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Black and White Lodges
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The Black Lodge is a fictional setting featured in the television series Twin Peaks. It is an extradimensional place which seems to include, primarily, the "Red Room" first seen by Agent Cooper in a dream early in the series. As events in the series unfold, it becomes apparent that the characters from the Red Room, the room itself and the Black Lodge, along with the White Lodge, are connected.

Contents
1 History 2 Location 3 Interior 4 Inhabitants 5 References in popular culture 6 "Black Lodge" (song) 7 References 8 External links

History
At first it is revealed that there is a mysterious dark presence in the woods that the town's Bookhouse Boys have been combatting for generations. Although they don't know what it is, Native American policeman Deputy Hawk says that the Black Lodge is from the mythology of his people, describing it as: the shadow-self of the White Lodge. The legend says that every spirit must pass through there on the way to perfection. There, you will meet your own shadow self. My people call it 'The Dweller on the Threshold' ... But it is said, if you confront the Black Lodge with imperfect courage, it will utterly annihilate your soul. During the second season, Windom Earle relates a past-tense story about the White Lodge: Once upon a time, there was a place of great goodness, called the White Lodge. Gentle fawns gamboled there amidst happy, laughing spirits. The sounds of innocence and joy filled the air. And when it rained, it rained sweet nectar that infused one's heart with a desire to live life in truth and beauty. Generally speaking, a ghastly place, reeking of virtue's sour smell. Engorged with the whispered prayers of kneeling mothers, mewling newborns, and fools, young and old, compelled to do good without reason ... But, I am happy to point out that our story does not end in this wretched place of saccharine excess. For there's another place, its opposite: A place of almost unimaginable power, chock full of dark forces and vicious secrets. No prayers dare enter this frightful maw. The spirits there care not for good deeds or priestly invocations, they're as likely to rip the flesh from your bone as greet you with a happy "good day." And if harnessed, these spirits in this hidden land of unmuffled screams and broken hearts would offer up a power so vast that its bearer might reorder the Earth itself to his liking.
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at a pool of a substance that smells like scorched engine oil and surrounded by 12 young sycamore trees. There is no clear evidence of him being affected by the Black Lodge and it is not clear how he arrives there. to the point where the Red Room and White/Black Lodge stories became one.Wikipedia. This is in contrast to the key to the White Lodge. Residents often speak in riddles and non-sequiturs. The red curtains. This area is known as Glastonbury Grove (spelled Glastonberry in the book Welcome to Twin Peaks. The floor is a zig-zag pattern of black and white.org/wiki/Black_and_White_Lodges 2/4 ." When the above requirements are met and one approaches the pool in Glastonbury Grove. Location Although the Red Room began exclusively as a location within Agent Cooper's dreams. suggesting that Lynch may view their influences as ongoing in his narrative worlds. red curtains appear.. it becomes evident to Earle and Cooper — both independently and with different motivations for wanting to visit it — that the entrance to the Black Lodge is located in Ghostwood Forest which surrounds the town of Twin Peaks. Another requirement to enter the Black Lodge through the entrance in Glastonbury Grove is that it may only be entered ". aside from a bright flash of light. identical to the first. ISBN number 0-671-74399-6). Cooper meets The Man from Another Place.6/27/13 Black and White Lodges . the inhabitants began appearing in other locations in the town... After discovering a mysterious map in Owl Cave. There are no doors to speak of. which is love. Major Briggs claims that during one or more of his disappearances. In the final episode of Twin Peaks. Although the Lodge inhabitants speak English.[1] Inhabitants en. and all sides of any room and all walls of any hallway encountered are covered by identical red curtains. or what the intentions of his trips were. we see a second room in the Lodge. their voices are warped and strangely clipped and their movements are unnatural (this effect is accomplished by the actors performing in reverse and the footage is then played backwards). It is said that the key to gain entrance to the Black Lodge is fear —usually an act of brutal murder. he had visited the White Lodge and goes on to offer advice regarding it. The Giant and Killer BOB. In the final episode. Between the two rooms is a narrow corridor which has the same floor and "walls" as the other two rooms. the free encyclopedia As the Black and White Lodges become more prominent in the story. movement from room to room is accomplished by crossing through another set of red curtains that lead to a narrow hallway.when Jupiter and Saturn meet. Interior There is little furniture in the Red Room aside from a few chairs. which the person walks between before the curtains vanish once again. This coincides with Hawk's claim that every spirit must pass through the Black Lodge on the way to perfection and that the Red Room leads to the White Lodge as well. There is also a statue of Venus de Milo..wikipedia. who refers to the Red Room as the "waiting room". The main inhabitants of the Lodge are The Man from Another Place. zig-zag floors and bright spotlights of the White and Black Lodges have also appeared in several of David Lynch's other films. inciting other elements in the plot.

The spirits can take over humans: BOB possessed Leland Palmer and later.[5] William Burroughs' 1980 book Cities of the Red Night makes reference to the mystical "Black and White Lodges". She gives him clues in reverse-speak. Yeardley Smith recorded the part backwards and it was reversed. and MIKE and The Man From Another Place (MIKE's arm) possessed Phillip Gerard. Deep Woods" by locals. MIKE. in a supposedly-haunted dell within the Deep. Others have insisted that these sinister and smiling toy-like beings have their origins. I also avoided the mysterious cloudy valley just north of True Lhassa." Chief Clancy Wiggum has trouble solving the case and falls into a dream sequence in which he awakes in the Red Room and Lisa speaks backwards." a companion to Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. the Red Room is referenced in the manga/anime series Monster. The Giant possessed the elderly waiter from the Great Northern. Laura Palmer (passing through the Red Room before ascending to the White Lodge). The design for 'the black room' in the manga/anime series SoulEater was taken from the Red room also. we find areas of dense forest sometimes called "The Deep. in which a backroom in a bar that's curtained off serves as a meeting place for the Baby (whose character was partially inspired by the Man from Another Place) and Nina Fortner. The Red Room from Deadly Premonition is based on Twin Peaks. along with various other extra-human creatures. but Wiggum is unable to understand her until she gives up in frustration and speaks normally. Dale Cooper. References in popular culture In the two-part Simpsons episode. Deep Woods called Glastonbury Grove. The Black and White Lodges are referred to in "The New Traveller's Almanac. including a moving shadow on the curtain. the free encyclopedia The Black Lodge and White Lodge is home to many spirits and people alike including BOB. Doll-like creatures have been seen here. As it is mentioned in Chapter Three: The Americas: . Phillip Jefferies and Dale Cooper. Black Lodge Studios outside of Lawrence. pre-dating Twin Peaks and possibly being the inspiration for the Lodges referred to in the show. The Lodges are again referred to in the journal of Orlando. The Giant. Chester Desmond..wikipedia. During the scene. thought by some to be escapees from the otherworldly realm we shall hear word of that exists beyond some spatial flaw above the fields of Kansas.Wikipedia. with human souls and freakish en. in which a vast number (if not the entirety) of fictional characters and places are established.[3][4] Several other parts out of the segment are direct references to the dream. the Baby also dances in a way reminiscent of the Man from Another Place during his appearances.[2] As with Twin Peaks . in Chapter Five: Asia and the Australias: "For not unrelated reasons. Kansas was founded by Producer Ed Rose and members of The Get Up Kids who are fans of Twin Peaks.6/27/13 Black and White Lodges .. Although the floor is instead a red and black checkered pattern. as is much of the rest of the game. Likewise.org/wiki/Black_and_White_Lodges 3/4 . but this cannot be verified. The Man From Another Place. and Wiggum's hair standing straight up after waking. "Who Shot Mr. where two rival cults of sorcerors (or perhaps more-than-human supernatural forces) called the White Lodge and the Black Lodge are believed to be at war.while recording Lisa's lines for the segment. Burns?. just past the logging town of Twin Peaks.while travelling further south. with its many interesting Indian legends.

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