Australia is the Key to the Whole Game

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For the handful of you who have read my posts, you know that I like to dig deep for the buried treasure in LOST. I've been convinced that there is much more to find, and as time permits I've been continuing on my quest.

This past week, I found a key and map. And with those two things in hand, I made my way slowly to where X marks the spot. Then I began digging. And I dug. And then I hit something. And when I got down on my hands and knees and began to scrape away the earth, I found it - a treasure chest holding so much gold that I find myself stunned, just sitting and staring, unsure of how to get it all out and share it with you.

In The Shape of Things to Come, during a game of RISK, Hurley comments that "Australia is the key to the whole game."

Yes, it is. And now I know why. And when you see why, I can't help but think that you will be as enraptured by it as I have been. Like Locke, I looked into the eye of this Island, and what I saw... was beautiful.

Sharing this treasure in words will be a monumental undertaking - much more than a single blog post. The treasure encompasses the whole of LOST, from the first episode to the last, and will take hours to bring into view. But in the end, at least in my humble opinion, it will all be worth it.

I'm sharing this simply because I can't hold in what I've found. I also hope you will push me to complete the job of somehow producing a written work that will let you have as rich of an experience as I have had with the discovery.

I'm not certain whether the key to the whole game will be released here on the blog or in some other format, but I'll keep you posted. Thanks to all of you who have encouraged me in the past.

LOST --Mystimus 05:33, April 9, 2011 (UTC)


The work is almost complete. I plan on releasing it as close as possible to 5/23 - the one-year anniversary of the series finale. It has grown into a 15,000-word book. The working title is "LOST: Australia is the Key to the Whole Game." Here is an excerpt from the introduction...

You are about to find out exactly what Hurley meant when he said, “Australia is the key to the whole game.” You will understand the precise meaning of Kate’s toy airplane and the number etched on its wing. You will watch the scene where Richard Alpert places six objects in front of five year-old John Locke and know without a doubt what each object symbolizes. And, believe it or not, within the pages of this book is the definitive explanation for one of the most perplexing mysteries of LOST: the meaning behind the numbers - 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42. And as if that wasn’t enough, you will also see for yourself how all of these maddening riddles, in addition to having meanings that can stand alone, all add up to reveal one over-arching story that will leave you so spellbound that you will want to re-watch the entire series to see it for yourself.

Learning these secrets is a journey - just like the story written around them. Each chapter ahead will suggest episodes to re-watch and recommend books and articles to peruse before you dive into the answers. So take your time and enjoy the LOST story. Neither the writers of LOST nor the writer of this book want you to discover the secrets without first exploring the story more deeply and meditating on the clues. If you move too fast, you will miss out on the joy of discovery. This book is about enhancing, not spoiling, the LOST journey. Re-watch the episodes, digest the suggested readings, and meditate on their significance. You may find your mind’s eye beginning to open to the rich pleasure of discovering the deeper meanings behind the clues and symbols for yourself so that you can see - and feel - the mystery’s meaning come alive.


The finished product.

--Mystimus 04:44, May 4, 2011 (UTC)

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