Mon, 17 August 2015
Neil Foster speaks to Aaron Franz once again on Reality Bytes Radio. A wide range of topics are covered including occult themes in popular music, California, Carroll Quigley's Tragedy and Hope, and the dark side of the alternative media. Be sure to check out the show at RealityBytesRadio.com
Direct download: Reality_Bytes_with_Aaron_Franz__Aug._17th_2015.mp3
Category:interview -- posted at: 11:57pm EST
Tue, 4 August 2015
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 EST
Tue, 28 July 2015
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 EST
Sun, 26 July 2015
Transformers: Age of Extinction is the fourth in the current series of Transformers films. On this podcast, Adam and Aaron try to understand if this is an anti-establishment film. That would be odd seeing as how previous films in the Transformers series were made in partnership with the United States Air Force.
Topics include: previous Transformers films, USAF, military collaboration, Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, establishment vilified, CIA, Kelsey Grammer, transformium, nanotech, product placement, corruption, MIC, Steve Jobs, Ray Kurzweil, government and industry cooperation, technological development, terrorism, 3D films, trance state of consciousness, dream, subconscious, bad reviews, overload of action, Battleship, conspiracy, counterculture, how to make big changes, confusion, identification, China, Snowden, Mark Wahlberg, younger audience, revolutionary ideas, emotional response, relationships, overcompensation, engendering trust, dinobots, revisionist history, aliens, John Goodman, betrayal, inventors, sociopaths, hippies
Direct download: Themes_and_Memes_ep10_Transformers_Age_of_Extinction_movie_review.mp3
Category:movie review -- posted at: 3:32pm EST
Tue, 21 July 2015
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
Wed, 15 July 2015
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
Tue, 7 July 2015
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
Thu, 2 July 2015
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
Tue, 23 June 2015
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
Tue, 16 June 2015
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