Have you ever wondered why 007 is James Bond's numerical designation? Or where the name Luke Skywalker comes from? How about all those giant faces that pass judgment on General Zod and his lieutenants at the beginning of 1978's Superman? What's behind the symbolism of all those mirrors in Black Swan? Cinema Symbolism: A Guide to Esoteric Imagery in Popular Movies answers these questions; it is about occult, numerological, astrological, mythological, alchemical, Tarot, and kabbalistic iconography and symbolism contained within popular movies. Films analyzed include The Exorcist, Back to the Future, Star Wars (Episodes I-VI), The Lord of the Rings, The Wizard of Oz, Black Swan, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the James Bond movies, and The Matrix among many others.
"This might be the definitive work on that consciousness-expanding event horizon where the Occult and the medium of film meet. Robert Sullivan leaves no esoteric stone unturned-from the activist Gnosticism of The Matrix to the vast Theosophy of The Wizard of Oz, from the dark Magick of James Bond to the wild Satori of Ed Wood. Cinema Symbolism is an entertaining encyclopedia of mystic symbols and themes found in movies, beyond the commercialization of the arcane arts encountered in horror and romantic movies, and highly recommended. If you are a seeker of the realities behind mundane reality (something films promise but rarely deliver), you'll gain a lot from this book. I have a feeling that, if still around, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell and Aleister Crowley would agree with me...and then maybe rush to the movies together after reading Cinema Symbolism!" - Miguel Conner, Host of Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio.
Number Of Pages: 462
Published: 23rd March 2017
Publisher: Deadwood Publishing, LLC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.64