The Danish/Swedish thriller The Bridge has been on my mind for some months now but especially this past week. Every time I walk past my neighbours window I can hear the haunting theme tune for the television series as they must have bought the BOX SET as it is playing constantly on a loop. I watched the first series some years ago but here is the storyline if you are not familiar with it.
What appears to be the body of a female Swedish politician is discovered in the middle of the Øresund Bridge, which connects Copenhagen with Malmö. The body, cut in half at the waist, has been placed precisely on the border between the countries, thus falling under the jurisdiction of both the Danish and Swedish police agencies.
After further examination, what appears to be one body is two halves of two separate corpses, the lower half belonging to a Danish prostitute. Two detectives, Saga Norén, from Sweden, and Martin Rohde, from Denmark, lead the investigation to catch the murderer.
Venus she is half tiger and half panther replicating the racial divide at the recent superbowl with Malcolm X.
The bodies are divided into two countries North and South and the two countries on the opposite sides of the bridge must work together as a team in order to solve the puzzle.
The problem being the two sides disagree and sometimes fight like Cat and Dog so they have to put their differences aside and focus on what connects them instead…. as in the Bridge.
The Øresund/Öresund Bridge (Danish: Øresundsbroen, Swedish: Öresundsbron , hybrid name: Ø̈resundsbron) is a combined railway and motorway bridge across the Øresund strait between Sweden and Denmark. The bridge runs nearly 8 kilometres (5 miles) from the Swedish coast to the artificial island of Peberholm in the middle of the strait. The crossing is completed by the 4 km (2.5-mile) Drogden Tunnel from Peberholm to the Danish island of Amager.
The Øresund Bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe and connects two major metropolitan areas: Cop en hag en, the Danish capital city, and the Swedish city of Malmö. It connects the road and rail networks of the Scandinavian Peninsula with those of Central and Western Europe. A data cable also makes the bridge the backbone of internet data transmission between central Europe and Sweden/Finland.
We all suffer a bit from split personality. Our brain, as scientists have found, is divided into two completely separate hemispheres, Left and Right and each reigns over two separate domains.
The Left hemisphere is in charge of sequential, analytical and logical thought; it is the home of speech and language. The Right hemisphere is more spatial and visual; it is nonlinear, intuitive and holistic (sees the big picture). In computer terms, the Right brain operates like a parallel processor while the Left is like a serial processor. However the left brain controls the right side of the body and the right brain controls the left side.
This divide within our brain is also reflected conversely as the diagram above shows in the outside world in politics between left wing and right wing as if you stop and think about it people in general who are left wing tend to be the younger arty creative types whilst the right wing tend to be the older more logical and practical types.
The right side don’t like change and want to keep the bridge and borders (blood vessels) closed whilst the left side want to let everyone in regardless of the consequences. Also in a geographical sense it is reversed again as was depicted recently in the left side restricting the (blood) flow of people moving from the right side of the planet.
It also is resulting in another Cold War between the East and the West (Left and Right).
Auguries of a rising confrontation between Russia and the west are not hard to find. A recent report by the European Leadership Network said close military encounters have jumped to cold war levels, with 40 dangerous or sensitive incidents recorded in the past eight months.
Sweden recently launched a full-scale naval operation to hunt down a mini-submarine, assumed to be Russian, trespassing inside its coastal waters. The hunt was eventually called off after nothing was found. Analysts suggested that was just as well, since the depth-charging of a Russian sub, if it had happened (and the Swedes were angry enough to do it), could have sparked a bigger crisis.
Other governments in the Baltic region have similar worries. In August, Finland scrambled US-made Hornet fighter jets when Russian aircraft illegally entered Finnish airspace on three separate occasions in one week. A Finnish research vessel was also harassed. In an interview with the Guardian, Sauli Niinisto, Finland’s president, added his voice to the chorus warning that the world was “at the gates of a new kind of cold war”.
In the middle of the bridge is an AI an arificial island an artificial paradise that appears to all intends and purposes to be the real deal but its definitely not we must continue our journey on through the tunnel until we reach our real home in MA lmo Sw EDEN.
I wrote about that island in a previous post which you can about read here
This divide within being reflected without is something that scientists are starting to come to terms with just in case you thought I wasn’t the only mad scientist on the block or nutty professor on campus.
As above, so below,” goes the Hermetic belief — “That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing”.
In Eastern thought, this idea is often paraphrased as “As is the microcosm, so is the microcosm.”
I first came across these concepts in my reading of Fritjof Capra’s The Tao of Physics, which opened the eyes of many in the west — and helped spawn the New Age movement — by detailing the close, often uncanny parallels between Eastern, metaphysical cosmology and the furthest reaches of western, theoretical physics.
While derided by some scientists as superficial and misleading, Capra had his allies among the luminaries of physics. He wrote a book called The Holographic Paradigm…..
………In one of the more fanciful sections of the book, Nader even finds a close resemblance between the shape of the hippocampus—responsible for memory forming, organizing, and storing—and images of the elephant-headed god Ganesh.
In the Chinese tradition (to pick almost at random from the analogs found in the mythos of ancient civilization) physical and mathematical structures like chaos seem clearly laid out, as well:
Chaos is the supreme ideal of Taoism. Chaos is wholeness, oneness and Nature. Chaos represents the natural state of the world. Digging holes on the head of Chaos means destroying the natural state of the cosmos. Therefore, to the ancient Chinese people chaos not only has the meaning of disorder but also presents a respectable aesthetic state. This idea of chaos may be very different from its western counterpart.
Given all of which, it should hardly be surprising that a neuron (microcosm) should resemble the universe (macrocosm). While modern science has been a little slow to concede the chain of parallels, one can almost see the ancient rishis rolling their eyes and saying, “Duh!”
The conflict is also reflected in the different religions between the largely left wing New Age and the predominantly right wing Christianity although they are both much older and originate from the same source.
However this current scenario of a divided world was not how it was in the beginning before the explosion and the resulting fall as Adam and Eve were twin souls in one body.
Not only were Adam and Eve split from each other they themselves were split into many parts by the explosion and the resulting Fall out left them divided into pi eces into tiny fragments or atomic particles.
The Bridge series is symbolic of this division and specifically of Eve or Venus or Eve in US the top half a respectable pillar of the community, a cold and ruthless politician (the logical side of the brain) the bottom half a prostitute who is ruled by the lusts and emotions of the flesh (the passionate body).
The current divided bloodline has to be cleansed in the Divine Blood of Christ in order to bring peace but this cannot happen without the war both within and without being resolved. The change has to happen at first within ourselves before it can start to reflect the change in the world without.
This is reflected in the personalities of the two investigating officers the male Mar(s) tin the Dane is depicted as a womaniser who is married and very fertile having numerous children he wears his heart on his sleeve and he is very emotional and compassionate.
On the other hand the female Swede Saga is shown as having no emotion or empathy as she suffers from a condition that is similar to Assp ergers but she is more clever than the male because she has a analytic brain and has no emotion that might blur or colours her vision.
Martin has an eighteen-year-old son from his first marriage, August, who is now living with Martin and his current wife, Mette, by whom Martin has three children; after Martin has had a vasectomy, Mette discovers that she is expecting twins.
Saga lives alone and does not seem to feel she needs a serious relationship, instead picking up men in bars for casual sex. Saga is honest and up front in her emotionless sexual relationships whereas Martin is evasive and deceptive in his though he appears to be in love with women in general. This is an obvious role reversal of the genders as in the past it was normally the male who was more prone in having emotionless sexual encounters.
These two extremes of behaviour are not the way it is meant to be and certainly not the way it was in the beginning. The Light and the Darkness cannot be mixed together just as iron and clay (human and machine) will not mix….the Light must destroy the Dark in order to be made Whole again.
Listen very carefully to what the two actors have to say about playing their roles in the series.
Kim the actor who plays Martin says we need to work as a team no more childish ego getting into the Way he tries to train and control his computer brain not to think of Saga as a sex object but as his daughter. Sophia says she had to see Saga as a negative of a photograph and in playing the role she felt upside down and inside out.
There are other remakes of The Bridge out there but as always they are not a patch (Adams) on the original series. In the same manner there are counterfeit Adam and Eve’s but they are not real they are artificial illusions just mere phantoms and shadows of the real thing. They are all hollow and without substance, they are empty inside full of hollow talk.They need to cut out the infection cut out all of the hurt and the pain and the guilt they need to cut of the branch of sin that has caused this.
Would all crew members please report to the Bridge but just be careful as you have to travel through the holodeck.
Everything goes back to the beginning…. Christ stated…I am the Alpha and Omega the Beginning and the End…maybe the end is the beginning… another Big Bang…another Trumpet call… to send us back across the rainbow bridge and through the time tunnel.
Maybe thats why I have this fascination in blowing things up
Well I suppose you could call this article my spin on the Big Bang Theory.
Firstly Adam has to resolve the conflict within before resolving his separation from Eve.
Then after that is achieved ultimately The Red Prince of Persia has to make peace with The Woman in Black……..or is it the Man in Black..