Wednesday, 30 January 2008
'Britney Spears' manager sent a series of angry messages to boyfriend Adnan Ghalib warning the photographer that he was 'killing her' after the singer's latest public breakdown.
The row erupted after a hysterical Britney was pictured sitting barefoot outside her LA home sobbing on the pavement.
Ghalib then received a message from Sam Lufti which read: "You're a manic trigger. If you continue to have any contact with her, you'll kill her.
"Its your decision. You need to cease all contact with her completely.
... Last night's drama began after Britney and Lutfi reportedly fell out over her relationship with boyfriend Adnan Ghalib, prompting the singer to call Ghalib for help.
... The star's latest crisis comes as Lutfi admitted Britney was suffering from "mental issues".
Veteran journalist Barbara Walters has revealed Lutfi had contacted the The View show to update them on Britney's situation.
She said: "He said Britney is suffering from what he described as 'mental issues which are treatable'. He said she has been to a psychiatrist and that she - I assume this - has started some kind of treatment.
"She has been having mood swings. She has been having trouble sleeping. Also she is in touch with her mother."'
The 'manic trigger'... Check out the leisure wear...
Friday, 25 January 2008
I have a sense that the death of Heath Ledger might just be that moment when the 'synchrosphere' goes mainstream. It's one of the stories- like Madeleine McCann- which is of little or no significance in itself; yet becomes so, as hundreds of thousands of people revert to online sources for alternative versions to the official narrative. On one hand, the fact that it takes the suicide of a male starlet to provoke a sense of the weird, is a source of extreme ambivalence to me; on the other, anything that jerks us- temporarily- from our Ambien existence; which confronts even the most dimensionally-challenged with a crystalline depiction of the Age of Iron, can only be a good thing, right?
Once again I feel we were ahead of the curve. It was, after all, only last week that I (finally) published my article about the so-called Sturmgeist shootings in Jokela, Finland; connecting this event not only to Aleister Crowley, but also to Bob Dylan, and his famous song Jokerman. Ledger, as you will surely not need repeating, stars (as the Joker) in the upcoming Batman movie, The Dark Knight; but- beyond that- also starred as one of the faces of Bob Dylan in the biopic, I'm Not There. The former, predictably, has already been 'synched to fuck' in the geekier outposts of conspiracyville... but nobody, to my knowledge, has seen fit to comment on his other recent gig playing 'Robbie Clark' in his Blood on the Tracks phase. This, in spite of the fact that it was the stress of both roles (the Joker and the Jokerman) to which Ledger attributed the bout of insomnia which led, indirectly, to his death: in an interview last November with The New York Times.
And that selfsame city- a view of which, from across the Hudson in New Jersey, Chris Knowles has discovered in the thirteenth trump- plays a leading role in the Ledger story. We might expect this; because New York (and London) are the capitals, western and eastern, of the New Roman Empire; and if weirdness is on the cards then you can expect these two places to figure. (It doesn't need saying but 9/11 was the most obvious manifestation of that; and the Olympic Games in London in 2012 are scheduled to be another.) How appropriate, therefore, that we find Jack Nicholson- that wizened, still ribald jester of a man- soujourning in London's Picadilly on the night that Ledger died: the district formerly known as Portugal, or Rothschild Row.
Questioned by journalists as he left the Wolseley restaurant, his response to Ledger's death was highly cryptic: 'I did tell him.' Whether this was a veiled reference to the dangers of playing the Joker- which Nicholson did, to great effect, in 1989- or to the dangers of the sleeping pill Ambien, which the actor has publicly condemned- is unclear. Ledger was himself in London as recently as last weekend, filming The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, directed by Terry Gilliam, in which he again plays a clown. A publicity shot (or possibly a still) from that production has now done the internet rounds, depicting Ledger in the form of another trump: the Hanging Man, or a variation on it, dressed in a white suit and daubed with what can only be described as Illuminati symbols on his forehead. (Adam Star's article, This Joke Isn't Funny, is a good source for this and related Ledger weirdness.)
There is more, much more, that could be mentioned in regards to the actor's death: not least the fact that it fell on a full moon, on January 22nd, which- as Ellis Taylor has pointed out- is not only the birthday of Francis Bacon, but also an ancient Egyptian feast day known as 'The Festival of the Doors of the Horizon are Opened.' (In the same article referred to above, Adam notes the Shakespearean or Baconian motifs apparently present in the Doctor Parnassus film, another of the subtle synchronicities with which this death is festooned.)
But I would prefer to draw your attention to the one anomaly which seems not to have been noted; which, I feel, is also the most important; whose absence from some of these posts may speak volumes. For The Dark Knight- in common with Cloverfield, Halo 2, the TV series Heroes, and a host of other media products- has been the beneficiary of a form of marketing whose secrets are very rapidly emerging from the occluded worlds in which they were devised. This is viral marketing, a phrase (and technique) which has become so ubiquitious in the last decade as to now form a vital thrust in the campaign of any suitably 'cool' product.
Clearly, only a lunatic- full moon or otherwise- would suggest that the 'death' of Heath Ledger was just such a viral stunt; though, without meaning to, it will have the same effect as one, as the very existence of this article demonstrates. What is certain, however, is that- by its nature- the parlour game that is 'Synchro-Mysticism' is not only liable to infiltration by viral memes, but that it already has been so infiltrated; by agents both conscious and unconscious. Of the former, we need look no further than 42 Entertainment: a new media company at what they would like to consider the cutting edge of the viral marketing process, which at its extreme bleeds through into the even shadier world of Alternate Reality Gaming.
The magic of the ARG universe is, in my opinion, always nefarious: just consider the case put before us, in which the combined energies of a secret army of players can apparently (non-locally, unintentionally) trigger a real life 'meme' of deathly proportions. ARGs, and viruses of any kind- marketing ones in particular- are always bad news, it seems to me... and I feel it's about time we started flushing them out.
Wednesday, 23 January 2008
Friday, 18 January 2008
Sources claim the singer, 26, is suffering from dissociative identity disorder, which leads the sufferers to take on various personalities to dissociate them from reality. Those with the disorder take on different identities to help them cope under severe stress.
Britney is said to have been showing a variety of different personalities. Besides "The British girl", other alter egos include "the weepy girl", "the diva" and "the incoherent girl".
Apparently when Britney "returns" from one of her episodes, she has no recollection of what she did or said during the time as her assumed personality.
Britney has been heard talking to photographers in an English drawl since hooking up with Brummie photographer Adnan Ghalib.
It's been claimed the mother of two became the "British Girl" on Monday when she failed to give her deposition in her child custody battle with her ex Fevin Federline. She showed up at court four hours late, screaming: "Move back. I'm scared. Stop it. Let me get in the car, please."
Her lawyers begged her to attend the hearing, in which Commissioner Scott Gordon was expecting to quiz her over the two-hour stand-off with police in her LA home two weeks ago. After she failed to enter the court on Monday Britney lost access to her two sons Jayden James and Sean Preston. But it's now being claimed she has no recollection of her behaviour on Monday.
In recent days, Britney has been flaunting a ring on her engagement finger as sources claim she's "desperate" to marry her paparazzo boyfriend Adnan Ghalib. The troubled star has put pressure on the British photographer to fast track his divorce, Mail Online previously reported... It appears the new romance is already getting serious, with a source confirming earlier reports the Gimme More singer hopes to wed the recently separated Birmingham-born photographer.
"Britney is desperate to marry Adnan," a source tells Mail Online, adding that she recently dragged him down to Mexico under the mistaken assumption that it continues to issue quickie divorces. Sadly for Miss Spears, they were obliged to return with Mr Ghalib still married and the singer still waiting.
Britney wants him to be single as soon as possible," the source said.
Britney's relationship with Adnan, who launched an attack on former colleagues who got in the way of the couple's romantic night out, caused concern amongst her friends. Britney's best friend and cousin Alli Sims has broken her silence and over her fears regarding the whirlwind relationship.
"I think he only has bad intentions," she says. "He has given me a weird feeling and creeped me out. I wish he would just go away."
Worried Alli revealed she believes Britney is extremely vulnerable as a result of her fame. "When you go through your whole life just listening to what everybody tells you to do, you get to the point where you're not used to having to pick out yourself what is really important," she added.
She's not the only one who feels negatively about Adnan – even his own friends and family have been spilling the beans, with one revealing that he used to run a strip club in California before deciding that photographing celebrities was a better money-spinner.
... Britney lost all visitation rights earlier this month after she refused to hand over Sean Preston, two, and one-year-old Jayden James in a bizarre custody-stand-off at her Malibu, California mansion.
Meanwhile, the Associated Press news agency have admitted they have started preparing Britney's obiturary following her recent behaviour. AP entertainment editor Jesse Washington said: "We are not wishing it, but if Britney passed away, it's easily one of the biggest stories in a long time.
"I think one would agree that Britney seems at risk right now. Of course, we would never wish any type of misfortune on anybody and hope that we would never have to use it until 50 years from now…but if something were to happen, we would have to be prepared."
Wednesday, 16 January 2008
... has gone missing in Huelva, just 120 miles from where Madeleine McCann was last seen in May. (Huelva was, in fact, connected with the McCann investigation; I will dig the details out later.) Of great interest to me are two things: the little girl's description, provided by her father. Poignantly, Mr Cortes says:
'She's never left home because she's very shy. [She] is a very bright girl, with chestnut-coloured hair and enormous bright eyes.'
The second detail, as ever, is the child's name. Recalling that Madeleine (Magdalene) was taken from the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz- the Beach of Light- is it significant that this latest missing girl is called Mari Luz Cortes?
I'll track down the Huelva information and update this post shortly.
Thursday, 10 January 2008
There's an interesting passage in Eve Lorgen's groundbreaking work, The Love Bite: Alien Interference in Human Love Relationships, in which the author ponders on our perennial fascination with heroes.
'The Redeemer appears throughout the generations in different forms. She comes as Joan of Arc, or he can take the form of King Arthur, Emiliano Zapatta, Buddha, Jesus, and many others. In other words, mankind is constantly on the lookout for a Redeemer both in fiction and in real life. Every time we elect a new Prime Minister or President we pray that he or she will be someone who will come down to our mundane plane and fight our battles. Democracy is structured as a form of natural mysticism and that, to me, seems healthy.'
An expression of this natural mysticism- healthy or otherwise- is presently gripping the United States, of course; and sure enough, the same archetypes are emerging. One man who knows more than most about this process is Christopher Knowles, author of Our Gods Wear Spandex. On Tuesday, he posted part of a panegryic by Gary Kamiya of Salon.com; for whom 'Barack Obama offers not just hope, but alchemy.' (An article entitled 'Barack's Double Magic.') This came hours after I had found a piece in The Times, framing the Clinton-Obama nomination race as blatant magical warfare. Obama's new confidence (writes Tom Baldwin) 'contrasts to his performances in televised debates last summer, when he struggled to handle the front-runner, sometimes blanching in the face of her best ice-maiden stare.' Clearly, at this early stage, the entity controlling Clinton was of a far higher occult order than Obama's meagre daimon. In New Hampshire, however, something changed:
'At the New Hampshire annual dinner on Friday night [Obama] pulled a trick that no one had seen before, controlling his audience as a conductor does with his orchestra- switching applause off, for instance, with a single movement of his hand. One ally compared him to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, slowly learning how to "use the force".'
There were, too, the inevitable comparisons to John K Kennedy; Hillary is likened, somewhat dismissively, to Canada: 'safe, boring, responsible, but with a good healthcare plan'; Obama, on the other hand, to 'A mythical kingdom where hope prevails and everyone wears a smile button.' A reference, of course, to Camelot (as Astolat, identified with my own near neighbour Guildford), whose reputation as the grand seat of chivalry lent powerful resonance to the former's benighted administration. Even Obama's wife, Michelle, is getting in on the act. According to The Evening Standard, 'many observers are calling the young couple 'The Black Camelot'- one supporter is quoted describing her as 'an African-American Jackie Kennedy.' Journalist David Cohen (who, with a name like that probably knows what he's talking about) observes: 'Nothing breeds success like success, and people- especially young people- just want to feel the magic and be part of it.'
Even his political enemies, like Tom Cole, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, admit to feeling the hoodoo: 'It's captivating. It's intoxicating, but it's not going to last.' Unfortunately- for I, too, have succumbed- Mr Cole may well be right. In Iowa, watching her loyal support melting away, Tom Baldwin compared 'the horror on the face of Hillary Clinton' to 'C.S Lewis's Snow Queen on seeing summer return to Narnia.' A choice simile. But maniacs like Clinton are notoriously hard to kill, especially when the full weight of the Military-Industrial-Complex is supporting their bid. Despite The Times giving Obama a ninety percent chance of taking New Hampshire, thanks to what Paul Joseph Watson rightly describes as 'rigged Diebold voting machines and deliberate malfeasance in the counting of hand-written paper ballots', Clinton scraped home by a margin of three percent.
And it wasn't only Obama who suffered, as Watson writes:
'Four days before the vote, Rasmussen had Paul at 14% - a significant lead over Huckabee on 11% and Giuliani on 8% - and yet Ron Paul finished with just 8%. Proof of clear vote fraud, allied with the fact that Paul's numbers show a 6% swing from normally accurate pre-polling forecasts, clearly indicate chicanery was at hand, especially considering the fact that Paul lost those crucial few percentage points to Giuliani as a result of electronic Diebold voting machines which are known to be wide open to tampering and fraud.' (81% of all NH ballots were counted by Diebold, owned by LHS Associates, based in Methuen, MA.)
Piquantly, Guiliani is reported to have received 9.11% of the votes in three New Hampshire towns! Highly telling is the fact that the polls for the Republican results were accurate; for Democrats, however, they were wildly awry.
It is far from over for Obama, the man with the sun in his eyes. (Even today, John Kerry- a member of the notorious Order of the Skull and Bones- gave his public support for his bid.) With 2012 looming, however, and the Masonic elite's dream of a woman at the helm of the official birth of the New World Order in that year, the fates may well be against him.
Wednesday, 9 January 2008
The £700million Trinity EC3 development in Aldgate will house more than one million square feet of offices, shops, restaurants and public spaces. Due for completion in 2014, it will be located in three glass buildings, ranging from 12 to 24 storeys and linked by glazed canopies.
...The project, designed by architects Foreign Office, was granted planning permission last week.'
Saturday, 5 January 2008
Miss Spears was reported to be on suicide watch in hospital, where by law she can be held against her will for 72 hours. Federline had temporary custody of the boys because Miss Spears has failed to comply with court orders. According to The Sun, Miss Spears has been addicted to a cocktail of narcotics including a drug designed to make race horses leaner. On top of the horse drug, she binges on speed, crystal meth and ecstasy - washed down with vodka.
Inside the house she began drinking vodka, sources report. And when it was time to hand the boys back in the evening, she refused...The ambulance took Miss Spears into an underground car park at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, where she was seen sitting upright with a confused smile.
Soon afterwards Federline arrived, followed by Miss Spears's father Jamie... Sources suggest that Miss Spears's bizarre actions might have been triggered by her missing a dose of prescription medication. It was initially thought that her behaviour had been aggravated by the use of illegal stimulants such as cocaine and methamphetamine. However hospital sources indicated that tests for illegal drugs were negative.
Doctors can hold Miss Spears for up to three days under a so-called 'section 5150', while they perform a psychiatric evaluation.'