Cinema Symbolism 2: More Esoteric Imagery in Popular Movies

Cinema Symbolism 2: More Esoteric Imagery in Popular Movies

by Robert W. Sullivan IV


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Finally! The much anticipated sequel to Cinema Symbolism is here! Cinema Symbolism 2: More Esoteric Imagery in Popular Movies explores the hidden symbolism and esoteric imagery in such movies as Crimson Peak, the Harry Potter Saga, The Chronicles of Narnia, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Suspiria, From Hell, Black Swan, Angel Heart, Fantasia, Eyes Wide Shut, The Lion King, Maleficent, Watchmen, The Shining, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Gangs of New York and many more.

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ISBN-13: 9780692847350
Publisher: Deadwood Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Pages: 668
Sales rank: 647,471
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.34(d)

About the Author

The only child of antique dealers, he was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Sullivan graduated high school from Friends School of Baltimore (the oldest private school in Baltimore, founded in 1784) in June 1990. He attended Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania becoming a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha (Theta Pi, member #1199) fraternity. He earned his B.A. in History in 1995. Mr. Sullivan spent his entire junior year of college (1992-1993) abroad at St. Catherine's College, Oxford University, England studying European history and philosophy. While in Oxford Mr. Sullivan was a member of the Oxford Union, the Oxford University Conservative Association, and the Oxford Law Society. Upon returning to the United States in June 1993 he took a year off from Gettysburg College to serve as office director of the Washington International Studies Council located on Capitol Hill.

Prior to attending law school in the United States he spent the Michaelmas Term 1995 at Trinity College, Oxford University studying jurisprudence and international law. From 1997 to 2000 he attended Widener University School of Law, Delaware Campus, from where he received his Juris Doctorate. Admitted to the State Bar of Maryland (2000) as well as the District of Columbia (2002), Mr. Sullivan spent 2000 to 2010 working at law firms in the Baltimore area practicing in the area of insurance defense. Mr. Sullivan is a Freemason having joined Amicable-St. John's Lodge #25, Baltimore Maryland in 1997; he became a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason in 1999, Valley of Baltimore, Orient of Maryland. The Royal Arch of Enoch: The Impact of Masonic Ritual, Philosophy, and Symbolism (2012, re-published 2016) was his first published work being the product of twenty years of research. In 2014 (re-published 2017) Sullivan published his second book, Cinema Symbolism: A Guide to Esoteric Imagery in Popular Movies. He is currently putting the finishing touches on Cinema Symbolism 2: More Esoteric Imagery from Popular Movies (2017) as well as writing his first work of fiction. Sullivan is also working on another book on Masonry titled Freemasonry and the Path to Babylon.

Mr. Sullivan been on numerous radio and TV shows including (but not limited to) Coast to Coast AM, John B. Wells' Caravan to Midnight, Sean Stone's Buzzsaw, Whitely Strieber's Dreamland, Truth Frequency, Gnostic Warrior, Fade to Black, The Higherside Chats, Red Ice Creations, Miguel Conner's Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio, Veritas Radio, and Shirley MacLaine's I.E. Radio among many others. In January 2014 he was Graham Hancock's Author of the Month.

Robert is the CEO of Deadwood Publishing, LLC., the exclusive publisher-distributor of his books. A lifelong Marylander, he resides in Baltimore.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Preface Introduction Chapter I: Solar Superstars -Astrotheology in Christian Cinema: The Passion of the Christ, Christmas Movies, and the Vernal Equinox -Moses, the Ten Commandments, and the Precession of the Equinoxes Chapter II: Alan Moore Presents -Chaos Magick and Alchemical Freemasonry in From Hell -Alchemical Gnosis and Melancholy in V for Vendetta -Watchmen: A Conspiracy Smörgåsbord Chapter III: The Arcane Noir of David Lynch -A Severed Ear, Blue Velvet, and a Candy-Colored Clown they call the Sandman -The Spice is Vital to Space Travel: Dune’s Monomyth -Enter the Mystery Man: Lost Highway’s Paradoxical Illuminations -Mulholland Drive: The Dreamscape, the Real World, and the Hollywood Illuminati Chapter IV: The Wonderful Occult World of Walt Disney -Love’s Darkness: Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent -Counter-Reformation Heroines: Snow White and Cinderella -Mickey and the Beanstalk: A Gnostic Fable -The Satanic Majesty of Fantasia -Witch Mountain, the Occult, and Mind Control -The Lion King: The Osirian Cycle and Hamlet Retold Chapter V: Black Phillip Says You Are Wicked: Esoteric Imagery in Horror Movies -Suspiria: Dancing Queen meets Witchcraft -REDRUM: Transcendental Repetition and the Overlook Hotel -Easter Eggs in Halloween III: Season of the Witch -Angel Heart: The Pure Doctrines of Lucifer -Climbing Jacob’s Ladder -Murder: The Overlook Hotel transcends Crimson Peak Chapter VI: Freemasonry in Popular Culture -Kabbalah, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Dante’s Inferno and The Ninth Gate -Freemasonry on the Small Screen: Sleepy Hollow -Comparative Cinema: The Man Who Would Be King and Stargate Chapter VII: The Illuminati in Film -Lara Croft: Tomb Raider -Kubrick’s Illuministic Impulse: Eyes Wide Shut -They Live, The X-Files: Fight the Future, and Angels and Demons Chapter VIII: Slytherin, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Gryffindor: The Harry Potter Universe -Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone -Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets -Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban -Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix -Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince -Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2 Chapter IX: Mystical Archetypes of the Old West -The Red River Template: Masculine Archetypes in Action -The Magnificent Seven -A Fistful of Dollars -For a Few Dollars More -The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Chapter X: It’s the Chronic(What?)cles of Narnia -The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe -Prince Caspian -The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Chapter XI: White and Black Swans: Autoerotica, Artistic Kink, Sex, Fetishes, Metamorphosis, and Discordianism in Film -Black Stockings, Black Feathers, and Medusa: Alchemical Transitions in 9 ½ Weeks, Black Swan, and Passion -India Stoker’s Saddle Shoes: Festishism, Masturbation, Self-Loathing, and Psychosis -Discordia in Film: Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, and Repulsion Chapter XII: The Adventures of Robin Hood: Kabbalistic Archetypes and the Tarot Chapter XIII: Lost History and the Gangs of New York Conclusion Filmography Bibliography Index About the Author

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