Monday, June 29, 2009

The Nines: You're Not Who You Think You Are

I've been getting these weird emails from Genebase telling me about these people whose DNA profile most closely matches my own (the Y-chromosome, at least). Strangely, their names are all almost stereotypically Irish, first and last.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Astronaut Theology: What was I Just Saying?

I was just saying this:

The US defense budget is larger than every other country on Earth combined. It was in the US that computers and microchips and transistors and all of the rest of it appeared almost overnight after... well, after the Roswell incident, whatever that was. Who are we preparing to fight?


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Remembering George Carlin

The older I get, the more sense George Carlin makes. We lost him this week last year, and boy, we could use a dozen or so more where he came from. 

Friday, June 26, 2009

Astronaut Theology: Transform(er)ing the World

Let's recap: NASA is launching moon probes and alien hunters, Fox News is showing UFO footage released by the Mexican military. Europe has a space freighter ready to go. We haven't had any strange, fiery debris falling mysteriously from the sky recently, but it's only a matter of time until the next event, certainly.

Sync Log: Michael Jackson

When I heard Michael Jackson had died, this page from Nexus #4 suddenly popped into my head, out of nowhere.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

John Cusack, Superstar: Pushing Tin


  Well, the full trailer for 2012 is here. And as to be expected from a Roland Emmerich film, it's chock-full of mass destruction and genocide. The guy certainly has a knack for it, doesn't he? 

Apocalyptic film seems to have an added appeal during times of malaise like this one- it's the ultimate fantasy of the global reset button. Of course, no one watching pictures themselves amongst the piles of dead the dogs are picking at, they see the blood and fire through the eyes of the stars (John Cusack in this case, re-teamed with Martian Child co-star Amanda Peet) reaching that brand new day on the other side of it- the "Morning After" Maureen McGovern warbled about all those years ago. 

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Secret Solstice

Oh reverse-engineered alien Technology, you are the blogger's friend. Saturday was not the Solstice, but don't tell our friends on the West Coast that.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Star Trek: The ReGenesis of Gus Grissom

“I grew up on Star Trek. 
I believe in the final frontier.” - Barackobamun

Just about this time last year I was looking at the strange semiotic links between
Star Trek and a young, up and coming politician, who had just secured the Democratic nomination for President.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Alien Dreaming: Transformers Gonna Transform

If you've been in a cave the past few weeks, you've probably missed the thousands of images of Megan Fox relentlessly posing at various premieres of the new Transformers movie. This film is obviously a very big deal for the wizards of Hollywood, even bigger than the new Star Trek movie.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Speaking of Neuromancy...


    OK, let's backtrack. We have this technology that's straight out of the Sprawl Trilogy (or other, more unearthly sci-fi, perhaps), which "Neuromancy" refers to. It's called "Project Natal," meaning "Project Birth." The character here is Milo (who is actually an androgyne) and his/her dog Kate. 

First, let's do Milo. From wiki:
In Hebrew context, Milo is an abbreviation of the Hebrew name MI "who" KHA "like" IL "god", alias Michael meaning "who resembles God".
OK, "the project of the birth of he/she who is like god." Fair enough. Back to wiki:
Milo and Kate - a game in development by Lionhead Studios in which the player interacts with a young child (Milo or Milly, selected by the user at the start) and his/her dog Kate, using items and passing him virtual items from real life actions. In an interview after the demonstration, Lionhead founder Peter Molyneux confirmed that the demo was in fact the long running Project Dimitri. In the demonstration available at E3 2009, only Milo was available to interact with.
OK, Kate is a no-brainer for longtime Secret Sun readers. Kate is the diminutive of Katherine, which around here we interpret as Ka-Hathor-Ein- "to have the Ka (spirit) of Hathor." And the dog is Sirius, reminding us of the conjunctions between Hathor and Isis.

But who is the he/she that is like God? Adam Kadmon. We find that Milo grew out of another project:
The Dimitri Project was the codename for a video game by Lionhead Studios that for many years had an unknown status, before surfacing in 2009 as the technology demo "Milo" for Microsoft's Project Natal.
The Dimitri Project! And where does that name come from?

 And created by Lionhead Studios- all of you Jungians out there just spit your second cup of coffee at the screen. Who is the Lionhead?

Aion, companion of Mithras, brother of Harpocrates. So, the birth of Milo/Milly who is like god and whose companion is Hathor-Isis, who grew out of Project Demeter who was created by Aion. These are not random bits culled from here and there in mythology, we're hitting the core archetypes here- the very apex of the Mystery pantheon. 

Ancient mythology meets futuristic- almost alien- science, again. You can't keep them separated anymore these days, can you? Now go look at that video again and feel the Secret Sun on your face.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Lee Perry: Rest in Dub

There was a time in my life when I lived Dub morning, noon and night. I'm talking the old school Dub mainly, but also a lot of the work that people like Adrian Sherwood and Jack Dangers were putting out there as well. 

Monday, June 08, 2009

Alien Dreaming and the Widening Gyre: Transmission

The Heavenly Mushroom 
inseminates the Terrestrial Yoni

When you study mythology and symbolism in depth, you constantly run up against the problem of transmission: how are symbols and myths transmitted across time and geographic barriers?

Thursday, June 04, 2009

"Mr. President, You Look Like King Tut"

So many strands coming together here- Barackobamun as the avatar of restoration, compared to King Tut by none other than Zahi Hawass himself. This is no surprise to attentive readers of this blog, but it's still quite remarkable to see that CNN is now pushing this meme.


Stairway to Sirius: Barackobamun Tours Giza

I think this may be a good time to re-read the Stairway to Sirius series again, and the Very Sirius Election series as well. Maybe this post too. 

The (Secret) Sunrise: A Picture Story

This is how we do it: each image clicks to a link providing further information pertaining to the overall narrative. What is this story all about? You decide.


Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Back From The Edge of the World (2009 Edition)

Front row: Christopher Partridge, Jeff Kripal and Michael Murphy 
Second row: George Stephanopolous, Ed May, Dulce Murphy, Dean Radin, Victoria Nelson, Mason Gamble, Erik Davis. 
Third row: Doug Moench, Paul Selig, Mitch Horowitz, Larry Sutin, CK, Collin Eyre and Scott Jones.
Well, Time flies and Time crawls. But sometimes you enter a state in which Time flows in such a manner that it seems to expand and contract in an entirely different and yet totally satisfactory fashion.