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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.

Live Radio: Rob on the Night Light, Tuesday, February 20, 2018!

Posted in Astrology, Blog, Blog post, Cinema Symbolism, Elizabeth Burnblack, Film, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Joseph Campbell, Kabbalah, Mysticism, Mythology, Philosophy, Radio, Reading, Royal Arch of Enoch, Secret Societies, Symbolism, Witchcraft with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

Rob returns to Barbara Delong’s Night Light radio show this Tuesday night, February 20, 2018! Program debuts live at 9:00 pm EST and can be heard on BlogTalk Radio; to listen to this show click image:
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Archived Radio: Rob on the Existence of Strange Things!

Posted in Astrology, Back to the Future, Black Swan, Blog, Blog post, Carl Jung, Cinema Symbolism, Elizabeth Burnblack, Film, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Illuminati, Jesuits, Kabbalah, Mysticism, Philosophy, Reading, Religion, Royal Arch of Enoch, Secret Societies, Star Wars, Superman, Tarot Cards, The Occult, United States, Washington, Wizard of Oz with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2017 by robertwsullivaniv

Rob’s December 8, 2017, appearance on The Existence of Strange Things is now archived! Listen to Rob talk FreemasonryThe Royal Arch of Enoch, Cinema Symbolism, and Cinema Symbolism 2 on this brand new show! Click image to listen:
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Happy Cyber Monday!

Posted in Astrology, Back to the Future, Batman, Black Swan, Blog, Carl Jung, Cinema Symbolism, Education, Elizabeth Burnblack, Film, Gnosticism, Halloween, Hollywood, Illuminati, Joseph Campbell, Kabbalah, Knights Templar, Magick, Matrix, Philosophy, Reading, Royal Arch of Enoch, Secret Societies, Stanley Kubrick, Star Wars, Tarot Cards, The Occult, Walt Disney, Wizard of Oz with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2017 by robertwsullivaniv

All of Rob’s eBooks are discounted over on Amazon Kindle! The Royal Arch of Enoch is $6.08! GET THEM TODAY! TO PURCHASE CLICK BANNER:
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MASSIVE Kindle eBook Sale on Amazon!

Posted in Astrology, Back to the Future, Bible, Black Swan, Blog, Blog post, Carl Jung, Cinema Symbolism, Education, Film, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Halloween, Illuminati, Kabbalah, Knights Templar, Mysticism, Reading, Religion, Secret Societies, Supernatural, The Occult, Walt Disney, Washington, Wizard of Oz with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2017 by robertwsullivaniv

Black Friday and Cyber Monday start now! Amazon is discounting all my eBooks so don’t wait, GET THEM TODAY! Click image to purchase:
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Archive: Rob talks Esoteric Masonry on Beyond the Veil!

Posted in Astrology, Bible, Blog, Blog post, Christianity, Education, Esoterica, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, History, Illuminati, Jesuits, Kabbalah, Knights Templar, Mysticism, Mythology, Philosophy, Radio, Reading, Rosicrucianism, Royal Arch of Enoch, Secret Societies, Symbolism, Washington with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2017 by robertwsullivaniv

In case you missed it, Rob’s October 7th appearance on Beyond the Veil is now stationed on YouTube. Listen to Rob talk The Royal Arch of Enoch and all things Masonic. Check it out!

New Podcast! The Smooth Stylings of Rob on Mysterious Outpost Radio!

Posted in Astrology, Back to the Future, Blog, Blog post, Cartoons, Cinema Symbolism, Education, Elizabeth Burnblack, Film, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Halloween, Illuminati, James Bond, Kabbalah, Matrix, Mysticism, Philosophy, Reading, Royal Arch of Enoch, Secret Societies, Symbolism, Tarot Cards, Walt Disney, Wizard of Oz with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2017 by robertwsullivaniv

Listen to the smooth sytlings of Rob on Mysterious Outpost Radio! This show is brand new with Rob talking all things Cinema Symbolism and Cinema Symbolism 2. Check it out!