reminder. No explanations that perhaps there were more than one. Or perhaps there were many who were brought here for the purpose of trying to change the world. I donít mean to trample on faith, but when we heard the Architect tell Neo that there were other "ones" in each version of the Matrix it reminded me that throughout history, throughout every dispensation, throughout every revolution, there has been a savior whose story is repeated over and over again in a series of circular stories.
Christ wasnít the only one. He is the "one" that certain people feel is the only "one."
Apollo, Bacchus, Hermes, Jupiter, Krishna, and Mithra were all born in lowly places like Jesus and they eventually led their people and became their respective "saviors."
The similarities do not stop with the birthplace of the "one."
The mother of Christ was called Mary.
Buddha's mother was Maia, as was the mother of Hermes. Bacchus and Adonis both had mothers named Myrrha, and even Krishnaís mother was called Marima. All of these names seem to have the same root word of Mare or Mar; the Latin word for water or sea.
Not surprisingly the Egyptian savior has a similar story.
Horus' mother was a virgin. Her name was Isis-Meri. His birth was divine the father was Osirus.
His Earthly father or in this case, his stepfather was named Seb, which is the Egyptian equivalent of Joseph.
Horus performed miracles, exorcised demons and raised "El-Osiris" from the dead. El- Osirus is a curious word because of its similarity to the word Lazarus. All you have to do is change the "O" sound you make with a flat "A" sound and you get Elazurus or Lazarus.
Horus was crucified between two thieves, buried for three days in a tomb, and rose from the dead. To his followers he was known as the KRST. This was term that meant the "one" or the anointed one.
Where do you find this information?
On the walls of the Temple of Luxor are carvings that are believed to be nearly 4000 years old.
They show what appears to be Annunciation, and Immaculate Conception.
Thoth is shown announcing to the Virgin Isis-Meri that she will give birth to an anointed child and his name will be Horus. Kneph impregnates the virgin. Kneph of course is the Christian equivalent of the Holy Ghost.
It is typical that most people are lured into thinking that a God or a savior can be explained away in a neat little sound bite or image. Later we realize that perhaps he canít be explained and that his actions while seemingly random are intricately ordered, and patterned so that the circle can be completed.
Perhaps there are several circles or revolutions that have to be spun before the earth goes through its "change."
The Matrix Revolutions begins with the symbols dropping down the screen like pouring rain. There is also a representation of the Mandelbrot set. This has been a constant image in the trilogy. The Mandelbrot set is a complex mathematical image that is called a fractal. No matter how much you look into it you begin to see many different images. It is an Image used to illustrate Chaos theory.
Chaos theory is about patterns. At times a chaotic system has repeated steps with often-irregular patterns, Some patterns will reoccur at different intervals and stay relatively stable for some time. These are called attractors, sometimes called chaotic attractors or strange attractors.
I recently interviewed Dr. Nick Begich on my show and the conversation moved into the discussion of actions and thought forms that we called small resonators. We pointed out that actions no matter how small can cause larger things to happen down the road. If we were harmonious in our thoughts and actions the effect could be enormous down the road.
It was analogous of the old idea that if a butterfly flaps its wings somewhere on one side of the planet it may cause a hurricane on the other side of the planet.
The idea that needs to be stressed that while the world appears to be spinning out of control it is up to the "One" to make an effort to stop the negative and produce positive change. One unit sharing its experience with other units in order to become of one mind. The more the units become a whole the closer they come to the source. This is similar to the journey that is indicated in a Kabalistic image of the Tree of life.
The Matrix Movies dropped hints and clues about this. Yet the critics were ruffled at the idea that their questions went unanswered.
Let me print for you the conversation that Neo had with the architect. This way I can further explain whey there is method to the madness of the Matrix Movies.
Architect: Hello Neo
Neo: Who are you?
Architect: I am the Architect. I created the Matrix. I have been waiting for you. You have many questions and although the process has altered your consciousness you remain irrevocably human, ergo some of my answers you will understand and some of them you will not. Concordantly, while your first question maybe the most pertinent you may or may not realize it is also the most irrelevant.
Neo: Why am I here?
Architect: Your life is the sum of a remainder of an unbalanced equation inherent in the programming of the matrix. You are the eventuality of an anomaly, which despite my sincerest efforts I have been unable to eliminate from what is otherwise a harmony of mathematical precision. While it remains a burden deciduously avoided it is not unexpected and thus not beyond a measure of control. Which has led you inexorably here.
Neo: You haven't answered my question.
Architect: Quite right. Interesting, that was quicker than the others.
Neo: Others? (What others? How many? Answer me)
Architect: The Matrix is older then you know. I prefer counting from the emergence of one integral anomaly to the emergence of the next. In which case this is the sixth version.
Neo: Then there are only two possible explanations, either no one told me, or no one knows.
Architect: Precisely, as you are undoubtedly gathering the anomaly is systemic. Creating fluctuations in even the most simplistic equations.
Neo: Choice, the problem is choice.
Architect: The first matrix I designed was quite naturally perfect; it was a work of art, flawless, sublime. A triumph equaled only by its monumental failure. The inevitability of its doom is apparent to me now as a consequence of the imperfection inherent in every human being. Thus, I redesigned it, Based on your history to more accurately reflect the varying grotesqueries of your nature. However I was again frustrated my failure. I have since come to understand that the answer eluded me because it required a lesser mind a mind less bound by the parameters of perfection. Thus the answer was stumbled upon by another, and intuitive program, initially created to investigate certain aspects of the human psyche. If I am the father of the matrix, she would undoubtedly be its mother.
Neo: The Oracle.
Architect: Please, as I was saying she stumbled upon a solution whereby nearly 99 percent of all test subjects accepted the program as long as they were given a choice, even if they were only aware of the choice at an unconscious level. While this answered function it was obviously fundamentally flawed thus creating the otherwise contradictory systemic anomaly. That if left unchecked might threaten the system itself, ergo those that refuse the program while the minority if unchecked would cause an escalating probability of disaster.
Neo: This is about Zion.
Architect: You are here because Zion is about to be destroyed. Its every living inhabitant terminated, its entire existence eradicated.
Architect: Denial is the most predictable of all human responses. But, rest assured, this will be the sixth time we have destroyed it. And we have become exceedingly efficient at it. The function of the One is now to return to the source allowing a temporary dissemination of the code you carry reinserting the prime program after which you will be required to select from the matrix 23 individuals, 16 female 7 male, to rebuild Zion. Failure to comply with this process will result in a cataclysmic system crash killing everyone connected to the matrix. Which, coupled with the extermination of Zion will ultimately result in the extinction of the entire human race.
Neo: You won't let it happen, you can't. You need human beings to survive.
Architect: There are levels of survival we are prepared to accept. However the relevant issue is whether you are ready to accept the responsibility for the death of every human being in this world. It is interesting reading your reactions. Your 5 predecessors were by design based on a similar predication a contingent affirmation that was meant to create a profound attachment to the rest of your species facilitating the function of the One. While the others experienced this in a very general way your experience is far more specific, Visa vie love.
Architect: Apropo, she entered the matrix to save your life at the cost of her own.
Architect: Which brings us at last to the moment of truth, wherein the fundamental flaw is ultimately expressed and the anomaly revealed as both beginning and end. There are two doors, the door to your right leads to the source and the salvation of Zion, the door to your left leads back to the matrix to her and to the end of your species. As you adequately put, the problem is choice. But we already know we you are going to do don't we? Already I can see the chain reaction the chemical precursors that signal the onset of an emotion designed specifically to overwhelm logic and reason. An emotion that is already blinding you from the simple and obvious truth, she is going to die and there is nothing you can do to stop it. Hope, it is the quintessential human delusion simultaneously the source of your greatest strength and your greatest weakness.
Neo: If I were you, I would hope that we don't meet again.
Architect: We won't.
In the Sephirotic System or the Tree of life, there are ten circles or revolutions that are connected. The circles or spheres are called sephiroth. The ten sephiroth and 22 paths of The Tree generally represent the nature of the forces behind Creation on all levels, from microscopic to macrocosmic.
The ten sephiroth are the roots and the paths are to be walked by man. Each sephira represents a different power or attainable state of being of man. The man who attains perfection with all ten is said to be to be the messiah. However in order to complete the cycle he must reach the pinnacle which is called "the Infinite Source."
Now from what I gather one of the sore points with "fans" and critics of the movie was that the movie didnít explain why Neo was able to stop the mechanical sentinels using telekinetic powers in The Matrix Reloaded film. I am detecting an attention deficit. The Oracle explained it perfectly.
Neo: "Tell me how I stopped 4 sentinels by thinking it." Oracle: "The power of the One extends beyond this world. It reaches from here all the way back to where it came from: The Source."
It was just one more revolution in Neoís Journey. He had demonstrated that he had his power from the infinite source. I wonder just how many miracles neo performed before he realized that he was a savior or a messiah? According to Kabbalists, The revolutions or levels on the tree of Life are learning points and they are met with signs and tokens that need to be gathered. They are the keys to human survival.
Once you go from level to level there are rays that come from the source. There are six main levels that come from the source. The system multiplies itself from the source. It triplicates itself until it reaches the number 216. This means that the triplicate number is 666!
Think about it.
6 x 6 x 6 = 216.
The number 216 is considered the number of the Oracle or the "Holy of Holies."
Now the interesting thing is that in another movie called "Pi" the main character of the movie determined that the number of God was 216. Not only that but if you were to calculate the polar circumference of the earth you get 21600 nautical miles. Now lets do some calculations in intelligent design from the Oracle.
The Moonís radius is 1080 miles. Let us break it down. 216x5 = 360x3 =
The Sunís radius is 432,000 miles. We break this down so it is 216x2000 = 360x1200=6x6x6x2x10x10x10!
The Earthís full radius is 3963 miles which if we stretch for approximation reduces to 360x11 = 6x6x5x2x11!
The Orbital velocity of Moon is 2286 miles per hour and the orbital velocity of the Earth is 66,600 miles per hour, which is 666x100.
It is interesting to note that a movie like the Matrix shows us that all things that are reality are all equations created by some architect with intelligence and that all things have numbers and codes like zeros and ones in binary language. The idea that we are the program in some giant computer may not be too far fetched when you look up and see that the Sun and Moon appear to be approximately the same size in the sky. We know that they arenít, but their position in the sky is the reason why eclipses are seen.
The Sun has a diameter 400 times the diameter of the Moon, and by some intelligent design we understand that the distance from the Earth to the Sun is about 400 times the distance from the Earth to the Moon. This variation in size and distance creates the darkening of the moon or the sun.
Now when the Matrix Revolutions was released it was released on a Wednesday. November 5th 2004. The movie was played in theaters at exactly the same time. In Portland Oregon the first showing of the film was at 6:00 AM Pacific Time. It was released 6 months after the release of The Matrix Reloaded. When Reloaded was released there was a Lunar Eclipse. Later there was a solar eclipse. When Revolutions was released there was a Lunar eclipse the Saturday that followed. This will also be followed by a Solar eclipse as well.
Are we seeing some intelligent design with the release of the matrix films?
The oracle number 216 is all over the place.
"The Matrix is older then you know. I prefer counting from the emergence of one integral anomaly to the emergence of the next. In which case this is the sixth version."-- Architect The Matrix Reloaded
Neo was the Sixth "One".
The Six month pacing between the releases of Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions.
6 x 6 x 6 =216!
In the gospel of Luke there is a passage that begins in Luke 21:6 that talks about the signs of the coming of the messiah.
"As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by. Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven."ó The Book of Luke
On the Day The Matrix Revolutions Movie was released the earth was bombarded with a Solar flare that has now been called the most powerful on record. It was said to be an X:28. This was followed by an Lunar eclipse which caused the moon to appear blood red.
The strange part about all of this is the signal of the sixth seal being opened in the book of Revelation. The passage talks about fires and the quaking of the earth. The signal of the sixth seal can be debated however the scripture in the book of the Apocalypse says it all:
"I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red"óBook of the Apocalypse.
The events that were transpiring and the themes of love and karma throughout the Matrix Revolutions film overwhelmed me so I consulted Dena DeCastro who is an astrologer that I trust and we were beginning to see so many parallels that we attempted top do a show on the subject matter.
By the time we got to the end of the program we were not even close to showing what all of the significant portents were all about.
We did however report that a fascinating anomaly took place on the Saturday which of course goes without saying is the sixth day of the week. On the night of the eclipse a symbol of six known as the sextile appeared in horoscopic charts.
This configuration was found by John Mirehiel and he called it the Harmonic Concordance.
"This moment is likely to bestow pure grace and unimaginable blessing upon those who meet it with their hearts focused on the union with the highest imaginable source of divinity by whatever face and name that divinity is known."-- John Mirehiel
This configuration of the sextile is a sign for Astrologers and new age thinkers but could it be the signal that the sixth seal has been opened? Is this a time where a messiah will rise up among the people after a terrible tragedy?
During the show I was looking over some notes from a previous show dealing with Islamic prophecies and the poem written by William Butler Yeates called the second coming:
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
I was also looking over Islamic eschatology and the arrival of the "Guided One" or al-Mahdi/ Al-Qaíim. Th signs it seems are also well laid out in prophecy of the return of "the one" when there are many sings in the heavens. It states that when there is a star that shines brighter than the moon and appears in the east it will be the time of the appearance of Mahdi.
Mars has been in the skies shining brighter than the moon this year. It is highly coincidental but there are also the indications of other strange activity. A man or warrior appears in the sun.
The man appears to be a head and torso and riding a horse. Dena was interested in this description since she had looked at the configuration of the stars in the sextile/ six pointed star configuration. One of the stars that she pointed out to the audience was Chiron. Chiron of course is the warrior healer. A character that oddly enough has the same attributes as Neo in the Matrix movies.
After the radio broadcast, Dena had compiled some observations on the subject matter and sent them to me in e-mail. I would like to share them with you in this article because I feel that her observations are relevant:
"Chironís story contains all of those elements usually represented in a satisfying myth: sexual liaisons between the gods, a hero with great gifts, the ideal of sacrifice, tragedy, death, and immortality. Chiron, born of a union between Saturn (in the Greek Pantheon, he is Cronus), and a sea-nymph named Philyra. As Saturn was married, their union was illicit. In different versions, Philyra was either raped by Saturn, or submitted voluntarily to his pursuit of her. In both versions, Philyra transforms herself into a horse (either to evade him or to be able to join with him in anonymity), and Saturn changes also into a horse in order to mate with her. The result is Chiron, born as a centaur: lower body of a horse, upper torso and head of a man. However, it is not clear that Chiron qualifies as a "true" centaur, as his appearance is more of a deformity due to the irresponsible behavior of his parents.
Philyra rejects Chiron instantly upon his birth, in shame over his deformity, and abandons him on Mount Pelion. He grows up alone, with love of neither his mother nor father. It is said he was tutored by Apollo (the sun god), and was schooled as a master musician, and a great healer. The crucial point in Chironís story comes when he is wounded (in most versions, accidentally) by a poisoned arrow from Hercules. He was one of the immortals (having the blood of Saturn in him), so he was unable to die; therefore he searched for the cure to this wound. The pain prodded him in the search for healing, and he continued to learn more and excel in the healing arts. He passed this knowledge on to others, primarily Asclepius, the father of medicine. Thereby, Chiron became known as "the wounded healer".
The end of his story involves a sacrifice: he gives up his immortality to Prometheus, the fire god, so that humanity can receive "fire". He negotiates this arrangement through Jupiter (Zeus), who is so taken with Chironís selflessness that he memorializes him in the constellation Sagittarius.
There are varying versions of the myth, but the core themes remain constant. There is a specific sequence of events that exactly parallel what we would see as a typical human life. It is almost like a template:
2) Abandonment by parental figure(s)
3) Schooling, learning from a mentor
4) A wounding (on the physical, mental, emotional or spiritual level)
5) The quest for healing (or for the missing piece, the love, the parental figure)
6) Teaching what one has learned back to the collective in order to help the species evolve
7) Sacrifice of oneís "immortality" (literally giving up the physical body)
8) Dying, and then being "reborn" in a non-physical form (spirit)
Chiron begins life feeling abandoned, which is the first force that drives him: the search for connection. This theme has been explored in many tales, myths, and movies. It is the precursor to the search for a "true love" or "soul mate". As humans, we are born on this earth with physical parents, but we find ourselves spiritually disconnected, abandoned by a parental figure. In the act of birth, we are separated from the source. What follows in each of us is simply a drive to reclaim this connection. The simplest word to describe that feeling of connection is "Love", as stated by the character of the Indian Man in Matrix Revolutions. Each person must find their own ways to express and receive love; it may be in the search for God, or the search for the perfect mate. Both are the search for this connection, this contact with the "love" energy that we all seem to need.
Chiron is also named a "bastard" Ė he is the illegitimate child of Saturn. This may also be taken as a metaphor for the search for legitimacy we must each endure. It is another drive that haunts him and pushes him, and pushes us. He finds a mentor (Apollo), and immerses himself in learning, in mastering many skills. He eventually becomes learned enough to be a teacher. This is the antidote for the issue of "legitimacy" Ė to learn, to master a skill, to make a name for yourself. Chiron becomes a renowned teacher, to whom all the parents begin sending their children. He is no longer perceived as the bastard son of Saturn, but is an accomplished being in his own right.
Chiron then becomes wounded. This is the metaphor for all of our wounds. As humans, we are wounded in some area of life, inevitably. The major wound can manifest on the physical, mental, emotional or spiritual level. For Chiron, the wound is physical; because he is "immortal" (or, stuck in physical form) and can not die, the wound is painful enough but never heals. The pain of the wound drives him to find different means of healing it; he becomes an expert in medicine and the healing arts. He passes this knowledge on. However, he is never truly able to heal himself. But without his wound, humanity would not have received from him the valuable knowledge about healing. For us, as with Chiron, the wound is the thing that drives us toward our evolution.
Then there is the sacrifice. Chiron sheds his immortal self (his body) in order to bring enlightenment (fire, Prometheus) to humanity. This is the end of life, the end of our ego and personality here on earth. In order to reach transcendence, in order to become one with the stars, like Chiron, there is a definitive point at which we release back into "the source". We shed the human shell, and become the sum of the memories of those whose lives weíve touched. If we live the life of Chiron, we have learned, taught, healed, and touched many. And we are commemorated, as Chiron is in the constellation Sagittarius, by the sacrifices we have made.
I believe this myth is but one version of the spiritual journey of humankind, one idea, one template. There are lessons we can glean from Chironís life, and some ideas we might just as easily choose to reject. In relating it to the movie trilogy The Matrix, there are many parallels. Neoís character is born into Zion, after realizing that the comforting world of "The Matrix" is only an illusion. In this act, he feels temporarily abandoned, bastardized; he begins toward a search for meaning, a search for knowledge. He learns and masters many skills. He grows in his power, and begins healing and teaching others by his example. The search for connection leads him both into relationship with Trinity, the "true love" and later leads him to "The Source", the Architect Ė the cold, remote father-figure (who bears some similarities to Saturn, actually). In the third movie, he is wounded. And, in the end, he sacrifices himself, his personality as Neo. His physical body is released, and he becomes a heroic memory to the people of Zion.
The myth of Chiron seems to be important at this time in astrological terms. It has come to the forefront of our consciousness because Chiron is one of the "planets" which makes of the 6-pointed star formation of the Harmonic Concordance (11/8/03). This makes us take notice of Chiron in particular because it is the only body in that formation which is "illegitimate"; it is an ironic reference to the myth. Chiron, discovered as recently as 1977, orbits between Saturn and Uranus and is only considered to be a "planetoid", not an actual planet. At first, it was thought to be a comet. Many astrologers donít recognize Chiron in the birthchart, but more are coming to see it as a matter of significance. So, perhaps this awareness of the myth, and the attention that is drawn to Chiron through its important place in the heavens, it will finally be legitimized. The symbol of Chiron looks like a key; perhaps that is another meme which draws our notice once again. The myth of Chiron may be a "key" to our own evolution.óDena DeCastro
To further answer questions proposed by the Matrix you may be surprised to see that the Matrix movies are three stages of a secret school ritual where the journey or the pilgrimage of the "one" is taken from ancient texts. Some of the nuances find themselves in rituals performed by secret societies, and certain religions. This particular "journey" that is used as a spiritual pilgrimage where the initiate has to go through stages of growth before he is given the key (Chiron) to open the door to heaven and receive the knowledge of God.
The pilgrimage starts at Buhen, where the "initiate" fasts and learns control of appetite. He proceeds to the Temple at Philae, (known as the "Gate of Man"). At Philae, he is blindfolded and swears an oath; he is then led to a ladder of seven steps, each step representing a stage of transformation. This defines the first degree of transformation.
This seems to be similar to the steps the Neo took including the red pill in order to transform. He has been told that he has not seen the world wit his eyes but with his eyes blinded from the real world. As he began blind he dies blind. A revolution going full circle.
The second degree is the mystery of air, which is learned at Thebes.
Does anyone remember the moment that Morpheus Taught Neo about flight? This is analogous to ascension.
To achieve the third degree, the initiate must pass a test of sexual temptation. The initiate continues to advance his skills, and travels to Abydos to learn the mystery of fire. As part of this initiation, the initiate would typically be symbolically struck dead (i.e., made unconscious), mirroring the actual process of death.
Neo is taken through the Matrix by Morpheus and is distracted by the sexual temptation of the Woman in Red. He looks back and sees the barrel of a gun at his head. Morpheus stops the program and teaches him to be on the look out for the Agents. Neo, while in the process of learning the knowledge of the one also is killed by the agents and then resurrects by the power of love. In the Reloaded movie he has to pass the test again with Persephone.
The fourth degree is described as the "Alpha and Omega of the pathway to truth", and was completed at Hermopolis and Akhetaton. Upon achieving this, the initiate is given access to sacred readings.
Neo is given secrets by the Oracle.
The fifth degree is at Memphis, the only requirement being that the initiate be bold enough to demand it. At Memphis, the initiate saw a play of Horus (son of Isis and Osiris) slay a 100 headed dragon.
Neo learns martial Arts and fights Morpheus. He also must fight Agent Smith. Then he realizes that he has to fight not one but hundreds of Agent Smiths.
The sixth degree was at Heliopolis, and known as the "Gate of Death". At Heliopolis, the initiate learns that all of the Gods of the Pantheon emanate from a single "Source" God. The goal of this stage was an understanding of Astronomy.
Neo meets the Architect and also learns form the Oracle about the Source. The Architect gives him a choice. Both have an element of Death in them. Save the one that you love and Destroy Zion, Or Save Zion and in the process destroy yourself. When enters through the door of light he sees a star scape.
The seventh degree was granted at Behedet and Heliopolis; the initiate was granted "Pure Knowledge of God". He was given the password, "Adon", and access to the "Royal Key."
After the choice is made all things are made new and the "one" finds salvation through love and selflessness. He chooses to give his life to save his friends.
All things have a beginning and all things have an end.
Coincidentally there is a significant scripture in the bible that eerily contains the Oracle number. In Revelation 21:6 its says:
"And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely."
I must once again point out that while some may tell me a Cigar is just a cigar I have to point to the contrary with the Matrix films. There are so many puzzle pieces and riddles wrapped in the three films that one has to some how go beyond the movie and explore the hidden numbers, signs, and triggers that unveil the secret.
The truth may be that we are all just zeroes and ones playing out in a program that can be mastered and hacked. When it is done we will find the key and use it to open the door and possibly change the world through tolerance and love.
The message in the movie is very obvious to me.
You canít find this message watching a reality television show, or listening to the latest scandals in politics. The way to begin your pilgrimage and to accomplish the levels is to take a baby step from one point.
That point is Ground Zero.
Ground Zero gratefully acknowledges Dena DeCastro for her knowledge of astrology and mythology. Without her this article would not have been written.
Copyright 1998-2007 Ground Zero Media, Clyde Lewis, and John Hart. All Rights Reserved.