posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 07:11 PM
The “Joker” is the personification of the uncanny. A good at heart person with a malicious intent and vice versa , a malevolent person with a
smily countenance.In essence a deep dualism of personality and effect.The joker has always been a mysterious representation and symbol of Deity.The
‘two faced riddler” (roman God JANUS), the eternal Hermes,the ever young “Pan” of Peter Pan fame, the Persian Mithra (cow stealer), the
egyptian “Seth” who traps his brother Osiris in a wooden chest by deceit and then mutilates his body and the trickster “Shiva” who always
checks the faith of the pure via tricks and deceptions.It is quintessentially an understanding of God as a beneficial Lord , but with a tricky
disposition. We see this representation embodied in the Joker card / Hanging man card of the playing deck/tarot deck.
Now lets look at the prototypical “Joker”, “clown”.A joker wears white paint on its face and exhibits over exaggeration of body/ facial
features, wears a conical hat or hat with bells, juggles balls and is always in a festive mood, yet remains silent and quickly changes its emotions at
the drop of a hat.
All aspects of the Joker represents some aspects of Deity or the “God head”.The white paint on the face represents Shiva, lord of death , who rubs
the ashes of the deceased on his face.The Aghoris of India , paint their entire bodies in human ash and are thought of as weirdos and jesters due to
behavior bordering on the insane and the violent.The painting of the face also represents masking of the face or a mask of sorts.The “Lord of
Masks” was Dionysus who is the same shiva archetype and the worship of Dionysus required the adherents, to wear masks , a ritual aptly portrayed by
Stanley Kubrick in the “Masked Ball Orgy” in Eyes Wide Shut.
The conical hat of the Joker, is the same conical hat of the wizards and warlocks, witches and fairies of modern folk lore , but also the head dress
of the Gauls/Celtic druids,the priests of baal in Phonecia, the Vatican priests during the Spanish Inquisition (Beltane), the conical hat and face
mask of the executioner, guillotiner and hangman and more recently by the Klan members of the Ku Klux Klan, yet another Masonic offshoot , patronized
by the Pontifus Maxima of Freemasonry ….Albert Pike. These phallic hats were always used during torture /initiation ceremonies.Many of these hats
had “bells’ adorned on them.Bell,Bel,Bale,Baal,Baalarama…..are all the philiogical extentions of Bal,Balim…the same fertility God of the
ancients.The bell is a phallic emblem, in which the (male,lingum,phallus) GONG hits the (female,receptacle,arkite,yoni) DOME of the bell to “create
” or rather “procreate” sound. A sex magic votive contrapment….Male in Female, Female in Male….trinity in unity, unity in trinity sex
We see the joker juggles balls, just like the Lord of the seven celestial heavens…IAO,SABBOATH,ADONI,ELSHADDAI. The God of the heavenly spheres.
Silence remains an integral part of “Clownhood “.The silent entertainer and menacer.
“Silence is the voice of God” Manly.P Hall
The joker is capable of rapidly oscillating behaviors , quickly changing dispositions…another emblem of the fiery Dionysus and Shiva.Many Joker
attires have either the masonic checker board symbolism , or two different color/pattern sets on the right/left side of the body….which represents
the dualism of Deity.
The joker “puts up a show” for the entertainment of the masses as the demiurge puts up his grand show to his creatures.The joker utilizes tricks
and deceptions to please and torment the crowd , just like God utilizes deceptions and cruelties to run the business of the cosmos.The joker sometimes
gets trapped in a box or a bag , but manages to free himself and “come back”.Jack in the box.
Jokers love pranks. These “pranks” are an integral part of initiations in many a mystic and alchemical discreet societies.These pranks border on
the absurd and the horrid.As per wikipedia
“The most ancient clowns have been found in the fifth dynasty of Egypt around 2400 BC (4412 years back) and traditionally the role of the Priest
and Clown were held by the same person.”
The “Shriners” , a mystical -islamic-masonic body ,have a penchant for dressing up as clowns and driving stock red cars for the entertainment of
the crowds.For the masses , it seems these old men have “lost it” by acting like clowns in this part of their age, not realizing that for the
adepts of Shriner Masonry, this is them acting as God, being as God and dressing up as God.A form of ritual and worship.
Now the uncanny…….
Many people register fear in the presence of Jokers, a condition known as “Coulrophobia” as per DSM-IV.As per researchers “clowns are
universally disliked by children in all countries”.This is in line with the Dionysus/shiva archetype , a deity capable of immense pleasure , but at
the same time also capable of absurd levels of grotesque barbarity.