Thursday, August 16, 2018

Damn it, Planets



Kind of says it all, doesn't it?

I'm sure a lot of you have seen this video already but to me it feels like more than just a viral news story, it feels more like a metaphor. Or at least I hope it is. I kinda hope that we're all like this surfer, negotiating all the massive disruptions all around us, geological and/or political and/or social. 

Plus, planetary.



Monday, August 13, 2018

The (Secret) Space Force & the Never-Ending X-Files LARP



Just how weird are these times we are living in? Well, they're so weird that there's a new branch of the military in the works called the "Space Force." Now, I've talked quite a bit about "Starfleet Reality" and the Star Trek timeline but I never thought things would go this far this fast.

And by that I mean I figured all the toys they've been working on out in the Nevada desert would stay in the black until conditions necessitated their unveiling. Goes to show what I know.

Not a lot.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Space Force. Nothing but Space Force.




For reasons no one can seem to fathom, the Trump Administration launched the rumored Space Force branch of the military thereby officially kicking off the Age of Militarized Space, at least the overt phase in that program.

VP Mike Pence was tapped to make the announcement, just in case anyone might mistake this all as just another skit in the ongoing Donald Trump Variety Hour. No, this is serious as a heart attack. And I can't help but wonder who the intended receiver for this unambiguously-bellicose transmission really is here.

But not all that much.


Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Apocalypse Tonight: Where the Machmen Meet


Vogue, who've been at the forefront in driving the Pearl meme this year, are featuring guest-editor Beyonce Knowles-Carter for their September cover. And lo and behold, Mystery BeyBalon took the opportunity to crown herself with Garlands. 

Secret Sun readers expect nothing less.


Monday, August 06, 2018

Life's Still A Riot with Spy vs Spy


The big news today is that Big Tech purged Alex Jones from their platforms in what looks like a coordinated effort. Everyone's going to have their own opinions on this but mine is that this is the latest skirmish in the ongoing spywar raging beneath the placid summer surface in this great land of ours.


Friday, August 03, 2018

The X-Files X-it & the Death of Conspiracy Culture, Concluded


I'm a big fan of the maxim "stay in your lane" when it comes to popular culture institutions. I don't mean "pound the same idea into the ground until the world screams for mercy," I mean, "figure out what made people pick your idea out of an endless ocean of competitors and clamp down on it like a snapping turtle."

Doing so effectively calls for wisdom and for a deeper understanding of archetype and group psychology, something most creative types aren't exactly known for.

Let me cite two examples from the world of pop music as examples of what I'm not talking about...


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The X-Files X-it & the Death of Conspiracy Culture, Part One


Well, after 25 years it looks like we've reached the end of the road. I'm talking about what is most probably the last permutation of The X-Files, and of the Internet conspiracy culture that rose up alongside it. 

Maybe even the end of the Internet as a public square where people from all walks of life and all kinds of varying viewpoints mingle and argue. For some reason the three feel intimately linked.



Sunday, July 29, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Dreadful Orange Skies

Orange skies in the morning, 
Mithras Nymphus take warning

Well, this is fascinating: after almost a year of Orange shirts and Orange skyscrapers here, there and everywhere, one can't help but wonder if someone or something somewhere has decided to return our calls. 

Or do I have it all backwards?

Monday, July 23, 2018

The Titans Which Kept Not Their Seasons in the Abyss


"Its original and rightful rulers, the Titans"

Well, the San Diego Comicon just wrapped and fresh waves of trailer trash are upon us. 


What's more, it seems we have a fresh meme to factor into our exegeses. First up is the Godzilla, King of the Monsters trailer. Here's the elevator pitch:
"The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species – thought to be mere myths – rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance."— Legendary and Warner Bros. 
"Monarch." You gotta laugh.



Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Never-Ending Ritual: Oil of Angels


Well, we're almost halfway through summer and the Secret Sunification of "Reality" quote-unquote continues apace. I apologize in advance. Without further ado let's proceed to this week's liturgy.

Turn to the all-important page 44 of your hymnals...

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Orbserver in the White House

Shortly after high noon on the 17th, Donald Trump addressed the media over the firestorm raised by the intelligence community over the Helsinki summit, ostensibly to walk back statements he made at the Helsinki summit. Not long after Trump began speaking, the lights in the conference room went out, "accidentally" turned off by Chief of Staff John Kelly.

You won't believe what happened next!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Dog Days Media Blitz: Reach the Rock


Are those Sickles? J'ai Alai cestas?

Everyone loves The Rock. You love him, I love him, America loves him, the world loves him. Hell, even my dog loves The Rock. Yours probably does too.

And seeing as how the Rock's breakout role in Hollywood was as The Scorpion King, (extremely) loosely based on the Protodynastic King of Egypt some believe was in fact a title for Narmer, he of Narmer Pallette fame, I bet he's got a lot of fans in corner offices.


Because you know when that's your big break, some very influential people have big plans for you. Very big plans indeed.


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Adventures Beyond the (MK)Ultraworld (UPDATED)

Yes, they said "adrenochrome"

OK, I'm back. Miss me? Really? Aww.

Anyway, as per usual in the new normal there's more insanity out there to sort through than I have time or space to do it, and as per usual my valued spies and esteemed moles have been scanning the Borgsong for dank syncs and slipping them under my door (and per usual there are sadly more of those than I can process but I greatly appreciate them all the same). 

You'd think the mad parade would slow down for the summer but Entrainment never sleeps.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Time and Thai, or Please Come Home for Mithras


I'm still collating the information we're hearing coming out of Thailand concerning the rescue of a boys' soccer team and their coach from a cave that was flooded by monsoon rains. I'm not going on record with any of this quite yet but we're seeing quite a lot of ritual and symbol tied up in all of this, both overt and perhaps somewhat less so.

Which makes perfect sense given the way things have been going this year.

Friday, July 06, 2018

Infotrainment Week: Hunk of Burning Love


Well, it looks like the Wicker Man meme isn't going anywhere any time soon. I wish it would; the Nic Cage travesty nearly ruined the original for me.  

But what exactly is the pretext here?


Tuesday, July 03, 2018

The Killing Moon, the River of Death (UPDATED)


I understand some people might still not grasp the sheer, cyclopean scale of the Tsunami of Sync surrounding the drowning death of an obscure yet highly-regarded rock singer twenty-one years ago, or the mind-boggling width and depth of the high strangeness hovering over that singer's onetime lover, herself a well-regarded (and immensely influential) cult singer. 

Not to mention a strange attractor the likes of which I've never even imagined, never mind've seen.


Sunday, July 01, 2018

All These Things Must Come to Pass



Hello friends. Are you enjoying the Secret Sunification of the entire world? 

You aren't? 


Well, just don't say I didn't warn you.



Friday, June 29, 2018

Explosions in the Sky: Supernovas and Star Sorcery



The glowing Orb is officially a thing. We keep seeing it in odd places, most recently this enigmatic music video from Ariana Grande (with a guest appearance by Nikki Minaj, who seems to be fraying a bit at the edges lately). 

A lot of Truthers have seen the song and music video "The Light is Coming" as another pop hymn to Lucifer, and they're probably right, at least after a fashion. 

Maybe partially right is a better way to put it. 


Monday, June 25, 2018

Spies, Cylons and Sex Cults


What we were just saying about the inevitable return of public human sacrifice? It looks as if The Telegraph is helping plant those subliminal seeds in the mass mind. 

That's awesome. Because there isn't enough ritual-sacrifice symbolism out there in the media already.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Serpents, Sirens, Solstices and Supernovas


Well, Happy Belated Summer Solstice to all you Northern Hemishere Secret Sunners out there. Hope you enjoyed it, if that's your particular bag. If not, well hey; buy yourself something nice today.

And whether the Solstice is your bag or not, I hope everyone had a lovely day and enjoyed the remaining time we have left before Solstice celebrations become mandatory.




Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Shimmer Me Timbers, or Annihilation Reconsidered



Well, in the grand Secret Sun tradition I am finally getting around to posting my thoughts on Annihilation, the recent(ish) sci-fi film starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tessa Thompson. 

The TL;DR? I liked the film quite a bit. But I probably would have liked it quite a bit more if it were fiction.


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Secret Sun Scrabble: Nephilim and I Can't Get Up

Go eff yourself, Science

As usual it's been a week filled with syncs, signs and signals.  So much so that it's time to drag out the card table, serve up the artisanal cheese puffs and strawberry-wheat microbrews and play a few rounds of Secret Sun Scrabble.

And why not? Everyone else out there seems to be.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

I'm Looking Through a Hole in the Sky




There's no letup in the action around Secret Sun Central. I have a huge and growing backlog of posts to finish and the symbols and syncs show no signs of slowing down. I do want to try to hammer all of this into some kind of coherent exegesis but you gotta fish while they're biting. There's always time to filet it all later.

But I thought I'd just drop in a sizzle reel of highlights amongst the crushing inventory of data that I'm trying to wrap my head around and give everyone at least a taste of where I'm going with all of this. 

So do pay attention. This will be on the test.


Monday, June 11, 2018

Keep Me from the Gallows Pole


Judging by the avalanche of articles in the past few days you'd think that the Supreme Overlord of the United Galactic Confederation died, not just a prickly but charismatic and well-regarded celebrity chef and TV host.  

Anthony Bourdain seems to have been extremely important to certain parties for reasons you and I are not necessarily read in on. Which is to say that this is one of those events in which we don't so much get a peak behind the curtain as a certain pretense is dropped and we see things how they really are. 

Only we don't have the right cheat codes so most of us are left scratching our heads while various and sundry rumor mills kick into overdrive. And so it is a man in life becomes tabula rasa in death.


Friday, June 08, 2018

UPSET! Washington Jupiters Defeat Vega's Golden Templars!


Hockey, so often the red-headed stepchild of pro sports, became a huge story with the rise of the Vegas Golden Knights expansion team and last night's victory of the Washington Capitals, who've never won the Stanley Cup in their 44-year history.

Of course the NHL season began in the wake of Heaven Upside Down or Las Vegas and the ensuing drama offers up a platter of symbolismy roughage in heaping helpings with generous side orders of star magic.

So strap your sym-bibs on and dive in...



Thursday, June 07, 2018

Cthulhu's Stepchildren, Pt 1: Horrors from the Deep


Those Old Ones were gone now, inside the earth and under the sea; but their dead bodies had told their secrets in dreams to the first men, who formed a cult which had never died. -- HP Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu"

Summer's coming and millions of Americans will be heading to the beach to bathe in the raw sewage and frizzle-fry their skin cells enjoy the surf and sun. But they may find themselves acting as wide-eyed extras in an ongoing horror show, as more and more unholy abominations from the Abyss strange creatures seem to be washing ashore all around the world. 


Some may be exotic animals that are known but rarely-seen and some might be familiar creatures rendered unrecognizable by exposure to the elements. 


Others? Brrr.



Monday, June 04, 2018

Meet Your New Gods 3: Mermaid Apocalypse Now!



We shall swim out to that brooding reef in the sea and dive down through black abysses to Cyclopean and many-columned Y’ha-nthlei, and in that lair of the Deep Ones we shall dwell amidst wonder and glory for ever.  
- HP Lovecraft, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth"


Well, it's only a matter of time now. Don't feel too bad, we had a good run. And there's probably a few more good years left. I'd say at least a decade. But then again, I'm a starry-eyed optimist.

I know what you're all thinking. You're asking yourselves, "what the hell is that idiot babbling on about now?"

Oh, didn't you hear?   

Saturday, June 02, 2018

"Orange Has Always Been Ours"


So I'm hearing some grumbling that things are moving too fast around here and folks are having trouble keeping up. Believe me, I know the feeling. 

The thing is that all these memes and archetypes I was pointing out last year are really starting to fly at us fast and furious and I think it's important to track them in real time so maybe we can figure out what they mean and where they are going.

So just bear with me while we take a very quick run-through the week in emergent archetypal dominants as they run roughshod over the collective consciousness.

Friday, June 01, 2018

Orange Apocalypse: Color Me Entrained


Here we go, kids; Orange is in the air. The all-purpose color is bustin' out all over, but especially so with the gun control movement this weekend. The air's gone quite a bit out of the Parkland Pearlies' tires, probably because the Broward County Sheriff's department has proven itself to be an utter shitshow of mind-numbing corruption and incompetence. Messes with the narrative a bit.


But there's an awful lot of money behind this movement so the show must go on regardless.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Never-Ending Ritual: "Adorned with Garlands"



As per usual there's more to cover than there's time to cover it, so forgive me if I just drop some rapid-fire syncs and factoids on you and open up the floor.

Today, of course, is Garlands Day, the traditional day of sacrifices to the gods of the waters, and there is so much going on out there my head is stuck on spin-cycle. 

Friday, May 25, 2018

The Gaslighting Will Continue Until Morale Improves


Was this a wedding or a gaslighting on a scale heretofore unseen? Yeah, I realize these events are usually ubiquitous and tinfoil-chewingly irritating, but I don't know. There's something off about this one.

I mean, Prince Henry taking a bride on the anniversary of King Henry beheading his consort? That strike anyone as a bit odd? Aren't these Windsor types supposed to be obsessed with symbolism and protoc...  

Oh. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Royal Scam Addenda: Fire on Babylon


OK, this is going to be some hit and run Synchromysticism. There's a lot to sort through and I don't have a lot of time so let's do this. Feel free to expand and expound in the comments section. I'll try to revisit this story if I can spare a few.

But yeah, this thing just keeps on shootin' out the synchery, so much so that I wonder what we're really seeing here. 

I get the feeling it's going somewhere weird and dark.



Sunday, May 20, 2018

Are You Not Entrained?: The Royal Scam



Just a few items to review. I'm sure you're all tired of this story already but there was a very interesting peek behind the curtain amongst the festivities that we need to look more seriously at. More on that soon.

But in the meantime, you got your prerequisite Mermaids and your de rigeur Masonry. Seriously, start getting used to this stuff.



Friday, May 18, 2018

Sync OD: Born to Kill


All right, this bullshit again. 

I was planning to do a post about the anniversary of Chris Cornell's death but here we are. I don't have a lot to say about this that isn't being said already, mind you. The only thing that caught my eye about this latest tophet-party was how it speaks to the total confusion of symbolism and semiotics we're all drowning in as the entire planet tiptoes towards the ultimate psychotic break.

Plus, the syncs. Or variously, the "syncs." 

Plus, the witchcraft.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Blowing Up the Outside World


Consider this.

Sheesh,  so much is going on I'm really falling behind. And tomorrow is the anniversary of Chris Cornell's death. So I think I'm going have to pick up the pace a bit for the next couple of weeks just because there's so much information we need to wrap our heads around, so as to get a handle on exactly what's going on all around us in these very, very strange times.

I've got a Soundgarden mix running as I write here, only because I'm not existentially depressed enough already. Just in case you want to play along at home.



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Apocalypse Tonight: Third Temple Pilots



Is that supposed to look like an apron?


I don't know, do we owe folks like Hal Lindsey and Harold Camping an apology?

I mean, we have a situation in which a game-show host is actually President, high-ranking Catholic clergy are cavorting with mind-controlled degenerates celebrities dressed as Scarlet Women under the watchful gaze of an alien demon, and now the Third Temple US Embassy has been moved so as to straddle the border between the divided halves of Jerusalem.

Oh, plus the whole event was expedited by a scion of the family that owns the notorious 666 Fifth Ave building.

I mean, remember the days when we saw all these self-anointed prophets as hucksters and lunatics instead of insightful analysts with an unfortunate tendency to jump before the snap?

Good times.




Friday, May 11, 2018

The Siren is Still Taking Trophies



Terribly sad news: Scott Hutchison, 36, lead singer and songwriter for the Scottish rock band Frightened Rabbit fulfilled a longstanding promise and swam to the Siren in the waters of the Firth of Forth. His body was found at Port Edgar.

Hutchison struggled with Major Depressive Disorder and as with Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, made his struggle the focus of his art. Which is painfully ironic since all the music I've heard so far from this band (who, like Lil' Peep, I hadn't heard of before this tragedy) has a powerful healing and transcendent quality to it. 


Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Met Gala 2018: Wonder with Great Admiration!


OK, so Riri "wins" the Super Bowl of Fashion with her pearl-encrusted Anti-Pope LARP? OK, it's...I mean...

Wait. 

I was going to say that... 

OK, they've finally stumped me.

Monday, May 07, 2018

Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell


I never got Johnny Depp. 

I mean I get it; he was girl-pretty and he's quirky and artsy-fartsy and kind of rock 'n' roll. I got that he liked to bury that pretty Face of his in whatever contrivance Tim Burton sketched up for him during yet-another all-night Cure/Siouxsie/Bauhaus video binge. But I think the razzle-dazzle of his youthful looks tend to overshadow the fact that he's a mediocre actor on his best day. 

In my opinion,  of course.

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Shimmering Sirens and Strange Angels




Marvel John Whiteside Parsons, who no one outside of a small handful of weirdos had ever even heard of until very recently, is the subject of a new prestige series based on the biography written by George Pendle. 

The series, airing on CBS All-Access this summer, is produced by the living legend, Sir Ridley Scott. 

Aside from Alien:Covenant, Sir Ridley most recently got mixed up in the Secret Sun-o-Sphere with his movie on the JP Getty III kidnapping (All the Money in the World), the one starring Braintree's favorite stepson Mark Wahlberg, Heath Ledger's widow and a hastily-recast Kevin "Little" Spacey. 

Because it's 2018 and needs must.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Eros Ouranos Thanatos



Well, I have some good news, some bad news and some insanely-terrible news. Which do you want to hear first?

OK, the good news? The world is being re-paganized at an almost-unimaginably rapid pace.

The bad news? The world is being re-paganized at an almost-unimaginably rapid pace.

The insanely-terrible news? The world is being re-paganized at an almost-unimaginably rapid pace.



Friday, April 27, 2018

Where There's Smoke...

Inversion much?

I'll never forget the day when my grandpappy and I were fishing down at the crick. The sun was going down and we were gathering up our gear and fixing to head back to the old homestead. 

Gramps suddenly got a weird glint in his eye and said, "Boy, when it comes to elite mind control cults and sex traffickin', don't you pay no never-mind to what them fancy society boys on the wireless try and tell you. Where's there's smoke, there's always hellfire."

Then he threw a bucket-full of tadpoles in the air and said "Great gosh-a-mighty! Tadpoles! It's rainin' tadpoles! The Good Lord is passin' judgment on this here Babylon! Pray for your immortal soul, boy!"

Of course, I thought ol' Gramps was batshit crazy. But then again I hadn't heard much about NXIVM back then.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Buckle Up and Enjoy the Ride.


So this NXIVM sex cult story just keeps getting uglier and weirder. Allison Mack, the co-star of the long-running Smallville TV series has been thrown to the wolves and is reportedly angling for a plea deal. And with good reason, it seems:
In legal documents, the United States Attorney writes that the defendant, aka Allison Mack, “is charged with using force, fraud, and coercion to recruit and maintain DOS slaves, and instructing those slaves to engage in sexual acts with Raniere, among other assignments. The defendant aggressively recruited DOS slaves and required those slaves to recruit slaves of their own.”

Don't go planning that Mediterranean victory cruise just yet, Ally.


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Wild Wild Country, or the Kingdoms of the Cults


By now you've probably heard of--if not seen-- the Netflix documentary series Wild Wild Country about Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh's (AKA Osho) cult and their takeover of a tiny city in rural Oregon in the 1980s. It's a fascinating story, one that I remember watching news reports on back in the day quite well.

This being the 80s, the spin generally tended to veer towards, "look at these crazy cultists, up there rutting and chanting and losing their marbles. Aren't they horrible? Isn't this an affront to our American way of life?" To which my response tended to be along the lines of, "Holy crap, that place looks awesome."

Hormones. They cloud the mind.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Mother of Pearl: Addenda


Wellesley, you see, is not just a place ... but an idea ... an experiment in excellence in which diversity is not just tolerated, but is embraced. 
The essence of this spirit was captured in a moving speech about tolerance given last year by a student body president of one of your sister colleges. She related the story by Robert Fulghum about a young pastor, finding himself in charge of some very energetic children, hits upon a game called "Giants, Wizards, and Dwarfs." "You have to decide now," the pastor instructed the children, "which you are ... a giant, a wizard or a dwarf?" 
At that, a small girl tugging at his pants leg, asked, "But where do the mermaids stand?" 
The pastor tells her there are no mermaids. "Oh yes there are," she said. "I am a mermaid." 
Now this little girl knew what she was and she was not about to give up on either her identity or the game. She intended to take her place wherever mermaids fit into the scheme of things. Where do mermaids fit into the scheme of things? 
--- Barbara Bush, Commencement Address to the Wellesley College Class of 1990

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Entrainment Tonight: Mother of Pearl



Why aren't you wearing your Pearls, citizen? We noticed you didn't wear your Orange yesterday, either. I need to swipe your social credits card, please. 

OK, I think we might have a bit of a problem here. Sit tight, I need to call my supervisor.



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

It's the End of the World As We Know It (and Larry Fine)


Hey, giant extraterrestrial demons on the roof of the most prestigious museum in the western hemisphere? Sure, why not? Go for it. I mean it is 2018, right? 

Take a good long look, my friends. You're looking at the future. 

Don't worry, they come in peace. Don't he look peaceful? A regular pussycat.


Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Great Seal Decoded. Finally.



Oh, you thought you lived in a rational world ruled by people who didn't hold weird, occultic beliefs about outer space and all the rest of it?

That's sweet.




Saturday, April 14, 2018

Syria: Trump, Templars and Sympathetic Meteor Magic.

IF we analyse the principles of thought on which magic is based, they will probably be found to resolve themselves into two: first, that like produces like, or that an effect resembles its cause; and, second, that things which have once been in contact with each other continue to act on each other at a distance after the physical contact has been severed. 
The former principle may be called the Law of Similarity, the latter the Law of Contact or Contagion. -- Sir James Frazer, The Golden Bough



Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Apocalypse Tonight: Saddle Up, Horsemen!


Well, I told y'all that something big was coming just in time for the Lyrid meteor showers but I never dreamed it would be World War Three!



Monday, April 09, 2018

Apocalypse This Week: Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment


OK, so much entrainment, so little time. I'm a bit harried at the moment --and there is so much going on all around us and so much being dumped on our heads -- that it's all rather overwhelming. 

So let's dive in and I'll let all you very smart folks pick up the slack in the comments.


Friday, April 06, 2018

"The Women for Whom the Watchers Fell Shall Become Sirens..."



She's Watching you...

"It never ends" isn't some nifty little tagline I cooked up for dramatic effect. It's a blunt, objective statement of fact.

Case in point: an anonymous reader chimed in on the previous thread and dropped such a depth-charge on my humble little exegesis that I'm still feeling a bit woozy. 

All of a sudden all kinds of dots previously floating around in the Ether have connected, logged into the quantum mainframe, and kicked this whole saga into a much higher gear...

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