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The Number 5 in "V For Vendetta"

March 4, 2007

Wrath, Groucho:30, 6006 YD

There are numerous references throughout V for Vendetta to the number 5 and letter V, which is itself “5” in Roman numerals:

-The character V is seen reading and quoting from Thomas Pynchon‘s novel, V., and listening to Beethoven’s fifth symphony.

-The piece’s famous leitmotif, occuring most prominently throughout the first movement – with three short notes and one long – can represent the morse code identifier for the letter V. This code was used as a call sign by the BBC during World War II.

-When V confronts Creedy in Creedy’s greenhouse, he begins playing the fifth symphony as well.

-Beethoven himself used to refer to those opening notes as ‘Fate knocking on the door’. ‘Fate’ is the name of the supercomputer belonging to the Leader, Adam Susan in the novel.

-V introduces himself to Evey with a five-syllable phrase: “You may call me V.” A large part of V’s speech is in iambic pentameter, which is comprised of five iambs.

-The phrase “Remember, remember, the fifth of November” is referenced. This is the first line of a nursery rhyme detailing the exploits of Guy Fawkes. The full rhyme is, ‘Remember, remember the fifth of November, the gunpowder, treason and plot. I know of no reason, why the gunpowder treason, should ever be forgot.’

-Evey’s name—”Evey” —is actually composed of “E” (the fifth letter of the alphabet), “V” (5 in Roman numerals, and the fifth letter from the end of the alphabet), and “Y” (25th letter of the alphabet, or 5 squared).

-V is eventually identified as the prisoner from Room 5 at Larkhill Internment Camp. The five doors are labeled with Roman numerals, so Room 5 is emblazoned with a “V”.

-In numerous apartment scenes, V is filmed stationary with his arms slightly apart from his body, forming an inverted V
“5” converted to binary numerals is “101”, so “Room 5” is “Room 101”. This is an allusion to the infamous torture chamber in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.

-V’s hideout is accessed from the closed Victoria tube station, the damaged sign of which resembles a sideways V when Finch locates it.
-V’s personal motto consists of the Latin phrase Vi Veri Vniversum Vivus Vici (By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe), which in turn consists of five words that begin with the letter V (“U” is written as “V” in Latin). In the comic, and consequently in the movie, it was wrongly spelled “Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici”

-“V for Vendetta” has 5 syllables.

-November is the only month in the Gregorian calendar with the letter V in it.

-The woman who dies in the cell next to that of V at Larkhill is named Valerie Page. The name “Valerie” begins with the letter V.
-As Evey appears to give her speech to the public after she has assumed the identity of V, the visual angle of the frame causes a V to be formed between the edges of the building she is standing on and the building behind her.

-In the comic, when he’s about to send off the train filled with explosives, V asks Evey to give him a viking funeral. Viking starts with the letter V. Vikings believed they would be sent to Valhalla, by Valkyries. Furthermore, the Vikings believed in two god families : the Aesir and their rivals, the Vanir (notice, once again, the letter V – besides, both “Aesir” and “Vanir” are written with five letters).

-After being shot multiple times, killing Creedy and his men, and removing the steel plate from under his cloak, V staggers off and leans against a wall for a second in pain. The blood mark he leaves on the wall is in the shape of a “V”.

This all draws on The Law of Fives, in particular how it was expressed in The Illuminatus! Trilogy [3] specifically:

“And everything really follows the Fives’ law?” Joe asked.

“More than you guess,” Dillinger remarked blandly.

“Even when you’re dealing with social fields, ” Simon added. “We’ve run studies of cultures where the Illuminati were not in control, and they still follow Weishaupt’s five-stage pattern: Verwirrung, Zweitracht, Unordnung, Beamtenherrschaft and Grummet.”

“Hell,” Simon said, “look what Beethoven did when Weishaupt illuminated him. Went right home and wrote the Fifth Symphony. You know how it begins: da-da-da-DUM. Morse code for V – the Roman numeral for five”[6]
Morse Code was not used until the 1840s; well after Beethoven’s death in 1827. Furthermore, the 5th symphony was composed between 1804-1806 in Beethoven’s “middle period”. Any correlation to the Morse Code equivalent in this case has to be strictly coincidence, as the “short-short-short-long” or “…_” of LVB’s 5th is precedental of Samuel Morse’s code. For all we know it could’ve been the reason why “V” gets this value in Morse Code.

Two of the five stages mentioned are alluded to in V’s speech at the start of Book 3 Chapter 2: “Verwirrung”: “With anarchy comes an age of Ordnung, of true order which is to say voluntary order. This age of Ordung [sic] will begin when the mad and incoherent cycle of Verwirrung… has run its course.”

The Law of Fives is often considered to have a corollary in the 23 Enigma (2+3=5) and 23 also crops up when Bishop Lilliman recites Psalm 23 before he gets killed (Book 1, Chapter 8).

Taken from Wikipedia’s entry on “V For Vendetta

The Esoteric Significance Of "Inky Pinky Ponky"

November 10, 2006

Gluttony, Harpo:63, 6006 YD

by: LMNO

Inky Pinky Ponky
Daddy bought a donkey.
Donkey died, Daddy cried.
Inky Pinky Ponky.

There are a plethora of Twos rampant in this Epic Chant: The lead line (three words) is repeated (twice), and the words “Donkey” and “Daddy” are also repeated.

Please notice, five words, twice repeated. So much for the Law of Fives.

So, Two on the Tree of life is Chockma, Wisdom. The magical image is the Bearded Patriarch– this is obviously the “Daddy” of the Screed.

What did Wisdom do? It bought a Donkey. The donkey, of course is the talking donkey of Balaam in the Book of Numbers. This donkey quailed before YHWH, and was beaten by Balaam, for he did not see. In this, we can easily see that Wisdom is blind to the Lord, and only the stubborn nature can push through the suffering of life to achieve enlightenment.

The death of the Donkey then, is the death of the spirit in the face of the material world. Surely, wisdom must weep when it is overcome by the mundane.

The Secret Of The Number 23

June 23, 2006

The secret of the number 23 is:

-the secret of science

-the secret of magick

-the secret of the Law of Fives

-the secret of tarot

-the secret of bible interpretation

-the secret of film interpretation

-the secret of art interpretation

-the secret of art

-the secret of rorschach tests

-the secret of metaprogramming

-the secret of body dismorphia

-the secret of consciousness

-the secret of bigotry

-the secret of Finnegans Wake

-the secret of poetry

-the secret of palmistry

-the secret of optimism

-the secret of history interpretation

-the secret of music appreciation

-the secret of beauty

-the secret of hermeticism

-the secret of sadness

-the secret of happiness

More On The Law Of Fives

June 5, 2006

It seems fitting on this Fifth of June to advice anyone interested in
gaining MORE insight into the Law Of Fives to do a quick search
around the internet for anything connecting Kerry Thornley with E.
Howard Hunt.

Have fun, and let me know the conclusions you’ve jumped to!

Hail Eris!

5-5-5 all around

May 5, 2005

Today is May 5th, 2005 – which makes it 5-5-5 . . . that’s got the Law of Fives all over it, this means something – it’s time to start a campaign . . . time to get people to look around and think more.

I’ve been inspired recently by many factors, and my plan is to use Discordianism as a means of inspiring more wonder, imagination and beauty to the world. I feel too many people are sleepwalking through their lives concerned only with the money they are making, the money they wish they were making, and how early they have to get up in the morning.

I plan to start small campaigns aimed at instigating a little bit of curiosity about the world.

I am going to work out some of the plans tonight, and I will outline a few tomorrow.

Until then, Hail Eris!