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Character Development 3: The Joker as a Third Way Villain

Actor Anthony Perkins (1932-1992) as Norman Bates in Hitchcock's Psycho(1960). Image Source: IMDB.
Modern stories conflate villainy with mental illness because psychiatrists and psychologists have replaced the clergy as society's listening post. Psychological development has supplanted religious faith. This modern rationalization of mental experiences outside the ordinary has provided solutions where organized religions have fallen short.

Old Diagnoses, New Diagnoses

But for each modern answer, an older insight was lost and returned back to the realm of mystery. There is a price for each gain made, paid through some renewed blindness. For the extreme mental illness of psychopathy, a modern mental health professional would use the Hare Psychopathy Checklist as follows:
Do you sense you are someone extremely important?Would you say you need constant stimulation?Do you find pleasure in manipulating people?Would you lie in order to get your own way?Do you never say sorry?Are you know…

TEXTS AND SOURCES



This page is an ongoing bibliography and videography to collect resources relevant to alternative Millennial culture and alt-history. Citations here do not reflect my personal beliefs; nor are they endorsements. However, they are currently popular in Internet subcultures and are explored in my literary work.


Ancient and Old Texts

Emerald Tablets of Thoth Complete (8 November 2018). Video Source: Youtube.

"A reconstruction of what the Emerald Tablet is believed to have looked like by the International Alchemy Guild." Image source: Ancient Origins.

English sample page from the Emerald Tablet of Thoth or Hermes: a central text in western alchemy. Image Source: pinterest.

Bible and Biblical References

General Mainstream Research on Ancient Times

Fringe Research on Ancient Times

Ancient Tech

Atlantis

Knights Templar, Crusades and Rosicrucianism

  • Baphomet, Hermphrodite god, supposed deity of the Knights Templar

Fringe and Fortean Research, General

Mainstream Documentaries and Research, General

Dark Religion and Dark Science

Black Budget Tech

Mind Control Research and Rumours of Cultish Abuses

Italian Police bust elite “mind control ring” targeting children (2 August 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

Paranormal Researchers

Freemasonry

Masonic "M" Symbolism (1 November 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

Illuminati

Gnosticism, Androgyny, Trans Debates and Gender Politics

Statue of Hermaphroditus, Marble, Pergamum, Hellenistic style, 3rd century BCE. Istanbul Archaeological Museums inv. no. 363 T (Mendel 624). Image Source: Wiki.

Promo photograph on plastic surgery site for facial feminization surgery. Image Source: Solomon Facial Plastic.

Image Source: The Utopian Gallery.

Image Source: Patheos.

Tiffany Magical Holiday 2018 ad invites transvestigation. Image Source: Rubel & Ménasché.

Tiffany's Spring 2019 ad campaign, featuring Kendall Jenner. Jenner is the target of transvestigation conspiracy theorists. Image Source: Bag Addicts Anonymous.


Transvestigations by conspiracy theorists of celebrities are a common 2010s trope: Daryl Hannah is a favourite target (see here, here), bottom 1989 photograph by Herb Ritts. Images Sources: mp3toke; Star Light. Star Bright.

Image Source: BBC.

Symbols and Steganography

  • Animal print and reptilian clothing: especially when worn by women, a symbol of mind control, sex slave programming, and covert reptilian symbolism
Image Source: Medium.

THOTH's PROPHECY read from the Hermetic Texts by Graham Hancock (6 August 2019). Video Source: Youtube.
  • The Caduceus: the symbol of modern medicine is a key to Hermetic and alchemical teachings relating to the interaction between humans and gods; see also the Rod of Asclepius, Roman god of medicine; see Five Guys' article on Medium
  • The Caduceus: BBC: Decoding the symbols on Satan's statue (1 August 2015)
X symbolism: DARK JOURNALIST X-SERIES! MYSTERY SCHOOLS STEGANOGRAPHY APOTHEUM & UFO FILE XTECH! (7 September 2018). Video Source: Youtube.

The three hares. Image Source: Marble Inspiration.

The Triskelion symbol. Image Source: Grand Voyage Italy.

STEGANOGRAPHY: Can You Hide Messages In “Clear Sight”? (11 September 2019). Video Source: Youtube.

Mythical Chimeras, Creatures and Gods, Modernized

The Golem


The Mermaid


The Phoenix


The Sphinx


The Superhero


The Tulpa

The Unicorn

Why Are We Being Inundated with Unicorn Symbolism? (27 October 2018). Video Source: Youtube.

The Vampire


Western Occult, Esotericism, Millenarianism and Utopianism

Guardian angel scene from the 2016 film, A Dark Song © IFC Midnight. Image Source: tumblr / DJ Ghost.

"Magic can be defined as causing effects in the physical world through supernatural means. It is universally practiced. Today, our ideas of magic and the occult have been filtered through Hollywood films and horror fiction. But what's the truth behind these mysterious phenomena? Is there anything more to magic than sleight of hand? Richard Smoley draws on his books Hidden Wisdom and Supernatural to give a clear, levelheaded introduction to this baffling subject." Richard Smoley: Magic and the Occult (14 June 2018). Video Source: Youtube.

The Tarot, Occult Games and Playing Cards Histories

Egypt

Middle and Near East and Central Asia

General

India

Europe

Greece


Rome, the Roman Empire, and Italy

  • The Key of Solomon (Latin: Clavicula Salomonis, Hebrew: Mafteah Shelomoh [מפתח שלמה]); 14th or 15th century Italy); online here
  • Lesser Key of Solomon (mid-17th century); "also known as Clavicula Salomonis Regis or Lemegeton, is an anonymous grimoire (or spell book) on demonology. It was compiled in the mid-17th century, mostly from materials a couple of centuries older. It is divided into five books—the Ars Goetia, Ars Theurgia-Goetia, Ars Paulina, Ars Almadel, and Ars Notoria."

British Isles and the British Empire

Scandinavia and the Baltic States


France and the French Empire

Temple of Love ⚜ Petit Trianon Activation (3 November 2018). Video Source: Youtube.

German Europe excluding Austria

Still from Wim Wenders' Der Himmel über Berlin [Wings of Desire] (1987). Image Source: BFI.

Austrian Empire and post-1918 Central Europe

Boy with Apple, the fake Renaissance portrait by Michael Taylor, which he painted for the film, Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). Image Source: Waterhouse and Dodd.

Rudolf Steiner - Inner Impulses of Evolution *Full Audiobook* (2 December 2015). Video Source: Youtube.

The Americas

America, Mexico, Canada and North American Indigenous Culture

Indigenous Cultures, North America

Caribbean

United States of America

Takeaway quote from disappeared Youtuber, Mary40, "America was made by Freemasons for Freemasons, all the way."

Burning Man

Disney

Freemasonry and Illuminati: see sections above

Rap and Hip Hop

Silicon Valley and the Occult

Central America


South America

General

Secondary Source Videos

5 Things about the Secret of Rosslyn Chapel (19 April 2019) © Secret Journey. Video Source: Youtube.


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