This is bizarre. The jade ring?
Back to the original post...
It's interesting to see the comparison with those symbols. And given the black lodge residents are evil, to me it's not impossible that there may be some link within the twin peaks universe, particularly as Octavio mentioned about the strong mystical links discussed in Secret History. Interesting post.
I am now entering the pure speculation territory.
Sam noted that the orientation of the nazi symbol is different. While comparing this one with TP's owl symbol something came into my mind:
The "sometimes my arms bend back" line. Might be a big stretch, but since part 8 I've tended to relate Laura's doppelganger with the Experiment.
I always felt that the name Experiment had a meaning beyond the obvious. Like we're being told that this evil didn't came into our world because the atomic bomb opened a portal between two dimensions, but was instead planted in the bomb as a part of the experiment (nuclear test).
In art history, it's laughed upon when someone says something "influenced" someone else's art, or something "clearly draws on" some other piece of art.
Unless you have the artist's journal from the time they made the piece and they say in it that they're copying something in particular, you can't really support that kind of language.
I study History at University and one of my areas of expertise is Renaissance art. I got a first on an assignment explicitly talking about the cultural and social influences on Bronzino and some of his paintings. My research was peer reviewed and backed by Art Historians. So what you just said is incorrect.
Nope, not funny at all.
The symbol on the ring, however, isn't the same. Similar but not the same. Orientation is different, too.
You are correct Sam. But the symbol in the ring clearly draws inspiration from the ancient runes. The bavarian Illuminati's simbology also took inspiration from there, and the roots of nazism have some connections with the prior.
Now that doesn't mean at all that DL has by any means some sort of simpathy for neo-nazism (this to answer Ame Solitaire's doubt). Don't forget that the symbol in the ring is quite similar with the "you don't want to know about that" symbol which clearly hints something very powerful but also very evil.
I've been saying here and there in the forum that the SHoTP is important to uncover some obscure links and this proves that my assumption is somehow correct. Btw, I believe that most of the "ocult" side of TP is something we must credit to Mark Frost.
While going trough this thread again I felt the need to clarify and correct a couple things in my previous post.
The nazi's simbology (not the bavarian Illuminati's) took inspiration from the ancient runes. The influence of the bavarian Illuminati on the nazi regime is grounded on an ideoligical level (which I'm am not going to develop here since anyone can easily find that information).
Neverthless, the Illuminati's simbology seems to have a particular relevance while discussing Twin Peaks. I'm not making free association here (like implied by other poster). Frost "planted" several references to the Illuminati in the SHoTP. There are two particular symbols in the Illuminati's iconography that play a signifant role in the world of TP:
Fire and Owls. Since Frost makes several references to the Illuminati in his book, I think that the constant presence of those two symbols in the show is a lot more than just a mere coincidence or happy accident.
Yes. The aesthetic conception of Black Lodge and the room where ?????? sends Laura to earth is also somwehat resembling of masonic lodges (black and white floors, columns and arches), which are connected to the illuminati.
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I have a strong suspicion that Neo Nazi wingnuts aren't particularly into Twin Peaks. I guess recordings or transcripts of a certain Charlie Chaplin lookalike are more their speed.
Nowadays they don't have to "travel" tath far to get their inspiration...
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