Third Eye Find

On one hand the pineal gland is just one of the many glands that make up the body’s endocrine system, but it’s also known as the “third eye” of mystic visionary traditions in cultures across the globe — the so called “seat of the soul.” It turns out that the pineal gland is photosensitive just [...]

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JFK’s Magickal Murder

Last week I re-posted a From the Archives Friday post to my social media sites. That piece was about James Shelby Downard’s “King Kill 33″ theory about the JFK assassination being a Masonic ritual. Today is the anniversary of the assassination and we’re still making discoveries in the newly-released files about that day in Dallas. [...]

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So Long

Antonia and I had been talking about Leonard Cohen tonight, eating a hotdog down the street, watching television screens displaying both Agnes Varda’s Cleo from 5 to 7 as well as the original Highlander film. With the sound off – Cleo had subtitles – it was interesting to see the parallel themes of the existential [...]

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Return To Sender

I know we’re bearing down on the jolliest celebrations of the holiday season, but I don’t seem to be able to free myself from these diabolical movie posts — it’s like Halloween is trying to take over Christmas and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa all at once! I think that’s already a movie starring a skeletal Santa [...]

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Back to 2001

In the midst of all the recent Back To The Future hoopla I had an opportunity to publish a review about the franchise, and to have my old friend Ron “The Chron” point out one of the most fascinating conspiracy theories I’ve discovered in some time. First, here’s a review that originally appeared in The [...]

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Devil’s Night

I don’t remember how old I was when I learned that Detroit was the only place with a Devil’s Night. I’m posting this on Thursday evening, but I won’t share it with anyone until Friday morning, just in time for the night before Halloween — Devil’s Night. The film Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages was [...]

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Satan Francisco

Just in time for Halloween, it’s Speak of the Devil, the Anton LaVey documentary… Speak of the Devil: The Canon of Anton LaVey is a documentary film about Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey, released in 1993 through Wavelength Video. It contains footage of LaVey including interviews and performances, a tour of his San Francisco [...]

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Burroughs: The Occult Connection

This week it was confirmed that the William Burroughs doc, Burroughs: The Movie, will be released by Criterion Collection in December. In the meantime, here’s a cool little video about Burroughs and his connections to the occult. It’s made by Imperium Pictures… Stay Awake! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel where I archive all of the videos [...]

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I Ching According to Philip K. Dick

When we’re talking about the occult in China, we’re probably looking into the future. Today, with the economic and cultural uncertainty in the world’s oldest country, it seems China’s leaders are looking to magic to guide the way. Here’s the word from Reuters… Sometime in the last year, a group of mid-ranked government officials gathered [...]

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Vincent Price on Witchcraft

“Welcome to the world of witchcraft, to the world of magic. Magic — the very world is magic.” So begins this great collection of stories and lectures on witchcraft and the occult by suave cinema spook Vincent Price. The actor’s LP recording Witchcraft-Magic: An Adventure in Demonology was released in 1969 and its track list [...]

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