Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Secret Star Trek: Wrinkles in Time (and Space)


There's been a marked change in my own country in the past 15 years, probably in yours too. It's been reflected in popular culture, which for the most part has grown small, cramped and dyspeptic, even if takes on the illusion of hugeness.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Secret Star Trek: "Demons of Air and Darkness"


It might be tempting to mock the Heaven's Gate and Solar Temple's ambitions to soul-travel to the stars without their bodies, despite the fact that such beliefs go back in human history many thousands of years. 


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Stargates and Solar Temples: Silenced Knights

Joseph DiMambro and The Solar Temple

Most of you have a pretty good working knowledge of the Heaven's Gate cult by now if you've been following the blog over the past couple of weeks.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Stargates and Solar Temples: Return of the Djedi


NASA has released a new poster for its 45th ISS mission, featuring the crew dressed as Jedi Knights. This isn't all that unusual; previous missions have used The Matrix, The Right Stuff and of course Star Trek to try to interest a jaded public in the low earth orbit science lab excursions, especially tough now that Christopher Nolan has upped the ante again with his wormhole-surfing epic Interstellar.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

It's Coming Back Around Again


As I've mentioned before, I'm continually amazed by how many themes and issues I covered (read: "obsessed over") over the lifespan of this blog are re-emerging just as I reactivated it. 



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Mystery Babylon the Kate and the Valhalla Working


Last week on The Secret Sun I looked at the news that The X-Files was returning to TV and tried to unpack the recent revelations that the 1997 Heaven's Gate cult suicides may well have been inspired by an episode of that series, the Mytharc mindbomb, "Red Museum." 

Valhalla on the Hudson


Last week on The Secret Sun I looked at the news that The X-Files was returning to TV and tried to unpack the recent revelations that the 1997 Heaven's Gate cult suicides may well have been inspired by an episode of that series, the Mytharc mindbomb, "Red Museum." 


Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Saucers, Snitches and Secret Space Programs


You can tell the Cold War is back for real when the US starts funneling money into exotic space weaponry. Not to mention the fact that Russian warplanes are buzzing Europe and China is openly discussing its plans to drive the US out of Asia, claiming the Pacific Ocean as its Mare Nostrum


Sunday, February 01, 2015