"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
I recently had the pleasure of watching the movie Smallfoot and I was completely blown away by how deep and how accurate the movie really was.
Now a lot of people may not know this about me, but I'm pretty into ancient history and religious subjects. They're fascinating to me. I've read a lot of books about them, talked with many people about them and even run a site about the subject matter. So needless to say, when a movie like this comes around it's not hard to spot the beautiful motif unfolding in front of our eyes.
So a lot of movies these days have good stories where they talk about some truth or some type of personal problem and how to overcome it. Most movies will have a good message and in one way or another hit on being happy with yourself and overcoming hardship.
But this movie felt a bit different. It went deeper than that, and maybe it's because I was looking for it. The movie Smallfoot hit on one of the deepest themes throughout human history: religion and cultural beliefs. But it portrayed this subject matter beautifully.
The beauty of the movie was the way that it showed both sides of information and control. The movie hit on the very concept that I think is going on right now with many of the powerful people and organizations that run this world *cough* Vatican *cough* Royalty.
I've thought a lot about secret societies and some of the fraternal orders you may have heard about like the Illuminati. Mind you it's a very big subject and suffice to say there is a lot more to it than you may immediately think. Also, whether or not a secret society exists these days that goes by that name is irrelevant. When that term is used it is referring to the people at the top of society who pull the strings. We know this happens to varying degrees in varying forms and that many of these people are part of fraternal orders and do have certain rites and rituals which they do follow, for reasons they more fully understand than the average person.
Most people will immediately call the Illuminati evil or bad because they control people and keep people dumbed down. Fair point. But there's more to it than this. If we really have this group of people who have been behind the scenes pulling the strings throughout history we have to think about why.
Throughout most of history people have been pretty stupid. And even when people have access to better information, as they currently do through the Internet, they choose to be entertained rather than informed. I have addressed this subject matter to great lengths in my work.
Most people will almost always take the easy path. Most people won't make original decisions of their own volition. Most people are followers. I'm not being mean, I'm being accurate. So now here comes the equation of the Illuminati.
These people in positions of power know this, and in many ways the reason they are in positions of power is because of their doing something about this. People of the Illuminati bend are many things, but stupid is not one of them. Nor is lazy. These people have the traits of more successful people. They don't complain. They don't sit around and point the finger. They take matters into their own hands and get to work. They study. They learn. And they execute. And this is light-years further than most people on this planet.
So now we are walking the delicate line of good and evil. Now we are walking that delicate line of control vs freedom. And this is the very real part of the Illuminati that the movie Smallfoot hits on so greatly.
The Bible and almost all religious texts talk about how awake people are. They all talk about consciousness. And with this they talk about how much information people can handle. It's just like grade school. A high school student may be able to handle algebra with mathematics. But most first graders simply can not handle this. They haven't been "initiated" into that rite yet. They haven't "seen the light" in regards to algebra.
And it is the exact same dilemma when it comes to the Illuminati. That is what the very word means: illuminate. We are talking illumination, light. And light is illuminating and people who see the light are illuminated. And most people can't handle a lot of light when they're asleep. If somebody is sound asleep in their bed and you turn on the lights they will squint their eyes and try to avoid the light. This analogy holds true for everyday life with real information, with real enlightenment. As the Bible puts it:
"I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able."
"12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil."
It's all right there for people who read.
Manly P. Hall says the same thing in the very first paragraph of the very first chapter of his amazing book, The Secret Teachings of All Ages:
"WHEN confronted with a problem involving the use of the reasoning faculties, individuals of strong intellect keep their poise, and seek to reach a solution by obtaining facts bearing upon the question. Those of immature mentality, on the other hand, when similarly confronted, are overwhelmed. While the former may be qualified to solve the riddle of their own destiny, the latter must be led like a flock of sheep and taught in simple language. They depend almost entirely upon the ministrations of the shepherd. The Apostle Paul said that these little ones must be fed with milk, but that meat is the food of strong men. Thoughtlessness is almost synonymous with childishness, while thoughtfulness is symbolic of maturity.
There are, however, but few mature minds in the world; and thus it was that the philosophic-religious doctrines of the pagans were divided to meet the needs of these two fundamental groups of human intellect--one philosophic, the other incapable of appreciating the deeper mysteries of life. To the discerning few were revealed the esoteric, or spiritual, teachings, while the unqualified many received only the literal, or exoteric, interpretations. In order to make simple the great truths of Nature and the abstract principles of natural law, the vital forces of the universe were personified, becoming the gods and goddesses of the ancient mythologies. While the ignorant multitudes brought their offerings to the altars of Priapus and Pan (deities representing the procreative energies), the wise recognized in these marble statues only symbolic concretions of great abstract truths."
This is the story of the Illuminati right here. This is the story of religion. This is the story of human evolution. This is consciousness unfolding in this world.
And this reality creates a hierarchy of people. You have these Illuminati people who are more enlightened than most people conglomerate together. And they ultimately end up in positions of power leading people. And when they lead people it invariably opens itself up to the polarity and dualistic nature of this world. When somebody in power does a positive action there is also a negative action to be seen. When somebody does a negative action there is also a positive action to be seen. Not everyone in power knows what's best. Not everyone in power wants what's best. People in power do do selfish acts. And there is good and bad in everything.
So when we have these "Stone Keepers", as the movie calls them, calling the shots on what's true and not true people either believe or disbelieve commensurate to their current level of consciousness. This is how it is in the world. Those people of less understanding unfortunately needs to be led like sheep, for the most part. And when they do wake up and realize that they are being led like sheep they revolt and complain. And those that can see a bit further and have developed their consciousness more can see through the low-level allegories and stories which are necessary for 1st graders, but unnecessary for high schoolers. They don't need the training wheels, and the training wheels hold them back. But to the 1st graders the training wheels propel them forward.
Are you seeing what I'm getting at?
I'm talking about a very deep and very real subject. It has been one of the most common subjects throughout human history. And that is why I appreciate the Smallfoot movie so much. It hits this subject matter beautifully.
The apex of the movie was without a doubt the song "Let It Lie". The whole movie can be summed up in this song. This is one of the best songs I have ever heard in my life, not just musically, but also lyrically. And I really don't care much for lyrics in songs. But this song hit the lyrics perfectly. While listening to this song I can imagine some head of some corporation or country being initiated into some fraternal order. Right here you are seeing the moment when the Illuminati gives the higher level information of what is really going on.
And Migo, the main protagonist of the movie, has a big moral dilemma to make. Do you lie to people and keep them happy, or do you tell them higher level information that will disrupt their comfortable little world and bring change to them?
And this is the question that we all face, and it's the question that people in power face. And everyone chooses to answer it and approach it differently. And that's the beauty of this movie. I don't think there is a correct way to answer it. It's not always a clean or white answer. It's not always as clear as giving people the truth. Because it's true, a lot of people can't handle the truth. And a lot of times people need to be led by allegories rather than real content.
When a child asks, "what happens when we die?" do you unload on them the back story of what human consciousness is and what really is going on on this planet, or do you lay it on them easy, so as not to overload and frighten them? It's a judgment call, and it's not a clear answer. And that's the movie Smallfoot.Filed under: Personal Development, Smallfoot, Illuminati, Secret Societies
I think your analogy of the movie is right on. I truly believe that once enlightenment comes to you there is no going back. I really have never studied the Illuminati but after reading your article I have to admit you hit it on the dot. Most people are not enlightened so then they judge anyone who is. It is very simple the message has always been there but most people tend to take the long, hard road instead of instantly becoming enlightened to the truth . Most of us are like Jesus and his message was simply to tell us that we are all like him. He wasn't special he just knew that we could all have the same power he has.
Thank you for this article it illuminated me to my higher self.
I'm an animation nerd myself however I always felt that the current CGI films were like most things now a days which was ESFP target audience . Obvious humor and slapstick , perhaps just slightly dumb down , just like most mainstream entertainment now a days , it's squeezed into this cliché genre template . Where say the new Grinch movie that's coming out is more further away from the creative and philosophical works of Theodor Geisel and more into this model on it selling out on the idea of " All Things For Everyone " and competing at the box office which is typical of the entertainment industry. So that in a sense I can be quite nostalgic .
On one hand , perhaps the entertainment industry is smarter economic while for using demographic market research and thanks to the internet and everything , being able to zero down to everything that makes up the majority audience which equals the best chances of a box office hit. On the other hand , I see that in the past , art and entertainment used to be full of iNtuitives . In other words , celebrities in the past had creative talent but today you can have a pop star celebrity where perhaps all the creative talent is hidden in the background while you only see the pop star on stage . Kind of looks like it's all coming from this pop stars imagion even though if you were to separate them from all the glitz and glamor . In my opinion , that's how to pin point a true creative genius . It's like Walt Disney , he made cartoons in his garage or something and same goes with Mike Judge , Jim Henson , Trey Parker / Matt Stone , they started with making something themselves and later they got better by having a like minded mastermind group with them. However with a pop star who has only a singing voice ( unless it's controlled by computer technology like autotune ) , know what I mean ?
Anyway do you find there's hidden messages within the movie about the illuminati or is more on the level of how it could symbolize the mindset of the illuminati ? Like you were saying how Good vs Evil can be translated to Control vs Freedom . I think if it's zoomed in further in philosophical and psychological terms , it all comes down to " Fear vs Love " / Ego vs Soul . We all have that Fear and Ego parts within us , Fight or Flight . But it's like New Thought , it's called that because it's an alternative for what we normally think which is fight outside of ourselves. I like to think it's a bit of balance . But it starts spiritually from the inside out rather than the outside in . Some people fight for the sake of it , others would calmly bring awareness that they feel could help people. But at the end of the day , we can only inspire since everyone has free will. So that in a since I think of everything in balance. If things aren't as utopian as Heaven on Earth if it or it won't get to that point in someone's lifetime , enjoy and love what already exists . And of course there's Law of Attraction . I see spirituality as a collective , almost like the energy of a smile. Someone can energetically be attracted to such positive energy. I was reading this Buddhist monk quote that says something like " There's no destination to Happiness , Happiness is the destination . "
There's many factors when it comes to the psychology of illuminati . From what I can figure out as of now , it all goes down to the root of it. There's several theories but from the patterns and big picture they say the same thing. Like the dark triad theories , how it relates to sociopaths , psychopaths , narcissistic , anti-social personality disorders , etc . It can be routed in childhood . I did come across the theories regarding authoritative upbringing and how it relates to hierarchical power from this section of The Anarchist FAQ .
It may be related to the self determination theory .
But the point I want to make is that psychology always points out that everything starts from childhood as well as New Age / New Thought Spirituality when it comes to blocks , Paradigms , etc.
So relating to all of this. It's pretty much facing fears and learning about THE TRUTH . Someones parents could fear something possibly passed on from their parents , their parents , their parents parents etc. But it's up to the individual who wishes to see the truth or continue to fear something where there's absolutely no facts to back it up.
A great example is the run a way members of Westboro Baptist Church . Lauren Drain wrote a book about it called " Banished " and this was before Fred Phelps got kicked out of his own church for allowing his daughters to run the church and not the men , and thereafter Steve Drain becoming the head of it even though him and his family are the only non-Phelps family members there. And there was several stories of run a ways including Fred Phelps own son who became an LGBTQ ally and atheist spreading awareness of religious abuse . Unfortunately there's still younger members there who are still there.
I have no idea if it's related to personality type or what. In terms of if there's a certain group of personality types who have the ability to wake up and think outside meaningless tradition . But it is interesting to think about.
As for this movie , I haven't seen it but if it's as good as it sounds , perhaps I might check it out. Or get my friend to see it before me . I have a friend who's a DVD collector who also has a heart for family entertainment so.. Most family movies have a warm hearted message that makes the point that friendship can also be a family , even though they don't relate in birth family blood , it's like a like minded " Soul Family " . And that tends to be the most popular form of pop culture in character related animation entertainment and art which I'm a fan of myself. Perhaps that's what makes The Simpsons ( I prefer the classic seasons personally ) and even South Park admirable ( another favorite of mine ) . Sure there can be dysfunctional characters but we can see people we know as well as people of our social circle and even ourselves in a fictional character , and I strongly feel that's the whole magic of fiction. :)
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