The following is from the scene where Peter is studying some of the components of the bridging device. His observation is correct in that it was designed just for him.
|Peter: "The parameters are human...a reflection of the human genome. The spectrum isn't random. In fact, the specificity of the configuration would seem to suggest that the object would only respond to a subset of people. And a narrow subset at that. A subset of one. Me."|
Fringe - Episode 2.23, "Over There, Part 2"
This device is so large Peter has to climb up stairs to access it. In the upper of these two images you see him in the machine while Olivia stands on a portable staircase. When Peter is in the machine it responds to him, enabling him to bridge heaven and earth, as it were. Having ascended into the machine, Peter becomes the bridge between heaven and earth, petra, a stone, the unique biological agent with the essential genetics! In the lower image you see him as with a blue light body, appearing as an ascended god in the apotheosis of Peter Bishop.
Notice how the episode referenced is numbered 2.23. The "other" universe tried to drive the transdimensional machine with DNA derived from Peter's child. It didn't work well, having only his genetic contribution as a father. With Peter himself in the machine, all 46 or 2·23 chromosomes were present, and it worked perfectly. The Fringe folks are clever.
This drawing was handed to Peter after he had examined the components and discovered that they responded to him. It shows the device with a picture of him and what we imagine is his personal genome sequence.
If I was expecting to do a series on Fringe I'd already be moving on to the next black stone item, but since I'm not, I'm going to expand a little on the role of Peter Bishop. My buddy Aaron and I were discussing it some time back and it occurred to us that he was the Pope, the False Prophet. According to Roman Catholic doctrine, the Pope is the bishop of Rome, successor of St. Peter, chief of the whole Church, and the Vicar of Christ on earth. Peter, as in St. Peter - Bishop as the Bishop of Rome. This petras stone is the false prophet, the Petrus Romanus, the last Pope in St. Malachy's twelfth-century prophetic sequence.
The False Prophet will be a Pope, the Beast John saw coming up out of the earth. Notice how the drawing of Peter has fiery smoke rolling up out of his eyes, subtly forming two horns like a lamb. Notice how the machine has extensions of Peter's arms that resemble dragon wings, or fangs.
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon. 12 He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life. 15 And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, 17 and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.Revelation 13:11-18
And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.Revelation 19:20
The False Prophet is like the first Beast, a therion, which to say he is of a similar kind, genetically special, hybridized. Since he will fulfill the role of High Priest and baptizer to the other Beast, it seems a reasonable inference that, as John the Baptist preceded Y'shua with a 6 month advance, the papal False Prophet will begin a ministry in advance of the revealing of the lawless one. But I digress.
But, hey, while I'm digressing, I want to at least lightly touch on the symbolism of the winged machine. Things with wings usually fly, right? As a biblical symbol, things that have wings can traverse dimensional boundaries. The visual designer of this Fringe device understands. The person he inspired to draw it up might understand, too. ;)
20 The cherubim shall have their wings spread upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings and facing one another; the faces of the cherubim are to be turned toward the mercy seat. 21 You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony which I will give to you. 22 There I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about all that I will give you in commandment for the sons of Israel.Exodus 25:20-22
Olivia is the lead character of the show, who can cross over without technological aid; and there's Walter, who crossed over to get Peter; and Dr. Bell, who crossed over; and Peter, who, with the necessary help of Olivia, not only crosses over but controls the breech created by Walter. These characters all had wings, in a figurative sense, but Peter had them visibly, in the device he was biologically connected with.
The main plot device of Fringe involves the relationship between the two universes, which are ultimately symbolic of heaven and earth. Control over the boundary linking the two and thereby the status of both is the MacGuffin. The dimensional boundary, the border, that's the fringe that's the real focus of attention, beyond the “fringe science” aspect played up more superficially. With regard to control over the dimensional fringe, here's a key connection that will tie in with the stone theme.
31 You shall make the robe of the ephod all of blue. 32 There shall be an opening at its top in the middle of it; around its opening there shall be a binding of woven work, like the opening of a coat of mail, so that it will not be torn. 33 You shall make on its hem pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet material, all around on its hem, and bells of gold between them all around: 34 a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, all around on the hem of the robe. 35 It shall be on Aaron when he ministers; and its tinkling shall be heard when he enters and leaves the holy place before the LORD, so that he will not die.Exodus 28:31-35
The Fringe is the hem of the ephod with alternating bells and pomegranates all around. This dynamic of this feature perhaps most particularly enables the High Priest to access the most holy place to enter into the presence of the Lord without dying. He meets the Lord, as we noted earlier from Exodus 25, who speaks to him from between the cherubim, whose wings are spread upward.
I see Peter Bishop in the winged transdimensional device modeling St. Peter, Bishop of Rome, Petrus Romanus, the papal False Prophet. The False Prophet is modeled on both Elijah and John the Baptist. Luke 1:5 reveals the name of John the Baptist's mother: Elizabeth. Peter Bishop's mother's name was Elizabeth. And this, for no reason? I doubt that. John the Baptist was an Aaronite as required according to law, who was made the legitimate High Priest of Israel (Aaronic/Levitical and Melchizedek) under sanction of the Most High God. I've written about this, presenting it on The Open Scroll. The High Priest alone can access Gods presence. Fringe presents Peter Bishop as that High Priest with that access, who uses it to make intercession for his people. No, really.
When Olivia's participation is required for Peter to access the machine, we see her at the top of the portable stairs next to Peter in the machine. Dr. Bell calls Olivia by the name Olive. She is Olive, on the mount, adjacent to the High Priest as he accesses the Holy of Holies in an allusion to the Mount of Olives, adjacent to the Temple in Jerusalem. Yeah, it's complicated. Fringe might even exceed Rango on the cryptographic-clever-o-meter, if that could be possible.
I mentioned that the bell-pomegranate hem fringe had a tie in with the stone theme and it does, even beyond Peter as the petras-stone himself. The High Priest modeled by Peter wore stones when he accessed the Holy of Holies. Two stones were on his shoulders that bore the names of the tribes of Israel, 6 names per stone. These stones were onyx. If you want to know what onyx looks like, just look at the black stone in Doda's Bad Girls video. Look at the black stones in the movie Knowing. Right. Onyx. Stones were further set into the High Priest's breastplate of judgment. Gem stones were set in gold into a grid of four rows and three stones per row, each engraved with the name of one of the tribes. The stones are linked to people, biological entities with DNA. This grid of 12 unique stones had a very specific configuration, and this grid had a specific relation to the stone on one shoulder that bore the names of six tribes, and to the complementary one on his other shoulder. You are aware that these things were all made after a pattern, according to what was in heaven, right? These are a witness to some heavenly reality. There is a quantum linking, if you will.
18 I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.Matthew 16:18-19
A quantum entangled petras. The gates of the “alt-verse” will not prevail against it.
Sorry. I should have given you advance notice about using an extra wrap of duct tape to keep your tin-foil helmet from blowing off. The Fringe folks know things. They spill the beans. Movies and other media bear continual witness to the supernatural. When the Lord opens your eyes, you see whatever He wants to show you. Go get your helmet and this time secure it with an extra wrap of duct tape. Ready? OK.
The High Priest had his array of stones and musical golden bells adorning his garments, his covering. This equipped him for access into the Most Holy Place. Ezekiel described a being who had a similar covering, apparently for a similar purpose.
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, thesardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.Ezekiel 28:13-15
My buddy Aaron speculated that this might be how Satan "walked to and fro and up and down" upon the earth. I think so, probably giving a view of how he got around Eden. After sinning with Eve and Adam he may have been stripped of a garment, as the man and woman came to see themselves as naked. Did they all lose a garment? The serpent was cursed and somehow changed according to Genesis 3:14. When “the anointed cherub that covereth” had 9 gem stones and was perhaps as some kind of musical instrument, there may have been a complex dynamic facilitating his dimensional access that involved EMR and non-EM resonance. After the curse, was there something like a casting out of heaven involved, stripping him of something like a "wedding garment" so that he fell to a lower realm? He can still get around, but he seems to be handicapped.
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them. 7 The LORD said to Satan, “From where do you come?” Then Satan answered the LORD and said, “From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.”Job 1:6
I think he's enlisted the physicists at CERN's LHC to help him get his mojo working. He's upped the contracts to cover overtime on the fringe science to get the black stone hook-up. He's just about got Petrus Romanus online, apparently.
OK. You can remove the tinfoil helmet. :) Until next time, Lord willing.