Saturday, February 13, 2010

God Against Us: Alien Spaceman Jesus, the World Trade Center Attack and More

GOD AGAINST US: ALIEN SPACEMAN JESUS, THE
WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACK AND MORE


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Weird Eschatology: An Alternative View of the Second Coming
by Miller, Alvin.
Published in 1986, Last Things Press (Alexandria, Va. 22304)
By statement: Alvin Miller.
Language: English
Edition: 1st ed.
Format: Pbk.
Pagination: 52 p. : ill.
Notes: Discography: p. 48-50.
Filmography: p. 44-47.
Bibliography: p. 42-43.
ISBN 10: 0-9616435-0-1
LCCN: 86080018
Dewey: 236/.9
LC: BT823 .M55 1986
Genre: Religion, Christianity
Subject: Eschatology.
Mass media — Miscellanea. Table of Contents

(Double Click to Jump)
PREFACE p. 4
CHAPTER ONE: A PLAUSIBLE TIMETABLE p. 6

TIMETABLE p. 13
CHAPTER TWO: A FIRST LOOK AT NORMAN O. BROWN p. 14

CHAPTER THREE: THE MEDIA MESSIAH, OR LOOKING FOR JESUS
ON TV p. 22
CHAPTER FOUR: THE MESSIAH RETURNS p. 35

APPENDIX 1: THE SECRET RAPTURE p. 41
APPENDIX 2: FROM NORMAN O. BROWN'S 'CLOSING TIME' p. 42

BIBLIOGRAPHY p. 50
FILM LIST BY DATE p. 54
FILM LIST p. 66
FILM SERIALS p. 75





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What do you call a crazy spaceman? - - An Astronut.
Note:‭ ‬Read my more recent: http://www.angelfire.com/crazy/spaceman/address.html ‭ ‬ What follows is an updated‭ ‬online version of my ©1986 booklet WEIRD ESCHATOLOGY: AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW OF THE SECOND COMING (ISBN 0-9616435-0-1; Library of Congress Class.‭ ‬BT823.M55‭ ‬2000z‭; ‬Dewey Class.‭ ‬236/.9‭ ‬19; World Catalog OCLC No.‭ 49632860‬; Amazon Stand. Id. No.: 0961643501). By the time you finish, you may conclude that this particular peculiar interpretation of the Book of Revelation should be relegated to the teachings of self-appointed cranks, crackpots, prophets of doom and various other assorted fanatics. But perhaps, even so, your own view may be clarified when you read this. The first chapter deals with theology and may be slightly dull, but fasten your seatbelt, as I will get more and more weird ahead (in terms of any interpretation you have seen before). Note that I make use of mostly unobtainable texts and obscure films. Lack of access to these sources should not impede your understanding of what follows. Also, to emphasize the ostensibly momentous issues I am dealing with here, I capitalize the subject phrases I discuss. My site has been attacked repeatedly since the very minute I linked to Christian sites. You call yourself Christian, so why do you resort to scurrilous, underhanded attacks? Where is your Christian charity? If what I have to say angers you, use my guestbook to list specific criticisms.

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CHAPTER ONE
A PLAUSIBLE TIMETABLE


Are you a Christian? Do you believe in the Second Coming at some future date? Is it legitimate to construct timetables for these future events?
Rhetorical questions such as these right off the bat may well put you off. A major difficulty is that no consensus as to when and in what sequence these predicted events must take place. This topic has always been a particular source of schism and polemic. I will be proposing specific dates as numerous have in each generation before me. And as many have been before me, I can be refuted by the mere passage of time.
The majority view espoused by most evangelicals is pretribulational premillennalism, which I only partially agree with. I will point out that part of this view is in fact based on a historical novelty that only traces back to the nineteenth century. What I mean here is that in terms of the glacially slow movement of theology (remember that the canon was finalized some two thousand years ago), the majority view is a relatively recent innovation.
I prefer a distinctly minority position, which would be called multiple-rapture postmillennialism. The postmillennial position holds that many of the predictions made in the New Testament, including those of the Olivet Discourse (Matt. 24, Mk 13, Luke 21), were accomplished in the early Christian era, and their past fulfillment limits the future events to be expected. There exists one school, represented by, for example, Max King and Timothy James, which holds that each and every prophecy of the entire New Testament was accomplished during the early Church age. However, I feel this view neglects proper consideration of the Book of Revelation.
Postmillennialism is also sometimes referred to as preterism, which implies that the text is allowed to speak without exegesis. Thus, when Jesus repeatedly predicts the Kingdom within a generation, I do not write off the statement as a mistake or excess of enthusiasm. Instead, I draw up a timetable that shows the Kingdom beginning a generation after the Crucifixion. Then, when John of Patmos says the Millennium starts at this date of the beginning of the Kingdom, I duly go to my chart (see Timetable at my site) and set the Thousand Year Clock ticking. There was in fact a specific date a generation after the Crucifixion - the pivotal date of A.D. 70. This was the historical date of the Fall of Jerusalem, which is not a particularly prominent date in more mainstream discussions. This is the date of the First Resurrection in the terminology of John of Patmos that begins the Millennium.
What happened in A.D. 70? God works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform. After a lengthy siege by the Roman legions, Jerusalem was ransacked and leveled. To the secular eye, as detailed by Josephus in THE JEWISH WAR in gory detail, the scene was one of mass destruction in which not even the Temple was spared.‭ ‬A.D‭ ‬70‭ ‬blew it to Kingdom Come and the prophesied Kingdom did come.‭ ‬For to the spiritual eye, as Russell’s PAROUSIA demonstrated more than a century ago, these events were the fulfillment of the Olivet Discourse and the return of Jesus and His conquering armies in the clouds to inaugurate the spiritual reign with the saints and martyrs. Other sources listed in the bibliography including Chilton’s PARADISE RESTORED espouse this view. Chilton nominated Jerusalem as the Whore of Babylon and Rome as the Beast. (Note added: In my 1986 Timetable I followed Chilton. I have since reversed my opinion. I now see Rome as the Whore and Jerusalem as the Beast.)
I need to stop for a moment to consider the question of the dating of the Book of Revelation. The presently accepted date for the appearance of the Book of Revelation is A.D. 95. If this is the correct date, the fulfillment of the predictions made so far would be merely a matter of hindsight. I recommend John A. T. Robinson’s examination of this question in REDATING THE NEW TESTAMENT. Robinson cites extensive internal and external evidence for moving the date of the Book of Revelation back to the A.D. 70 timeframe. Further, he traces the standard A.D. 95 view back to a single source. This source is a statement by Irenaeus that the Apocalypse first appeared “toward the end of Domitian’s reign.” This statement is ambiguous and may even be merely mistaken. Other sources listed in the bibliography (including Chilton and James) accept an earlier date.
The Book of Revelation represents a significant amplification of the preceding Gospels and Epistles. Here the concept of the Millennium is introduced for the first and only time. The timetable presented by John of Patmos extends forward to the future Judgment Day and the establishment of the New Jerusalem, thereby completing the New Testament Canon.
Turning to the time period of the Millennium, lasting approximately from A.D. 70 to A.D. 1070, the starting point was the spiritual event, the Parousia, as detailed by Russell and Chilton. But secular historians looking back at this time period as a whole have labeled it the Dark Ages. More recently this verdict has been tempered by the demonstration of the development and technical progress that occurred in the Middle and Far East during these years. But it does remain true that for Western Civilization, primarily Western Europe for these years, these were times of unprecedented barbarism and ignorance. During these times the blood of countless martyrs was spilled in belatedly laying down the Roman Empire and establishing the Church. Violence was the order of the day and sugar coating or rose-colored glasses are unnecessary. The First Resurrection was an event of mass destruction and the Kingdom or Millennium was an era of barbarism. In other words, it is not an accident or coincidence that the fulfillment of the prophecies was apocalyptic. Instead, there is an important principle to remember here, since I will point out that Judgment Day will also be mass destruction and the New Jerusalem to follow will appear to secular eyes again be relative barbarism. I will take up these thoughts again in later chapters.
Why didn’t Judgment Day begin about A.D.1070 with the end of the Millennium? Historically, many of the people living then did expect to see the Messiah return. I answer instead that this was the date when Satan was unbound for his season. Here I part company with many of the sources listed in the bibliography. They prefer to see the Millennium as an indeterminate period extending potentially thousands of years with Satan loosed for his season only shortly prior to the Second Coming. They see the Church still in the Millennial period expanding and consolidating its gains to ultimately convert the entire world immediately prior to the Advent. On the contrary, I hold that John of Patmos really meant a time period of approximately one thousand years, and that Satan has been at work sowing his evil. I admit that the season has now lasted nearly a thousand years in its own right. One consolation is that this extended period is finally about to come to a close. Satan has been quite busy from my point of view during the last centuries. Examples of his infamous work would be such events as the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Counter-Reformation, the Inquisition, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution on down to the contemporary horrific mass movements. I could be accused of being a feudalist or an obscurantist here. However, I do not look back to the Kingdom so much as forward to the approaching New Jerusalem. At this point in time I feel we are reaching the low point of the curve descending to Hell, immediately prior to the Messiah’s return.
Thus, I teach hellfire and damnation, as do most of the right wing evangelists who hold the premillennial view. But, as I have said, the postmillennialists of the bibliography, who are also uniformly conservative for the most part, place much less emphasis on this aspect.
I am also in agreement with the premillennialists with respect to the Rapture. Historically, for eighteen centuries the Rapture was taken as essentially simultaneous with the Advent. This is detailed by, among others, MacPherson in THE GREAT RAPTURE HOAX and Kimball in THE RAPTURE: A QUESTION OF TIMING. MacPherson demonstrates that the nineteenth century so-called Scotch seer Margaret MacDonald in 1830 introduced the pretribulational Rapture - a temporal separation of a Secret Rapture from the Second Coming. This introduction was a theological novelty or innovation. MacPherson traces the concept from its introduction through the nineteenth century figures Darby and Scofield to the mainstream electronic evangelists of today. I have said that I accept the multiple-Rapture view, which is a variation of the pretribulational Rapture. I agree, based on the work of my sources, that this view had its origins only in the nineteenth century. I will indicate why I hold that view in the last part of Chapter Three.
I should note that because I take a preterist perspective, I place less emphasis on seeing the events that occurred with the First Resurrection exactly duplicated on Judgment Day. For example, Nero was clearly the Antichrist for A.D. 70, but I don’t necessarily expect to see a new Antichrist prior to the Second Coming. If forced to, one could select from many twentieth century candidates for this post. Similarly, I don’t expect to see the coming events occurring at the actual Jerusalem this time. I predict in Chapter Four they will more likely begin in one of the advanced Western nations.
Beginning with the next chapter, I will be using apparently incongruous sources, such as left wing sources from the sixties. I will delve into films and the media in general. These sources I will bring up are relevant to the issues of this chapter. So far I have outlined a plausible but not mainstream view of Christian eschatology. From this point forward, as promised, expect the view presented to be ‘weird‘.


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CHAPTER TWO

A FIRST LOOK AT NORMAN O. BROWN

It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. Brown quoting Shakespeare

There is a good possibility you have never heard of Norman O. Brown or come across any of his writings. His books are now a generation old and partly out of print. Perhaps certain of the issues he raised have become moot with the passage of time.
I think when his books originally came out Brown was taken as merely a sexual radical. I say merely here in the sense that Brown would not be under discussion if I felt that was solely what he was about. A superficial reading of his cryptic, aphoristic style indeed does give this impression. However, the actual subject of two of his books, LOVE’S BODY (1966) and CLOSING TIME (1973) was religion. Of the two books, CLOSING TIME is currently out of print but necessary for a complete picture. With these two books Brown actually solved the mysteries of religion. Am I here claiming that if you comprehend these books you will have all your questions answered on religion? Yes, that is indeed what I am claiming. Brown did get all the way to the inner sanctum. If you are able to solve Brown’s puzzles, you will simultaneously solve the mysteries of religion. I say this fully aware that Brown’s erudition makes this a monumental task.
If I have piqued your curiosity, and you decide to take a look at Brown, the best procedure might be to look at some other sources as a preliminary. It’s all there in Brown in plain English, you understand, but you may have more success by circling in from the periphery. One good out of print source from the same time period is Eric Gutkind’s THE BODY OF GOD: FIRST STEPS TOWARD AN ANTI-THEOLOGY. This book is also written in an aphoristic style. Comparing the title of this book with LOVE’S BODY will give you a clue to start you on the road to solving Brown.‭ ‬In my correspondence with Brown,‭ ‬he told only me he had to only open Gutkind's book to see the nearly word for word similarities with LOVE’S BODY.
Gutkind as a Jew was familiar with this Kabbalistic concept of Adam Kadmon,‭ ‬as was the Jew Spinoza with his One Substance.‭ ‬William Blake referred to the Grand Man.‭ ‬But later to downgrade that idea,‭ ‬Brown in‭ '‬Closing Time‭' ‬quotes Vico:‭ '‬-‭ ‬-were frightened and astonished by the great effect whose cause they could not know,‭ ‬and raised their eyes and became aware of the sky.‭ ‬They pictured the sky to themselves as a great animated body,‭ ‬which in that aspect they called Jove,‭ ‬who meant to tell them something by the hiss of his bolts and the clap of his thunder.
‭ Thus it was fear which created gods in the world.'
Gutkind's writing was shrill.‭ ‬He was disturbed because he unconsciously understood‭ ‬The Taboo‭ (‬see my Address‭) ‬was being violated,‭ ‬primarily by means of TV. He said,‭ '‬Something is hitting us out of the Stone Age'.
Looking from the philosophical side, Michael Harrington’s THE POLITICS AT GOD’S FUNERAL astutely asks the right questions. The best book ever written on Jesus is Constantin Brunner's OUR CHRIST: THE REVOLT OF THE MYSTICAL GENIUS (1921). Here's an interesting sentence out of the book: 'There he hung, the blasphemer of God and slanderer of the most notable men, the poor malicious fool, the incorrigible wretch, the whoreson and whoremonger, the swindler, the liar, the seducer.' The so-called radical Freudians, in general, such as Marcuse, Reich and Roheim in addition to Brown, are pertinent. See Paul Robinson’s‭ '‬The Freudian Left:‭ ‬Wilhelm Reich,‭ ‬Geza Roheim and Herbert Marcuse.‭'
There isn’t space for an exegesis of Brown. Instead I’ll outline a central idea - the importance of the Primal Scene. For the uninitiated, the Primal Scene is what Dad and Mom did in the bedroom. Now even Freud’s disciples had difficulty seeing the significance of the Oedipal Primal Scene and repeatedly attempted to revise their Master. Perhaps the best way to get an inkling of its significance is to set up a confrontation between the Joker (the little 'castrated' clown portrayed by Brown) and you. Put yourself in the following scene as a male:


You are standing on the outskirts of the big, modern city where you live as the Joker approaches.
The Joker begins, “You know, stranger, I’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately and have seen several cities, including this one. I must say I don’t like what I’ve been seeing at all. In every town the residents use elaborate locks on their doors and seen to be afraid to get outside on their own sidewalks at night. One minute they use each other’s bodies as pleasure objects, and the next they sue each other at the slightest provocation. I see noise, confusion, mayhem and worse at each turn. I can’t think of a thing that happened in Sodom that hasn’t happened here many times over. Tell me, when you first came here was the city the same as it is now?”
You reply, “More or less it was, indeed.”
The Joker says, “This town is a hard place to try to make a living in. Life is so hectic, there is such a constant rush and din, that I sometimes believe I’m really caught in a nightmare and will wake up at any moment. This is no place to try to start a family or to raise a child. There’s no place for the kids to play here. You know, although I’ve had plenty of opportunities to unzip my pants and pull out my gun here, I just haven’t felt right about it and so far decided to keep my pants zipped up. But I see by the ring on your finger that the situation here apparently didn’t deter you. You had the same opportunity, after all, to look around and see what was going on. But I see that no matter what you saw, you weren’t about to stay away. You had to have it. I admit that I am only a Fool. But I ask you - who’s the better man?”
You: (Speechless).
The Joker resumes, “ Because I care about the evil I see and you don’t particularly care, you end up with a child to carry on your line, and I don’t. I ask you, which man has the greater love?”
You finally speak, “Before I punch you out, do you have anything more to say? - Any last words?”
The Joker ignores this and pauses a moment to scan the distant skyline. He then points a finger at the tallest skyscraper, rising in the mists - a source of civic pride known to all residents (and an indisputable phallic symbol). (Note added 2008: I here 'prophesied' the World Trade Center attack 20 years ago. Also, my Timetable 'prophecy' showing the Last Days beginning in 2000, turned out to be the same event). The Joker turns and asks, “How? - that building there - Tell me 'how' that modern Tower of Babel was constructed? No, let me answer the question. It was constructed by men who at some time or other unzipped their pants. Not that a single one of them was ever forced to you understand. It is after all a voluntary act. Now I ask you to consider for a moment with me what would have happened if not one of these same men had ever unzipped their pants at all - not even one single time. How much of what you see around here now would still be here? I’ll answer - not a bit of it would here, including the building I just pointed to. I’ve been wondering these days why we put up with the perpetual nightmares here that we go through to get these massive monuments constructed. If we could just get all the women under control, we could sit around all day and drink beer and play cards.”
You reply, “Leave it to a shiftless ne’er-do-well to --”
The Joker interrupts, “What we really need here is a King - the absolute biggest Fool we can find with the largest member. I think you may agree that I am the perfect candidate for this job, as I’m absolutely no good for anything else.”
The pair glare at each other, ready to fight.




Let me make the important point about this tale that the ‘you” of the dialogue could just as well be the Joker’s father as anyone else - not a single line of the preceding would need to be changed. (In the original tale of Oedipus meeting his father at the crossroads, the pair had been separated and there was a disguise and neither seemed to recognize the other, at least consciously.) If the ’you’ of the narrative were indeed the Joker’s father, the Joker would then literally be a son of a gun. This would also make the Joker on his mother’s side literally an S.O.B.
In the dialogue that took place at the Temptation of Christ (Matt. 4:1-11, Mk. 2:13, Luke 4:1-13), Jesus rejected Satan’s offer of the kingdoms of this world. Brown says we are indeed in Satan’s kingdom, i.e., Hell, especially in the big cities. Jesus will one day accept dominion over the earthly kingdoms, but only on Judgment Day when His enemies have been made into footstools. When He does return, He will bring the keys to Hell and to Death. This implies that a massive restructuring of present urban life - our man-made Hell - will begin at this point.
To change the subject, if you have an interest in James Joyce, you should examine the excerpts Brown has collected in CLOSING TIME. Joyce either imitates (or himself actually is) the insane, and the WAKE is from start to finish nothing but the gibberings of a madman. FINNEGANS WAKE is a textual Rorschach test, by which I mean that in its voluminous pages, any phrase you are looking for before you open the book can likely be found. But all the excerpts Brown has assembled taken together conclusively demonstrate that Joyce ‘cracked’ religion, i.e., that all the answers were set down in the WAKE. In other words, Brown demonstrates that Joyce earlier pioneered the same trail in that Brown found. I don’t want to go beyond fair use and start quoting text, so I’ll stop.

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CHAPTER THREE

THE MEDIA MESSIAH: LOOKING FOR JESUS ON TV


Let me start with a lengthy list:

PURPLE RAIN COLORED RAIN GREEN RAIN FAIRY RAIN INVISIBLE RAIN BLOWING THE WIND REAPING THE WHIRLWIND IDIOT WIND THE WHISPERING WIND‭ ‬WEATHER WAR‭ ‬THE STARS FALL OUT REICHIAN ORGONE RADAR LOVE THE CALL LONDON CALLING THE BIG BROADCAST WEIRD RADIO RADIO GA GA‭ ‬PLANET WAVES THE CRAZY RAY BLOWING THE HORN SOUNDING THE TRUMPET SHIP OF FOOLS HORSE WHISPERING‭ ‬MIND WAR FAIRY GOLD FAIRY BLIGHT FAIRY BASEBALL FAIRY BOWLING WALLS TUMBLING DOWN BALLOON GOES UP THE FINAL COUNTDOWN THE LONG GOODBYE THE BIG SHOOTOUT THE LAST ROUNDUP DROPPING THE VIALS THE POWER AND THE GLORY FIRE AND BRIMSTONE THE FLOOD TWINKLING OF AN EYE RAPTURED OUT‭ ‬SWEPT UP‭ ‬THE SECRET RAPTURE MARCHING MORONS‭ ‬DEAD MAN'S CURVE‭ ‬VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED LAND OF THE GIANTS DROPPING THE BIG ONE THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL THE MACHINE STOPS THE FINAL SOLUTION THE ELEPHANT BURIAL GROUNDS THE ROAD TO HOLOCAUST TIMEBOMB TICKING OVER SODOM LAYING THE DEVIL DOWN RADIO SILENCE LIGHTS OUT SHUTTING IT DOWN TURNING IT OFF PULLING THE PLUG PUSHING THE PANIC BUTTON PUNCHING THE DELETE BUTTON‭ ‬SLIP SLIDING AWAY‭ ‬FLUSHED AWAY‭ ‬THE SCREEN GOES DARK CLOSING TIME JUDGMENT DAY SIGNING OFF NIGHTFALL THE BIG SLEEP THE FAIRY DUMP

‭“‬God works in mysterious ways,‭ ‬His wonders to perform.‭”
“Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.”
‭'♪ She sends a cable comin' in from above
Don't need no phone at all
We've got a thing that's called Radar Love
We've got a wave in the air, Radar Love' ( Golden Earring)
The band name means the ringing in your ear (or Led Zeppelin's humming in you head, or wave in the air) that is Radar Love, not heard by your external ears. 'Sane' people can't seem to hear it very well.

'‭♪‬ No one likes us
I dont know why
We may not be perfect
but heaven knows we try‭

‬But all around‭
‬ever our old friends
put us down
Lets drop the big one and see what happens‭

‬Asia's crowded‭
‬Europe's too old
Africa's far too hot
and Canada's too cold
South America stole our name
Lets drop the big one‭
(‬There'll be no one left to blame us‭)

‭We'll save Australia
Don't wanna hurt no kangaroo
We'll build an All American amusement park there
They got surfin', too


Boom goes London and boom Paree
More room for you and more room for me
And every city the whole world round
Will just be another American town
Oh,‭ ‬how peaceful it will be
We'll set everybody free
You'll wear a Japanese kimono
And there'll be Italian shoes for me

They all hate us anyhow
So let's drop the big one now
Let's drop the big one now‭ ‬(Randy Newman‭)


I’ll ask some questions about this list to clarify it. At first sight, looking over this by no means exhaustive list, it appears we need to get out our umbrellas (or perhaps a degree in meteorology). The first question to ask is: How many of these phrases have you ever come across before? Try to think where, if anywhere, any of these phrases can be found. After thinking it over, you might decide that some show up in literature, some may be from the Bible, but many of them come from the media.
The next question about the list would be: by grouping all these phrases together as I did, did I thus intend to imply that each phrase is identical or synonymous with each other phrase in the list? No, they are interchangeable in only a few cases, but they are interrelated. What then do the phrases have in common? My answer is that all bear a direct relationship to a single phrase:


MASS PSYCHOSIS

This particular phrase, Mass Psychosis, you are probably less likely to have come across. Mass Psychosis is in fact the actual meaning of the Secret Rapture doctrine of the Fundamentalists.
Now I’m sure if one had the opportunity to interview rock star Prince and ask him what he meant by Purple Rain that he would not immediately reply, “a codeword for mass psychosis.” Similarly, Bob Dylan wouldn’t be inclined to say, “When I sang about Idiot Wind, I meant mass psychosis.” I would instead expect convoluted explanations involving literary metaphors, etc., if I received any reply at all.
Incidentally, I mentioned Prince deliberately since there was controversy about his ‘explicit ’ lyrics when his songs came out. I note that his critics had nothing at all to say about the other dimension of his songs I am pointing to here - Judgment Day by 1999, etc. Prince's source was:
‭'♪ Cause the free wind is blowin' through your hair
And the days surround your daylight there‭
Seasons crying no despair‭
Alligator lizards in the air,‭ ‬in the air

Wishin‭' ‬on a falling star‭
Waitin‭' ‬for the early train‭
Sorry boy,‭ ‬but‭ ‬I've been hit by purple rain‭
Aw,‭ ‬come on,‭ ‬Joe,‭ ‬you can always‭
Change your name‭
Thanks a lot,‭ ‬son,‭ ‬just the same‭
Ventura Highway in the sunshine‭
Where the days are longer‭
The nights are stronger than moonshine‭
You're gonna go I know‭' (‬America‭)

Here I want to stop discussion of the list and return at the end of this chapter with more comments. Let me briefly return to the general topic of the media. By media I mean all the conduits by which paid entertainment reaches us - film, radio, television, etc. Because television has such a voracious appetite, I will be using the term media and TV more or less interchangeably. Think of how TV, in order to fill each and every hour, gobbles up the output of the other media, from films to stage plays to even rock music in the form of music videos. Some of us are logging in nearly a third of our lives glued to our sets these days. A clue according to Brown is,‭ '‬The phallus is so closely identified with magic in Roman religion that the word‭ ‬fascinum‭ ‬meaning‭ '‬enchantment‭'‬,‭ '‬witchcraft‭' (‬cf.‭ ‬fascinate‭)‬,‭ ‬is one of the standard Latin terms for the phallus.‭' ‬ As a baby boomer, I teethed on TV and took its pervasive influence for granted. But, after decades of exposure we have now had, I feel it is time we should begin a serious examination of the media. Its influence is probably considerably greater than literary sources today.
Already by the sixties we had the McLuhanesque dictum that the medium is the message. This idea is that the content is not particularly important, but rather the existence and ubiquitousness of the medium itself is the most significant fact.
Let me look at media criticism in terms of increasing level of profundity. At the lowest, most abysmal level, the media are seen as providing harmless entertainment. But the billions of dollars we dump into the media demonstrate that much more is going on. Slightly better is the extreme right wing evangelical view that TV and films are the devil’s picture book and rock music is the devil’s music. This approach has the virtue of being factually correct, but has fallen on increasingly hard times as all but the diehards have capitulated and joined in the media cacophony themselves. Massive blocks of radio broadcast time and entire cable networks are devoted to selling Jesus sandwiched in between the ads for soap and used cars.
Slightly more discriminating is the idea that TV is a boob tube and rock music is infantile, subversive trash, and exposure to one or both may permanently warp your brain. Is the ultimate objective to produce a race of mindless, godless, zombie giants (the return of the “men of renown” of Genesis as described by Brown in CLOSING TIME)? (Literalists mistakenly believe that they were actually physically giants, but what they were was selfish, vicious ogres.)
What indeed keeps us mesmerized by the flickering images hour after hour? Why are so many of us couch potatoes - practically frozen into stone statues? What are we really watching? Joyce in the Wakes calls it, 'swishingsight teilweisioned'.
The answer from Norman O. Brown is that we are seeing the Oedipal Primal Scene reenacted night after night in endless repetition with slight variations. You object, “I beg your pardon. I watched a game show followed by a situation comedy last night.” What we are really doing here is paying performers to put on the only show we want to see.
Finally, at the highest level of criticism, we also simultaneously get the final verdict on the media. We are watching Jesus get crucified night after night in excruciating detail, although we may not be consciously aware of it. After decades of this, I think it is likely to catch up with us some day. In other words, the lurid violence and evil we see depicted in the media may eventually come to us in real life.
In spite of the blanket condemnation of the last paragraph, I’m going to turn around and list some movies. Ideally you should stay away. But the payoff is going to come to us all, whether or not we individually may or may not have watched. In the meantime, perhaps we can use the opportunity to study both the overt and the subtle techniques being employed.
The primary genre to keep an eye on is science fiction. As Susan Sontag said in the sixties, this is the genre of apocalypse and mass destruction. Typically, as in the prototype FRANKENSTEIN (1932), a man attempts to appropriate the prerogatives of God (technically blasphemy) and reaps madness and disaster. These are rigidly moral parables where retribution is swift and sure.
Look, for example, at Rene Clair’s THE CRAZY RAY (1923) from the infancy of the industry. The elements that were to become clich├ęs with decades of continuous repetition were already present. A mad scientist invents a ray machine he constructs inside the Eiffel Tower that freezes the inhabitants of Paris into stone statues. An aircraft initialy out of range of the ray lands, and the passengers are astonished when they disembark. One worthwhile principle of criticism is to pay particular attention to the message of film titles. In this example, the title might bring to mind such questions as: “did the title mean the inventor was crazy? Or did the ray have crazy effects? Or did the ray drive people crazy, implying that to turn people to stone is to drive them mad?” Properly understood,‭ ‬that was the last movie that ever needed to be made,‭ ‬since there was enough there to kill us all‭!
A quite similar theme is presented in THE VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1960) and its sequel THE CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED (1964) (what questions do these titles bring to mind?). This time a mysterious influence seals off an entire village, the perpetrators in this case being invading aliens. Here, as in THE CRAZY RAY, a geographic area is temporarily circumscribed. The females are impregnated by the aliens and subsequently bear children with glowing eyes and mysterious powers. This aspect of the film echoes the tale in the Book of Enoch of the fallen angels who descended to earth to mate with the women and to teach forbidden arts.
Let me quickly note a few relevant characteristics of paranoid schizophrenia as described by, for example, Norman O. Brown, Geza Roheim or Victor Tausk. The patient believes evil entities such as aliens from another world are secretly conspiring to do him harm. The patient may believe his enemies are employing physical equipment such as beam projectors against him. He is subject to seeing hallucinations or hearing voices attempting to guide his actions against his will. In THE NEXT VOICE YOU HEAR (1950) normal radio broadcasts are interrupted for short periods each night, and the cast seems to hear a message. This message seems to be more or less the Sermon on the Mount. Was this the voice of God? If not, what was it?
Another frequent theme in science fiction is the nomination of candidate (false) messiahs. I say false, since we are merely watching actors playing a fictional role. A real life prototype of these characters if found would not automatically thereby be a messiah. An example is THE MAN FROM PLANET X (1951), which has an alien who is trapped and needs earthly assistance.
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951) (note the title) offers another false messiah. An alien descends in a saucer, takes on the interesting name of Mr. Carpenter, has a gathering of wise men, is killed and resurrected three days later, etc. In the case of this film, the extensive analogies were conscious on the part of some of the production people and were taken from the story on which the film is based.‭ ‬'If the Earth dies,‭ ‬you die.‭ ‬But if you die,‭ ‬the Earth survives.‭' ‬Thus sprach Klaatu‭ (‬Kenau Reeves‭) ‬in deadpan monotone‭ ‬in the dull‭ ‬2008‭ ‬remake.‭ ‬My clear task as space alien Klaatu is to rapture out billions of you devils (all of who were once human beings)‭!
In the BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS (1958)‭(‬my all time favorite movie‭),‬ an alien possesses a scientist, who then embarks on a mad quest to rule the world. This is my all time favorite movie. He shoots airliners out of the sky with his eyes while cackling maniacally. This is Wizard Rainmaking. He causes megaton explosions with no visible weapons in a blackmail scheme for world domination. He is a sex fiend. Ingmar Bergman’s THE MAGICIAN (1958) presents a rather dyspeptic false messiah from a traveling carnival show. The messiah of WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND (1962) (note the title) is a fugitive mistaken for Jesus when discovered in their barn. When apprehended and frisked, he stretches his arms to form a cross. THE FLIM FLAM MAN (1967) is a petty con artist living by his wits. CHARLY (1968) is mentally retarded until chemically transformed into a supermind. THE RULING CLASS‭ (‬1971‭) ‬has a wizard fight‭ ‬(= unconsciously a white meringue slime pie fight between clowns/madmen‭)‬ to determine which madman is‭ '‬Christ‭'‬,‭ the winner being‬ an apparent psychopath. THE OMEGA MAN (1971), a remake of THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964), (note the titles) offers another ersatz messiah. In ZARDOZ (1973), the messiah figure is a barbarian.
SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW (2004)has as the villain a man in his grave ‭(‬he is‭ '‬Living Dead‭'!)‬ named German Totenkopf (Death's Head) who supervizes for the building of a new Noah's Ark. As so often, the villain is really the hero. Sky Captain actually destroys the Ark! HOLOCAUST 2000 (1978) (note the prediction in the title) presents the spectacle of Kirk Douglas wildly running up and down the Middle Eastern oilfields proclaiming the Ten Horns, etc. from the Book of Revelation. The messiah of THE LAST WAVE (1979) is an aboriginal witch doctor. In BEING THERE (1979), a simple-minded gardener who can barely tie his bootlaces and who happens not too surprisingly to be named Mr. Gardiner impresses the President as a sage. At the end of the film he walks on water since no one has told him this is impossible. A not very bright academic in SIMON (1979) is prevailed upon to impersonate a spaceman. After a period of rigorous mental brainwashing and physical conditioning, Simon comes to believe that he actually is an alien. He uses equipment that interrupts regular television broadcasts when he periodically wants to deliver messages. He rants and harangues in the style of Castro. In RIDERS OF THE STORM (1986), riders on a bomber also interrupt TV broadcasts.
Woody Allen’s ZELIG (1984) features a schizophrenic chameleon who supposedly hobnobbed with the leading political figures of the thirties. In the PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (1985), also by Woody Allen, a larger than life hero steps out of the screen in a movie theater and into the squalid life of a New Jersey housewife. CREATOR (1985) has a loony college professor who is attempting to resurrect his dead wife. The students he recruits for the project are lectured on the Big Picture. In‭ '‬Weird Science‭' (‬1985‭)‬,‭ ‬computer nerds conjure a Barbie Doll sex toy/Robot‭ (‬the gorgeous sexy Kelly Le Brock). (Rigid doll = stone statue = erection).
‭ Jerome Bixby's 'It's a Great Life', seen as a Twilight Zone episode, shows a child with godlike powers: able to transform other people or objects into anything he wishes, think new things into being, teleport himself and others where he wishes, read the minds of people and animals, change the weather to suit himself and even revive the dead. He turns one into a doomed jack-in-the-box/dunce/scarecrow and exiles him to the cornfield. Adults must satisfy his every whim, or risk displeasing him. It's blackmail!
The film‭ ‬THE LAST AIRBENDER‭ (‬2010‭) ‬depicts a‭ ‬Chosen One,‭ ‬a boy‭ (‬really meaning a fairy‭ – ‬a boy in the body of a man‭) ‬with the power to emit and receive‭ ‬on the Weird Radio.‭ ‬He can bend the‭ '‬air‭'‬,‭ ‬i.e.,‭ ‬curve space and warp time. He is the lone human who can harness the powers of each element to restore balance to the ravaged world. Like the Hanged Man of the Tarot cards and Jesus and I,‭ ‬the rest of the world will stop at nothing to turn us off.
Numerous other films with similar themes are listed in the bibliography, but, due to space limitations, I won’t give further examples here. Men play god in the movies, but do they in real life? I point to such research as genetic engineering, or the ‘star wars’ project (laser weapons, beam projectors, etc.) These devices were first 'prophesied‭'‬ in science fiction, but always accompanied by warnings we conveniently ignored that to develop them would be to court disaster. Further, I will shortly point out that while these films depict physical devices, such actual equipment is unnecessary to produce the effects depicted.
As for the entertainment industry, we pour multiple billions into it year in and year out. For what we pay we get back entertainment, but additionally, we also get back social engineering that we didn’t necessarily ask for. I am by no means suggesting a conscious conspiracy or deliberate plot by Hollywood. The fundamental problem is again expressed by McLuhan - the medium is the message. In other words, inherent in the nature of the images produced by the media is a latent potential for subversion and ultimately destruction.
From this point to the end of the chapter, I will again take up the list with which I began this chapter. Upon completing the listing, I said each term was related to the term Mass Psychosis. I now claim we have already had several actual episodes. The first, in late August 1973, lasted nearly two weeks. It occurred during the Watergate period and was done primarily by the ‘hippies’. The April 1983 event occurred during the time of the American embassy bombing in Lebanon. The October 1983 event occurred during the time of the Marine barracks bombing in Lebanon. The most recent event was the broadcast made while the Tower of Babel 9-11 attack (World Trade Center) was simultaneously taking place. These broadcasts lasted only a day or so each and were done by a remnant handful of people (angels).
What is the Invisible Rain like when it is falling? A person walking down the street may stop for a second, look around quizzically (what the #&*!), perhaps sniff the air, and then continue on. You’ve lived through it - you tell me what it’s like.
A few comments to wrap up the chapter. These events should not be referred to as a Flood, because of God’s promise in Genesis that there would be no more Flood. The New Testament imagery is always fire. I hold Margaret MacDonald’s Secret Rapture innovation of the nineteenth century correct, since we now have hindsight on these (multiple) events. There may or may not be more before the Messiah returns. After all, no one can predict the weather.

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CHAPTER FOUR

THE MESSIAH RETURNS


I’ll begin with another list:

THE SPACE COWBOY‭ ‬THE SKY MARSHAL OF THE UNIVERSE‭ ‬SKY KING‭ ‬KING OF THE ROCKET MEN‭ ‬STARMAN‭ ‬THE LOST PLANET AIRMAN‭ ‬THE MAN FROM INNER SPACE‭ ‬THE MORON FROM OUTER SPACE‭ ‬THE DIVINE IDIOT‭ ‬THE JOKER‭ ‬KILLER DWARF‭ ‬THE MAN WITH A THOUSAND FACES‭ ‬THE MAN FOR ALL SEASONS THE WHISPERING SKULL‭ ‬THE WHISTLING GHOST THE LAST AIRBENDER‭ ‬THE CHOSEN ONE‭ ‬THE MIRROR MAN‭ ‬THE INVISIBLE MAN‭ ‬THE THIN MAN‭ ‬THE OMEGA MAN‭ ‬THE MYSTERY MAN‭ ‬THE MAN WITH THE POWER‭ ‬THE MAN WITH THE POISON MIND‭ ‬THE MEDICINE MAN‭ ‬THE RAINMAKER‭ ‬THE FERTILITY KING‭ ‬DOA‭ ‬WILD-EYED CHAMELEON‭ ‬THE JOKER‭ ‬KILLER DWARF‭ ‬DEAD FAIRY‭ ‬THE DEMOLITION MAN‭ ‬BIG BROTHER‭ ‬CRAZY SPACEMAN



The ancient Kings of Egypt,‭ ‬Babylon and elsewhere carried such honorific epithets,‭ ‬many of which indicated phallic potency for a reason. Some of the names readers for acquainted with the old film serials (a few of which I list) may resonate. The supervillains of the Saturday matinee cliffhangers had such creepy names as these or the Lightning or the Purple Monster or Dr.‭ ‬Satan.‭ ‬ They were all mad and all bad and dangerous to know.‭ ‬Their schemes ranged from criminal Masterminds to plots for World Domination.‭ ‬Their weapons included mysterious rays bombarding earth,‭ ‬such as Ming the Merciless‭' ‬Purple Death and Nitron beams‭ (‬stand-ins for the Reichian Orgone‭)‬,‭ ‬with real life counterparts now being constructed. The tall‭ ‬phallic Space Gun in the spacecraft manned by dead alien of‭ ‬ALIEN‭ (‬1979‭) ‬comes from that lineage. They are stand-ins for the floodgates of Heaven that I open to rain slime planetwide‭!
‭ Let me ask a few rhetorical questions. Are we perhaps involved in a real life version of the children’s game King of the Mountain in order to pick out the Messiah? Consider the paranoid schizophrenic with delusions of grandeur or possibly what is diagnosed as a messianic complex. What has this to do with the Messiah? Am I suggesting the Messiah will be merely a madman? Let me define a fairy or Peter Pan. A fairy is chronologically and physiologically an adult but has refused to assume an adult identity (ego) and has refused to take on adult responsibility. A fairy more or less never outgrows the omniscience, omnipotence and sense of wonder possessed by the infant, and inhabits fantasy mental worlds in preference to the real world. Again, I ask, what has this to do with the Messiah?
I took a brief look in the preceding chapter at some of what I felt were candidate messiahs being put forward by the movie industry. I wonder if we might be getting practice for recognizing the actual Messiah when He returns. I feel such practice may well be a good idea, since; for one thing, the Messiah won’t be riding the White Horse this time (that was done in A.D. 70). Neither do I expect to see a flying saucer descending from the skies to a world capital.
I suspect it will be an Incarnation in the manner that occurred at Bethlehem. At that time, only the Wise Men and a handful of others could discern the Messiah. One dictionary definition of blasphemy is for a mortal to name himself a god. The word apotheosis means men who are becoming gods. I feel there could well be an early period when the Chosen One is accused as a blasphemer or the Antichrist. A considerable period of time may elapse before He is acclaimed Lord of lords and King of kings.
At any rate, once the Messiah is actually recognized, it will then become a situation of “when the saints go marching in.” In whichever country He first appears, the Messiah and a motley crew of followers will walk into the capital city and take power. You say you want to be in that number? I suggest you think carefully about it. To the secular eye this will be a Fool’s Parade or Goon Squad made up of Snake People (Marching Morons) - the actual ‘meek’ who will then inherit the earth. I repeat - do you want to be in that number?
How, you may object, will a mere handful of such people be able to take over a major capital city? The context is important here. We are dealing at this point in time with a nation under beleaguered siege internally and externally, soon to fall. Numerous other portentous dire events will be occurring simultaneously that will dilute the significance of the central event. The World Trade Center attack, 9-11, was just the inaugural event of a coming series of catastrophes. We are on an accelerating descending slope. God is against us now for our Godless Wicked ways. This will be confirmed by the disasters coming ahead prophesied here.
Initially the Messiah will assume actual secular political power in order to obtain the objective of reinstating theocracy - an archaic form of government long abandoned and forgotten by Western nations. Looking again with secular eyes, whether considered from the political left or from the political right, the government will be a de facto fascist government - no matter what label is ostensibly applied to it. To provide an example of the type of events that will be taking place, if, and I cannot overemphasize the hypothetical, if this occurs in Washington, DC, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights will be abolished and both Houses of Congress dissolved. I find this idea unpalatable, and I feel none of the sources I have mentioned would find this palatable, nor would you. I do not believe these events will occur in the actual Jerusalem, but, as I have indicated, one of the major Western capitals, which will then become a platform for world domination.
W. Reich in the Forties prior to even the advent of national TV took a look at popular culture in THE MURDER OF CHRIST. He was acutely aware of the possibility of fascism, having had direct experience with the mass movements of the twentieth century of both the left and the right. What would be his verdict now, some sixty years later? Many science fiction films have dramatized a fascist takeover. Are they a prototype for future real events?
The evolutionary stages the government will undergo can be expressed in the Marxist schemata. The first phase corresponds to the dictatorship of the proletariat (rule by the meek). Then begins the transition period to the withering away of the state and the classless society or New Jerusalem. Theologians have previously published outlines of the analogies between Marxist mythology and Christian eschatology. And the return of the Messiah will actually fulfill Marx’s predictions, as well as those of John of Patmos simultaneously. During the transition period, it will be a matter of being forced to do without various items we now take for granted. The entire entertainment industry will be dispensed with - television broadcasts, movies, rock music, etc. Much of the high technology of the West will be abandoned. We will cease constructing aircraft, rockets and probably even automobiles (do only angels have wings?) This will be accomplished with only a minimum of objection because the Messiah will rule with a Rod of Iron as the Book of Revelation predicts. He will be a combination Joe Stalin, Jim Jones, Adolph Hitler and Ayatollah Khomeni rolled into one. Amos in the Old Testament correctly prophesied the gnashing of teeth and tribulation that would come with the Day of the Lord.
Is Western Civilization about to officially end? Are we and our descendants to become almost exclusively concerned with physical survival - staying alive? Don’t go outside to watch the skies for the Advent. Merely stay tuned to your TV set and start paying more attention. Have I seen one too many science fiction movies? Or is the show you never expected to see about to begin?
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APPENDIX 1: THE SECRET RAPTURE

The sentiment among most Catholics and many Christians generally is that there would be no Secret Rapture, and that it's not Biblical. Only a few 'incoherent' verses in (mainly) Paul lend support. Paul was out of his depth and language resources.
It is real as the corpses I laid out!‭ ‬Repeating‭ ‬ ‭'‬The Day the Earth Stood Still‭'‬:‭ ‬'If the Earth dies,‭ ‬you die.‭ ‬But if you die,‭ ‬the Earth survives.‭' ‬My clear task as space alien Klaatu is to rapture out billions‭! ‬And I give the Secret Rapture it's‭ ‬proper name:

MASS PSYCHOSIS!

Brief excerpts from Margaret MacDonald’s 1830 Secret Rapture prophecy:

It was first the awful state of the land that was pressed upon me. I saw the blindness and infatuation of the people to be very great. I felt the cry of Liberty to be just the hiss of the serpent to drown them in perdition. It was just ‘no God’, ----
I saw the people of God in an awfully dangerous situation, surrounded by nets and entanglements, about to be tried, and many about to be deceived and fall. Now will THE WICKED be revealed, with all power and signs and lying wonders, so that if it were possible the very elect will be deceived.

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‭ Appendix 2: From Norman O. Brown's Closing Time

There two senses‭ (‬at least‭) ‬for Brown's title.

‭ First, the approaching end of history and time. 'History is a nightmare from which I'm trying to awake.' 'On the verge of closing time. --' 'It is later than you think.' 'Fieluhr? Filou! What age is at? It saon is late.
‭ What era's o'erring? Lang gong late.
‭ Faurore! Fearhouse! At last it past!'
‭ 'The thing that we dread has already happened.
The thunder of the crash:‭ ‬--
The sense of an ending:
Western Civilization is over.‭'
And secondly,‭ '‬Shut up shop,‭ ‬dappy.‭ ‬-‭ ‬And they all drank free.‭' ‬It's up to us to insure that it's over.‭


Below are the citations that Brown in‭ ‬1973‭ ‬culled from Joyce's‭ ‬Wake (in quotes),‭ ‬and also some from Brown's earlier‭ ‬LOVE'S BODY‭ (‬1966‭) ‬and from Vico's‭ ‬NEW SCIENCE‭ (‬labeled NS‭). Brown's comments are labeled NOB. ‬Combining Joyce with Vico‭ (‬an acknowledged influence on Joyce‭) ‬would be, according to Joyce, a feat of:‭ '‬the book of doubledends Jined‭'‬.






‭'He lifts up the lifewand and the dumb speak.'

'Array‭! ‬Surrection‭!'

'One stands,‭ ‬given a grain of goodwill,‭ ‬a fair chance of actually seeing the whirling dervish,‭ ‬Tumult,‭ ‬son of Thunder.‭'

'For the Clearer of the Air on high has spoken.‭'

'Loud,‭ ‬graciously hear us‭!'

'She,‭ ‬she she‭! ‬But on what do you again leer‭? ‬I am not leering.‭ ‬I pink your pardon.‭ ‬I am highly sheshe sheserious.

‭the body is a historical variable. (NOB)

‭No more Greek revivals (NOB)

‭The real apocalypse comes not with the vision of a city or kingdom, which would be still external, but with the identification of the city and kingdom with one's on body (NOB)

'Lights,‭ ‬pageboy,‭ ‬lights‭!'

'waiting to stop the show,‭ ‬waiting to bring the house down.‭'

waiting for the new dawn (NOB)

waiting for the return of the theocratic age
- to recognize the gods,‭ ‬to greet them. (NOB)

'It is just,‭ ‬it's just about to,‭ ‬it's just about to‭ ‬rolywholyover.‭'

'tell Hell's well.‭'

'In the name of‭ – ‬-‭ ‬their holocaust,‭ ‬Allmen.‭'

'to remind us of how,‭ ‬in this drury world of ours,‭ ‬Father Times and Mother Spacies boil their kettle with their crutch.‭ ‬Which every lad and lass in the lane knows.‭'

'It's as semper as oxhousehumper‭!'

'Roll away the reel world‭!'

'Shadows by the film folk,‭ ‬masses for the good people.‭'

'Finn,‭ ‬again‭!'

there were giants in the earth in those days - Genesis‭
‭-history begins with bestial giants (as in Finnegans Wake
‭) (NOB)

'The great fall of the oftwall entailed at such notice the pftjschute of Finnegan.‭'

'Lotsoftfun at Finnegan's Wake.‭'

The polis is polished
civilization is polite
is policed.‭ (‬NOB‭)

The delineaments of giants‭ (‬NOB‭)

god-fearing giants,‭ ‬as opposed to the impious giants who continued the infamous communism of things and of women.‭ (‬NS‭)

The entire original human race was divided into two species:‭ ‬the one of giants,‭ ‬the other men of normal stature‭; ‬the former gentiles,‭ ‬the latter Hebrews.‭ (‬NS‭)

Men first feel necessity,‭ ‬then look for utility,‭ ‬next attend to comfort,‭ ‬still later amuse themselves with pleasure,‭ ‬thence grow dissolute in luxury,‭ ‬and finally go mad and waste their substance.‭ (‬NS‭)

That's where it's at: decline.
The Decline of the West O. Spengler (NOB)

First the age of the gods,‭ ‬then the age of heroes,‭
then the age of men.‭ ‬The origin is sacred‭; ‬the decline is secularization,‭ ‬process is profanation.‭ (‬NOB‭)

In all nations of the world the priests kept such doctrine secret even from their own plebs,‭ ‬whence indeed it was everywhere called secret doctrine,‭ ‬for sacred is as much as to say secret.‭ (‬NS‭)

god-fearing giants,‭ ‬as opposed to the impious giants who continued the infamous communism of things and of women.‭ (‬NS‭)

‭ Mothers, like beasts, must merely have nursed their babies, let them wallow naked in their own filth. And these children, who had to wallow in their own filth, whose nitrous salts richly fertilized the fields, and who had to exert themselves to penetrate the forest, would flex and contract their muscles in these exertions, and thus absorb nitrous salts into greater abundance. They would be quite without that fear of gods, fathers and teachers which chills and benumbs even the most exuberant in childhood. They must have therefore have grown up robust, vigorous, excessively big in brawn and bone, to the point of becoming giants. (NS)

These were at first impious men,‭ ‬who recognized no divinity‭; ‬there were nefarious,‭ ‬since relations among them were not distinguished by marriages‭; ‬and finally,‭ ‬not understanding society int the midst of this infamous promiscuity of things,‭ ‬they were alone like wild beasts,‭ ‬and hence weak and lastly miserable and unhappy because they were in want of all the goods that are needed to keep life safe.‭ (‬NS‭)


‭ But if the peoples are rotting in that ultimate civil disease and cannot agree on a monarch from within, and are not conquered and preserved by better nations from without, then providence for their extreme ill has its extreme remedy at hand. For such peoples, like so many beasts, have fallen into the custom of each man thinking only of his own private interests and reached the extreme delicacy, of better of pride, in which like wild animals they bristle and last out at the slightest displeasure. Thus no matter how great the throng and press of their bodies, they live like wild beasts in a deep solitude of spirit and will, scarcely any two being able to agree since each follows his own pleasure or caprice. By reason of all this, providence decrees that, through obstinate factions and desperate civil wars, they shall turn their cities into forests and the forests into dens and lairs of men. In this way, through long centuries of barbarism, rust will consume the misbegotten subtleties of malicious wits that have turned them into beasts made more inhuman by the barbarism of reflection than the first men had been made by the barbarism of sense. For the latter displayed a generous savagery, against which one could defend oneself or take flight or be on one's guard; but the former, with a base savagery, under soft words and embraces, plots against the life and fortunes of friends and intimates. Hence, peoples who have reached this point of premeditated malice, when they receive this last remedy and are stunned and brutalized, are sensible no longer of comforts, delicacies, pleasures and pomp, but only of the sheer necessities of life. (NS)

- only barbarians are capable of rejuvenating a world laboring under the death throes of an unnerved civilization‭ (‬NOB‭)

only barbarians are simple-minded enough to recognize the gods‭ (‬NOB‭)


The world's great age begins anew
The golden years return‭ ‬--
A return to the first beginning
the return of the gods
the Second Coming.‭ (‬NOB‭)


‭In the jungle of the cities, the new barbarism.
It is later than you think.‭ (‬NOB‭)

The thing that we dread has already happened.
The thunder of the crash:‭ ‬--
The sense of an ending:
Western Civilization is over.‭ (‬NOB‭)

'Thatll beall for tody. Cal it off. Godnotch, vryboily. End a muddy crushmess!'

'On the verge of closing time.‭ ‬--

‭ 'Shut up shop, dappy. - And they all drank free.'

'during this swishingsight teilweisioned‭' ‬(Joyce's prophesy prior to regular TV broadcasts‭)

'- the worst,‭ ‬it is hoped,‭ ‬even in our western playboyish world for pure mousefarm filth.‭'

'Kish is for anticheirst,
and the free of my hand to him‭!'

the swan song of dying civilizations‭ (‬NOB‭)

'The poignt of fun where I am crying to arrive you at.‭'

‭'History is a nightmare from which I'm trying to awake.'

‭Is the proletariat the sober reality of the human condition – the necessity of labor -
‭to be disclosed after the show is over,
‭after the farce has ended. (NOB)

‭ Finnegan Beginnagain
we are back again
before the Birth of Tragedy
before the Gods of Greece
something more elemental.‭ (‬NOB‭)

'pawses‭'

'It darkles‭ (‬tinct,‭ ‬tint‭) ‬all this our funanimal world.'

'Not Pater Noster but Panther monster.‭'

‭When the leopards break into the temple and drink the wine from the sacred chalice.
The hour of the beast,‭ ‬or the barbarian
-‭ ‬and they all drank free‭ (‬NOB‭)

'The wild man from Borneholm has jest come to crown.‭'

Waiting for the return of the gods
witnessing the return of babarism
‭ the new barbarians

returning to primitive simplicity of the first world of peoples‭ (‬NS‭)

For a long period of time the impious races of the children of Noah,‭ ‬having lapsed into a state of bestiality,‭ ‬went wandering like wild beasts until they were scattered and dispersed through the great forest of the earth‭; ‬and with their bestial education giants had sprung up and existed among them at the time when the heavens thundered for the first time after the flood.‭ (‬NS‭)

restraining also their bestial lust from finding its satisfaction in the sight of heaven,‭ ‬of which they had mortal terror.‭ ‬So it came about that each of them would drag one woman into his cave and keep her there in‭ ‬perpetual company for the duration of their lives.‭ (‬NS‭)

The while we,‭ ‬we are waiting.‭ ‬we are waiting for.‭ ‬Hymn.

The origin of civilization,‭ ‬thunder‭; ‬the origin of civilization,‭ ‬madness‭ (‬NOB‭)

They were out of their minds‭
--‭ ‬Man is maniac‭ (‬NOB‭)

The solution to the problem of identity:‭ ‬Get lost.‭ (‬NOB‭)

Civilization originates in stammering,‭ ‬the builder is a‭ ‬stutterer:‭ ‬Balbus babbles‭; ‬Balbus builder of the Tower of‭ ‬Babel.‭ ‬The thunder is God stuttering:‭ ‬to speak broken‭ ‬heaventalk.‭ (‬NOB‭)

There must be some way out of here,‭' ‬said the joker to the thief‭ – ‬Bob Dylan,‭ '‬All Along The Watchtower‭'‬,‭ ‬creatively misheard by Norman‭ ‬O.‭ ‬Brown as‭ '‬joker to the priest.‭'

The phallus is so closely identified with magic in Roman religion that the word‭ ‬fascinum‭ ‬meaning‭ '‬enchantment‭'‬,‭ '‬witchcraft‭' (‬cf.‭ ‬fascinate‭)‬,‭ ‬is one of the standard Latin terms for the phallus.‭ (‬NOB‭)

‭Brown quotes William Blake, 'Embraces are cominglings from the head even to the feet, and not a pompous high priest entering by a secret place.'

a cyclical view of history
a cycle of world ages
as in the mystical tradition,‭ ‬the occult tradition
The‭ '‬New Science‭' ‬is the‭ '‬Secret Doctrine‭' (‬Blavatsky‭)
Vico is an Orphic Voice‭ (‬NOB‭)

Ritual clowns in primitive religion violate taboos and thereby acquire magical power.‭ '‬You shall regard nothing as sacred.‭' ‬Other traits of ritual clowns are‭ '‬reverse behavior‭' ‬and‭ '‬backward speech.‭' ‬Clowns say the opposite of what they mean.‭ ‬Like a crazy fellow.‭ ‬Speaking a strange language.‭ ‬As in‭ '‬Finnegan's Wake.‭' (‬NOB‭)

What the thunder said:
DA DA DA
The gods return in thunder‭ (‬NOB‭)

God does not speak good English.‭ (‬NOB‭)

Barbarism,‭ ‬or speaking with tongues
‭ as in Finnegans Wake
‭ polyglot turning into glossolalia.
Pentecost‭ (‬NOB‭)

Joyce wore his eyes out looking at Europe and seeing nothing.‭(‬NOB‭)

farce is nihilism.
‭ Nixnixundnix.
Avoiding Jungian solemnity or Yeatsian occultism we take refuge in the Void,‭ ‬the Nothing.‭ (‬NOB‭)


A man doesn't have to work‭ (‬NOB‭)

The gods return in thunder.
FINNEGAN'S WAKE is thunder‭ (‬NOB‭)

What the thunder said
'dumbfounding
wonderstruck us as a thunder,‭ ‬yunder.
‭ Well, all be dumbed!'

‭There is an era in which the god himself assists the universe on its way and helps it in its rotation. There is also an era in which he releases his control. Thereupon it begins to revolve in a contrary direction under its own impulse. At last, this cosmic era draws to its close, disorder comes to a head. The few good things the universe produces are polluted with so great a taint of evil that it hovers on the very brink of destruction, both it and the creatures in it. Therefore at that very moment the god who first set it in order looks down upon on it again. Beholding it in trouble, and anxious lest racked by storms and confusion it suffer in dissolution, he takes control of the helm once more. - Plato (NOB)
‭'We are once amore as babes awondering in a wold made fresh - The woods are fond always. As were we their babes in. And robins in crews so'.

'The hundredlettered name again,‭ ‬last word of a perfect‭ ‬language‭'‬.

‭'between explosion and reexplosion
(Donnaurwatteur! Hunderthunder!)'

The Ginnungagap:‭ ‬the name given in the Icelandic Eddas to the interval of timeless formlessness between world aeons.‭ (‬NOB‭)

'Somewhere,‭ ‬parently,‭ ‬in the ginnandgo gap between‭
‬antediluvious and annadominant‭'

'the hoax that joke‭ ‬bilked.‭'
'‬The jest of junk the jungular‭?'
'‬Jacked up in a jock the wrapper.‭'
'Tis jest jibberweek's joke.‭'

Mr.‭ ‬and Mrs.‭ ‬Antrobus are getting nowhere‭ (‬NOB‭)


‭'Lovesoftfun at Finnegan's Wake'



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PARTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHY


Chapter One.

The following titles are examples of conservative postmillennial and amillennial views as opposed to the standard premillennial view.


Bray, John L., THE MILLENNIUM - THE BIG QUESTION?

Brunner, Constantin, OUR CHRIST: THE REVOLT OF THE MYSTICAL GENIUS (1921 -Reprinted 1990).

Chilton, David, PARADISE RESTORED: A BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF DOMINION.

James, Timothy A. THE MESSIAH’S RETURN: DELAYED? FULFILLED? OR DOUBLE-FULFILLMENT?
Jones, R Bradley, THE GREAT TRIBULATON.

Kik, J. Marcellus, AN ESCHATOLOGY OF VICTORY.

Kimball, William R., THE RAPTURE: A QUESTION OF TIMING.

King, Max, THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY.

Lewis, Arthur H., THE DARK SIDE OF THE MILLENNIUM.

Lindsey, Hal, THE ROAD TO HOLOCAUST.

Logston, Robert, THE END-TIMES BLOODBATH.
MacPherson, Dave, THE GREAT RAPTURE HOAX.

Robinson, John A. T., REDATING THE NEW TESTAMENT.

Russell, J. Stuart, THE PAROUSIA (1887).

Smith, Morton, JESUS THE MAGICIAN (1978).

Stevens, Ed, WHAT HAPPENED IN 70 A.D.

Terry, Milton, BIBLICAL HERMENEUTICS.


Chapters Two-Four.


Brown,‭ ‬Norman O.,‭ ‬APOCALYPSE AND/OR METAMORPHOSIS‭ (‬1992‭)

______________,‭ ‬CLOSING TIME‭ (‬1973‭)‬.

‭______________, HERMES THE THIEF: THE EVOLUTION OF A MYTH (1947). (Brown was a Trickster)
‭______________, LIFE AGAINST DEATH (1959)

‭______________, LOVE’S BODY (1966).

______________, TO GREET THE RETURNING GODS (1971).


‭Campbell, Joseph and Robinson, H., A SKELETON KEY TO FINNEGANS WAKE (1944).

Connolly, Tristanne, BLAKE AND THE BODY (2002).

‭Ferenczi, Sandor, THALASSA: A THEORY OF GENITALITY (1924).

‭Greenham, David, THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY: THE WORK OF NORMAN O. BROWN (2006).

‭Greenham dust cover of Brown impish smile. Brown here is a narcissistic fairy decked out in a regal costume complete with self appropriated medals rising from his coffin (resurrection)! As Brown reminded, for Freud, resurrection signifies the stiffening and rising of the member. Presumably he wasn't planning instead a surprise with a literal resurrection after his death in 2002! He would have shown up again, by now! The photo is eminently fitting in view of Greenham's book title.

‭(I commented to David Greenham that, 'I haven't read his book, because as an academic tome it's too expensive! Gotta love the dust jacket photo, costume and all! I was very unaware when I corresponded with Brown that Brown grew up in England. This fact changes my perspective on his work. Many aspects suddenly make sense in hindsight.')

Gunn,‭ ‬Joshua,‭ ‬MODERN OCCULT RHETORIC:‭ ‬MASS MEDIA AND THE‭ ‬DRAMA OF SECRECY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY‭ (‬2005‭)‬.‭

Gutkind,‭ ‬Eric,‭ ‬THE BODY OF GOD:‭ ‬FIRST STEPS TOWARD AN‭ ‬ANTI-THEOLOGY‭ (‬1966-Horizon Press‭)‬.

Harrington, Michael, THE POLITICS AT GOD’S FUNERAL: THE SPIRITUAL CRISIS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION (1983).

Hyde,‭ ‬Lewis,‭ ‬TRICKSTER MAKES THIS WORLD‭ (‬1988‭)‬.

Joyce, James, FINNEGANS WAKE (1939).

Jung,‭ ‬Carl,‭ ‬FLYING SAUCERS:‭ ‬A MODERN MYTH OF THINGS SEEN IN THE SKIES‭ (‬1958‭)‬.

King,‭ ‬Richard,‭ ‬THE PARTY OF EROS:‭ ‬RADICAL SOCIAL THOUGHT AND THE REALM OF FREEDOM‭ (‬1972‭)‬.

Lachman,‭ ‬Gary,‭ (‬aka Gary Valentine of‭ '‬Blondie‭'!) ‬POLITICS AND THE OCCULT:‭ ‬THE LEFT,‭ ‬THE RIGHT AND THE RADICALLY UNSEEN‭ (‬2008‭)‬.

Makari,‭ ‬George,‭ ‬REVOLUTION IN MIND:‭ ‬THE CREATION OF PSYCHOANALYSIS‭ (‬2008‭)

McHugh,‭ ‬Roland,‭ ‬ANNOTATIONS TO FINNEGANS WAKE‭ (‬2006‭)‬.‭

‬Reich,‭ ‬Wilhelm,‭ ‬THE MURDER OF CHRIST:‭ ‬THE EMOTIONAL PLAGUE OF MANKIND‭ (‬1966‭)‬.‭
‬Richter,‭ ‬Horst,‭ ‬ALL MIGHTY:‭ ‬A STUDY OF THE GOD COMPLEX IN WESTERN MAN (1984‭)‬.

Robinson,‭ ‬Paul A.,‭ ‬THE FREUDIAN LEFT:‭ ‬WILHELM REICH,‭ ‬GEZA ROHEIM,‭ ‬HERBERT MARCUSE‭ (‬1969‭)‬.‭

Roheim, Geza, ANIMISM, MAGIC AND THE DIVINE KING (1930).

____________, MAGIC AND SCHIZOPHRENIA (1955).

‭Schuchard, Marsha Keith, WILLIAM BLAKE'S SEXUAL PATH TO SPIRITUAL VISION (2006).

Sontag, Susan “The imagination of disaster” AGAINST INTERPRETATION AND OTHER ESSAYS (1966).

Steinberg, Leo, THE SEXUALITY OF CHRIST IN RENNAISSANCE ART AND MODERN OBLIVION (1983).
‭Tausk, Victor, 'On the origin of the 'Influencing Machine' in schizophrenia' (1933).


Tindall,‭ ‬W.,‭ ‬A READER'S GUIDE TO FINNEGANS WAKE‭ (‬1969‭)‬.

Vankin, Sam, MALIGNANT SELF LOVE: NARCISSISM REVISITED (2001).

‭Verene, D., KNOWLEDGE OF THINGS HUMAN AND DIVINE: VICO'S NEW SCIENCE AND FINNEGANS WAKE (2003).

‭Vico, G., THE NEW SCIENCE (1725).

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FILM LIST BY DATE (PRIMARILY SCIENCE FICTION)

A partial listing of relevant and valuable film titles. No studios are given. Especially significant films are preceded by an *.

*THE LAST AIRBENDER‭ (‬2010‭) ('‬boy' controls the weather‭)

*LEGION‭ (‬2010‭)) (‬depicts Me at the Final Battle vowing vengeance and wiping out the human race that I am tired of because it is no longer worthy of Me‭)

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS‭ (‬2009‭)‬ (floodgates of Heaven opened to rain food‭ = ‬manna‭ = ‬slime‭)

MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS‭ (‬2009‭)

*SURROGATES‭ (‬2009‭) (rigid ‬mannequins‭ – ‬TV as omniscience - god's eye view‭) (rigid = stone statues = erection).

BLINDNESS (2008)‭ ‬(mimics the Biblical‭ '‬being struck blind‭')

THE DARK KNIGHT (2008) (study the Joker)

HANCOCK (2008) (drunken superhero)

*EVAN ALMIGHTY (2007) (sequel to BRUCE ALMIGHTY. God commands Evan to build an Ark)

THE INVISIBLE (2007)

LARS AND THE REAL GIRL‭ (‬2007‭) (‬delusional‭ – ‬prefers sex toy doll‭ (‬mannequin‭) ‬over the hassle of a woman‭)‬

‭'♪‬ I’m goin‭’ ‬to buy a paper doll that I can call my own,‭ ‬a doll that other fellows cannot steal
And then those,‭ ‬flirty,‭ ‬flirty guys,‭ ‬with their flirty,‭ ‬flirty eyes will have to flirt with dollies that are real

When I come home at night she will be waiting,‭ ‬she’ll be the truest doll in all the world

I’d rather have a paper doll to call my own than have a fickle-minded real live girl‭'


‭Repeating from my Address: 'James Joyce had a fascination for women's underwear - - The biographer Richard Ellman mentions that Joyce used to carry a pair of lace-trimmed doll's knickers in his trouser pocket'. Joyce could have satisfied his white panty fetish by simply carrying a pair of knickers. The doll is a telling detail. Note that modern dolls, such as Barbie, have the features of adult women. They are uncomplaining and compliant, unlike actual women. And dolls are rigid (rigid = stone statues = erection), and can be knocked over, as in Fairy Bowling. Joyce was scanning for targets, seeing in his mind's eye all the gorgeous living dolls around him!

*THE SIGNAL (2007)‭ ‬(the humming monotone of the Weird Radio‭ ‬= Mass Psychosis‭)‬

CLICK (2006) ‭(‬really means TV gives God's eye view‭)

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH (2006) ‭(‬is global warming a fraud‭?)‬
STRANGER THAN FICTION (2006)

CHICKEN LITTLE (2005)('The sky is falling!)

*CONSTANTINE (2005)

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND‭ (‬2005‭)

SIN CITY‭ (‬2005‭) ‬(cartoonish ultra violent nightmare - scary movie‭!)

V FOR VENDETTA (2005)
WHITE NOISE (2005)

THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW (2004)

ELLA ENCHANTED (2004)

FAHRENHEIT 9/11 (2004)

THE FINAL CUT (2004) (madman must die to save others)

FINDING NEVERLAND‭ (‬2004‭) (‬semiautobiography of Peter Pan,‭ ‬James M.‭ ‬Barrie,‭ ‬who couldn't cope with his wife‭)

THE FORGOTTEN (2004)‭ ‬(alien abduction and‭ ‬sucked up to the sky‭ – ‬raptured out!‭)

THE INCREDIBLES (2004)

THE MACHINIST (2004)

*SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMMOROW (2004)

WHAT THE #$*! DO WE KNOW!? (2004)

*BRUCE ALMIGHTY (2003) ('Armageddon outta here!')

*NORTHFORK (2003) (has an Ark, a Flood and recording angels)

SPIDER (2003) (madman)

CLOCKSTOPPERS (2002) (mass psychosis)

DON'T SAY A WORD (2002)

FINAL (2002)

FRAILTY (2002)‭

HEARTS IN ATLANTIS (2002)

THE IMPOSTER (2002)

K-PAX (2002)‭ ‬(madman believes he's an alien‭)

LILO AND STITCH (2002)

NO SUCH THING (2002)

SIGNS (2002)

A BEAUTIFUL MIND (2001)

EVOLUTION‭ (‬2001‭)‬ (aliens repeatedly slime‭ – '‬have a nice end of the world‭!')

CHICKEN RUN (2000)

END OF DAYS (1999)

GLADIATOR (1998)

THE MATRIX (1998) (TV screen as veil of Maya‭)

*THE SIXTH SENSE (1998)

WHAT DREAMS MAY COME (1998)

KISS THE GIRLS‭ (‬1997‭)‬ (-‭ ‬-‭ ‬AND MAKE THEM DIE‭!)

MEN IN BLACK (1997)

INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996)

THE FRIGHTENERS‭ (‬1996‭)

MARS ATTACKS! (1996)

*PLEASANTVILLE (1996)

FORREST GUMP (1994)

*STARGATE (1994)

CONSENTING ADULTS (1992)

DROP DEAD FRED (1991)

THE RAPTURE (1991)

THE FISHER KING (1990)

THE HANDMAIDS TALE (1990)

LOOSE CANNONS (1990)

SPACED INVADERS (1990)

EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY (1989)‭(‬dolls call the shots and pussy whip the‭ '‬aliens‭'‬/clowns‭)

WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S‭ (‬1989‭)

BEETLEJUICE (1988)

BIG (1988)

RAINMAN (1988)

THEY LIVE (1988)

*WINGS OF DESIRE (1988) (angels)

FIELD OF DREAMS (1987)

*MAKING MR. RIGHT (1987)

MANNEQUIN (1987)

PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1987)

REAL MEN (1987)

THE BOY WHO COULD FLY (1986)

FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR (1986)

RIDERS OF THE STORM (1986)

BETTER OFF DEAD (1985)

CREATOR (1985)

‭LIFEFORCE (1985)

*LEGEND (1985)

MORONS FROM OUTER SPACE (1985)

MASS APPEAL (1985)

MY SCIENCE PROJECT (1985)

THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (1985)

REANIMATOR (1985)

REAL GENIUS (1985)

STARMAN (1985)

*WEIRD SCIENCE (1985) ‭(‬horny nerds conjure Barbie Doll‭) (Rigid doll = stone statue = erection).

BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET (1984)

THE DEAD ZONE (1984)

DREAMSCAPE (1984)

GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)(see the ghost named Slimer!)

THE LAST STARFIGHTER (1984)

THE LONELY GUY (1984)

THE NATURAL (1984)

NIGHT OF THE COMET (1984)

RED DAWN (1984)

REVENGE OF THE NERDS (1984)

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES (1984)

TERMINATOR (1984)

TESTAMENT (1984)

*ZELIG (1984)

KRULL (1983)

THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS (1983)

VIDEODROME (1983)

E.T.:‭ ‬THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL‭ (‬1982‭)

*ROCK AND RULE (1982)

THE SENDER (1982)

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981)

SCANNERS (1981)

*THE LATHE OF HEAVEN (1980-PBS)

*ALIEN (1979)

*BEING THERE (1979)

CAPRICORN ONE (1979)

THE LAST WAVE (1979)

*SIMON (1979)

HOLOCAUST 2000 (1978)

STAR WARS (1977)

CARRIE (1976) ‭(sexually frustrated ‬tormented girl calls up psychokinetic storm for revenge‭)

‭THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (1976)

THE OMEN (1976)

A BOY AND HIS DOG (1975)

*THE DEVIL'S RAIN (1975)

THE STEPFORD WIVES (1975)

WIZARDS (1975)

FLESH GORDON (1974-X)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974)

THE EXORCIST (1973)

THE HOLY MOUNTAIN (1973)

HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER (1973) (forbidden zone circumscribed by painting the town red to mark‭)

JESUS CHRIST, SUPERSTAR (1973)

SOYLENT GREEN (1973)

THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR (1973)

THE WICKER MAN (1973)

WESTWORLD (1973)

ZARDOZ (1973)

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)

FOOLS' PARADE (1971)

THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971)

THE OMEGA MAN (1971)

PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW‭ (‬1971‭)

*THE RULING CLASS (1971)

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS (1971)

WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971)

*WR:‭ ‬THE MYSTERIES OF THE ORGASM‭ (‬1971‭) (‬on Wilhelm Reich‭)

CAPTAIN NEMO AND THE UNDERWATER CITY (1970)

*THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN (1970)

THIS STUFF'LL KILL YA! (1970)

THE RAIN PEOPLE (1969)

CHARLY (1968)

MARS NEEDS WOMEN (1968)

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

PLANET OF THE APES (1968)‭ ‬(forbidden zone circumscribed with an X to mark it‭)

THE POWER (1968)

FAHRENHEIT 451 (1967)

THE FLIM FLAM MAN (1967)

DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE GIRL BOMBS (1966)

KING OF HEARTS (1966)

DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE BIKINI MACHINE (1965)

A THOUSAND CLOWNS (1965)

*CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED (1964)

DR. STRANGELOVE: OR, HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (1964)

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964)

SEVEN DAYS IN MAY (1964)

THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963)

LORD OF THE FLIES (1963)

THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (1963)

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)

THE MUSIC MAN (1962)

REPTILICUS (1962)

WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND (1962)

ATLANTIS, THE LOST CONTINENT (1961)

MASTER OF THE WORLD (1961)

ON THE BEACH (1960)

PSYCHO (1960)

*VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1960)

THE WORLD, THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL (1959)

ATTACK OF THE 50-FOOT WOMAN (1958)

*THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS (1958)

HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1958)

I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE (1958)

THE MAGICIAN (1958)

NOT OF THIS EARTH (1957)

THE COURT JESTER (1956)

FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956)

GIANT (1956)

GODZILLA (1956)

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956)

THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955)

GOG (1954)

INVADERS FROM MARS (1954)

IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (1953)

THE LOST PLANET (1953)

*MEET MR. LUCIFER (1953)

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953)

MY SON JOHN (1952)

RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON (1952)

RED PLANET MARS (1952)

ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE (1952)

CAPTAIN VIDEO, MASTER OF THE STRATOSPHERE (1951)

*THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951)

THE MAN FROM PLANET X (1951)

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE (1951)

D.O.A. (1950)

*THE NEXT VOICE YOU HEAR (1950)

ROCKETSHIP X-M (1950)

THE INSPECTOR GENERAL (1949)

KING OF THE ROCKETMEN (1949)

THE THIRD MAN (1949)

NIGHTMARE ALLEY (1947)

THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1947)

ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER‭ (‬1946‭)

THE PURPLE MONSTER STRIKES (1945)

COBRA WOMAN (1944)

THE LODGER (1944)

NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART (1944)

I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943)

DON WINSLOW OF THE NAVY (1942)

I MARRIED A WITCH (1942)

THE DEVIL COMMANDS (1941)

THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)

*FLASH GORDON CONQUERS THE UNIVERSE (1940)

BUCK ROGERS (1939)

DAREDEVILS OF THE RED CIRCLE (1939)

THE PHANTOM CREEPS (1939)

*THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

FIGHTING DEVIL DOGS (1938)

FLASH GORDON'S TRIP TO MARS (1937)

THE MAN WHO COULD WORK MIRACLES (1937)

TIM TYLER'S LUCK (1937)

TOPPER (1937)

THE DEVIL DOLL (1936)

FLASH GORDON (1936)

THE INVISIBLE RAY (1936)

THINGS TO COME (1936)

UNDERSEA KINGDOM (1936)

THE LOST CITY (1935)

MURDER BY TELEVISION (1935)

*THE PHANTOM EMPIRE (1935)

GABRIEL OVER THE WHITE HOUSE (1933)

THE INVISIVIBLE MAN (1933)

KING KONG (1933)

FRANKENSTEIN (1932)

DRACULA (1931) (Man outside the window hypnotizes women to abduct for his harem)

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932)

M (1931)

BLUE ANGEL (1930)

METROPOLIS (1926)

THE LAST LAUGH (1924)

*THE CRAZY RAY (aka PARIS QUI DORT) (1923-Fr.)‭(‬WHILE PARIS SLEEPS‭) (‬the last movie that ever needed to be made‭!)

THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1919)‭ ‬(places subject under spell‭ (‬hypnotizes‭) ‬to abduct women for him‭)

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FILM LIST



ALIEN (1979)

ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER‭ (‬1946‭)

ATLANTIS, THE LOST CONTINENT (1961)

ATTACK OF THE 50-FOOT WOMAN (1958)

A BEAUTIFUL MIND (2001)

BEETLEJUICE (1988)

*BEING THERE (1979)

BETTER OFF DEAD (1985)

BIG (1988)

BLINDNESS (2008)

BLUE ANGEL (1930)

A BOY AND HIS DOG (1975)

THE BOY WHO COULD FLY (1986)

*THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS (1958)

BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET (1984)

*BRUCE ALMIGHTY (2003)

THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1919)

CAPRICORN ONE (1979)

CAPTAIN NEMO AND THE UNDERWATER CITY (1970)

CARRIE (1976)

CHARLY (1968)

CHICKEN LITTLE (2005)

CHICKEN RUN (2000)

*CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED (1964)

CLICK (2006)

CLOCKSTOPPERS (2002)

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)

COBRA WOMAN (1944)

CONSENTING ADULTS (1992)

*CONSTANTINE (2005)

THE COURT JESTER (1956)

*THE CRAZY RAY (aka PARIS QUI DORT) (1923-Fr.)

CREATOR (1985)

THE DARK KNIGHT (2008) (study the Joker) THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW (2004)

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951)

THE DEAD ZONE (1984)

THE DEVIL COMMANDS (1941)

THE DEVIL DOLL (1936)

*THE DEVIL’S RAIN (1975)

D.O.A. (1950)

DON’T SAY A WORD (2002)

DRACULA (1931)

DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE BIKINI MACHINE (1965)

DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE GIRL BOMBS (1966)

DR. STRANGELOVE: OR, HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (1964)

DREAMSCAPE (1984)

DROP DEAD FRED (1991)

E.T.:‭ ‬THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL‭ (‬1982‭)

EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY (1989)

ELLA ENCHANTED (2004)

END OF DAYS (1999)

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981)

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND‭ (‬2005‭)

*EVAN ALMIGHTY (2007)

EVOLUTION‭ (‬2001‭)

THE EXORCIST (1973)

FAHRENHEIT 451 (1967)

FAHRENHEIT 9/11 (2004)

FIELD OF DREAMS (1987)

FINAL (2002)

THE FINAL CUT (2004)

FINDING NEVERLAND‭ (‬2004‭)

THE FISHER KING (1990)

FLESH GORDON (1974-X)

FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR (1986)

THE FLIM FLAM MAN (1967)

FOOLS’ PARADE (1971)

FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956)

THE FORGOTTEN (2004)

FORREST GUMP (1994)

FRAILTY (2002)

FRANKENSTEIN (1932)

THE FRIGHTENERS‭ (‬1996)

GABRIEL OVER THE WHITE HOUSE (1933)

GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)(see the ghost named Slimer!)

GIANT (1956)

GLADIATOR (1998)

GODZILLA (1956)

GOG (1954)

THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963)

THE HANDMAID'S TALE (1990)

HANCOCK (2008) (drunken superhero) HEARTS IN ATLANTIS (2002)

HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER (1973)

HOLOCAUST 2000 (1978)

THE HOLY MOUNTAIN (1973)

HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1958)

I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE (1958)

I MARRIED A WITCH (1942)

THE IMPOSTER (2002)

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH (2006)

THE INCREDIBLES (2004)
INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996)

THE INSPECTOR GENERAL (1949)

INVADERS FROM MARS (1953)

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956)

THE INVISIBLE (2007)

THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933)

THE INVISIBLE RAY (1936)

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932)

IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (1953)

JESUS CHRIST, SUPERSTAR (1973)

KING KONG (1933)

KING OF HEARTS (1966)

KISS THE GIRLS‭ (‬1997‭)

K-PAX (2002)

KRULL (1983)

LARS AND THE REAL GIRL‭ (‬2007‭)

*THE LAST AIRBENDER‭ (‬2010‭)

THE LAST LAUGH (1924)

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964)

THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971)

THE LAST STARFIGHTER (1984)

THE LAST WAVE (1979)

*THE LATHE OF HEAVEN (1980-PBS)

*LEGEND (1985)

*LEGION‭ (‬2010‭)

LIFEFORCE (1985)

LILO AND STITCH (2002)

THE LODGER (1944)

THE LONELY GUY (1984)

LOOSE CANNONS (1990)

LORD OF THE FLIES (1963)

M (1931)

THE MACHINIST (2004)

*THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN (1970)

THE MAGICIAN (1958)

*MAKING MR. RIGHT (1987)

THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)

THE MAN FROM PLANET X (1951)

THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS (1983)

THE MAN WHO COULD WORK MIRACLES (1937)

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (1976)

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)

MANNEQUIN (1987)

MARS ATTACKS (1996)

MARS NEEDS WOMEN (1968)

MASS APPEAL (1985)

MASTER OF THE WORLD (1961)

THE MATRIX (1998)

*MEET MR. LUCIFER (1953)

MEN IN BLACK (1997)

MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS‭ (‬2009‭)

METROPOLIS (1926)

MORONS FROM OUTER SPACE (1985)

MURDER BY TELEVISION (1935)

THE MUSIC MAN (1962)

MY SON JOHN (1952)

MY SCIENCE PROJECT (1985)

THE NATURAL (1984)

*THE NEXT VOICE YOU HEAR (1950)

NIGHT OF THE COMET (1984)

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

NIGHTMARE ALLEY (1947)

NO SUCH THING (2002)

NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART (1944)

*NORTHFORK (2003)

NOT OF THIS EARTH (1957)

THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (1963)

THE OMEGA MAN (1971)

THE OMEN (1976)

ON THE BEACH (1960)

PLANET OF THE APES (1968)

*PLEASANTVILLE (1996)

THE POWER (1968)

PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW‭ (‬1971‭)

PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1987)

PSYCHO (1960)

THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (1985)

THE RAIN PEOPLE (1969)

RAINMAN (1988)

THE RAPTURE (1991)

REAL GENIUS (1985)

REAL MEN (1987)

REANIMATOR (1985)

RED DAWN (1984)

RED PLANET MARS (1952)

REPTILICUS (1962)

REVENGE OF THE NERDS (1984)

RIDERS OF THE STORM (1986)

*ROCK AND RULE (1982)

ROCKETSHIP X-M (1950)

*THE RULING CLASS (1971)

SCANNERS (1981)

THE SENDER (1982)

SEVEN DAYS IN MAY (1964)

*THE SIGNAL (2007) SIGNS(2002)

SIN CITY‭ (‬2005‭)

*THE SIXTH SENSE (1998)

*SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMMOROW (2004)

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES (1984)

SOYLENT GREEN (1973)

SPACED INVADERS (1990)

SPIDER (2003)

THE SPOOK WHO SAT BESIDE THE DOOR (1973)

STAR WARS (1977)

*STARGATE(1994)
STARMAN (1985

THE STEPFORD WIVES (1975)

STRANGER THAN FICTION (2006)

*SURROGATES‭ (‬2009‭)

TERMINATOR (1984)

TESTAMENT (1984)

THEY LIVE (1988)

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS (1971)

THINGS TO COME (1936)

THE THIRD MAN (1949)

THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955)

THIS STUFF'LL KILL YA! (1970)

A THOUSAND CLOWNS (1965)

TOPPER (1937)

THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1947)

V FOR VENDETTA (2005)

VIDEODROME (1983)

*VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1960)

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953)

WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S‭ (‬1989‭)

WEIRD SCIENCE (1985)

WESTWORLD (1973)

WHAT DREAMS MAY COME (1998)

WHAT THE #$*! DO WE KNOW!? (2006)

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE (1951)

WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND (1962)

WHITE NOISE (2005)

THE WICKER MAN (1973)

WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971)

*WINGS OF DESIRE (1988)

*THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

WIZARDS (1975)

THE WORLD, THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL (1959)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974)

*WR: THE MYSTERIES OF THE ORGASM (1971) (on Wilhelm Reich)

ZARDOZ (1973)

*ZELIG (1984)



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FILM SERIALS

BUCK ROGERS (1939) CAPTAIN VIDEO, MASTER OF THE STRATOSPHERE (1951)

DAREDEVILS OF THE RED CIRCLE (1939)

DON WINSLOW OF THE NAVY (1942)

FIGHTING DEVIL DOGS (1938) ‭(‬the Lightning in a Zeppelin‭)

FLASH GORDON (1936) ‭(‬Ming the Merciless‭)

*FLASH GORDON CONQUERS THE UNIVERSE (1940)

FLASH GORDON'S TRIP TO MARS (1937)

KING OF THE ROCKETMEN (1949)

THE LOST CITY (1935)

THE LOST PLANET (1953)

THE PHANTOM CREEPS (1939)

*THE PHANTOM EMPIRE (1935) ‭(‬Space Cowboy‭)

THE PURPLE MONSTER STRIKES (1945)

RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON (1952)

TIM TYLER’S LUCK (1937) ‭(‬Elephant Burial Grounds‭)

UNDERSEA KINGDOM (1936)

ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE (1952)












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