Friday, July 28, 2017

You Are Being Initiated: The OA Revisited

That's not actually an A, is it?

I wrote about the extraordinary Netflix series The OA over the winter but something about it kept nagging at me. I was so focused on the externals of the storyline that it didn't occur to me that what we're actually seeing here is a classic Mystery religion narrative, complete with a journey to the Underworld. 

Monday, July 03, 2017

The Two Towers, or the Siren's Ultimate Prophecy (UPDATE)

So for the past few weeks we've been looking at how a constellation of connections, syncs and symbols surrounding the doomed romance of Elizabeth Fraser and Jeff Buckley all ultimately point back to the great myth of the love goddess and her shepherd boy consort.