"And the road upper apple-boughs
And the olives to windward
Li Sao, Li Sao, for sorrow
But there is something intelligent in the cherry-stone
--Ezra Pound, Canto CXIII.
LI SAO by Qu Yuan
I cultivate plenty of fragrant thoroughwort
And plant a multitude of orchid
With ligusticum and sweet grass on the ridges
And inter cropped wild ginger and dahurican angelica.
I wish they grew tall with luxuriant branches and leaves
That I can reap when they grow up.
I lament not that they may wither
But they go degenerated and mixed with disorderly weeds.
I am dressed in the garment
Made up of water cal trop leaves and lotus.
I won't care if I am not to be understood,
So long as I remain lofty and honest.
Putting on a high official hat,
I adorn myself with long ornaments.
Even though the fragrant and clean
Are nowadays mingled with the filthy,
My moral characters are never harmed and corrupted
That are so perfect and pure!
Setting out from the Change Mountain at dawn I keep driving
Till I arrive in the middle of the Kunlun Mountains at dusk.
Here I want to have a stop
In front of the carved doors of Immortals' Palace,
For the sun is soon setting.
I order Xihe, the chauffeur of god of Sun, to pull up his chariot
So it won't come near to the Yanzi Mountain
Where the sun enters and sets.
Along the long and far-reaching road
Up in Heaven and down to Earth I will seek!
Yeah, i can relate to the synopsis of this movie Number 23. It is Due for release 23/2
This movie has Robert Anton Wilson all over, under and secreted through it, and William Burroughs too, as he turned RAW onto the 23 enigma originally - see RAW's book "Cosmic Trigger: The Final secret of the Illuminati" for more details. This book and possibly ILLUMINATUS itself, written with Bob Shea, might be the book outside of the movie that can pull YOU into the movie. At least this synopsis outlines the kind of strange phenomena i have personally experienced after gratfing the number 23 onto my DJ avatar and drafting in some strange and wonderful entities!
It's like a story within a tale within a dream within a perpetual case of Deja Vu, and i have not seen the damn movie yet! Set to become a cult classic i rekon, i predict. If it's called the number 23 then it has extra meaning to me, because i have been touched by the 23 enigma, i have proof that it is NOT just another number after 22 and before 24. 23 has a very magical quality. It once spoke to me and said Fly Agaric. My birth date 15/04/76 = 23, when you add the single digits together and my birth year 1976 also = 23. What does this mean? well, it means you should buy MY book "World Piss: The spore or the woids" and find out for yourself. I think it means we are all going into space on the 23rd of some month or other, i am not certain which one yet, maybe December, maybe July? Maybe this movie will hold some clues. I discovered it best NOT to read too deeply into numerology from my encounter with the 23 enigma, and Cosmic Trigger - to a limited extent. Maybe this movie will re:light my 23 fire? I hope so, lets all watch it together and moke annoint.
"Animal control officer Walter Sparrow (Jim Carrey) has found a book he doesn't dare put down. By reading a mysterious novel, "The Number 23", given to him as a birthday gift by his wife, Agatha (Virginia Madsen), Walter wists his once placid existence into an inferno of psychological torture that could possible lead him to his death and the deaths of his loved ones. And all because of a number: The Numer 23.
The novel is a chilling murder mystery that seems to mirrow Walter's life in dark and uncontrollable ways. The life of the book's main character, a brooding detective named Fingerling (also played by Jim Carrey), is filled with moments that echo Walter's own history. As the world of the book starts to come alive, Walter becomes infected by the most frightening and evocative part of it: Fingerling's obsession with the hidden power of the number 23.
This obsession permeates the book and begins to control Walter. He sees the number everywhere in his own life and becomes convinced that he is damned to commit the same horrific crime as Fingerling - murder. Nightmarish fantasies come to haunt Walter concerning terrible fates for his wife as well as family friend Isaac French (Danny Huston), placing him on a desperate quest to understand the mysteries of the book.
If he can unlock the power behind the number 23, he may be able to change his future. - www.jimcarreyonline.com/movies/23