Book Review: Esoteric Hollywood – Sex, Cults & Symbols In Film by Jay Dyer

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BreakawayConsciousness
Zy Marquiez
November 23, 2016

Let me preface this with a cautious preamble:  This is NOT a Hollywood Scandal book.

Esoteric Hollywood – Sex Cults & Symbols In Film by Jay Dyer scholarly analysis that delves into the inner workings of the abstruse aspects that pervade many movies within the film industry, and even some literature, past and present.

While other professional movie reviewers will review movies based on more mainstream criteria, Dyer goes beyond that into the subtle nuances that pervade many of the biggest blockbusters that contain hidden messages that are “intended to be understood, but not immediately apparent”[1] as the author himself states.

That reason, as well as many others are why Dyer does what he does – to show the reader / viewer that there is more than just a man behind the curtain.  In fact, some might argue that there is an entire culture pulling some strings, and they wouldn’t be too far from the truth.

Getting back on track, in its nascent stage the book opens up with a short glossary, which will be extremely helpful for people that might not be familiar with the terms, or perhaps were and just forgot what they meant.

After a solid introduction where the author lays the groundwork for the rest of the book, the book is split up into four parts:

Part One: Hollywood Babylon And Kubrick
Part Two: Spielberg’s Android Space Brothers
Part Three: 70s-80s Fantasy Dystopia
Part Four: 007 And Hitchcock

In each of the above parts Dyer goes on to harpoon not only on some of the more popular movies within each of those categories, but ones seeping with overwhelming meaning, and even hidden/darker agendas.  Some of the topics within these are philosophy, theology, geopolitics, espionage, literary theory,  transhumanism, and much more.

Esoteric Hollywood is similar to the authors blog, but Dyer kicks it up a notch academically, and that’s one of the many appealing aspects of this particular book.

While all of the movie analyses were interesting for me in one way or another, the ones which fascinated me the most were H.G. Wells, Science Fiction Propaganda & Spielberg Mythos, Eyes Wide Shut, ET, Moonraker, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Minority Report, Labyrinth, The Never Ending Story and Blade Runner, AI, as well as the James Bond reboots.

Another salient component of the book are the dozens of small description boxes within various parts of the book.  These either give a small synopsis of important individuals or showcase instead vital data that reader will need to comprehend the analysis.

Concurrent with the above are the hundreds of footnotes throughout the book.  For those that love delving into the finer strands within research, footnotes are invaluable.  The fact that Dyer put so much hard work into that is also greatly appreciated as it’s an aspect within research books that gets easily glossed over.

In its entirety, the book displays very high standards.  That’s something quite noteworthy given how many of the subjects tackled within this book dovetail with many other conspiracy subjects.  If individuals aren’t careful, it’s easy to get bogged down by many rabbit trails which at times either have a questionable basis or no basis in fact, or are lacking in quality sources even though they usually sound interesting.  Because of this having some solid ground to venture from is priceless.

Regardless, this book is a veritable treasure trove of information, some of which might be admittedly quite disturbing if people aren’t familiar with the subjects or agendas involved.  Either way, each of the subjects discussed in the book are subjects which the mainstream media rarely ever covers, and which also gets glossed over by most of the alternative media as well unfortunately.   Those factors as well as others make this particular book quite unique.

As a caveat, am not personally in agreement with everything the author said in the book.  That said, he does source his material, and makes for an intriguing read and as an open-minded skeptic, his work deserves a fair gander if we as a society, but more important, as individuals, are to home-in on the truth.  Especially on such abstruse subjects as these.

Hopefully the author considers doing a similar follow up piece, or perhaps something along the same lines.  For it being Dyer’s first book, this book as an initial salvo is as compelling as it is rigorous.

Plain and simple, this book is a must read because it will show you some of the hidden agendas that are going on within film right under society’s nose.  And if we do not become cognizant of these issues they will continue to undoubtedly affect us in nefarious ways.

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[1] Jay Dyer, Esoteric Hollywood, pg. 4.

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Book Review: Weirdstuff – Hollywood Mind Control by Jamie Hanshaw

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BreakawayConsciousness
Zy Marquiez
April 17, 2016

Hanshaw’s work recently became known to me  and after listening to her in an interview, my curiosity about her work was piqued.

In this book, Weirdstuff – Hollywood Mind Control by Jamie Hanshaw, a wide net of topics is ensnared, and in quite surprising depth as well.  The net the author casts is wide enough to make even the most trenchant believer in the “nothing to see here” paradigm, at least begin to question what might truly be taking place.

What if everything Hanshaw speaks of is true?  Are the mind controls agendas she is claiming are happening really taking place?  How long has this been happening?  Who’s involved?

As other notable authors as the late Jim Keith covered in his book Mass Control: Engineering Human Consciousness and Daniel Estulin delved into in his recent book Tavistock Institute – Social Engineering The Masses, these concerted agendas have not only been going on for decades, but they have become quite embedded in our societal structure in many ways.

Hanshaw adds another groundbreaking and concerning layer into the mind control schemes that are everpresent in society.

Heck, if only a tenth of the information she covers is true, the world we live in is nowhere near the world people most even imagine.  That’s actually quite disturbing, because the book makes a great case that various nefarious tools are being used to manipulate people, specifically in the music industry.  However, those very people are being used to further more darker agendas, as the author herself illustrates.

This particular book – although its technically a magazine – is rather astounding.  It has a lot of claims that might seem outlandish to those who haven’t researched these topics thoroughly, but truly are not.

If you haven’t begin doing research into the Mind Control that’s prevalent in Hollywood, which seeps into our culture, this is a great place to start.

Am definitely highly appreciate of all the colored pictures rather than the usual black and white pictures most other research books feature, as it gives this book greater vibrancy and more ‘life’.

From propaganda, mind control, to occult rituals, and even sifting through some ancient history, Hanshaw pulls no punches in her search for what the truth is.  Keep in mind, this is not an easy field to navigate, and not many researchers have delved into it.

With that said though, this is a well researched book, and the author spared no expenses into shedding some light into some extremely bothersome areas of society.

For instance, following the threads of MK Ultra Programming, Hanshaw follows certain pop culture icons such as Beyonce & Britney Spears for example, and examines their careers with a fine-tooth comb so to speak.  A common – and distressing – theme emerges with those, and many other musicians as well.

Part of the additional range of this book extends from analysis on disturbing videos that take place over and over again from various ‘artists’ elucidating into “the revelation of the method,” to alter egos which many musicians feature.  Those points are coupled with secret rituals at times [think Superbowl, etc.], all leading to the mass hypnosis of society, which has helped socially engineering a new societal structure – a society that looks vastly different from what it did decades ago as many old-timers will attest too.

Keep in mind, this is merely one component of what is taking place, but a rather poignant one, because it goes mostly unnoticed.

Many people know about fluoride, or aspartame, or that ‘the system is rigged’, or that everything is stacked against you via politics, banking, etc.  And yet, most of these people still allow their energy and personal power to be dictated vastly by sophisticated methods of propaganda, social engineering, mind control, entrainment technology and the like.

Given how the average person spends 5 hours watching TV, which accrues to 1,825 hours per year, its no wonder that so many fall like dominoes.

How one acts, how one dresses, what one thinks, how one thinks, how one speaks, what one buys, and much, much more, in large part is being manipulated by unseen hands.  Yes, some players are known, as Hanshaw points out, and they SHOULD BE called out, so other people know, but there’s still a lot that is unknown.  This is why continued research into such an abstruse field – as Hanshaw and handful of others are doing – is paramount given how much of society rejects vital information that would be highly beneficial to them if they had an open minded, yet skeptical mind.

Its one thing to watch a movie or a tv show, realizing that many of these pop culture forms of entertainment have various layers of meaning – deeper meaning.

It’s something completely different if what one is watching is to large extent a mind control engineering mechanism that seeks to compromise the individual in myriad ways.  The author has shown many of the ways that this is taking place, and people should definitely listen to what is being said.

In this particular book Hanshaw does a trenchant job of addressing some of the questions regarding  this esoteric mechanism of social manipulation.  And due to that, am definitely looking forward to future works of the author.  She set the bar high for her own work and am really looking forward to reading her other two books.