Thursday, May 31, 2012

Babies, Bathwater and the New Age

The New Age movement is one of the great enigmas of our time. You won't find hardly anyone willing to defend it or define themselves as a "New Ager," and yet the movement has slowly and quietly (some would say insidiously) changed the culture at large, for better and worse.

Monday, May 28, 2012

It's Not What You or I Believe, It's What They Believe

I've been rather busy this week trying to stay out of the poorhouse,
but I've had two main themes that I've been mulling over, both of which stemmed from my reading.

I felt compelled to re-read the chapter on Jacques Vallee in Jeff Kripal's must-have Authors of the Impossible. I wasn't sure what I was looking for, but there was something I had unconsciously remembered from my previous reading (which was a while back now) that I felt needed to be explored. The quote itself? 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Avengers, or Jack Kirby Conquers the World

Now do you understand?

I've burned a lot of bandwidth on this blog -- too much, in some people's eyes -- obsessing on Jack Kirby, the visionary madman who unwittingly changed the face of popular culture. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sync Log: Eyes in the Sky

Sometime around 8 PM I saw the most stunning cloud formation on my evening walk- it looked the sky was filled with eyes. I returned home and looked up "eye-shaped clouds" but no luck. So then I wrote this on the Secret Sun FB page:
Tonight's the night I picked to leave my phone at home on my walk. There was the weirdest cloud bank in the sky as the sun was setting- it looked like there were thousands of eyes in the sky, with pupils and everything. Then the closer I get to my house the more wiped away it all gets. Anyone ever seen anything like that? 
Sure enough, others had (including Missus Wibble).

At the same time I had posted about the clouds, a group member had independently posted a graphic of a raw photo of the same phenomenon and then an artistic interpretation on his wall.

I had never seen anything like it before, at least I don't recall such a thing. It did occur to me that there was an eclipse today and I thought that might have had some effect on the clouds.

What I didn't mention on the FB thread was that before I went for a walk I had been performing a hypnogogic meditation (which I discussed on the Mystery Hour with Mike Clelland). And I didn't want to end it until I could clearly summon an image or an icon (which is a lot harder than it sounds, since it's impossible to actually consciously do so in that state). The image that came to mind was the eye of a bird, perhaps an eagle or a hawk.

Speaking of Mike Clelland, I first noticed the cloud phenomenon around the corner from my strange 2010 encounter.

I have at least a passing familiarity with cloud formation and meteorology, so while I was absolutely stunned by the eyes in the sky I was thinking about low pressure fronts and wind patterns and convection at the same time. I couldn't help but wonder what the ancients would have thought of such a phenomenon.

PS: There must have been something in the air tonight- a discussion of the Transformers movies kicked loose the fact that Ted Torbich had his own version of the original Secret Sun dream: "You mention a dream of a giant robot stomping on your neighborhood when you were a kid. That smacked me upside the head! I remembered instantly a dream that I had that was precisely that, that I had completely forgotten about all these years!"

Thursday, May 17, 2012

My Ancient Aliens Problem

The controversial History Channel series Ancient Aliens seems to be winding down after four seasons (the fourth has been airing on H2).

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Space is an Altar: A Mother and Child Reunion

If you scroll down and look at the right hand column, you'll come across Knowles' Law. It reads as follows: "Whenever a controversy over symbolism erupts in the media, it's usually disguising another hidden symbolic message altogether."

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Descendants of Venus: A Secret Sun Picture Story

You know the game: click pix to enlarge and let those neurons fire. Google away until the wee morning hours and connect the dots to this unfolding narrative...

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Telling Tales Out of School: Otto Binder and the Silent Dead

ories about NASA and UFOs are legion, as are photos, films, and videos. One of the most cryptic - yet potentially most damning - concerned the Apollo 11 crew. 

Contrary to popular misconception, it was originally reported as apocrypha, as the author of the article it was first aired within couldn't confirm (or deny, apparently) its authenticity.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Space is an Altar: They Can't Be Sirius...

 Oh sure, that's a normal news story

Well, it's an election year and you know what that means-- a veritable flood of covert Sirius symbolism. It was the 2008 Election that really shaped this blog, starting with the A Very Sirius Election series and continuing on with the ongoing Stairway to Sirius installments.

It was all very strange timing for me; I had started this blog to promote Our Gods Wear Spandex but also to field-test a lot of the ideas I had explored in a manuscript I had written called Ancient Dramas, Modern Myths: The Secret Language of Pop Culture, which explored the ancient Solar symbolism in science fiction blockbusters and linked it all back to the Egyptian priesthood of Heliopolis known as the Shemsu Hor.

Ironically enough I began work on this manuscript following the 2004 Election and finished in mid-June 0f 2006.

 Obama's Beltane message

Richard C. Hoagland will tell you that the conclusion I came to in Ancient Dramas, Modern Myths is correct-- that the Shemsu Hor still very much exists and will exercise its influence behind the scenes with certain films (almost always science fiction action/adventures with strong alien and ancient astronaut themes or allegories). For the record, Graham Hancock told me in 2006 that he also believes that the Shemsu Hor still exist as well.

Dog (Star) Wars 2012

Richard also believes there's a hearts and minds battle being waged --roughly connected to Carol Rosin's claims of Werner Von Braun's belief that certain elements in the military/industrial/entertainment complex want to create fear of an alien invasion-- "fearporn" is Richard's term-- to poison the well and keep people locked in a limited, hopeless worldview.

That certainly explains all of the alien invasion films we've been seeing since Spielberg's War of the Worlds in 2005 (and his dismal Falling Skies last year)


In a 2008 post titled called "Credit Where Credit is Due" (inspired by a cyberfeud in Synchroland), I reminded readers that what I and others were doing-- connecting dots in the mediastream in ways not immediately apparent --was nothing new:
Richard Hoagland has been doing the exact same thing for many, many years. In fact, if there is a single father of "Synchromysticism" as it exists today, that man has to be Hoagland and no other.

From "The Age of Horus Dawns," November 2000
Anyone interested in Synchromysticism or deep semiotics will find a treasure trove in the Enterprise Mission archives, dating back to 1996.

Some may find fault with Hoagland's understanding of exogeology or astronomy, but his understanding of esoteric symbolism is immense. The links between secret societies and the space program (indeed, the links between secret societies and the power structure as a whole) are inarguable and well-documented, and Hoagland's understanding of their history and symbol systems is deep and meticulous.
And in "Credit," I also shared a hunch on where exactly the Obama Administration was ultimately going to be taking the country, what his role in history was:
As the space program is being ramped up to a scale never before seen in history (it's my belief that Obama could very well have been installed to transform America from an arms-based economy to a space-based one), I think everyone should at least familiarize themselves with Hoagland's work, which long predates us all in Synchromysticland.
Given the subsequent escalation of the wars, the surveillance state and the ongoing destruction of the middle class (the continuation of the Bush agenda, in other words) that seemed like a prediction for the round-file, where all of the predictions made by professional psychics, media pundits and corporate scientists belong. But I'd forgotten my long-held maxim about change-- that real change is slow, laborious and often invisible.

 Yeah, that's not symbolic

It also has to be remembered that Obama is not a king and that the country-- and the world-- is filled with competing power factions, who'll often cut off their own noses just to spray the other guy with blood. Given the symbolism we saw-- not only in the Election, but the Sirius Star LARP, the mind-boggling Dubai Anunaki invocation, all of the nonsense about the dog being a "Major Issue" and the Blue Dogs-- it's hard to believe that all of that was just for show.

It wasn't. It was, as Richard calls it, "sympathetic magic." An elaborate ritual to tune the participants' consciousness to the greater currents of these ancient, deeply-embedded archetypes, a practice dating back millennia.

It's as much as part and parcel of the space program (NAZCA NASA and beyond) as rockets and computers. All the little skeptic neckbeards are going to have to get used to the idea, whether they like it or not.

Case in point- SpaceX, founded by PayPal billionaire Elon Musk was supposed to launch its Dragon capsule aboard its Falcon 9 rocket to rendezvous with the ISiS today, but the flight was delayed:
The first launch of a private spaceship to the International Space Station has been delayed more than a week, until May 7, so engineers can test hardware and software, as well as review data. 
Space Exploration Technologies Corp., better known as SpaceX, was slated to launch a craft from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on April 30 in a demonstration flight for NASA. The launch date had already been pushed back several times.

SpaceX makes its Dragon capsule and 18-story Falcon 9 rocket at a facility in Hawthorne that once housed assembly on fuselage sections for Boeing Co.'s 747 jumbo jet. The hardware is put on a big rig and sent to Cape Canaveral for launches.
Did someone say "sympathetic magic?" What's the significance of April 30 in the grand scheme of things? Why, it's Walpurgisnacht, the so-called "Witches Sabbath." And of course Isis was the goddess of magic and patroness of witches.

 As above, so below- note mirrored "trinity" of stars

The Dragon and the Falcon- as well as The Nine- should be well familiar to readers of this blog. Put them all together on the eve of Beltane and well, let's just say Jack Parsons would be proud.

 "Typhon cast the male member of Osiris into the river, and Isis could not find it,
but constructed and shaped a replica of it, and ordained that it should be
honoured and borne in processions"- Plutarch

We looked at the very strange ritual of the Shuttle Discovery circling Washington DC on April 17th in great detail here and this past week the Enterprise flew from DC up to do the same thing in Manhattan. A massive faux pas was avoided when the event was scheduled away from Richard Hoagland's birthday on the 25th and the event took place on the 27th.

 Even the Sun got in on the act,
mimicking the Enterprise mission patch
with an anomalous triangle on its surface in March

I had a marathon symbolfest with Richard on the phone on Sunday, which literally ran the gamut from The Event, the Oval Office rug, the current Venus transit, the Obama/JFK connection, I Am Legend, the Norway Spiral and more syncs and symbols than you can shake a shillelagh at. 

Things are coming in fast and furious and Richard's still the master of this game. There's too much to cover in one post but there are some key points that he did take special note of.

It's Richard's belief that Obama is in office to finish the job JFK started in space. The stakes are higher now and the game is different. We're no longer a young, confident superpower-- we're a deeply divided and hobbled giant.

Richard believes there's a struggle taking place behind the scenes over these issues and I would offer that it remains to be seen if Obama will be the man who can refocus this country's energies on a new mission. It's interesting though that his opponent is a Mormon, who themselves are every bit as focused on outer space and sci-fi as Obama himself.

At the Pillars of Hercules- Francis Bacon's vision and Falcon 9
(Thanks to reader Adam I


The Obama photo-op- which just might be the most incongruous Presidential photo op in my memory wasn't published until the 26th but was taken on the 24th in Boulder, Colorado. Richard pointed out the significance of Obama staring into space in Boulder on the same day a cabal of billionaires announced their science fiction-worthy asteroid mining venture ("space, boulder"- get it?), an event I'm still trying to wrap my head around.
Four billionaires are backing a newly unveiled asteroid-mining venture, adding to an impressive list of ultra-rich people trying to reshape spaceflight and exploration in the 21st century.
Planetary Resources, Inc. — which on Tuesday (April 24) officially revealed its plans to extract water and metals from near-Earth asteroids — counts Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, Ross Perot Jr. and Charles Simonyi among its investors. 
Filmmaker James Cameron, worth $700 million or so, is advising the project, which seeks to both turn a profit and spur the further exploration and exploitation of space.
Is there all that much money to be made in space or is the System calling in its chits Arthur Jensen-style and demanding these fatcats start putting their dosh back into the kitty? Because the next Internet billionaire on deck with a space program is Jeff Bezos:
Blue Origin wants to fly under the radar all the way into space.
The secretive private spaceflight firm, which was established in 2000 by founder Jeff Bezos, is developing systems to launch astronauts to both suborbital and orbital space.
Blue Origin. Blue.

 Look at that "blazing star" in their very cryptic logo. Did I mention that Sirius is the Blue Star? Or that some believe mankind can trace its origin to Sirius?

I shouldn't even bother mentioning that turtles were symbols of the powerful creator god Enki to the ancient Sumerians, should I?

You know, the Anunnaki and all that business.

 Enterprise flies by One World Trade

Ever hear the old saying "millionaires don't believe in astrology; billionaires do?" Well, maybe skeptical neckbeards, mouldering away in their little cubicles, don't believe in ancient astronauts, but I'm thinking it's a good chance the CEOs of their companies do.

Oh, like, say Paul Allen and Richard Branson* two more players in the new space race:
British entrepreneur Richard Branson, who is worth about $4.2 billion, got into the game in 2004, when he founded the suborbital spaceflight firm Virgin Galactic. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo vehicle will launch to space after being carried about 50,000 feet (15,000 meters) above Earth's surface by a mothership known as WhiteKnightTwo. 
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced another air-launched space effort this past December. Allen, who is worth $14.2 billion, founded Stratolaunch Systems with renowned aerospace engineer Burt Rutan.
This is the cream of the corporate crop here-- these are not men who fool around or throw their money away. I stopped paying attention to this for a while because it seemed like a indulgence-- space plane rides for the rich in low orbit-- but there are too many players on the field now (Sierra Nevada and their Dream Chaser is yet another player).

And this asteroid mining venture? Well, let's just say shit got real. These guys are after something and they're not telling us what it really is. We're going to have to figure it out as best we can on our own.

For the time being, at least.

PS: Obama ended the week with one dog joke after another at the White House correspondents dinner. During a 17-minute speech. Any other week, I would have thought he was just kidding around. This week, he's being dead Sirius.

UPDATE: Well, well, well-- look what else appeared last week. Nicki Minaj playing the Alien Aphrodite in a bizarre reenactment of Jack London's ur-AAT narrative "The Red One," which the pop princess namechecks at the beginning of the song. I guess we know what the new pop theme is this year...

UPDATE: Richard also pointed out the shot with Bo reclining under the painting "Liberty 1869", featuring the goddess Libertas, whose sword and spear and crown of stars links her to Hathor and Ishtar, goddesses later identified with Venus but who retained their identities as goddesses of love and war (see Scully, Dana). Is there a meaning here? A Sirius-Venus conjunction of some kind? Stay tuned.

UPDATE: On Old Beltane: Supermoon 2012 comes on May 5. The 'supermoon' is when a full moon coincides with the moon's closest approach to Earth. The supermoon will be 16 percent brighter than a normal full moon.

The biggest and brightest full moon of the year will occur this weekend. An estimated 16% brighter than normal, this spectacular ‘Supermoon’ will be visible in the night sky on Saturday (May 5) at 11:35 p.m. EDT, according to and the Daily Mail Online.
This weekend’s full Moon will appear as such because it will actually be closer to the Earth. Astronomers refer to this event as a perigee moon.
The apogee and perigee of the Moon denotes the distance of the Moon from the Earth.  The apogee is the point when the Moon is furthest from the earth. The perigee is the point when it is closest. When a perigee moon is also full, the visible difference in brightness and size can be dramatic.
The biggest and brightest full moon of the year will occur this weekend. An estimated 16% brighter than normal, this spectacular ‘Supermoon’ will be visible in the night sky on Saturday (May 5) at 11:35 p.m. EDT, according to and the Daily Mail Online.
This weekend’s full Moon will appear as such because it will actually be closer to the Earth. Astronomers refer to this event as a perigee moon.
The biggest and brightest full moon of the year will occur this weekend. An estimated 16% brighter than normal, this spectacular ‘Supermoon’ will be visible in the night sky on Saturday (May 5) at 11:35 p.m. EDT, according to and the Daily Mail Online.
This weekend’s full Moon will appear as such because it will actually be closer to the Earth. Astronomers refer to this event as a perigee moon.

* We looked at Branson before, in the post Nazca or New Mexico.