Get your red nose at the ready, May 21 is Red Nose Day in the USA! This special holiday got its start in England in 1988, and today it’s one of the largest fundraisers in the UK. The day is sponsored by Comic Relief, a British charity that raises money for people in need in the United Kingdom and Africa. Red Nose Day happens every two years on the second or third Friday in March. In the past 30 years, the event has raised over £1 billion. The day features a telethon, TV specials, and events around the country. Funds raised by means of Red Nose Day are cut up evenly between home and worldwide applications.
How to Observe Red Nose Day
Wear a red nose
One of the easiest ways to get involved in Red Nose Day is to wear a red nose! Special noses are sold at Walgreens stores. £1 all $1 proceeds go to Red Nose Day! ($.50 goes to Walgreen’s and $.50 to Red Nose Day)
This is very important because it locks you in to the spirit connected to this ritual. YOU are taking action that declares your participation.
Watch the NBC broadcast
Invite friends and family over to watch the marathon NBC broadcast together! Wear red noses and laugh at your favorite celebrities doing very silly things to raise money. And of course, don’t forget to call in and pledge your dollars!
This is very important because it connects you with the HIVE. Adds you into the POWER GRID bringing your energy to the magick. AND ohh so important not to forget to pledge!! Your money is your worship!
Fundraise for Red Nose Day
Take to the streets with your Red Nose Day joy! The organizers of Red Nose Day have a lot of ideas for raising money in a fun way. From Bake Sales to Sponsored Silences and road races, there is sure to be a way to for you to raise money, and have fun doing it!
WELL, no need to even state the importance of this step…but I will. This is THE most important step. BRING THAT MONEY IN!!
Editor’s note: This is an updated version of a story that originally ran on May 25, 2017.
May 25 is Red Nose Day in the United States.
Odds are you’re one of the Americans who don’t know exactly what that means. In 2016, Comic Relief USA, which stages the event, surveyed 1,000 Americans and found that “60 percent didn’t quite understand what we did,” says Janet Scardino, CEO of the group.
The short explanation: It’s a campaign to raise money to fight child poverty. (hmm, do you see any improvement in the child poverty situation??? Just how do they fight it? Where does the money go? In a world where it is illegal to feed the hungry and those who do are shutdown and/or arrested and thrown in jail, it is hard for me to believe that the elite behind this “charity/holiday truly care about feeding the hungry. If you are like me, you get sick of seeing the same tired outreach videos over and over again, with no real impact to be seen on the world stage. Poverty, hunger, homelessness and abuse is at an ALL TIME HIGH. Where does all that money go?? Sure, they will show you films of someone who says they have been helped, but consider all the charities involved and all the money raised. For them claim to have impacted anyone all they have to do is donate a tiny little portion of money to a charity that claims to be doing the work. It is a farce! Believe me. If you were ever able to see a complete open and honest breakdown of the funds brought in and how they are distributed, it would make you ANGRY! )
But how does buying a red foam nose at a drugstore for a buck help the cause? And does this charity with the silly name really do good work?
We did some reporting, and here’s what we learned.
The British charity Comic Relief started Red Nose Day in England in 1985 as a way to raise money to fight child poverty. Why Red Nose Day and not, say, Fight Child Poverty Day? It’s hard to get a definitive answer. But it appears the organizers wanted a symbol that would make people laugh. Everyone from Justin Timberlake to Mindy Kaling have put on red noses to promote the fundraising effort.
The number 23 appears in many mysterious coincidences but only to those who notice it.The 23 Enigma is a belief that the number 23 is of particular or unusual significance, especially in relation to disasters.
The link to disasters also corresponds with hexagram 23 of the “I Ching”, P’o, translated as “Splitting Apart.” The hexagram pictures a time in which inferior people surreptitiously overthrow the superior.
Each parent contributes 23 chromosomes to the DNA of a child.
In humans the 23rd chromosome determines biological sex. True by convention; the numbering of chromosomes is actually arbitrary. Source: UnexplainedMysteries
Red Nose Day is held every two years in the U.K. and has raised $1.4 billion (1+4=5), which is distributed to charities that fight child poverty. (That is very vague. What charities and how do THEY fight child poverty?)
Four years ago, the event crossed over to the U.S., where it’s become an annual event. In the weeks leading up to Red Nose Day and on the day itself, money is raised in all sorts of ways. Of the dollar people pay to buy a red nose — including a new sparkly version flecked with silver glitter — at Walgreens and Duane Reade drugstores, 50 cents goes to charity (the other half covers the cost of producing the nose). (and what covers the cost of all the personnel involved and the advertising budget and the activities, concerts and events centered around this holiday?)
Since April 2, the charity has sold 9 million (9 is sacred and the cube of 3. 999 is 666 inverted) red noses, resulting in $4.5 million in proceeds (4+5=9 another 9). But there’s lots of other ways to give. On the fundraising website Omaze (Chaldean Numerology The numerical value of omaze in Chaldean Numerology is: 6; Pythagorean Numerology The numerical value of omaze in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6), people can donate up to $5,000 to win a picnic with actor Hugh Grant at the park featured in Notting Hill or join the cast of The Crown (Corona) for a garden tea party. Eighty (80) percent of the donations raised from these experiences goes to Red Nose Day USA. (they don’t even tell us how much of the “proceeds” from these fundraisers goes to “fight child hunger”.
In the weeks leading up to the big day, the charity releases short online films to encourage donations. In one video, Victoria Beckham of the Spice Girls, a longtime supporter of Red Nose Day, visits Koro Kocho, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Nairobi, and talks to the organizers and students of BoxGirls, a Red Nose Day-supported program that uses boxing to teach girls self-defense and help build up confidence. (WHAT?? Wait, RED NOSE DAY supports other charities with the funds they receive?? I thought they were raising money to feed hungry kids.)
The highlight of the event is a three-hour telethon, which will take place on Thursday night on NBC, hosted by comedian Chris Hardwick. Viewers are urged to call in and make a donation during the programming . It includes a game show, hosted by comedian Jane Lynch, featuring Jack Black, Kelly Clarkson and Isla Fisher, and a special episode of Celebrity Ninja Warrior. (and all this air time, production costs and celebrity participation is free, right? Or is that deducted from the “proceeds”?)
The last hour of the evening will include videos of Comic Relief’s work to combat child poverty in the U.S., Puerto Rico and poor communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. (Wait a minute, with all the immigrants fleeing poverty in their native lands and all the American kids whose families have been displaced and with everyone out of work, what is being done to feed the hungry children RIGHT HERE?)
The charity works with nonprofit organizations like Feeding America, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Save the Children and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to distribute food and medicine to children in need. According to the organization’s 2015 tax filings, these partners receive 85 percent of Comic Relief’s proceeds.
20 15 (20 can be seen as 2 or 11 or 2×10 or 4×5) (15 can be seen as 5+1=6 or 3×5=15 or 1x 5=5)Number 5
Five represents female energy, largely because there are five days in the woman’s “fertility” cycle. Five is represented geometrically as the pentagram, Isis, and as a divine proportion SourceWe know that the Goddess/Feminine influence is all the rage right now. Females are taking over the world. It is an overthrow of God’s Order. A NEW ORDER.2015 can also be seen as 2+1+5=8
According to numerologists number 8 is ruled by Saturn. In their order there is no number above 8.
- Number of the perfection, the infinity. In mathematics the symbol of the infinity is represented by a 8 laid down.
- Symbol of the cosmic Christ.
- Number figuring the immutable eternity or the self-destruction. It represents also the final point of the manifestation.
- In China, the 8 expresses the totality of the universe.
- Number of the balance and of the cosmic order, according to the Egyptians.
- Number expressing the matter, it is also the symbol of the incarnation in the matter which becomes itself creative and autonomous, governing its own laws.
- It is the symbol of the new Life, the final Resurrection and the anticipated Resurrection that is the baptism.
- Represent the totality and the coherence of the creation in evolution.
- The Pythagoreans have made the number 8 the symbol of the love and the friendship, the prudence and the thinking and they have called it the Great “Tetrachtys”.
- In Babylon, in Egypt and in Arabia, it was the number of the duplication devoted to the sun, from where the solar disc is decorated of a cross with eight arms.
- The number 8 means the multiplicity, for the Japanese. Source
Red Nose Day also receives funding from corporations like M&Ms, which donated $1 million this year. And the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a supporter of NPR, is offering a public match of $250,000 to encourage donations via email. (Bill and Melinda the VACCINE pushers, this charity mentions providing vaccines. Hmmm I wonder who makes money on those? And notice, they want everyone getting regular vaccines throughout their entire LIFE! God only knows what they are already putting in them, and what they may put in them in the future. Right into your bloodstream!)
Charity Navigator, which rates nonprofits using a four-star evaluation system, has found that most of Red Nose Day’s charity partners have a three or four-star rating. (Why are charities supporting other charities? Isn’t the money supposed to be used for the specific purpose it was raised?)
Then there’s the question of the goofiness of it all. Part of the appeal of Red Nose Day is that it makes people feel good, says David Bishai, a professor who specializes in economics and public health at Johns Hopkins University. “The red nose doesn’t drag you into the dark side of the poor, showing you children with swollen bellies. That’s not fun,” he says. “The [campaigners] say: We understand there’s terrible suffering in the world and we’re doing something about it.” (WHAT? Seriously folks, DO WE REALLY NEED TO BE TRICKED INTO CHARITY??? WHY DON’T WE JUST REACH OUT ONE ON ONE TO THOSE IN OUR OWN COMMUNITIES THAT WE CAN SEE AND TOUCH? That is really the only way you can KNOW that you are helping someone. Charity has become a HUGE BUSINESS! A CORRUPT BUSINESS!)
But it’s a tricky line to toe. On Red Nose Day last year in the U.K., the BBC telethon garnered 150 complaints for profanity and lewd comments from the celebrity entertainers. There was a skit showing a bounty of biscuits followed by footage of a starving infant in Liberia.
One viewer tweeted: “Comic Relief … painful.” Asked to comment on the controversy, a spokesperson for Comic Relief U.K. did not address the issue specifically but told NPR: “The broadcast was a live studio event enjoyed by a peak audience of 7.6 million (7+6=13). The amazing British public yet again dug deep to raise over 73 million (7+3=10) pounds [about $94 million (9+4=13) in 2017(2+1+7=10).” so we get (10 13 13 10 wow. double thirteen within pillars!)
U.S. campaigns haven’t brought in quite as much: more than $100 million in the first three (3) years. Still,”that’s nothing to sneeze at,” says Sandra Miniutti of Charity Navigator.
- Number individualizing the part of a whole, which is itself only the part of a greater totality.
- Symbolism of the martyrdom, according to saint Augustin.
- It is the part of the part, the microcosm of the macrocosm, according to R. Allendy. It is also the individuality of the microcosm.
- This number corresponds to the Hebraic letter “qoph”, and to the nineteenth mystery of the Tarot: the Sun, symbol of individuality.
- In the Christian literature, the number 100 appears as symbol of the celestial beatitude.
Number 3Three is the first sacred number with an infinite repeating pattern in numerology. It is a perfect number representing the pagan trinity. It geometrically represents the triangle, the pyramid and spiritually, the third eye. Sacred numbers are intensified when grouped. 33 is a very powerful number to occultists. There are 33 degrees in Freemasonry which symbolizes the Kundalini or “serpent force” which is directed up the 33 sections of the vertebrae to achieve “illumination”. The number 666 is achieved when three groups of three are added together (3+3) + (3+3) + (3+3) = 666 Source
But the name might be an obstacle, suggests Miniutti. “Stand Up For Cancer, I know I’m giving to cancer,” she says. “Red Nose Day doesn’t have that attribute.” (No, it is VAGUE/Ambiguous just like everything about this “charity”. That leaves them plenty of wiggle room for shenanigans.”
It sounds gimmicky, but academics who study charitable giving don’t seem to mind. “I could have been holy about it — but they’re helping Americans think about those less well-off in other countries,” says Bishai. “Give them a break.” (Believe me folks, they spend plenty of time and money studying the psychology of “giving” and how to manipulate you. IT is NOT about helping people. It is all about the benjamins! All about the GOLD. All about getting YOUR money in THEIR CONTROL. Using any means necessary. I have had people tell me that they don’t give money to anyone begging on the street because “they are just after your money”. LOL. I would much rather give MY money to someone who is honestly reaching out for it one on one, than the bandits who hide behind corporations, religion and politics. THEY ARE ALL AFTER YOUR MONEY. But the poor soul on the street, is most likely desperate and most often not of their own doing. While the rich cats behind their suits and their desks, don’t NEED anything they just can’t get enough EVER! They want it ALL!)
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR. STOP GIVING TO ORGANIZATIONS and find someone in your area you can buy lunch, or drive to an appointment, or bring a hot family meal to, or give some clothes to, or provide a place to sleep for the night. You will be amazed at how it changes your life for the better!! And how it can change the world!!Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
The history of clowns is a vast subject and one could write a book about it if one had time! Luckily, there have been others with the willpower! There have been several good books on the subject, notably “Clowns” by Douglas Newton; “Bring on the Clowns” by Beryl Hugill; “Clowning Through” by Frank Foster and “Clowns & Pantomimes” by M. Willson Disher to mention just a very small selection. I have used several in my research for this article and I acknowledge the authors with gratitude! Please see my Bibliography at the end of this article. (There is some good information in this article. You can view the entire article by clicking the link above)
an alchemist, a magician. a trickster is a god, goddess, spirit, man, woman, or anthropomorphic animal who plays tricks or otherwise disobeys normal rules and conventional behavior. Crystalinks.com
Trickster – noun
|Prankster –noun One who causes minor trouble or damage:
devil, imp, mischief, rascal, rogue, scamp. Informal: cutup. Freedictionary.com
1. practical joker – n -someone who plays practical jokes on others
ANYTHING THAT HIDES, DISTORTS, COVERS UP, DIMINISHES, PERVERTS, or DIVERTS FROM THE TRUTH IS A LIE!
No matter the intent of the liar or nobility of the goal. A LIE is a LIE!
a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood.
something intended or serving to convey a false impression;
imposture: His flashy car was a lie that deceived no one.
an inaccurate or false statement; a falsehood.
an untrue or inaccurate statement that may or may not be believed true by the speaker or writer
verb (used without object), lied, ly·ing.
to speak falsely or utter untruth knowingly, as with intent to deceive.
to express what is false; convey a false impression.
verb (used with object), lied, ly·ing.
to bring about or affect by lying
(often used reflexively):
to lie oneself out of a difficulty;
accustomed to lying his way out of difficulties.
fiction, falsehood, deception, evasion,
myth, forgery, slander, distortion, tale,
inaccuracy, perjury, deceit,
fabrication, disinformation, mislead,
promote, misrepresent, deceive
disguise – [ dis-gahyz, dih-skahyz ]
verb (used with object), dis·guised, dis·guis·ing.
to change the appearance or guise of so as to conceal identity or mislead, as by means of deceptive garb: The king was disguised as a peasant.
to conceal or cover up the truth or actual character of by a counterfeit form or appearance;
misrepresent: to disguise one’s intentions.
that which disguises; something that serves or is intended for concealment of identity, character, or quality;
a deceptive covering, condition, manner, etc.: Noble words can be the disguise of base intentions.
the makeup, mask, costume, or overall changed appearance of an entertainer: a clown’s disguise.
the act of disguising:to speak without disguise.
The Devil’s Lies – excerpts presented here, view the entire article by clicking the link.
Here is an oxymoron to think about: The devil is an unbelievable liar! The devil is so good at lying that many of God’s glorious angels did not detect his deceit nor understand his manipulative schemes. The devil is a genius and among created beings he has no equal in the universe. When people in positions of trust and respect promote his lies as truth, they especially honor Lucifer. Because Satan’s subtle lies gained the stature of truth in some of the seven churches of Revelation, they are the subject for this month’s study.
Lucifer was the first liar and with his lies he deceived one-third of Heaven’s angels. (Revelation 12:4) This was an incredible accomplishment! The dullest angel is brighter than the smartest human being and yet, Lucifer was able to deceive a minimum of 200 million angels* while living in God’s house!
The Bible also says that Lucifer convinced angels to wage war against Almighty God! (Revelation 12:7-9) It would take a very convincing liar to persuade intelligent angels to rebel against Almighty God! If you think this was an amazing accomplishment, the Bible indicates the devil will again convince created beings – mere mortals this time – to wage war against Jesus at the Second Coming. (Revelation 17:14) So, do not be fooled. The devil’s lies can be so subtle that they are almost impossible to detect.
Are you beginning to see the picture? REMEMBER that Satan is not only an Entity he is a SPIRITUAL FORCE! The spiritual force behind all that is evil. The spiritual force that is directing and orchestrating what is happening in the world right now, which he views as HIS KINGDOM.
You only have two choices. You are either on the GOD/GOOD/LIGHT side or you are on SATAN/BAD/DARK. There are no other options. Do you really want to align yourself with what is evil?
The is currently run by symbols and numbers. That is the language of the ones who serve the DEVIL. Pay attention to numbers and symbols if you do not want to be deceived. DECEPTION IS SATAN’s GREATEST TOOL/WEAPON.
The following article is written from a NewAge/Mordern mindset. We are going to look at how the world GLORIFIES/GLAMORIZES THE DEVIL/TRICKSTER AND TURNS HIM INTO A HERO/SAVIOR. The author is obvisously a believer of the MODERN/ANCIENT TEACHING that all is GOD and we are makers of our own reality. This is the way of the world these days, so this article should help you understand where their thinking originates. Following this article, we will delve deep into what is really going on, and who/what is behind the CLOWN.
The trickster is an alchemist, a magician, creating realities in the duality of time and illusion.
In mythology, and in the study of folklore and religion, a trickster is a god, goddess, spirit, man, woman, or anthropomorphic animal who plays tricks or otherwise disobeys normal rules and conventional behavior. It is suggested by Hansen (2001) that the term “Trickster” was probably first used in this context by Daniel G. Brinton in 1885.
The trickster deity breaks the rules of the gods or nature, sometimes maliciously (for example, Loki) but usually with ultimately positive effects. Often, the rule-breaking takes the form of tricks (eg. Eris) or thievery. Tricksters can be cunning or foolish or both; they are often very funny even when considered sacred or performing important cultural tasks. In many cultures, (as may be seen in Greek, Norse or Slavic folktales, along with Native American/First Nations lore), the trickster and the culture hero are often combined. To illustrate: Prometheus, in Greek mythology, stole fire from the gods to give it to humans.
He is more of a culture hero than a trickster. In many Native American and First Nations mythologies, the coyote (Southwestern United States) or raven (Pacific Northwest and coastal British Columbia) stole fire from the gods (stars or sun) and are more tricksters than culture heroes. This is primarily because of other stories involving these spirits: Prometheus was a Titan, whereas coyote and raven are usually seen as jokesters and pranksters.
Frequently the Trickster figure exhibits gender variability, changing gender roles and engaging in same-sex practices. Such figures appear in Native American and First Nations mythologies, where they are said to have a two-spirit nature. Loki, the Norse trickster, also exhibits gender variability,in one case even becoming pregnant; interestingly, he shares the ability to change genders with Odin, who despite being nominally the chief Norse deity also possesses many characteristics of the Trickster.
The Trickster is an example of a Jungian Archetype. The Fool survives in modern playing cards as the Joker. In modern literature the trickster survivors as a character archetype, not necessarily supernatural or divine, therefore better described as a stock character.
In later folklore, the trickster is incarnated as a clever, mischievous man or creature, who tries to survive the dangers and challenges of the world using trickery and deceit as a defense. For example many typical fairy tales have the King who wants to find the best groom for his daughter by ordering several trials. No brave and valiant prince or knight manages to win them, until a poor and simple peasant comes. With the help of his wits and cleverness, instead of fighting, he evades or fools monsters and villains and dangers with unorthodox manners. Therefore the most unlikely candidate passes the trials receives the reward. More modern and obvious examples of that type are Bugs Bunny and The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin).
The trickster is an important archetype in the history of man. He is a god, yet he is not. He is the wise-fool.It is he, through his creations that destroy, points out the flaws in carefully constructed societies of man. He rebels against authority, pokes fun at the overly serious, creates convoluted schemes, that may or may not work, plays with the Laws of the Universe and is sometimes his own worst enemy. He exists to question, to cause us to question not accept things blindly. He appears when a way of thinking becomes outmoded needs to be torn down built anew. He is the Destroyer of Worlds at the same time the savior of us all.
The Trickster lives inside and outside of Time. He is of our world, yet not of our world, so our laws will not always apply. Other symbols, associated with him include keys, clock, masks, infinity among other mythological images
Trickster is a creator, a joker, a truth teller, a story teller, a transformer linked to the spiritual frequency changes humanity is experiencing at this time.
We seem most accessible to the synchronistic gifts of the Trickster when we ourselves are at or near boundaries or are experiencing transition states, periods of major life transitions seem to be occasioned by an abundance of meaningful coincidence. Personal growth sees not only to facilitate synchronicity, but in turn to be facilitated by it. As an archetype, the Trickster, the boundary dweller, finds expression through human imagination and experience.
The Trickster as an Alchemist
We live in a dual reality, opposite polarities, yin /yang, male/female, good/ evil, God/Devil or Trickster. Our reality is created by electromagnetic energy fields, the poles (North and South), positive and negative energy. This is much like a game. In order to win the game you must create balance. You can beat the trickster if you ignore that which he brings as challenges.
Our soul spirals its consciousness into a physical body to experience different roles and emotions. The trickster ‘stirs the pot’ and creates the drama, to that end.
When you abuse someone, that is the trickster in you, showing itself. When you allow yourself to be abused, playing the victim, and remain stagnant in your life, the trickster aspect of you is in control.
The trickster seems to have supernatural powers which help him perform his tricks. He lives, dies, comes back, shape shifts, all sorts of magic as our reality is nothing more than an illusion. It is the mythology of our reality, birth, death, and rebirth from the ashes, the flame of creation.
There are times the Trickster brings lessons that we came into this experience. Trickster is almost always portrayed as male. In the duality he represents the lower emotions, lower chakras, that which gets us into mischief. This represents the aggressive side that deals with the lower frequency emotions, fate, jealousy, anger, self destruction, rage, depression and goes to mental illness.
Trickster is the emotional body, our Inner Child or wounded soul, who evolves in our lifetimes as it spirals back to higher light.
The concept of the Trickster is as much a part of humanity’s history as the concept of God. All creational myths deal with polarity, good god vs. bad god, the duality of our nature and with each of us. To be emotionally challenged, is to listen to the voice of the trickster and live in a space of drama and negative emotions. To create balance is to live in the so-called ‘god aspect’ of who we are.
Physical reality is a game in which the Trickster challenges us at every turn. That is his role in the duality of this bio-genetic experiment in liner tome and emotion.
Trickster is the teacher, when you attract lessons into one’s life. With his lessons, he awakens us to who we are and allows us to explore the true purpose of our soul’s journey in the holographic experience through which we experience consciously at this level of awareness.
His energy allows us to break out of old stereotypes, whether they’ve been imposed by ourselves, our families, our culture, or circumstance. This is the energy that opens the world of limitless possibilities and it behooves us all to work with it before it destroys us, to touch the Trickster as he touches us.
Trickster is a teacher, survivor, hero, always traveling, outrageous and cunning, foolish and wise, mischievous and often doing good despite himself. He is a metaphor for the evolution of consciousness in the alchemy of time.
NOW that you have heard how those who are deceived perceive the CLOWN/JOKER/TRICKSTER/PRANKSTER (as the HERO/SAVIOR). Let’s look at what is REALLY BEHIND THE MASK/CLOWN MAKE-UP!!
MANIFESTING HEX DEATH
I really don’t know if the events of the past week have awakened you to the reality of manifestation with intent. Anymore we are beginning to see that mysteries and riddles are hidden in plain sight. Those with eyes wide open are beginning to see that the world is one big paranormal carnival and that standing there waiting to take your tickets is a fresh-faced devil that will tell you that you have entered a graveyard disguised as a circus with cute ballerinas and cartwheeling clowns.
If you look hard enough, you’ll realize that there are violent concepts that are peddled in video games. Illuminati themes subliminally placed in music videos. There are sigils and imaginary characters with powers that bring about chaos. Music, numerical sequences and movies can now trigger all kinds of strange thoughts.
These strange thoughts manifest in the most peculiar way, and if you take the time to breathe in the strangeness, you begin to understand that no matter what you do in your life you are always trying to be one step ahead of the trickster.
There are many people today who have some unexplained deep rooted fear of clowns and while clowns in their element are not frightening, a clown outside of his element is a symbol of hex death and chaos.
The clown has always been a ceremonial trigger and psychologically affects everyone who sees it. Lon Chaney, the man known for his thousand faces, had once quipped that there is nothing scarier than a clown after midnight.
In the ancient Gnostic beliefs, the trickster is a god. The god you make a deal with to come to this planet. It is neither man nor woman. It is an androgynous figure with distorted features who plays tricks or otherwise disobeys normal rules and conventional behavior. Ancient memes within all of us confuse the trickster with the hero. The trickster and the culture hero are often combined in ancient cultures. It was Carl Jung that gave a very interesting view of the clown-turned-carnival barker who collected young, impressionable souls for food sources. The word ‘carnival‘ itself is taken from the Latin ‘carnus’ (‘flesh’) and ‘levare’ (remove) as in being skinned or shed of meat.
According to Jung, the trickster loves to play malicious pranks on people. His home is the carnival and he manages to achieve through flash and showmanship, what most people can do with their intelligence. He has the personality that appears to be gentle and childlike and yet on the inside, the trickster is dark, conflicted, and threatening. He can convince even the keenest of intellect to play in his world and has the ability to draw upon the innocence in the unconscious to cover up his devilish intent. The trickster is also obsessed with changing his shape and demeanor.
The clown is an ancient symbol of the shape shifter whose expression bends and molds a visage of death. I always wondered why people feared clowns and, as I grew older, I was able to figure out that not all clowns are evil. However, there are clown faces that represent the death mask and it is those faces that I would like to comment on. I would also like to demonstrate how the electronic medium is most certainly a powerful tool for sending out a meme and having it manifest at will.
Some of the most powerful images come from films and many of the most frightening characters that exist in our nightmares are white faced entities who utilize the death shape, whether masked or unmasked in order to stir primal thoughts and stir up anxiety and hysteria.
In films, the death clown visage appeared in various horror films and it turned out to be an effective tool to terrify audiences all over the world. Characters like Michael Meyers from ‘Halloween’, Captain Howdy from ‘The Exorcist’ and the immortal death image of the Joker portrayed by Heath ledger are all associated with the clown, the trickster, or the shape shifting, transmogrifying devil – all with the power to mesmerize, trick and, in some cases, attack.
The purpose for some films is to stir the primal forces and are used as magical weapons to stir the soul out of conformity. The flickering image, according to Anger, creates a thought form and even if the image flickers for no one, it is still a causal engine that sends the image into the ether. If someone picks up on the meme and it is successfully implanted in the zeitgeist it is theorized that the very nightmare could easily transpire in the real world.
In the 1996 film “The Long Kiss Goodnight,” Samuel Jackson is told in explicit detail by the government official that 4,000 people will be killed in a terrorist event at the World Trade Center in order to “scare some money out of congress“. Of course this event will be “blamed on the Muslims, naturally“.
‘The Matrix’ was released just weeks before the Columbine massacre. Like suspects Dylan Kliebold and Eric Harris, the character of Neo had no friends and was trained to be a killing machine for a group of outcasts that believed the world was a computer construct.
‘The Matrix’ was so effective that it created a mental disorder in people called “Matrix delusion” where people actually thought they are living in a computer program. The movie ‘The Truman Show’ also was effective in creating a disorder where people believed that they are living in a reality TV show.
It is also interesting to point out that the media blamed Marylin Manson and his music for influencing the killers Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris to carry out the Columbine massacre.
Many people are aware that Marylin Manson is a rock star known for wearing corpse paint that resembles a horrific clown. Again, it is the hex death image of the trickster and it is very powerful.
Manson is not the only rock star to use the clown face as a way to mesmerize an audience.
Michael Jackson permanently made his face look like a ghoulish clown. The Insane Clown Posse and KISS play with the demonic clown look, making them ageless and larger than life. Gene Simmons of KISS explained that when KISS eventually took off the makeup, the whole feeling of the band had changed. He was having a hard time adapting to being a pretty boy, or hair band front man.
Eventually, the temptation of the smell of the greasepaint won out and KISS again wore their ghoulish faces for their fans.
Why should you fear a clown? It is simple really: the clown represents death, shape shifting, the deceiver or trickster. The image of the trickster is a powerful one and anything associated with it, any triggering mechanism or meme could spark a backlash or ethereal blowback. The result is chaos. Chaos has no regard for race, creed, color or morality.
During the massive marketing campaign for the second Batman movie franchise the ‘Dark Knight’, images of Heath Ledger as the Joker started popping up everywhere. One of the most disturbing images was Ledger in joker make-up with puffy scars on his lips. While most clowns wear a full white paint, and use colorful accents to their image, Ledger chose to wear “corpse paint” a term coined by death metal bands to invoke an image of death and decay. The colors they use are limited to black white and red.
With Ledger’s death there was a cold feeling that came over Hollywood. There were so many people that felt that it was the part of the Joker that killed Heath Ledger. However, it was the clown that vexed Ledger and there were many instances where he was made to play a clown.
“Clowning Around” was an Australian film produced in 1992. It follows the story of 14-year old Simon Gunner, who has been in and out of foster homes all his life and dreams of becoming a professional circus clown.
He also played Bob Dylan in the film, “I’m Not There.” Coincidentally, in Don McLean’s hit song “American Pie” he refers to Bob Dylan as the jester.
The Joker was not Ledger’s final role. He appeared in the film ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus’ as Pierrot, the sad clown and fool. Ledger died before the film could finish and so there were other actors that portrayed the role creating a shape shifting theme throughout the film.
Like any powerful archetype that begs to escape from the movie screen into reality, “The Joker” – or death clown – literally leapt from the movie screen into reality as an unstable 24-year-old killer named James Holmes opened fire in a crowded movie theater that was attending the midnight screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, “the final movie in a Batman trilogy, following “The Dark Knight” in which The Joker was the principal villain,” as ABC News reported at the time.
What was it that Lon Chaney said about “clowns at midnight?”
The particular comic that inspired Ledger’s portrayal the most was a one-shot Batman comic called, “The Killing Joke” written by comic writer and magic practitioner Alan Moore, who has written comics such as ‘The Watchmen’ and ‘V for Vendetta’ – which are full of Illuminati and satanic symbolism. ‘V for Vendetta’, in particular, not only quotes Satanist Aleister Crowley in several portions – but mentions him by name.
Agent Codename V wears a ghoulish clown mask that is supposed to represent Guy Fawkes. His character has also leapt from the big screen and comic books and is now the official face of the computer group Anonymous. His clownish mask is also worn by activists and protestors worldwide.
Both times, characters associated with magicians have manifest in our reality either for good or evil. The image of the death clown is the most effective image because it plays on base core shadow archetypes.
Recently, there have been ghostly clown sightings being reported and actually filmed all over the world.
“While it’s uncertain who the person is, folks have photographed the face-painted individual wearing a yellow clown suit, white puffy collar, and trademark red nose.
This clown is also bald and was spotted holding green and yellow balloons. (c0lors of plague, and death)
Sightings have been reported by the Grasmere and Richmond Valley train stations.”
There is actually a Facebook page called “Spot Northampton’s Clown” where people can register their sightings.
There is a deep and psychological reason why clowns are feared or are seen as creepy. The base reason is because a clown is literally an exaggerated or cartoonish character of a corpse.
The human corpse becomes pale so many hours after death. Sometimes the lips of the corpse become enlarged and puffy. Some lips become purplish blue and some become engorged bright red and full of blood.
Clowns usually wear huge shoes and even puffy gloves. This also is similar to a corpse as some parts of the body swell after death, hands, fingers, feet and ankles.
There is also the psychological disconnect with a clown. Some people are unable to see emotion or even character buried in the greasepaint. Even though clowns paint on happy faces, there are some things a clown is told not to. Clowns should avoid using black on their eyes, blue is also a corpse paint color, and shapes that are used on the face should be rounded and not pointed.
It is believed that as much as 2 percent of the adult population has a fear of clowns. Oddly it seems that the fear is increasing as clowns are being used more and more as evil entities in movies and books. Adult clown phobics are unsettled by how clowns are able to engage in manic behavior, often without consequences.
There is also a trend that is showing that more and more children no longer fear clowns and that it might be just a generational hang up.
However, with clowns becoming the new villain in horror films, I am sure there will be plenty of clowns to be afraid of in the future.
THE BOTTOM LINE – DO NOT PUT THAT NOSE ON!!! DON’T EVEN PICK IT UP! DO NOT ASSOCIATE YOURSELF WITH THE DECEIVER! TURN AWAY FROM EVEN THE APPEARANCE OF EVIL.