Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Secret Sun Picture Parade: Omens and Portents

This time last year we were all agog, having been pounded by a procession of bizarre events that I chronicled in the "Stairway to Sirius, Revisited" series (that you can read here). In the midst of that blowout, we saw the Isis Gate raised from the murky waters of Alexandria Harbor (on the 17th, no less). 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Nightmares in Camelot: Sometimes We Can See Them


Perception has been a major part of what I puzzle over on this blog. Specifically, how perception determines reality or at least how we describe reality.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Astronaut Theology: Liverpool, Egypt

Some things don't make sense until such time that they suddenly do. 

For instance, here's way too much sun-drenched Egypt in the ancient rain-soaked British isles, from the Druids to Queen Scota to the Celtic Church to Egyptology craze of the 18th and 19th Centuries. 

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.

Fringe: Never Surrender

Fringe wrapped up its alt.universe mytharc this past Thursday with an absolute stormer of a conclusion. Cyberspace was glowing with recaps and round tables and hardcore Fringers were left gasping. 

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The Expanding Human

It's mind-boggling how many syncs and connections erupt when you deal with issues of consciousness. 

This episode of The Outer Limits is obviously drawing on the then-contemporary controversy over the Harvard Psychedelic Club, yet it also prefigures many of the plot strands in Altered States (which itself took place at Harvard).


Transhuman Apotheosis/Transhuman Apocalypse

It doesn't bother me that Transhumanism meddles with the forces of nature - bending nature to our will has been the human story since the first tool was made or the first potion was brewed. 

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Alien Dreaming & the Widening Gyre: Break on Through

Have you heard about Dark Jupiter? It seems that we're closer to isolating the Sun's "companion," a giant planet that is hurling comets toward the Sun, like some great mythic war in Heaven. Scientists seem to believe there's something out there- something huge- but there's no agreement on what it may be...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Stairway to Sirius: Hanuman Nature

George Orwell once said, "to see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle." Trying to discern what an image is actually saying and not what the so-called experts interpret it to be saying has played a major part in my work on The Secret Sun.

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.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Trailer Trash: The Children's Hour


The latest installment of the Harry Potter behemoth premiered at midnight and is projected to set new box office records. Or something. I have to admit that I never took to this franchise.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Astronaut Theology: SuperGod MasterForce

I always assumed that AAT vanished from pop culture when the original Battlestar Galactica went off the air and didn't really come back into vogue until The X-Files. The reason being is that I wasn't watching a lot of cartoons at that time.


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. 


Sunday, November 07, 2010

Barackobamun's Rendezvous with Rama

Speaking of the Moon and the ancient astronauts and their dramas and symbols, what did Barackobamun do as soon as his party took a drubbing in the midterms? 

Earth Intruders and the Manufactured Moon

A recent headline had it that Hollywood had no less than 16 alien invasion movies in the pipeline. But not all of the actual films in question follow the War of the Worlds template, and some of them are sequels or have only tangential connections to the meme (like Green Lantern).


Thursday, November 04, 2010

From Dog Star to Dog House

Live by the symbols, die by the symbols

Two years ago we spent a lot of time looking at the bizarre and incongruous Sirius symbolism that was being used by both Presidential candidates. It lasted well into the first few months of Obama's administration.

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. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

October 33rd, or Another Mass UFO Landing That Wasn't

The big news on October 13th was the rescue of the Chilean miners, which a lot of you are probably getting sick of hearing about by now.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Alien Dreaming: In Excelsis, Part 10/13

By the time you read this, the headlines will be screaming about mass UFO landings all across the globe or it will be just another ordinary day in October. 

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Netherworld

There's "fiction" and then there's "nonfiction." And in between there is a netherworld of fiction/non/fiction that resonates on a level that neither truth nor lies can hope to equal. 

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.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Astronaut Theology: The Beat Goes On



So the question still stands - why all of the sudden interest in UFOs and aliens in the media and among the scientific establishment lately? 

Friday, October 01, 2010

Something's Happening Here

 Where were we? Well, we were talking about the UN alien-ambassador story which was announced, then denied, then "debunked," then the subject of a legal complaint against the would-be debunkers.The story seems to have kicked up a hornet's nest behind the scenes, with claims and and counterclaims and denials, giving the distinct impression- to me, at least- that someone's been telling tales out of school. 

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.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Secret War Against the New Age: The Eternal Dialectic

This series is not about the New Age movement.

It's about how certain belief systems are privileged and how others are not and what that means for the future. It's about how the establishment dealt with a challenge to its monopoly on the creation and dissemination of belief systems.


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. 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Final Events: Interview with Nick Redfern

Author and journalist Nick Redfern has a new book out called Final Events that's guaranteed to shake people up. It deals with a powerful secret society within the Intelligence community created with the intention of establishing a Christian Reconstructionist surveillance state. For what purpose?


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.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

"Which Means it's a Trap."

There's a very dangerous meme out there that has it that governments can't keep secrets. It's absolute nonsense, and the same goes for corporations, crime networks, secret societies and on and on. So how do we account for all of the conspiracy media we see out there?

Secret Sun Picture Parade: The Cosmic Ghost

Well, it's Sync Log time here on The Secret Sun: the previous post dealt with my encounter with a ghost-like anomaly, and sure enough HuffPost and NAZCA NASA team up for this juicy sync about some enormous black hole or something. 

Friday, September 03, 2010

Wyrd New Jersey: The Paranormal State

I don't go much for the paranormal. Not that I'm a disbeliever, necessarily - in fact, I expect we'll be seeing more and more weirdness manifesting as everything continues to spin apart. Whether this is all a function of neurology or interdimensional rifts or electromagnetic disturbances is hard to say, which is why I try not to spend too much time on the topic. 

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Secret War Against the New Age: Introduction

To most people, the New Age is a joke. The picture you usually get in the media is that the New Age is a conglomeration of hucksters and charlatans peddling mystical claptrap to bored, eccentric housewives. Despite the popularity of figures associated with New Age - Oprah, Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins - the movement isn't taken very seriously by most people.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Cocoon and the Villa of the Mysteries

Ron Howard's 1985 Cocoon followed hot on the heels of his 1984 commercial breakthrough as a director, Splash. That film told the story of a mermaid who takes human form and takes up with a bachelor played by Tom Hanks. The film ends with the couple swimming to Atlantis.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Atlantis Rising: Ritual Androgyny in the Strangest Places

Has it really been five months? I'm reposting this since I wanted to post part 3 and realized absolutely no one would remember what the hell I was talking about. I had planned to clear out the queue this summer, but it's been so hectic, symbol-wise. 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dog Days: The Ground Zero Mosque

I made mention the other day of this shot from HuffPost pertaining to the "Ground Zero Mosque" debate surrounding Park51 or the Cordoba House or whatever it's being called this week.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Children of the Flaming Wheel, Part 2: The Solar Phone

In the previous post, we looked at what reads like the minutes from an technoccult ritual in which young hippies contact alien artificial intelligences over the vast reaches of space using psychic projection. Jack Kirby seemed to like the idea so much that it included it in a contemporaneous story, starring none other than our old friend, Jimmy Olsen.


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.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Atlantis Rising, Part 4: Beyond the Stars

Cocoon was followed by the obligatory sequel in 1988, but the film went nowhere. Neither did this 1989 film written and directed by the author of the novel Cocoon was (loosely) based on, but it's a lot more interesting for our purposes here.


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.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Secret Star Trek: The Plumed Serpent

Some believe that 2012 will bring the return of Quetzalcoatl, whose name translates literally into "feathered serpent." And of course the crowns of Egypt were composed of a bird and a snake as well. 

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, August 02, 2010

Wayne Herschel and the Secret Sun of Ra


 Longtime Secret Sun readers are familiar with my theory that the Sun we are seeing in a lot of this esoteric symbolism is not in fact ours (see "Astronaut Theology: Their Sun is Different" from April 2008) and now researcher Wayne Herschel has decoded some of the symbolism pertaining to Ra (god of the Green Sun) and produced these fascinating videos. 

Sunday, August 01, 2010

The Dreaming Mind and the Invisible Hand

Tracy Twyman just posted part 2 of our conversation and this time the gloves are off. Just a quick bit of Sync Log-style background- I'd been thinking the morning we spoke that I needed to do some more podcasts in order to hone my chops, since it's been a while. 

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.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Alien Dreaming: Don't Pay the Ferryman

In our last installment, I mentioned how I've watched I Want to Believe about 40 times (give or take) and found some new easter egg each time. Well, shortly after writing that I took another pass at the film, and lo and behold, found more hidden symbolism. And this stuff is quite juicy....

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.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Yahooccultism: Beyond the Sea

The China UFO story is still a hot topic. We're still hearing the military angle, without any evidence to substantiate it yet. The Yahoo story here is total puff, offering no insights either way.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yahooccultism: The Old Ones FTW

The big story from the World Cup was the uncanny predictions of, well, an octopus. Now, I'm not saying there's a conspiracy afoot to gradually program us into worship of the hideous Old Ones, some of whom take a similar form to said octopus. I'm just saying...nothing, really. I'm not saying anything.

Weird story though, eh?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Jung at Heart: Individuation vs. the Mass Mind


Jung very rarely spoke on politics and when he did so it was always in the context of the individuation of the Psyche and the threat that the reductive powers of the Mass Mind presented to that process.

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.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Sirius Rising: Greco-Egypt and the New Rome

Poster art for the Cleopatra show. 
Kind of says it all, no?

Took a road trip yesterday to Phila(e)delphia to see the Cleopatra show, which was a bit of a letdown after the Tut extravaganza. If Zahi is being a bit miserly with the goodies found at Alexandria and Heraklion, the show more than made up for it in serving up the semiotic booty, particularly pertaining to the Sirius and Phoenix memes.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Secret Sun Picture Parade: Post-Solstice Edition

The big story is still the BP Gulf spill, yet another real-life fiasco foreshadowed on The X-Files. While working up the big XF post over the weekend I remembered that the rig in question was called the 'Orpheus', yet more descent-to-the-underworld Mystery symbolism in the XF Mythology.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Exegesis: The Age of Entropy

We all know the origin of the term "Dog Days," but I often remember seeing it used in the papers to describe the midsummer doldrums, when everyone was on vacation and nothing was really getting done. 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Solstice Festivals 2010

Here's a highlight reel from the Fremont/Seattle Solstice parade, which was held on Saturday. The most elaborate of these parades takes place in Santa Barbara, but won't be held until later in the week.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Have You Ever Wondered...


 ... why we here in America (and several other countries) celebrate Father's Day around the time of the Summer Solstice? Of course, it comes a little earlier in 2012- it will be celebrated on the 17th.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

17, the Green Sun and Deepwater on the Horizon

I've been doing the kind of work that I publish here on the Secret Sun for a very long time now. And when I go public with an idea or meme it's usually only after a long period of study. So when I talk about water/ocean symbolism or the 17 meme or the Gus Grissom Cult, it's because I've gotten hit after hit after hit with them in my research.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What the Heaven Happened?

Once upon a time some of the greatest secular music artists came out of the Church, and many of them never left. Artists as diverse as Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Marvin Gaye, and Sam Cooke did some of their most fiery and passionate music in the Gospel field. 

But can you name a single modern Christian Contemporary artist? 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What the Hell is Going on Up There... or Down Here?


At the same time (late January 2010) that the anomalous objects were photographed in orbit around the Sun we saw bizarre aerial phenomena over Australia, specifically bizarre formations in non-random geometrical arrangements. The first of these appeared two days before the objects were photographed around the Sun.


Monday, June 14, 2010

What the Hell is Going on Up There, Redux

Do you remember this story from 2008?
Unusually quiet Sun has scientists worried The Sun has been strangely calm this year. For more than 200 days so far this year, no sunspots have been observed. In fact the Sun has been quieter this year than in any year since 1954, when it was calm for 241 days.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Alien Hunter: The Secret Stargate Sequel


There was a sequel to the Stargate feature film, did you hear about it? No, not that glorified LARP of a series, Stargate SG-1. No, this sequel features James Spader reprising his role of Daniel Jackson. 

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, June 03, 2010

The Lucid Hallucinations of Trevor Von Eeden

You find wisdom in 
the strangest places

Well, it's that time of year again- Slave to the Gods mode.
Plenty of hot coffee and too many sunrises peeking in through the window. But strangely enough I keep having this hallucination- it's actually like the original "Secret Sun" dream. It will be well past midnight and I will swear that the Sun is out.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Gods and Mermaids: The Secret Sun Goes Nationwide

Here's the 20/20 spot on Superheroes- that voiceover at the end is mine. And here are a few snippets from the article on the piece, written by the unbelievably cool Jon Meyersohn. And being mentioned in the same breath as Elaine Pagels? 

Friday, May 28, 2010

Outer Limits: Them Ol' Post-Apocalyptic Blues Again


Post-apocalyptic and dystopian sci-fi was all the rage when I was a kid. A lot of it was inspired by the Cold War, but it was also a natural reaction to the malaise of the early stages of American de-industrialization.

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...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Matinee: God Told Me To


Seeing as how we seem to be stuck in an endless tapeloop of the 1970s, today's feature presentation is more timely than ever. Larry Cohen's God Told Me To is one of the great grindhouse/drive-in classics that seems to know a lot more than it's saying out loud. 

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, May 12, 2010

Psilocybin-Fueled Sci-Fi

A children's book from 1954. Note classic "Grey"-type bodies and heads in aliens, Amanita color scheme