Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The Avengers, Jack Kirby and William Blake's “The Sick Rose”

I have not yet seen the current blockbuster featureMarvel's The Avengers (2012), but when I do I'll probably have something of interest to report. In the mean time, I wanted to point out the notable fact that Jack Kirby (Jacob Kurtzberg - 1917–1994), co-creator (Stan Lee On The Jack Kirby 'Avengers' Credit Controversy ) of The Avengers, has been called “the William Blake of comics.” The enigmatic and influential William Blake (1757–1827) wrote the poem “Jerusalem”, which I mention fairly regularly on this blog. When Confucius wrote that symbols rule the world, not words nor laws, he expressed a remarkable insight that speaks to the impact men like Blake and Kirby have had in forming the world of today. The genius of their particular handiwork is the expression of the symbolic. I owned many Marvel comics as a boy, reading each one many many times. Given how popular The Avengers has already been and how many influential artists since Blake have identified him as inspiration, I'm not alone in acknowleging their broad impact upon my life, for good or bad.

Decoding the branding that has already become familiar to many, The Avengers graphic wordmark is a phallic arrow Eye of Horus, with the A for Apollo, aka Horus. See how the arrow of the letter A is pointing at the letter V, and just those two letters are involved with the circle? Like I wrote here (Part 39 - See, it's the "i" of Horus! Doubled Letter Genitalia) “The A and V are very frequently used together to signal, as paired opposing deltas, the sons of god (A) with the daughters of men (V).” The phallic arrow of Apollo is engaging in the sex magick circle with the daughters of men.

If the graphic logo for The Avengers movie looks familiar it may be because it so closely resembles the Nazi SA (Sturmabteilung) Stormtroopers insignia described here: Part 12 - The Sodomite Gateway - The Black Sun - Nazi Blight.

William Blake wrote a poem whose meaning remains a mystery, subject to a variety of interpretations, “The Sick Rose.”

O Rose, thou art sick.
The invisible worm
That flies in the night
In the howling storm
Has found out thy bed
Of crimson joy,
And his dark secret love
Does thy life destroy.

William Blake's “The Sick Rose”

It may be noted from Blake's illustration of “Satan Exulting Over Eve” that he had a grasp of what happened in the Garden. Can you accept the uncomfortable truths related in Who is Cain's Father? There is a level on which Blake's sick Rose is Eve, the mother of Cain and that thorn heritage. Think, Rosemary's Baby.

Hey! What's he doing with Captain America's shield? Is that where The Avengers arrow came from? Hmmmm. Just who are the real avengers here? Fallen angels?

Hand-coloured print, issued c.1826.
A copy held by the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Blake's own hand-coloured print of the poem c.1826 presents us with a rose that looks distinctly anatomical, even giving birth. This is his deflowered rose. A caterpillar-like worm appears in the upper-left, looking rather phallic. Blake was not able to openly declare the meaning of what he knew, so his work was symbolic and esoteric. Those who can interpret the symbols understand his messages. “The invisible worm that flies in the night in the howling storm” can also be interpreted as the sexual assault of an incubus or astral sex perpetrator.

What is meant by “thy bed of crimson joy” is what is pictured in Rango by the Cherry Pop Licorice box, the bloody loss of virginity's hymen. It's a familiar theme with the esoteric artists, who reveal through clever concealment what they know. The mark of the Beast is coming. The testimony is pervasive!

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