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Cinema Symbolism 3 teaser….

Posted in Alchemy, Astrology, Bible, Blog, Blog post, Cinema Symbolism, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, Philosophy, Secret Societies, Symbolism, The Occult with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2021 by robertwsullivaniv

CS3‘s template looks really good; as such, I am anticipating a March 2021 release. In the meantime, enjoy this teaser….

When form becomes actuality: Gabriel Albinet’s (1865-1930) fascinating poster for Péladan’s third Rose Croix salon (1894) sowed the seeds of one of the greatest hoaxes of the 20th and 21st centuries. It depicts the polymath Leonardo da Vinci (1592-1519) as Joseph of Arimathea, the godfather of the Holy Grail mysteries, and poet Dante Alighieri (ca. 1265-1321) as Hugues de Payens (ca. 1070-1136), Grand Master and cofounder of the Knights Templar. An angel descends with the holy chalice, the sacred feminine, passing its secrets to the initiated few. The advertisement triggered Pierre Plantard (1920-2000) and Philippe de Chérisey’s (1923-1985) Priory of Sion ludibrium (obviously!): Jesus Christ’s bloodline, symbolized by the Grail, was still extant, covertly documented by a Masonic-Rosicrucian secret society, corroborated by the Dossiers Secrets d’Henri Lobineau. The Priory claims, among others, da Vinci, mathematician and physicist Isaac Newton (1642-1727), astrologer and occultist Robert Fludd (1574-1637), and composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918) as Grand Masters; the latter having transformed music through Hermetic initiation: the immersion in divine intellect (nous) invisible to the world and the worldly. The poster produced the germ that became the book Holy Blood, Holy Grail (1982), begetting Dan Brown’s puerile The Da Vinci Code novel (2003) and movie (2006).

Cinema Symbolism 3 update….

Posted in Batman, Blog, Blog post, Cinema Symbolism, Entertainment, Film, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Illuminati, Joseph Campbell, Movie History, Mysticism, Mythology with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2021 by robertwsullivaniv

Cinema Symbolism 3 is finished, and I am reviewing the final proof. Expected release date is March 2021. Stay tuned… Enjoy this teaser…

Harvey Dent is the arch-criminal Two-Face. No longer the white knight balanced out by the Dark Knight, Two-Face embodies dualism: good and evil, Fraggles and Doozers, order and chaos, personifying the double-headed god Janus. A flip of Two-Face’s coin determines whether his victim lives or dies. The address he holds the Gordon family hostage at the end, where Batman and Commissioner Gordon confront him, is 250 52nd Street, where Rachel died. Nota bene: 250 52, or 25052, is a palindrome characterizing extremities: love and hate, peace and war, life and death.

Cinema Symbolism 3 update

Posted in Alchemy, Astrology, Black Swan, Blog, Blog post, Carl Jung, Cinema Symbolism, Classic Horror, Entertainment, Frankenstein, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Halloween, Horror Movies, Illuminati, Joker, Joseph Campbell, Kabbalah, Matrix, Monsters, Movie History, Movies, Mysticism, Occult Hollywood, Rosicrucianism, Stanley Kubrick, Symbolism, Tarot Cards, The Occult, Twin Peaks, Wizard of Oz with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2021 by robertwsullivaniv

CS3 is still on track, currently slated for a February-March 2021 release. Stay tuned…..

Cinema Symbolism 3 update…..

Posted in Astrology, Black Swan, Blog, Blog post, Carl Jung, Cinema Symbolism, Disney, Frankenstein, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Hollywood, Illuminati, Joseph Campbell, Kabbalah, Lucifer, Monsters, Mysticism, Mythology, Philosophy, Rosicrucianism, Sex Magick, Star Wars, Symbolism, Tarot Cards, The Occult, Twin Peaks, Walt Disney, Witchcraft, Wizard of Oz with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2019 by robertwsullivaniv

October 11th, 2019: Cinema Symbolism 3 is wrapping up, stay tuned for details…..


Cinema Symbolism 3 update….

Posted in Blog, Blog post, Cinema Symbolism, Film, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Illuminati, Movies, Mysticism, Twin Peaks with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2019 by robertwsullivaniv

David Lynch is obsessed with The Wizard of Oz.  Coming January-March 2020….stay tuned…..

Live Radio! Rob returns to Beyond the Veil! Saturday Night, February 16th, 2019!

Posted in Alchemy, Astrology, Blog, Blog post, Cinema Symbolism, Egypt, Elizabeth Burnblack, Enochian Magick, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Halloween, Illuminati, Kabbalah, Philosophy, Radio, Royal Arch of Enoch, Star Wars, Supernatural, Tarot Cards, Witchcraft, Wizard of Oz with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2019 by robertwsullivaniv

The esoteric stylings of Rob this Saturday night, February 16th, 2019 when he returns to Beyond the Veil! Hosted by Chris and Sheree Geo, the show debuts live on Truth Frequency Radio at 9:00 pm PT (midnight EST); tune in by clicking banner:

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.

Working on Cinema Symbolism 3….

Posted in Blog, Blog post, Cinema Symbolism, Film, Horror Movies, Movies, Symbolism with tags , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2018 by robertwsullivaniv

Here’s a teaser: “Unlike the original film’s and book’s counterpart, Marion Crane survives her experience at the motel in this episode. The iconic shower scene from the original film was duplicated in this episode. However, Sam takes Marion’s place of being the original victim and Norman is not his “Mother” persona when killing him. After Norman kills Sam, he says “Oh, mother, what have I done?” echoing the line “Mother, what have you done?” in Psycho. When Norman kills Sam, Roy Orbison’s (1936-1988) “Crying” (1962) is playing. The music is designed to conjure David Lynch’s film, Mulholland Drive (2001), in which Orbison’s song is performed in Spanish, “Llorando,” by Rebekah Del Rio in Club Silencio. In Lynch’s movie, the song terminates the dream world of Betty Elms (Naomi Watts) returning her to the real world of Diane Selwin (Watts again). In Bates Motel, the use of the song connotes the same thing: Norman becomes cognizant that “Mother” is another side of his personality–a dark vision–and that he has been murdering as her the entire time. Like Mulholland Drive, the music signifies the deconstruction the fantasy, returning the characters–Elms and Bates–back to their bleak realities.”