The movie of King Kong is an elaborate allegory of spiritual evolution so we can understand the mythical quality of this story which also underlies the Lord of the Rings, the Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Cupid and Psyche and Sleeping Beauty.
We understand from King Kong what ancient symbols have been telling us of the hundred percent split nature of humanity and the necessity for purification, integration and going higher through meditation.
Ancient knowledge of Splitness, the universal split nature of humanity through DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) and MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder) shown and proved by the 10,000 year old images of the split animal-human or ego-soul of the Centaur, Sphinx, Minotaur and Phoenix.
Or Anne Darrow-King Kong or Gollum-Frodo or Cupid-Psyche or Beauty-Beast or Sleeping Beauty-Prince or Cervantes Sancho Panza-Don Quixote and Frodo-Sam.
The Ancient Mythical quality is first announced in the 1933 version and the 2005 versions of King Kong by the Sufi Saying…
And the Prophet said, ‘And lo, the beast looked upon the face of beauty. And it stayed its hand from killing. And from that day, it was as one dead.’
Only by starting to love something higher can we too become higher. To become higher, we have to leave behind the blockages and false beliefs of the selfish, competitive ego.
King Kong is the ego, mirrored by Carl Denham the Director. Anne Darrow the beautiful, the beloved, is the Soul and her beau, Jack Driscoll, is God – someone she looks up to.
Peter Jackson’s King Kong has many references to “Heart of Darkness”, such as a scene on the ship where Jimmy holds a copy of the book by Conrad, also the text behind Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, and says “It’s not an adventure story, is it?”