Two-part Conversation with John Cussans
Part One: Drug Cult Cartel Magic (0 – 29 mins)
Mexico, the witchcraft center, the Narcosatánicos, encounters with occult forces, psyops in Hollywood, tabloid journalism, The Believers, Mexican magic, Maximon & Baron Samedi, the Mayan death god, drug cult cartel magic, Breaking Bad, Jesus Malverde, sorcery or Hollywood, Santiago Atitlan, Mayan shaman brotherhood, meeting Mitch, the nagual and the tonal, the miracle of sin, the path of transgression, Seen and Not Seen.
Part Two: The Repressed Trauma Norm (29 mins – 1 hr 7 mins)
The video nasty, faking magic, I Spit on Your Grave, cinematic violence, mimetic violence, different responses to rape and violence, cannabis & movie watching, George Bataille, transgression & revolution, conservative censors and radical revolutionaries, Quadrophenia & mimesis, freedom of choice, cultural Band-Aids to trauma, opposite backgrounds, cramming Marxism, seeking repressed memories, recovered memory syndrome, the traumatic effects of television, appointments with fear, the occult conspiracy of the unconscious, the traumatic imprint, the trauma spectrum, the unlived life of the parents, red herrings on the quest for wholeness, collective skeletons in the closet of society, willed secrets.
Part Three: Sleepers on A Mission (1 hr 7 mins – end)
Symptomology of trauma, the mother & the matrix, the hard work of reconciliation, maternal dreams, the mother’s death, a monstrous mother, compartmentalization of trauma and abuse, Countess Dracula & Dorian Gray, the dead and the living.
Songs: “Knob Wobbler,” by Gib Strange; “Summer Ends” and “A Hell Below” by the Raveonettes; Aurora Ave, by Rose Windows.