Saturday, August 2, 2008


Posted by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell on March 9, 2008

A recent article in Vanity Fair magazine about George Lucas’ newest installment in the Indiana Jones series of movies, INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULLS, presents some tantalizing information about the eagerly awaited continuation of the famous Indiana Jones character, a somewhat scruffy archaeologist. According to the Vanity Fair article, part of the movie is shot on a set evoking images and thoughts of Area 51, and its shoot location - Deming, New Mexico - evoke similar thoughts of Roswell. And such evocations of ET and extra-terrestrial advanced technology may be, according to the article, very deliberate.

But where do Crystal Skulls fit in? Well, hang on. According to the Vanity Fair article, the exact skull in question is an ancient artifact but very obviously not human. Even more suggestively, the movie is set in the 1950s, with a somewhat older Indie Jones now battling not Nazis, but Communists in the form of a female MGB agent. With this, Lucas renews a theme enunciated in two of the three previous Indiana Jones Movies (Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), namely, that certain world powers in the control of certain genocidal ideologies are making a deliberate, concerted, and very covert effort to recover such such lost artifacts and, with them, the ancient high technology they may represent. Well, for readers of my Giza Death Star Trilogy or Cosmic War: Interplanetary Warfare, Modern Physics, and Ancient Texts, to say nothing of Reich of the Black Sun and SS Brotherhood of the Bell, this theme will be nothing new, and would appear to have some documentation in evidence of it. And the movie certainly seems to promise all sorts of symbolic hints that something like this is going on. For example, one scene purportedly takes place in New Haven, Connecticut, home, of course, to Yale University. The obvious resonances to the whole Skull and Bones, esoteric connection is once again clearly, though subtly, in play.

Lucas thus appears to be closing the circle with the other great thematic output of his film production career: the whole six episode Star Wars saga, with its theme of an ancient war in “a galaxy far, far away,” a war fought against an evil empire and its very high tech planet busting technologies. With Indie Jones’ “ET crystal skull” - which it is implied contains “information” - he is deliberately seeding an off-world extra-terrestrial component into the archaeological quest for ancient high technology that the Indiana Jones character represents. Does this mean that Lucas deliberately intends to close the circle between the two themes - ancient cosmic interplanetary warfare and earthbound archaeological quests for lost technology - more tightly? Can we anticipatenfurther episodes in the Indiana Jones saga where this connection is made even more explicit? Perhaps. Only time and Mr. Lucas will tell. But my money’s on the fact that he probably already knows about the connection (see my other article on this site about the mythological influences on Mr. Lucas). And who knows WHAT books he’s been reading lately…

And oh yes…..there’s one final connection between these two unlikely threads of crystal skulls and off-world interplanetary wars, a connection I mentioned first in my book, THE GIZA DEATH STAR DESTROYED, and that is the curious Cherokee legend about there being THIRTEEN such skulls, each one representing one of the twelve planets in our own solar system, plus one “master crystal skull” representing a sort of unity among all the others. If that sounds vaguely familiar, it should, for the only other place one encounters such an enumeration of local celestial bodies is…Sumeria, with its own rich mythological tradition of an ancient cosmic war….

Keep that dial tuned right here…

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