Archive for the Hollywood Category

Rob on Swamp Gas

Posted in Alchemy, Astrology, Back to the Future, Black Swan, Blog, Blog post, Carl Jung, Cinema Symbolism, Elizabeth Burnblack, Film, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Hollywood, Illuminati, James Bond, Jesuits, Joseph Campbell, Knights Templar, Movies, Philosophy, Rosicrucianism, Royal Arch of Enoch, Secret Societies, Star Trek, Star Wars, Symbolism, Tarot Cards, The Occult, Witchcraft, Wizard of Oz with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

The smooth stylings of Rob this Wednesday night, November 14, 2018, when he will be live on Swamp Gas airing on Black Swamp Digital Radio (Unknown Spirit). Program debuts at 10:00 pm EST; to listen to this show click image:

Archive: Rob on Hyperspace

Posted in Black Swan, Blog, Blog post, Cinema History, Film, Freemasonry, Halloween, Hollywood, Monsters, Movies, Mysticism, Royal Arch of Enoch, Stanley Kubrick, The Occult, Uncategorized, Witchcraft with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

In case you missed it Rob’s November 2, 2018, appearance on Hyperspace is now archived.  Listen to Rob talk September 11, 2001 and its nexus to Spies Like Us, The Simpsons, and Fight Club. Rob also talks horror films and the mystical holiday of Halloween. To listen click banner:

Archive: Rob’s 2018 Halloween Special

Posted in Blog, Blog post, Cinema Symbolism, Classic Horror, Film, Freemasonry, Halloween, Hollywood, Horror Movies, Secret Societies, Stanley Kubrick, Star Wars, Symbolism, The Occult, Universal Horror with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

Rob’s 2018 Halloween Special is now stationed on YouTube.  Listen to Rob analyze The Shining, The Exorcist, and Poltergeist on the Den of Lore. Enjoy!

Update: Masonic-Halloween-Illuminati Special

Posted in Alchemy, Astrology, Blog, Blog post, Cinema, Dracula, Elizabeth Burnblack, Film, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Halloween, History, Hollywood, Illuminati, Kabbalah, Monsters, Movie History, Mysticism, Mythology, Philosophy, Radio, Tarot Cards, The Occult, UFOs, Witchcraft with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

Rob will be live Halloween night, October 31, 2018, talking Freemasonry, Horror Films, Samhain, and other esoterica with Chris George Zuger on the Den of Lore! Program debuts at 8:00 pm EST and streams via YouTube; to listen click image:

Masonic Halloween Special 2018

Posted in Alchemy, Astrology, Blog, Blog post, Cinema Symbolism, Classic Horror, Film, Frankenstein, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Halloween, Hollywood, Illuminati, Mysticism, Philosophy, Religion, Royal Arch of Enoch, Secret Societies, Supernatural, Tarot Cards, The Occult, Uncategorized, Witchcraft with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

After a brief hiatus, Rob returns to podcasting appearing on Den of Lore on Halloween night! Program starts at 8:00 pm EST – details forthcoming. TUNE IN!

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.

Rob talks “A Pact with the Devil” and “Mother!” on Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio.

Posted in Blog, Blog post, Cinema Symbolism, Elizabeth Burnblack, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Hollywood, Movies, Mysticism, Religion, Vampires, Witchcraft with tags , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

Rob returns to Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio discussing A Pact with the Devil and previewing Cinema Symbolism 3 by analyzing the film Mother! Click banner to listen and please subscribe to hear the second hour.