No one can deny that the universe of DC Comics is deep and complex — with famous characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and who can forget the all powerful Zatara? What, never heard of Zatara? Well he was famous for his magical powers.
But speaking or spelling backwards didn’t originate with Zatara and the DC Universe. Leonardo da Vinci used backwards writing, or mirror writing as a type of cipher in writing his notes.
Reverse Spelling in the Arts
A well-known reverse spelling is the word murder spelled backwards as redrum in book and film The Shining.
Writing, talking and even walking backwards is also know as the backwards phenomena, and it has it’s roots in the occult.
In fact Aleister Crowley was a big proponent of the backwards phenomena:
…perhaps most curious of all, Crowley like many sorcerers, expressed an interest in backwards phenomena. For example, inhis most famous work, Magic in Theory and Practice, heencourages his disciple to “train himself to think backwards by external means, as set forth here following. (a) Let him learn to write backwards.(b) Let him learn to walk backwards. (c) Let him constantly watch, if convenient, films and listen to records reversed.” (Magic in Theory and Practice, (Dover Publications, 1976), Aleister Crowley, p. 417)
Which leads me to the Ron Paul Revolution.
Now to be fair, this “grassroots” effort claims to “have no official connection to the campaign, and [is] not getting paid for their efforts.” But I haven’t seen any news of Paul distancing himself from this group. In fact, his latest book is titled, The Revolution: A Manifesto.
Don’t get me wrong. I think a lot of what Ron Paul says about our government management, spending and foreign affairs is really good, but I can’t help but get a funny feeling about this guy and his time in office. Paul has been a member of Congress for nearly 20 years, and in all that time what has he accomplished?
Sure, his “disciples” will give you these stats:
That all sounds good and noble, but I’m pretty sure, if Ron Paul was really rocking the boat he would have been out of Congress a long time ago.
Ron Paul Revolution banner
Now one could say that this is just a clever way of pointing out “love” within the word“revolution”, but it bothers me to no end that they had to spell it backwards, given the significant ties backwards writing has with the occult.
The letters in red not only spell out “love” backwards, but they also spell “evol”.
Does EVOL equal LOVE?
Nothing unusual about that, I suppose. It is, you know, a small world and all that. But when you consider the demonic influences of the occult upon our society, it seems there could be much more being said here than what we see at face value.
Just your average, self-abused futile worker.