Cryptic messages can be found embedded in tiles, written on notes placed on food items, subliminally inserted into movies, and displayed as memes on the internet. Many of the memes we see on social media are a form of “culture jamming” that plays on the emotions of those individuals deciphering them. An example is when there is a disruption of the unconscious thought process that takes place when most consumers view a popular advertisement and thereby, brings about a form of brain hijacking. Activists who use this tactic are counting on their memes to pull on the emotional strings of people and evoke some kind of behavioral change. There appears to be a concerted effort to manipulate the neuron resonance of the critical mass. Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis talks with Meme researcher, Rick Frye.
Back in the day, I would walk to the radio station where I was working as it was about a mile away from my home. The radio station was in downtown Salt Lake City. Walking in Downtown Salt Lake is pretty easy as all of the streets are in a grid system. The city of course was laid out by Masons so it isn’t easy to get lost when you know how the streets are numbered by blocks north, south, east, and west.
One day as I stopped for a burger on State Street and second south I noticed a strange message that was embedded in the asphalt. It wasn’t painted or anything — it looked like someone painstakingly put tiles into the asphalt leaving behind a strange message that said “House of Hades. Tiles made from the ground bones of dead journalists.”
I thought that was odd as it looked as if it was part of the street — it was street art, but the message was cryptic and creepy.
I asked people I knew if they knew about what this was or what it meant. I wrote a story about it in a fanzine that I published and I asked that someone write to me and explain what it was.
The local Fox News affiliate read my zine and decided to investigate this strange cryptic message and wondered if there were others embedded in the asphalt somewhere else.
Later after a lot of research, it was discovered that this type of cryptic message was called a Toynbee tile — the reason is because the original tiles that were discovered in the 1980s all conveyed a strange message that read:
IN MOViE ‘2001
ON PLANET JUPiTER.
Some of the more elaborate tiles also feature cryptic political statements or exhort readers to create and install similar tiles. The material used for making the tiles was initially unknown, but evidence has emerged that they may be primarily made of layers of linoleum and asphalt crack-filling compound.
their first known reference in the media came in 1994 in The Baltimore Sun, A 1983 letter to The Philadelphia Inquirer referenced a Philadelphia-based campaign with themes similar to those mentioned in the tiles like resurrecting the dead on Jupiter, Stanley Kubrick, and Arnold J. Toynbee but did not refer to tiles.
Arnold Toynbee was best known for his 12-volume publication called “A Study of History” which documented the chronicles of 21 major human civilizations throughout the ages.
Of course, the movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey was a well-known film by Stanley Kubrick. This film explores multiple topics of Human evolution, Artificial intelligence, space exploration, and Time Travel.
The call to action in the message was to resurrect the dead. Finally, it said on Planet Jupiter, the largest planet in our Solar system.
The true meaning of this strange sentence was a mystery to all who encountered it on the street.
In the United States, tiles have officially been sighted as far west as Kansas City, Missouri, as far north as Boston, Massachusetts, and as far south as Richmond, Virginia.
Since 2002, very few new tiles considered to be the work of the original artist have appeared outside of the immediate Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, although one notable sighting appeared in suburban Connecticut in 2006, and one appeared in Edison, New Jersey in 2007.
Presumed copycat tiles have been spotted in Noblesville, Indiana; Buffalo, New York; Syracuse, New York; San Francisco, California; Portland, Oregon; and Roswell, New Mexico as well as a 1997 sighting in Detroit, Michigan, and a 2013 sighting in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Many older tiles considered to be the work of the original tiler have been eroded by traffic, but as of 2011 older tiles remain in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; St. Louis, Missouri; Cincinnati Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio; and South America, among other locations.
Newer tiles have been embedded on several major highways in Pennsylvania, including Interstate 476 in Delaware County, and Interstate 95. About six more were found on U.S. 1 northbound starting in Drexel Hill in Delaware County, Pennsylvania in 2007 and 2008. The plates are much larger than the originals and have red italic writing on them. In 2016, some tiles started re-appearing in Philadelphia.
It is unknown if any others have shown up — many of them have disappeared as the repaving of streets eventually erases them into history.
The majority of tiles contain text that looks bizarre, although a second set is often found nearby. Several of these allude to a mass conspiracy between the press, the U.S. government, and the USSR including tiles seemingly made years after the Soviet Union’s dissolution, and what are called “Hellion Jews.”
There are possible other connections to known science fiction stories.
Ray Bradbury’s short story “The Toynbee Convector”, alludes to Toynbee’s idea that to survive, humankind must always rush to meet the future and believe in a better world, and always aim far beyond what is practically possible, to achieve something barely within reach.
Thus the message might be that humanity ought to strive to colonize Jupiter– this of course links to the movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and its author Arthur C. Clarke.
Arthur C. Clarke’s short story “Jupiter V” involves a spaceship named the Arnold Toynbee on a mission to Jupiter. It contains elements in common with 2001.
In 1983, a man identifying himself as a social worker named James Morasco contacted talk shows and newspapers with his theory of colonizing Jupiter with the dead inhabitants of Earth, claiming to have come across the idea while reading a book by historian Arnold Toynbee.
In a conversation with The Philadelphia Inquirer, Morasco discussed how Toynbee’s book contained a theory on bringing dead molecules back to life and that this was later depicted in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
The caller had founded what the Inquirer called a “Jupiter colonization organization”, known as the Minority Association.
After much discovery and a documentary, it was discovered that the Toynbee tiles were made by the same person.
In the 2011 documentary Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, artist and Toynbee Tile enthusiast Justin Duerr said that he considered the tiles to be the work of a single person and attributed them to the reclusive Philadelphia resident Severino “Sevy” Verna.
The streets surrounding Verna’s residence were littered with small “proto-tiles” that Duerr believed were tests, and ham radio enthusiasts reported Verna might have broadcast a message via short-wave radio about his theories.
Based on comments from Verna’s neighbors about him driving a car without a passenger seat, Durr suspected Verna placed the tiles through a hole in the floor of his car.
There is no public or private agency dedicated to conserving Toynbee tiles. Many tiles now exist only as photographs taken before their destruction.
Now it is said that if anyone spots a Toynbee tile they are to contact authorities as it should be saved as a work of art.
Chances are though most of them should all be gone — some may still exist.
Like many of the memes we see on social platforms, Toynbee tiles were some of the first creative forms of culture jamming.
Culture jamming is a form of disruption that plays on the emotions of viewers and bystanders. Jammers want to disrupt the unconscious thought process that takes place when most consumers view popular advertising and bring about a sort of brain hijacking.
Activists who utilize this tactic are counting on their memes to pull on the emotional strings of people and evoke some type of reaction. The reactions that most cultural jammers are hoping to evoke are behavioral change and political action. There are four emotions that activists often want viewers to feel. These emotions – shock, shame, fear, and anger – are believed to be the catalysts for social change.
Memes are condensed images that stimulate visual, verbal, musical, or behavioral associations that people can easily imitate and transmit to others.
As we can see memes are not limited to just computer platforms — there is yet another mystery that has been reported in Central Philadelphia about strange cryptic notes that are being found hidden in consumer goods.
A series of cryptic, mysterious notes have been discovered in various food products around eastern and central Pennsylvania and beyond. This has prompted local, state, and federal authorities to begin an investigation into where these notes are originating and how they ended up in sealed food products.
The notes appear to be ciphers and abbreviated language that seem to connect dots toward conspiracy theory and government cover-up.
None of the sentences make any sense, but keywords indicate that whoever is responsible for the notes should seek psychological help.
For example one of the notes begins as follows:
SECRET SOCIETIES (SS) ties to terror m/mass shoot’gs riots go unrepot’d. JFK warn’d of SS A secret sign and symbol unites all SS. Their symbs tie to Saturn god of time/LORD of rings. Toyaota’s rngs. Nazis Black Sun clock (Tik Tok) eye target prayer wheel Islam. Target China/Islam/ Phizr.
Front 4 a tny oldr race call’d Drag’n Kings DK’s long skulls eyes archit were found in Peru. Turkey East is DK’s agenda. Surveillance state Caste system Gaza.
The long skulls caves and cities were found in Peru and Easter Island.
ARYAN elites agenda sex/ped phiilia/ chronic debt/addiction/immigration/ war on the family.
Those are just some of the cryptic messages that have been left inside of products bought in stores in the last 5 days.
Those notes are also being found in state parks across Pennsylvania.
This story is expanding exponentially as reports continue to come in from people all over northeastern and central Pennsylvania and beyond all telling similar stories.
The Lycoming Regional Police Department confirmed they are investigating a report of a cryptic note found in a box of eye drops.
The people are troubled by these memes and are asking two main questions what do these messages mean? But more importantly, people want to know how are they being inserted into these products.
The notes that have been found are similar in that they appear to be the same size and all contain cryptic messages containing words referencing current world events, controversial subjects, and conspiracy theories.
Noted psychiatrist Dr. Matther Berger from Kingston was summoned by news organizations for his ideas about what the people there are dealing with,
“They look to me very much like what we would call schizophrenic writing and what we mean is the writing appears to be called loose association and loose association is a term of art in psychology where in the person’s mind writing it — it makes sense but unfortunately for us, it just appears to be random words and statements,” explained Dr. Berger.
The fact that it is so disorganized in and in itself, just the grammar, and the syntax are so disorganized says this is a product of a mind that’s very disorganized,
The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association works with some 4,000 stores in Pennsylvania and they claim that they are aware of the notes and are investigating them thoroughly.
There was a report from a woman who stated that she found a note that was similar in a box of cookies a year ago.
Six days ago a man found the note in a sealed box of Lucky Charms.
The bigger question is not so much what’s in the note as what breach has occurred between the manufacturing place and the point of sale. That they were able to get into a manufacturer’s box without being detected still being sealed.
Does this jeopardize food safety?
So far all that is known is that the notes were found only in food products in Pennsylvania. But who knows where they will show up next.
The panic that is being caused shows you just how powerful memes can be and how they are vital to culture jamming and streaming consciousness.
Meme theory of course asks a simple question and that is, do we come up with ideas, or do ideas control us?
Do you have ideas, or do ideas have you? What exactly are ideas? Are they divine sparks of inspiration, the accidental by-products of our weird brains, neuronal fireworks displays that find meaning in our lives – or are they more than all these things?
Can memes trigger actions? Is there a process on the internet that a meme can be unleashed and that symbolism and trigger words grow or evolve into realities that are forestructured in a constant barrage of meme voodoo?
The world is ruled by symbols and even though the notes that have been placed in cosmetics and seral boxes mean nothing to the average person — I will bet that some of you may already know what is being said in the note.
The reason is that symbols rule the world and symbols communicate with all of us.
Letters of the alphabet are sigils that we give meaning to. We give them sound qualities for speech.
Our letters represent sounds that makeup words. To be able to read, we must be able to “decode” the letters. That means we translate them from written symbols to spoken sounds.
These symbols affect us — we have applied meanings to them. If you can learn Chinese or another Asian language you will have to learn new symbols — this goes for other languages that use different symbols for sounds.
Words and numbers have symbolic meaning as well. These mysterious notes may speak to one particular faction of the world while others are alarmed and offended by what is being said.
In the book, Simulacra and Simulation, by Jean Baudrillard, symbols shape reality and even though many do not know the meaning of the symbols many of them do resonate with us for some reason and our minds are drawn to them. Certain colors stimulate sexual feelings; certain sounds can be triggers that bring back memories, smells, and even enjoyable of even tragic moments in our lives.
Symbolism can either reveal certain truths, or it can obscure of hide real intent and purpose. The question is why are the symbols being used, are they part of a greater ritual and what is the purpose of the ritualism and simulation? Will it make an imprint on the people who witness it? Is it coincidence or intentional?
Like it or not symbolism always affects our decisions and our subconscious. Those who have studied deep occult symbolism will know that sacred geometry and other factors are responsible for choice and enticement.
According to Wikipedia, a meme is “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture”. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.
Proponents theorize that memes are a viral phenomenon that may evolve by natural selection in a manner analogous to that of biological evolution. Memes do this through the processes of variation, mutation, competition, and inheritance, each of which influences a meme’s reproductive success.
Memes spread through the behavior that they generate in their hosts. Memes that propagate less prolifically may become extinct, while others may survive, spread, and (for better or for worse) mutate. Memes that replicate most effectively enjoy more success, and some may replicate effectively even when they prove to be detrimental to the welfare of their hosts.
Memes that spread on the internet are said to be very effective and they have been called thought viruses that can develop into meme magic where coincidences like hoax deaths of celebrities and things like the Mandela effect create brain schisms and pattern recognition that makes us wonder if we are losing our minds or if our universe is a constructed matrix where sympathetic aliens are watching us like a living encyclopedia.
Meme Magic is also similar to what can be called, “Memetic Triggering.” Since all human beings who have had any prolonged contact with society are programmed to some degree, large portions of the human mind, especially the thinking portion of the psyche which utilizes language, are constructed almost entirely of complex memetic structures.
Recently there was a study about “Neuro Resonance” which indicates that the brains of your friends and relatives react to mind spikes or ideas even before they are said.
Research into the neuroscience of social interactions between humans has revealed fascinating details of how the brains of friends and family (in scientific terms, brains that “operate at least in part on shared information content”) can synchronize and ‘align’ with each other. So, given the (controversial) results from parapsychology that suggest telepathy and other ‘psi’ talents might be real, is it possible that this ‘neuro-resonance’ can be detected even when two people attempt to mentally interact despite being blocked from doing so via normal sensory means?
Well-thought viruses can influence and program-like minds so it appears that it is easier to program people and create a viral meme that can exponentially change the course of history.
Look at the reaction in Pennsylvania to the schizophrenic ciphers of what can only be called a conspiracy theorist who speaks in twilight language.
Think of the Toynbee tiles and how they sent a cryptic message that begs to be deciphered — why is there such an obsession of the meaning?
Because it resonated with a few individuals who knew of Toynbee.
You can say that you don’t believe in programming or grooming the group-think but it is evident there is a huge effort to toy or tinker with the neuron-resonance of the critical mass.