The Gap by The Thompson Twins: a song about the pole beyond the poles

As you listen to The Gap by the Thompson Twins, consider what I said in “F.A.K.E. News: Unboxing the Compass,” in the excerpt also called “Hidden Hyperspace Kingdoms for the Elite,” where I wrote:

…look at the tracing board example below, which was actually designed to be a carpet laid out on the floor of the lodge during a ritual. There is a directional compass around the edge, showing you how to orient it on the floor of a Masonic lodge. The part of the picture containing the sky is pointing towards the East. The observer is standing in the West. Therefore, the pillars that are in front, the ones we more commonly see appearing to stand on either side of each other, supposedly flanking the entrance to Solomon’s Temple, are synonymous with the North and South Poles.

Thus, by no means is “East” on this map simply “East.” Rather, it means “up”: up to a higher dimension. And the only way to see the staircase leading up there is to look between and beyond the other two poles normally considered.

Now look at the lyrics to “The Gap”:

WWake up in a strange land, one of forty thieves
And I see for the first time just what you believe
I go down to the market where I can buy or sell
And listen to the chanting and all the lies the wise ones tell

They say
East is east, west is west
Two diff’rent colors on the map
We say break the line, chew the fat
And keep moving out into the gap

Beggars in the back street, there for all the world to leave
It’s you that’s begging for attention
Well it’s all the same to me
And I won’t ask permission, not from teachers or from kings
Cause I can see for myself all the pain that you will bring

They say
East is east, west is west
Two diff’rent rhythms to the rap
We say break the line, chew the fat
And keep moving out into the gap

They say
East is east, west is west
Two diff’rent colors on the map
We say break the line, chew the fat
And keep moving out into the gap

They say
East is east, west is west
Two diff’rent colors on the map
We say break the line, chew the fat
And keep moving out into the gap

Can you smell the perfume of a hundred thousand years?
Dare you look into the eyes that hide a hundred million tears?
But there’s no need to be so frightened of all the figures in the night
Cause we share the same emotions and no one’s wrong and no one’s right

Cause they say
East is east, west is west
Two diff’rent colors on the map
We say break the line, chew the fat
And keep moving out into the gap

They say
East is east, west is west
Two diff’rent colors on the map
We say break the line, chew the fat
And keep moving out into the gap

They say
East is east, west is west
Two diff’rent rhythms to the rap
We say break the line, chew the fat
And keep moving out into the gap

Note the cover of the single: the paper airplanes–symbolic of a flat plane that has been folded–forming three triangles, or deltas, the symbol of John Dee as God (see this excerpt for more). There is much more if you look at all of the other covers to all of the products associated with this album:

The Thompson Twins logo, BTW, appears to morph the silhouettes of the band members’ heads into the shapes of the world’s continents all smashed together again, like a new Pangaea, like the old logo for the band LOVE.

I ended up looking at “The Gap” after chancing on the video to “Doctor Doctor” by the same artists. I was actually looking for “Don’t Mess with Dr. Dream” (yet another Thompson Twins song) because I wondered for some reason if “Dr. Dream” was John Dee. The syncs between and the ritual scene on the roof of the Rothschilds’ New Court building in my novel Genuflect are amazing. The full moon, the hole in the sky, and Alannah Joy Currie looking just like I pictured Pamela Auger in a hospital gown. The blocks of masonry remind me of the scenes that were filmed in the 1950’s among the ruins of the Temple of Mithras.

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