I found this movie in a free library on my walk. Black Butterfly, that’s B.B. code 88 (like the shape of the anallema). Made by Lionsgate films (during Leo, around 8/8, the dog star Sirius is closest to Earth. Thus the stars were already aligning for this film so I watched it. Sure enough, I believe this is one of those stories about what came before the manifestation of the physical worlds, before evolution, before the Live Waves, back when it was just the Godhead playing out different scenarios in Divine Thought or in the Archetypal World, along with his closest Sons, the Elohim, the Spirits of Form.
It has been the testing hypothesis of this blog for years now, through whistleblower testimony and research into occultism, that Hollywood is tapping into the Akashic record and pulling out content that becomes grist for their mill, material which they invert and subvert the masses to, through mind control tactics via subconscious symbol recognition. But the original material is actual sacred history and records of both the Earthly and Heavenly worlds. They have access to these deep information streams through psychic slaves, who do the work for them, and are thus being weaponized, so Hollywood can take the credit and make billions and sway the masses.
That’s the Satanic world we live in, so be careful what you watch and spend time taking in. People might think I watch a lot of movies but I really don’t – its only when something like Black Butterfly falls into my lap and almost demands I watch it – and then I watch only for picking up its hidden content, not to be passively entertained.
The main archetypal form they play with is the Christ narrative. The trick in decoding film is to find the Christ character. In the big blockbusters there is always one or two characters that are the Christ, and by following him or her the rest of the hidden meaning unfolds before you like spiraling domino paths.
It helps to study Rudolf Steiner who shows that Christ comes with brothers. He is the middle-child of God. Lucifer came first, and after him, Ahriman, who is known in the West by the name of Satan. Lucifer and Ahriman or Satan represent hosts of angelic spirits who became backward, or delayed in their evolution, and have now been tasked with playing the role of teacher and tempter within humanity’s current evolution. God in his infinite wisdom wastes nothing, so that even the backward spirits are put to good use for the whole.
Paul, played by Antonio Banderas, is Ahriman because he is an alcoholic, a disease of earthly pleasures (Ahrimanic or Satanic forces). He is a failing writer living off the royalties of a few old novels. But now he’s got writer’s block, and may have to sell his secluded cabin in the Colorado boonies. Colorado is NLP for “color red” and comes up alot in these esoteric riddles. In The Prestige several crucial scenes happened in Colorado, and both The Passage and Sweettooth, are post-apocalyptic pilgrimages to Colorado. There is more to this that is beyond the scope of this post.
But Paul as Ahriman depicting the color-red man or “Adam” meaning red earth, man is dust of the earth. Remove the letter ‘a’ and you get “Dam” which is Hebrew for blood, which is red. Satan-as-devil has red skin, in the bible, he tempts Jesus in the desert with earthly things, money, power, women.
Matthew 4:3 And when the tempter came to him (Jesus), he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
The devil, being more intimate than Christ with the physical, knows that man cannot live on the word alone, and needs bread also, and that there would come a time (our time), when he would be concerned only with bread and forget the word. This is the wave of materialism that has swept the planet, save for a few here and there who hear the Christ spirit still, who still hold the torch. In this film it’s the intense character Jack (played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers):
In this poster we see Jack bleeding from the hip (crucifixion), we see the butterfly wings that make him look angelic (resurrection). The butterfly, other than being an MK Ultra Monarch symbol also points to metamorphosis, or the spiritual awakening typified by the Christ impulse. Hollywood always pairs the MK victim with the occulted Christ Jesus character, through the symbolism of the “willing sacrifice.”
So Paul picks up Jack, in the Colorado boonies, out in the woods. A drifter, and the name ‘Jack’ is a pagan name of the sun or solar hero that traverses, like a drifter, the zodiacal year. The sun is also the willing sacrifice every winter to nature (Set, Saturnalia). The Christ Being is intimately tied up with the sun. That’s why he is the son. The travelin’ Jack.
We know from the prologue that there is a local serial killer in the area. They make Jack out to be the likely culprit, he’s fresh out of prison (pre-Son), intense and angry, when really Paul is the one harboring the inner demons. Jack offers to help Paul refurbish his neglected cabin for a place to stay. But soon he starts to display seemingly erratic violent behavior, all under the guise of helping Paul get out of his creative funk.
I wrote “seemingly” erratic because the casual viewer might side with Paul, but when you know that Jack is depicting Christ getting man (Paul) out of his funk, out of his intoxicated party with Ahriman/Satan, than you see that his actions are highly calculated and justified. Christ comes to bring a sword.
Jack swimming in the freezing Colorado lake every morning because “it makes him feel alive,” shows that to be aligned with Christ takes inner discipline. In a larger sense it is also the baptism in the river Jordan, the soul/Sol incarnating into watery flesh.
Jack tells Paul the meaning behind his tattoo. The black butterfly, “native to Indonesia, is extremely rare, hard to catch.”
Jack says he got the tattoo “in prison.” Of course because prison is earth, the soul is imprisoned or entombed in flesh.
The Christ impulse of balancing Lucifer and Ahriman while in the flesh is really like walking a razor’s edge, its hard to catch, and very rare, its the narrow way:
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Wide is the road to destruction and Paul is on it, he can’t handle Jack’s demands for dedication, his work ethic and way of living life on a razor’s edge. Paul has gone soft with the booze and attempts to flee with Laura (Lucifer):
Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
One may ask why does Christ care so much about this slacker Paul? Because it’s Ahriman who must write the story, because of the three, he is the one who knows matter most intimately. And Spirit can only know itself through matter, through material incarnations. Man during life must write the story. He can’t do it from Heaven, where he hangs in between incarnations. But its Christ’s story, even if written by Ahriman’s hand. Jack insinuates himself into Paul’s life, and now like a stubborn guest won’t leave. He must get Ahriman to think that he is in control, that’s the trick, and the only way to beat the devil at his own game. (*Addendum – in mystery school training the initiate is taught to ‘steal fire from the devil’ which is a sexual metaphor for transmuting his kundalini energy into higher forces).
Ahriman is the builder, the mason, the metal worker, the smith, he is all things earthly. He is a brilliant machinist, but his problem is he is all left-brained, cold and analytical. Lucifer is all right-brained, a dreamer, off in the clouds, unfocused, and Christ is the mediator between the two, which is why he is God’s favorite son.
These are the stories about what came before, when God was preparing for the worlds…
At the end, the twist is that Paul is the killer and Jack and Laura were FBI agents running an op on him to get a confession on tape.
The agent addressing the FBI director also depicted Lucifer at one point, so when he says “Hey Boss,” we know he’s referring to God the Father.
The very next scene the Director is talking to the other Lucifer character, Laura. He says
“Hey how you holding up?”
“Im proud of you, you hung right in there. Jack’s well, crazy. But he’s my guy…”
That’s God the Father talking passionately about his favorite son, Christ, the middle-child. “That’s my guy,” God says.
Lucifer is the first born, and never quite left Daddy enough to really embark far enough into flesh. Sort of a goodie-two-shoes. The Lucifer impulse in man is to make him perfect in a moral sense, but at the cost of freedom. A return to Heaven without fully copulating with matter, without fulfilling man’s covenant with God. Thus Lucifer in myth has an androgynous sexuality, as the bifurcation of sex comes only with material incarnation. Thus Lucifer is also Lucy (in the sky with diamonds).
In the film Lucifer appears in a few guises, a friendly delivery man (always a loyal messenger of the Authority) but eventually he settles into Laura.
At one point Laura and Paul (Lucifer and Ahriman) are upstairs hiding from the rampaging, gun toting Jack, and Paul says “we gotta go down there.”
Notice the star carefully placed above her head, because Lucifer is often associated with Venus, Lady Liberty.
I count seven rays in both pictures.
Laura says “I’m not going down there.” Of course Lucifer would say that because “down there” is Earth, and he/she is the rebellious angel that does not want to fall. But by adopting this attitude, “oh how you’ve fallen, Lucifer, son of the morning! For you said –
“I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God.”( Isaiah 14:13)
Atlantis and Lemuria
Jack working on Paul, or Christ working on Ahriman, is also in a sense the Christ impulse working on mankind at the present time, when man is fully immersed in the material world and still far away from the spiritual. Kabbalistically this stage is represented as the “poor man,” and assigned the letter Daleth (D). But the pendulum has already switched directions and is slowly making its way back to the spiritual, as man has, through this densification, built his personal ego, which can only be accomplished through a number of lifetimes of being far away from the clairvoyant state our ancestors enjoyed (these being ourselves in past lives). In other words, in Atlantean times and for a time after, man was more clairvoyant and had a kind of picture consciousness, but the left-brain was not developed. They couldn’t do math or build circuit boards and they were still quite collective and homogeneous within their tribe, not unlike so-called “primitive” tribes that remain today in remote regions untouched by technology. Wisdom and knowledge was something that happened TO our ancestors, not something they actively invented.
During this time it was actually the Luciferic impulse that was strong, and Ahriman was hardly felt. Initially, Lucifer helped mankind wake up to the mysteries and gain a chance at personal freedom – thus he is the serpent in Genesis providing man with the keys to knowledge of good and evil.
But if it was up to Lucifer, mankind would return to this condition, where now the heavenly mysteries can be beamed into our heads automatically, with the aid of technology. Carried too far this would destroy man’s progress towards individuation.
On the other end of the spectrum, taking hold of the reins of technology ourselves could not have happened without a fall into the Ahrimanic state. So you see, Lucifer and Ahriman both hold a beneficent function for the whole at different times in human history. Evil happens when the imbalance in their polarity becomes too one-sided or literally Anti-Christ, since Christ is the “middle child” or finding balance between the two.
The Ahrimanic impulse, if taken beyond the turning point ends in severing the umbilical cord to our Higher Self – represented in the film by a serial killer murdering women. Christ is the savior because his impulse is the return to spirit, having dove as far into matter as one could go – he is the lifeline back, having caught the fish, having uncovered the pearl of great price.
But in another play of the symbols Paul could be Apollo, and Jack is Dionysus, his son, who restores his dismembered father, like Horus and Osiris. The resurrected Father is mankind making the full round back to spirit, through the Christ impulse, now having developed both the modern personal ego and the ancient cosmic or “right brained” ego, which began in Lemurian and Atlantean times. We have to go “there and back again.”
Steiner, on the Godhead: