Sermons on Occult Cinema

The Monster Film as Mythos
“I believe Set and other Pagan gods like to reveal themselves through popular cultural media, and in ways that are more often subliminal than not.”

Too Many Mumm[ies]
The Mummy is pro-Pagan in its insistence that the ancient Egyptian religion is true and continues to have power and currency today.”

Set On Screen
“Popular culture has appropriated and taken so much liberty with Set over the years that most people only know about Him from reading comic books or watching science fiction TV shows.”

The Stuff Nightmares Are Afraid of
“By attacking Ra, Apep isn’t just posing a cosmic threat against the Creator; it’s also posing a personal threat against all creatures that sleep and dream.”

Gorgo the Irish Feminist Sea-Dragon
“Bearing this in mind, Mama Gorgo is a perfect cinematic avatar for Taweret, and watching this film is like watching the Great Female crush the racist capitalist patriarchy beneath Her cute, stubby toes.”

On Rosemary’s Baby, the Satanic Panic, and Pagan Leadership
“As with any witch hunt in history, no evidence was required; countless people were thrown in prison and prohibited from seeing their children just on the basis of rumors and hearsay.”

Halloween: When the Barriers Are Down
“I think it’s important to keep the true spirit of Halloween alive as much as we can, and despite being fictional, Michael Myers and Conal Cochran are both excellent reminders as to why.”

Walpurgisnacht: The Other Halloween
“It’s most often observed in continental Europe by wearing scary costumes, lighting huge bonfires, and making all kinds of godawful racket to scare away the evil spirits.”

A Setian Exegesis of John Carpenter’s The Thing
“Otherness has been painted red and given devil horns for Set knows how long, but true evil is the desire to exterminate otherness, to eliminate whatever is different.”

Ishtar’s Final Conflict With “The Man”
“Kate Reynolds was clearly meant to be the savior of humanity in this film from its very conception; and in casting her as such, The Final Conflict offers us a most unexpected soteriology.”

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