Archive for the Religion Category

Coming Soon: Rob on Zain Khan Live!

Posted in Bible, Blog, Blog post, Education, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, History, Illuminati, Knights Templar, Philosophy, Religion, Royal Arch of Enoch, Symbolism, The Occult with tags , , , , , , , on October 19, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

Coming Soon: Rob will be a guest on Zain Khan Live discussing Freemasonry and The Royal Arch of Enoch. Here’s a preview:

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.

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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.

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:
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Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio on YouTube!

Posted in Bible, Blog, Blog post, Elizabeth Burnblack, Gnosticism, Halloween, Horror Movies, Kabbalah, Magick, Mysticism, Religion, Symbolism, Witchcraft with tags , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

Rob’s February 13, 2018, appearance on Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio is now stationed on YouTube! Listen to Rob talk A Pact with the Devil and Mother! Check it out!

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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Archive: Rob on Beyond the Veil (original airdate 26 January 2018)

Posted in Astrology, Black Swan, Blog, Blog post, Esoterica, Film, Gnosticism, Joseph Campbell, Kabbalah, Matrix, Movies, Philosophy, Religion, Royal Arch of Enoch, Stanley Kubrick, Star Wars, Tarot Cards, The Occult, Walt Disney with tags , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

In case you missed it, Rob’s January 26, 2018, appearance on Beyond the Veil is now stationed on YouTube. Check it out!

Five years ago today…..

Posted in Astrology, Bible, Blog, Blog post, Christianity, Education, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Illuminati, Knights Templar, Mysticism, Religion, Rosicrucianism, Royal Arch of Enoch, Secret Societies, Symbolism, Tarot Cards, The Occult, Washington with tags , , , , , , on January 20, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

On January 20, 2013, Rob made his first radio appearance talking The Royal Arch of Enoch and Freemasonry on 21st Century Radio. To listen to this archived show, chick image:
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