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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Blog Closed



Blog is now closed. I will not be making anymore additions, but will leave the post archive up.
I am now officially retired from this type of writing. Thanks to all those that contributed and best wishes to you all.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

How's Annie? - Are You OK, Annie? A Smooth "FBI" Criminal

Just for some more Twin Peaks "mash-up" fun...and to pass the time.



"I’m starting with the man in the mirror..." (appropriately)

I’m asking him to change his ways.

Smooth Criminal
As he came into the window. It was the sound of a crescendo.
(it's a window, but implied as a mirror)

He (Bob) came into her apartment
He left the bloodstains on the carpet

(Maddy's pre-cognition of her own blood on the carpet via Bob)

She ran underneath the table. He could see she was unable

So she (Annie) ran into the bedroomShe was struck down, it was her doom.

("b") Let him (moonchild) learn to (moon)walk backwards.

(Don't forget to ask about Annie's wellbeing)

The sycamores and curtains/drapes

This Jackson "Dangerous" teaser was directed by Lynch, and around the time of FWWM.

It's Black Lodge, Mike.  Red curtains and fire.
Are those sycamore trees? 

Moonwalker (Leave Me Alone) - Jackson and Merrick (Elephant Men - Lynch/Bowie)

Quincy "Jackson" Jones - used to be married to Norma (Twin Peaks)
"Are you OK, Annie?" A phrase used in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training courses. Resusci Anne, also known as Rescue Ann(i)e, Resusci Annie or CPR Annie. Rescue Annie, just like Cooper. Beyond Life and Death - literally.

In the final episode of Twin Peaks, Cooper enters the evil Black Lodge to rescue his love interest, Annie (Blackburn).

The "lightning zig/zag lodges"
We've tied this concept to the 'tree of life' and 'lightning flash of creation/flaming sword' (aka 777).

As we've seen with Twin Peaks and black lodge linked - David "777 - Kether to Malkuth" Bowie.
Station to Station - Sphere to Sphere

Oz/Aus and red shoes (see below) resonant, Bowie.
Jackson, was a Black Star, probably the most famous "black star" that has ever lived!

Let's Dance - Let's Rock
777 Bowie, the (Ziggy-Zaggy) Starman from Mars - Jackson, from the Moon.
Bubbles the monkey. 777 Jackson was linked to Oz (Judy) - via The Wiz. It used silver shoes (above).
Quincy Jones was the musical supervisor and music producer for the film - his first time working with Jackson.
 The 'Edenic' Tree of Life was guarded by angels (cherubim) and their (flaming) swords
 The flaming sword (lightning) and the tree of life. A composite Archangel 'Hod' Michael?
Fire and the 777 flaming sword/lightning. The dweller on the threshold - the demonic shadow self.

Burst into FIRE and Angels. 
The angel does end up helping her, as we're shown. Leading the souls to the eternal light. (see text above)
Remember, the "sycamore" was sacred to Isis (Egyptian Goddess), which stood between the worlds.
Annie was the literal "Sycamore Tree Queen" (a la Isis) - played by Heather/Hathor Graham (Hathor/Isis).

Michael & Egypt
Jackson with "Isis" wings. Bowie's wife Iman, played Egyptian Queen 'Nefertiti' - Remember the Time.
Iman, at aged four, was sent to boarding school in Egypt, where she spent most of her childhood and adolescence.
777 Bowie, 777 Crowley, 777 Jackson & Egypt
 Sign of Osiris Risen - Bowie as The Sphinx.

"Are you OK, Ani?"
Hermes/Thoth of the green/emerald table(t) - the scribe of judgement via Egyptian Ani.
The weighing of the heart (judgement) via Ma'at. Ani (Annie) and Hearts (CPR). 
Those who passed the test were sent to the afterlife paradise, those who failed had their hearts (souls) swallowed by the beast Ammit (see above far right, and below), and were recast back into the material world (mortal sphere). 
In Egyptian belief the heart was synonymous with the soul.

Underworld Beast Bob to Cooper: "He can't ask for your soul, I will take his".
An underworld "soul swallower" (like Ammit) - Black Lodge Bob. Swallowing Earle's soul (heart).

In most modern tarot decks, Temperance stands between Death and The Devil.
Both aspects (above) are very much 'on point' for Twin Peaks and its narrative scope/plot.
The V between the peaks and road, Temperance, he or she guides the souls of the dead to judgement.
In some traditions, Temperance does the judging.
In those schools, the cups in Temperance’s hands are the functional equivalent of scales.
Similar to Maat, Egyptian goddess, who judges the soul’s worth before passing it on to the beasts of the underworld. (black lodge)
I found similar stuff just like this (scales of Ma'at/judgement) in Kubrick's The Shining (inc. feather and heart).

Archangel Michael
The scales were guarded by Black Anubis (Jackal/Jacko). Anubis god of the underworld (under the sycamore).
Black Dog - seen with (Black Lodge linked) Josie. Just before Laura's body is found. See also "The Black Dog Runs At Night". The very first actual shot is 'ducks on a lake' - ducks - for the "feather" (Ma'at).
Diamond Dog (Star) Bowie. Anubis (like Isis) is linked to (diamond) Sirius/Canis, the dog of Orion/Osiris

The Sphinx is often compare and linked with Anubis - it's posture and form is one of the indicators.

The Lightning-struck Tower (Egyptian tarot). Struck on the crown/apex/peak.

The Straight Story - to HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I.

Where Jupiter (lightning) and Saturn (cronos/time) meet.
Michael Anderson to Michael Jackson. An Egyptian bust that bears an uncanny resemblance to Michael.


Michael Jackson, Egypt - Remember The Time
Also features Eddie Murphy and Magic Johnson, the latter being a name to literally conjure with - and I mean "Johnson", as in "one-eyed Jack" - a sexual euphemism. :)


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Bowie, Walk With Me. Let's Dance - Let's Rock via Oz


Bowie, Let's Dance, Lynch, Twin Peaks, Flash Gordon, Fire Walk With Me, Dune, Wild at Heart, Wizard of Oz, Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet, The Elephant Man, The Man Who Fell To Earth, True Detective, Labyrinth, Alan Partridge, 24 Hr Party People, Shutter Island, Minority Report, Crowley, Tree of Life.



Your understanding of this post will be somewhat dependent on your familiarity with the above media pieces. Do bear in mind that I've not even seen Lord of the Rings (none of them), or Labyrinth, but it certainly didn't stop me! :)

A big thanks go to the folks from my previous post, and the useful comments they provided.
Thank you, everyone. This post is very "graphics" heavy, there's flashing imagery too, but that goes with the territory.

 Video/music (here) is for blog post auto-play, turn it off if you prefer.

Let's Dance (Down Under) and Let's Rock (Under the Sycamore)
The Lightning Flash/Bolt

Flash Gordon - Masonic "Ring" Ming (Von Sydow) - played in Lynch's Dune.
Activate the lightning (pyramid) shield...Queen & (Lightning) Flash
 Flash...aaaahhhhaaa!!!  Ends with the Flash 'struck crown' (see Bowie/Cooper) :-)
Flash Gordon was played by Sam Jones. David "Davy Jones" Bowie.
Bowie and Mars. Mercury and Queen.
Jeffrey (Jeffries) name - is etymologically connected to "traveler". Masonic traveler is a common term.

The Man (Traveler) Who Fell To Earth...Ziggy-Zaggy from Mars.
Oh look...Candy "The Man Who Fell To Earth" Clark plays Sheriff Truman's wife in Season 3! :)
She's seemingly"well traveled" too!
Earth faller, Bowie aka a just visiting Phil-ly - Phillip "over-travelled" Jeffries (FWWM).

Von Sydow/Bowie (Children's Hospital)

Another link between these aspects is Dino De Laurentis - Dune/Flash Gordon were both his films.

Dune: "Travelling without moving" - like the Twin Peaks portals.
Jeffries/Bowie - "I've been to one of their meetings, it was above a convenience store"
Flash Gordon: "The ring, the ring, the ring." -  FWWM (Bowie): "The ring, the ring..."
(the very next line =) Flash Gordon: "Dale, what a damn shame."


Dale: Don't take the ring Laura, don't take the ring. (Twin Peaks).

  Don't take the ring Dale, don't take the ring. And literally! (Flash Gordon).

All happening inside Ming's Red (Palace) Room.

Dale "the ring" Cooper - "Gordon" is Lynch, as in Philly based Gordon Cole.
The 'struck crown' Tower, as a lightning struck tree (Belgian Tarot). Under the Sycamore/Plane Tree.
Surely you remember the Arborian "tree men" - from (Lightning) Flash Gordon?
Twin Peaks - "wheel and tree(s)" to the ziggy-zaggy lightning lodges...


location-scouting-in-david-bowie-ricochet-1984/
"Wheel of Fortune" via a David (black star) Bowie man - news item a few weeks after Bowie's actual death. (link)

Bowie, is regularly referenced in the film "24 Hour Party People" - mainly via Ian "Hanged Man" Curtis.
 
WB Yeats - another of Bulwer 'dweller' Lytton's proteges (with Crowley etc) for the Isis/Urania Temple.

"24 Hour Party People" - The Wheel of Fortune. 

With Alan "AHA!" Partridge (Coogan), and Chris "Dr (Time Traveller) Who" Ecclestone.
Bowie had his own Crowley phase, it was Crowley who wrote the mystical poem "AHA!"

"Let's dance...to the song(s) they're playin' on the radio." (Pear Tree, Radio DJ)
Alan "ABBA - Knowing Me, Knowing You" Partridge. ABBA -"the father" - Chokmah on tree the of life.
Partridge used "The Lightning Tree" (track, The Settlers) at the close of Welcome to the Places of My Life.

"Flash...AHA! He saved everyone of us." 
The "777" (tree of life) lightning flash and struck crown...Crowley wrote "777".
Sirius=seirios (Greek)"burning" "Under the moonlight, the serious (sirius) moonlight"
“Serious moonlight” - according to Nile (a river in Egypt, lol) Rodgers, was Bowie referencing Rodgers’ habit of calling a particularly good groove or track “serious.” Bowie once called the phrase as his attempt at an “Americanism.” Nicholas Pegg offered the mad and quite possibly accurate theory that Bowie was referencing an Aleister Crowley poem - Lyric of Love to Leah

Let's Dance via the moon, sirius (seirios) and Oz.
...whose lines include “let us dance beneath the palm/moving in the moonlight” and later 
come my love, let us dance/to the moon and Sirius!” I.e., the Sirius Moonlight. Aleister "moonchild" Crowley. 
The Loft on Sirius/XM had a David Bowie Channel recently, and in memory of him.

Compare Bowie's "DB" 90s symbol with Crowley's "A" (penis), above.
"Let's dance [via Oz] beneath the PALM" - in a summer suit and via the serious/sirius moonlight. (Palm-er).
"Kaph" (literally meaning - palm) is the hebrew letter for the wheel of fortune.
Argentina - Astrum Argent-um aka the Silver Star (Sirius). "Every man and every woman is a star." 
Liber Oz, Book 77 (666 in the logo), Below, the black lodge '666' message from space (Garland 'Oz' Briggs)

Mr "666" Crowley and "AHA!"

Hell Or Bust, 1996. Bowie artwork for the Prince's Trust.
Bowie's mask (#56) was unpainted, with the following handwritten remark -
"Your pretty face is going to hell", Bo '96" on the reverse, and 666 stencilled on the forehead.


Listen to the opening sounds of Let's Dance - "Ahhhh, haaaa, haaa, haaa!" (Aha!)

 Bowie in Oz. "Put on your red shoes..." - Let's Dance via The Nile (producer Rodgers) and in Oz/Aus.
The canicular 'hate and heat' aspect (a la dog days) perhaps accounted for, 'seirios = burning' 
The Let's Dance single 'b side' was Cat People (Putting Out Fire).
Let's Dance? 'Let's Rock' too! With Twin Peaks and via the ring and black lodge
 The 'Let's rock' - dancing dwarf man. Well, Bowie (Jeffries) did meet-up with him in the film.
Put on your 'red shoes' and mention 'Judy' (Garland, Oz). Garland 'Oz' Briggs also in Twin Peaks.
Corridor creeping with Labyrinth Bowie. TV series climax black lodge pre-cognition (via the film).
Bowie: "A dream, we live inside a dream" (a la dream journeying Dorothy, Oz) 
(Dorothy's) Red Shoes in Oz (Australia). (Jeffries) Red Shoes & Judy (Oz) TP
Toto is (Canis/Sirius) connecting to the Sirius Rainbow Bridge (Over The Rainbow) see Alice Bailey.
 Lynch...Wild At (Oz) Heart and the red shoes/over the rainbow. Laura Dern, who will be in the 3rd series.
Red Shoes Bowie...The (Sirius) Starman and Over The Rainbow
The Judy twins. Black Lodge linked Bowie and Briggs - stargating/portal star-men and over the rainbow via Oz.
 Briggs went thru the black lodge, Jeffries is also connected to it. "Can you hear me, Major Briggs (Tom)"
 Notice how the barren/dilapidated room in the Blackstar (video)
  ...also evokes the barren/dilapidated room (above convenience store, Twin Peaks FWWM).
Black (Lodge) Star - travelling via the ether and electricity. 
TP's Convenience Store "jumping man" is black (afro-american) - there's a black man in the Black Star room (above).
Blackstar/Black Lodge "shakers".
The Black (Sirius) Dog (Star?) Runs At Night...from Bowie's Fire Walk With Me 

Judy, also relates to the masked monkey (moon-key) - it's the last shot and word of FWWM.
Bowie's real name Davy Jones, which was also the name of one of The 'Day Dream Believer' Monkees.
Sirius (the scorcher) is the star of the masonic brotherhood - the star that hangs in all lodges.
Bowie - the (sirius moonlight) diamond dog (star). Sirius, the diamond dog star in the sky.

A black lodge tear/rip in the fabric of space/time
Black Star - a dent/tear in space/time. A black hole is also a literal black star.
Lazarus
Under The Sycamore Tree (of Life). Kether to Malkuth - the '777' zig-zag, lightning tree of life pathway.
Kether to Malkuth - The lightning path passes thru 'da'ath/sirius/abyss' and the veil (Isis) - dweller on the threshold. 
Zig-zag, flash Bowie, also worked with Lynch in "Lost Highway" (Pathway) - he bookends the soundtrack.
Bulwer "dweller on the threshold" Lytton's proteges - Crowley et al - allegedly formed the Isis/Urania Hermetic group.
Crowley and Isis - Hathor/Isis, the sycamore tree queen. Sirius is also the star of Isis.
The last sentence is a in-joke, the Isis being inferred was (obviously) the "Egyptian goddess".
Lightning-struck crowns.
Laura's "zig-zag" heart - broken in two

It's a broken heart that dreams, it's a broken heart you left me. Only love can live in my dream.
I'll wish, and the thunder clouds will vanish.
Wish, and the storm will fade away. Wish again, and you will stand before me while the sky will paint an overture 
And trees will play the rhythm of my dream.
(Bowie - When I Live My Dream)

Lynch/Bowie - Elephant "Dream" Men from Mars. "Quite grey" - like the elephant and alien (greys).
Lynch would direct the 'Elephant Man' film, Bowie would feature in the Broadway play. When Lynch's film (which opens with a dream) was generally released on October 10 (10/10) 1980, Bowie was on his Broadway run as Merrick.  Bowie would also provide music for the opening/closing credits for Lynch's film 'Lost Highway' (1997). Bowie (Ziggy from Mars), Lynch (Jimmy Stewart from Mars). Alien resonant Bowie and Lynch, it was Alien star John Hurt who played 'The Elephant Man'.

“We were born upside down, born the wrong the way round...” (Bowie - Lazarus, Black Star)
The Upside-down Hanged (Suspended/Bent Legged) Bowie Man
The Upside-down, Suspended Cooper Man (see also Harold "Hanged Man/Electric Dreams" Smith).
Bowie - Upside-down
The sign of Osiris Risen. Death and rebirth - rising from the tomb a la Osiris. The sphinx of the wheel.
Twin "Thumbs Up" Peaks - Crowley was also an accomplished mountaineer.
Nox (nɒks ) noun. The Roman goddess of the night. Greek counterpart - Nyx. Egyptian - Nut.
The "thumbs up" theme likely ties-in to the Crowleyian NOX Vir sign.
Attitude of pan/baphomet/the beast (and the penis, one-eyed Jack).

First Method. Let the Exempt Adept first train himself to think backwards by external means, as set forth here following.

("d") Let him practise speaking backwards; thus for "I am He" let him say, "Eh ma I".
Crowley - Magick.

The "Eh Ma I" Beatles. I've done "The OTO Beatles" in other posts, see Sgt "Crowley, Winged Beetle" Pepper.

("b") Let him learn to walk backwards.

("c") Let him constantly watch, if convenient, cinematograph films, and listen to phonograph records, reversed, and let him so accustom himself to these that they appear natural, and appreciable as a whole.

"There's always (backwards) music in the air..." Literally. :)
Let's dance, to the (backwards) songs they're playing on the radio..."

Twin Peaks (Cafe)  - Let's Dance (Bar)
Electrical/utility pole - Let's Dance/FWWM. Is that a type of 'zig-zag' on the pole (above)?
Fat Trout - A black lodge "hotspot" - Carl (Stanton) has likely been to the black lodge. 
The 12 trout at the grove were an indicator (echo) from the series.
Harry Dean (FWWM) Stanton starred with Bowie in The Last Temptation of Christ. Alien Bowie and Alien Stanton. It also featured Wild at (Oz) Heart, Dafoe, as Christ. Dafoe, who starred opposite Cage, and with FWWM Isaak on the soundtrack. Chris "Agent Desmond" Isaak, also features on the Eyes Wide Shut (Dream Story) soundtrack.
Dancing Girl (Lil) - put on your red shoes and dance.
"Let's sway...sway through the crowd to an empty space
Let's 'sway' Dance - (in an empty space) on a chequered floor...Audrey.
Let's Dance - the song with the red shoes "dream" section...aboriginal dreamtime.
The dreamtime/vision section that happens in-between these two gifs. (above/below)
None of it is real...the restaurant, the road scene, factory etc - it is just imagined 'dreamtime'.
"Put on your red shoes"..."swaying" Audrey (again)
The good witch and the wicked witch (duality)
Laura (Lee), as the good witch, and dreams.
The Oz "red shoes" that transport between worlds - the dreamworld and the real world.
"There is no band. It's is all an illusion" (A dream a la Oz). Mulholland Drive. Red drapes/curtains.
"Let's dance. Put on your red Oz/Aus shoes and walk on blue..."
Anderson (MFAP) - it was Hans Christian Andersen who wrote The Red Shoes.
"Let's Roque (Rock)" - Red Dwarf and the Owl Ring. The black lodge "draped corridors" evoke the labyrinth.
Red Room (Greek) Labyrinth...
The Red (Oz) Goblin/Gnome King
Bowie, Labyrinth Wizard/Magician - Goblin/Gnome Kings
"The gnomes are ruled over by a king, whom they greatly love and revere. His name is Gob; hence his subjects are often called goblins. Mediæval mystics gave a corner of creation to each of the four kingdoms of Nature spirits, and because of their earthy character the gnomes were assigned to the North--the place recognised by the ancients as the source of darkness and death." (Manly P Hall, TSTOAA).
MFAP (red dwarf/gnome), and 'Mr Roque/Rock' (Roquat the Red), there's Oz related "Winkie's/Winkies" too.

Labyrinth - "The owls are not what they seem." Jareth (Bowie) bedroom based owl form to human form - like Bob, Twin Peaks.
Athena, from the cleft head of lightning Zeus. There's a character called Ambrosius (Ambrosia/Garmonbozia).

Labyrinth is influenced by The Wizard of Oz. Frank "Muppet" Oz puppeteers The Wiseman.
Sarah (Connelly) as a version of Kansas, Dorothy.

There's no (man from another) place like Gnome.
The laughing gnome (dwarf). The "red caps/hats" and "yellow caps/hats" (Tibet, Buddhism).
Well, he (Bowie) did witness this Convenience Store meeting!
Dugpa (Tibetan ’brug pa) is a word used by H. P. Blavatsky and the Masters of Wisdom as a synonym for a black magician or sorcerer, frequently referred to as "Brother of the Shadow." These are the non-reformed sects that did not follow Tsongkhapa’s new order, the Gelugpas (yellow caps).

The Emerald Table(t) to the Emerald City
Behind the (Oz) curtain (drapes)
 Oz and the man (from another place) behind the curtain.

There's no place like home...Palmer house
"The man under the fan is looking for the book with the pages torn-out."
Wild At (Oz) Heart...
It's Pete "Toto" Martell - discoverer of Laura's body. Nance, did also feature in Dune (Toto).

Paul Atreides - Travelling without moving (a la Jeffries/Bowie)
In Greek mythology, Atreus - "tremble", "fearless", Greek: was a king of Mycenae in the Peloponnese, the son of Pelops and Hippodamia, and father of Agamemnon and Menelaus. Collectively, his descendants are known as Atreidai or Atreidae. In a later Herbert prequel, it is revealed that the Atreides in the Dune series are directly linked to the mythological Atreides.
Let's Dance - contains lyrics for both "fear" and "love".
Twin Dunes

The 4H Club - Where Jupiter and Saturn meet.
Symbol for "tin" (as in the "tin man'). Bowie was recording for "Tin Machine" during his FWWM phase.
The Aleister "666" Crowley linked Brotherhood of Saturn.
Saturn/Cronos - death, time and "cereal/serial" reaping/killing (a la the sickle), - and you are reborn, but into the same life that you've always been born into (sickl-ical  rebirth). He played a Saturn-linked 'Cooper' in Interstellar. Related "Nathan Crowley" does art production for Nolan.
Liber Oz (Book 77) Crowley and Oz. 777 (another Crowley title) is "the lightning flash of creation"
777 - the lightning flash. Bowie - "One magical (777) movement from Kether to Malkuth".

Where (Lightning) Jupiter and (Ring Lord) Saturn Meet...
Lightning Bolt Zeus/Jupiter...see Twin "Mt Olympus" Greaks. Oz Red Shoes, Bowie tried-out for Gandalf.
A vanishing ring and In Dreams (see soundtrack).

Jeffrey/Cooper, with (Oz) Dorothy 'red shoes' Valens (Rossellini) - In Dreams, Blue Velvet.
Dune
I don't care what Lynch thinks about his film "Dune" - I absolutely love it! :)
Sat(urn)/(Kait)an - The Emperor/Lord of the Rings.
Rust "Dreams" Cohle - Interstellar's Saturn-linked, Cooper. He also played a Palmer (Joss) in Contact.
Cooper/Jeffrey, sent to (Red Room) Hell - In Dreams (literally).
(Fire) I Walk With You - In Dreams. (Blue Velvet)
Candy-coloured Clown (lipstick) 
Dune - a Desert Planet with (Fremen) Sandmen. (like Mu'adib/Paul)
Under the (second) moonlight, the serious moonlight.
Dune - The Ring, The Dream. 
Cooper/Paul - a waking dream and the hawk ring (Ducal signet ring)
Laura - a waking dream and the owl ring (via Cooper/Paul)

Von Sydow (Ming the 'ring' Merciless) featured in Dune.
The Hawk was the symbol of the House of Atreides. Hawkmen were an aspect of Flash Gordon.
From one Emperor (Shaddam) to the next - Emperor Ming
The Ring. Dale and Ming's wedding is officiated by Philip "The Shining - Delbert Grady" Stone.
Bridal Chorus (Ring cycling, Wagner), Wedding March, Mendelssohn's piece linked to 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
A ring for travelling via the ether.

Dreams
Dune - Astral dream travelling is likely being implied (as well as physical), this from Paul's dream.
Literally, travelling without physical movement. Like "ring" Jeffries.
Let's Dance - Let's Rock. The desert (Oz) sleeper must awaken.
It's DB Cooper (geddit?)

Travelling without moving...recall that Jeffrey (name) is etymologically linked to "traveller".
Lightning-bolt Bowie...who got "flashed" to Gordon in Phila-delphi-a (Delphi, dreams/oracle).

Lightning Flash Gordon (1980)

 Ben from Blue "In Dreams" Velvet (Dean Stockwell)
Imperial "3rd Eye" Conditioning - Dune, Flash Gordon, and Twin Peaks (Imperial/Royalty). 
The owl cave diamond that leads to the grove (and Queen Annie). 
Diamond Audrey being "conditioned" for services at One-eyed Jacks.
Dune: It's Dr Yueh - aka Ben (Blue "In Dreams" Velvet).
Flash Gordon (1980)
The Monkey, and the Owls are not what they seem.

The Owl and Ming Ring
A magic ring that seduces and controls women.
Von Sydow - Shutter "Dream/Traum" Island, the film also had a Red Shoes homage. (see spiral staircase).
DiCaprio does "dream theme" overkill in "Inception", a film that I've still not yet seen.
He also featured with Cruise, in Minority "dream/precog" Report, with Total"Dream" Recall, Farrell.

Back to Flash Gordon, Ming Von Sydow and Klytus - "The Bore Worms". 

Dune - the literal "desert boring sand-worm"
Lightning

Dune - Sting (another Crowley/Thelema disciple)
Flash Gordon - Sting, literally, the spaceship of Klytus (who heads the secret police).
Sting and The (Secret) Police
Talking of torturing and executing the police...

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, who was also in attendance (Cannes, where FWWM was booed), said in a 1992 interview, "After I saw 'Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me' at Cannes, David Lynch had disappeared so far up his own ass that I have no desire to see another David Lynch movie until I hear something different. And you know, I loved him. I loved him."

Tarantino - wouldn't know a good movie if it bit him on his ass! He's stolen most of his career from Lynch, he should be thanking the man! Where do you think he got the idea for the "cut-off" ear in Reservoir Dogs? It was Blue Velvet - a cut off ear, and scissors cutting police tape.
The Blue Velvet shots below are sequential - ear to police and cutting scissors.
The "clowns and jokers" (song track) element has been lifted too (candy coloured clown).
Tarantino has tried to copy Lynch for much of his career, you see the influence in his fetishised depictions of violence, but it's mainly all pointless and empty "hipster" violence - with no deep or profound meaning (hence it being fetish). Lynch is an artist, Tarantino is a corporate film-maker.

Lynch disappeared up his own ass? That's it - I'm shutting Tarantino's butt down! :)