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Andro
07-31-2013, 01:42 AM
This is a thread where I'd like to share/discuss the deeper layers and possible Alchemical implications of the (IMO) brilliant series 'True Blood (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844441/)'.

I'm a big fan of the show, as I know are a few others on this forum ;).

The 6th season is currently airing, and there is a 7th season scheduled for next year.

So, if you've been following the show, we can do some alchemical fan-talk here - so come out of your coffins!

If you plan to watch the show but haven't yet, you'd better stay away from this thread, because there will be spoilers :)

I'm just testing the waters with this opening post, to see if there are any takers.

Oh, and here's a taste :p:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKn7hhgLPes
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The series was created by Allan Ball (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0050332/?ref_=tt_ov_wr), who also created Six Feet Under (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0248654/) (more on those special 'six feet' later & elsewhere :)).

Allan Ball also wrote American Beauty (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0169547/).

Seth-Ra
08-01-2013, 02:52 AM
I have known of the show for a while, watched an episode a good while back while visiting family in arizona (they were fans of the show).

Having watched that snippet you posted, i am now watching it from scratch. Will chime in again when im caught up. :)





~Seth-Ra

Ajnavajra
12-26-2013, 04:29 AM
I watch the show without fail and yes, find it full of alchemical underpinnings: life isin the blood, life consumes life, we're all part of an alchemical Golden Chain, and if we eat those "below" us, then don't complain if you also are seen as food; that there's an older order, Lillith based, with lost knowledge, but we could be initiated or born into it, but first must die to this human life. Plus the intercession and intersection into this dimension of creatures from other planes such as Faery who carry more prana. The alchemical school of Roger Carot was based on spirit helpers; Carot had one, Kamala Jnana, and without that helper, his Stone would not have completed. The talented but hubris bitten Nick ******** also had many spirit adventures, so it can be dangerous to play with. But these are the formative forces of Nature we want to direct

Andro
06-22-2014, 06:38 AM
A scene with Vampire Queen Sophie-Ann and Bill Compton. Some very interesting insights:

Bill Compton: I need to know how to kill a maenad.

Sophie-Anne: A maenad, in Bon Temps? That's random.
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Bill Compton: So, how do I kill it?

Sophie-Anne: You can't. She's convinced herself she's immortal and so she is... William surly you know everything that exists imagined itself into existence.

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Sophie-Anne: Never under-estimate the power of blind faith. It manifests in ways that bend the laws of physics or breaks them entirely.

Sophie-Anne: Maenads are sad, silly things... the world changed centuries ago and they're still waiting for the God who comes.

Bill Compton: Does 'he' ever come?

Sophie-Anne: Of course not. Gods never actually show up, they only exist in humans' minds, like money and morality.

Bill Compton: If I can't kill her, how do I get her to leave Bon Temps?

Sophie-Anne: She has to believe she successfully summoned forth Dionysus in hope he will ravage her and quite literally devour her until she is lost into oblivion.

Bill Compton: So she seeks death? The true death. The only thing she has evolved beyond.

Sophie-Anne: You know they're really not that smart, these maenads.

Bill Compton: So how does she summon this non-existent god of hers?

Sophie-Anne: I never said he was non-existent. I just said he never comes. She believes if she finds the perfect vessel, sacrifices and devours part of him or her, plus surrounded by the magic of her familiars then her mad god will appear. At that point when she willingly surrenders herself to him...

Bill Compton: That's the only point she can be killed.

Andro
06-23-2014, 08:58 PM
Update: Season 7 (and apparently last) just started airing.

Seth-Ra
06-23-2014, 09:48 PM
Yep. Watched the first episode last night. :D