Archive for Bible

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.

Archive: Crystal Kids Radio

Posted in Academy Awards, Astrology, Blog, Blog post, Cinema History, Cinema Symbolism, Disney, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, Knights Templar, Occult Hollywood, Radio, Religion, Royal Arch of Enoch, Secret Societies, The Occult with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2015 by robertwsullivaniv

Natalie-Marie Hart of Crystal Kids Radio interviews Rob about Cinema Symbolism and occult Freemasonry. Interview debuted on November 10, 2015 on the Conscious Consumer Network. Give it a listen!

Fringe Radio Show

Posted in Academy Awards, Alchemy, Ancient Aliens, Blog, Blog post, Cinema History, Classic Horror, Freemasonry, History, Knights Templar, Occult Hollywood, Radio, Secret Societies, Stanley Kubrick, Star Wars, Walt Disney, Witchcraft with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2015 by robertwsullivaniv

Rob will be live for two hours this Saturday night, November 7, 2015 on the Fringe Radio Show. Program debuts at 8:00 pm EST and streams globally across the internet. To listen to this enlightening show click image:
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Weekend Radio: Saturday October 10 & Sunday October 11

Posted in Academy Awards, Alchemy, Ancient Aliens, Astrology, Blog, Blog post, Carl Jung, Cinema History, Classic Horror, Freemasonry, History, Hollywood, Horror Movies, Joseph Campbell, Movie History, Secret Societies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2015 by robertwsullivaniv

Join Rob this weekend when he will be live on Where Did the Road Go? Radio Show on Saturday night, October 10, at 11:00 pm EST. Then Rob will be on Beyond the Strange Podcast on Sunday night, October 11 at 9:00 pm EST. Programs stream globally across the internet; to listen to these shows click their respective banner:
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Dr. J Radio Live

Posted in Academy Awards, Alchemy, Ancient Aliens, Black Swan, Blog, Blog post, Cinema History, Cinema Symbolism, Classic Horror, Gnosticism, Radio, Secret Societies, Star Trek, Star Wars, Warner Brothers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2015 by robertwsullivaniv

Rob will be on for two hours this Tuesday night, September 22, 2015 on Dr. J Radio Live discussing both his books, Cinema Symbolism and The Royal Arch of Enoch. Show debuts at 10:00 pm EST and streams globally across the internet on the Dark Matter Digital Radio Network; to listen to this show click image:

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End of Days Radio

Posted in Academy Awards, Alchemy, Ancient Aliens, Batman, Bible, Black Swan, Blog, Blog post, Cinema History, Cinema Symbolism, Classic Horror, Disney, Education, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, Religion, Rosicrucianism, The Occult with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2015 by robertwsullivaniv

Rob will be live this Saturday night, September 5, 2015 on End of Day Radio talking Freemasonry, The Royal Arch of Enoch, and Cinema Symbolism. Show debuts at 10:30 p.m. EST (7:30 PST) and streams globally across the internet. To listen click image:
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Far Out Radio

Posted in Astrology, Blog, Blog post, Freemasonry, Kabbalah, Knights Templar, Occult History, Radio, Royal Arch of Enoch, Secret Societies, The Occult with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2015 by robertwsullivaniv

Rob will be live on Far Out Radio this Friday night, July 31, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. EST discussing history, Freemasonry, and The Royal Arch of Enoch. Show debuts on the Rense Radio Network (click to listen). For more information and to listen, visit Far Out Radio by clicking banner: FarOutRadio