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.