The so much spoken about Oscar-awarded movie "Black Swan" was directed by Darren Aronofsky. This film tells the story of a shy ballet dancer named Nina, who is striving to gain success in the demanding world of professional ballet. Her struggles are in the emotional, psychological and even spiritual fields.
At any rate, great works of art can be interpreted in different ways, depending on the viewer's knowledge and experiences. By interpreting symbols, we can say that the movie refers to some controversial issues which are for instance debated on the site entitled The Vigilant Citizen: the dark and occult side of celebrity, split personality, the mental control based on traumas, the forced creation of an alter-ego, and many more. The protagonist of the movie, Nina, played by the marvelous Natalie Portman, goes through a metaphysical transformation by coming into contact with her dark side, for the purpose of becoming a better ballet dancer. This change is imposed on Nina by her ballet director, who thus manipulates the girl. The movie uses very fine hints at mind control based on traumas because it explains the formation of an alter-ego outside Nina's psyche.
Although Black Swan is pure fiction, it does however explore the hidden realities of art and high-class artistic performance. There are numerous artists who have embraced their dark side alter-egos in order to create high level art. And there are many who were internally consumed by this process, and underwent such transformations. We can try and focus on the occult and mind control elements in the Black Swan and we could understand how they can interconnect and relate to some of the harsh realities of professional entertainment industry.
Black Swan is a modern retelling of Piotr Ilici Ceaikovski's classic ballet. In the movie, the ballet director Thomas Leroy (played by Vincent Cassel) presents to the dancers the ballet's main intrigue: "We all know the story. Virginal girl, pure and sweet, trapped in the body of a swan. She desires freedom but only true love can break the spell. Her wish is nearly granted in the form of a prince, but before he can declare his love her lustful twin, the black swan, tricks and seduces him. Devastated the white swan leaps of a cliff killing herself and, in death, finds freedom."
Nina, a young and fragile young lady is chosen to interpret the role of the Swan Princess and thus has to play both the role of the White Swan and of the Black Swan, the evil swan. Her desire to reach perfection as a ballet dancer urges her to experiment the daily transformation suffered by the White Swan from the ballet piece's story. Nina's everyday events end up mirroring the story of her ballet character, so that she ends up in confusion and obvious dementia, as she the line between reality and fiction slowly disappears. The fact that the director continuously uses mirrors and mirrored images in numerous scenes is a permanent remainder of Nina's altered perception of reality. The mirrors are often misleading in the movie and Nina's reflected images seem to have a life of their own. Nina is haunted by the Black Swan. This alter ego gets a life of its own and begins to act outside Nina's conscious control.
Trauma-based mind control, also known as Monarch Programming, is the process by which somebody becomes subject to an intense and dehumanizing trauma for the purpose of creating mental dissociation in that person's mind. This causes the "slave's" personality fragmentation and offers the handler the possibility to create an alternative personality which can be programmed at the handler's will. Some researchers state that there are occult elements involved in this process. "Project MONARCH could be best described as a form of structured dissociation and occult integration, carried out in order to compartmentalize the mind into multiple personalities within a systematic framework. During this process, a satanic ritual, usually including Cabalistic mysticism, is performed with the purpose of attaching a particular demon or group of demons to the corresponding alter(s). Of course, most skeptics would view this as simply a means to enhance trauma within the victim, negating any irrational belief that demonic possession actually occurs."
The ultimate art Author is God Himself, God is the Life, The Way and The Truth therefore apart from Him there can only be death and regardless of the means Satan uses to allure someone, the end is always death. How much of a difference is there between dark and light, that much of a difference is between God inspired art and Satan inspired drama.