Trans Resister Radio (esoterica)
Author and digital filmmaker Aaron Franz hosts this podcast about transhumanism, social manipulation, the occult, and much more.

In this episode of Trans Resister Radio, Aaron returns to his Occult Themes in Popular Music series. The subject at hand is gambling and games of chance. The lyrics of three different rock songs are analyzed in terms of their occult significance regarding the many bright and shiny attractions of fabulous Las Vegas. 

topics include: gambling, playing cards, Tarot, occult and esoteric symbolism, Las Vegas, Sting, Alan Parsons Project, Elvis Presley, lyrics, addiction, four elements, light, fire, money, alchemy, Shape of My Heart, Turn of a Friendly Card, Viva Las Vegas


Some say that mysticism is the tool of tyrants. For all those who see that life itself is a mystery, this explanation does not hold water. 

topics include: mysticism, mystery, truth seeking, authority, religion, religious impulse, objective and subjective realities, meditation, gray areas, insight, models of understanding, idol worship, intellectual exploration, left-hand path occultism, the meaning of life, beyond logic, the more you learn the less you know, demons, greater reality, infinite, debate, Natural Law, Truth, drug abuse

Direct download: 180_In_Defense_of_Mysticism.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT

Star Wars, Jedi Knights, and the Obscure History of Secret Societies, TRR#153

There are certainly many occult themes running throughout the Star Wars films. In this podcast Aaron focuses on the history of secret societies, and of civilization itself, and compares that to the fictional story of the Jedi Knights.

topics include: time, place, relativity, art, alchemy, secret societies, Freemasonry, mystery, history of human civilization, the Ancients, Ain Soph, the Being, the Force, magic, Han Solo, episode 7, The Force Awakens, government, Empire, dark side, Jedi, secrecy, Rebel Alliance, rebellion, Lucifer, Darth Vader, order, galaxy, Saturn, death, Slayers of Hiram Abiff, Jordan Maxwell, Atlantis, myth, mythology, light, Black Lodge, White Lodge, brotherhood, Jedediah, Luke, evangelist, bull, tetramorph, Ezekiel, Apocalypse, atonement, return to father, darkness, Dark Night of the Soul, death and rebirth, Christ, hero, solar hero, Porkins, initiation, master and protege, emperor, Mystery Tradition, networks, warring secret societies, fate, destiny

Direct download: 153_Star_Wars_Jedi_Knights_and_the_Obscure_History_Secret_Societies.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 5:41pm EDT

The final installment of the Occult Themes in Popular Music series of podcasts has Aaron taking more listener suggestions. From the nonsensical babbling of Blondie to the deep poetry of the Moody Blues, there is a lot to talk about here.

topics include: Leonard Cohen, music industry, truth, lyrics, prophecy, rap, audience, secret societies, intitiation, death and rebirth rituals, darkness, night, light, spirit and matter

Direct download: 147_Occult_Themes_in_Popular_Music_part_8_Listener_Suggestions.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 3:06pm EDT

Aaron continues to take suggestions from listeners for popular music with occult themes. Some major artists are discussed here, most notably Bob Dylan. Such a free-wheelin' guy doesn't seem to have any occult connections at first glance, but look again.

topics include: Isis, secret societies, Mystery Schools, initiation, death and rebirth, Sun symbolism, New Day, alchemy, creation myths, Void, male and female creative aspects, Typhon, Dark Night of the Soul, difficulty of physical existence, Eden, Fall of Adam, Eve, original sin, consciousness, communication, Truth, language, civilization, Aleister Crowley, elements, East

Direct download: 146_Occult_Themes_in_Popular_Music_part_7_Listener_Suggestions.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

On this installment of Trans Resister Radio Aaron takes suggestions from listeners. Different songs that may have occult lyrics were submitted in comments and emails, and here they are explored. More of your suggestions are to come in the next episode as well, so feel free to send more.

topics include: Dave McGowan, animation, Themes and Memes, Clutch, metal, conspiracy theory, Praetorian, Roman Empire, Greece, symbolism, Bangles, dreams, life, divine, reincarnation, Swans, light, truth, intelligence, Social Darwinism, solar power, genetics, Legend of the Guardians, Boyd Rice, Nazis, Christians, dark philosophy, Meshuggah, transhumanism, Marilyn Manson, Rainbow, solar hero, Muppets, magic, alchemy, mind over matter, visions

 

Direct download: 145_Occult_Themes_in_Popular_Music_part_6_Listener_Suggestions.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 12:59am EDT

Continuing on the theme of 80s music Aaron talks about some of the popular rock anthems that were used in movies at the time. Inspirational Rock, or Melodic Rock as some call it, was a staple in cinema then. Looking at a few of these songs one can easily draw out formulaic lyrics, that not surprisingly point to occult messages. Later in the podcast the concept of alchemy as it relates to globalism and international politics is brought up with a couple of songs that are clear examples of this

topics include: Ray Kurzweil, synthesizers, futurism, transhumanism, Ai, 80s, Transformers, melodic rock, self improvement, mind over matter, Dark Night of the Soul, New Dawn, sun, fire, light, burning, heat, fever, Running Man, Rocky 4, Cold War, geopolitics, super powers, Bohemian philosophy, alchemy, space travel, Mother Earth, astrology, astronomy, Great Work, change, God, Mystery Tradition, secret societies, true religion

 


The nineteen eighties, a decade in which the alchemical process of social transformation was taken into overdrive. A definite sense that we were collectively going into the future was present, and the extreme materialism of the status quo was not enough to take us there. In order to be Forever Young the collective consciousness looked to the Indigo Children as way-showers of a radically different paradigm that continues to emerge and change to this very day.

topics include: materialism, disenchantment, collective consciousness, alchemy, Tears for Fears, Punk, New Wave, Lords of the New Church, angst, youth, children, destroy and rebuild, radical simplification, revolution, synth-driven rock, futurism, progressive rock, Alan Parsons Project, Isaac Asimov, darkness, New Order, Psychedelic Furs, apocalypse, time of troubles, Alphaville, diamonds, gold, sun, 80s films, androgyny, sexual ambiguity, Hair Metal

Direct download: 143_Occult_Themes_in_Popular_Music_part_4_Sounds_of_the_80s.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 11:33am EDT

Initiation into the Mysteries is symbolized as entering into the Light. This theme is to be found in many popular songs. These and other Secret Messages are explored by Aaron in this podcast. 

topics include: demons, animal nature, zodiac, Hercules, hero character, sun, light, myth, initiation, alchemy, self improvement, Imagine Dragons, Ace of Base, knowledge, dream, waking up, Joe Jackson, Midnight Sun, darkness, mist, four elements, Arcade Fire, Orpheus, Freemasonry, revolution, The Who, Tommy, masses, religion, Christ, debunkers, Go Go's, silence, secret societies


The love song is a staple in the world of pop music. Whether any given song moves you to tears or makes you cry laughing you may be surprised to find out that there are some serious occult concepts being utilized. Who is it that these famous vocalists are singing to in the first place? What archetypes are employed in order to give their tunes universal appeal? What does it mean to fall in love? Romeo and Juliet is the most famous love story of the Western World, and it is a tragedy. This is a clue to the occult concept of Love.

 

topics include: love, duality, male and female, creative forces, Adam and Eve, creation myths, androgyny, Tarot, The Tower, Fall of Adam, Fall of Lucifer, spiritual, material, esoteric religion, first cause, Isis, Bruce Springsteen, tools, Freemasonry, Lost Word, Roy Orbison, Isis, night, day, toil, Bono, writer, Beyonce, diva, ego, goddess, angels, light, alchemy, Donna Lewis, primordial creation, time, Saturn, death, Earth before life appeared, mineral, plant, animal, sun, pop music, Air Supply, lyrics, meaning

Direct download: 141_Occult_Themes_in_Popular_Music_part_2_Love_Songs.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 11:16pm EDT

Occult Themes in Popular Music, part 1 Introduction, TRR#140

This is the introductory episode of the new Trans Resister Radio podcast series. In this series Aaron will be looking at the occult and esoteric meanings that are hidden within all forms of popular music. Be sure to follow along by listening to the songs linked in the description at AgeofTransitions.com

topics include: music, sound, vibration, creation, motion, time, Saturn, life and death, the Word, order, Apollo, lyre, muses, Orpheus, lyrics, multiple meanings, subconscious, occult, esoteric, archetypes, universal appeal, revolution, fire, violence, alchemy, change, new normals, youth, rebellion, social change, identity

Direct download: 140_Occult_Themes_in_Popular_Music_part_1_Introduction.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT

The Truth Movement/conspiracy culture points the finger at secret societies, calling them the enemy. However, the goal of "waking up" from the dream of our false reality is shared by both the Truth Movement and the secret societies. Is there anything more going on beyond the obvious irony of this situation?

topics include: dreams, waking up, occult, secret societies, Mystery Schools, conspiracy, sensationalism, bad research, reverse psychology, devil, emotion, alchemy, sublimation, initiates, candidates, truth, philosophic death, cults, Freemasonry, Gnostics, Rosicrucians, podcasts, spiritual ideals, Ain Soph, nothing, sexual alchemy, sexual magic, coitus preservatus, doctrine, perfection, transmutation, lucid dreaming, astral projection, mobile body awareness

Direct download: 139_Secret_Societies_and_the_Truth_Movement.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

California is a very important state. This podcast is the first in a series in which Aaron will talk about California's esoteric significance, history, industry, and many other things that make it unique. Going West in search of Gold exemplifies the multifold occult project that is the United States of America. All such projects end where the sun sets. Sunset Boulevard is a famous road in Los Angeles, but where exactly does it lead?

topics include: California, bear flag, Ursa Major, Callisto, alchemy, maritime navigation, exploration, colonization, Kali, goddess, Maryland, Mary, Mother, Krone, virgin, East, sun, birth of the sun, creation act, America, Washington DC, Virginia, chemical marriage, sunset, death, the Destroyer, Sunset Blvd, Pacific, water, West, 49ers, gold mining, prospecting, symbolic meaning, historical metaphor, red and gold, intellect, industry, film industry, waking dreams, mind, technology, Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, promise of future, computers, virtual worlds, Saturn, Kronos, Judaism, LA Jewish community, City of Angels, US Bank Tower, magic, Hollywood, Hollywood Babylon, Citadel outlet mall, Cherubim, William Mulholland, California Water Wars, desert, city building, Freemasonry, Mulholland Drive, stars, sky, thousand points of light

 

Direct download: 135_The_Alchemical_Golden_State_of_California_part_1_1.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 10:19pm EDT

Drama, theater, and acting are rife with occult significance. The stage is actually considered an altar to Dionysus. With this in mind Aaron explores the macrocosmic example of the World Stage.

 

 

 

 

topics include: world stage, Mystery Tradition, ancient history, initiation rituals, drama, consciousness, Shakespeare, Rosicrucians, actors, story, Dionysus, Osiris, God of the Vine, the stage, altar, news, world events, war, players, propaganda.

Direct download: 115_The_World_Stage_a_brief_introduction.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 12:16am EDT

 

The Under the Sun series comes to a close (at least for now). This installment centers upon the occult significance of the color grey. Grey areas and contradictions surround us, but is there anything that we can actually do about them? Much of the purpose of the Mysteries has to do with resolving this sort of confusion and conflict.

Topics discussed in this episode include: rose, popular music, color, adages, cliches, occult, esoteric, night, dark, gray, evil, ignorance, chaos, Abyss, creation myths, Prima Materia, death, imagination, experiencing death, Midnight Sun, light, sun, unable to describe, confusion, loss of conviction, faith, Norse mythology, Tolkien, Grey Havens, contradiction, duality, nondualism, Mystery Tradition, religion, truth, riddles, Freemasonry, secret societies, revolutionaries, monarchy, church, state, General Reformation, Francis Bacon, John Dee, 007, American founding fathers, chivalric orders of Freemasonry, Duke of Kent, drama, theater, heroes, villains, Royal Society, science, Catholic Church, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Gnosticism, Bible, reactionary public, Alchemy, enlightenment, rule of minority, transhuman project, war within secret societies, Revelation of the Method, 1919, mass initiation ritual, unveiling, post apocalypse, movies

Direct download: 106_Under_the_Sun_episode_10_Shades_of_Grey.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 9:39pm EDT

The Under the Sun series continues on Trans Resister Radio. This episode delves into a secret society cloaked in mystique, the Rosicrucians. Is there such an organization, and if so then what are they doing? Alchemy and the power of subjective experience are considered in depth by secret societies. Using such knowledge public narratives are crafted which enchant the entire world.

 

 

 

 Topics discussed in this episode include: symbols, language, rose, elements, mystique, secret societies, Rosicrucians, Rosy Cross, hidden in plain sight, adepts, mind games, perception, subjectivity, objectivity, exposes, Confessio Fraternitatis, anonymity, initiates, Francis Bacon, William Shakespeare, public narrative, literature, metaphor, Freemasonry, operative Masonry, speculative Masonry, Manly P Hall, Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Orders of Fraternity, plan, the Method, Invisible Empire, history falsified, Society of Astrologers, Royal Society, Enlightenment Europe, cabale of state, politicians, charlatans, Saint Germain, Andy Kaufman, Great Work, world revolution, theocracy, the Fall, Lucifer, Adam, the Fall of Man, philosophic empire

Direct download: 104_Under_the_Sun_episode_9_Sub_Rosa.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 10:41pm EDT

The Under the Sun series continues on Trans Resister Radio. This installment revolves around the Osirian Cycle. How could there be such a thing as a dying god? How might a mortal being partake of eternal life? These riddles and much more are explored on this podcast.

 

 

 Topics discussed in this episode include: the Osirian Cycle, eternal life, Osiris, green, Plant Kingdom, evolution, regeneration, light, photosynthesis, sun, son, architecture, logic and reason, the Dying God, Typhon, nature, 14 pieces, Isis, sister wife, Saturn, matter, life light and heat, spirit intellect and matter, degeneration, death, feminine, masculine, Ra, Cosmic Mind, divine incest, Horus, exoteric, occult, esoteric, 13, lunar calendar, sacred lunar numbers, Sublunar Sphere, spirit, form, golden phallus, idol, creative power, alchemy, Lost Word, Opening of the Mouth, Dionysus, Green Man, body, eschatology, evolution

Direct download: 103_Under_the_Sun_episode_8_Osiris_the_Dying_God.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 11:34pm EDT

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