Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Part 53 - Rango - The Blackstone Influence

In coming to understand what is meant by Rango's floating gravel in the context of Rango's fall to earth, you have to see how black stones and rocks represent the Beast and mark of the Beast. I'm going to develop this further to expose how common the symbol is and to open a little more insight into the other meanings.

Dr John Dee and his assistant Edward Kelly famously used a special black stone for scrying. I just wrote about Dee, the subject of a Cultural Olympiad 2012 opera and musical album. Dee and Edwards practiced divination with the object. The stone mirror had a history of such use, having been acquired from the Aztecs in Mexico. It was already a “demonically charged” object that probably had been dedicated to the god known as Tezcatlipoca, the god of rulers, warriors and sorcerers whose name translates to 'Smoking Mirror'. “Mexica [Aztec] priests used mirrors for divination and conjuring up visions.” (The British Museum - Dr Dee's mirror) Another name for the "dimensional portal" device is “shew-stone.”

A similar object in popular culture is the fortune teller's crystal ball, as used in The Wizard of Oz by the wizard and the witch. The Magic 8-Ball “toy” by Mattel is modeled on this object, which is a shiny black ball, basically a black stone for pretend and real divination. Another familiar object in the class is the mirror in Alice through the Looking Glass, a device that was not only a window but a doorway through which she traveled.

The connection between black stones and magic has been established in the minds of many through a pair of famous magicians named Blackstone, father and son, Harry Blackstone Sr. (1885-1965) and Jr. (1934-1997). Harry Sr (born Harry Bouton) was known as The Great Blackstone. The Great Black Stone represents the Beast, which I established in previous posts. These men were stage magicians, performers who practiced tricks with special props to create the illusion of magic. Whether there was ever actual magick involved, I can't say, and I don't think divining was ever a big part of their acts. Yet, the matter of deceiving the audience into thinking they were seeing what wasn't really true is faithful to the black stone tradition of Dee, Edwards and the Aztec priests. The angelic/demonic entities who produced the visions in the black stone were only ever deceivers, agents of the father of lies who held their enchanted audience captive with supernatural delusion.

A firm that appears to do magic with your assets is The Blackstone Group, founded in 1985 as a mergers and acquisitions boutique. Now rebranded simply as Blackstone, it's an alternative asset management and financial services company that rightly claims to be among the world's leading investment and advisory firms. The founders, Peter G. Peterson and Stephen A. Schwarzman, claim to have named their firm Blackstone as a cryptogram derived from their names. Schwarz is German for black, and Peter, or Petra in Greek, means stone or rock. OK. Fair enough, but I think there's more to it than that. Peterson was Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations until retiring in 2007. He's widely claimed to be a Mason and Illuminist. Schwarzman was Skull and Bones. I'd bet they're completely onboard with the Black Stone Antichrist Beast scheme.

Crossing over out of the financial sector into the intelligence community, something similar can be noted in The Bourne Identity (one of my favorite franchises), a fictional work based on Robert Ludlum's novel. The names of the two black-on-black ops running the CIA agent Jason Bourne and other assassins form the cryptogram “Blackstone” in a similar fashion to what was claimed by Schwarzman and Peterson. (Thanks Aaron!) When Operation Treadstone was closed down it was folded into Operation Blackbriar. Think about it. The missions Bourne was assigned involved assassinating people in such a way that they either looked like accidents or were done so others could be blamed. In these ways, the primary objective was attained with blame shifting to provide deceptive cover. Like magick.

If you extract the words “black” and “stone” from Treadstone and Blackbriar you have “tread” and “briar” remaining. This speaks to me of Genesis 3 and the curses given to the serpent and Adam.

14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
Genesis 3

I believe an allusion to Genesis 3 was planned and that Ludlum understood about the black stone. Note from the following how the intent was to create “a mythical assassin called Cain.”

Treadstone is so top-secret that several Deputy Directors of the CIA have no idea that it even exists. In the books, Treadstone headquarters is located in New York City and looks simply like a dilapidated house but is in reality a fortress, having bullet resistant glass and multiple security systems. It is, in this context, a top secret operation to trap the international assassin, Carlos, by creating a mythical assassin called Cain.

Operation Treadstone - bourne.wikia

Uh, HEY - Isn't there something in Genesis about the creation of a murderer named Cain, a story some people try to pass off as just a myth? Wasn't he the Black Stone prototype, a literal son of the serpent like the coming Beast will be? Blackbriar was Treadstone's successor. Think about how the Cain gambit ultimately failed, like Treadstone, an operation that was terminated when the flood purged the family line from the face of the earth. The successor, Blackbriar intends to succeed where Treadstone failed. Do you think Ludlum understood about the black stone? It seems plain enough to me. He certainly displayed an understanding of trauma-based mind-control techniques being used to create secret agents with superhuman abilities, which certainly factors heavily into the greater Black Stone Beast scheme.

With the esoteric community in mind, Bourne's girlfriend's name, Marie Helena Kreutz, suggests a reference to Christian Rosenkreutz and the Rosicrucian manifesto, The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz. While Jason Bourne and Maria Kreutz didn't actually become Bridegroom and Bride, they lived together as lovers until her death. The setting of the Rosicrucian manifesto's story is Chag HaMatzot, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and it is apparent to me that it is a twisted version of when the lawless one (Black stone) will be revealed and the Bridegroom (White stone) will subsequently take His Bride. The invitation to the wedding of the manifesto includes the Monas Hieroglyphica associated with John Dee. Familiar, yes?

Ludlum's Bourne Trilogy is a tapestry of symbolic imagery. He knew things. His cryptic equation is very revealing. Treadstone + BlackBriar - tread briar = Black Stone

It should be getting pretty obvious that Black Stones are understood by the illumined because the themes are consistent. What I see suggests that the pharmakeia or sorceries of Mystery Babylon and the Beast she rides are represented in the black stone, an emblem that encompasses a broad spectrum of antichrist elements and that spirit's attendant delusion. When Rango's gravel is considered in light of these things, the surreal slow-motion scene set to the music of Ave Maria pictures in the floating gravel the magickal spell of antichrist delusion that attends the falling of this being to earth, the chameleon who brings salvation.

8 Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; 9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, 10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 11 For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, 12 in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.
2 Thessalonians 2:8-11

That's a Black Stone work.


  1. Hey Bob,

    Something rather interesting featured in the "Blackstone Financial Group". Apparently they are in the mergers and acquisitions business, right? Based on what we know thus far that seems to be the perfect line of business for the black-stone folk.

    After all, the end game of the enemy is that of merging with humanity in the form of Sons of God with the daughters of men and the context of acquiring, or attempting to acquire, all that which belongs to The Lord...including Adamic-Mankind.

    Blackstone....mergers....acquisitions. Right!



  2. I'm thinking of the old Flintstones cartoon ...