Star Trek’s “The Cage”: Ancient Astronauts, Aliens and Lam Oh My

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“The Earth is a farm. We are someone else’s property.”
–Charles Fort

We’re going to take a closer look at the 1965 Star Trek pilot “The Cage”—which the network tossed back to creator Gene Roddenberry as being “too cerebral.” (It’s a miracle the original series was able to stay as long on the air as it did).

What does this episode have to do with “Ancient Astronauts,” the Anunnaki, and perhaps even stranger stuff? Stay tuned!

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The Manson Frequency

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“Five to one, baby
One in five
No one here gets out alive”
–The Doors, “Five To One”

The passing of Charles Manson last year inevitably led me to revisit the Sinister Forces trilogy by Peter Levenda, with the “Manson Secret” being the “scarlet thread of murder” that runs through all three volumes. Merely dipping a toe within chapter 11 of book two, “Night Of The Long Knives,” is like plunging headlong into a rabbit hole of leviathan (every meaning of the word) proportions—a rabbit hole that not only encompasses Manson and the Sharon Tate murder, but Egyptian Gods, MKUltra, the JFK assassination, The Beach Boys, and even Richard M. Nixon.

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“Looper” And The Postmodern Messiah

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“This is my life now, I earned it, you’ve had yours already. So why don’t you do what old men do and die? Get the fuck out of my way.”
—Young Joe, “Looper”

“And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.”
—Luke 5:36-38, KJV

The 2012 Rian Johnson film Looper is not really a film about time-travel, though certainly that is the “device” used to facilitate the narrative. On the surface, it’s about trying to undo the mistakes of the past with hindsight—but that’s not really it, either.

Looper is nothing less than about the coming of a new Aeon, and how we can either work with the spirit of the age or resist it.

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Aleister Crowley, This Was Your Life

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It is necessary, in this world, to be made of harder stuff than one’s environment.
–Aleister Crowley, “Moonchild”

I’ve found that if you do enough research on conspiracy theories or the occult, all roads link back to Crowley. Magician, poet, author, mountain-climber, yoga practitioner, drug-addict, and occasional maniac, Crowley was one of the decisive influences on modern Western occult philosophy and practice. (And it’s pronounced “Croly,” by the way.)

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The Complete Alternate History Of Jack Parsons

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“Only in the irrational and unknown direction can we come to wisdom again.”
–Jack Parsons

Note: I originally serialized this “imaginatively cogitated” version of the life of Jack Parsons in four parts…But you lucky devils, you’re gonna get the whole thing here—the head, the tail, the whole damn thing.

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