THE OZ FACTOR:
SENSING AND FEELING
THE GREAT AND POWERFUL
Have you ever felt that you are genuinely experiencing something beyond your comprehension and you just can’t nail down exactly what you are experiencing? You tell yourself that perhaps you are losing your mind until you find someone else who shares that same paranormal experience.
Our thoughts and conjectures about life and the universe are often based on assumptions, unproven theories, hearsay, rumors and misinformation. Decisions we make in life may be based on ancient attitudes and archaic practices. Mythologies, astrology, prophecy both biblical and non biblical shape the way we see the world.
Lately I have been plagued with seeing a number of stories and having unique experiences and dreams that seem to confirm some hidden suspicions about the direction of the world and how the gradual changes are so subtle that all I can do is say something in hopes that other people are experiencing it too and that I am not in some “other world” trapped in a paranoid haze of delusion.
I have never claimed to have psychic ability nor do I claim to be clairvoyant but image and sounds rise up to me and my mind registers a disconnect that doesn’t trigger a question of sanity, but a question of where I am on a quantum level in the universe.
While it sounds deeper and more complex than can be comprehended I can tell you that the experience is elusive, and it is happening at times where I don’t expect it and so it is difficult to record or produce proof of the experience.
This is why it becomes frustrating and I can only tell the story of the experience in hopes that someone else is experiencing the same or similar occurrence.
There have been many paranormal investigators that have pointed out that just prior to any paranormal or paradigm changing event the human mind slows down the impulses and there seems to be a calming or an environmental change.
Birds sing different songs or go silent, animals act different meaning they either become restless and angry or they calm down or even sleep. Insects also act differently. Crickets may chirp loudly and quickly or they fall silent. Bees may swarm or may die and you may see rare insects attempt to enter into your home to be found in places you thought were protected.
I know that in the midst of the roar of jet planes cars and other vehicles we may not notice the subtle changes until it is too late. What we then see are many different species of animal either being found outside of their normal environment or being found dead in great numbers all over the world. These simple instances can be dismissed as isolated. However, the stories begin to multiply exponentially and we wonder if we are witnessing a plague or a culling and we tell ourselves it does not affect us in the bigger scheme of things.
However, it registers in the subconscious and this is where the ‘Oz Factor’ is experienced, you find yourself in a place mentally and physically that you know is not quite right and really don’t know who to turn to because you second guess your judgment in situations that seem paranormal or supernatural.
I have spoken on the air about how one morning I awoke to the weirdest sound. It was almost as if it was an electronic sound or an alarm. It was a steady tone that would warble out. I was curious if it was an alarm from a car or perhaps a nearby business. I opened my window and looked out into the street. I saw no cars, the street was empty and I did not see any people walking around.
It was like for a moment I was the only one there looking at an otherwise busy street. It was peculiar because on the street were many crows and they were jumping about making their various sounds. When they stopped I then heard the tone. It was long, and then it garbled and faded.
I came to the conclusion that what I was hearing was a bird. The bird did not sound natural and it alarmed the crows when it wailed its sickly sounding song. It seemed that it was a remarkably long time that I was staring at the street and there were no cars and no sign of anyone, just the birds and just the stop light going from red to green to yellow.
I closed the window and then showered. When I returned to my room the cars were on the street, I heard the neighbor kids playing and I was really contemplating my experience.
I was reminded of Ray Bradbury’s short story called “There Will Come Soft Rains,” which was featured in the book “The Martian Chronicles”. It’s a story about how the Earth would be if mankind was completely taken from the equation because of nuclear war.
The machines all turned on automatically and the planet functioned without humans and the birds were chirping and shrilling in the most peculiar ways not being aware that the earth had been rid of mankind.
Bradbury featured a poem of the same name by poet Sarah Teasdale that says:
“There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;
And frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white;
Robins will wear their feathery fire,
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;
And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.
Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
If mankind perished utterly;
And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn
Would scarcely know that we were gone.”
Teasdale’s poem was written shortly after World War I and wonders if nature would mourn the passing of mankind.
The ‘Oz Factor’ is subtle and it only stays with you until someone else confirms that what you are experiencing is not unique.
Sometimes it remains one of those glitches in the matrix that is as real as déjà vu, only more mysterious because it is as if you are in a dimension that has been opened just for you and that you have had a glimpse into another world, another paradigm that could very well be precognition or a recognizable meme that you are sensitive too.
When the thousands of pigs were reported to be floating down the river in China, my first thought was not about an extinction level event or of some genetic manipulation being covered up. My first thought was the story of Jesus in the Bible and how he cast the legion of demons into thousands of pigs and sent them to their deaths as they leapt from a cliff into the river.
I am sure that the images that the Book of Mathew describes in the story are never associated with a zombie or ‘Walking Dead” scenario, but that is exactly what happened as the possessed Gadaran men were able to walk upright out the tombs of the dead so violent that no one dared to get near them. The demons that possessed the bodies of the men begged Jesus to cast them into pigs that were feeding nearby. Jesus did so and the pigs ran and jumped into the lake to drown.
I know that perhaps the story of the pigs dying in China is something that may or may not interest the general public, but from a supernatural standpoint The ‘Oz Factor’ creeps in when you realize that the pig is an ancient symbol for pestilence and has been known as a harbinger for chaos and change. The pig or boar anciently was an avatar of an angry or a demonic god that had the powers of the air and sea.
In the Hindi story of Baraha, one of the ten Avatars of Vishnu it is written that:
“There issued from the essence of Brahma, the sky, a being much like a boar, white, and exceedingly small. This being, in the space of only one–hour, grew to the size of an elephant, and remained in the air. It uttered a sound like the loudest of thunder and the echo reverberated and shook every quarter of the universe. Shaking its full flowing mane, it plunged downwards, and disappeared,’ possibly falling into the sea.”
This appears to be a description of a bolide meteor or comet exploding in the atmosphere. This may explain why pigs are considered a foul animal in some parts of the world.
Before the coming of the Boar of the heavens the birds would be silent, the animals would flea and the insects would swarm.
The sick and twisted apocalyptic ironies that I see in the news give me a chill as I wonder if anyone else is noticing the changes and synchronicities happening.
For example, besides stories of dead pigs, we are also hearing of big black clouds of locusts swarming in Egypt and Israel. This is a peculiar occurrence as this “plague of locusts” is happening during Passover – a time recognized as the moment the angel of death passed over Egypt and killed the first born.
The angel of death in the Bible has been described as a bright anomaly from the heavens that thundered through the sky and shook the area. In its wake was a whirlwind that blew through the villages killing those that did not have the blood of the ram on doors of their homes.
One would once again perceive this angel of death as a comet or a bolide meteor and by some strange coincidence a flying pig. Perhaps this is why the pig is an unclean animal not eaten by the Jews.
The flying pig, or great pig–dragon, was a harbinger of doom. In old Ireland, the appearance of a flying “black pig” in the sky was considered a bad omen. The reference, of course, was a metaphor for the apocalypse.
The Celts had roasted pigs and swine as their favorite meat. The pig and boar are frequent figures in Celtic metalwork art. They, too, looked to the skies, and there were myths about the ancient Gods of War, and of pigs and their relationship to Armageddon. They would worship the god Teutates, or Toutatis, a war-like god similar to Mars, and Moccos, similar to Mercury and represented as the image of a Black Pig. By some strange coincidence Toutatis is also the name of a large Asteroid that is said might hit the earth in 2036.
The Black Sabbath song “War Pigs” has an apocalyptic theme that connects the gods of war to pigs:
“Generals gathered in their masses, just like witches at black masses.
Evil minds that plot destruction, sorcerers of death’s construction.
In the fields the bodies burning, as the war machine keeps turning.
Death and hatred to mankind, poisoning their brainwashed minds.
Oh lord, yeah!
Politicians hide themselves away. They only started the war.
Why should they go out to fight? They leave that role to the poor, yeah.
Time will tell on their power minds, making war just for fun.
Treating people just like pawns in chess, wait till their judgment day comes, yeah.
Now in darkness world stops turning, ashes where the bodies burning.
No more War Pigs have the power, Hand of God has struck the hour.
Day of judgment, God is calling, on their knees the war pigs crawling.
Begging mercies for their sins, Satan, laughing, spreads his wings.
Oh lord, yeah!”
Around 3500 BC, the Chinese drew dragons with pig faces. They also used the symbol of the pig dragon in mystic rituals. The “pig dragon” symbol was carved into jade and is found in Hongshan cultures, used in burials and death rituals for warriors. To protect their dead from evil influences, the ancient Chinese placed jade above, below and at the four directions of the body during burials.
The symbolism of the Chinese pig deaths and their connections to the gods of the air and near earth objects is an amazing coincidence. A poem by William Butler Yeats called “The Valley of the Black Pig” uses the appearance of the celestial pig as a harbinger for the fall of armies and empires:
“The dews drop slowly and dreams gather; unknown spears
Suddenly hurtle before my dream-awakened eyes,
And then the clash of fallen horsemen and the cries
Of unknown perishing armies beat about my ears.
We who still labor by the cromlech on the shore,
The grey cairn on the hill, when day sinks drowned in dew,
Being weary of the world’s empires, bow down to you,
Master of the still stars and of the flaming door.”
According to the many myths of creation, Adam and Eve looked back at the garden they were banished from. They looked up into the sky and saw above the garden beings with fat faces. There was a flaming brand or sword above them. While many people interpret the event to cherubic angels and the hand of God above them there are a few that have read the apocrypha which describes the “angels” as hideous boars with flaming arms and a comet in the sky above paradise symbolizing an extinction level event.
In the book of 2 Esdras, the wrath of God is described in a form of cosmology describing hideous angelic forms and comets that bring forth change and the fall of empires:
“But if the most High grant thee to live, thou shalt see after the third trumpet that the sun shall suddenly shine again in the night, and the moon thrice in the day:
And blood shall drop out of wood, and the stone shall give his voice, and the people shall be troubled: And even he shall rule, whom they look not for that dwell upon the earth, and the fowls shall take their flight away together:
And the sea shall cast out fish, and make a noise in the night, which many have not known: but they shall all hear the voice thereof.
There shall be confusion also in many places, and the fire shall be oft sent out again, and the wild beasts shall change their places, and menstruous women shall bring forth monsters.”
The history of Earth is littered with the ruins of civilizations that never achieved anywhere near a utopian existence and I am sure many “Edens” were leveled by unseen forces that humbled us into understanding that we are not gods but mortals who should be aware of everything that surrounds us.
We should be alerted to those things that feel great and powerful.
If what we are experiencing is the ‘Oz Factor‘, and we see that the birds are flying the wrong way, the fish are washing up on shore and that the animals have now arrived in our back yards, perhaps that ‘Oz Factor‘ is quite literally the comforting voice that tells you that you should prepare your home for the chaos and like the Hebrews at Passover paint the doors, stay inside and pray in the closets.
It cannot hurt to once again have faith that when the waters become turbulent, that faith will make things a lot less terrifying.
After all, there’s no place like home.