The Unexpected Cosmology

The Trickster and Lucille Ball: Television Is Alchemy - Every generation occupies itself with interpreting Trickster anew. Paul Radin   Pedigree Has a Name   EVERY WEEK I have the habit of turning out a new paper. And then Friday rolls along, and I’ll ask myself (having already pushed the publish button) if I have enough personal encouragement or the mental tenacity to research […]

Pedophilia Has a Price Tag, and It’s Shirley Temple - “The owners of a child star are like leaseholders—their property diminishes in value every year.” Graham Greene, Night and Day, 1937   AND THEN one day in 1932, at a place called Meglin’s Dance School, a Hollywood casting director liked the way the little girl with golden ringlets for hair hid under a piano. She […]

The Man In Marilyn Monroe - “…old Jack magic had them in its spell That old Jack magic that he weaves so well…” . Frank Sinatra   NOBODY KNEW they were living in Camelot until it was over. And that is because the story was spun only after its king had departed from the world stage land of the living. On […]

Satanic Panic: The Day E.T. Visited the UN - THE BABYLON WORKING   BY DAY, Jack Parsons launched the Cold War. By night, the founder of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory emerged from a coffin to perform the Enochian magic first began by Englishman John Dee. His own esoteric works were often mixed with his scientific experiments, and it has been reported that Parsons attempted […]

“It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s…….” the Occultist Origins of Superman -   SUPERMAN arrived on newspaper stands within three years of the Holocaust, lacking a homeland. Impeccable timing. His creators weren’t exactly your average run of the mill science-fiction aficionados, you see. We might as well get this out of the way now. They were Joos. The best kind too. Writer Jerome Siegel and artist Joseph […]