Sunday, June 5, 2011

Night on the Galactic Railroad

Night on the Galactic Railroad, is a classic Japanese story by Kenji Miyazawa and made into anime in 1985. The main character of the story is Giovanni, a cat.

Notice the Train drawing has X-shaped wheel spokes. The 22nd/last Hebrew letter "taw" means "mark". Is this God's mark here? X is the 24 letter our alphabet. 24 reversed is 42. Strangeye's tweets from June 5th expound upon 24/42.

Here everyone celebrates the Festival of the Stars (Altair and Vega) which is an Eastern Asian celebration on the seventh day of the seventh month, when a flock of magpies form a bridge over the Galactic River. The stars were two lovers who were allowed to meet only once a year on that day.

The on the celestial soul train, the constellation of the Swan, or Cygnus, approaches. Recently, I came across another Swan reference in the movie "Despicable Me."

Giovanni and his friend, Campanella look out the train's window.

To me, this looks exactly like these crop circles.

Maybe those crop circles represent the fields of heaven?

The train arrives at Swan Station at 11 o'clock.

This is inside Swan Station. Notice the Xs? Does this crossing reference Deneb, which in Asian myth is the bridge where the two lovers meet? Are Giovanni and Campanella the lovers?

Now they hear this song:
Nearer, my God to Thee, nearer to Thee!
E'ven though it be a cross that raiseth, me;
Still all my song shall be nearer, my God, to Thee,

Train ticket inspection. Giovanni has a special ticket which allows him to go anywhere in the universe.

References Jesus' parable of sowing good seeds.

Giovanni and Campanella didn't get off the train at the Southern Cross. They see a black hole.

Campanella sees a field but Giovanni cannot see it. Giovanni wants to be with Campanella forever.

This, not the Southern Cross, is Campanella's heaven.

Campanella disembarks the train and jumps into the black hole to join his mother.

Campanella resurrects from the dead. Watch the movie for more details. But this website illustrates some of the movie's themes wonderfully.