Delivery to my office, sometime around Jan 16th or Jan 17th. We were in the middle
of clocking 15 hour days at work, moving into a new building, so I just sort of shoved
it in my inbox and forgot about it. Pretty surprised when I opened it though.
The stamp on key is 'H33', and that is the only identifying mark on it.
A few days later, the Pimp dropped me a few emails:
.. and I decided to blur the key's teeth in the above scan to prevent possible duplication.
Said key and a number of the other bright shiny things I've been sent are now in a safe place.
02.10.2004 - Goatfish
clue: In response to "The Pimp's" email #157. This refers to Genesis 18:1: "The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground." U Bud is inferring that the three visitors represent the Christian Trinity. FYI: The text goes on to describe Abraham and his wife Sarah preparing and sharing their best meal with the visitors who are the Lord. The Lord promises to return in a year and Sarah will have a son even though she is beyond child-bearing years. The visitors go on to explain they are going to visit and judge the city of Sodom. Abraham pleads for leniency several times in a bartering-like fashion and the Lord agrees Sodom will be spared if 10 decent people are found in the city. Upon visiting Sodom the three visitors are almost molested by a sex-crazed mob. Needless to say the city is destroyed.
U bud mentions hook up with James Maxwell "id got ta hook up with James C. Maxwell and make sumthin flow. " One might wonder if electric current is involved? Maxwell's equations are central to electromagnetism. Here is an interesting link between Einstein Maxwell and Riemann - fractals http://www.h33.dk/fraktenne_index.en.html Coincidentally and a link with the number on the key.
#159 refers to Maxwell making something flow. James Clark Maxwell (and his famous equations) was the father of electromagnetism. Maybe the reference is to AC current flow i.e. "making something flow and then making it not flow". As regards the Cryptic diagram. It reminded me of a Miro. I am not great on art so dont ask me to interpret it. However #159 suggests the number on the key leads to something. Maybe H 33 is a catalogue number. Worth a bit. Even a lithograph is about $1500.
look at litograph H (maybe number 33 of the 150 prints)and J. they to my uneducated eye resemble the cryptic "draft," yet the draft does not seem to be a Miro.
i'll hazard a guess that the "draft" is a prelimary layout for this year's mayday ad.
clue: Re: http://www.maydaymystery.org/mayday/offsite/delivery01162004/page1.jpg
I had suspected that maybe they had sent you a rough outline of the next May 1 advertisement. That hasn't turned out the be the case.
Next, after looking at the 2/16/2004 delivery ( http://www.maydaymystery.org/mayday/texts/delivery02162004.html), I suspected this might be a map of some high-energy physics installation. So far, I have not found any that match.
It looks like a car key to me. Fords keys often have H## stamped on them. Since we aren't getting a good look at it do you agree that it seems typical of a car key? Does it seem newly made or old?
Key looks like a Ford car key c. 1970 vintage. Is it reversible? can't tell from the scan.
hance - I'll check ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
I think the hint of 'Cobalt Blue' that the pimp gives in the following message might be of relevance here. http://www.maydaymystery.org/mayday/texts/freaks160.html Among many other things, James Clerk Maxwell was the first to consider the electromagnetic nature of light, and performed the first successful experiment in colour photography using filters of red, green and blue. Cobalt blue may have featured in that work, or perhaps in something else that he did.
clue: Re. The "cryptic diagram" - This is multilayered. The bottom-most layer appears to be constituted of the rectilinear forms drawn with thin black lines - this would seem to be a rough plan drawing of the layout of a complex of structures (buildings?) - so Rich may have been on the mark with his 'map' suggestion. Next would seem to be a layer containing the thick orange-yellow lines - it is questionable as to what they represent but one possibility might be some form of road or tunnel. Above this, another layer with the blue and green forms - the colours are suggestive of landscape, and this may indicate that the lower layers are actually underground. The darker orange forms seem to be imposed on the blue & green - they may represent planned features. There are bits - I'm not sure where they fit in yet, and the heavy black lines appear to be yet another layer on top - maybe an overlying diagram indicating areas of concern rather than marking features. The arrangement of orange and black triangles reminds me of the lines of hatchures that are used to represent banks and ditches and suchlike on plans, but I'm not suggesting that's what we have here - the arrangement suggests it but the actual forms of the triangles is quite different from that I would use, they may belong to the layer that includes the orange circles. Anyways, overall - much of drawing is *suggestive*, to me, of a multilayered plan *possibly* indicating an underground complex and its interaction with the surrounding environment. On the other hand, it could be something entirely different....
If it were a car key, it would be "nothing by itself" (quoting from Freaks159), but when "hooked up" with electricity in the starter circuit of a car, it would be used to make electricity/gas/water "flow" through the engine, and then "not flow" when the engine was turned off.
Brian G. 06.22.2008
On Genesis 18:1 The trinity referred to here may be the trinity of the archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. What I'm about to reveal comes from the Zohar- the central text of Kabbalah, specifically Volume III. Before I begin, I should explain to you all that each of the patriarchs is attributed to a Sephirah that he emulates. In Abraham's case that Sephirah is Chesed, Mercy, or Lovingkindness. Thus acts of kindness (random or not) are often called acts of Chesed. Here is an image of the Tree of Life: http://www.darshem.org/sys-tmpl/nss-folder/scrapbook/1Tree_of_Life.gif At the start of this Abraham performed the first circumcision (Zohar states 3 days ago), sealing his Covenant with G-d, and he's still recovering. The fact that these men suddenly "appeared to him" lets us know that they are of divine origin, angels. But more specifically, they are the archangels Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel. Individually they are three major archangels, but together they represent the Shechinah, which is G-d's presence in the Physical World. The Spiritual energy of G-d can choose to reveal itself in a physical form so that it can interact in the Physical Plane, "Nor could the world bear to co-exist with them if they were not thus clothed." Meaning that if they were in a purely spiritual state, the intensity of their presence would be too much for mortals to bear. The Zohar describes that they appeared, "Michael on the right side, Gabriel on the left side, and Raphael to the front." This refers to their qualities and respective positions on the Tree of Life. Michael is the archangel of Mercy and is associated with the Sephirah Chesed, which appears on the right side of the Tree of Life (which is why this c sometimes called the pillar of Mercy). Gabriel is the archangel of Justice (or Judgement) associated with the Sephirah of Gevurah which is on the left side. Raphael is the archangel of healing and is associated with Tiphareth (or Tiferet) Which can mean beauty, harmony, or compassion. Each of these archangels had a purpose in this episode. "Rafael, who governs the power to heal, helped Abraham recover from the circumcision. Michael came to inform Sarah that she shall bear a son... And Gabriel, who came to overturn Sodom... is responsible for all the Judgments in the world.