Esoteric Symbolism and Hidden Meaning Uncovered in the Matrix Film


Jay Dyer| Text “The Matrix, as I’ve joked many times, is one of those perennial topics in philosophy 101 classes that tends to evoke the most inane and mindless “philosophizing” by the mind-warped morass of modern morlocks. Yet still, it is a film that is packed with esoteric symbolism, philosophy, “predictive programming,” and all other manner of poppy culture engineering. In this analysis, we are going to go elucidate themes, motifs and symbols missed by other sites, as we consider one of the system’s principal works of self-flattery. Interestingly, of all films to analyze in the way sites like mine do, this the most obvious seems forgotten in the haze of the now umpteen hundred Eyes Wide Shut analyses.

The Matrix begins with a computerized image of the Warner Bros. logo, a phone ring, and a conversation between Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Cypher (Joe Pantoliano) about watching “him” (Neo, Keanu Reeves), and whether the line is secure. The implication is that the communications are all surveilled (think of how few knew of the mass NSA surveillance that existed at the time the film was released). The viewer sees the screen morph into 1s and 0s and the now-famous green screen code. From the outset, this is to signify that the audience, as with Eyes Wide Shut, is in the dark. It is the movie going public that is about to enter into the videodrome “matrix,” as they step into the theater to see what will be a largely CGI Hollywood production. The audience is not only stepping into the matrix of the videodrome, but as the overall message of the film will convey, lives out lives occupied almost entirely in an engineered world of simulated reality. In this regard, The Matrix will operate on multiple levels, from the conspiratorial/geo-political, to the psychological, to the metaphysical.

In the first scene, the viewer is shown a motel called “Heart O’ The City,” where bumbling police enter room “303.” Numerology does play into the film, especially since binary code is the very heart of computers. “303” is the equivalent of 33, and Trinity is caught trying to dial into the “real world” to escape her inner-matrix watching of Neo. Alchemy and numerology place a high value on the number 33, being the highest degree of Scottish Rite Masonry. Manly P. Hall speaks of 33 as highly significant for alchemy because 3×3=9, the number of the emanations from the One, and conversely as the number of initiation. We can therefore speculate that, given the many examples of masonic and occult symbols and referents in the film, this is very likely the paradigm from which the film was crafted. The heart is also crucial to alchemy, inasmuch as the heart and intellect must combine to produce balance. “Trinity” is also a triadic symbol and name, so the usage is not accidental. Trinity will function as the feminine principle to Neo’s masculine principle, as they join to complete the alchemical mystical union in the trilogy of Matrix films. Trinity here is not used here in the common Christian sense, it is meant in the sense of a gnostic feminine principle, sophia.

So we have mention of intelligence agencies, Arab-esque terrorists, secret anarchic societies, hermeticism, specific dates of future real terror events, total surveillance, and jacking into the web through brain implants. This is obviously no ordinary movie script, but one tailored to the theosophy of the cryptocracy and their designs for a new world order. In fact, the film even includes the theme of a mass kill-off that resulted from the invention of AI (artificial intelligence), which led to a small band of human elite known as “Zion,” going underground in bunkers. That is an actual Pentagon plan, and is the deepest secret of the global shadow government – to effect a great culling through AI machines, go underground, and re-emerge to merge with the great computer hive to become gods: transhumanism. In The Matrix, Neo gradually perfects his control over “nature,” and as his skills progress, he is able to eventually face the central grid and Architect (in the close of the trilogy). He is a kind of anti-hero, fulfilling his name’s meaning – Neo, as in new, or the classic communist doctrine of the “New Man,” but in a singular, anarchic, individualistic form. Neo is the Promethean rebel who does not accept any authority, being willing to sacrifice himself to kill the system and “solve” the matrix… ( via )” copied.

[continues at Waking Times]