Sunday, July 25, 2021

Crypto-Mithraism Gets Less Cryptic at Tokyo Olympics

Where have all the people gone?

Olympic Ceremonies have always been a reliable barometer when it comes to the current ruling-class mindset, particularly their religious mindset. 

It's common knowledge that the Olympics began as a specifically religious festival (honoring Zeus, specifically) and were revived during the heyday of European Freemasonry and the Victorian fetish for the old gods. I've been looking at the games since the earliest days of this blog and I have to confess: the rituals on display this year are not exactly filling my heart with boundless optimism.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The Week in Solar-Phallic Ritualism Space News


I'm sure you've heard the latest in not-even-remotely-space news, so why don't we just do a little quick free-styling, a little free association, and see what comes up.

No pun intended.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Meet Me at The Obelisk

UPDATE: IT'S A' LIVE. Listen with rapt attention here. Click the little arrow and make it come up.

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Set the Controls for the Heart of 1983

 

I was originally planning to do a single playlist for 1983. I ended up creating six. As it happens, 1983 was even more pivotal a year than I'd expected. There was so much going on in so many different genres that I realized how much 1983 had spoiled me for every year that followed it. 


Saturday, July 03, 2021

1983: The Year That Broke Reality


That helmet looks vaguely Kirbyesque

1983 hovers like a wraith over all of my work and I've never been quite sure why. All I know is that I sensed something definitively change in the spring and summer of that year, even if those changes have only become apparent in the past few years. 

But all I can say for sure is that something somehow seemed to have entered our world from somewhere else.
 

Monday, June 28, 2021

Just Another Manic Meme-Day

 

The Clone Wars meme may already be played out but this exemplar is pure and utter genius. If you get this, THEN I LOVE YOU. You belong here.


Wednesday, June 23, 2021

C'mon Baby, Light My Midsummer Fires

  

Well, it's that time of year again. In light of recent events, Midsummer AKA Saint John's Day seems a bit more resonant than it has before. Of course, we have a newly-minted Federal holiday that falls a mere two days short of the Solstice, in much the same way our national Bacchanalia falls three days short of the Equinox. But that's all coincidental, surely.

But, oh boy; have you read the news today?

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

You Will Know Synchronicity

  

Whether you loved it or hated it, there’s no talking about 1983 without talking about the Police’s mega-smash Synchronicity, released 38 years ago last Thursday. The album even knocked Michael Jackson’s mighty Thriller off the top of the Billboard charts, a position it reached no less than 17 times. 


Did I mention it was released on the 17th? Do I need to?


Thursday, June 17, 2021

"Like the Most High": Cracking the Vega-Cygnus Code


You may be one of those people who thinks they live in an ordered and rational universe, and not a roiling hothouse of magic, mysticism, and sorcery. 

You may think you live in a world where people in high places are preoccupied with petty trifles like money and power, and not with kicking the struts out from underneath the entire edifice of Creation and rebuilding the rubble into their own image.

I'll see what I can do to help you with that. I'm not here to judge.


Sunday, June 13, 2021

Code-Breaking the Craft: It Takes Two

What we're looking at isn't about a religion or a fraternity, it's about the entire foundation of all high-initiate ritualism, spanning back thousands -- perhaps even tens of thousands -- of years. Rituals that were mind-crushingly ancient before the world ever even heard of Abraham or Jesus, never mind Albert Pike.

It's also about the purpose of the ritualism we're seeing being carried out on a near-weekly basis these days.


Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Star Cults, Nothing but Star Cults, Give Me Those Star Cults

So having earned your Scentless Apprentice and your Mellow Craftsman merit badges, are you ready for the Third Degree? I guarantee you by the end of this process you'll know more about Masonic symbolism than over 99.33% of all Freems worldwide. 

You might even be able to help de-gaslight your friends and family who think all of the cultic ritual nonsense we're increasingly bombarded with has some basis in objective reality. 


Saturday, May 29, 2021

Got a Black Magic Woman


It's Garland Day, AKA Garland King Day, AKA The Day the Shepherd Boy Swam to the Siren. Also the day the Romans made sacrifices to Neptune. And these are the days of miracles and wonders. 




Thursday, May 27, 2021

Code-Breaking the Craft: Storming the Stargate

The SSI is having an open-house, where we're all enjoying some quality code-breaking of arcane and revelatory symbolism. This is an addendum to that lesson.


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Earn Your Scentless Apprentice Degree! Absolutely Freem!


The Freemasons are the big kahunas when it comes to symbolism, aren't they? The only problem is that I don't think most of them understand their own symbols, and tend to get very flighty and flowery when you ask them to explain it. 


Sunday, May 16, 2021

UFOs? More like UF-NO's


Around 2011 or so I coined Knowles' Law on UFOs: "The probability that a UFO story is a deliberate hoax is correlative to the amount of mainstream media coverage it receives."

I think this is a very useful law to keep in mind these days.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

MKUltraterrestrial 3.0

A brain, being washed

As the apocalyptic process fires up back to a boil in the dark months of April and May, it's only fitting that the Great Work MKULTRA3.0 psychedelic research is heating up as well. I'm sure Secret Sun regulars (and irregulars) know my take on what the true goal of this program is, and if not, check out my most recent appearance on The Higherside Chats.



Sunday, May 09, 2021

Letting the Word-Spice Flow in a Gaslit Nation

My brother-from-another-mother Freeman Fly and I got together for another epic gabfest on rituals, gaslighting and the world situation. Everything - and I do mean everything - gets thrown into the word-chipper and our spiritual strategies for survival and, um, thrive-al are shared.


Wednesday, May 05, 2021

So, About that Woke CIA Ad...

Of course everyone with half a brain hates the CIA's ridiculous woke recruitment ad. They're supposed to. 

Because what we have here is a textbook case of Knowles' First Law ("Whenever a controversy over symbolism erupts in the media, it's usually disguising a completely different symbolic message altogether" ) unfolding in real time.


Sunday, May 02, 2021

SynchroCinema Seminar: Midnight Special (2016)



Being the age I am and having consumed as much pop culture junk as I have, I’ve come to a point in which I have near-zero interest in "escapist" entertainment. 


Of course, there’s less and less of that to be found as the entertainment industry reaches its terminal point of ideologically-aided mass suicide (a process kicked off in the C-suites following the panic instilled by the Occupy movements) but that’s a story for another time.


Thursday, April 29, 2021

Algol Maps, or "OK, Now Be Really Evil"

There’s an old saying that millionaires don’t believe in Astrology, but billionaires do. I think that needs to be updated, given how many billionaires are running around out there these days.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Lucifer's Technologies, Revisited: ESTimate of the Situation

I've been sifting through The Secret Sun archives, which is a lot harder than it sounds. There are thousands of posts that got scrambled by Blogger interface changeover, resulting in walls of unbroken text, multiple fonts and text sizes, misaligned images and paragraph breaks, and all other kinds of digital mischief. 

But if you go to the archive listing on the main page you'll see I'm slowly but surely getting a carefully-curated selection of posts back up.


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Liber ALeister & the Aeon of Crowley

Nietzsche once said, "All great things must first wear a terrifying and monstrous mask, in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity." 

Surely he must have been prophesying the rise, fall, and remarkable afterlife of one Edward Alexander Crowley, aka Greast Beast 666, aka Creepy Ol' Uncle Aleister. 


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

420 Reasons to Live


What better way to celebrate 4/20 than to listen to two young chaos magicians and a young(ish)-at-heart Chaos Mystick riffing on a virtual catalog of stoner movies and TV shows and all kinds of synchro-madness?  

That's right: there is no better way.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Please Sync Responsibly

art by the great Dana Augustine

I've said it before, I'll say it again: Next time someone mocks you for your interest in Synchromysticism, remind them the machines that control the entire world economy run on codes, symbolic language and pattern recognition.


Monday, April 12, 2021

"I'd Like to Be in USA, Pretending that the Wars are Done"


It's funny: I keep hearing corporate media people claim Russia is only bluffing by moving what looks like at least a quarter of its active infantry (100K+ men-at-arms) as well as thousands of armored vehicles, and now, nuclear-capable artillery to the Ukrainian border. 

I mean, I sure hope to hell they're bluffing, but that seems like an awfully big bluff.


Thursday, April 08, 2021

Rituals Shall Be Habitual

 

America's favorite bath-salts overdose simulation is really ratcheting up the symbolism, same as everything else. That's allegedly supposed to be a phoenix, but it looks more to me like a space demon from some really effed-up 70s Japanese cartoon. And why wouldn't it, at this point in the timeline?


Sunday, April 04, 2021

Egypt's Golden Parade: Smells Like Freem Spirit

Well, the Egyptian government held a big parade today, where 22 (Twinty-Twin, in Secret Sun parlance) royal mummies were put on display while being driven across town for some contrived reason or other. The prevailing opinion is that this is all meant to goose up the tourist trade, which has been hit hard by global shutdowns.

That could certainly be true. But I'm getting a strong vibe that there may be some Freemly frolics and secret society shenanigans afoot in the Victorious City.


Thursday, April 01, 2021

F-F-F-Foolin'


It's that time of year again, time to look at the ancient fertility rites behind April Fool's. The practice seems to have lost a bit of its luster lately, but that could always change. Or rather, will


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

We Interrupt This Century to Bring You This Important Message


How miserable is this stinking new millennium? It's my little 'Nonnie turns 50 in October miserable. Kill me.

Yes, everyone knows the 21st Century is a bust. You know it, I know it, my dog knows it. Everyone complains about it, but no one ever does anything about it. 

That is, until now...


Sunday, March 28, 2021

Doing It for the Children

 

This seems like it's going to be a banner year for Knowles' Second Law. We're not even out of March and already we have the State of California mandating invocations to Aztec gods of human sacrifice. Now we have Lil Nas X enlisted for Cringeianity's (which some call "Satanism") latest effort to wrap their pasty, pudgy little fingers around America's young.


Sunday, March 21, 2021

A Heroic Dose of Secret Sun

Feeling lost and adrift? Can't reconnect with the Source, the Ground of Being, the Great Universal Spirit? Maybe you just need a very strong course of Secretsun-Diethylamide-Tryptamine-317. 

Studies have shown that patients who've received strong doses of Secret Sun recover 33% more quickly from spiritual malaise and dark spellcraft than patients who were given a placebo.


Monday, March 15, 2021

The (Not-So) Secret History of Saint Patrick's Day


Well, it's that time of year again, time to celebrate the Great American Bacchanal and bone up once again on the real origin of this holiday. With any luck, many of you may be going out and getting drunk on Wednesday, assuming your local officials aren't already drunk.

Drunk with power, I mean.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Something Smells Fishy with the Royal $cam


I'm getting the feeling that the pools and beaches will all be opened this summer. Why? Because the whole Mermaid thing is heating up in the news again. And of course the Pearly Princess and the Bastard Ginger are game to help push the meme.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Gimme That Old-Time Religion. OK, Maybe Not THAT Old.

You know the old saying: "The Secret Sun is always right; especially when it's wrong."

What I mean by that is OCD. Never discount the power of OCD.


Monday, March 08, 2021

Lucifer's Technologies, Revisited: Science is Not Enough


Ever happen to notice that for all the feted breakthroughs in technology, the fields that have gotten nearly all of the benefit are surveillance and high finance?

 Ever happen to notice that all we ever seem to see are revved-up versions of old, sometimes very old technology? 

Saturday, March 06, 2021

Lucifer's Technologies, Revisited: The Missing Puzzle Piece

 Of all the essays I've posted in the past 15 years on The Secret Sun, the Lucifer's Technologies series is far and away the one I get the most requests to republish. 

The problem is that it was all written during an intense and feverish manic rush, a mad blaze of inspiration, and therefore isn't really the most coherent work I've ever done. I've started and stopped work on expanding it into a larger, more structured text a number of times, but there was always something missing, something I hadn't quite put my finger on.


Thursday, March 04, 2021

Pathologizing Mystical Experience


As the great philosopher Red Miller once said, "a psychotic drowns where the mystic swims." I think some other mook said something similar, but he was probably just ripping off Red Miller anyway.

Red's wisdom jibes with my notion that the difference between a mystical experience and a psychotic break is the results. If it helps you get your shit together, it was an epiphany. If you end up riding off the rails, it might have been a psychotic break. Or a dark mystical experience. Same difference.

Monday, March 01, 2021

"Ultraterrestrial Agents of Cultural Deconstruction"

 

My family and I were discussing the Mandela Effect at Sunday dinner. My daughter-in-law wasn't familiar with it, so we looked up some ME listicles. I have to confess that I remember the conventional versions of history with most of the popular examples, and a lot seemed kind of stupid to me ("Flinstones" without a T? Really?).

But I do remember KitKat with a hyphen, I do remember "Proctor & Gamble" and I absolutely do remember Ed McMahon doing commercials for Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes, not Slappy Dick's Publishing Doohickey or whatever the fuck fake company was embedded into the timeline.

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The Scam That Fell to Earth


Every few years someone comes along with big plans to get rich off flying saucers. They usually have a lot of money behind them and often have a few questionable friends. And every few years those people quite unequivocally lose large amounts of money on flying saucers.

See, there's no getting rich off flying saucers, because flying saucers are not something you should try to get rich off of.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Class is Now in Session


Whole lot of shaking going on behind the scenes here at Secret Sun Central. The first order of business is The Secret Sun Institute of Advanced Synchromysticism, which has opened its digital doors for students of the strange.


Monday, February 15, 2021

Twilight of the Spandex Idols

 It's over.

The golden age of superheroes, that began with the first X-Men movie and reached critical mass with Iron Man and The Dark Knight, then peaked with the Infinity War movies, is now winding down and wrapping up. The Zack Snyder movie isn't going to revive the genre, because the genre is exhausted and can't be revived. 


Sunday, February 14, 2021

You Left a Hole in the Back of My Head

 

When looking at the darkness that crept into Rock culture in the 70s and 80s, it's important to remember the darkness in the culture that was driving it. 

And it didn't get much darker than Jimmy Savile and the Moors Murders, which couldn't help but have an affect on the collective consciousness at large.


Thursday, February 11, 2021

Oh Mother Mercury, Look What They've Done To Me

 It's Mercury Retrograde, so I'm trying to be wise and working on getting my archives in order and things of that nature. It's a huge and daunting task since I have thousands of posts on this platform alone.

But I'm also taking advantage of the retrograde to go retro. I'm cleaning up and reformatting a lot of old posts and getting them back up. Might as well take advantage of Blogger while I still can. After all, I gotta clean up and reformat everything anyway right?


Monday, February 08, 2021

Super Bowl 2021: a Weeknd in Las Vegas


Twin Brady led the Templar Bay Buccaneers to their Twinth Super Bowl win, along with fellow former New England Baphomet Rob Gronkowski. The Templar defense held the Kansas City Secret Chiefs to a measly (council of) nine points, or one for every Super Bowl Twin Brady has played in. Note 12+87=99.

It was indeed an exciting day for the NFLim and Twins everywhere.

Friday, February 05, 2021

Pseudo-Science Friday: Some Say in Ice


Bundle up, folks in the lower 48: looks like Old Man Winter is a climate denier and is sending a massive blast of arctic air our way. Probably a conspiracy to make our new climate czar look stupid. Well, more stupid.

Hey Big Tech: deplatform Mr. Icicle already! He's too much!


Tuesday, February 02, 2021

And How Was Your Imbolc?

 

Purification by fire has always been an important part of Imbolc festivities, particularly in the form of fireworks. Who knows, maybe it still is.


Sunday, January 31, 2021

Sophie Falls from the Fullness (UPDATED)


Statue of Icarus one block from where Sophie died (h/t Brandon)
Note: This is crossposted from the Sibyl research group. A lot of people have been asking me about what seems to be a surprisingly big story, so I am providing this both as a public service and to put a marker down in case this all wells up again in some way in days to come. 
I have a feeling this is all a prelude for something bigger. 

 

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Gamestopped, or Brave Sir Robinhood Ran Away


Once in a great while a big story comes along in which the symbolism is so obvious and self-explanatory that even the most oblivious normies can grasp it.

Since the early 1980s Wall Street and its satellites have been playing a game called "Loot and Pillage." You play by rigging the system, destroying lives and livelihoods and wiping entire industries off the map for a few quick bucks and a few cheap laughs. It's been unimaginably successful, only now the tables have been turned. The uprising will inevitably get quashed, but the confidence trick the finance racket has been playing all these years has been brought out into the open. 

And that's what will cause the truly lasting damage.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Squeezed by Burning Fingers


Ferris F. Biden's Inauguration was like old home week for The Secret Sun. After a four-year interlude in which the requisite rites of state were not properly observed by the churlish usurpers, the restored regime let it be known in no uncertain terms that the days of blood and fire are back. 

And who better to kick off the festivities than Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known to the wider world as Katy Perry?

Saturday, January 23, 2021

The Secret Sun Sells Out!

 

HEADS UP: I am very, very sorry but I am now out of stock on The Endless American Midnight and He Will Live Up in the Sky paperbacks. If you haven't gotten a notification about your shipment yet, please let me know!

If you ordered an ePub and didn't receive it, check your spam folder. If it's not there, please let me know!


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

"New Dawn" or Another Empire Backfire?

Where have all the people gone? 

Wow: nothing says a "new dawn" like a 78 year-old Crypt-Keeper clone presiding over a private wake for the American Imperium, don't you think?

Tired old man, tired old empire, disappointment and cringe so palpable they nearly have physical form. Obama-era divas looking and sounding as stale as Greta Van Fleet. Everyone looking awkward, deflated.

This is a beautiful day. I feel more hopeful than I have in quite some time.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Fearful Enigmas

Dancing to the sound of the latest beat

Hordes and hordes of marching feet

Tapping out the rhythm on the barrel of a gun

Living in a world where we won't see the sun

So much for back to normal, eh? No, friends, this is the new normal. 

This is a world that by outward appearances is like the world you lived in, say, ten years ago. But it isn't. This is for all intents and purposes a parallel reality we all find ourselves in. You are now an exile from your old world and have to learn to live in this new one.


Sunday, January 17, 2021

A Nation Past the Point of No Return


How did America fall into a complete state of authoritarian psychosis? Slowly at first, then all at once.

It's all happening so quickly, and I really don't know how much longer I'll be able to blog anywhere at all. So why don't we sift through the rubble of a nation's sanity and see what we can learn while we still can. We've got a lot to go over this coming week, so check back frequently. We'll start with that absolute shrieking madness...

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Welcome Back, My Friends, To the Show That Never Ends, We're So Glad You Could Attend, Come Inside, Come Inside

Well, well, well. Interesting to see the series finale of The Apprentice: White House end on a cliffhanger like this. It's a good thing we can't go anywhere because I have a feeling we are in for a rollicking round of ruddy ritualism in the days ahead. 

I just miss the days when reality TV was unscripted.

Monday, January 11, 2021

If the Thunder Don't Get You Then the Lightning Will

 

 A few years back I started incoherently ranting on about some insane notion I had that an obscure dream pop diva was in fact the Sibyl -- or the Oracle of the Apocalypse -- of this age. This wasn't exactly a sudden realization, it's something I'd been pondering for over thirty years at that point. I can't blame anyone for not believing me: I didn't have a lot of data to work with at that point and didn't yet understand how oracles had traditionally worked in antiquity (hint: exactly like this one does now).

Sunday, January 10, 2021

The Year of Thinking Magically: Possibility

 

 I'm not going to try to define what magical thinking should be in terms of method or dogma. I don't really subscribe to either. But I do have what I think is a very practical goal or result that magical thinking should lead you to, and that is a sense of possibility.


Thursday, January 07, 2021

That Ol' Time Ritual Religion

Left: January 6 1/6 in American notation Right: June 1, 2016 1/6/16 in European notation

Everyone enjoying their traditional Saturnalia pageant? It's been a lot of fun watching Jupiter Dolichenus AKA Ba'al Hadad return to his temple on Capitoline Hill, don't you think? 

Well, fun for everyone except the woman who was chosen for the traditional Saturnian blood sacrifice. But you know what they all say: there can be no true religion without sacrifice.

Monday, January 04, 2021

Meet Your New Gods, Same as the Old Gods

 

Take a good look at the future, my friends. Pretty much everything I've been ranting about to anyone who will listen these past fourteen years is encapsulated into eight short minutes of canned video of a fake performance in front of a fake crowd gathered in a fake Times Square.