This is a mythical trope in Japanese visual culture, which is drawn from transcendentalism in Enlightenment-era mathematics. This probably won’t make a lot of sense right now, so I’m just recording it for posterity.
Some people were confused by my inclusion of a vortex in the introductory post on the alt-right. I was hinting at a larger idea that I haven’t quite wrapped my head around. Fortunately, I came across the artistic expression of this idea in art recently—specifically, in Final Fantasy 8. (For the record, I don’t recommend the game in general.) There’s this event called the “Lunar Cry”, which contains a lot of familiar visual elements:
The backstory of this phenomenon ought to call the Eclipse event from Berserk to your memory:
The Lunar Cry…is a phenomenon in Final Fantasy VIII where creatures of the moon — monsters — fall to earth at regular intervals.
…the cycle began tens of thousands of years ago; a product of gravity, the phenomenon is similar to the pull on the tides; when the moon’s surface reaches saturation point with monsters it spills and falls to the planet and can destroy entire nations.
There’s one other similar event in Japanese visual culture that should help you to sense what I’m getting at: Third Impact, from Evangelion.
The Third Impact is an event mentioned in Neon Genesis Evangelion and finally occurring in The End of Evangelion where Human Instrumentality was almost achieved. It began when Rei Ayanami (also the vessel for Lilith’s soul) transformed into the Angel form of Lilith, and used Unit-01 as a catalyst. Shinji Ikari was inside of the Eva, as the Mass Production Eva units appeared and formed a Tree of Sephiroth. Soon afterward, Evangelion Unit-01 became the Tree of Life. This event is a global Anti A.T. Field event which terminates A.T. Fields of all living beings on Earth.
This won’t make sense unless you understand the context, where Unit 01’s awakening occurs due to the unification of Adam and Lilith’s genes to create the “tree of life”.
What I take from the context of these three datapoints is that the Zodiacist obsession with obtaining the moon is inextricable from Lilith death cult worship. Either they believe that Lilith is literally imprisoned in the moon or this is an esoteric metaphor for something equally insane. Apparently, the reward for mass human sacrifice in this effort is that the nation that succeeds in doing so (personified by Unit 01 in Evangelion and Griffith in Berserk) is elevated to transcendant status.
Well, if I ever needed to convince y’all that I’m an unreliable narrator, this was the post to do it. Hopefully somebody with a better brain will understand and express it better—this is why I tell people I feel like I was supposed to be smarter.