Tue, 3 November 2015
The current working world has gone well beyond a rat race for most people. Hours worked and demands for results have only increased for individuals, and a corresponding increase in wages has not come. It seems we all will work ourselves into the ground at this rate, but what if a dramatic change is on the horizon? A sudden spike in unemployment due to automation and robotization is very likely. If such an event comes it could bring a serious economic upheaval and a crisis in the job market the likes of which has never been seen before. This may be dramatic enough to hasten in policies for Basic Income.
topics include: work, no leisure, stress, change, Larry Page, Google, 40 hour work week, machines, autonomous systems, robots, Time of Abundance, Ai, machine learning, Luddite, Ray Kurzweil, Singularity University, Silicon Valley, SRI, income, jobs, Basic Income, BIEN, government, policy, transhumanists, James Hughes, wage slaves, nanny state
Direct download: 148_An_Automated_Workforce_and_Basic_Income_for_the_People.mp3
Category:emerging technologies -- posted at: 10:38am EDT
Sat, 10 October 2015
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
Thu, 1 October 2015
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
Wed, 16 September 2015
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
Wed, 9 September 2015
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
Direct download: 144_Occult_Themes_in_Popular_Music_part_5_Inspirational_Rock_and_Alchemy.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 1:22pm EDT
Tue, 1 September 2015
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
Tue, 18 August 2015
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
Direct download: 142_Occult_Themes_in_Popular_Music_part_3_Initiation_and_Messages_to_the_Adepts.mp3
Category:esoterica -- posted at: 5:45pm EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT