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The illusory slowing down of time to a near standstill (part of the Great Work) is a kind of freezing.

MEDUSA – in ancient Greek legend, Medusa is a female monster who turns people to stone if they gaze at her face. Her head is covered in snakes in place of hair.

“Big” (the movie starring Tom Hanks) begins with a young boy called Josh who is playing a computer game. His game character is in the ice cavern of an evil wizard. He wants to melt the wizard but the wizard freezes him in a cube of ice. Is this an occult reference to our world that is ‘frozen in time’? Evil characters in mythology/religion are sometimes portrayed as living in a frozen state, e.g. Satan is buried in ice up to his chest. Josh is told by the game that, with luck, he will thaw in several million years: maybe a reference to Satan escaping from the pit (that imprisons him) after a 1000 years.

In the film “Big” the frozen realm in the computer game may refer to the frozen North. ‘The North’ crops up in numerous legends/myths. The Canaanite God EL lives on a remote mountain in the North.

The frozen North Pole is on an axis that connects the frozen South pole. An axis is a static pivot around which something rotates.

In the Bible, Heaven is Northward (salvation from the North). Lucifer is accused of wanting to ascend to heaven and to “…sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the North…” (“Isaiah 14:12)

The Canaanite storm god BAAL manifests as BAAL-ZEPHON (Lord of the North). ZEPHON/ ZAPHON = NORTH in Hebrew. Baal-Zephon is also the name of the place where the Bibilical Israelites cross the Red sea parted by Moses.

“Zaphon” (Hebrew) is similar to the noun SAPON (Hebrew= North), derived from the verb SAPAN (Hebrew= to hide). The word SAPAN sounds like “SATAN”. Lucifer performs a hiding function, because he is told “you were the anointed cherub who covers…You were the seal of perfection”. The ‘North’ covers as well, as God “stretcheth the North over the empty place.”

The Mercy seat covers the Ark of the Covenant, which contains the 10 Commandments. The Mercy seat equates with Jesus because they both cover for sins. Hence Jesus = Lucifer. Both are light-bringers.

Jerusalem is Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the Great King.

The word NORTH derives from the Proto-Indo-European word NER = left, below. The left-hand path? Geographical North is to the left when facing the rising sun. The rising sun is Atum’s mound rising from the primordial waters. NARAKAH (sanskrit= hell). Hell is below and hidden.

Etymology: TUATH (old irish= left, northern); DEATH; THOTH (Egyptian god); DUAT (Egyptian abode of the dead).

The symbolism of Satan up to his waist in ice comes from Dante Alighieri’s 14th century Christian tale “The Divine Comedy”. There are earlier references to ice, snow and hail in religious texts, e.g. a Norse creation myth begins with the 2 opposite lands of fire and ice.

In the Bible (Job 37), the Breath of God creates frost/ice. In some passages hail rains down.

Some Buddhist texts describe Hell as cold in parts.

The 3rd century “NT” Apocrypha “Apocalypse of Paul” says that Hell has rivers of ice and fire.

“The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen features the symbolism of a cold world and cold hearts, caused by a mirror that falls to Earth and shatters into many pieces.

The goal of alchemy is to produce gold, which isn’t as cold as ice, but the word “gold” does sound like “cold”. Gold is immutable, a bit like the Rebel/false God.

STAR WARS – in Part V (“The Empire Strikes Back”), one of the villains wants to freeze someone temporarily so that they can’t fight back.

STAR TREK – In the original series, KHAN is one of a group of genetically engineered superhumans who are discovered in suspended animation. See Star Trek episode “Space Seed” (ep23, series 1).

THE SIMPSONS – “Treehouse of Horror XXII” – Homer is paralyzed.

“The Thing” (1982) – sci-fi horror film directed by JOHN CARPENTER, about a parasitic alien discovered frozen underground in the frozen continent of Antarctica. The film was based on the sci-fi novella “Who Goes There?” (1938), by the legendary JOHN W. CAMPBELL, editor of “Astounding Science Fiction”.

“2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968) – Sci-fi novel and film classic by ARTHUR C. CLARKE in which astronauts travel to another planet in suspended animation (hibernation).

“Alien” (1979) – sci-fi thriller about a tough alien investigated by a space travelling crew who are awoken from suspended animation. “Alien” was written by 2 writers who also co-wrote the screenplay for “Total Recall” (1990), namely DAN O’BANNON and RONALD SHUSETT. O’Bannon collaborated with film director JOHN CARPENTER in writing the sci-fi film “Dark Star” (1974), in which one of the astronauts is in cryogenic suspension.

RED DWARF – sci-fi comedy series revolving around the character DAVE LISTER who in the first episode is in suspended animation (stasis). The comedy’s writers – ROB GRANT and DOUG NAYLOR – both wrote for the satirical TV series “Spitting Image”.

FROZEN (2013) – Walt Disney animation inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen”. The central character, ELSA, has the magical ability to create/control ice and snow. Elsa falls out with her sister (a red head. The Devil is associated with the colour red), so blocks her out. Later, Elsa flees to the NORTH MOUNTAIN, where she builds a palace of ice in which to live a hermit life. She sings the song “Let it Go”, singing “Turn my back and slam the door…A kingdom of isolation and it looks like I’m the queen.” She also says: “No right, no wrong; no rules for me, I’m free!…I’m never going back, the past is in the past…My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around.” The song “Let it Go” was co-written by ROBERT LOPEZ, a Yale University graduate who co-created the controversial stage musical “The Book of Mormon” with the creators of “South Park”.

“Lockout” (2012) – Sci-fi movie co-written by the French film Director LUC BESSON (“The Fifth Element”). Orbiting our planet Earth is a prison spaceship whose prisoners are kept in a stasis sleep.

“The Ice Maiden” (1861) – fairy tale by HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN about an orphan (called RUDY) whose mother had been killed by the Ice Maiden when the mother and her baby Rudy had been trapped inside the cleft of a glacier, although Rudy somehow escaped. That cleft is described as where “…the souls of the damned are incarcerated until the day of judgment.” The Ice Maiden lives in a palace of ice. 

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