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.