Thursday, February 25, 2010

KAL-EL and The Symbolism of S9 Superman of Smallville (new trailer update)

Here's one only partially fleshed out! I'll add to it and update it over time - but seeing as I must take care of other things for a week or so - the grinding wheel of the daily grind needs to reshape my edge for a few days...

Here's an image sneak preview...

Seeing as Superman, our heavily alchemical hero (and anthropomorphized Great Work, the Philosophers' Stone), decided to reinject himself into our conscious stream with the BONUS SYNCH in this month's article on the Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist in Skeleton, Jon Montgomery...(ref: Jon Montgomery article) and We previously saw a resonance of Superman and the Arctic palace during the Olympic Opening Ceremonies on February 12, 2010.

Lets have a look through the most modern iteration of the DC Comics Superman character with the
Smallville Season 9 promo trailer...
(If you've been a regular reader of Strange Eye or The Synch Whole you might immediately recognize much of the previously discussed symbolism in it)

We can find resonance of the old Lois & Clark series with Dean Cain, James Bond, The Matrix trilogy, HBO's Carnivale... and a near endless relation list to even more through the hero's journey and the occult.

Smallville Season 9 Trailer.

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The Fire of "Z"...

KAL-EL in the Ice Palace.

Ice is the Solid state (crsytalline form) of Water.

2x4 Wheel of the Navigator (Nautonnier)

Here's 2 of the better books on the subject

To the Citizens of Metropolis:

You have welcomed me in your city and allowed me to make it my home. I will always be grateful for that. That is why I cannot leave without saying goodbye. The newspaper has made me into what you think I am - an example, a symbol, a "hero". But the reality is I'm simply one of you. The only difference is that my days in the shadows and my nights on the streets have allowed me to see what you've lost sight of - the good in each of you.

I've seen regular people do extraordinary things. I've seen you help each other up after you've been knocked down. I've seen you stand together when times are tough. And I've seen the smallest act make the biggest change. If I've done anything right...I hope it's help you realize one person can make a difference in the lives of others - that Metropolis doesn't need a hero. Have faith in yourself, and you will find hope in each other.

Remember, it's not the mask that makes the hero. It's the choices we make and the desire to do what's right. I've seen that desire in all of you. It inspired me to promise I would do everything in my power to protect this city - but I can't promise I'll be around forever. One day there may be a fight I cannot win.

But if that day comes, please...keep fighting without me to make the world a better place. Be the heroes I know you are.

The Red Blue Blur

You might recognize the tree symbolism as having appeared in Daniel Knauf's and HBO's epic series Carnivale

In Smallville Season 9 we see the intertwining of the mythologies and archetypes of the two television programs - that of the Avatars and the Usher.

Check out Jim's video at the Synch Whole The King of Love is a Dead Man

Check out the extended Comic Con Smallville Season 9 Trailer (poor quality) on YouTube

Clark Kent / Superman's crystal shows a flying Superman...
Which also just so happens to look like an EYE...
Can you say HoRus ?!

And CHLOE's crystal displays the word ISIS...
The female guardian of the Watch-Tower.

And Lex Luther appearing so pure in his all white suit with his shaved skin head...
His crystal shows his company's HQ building, which looks an awful lot like a pyramid in this instance...

Note & synch worthy: Remember the series Lois and Clark?
[Lewis and Clark ]
The ONE with Dean CAIN and Ms. Palo Alto herself, Terri Hatcher?

And we can't forget Ms Hatcher role in 007 - Tommorrow Never Dies
The Desperate HouseWife..
Teri Lynn Hatcher... born 12/8/1964
married to JON TENNEY,

Check out his IMDB page:
Legion (2010) .... Howard Anderson
(and more...)

Season 9 Smallville (small will) appears to be about,
The Rise of KAL-EL...
Our alien AL-Khemist. (EL ALK - the Royal/GOD art of ALKHEMY)

Were you perhaps wondering why they were depicting him, in his youth, dressed in BLACK? (KHEM)
and sporting the LEAD/SILVER "S" ?

Through the magic of AL KHEMY we'll surely see him transform into the famous Blue body suit and Red Cape wearing Superman.
That is if General ZOD don't get him first!

And yes... I do mean
the honest and straightforward Kandorian
General ZOD - as portrayed in the series Smallville.

... and synchromystically the original Superman synch manifests itself in reality with this little gem from the Books section of the New York Times...

Superman’s Debut Comic Sells for $1 Million
Published: February 23, 2010
Up, up and away! The comics blogosphere has been buzzing over the auction on Monday of a copy of Action Comics No. 1, the first appearance of Superman, right. The price: $1 million. Interest in the sale generated enough traffic to bring down the Web site of the auction house, Comic Connect, which posted a note explaining, “Due to the exceedingly high volume of traffic, the site has been temporarily replaced with this news article about the record selling comic.” The sale breaks the record of $317,200 from last March when Comic Connect sold another copy of Action No. 1, but in a lower-grade condition. Only 100 copies of Action No. 1 are believed to still exist. “Comic books are now in the same realm as fine art, one-of-a-kind jewels and antiques,” Vincent Zurzolo, chief operating officer and co-owner of Comic Connect, said. “If you look at the impact that a piece of fine art has on the world, compared to the impact that Superman has had, I think you would have to say more people know Superman.” A big question among comics fans is, Who won the auction? Alas, “both customers want to retain their secret identities,” Mr. Zurzolo said of the buyer and seller.

UPDATE: March 6,2010

Here's the latest 42 second trailer from CW for Smallville called "Small Talk"...

All-New episode of Smallville coming to CW (in the USA) and JOY11 (Winnipeg), Space Channel (rest of Canada) on Fri, April 2 (4/2/10)...
Set your PVRs boys and girls!

Here's a shared gallery of still image captures from the trailer - thanks to the good folks at #Smallville on Twitter

.... more updates to coming soon ....

Saturday, February 20, 2010

JON MONTGOMERY - GO MONT - Manitoba Golden Boy - Skeleton - Russell MB

(watch the Gold Medal Victory Ceremony for Jon Montgomery today [2.20.2010] on CTV - 22:00 EST / 21:00 CST / 19:00 PST)


Manitoba's Golden Boy...
Prairie Son...

Jon Montgomery

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Jon Montgomery, from Russell, MB has won GOLD in Skeleton!

With a 4th Heat top speed of 144.8 kph and combined finish time of 3:29.73 (209.73 seconds)

(Mother) Joan, (Father) Eldon, (Girlfriend) Darla, Jill and Jodi
(CTV interviewer) Jennifer Hedger

Goofin' with Jon...

Spirit of the Turtle and the Thunderbird...
Jon Montgomery has the First Nation's depiction of the Turtle and and the Thunderbird on his helmet. (by artist Phil Gray)

A kiss for Turtle.

A free pitcher of golden beer

Victory Inscribed on the HEARTS of All Canadians...

Carried on the back of the spirit turtle...

Spirit of the Thunderbird...

Manitoba, Canada's area code is "204"

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Olympic Gold Medalist in Skeleton, Jon Montgomery was born on May 6, 1979 and grew up in Russell, MB.

Russell, MB is located at the junction of MB HWY 83, MB HWY 45 and the Western turn of the Yellowhead Trail CDN HWY 16.

The Manitoba portion of the Yellowhead Highway route 16 was originally numbered MB Highway #4 until 1977, when it was redesignated in order to make all of the Yellowhead Highway numbered as Highway 16 across all four provinces of western Canada. (Manitoba, Sakatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia)
The Highway Runs from Winnipeg Manitoba through to Prince Rupert British Columbia.
The Yellowhead Highway association's 2010 Annual Conference & AGM is being held April 29 - May 1, 2010 in Prince George BC.
[The Flashforward date of 4.29.2010]

Russell is a small Manitoba town of 1700 people. The town of Russell is located at Highway 16 and Highway 83, approximately 15 km from the Saskatchewan border and 340 km northwest of Winnipeg. The community is home to approximately 1,400 people, with a trading area population of over 14,000.

Russell is the home of Manitoba's Beef and Barley Festival, which is held annually in October to celebrate the region's strong agricultural tradition. Festival events include the King & Queen Pageant, a volleyball tournament, a car rally, and a craft fair. Grain farming and cattle ranching are extensive in the surrounding areas.

8 arches span Russell, MB 's Main Street.

See official Town of Russell, Manitoba web site

Community Notables:
Red Dutton - Athlete - NHL hall of famer

Theoren Fleury — Athlete - NHL (Calgary Flames, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks)

Jon Montgomery - Athlete - Olympic Games Gold Medallist Skeleton racer

Charles Arkoll Boulton - Historical Figure - Lieutenant Colonel during North-West Rebellion

Winnipeg Free Press - Pride of Russell charges to top of skeleton with furious finish
By: Ed Tait
20/02/2010 1:00 AM

Now that Montgomery's won a medal, what's in his future?
"A pint," he said.

WHISTLER, B.C. -- Strike up the band and begin mapping out the parade route back home -- Russell's Jon Montgomery has delivered a 2010 Olympic gold medal for Canada and for Manitoba.

Montgomery, the 30-year-old part-time auctioneer, full-time daredevil and proud product of the Keystone Province, blistered through the final two runs in the Olympic skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre to overtake Latvia's Martin Dukurs and stand atop the medal podium and give Canada its fourth gold medal, and eighth medal overall, of the XXI Winter Olympics.

"It feels.... is stupendous a word? Outrageous. Unbelievable... all those things rolled into a big ball. It's bearing down on me pretty heavy because I don't even have words to describe it," said Montgomery.

Montgomery began the day 26 hundredths of a second behind Dukurs, the reigning Federation Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT) champion and chipped into the Latvian's advantage in Friday's final two runs.

Montgomery posted a time of 52.20 in his third run -- breaking Dukur's track record set a night earlier -- to cut the lead to .18. And in the fourth and final heat he was timed at 52.36 while Dukurs finished in 52.61. Montgomery's four-heat total of 3:29.73 was .07 better than Dukurs at 3:29.80.

"I have no clue how this might change my life," said Montgomery. "You get beyond what's in front of your nose on a skeleton track and you're going to be ass over tea kettle and in a world of hurt. We'll worry about how this might change my life after the Olympics are over."

Dukurs, the likable 25-year-old from Riga, was trying to deliver the first-ever gold medal for his Baltic country. Rounding out the podium was Russia's Alexander Tretyakov, who finished third with a combined time of 3:30.75.

Canada's Jeff Pain, a silver medallist four years ago in Turin, was ninth with a time of 3:31.86 while teammate Michael Douglas, who began the day seventh, was disqualified.

Montgomery's medal performance perfectly caps a wonderful tale of the small-town hero who first began sliding at Tower Hill in Russell, virtually just outside his back door.


"I'm looking forward to getting back to Russell at the beginning of March and showing my appreciation for everything that everybody's done for me, all the well wishes that I've got and the support I've gotten from my hometown, Russell, Manitoba," he said.

Montgomery didn't officially pick up the sport until eight years ago when he first gave the skeleton a try at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

Working as an auctioneer in the auto industry, Montgomery could see the lights of the skeleton run from his apartment.

Visiting the park with his parents one night...
(read the rest of the story at Winnipeg Free Press)

Phil Gray
(The First Nations Artist behind the famous Turtle and Thunderbird Helmet of Jon Montgomery)

In September of 2009, members of the Olympic Skeleton Team consulted with British Columbian shaman Sandra Molendyk to receive some spiritual guidance, and to have their sleds blessed. During this consultation, Montgomery discovered that his spirit animal is the Turtle. After discovering this he commissioned his famous Turtle and Thunderbird helmet from Vancouver First Nations artist, Phil Gray.

Phil Gray

March 15, 1983

Vancouver, BC
Phil Gray began carving in 1999 with Salish artist, Gerry Sheena. Since then, Phil has worked with artists Mike Dangeli, David Boxley, Henry Green, Lyle Campbell, Jay Simeon and Ian Reid. He also had the opportunity to study Advanced Design under acclaimed Haida artist, Robert Davidson. Phil works primarily in cedar, alder and boxwood. He creates masks, panels, poles, sculptures and drums. Philip belongs to the Killerwhale Clan and the majority of his works are created in his traditional Tsimshian style. In September of 2003, Philip had three of his pieces donated to the Burke Museum in Seattle. In 2005, Phil was featured in the 'Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2' exhibit at the Museum of Art and Design in New York. In the winter of 2007, Phil completed a large commission of sculptural works for Sonora Resort on Sonora Island, BC. Also in 2007, Phil completed the Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts Program at the Native Education College in Vancouver, under Kwakwaka’wakw/Haida artist, Dan Wallace. Phil was included in two major exhibitions in 2009. The first was the 'Challenging Traditions' exhibition at Ontario's McMichael Gallery, a show that was dedicated to exploring innovative and experimental works from the Northwest Coast. The second was 'Continuum: Vision and Creativity on the Northwest Coast' at Vancouver's Bill Reid Gallery, which highlighted 23 established Aboriginal artists from BC, Washington State and Alaska. In September of 2009, Phil completed a pair of large red cedar doors here in Lattimer Gallery, which depicted a 'Grandmother Moon' design. In February of 2010, Phil designed the helmet of gold medal-winning Skeleton racer, Jon Montgomery. Montgomery held Phil's helmet throughout the Olympic awards ceremony.


(Watch video of Jon Montgomery's interview with Jennifer Hedger @

(for winning run replay see also the YouTube CTVOlympics Channel)

(read the BIO for Jon Montgomery on AthletesCAN)

Visit the official Jon Montgomery Web Site

The Olympic Medals were minted in the center [heart] city of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the Royal Canadian Mint. Each medal is a piece of a larger puzzle. All the medals fit a place in a larger picture. Each "crop" and medal is number coded for medal winning athletes to reference which part of the picture they have on their medal.

(click to play)

The Mint produced all 615 gold, silver and bronze medals for Olympic Winter Games athletes, as well as the 399 athlete medals for Paralympic Winter Games competition.

BONUS SYNCH (2.22.2010):

I was checking out Deconstructor's Superheroes vid on youtube (ref: the Strange Eye TESLA article) and at the very (and I do mean very) moment that he said the word SUPERMAN... this is what was displayed by Canada's CTV. I have had it on, as of late, to hear the latest Olympic NEWS, catch up, and grab some fitting images but this morning I happened to look over at the screen right as the Deconstructor video said Superman.... I took a screen cap to post here - as this moment was the perfect example of a "personal synch" [ref: Jungian Synchronicity]... (Kudos to the inventor of PVRs)

(be sure to check out the rest of the Olympic articles!)

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