The name Heather is said to come from the Middle English hather, which decribes a flower once used in the brewing of beer. But knowing as we do that Druids were merely a branch of the Egyptian Solar priesthoods, it makes sense to assume that this flower was originally named in honor of Hathor, to whom beer was sacred.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Jung saw Synchronicity as the "Hand of God." Myself, I've found that Synchonicity can be used as sort of a divination tool. You can pose a question to forces unknown, and oftentimes an appropriate Synchronicity will be your response.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sometimes the Symbols turn up in obvious places, sometimes they pop up where you least expect them. In the case of a film like Pushing Tin, a 1999 film starring John Cusack, Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton, it may seem like this romantic comedy would not harbor much potential for high initiate symbolism.
Friday, March 21, 2008
If you haven't yet, check out the ritualistic ABC production of Cleopatra, which originally aired on May 23, 1999. I can't help but thinking of this production of Cleopatra when seeing Hillary Clinton's mug in the news incessantly.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
In the ancient myths, Hermes and Aphrodite were lovers and she bore an androgynous child to him called Hermaphroditus. However, in some tellings, their son was Eros. This frieze depicts Aphrodite presenting Hermes with Eros, who is well known to us as Cupid, the god of Love. To him our modern Lupercalia - Valentine's Day - is dedicated.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
One thing that other researchers have noted about Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is the centrality of Montauk in the storyline. Most people will have no idea why this is significant. As someone whose spent more time than I probably should trying to parse the Montauk "mystery," I can say that the setting is indeed significant to the film.
The 40 Year-Old Virgin deals with Andy Stitzer, a sad sack stock room employee for a big box electronics store called Smart Tech. After his friends- Jay, Dave and Cal- discover Andy is a virgin during a poker game, they take it upon themselves to get him deflowered.
Saturday, March 08, 2008
I've been bed-ridden with the flu most of this week, so I've been rewatching a lot of movies. One of which was The Craft, starring Jake's muse. For my money though, the killer performance in this film is by Fairuza Balk, who made her film debut as Dorothy in Return to Oz.
Fairuza was also great in American History X and then Hollywood seemed to have no idea what to do with her. Which is one of the many, many things that depresses me about Hollywood.
PS: She loves The Cocteau Twins. Marry me, Fairuza.
Friday, March 07, 2008
In Ancient Rome, the priests of the mother goddess Cybele called the Galloi would ritually castrate themselves in honor of her consort, the castrated god Attis. The Galloi were sort of a combination of glam rocker and trannie whore, earning their pay as street musicians or temple prostitutes.
Monday, March 03, 2008
Saturday, March 01, 2008
Read part one of this article here
To recap, a green contagion has emanated forth from Clay Street Station, in the Boston subway system. The actual Boston subway is known as the "T", but in this episode it's known as the "M"- which is the 13th letter of the alphabet.