Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Part 52 - Rango - Rango as The Black Stone

There's more to Rango's floating gravel than what I wrote in the last post, which can perhaps be most simply summarized in this way: Black stones and rocks represent the Devil and his kind in contrast to the Rock of Israel, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and His kind. Beyond appearing in Rango and Knowing (2009), black stones and rocks are used symbolically in many other movies and TV shows, and in various other ways that might surprise you. I'm going to explore some of these instances and feature some more scripture references to bring a little more of the depth and complexity of the symbol to light.

When I was writing about Rango's ice cube and cubes as hypercubes I covered the Kaaba, which translates to cube. When Muslims pray, they face the object called the Black Stone, located inside the Kaaba in the center of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Their rock is not My Rock. David Flynn, who recently “went on ahead” made a noteworthy observation about this stone in Temple at the Center of Time. On page 226, he wrote: “The distance between the Kab'ah stone in Mecca to the temple mount is 666 nautical miles, which is accurate to the foot.

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 13:16-18

The Black Stone (a cornerstone) is related to the temple mount with its foundation stone (that is not the one over which the Dome of the Rock is built) by 666. The "White" stone? The Black Stone in Mecca's Kaaba is linked by that numbering to the Beast and his mark, an object of worship which Islamic tradition purports to have fallen from Heaven to show Adam and Eve where to build an altar.

Hmmm. The Black Stone fell from heaven to earth? Doesn't this seem familiar? In Rango's scene where the chameleon falls to earth, we see floating gravel, which falls with him to the earth. Black stones, Rango and the gravel, both. As the Muslims worship the Black Stone in the Cube, didn't the chameleon who fell to earth with gravel come to be celebrated and even worshiped as a god, even the savior of the town, and didn't he live in a Kaaba, a terrarium? Rango is the Black Stone of Islam and also the Mahdi, the final Imam of Twelve, Muhammad al-Mahdi, by other names the Antichrist Beast, Horus, Apollo or Thor, as presented time and again in this series.

There's even more substance to this identification of the chameleon as the messianic Black Stone when you compare him to another messianic rock in a desert wilderness far removed from the fictional town of Dirt.

5 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Pass before the people and take with you some of the elders of Israel; and take in your hand your staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. 6 Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.” And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
Exodus 17:5-6

and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ.
1 Corinthians 10:4

The people in the desert wilderness were thirsty. The residents of Rango's dusty little town of Dirt had the same critical issue in Nevada's Mojave Desert. Black Rock Rango solved the water problem!

I find it interesting that the Black Stone in the Kaaba, Mecca, and the rock of Horeb (Jebel al Lawz) are both in Saudi Arabia (See also Ron Wyatt and Jim and Penny Caldwell).

Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.
Galatians 4:25

Back in the USA, many miles north of the Mohave Desert in the northwestern part of Nevada you'll find the Black Rock Desert, which is separated into two arms by the Black Rock Range. Each year, an event known as Burning Man takes place in the Black Rock Desert, during which time the temporary community of Black Rock City appears. This has roots in a pagan summer solstice bonfire ritual that seems to have begun in the mid 80s in San Francisco. In 1990 the event in Nevada began to generally be observed the week before Labor day. If you've ever seen The Wicker Man (1973) and understand that a bonfire is more literally a bone fire, you get that this entire business isn't really a good thing. The Druids of Gaul performed human sacrifices inside a wicker man. When I lived in Sacramento, which is not that far away and is on the major route there, on Labor day you'd see caravans of dust covered vehicles descending I-80 out of the Sierra Nevada range, usually overloaded with camping gear and sundry peculiar items of character. I used to work with people who attended every year. It's a pagan ritual gathering and a “clothing optional” celebration of all sorts of misbehavior and weirdness.

The Black Rock - not my Rock.

More to follow on this theme, Lord willing.


  1. April 19 news:
    WARNING: Burning Man Comes to D.C.

  2. The point is that they are equivalent. In each case, the union of the sons of god with the daughters of man is signaled. In each case, those symbols were made and accepted as identifying emblems contrary to the second commandment.

  3. The Kaaba has a bronze Sun/Anus on the inside.
    You can see it at the 2:22 mark of the video.

  4. Dear Admin.

    Muslim did not worship the black stone or the kaaba.
    Muslim only worship Allah.
    The kaaba is just a direction to pray.

    The black stone actually is a white stone when it fall from heaven.
    It become black because lot of people kissing the stone.