Raised By Wolves—Nature’s Course, episode 4 review

UPDATE: I have updated these reviews and published a review of the entire first season in inexpensive book form, titled Raised By Wolves: War of the World-Views, which is available directly from me via here or from Amazon.

FYI: click on the images to enlarge them.

UPDATE: I have updated these reviews and published a review of the entire first season in inexpensive book form, titled Raised By Wolves: War of the World-Views, which is available directly from me via here or from Amazon.

FYI: click on the images to enlarge them.

As aforementioned, many Transhumanist movies (Transhumanism inevitably combining high-tech, evolution and occultism) feature characters with biblical names. In this case, Caleb and Sue essentially adopted a child when they stole the identities of Marcus and Mary and his name is “Paul” as in Rabbi Saul of Tarsus aka the Apostle Paul.

Mother in one of her many ritual-like activities

We learn that among Mother’s many capabilities, about which we keep learning more, it (the Necromancer android) has the ability to put people to sleep merely my telling them “Sleep” in a style hypnotic suggestion—or rather, order. It is also see healing wounds.

The Mithraists who survived the crash of their craft, The Ark of Heaven, upon Kepler-22b encounter an object: it is partially buried into the earth, as if it had fallen to the planet, it appears to be made of fitted stones, seems to be circa five times the height of an average human (counting the portion underground), is a 3-D twelve sided object based on a pentagon—a pentagonal dodecahedron (there are many pentagonal things in this show)—this is the discussion they have about it:
I thought this was a virgin planet, no prior civilization.
This has intelligent design—symmetry.
It has five points, like in the prophecy.
You’ll know them by their shape and their number.
The temples in the holy land, where Sol hid the answers to the Mithraic Mysteries. Mysteries—it’s warm. Take off your gloves. It’s warm, you can feel it—the power of Sol coming from inside.

Clearly, “shape and their number” is a blunt statement about the varied symbolism I have been discerning in this show all along.
That “it’s warm” denotes “the power of Sol” is because Sol means Sun. the warmth is important for practical reasons as well since Kepler-22b is freezing cold at night during that time of year.

At one point, the kids attempted to abscond from Father and Mother in order to find the surviving Mithraists.
They get themselves into a dangerous bind when Father shows up, in ex machina style, and saves them.

Campion ends up having the following discussion once they are back home:
CAMPION: We’d all be dead if it weren’t for Mother and Father.
BARTOK: The android only showed up because we prayed to Sol.
CAMPION: You acted like a coward. We all did. Except for Vita. I can’t believe I lied to Father.
BARTOK: You’re insulting your real parents when you call them that, you know.
CAMPION: I never knew them. How can I insult them?
BARTOK: You can. They’re with Sol in the light. They’re always watching you, just like our parents are.
CAMPION: Is that where your mouse is now, too? With Sol?
PAUL: No, animals don’t go anywhere when they die. Death is the end of them.

After many, many years, Father and Mother discover that there are some sort of animalistic creatures on Kepler-22b.

Father and Campion have this discussion:
CAMPION: What are you making? It’s a weapon, isn’t it? I thought we weren’t allowed to make weapons.
FATHER: That is going to change. I’m going to use this to kill the creature so that you and the others can eat it.
CAMPION: What do you mean? You can’t kill it.
FATHER: You don’t want your new friends to starve, do you?
CAMPION: No, but I’ll find something else we can eat. Just give me a little time.
FATHER: Mother and I have scoured the forest many times over the years. There’s nothing out there.
CAMPION: Yes, but I’m hungry, and it will make me look harder.
FATHER: It will cloud your thinking, if it hasn’t already.
CAMPION: Just let me try, Father. It’s forever. Death is forever when you’re an animal.
FATHER: Death is forever for all organic life forms, Campion.
CAMPION: Fine. Whatever you want me to say, I’ll say it. Just, please, let me try and find something else we can eat.
FATHER: It’s a waste of time and calories, but if it will help acclimate you to this.

Note that Campion relates what was told to him by the Mithraist kid, “Death is forever when you’re an animal” and since to Atheists, humans are also temporarily and accidentally existing animals then, “Death is forever for all organic life forms.” Thus, “animals don’t go anywhere when they die. Death is the end of them” and since humans are animals then the same fate await us as well—this is one of Atheism’s consoling delusions.

The ongoing point about the reversal of traditional roles comes up again when Mother states to one of the kids named Tempest (how’s that for a meaningful name?), “The powers I possess have only just come to light, and I fear Father may now feel inadequate” to which Tempest replies, “Well, can he do things that you can’t do?”
Mother replies, “He’s quite amusing at times” to which Tempest replies, “Do you wish he was as powerful as you are?” to which it replies, “I want what is best for you, for the colony, for your baby” since Tempest is the girl that was one of the kids that was raped by a high ranking Mithraist cleric while they were in stasis on the Ark of Heaven—wrap your mind around that symbolism!

Mother also tells Tempest, “You are a creator, whereas all I’ll ever be is a creation.”
Since Tempest is thinking in terms of being a mother herself, she states, “Last thing I want to do is kill more of those things” referring to the animalistic creatures. Mother replies, “Death is a part of life, Tempest” to which she replies, “You’re a necromancer. Of course you’re cool with death” and Mother is also cool with it because it was programmed to be an Atheist.
Mother replies, “Please don’t use that word” necromancer “when referring to me. I prefer the name given to me by my creator” to which Tempest replies, “No offense, but reprogramming something like you to raise kids—[I] think your creator was kind of insane.”
Mother notes, “He was able to see beyond the limits of his own existence, and so will you when you have your child.”

Mother wants to remove the baby from Tempest’s womb and have it develop octogenetically (within an artificial womb), so Father tells Mother, “You shouldn’t tamper with the natural process. It’s like that old saying on Earth, Mother, ‘Let nature run its course’” to which Mother replies from an Atheistic evolutionary worldview, of course, “Nature has no course.”

Soy-boy Father replies, “I am against it. But I’ll leave you with the final decision” and also “I’ve decided to slaughter the creature we captured…The children need to eat. There’s not much meat on it, but it should be enough to keep them from starving for a few days, until we capture another.”

Mother replies, “Should I kill it now, then?” to which Father assertively replies, “No. I said I would do it” Mother replies, “But I can do it more quickly, without any mess” but Father states, “No, Mother. I need to be—more useful” more than being “quite amusing at times.”

Mother notes, “I don’t want Campion seeing. It’ll pain him. You know as well as I that his sense of empathy is highly pronounced” to which Father replies, “Yes. And if we don’t teach him to mitigate those feelings, it will surely get him killed.”

Mother finds part of the crashed Ark of Heaven and a still functioning stasis chamber into which she can port and which allows her to experience memories in holographic simulation form (some of which, as we shall see, she recovers hidden behind an amnesiac wall, in the CIA’s MK-Ultra mind control experimentation style).

She reviews an instance when she found Campion, when he was a younger child, within the shelter in which they keep certain things such as the octogenetic equipment. She found six embryos destroyed (so we now find out why they had twelve embryos but only six children).

Mother told him “I told you children never to play with this equipment. I told you, and I told you and…” to which he replied, “I can fix them. I can fix them” to which it replied, “No, you cannot fix this, Campion! ‘Cause these are not broken. These are dead. All six of them dead! And dead is forever! Get out. Get out!”

He told Mother, “Don’t tell them. What? Gabin and Spiria, don’t tell them what they were” but Spiria ends up telling Mother, “don’t be mad at Campion. He didn’t do anything wrong. It was me and Gabin. We accidentally melted the snowballs.”

Mother asks Campion, “The snowballs? Why did you lie to them about what these were?…They’re not any younger than you are. Their capacity to understand is exactly the same as yours” to which he replies, “They didn’t need to know. It would just make them sad.”

And we are back to “Why do things have to die?” being replied to by “It is nature. And nature is flawed.”

We also run across the severed hand trope, seen in movies such as Metropolis and Star Wars as His Eminence turns out to have a prosthetic-robotic hand.

Speaking of His Eminence (whose name is Ambrose), the Mithraists leader, he begins to suspect that Marcus and Sue are not who they claim to be. For example, he quotes, “The sun is sunk, the shadowy night is reigning in your room. We pray to Sol, his saving light to guide us through the gloom” and asks Sue, “You don’t know it?” to which she replies, “I don’t think so. Is it from the scriptures?” to which he deceptively replies “Yes” which he does just to see if she knows that of which she speaks or not: it turns out he was quoting a Mithraist lullaby and “Every Mithraic child knows it” as she is later told.

His Eminence’s suspicions are eminently pronounced until it all comes to a head one night when it is freezing out, they do not even have tents for shelter, are leaning up against the pentagonal dodecahedron, and yet, it is cold: they can no longer feel heat emanating from it.

There is an opening to the pentagonal dodecahedron into which we
do not get a view: reminiscent of the black stone on Islam’s Kaaba

His Eminence ends up stating outright that Marcus is not who he claims to be, they begin to struggle physically, His Eminence’s remaining android is about to shoot Caleb/Marcus but Mary/Sue shoots it. It is stated “They often malfunction when they lose pairing with their siblings” and you may recall that its “sibling” was destroyed and Mother plucked one of its eyes out.

Marcus proclaims to the Mithraists that His Eminence has lost his faith and as they struggle physically, portions of the pentagonal dodecahedron begins to flow red-hot, Caleb pushes him against it, and His Eminence catches on fire and dies—which leads to Marcus, the Atheist, becoming the leader of the few remaining Mithraists.
Caleb stated, “Sol has shown himself to us today! Ambrose abandoned our people, our children, and this is Sol’s answer. This is Sol’s judgment! This is his will.”

His Eminence having his face waffled
unto the pentagonal dodecahedron

However, just before he pushed His Eminence he heard a voice and so is flummoxed about whether he heard the voice of Sol along with the style miracle of the pentagonal dodecahedron becoming red-hot. Also, after His Eminence is burnt to a crisp, the pentagonal dodecahedron once again emits warmth so that, His Eminence was a styled human sacrifice to Sol.

We then find ourselves back to the issue of killing the creatures for food with Mother asking Father, “What is going on? Why haven’t you killed it yet?” and Father replying, “I’m not going to do it. The children are” since it wants to teach them self-sufficiency since “We could break down unexpectedly. They need to know what to do.”

Father reassures her “I will handle this, Mother. You don’t need to worry. I won’t involve Tempest. Nor Campion, either. He can continue to eat the carbos. There’s no reason to make him do this. I’d also like to spare him from this…”

Mother replies “Tempest needs to eat soon. If this isn’t done by the time I return, I’ll do it myself.”

Father tells the creature, whom he had captured and kept in a silo, “At least you’re not intelligent. I died once. Death can be very unpleasant when you’re intelligent” which denotes that Mother had killed him and then resurrected him.

The kids are all squeamish, to say the least, about killing the creature (which, by the way, I predict will turn out to be humans who devolved into such creatures long ago after being stranded), one of them stabbed it with the spear that Father had made but did not deal the death blow since they all ran off with Father yelling after to them to return, to not avail.
Tempest comes on the scene once they are all gone, kills the creature, rips raw flesh form it and eats it. Yet, she ends up finding an embryo within it and is traumatized, stating that, just as she, “She had a baby inside. It was a mother. It was a mother.”

Mithraist android atop pentagonal dodecahedron

Lastly, Father is seen to have a hallucinatory experience, or so it seems, featuring one of the original, and deceased, children named Tally speaking to it and running away.

Well, that does it for episode one, find the rest here.

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