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

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 EST


This is the last episode in the Alchemical Golden State of California podcast series. Take a trip out the I-15 to Zzyzx Road and relive the history of Curtis Springer's Zzyzx Mineral Springs. The Boulevard of Dreams is aptly named as the Golden California Dream itself has always been a desert mirage. 

topics include: Disneyland, alchemy, gold, ideals, reality, Irvine, toll roads, traffic, suburbs, sprawl, car chases, catharsis, Zzyzx Road, Curtis Springer, mineral springs, I 15, desert, Death Valley, Borax, Amargosa Opera House

Direct download: 138_The_Alchemical_Golden_State_of_California_part_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:54am EST

The Alchemical Golden State of California series continues on Trans Resister Radio. Orange County takes center stage as Aaron talks about this bizarre land of fruits and nuts. From MMA fighters in HB to the gold-digging televangelist ministry of Robert Schuller, not even Walt Disney himself could have imagined this sort of New Gold Dream.

topics include: sprawl, large population in small area, Orange County, Republicans, far-right politics, materialism, Huntington Beach, white supremacy, appearance of wealth, plastic surgery, mania, children of privilege, MMA ultimate fighting, PCH, cycle bots, fashion, Crystal Cathedral, Robert Schuller, worst of religion, Disneyland, Abraham Lincoln, alchemy, Tomorrowland, virtue and vice, waking dreams, psychedelic, arrested development, Club 33, something out of nothing

Direct download: 137_The_Alchemical_Golden_State_of_California_part_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:49pm EST

Aaron continues talking about some of the things that make California unique. In this episode he gets into some of his personal experiences and observations from living in Long Beach and Orange County. 

topics include: Freemasonry, alchemy, LA, Hollywood, film, Griffith Park Observatory, James Dean, Ahmanson, Philosophical Research Society, Manly P Hall, William Randolph Hearst, Hearst Castle, Esalen Institute, SLO, Monterey, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, MIC, LAX, Long Beach, downtown revitalization projects, TED, Rose Park, Rosicrucians, tortoise cult, oil, Port of Long Beach, Queen Mary, Spruce Goose, San Pedro, Sunken City, Asian American population, Hispanic community, Spanish, racial tension, churches, Orange County

Direct download: 136_The_Alchemical_Golden_State_of_California_part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:43am EST

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 EST

The final episode of book notes on Tragedy and Hope. Aaron finishes up reading from his notes, and gives some added commentary on the book as a whole.

topics include: China, traditional society, agrarian reform, communism, anomie, Greek thought, MIC, ideological warfare, free energy, controlled conflict, liberalism, party politics, petty-bourgeois, Eastern Establishment, government-dependent corporations, old money, middle-class outlook, US education system, literature, Ernest Hemingway, Barry Goldwater, psychodynamics of family, private schools, doctors, irrational vs rational thought, sovereignty

Direct download: 134_Tragedy_and_Hope_book_notes_part_5.mp3
Category:book notes -- posted at: 12:29pm EST

On this installment of Themes and Memes Adam and Aaron review The Brotherhood of the Bell, a made for TV film that is well known in alternative media. This podcast is in the same vain as the previous episode which was a review of Rosemary's Baby. The theme of secret society membership, and more specifically how to break from the cult and expose it, is explored here.

Topics include: secret societies, Skull and Bones, cults, discrediting whistleblowers, mystique, Freemasonry, burden of proof, emotional distress, psychology, bells, initiation ritual, hand symbolism, dependency on establishment, vanity, FBI, shield, government seals, ideals, daytime television, talk show, audience, extremists, conspiracy, diverting attention, George W Bush, John Kerry, homeless people, paying dues, alternative media, manipulation

Direct download: Themes_and_Memes_ep9_Brotherhood_of_the_Bell-custom_podcasting_MP3.mp3
Category:movie review -- posted at: 12:16pm EST

On this installment of Themes and Memes Adam and Aaron review the original 1968 version of Rosemary's Baby by infamous director Roman Polanski. At the least this film points out some very real aspects of cult behavior, but to what extent are the darker occult practices it portrays real?

Topics include: cults, 1960s, sexual revolution, witches coven, occult rituals, sex magic, Aleister Crowley, black magic, dreams, consciousness, confusion, psychology, fragility of human psyche, Roman Polanski, satanism

Direct download: Themes_and_Memes_ep8_Rosemarys_Baby.mp3
Category:movie review -- posted at: 12:13pm EST

On this installment of Themes and Memes Adam and Aaron review the movie The Machine. This is yet another film about artificial intelligence development, but is unique in that it portrays transhuman technologies being developed by the military. Do independent productions tell the truth while Hollywood deceives, or is there more to the story than that?

Topics include: recurring memes, similar films, military, Ai, artificial intelligence, human enhancement technologies, converging technologies, test on veterans, government testing, cold war with China, Hugo de Garis, Ben Goertzel, confusion, intelligence tactics, cognitive dissonance, counterintelligence, public affairs, purpose of the podcast, underground facility, recruitment, ambiguous love interest, family, father, mother, daughter, brain child, plot, background check, area 6, old woman, death and rebirth, mind uploading, machine consciousness, ritual, Vincent, Ava, ethics, corruption, archetypes, character development, transhumanism, killing machine, emotion, sun rise, new day, machine brought to life, Tron Legacy, Bladerunner, music, soundtrack, good overcoming evil, overthrowing the creator, creation coming into godhood, occult, speech, synthetic telepathy, communication, movies with parallel themes released simultaneously, alchemy, demographics, muses, changing values

Direct download: Themes_and_Memes_ep7_The_Machine.mp3
Category:movie review -- posted at: 12:09pm EST

On this installment of Themes and Memes Adam and Aaron review the movie Transcendence. Johnny Depp stars as a Kurzweil-like Ai researcher who is assassinated only to be given second life by uploading his consciousness into a machine. What seems to be an obvious Singularity sales pitch has a bit of a twist.

Topics include: Johnny Depp, Will Caster, Ai researcher, uploading consiousness into computer, quantum computing, TED, neo-luddites, RIFT, Ray Kurzweil, artificial intelligence, transhumanism, singularity, radical, dialectic, debate, bad reviews, sci-fi, Hugo de Garis, Max Waters, name meanings, magician, Castor and Pollux, mythology, gemini, Brightwood, ash, Evelyn, life giving, sunflower, DoD, government money, independent research, transhuman project, humanitarian goals, internet, underground base, solar panels, resurrection, Jesus, nanotechnology, superhuman strength, drones, hive mind, collective, retain individuality, playing to innate fears, use of established tropes, the Borg, military, FBI, shifting allegiances, digital consciousness, nanites, rebuild and upgrade, tragedy, reversal of antagonists, moral ambiguity, incite guilt in audience, nature, Aubrey de Grey, tech hippie, garden, apocalypse, water

Direct download: Themes_and_Memes_ep6_Transcendence.mp3
Category:movie review -- posted at: 12:04pm EST