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Finally! The much anticipated sequel to Cinema Symbolism is here! Cinema Symbolism 2: More Esoteric Imagery in Popular Movies explores the hidden symbolism and esoteric imagery in such movies as Crimson Peak, the Harry Potter Saga, The Chronicles of Narnia, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Suspiria, From Hell, Black Swan, Angel Heart, Fantasia, Eyes Wide Shut, The Lion King, Maleficent, Watchmen, The Shining, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Gangs of New York and many more.
Cinema Symbolism 2 unveils some of cinema's greatest mysteries. For example, The Shining's Stuart Ullman wears red, white, and blue and has an American flag on his desk because the Overlook Hotel is the embodiment of the sinister side of American patriotism. The Overlook Hotel was built on an Indian burial ground symbolizing the United States, which was likewise forged at the expense of the Native American nations thus
"burying them" which most tend to overlook hence the hotel's apt name. Indians were placed on Reservations; as such the hotel has no choice but to incorporate some
"Navajo and Apache motifs," according to Ullman. Did you know that Albus Dumbledore personifies the legendary Hellenistic Egyptian sage Thoth Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus Or that in Magic, the Fats dummy was created specifically to look like Anthony Hopkins in order to symbolize the shadow self of his character, Charles
"Corky" Withers. Likewise, 9½ Weeks' Elizabeth McGraw is consumed by a fetish for black silk stockings which enables her to release her dark sensual side, allowing her to alchemically embrace her erotic shadow.
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Robert W. Sullivan IV is a philosopher, historian, antiquarian, jurist, theologian, writer, and lawyer. The only child of antique dealers, he was born on October 30, 1971 in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated high school from Friends School of Baltimore (the oldest private school in Baltimore, founded in 1784) in June 1990. He attended Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania becoming a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha (Theta Pi, member #1199) fraternity. He earned his B.A. in History in 1995. Mr. Sullivan spent his entire junior year of college (1992-1993) abroad at St. Catherine's College, Oxford University, England studying European History and Philosophy. While in Oxford Mr. Sullivan was a member of the Oxford Union, the Oxford University Conservative Association, and the Oxford Law Society. Upon returning to the United States in June 1993 he took a year off from Gettysburg College to serve as office director of the Washington International Studies Council located on Capitol Hill.
Prior to attending law school in the United States he spent the Michaelmas Term 1995 at Trinity College, Oxford University studying Jurisprudence and International Law. From 1997 to 2000 he attended Widener University School of Law, Delaware Campus, from where he received his Juris Doctorate. Admitted to the State Bar of Maryland (2000) as well as the District of Columbia (2002), Mr. Sullivan is a Freemason having joined Amicable-St. John's Lodge #25, Baltimore Maryland in 1997; he became a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason in 1999, Valley of Baltimore, Orient of Maryland. The Royal Arch of Enoch: The Impact of Masonic Ritual, Philosophy, and Symbolism is his first published work and is the result of twenty years of research. A lifelong Marylander, he resides in Baltimore. MD.