Let The Rabbit Be Your Guide: Esoteric Bunny Symbolism

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Thank you, Harvey—I prefer you too!
–Elwood P. Dowd (not to be confused with J. R. Bob Dobbs)

Thanks to the movie Donnie Darko, human-sized rabbits—once the purview of Easter photo-ops and “nice” flicks like 1950’s Harvey—have taken on somewhat of a sinister cast. But if you haven’t yet picked up on the more unsettling—or at least uncanny—aspects of Oryctolagus cuniculus, you haven’t been paying attention!

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Activating The Dark Goddess: Kali And The Santa Clarita Diet

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After watching the first season of the Netflix series The Santa Clarita Diet a few years ago, one thing immediately popped into mind: Kali.

An ancient, female energy. The Dark Goddess. The anima writ large, over the entire planet. It’s something that goes beyond matriarchy vs. patriarchy and all that jazz. We are talking about a primal force here, deeply keyed-in with nature and the planet. And we’re talking about a primal force that gives very little shits about the ideological arguments and hair-splitting we have over the Internet. We’re talking a force that will smash a mountain into an iceberg. Continue reading “Activating The Dark Goddess: Kali And The Santa Clarita Diet”

The “Magical Child” Archetype And Human Evolution

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Oh You Pretty Things
Don’t you know you’re driving your
Mamas and Papas insane
Let me make it plain
You gotta make way for the Homo Superior
–David Bowie, “Oh You Pretty Things”

Boriska Kipriyanovich has claimed he is an ancient Martian reborn into our current era to warn humanity against its destruction. The young man has a genius IQ—able to speak, it is claimed, soon after birth, and possessing knowledge of astronomy and ancient civilizations that clearly surpassed anything he could have learned in school.

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2 Women: The Carrie White and Wendy Torrance Connection

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Pinky Rose: “You know what?”
Millie Lammoreaux: “What?”
Pinky Rose: “You’re the most perfect person I ever met.”
Millie Lammoreaux: “Thanks.”
–“3 Women”

Sissy Spacek and Shelley Duvall have both starred in major motion pictures based on the novels of Stephen King, Carrie (1976) and The Shining (1980). They portray, respectively, icons of the horror genre Carrie White and Wendy Torrance: two meek and passive women whose great personal power only gets unleashed at a time of extreme stress.

Interestingly, the “soul” of the Carrie/Wendy & Spacek/Duvall archetypes intersect in Robert Altman’s bizarre 1977 flick 3 Women.

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Robins, Jokers And Horus-Set: The Mythology Continues

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In my post “The Holy Trinity: Osiris, Isis, And Horus In Popular-Culture” I wrote of a persistent basic archetypal trio or “trinity” that has operated in pop-culture (especially comic books): Isis (the Mother), Osiris (the Father) and Horus (the Son). It didn’t matter if these characters were actually related to each other, or what their specific relationships with each other were. If there was a Woman (say, Supergirl) a Man (Superman) and a Child (Superboy): that was a Trinity!

For the very popular Batman franchise, this was a natural fit: Batgirl or Catwoman was the Isis-figure, Batman was Osiris, and Robin (dressed in his bird costume) made a fitting hawk-Horus.

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