Saturday, April 05, 2008

If You Must...

...check out some of the symbolism in the Nim's Island (or as I like to call it, Min's Island) imagery for yourself. All of that Freud is giving me the, um, willies.

John Cusack, Superstar: Leatherman

Todd Campbell of Through The Looking Glass alerted me to this story earlier in the week. 
Woman arrested on suspicion of stalking Cusack 

MALIBU, California (AP) -- A woman who was ordered to stay away from John Cusack has been arrested on suspicion of stalking the actor and violating a restraining order. • Emily Leatherman taken into custody in John Cusack's neighborhood • Leatherman has a restraining order against her, must stay away from Cusack • 33-year-old woman "considered a transient in Santa Monica area" 
Sometimes I'm just stymied. 33-year old Emily Leatherman is busted when she takes a cab (or Checker chariot) to John Cusack's house and can't pay the fare (shades of Charon, ferry and fare have the same root). 

 I can't remember the last time John Cusack was in the news and he's being stalked by a 33 year-old bag lady named Emily Leather-man? 

Are they trying to make me crazy?

Shoegaze Saturday: Ka-Aythr-Ein Wheel


Shoegaze gods the Catherine Wheel hopped on the Bush bandwagon with their 1995 single, "Way Down." It puzzled some of their original fan base but I still think this single and video are 90s highlights. I often wonder if Chris Carter saw it and used it as inspiration for the Mythology two-parter Tempus Fugit/Max.

Catherine Wheel singer Rob Dickinson is the cousin of Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, who is the writer and producer of the upcoming Chemical Wedding, a horror film about a scientist looking to resurrect the Great Beast 666 Aleister Crowley. 

This little connection reminds me that some occultists see Hathor as Babalon, the Destroyer of Men.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Hathor Watch: Oscars Edition

I can't believe I forgot this: Secret Sun muse Ka-Athyr-Ein Blanchett made Oscar history for being nominated for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, and for being nominated for playing a male and a female character, and for being nominated twice for playing the same role (that being Queen Eloah-Isis-Beth the First). 

Cate lost Best Actress to a sexy 9/11 truther and Best Supporting to Scottish polyamorist Tilda Swinton, who first came to prominence in her role in the gender-switching ritual drama Orlando, which featured Quentin Crisp as Queen Liz. 

 The Eternal Ritual Dramas (and drama rituals) live on...

When Mythworlds Collide: Lois Meets Lucifer

In May of 1970, this adorably silly cover hit the stands. It was a truism in the old days of fandom that all fads went to the comic books to die, and the Satanic panic of Anton LaVey and Rosemary's Baby was a dim memory by the time Lois Lane#103 made it debut. 

Note the cartoonish LaVey stand-in.


Thursday, April 03, 2008

The Ka of Hathor: Riding the Pipe

I don't know how I could have forgotten one of the all-time greatest Hathors of the silver screen, the legendary Catherine Deneuve. It's hard to imagine a role more semiotically charged than her masterful portrayal of Miriam ("Beloved of Amun") Blaylock, the seductive, pansexual vampiress in The Hunger.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Superman's Girlfriend, Eloah-Isis Lane

Here's the remarkable cover to the first issue of Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane, published in 1958. Lois is yet another of these early Christian names of "uncertain" origin. Me, I always look a little west of the Holy Land for clues when trying to figure these names out. 

Monday, March 31, 2008

Hathor Locklear, Meet Hathor Graham

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.