So this is a very interesting episode. More is being revealed. Let’s see what we have found. The title of this episode is Contrapasso.
From the Wiki: Contrapasso, from the Latin contra and patior, “suffer the opposite”: refers to the punishment of souls in Dante‘s Inferno, “by a process either resembling or contrasting with the sin itself.”
One of many examples of contrapasso occurs in the 4th Bolgia of the 8th circle of Hell (Inferno, Canto XX), where the sorcerers, astrologers, and false prophets have their heads twisted around on their bodies backward, so that they “found it necessary to walk backward, / because they could not see ahead of them.” While referring primarily to attempts to see into the future by forbidden means, this also symbolises the twisted nature of magic in general. Such a contrapasso “functions not merely as a form of divine revenge, but rather as the fulfilment of a destiny freely chosen by each soul during his or her life.”
So who are the sinners? And what is their punishment in WestWorld? Well we know The Fallen Ones are Sinners. And they are represented by the Guests and those that are employees of the park. Remember that Hector said they are called the “Shade” which is another word for Devils… or Fallen Ones. So we will be seeing some sort of “suffering in the opposite” sense by them! This should get really interesting!
Bells… Hells Bells…. It starts with a scene of Dolores in the cemetery. Among the dead. The bell to me almost looks like a shrunken skull. You can see two eyes and a mouth. (And even a nose and a Mohawk). And the rust resembles blood dripping down. The coloring is the same as the 8th Circle of Hell painting.
City of outcasts, delinquents, thieves, whores and murderers- Pariah. Pariah means “outcast”, like what The Fallen Ones are.
Notice the crows- symbolic of Aleister Crowley- the raven- death. This is at the entrance to Pariah.
“Supposedly this place was started by a partnership and right before the park opened one of the partners killed himself. SET the PARK into a FREE FALL”, remarks Logan.
The Park is our Earth and SET and FREE FALL are mentioned. Because SET (LUCIFER) had FREE will and chose to go against God and so did a FREE FALL to Earth. Remember he ruled from Tyre, as in McInTyre where Sweetwater is. But the whole PARK is under his domain so he rules over Pariah as well. Note too that PARK-er is 33 in numerology. The one’s that run the “park” are technically the Parkers- the Masons.
“Whoever designed this place, you get a feeling they don’t care very much for people,” observes Will. Great observation. SET’s realm, he cares not for us humans dwelling in it.
The Man in Black smugly comments, “Looks like a couple of gallons of Lawrence swimming around in you did you good.”
Now where else did we see blood being drawn in big amounts? Oh yeah, the first episode, by The Man in Black as well, three buckets full of blood. So The Man in Black is a Vampire. He lives off of the Blood he collects. Just like the ruling elite.
Prince Charles is related to Vlad the Impaler, also known as Count Dracula.
Then we have Elizabeth Bathory who would bathe in the blood of young virgins. She is where the term “blood bath” was derived.
In modern day we have Angelina Jolie who carried around a vile of Billy Bob Thornton’s blood. And also Al Gore who was stopped at the airport with a briefcase full of blood. He said it was in case he needed a transfusion.
“The MERCIFUL thing would be to put a bullet in me,” pleads Teddy. (Joachim, the RIGHT pillar, the pillar of MERCY.)
“Whoever said I was merciful? It’s not my fault you’re suffering. You used to be beautiful,” says The Man in Black. (Christ suffering.)
Day of the Dead
Notice how perfectly this episode was timed? It came out over Halloween, and Dia De Los Muertes (Day of the Dead). In celebration? Rising from the dead. We get the cemetery. Teddy getting “resurrected” with the blood of Lawrence. A day of the dead parade. The biggest holiday (holy day) for the Satanists, next to Walpurgisnacht.
Notice too that the Google image is in PURPLE. Purple is the color of the Abyss.
“There are no rules, restrictions here.” Do as thou will shall be the whole of the law….
They’ll be dancing in the streets…. The Fallen Ones… Reminds me of Mic Jagger and David Bowie, singing that song and dancing in the streets, two Satanist’s dancing.
“Breaking out of your modest little loop,” says Ford. .Which is interesting, because WE are in OUR modest little loops aren’t we? What does this say about us? Getting up at the same time, going to work, having lunch at a set time, leaving work, make dinner, go to bed, wake up, repeat…. Dolores leaving the ranch has taken the first step to freedom. How about us?
Dolores asks, “Are we very old friends?”
“No. I wouldn’t say that. I wouldn’t say that at all,” replies Ford. Ford is on the side of Lucifer while Dolores is on the side of Christ. Therefore, they are on opposing sides.
“He doesn’t know. I didn’t tell him anything.” Dolores can now lie. She keeps secrets.
Pariah is like a Sodom and Gomorrah. Replete with utter debauchery. The complete inversion of morals, right before Armageddon.
Dolores has had enough and runs off. She enters a room with a Tarot reader in it.
Behind Dolores is the Skull and Bones symbol. Notice how it is positioned, as LOL,” Laugh out Loud” or “Lucifer our Lord”.
The Tarot reader lays down the cards for Dolores. She gets a very interesting card- the Star card- with the Maze on it.
First notice the card on the right. You can see its Dolores in her blue dress riding a white horse. She had Teddy on the horse next to her. The sun is right behind him touching his head, letting us know he is the Sun/Son of God.
The Star card is all about intuition. The woman trusts her intuition and inner resources and listening to her inner voice.
DOLORES needs to TRUST her intuition.
Notice all the stars have eight points. The Star is associated with the number 17, which equals 8 (1+7=8). Eight is Strength, inner strength. And Eight is also the infinity sign. Remember Ford mentioning Dolores and her “modest little loop?” This is her loop, the crazy eight.
We have 8 in the 17, 8 in the number of stars, and 8 in the number of rays on each star. So we have 888 the number of Christ. And it is a Yellow Star, it is the Sun/Son again, And the white stars are separated into 3 and 4, place them together and you get 34, another number symbolic of Christ. Three is the HU (spirit) and four is the MAN (matter) making HUMAN, Christ coming down in human form.
Man in the Maze and Pan’s Labyrinth
Now the Maze in the park is represented by Native American art called The Man in the Maze. First notice the MM alliteration. MM is 33 the number of the Mason’s.
It’s interesting too that this Maze is pronounced the same way as Maize- the Spanish word for corn. Many mazes have been set up around the world for people to explore and many of these are made in the CORN fields.
Notice the CORNucopia coming out of this picture of The Man in the Maze used in Pan’s Labyrinth. You can see that there is a demon at the top and the black part and horns look like the shape of a Baphomet. We have a girl in this one working through the maze as well. Notice too the colors orange and black are used. Orange is 33 in numerology, again, the number of the Masons.
You can see that the “man” in this maze is clearly Pan. Pan is another name for Lucifer. Pan reminds me of Pansexual, the term Miley Cyrus made popular. Pansexual means anything goes. You can have sex with whomever, male or female. You can even have sex with an animal-bestiality.
“One choice can change your lifetime.” Yes because Lucifer made one choice through free will to go against God. Notice the Maze is definitely the same maze as in WestWorld.
Pan is “holding” the girl. He is controlling her. And the maze is behind them. Who is controlling Dolores?
If we read the history on the O’odham people who originated The Man in the Maze we get more clues.
From the Wiki, “Iʼitoi is, in the cosmology of the O’odham peoples, the mischievous creator god who resides in a cave below the peak of Baboquivari Mountain, a sacred place within the territory of the Tohono O’odham Nation. O’odham oral history describes I’itoi bringing Hohokam people to this earth from the underworld. Hohokam are ancestors of both the Tohono O’odham and the Akimel O’odham (River People). He is also responsible for the gift of the Himdag, a series of commandments guiding people to remain in balance with the world and interact with it as intended.
Visitors to the cave are asked to bring a gift to ensure their safe return from the depths.
Reminds me of the Shade (or employees of the park), who live below and control the Hosts.
Now don’t forget we have Pan represented on the Tarot card as the Devil. He has men and women chained but “loosely”, showing they have free will. They WANT to be sinners. They have a choice, just like Lucifer, just like Pan.
Pan is also represented by Krampus. From the Wiki we learn, Krampus – “In Austro-Bavarian Alpine folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as “half-goat, half-demon”, who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gift.”
Remember Miley Cyrus sticking her tongue out, among others. The sticking the tongue out is also related to Kali, the destroyer god.
Remember Pan is part Goat just like Krampus. GOAT is an acronym for “Greatest of All Time”. What they like to think their god Lucifer is.
And the Mason’s are a big fan of the GOAT as well. As you can see here. There is a goat for each Mason. Sitting in the place their wives should be. Implying bestiality?
So we see the connection of the Maze, with the Mason’s, their god Lucifer, and the Underworld.
The episode ends with a surprise encounter of Ford visiting The Man in Black. Ford mentions his observations of The Man in Black. He says, “The urgency doesn’t fit the character.”
“It betrays a certain anxiety,” says Ford. He is insinuating that The Man in Black knows he doesn’t have much time left. He is dying. But before he goes he wants to learn the meaning of this life.
I think others will learn this as well. Dolores and Teddy will get their happy ending, but The Guests, well… they aren’t going to like it… Contrapasso.