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These are real mission patches from black operations programs within the United States military. The insignia shown here contain symbols strongly associated with the occult. There are many more of these mission logos that have been released to the public. Some are funny and some are frightening. Trevor Paglen has done some fantastic research into obtaining many of these patches and deciphering their meaning in his book, I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to be Destroyed by Me: Emblems from the Pentagon’s Black World.
Here is a brief description of the ones shown here:
A & C:[A] is a patch for a NRO spy-satellite launch. Those familiar with this site will probably recognize this Illuminati 101 symbolism: An unfinished pyramid topped by the All-Seeing Eye. This All-Seeing Eye requires help: it needs spy satellites to be even more all-seeing.
“LMA” at the bottom right most likely refers to Lockheed Martin Aerospace, which is the ultimate Big Brother mega-company working with the CIA, NRO, NSA and IRS.
Above the All-Seeing Eye is written “Supra Summus”, which can be translated to “Most Superior and Highest”, which, if nothing else, indicates a healthy level of self-esteem.
[C] Other NRO spy-satellite launches have also used similar designs. Excerpt from Vigilant Citizen
B:TENCAP is an acronym for “Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities” and is a collection of programs involving the cutting edge of warfare.

“The purpose of the AF TENCAP program is to exploit the current and future potential of existing national, commercial, and civil space systems and national air-breathing systems, and to provide these capabilities to the warfighter as rapidly as possible.”- Source

In PSYOPS, “Special” almost invariably means “black” or highly classified. Does the “highly classified part” of the mission have something to do with the fact that the badge bears the face of an alien? The saying at the bottom does not help: The phrase “Oderint Dum Metuant” is usually associated with Caligula, the first-century Roman emperor whose name became synonymous with depravity, madness, and tyranny. It translates as “Let them hate so long as they fear.” Right. Excerpt from Vigilant Citizen
D:A National Reconnaissance Office program patch, whose referent remains entirely obscure. The Latin inscription translates as “Never before, never again.”Excerpt from Cabinet Magazine
E:This was the original version of a patch commemorating a flight test of a B-2 “Spirit” stealth bomber. The sigma symbol on the test shape’s outline signifies invisibility. The number “509” refers to the 509th Bomb Wing, which operates the United States’ stealth bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. The alien is probably a reference to the 509th’s lineage. In 1947, the 509th was based at Roswell, New Mexico, home of the infamous “Roswell incident,” which ensued after the 509th’s commander, Col. William Blanchard, issued a press release whose headline stated: “Roswell Army Airfield Captures Flying Saucer on Ranch in Roswell Region.” The dog-Latin phrase Gustatus Similis Pullus translates as “Tastes like chicken.” The shapes on either side of the alien head seem to signify a fork and knife, which would be consistent with the patch’s theme of eating.This patch was eventually modified when Air Force officials insisted that the phrase “Classified Flight Test” could not appear on the design. In an updated version of this patch, that phrase has been replaced with the words “To Serve Man.” Excerpt from Cabinet Magazine
F:Also based at Groom Lake, the Special Projects Flight Test Squadron is the Air Force’s premier “black” squadron for testing classified prototype aircraft. The squadron’s mascot is a wizard. A collection of six stars (five plus one) on the patch is a reference to the unit’s operating location: the secret base known as Area 51. The sigma symbol in the wizard’s right hand is a reference to the ideal radar signature of a stealth aircraft: zero. On the right side of the patch, the falling globe references aluminum balls dropped from the sky to calibrate radar equipment. Lightning bolts, such as the one emanating from the wizard’s staff, often refer to electronic warfare. The aircraft in the lower right is probably a generic symbol representing flight testing. The sword at the bottom of the image refers to a recently declassified Boeing stealth demonstrator known as the “Bird of Prey”: the handle on the sword approximates the shape of this prototype.Excerpt from Cabinet Magazine
G:This is a program patch from the National Reconnaissance Office, the United States’ “black” space agency whose existence was a secret until the early 1990s (the agency was formed in the early 1960s).DRAGON is an old code name within the BYEMAN information compartment for the infrared imaging capabilities on CRYSTAL (advanced KH-11) reconnaissance satellites.Excerpt from Cabinet Magazine
H:“Procul Este Profani”: “Keep your distance, you who are uninitiated.” Excerpt from Vigilant Citizen








I:A giant angry dragon clutching the planet, bringing destruction from space. That’s a nice way to symbolize space missions. In PSYOPS symbolism, dragons typically represent signals-intelligence satellite launches; the dragons’ wing patterns symbolize the satellites’ massive gold-foil dish antennae meant to collect all types of information from earth. The phrase “Omnis Vestri Substructio Es Servus Ad Nobis” can loosely be translated to “All your base are servant to us”. This phrase does not make much sense, except that it vaguely states that the world is owned by those who made that patch. But this phrase is also reminiscent of a geeky 2002 Internet meme based on a poor translation in an old-school Sega game. This allusion to popular culture is quite funny yet disturbing … I’m pretty sure they truly believe that all our base are belong to them. Excerpt from Vigilant Citizen






Oh god look at them. Further evidence if needed that the highest echelons of the military-industrial complex
a) are not particularly well-intentioned
b) are big into their occult/secret society symbols
c) have really bad taste.
Ugh. A dragon with stars and stripes wings, give me strength.
Part of me wishes that they would use this type of imagery more openly, like Obama comes out to give a speech decked out in full wizard’s gear, pointy hat and all, brandishing a staff, atop a glowing pyramid, riding a dragon. And then he speaks in cryptic Latin phrases while the chiefs of staff chant along with him and the dragon says things like 'DOMINUS' at random intervals.

capsep:

These are real mission patches from black operations programs within the United States military. The insignia shown here contain symbols strongly associated with the occult. There are many more of these mission logos that have been released to the public. Some are funny and some are frightening. Trevor Paglen has done some fantastic research into obtaining many of these patches and deciphering their meaning in his book, I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to be Destroyed by Me: Emblems from the Pentagon’s Black World.

Here is a brief description of the ones shown here:

A & C:
[A] is a patch for a NRO spy-satellite launch. Those familiar with this site will probably recognize this Illuminati 101 symbolism: An unfinished pyramid topped by the All-Seeing Eye. This All-Seeing Eye requires help: it needs spy satellites to be even more all-seeing.

“LMA” at the bottom right most likely refers to Lockheed Martin Aerospace, which is the ultimate Big Brother mega-company working with the CIA, NRO, NSA and IRS.

Above the All-Seeing Eye is written “Supra Summus”, which can be translated to “Most Superior and Highest”, which, if nothing else, indicates a healthy level of self-esteem.

[C] Other NRO spy-satellite launches have also used similar designs. Excerpt from Vigilant Citizen

B:
TENCAP is an acronym for “Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities” and is a collection of programs involving the cutting edge of warfare.

“The purpose of the AF TENCAP program is to exploit the current and future potential of existing national, commercial, and civil space systems and national air-breathing systems, and to provide these capabilities to the warfighter as rapidly as possible.”
- Source

In PSYOPS, “Special” almost invariably means “black” or highly classified. Does the “highly classified part” of the mission have something to do with the fact that the badge bears the face of an alien? The saying at the bottom does not help: The phrase “Oderint Dum Metuant” is usually associated with Caligula, the first-century Roman emperor whose name became synonymous with depravity, madness, and tyranny. It translates as “Let them hate so long as they fear.” Right. Excerpt from Vigilant Citizen

D:
A National Reconnaissance Office program patch, whose referent remains entirely obscure. The Latin inscription translates as “Never before, never again.”Excerpt from Cabinet Magazine

E:
This was the original version of a patch commemorating a flight test of a B-2 “Spirit” stealth bomber. The sigma symbol on the test shape’s outline signifies invisibility. The number “509” refers to the 509th Bomb Wing, which operates the United States’ stealth bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. The alien is probably a reference to the 509th’s lineage. In 1947, the 509th was based at Roswell, New Mexico, home of the infamous “Roswell incident,” which ensued after the 509th’s commander, Col. William Blanchard, issued a press release whose headline stated: “Roswell Army Airfield Captures Flying Saucer on Ranch in Roswell Region.” The dog-Latin phrase Gustatus Similis Pullus translates as “Tastes like chicken.” The shapes on either side of the alien head seem to signify a fork and knife, which would be consistent with the patch’s theme of eating.

This patch was eventually modified when Air Force officials insisted that the phrase “Classified Flight Test” could not appear on the design. In an updated version of this patch, that phrase has been replaced with the words “To Serve Man.” Excerpt from Cabinet Magazine

F:
Also based at Groom Lake, the Special Projects Flight Test Squadron is the Air Force’s premier “black” squadron for testing classified prototype aircraft. The squadron’s mascot is a wizard. A collection of six stars (five plus one) on the patch is a reference to the unit’s operating location: the secret base known as Area 51. The sigma symbol in the wizard’s right hand is a reference to the ideal radar signature of a stealth aircraft: zero. On the right side of the patch, the falling globe references aluminum balls dropped from the sky to calibrate radar equipment. Lightning bolts, such as the one emanating from the wizard’s staff, often refer to electronic warfare. The aircraft in the lower right is probably a generic symbol representing flight testing. The sword at the bottom of the image refers to a recently declassified Boeing stealth demonstrator known as the “Bird of Prey”: the handle on the sword approximates the shape of this prototype.Excerpt from Cabinet Magazine

G:
This is a program patch from the National Reconnaissance Office, the United States’ “black” space agency whose existence was a secret until the early 1990s (the agency was formed in the early 1960s).

DRAGON is an old code name within the BYEMAN information compartment for the infrared imaging capabilities on CRYSTAL (advanced KH-11) reconnaissance satellites.Excerpt from Cabinet Magazine

H:
“Procul Este Profani”: “Keep your distance, you who are uninitiated.” Excerpt from Vigilant Citizen

I:
A giant angry dragon clutching the planet, bringing destruction from space. That’s a nice way to symbolize space missions. In PSYOPS symbolism, dragons typically represent signals-intelligence satellite launches; the dragons’ wing patterns symbolize the satellites’ massive gold-foil dish antennae meant to collect all types of information from earth. The phrase “Omnis Vestri Substructio Es Servus Ad Nobis” can loosely be translated to “All your base are servant to us”. This phrase does not make much sense, except that it vaguely states that the world is owned by those who made that patch. But this phrase is also reminiscent of a geeky 2002 Internet meme based on a poor translation in an old-school Sega game. This allusion to popular culture is quite funny yet disturbing … I’m pretty sure they truly believe that all our base are belong to them.
 Excerpt from Vigilant Citizen

Oh god look at them. Further evidence if needed that the highest echelons of the military-industrial complex

a) are not particularly well-intentioned

b) are big into their occult/secret society symbols

c) have really bad taste.

Ugh. A dragon with stars and stripes wings, give me strength.

Part of me wishes that they would use this type of imagery more openly, like Obama comes out to give a speech decked out in full wizard’s gear, pointy hat and all, brandishing a staff, atop a glowing pyramid, riding a dragon. And then he speaks in cryptic Latin phrases while the chiefs of staff chant along with him and the dragon says things like 'DOMINUS' at random intervals.

(via ikipr-deactivated20130720)

— 1 year ago with 713 notes
#they're like sad little boys in a tree house  #except the tree house has nuclear capabilities  #symbols  #symbolism  #elitism  #secrecy  #military 

“Something Witchy” by David Van Gough
11”x14” unframedoil on canvas$625.00

Okay. Spooky - right now as I reblog this, the adjacent tabs on my browser are about Helena Blavatsky, the Theosophical Society & the history (of the appropriation) of the swastika. (And to the commenter who said the top one looks like Charles Manson, that’s because it is).
WTF is this tumblr dashboard synchronicity shit, it’s way too specific in spacetime.

“Something Witchy” by David Van Gough

11”x14” unframed
oil on canvas
$625.00

Okay. Spooky - right now as I reblog this, the adjacent tabs on my browser are about Helena Blavatsky, the Theosophical Society & the history (of the appropriation) of the swastika. (And to the commenter who said the top one looks like Charles Manson, that’s because it is).

WTF is this tumblr dashboard synchronicity shit, it’s way too specific in spacetime.

(Source: hyaenagallery, via midnightmushrumps)

— 1 year ago with 329 notes
#synchronicity  #dashboard coincidence  #one day I will write a book of these  #symbolism  #esoteric  #occult  #blavatsky  #theosophy  #art  #history  #swastika 
"

`This is the place of my song-dream, the place the music played to me,’ whispered the Rat, as if in a trance. `Here, in this holy place, here if anywhere, surely we shall find Him!’

Then suddenly the Mole felt a great Awe fall upon him, an awe that turned his muscles to water, bowed his head, and rooted his feet to the ground. It was no panic terror — indeed he felt wonderfully at peace and happy — but it was an awe that smote and held him and, without seeing, he knew it could only mean that some august Presence was very, very near. With difficulty he turned to look for his friend. and saw him at his side cowed, stricken, and trembling violently. And still there was utter silence in the populous bird-haunted branches around them; and still the light grew and grew.

Perhaps he would never have dared to raise his eyes, but that, though the piping was now hushed, the call and the summons seemed still dominant and imperious. He might not refuse, were Death himself waiting to strike him instantly, once he had looked with mortal eye on things rightly kept hidden. Trembling he obeyed, and raised his humble head; and then, in that utter clearness of the imminent dawn, while Nature, flushed with fulness of incredible colour, seemed to hold her breath for the event, he looked in the very eyes of the Friend and Helper; saw the backward sweep of the curved horns, gleaming in the growing daylight; saw the stern, hooked nose between the kindly eyes that were looking down on them humourously, while the bearded mouth broke into a half-smile at the corners; saw the rippling muscles on the arm that lay across the broad chest, the long supple hand still holding the pan-pipes only just fallen away from the parted lips; saw the splendid curves of the shaggy limbs disposed in majestic ease on the sward; saw, last of all, nestling between his very hooves, sleeping soundly in entire peace and contentment, the little, round, podgy, childish form of the baby otter. All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered.

`Rat!’ he found breath to whisper, shaking. `Are you afraid?’

`Afraid?’ murmured the Rat, his eyes shining with unutterable love. `Afraid! Of Him? O, never, never! And yet — and yet — O, Mole, I am afraid!’

Then the two animals, crouching to the earth, bowed their heads and did worship.

"
The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
— 1 year ago with 5 notes
#Pan  #the horned god  #and His mighty phallus  #children's literature  #occult  #symbolism  #esoterica  #Wind in the Willows  #tv  #story  #quote  #censorship  #censored 
Gustav Klimt, The Kiss (1908), oil and gold leaf on canvas.

Gustav Klimt, The Kiss (1908), oil and gold leaf on canvas.

— 1 year ago with 21 notes
#art  #painting  #Klimt  #kiss  #gold  #Symbolism  #secret messages 
safariana:

The Entire CityMax Ernst 1935 

This painting always creeped me the fuck out.

safariana:

The Entire City
Max Ernst 
1935 

This painting always creeped me the fuck out.

(Source: aridoctari)

— 1 year ago with 22 notes
#surrealism  #max ernst  #symbolism  #art history 
alfoxus:

Remedios Varo, Lunar (1961)

My first 50+ note post, reblogged for posterity :)

alfoxus:

Remedios VaroLunar (1961)

My first 50+ note post, reblogged for posterity :)

— 1 year ago with 86 notes
#art  #painting  #surrealism  #occultism  #symbolism  #women artists  #remedios varo  #lunar 
Remedios Varo - Presencia Inquietante (Disturbing Presence)

Remedios Varo - Presencia Inquietante (Disturbing Presence)

— 1 year ago with 28 notes
#art  #painting  #surrealism  #occultism  #symbolism  #women artists 
Remedios Varo, La Revelación o El Relojero (1955)
Anyone know if 12.15 is supposed to have particular significance?

Remedios Varo, La Revelación o El Relojero (1955)

Anyone know if 12.15 is supposed to have particular significance?

— 1 year ago with 3 notes
#art  #painting  #surrealism  #occultism  #time  #symbolism  #women artists  #cats 
The Unfortunate Case of Vodafone’s Marketing Dept.

You ever notice how the Vodafone speech mark kinda looks like the KKK blood-drop?

Huh. You’d think they would’ve checked that one out first, like. That being their job and all. Probably should have thought things through before they went and put those three 6s in the circles there too. Y’know how people get funny ideas.

You do have to feel for them though, it takes skill to be this spectacularly incompetent.

It’s kind of like they’re going out of their way to alienate the paranoid demographic. Our money’s as good as anyone else’s I tell you.

But hey they seem happy with it, which is the main thing. And it beats this:

is that like a go-faster stripe or what

Course that was back in the days when Vodafone was an offshoot of Racal, the largest British manufacturer of military radio technology.

"POWER TO YOU!" as they say! ;-)


Um, guys you didn’t just appropriate the red hand symbol of child soldier exploitation to rebrand your phone retail business in the Czech Republic did you? That wasn’t very considerate now, was it?

Naughty Vodafone. Bad Vodafone. 

— 1 year ago
#vodafone  #bad pr  #symbolism  #advertising  #at what point does it start to look intentional though