Friday, February 29, 2008

Ten Thirteen: The Secret Identity of Isis

Paying tribute to pop culture influences - especially old TV shows -was common practice for The X Files. The Night Stalker himself, Darren McGavin, appeared on an episode as the agent who first discovered the X Files.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ten Thirteen: Medusa, or Hiram Abiff Takes the T

The larger part of the Delta Cycle retelling in The X-Files began with the episode "Per Manum' and then took off with "This is Not Happening," which I think is the greatest single episode in the series' history. But immediately before "Per Manum" was "Medusa," which I never could wrap my head around.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Ten Thirteen: "The Search for God"

This past weekend, Chris Carter reiterated that The X-Files was "about the search for God." Interesting statement for a show about the search for extraterrestrial life. What did Chris Carter happen to discover about God in this search? 

"The Green Oscars"

I was wondering why I put in my observation about the hidden 33 in the Bank of America logo in my Oscar sync post, but it turned out to be quite prescient; the entire stage set was filled with pairs and sets of threes. 

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Synch Log: Oscar/Osiris

I'm sure many of you will be tuning into the Oscars (aka the Ausurs) tonight, but perhaps after my recent post you can use your secret ritual decoder ring during the proceedings. My prediction for Best Actor is none other than Chris Kelvin himself.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Osiris, the Oscars and the Babylon Gate

The Academy Awards certainly don't seem to have the same cultural cache they once did, but we can say the same about Hollywood itself. But it wasn't always this way.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Ritual Drama: The 40 Year-Old Virgin


I'll be doing some more work on The 40 Year-Old Virgin when I delve into the Solar love stories, but I wanted to point out some timely symbols that I noticed tonight. This movie may seem like a trifle to many people, but I found it to be absolutely jam-packed with esoteric references.

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Orion Mystery

Orion of the New Gods stares into the face of a "Boom Tube," the interdimensional portal that the denizens of "New Genesis" and "Apokolips" used to travel between their realms and their realms and Earth. 

Fine Art Friday: Boreas and Oreithyia

For those still celebrating St. Valentine's Day, Boreas and Oreithyia by Evelyn De Morgan.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

1013: Millennium and the Song of Salome

Still from "Skull and Bones"

Now that Ten Thirteen Productions is back up and running, making its grand re-entrance on the day before one of the more overtly Masonic Academy Awards ceremonies in recent history, I wanted to finish some long-brewing posts on the ostensible use of Masonic and Templar themes in Ten Thirteen programs. 

True Religion

On Saturday, Heath Ledger's friends and family bid the actor a final farewell in his native Australia. Following the private funeral and wake, mourners -- including Heath's ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams -- jumped into the waters at Cottesloe Beach and watched the sun set as one final send-off. - AP
In the late 70s, my church began to celebrate the more elemental aspects of Christianity- services at midnight for Christmas, sunrise service for Easter, lakefront sunset services for our Fellowship retreats.

Friday, February 08, 2008


More troubling news, this time a video rental franchise teetering on the brink of insolvency. Video stores were great places to go and immerse yourself in our once-vibrant movie culture. With that culture on the ropes, it's no surprise to see those stores begin to evaporate, joining independent bookstores and record stores.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Convulsive Power of the Dreaming Mind

Not only is it no accident that a Jung stand-in pushed Captain America into the ether just before Kirby's return, it may have even been intentional on the part of the writer, Marv Wolfman. 

The 70s were a pretty dreary decade, but it didn't lack for pop intellectualism. Marvel was full of writers who came in from the counter-culture, and a smart cookie like Marv Wolfman may well have realized that Kirby's obsession with the gods resonated with Jung's work. 

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Ritual Drama: The Beatles and the Sun

You may have tuned into the Grammy Awards the other night and witnessed this tribute to the Beatles by none other than the Cirque Du Soleil (which can be roughly translated into "Sun Disk"). 

Jack Kirby, Psychedelic Shaman

Jack Kirby may not be a household name, but we all are immersed in his visions. So many of the Hollywood wizards people celebrate today - not to mention video game makers - were raised on his comics. 

Monday, February 04, 2008

The Ka of Hathor: Hollywood's Royal Kates

Synchromystics will surely know of the Pleaides, the constellation known as the Seven Sisters. Billy Meier's alleged alien friends Semjase and Asket hailed from this constellation, and there's been a lot of speculation concerning the link between the Pleaides and the Stargate. 

Sunday, February 03, 2008

New York 17- New England 14

After beating the New York Giants in Week 17, the New England Patriots are undone by a touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress (# 17) for a final score of 17-14. New England finish with an 18-1 record.


Saturday, February 02, 2008

Narnia Business

Wow, look at the new Narnia poster. It's a good thing this is a Christian film, otherwise I'd think that sword shooting out of the Sun was supposed to be a solar phallus.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Killing Joker: Heath Ledger and the Dark Knight Working

Well, the story is out: Leave it to Page Six, the gossip page of Murdoch's New York Post to go there first. But given the eerie parallels between Heath Ledger's death and that of former Killing Joke bassist Paul Raven, the fact that Page Six ran a shot of Ledger wearing a knit cap made me sit up and take notice, since that was Raven's trademark look.