Sunday, July 7, 2013

Lennon in the Rye

8/12   12/8
Significant syncs in the life & death of Lennon
(with a big thanks to the Always Record crew and Beacon Films)

On August 12th, 1960, Pete Best auditions on drums for The Beatles. This is also the most commonly-agreed upon date that the group officially decided on the name The Beatles.

A Hard Day's Night. Released in America on August 12th, 1964
Two scenes later, Ringo is reading this book.

The Dakota Building in New York, the site where Lennon would later reside and be killed, was commissioned in 1881 by Edward Clark, head of the Singer Sewing Machine Company.
This is the closing shot from Help!

On April 6th & 7th of 1966, Lennon and The Beatles record the song Tomorrow Never Knows
which was inspired by a line from Timothy Leary's book The Psychedelic Experience.
which was based on The Tibetan Book of the Dead.
The next day, April 8th, the "Is God dead?" issue of Time Magazine is published.
(April 8th, 1904, is when Aiwass/Lam began dictating The Book of the Law to Aleister Crowley. It is also Julian Lennon's birthday, 1963.
April 10th is when Aiwass/Lam finished. Also on that date, former Beatle Stu Sutcliffe died ('62), the Beatles officially broke up ('70), and Neil Aspinall left Apple ('07).

That August, Datebook publishes Lennon's "More popular than Jesus" remark, causing an uproar, particularly in the American Bible belt.

Lennon delivered his apology for the "Jesus remark" on Aug. 12th 1966. This is also the day they begin their North American tour.

On (appx) November 9th, 1966, Lennon & Yoko met for the first time at her art show in London. Filmmaker Roman Polanski was also in attendance.

On December 8th, 1966, Lennon recorded 'take 26' of Strawberry Fields Forever, the faster take that comprises the final released version after the 1-minute mark of the song.

In June of 1967, The Beatles release their Sgt. Pepper's record. Notice that the L in lonely and the H in hearts alphabetically equal 12/8. The date of Lennon's death.
"LONELY HEARTS" mirrors into "1ONE1X He^DIE". The 111X is often taken to be either 9/11 or 11/9.
There are 111 days left in the year after Sept. 11th.
(As mentioned above, Lennon first met Yoko on Nov. 9th. Though the arrow points to McCartney, playing into the 'Paul is dead' motif).

A cut-out of Tim Carey, from Kubrick's film The Killing, was used on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's. in this scene, he shoots a racehorse.
Incidentally, the Latin name for walrus is Odobenus Rosmarus Divergens. The Rosmarus part means "horse of the sea". Mia Farrow (Rosemary) was the voice of The Last Unicorn, and finds all the other unicorns trapped in the sea.
His cut-out is located next to Issy Bonn, George ends up standing in front of it.
Carey is behind George, his gun is behind Paul, which is aimed at John.
Tim Carey also starred in Kubrick's film Paths Of Glory, as one of three soldiers to be executed. The Generals responsible for the execution were named George & Paul.
There is also a significant scene where Carey kills a cockroach/bug.

On December 8th, 1967, the Rolling Stones release their album Their Satanic Majesties Request, which features all four Beatles on the cover (circled).

That same day The Beatles released their Magical Mystery Tour double EP. This is 13 years to the day before Lennon is shot.
In the first scene of the film, we see John playing the role of a ticket salesman, standing next to a sign that features the initials MDC. The best way to go. (Mark David Chapman)
The film also includes unused ariel footage from Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove.
John plays the Black Wizard, as George, Ringo, Paul & Mal are Red Wizards. Bringing to mind Crowley's painting of 4 Red Wizards carrying a black sacrificial goat; which was used on a cover for a book on Crowley.
Filming for MMT began on Sept. 11th, 1967, the same day Charles Manson began recorded his tracks for his first music album. Manson finished his album on August 9th, 1968 - exactly one year before Sharon Tate's death.

After leaving satanist Anton LaVey's group in late-1967, Susan Atkins joined up with Charles Manson, and according to Ed Sanders author of The Family, was given the nickname Sadie Mae Glutz on November 7th or 8th of 1967.
Atkins corroborates this in her book Child of Satan, Child of God. Before meeting Manson, her nickname was Sharon.
This is 3 months before Lennon would write his song Sexy Sadie, which he states is based on the Maharishi.

February of 1968, The Beatles in India with Donovan, Mike Love, Mia Farrow and her sister Prudence - who the song Dear Prudence was written for.

Ringo with Polanksi at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, promoting Rosemary's Baby. They both were also in The Magic Christian. Which was written by Terry Southern, who also appears on the Sgt. Pepper cover.

In June 1968, Roman Polanski releases Rosemary's Baby. A film based on the novel by Ira Levin, about a coven that uses a young woman to conceive a "moonchild".

The opening shot of the film flies over the Dakota House, right over the area where Lennon was later assassinated. (Brian Epstein, the Beatles' manager, also managed a group called Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas).

Interestingly, we later see a white VW Beetle (much like on the cover of Abbey Road) covered in blood outside the Dakota, where one of the characters had jumped from a window. This is very near the location where Lennon was shot.
Later, while riding in a taxi, we see a white VW Beetle behind Rosemary as she first reads her book on Witchcraft.

We also see the "Is God dead?" issue of Time.
Rosemary wears a tannis root necklace in the film. AKA "the devil's pepper".
Interesting that she looks into the mirror as she delivers this line.

Apparently, a man named Alex Tannis predicted an upcoming death in New York City on NBC on September 8th, 1980

August 11th, Apple Records is launched.

November 22nd of that year, The White Album hits the record stores. (the 5-year anniversary of JFK's death & release of With the Beatles and Huxley's & C.S. Lewis' death).
That same day, Kubrick finishes his screenplay for Napoleon, though the studio later dropped the project.

MK Ultrasound has discovered that Rosemary's Baby syncs up with The White Album, the same way that Pink Floyd's album Dark Side of the Moon syncs up with The Wizard of Oz!
Read his sync-up instructions on this and others he's discovered here

And listen to him and other synchronauts discuss the sync-up here.

Watch it here.

Lennon, Yoko and Roman Polanski, in what appears to be mid-69.

On August 8th, 1969, The Beatles shoot the photos for their Abbey Road album cover.

That same day, Charles Manson declares, "Now is the time for Helter Skelter."
Later that night, technically August 9th, Roman Polanksi's wife Sharon Tate was stabbed to death by members of the Charles Manson Family. Incidentally, her unborn baby was named Paul.

The Manson Family, of course, forged many of their beliefs around their interpretations of certain songs on The White Album. Mainly, Helter Skelter, Piggies, and Revolution #9. 

If Sharon Tate was 8.5 months pregnant on August 9th, then her baby was conceived right around the time The White Album was released.

In Sharon's last film, titled 12 + 1 (aka 13 Chairs), she and the lead character run around England and Europe looking for an inheritance check hidden in one of 13 antique chairs. each time they find one of the chairs, they stab it with a knife and rip it apart.
At the end of the film, the lead character invents an instant hair growth formula, and in the final scene ends up looking like Charles Manson, which the credits are rolled over.
There is also a scene with a pregnant woman, looks about 8 months along.
Read my post on Sharon Tate here.

December 8th, 1969, the 5 Family suspects are charged with the Tate/LaBianca murders.
December 9th, 1969, Charles Manson is charged with the Tate/LaBianca murders; and the public is made aware of him for the first time, as he makes his first appearance on the news.

Charles Manson's 1969 hideout was located in Death Valley, One of Sharon Tate's last films was 
Valley of the Dolls. The Beatles studied with the Maharishi in Valley of the Saints.

September of 1971 saw the release of Lennon's Imagine LP.
Jack Nicholson hangs out with the Lennon's during the Imagine recording sessions. Seen in the film Gimme Some Truth.
Nicholson was good friends with Polanski & Tate long before the murders, and was there to support Roman in the weeks following Sharon's death.

In Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, the MMT album can be seen in a record shop visited by Alex. in the middle on top of the shelf

Lennon's Mind Games album, released in 1973. Notice a theme?

On December 8th, 1976, The Eagles release their album Hotel California. The title track, when played backwards, seems to most to say, "John Lennon by himself." This happens at the 2:37 mark when counting from the end.
Forwards, the line is, "Last thing I remember, I was running for the door." Which describes Lennon's last moments. The line before that is "They stab it with their steely knives, but they just can't kill the beast." Played backwards, I hear, "See the white men, (unintelligible) said no good Manson."
                                          Overlook Hotel

Also on December 8th, 1976, The Dakota was declared a Historical Landmark.

Lennon & Yoko in their Dakota apartment.

Stephen King names his 1977 novel after Lennon's song Instant Karma, with the line, "We all shine on. Like the moon, and the stars and the sun." There is also a verse towards the beginning of the song that says, "You better get yourself together, pretty soon you're gonna be dead."

In 1980, Kubrick releases his film based on the novel. Incidentally, the opening shot has a noteworthy sync-wync to Abbey Road.

In the film, Wendy Torrence is seen reading Catcher in the Rye.

At one point, we also see a crushed red VW Beetle

Red Rum was the name of a famous racehorse in the 1970s. In Kubrick's The Killing, Tim Carey shoots a racehorse.

It has been discovered that there are several instances of a human vocalization beginning with a "shh" sound throughout the first half of The Shining. Much like Lennon's "Shoot me" in the beginning bars of Come Together.

And of course there's also Lennon's Happiness is a Warm Gun on The White Album.

Mark David Chapman was obsessed with Catcher in the Rye and was reading it in the days leading up to December 8th, 1980.
Chapman also considered killing Johnny Carson, which is interesting due to Jack Torrence's "Here's Johnny" reference in the iconic scene of The Shining.

That evening, during Monday Night Football, Howard Cosell announced the news of Lennon's death to the world. As he was doing so, New England Patriots kicker John Smith was attempting to kick a game-winning field goal. But, just as it says at the end of Revolution #9, his kick was blocked!
In Lennon's 1964 book In His Own Write, there is a line which reads, "Who would fight this wondrous beast? I wouldn't for a kickoff."

That night the Patriots were playing the Miami Dolphins. Roman Polanski was working on the film The Day of the Dolphin, the day Sharon Tate died.

Danny wears a shirt with Mickey kicking a football.

Also interesting that in Revolution #9, from 2:33-2:50, we hear John chanting "Rise", (which was written on the wall of Leno & Rosemary LaBianca's house by Manson's followers), but it often sounds like "Rye", with no S at the end.

"That'll be the day that I die."

A look through this post will also shed light on how Lennon resonated as an Osiris/Christ figure.

Lennon was killed at the Dakota House which is located on 72nd street. Interesting that Crowley died at age 72.  Lennon was 27 when The White Album was written and recorded. The film about Mark David Chapman is titled Chapter 27. Chapman is played by Jared Leto, same initials as John Lennon.
The actor that played Lennon was Mark Lindsay Chapman.

Lindsay Lohan played Jude in the film. That same year she also played Dakota Moss, and her own twin Aubrey, in the film I Know Who Killed Me, and her boyfriend in the film was named Jerrod. That same year she also starred in another film titled Georgia Rule. Chapman was from Decatur, GA, which sounds like Dakota.

Lohan plays her own twin in Parent Trap and I Know Who Killed me. Double Fantasy is the Lennon LP that had just come out in the fall of 1980. Jude had convinced Chapman to buy a copy for Lennon to autograph.
One of the most popular songs and videos 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 I Know Who Killed Me).

Leto also starred as the murderer in Lonely Hearts; starred as Paul Allen the murder victim in American Psycho; and starred as Paul Gardener in Urban Legend.
He also stars as Nemo Nobody in the film Mr. Nobody. MD Chapman was given the nickname Nemo by the kids he mentored at YMCA summer camp.

When you play Chapter 27 and I Know Who Killed Me side-by-side simultaneously, Dakota figures out who the murderer is and says, "I know who killed me" the very moment Chapman meets Lennon!
(the two films are appx. 24 minutes different, I started Ch. 27 at the 24:11 minute mark of IKWKM)

In light of the white VW in Abbey Road and Rosemary's Baby; Lohan starrs in Herbie: Fully Loaded.

She also starred in Freaky Friday. As did Jodie Foster, who directed & starred in Little Man Tate.
The title character in the film Little Man Tate is played by Adam Hann-Byrd.
The Byrds also wrote & recorded the theme song to Sharon Tate's film Don't Make Waves.
Jodie Foster was also in The Accused, where her nickname is Sexy Sadie, her license plate is SXY SADI and her dog is named Sadie. Her lawyer was born on August 9th. The film takes place in Washington, where Manson was in prison during the '60s (McNeil Island) before being released in '66. I'm not sure if this is McNeil Island, but it's on an island.
Jodie Foster also starred in Polanski's film Carnage.

Lohan was also slated to play Sharon Tate in a film titled Eyes of A Dreamer, which the name of a Charles Manson song, but the film was put on hold.

Mark David Chapman was analyzed by psychiatrist Bernard Diamond, who had also analyzed and testified for Sirhan Sirhan, the man who shot Robert F. Kennedy. Bernard Diamond was born on December 8th.
Speaking of Sirhan Sirhan, Polanski & Tate were invited to attend what was supposed to be RFK's after-party the night he was shot. RFK was being driven by his campaign filmographer John Frankenheimer who also directed The Manchurian Candidate (1962). See post on that film here.

On December 8th, 1941, the day after the Pearl Harbor, Hawaii attack, America declared war on Japan. Chapman was from Hawaii, Yoko from Japan. Chapman also previously lived in Decatur, GA, which sounds a lot like Dakota.
America dropped an A-bomb on Nagasaki on August 9th, 1945. Remember Sharon Tate was murdered on August 9th, 1969.
Interestingly, the tests for the bombings, that were later used on Japan, named the Trinity Test, were conducted on July 16th, 1945. Catcher in the Rye was published on July 16th, 1951.

One of the final moments in Catcher in the Rye involves the main character Holden conversing with his sister on a merry-go-round in Central Park, NY.
One of Lennon's hit songs from Double Fantasy (1980), Watchin' the Wheels, includes the line, "No longer riding on the merry-go-round."
The 1967 film Valley of the Dolls, starring Sharon Tate, features a theme song by Dionne Warwick which just happen to have the lyrics "Gotta Get Off this Merry-Go-Round".

By the end of Catcher in the Rye, one could say Holden essentially decides that 'nothing is real'.
Lennon's Imagine memorial is in Central Park, NY, in an area now called Strawberry Fields - close to The Dakota.
The events in Catcher in the Rye take place in December, and it seems to be early-December.

-It is also interesting that one of the ingredients of LSD (Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds) is derived from ergot, a fungus which grows on rye.-

Sharon Tate was murdered in the house that was previously leased by Doris Day's son, Terry Melcher. The Beatles mention Doris Day in their song Dig It. Doris starred in her last film in '68, titled With Six You Get Eggroll. She plays the role of a woman named Abby. It is released on August 7th, 1968. Remember on August 8th, 1969 the Beatles took their Abbey Road album cover photo, and later that night Tate was murdered, along with her friend Abigail Folger.
I noticed a wooden ram in Barbara Hershey's character's house. They make a point of keeping it in the lower center of this shot, the first scene in her house. Then later at her record party.
That same wooden ram is on the piano played by McCartney in the film A Hard Day's Night.
Very interesting considering Lennon mentions in a 1974 Rolling Stone interview, that The Beatles stayed at "Doris Day's house, or wherever it was we used to stay" while in California. This was also where they tried LSD for the second time, which is when Peter Fonda said to Lennon that he knew what it was like to be dead. Could he have meant Melcher's house on Cielo Drive?

Sharon Tate's mother is also named Doris. Sharon's housekeeper, the one who discovered the dead bodies, is named Winifred Chapman.
Manson's followers also murdered Leno & Rosemary LaBianca, the day after Tate. (Leno - Leto?)
La Bianca means white.

Terry Melcher produced the Byrds' Turn, Turn, Turn. Bringing to mind "Gotta get off this merry-go-round", Lennons' "Watching the wheels go round and round" and Full Circle, a film starring Mia Farrow and Keir Dullea (Dave Bowman from 2001:A Space Odyssey), which was released in America nine months after Lennon's shooting, 9/11/81.
December 8th happens to be the Catholic Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is also the day Jim Morrison was born.
Full Circle is based on the Novel titled The Haunting of Julia, and in some countries the film goes by that name, or just Julia, which is the character Mia plays. Lennon's mother was named Julia, and his son is Julian. Remember, Rosemary means "dew of the sea" - In Lennon's song Julia, he says, "seashell eyes" and "ocean child", which is what Yoko means. When The White Album is played over Rosemary's Baby, Juila is played while Rosemary is being impregnated.
In Full Cirlce, Mia and Bowman's daughter chokes on an Apple and dies. There is a scene where she walks by a merry-go-round and in the other direction walks a woman with a baby carriage just like the one seen on the Rosemary's Baby poster. At one point Mia says, "I feel like I just jumped from the ledge of a window." In Rosemary's Baby, her friend jumps from a window of The Dakota and lands on the white VW Beetle, near the spot Lennon was killed.
Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas recorded a Lennon/McCartney song in 1964 titled 'From A Window'.
Here's my post detailing the film Full Circle and it's Lennon syncs.

In Phantom of the Paradise, Winslow signs his contract with Swan on what seems to be December 7th or 8th. After signing the contract it goes into the score-writing montage. The first calendar date we're shown is December 9th and the candle is now burnt about halfway down. The next date we're shown is December 11th and the candle is burnt completely down. It's safe to assume it was a 3 or 4 day candle.
This is all interesting in light of the theories (not mine) that Lennon sold his soul in 1960 for 20 years of fame.
The film opens up with a band singing about a band with a member who dies. The lead singer even mock kills himself and comes back to life with an injection. Swan is played by Paul Williams, and his label Death Records is a dead black bird.

Lord of the Flies features 'Lennon' glasses on one version of the front cover. They belong to the character Piggy, who is killed near the end of the story. They were used by the boys to start fires. Remember Manson's fascination with the Beatles song Piggies.

In 1999, Cibo Matto, a group including Sean Lennon, released their album Stereotype A, which features a song titled Moonchild.
Crowley's book Moonchild was the inspiration for Rosemary's Baby.
Even more noteworthy, is that the lyrics to the refrain are "Come together... Do you know what you're doing, baby?" Rosemary's Baby, written by Ira Levin, was inspired by Crowley's book Moonchild.
The Beatles began recording 'Come Together' on July 21st, 1969 - the day after the moon landing.
Jack Parsons, a protege of Crowley's founded Jet Propulsions Labs, which NASA has used on all of it's space flights.
NASA logo
In Jan-March of 1946, Jack Parsons, L. Ron Hubbard and Marjorie Cameron conducted their Babalon Working with the intent of creating a 'moonchild', but not in the human sense. 9 months after 3/46 is 1/47. The Beatles began recording the song 'Sgt. Pepper's' on February 1st, 1947, which means the lyrics were finished by 1/67.The song begins with the line, "It was 20 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play."  

John and Sean actually share the same birthday of October 9th. Which just happens to be the day that Jews finish reading the Torah. In fact, Sean Lennon was born Oct. 9th, 1975, just 3 days before what would be Aleister Crowley's 100th birthday, as Crowley was born Oct. 12th, 1875.
Oct. 9th is also the birthday of Who bassist John Entwhistle, who often wore a skeleton suit on stage.
Aleister Crowley declared he'd finished his Abramelin Working on Oct. 9th, 1906.
Update: NBC has created a series titled Aquarius, taking place in 1967, David Duchovny plays a cop in search of Charles Manson, who is played by Gethin Anthony, born on October 9th.

December 8th, 2004 - Former Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott is shot and killed onstage by Nathan gale.

On Aug. 8th 2012, during the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics, we see a John Lennon homage
and this baby thing. Both in the looking-skyward position.

Also interesting that the Quarrymen recorded That'll Be the Day/Inspite of All the Danger on 7/12/ & 7/14/58 - Lennon's mother died on 7/15/58.
The Beatles' first recording session with EMI was on 6/6/62.
Their first recording to be released was recorded on 9/11/62
The bulk of their first LP was recorded on 2/11/63. 11, the number of Magick. two elevens, 11:11.
All You Need Is Love was released as a single on 7/7/67. The Summer of Love was 'established in strength'.

Ringo starrs in That'll Be The Day (1973). Cute, big-eyed pop star David Essex plays the main character Jim MacLaine, who marries a girl named Jean Sutcliffe (Rosalind Ayres).
There are blatant wyncs to Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, The Rolling Stones and The Bealtes in the film.
And to top it all off, the matriarch is played by Rosemary Leach.
Her name is Mary, just like McCartney's mother.
The sequel, Stardust, was released in 1974 on Charles Manson's birthday.

In the film How I Won the War, when Lennon's character dies, he looks into the camera and says, "I knew this would happen. You knew it would happen, didn't ya?"
Earlier in the film, another character predicts his own death, while cutting into one of Lennon's lines.
Notice on the poster, the beheaded Lennon in the bullseye.

Here is a video version of this presentation


Alfonso Reyes said...

this is one of my favorite blogs, thanks for your work, i've noticed that ominous things in lennon's career, by the way, chapter 27 syncs up very well with the double fantasy album, it's just a thing that i love it since i was listening to sync album and movies.

Anonymous said...

If you take the day John was shot which is 1281980 and subtract from it 1191966 which is the day he met Yoko, you get the number 90014 which is the zip code of Los Angeles California

Anonymous said...

Also "REDRUM" is "MURDER" spelled backwards