I was enjoying a nice, cold beer on a hot day when I noticed the label on the can.
Microbrew labels are kind of expected to be slightly odd, unique, kitschy, whatever. But not usually rife with symbolism. So when I see a gigantic head with the face hinging off of it and surrounded by onlookers, it made me curious. So I looked closer. The face is cracked, and one of the onlookers is crawling into the opening. Looking even closer, noticing the rays emanating from the head, and the eyes in the gaps between the rays. The amount of symbolism on this can is staggering!
Is this normal for Elysian Brewing? I was familiar with their ever popular Men’s Room Red Ale, so named for The Men’s Room radio show in Seattle, which has a basic sign-style picture of a devil on it (think male bathroom sign guy with horns and a spade tail). Alright, people who listen to rock like to joke about the devil. One instance does not mean they’re devil worshippers, but when combined with the label on Contact Haze, it’s enough to make one suspicious, and thus commands further investigation. So let’s keep going, see what else they have.
Alright, back to interesting again. A priest with an Egyptian-style headdress holding a brain while pointing an accusatory finger as though saying “this brain is yours” or something. The medallion on his headdress is intriguing, though. Not being a full-time student of the occult, all I can say is that it looks like a Chinese ceremonial mask, and it has a rather sinister expression. I don’t know about you, but I don’t get the warm and fuzzies when a pagan priest with a glowing brain accuses me of something. His motives are quite questionable.
From their own website: “Is there anything more commanding than a finger pointing right at you? You have no idea why you’ve been selected, but curiosity gets the the best of you. The figure on Full Contact is not only indicating that you’ve been chosen, he’s literally pulling you into the cloudy void he calls home. It’s like being invited into a secret society that you have no choice but to join… trust us, you’ll be glad you did.” Moving on…
Single exposed eye on a hooded woman who’s holding a beer like it’s a witches’ potion? Definite symbolism there.
Still not getting the warm and fuzzies. A computer-controlled (note the circuitry at the top) sensory deprivation tank producing an altered state (or alters) at the behest of an AI? No thanks. Also, one eye open, and it’s white, showing he’s under control of the elites with no will of his own. The website describes under influences for the art “…a burgeoning rematerialization of self, psychologically taxing experiments on unwitting volunteers…”
This one came up in my web browsing, but I don’t recall seeing it on shelves, but it depicts Athena with a spear and a shield that displays an owl. It’s not the only beer they have referencing the Greek Pantheon. There’s also The Immortal IPA, which on their normal bottles displays a fist grasping a lightning bolt. I’m having trouble finding their alternate label, which is on their website but super small, which is in a 1st to 3rd century Greek style like one might find of Christian church fathers, and I can’t get much more. Anyways, the tagline on the website for The Immortal reads “there’s power in balance,” which for students of Vigilant Citizen, points to dualism: “as above, so below;” “as without, so within;” etc.
Now, considering how much symbolism is within the others, it’s safe to assume that there’s a reason why a dragon was chosen to be on this label. This particular dragon is a Chinese luck dragon. In the Chinese mythos, dragons rule the waters, reside in the seas, and are benevolent beings that provide luck and prosperity. The green one represents the East and controls wind and rain, essential for harvest. My personal opinion is that all cultures get some things about mythology and the spiritual world at least partly right. That the dragon dwells in the water is curious, as a particularly villainous dragon of prophecy and legend also dwells in the water, and has control of the air. In the Bible, the Leviathan is described as being dragon-like, dwelling in the water, and being invincible. Apocryphal texts link the Leviathan to Satan, who is the Prince of the Power of the Air. Curious that the Azure dragon depicted resides in the sea and controls the weather.
All things considered, Elysian Brewing seems to be controlled by the elites. Even the name calls to ancient Greek pagan mythology, indicating an idyllic afterlife for the elites that present day occultists and elites seek to create here on earth. In the movie Elysium, the rich elites lived off-world in a man-made paradise free from pain, suffering, and torment, supplied by the poor, suffering masses on earth below. We all know that the elites don’t care about us, only that we slave away to support them. They believe there should only be enough of us to provide for their luxurious lifestyles, but not enough to overpower them. They see themselves as gods, and call upon ancient spirits to do their bidding, while we are their cattle to be manipulated, used, and discarded for their pleasure. And they throw it in your face and down your throat. Welcome to the New World Order. What would you like to drink to numb the pain?