Thursday, December 31, 2020

Two Minutes to Midnight (Give or Take)

 

update: Here's the show in its entirety

I will be on the Aeon Byte livestream tonight at 8 PM EST to discuss and explain The Endless American Midnight. There is most definitely a method to my madness with this volume, and I will lay all that out to Miguel and all you fine folks out there. 

You don't want to miss this one. You have my word as a writer.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

It's Not "Coming." It's Here.

Dan from The Cosmic Keys Podcast invited Miguel Conner and I for an epic roundtable on 2020 and what the New World Order might have in store for us. I argue that what we're seeing now is actually the end of an old cycle and not the beginning of a new one, and new powers and presences are already making themselves known. 

Look at it like how a team will win the World Series or the Super Bowl one year and then totally tank the next. Nothing has a more corrosive effect on a conglomeration of narcissists than finally realizing their collective ambitions. That goes double for a conglomeration of narcissistic sociopaths.

I apologize for getting a little salty, a little spicy in the second half of the show, but that's on account of seeing everything play out exactly the way I feared it would all along. 


Monday, December 21, 2020

IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL ENDLESS AMERICAN MIDNIGHTERS!


First of all, thank you all so much for supporting this project. The response has been overwhelming. Just absolutely incredible, and totally unexpected. Can't begin to express my gratitude.

Now the news:

1:42 PM EST: Updated PDFs have gone out. Newer and betterer! Again, check your spam folder if you don't see them.

ALL THE EPUB ORDERS I'VE RECEIVED SO FAR HAVE GONE OUT

I have three different formats for The Endless American Midnight now: 

• standard ePub
• simplified ePub for Android readers 
• PDF formatted to be phone/pad friendly

NOTE: The table of contents in all three formats is hyperlinked, so you can click directly on the chapter you want to read. Be sure to bookmark it in your reader.

If you don't see your books in your inbox, CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER.

• Email services have gotten very tetchy with incoming messages with attachments.

Add my email to your contacts! Email servers are less likely to spam incoming attachments.

If you didn't receive your books at all, please let me know.

• I got a few notices without emails and a couple I wasn't sure were for the book or the ePubs. 

PayPal has also been very buggy in the past couple of days, probably because of all the shopping traffic. For instance I just now got a notice sent five hours ago.

PAPERBACKS ARE DUE HERE THIS WEEK!

• I'm supposed to get my first shipment and the other orders Wednesday! VERY happy about this- the books are coming in 10 days ahead of the initial estimates.

• I will be getting the first wave of mailings ready this weekend. I am very highly motivated to get your books out, on account I don't know where the eff I'm going to store them.

Thanks to you all again- much love.




 

Sunday, December 20, 2020

72 Hours of Midnight (Updated)


Lots of action and adventure here at Secret Sun Central. First off, I'm due to get my shipments of the Endless American Midnight paperbacks this week, two weeks ahead of schedule. Allowing for the expected Christmas delays, we will be getting copies out to you wonderful people throughout the week.

And since things are a bit tight in the budget department for all of us these days, I've got The Endless American Midnight: Special Electronic Edition ready for readers who want to experience some Midnight Sun, but can't swing a print copy right now. And it's a very special Special Electronic Edition indeed.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

An Elegy for The Last Giant

 

Well, that about seals it: the great postwar explosion of lowbrow and pop culture is finally dead. The cause of death was blood-loss from thousands of cuts, in what seems to be slow-motion suicide. And the last iconic master of the form has now passed from this plane to put the final punctuation on the story.

Richard "Gore" Corben, who ascended to Valhalla at the age of 80 this week, is what you got when you combined the chops and unbridled tumescence of Frank Frazetta, the in-born strangeness and manic work ethic of Jack Kirby, and the numinous, nightmarish, intimate insanity of HP Lovecraft.

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

The Endless Midnight is Coming

UPDATE 12/8: Thank you all very, very much for the absolutely incredible response!

I've ordered the copies of He Will Live Up in the Sky, along with a few extra, just in case. I'll let you know if there are any available once orders are filled.

I'm just waiting on approvals now to order the copies of The Endless American Midnight, which I hope to do this afternoon. So if anyone wants to squeeze a last minute order, go for it. 

Either way, I'll be ordering a few extras of these as well and will let you know if any are available once orders and comps go out.

UPDATE: Your copies of The Endless American Midnight have been ordered! Will post updates as I get them. Thank you all!!


Thursday, December 03, 2020

We Can't Rewind, We've Gone Too Far

 It's been very hectic here at Secret Sun Central. Syncs have been popping up in Sibyl City like mushrooms after a monsoon and I finally got a project I've been wrestling with for ages wrapped up. I have a half-dozen other projects in various states of completion and my brain's bandwidth is being pushed to the limit by some psionic signal that's seemingly been solving semiotic ciphers I've been struggling with for what feels like centuries. It's the weirdest damn thing.


And then there's the whole Secret Sun II issue to contend with. Let's talk about that.


Monday, November 30, 2020

Let Me Be Frank about Millennium


Recluse and me went on a epic deep Millennium dive, which also acts as a comprehensive overview of early Internet conspiracy culture and parapolitical history in general. This is one you're not going to miss.  

Very much of "where we are and how we got here" kind of manifesto, using the series as a touchstone.


Sunday, November 22, 2020

"We Are Perseus"


It's been a very busy week here at Secret Sun Central. Sybilline emanations have been extremely powerful this week, as one would expect from the living embodiment of Synchronicity. 

I'm getting material ready for Secret Sun v1.5 and wrapping up a mystery project, all at the same time I just happened to inadvertently stumble on the key to many ciphers and puzzles that people have been trying to solve for a very, very long time. 

It's kind of been blowing my mind, to tell the truth.


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

On the Road Again, Sure as You're Born

Comedian Eric Hollerbach and I hit the road again and mixed it up for an hour and change on a beautiful day. All kinds of symbolic and semiotic chatter and a bounty of piquant political commentary and scintillating social observation. Plus, loads of larfs.



Sunday, November 15, 2020

"I See What They Do in Secret"

 

If you've never watched the TV series Millennium, now might be a good time to start. Unlike a lot of the other shows of the time, it not only hasn't aged, it's starting to look very, very relevant today. 

I'd especially recommend the third and final season of the series, in which the writers took some very, very deep dives into the darkest corners of the conspiracy samizdat underground. 


Thursday, November 12, 2020

Get a Piece of the Rock

When doing Synchromystic work, you sometimes stumble onto a highly-charged symbolic ritual no one was even looking for, including yourself. And now we're seeing further highly-publicized emanations of this new and very weird icon I've been tracking. What it ultimately means to the ritualists is still an open question. 

Well, besides the obvious.

Monday, November 09, 2020

Don't Lose Your Head Over the Election

 

I have a couple famous quotes you may remember.

“The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.” - Benjamin Disraeli

"The Empire never ended." - Philip K Dick

Let's test them, shall we?


Saturday, November 07, 2020

The Headless Rites


You know, people often ask me what the point of all this Secret Sun business is. I mean, don't we all realize that the mucky-mucks are always up to some kind of shenanigans? 

Well, sure. But in the New Normal, when poisonous Woke politics are being used to install the new/old cults of state and their icons, I think it's very important to understand just exactly what is we're looking at, lest we fall into the same traps of entrainment so many others are.


Sunday, November 01, 2020

"The Medusa Movement"


Ah, Cardi B. 

The foul-mouthed but ever-agreeable Miss Terry Babalon comes through for her paymasters yet again. Halloween not only saw a blue Hunter's Moon, it also saw the Demon Star at the apex of its brightness. And right on schedule, this high-priced paper-doll for the occult weirdo elite makes sure the Medusa meme gets maximum exposure before the credulous masses. And at the same time, syncs right alongside my latest goggle-eyed theorizing.


I think I'm in love.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Sync Log: Bono Signaling to the Algol Cult?

It never fails. As soon as you stumble on to some weird mystery no one else was looking for you get hit with syncs that send you even further down the rabbit hole.

So I hopped in the car immediately after decoding the Eye-in-Triangle meme/gesture as a signal towards Algol and Triangulum. I had some stuff I had to get in the mail. I turn the ignition on and the air is filled with the queasy strains of U2's tuneless Madchester knockoff, "The Fly." I can't even remember the last time I heard that stinker on the radio.

What could be the connection you might ask? Well, read on...

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Secret Symbol Master Class: The Three All-Seeing Eyes

 Knowles' First Law, meet Knowles' Second Law.

The First Law is, "Whenever a controversy over symbolism erupts in the media, it's usually disguising a completely different symbolic message altogether."

The Second Law is, "The old blood sacrifice state cults will be re-established under the cover of Woke."

The two laws are intimately intertwined. In fact, the second law naturally springs from the first.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Laugh While You Still Can

The Oracle of Grangemouth by Kara Bohleman

Recently, an Onion knock-off called The Hard Times took aim at yours truly with a piece called, "We Figured Out What Cocteau Twins Were Saying but It’s Too Late, the Prophecy Is Already in Motion." The byline is apparently a fake name, but I'm guessing this guy heard me on Greg's show or another podcast on YouTube. 

Or maybe he was dunking on that other guy running around ranting about the Cocteau Apocalypse.

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

All My Heroes Are Dead, Part 1,984: Eddie Van Halen

 Well, it's that time again, folks: time to mourn the passing of another giant. And also to mourn the abominably pitiful state our culture is in, particularly pop culture.  

Eddie Van Halen, arguably the most influential guitarist in Rock n' Roll history, passed away at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer. It's a milestone worth noting, even if the strong, confident, high-T America that Van Halen once epitomized has been dead for quite some time.


Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Temples of the Necropolis


Comedian and podcaster Eric Hollerbach was kind enough to take his Highway Diary up my way for a two-hour freeform throwdown on these very, very strange times we all find ourselves in. In order to set the mood, I took him to the Necropolis, which was in all its glory on a ten-best day of the year. 


Friday, September 25, 2020

Pledge Week for the Horny Beast


Because we're at the point where the Simulation has gotten tired of gaslighting us and is now just downright trolling us, an article so self-parodic it reads like it was written on a dare has popped up on the HuffPost. That's the dying, desiccated husk of the old Huffington Post, which committed Wokeicide a few years back and is now a haven for shrieking morons of all shapes and sizes.

The corporate media has futile pledge drives for The Satanic Temple at least once a year, so I guess this is the week for it.

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Mother May Eye?: Raised by Wolves, Part One


When I first heard of HBOs new series Raised by Wolves, I yawned. It looked like yet another blast of anti-human brainwash (or "the Agenda") in the guise of "science fiction." It also looked incredibly dated and rather desperate, as it posits a universe in which human-like androids and interstellar space travel are actually possible. 

Sad, isn't it?

But as I watched the pilot I was very pleasantly surprised. While the first episode of Raised by Wolves incorporates all the tedious and exhausting tropes of Transhumanist SF, it brilliantly undermines them and shows what absolute nonsense they all are.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Wet Asp, or the Power to Procreate With (Sons of) Gods

 

I mentioned the film Immortal (AKA Immortel Ad Vitam) a couple posts back and it stirred some conversation in the comments lounge. I wanted to revisit it for a couple reasons, one of which has to do with some hot-button issues bouncing around the current news cycle. 

The other has to do with us getting a real-time master class in the application of Knowles' First Law.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Who Said It: Joe Biden or Aleister Crowley?


I have to say, some of Joe Biden's speech last night seemed awfully familiar. 

Like, what's this whole "Light" thing about?

Sunday, August 02, 2020

I Think the Sky is Screaming


So it's Friday night -- well, actually it's Saturday morning at this point-- and I'm out stalking the streets with my spirit animal on the leash and my psychopomp on the headphones and we're all having a jolly old time.




Sunday, July 26, 2020

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Now Listen, You



Well, there's an omen for you: a giant pink bolt of lightning striking the plinth that bears the world's most famous drag queen, Lady Mithras Nymphus. Not the big giant bunch of copper there but the stone base. 

I don't know why, but it all seems to make sense.


Wednesday, July 01, 2020

A Demon-Haunted World After All, Part 2



Twenty-five years after the release of Carl Sagan's landmark skeptic manifesto The Demon-Haunted World, it seems that this world is indeed more and more haunted by demons. But what are demons? Are they grotesque chimeras that Medieval artists borrowed from Ancient Babylon or are they something more subtle, elusive and real?

And was Sagan in fact the unwitting conduit for the worldwide demonic infestation?



Monday, June 29, 2020

A Demon-Haunted World After All, Part 1


Carl Sagan's landmark jeremiad The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark marks its twenty-fifth birthday this year, an event it will probably be celebrating mostly by itself. Still, along with others like The God Delusion, The End of Faith, God is Not Great and Darwin's Dangerous Idea it was, for a brief moment, held up as the new canon, the new gospels for a worldwide Scientistic Utopia

Look around you; see any signs of that Utopia out there? Yeah, me neither.

In fact, it very much feels like the world is very much haunted by demons these days. In fact, demonic spirits seem to be having the utter run of the place. How did this happen? How did we get here? 


Thursday, June 04, 2020

More Apocalypse Relief for You!


Alex invited me back onto Skeptiko to discuss He Will Live Up in the Sky and tributaries thereto. I am showing off my lockdown-hoax COVID beard. If you have a few clams burning a hole in your pocket, send me a nice trimmer.

I hate that photo. Remind me to send Alex a new one.

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

We Interrupt Your Regularly-Scheduled Apocalypse


Need a break from the ongoing collapse of the American urban experiment? Check out this lively and freewheeling conversation on The Cosmic Keys Podcast with your favorite lunatic blogger.


Monday, May 18, 2020

Now Don't Go Saying I Didn't Tell You. Because I Did.



Today marks the third anniversary of the start of the Apocalypse. Or at least it does for me. 

Three years ago, Chris Cornell ("Horned Christ") swam to the Siren at the MGM Grand Hotel on the banks of the Detroit River, and consequences will never be the same.


Friday, May 08, 2020

Deep Diving: Beyond the Black Rainbow and Mandy



Regular Sun readers already know I am a huge fan of Panos Cosmatos' two feature films, Beyond the Black Rainbow and Mandy. I'd go so far to say they're among my top five movies of the past two decades, if not the top three. If there were even just a few more like these I wouldn't be so pessimistic about cinema.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

ApocaLARPse 2020: Studies in Scarlet



2017: "I am the craziest, most unhinged year ever.  Nothing will ever top me when it comes to sheer, balls-out semiotic insanity."

2020: "Hold my adrenochrome..."


Tuesday, April 07, 2020

My God is Full of Stars: Karma Coma Comet Chameleon




The action shows no signs of letting up out there. Or letting up up there, for that matter. 

Next up on the docket are some wonders and portents in the Heavens, the kind our ancestors weren't overly fond of. So gird your loins for our next journey to the stars...


Sunday, March 22, 2020

Sunday Matinee: Classic Sixties Folk Horror


Stuck inside and looking for something to take your mind off all the black helicopters and armored vehicles ambling past your crib? 

How about some classic folk horror from the Sixties that combines the classic ambiance of quasi-Hammer English and quasi-Lovecraftian New English horror?

Friday, March 20, 2020

The Secret Sun is Lighting the Void



Stuck at home watching the world economy implode? Well, I have just the thing for you...


Monday, March 16, 2020

Foresight is 2020: Where the Ducks Are



Well, here we all are. I don't where exactly that is or where it's all leading to, but one thing is for certain: this is real, this is happening. What exactly "this" is, I don't know either. 

Well, we can't say we weren't warned.



Saturday, February 29, 2020

Cagewatch: Color Out of Space



Things have been very hectic here at Secret Sun Central but I finally got a chance to watch Color Out of Space. On Amazon, mind you, since I don't believe the movie was in the theaters a full week around here. 

And it was... OK, I guess?

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Secret Treaties


Question: What do the Simon Necromicon, Son of Sam, the Cotton Club murders, punk rock and proto-thrash, comic book occultism, the Process Church of the Final Judgment, UFOs and the AIDS epidemic all have in common?

Answer: They all played a part in the dark, druggy scene that took hold of New York City in the grim, lost decade that bridged the long, post-Sixties hangover and the go-go Eighties personified by Donald Trump.



Monday, February 10, 2020

Where Will It End?



Doubling down on a mistake can be costly. Tripling, quadrupling and quintupling down on a failed winnowing/disqualifying protocol masquerading as a cogent political philosophy might bring everything -- and I mean everything-- crashing down.

It's just that no one can seem to wean themselves off all that sweet, delicious, savory dopamine.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

That Time I Went to Aleister Crowley's Burial Site...



Seven-plus-seven years ago, I took it upon myself to journey in search of the site hosting Aleister Crowley's earthly remains. 

Did I travel to the misty moors of the Scottish Highlands? Sadly, no. 

Did I travel to the ancient, sun-baked shores of Sicily? Not quite. 

Did I travel to the gloomy ports of Salem, or as many now know it, Arkham? Not this time. 

Did I descend into the dank, corpse-lined catacombs beneath the Eternal City of Rome?


Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Veil Isn't Down. It's Gone.


I don't know how or why, but the environment around me has grown increasingly strange and dream-like at night. The skies are wildly variable, but on nights like tonight seem to shimmer with a maddening orange-gray luminescence that I don't recall seeing all that much outside of, well, my dreams.


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The World Outside Your Window


Here's a small sampling of the tens of thousands of grackles invaded my neighborhood. This was taken out my window just a short while ago.  

They left just as soon as they came. I've never seen so many birds in my life.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Strange Beings and Secret Commonwealths



A new episode of The Farm, this time on the legacy of Celtic witchcraft in Europe and the US. Not to mention the Scottish fairy faith and all kinds of strange beings and visitations. 

Which reminds me...

Friday, January 10, 2020

Shadows and Tall Trees, or a Little Night Magic.


Bundle up and turn your phone off.  You're all coming with Linda and me, out into the cold, dark night. There are some spirits there who'd like to meet you, and we mustn't keep them waiting. 

Let me introduce you around...

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

The Insanity Assassin


If you've living in the woods -- or just wisely avoid social media -- you probably didn't hear about Ricky Gervais's scorching monologue at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. 



Thursday, January 02, 2020

Kevin Must Be Missing an Angel



Wow, Kevin Spacey just races from triumph to triumph, doesn't he? Man, what I'd give to have a peek at that man's blackmail file. He probably had to buy himself an old missile silo just to store it all.

If this keeps up, I can see him becoming a studio head before the New Year is out. Real-life Lex Luthor, indeed.