Paranormal Aspects of Pop Culture — Articles Links Index


Illustrations for inspired words written by Dante (1320) and Milton (1667)

 

. . . and a contemporary video image for inspired lyrics written by Billie and her brother (image from articles [1] articles [2] articles [3])

 
 

Pop Culture in Metaphysical Perspective 

“Your Metaphysical Initiation”
“Expanded Consciousness Is Possible for Everyone (Part 2)”
“Considering Diverse Initiations for Metaphysical and Spiritual Insights”
“Reflections and Images – Deciphering Angelic Initiation”
“Some Unpopular Metaphysical Data and Conclusions”
“The Twins Who Shocked Hollywood and . . . Rome”

 
 

Pop Music

“Hotel California”
“Rosemary Brown Channeled Songs from John Lennon”
“Metaphysical Pop Songs: Gods of Aquarius”
“Excerpts from The Call of the Trance”
“Metaphysical Aspects of Pop Songs”
“Metaphysical Pop Songs: Strange Angels”
“Contemplating a Future with Robots”
“‘The Possessed’ and Today’s Pop Culture”
“Krishna Consciousness and The Beatles”

“A Music Conundrum”
“Some Portentous Pop Songs”
“Your Metaphysical Initiation”
“Gaga Manifests New Facets of the Mystery”
“Esoteric Associations with Pop Songs”


 

Radio Talkshows

“The Atlantic: ‘The Listener'”
“My Calls to ‘Coast to Coast AM’ (1999-2003)”
“Paranormal Radio Shows in 2013”
“‘Coast to Coast AM,’ Nostradamus . . . EVP and Auld Lang Syne”
“Paulina Peavy Interview on Long John Nebel Radio Show 1958”
“On The Air with Thomas Jacobson Channeling ‘Dr. Peebles’ . . .”
“The Puzzling Life of Art Bell (1945-2018)”
“Revisited: ‘Area 51: The Alien Interview'”
“Beyond the Facade – Secrets of a Paranormal Radio Talkshow Host”
“Esoteric Associations with Pop Songs”


  

Movies

“The Force Awakens”
“EVP Investigation: 2015 ‘Star Wars . . . Comic-Con Panel”

“Ten Film Clips from Paramount Movies”
“Hollywood Studio Publicity Writer Years (1987-1995)”
“Metaphysical Subjects and Paramount Movies (1990s)”

 

TV Shows

“Excerpts from the Philo T. Farnsworth Biography by Elma Farnsworth”
“Case Study: Philo and Elma Farnsworth”
“UFO Secrecy”
“Some Media Responses to the Warminster Mystery”
“Taking a Closer Look at ‘Unexplained Phenomena’”
“‘Ghost Adventures’: ‘Bell Witch Cave’”
“TV Contact with the Other Side Documentary . . .”
“Paranormal Radio Contact Marcello Bacci ITC Documentary”
“Instrumental Transcommunication and the Media”
“Transcript of a Channeling Session Seen Taking Place On a TV Show”
“Reflections about My Unexpected Path of Spiritual Discovery” (Journal Post)


Misc.

“. . . ‘Top Secret America’ — ‘A hidden world, growing beyond control'”
“The 2013 Citizen Hearing on Disclosure”
“Adventures in UFOlogy”
“UFO Secrecy”
“Donald Keyhoe and the Condon Report”
“William Moreira’s 1995 Letter to U.S. Media about Trance . . . Healing”

“Some Recent News Articles about Psychic Phenomena” (2014)
“Taking a Closer Look at ‘Unexplained Phenomena'”
“2015: Ray Brown and ‘Paul’ vs. ‘Assumed Imperative'”
“. . . Distinguishing Serious Research from Commercial Exploitation”
“Anomalous Phenomena: A Forrest J Ackerman Pattern”
“Contemplating a Future with Robots”
“Astronomy/UFOlogy Mystery Links of September 2018”
“Transcending the Prevailing Journalism about Paranormal Topics”
“Transcendental Communication and Jonathan Livingston Seagull”

“Some UFOlogists Are at an Impasse”
“Miracle Healings, The Holy Spirit and Kathryn Kuhlman”
“Awake Thou That Sleepest”
“Son of the Sun by Orfeo Angelucci”
“Paranormal Phenomena As Divine Revelation” (2-Part Article)

“Dream Analysis and Pop Culture Correlations”

 

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To be spiritually aware of ‘God’/‘Spirit’/‘Universal Source’ (etc.) is knowing that there is an interlinked innate creativity that makes each person what one might call a conscious ‘channel’ — in contrast to the exceptional cases of what has been called ‘trance channeling’ or ‘total takeover’ channeling.

In a 2015 article at this blog “Excerpts from The Call of the Trance”, Catherine Clement is quoted from her book The Call of The Trance: “The possessed today are singers . . .”

Contemplating Catherine Clement’s commentary leads one to consider aspects of life involving ethnology and states of mentality that encompass such activities as songwriting, singing, playing musical instruments, dancing and concertgoing.

Catherine’s book begins with her description of watching a group trance ritual at Dakar in Senegal involving women belonging to “the global masses who live on less than two dollars a day.”

In a great arena of sand, beside the ocean, women are dancing in a state of trance, watched by a thousand onlookers.  They make a majestic entrance, dressed in flounced dresses and lace.

They call the trance that possesses them ‘dancing.’   There are around fifty of them, mostly jobless as are many of those who live in the Medina . . .

The trance doesn’t come easily.  You have to prompt it into being.  Each of the women will go and lodge herself at the burning heart of the rhythm as a willing prisoner of the circle of drums — ten massive instruments wielded by griots [musicians and spokesmen of oral history].  Here they are on the sand, laid flat, unconscious.  The drums essay different rhythms to find the one that will haunt their being.   Now they have it! The women are coming out of their inertia.  And when they stand, their spirits transform them.  Sometimes the spirits [‘rab’] come of their own accord.  That evening at Dakar, a cook from Mali fell down suddenly without warning.  Often mistreated by the trance-mistress, her boss, she wasn’t one of the official group but among the onlookers.  Yet the spirits are no respecters of class distinctions . . . A sudden jolt and off she went.  She was on all fours, growling fiercely.  I saw her up-close.  Her eyes, crazed with worry, rolled in all directions, while her breathing grew panicky and her mouth opened and roared involuntarily while her every limb trembled.  Later I learnt how the cook stopped being a lion. It was done with raw meat.  After she’d wolfed it down, they said, she fell into a deep sleep.  When I saw her the next day she had a broad smile on her face.   In a voice hoarse from roaring, she confided to me that she felt rested. . . trances and dancing in another body were clearly a holiday from life.  Or much more in fact. Permission to slip out of life, to ‘eclipse themselves.’

The author suggested how people living in developed industrial countries also seek some manner of ‘eclipse’ or break from their daily routines.  Rock concerts fulfill such a desire and the excitement expressed by ‘fans’ can be seen in countless You Tube performance videos.

  

Mark Russell Bell's contemporary 'Pop stars photo montage' exemplifies how thought impulse patterns (such as this one seen among Pop singers) offer evidence of the 'Divine Spark' in everyone.



WILL PEOPLE BE WATCHING MOVIES AND TV SHOWS OR LISTENING TO A NEWS BROADCAST OR LISTENING TO POP SONGS WHEN A MISSILE GOES OFF



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