Unlocking the secrets of ZOZO, OZ, and the OZ/ZO phenomena
The following is an update on my research into what started as conversations with a spirit named “ZOZO.” These findings may not be a ghost story, but is a follow up to some previous stories which I have submitted to this site. Maintain an open mind, or you may think I have gone crazy in my search for answers as to the meaning of ZOZO.
I have uncovered a lot of information about the term, and I am finding some very puzzling and interesting information regarding the different translations and definitions of the word itself.
For instance, here is what one site has said about ZOZO. ” Zozo is an ancient name,it’s origins go to the beginning of time as one of the ancient gods.” “The true name is quite secret, and it’s legend will be forever sealed.”
Zo supposedly means Spiritual Leader, with an African origin. Also of interest is it seems the letter Z was a hated letter in European history and was threatened by elimination. King Lear was quoted as making references to “The Whoreson Zed” which means Thou Unnecessary Letter.” Roland Barthes has written an account of the old Balzaks novel “Sarrasine” which mentions a book called “S/Z.” “The Z falls through a trap door… It cuts… It strikes out… It is the letter of defiance, the wound of lack.” S and Z thus are in an inverted graphic relationship. “They are the same letter, seen from the other side of the mirror.”
These old historical documents go on to read “The Z is mysterious, The Z is dangerous, the letter of the ZigZag. Source of Uncertainty, the Evil Double, Violence itself inscribed within words, an exterminating eschatological letter.”
In the book “memoirs of an exorcist” A “ZOZO” gun is used to battle poltergeists. The “ZOZO” bone gun is also used in the game “Final Fantasy” and converts sex into a deadly energy to be pointed at enemies. This would seem to have Australian Aborigine origins?
There are many many African linguistic references as well. The term appears in a lot of old manuscripts and stories of Voodoo and ceremonial magic. In Zulu, Zozo means “Ulcer” or “Natal Sore”, an intractable kind of spreading scourge forming on the feet and shins, etc. In coastal districts.
An Eastern reference is the synagogue of ZOZO in Tokyo. Seems to be some type of place of worship where large demonstrations have been held.
Zozo is also a term used in Creole French which literally means “Crow” or “Blackbird.” Ann Savoy and Linda Ronstandt recorded as a duo as “The Zozo Sisters.” Dartower Corporation is a “Zozo” based company. Whatever that means, it’s unclear tome at this time. It appears the term ZoZO also has ancient Islamic references.
In African drum beats such as “salsa” and “rumba” zozo means “ghost.” The references in Voodoo Magic are numerous. In one form of Voodoo blood magic, a woman’s menstruation can be viewed as an offering for positive applications in a type of potion with warm leaves (ZOZO) or cold leaves (ZIZI)
Perhaps the strangest reference to the combination of letters may be in ZO/OZ Synchromystic phenomena. 77 is the numerical equivalent. “Symnchromysticism” as described by Jake Kotz is “The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical and esoteric significance.” In Oliver Stones “World Trade Center” a plane heading for it’s horrific destination cast a shadow on a “Zoolander” billboard in New York City. Aleister Crowley’s “grid page” symbols converge in a Poster advertising “The Zodiac” and are found within the O in Zodiac. These and other “Synchromystical” insights with the ZO/OZ phenomena can be viewed within Katz’s blog named “Rant in Z minor.”
What interesting research can be found within a word! It seems ZOZO has more magical meanings than I ever possibly imagined. In the “Urban Dictionary” ZOZO means “A word used to awaken the wrath of Zoe.” A Greek translation is “To live Twice.” In the movie “ZOZO” the boy focused in the movie has a spiritual guide in the form of a talking duck!
Lastly in an email sent to me from Jake Kotz, he points out that the Jimmy Page symbol used on the Zeppelin 4 album should be studied as Z and S are interchangeable. He says the ZOSO symbol is an “unmistakable affirmation of the OZ/ZO reversal.” S and Z are often interchangeable, Oswald becomes OZ (just like in the TV show OZ) Australia becomes OZ…
Further tilt the Z 90 degrees and they can be Z’s. Then ZOZO is NONO or maybe NOON (12 o clock)
“In words like ZOZO the letters OZ only repeat meaning boiled down it is simply OZ (77 in Gematria or Pan).”
“I would attribute any OZ significance and research as applicable to your word ZOZO.”
What secrets might be unlocked? Who knows, but it sure makes for interesting research into the unknown, the unforeseen, and the un-imaginable.
Maybe I’ll find me a talking duck along the way? Seems it would be less threatening than a Ouija board!
For readers interested in this phenomena, simply Google ZOZO along with just about any word. For instance in my research I have Googled “ZOZO Ancient”… “ZOZO magic”… ZOZO Voodoo” etc. Any interesting findings are encouraged to be forwarded to darrenteed @ yahoo.com for ongoing book project.
Sent in by Darren, Copyright 2009 TrueGhostTales.com
I would also recommend that you read ZOZO the Ouija Demon and A Ouija Board Story – ZOSO The Demon by the same author.