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Listen- 32nd Degree Freemason Author and Brain-Melter Robert W. Sullivan Exposes the Occulted Layers of Iconic Films

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“I think for these movie makers, it’s like a challenge to the audience. To say, ‘I’m embedding this movie with this esoterica, this hidden occultism, you find it.’ It’s like a treasure hunt almost.” -Robert W. Sullivan IV

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Author, 32nd degree Freemason and scholar Robert W. Sullivan IV is back to blast more hidden knowledge! This time, he takes a scalpel to your favorite films, exposing the cloaked allegory, messages, symbols and archetypes that fuel man’s most popular and powerful narratives.

Hear our first conversation about the incredible secrets enshrined within some of our nation’s most prominent architecture

Our epic stories share striking similarities. Whether it’s the story of Jesus, King Arthur, Star Wars or Interstellar (see it now on the largest screen with the loudest sound possible, seriously!), the outline remains largely the same: a reluctant man with great potential is called to adventure, faces various trials and tribulations, reaches some fully-realized form and transcends the realm of the mere mortal (that’s highly simplified, but you get it).Read the rest

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Revolutionaries of the Soul

soulIn western societies, the canon is the greatest ally to social conditioning and nation-building. Schools and media echo it with great alacrity. There are even prizes, ranging from local to international (and very prestigious, as well as remunerative), assigned to sundry representatives of the canon. The significance of such prizes is twofold: further to establish and divulge the canon, and to enroll clever minds in its service. The resulting world is deceptively varied but in fact univocal. Most of us are led to believe that that’s all there is and, often, believe it we do. Then, one day, some of us stumble on something that seems completely extra-canonical. We either dismiss it as sheer nonsense or, to our surprise, we are attracted to it—and the doors of a whole new world are swung open.

Gary Lachman’s Revolutionaries of the Soul: Reflections on Magicians, Philosophers, and Occultists is just the sort of book that those of you who have overdosed on the platitudes so incessantly dished out by the canon-enforcers will enjoy reading.… Read the rest

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I:MAGE 2014 – Traveling with Unfamiliar Spirits

Between October 21st 2014 – November 2nd 2014 Fulgur Esoterica will host I:MAGE 2014 Traveling with Unfamiliar Spirits, a two weeks long festival dedicated to the relationship between contemporary artists and spirit entities. The festival comprises of a group exhibition (artists include Mark Titchner, Agostino Arrivabene, Shannon Taggart and Jesse Bransford), a one day academic conference at the Warburg Institute, the publication of three volumes exploring art and the occult (cinema, visual and performance art are all covered from both an academic and a practitioner standpoint) and a series of events.

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Sangreal, The Holy Grail: Recovering The Lost Science of Antiquity

Sangreal3_CoverPrevious articles in this series.

  1. The Boy Who Cried Wolf: 2012, Fenrir and Asteroid DA14
  2. Close Encounters of the Celestial Kind: Multiple Asteroid Sightings Around the World
  3. Here There Be Dragons
  4. Sangreal, The Holy Grail: Recovering the Cosmic Science of Antiquity – Part One
  5. Sangreal, The Holy Grail: Recovering the Cosmic Science of Antiquity – Part Two

This article is the third in a series explicitly addressing the meaning of one of the most potent of magical symbols, the Holy Grail. I hope you have read the previous two from the months of May and June in order to pick up the thread of the narrative. If you have not read them, or have gotten hazy about the details you can find them, along with several other articles written for The Oracle at Sacred Geometry International.com.

In part two last month I made this claim “The Grail is a symbol for a lost technology of individual, social and planetary regeneration.” This claim comes from a reading of the texts themselves.… Read the rest

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The Meaning of Sacred Geometry part 3. The Womb of Geometry

The Meaning of Sacred Geometry part 3. The Womb of Sacred Geometry

by Randall Carlson

 

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Christ seated within the Vesica Piscis (Glory)

 


*This is the 3rd part of the Meaning of Sacred Geometry series.  Access the previous articles at the following links.


As described in depth in ‘What’s the Point’ the second article, or lesson, in this series on the meaning of Sacred Geometry, it was explained that the entire process of Sacred Geometry begins with a mere point. From that initial point either a straight line or a circle may be generated. This initial generating point was likened to a seed. It was proposed that this was the basis for the New Testament parable of the Grain of Mustard Seed, an analog for the mass singularity in which the potential of the entire universe of Space and Time was contained at the first moment of Creation.… Read the rest

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Eat Your Fate: Tarot Card Dinner Plates

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“Eat what thou wilt is the whole of the law; Food is the law, food under your recommended caloric intake.”

Expect dinner to esoterrific with these Tarot card dinner plates.

Designs available include The Sun, The Moon, The Emperor, The Empress, The World, The Lovers.

Sadly, no Death, Devil or Hanged Man.

These plates would not have been out of place in the early seventies, and could have been nicely accompanied with my parents’ plastic astrological sign cups.

It’s a sign of the times, perhaps.

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Occult Inspirations

Bulwer Lytton

Trust Mark Frauenfelder of BoingBoing to persuade erudite author Joscelyn Godwin to choose his favorite novels inspired by the occult. Here Godwin and writing partner Guido Mina di Sospiro pick five in addition to their own The Forbidden Book:

Zanoni, by Bulwer Lytton, is the premier occult novel of the nineteenth century. Lytton was a novelist and playwright, a dandy, a politician, and eventually a Baron. He is supposed to have been initiated into a German Rosicrucian order, and to have been in the Orphic Circle, a London group that used child clairvoyants. Dickens and Disraeli were his friends, but they didn’t follow his arcane interests. For instance, they weren’t with him when French occult author and ceremonial magus Eliphas Levi, in Lytton’s presence, evoked the spirit of the Greek Neopythagorean philosopher Apollonius of Tyana on a London rooftop. Zanoni is a description of initiations by one who has evidently passed through them.

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Magical Identity

The Infinite and the BeyondPodcast: Episode #025 — Magical Identity

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025_taylorellwoodIn this episode we have a revealing and compelling conversation with occult author Taylor Ellwood about his new book Magical Identity. How can we apply magic in relation to our identity and how does our identity relate to the practice of magick? In "A Corner in the Occult", we learn about 20th century Hermetic teacher Franz Bardon. During his unusual life, the three books he published during his life, Initiation into Hermetics, The Practice of Magical E025_franzbardonvocation and The Key to the True Qabbalah are said to be a complete course in magick. In "The Essence of Magick" we discuss magickal names. Found in many traditions and religions of the world, is the practice of taking on a new name. What is the essence of the magical name in relation to magick and the practitioner? Come and explore this topic with us. I also read listener email and have an announcement to make about the future of the podcast. We also have the pleasure of hearing the new song "Sirens" from our featured artist Olga Nunes, whose new album LAMP will be released on May 15th. All this and more in this informative and fun episode!

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L. Ron Hubbard & Aleister Crowley: The Occult Roots of Scientology?

The Rosy Cross, appropriated in a similar form by Crowley and OTO

The Rosy Cross, appropriated in a similar form by Crowley and OTO

Ohio State professor Hugh Urban is no stranger to esoteric religions, and The Village Voice blog Runnin’ Scared is no stranger either to the professor or to his other pet project: well-deserved exposés of that most modern of esoteric religions, Scientology.

Scientology's cross. See the similarity?

Regular Disinfo readers would be familiar with the following slightly paranoia-inducing fact, as the post puts it: “that after his involvement in WWII, Hubbard shacked up with Jet Propulsion Lab rocket scientist Jack Parsons, a man heavily into the occult, and in particular the teachings of The Great Beast, British occultist Aleister Crowley.”

Many a conspiracy theory has been launched from this outlier. However, blogger Tony Ortega latest Scientology post ‘paraphrases’ Urban’s new piece for the pay-walled journal Nova Religio, which is a thorough, academic study of the ways that Crowley’s “magick” found parallels in what would become Hubbard’s most famous creation, Scientology.… Read the rest

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