Archive for the Cinema Symbolism Category

Vacation-Brief Hiatus

Posted in Ancient Aliens, Blog, Blog post, Cinema Symbolism, Elizabeth Burnblack, Entertainment, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Radio, Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 18, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

Rob is currently on media-radio hiatus/vacation; he will return to podcasting and making media appearances Autumn 2018! Please check back for details – R:.

Rob on the Occulture Podcast!

Posted in Astrology, Black Swan, Blog, Blog post, Carl Jung, Cinema Symbolism, Elizabeth Burnblack, Enochian Magick, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Illuminati, Joseph Campbell, Kabbalah, Matrix, Philosophy, Royal Arch of Enoch, Sex Magick, Symbolism, Walt Disney, Witchcraft with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

Brand new show! Listen to Rob talk A Pact with the Devil, The Royal Arch of Enoch, and Cinema Symbolism on the Occulture Podast! To listen to the full show, please become a member on Patreon.

13 May 2018: Excerpt from Cinema Symbolism 3….

Posted in Bible, Blog, Blog post, Cinema Symbolism, Education, Film, Hollywood, Movies, Mysticism, Mythology, Reading, Religion, Sorcery with tags , , , , , on May 13, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

Currently writing Cinema Symbolism 3. Here is an excerpt (rough draft) for your consideration.

Bates Motel
was one of this author’s favorite television series. It aired on the A&E Network for five seasons from 2013 to 2017. The show was a modern retelling of Hitchcock’s Psycho with hardcore Easter eggs turning up during its entire run. The eggs served to pay homage to Hitchcock and Psycho (1960). Psycho is replete with esoteric symbolism, so it is no wonder Bates Motel followed in its footsteps.


(Left) Susanna and the Elders oil painting by either Frans van Mieris the Elder (1635-1681) or Willem van Mieris (1662-1747), Frans’ youngest son. The painting, based on a story from the Bible, shows three men, like Norman Bates, spying on a bathing woman. In the Biblical tale, the men accuse her of erotic blackmail; in Room 1 of the Bates Motel, Norman qua Mother brutally stabs the naked woman. (Right) During Psycho’s climatic grand finale, Norman assumes Susanna’s same posture as he is being subdued by Sam Loomis.

For instance, the oil painting Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins, 1932-1992) uses to cover the secret peephole in the Bates Motel parlor symbolizes his repressed sexuality. Voyeuristically watching Marion Crane (Janet Leigh, 1927-2004), his passion brings jealous “Mother” to life; she, not Norman, seals her fate. The image is a replica of a painting called Susanna and the Elders. It depicts a story from the Bible–Book of Daniel, Chapter 13–in which three old men spy on an innocent woman as she gets ready to bathe, but when they find themselves overcome with passion, they accuse her of sexual blackmail. Later, when he is caught by Sam Loomis (John Gavin, 1931-2018), Norman’s position mirrors Susanna’s from the painting: his clothes are torn while his head is thrown back, and his right arm lifted high in the air. Stripped of his mother’s dress and his cheap wig, Norman is finally seen “naked” for all he is: mother and son, female and male, guilty and innocent.

Copyright Robert W. Sullivan IV, Esq., 2018.

5 May 2018 Update: Current titles I am working on……

Posted in Blog, Blog post, Cinema Symbolism, Elizabeth Burnblack, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, Mysticism, Mythology, Uncategorized, Witchcraft with tags , , , , , , on May 5, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

I’ve been very busy of late writing five books at once. Currently, I am working on Cinema Symbolism 3, the sequel to A Pact with the Devil, a commissioned work (bound by a nondisclosure agreement), Volume One in a series titled Tale of the Black Flame, and Freemasonry and the Path to Babylon. Stay tuned……

Working on Cinema Symbolism 3….

Posted in Blog, Blog post, Cinema Symbolism, Film, Horror Movies, Movies, Symbolism with tags , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

Here’s a teaser: “Unlike the original film’s and book’s counterpart, Marion Crane survives her experience at the motel in this episode. The iconic shower scene from the original film was duplicated in this episode. However, Sam takes Marion’s place of being the original victim and Norman is not his “Mother” persona when killing him. After Norman kills Sam, he says “Oh, mother, what have I done?” echoing the line “Mother, what have you done?” in Psycho. When Norman kills Sam, Roy Orbison’s (1936-1988) “Crying” (1962) is playing. The music is designed to conjure David Lynch’s film, Mulholland Drive (2001), in which Orbison’s song is performed in Spanish, “Llorando,” by Rebekah Del Rio in Club Silencio. In Lynch’s movie, the song terminates the dream world of Betty Elms (Naomi Watts) returning her to the real world of Diane Selwin (Watts again). In Bates Motel, the use of the song connotes the same thing: Norman becomes cognizant that “Mother” is another side of his personality–a dark vision–and that he has been murdering as her the entire time. Like Mulholland Drive, the music signifies the deconstruction the fantasy, returning the characters–Elms and Bates–back to their bleak realities.”

Archive: Rob on Billy Ray’s Infinite Fringe!

Posted in Back to the Future, Black Swan, Blog, Blog post, Carl Jung, Cinema Symbolism, Elizabeth Burnblack, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Lucifer, Matrix, Mysticism, Philosophy, Royal Arch of Enoch, Secret Societies, Stanley Kubrick, Star Wars, Symbolism, United States, Witchcraft with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

In case you missed it, Rob’s March 25, 2018, appearance on Billy Ray’s Infinite Fringe radio show is now archived. Check it our because hour one was prerecorded and did not air on Truth Frequency. To listen to the full two hours click image:

New Podcast! Rob returns to the ADX-Files!

Posted in Astrology, Black Swan, Blog, Blog post, Carl Jung, Christianity, Cinema Symbolism, Gnosticism, Mythology, Philosophy, Religion, Stanley Kubrick, Star Wars with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

New podcast! Listen to Rob talk movie symbolism during his second appearance on the ADX-Files! To listen click banner: