This 1987 psycho-thriller by Alan Parker features Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet and Robert De Niro as Lucifer himself, who orchestrates the bloodbath from supernatural concealment. It’s set in New York City in the steamy swampland of Creole country and haunted blocks of old town New Orleans.
The suspiciously synchronous deaths of New Orleans television reporters Carly McCord, Nancy Parker, rapper 5th-Ward Weeby, and LSU’s original Heisman trophy winner Billy Cannon coincided with LSU’s rise to the top of college football. We can also see a similar pattern in the grisly demise of several characters in Angel Heart.
It’s like when Rourke’s character Harold Angel says,”…there’s too many dead bodies floating around, even for Louisiana.” That’s what it feels like listening to Zach explain it.
Here, I’m presenting what I discovered in the symbolism and gematria of Angel Heart, because I think it supports what Zach and others are pointing out. The worlds of entertainment and sports seem to run on ritual murder and the worship of Lucifer.
There’s an important bit of symbolic foreshadowing when Mickey Rourke’s character, Harold R. Angel walks into the film with the number 115, prominently displayed on an awning. One might say that 115 is the film’s foundational number, so let’s begin.
It’s also important to note that Tri-Star Pictures, released Angel Heart on March 6, 1987, a date with 115 numerology.
3+6+19+87 = 115.
With that many relevant syncs, we can see how the script, cinematography, gematria and date numerology are orchestrated as well.
There’s also another layer of symbolism the release date, 3/6 of March Sixth, once picks up on how it’s an expression of “Three Six,” or 666, the Number of the Beast. This view is supported in the gematria of Tri Star Pictures, which is 216, or 6 x 6 x 6.
When Angel gets the call to show up for his new client, a Mr. Louis Cyphre, played by a truly inspired, Robert De Niro, he drives over to Harlem to meet him. Angel is oblivious to the knowing grins of Cyphre and his assistant, Mr. Winesap.
For those who are aware of the pervasiveness of gematria in media, the name Cyphre is a clever pun on the word cipher. For, that’s exactly what we find in Angel Heart the use of gematria ciphers to encode symbolic information.
With his pentagram ring, long finger nails and silver-clad cane Cyphre is not hiding his identity from us in the audience, but Angel has no clue at this point. When Cyphre asks Angel for his identification credentials, we’re allowed to see Angel’s gun permit and detective license.
The most striking thing about this quick shot is that the name Harold as intentionally misspelled as Harald. Now why would they do that? When we run the numbers, we get our answer.
Yes, the term Gematria Code and the encoded spelling HARALD R ANGEL are a perfect lock in all four base ciphers, forwards and backwards, ordinal and reduced. The number that stands out the most in this configuration is of course, 223.
At several points in the film, Angel lets us know he’s from Brooklyn, New York. Brooklyn has gematria of 223.
Other terms that share this gematria in the base ciphers are, The Synagogue of Satan, The Beast Six Six Six, and two verses from Revelation that directly reference the Beast.
Alan Parker’s team typed Angel’s address as 143 W. 43rd St., which is also encoded. When we keep in mind that the actor Robert De Niro, who is playing Lucifer in this film, the reason for the 143 street number becomes apparent.
The film’s plot revolves around Mr. Cyphre collecting his just return on an old contract with Johnny Favorite. The crooner of yesteryear, formerly known as Jonathan Liebling has managed to avoid to evade paying up.
If one doesn’t see the low hanging fruit in solving Angels’ and Mr. Cyphre’s true identities by this point of the film, eventually we find out. Angel and Johnny Favorite are indeed both the same person. He sold his soul to Lucifer for wealth and fame. Johnny almost fooled the devil himself, but the past he dared not remember, eventually caught up with him.
Ever since Christopher Marlowe wrote his play Doctor Faust, the term Faustian bargain has become a metaphor for this kind of agreement. Therefore, it’s appropriate that Faustian bargain also has gematria of 143.