Archive for the Mythology 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.


(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……

Five years ago today…..

Posted in Bible, Blog, Blog post, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Illuminati, Jesuits, Kabbalah, Mysticism, Mythology, Rosicrucianism, Royal Arch of Enoch, Symbolism, Washington with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

Rob was on Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio! This was one of my first interviews and is one of my favorites. Check it out! Eckhard saw Hell too……

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:

Live Radio: Rob on John B. Wells’ Ark Midnight this Saturday Evening, March 17, 2018!

Posted in Ancient Aliens, Blog, Blog post, Carl Jung, Cinema Symbolism, Disney, Elizabeth Burnblack, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Illuminati, Jesuits, Joseph Campbell, Kabbalah, Movies, Mysticism, Mythology, Royal Arch of Enoch, Star Wars, The Occult, Witchcraft, Wizard of Oz with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

On top of the world with Rob when he will be live on John B. Wells’ Ark Midnight this Saturday evening, March 17, 2018! Program debuts at 10:00 pm EST with Rob discussing all his books! For more information and how to listen click banner:

Archive: Rob on Spaced Out Radio

Posted in Black Swan, Blog, Blog post, Carl Jung, Disney, Entertainment, Film, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Illuminati, Kabbalah, Movies, Mysticism, Mythology, Philosophy, Secret Societies, Stanley Kubrick, Star Wars, Tarot Cards, Walt Disney, Wizard of Oz with tags , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

In case you missed it, Rob’s March 8, 2018, appearance on Spaced Out Radio is now stationed on YouTube! Listen to Rob talk Cinema Symbolism and Cinema Symbolism 2! Check it out!

New Podcast! Rob returns to Third Eye Drops!

Posted in Alchemy, Blog, Blog post, Carl Jung, Cinema Symbolism, Film, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Joseph Campbell, Kabbalah, Mysticism, Mythology, Philosophy, Royal Arch of Enoch, United States, Washington with tags , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

Return of the brain melter! Listen to Rob talk Freemasonry, hidden movie symbolism, Hermes Trismegistus, and other esoteric tackle on Third Eye Drops! To listen to this brand new show click image: