Saturday, July 23, 2022

A Lot More Sirius Than You Think

Today is the traditional date of the helical rising of the "Dog Star" Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, as well the traditional opening of the Dog Days. Which means it's the perfect time to get together and talk about Sirius and the long history of worship of it.

Warning: for such a bright and beautiful star, the adoration for it can get a lot more serious than you think.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Galaxy Gate: Heaven's Gate and the Secret Origin of Galaxy Quest


Heaven's Gate, the San Diego-based cult that committed mass suicide in 1997 in hopes of hitching a ride on a UFO trailing a passing comet, were in many ways a surprisingly traditional Gnostic cult. But at the same time they were ultimately a product of Hollywood, particularly Hollywood science fiction franchises like Star Trek and Star Wars.

So it's no surprise they showed up in a number of Hollywood productions, some openly acknowledged, and in one particular instance, not so much.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

The Secret Sun Shines on Freeman Fly Once Again

My brother-from-another-mother Freeman Fly had me on for a freewheeling meeting of the minds. We cover a number of different topics, with the general theme being the calm before the apocalyptic storm...