Currency watches us, we don't watch it. Its eye holds court on its back side. Standing tall, it stares back as we cast it out into the world.
If the Pyramid on the dollar can be imitated, then value is in moral question. Who is a fraud and what is real? Nothing material, neither paper money or gold, holds the weight of moral fiber. So if we try to see money, here is a wilted bill, a single, foreign eye staring at US, refusing our focus, and multiplying constantly.
|Toward Enlightenment; Holy Third Eye|
One pyramid, one (third) eye, one dollar: , two pyramids = two dollars, two Sherriff Trumans, two or more Agent Coopers, = TWIN PEAKS.
Empty symbols proliferate in the symbolic world of TWIN PEAKS. The earth beneath it is the solid soil; Northwest America. Lying in between the symbolic and the ground is the dreamlike construction of creative thought, a story told through an inner search.
Lynchian narratives turn that eye inward, rebuking the materialism of wealth and the holy dollar. Like the zenith of the dollar's pyramid, the third eye is as much a point and as much a foreign singular. It is uncanny in that it is like the others (the other two eyes), yet it is also wholly alien.
This is the eye that surfs the waves of inner reflection, sometimes rolling us along minute ripples for tens of minutes or episodes on end. Other times a cascade of storming water explodes emotionally or literally (as in an exploding head or corpus.)
"REPRIEVE FROM PAIN." Move "BEYOND THINKING." These are two benefits claimed by the official TM (Transcendental Meditation) website.
|Center Eye is The Third Eye|
The ecstatic emotion that thundered throughout the original TWIN PEAKS series also defined the film TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME.
The lightening storm of connectivity and impetus that is experienced in creative thought comes amidst a long, often otherwise quiet creative journey.
The narrative experience of David Lynch's TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN follows that same course.
"The time has come for you to seek The Path. Your soul has set you Face to Face with a Clear Light, and you are now about to experience it in its Reality, wherein all things are like the Void and Cloudless Sky." -- Agent Cooper, TWIN PEAKS. Original Series, Season 2.
|Third Eye Blind|
The reasons and causality are poetically tracked, abstract elements of sound and and of sight coexist with threads of sitcom normality. My experience of TWIN PEAKS the series , TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME the film, and TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN series , is melodrama meeting the meditative mind.
In TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME we track Laura's increasingly desperate search for reprieve from the pain that is occurring in her life.
The psychic pain of her father raping her instigates a road of building ecstasy: the ecstasy of seeking sexual partners, the ecstasy of ego (being the beautiful girl on campus), the ecstasy of cocaine ingestion, and the ecstasy of sobbing in sudden sober moments when something is scary and threatening you.