The latin name for walrus is Odobenus Rosmarus Divergens.
The Rosmarus comes from the Norse word for "horse of the sea."
Behind George on the Sgt. Pepper cover is Tim Carey from his scene in Kubrick's film The Killing, in which he is shooting a race horse. (In Kubrick's film Paths Of Glory, Carey is executed).
As an aside: Mia Farrow also starred as the voice of The Last Unicorn, all the other unicorns were trapped in the ocean as the dew of the sea. Rosemary means "dew of the sea".
Odobenus means "walks on teeth". Paul chipped his tooth circa Dec. '65, and Lennon had the same tooth blackened out in their 1964, PID-heavy Shakespeare skit of Pyramus & Thisbe, in which they both die.
It should also be noted that the Sgt. Pepper drum not only encodes the "111X HE^DIE" clue that we all know, but also that L(onely) and H(earts) alphanumerically equals 12/8, the day Lennon was shot.
The Pyramus & Thisbe skit is a skit performed by traveling actors in Shakespeare's A Mid-Summer Night's Dream.
The play and film Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (play debuted Aug. '66) is a spin-off from Hamlet. in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, there is a troupe of traveling actors performing skits.
Also in R & G Are Dead, nobody seems to know which is R and which is G, neither do the audience, even R & G seem uncertain as to who is who.
in The Magic Christian, Peter Sellers' character adopts Ringo's character. The very first thing they do is go see Hamlet. When they arrive, his sister tells them it is at the part with Rosencrantz & Guildenstern.
At the end of the scene they watch, a sign comes down that reads "Zap".
in A Hard Day's Night, when Paul quotes from Hamlet (while facing a mirror), he then quickly turns to the camera and exclaims, "Zap!"
Interestingly, Sean Lennon wrote & recorded the soundtrack to the film Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead.
Now, consider it was the twins Tweedledee & Tweedledum who told Alice the story of the Walrus & the Carpenter. Two distinct characters, but essentially one and the same. "We're as close as can be, man." As is, in a way, being conveyed with all the walrus lyrics in The Beatles' works.
Incidentally, if you start Magical Mystery Tour the moment Disney's Alice in Wonderland begins, I Am The Walrus will start right as they begin telling Alice the story.
The film American Psycho is also rife with mixed identities. Jared Leto plays Paul Allen the murder victim, living at Central Park West.
Jared Leto also plays Mark David Chapman in Chapter 27. He also plays the murderer in Lonely Hearts, and he plays Paul in Urban Legend.
Paul Atreides' father in the Dune series is Leto Atreides. Paul Atreides is played by Kyle MacLachlan, who also plays Claudius in Hamlet 2000. He also plays Agent Cooper in Twin Peaks, in which he investigates the murder of Laura PALmer. (Twin Peaks & Dune directed by David Lynch).
In Twin Peaks, Cooper's doppelgänger comes into our world through the mirror.
Interestingly, in Hamlet 2000, Dechan Thurman plays Guildenstern, and he plays Patrick Bateman in This Is Not An Exit, the story of the author of American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis.
Rosencrantz is played by Gary Oldman, who plays Commissioner Gordon with Christian Bale in Batman, who played Patrick Bateman in American Psycho.
see post on American Psycho here.
UPDATE: Jared Leto is playing The Joker in the upcoming film Suicide Squad.
Don't you know the joker laughs at you?
in Chapter 27, Lennon is played by Mark Lindsay Chapman.
Lindsay Lohan plays Jude, MDChapman's friend. That same year she played Dakota in I Know Who Killed Me. In the film, she plays a set of twins.
It was Jude who convinced MDChapman to buy a copy of Double Fantasy.
One of the most popular song & video for Jared Leto's band, 30 seconds to Mars, is 'The Kill (Bury Me)', which was filmed as an homage to The Shining. In it, Leto plays his own doppelganger.
(Interesting that Lohan's character is buried alive in IKWKM).
Interestingly, when you play Chapter 27 and IKWKM together, Dakota says, "I know who killed me" the very moment Chapman meets Lennon.
(Start Ch. 27 when IKWKM is at the 23 minute mark, since there is a 23 minute difference).
The first song Lennon & McCartney recorded together was a cover of Buddy Holly's "That'll Be The Day That I Die". Incidentally, Ringo starred in a film with the same title in 1973.
According to astrological symbolism, the Christian eon corresponds to the age of Pisces, because the spring-point has been passing through the constellation of Pisces during the Christian eon, and the first fish in that constellation has been associated with Christ, and the second fish has been associated with Anti-Christ.
Carl Jung says it's a matter of astrological fact that the spring-point entered the second fish around the 16th century, around the time of the Reformation and the Renaissance. With these comes the spirit which culminates in the modern age, the spirit of Anti-Christ. An intellectual, Promethian, Luciferian enlightenment rather than a spiritual enlightenment.
Jungian scholar Edward Edinger states that the Christian myth has an enantiodromia built into it; the turning into an opposite. The New Testament predicts that Christ will be followed by the Anti-Christ.
The mixed identities in the films mentioned above bring to mind Beatles lyrics, such as, "I am the walrus" - "the walrus was Paul", "I am he as you are me..." and "I told you about the walrus and me, man. You know we're as close as can be, man." Which begs the question; which is the walrus and which is the carpenter?
Or, which is the Messiah and which is the trickster, Anti-Christ?
Lennon apologizes for "More popular than Jesus" comment mere months after Time Magazine publishes it's "Is God dead?" issue, (as seen in Rosemary's Baby).
The Hebrew word Nachash, which means the Serpent, the serpent in the Garden, has the Gematrical value of 358.
The Hebrew word for Messiah, Meshiach also equals 358.
3, 5 and 8 are the 4th, 5th and 6th letters of the Fibonacci sequence. Interesting, since lightning and trees branch out in accordance with the Fibonacci sequence. Kabbalah depict creation as lightning descending down the Tree of Life, and in turn, the serpent ascends to the top.
When Hebrew words share the same Gematrical value, it is not a coincidence, it means they are meant to be viewed in the same light.
the 16th century German thaler coin. Where we get our word and symbol for the dollar.
Which reminds me of the 1967 film The Trip, starring Peter Fonda & Dennis Hopper. The main characters are named Paul & John, and there is repeated imagery in the film of Jesus on the cross and the serpent on the cross.
A Lovely Sort of Death. During Paul's trip, he sees visions of himself being killed and he sees a bullet hole in his friend John's head, and believes that he's really dead.
It was an acid-fueled conversation with Peter Fonda that inspired Lennon to write She Said, She Said. This occurred in what Lennon called "Doris Day's house, or wherever" in a 1974 Rolling Stone interview. http://imaginepeace.com/archives/4385
Dennis Hopper's earlier roles was in the 1961 film Night Tide, which also featured Marjorie Cameron as the Water Witch.
"Give us Barabbus!"There's also the matter of Jesus and Barrabas essentially having the same name.
Oddly enough, Sharon Tate had a quick cameo in Barrabas (1961).
See Sharon Tate post here.
Interesting that Lennon was shot on the Catholic Day of "The Feast of the Immaculate Conception", and Mia Farrow's film Full Circle was released in the US nine months later.
Eleanor Bron, the lead actress in Help! played Mary the mother of Jesus in the film The Day Christ Died, which came out in... 1980.
In the Gospels we see that it is James & John who ask Jesus to allow them to sit at his right and left. (Paul McCartney's full name is James Paul McCartney).
15th-17th century Kabbalast rabbis, when commenting on the Zohar, occasionally speak of two Messiahs.
In the Book of Enoch, it first seems that Enoch and The Son of Man, the Messiah, are two different people, later is revealed that they are one in the same.
Enoch is also often associated as being one in the same with Metatron.
In summary, what I believe may be being conveyed is Lennon & McCartney resonating as the dying god archetype figures (read The Golden Bough) - with their many allusions to Osiris, Jesus and the Hanged Man archetypes. McCartney's fantasy death and Lennon's real death representing the passing of the old Aeon, that of Osiris.
Whereas Harrison & Starr represent the new Aeon of Horus.
See more on the Lennon/McCartney as Osiris and Harrison/Starr as Horus connections in the Thoth Tarot post.
And in the Egyptian mythology post.
"The operations of occultism are based upon the powers of the Will and the imagination." - Dion Fortune.
"The Feminine Principle conducts the work of the imagination, while the Masculine principle conducts itself with the work of the Will." - The Kybalion.
The two tenets of Thelema are Will(Thelema) and Love.
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law."
"Love is the Law, Love under Will."
The Greek word for Love is Agape. Thelema & Agape both equal 93 in Greek Gematria. 93 is the number of Thelema.
All You Need Is Love, can be seen as another way of saying Love is the Law.
Also see how McCartney and Lennon were both the WINGed Beatles here.
Aleister Crowley called himself The Beast. Jack Parsons called himself The Anti-Christ. Who then is the False Prophet? The Messiah of the new Aeon?
The Aeon of Osiris, The Christian era, unfolded through enigmatic parables.
It seems the Aeon of Hours is unfolding through enigmatic films and pop groups.
Partially joking, but mostly serious, Crowley says this of the Humpty Dumpty rhyme:
"This is so simple as to hardly require explanation. Humpty Dumpty is of course the Egg of Spirit, and the wall is the Abyss - his "fall" is therefore the descent of spirit into matter; and it is only too painfully familiar to us that all the king's horses and all the king's men cannot restore us to that height. Only the King Himself can do that!"
Back to the Egg...
Hence, again, both Lennon and McCartney resonating as the eggmen, and the walrus.
I would also like to direct your attention to a great piece on the esoteric nature of the Lennon/McCartney duo, by Mask of God, here.