MTV’s VMA Mega Ritual
Vigilant Citizen reminds us that life is a never ending mega-ritual, as 2009′s VMA Awards seemed to prove. Great article, but his site is a little lite on content. Hopefully we’ll see more of this in the future.
"From unexpected drama to shocking performances, MTV’s 2009 Video Music Awards managed once again to raise eyebrows and get people talking.
What most people however missed is the occult meanings encoded into the VMAs. The TV event was in fact a large scale occult ceremony, complete with an initiation, a prayer and even a blood sacrifice. We’ll look at the symbolism that went on during the show."
Even the Wu-Tang Clan’s got a bead on this one.
Just in case you missed this one – Paranormal Activity is the hottest movie ever.
"After a young, middle class couple moves into what seems like a typical suburban “starter” tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night.
Especially when they sleep. Or try to.
Paramount Pictures Presents A Blumhouse Production A Film by Oren Peli “Paranormal Activity” starring Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong and Ashley Palmer. The film was directed, written and edited by Oren Peli. The film was produced by Jason Blum and Oren Peli. The executive producer is Steven Schneider. The co-producers are Toni Taylor and Amir Zbeda. This film has been rated R for language."
The Lost Symbol
"The new Dan Brown puzzler is the scariest one yet.
It’s not so much the barbarous machinations of the villain, another one-dimensional, self-mortifying hulk, that sends chills down your spine. Or the plot, which is an Oedipal MacGuffin.
No, the terrifying thing about “The Lost Symbol” is that Brown — who did not flinch when the Vatican both condemned the “The Da Vinci Code” and curtailed the filming of “Angels & Demons” in Rome — clearly got spooked by that other powerful, secretive ancient sect, the Masons."
Nick Redfern on Coast to Coast
Great interview with Nick Redfern on Coast to Coast Am with George Noory. Here’s from the Youtube description: "British ufologist and cryptozoologist Nick Redfern talked about his new book Science Fiction Secrets which probes the intertwining connections between works of fiction, and governmental secrecy & experiments, conspiracies, and the paranormal. Among the items he covered: * Pres. Ronald Reagan, upon viewing Steven Spielberg’s movie ET at the White House in 1982, was said to have whispered to the director that a handful of people in the room know how true this movie really was. *
Soviet leader Josef Stalin may have been inspired by reading the H.G. Wells’ science-fiction novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau, when he created a project that attempted (unsuccessfully) to breed humans with apes, in order to create an invincible soldier. * Another Wells novel, The Invisible Man, may have influenced the US military’s secretive attempts to perfect invisibility for its warships in WWII, in what became known as the Philadelphia Experiment. *
Government documents at Fort Dietrich mention lethal alien viruses and plans of action, which are similar to the scenarios written about by Michael Crichton in his book The Andromeda Strain. * The pilot episode of The X-Files spin-off, The Lone Gunmen, featured a plot line similar to the 9-11 attacks, though the program aired seven months before the event (video clip). * The FBI secretly spied on a number of science-fiction authors, including Philip K. Dick, Aldous Huxley, and George Orwell.
The US Air Force spied on 1950s filmmaker Mike Conrad, who claimed to be using real UFO footage shot in Alaska in his movie. * Bernard Newman may have incorporated secret files about crashed discs in his 1948 novel, The Flying Saucer, which describes a "false flag" operation in which the military stages fake UFO crashes to bring the nations of Earth together. * The British Ministry of Defence offered assistance to the BBC in its science-fiction TV series Invasion Earth in 1998, amid rumors they were trying to acclimatize the public to the alien presence.