Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Musings of Jared Lee Loughner: Script, Craziness, or Cabalah?

Christopher Jon Bjerknes

In the video by Loughner which appears below, at about 3 minutes in, Loughner states, "If the student is unable to locate the external universe, then the student is unable to locate the internal universe.",0,7041106.story

In the following post by "Erad3", which appears to have been written by Jared Lee Loughner, it states, "Whats outside our universe? leads to another question. Where is the universe?"

In my opinion, Loughner's statements refer to Cabalistic pantheism and make perfect sense in that context, but make no sense outside that Cabalistic context. In Cabalah, the universe is in the Jewish god and by locating the Jewish god, a Jew locates itself and heals the rift in the universe. Loughner also writes, as "Erad3", that Christianity is false, and that the Hebrew Bible cannot be accurately translated to any language other than the original, perhaps a reference to Gematria.

On Jared Loughner's YouTube page, he lists Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha as one of his favorite books. If my memory serves me correctly, Hesse wrote about androgyny in Der Steppenwolf, but I don't recall whether or not it appears in Siddhartha. Loughner's YouTube page is here:

In the description of the video America: Your Last Memory In A Terrorist Country!, which appears to have been written by Loughner, it states,

"There's something important in this video: There's no communication to anyone in this location.

You shouldn't be afraid of the stars.

There's a new bird on my right shoulder. The beak is two feet and lime green. The rarest bird on earth, there's no feathers, but small grey scales all over the body. It's with one large red eye with a light blue iris. The bird feet are the same as a woodpecker. This new bird and there's only one, the gender is not female or male. The wings of this bird are beautiful; 3 feet wide with the shape of a bald eagle that you could die for. If you can see this bird then you will understand. You think this bird is able to chat about a government?

I want you to imagine a comet or meteoroid coming through the atmosphere."

Androgeny is one of the Cabalistic features of this description. Wings in the form of eagles may be the famous two-headed eagle common as a symbol of the unification of church and state, and may signify the anti-Christ equivalent for the Jews, two headed Ha Satan Armilus (Romulus & Remus?). It is not clear if the beak being two feet is a reference to length, or anatomy. If anatomy, as in feet with toes, it may be a reference to green footed Armilus. Armilus has one prominent eye and his eyes are red. Armilus has a crippled right arm, a long left arm, a deaf right ear, is bald, as in bald eagle, etc. The "bird" on Loughner's shoulder may be a symbol of Armilus' second head. Armilus is a leper and the costume may represent that of a leper. Woodpecker feet could be seen to resemble a menorah. Comets and meteors figure in the Zohar.

I do not mean to imply that I believe that this possible interpretation is the only one possible, but rather I am trying to provoke others into analyzing Loughner's words and images. He hits several themes over and over again, and from what appears to be a Cabalistic Jewish perspective.

If he is putting on an act, he would likely draw from themes familiar to him, as would any possible script writers he may have had.