Is it possible? Has the deity Osiris, and his missing male, generative member again been highlighted in the media? As most of us who use Google on daily basis were aware, yesterday was Google’s 18th birthday yesterday, on the date of 09-27-2016. What better way to celebrate than to employ another fantastic, Google Doodle for the occasion and for all the world to share?
Happy 18th birthday indeed, Google! At first glance, the imagery appears fairly festive. A few balloons, colored in blue, red, yellow, and green, are scattered about the scene. The world famous ‘G,’ in turn, drops from above, pulls out a green colored, elongated balloon and proceeds to blow it up. In turn, everyone’s favorite ‘G’ then twists it into the word of “oogle”, there by completing the logo Google and floating “back from whence it came.” A harmless, fun, and randomly generated doodle for the world to share Google’s birthday with. Yet, for the sake of inquiry and interest (at least mine), let’s pretend that perhaps there is more to this cute, celebratory doodle than at first glance.
A Brief Background
By official accounts, Google historically didn’t quite celebrate its birthday on the correct date, but always made certain to celebrate in September. In 2005, the company agreed that all birthday celebrations moving forward would be on the 27th of September. A “hilarious fun fact” mentioned in multiple mass media news reports states that the first true Google Doodle actually predated the company’s birthday and was posted on its homepage on August 30, 1998; Stanford graduates and company cofounders Large Page and Sergey Brin prematurely posted the Doodle as both were to be in attendance of that year’s Burning Man Festival.
The artist of the Doodle is German graphic artist/animator Gerben Steenks. Steenks, with a professional pedigree that includes animation work in films such as Testament: The Bible in Animation, The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot, and Space Jam and employment at Warner Brothers, Disney, and (currently) Berlin-based Wooga (a smart phone/tablet game company responsible for Diamond Dash and Jelly Splash), provided the Doodle above.
Seven Balloons with Four Unique Colors of the Solar Spectrum – Masonic Style
Per the Doodle above, we have the following:
- 2 blue balloons
- 2 red balloons
- 2 green balloons
- 1 yellow balloon
On a whim, I thought to run this scheme through my copy of Dr. Albert Mackey’s An Encyclopedia Freemasonry and It’s Kindred Science, and with some luck, found the following entry:
“Frederic Portal, a French archaeologist, has written a valuable treastise on the symbolism of colors, under the title of Des Couleurs Symboliques dans l’antiguite, le moyen age et les temps modernes, which is well worth the attention of Masonic students.” Fortunately for me (I don’t read French), Mackey goes on to state that “the Masonic colors are seven in number, namely :
- violet (despite the colors being seven in number…)
If I return to the balloon schema, I get :
- 2 blue x 1 = 2
- 2 red x 3 = 6
- 2 green x 6 = 12
- 1 yellow = 7
Or as us accountants would say, this in turn foots to 27. I imagine this could be correlating to the date of the 27th of September, but I’m sure that is just a coincidence. Keeping in line with the work of Dr. Mackey, let’s take a look at each color per his Encyclopedia:
Blue is the unequivocal color of Masonry; it represents friendship and benevolence. Seeing as it represents the color of the vault of heaven which circumvents the Earth, blue is potentially seen as the color of the firmament. It symbolically represents perfection, hope, and constancy. Returning to the initial theme of this inquiry in respect to the Egyptians, it is mentioned that the body of Amun, the supreme, occulted deity who shed light on all things hidden, was depicted with a light blue tint, representing his heavenly nature.
Blue was also used to represent idolatry of the Chaldeans, Vishnu of the Hindoos, and the ouroboros nature of the Chinese deity.
Red refers to the color of fire, and therefore, Dr. Mackey argues, the color of the “regeneration and purification of souls…the regeneration of life.” Red is the color of utmost principle in the higher degrees of Masonry, whereas blue pervades as the symbol of the lower degrees. The color red, scarlet, and crimson is always “a symbol of zeal and fervency.” It represents life and victory above all else.
Better yet, red represents the actualization or realization of all who are in custody of that transcendent portion of Masonic knowledge. All things being equal, one could argue that the color red is emblematic of the sacred portion of a larger self proclaimed sacred population…the few of the few. Again, this is just hypothesis.
Returning to the mythos of Egypt and the Osirian Cycle, the color red was said to representative of the hair and eyes of Set.
Interestingly, Dr. Mackey states that yellow appear to be the least used and favorable of colors within the principles and symbols of Masonry. Despite it being representative to gold and gold’s association with the solar sun, no great reverence is given in Masonry to the symbolic nature of yellow. Furthermore, Dr. Mackey states, “among the ancients, the divine light or wisdom was represented by yellow, as the divine heat or power was by red.” Apparently, per Dr. Mackey and his illustrious Encyclopedia, that is all that is to be said regarding yellow and its inherent symbolism.
The color of the flesh of Osiris, the Masonic symbolism in turn implies the color green is representative of moral resurrection and immortality. Green was also the color of the Egyptian deities Phtha, the artificer and re-generator of the world, Pascht, the “divine preserver,” and Crowley-crowd favorite Thoth, “the instructor of men in sacred doctrines of truth.”
As such, Dr, Mackey goes on to state that multiple schools of antiquity and mystery imparted green to be the color of the birth of the world, moral formation, and resurrection of the initiate. Green is “emblematic of a new creation of the body, and a moral and physical resurrection.”
The Number of Seven
Then of course, we have the Pythagorean perfect number of the seven; the summation of three, the perfect triangle, and four, the perfect square. There were seven planets to the ancients, seven Pleiades, seven temples, seven deities, seven stars of the lesser Bear, etc etc etc. Again, returning to the Google Doodle of inquiry, I’d argue that seven balloons represents something, either intentionally or subconsciously, but I most certainly could be incorrect in that assessment.
On Return to the Green Skinned Deity Better Known as Osiris
Previously discussed here, the Egyptian deity Osiris represents a large list of immensely rich symbols. Osiris, brother/husband to Isis, and father to Horus, and the construct thereof, represents among other things:
- The sun
And the phallus…the male, active, generative powers of nature.
Here one could, in theory, look at this Google Doodle and see one, or two possible representations of the phallus. On the right hand side is an elongated, green balloon dangling between two “testicle-esque” balloons… and of course we see everyone’s favorite ‘G’ erecting another elongated, green balloon that moves from left to right.
Sure, the G might have a Shriner hat on and is getting ready for a party “above,” but what if we consider that the age old Mystery School adoration toward phallic worship is in play here again? I would refer one back to the OSIRIS REx article previously published here, but at a very high level, phallic worship is:
- Symbolized in antiquity with use of pillars and obelisks
- Very,very old
- Universally venerated in the Mystery Schools
- Representative of human’s worship to the active, male generative principle of Deity in the cosmos
One could also argue that the three balloons on the left represent three feminine eggs. If this were true, we possibly are viewing the sacred’s vision of the union of Isis and Osiris; the union of the male, active, generative principle with that of the feminine, receptive, reproductive principle. This union, of course, is potentially revered by said sacred school members as the point within the circle.
A Possible Conclusion to Said Inquiry
I know a lot of researchers are much more in tune with potential occult symbologies regarding the company known as Google, previous Google Doodles, and the construct that is Google in general. And, should any one read this that has previously discussed the 18th birthday of Google and its festive Doodle, I apologize in advance.
With all that being said, let’s pretend that the occult meaning was again intended. We have potentially obvious signs that state :
- Blue, Red, and Green are higher in stature than the color Yellow
- The color red carries with it the highest status within the sublime aspects of Masonry
- Two green phallus symbols in place, representing possibly Osiris, or some other deity’s male member
- Three possible eggs on the left side of the Doodle
- Finally, a green phallus upon completion of a full “erection,” as it were, ascending into the great above, only to repeat the cycle over and over…
Here we have an epic presentation upon the date of Google’s 18th birthday, or the day that Google, perhaps, transitioned into adulthood.
Or could it also be an inference to Kek/Pepe the Frog meme and his potentially active generative member…Kek, everyone’s current favorite deity of the abyss and manifestation from the collective unconscious, is something most readers are likely aware of (and I won’t even attempt to get into that business today).
So what did I miss? What other possible symbols could be in play in this inquiry? Is there an occult numeric value to the dates presented? What of the streamers and strings? And what of the Osiris cycle being so prevalent in September?
Or am I connecting imaginary dots again, seeing value where none is present?
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