Sunday, December 12, 2010

Secret Star Trek: The Oldest, Deadliest Myth


You might think being a geek should prime you for the Transhumanism Revolution, but in reality it should also prime you against it. 

For every Six Million Dollar Man there's a race of Cybermen or Borg or take your pick. William Gibson's Sprawl novels presented Transhuman modification as a ubiquitous consumer product, but what part of "dystopian" do you not understand? 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Scrying the Outer Limits: Angelic Alphabets


 I'm not going to try to define what magical thinking should be in terms of method or dogma. I don't really subscribe to either. But I do have what I think is a very practical goal or result that magical thinking should lead you to, and that is a sense of possibility.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Obama, Hanuman and the Unknown Nine

On Revelations, I explained my theory to William Henry that the strange ritual behavior we've seen with Barack Obama is based in the same feelings of anxiety that fuel ritual behaviors in people with OCD

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Jack Kirby's Psychotronic Hijacking of 2001: A Space Odyssey

If there's one thing I've realized over the years it's that the secular world is filled with priesthoods, no less intolerant and no less dogmatic than their religious counterparts.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Alien Entertrainment: Enter the Phoenix


  A reader dropped this link in a recent post and needless to say it blew my mind. This was a very short-lived show from 1982 starring Judson Scott, a face familiar to Star Trek, V and X-Files fans. 

The ancient astronaut angle was a bit late in the game, considering we were a year and change into Reagan's term. But the Machu Picchu opener is quite ahead of its time, as it would become a New Age hotspot just a few years later. 


Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Project Blue Beam Exposed!

Anyone who spends anytime looking into the UFO phenomena has probably seen the words "Project Blue Beam" -
often misspelled - show up when any aerial anomalies are being discussed online. 

Friday, October 08, 2010

Secret Sun Picture Parade: The Falcon has Landed

UFOs continue to make the headlines, particularly these stories from China. My automatic reaction is to dismiss any sighting in the mainstream media as a hoax and/or a setup, but the story being circulated about military testing seems more than a bit off to me, as if the Chinese are trying to control the narrative by leading people to believe it's all some kind of test.

Monday, October 04, 2010

AstroGnostic: The Event and 10.13

Strap yourself in, we're going for a wild ride...

The event in this past week's episode of The Event was the crash of the ill-fated jetliner in the Arizonan desert, after being diverted through some type of wormhole from its suicide run. 

And the mysterious others in Alaska seem to be some kind of Gnostic super race, trapped here in the realm of the Demiurge and his murderous archons.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fringe and the SciFi Singularity


I'm not exactly sure why, but my passion for and preoccupation with sci-fi has become practically religious over the past few months. 

A lot of you might be scratching your heads and asking, "how is this news?" But it's gotten to the point that if a book or a film or a TV show doesn't have some sci-fi or fantasy element, I have no interest in it at all.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Secret Sun Picture Parade: The Joke's on Us

This story ran last week, but just caught my attention. This didn't run on UFO Mystic or Filer's Files, it ran on Reuters, one of the world's largest and most respected news organizations. Interesting in and of itself, but I couldn't help but notice that an IBM ad discussing their work with "future threats" in Dubai was running when I visited the page. 

Quite a sync. 

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Yahooccultism: Dog Days Are Never Over

Well, it's after-Labor Day (the autumnal equinox is a good two weeks away). 

Time to put away your white slacks and dresses and get out your schoolbooks. Happily, Yahoo is still lobbing softballs at symbol watchers, just like they did throughout the Dog Days.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Appearances Can Deceive

So after all the shouting and controversy, could it be that the "Ground Zero Mosque" is a hoax? Nothing would surprise me these days, but you gotta love Huffpost's beauty shot of the Stairway to Sirius here, especially given the site's penchant for super-loaded symbolism.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Secret Star Trek: A Really Bad 21st Century

One of the many alien "Gods" from Star Trek

 Summer is the time when my brain goes into standby mode. Actually, that's not true, it's actually the time when I delve back into a particular pop culture obsession and follow different themes in and out of paranormal lore and history.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Freudian Funnybooks: Two and a Half Men

I haven't done one of these in a while but it's been such a gloomy summer and we can all use some unintentional hilarity laced with sac-kickingly blatant phallic symbolism. I'm not going to comment on any of these, but feel free to write your own captions in the comments section. Or not. Hey- it's Sunday in August. Do whatever makes you happy. Or don't.

Click to enlarge. Or not.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

"Children of the Flaming Wheel"

I could try to preface or frame this photocomic somehow, but there's no way I could make it any less strange and wacked out than it already is

Longtime Secret Sun readers know all about Jack Kirby and the absolute incongruity of his obsessions with the highest weirdness imaginable contrasted with his almost stultifying suburbanite life. I'd argue that the latter not only enabled but fueled the former.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Secret Sun Picture Parade: Aliens and Egypt, Again

Yahooccultismus strikes again. Quite a juicy semiotic mashup there, the UFO story, the Sun headlines, a Phoenix namedrop, the mer-man links and of course the dogs (as in the Dog Star). 

Really a subtle work of genius that most people will completely ignore. Secret Sun readers know better.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Yahooccultism: Crowned with the Sun

You know, I never noticed how much the CMS installation at CERN resembled old Sol. No surprise they're searching for the "God Particle" there. Hopefully the overweening narcissism of the current generation of scientists won't be all of our undoing. 

I must admit that very time I see a CERN headline I can't help but flash back to The Quiet Earth.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Dog Days: The Hits Just Keep On Coming

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Well, the Sun is blazing all across the globe. It's summer- the Dog Days- and the symbols are flying like grackles in the grove. It seems like I'm doing a lot of these posts recently, but you gotta fish when they're bitin'. 

 That blue and gold Sol there is from a story in the UK press- the British company is paying off illegal immigrants at Calais to go back home. I guess wages have been driven down enough. 

For the time being, at least.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Secret Star Trek: Susan Oliver, Sex on Wings

The Outer Limits would inspire - and lend creative personnel -- to two other landmark sci-fi series of the 1960s, series whose numinous power continues to overshadow any of the formulaic bilge that has passed itself off as science fiction in recent years. 

Both series were Gnostic to their cores; Astro-Gnostic, to be precise. Perhaps all good sci-fi must be.

Mermaids and Man-Things

Or should that say "Best of Sumer?"

Well, summer's here and the time is right for Sirius symbolism. Here's my old neighbor Marky Mark hamming it up with Will Farrell, who'll be playing the part of Oannes for us. That 116 sure is a strange number, until you add it up and get- of course- 17.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Vampires, Vixens and Death from Above

Well, it's getting to be that time again, when heavenly shades of night begin to fall and teenaged girls count every second sweeping across the clock's face. Yes, on June 30, the new Twilight film hits the screen, unleashing a host of clandestine memes on an unsuspecting world. 

Thursday, May 20, 2010

2012 Olympics: London Mascots

Reader Brooke brought these to my attention- the new mascots for the London Olympics. And what a surprise- more aliens. These are faintly reminiscent of the Teletubbies, though the cyclops look is a bit disconcerting. The levitation bit is a nice touch, no?

For casual readers not familiar with the repeating alien motifs attached to the Olympic Games, here's a nice primer from the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles...

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Rent "The Box" this weekend. Seriously.

Once in a very great while, an artist comes out of nowhere and channels the most ineffably unconscious currents of an age into pop culture artifacts. Often it seems as if these artists are only half-aware of what it is they are channeling. Richard Kelly is one of these.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

King Tut: Sacred Icon of the Restoration Revelation

There are no two ways about it- King Tut is an international superstar.
There are two touring exhibits of his tomb's treasures (minus the priceless sarcophagus) that have been record sellouts across Europe and North America, moving hundreds of thousands of tickets during a global recession. 

Live Action Role Play or Live Action Ritual Programming?

If I were to create a new religion, I'd do so as a performance art exercise. Congregants would be told from the start that this was all fiction, it was all art. And believe me; I'd go whole hog with the liturgy. The smells, the bells, the chants, the vestments- all of that great ritualism that the Church stole from the Mystery religions.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Immortal Ad Vitam: The Power to Procreate with the Gods


  Having cut my teeth on 70s comics, I can say that nothing that shows up in pop culture these days surprises me. 

Any weird esoteric or occult topic you can think of was yours for a quarter (or so) at your local spinner rack. There was a great innocence to it all as well - innocence being the lack of self-consciousness that took over the comics medium once it was banished from the newsstands. 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

From Ausur to Oscar.

Well, it's that time of the year again. Yes, 3/7/10 is here, a clever little cryptogram for 3/17, the date of the death of Osiris. No surprise then that tonight we have the Ausurs Oscars, aka the Academy Awards.


Friday, March 05, 2010

Ultraterrestrial Deconstructions: The Othernet


Well, a lot of you have seen the BBC Superpowers promo by now. It's fascinating not only on the face of it - meaning the alien subtext - but also in that it implies a separation of the human race between those who use the Internet and those who don't. 

There's a powerful yet unspoken posthuman subtext, but also a kind of techno-utopianism that I thought went out with the Quadra. But the spot also caught my eye since it seems to have been inspired by The Outer Limits, particularly the second series, which aired on Showtime in the 90s.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Torchwood: (Suffer the) Children of Earth

Torchwood: Children of Earth is one of the most intense, jarring, unsettling and flat-out gutpunching television productions in recent memory. 

It's also one of the most important works of science fiction of our time. If you haven't watched it yet, you really should. Like, right away. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Deep Space Nine: Shadows and Symbols

A blue spiral, then a wormhole. Look familiar?

I'm not sure why, but Star Trek has been resonating with me lately in a way it hasn't in a long time. It certainly has nothing to do with the recent feature film, it's something else I can't quite put my finger on. 

Almost in a way The X-Files did ; the same kinds of synchronistic emanations have been hitting me left and right.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Enter the Moorescape


Alan Moore needs no introduction around these parts. He's the creator of Watchmen, V for Vendetta, the Jack the Ripper drama From Hell as well as League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which I believe is the finest superhero fiction ever written. For those of you who haven't read his work maybe this documentary will change your mind. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Secret Sun 17th Celebrations Synopsis

I had tweeted these throughout the day, but since a lot of readers don't follow my Twitter feed I thought I'd recap yesterday's 17 celebrations from around the world. 

ITEM: As you'd expect, NAZCA NASA was extremely busy yesterday as well: "Cosmic Feast Revealed in New NASA Sky-Mapper Photos":
A wispy comet, a bursting star-forming cloud, the Andromeda galaxy and a faraway cluster of hundreds of galaxies are just a few of the cosmic sights seen in the first processed images from a new NASA all-sky survey. NASA's new Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, mission began scanning the entire sky in infrared light on Jan. 14.
The Comet is labeled as C/2007 Q3. Q is the 17th letter of the alphabet. 

Be ye wise as serpents.

ITEM: Speaking of the lamentations of ISiS, she got a new window onto the world, which NASA showed off on the 17th:

Astronauts in space are delighting in what they described as "absolutely spectacular" views of Earth after cranking open the shutters on the International Space Station's new window-covered observation dome for the first time.

Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi took this view from inside the cupola just after its windows were first opened on Feb. 17, 2010. The cupola's window shutters are open and the Sahara desert is visible below.

The Sahara. Where Egypt is located. Gotcha.

ITEM: NASA astronauts also took their third and final spacewalk at ISiS on the 17th:

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronauts ventured out on the third and final spacewalk of their mission Tuesday night and unwrapped the International Space Station's phenomenal new lookout — the best window on the world that orbiting crews have ever had. Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick had a multitude of chores to complete outside, but the most anticipated was the unveiling of those seven windows, a fitting grand finale to the shuttle mission's spacewalks.
3. 17. Patrick. Hmmm.

ITEM: The indelible link between NASA and Ancient Egypt was driven home yet again with this story, which made the news on the 17th:

The legendary Egyptian "boy king" Tutankhamun, commonly known as King Tut, died of conditions including malaria and complications from a leg fracture, according to a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Tut) ruled during the 18th Dynasty, from 1336 B.C. to 1327 B.C., according to the Web site Egyptology Online, and is believed to have died young. Forensic analysis of his mummy has put his age of death at about 17 to 19 years.

ITEM: Which brings us to this fascinating story; never-before seen footage of JFK (aka "the American Osiris") shortly before his assassination surfaced on the 17th, released by the Sixth Floor Museum. ITEM: What was the 17 President doing? He was talking to ISiS. USA Today: "Obama and students talk to astronauts in orbit":

Surrounded by a dozen middle school students from Florida, Michigan and Nebraska, President Obama spoke to 11 NASA astronauts by phone from the Roosevelt Room in the White House this evening. A video fed their images back at the same time.

The orbiting astronauts, from the International Space Station and Space Shuttle Endeavor, took turns answering questions from the president and the students.

Barackobamun (aka the new Tut) used the occasion to state that his commitment to NASA was "unwavering," even though he observed the 42nd anniversary of Gus Grissom's murder death by scrapping the Constellation program.

Looking at the hidden 3/17 in the Constellation mission patch, I can't help wonder if it wasn't born to die.

ITEM: We're still in the midst of the 17 Days in Vancouver, and the US won three gold medals on the 17th, including one by the dying-resurrecting Shaun White. Imagine that
. ITEM: This strange story surfaced on the 17th, which I don't know what to make of:

A group of anthropologists working with hill tribes in a remote area of India have made a startling discovery: Intricate prehistoric cave paintings depicting aliens and UFO type craft.

Also visible is another object that might depict a wormhole, explaining how aliens were able to reach Earth. This image may lead UFO enthusiasts to conclude that the images might have been drawn with the involvement of aliens themselves.

It looks a bit too good to be true, but I will definitely keep my eye on future developments. But you don't need to look in hidden caves for Stargate depictions... you?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Crimes, Cover-ups and Fringe Science

By now I shouldn't be surprised by these kinds of things, but I was a bit stunned to find out that I attended high school in Braintree, Mass. with the accused shooter at the University of Alabama. Not only that but I also attended high school with the brother she mowed down with a shotgun in 1986.


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ritual Olympics: 17 Days in Vancouver

Well, I watched as much as I could take of the opening ceremonies of the Olympics and DVR'd the rest. I realize all of the symbolism comes from indigenous cultures, but these four statues seemed a bit more canopic to me, like the four sons of Horus, or the four funerary goddesses. Maybe a little of both. At the same time. Canada is very liberal about that kind of thing. 

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The Sirius Super Stargate Bowl


I actually missed the opening minutes of the Super Bowl on purpose, tuning in at the coin toss. 

Big mistake. 

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Stairway to Sirius: The (Pink) Star of the Sea

As I said on William Henry's show in December (and here as well) we need to be on the lookout for water symbolism this year, as well as mermaid/mermen and other symbols associated with Sirius in esoteric lore. I've recently explored these memes in depth, particularly as they relate to James Cameron, who is obviously very deeply obsessed with both aliens and the oceans (and Gus Grissom, strangely enough).

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Avatar, or Superman in Reverse


  Avatar just pounded its philosophical opposite, The Dark Knight, into the box office dust, so James Cameron now has the top two grossing movies of all time under his belt. As with any hugely successful film, the writs against Avatar have started flying from various authors claiming infringement.

Monday, January 04, 2010

The Secret Sun Best of the Zeros: Music


 And now, for my favorite albums of this godforsaken decade. A diverse sampling, all united in principle by attention paid to the pleasure of sound and music as an end unto itself. Most of it lies squarely in the psychedelic realm, meaning psychedelia as a principle and not a retro style.