The Bolivar man had purchased tickets to the Sunday screening of the new Twilight movie, with the express purpose of shooting up the movie theater, said authorities.
Polk is a power name, and it is in Polk Country, Missouri, where this possible new movie violence almost occurred. See more about the past events in Polk County, Arkansas, here.
If it was not for an alert mother contacting the police, a tragedy might be what we would be reading about now.
Summarizing what local media reported,
Blaec Lammers, 20, of Bolivar, is charged with first-degree assault, making a terroristic threat and armed criminal action. He was jailed in Polk County on $500,000 bond....
His mother contacted authorities Thursday, saying she worried that with this weekend's opening of the final film in the popular Vampire movie series, her son "may have intentions of shooting people at the movie," police wrote in the probable cause statement.
She said she thought the weapons — two assault rifles and hundreds of bullets — resembled those used by a gunman who opened fire inside a theater in Aurora, Colo., during the latest Batman movie in July. That attack killed 12 people.
Lammers was questioned Thursday afternoon and told authorities he bought tickets to a Sunday Twilight screening in Bolivar and planned to shoot people inside the theater. The town of roughly 10,000 people is about 130 miles southeast of Kansas City.
According to the probable cause statement, Lammers also planned to "just start shooting people at random" at a Walmart store less than a mile away. He said he'd purchased two assault rifles and 400 rounds of ammunition, and if he ran out of bullets, he would "just break the glass where the ammunition is being stored and get some more and keep shooting until police arrived," investigators wrote.Lammers was approached at the Sonic Drive-In at 404 South Springfield Avenue, Bolivar, Missouri, and asked to come to police headquarters for questioning. It was there, while being interviewed, that he confirmed his plot.
Lammers stated he wanted to stab a Walmart employee to death and followed an employee around a Walmart store before officers got involved in 2009, according to police.
When asked about recent shootings in the news, Lammers told police "he had a lot in common with the people that have been involved in those shootings," the probable cause statement said. Investigators also wrote that Lammers said he "was quiet, kind of a loner, had recently purchased firearms and didn't tell anybody about it, and had homicidal thoughts." Times-Union
Bolivar is of Polish and Spanish origins, and means "mighty, warlike." The city of Bolivar, Missouri, was named for Bolivar, Tennessee, home to many of the original Bolivar, Missouri settlers, and like that city its name is pronounced to rhyme with Oliver. Bolivar is named after the South American historical figure, Simón Bolívar, who was nicknamed El Libertador (The Liberator).
Correspondent Enki King writes: "A major sync hit is the would-be shooter's first name, Blaec, which is an English name meaning black or white. His surname, Lammers, derives from the village of Lamas or Lammas in Norfolk. James Holmes received the nickname 'The Llama' after submitting a photo [shown above] of himself feeding a llama with his university application."
Given the intensity of the synchromystic shock waves that have reverberated from the July mass shootings at a showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado (Colorado = red, Aurora = dawn), perhaps further analysis is in order as the release date of the new Red Dawn motion picture approaches. The fact that another “Dawn” film, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, opens less than a week before Red Dawn is scheduled to hit screens seems significant, and provides a place to start.
Dawn = Aurora, and Aurora has repeatedly shown up in syncs since the Colorado shooting tragedy. (E.g., I noticed that Florida's Joker copycat Christopher Alex Sides' former residence was 1802 Aurora Park Circle, and I discovered shortly before a mass shooting at a spa in Wisconsin that there is a spa at the Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes called The Aurora.) Interestingly, Aurora repeatedly shows up elsewhere - in alchemical literature. As Jesus Cora Alonso notes in “'This dream is all amiss interpreted': Julius Caesar, Shakespeare's Alchemical Tragedy”:
Dawn, aurora in Latin, symbolises the production of the red tincture or Philosopher's Stone in several treatises throughout the history of alchemy, for instance in the 13th century Aurora consurgens attributed to Thomas Aquinas, Gerhard Dorn's Aurora philosophorum (c. 1565), Henri de Linthaut's L'Aurore and L'Ami de l'aurore (early 17th century MSS, published in 1978, see Linthaut 1978) or Paracelsus's (attrib.) Paracelsus His Aurora, & Treasure of the Philosophers (1659).
The alchemical process can be broken down into three major processes: nigredo (blackness), albedo (whiteness), and rubedo (redness). Three films, three alchemical workings. It is time to dig for syncs.
Nigredo, the initial stage of the alchemical process, resonates with The Dark Knight Rises. The alchemist begins his self-transformation at this point, and encounters a long dark night (Knight) of the soul. Alchemists associate the raven with nigredo, but a bat would seem to be an appropriate stand-in.
In this stage, the inner fire is kindled by the application of external fire. This is analogous to the initial stage of Eastern mystical work, when the kundalini energy is activated and begins its ascent.
It is worth noting that James Holmes' middle name, Eagan, means “fiery,” and that a deadly fire engulfed a building about 100 yards from Holmes' apartment a few weeks after the theater shooting.
Albedo (whiteness) is the second major stage of the alchemist's Great Work. In this stage, male and female are united, and the hermaphroditic nature of man is recognized. This certainly resonates with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, as in the months leading up to the film's release, Twilight's celebrity couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson broke up and reunited into, as the gossip mags say, “Robsten.” The whiteness of albedo is reinforced by the pasty white complexions of the vampire characters, and the synchromistically significant fact that Kristen Stewart recently portrayed Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman. In an interview, Snow White director Rupert Sanders, with whom it appears Stewart had a brief affair (a story that shared headlines with the Aurora shooting in July), had this to say about Stewart:
Alchemists associated the swan with albedo. In the Twilight films, Kristen Stewart plays a character named Bella Swan. Also associated with albedo is the Roman goddess Aurora.
The third and final alchemical stage is rubedo, the reddening process which is represented by the phoenix, and this phase is associated with resurrection. While The Dark Knight Rises and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 are the final films in their franchises, Red Dawn is a remake, or resurrection if you will, of a 1984 film with the same title. In both versions, communist “Reds” invade the United States. Interestingly, the original film featured a character called Colonel Bella, a Cuban officer, and the remake stars Chris Hemsworth, who starred with Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman.
Loren Coleman defines a “red dawn event” as “a milestone manifestation of unfathomable future dimensions.” The Aurora tragedy was one. Might we see others when the Aurora-resonating Breaking Dawn – Part 2 and Red Dawn are released?
The 2012 release of Red Dawn is scheduled for November 21. This date will mark the 92nd anniversary of one of Ireland's “Bloody Sundays,” which certainly seems ominous. It will also be the birthday of rodeo champion Larry Mahan, who recorded the 1976 album Larry Mahan, King of the Rodeo. Several tracks stand out as being significant. The first song, “Freckled Face and Pretty Ribbons,” resonates with Aurora, Colorado. (Freckles are associated with red hair, and James Holmes dyed his hair red before the attack; a bald “woman in a red dress” (who I have reason to believe was a man in drag, but as to say this individual is highly litigious would be an understatement, I will not mention his name) appeared at a James Holmes hearing with a spool of blue ribbon.) Track eight is the spa-resonating “Rosie's Palace of Pure Love and Fingertip Massage.” The Joker comes to mind with the album's final song, “Ha Ha.” As November 21 is the 92nd anniversary of a “Bloody Sunday,” synchromystic “logic” dictates taking a close look at tracks nine and two. These are “Smokey Mountain Cowboy” and “There's More to a Cowboy,” respectively, and the repeating theme marks a direct sync hit.
As the symbolic alchemical fire rose this year, and as gunfire rang out across the land, one lonesome cowboy gazed down from on high upon the blood-soaked earth. That is, until his accidental immolation transformed him into a literal Smokey Cowboy. I am referring to the State Fair of Texas' iconic 52 foot statue Big Tex, which was destroyed by an electrical fire in October. The fire started in Big Tex's foot, and rose until the statue resembled a sacrificial Wicker Man. I discussed syncs between the Big Tex fire and the cult/occult film Wicker Man, James Holmes, and much more on Loren Coleman's Twilight Language blog.
Larry Mahan suggests that “There's More to a Cowboy.” There was more to Big Tex than met the eye in the 1983 comic book The Uncanny X-Men at the State Fair of Texas. In this issue (which was included as a supplement in the Dallas Times Herald), Big Tex saved the day by coming to life when no one was looking and (literally) kicked the supervillain Magneto's butt. This issue's main claim to fame is that it featured the one and only appearance of Eques, a mutant with the ability to transform into a winged centaur. Eques syncs with RFD TV's program Equestrian Nation, hosted by none other than Larry Mahan. X-Men name game syncs occur with Storm (a storm is coming), Wolverine (the guerrilla fighters in Red Dawn adopt the name “Wolverines”), and rubedo-resonating Phoenix. Also, the issue's editor-in-chief was James Shooter, which syncs quite closely with James Holmes.
The positions of Big Tex's arms and hands were peculiar. His right hand was raised to shoulder level, palm outward, as if implying one should stop. His left arm stretched out to his side, as though pointing. Big Tex almost gave the impression of directing traffic, of suggesting, “Stop, turn, and go this way.” Big Tex is now absent from Google Maps' Street View, but by analyzing old photos that have been placed online, I have come to believe that Big Tex was pointing southwest. I cannot help but wonder if he was somehow redirecting a hidden alchemical energy and pointing toward an upcoming red dawn event.
After spending some time map-gazing, I have only noticed one location to Big Tex's southwest that stands out – the Texas city of Coleman. As Loren Coleman predicted a Dark Knight-related event for July 20, coined the term “red dawn event,” and while traveling on cryptozoological business, happened to be in the vicinity of Big Tex around the time of the fire; Coleman, Texas seems like a place to watch.
Perhaps Big Tex's pointing southwest should be taken more generally. The reference could be to the regional area known as the American Southwest. If this be the case, likely states for an event might be Big Tex's home state of Texas or Colorado, which has seen more than its fair share of tragedy over the years. Phoenix, Arizona is situated within this region as well. The city of Phoenix and the mythological fiery bird after which it is named came up repeatedly in the sync community in September and October of this year, and the phoenix's association with rubedo, and hence Red Dawn, draws one's attention closer.
The new Twilight movie has a U.S. release date of November 16, with special late night shows on the 15th. Red Dawn's release date, as mentioned earlier, is November 21. These are key dates on which a red dawn event seem most likely, with the 21st being, my intuition tells me, the most probable; although I suppose any such event that syncs heavily with the people, places, things, and ideas discussed in this essay, and which occurs during Red Dawn's theatrical run, might still be considered a synchromystic hit.
Needless to say, nothing would please me more than being completely wrong.