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Porkins Policy Radio episode 115 Paranormal Halloween Special with Aaron Franz

Aaron Franz joins us for a special paranormal/occult Halloween special. We start off by discussing our opinions on Halloween as it exists today. We then move onto the ancient Druid and pagan roots of the holiday and the deeper esoteric meaning behind it. Aaron and I discuss how this pagan festival was absorbed into the Christian All Hallows Eve and All Saints Day. We look at how Halloween has become a commercialized holiday predicated on buying candy and other useless products. Aaron and I then move onto how Halloween, holidays, and religion have been changing with the current times. We pay particular attention to the rise of transhumanism and how this may or may not affect religion. Aaron and I discuss the idea of the Catholic Church embracing transhumanism and the AI godhead. We also talk about Saudi Arabia granting “citizenship” to the AI machine Sophia, and Anthony Levandowski’s AI church.

In the second hour Aaron and I dive right into the paranormal and discuss our views on UFO’s and aliens. We touch on why these topics are taboo to many in the conspiracy culture, and the importance of studying and understanding this movement. Aaron and I then move onto ghosts and the spirit world. Aaron also talks about All Souls College in Oxford and its bizarre background and connection to groups such as the Round Table Movement. We finish off by discussing the life and legacy of Manly P Hall. Aaron and I talk about the possibility of Hall being murdered by his caretaker, and the legal battle that ensued afterwards. We also talk about Hall and his wife living in the Ennis House in LA. We finish off by talking about the need for people to embrace the teachings of Manly P Hall, especially in this crazy consumerist world we live in.

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Show Notes:

The Death of Manly P Hall, TRR#175

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Pearse Redmond on Disney and The CIA – Our Interesting Times podcast

From Our Interesting Times:

Pearse Redmond of Porkins Policy Review returns to the show to discuss the 2016 Presidential race and his research regarding the Disney Corporation’s ties to the CIA. We talk about the assistance Disney received from Langley in building Disney World and the Magic Kingdom’s other connections to the intelligence community.

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The CIA and Hollywood episode 13 Race to Witch Mountain

James Evan Pilato is our latest guest as we dissect the 2009 Disney UFO adventure Race to Witch Mountain.  We start off looking at Disney as a corporation – its long standing interest in UFOs and extraterrestrials, the connections to government agencies and their recent takeover of the fantasy genre.  We then get into Race to Witch Mountain itself – a strange blend of a kids’ movie, a love letter to the UFO culture and an homage to spy thrillers especially Enemy of the State.  Next, we examine the deliberately hyperreal nature of the film and dwell on the effects of a fantasy movie set in the real world with real people.  A children’s movie about ‘illegal aliens’ being pursued under the Patriot Act is not Hollywood’s typical output.

Then the conversation moves on to the mysterious CIA involvement in Race to Witch Mountain, which the CIA themselves deny but the director Andy Fickman insists took place.  After discussing the CIA Inspector General’s Report on their Engagement with the Entertainment Industry we move on to the question of infiltration of the UFO culture, and the use of UFOlogy to infiltrate alternative cultures more broadly.  We round off looking at the effect of films like this on people’s perceptions and expectations of government secrecy, and we each try to answer the question ‘are you a believer?’.

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Show Notes:

Race to Witch Mountain

Silver Screen Saucers (book by Robbie Graham)

Which Mountain? (making of)

ClandesTime 076 – Walt Disney and the FBI

A Look Back … Robert Carey Broughton: From Walt Disney to War Movies

CIA’s Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947-1990

A History of Government Management of UFO Perceptions through Film and Television

“Alien language” presented by CIA & Disney

UFOs and Disney: Behind the Magic Kingdom

Robbie Graham’s blog

Robbie Graham – UFOs, Hyperreality, and the Disclosure Myth – Copenhagen 2014

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