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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Prophet Of The Second Inversion: “Buster’s Mal Heart”

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I’m the prophet of the Second Inversion!
—Brown, “Buster’s Mal Heart”

Mr. Robot’s & Bohemian Rhapsody’s Rami Malek doesn’t do as many movies as other actors of his status in Hollywood—but when he does, I pay attention. He’s one of those intense & uncanny performers who seems to attract really esoteric-type mindfuck roles. The 2017 indie flick Buster’s Mal Heart is one of those movies & Jonah/Buster (see, we already have some instability in the identity department) is one of those roles. Spoilers ahead!

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12.16.18: Have You Ever Seen A Portal?

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“When we meet somebody whose separate tunnel-reality is obviously far different from ours, we are a bit frightened and always disoriented. We tend to think they are mad, or that they are crooks trying to con us in some way, or that they are hoaxers playing a joke. Yet it is neurologically obvious that no two brains have the same genetically-programmed hard wiring, the same imprints, the same conditioning, the same learning experiences. We are all living in separate realities. That is why communication fails so often, and misunderstandings and resentments are so common. I say ‘meow’ and you say ‘bow-wow,’ and each of us is convinced the other is a bit dumb.”
–Robert Anton Wilson, “Prometheus Rising”

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