I'm finishing up some work here at Secret Sun Central, but in the meantime it's summer and that means it's time for The Outer Limits. This is a pure dose of AstroGnosis, and the paranoid brand thereof.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The Dark Knight of Our Soul
Most people have a stereotype of "conspiracy theorists" as wild-eyed hysterics, who theorize first and maybe-- maybe-- ask questions later. Unfortunately, there's an entire population of conspiratainers and their followers who are hellbent on proving that stereotype right, and then lowering the bar as far as possible.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Prophesy the New State Religion
Madonna should really lay off the steroids.
I wrote recently that I'm increasingly uncomfortable in covering some of the spectacle being broadcast out there, just as it was during Bread and Circuses era of the Roman Empire. Why? Because it gets to the point where you start to feel like an accomplice.
That's not a feeling I enjoy.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
From Sidon to Cydonia: Remembering David Flynn
Once upon a time, "occult" didn't mean sorcery or black magic, it referred to a corpus of ancient hidden knowledge whose meaning had been lost to the sands of time. It embodied alchemy, astrology, gematria, numerology and other symbolic sciences.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
Prometheus and the Death of Science Fiction
Superheroes have taken pole position in the tentpole box office derby, in front of the sci-fi blockbuster. Even an ostensible sci-fi film like Avatar was actually a classic superhero origin narrative. I bet that John Carter would have been a success had it been marketed as a superhero story (which in fact it is) than a sci-fi extravaganza, which modern audiences are a bit weary of.
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