Offline Illumination

Eyes Wide Shut: Occult Entertainment

by Uri Dowbenko

After crashing an Illuminati satanic ritual and sex orgy, Dr. Harford (Tom Cruise) is told by his millionaire friend Victor Ziegler (Sydney Pollack), "You've been way out of your depth for the last twenty-four hours."

"I know what happened last night," he continues. "I don't think you realize what kind of trouble you're in... If I told you their names, I don't think you'd sleep so well." The implication? The Power Elite are actively performing these rituals on a regular basis. Having wheedled the password to the party from his piano-player friend Nick Nightingale (Todd Field), Harford, dressed in tuxedo, mask, hood and cloak, enters a Gothic-style mansion.

In the central room, he encounters a large gathering -- a circle of twelve black cloaked hooded figures who disrobing reveal themselves to be naked women wearing nothing but masks, high heels, and G-strings. A red-cloaked and hooded man with a mask stands in the middle of the circle. He stamps the ground with a large staff, while holding a censer which spills out clouds of smoky incense. Surrounding the scene are spectators also clothed in black robes and golden masks. Harford's friend plays the organ blindfolded, while an otherworldly chanting emanates in the background.

A woman approaches Harford and says, "I'm not sure you know what you're doing, but you don't belong here." Even in a mask, he has no disguise.

"You are in great danger and you must get away while you can," she continues.

Finally, the trespassing doctor is called before the inquisition-like council. He is unmasked, revealed and then condemned. The naked masked woman who tries to warn him tells the council, "Take me. I can redeem him."

"Are you sure you understand what you're taking upon yourself?" the man in the red robe asks her. She nods, and the doctor is told, "You are free."

The next day Harford discovers that Nightingale, accompanied by two thugs, has mysteriously disappeared from his hotel. The woman has died, her drug overdose reported in the newspaper. And the doctor realizes that he himself has narrowly escaped death -- being sacrificed at the Illuminati ritual.

Moral of the story? Even though Tom Cruise as a doctor considers himself one of the elite, there are much more powerful forces behind the scenes who are really running the show.

Eyes Wide Shut, set in the world of upper class Manhattan society, opens with Dr. Harford and his wife Alice (Nicole Kidman) attending a party in their millionaire friend's luxurious home. They are each tempted by the seductions of wealth, power, and lust.

At home, after the party, Bill and Alice get stoned. Alice tells her husband about her sexual fantasy. Bill can't stand the thought of her with another man, and thinking he'll get even, he leaves, caught in a jealous web of confusion.

If you've been puzzled by the title Eyes Wide Shut, you're not alone. According to ritual abuse and mind control survivor Arizona Wilder, it's a satanic cult term which means that whatever you've seen here is not to be revealed to anyone... or else.

"Monarch [mind control] programmers use this term," says Wilder in a recent interview. "It was so cult [like]," she continues. "Put him [the Tom Cruise character] in a double bind."

The movie was also reminiscent of her ritual experiences."In one of my journals from 1990, I talk about a ritual where they all have golden masks and hooded robes," she says. "It has to do with the sun god. Thye use these masks in Egyptian-type ceremony rituals. The masks mean "we are not individuals, but we have one purpose in mind."One thing they did is they never unmask."

Wilder also finds a deep significance in the sign for Rennes Street and the name of the pianist whose name Nightingale means messenger from the dark. "The name of the costume shop was representative of getting to the ritual by going 'Over the Rainbow,'" she says.

"The movie was making a statement. We [the Illuminati] are here. What are you going to do about it?" she concludes.

Wilder thinks the end of the film is also significant. "They'll leave us alone [the Nicole Kidman character says]. We'll keep our mouths shut, and that's why evil goes on... This happened with these people and he [Tom Cruise] couldn't prove it."

The occult meaning of the film? It's another signal to the world that everything -- including the governance of Planet Earth -- is under Illuminati control. The Illuminati, also called "Olympians" and "Moriah Conquering Wind," are a "network" of interconnected "bloodlines" who call themselves "The Family" or "The Circle." Intergenerational satanism, or more accurately Luciferianism, is their primary belief structure. They consider themselves a tribe set apart, a proud super race who trace their genealogical origin back to Nimrod. By the way, they also believe that they are the designated rulers of Planet Earth.

It may also be significant that the film's director Stanley Kubrick died suddenly. Mozart, a mason, died soon after revealing masonic mysteries in his opera, The Magic Flute. Author Stephen Knight, whose book, Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution (1975) revealed Victorian London's Whitechapel Murders as the work of ritual masonic killers, also died mysteriously. And William Morgan, author of Freemasonry Exposed (1836) was kidnapped and allegedly murdered by masons.

Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick was well known for his mystifying movies, his notorious control-freak mentality, and his consistently mechanistic world-view. With his trademark horror-show porno touch, Kubrick's obsession with Illuminati iconography has served his masters well. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) was about evolution and the diddling of mankind from behind-the-scenes. A Clockwork Orange (1971) was the prototype of trauma-based mind control for programming violence. Barry Lyndon (1975) explored the occult politics of the ruling classes in 18th century British society. Lolita (1962) singlehandedly promoted Pedophilia Chic. Full Metal Jacket (1987) was an iconic depiction of the Military S&M Cult, showing the brutality of the Vietnam War preceded by US Marine Brainwashing, i.e. basic training.

Eyes Wide Shut was Kubrick's last film. In the end, after an oddly unemotional, almost lifeless performance, Tom Cruise tells his wife, "No dream is just a dream." He still wonders if stumbling into the masquerade ball-sex orgy-ritual of the Illuminati was "real" or some hypnotic dream state. His wife reassures him "We're awake now," but it's another double bind since she's completely in denial.

Eyes Wide Shut will be remembered as the film that dares to ask: Planet Earth. Who's The Boss?

Copyright 1999 Uri Dowbenko. Uri Dowbenko is CEO of New Improved Entertainment Corp. He can be reached by e-mail at

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