Friday, September 26, 2014

Part 11 - Decoding The Penitent Man (2010) - Darnell's Vintage Watch and the Epic Irony

As I illustrated in the previous post, the scene pictured in this screenshot is loaded with significant Occult imagery about the arrival of the Antichrist. I'm going to be decoding the very significant dialog that leads up to that esoteric beverage service, and also the imagery of Darnell's vintage watch. The time hack that opens and closes the stargate is featured, and beans are spilled about the how and why of it in what I recognize as the film's pivotal scene. There is, in this pivotal scene, a grand and epic irony to be noted.

The operation of the stargate pictured when Pyatt uncorks the decanter and pours the Scotch while jiggling the crystal stopper requires a kind of time hack. Darnell drops clever hints about it in this segue as he tells his mind-bending story to his unsuspecting younger self, and demonstrates it with a simple but profound object lesson.

Pyatt: Time viewing, huh? But you're not actually viewing me. You're here. You're actually sitting right here, so - how is that possible?

Darnell: You don't believe me?

Pyatt: It's not my job to believe you, but I want to understand. So, so, okay. So you, you created this amazing technology but not now, some time in the future. And that technology only allows you to see, so how are you here?

Darnell: I want you to understand why more so than how.

Pyatt: But you've got to understand that as a man of reason the things that you're telling me are all impossible to accept.

Darnell: I understand.

Pyatt: I've studied all this, I've fantasized about it, I mean, most scientists, people like, like uh, Albert Einstein (Darnell interjects: Hawking), Stephen Hawking, they don't even believe like something like this is possible, yet you're sitting here, telling me that you're actually living proof that it exists.

Darnell: Yes I am.

Pyatt: The idea of taking a man or a woman from one time and putting them to another that already happened - there's just so many questions that arise from that.

Darnell: I was as skeptical as you are when I began.

Pyatt: Okay, uh, one of the biggest issues that comes up right away is causality. So if you change something in the past then-

Darnell: The grandfather paradox is something we all debated for a long time. If Jimmy goes into the past and kills his grandma, will Jimmy or his family ever exist?

Pyatt: Right. So-

Darnell: I came to two conclusions about time. Many theories existed. But now I could eliminate the arguments that travel was impossible, or that only forward travel was. I did tests and experiments that led me to two possibilities. Either time was circular, constant, or, when you went back it would create an offshoot.

Pyatt: Like a separate time line.

Darnell: That's right. A new branch of time moving forward, parallel to the original, with its own events and outcomes.

Pyatt: So, which is it?

Darnell: The definitive answer to that question is close to impossible. Even if Jimmy goes and kills his grandfather and wipes out his whole family in the process, does time ultimately find its way to the same outcome, or is it set in a new direction, a new course, or, does the original future coexist with a separate timeline that Jimmy created, or, does Jimmy fail? Maybe if Jimmy tried to do something as significant as kill his grandfather in the past, time or fate would not allow it. The gun would jam, or a bird would get in the way.

At this point in the conversation, Darnell pulls out his pocket watch, opens the case, checks the time and sets it down on the coffee table. His action provides for some very appropriate punctuation because of the significance of what he had just said. The film's ending leaves the audience with the strong impression that the question Darnell posited about time or fate not allowing Jimmy to kill his grandfather in the past has been answered. Despite Darnell's trips into the past, his best effort to change the outcome merely effects the way it unfolds. “Does time ultimately find its way to the same outcome”? The result informs us, yes. This scene's dialog provides the main question answered by the film, declaring the very hypothesis of Darnell's desperate experiment. It has our attention.

Darnell had checked his pocket watch in the film's opening scene, and he checks it again immediately after posing the critical question answered in the film's closing scene. The checking of the time on his pocket watch is a fitting way to identify the critical pivot of the time travel themed film. That is where we discover the key dialog.

Another element embedded in that pivotal snippet of dialog appears under the same bright spotlight. When Darnell posits, “does the original future coexist with a separate timeline that Jimmy created,” the typical assumption is that the name of his hypothetical story's time traveler is arbitrary and insignificant, but it's not. Jimmy: “a short crowbar; to force open with or as if with a crowbar.” When he says, “a timeline that Jimmy created,” he's secretly telling us about the use of a crowbar of sorts to jimmy time-space, forcing open a stargate for the purpose of changing outcomes. This is what I've been calling the time hack. What we're witnessing in the film is “a timeline that Jimmy created” because he, Darnell, the time traveler, jimmied the stargate mechanism. When he makes that sly declaration and then pulls out his pocket watch and opens the watch case, it's a slick illustration of how he manipulated time and opened the time-space portal to travel into his past and appear in our present!

The operation of Darnell's signal timepiece provides us with a technical illustration. This diagram of a wormhole pictures the folding of time-space.

When Darnell pulls out his watch, we see that the hinged case is folded like time-space when a wormhole is opened. When he opens the case it is an unfolding of the watch, modeling to us the unfolding of time-space. It's an object lesson that demonstrates the manipulation of a time-space wormhole, and of time itself.

Early in the conversation scripted above, Pyatt asks, “so how are you here?” Darnell replies, “I want you to understand why more so than how.” In the conversation that follows, instead of explaining why he's there it seems like he's just explaining the grandfather paradox, but he's actually revealing, in that pivotal scene's dialog and action, both why he's there and how he got there. The keys involve understanding about Jimmy and the watch. How he got here was by jimmying the time-space wormhole. Why he's here is to change the outcome with, “a separate timeline that Jimmy created.”

The level of detail in this richly layered scene exposes the magickal work of the theurgist. It compares to other scenes like the Scotch and water baptism and when Darnell stalks Pyatt past the Pretty Parlor. Let's pause for a moment to consider how and why this is so. On Darnell's watch is a fob, a short chain. It's completely ordinary, yet, that doesn't mean it's not symbolic. The fob represents the seirai, the great chain of being.

“By the Principle of Continuity we can see that there must be a connection between the "highest" and "lowest" realms, between the One and Matter, and connecting all things in between. These are the divine Seirai (Chords, Chains, "Processions"), which unite the Orders of Being. Thus we have connections with the Celestial Bodies and are influenced by Them, who in turn convey influences from the Gods; this is the basis of astrology. We are all connected in the 'Great Chain of Being.'” (source)

“Additionally the theurgist sought to ascend into the presence of the gods by using symbols, signs, words, sounds, godly materials called seirai (chords, chains, "processions") which united Orders of beings with Celestial bodies, "A Great Chain of Being." The practice of theurgy would only convey influence from the gods if the symbols and rituals used were taught by the gods. This is why Plato said 'great power of geometric equality exists amongst both gods and men.'” (The David Flynn Collection - Kindle Edition)

Some Freemasons claim that the G inside their square and compass emblem stands for Geometry, connecting that with the reason why they refer to their god as the Grand Architect of the Universe. They practice theurgy. I wouldn't argue against the G meaning Geometry but there really is far more to it than that.

When Darnell retrieves his watch he reaches into his jacket with his right hand. HELLO! It's the ancient illuminated brotherhood's hidden hand sign, which is also called the sign of the Master of the Second Veil. The location of the film set is an old Masonic building, so that's fitting. With the hiding of the right hand, only the left is exposed, which speaks to me of a sign that he's a man on the left hand path.

Regarding Darnell's vintage watch, there are yet two more symbols to be identified. Yes, more. It would be an error to ascribe the depth of the symbolism coded into this film to human cleverness, and likewise, the decoding of it.

The style of watch with a folding case is called a clamshell watch. Think, Venus, arriving on a sea shell. There, in the immediate context, is the requisite presence of the goddess. Another goddess image appears in this scene because the large picture of a full moon on the wall of Dr. Pyatt's office is occasionally in view.

In addition to the picture of the moon there's a globe on a shelf, plus a horned (Taurus - the celestial Silver Gate) tribal mask to establish a celestial setting. The other pagan idols in the office, and perhaps most obviously, Shiva, provide essential connections with the celestial gods.

Darnell's vintage watch is also known as a pocket watch, and he usually keeps it hidden in his jacket pocket. I believe the watch pocket represents a hidden compartment of time-space, a pocket universe according to how the concept has been illustrated in TV shows like Fringe and The Tomorrow People. The wormhole through time-space represented by the watch opens between this realm and the pocket universe, which may be identified with the Milky Way, the duat, the underworld; the containment zone where the spirit of antichrist is presently abiding.

Recall what I wrote in Part 5. “I'm informing you about the art and craft of the messaging, but more than that, I want to impress upon you just how profound this casual appearing low budget film really is, so that, as I also interpret some of the dialog, you assign to it the same level of significance that is evident in the expertly layered media vehicle.” Here's some of that significant dialog, which I'm camping on this little film to bring forth in this very late hour of a critical season. Do I have your attention?

In the film's pivot, Darnell declares in a deliberately cryptic way what he says openly elsewhere, that he's here is to change the outcome with, “a separate timeline that Jimmy created.” With reference to that part of the conversation, Darnell isn't there to kill his grandfather like the hypothetical Jimmy, but the film's ending presents a similitude. Future-Ovid comes back to assassinate Jason before he can “become Mr. Darnell” and ruin the future. Darnell intercepts him and foils his plan, but in doing so he simply involves himself as a direct agent in the event that transforms him. While Darnell wrestles Ovid for the gun, a bullet is fired that grazes Pyatt's head. Pyatt goes into a coma. When he awakens it's with an epiphany, with the insight about how to view and travel through time. The end result is that, instead of “a separate timeline that Jimmy created” leading to a different outcome it is implied that, despite his best effort, the future is still going to be ruined.

This film's presentation of the proof of the grand experiment's hypothesis is extremely ironic! See Darnell as the “darnel,” the tare, as the agent of the ancient Dragon who is called in the ultimate manifestation, the Antichrist. The Antichrist represents the return of the King Apollo or Horus, with the same god incarnating in a different body and time. His destiny, fate or “outcome” has been declared in the Bible, in places like Genesis 3:15 and Revelation 19:20. Judgment awaits, and he will not escape it. Yet, that's the play, to avoid judgment, from a most simple perspective. In the language of the film, that prophesied future represents a timeline with an outcome that the Tare is intended to change. It's mind-boggling that I'm permitted to address this, and proclaim it! The film's ending suggests the correct answer to the essential question about whether the Adversary can avoid his appointed end, as the Bible describes it. He cannot, despite the time hack gambit. His efforts to hijack the timeline, so to speak, are already accounted for in the biblical text. His failed efforts are already the record of history. There will be no rewriting, no departure from what the sovereign God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob has appointed!

Despite what most think, the devil doesn't yet know his time is short. (Rev. 12:12) Until he's cast down again, he's still operating on the premise that he will alter the outcome declared in the Bible with his time hack and his messianic pretender, because of what he sees in his future as he looks ahead. What is hidden from him is the key to his downfall. It will be as it has been.

Consider the message of the Apostle Paul. The sovereign God invented the concept of concealing and revealing as a method of bringing his plans to fruition.

4 and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God. 6 Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; 7 but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; 8 the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory; 9 but just as it is written,“Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him.” 10 For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, 13 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words. ~ 1 Corinthians 2:4-13

The moment is near when the devil will make his play, thinking to check and then checkmate my King. He will manipulate time-space for a short term advantage, or so it will be perceived. What's ironic is that, just like Darnell's observation, “time or fate would not allow it.” In truth, the God of time and fate will not allow, because what He has appointed is what will be.

The dialog that follows the scene where Darnell sets his watch on the coffee table is also valuable. This is the last of the conversation that segues into the drink service, the cloaked baptismal sequence.

Pyatt: I don't understand, so, if you're from the future, theoretically, a time far after Jimmy would have killed his grandfather, wouldn't you see the changes it made?

Darnell: It's not that simple, Dr. Firstly, only the traveler would ever know. If time had changed, we would never experience it. To us, Jimmy never existed.

Pyatt: Okay, okay. What if somebody went back and killed Hitler?

Darnell: What if Hitler was killed?

Pyatt: What?

Darnell: What if originally Hitler was killed and somebody went back and changed it, kept him alive. To us, we would remember it as our history, as if it always happened. Many people believe that time eventually corrects itself. If Hitler was dead, someone would likely step up and take his place. Thank God mercifully I never have to test that theory.

Pyatt [stands up with a start]: Yeah but you can.

Darnell: I guess so.

Pyatt: You being here brings all that into question. I need a drink, man.

At this point, we have the pause for refreshment covered in Part 10. Pyatt's final word isn't here for filler. “I need a drink, man.” This is the segue into the messianic baptism ritual, a last supper “John 13” ritual. A man is going to be baptized with a drink. Think, Son of Man, and blood.

53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. 54 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55 For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. 56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. ~ John 6:53-56

“I need a drink, man.” That's how it works.

So, in the pivotal conversation Pyatt proposes another hypothetical scenario and names Hitler. There's an interesting character. Like how Darnell named Jimmy for symbolic purposes, Hitler is named as a notable antichrist and precursor to the coming Antichrist, who is being modeled here by both Darnell and Pyatt.

I'm going to close this post with an analysis of Darnell's lesson. “What if originally Hitler was killed and somebody went back and changed it, kept him alive? To us, we would remember it as our history, as if it always happened. Many people believe that time eventually corrects itself. If Hitler was dead, someone would likely step up and take his place. Thank God mercifully I never have to test that theory.”

Again, the ending of the film correctly implies “that time eventually corrects itself.” Truly, the God of time and every dimensional construct won't allow for a different outcome. Time, it may well be said, is a servant construct, and it serves Him, who created it. The Antichrist maneuver is already accounted for in the biblical text. Those failed efforts are already the record of history.

Darnell's expression of gratitude is more than filler, of course. Here's the twist up. With his time gambit he, The Tare, steps up and takes the place of Hitler, who is dead. He walks in his shoes to finish what his functional forbears failed to complete. Some historians claim that Hitler saw the future in the Akashic record and communed, with his SS henchmen, with the fallen angels. I don't doubt it. They met with unforseen circumstances, and failed. They were deceived. The Tare, deceived, will also fail. Limited success has been granted, however, and in the horrors to come my Lord's purposes will be served, and His glory will manifest! His faithful will reign with Him.

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