Archive for the Cinema Category

Stanley Kubrick’s cameo in The Conjuring 2

Posted in Blog, Blog post, Cinema, Cinema History, Cinema Symbolism, Film, Horror Movies, Movie History, Movies, Stanley Kubrick, Symbolism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2021 by robertwsullivaniv

The Conjuring 2’s director, James Wan, has acknowledged a Kubrick influence upon his filmmaking, especially the ultimate haunted house movie, The Shining (1980). At the beginning of The Conjuring 2 (2016), during the séance at the Amityville house (112 Ocean Ave), a Stanley Kubrick look-alike is seated to the right of Lorraine (Vera Farmiga, left) and Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson, center).

Left: From The Conjuring 2 (2016). Lorraine (Vera Farmiga, left) and Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson, center), and, to the right, Kubrick’s doppelganger. Right: Stanley Kubrick on the set of The Shining ca. 1979.

Excellent Girodano Bruno Art of Memory mnemonic in Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)

Posted in Blog, Blog post, Carl Jung, Cinema, Cinema Symbolism, Egypt, Goetia, Illuminati, Kabbalah, Monsters, Movie History, Movies, Mysticism, Mythology, Occult Hollywood, Secret Societies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2021 by robertwsullivaniv

The same Stay-Puft Marshmallow sign/billboard. “Sub-creatures! Gozer the Gozerian, Gozer the Destructor, Volguus Zildrohar, the Traveler has come! Choose and perish!” – Gozer, Ghostbusters, 1984.

Left: Ghostbuster (1984); Right: Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)

Great Foreshadowing in Ghostbusters (1984)

Posted in Blog, Blog post, Cinema, Cinema Symbolism, Film, Goetia, Illuminati, Kabbalah, Monsters, Movie History, Movies, Mysticism, Occult Hollywood with tags , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2021 by robertwsullivaniv

Blink and you’ll miss it. Towards the end, when the Ecto Containment System is shut down and the ghosts escape, keep and eye out for the billboard for Stay-Puft Marshmallows. The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man is unmissable, heralding the form of the Destructor.

“Sub-creatures! Gozer the Gozerian, Gozer the Destructor, Volguus Zildrohar, the Traveler has come! Choose and perish!” – Gozer, Ghostbusters, 1984.

Nod to Anton LaVey in Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trailer (2021)

Posted in Blog, Blog post, Cinema, Cinema Symbolism, Education, Enochian Magick, Film, Hollywood, Illuminati, Joseph Campbell, Kabbalah, Monsters, Movies, Mysticism, Secret Societies, Symbolism, The Occult, Witchcraft with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2021 by robertwsullivaniv

Check out the name of the mining company, Shandor Mining Co, named after the cult of Gozer leader, Ivo Shandor. Shandor was contracted as the architect for an apartment building at 550 Central Park West. He secretly designed the building to act as an antenna for pulling in and concentrating spiritual turbulence (Ghostbusters 1984 canon). In turn, Ivo Shandor is named after Anton Szandor LaVey (1930-1997), founder of the Church of Satan (est. 1966).

Update: CS3 eBook edition

Posted in Alchemy, Astrology, Black Swan, Blog, Blog post, Carl Jung, Cinema, Cinema Symbolism, Classic Horror, Education, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Halloween, Hollywood, Illuminati, Kabbalah, Lucifer, Matrix, Mythology, Philosophy, Rosicrucianism, Stanley Kubrick, Star Wars, Twin Peaks, Witchcraft with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2021 by robertwsullivaniv

The eBook edition of Cinema Symbolism 3 has been released – look for it to appear online over the next few days. With its release, Rob will be returning to the radio more frequently. Stay tuned for updates.

The finality of the rubedo…

Posted in Alchemy, Blog, Blog post, Cinema, Entertainment, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, Movies, Mysticism, Philosophy, Symbolism, Tarot Cards, Walt Disney with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2021 by robertwsullivaniv

Or, in this case, the rubedo is the nigredo.

Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil. From Cruella (2021)

Duck, You Sucker

Posted in Blog, Blog post, Cinema, Entertainment, Film, Mythology, Philosophy, The Occult with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2021 by robertwsullivaniv

The archetypes run wild in this one…

Alchemical cinema….

Posted in Alchemy, Blog, Blog post, Cinema, Cinema Symbolism, Disney, Film, Hollywood, Kabbalah, Magick, Mysticism, The Occult, Walt Disney with tags , , , , , on February 18, 2021 by robertwsullivaniv

Archive: Arcane Radio, December 7, 2015

Posted in Alchemy, Astrology, Back to the Future, Black Swan, Blog, Blog post, Cinema, Cinema History, Cinema Symbolism, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Hollywood, Illuminati, Lucifer, Movie History, Philosophy, Radio, Stanley Kubrick, Star Wars, Symbolism, Tarot Cards, The Occult, TV Show, Universal Horror, Wizard of Oz with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 10, 2020 by robertwsullivaniv

Rob’s December 7th, 2015, appearance on Arcane Radio is now archived on YouTube. Listen to Rob talk Cinema Symbolism and occult Tinseltown. Check it out!

News forthcoming….

Posted in Alchemy, Back to the Future, Batman, Black Swan, Blog, Blog post, Carl Jung, Cinema, Cinema Symbolism, Classic Horror, Disney, Elizabeth Burnblack, Enochian Magick, Frankenstein, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Halloween, History, Hollywood, Illuminati, James Bond, Jesuits, Kabbalah, Knights Templar, Lucifer, Mysticism, Mythology, Philosophy, Religion, Royal Arch of Enoch, Stanley Kubrick, Star Wars, Tarot Cards, The Occult, Twin Peaks, Walt Disney, Washington, Witchcraft, Wizard of Oz with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2020 by robertwsullivaniv

News on its way regarding The Royal Arch of Enoch, Cinema Symbolism, Cinema Symbolism 2, and A Pact with the Devil. Stay tuned…..