Archive for the Hollywood Category

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.

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(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.
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Live Radio: Rob will be on Project Compass this Monday night, February 12, 2018 – TUNE IN!

Posted in Alchemy, Back to the Future, Black Swan, Blog, Blog post, Cinema Symbolism, Disney, Elizabeth Burnblack, Enochian Magick, Frankenstein, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Hollywood, Illuminati, Madam Blavatsky, Occult Hollywood, Royal Arch of Enoch, Stanley Kubrick, Star Wars, Tarot Cards, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

One top of the world with the Fringe FM! The smooth stylings of Rob this Monday evening, February 12, 2018, when he makes his first appearance on Project Compass debuting live at 10:00 pm EST! Rob will be talking all his books; to listen to this show click image:
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Rob returns to Barbara DeLong’s Night Light Radio Show!

Posted in Academy Awards, Back to the Future, Black Swan, Blog, Blog post, Carl Jung, Cinema, Cinema Symbolism, Elizabeth Burnblack, Enochian Magick, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Hollywood, Illuminati, Joseph Campbell, Kabbalah, Mythology, Occult Hollywood, Stanley Kubrick, Symbolism, Tarot Cards, The Occult, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

Tune in this Tuesday evening, February 6, 2018, when Rob returns to Barbara Delong’s Night Light radio show! Program debuts live on BlogTalk Radio with Rob discussing his first work of fiction, A Pact with the Devil, and esoteric movie symbolism. To listen to this show click banner:
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The MikeaDelic Show on YouTube! Check it out!

Posted in Black Swan, Blog, Blog post, Carl Jung, Cinema Symbolism, Elizabeth Burnblack, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Hollywood, Joseph Campbell, Kabbalah, Knights Templar, Royal Arch of Enoch, Secret Societies, Star Wars, Symbolism, Walt Disney, Witchcraft, Wizard of Oz with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

Rob’s appearance on the Mikeadelic Show is also stationed on YouTube – click to listen!

Live Radio: Rob returns to Beyond the Veil this Friday night, January 26, 2018!

Posted in Alchemy, Blog, Blog post, Cinema Symbolism, Elizabeth Burnblack, Entertainment, Film, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Hollywood, Illuminati, Kabbalah, Mysticism, Philosophy, Royal Arch of Enoch, Secret Societies, Stanley Kubrick, Witchcraft, Wizard of Oz with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

Join Rob when he returns to Beyond the Veil this Friday night, January 26, 2018! Program debuts live (YouTube video stream coming) at 11:00 pm EST and can be heard by clicking banner – TUNE IN!
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Archive: Rob on the Malliard Report

Posted in Astrology, Black Swan, Blog, Cinema Symbolism, Education, Elizabeth Burnblack, Film, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, History, Hollywood, Knights Templar, Movies, Philosophy, Rosicrucianism, Royal Arch of Enoch, Symbolism, Tarot Cards with tags , , , , , on January 17, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

Rob’s January 9, 2018, appearance on The Malliard Report is now stationed on YouTube – check it out!