Messenger Shiva Part 1: The Event Itself

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In 2014 a phrase suddenly popped into my head; two words, actually. “Messenger Shiva.” I didn’t know what that meant, exactly, but I put it in my back pocket in case I ever needed a snappy cryptic title for something.

And here we are!

But I’m not sure if what I’m writing here will really be something….bigger. I just want to talk about something that is still a rather “raw” period of my life. A sad period. A weird period. A period from like a few minutes after 9/11 through fall of 2016.

And it starts with the rather odd little synchronicity that I think kind of changed my life…

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Video: My “Joker” Movie Trailer Reaction

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My reaction to the new Joker movie trailer, plus observations on *other* people’s reactions. Is this Joker “problematic?” I also go into what I call the real-life “Joker copycat crimes,” how I became an amateur Jokerologist, and the Jason Todd/Joker theory. Lastly: I talk about the big “trade” I made to uncancel James Gunn in exchange for Quentin Tarantino.

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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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Spring Break In The Dead Zone

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“A procession of the damned.
By the damned, I mean the excluded.
We shall have a procession of data that Science has excluded.”
–Charles Fort, “The Book Of The Damned”

This is a story about two dreams I had that seemingly came true to a very specific degree.

I am not saying they were precognitive dreams. We can simply call them “coincidences.” We can call them whatever we’d like. It’s just a matter of semantics, really.

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The Curse of Atuk: Did This Movie Kill 4 Of Hollywood’s Funniest Actors?

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Look, if it’s in any way even remotely possible that a movie cursed with some indefinable yet quantitatively proven fatal quality took out four (if not more) of Hollywood’s greatest funny men…then it is my honor-bound duty to get to the bottom of it.

So without further delay, here’s a look at one of the most persistent contemporary Hollywood urban legends…“The Curse Of Atuk.”

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My Life As A Hypersigil, Part One

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The “hypersigil” or “supersigil” develops the sigil concept beyond the static image and incorporates elements such as characterization, drama, and plot. The hypersigil is a sigil extended through the fourth dimension. My own comic book series The Invisibles was a six-year long sigil in the form of an occult adventure story which consumed and recreated my life during the period of its composition and execution. The hypersigil is an immensely powerful and sometimes dangerous method for actually altering reality in accordance with intent. Results can be remarkable and shocking.
–Grant Morrison, “POP MAGIC!”

I used to be a “character”…and I don’t think I’ve ever fully explained that to you before.

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