Return conversation with Sam Hyde on hidden Hollywood, secret societies, religion vs. occultism, satanic culture, and the dark side of technology.
Part One: Demon-cracy (0 mins – 24 mins)
Life in Los Angeles, the new Times Square, sexual capital in LA, car culture, how cults start, cult-like qualities of LA, secret societies in California, what makes a society secret, Hollywood as secret society, missing link between religion & politics, initiation theater, gaining access to Hollywood, the original protection racket, different models of religion, occultism, religion, & democracy, the surrender religions, occultism as distortion of religion, talking with Carl Raschke, aesthetic terrorism, Painted Black, satanic culture, Bataille, Artaud & the avant-garde, the dark side to the dark, Dungeons & Dragons, a coopted imagination, the hidden function of the sacred.
Part Two: Spewing Culture (24 mins – 58 mins)
The invisible bridge, the surrender component, the aspiration to transcend, the purpose of ritual, accessing the invisible, the enactment of myth, the impossibility of using will to transcend, trapped in an illusion, Hodel, Manson, Crowley, sacred models of the matrix, heaven storming, drum circles, the importance of context, the question of culture dosage, vomiting culture back, pastiche, Steiner & the Masonic doctrine, seeking light in the dark, shadows on the wall, mapping Hell, turning away from the screen, Trump derangement syndrome, internet dementia, Scorsese vs. Marvel universe, as algorithms mature.
Part Three: The Ahrimanic Distribution Program (58 mins – end)
The Kubrickon, AI’s plan, mapping emotion via social media, electronic enmeshment, on the edge of the acceleration curve, the rise of the robots, Blade Runner time, unevenly distributed future, the secret rituals of Hollywood, the Ahrimanic distribution program.