- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: Trine Day (December 22, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1634240774
- ISBN-13: 978-1634240772
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dyer has worked hard, with countless hours of material he puts out, much of it for free. I have a subscription to JaysAnalysis to support his work, partly because it fights back against dangerous propaganda in movies and disinformation throughout the media.
I'd already studied most of the history he refers to in his work, such as about mind control, Gladio, PROMIS, Smart Cities, golems, the world government crime syndicate, Lookout Mt Labs, and the alien origin mythos, and Theosophy, topics I'm sure the readers also find compelling. So the facts didn't generally surprise me, (though I was disappointed to find out Stranvinsky was part of the Tavistock crowd and that HItchock had ties to British intelligence.) But the references were good reminders, and I completely agree with his take on it all. Reading what he has to say on topics I know intimately allows me to trust him about unfamiliar topics. His unique ideas about the monolith in 2001, for example, are intriguing and logical.
I do warn some people when I recommend it that this doesn't follow conventions of film analysis and history -- because of his occasional insertions of somewhat emotional personal opinions, which dismiss other people's world-views -- without calling them his opinions, but simply reality. There's a strong religious bias that would definitely turn off some people who would otherwise enjoy the book entirely, with statements that put down atheists as being unwise and fearful. He claims life is meaningless without a belief in God. That contrasts with the rest of the book in which his statements can be argued logically or proven without the need for sharing the same faith.
But I still enjoy reading those statements as a way of deepening my understanding of Dyer's personality, which has led to such excellent work ranging from philosophy to analysis of false flags and other hoaxes. When he calmly theorizes, such as about angels speaking through archetypes, I find that to be a more palatable method of writing, and more appropriate for a scholarly work. In any case, he's absolutely one of the greats and anyone who wants to support him should buy this book if possible.
I like the rectangles with borders enclosing brief historical tidbits, along with images of the figures -- a nice organizational touch. I was relieved to finally see someone call out Wag the Dog as the meta-propaganda it is. The thesis about how Mullholland Drive reveals the mystery of Hollywood sheds new light on that wonderfully challenging film. The connection of Surrealism and the Black Dahlia was shocking.
I've never seen some of the movies, like Close Encounters, E.T. and Prometheus, because I'm not interested in propaganda straight up, but even so, I found suggestions like a movie parallel with The Magus to be exciting. The movies in the book that I've seen I now have a deeper understanding of, which I appreciate.
But in many ways this book goes beyond film and the occult, as Dyer's background in philosophy plays a large part in his exposition. Solid reasoning is displayed when he discusses Darwin and materialism. Relating these topics to how film and media influence our culture is completed in a highly effective manner. Not only do you learn about film, you will become familiar with philosophical concepts such as a the mind-body problem, Kant's critique of reason, and how these topics have given rise to trans-humanism. And hold on to your hats, because Dyer provides ample references in popular movies to these concepts.
This book has been a great read, and its depth has mined thought provoking subjects that my mind is churning over as I write this review. Simply said: buy it, enjoy it, learn!
I don't see movies the same way anymore after reading Esoteric Hollywood.