I see lots of people pissed about the finale. I get why they are mad. Yet I do not agree. The ending was not what I expected, yet I think that makes me like it more. The one key point I want to make here is that I feel they actually did answer pretty much everything but one key thing.

“The Source” or “The Island” or “God” or “Exotic Material”

Basically I think they left that one thing vague because it is the answer to all the remaining questions the show left us with. Which in alot of ways is what the idea of “faith and gods” or “fringe science” is all about. I think they did a genius thing because they actually made a complete show that can be appreciated from both the scientific point of view and the religious point of view.

Not too many things bridge that gap!

For all the people out there saying they didnt answer enough. I think you are wrong. Everything was pretty much uncovered but what that damned light is. Maybe, you are not supposed to know. It is beyond your comprehension. In the context of the show anyways.

To give something infinite and unknown a value or name or reason kinda defeats the purpose.

That is why I like the ending. Great character moments, a little indiana jones moment one level closer to the Source and the rest is left to the imagination.

Lost cannot tell you what the source is. Nothing can.

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The relationship of Jacob and Smokey and the rules that apply to them is reminiscent of a line from the movie Constantine where Constantine says:

What if I told you that God and the Devil made a wager for the souls of all mankind? No direct contact — just influence…see who would win.”

Does this seem like a plausible explanation for their relationship?  They may not be God and the Devil, but perhaps they are the God and Devil of the Island.  Or perhaps they have been on the Island for so long that they have taken on the roles of those Archetypes.

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Over the last week, as I’ve been watching the seasons again, and reading more and more on theories, I’ve seen a lot of inconsistencies about the identity of the islands token statue. ABC.com reported in it’s recap of the season 5 finale that it was Taweret, the Egyptian goddess/protector of pregnant women. That would really jive well with the modern islands issues, seeing as the statue has been destroyed….but look at this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tawaret

Taweret is believed to have the head and limbs of a lioness. However the island statue obviously has the head of a crocodile, and the body of a human…

LOST Statue – Sobek

This makes it look more like the Egyptian god Sobek…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sobek

The island statue does show similarities to Taweret, like the ankh (the cross with a handle) and the the headdress looks like Taweret’s. So it is not a carbon copy of Sobek by any means….I found more inconsistencies in the statue while trying to match it with Sobek. From what I can find, Sobek is always seen carrying an ankh AND a spear. The island statue is carrying two ankhs. And like I mentioned before, Sobek’s headdress was different. Usually tall and extravagant.

Taweret and Sobek actually have a bit of history together. In later Egyptian history, Sobek was seen to be a consort to Taweret, sometimes seen on her shoulder. If the statue is Sobek, could the island itself be a manifestation of Taweret, with Sobek peaked on it’s shore? I’ll admit…that’s a bit out there…Most of their relationship revolved around Ra, who, interestingly enough, is seen in the hieroglyphs in the underground temple where Ben saw a manifestation of Alex, and also on the cloth that Jacob was fashioning in his dwellings inside the statues foot.

http://www.scottking.info/Pics/lostglyphs.jpg
http://i39.tinypic.com/ilzsoz.jpg

Taweret married Apep, who for a lack of better words was the god of darkness and chaos. Apep’s nemesis was Ra himself. Sobek, Taweret’s consort, eventually became Ra (known as Sobek-Ra). Sounds like quite the love triangle…and Losties know love triangles.

So what’s my point? The statue shows inconsistencies with the ancient Egyptian identities that people are so quick to assign to them. The minds behind Lost have more in store for us than we could possibly figure out from a couple of hours on Google….which makes it so damn fun to try and figure out!

I think the statue could be some sort of a pairing of the two deities. Both gods carried an ankh, this one has two. While the physical looks like Sobek, the clothing looks like Taweret. I think that the explosion/incident will cause the future death of the pregnant women on the island…but not due to radiation. Radiation may kill the fetus, but isn’t going to kill the mother…at least not during child birth. The incident is what destroyed the statue, and the protection of pregnant women impregnated on the island was somehow dependent on that statue.

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Alright, so this theory is basically working off of season 5. So just off the bat, I’m gonna come straight out with my theory (well really my dad’s, but he didn’t want to bother writing it. :P) Anyways, I believe that LOST is telling the story of Job (pronounced “Jobe”) from the bible. In the story of Job, God and Satan have an argument. Satan tell God that humanity has always, and will always be corrupt, while God believes that humanity still has a chance to be pure. Then begins the long trials of Job. God attempts to prove to Satan that man is pure, and will never turn his back to god. He selects Job to be tested. God then proceeds to “test” Job, making him experience horrible things. So even at the

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This is my theory about who Jacob and his nemesis are. I have come to this conclusion after watching the finale for the third time. Jacob and his nemesis who i’ve dubbed the anti-Jacob are both gods, most likely a type of egyptian god coming from a pantheon of other gods like them. They are special because they have been chosen to judge the nature of the ultimate earthly creations, humans. Are they good or evil? The island was created as a kind of place, separate from the rest of humanity, where certain people could be judged without other variables. The reason that Jacob and anti-Jacob are enemies is because they both have differing views on whether humans are evil or good. Jacob believes that humans are good by nature and that when faced with tough situations, ultimately they will make the right decision. Jacob brings groups of people to the island and unleashes them there. He thinks that all of humankind on earth should be told about the true nature of the universe, about creation, and about the existence of the gods. He believes that when faced with these things people will be accepting that there are beings with higher power than them in the universe and will continue to live their lives without trying to take that power for themselves. The anti-Jacob believes that humans are evil by nature and will do anything to further themselves. He knows that even when humans don’t always make bad decisions, they at least consider making bad decisions in their mind. That is why he manifests himself as the smoke monster, so that he can look deep into the souls of humans and determine their thoughts. Perhaps the smoke monster doesn’t kill bad people and leave good people, but the opposite. When he finds a person who is ultimately good, like Ecko, he kills them because he doesn’t want Jacob to discover them. In the same way the anti-Jacob also manifests himself as a person from different humans lives to either put them in dangerous situations where they might die or to put them in situations that push them down the path to being evil. The anti-Jacob thinks that he can make humans do things that they normally wouldn’t do on their own. He thinks he can make them try to take the power of the gods for themselves. He knows that the ultimate way he can prove that humans are evil is if he can persuade one to do something very bad, like attempting to kill Jacob. In order to do this, anti-Jacob (already as Locke) makes sure that Richard tells Locke that he needs to bring everyone back to the island and that he is going to need to die. When the plane brings Locke’s body back to the island, anti-Jacob manifests himself as Locke in the same way he manifests himself as Christian Shepherd. As Locke, anti-Jacob is in a perfect position to make Ben do whatever he says. Anti-Jacob also convinces Ben further by manifesting himself as Ben’s daughter. When Ben is completely under anti-Jacobs control he convinces him to kill Jacob. Since Jacob is immortal I think he survives being stabbed and burned by Ben and anti-Jacob. After Jacob survives he will come to the realization that the humans who he believed were good, who he protected, are ultimately evil by nature.

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Ok, so I am really getting picking up on a religious theme going on and have been for awhile. I am sure others have ie Jacob:GOD, Mysterey Man on the beach:Devil. MM dark hair, Jacob light, the whole season finale ending in whiteness, Jacob explaining to Ben that he has free will/a choice. Its too obvious though and I think the writers are tricking us. I am not sure why if MM wants to kill Jocab the way he said that to him on the beach did seem a little evil. However, Jacob has been acting so god like that it really has me believing that he infact is anything but Godly. According to the bible Satan was banished from

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So, Jacob is God, wearing the white tunic, and was living in the shadow of the statue.
His Enemy is the other immortal in the black tunic. Black shirt is the smoke monster. It is Lucifer. Satan.

God and The immortal Bad Ass have been debating the nature of man since the garden of Eden. They are testing man over and over and over, so that Satan can prove to god that man is inherently evil. God, however, says that man is good, and will eventually overcome their violent ways. All of their failures are “just progress” if they can get it right just once, he says.

John Locke is really dead, but the bad ass immortal smoke monster has reanimated himself into John’s body. Smokey Satan had to convince a mortal to kill Jacob. Obviously Satan can not kill God, or he would have done it himself a long time ago. So he has Ben kill Jacob. I thought the conversation between John an Ben was amazing–when he convinces Ben that all of his sacrifices and years of faithful service got him nothing but banished. Classic lies and manipulations that only the devil himself could come up with. This was in the 2007, or present day on the island.

But, why was Jacob not in the cabin? Why was there a ring of ashes around the perimeter of the cabin when Illana & Co went there? Were they looking for Jacob? Or, were they really looking to confront their enemy, Bad Ass Smokey? I think it never was Jacob’s house–it was Smokey’s house. Why else would they burn the cabin?

Back in 1977, thought the whole storyline was kind of disappointing, really. Kate drives me nuts always changing her mind. Without good reason. Then, Juliette changes her mind, twice, but at least they gave us a little back story to explain why. Besides, we all knew Juliette would die because she was wearing the fateful red shirt (Star Trek–you know what I am talking about).

So obviously the all came to the same conclusion–they should nuke the island and hit reset. I think this was terrible. I mean, how anyone can rationalize killing all of those people on the island (even if they were bad guys) just so that they could erase their own miserable memories of the last 3 years? This is akin to the suicide bombers and the terrorists who bomb storefronts in the name of some holy freaking jihad. I hated all of them when they did it. How selfish, delusional, and stupid have they become? It just makes me think of all of the megalomaniacal freaks who murder millions in the name of god or their ideals.

And you know that they don’t all die. A purple light will flash and they will all be transported back to the present day. We know this because Jacob says, “They’re coming” as he is gagging up blood right before smokey kicks him into the fire pit. Except for Julia, because of her red shirt, of course. She is just toast.

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In the scene at the end of ‘The Incident’ when Ben is whining to Jacob about the fact that he never got to see Jacob, he says:
‘I did as I was told. But when I dared to ask to see you myself, I was told, “You have to wait. You have to be patient.”. But when he asked to see you?
He gets marched straight up here as if he was Moses.’

My point is not that Locke/Rival/Bob is (some kind of) Moses but something else.
In the Bible Moses was one of the first and few people who got to see and ‘meet’ God ‘face to face’. Ben’s words in my opinion point out that Jacob is in fact God, or connected to God or something.

His words could have been chosen by the writers on purpose as an extra ‘clue’.
I think it is, but maybe that’s just because I’m totally buying the theory that Jacob and Rival are in fact God and the Devil (or connected to).
I watched that first scene a dozen times now, and the more often I see it, the more I’m starting to think the God/Devil theory could be very very true, or close to true.

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Jacob’s Ladder, the gateway to heaven, has been cut off from the island by since arrival of Anubis, Egyptian God of the underworld and death. Anubis was somehow transported to the Island as part of the Black Rock cargo. The Black Rock left port somewhere in Africa, so it is likely that it contained some ancient egyptian artifacts, one of which housed Anubis (think Indiana Jones, The Ark of the Covenant).

Because of the special electromagnetic charactericteristics of the Island, Anubis’ arrival and actions on the island caused some disturbance in time, probably by his own design.

The Smoke Monster is the ancient Egyptian God, Anubis. Anubis, the half human, half jackal god protected the dead and escorted them into the underworld after weighing their hearts (judging them)to determine their worthiness for entrance into the realm of the dead. Egyptian mythology depicts Anubis as a sort of undertaker, who prepares the dead for the underworld, and part of this process is taking out the heart and weighing it. He is definitively depicted as the final judge of man’s heart. In Egyptian mythology, Anubis is always depicted in black symbolizing rotting flesh and the color of the black soil in the Nile valley.

http://www.anubis.info/

Jacob is a biblical reference to Jacob’s ladder, a stairway or gateway into heaven that Jacob saw in a dream/vision from God. Jacob’s ladder extended from heaven down into the place where Jacob slept. Angels would use the stairway to enter heaven.The Island is the home of is gateway, and has special electromagnetic elements that embody this portal. References on the recent podcast by the writers joking about Jacob being 60′ tall and made of flames may allude to the possibility that this is indeed, a physical structure, stairway, or gateway. Jacob is the keeper of the gateway, and has been trapped by Anubis somehow.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob%27s_Ladder

Anubis can project visions of dead people to influence and control his agedna. Anubis is manipulating time and the people so that he can remain in control of Jacobs Ladder, the gateway to heaven used by Angels. All of his manipulations work to protect his stronghold over Jacob so that he can remain in power. Anubis/Smokey projected an embodied Alex just after Ben was judged. This means that Christian and Claire, who must be dead, are also Smoke Monster projections being used to manipulate the other characters.

The others may be Angels, stranded between heaven and earth, waiting for Jacob to open the gates to heaven. Anubis has cut them off from the gateway, and has created false prophets (Ben, Widmore, Alpert) so that they will blindly follow their leaders in the name of Jacob.

The whisperers are the whispers of the dead, who can be beckoned by SM/Anubis.

Walt’s psychic projections are not from Anubis. Walt has a special psychic gift and can “astral project” visions of himself or other thoughts when he feels strong emotions. His psychic gift is similar to Miles, but is not under the control of SM/Anubis. People born with gifts may have been influenced or enhanced in utero by the island somehow, but they are not under the direct control of the SM.

When Locke says he is going to kill Jacob, I think he intends to ‘unveil’ the ‘man behind the curtain’ (Ben) and reveal Jacob’s true nature, or at least some aspect of Jacob.

John Locke–The Individualist. The character was named after John Locke, the English philosopher whose theory of mind is often cited as the origin for modern conceptions of identity and “the self”. John makes many mistakes during his life, and each time he is ‘lead astray’ he gets physically injured. John was naïve, trusted the wrong people, and as a result (paralysis, kidney abduction) he became angry and willful, refusing to let anyone ‘tell him what he can’t do’. He is lead down the wrong path by his own anger, by stubborn willfulness and looses the love of his life. He starts down the right path by going on a walkabout, and ended up on the island healed from his paralysis. On the island his anger and stubborn willfulness dissolves, and he begins to get on the right path after stalwart soul searching. He listens to his heart (and sometimes voices in his head). He over corrects, however, and gets off the path in the other ‘spiritual’ direction by listening to the Island, praying for signals, and zealously focusing on finding the hatch. John again starts to suffer injuries, paralysis, and Boone dies as a result. John starts to get healthy again only after when Eko helps put him back on the right path. But then, Locke naively listens to Ben, who tells him to turn the wheel, so Lock ended up back home in a wheelchair and eventually dead. John goes back and forth, until now, in season 5, Locke has finally found the proper balance of self-determination together with a dose of spirituality, and he suddenly has matured into a prophetic leader. He has also discovered his purpose, which is currently: “unveil the man behind the curtain”.

I think that John Lock represents the successful unification of the dual concepts of self-determination and destiny. His character is all about individuality and self-realization, but his is driven by a spiritual purpose. He is the balance of yin and yang.

I think John will expose Ben (and maybe Alpert) as false prophets, and will reunite the others (angels?) with Jacob and the gateway. Then he will walk away from the leadership position. Ultimately, I don’t think John wants to be a leader. He wants to be a hunter. When Locke was a teenager, the Hanso Group (Alpert) invited him to participate in a youth science camp, but he protested saying, ‘I like hunting and fishing and sports and cars’you know nothing about me!’ Ultimately, he will reject Alpert’s ways.

Jack Shepard ‘The Pale Horse, Dark Horse. Jack is the edification of self-determination without spirituality. Jack shows us that man’s willful self-determination, without a spiritual buffer, can turn even the best intending heroes into genocidal maniacs with nuclear bombs. There are many clues to his “Horse” symbolism including books on his shelf and the appearance of Kate’s horse (her hero). Jack Shepard is an analogy for Earl Swagger in Pale Horse Coming, by Stephen Hunter. ‘Pale Horse Coming is a raw and visceral thriller that explores the violence to which some people resort when society fails to eliminate injustice.’ In the story, Earl is a nice-guy-turned-hero who, with his team of 6 cohorts, resorts to unthinkable violence to rescue his friend. Jack Shepard’s heroism starts to go wrong when he begins to rationalize violence in the name of the ‘greater good’. Jack will try to blow up the island in an effort to save his people and himself, but will suffer the post-traumatic consequences of guilt and remorse unless he is stopped by Kate.

Ben Linus ‘Colonel Krutz, Nimrod,The False Prophet, Jacob (symbolically). Ben lives in fear/awe of the smoke monster, and does whatever the Monster says. He can communicate directly with the SM. For decades, Anubis has been manipulating his “false prophets”, speaking on behalf of Jacob who he has somehow trapped or imprisoned. There is plenty of evidence throughout the show that Ben’s current agenda is in alignment with Anubis, and is driven by fear. Ben’s dark side is also and analogy for Nimrod, the tyrannical leader of Babylon who turned the people away from god and caused disharmony and war between the people of the island. In one of Ben’s books, The Heart of Darkness. Colonel Krutz is the wise, gifted, charismatic idealistic leader who was eventually lead astray by his own agenda. This name, Color Krutz, is referred to several times in the story line, and we see the book with Ben. Ben started out as a nice kid, had the youthful idealism of a charismatic leader, but later became corrupted. Ben’s relationship with John is also an anaolgy to the struggle between the biblical brothers Jacob/Esau. Jacob (Ben) tricks his brother (Esau/John) out of his father’s blessing. A prophecy states that the brothers can not rise in power at the same time, as one rises the other will fall. The prophecy also says that the younger will lead the older. So Jacob will ultimately dominate, and John will follow Jacob. I think we will see some reversal in Ben in season six as he reconciles his character and reforms his ways.

The Dahrma Initiative, or perhaps the the technological development of the island, is an analogy for Babylon. Babylon was a great tower built for the glorification and edification of man, and is viewed as an act of defiance to God. God sees the people’s defiance and scatters the language of the people so that they could not understand each other. (i.e.,None of the island citizen groups get along–the different groups are always at war). God overturns the tower with a great wind. In the Midrash, it said that the top of the tower was burnt, the bottom was swallowed, and the middle was left standing to erode over time. I think some destruction of the DI infrastructure will take place eventually, and perhaps this destruction will be part of the incident, bomb situation on S6 finale. However, I think this babylon/dahrma anaoly is symbolic only, but interesting nonetheless.

Research Notes from wikipedia:

Jacob and Esau: sibling rivalry.
Jacob and Esau are the twin sons of Isaac and Rebecca. The boys displayed very different natures as they matured. “Esau became a hunter, a man of the field, but Jacob was a simple man, a dweller in tents”. John Locke reflects Esau, the Hunter, and Jack represents Jacob, but only symbolically.

“Rebecca received the prophecy that twins were fighting in her womb and would continue to fight all their lives, and after they became two separate nations. The prophecy also said that the older would serve the younger; its statement “one people will be stronger than the other” has been taken to mean that the two nations would never gain power simultaneously: when one fell, the other would rise, and vice versa.”

About Anubis
“Anubis was the god to protect the dead and bring them to the afterlife. He was usually portrayed as a half human, half jackal, or in full jackal form wearing a ribbon and holding a flail in the crook of its arm[5]. The jackal was strongly associated with cemeteries in ancient Egypt, since it was a scavenger which threatened to uncover human bodies and eat their flesh[6] The distinctive black color of Anubis “did not have to do with the jackal [per se] but with the color of rotting flesh and with the black soil of the Nile valley, symbolizing rebirth.”[6]”

“Anubis is depicted in funerary contexts where he is shown attending to the mummies of the deceased or sitting atop a tomb protecting it. In fact, during embalming, the “head embalmer” wore an Anubis costume. The critical weighing of the heart scene in Book of the Dead also show Anubis performing the measurement that determined the worthiness of the deceased to enter the realm of the dead (the underworld). New Kingdom tomb-seals also depict Anubis atop nine bows that symbolize his domination over the foes of Egypt.[3]”

Nimrod and Babylon
Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah, a bold man, and of great strength of hand. He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God, as if it were through his means they were happy, but to believe that it was their own courage which procured that happiness. He also gradually changed the government into tyranny, seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence on his power’When God saw that they acted so madly, he did not resolve to destroy them utterly, since they were not grown wiser by the destruction of the former sinners [in the Flood]; but he caused a tumult among them, by producing in them diverse languages, and causing that, through the multitude of those languages, they should not be able to understand one another. The place wherein they built the tower is now called Babylon, because of the confusion of that language which they readily understood before; for the Hebrews mean by the word Babel, confusion…
Flavius Josephus, in his Antiquities of the Jews (c 94 AD)

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I am not really great with theories. But I hae this hunch. A little tingle that is saying that all of our Losties have had some kind of contact with him, maybe when they were younger, like an imaginary friend or smoething that has helped shape who they are and paved the way for them to come to ‘the island’. Kind of like how Christian got a lot of people on the 815 flight. Maybe Jacob is God on a holiday (you know like in Dogma, but is beat up and goes into a coma and can’t get of his earthly form completely, so he has to build up a little strength a time to reach out by astral projection or possesses people to reach out to the key people who he knows can and will help and in exchange for their help their journey redeems them and they are now worthy to enter His kingdom). I don’t know…It’s just something that popped into my head and kind of makes sense, to me anyway. Let me know what you think.

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