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 magic.
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.
Red hair , is the mark of Shiva and Dionysus. The celtic druids specifically sacrificed red haired people on “BELTANE” feasts on their sacred altars.Shiva was always represented as a Deity with curly, matted red hair.Kurt Cobain should have known that before he “dyed” his hair and “died”.
Unfortunately whoever plays the Jester God, will eventually have to meet the Jester Gods fate.Either it be Health Ledger,Dionysus,Bacchus,Adonis….the mutilation, sacrifice and death of God or God incarnate in man is the order of the day.Good thing Jack Nicholson had signed up for the 1989 batman movie with a strict contract of box office receipts. Sacrificing him , would have been a nightmare for the studios.According to Jack Nicholson he had “warned ” Heath Ledger about the role and all that comes with it….
Beyond the MK Ultra, Patsy, mind controlled Drone cover story , lies a deep metaphysical and occult understanding, a synchronicity of sorts, A macrocosmic jester deity and a microcosmic jester man doing the absurd.A mystical alchemical representation, which only the wise can see and fathom.
The representation of God , in the archetype of the Jester Deity , Shiva /Dionysus “the one who likes to play tricks”
JACK IN THE BOX
TOYS R US
What a weird world we live in…..