Robo wrote: ↑Mon May 15, 2023 11:29 am
Alice through the Looking Glass
Time rust approaching
With the help of the Chronosphere, Alice travels back in time and embarks on a race to save Wonderland in the present, before time runs out...
I've been studying this film since 2016, when it was first released, and am still discovering it's significance. It appears to be full of allegory and symbolism.
The Chronosphere (an object that controls all of time in Wonderland) appears to be linked with the philosophical concept of teleology:
In fairytales and mythology, teleological devices (in this case, the Chronosphere) commonly appear. Teleology is the idea that there is an aim, purpose or goal to the universe, a finality, even though we may not have a full concept of what that is.
"Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (1979) explores the theme in technological terms, but one of the best examples that portrays the concept in more human terms, is the story of the Holy Grail, where Parsifal asks, "What ails the King?"
Anyhow, back to "Alice Through the Looking Glass"... what appears to be happening in the clip is that history, in Wonderland, is coming to an end.
The whole reality of the world behind the Looking Glass (Wonderland) has been exposed as being based on a lie and a paradox. It's as if the system has become self-aware, and has no-where to go, so it must, therefore, reboot itself, and in this process, even Time himself must become unconscious of time, until the singularity passes. Before this happens, everything in Wonderland rusts over, including everyone within it.
The moment of Singularity occurs when Alice replaces the Chronosphere in its original place within the Great Clock's mechanism.
After Alice replaces the Chronosphere in its original place, everything in Wonderland un-rusts, and everything starts returning back to normal.
It appears that Alice was the only person able to "save" Wonderland because she came from outside of Wonderland, from a place on the other-side of the Looking Glass that she had stumbled through (a bit like how Alice, in a different story, fell down the rabbit hole).
Being an outsider, and coming from a place outside of Wonderland, Alice was not subject to Wonderland's rules and laws to the same extent that everyone else was. She did rust over in the end, but by the grace of Providence, she rusted over just as she was in a position to almost be able to place the Chronosphere back in its original place. Providence took care of the rest with the Divine spark coaxing the Chronosphere back into its holder, which in turn initiates the reversal of the rusting process. The Great Clock receives its reboot and is able to restart, bringing Wonderland back to normality.