Material Basis: On The So-Called Poltergeist Movie Curse

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On February 1, 1988 actress Heather O’Rourke, of the three original Poltergeist movies, died of cardiac arrest caused by septic shock. Originally misdiagnosed in 1987 as having Crohn’s disease, O’Rourke was actually suffering from a congenital intestinal stenosis. She expired on the operating table, as surgeons worked desperately to remove an acute bowel obstruction.

She was 12. It was four months before the release of Poltergeist III, and before post-production on the film could be completed.

Was the Poltergeist franchise “cursed”? And if we can make that determination…what does “cursed” really mean?

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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”

A Body For Paimon: The Deeper Meaning Of “Hereditary”

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“It’s alright. Charlie, you’re alright, now. You…are Paimon. One of the eight kings of Hell. We have looked to the northwest and called you in. We’ve collected your first female body and give you now this healthy male host. We reject the trinity and pray devoutly to you, Great Paimon.”
–Joan, “Hereditary”

“St. Sophia is going to be born again; she was not acceptable before.”
–Philip K. Dick

I am going to attempt to “unpack” esoterically the 2018 movie Hereditary. It’s the sort of film crackling with visceral occult energy that you think about long after you see it—and to be honest there’s so much here to consider that to write about it in any sort of comprehensive post seems like an overwhelming task. But I’ll give it a shot.

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The Metaphysics Of LEGO

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With these simple building-blocks, you can create an entire universe; you are only limited by your imagination. That’s the central premise of the widely-popular LEGO franchise of toys, movies, and videogames. It is a world populated by something akin to the idealized forms of Plato; where anything (vehicles, people, droplets of water) can be replicated by infinite combinations of a set # of pieces.

LEGO—especially now that much of it has made the “jump” from actual physical plastic pieces to uncanny replicas of such in the digital realm—is like a blueprint not only of the underlying structure of our reality, but where reality as we now know it might be heading in the future.

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“Leave Room For Nature”: The Enigmatic Georgia Guidestones

“Let these be guidestones to an Age of Reason”
–The Georgia Guidestones

There is a uniquely American monument that you won’t see discussed very often in all the standard encyclopedias and travelogues: The Georgia Guidestones.

Located in Elbert County, Georgia, the Guidestones are somewhat of a “modern Stonehenge”—consisting of 5 massive slabs of granite topped with a sixth slab. Engraved on the slabs is a whole host of information, including something resembling almost a secular “Ten Commandments”:

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