Wednesday, May 6, 2020


In honor of what would have been the 77th birthday of William Cooper, I recommend listening to the first episode of Cooper's "Mystery Babylon" series, which aired on Cooper's radio show, THE HOUR OF THE TIME, over the course of forty-three episodes between February of 1993 and September of 1996. 

In recent years, we've seen the appearance of various nonfiction books that purport to examine traces of what the authors call "esoteric symbolism" allegedly hidden in popular films. A sub-genre of this area of study focuses entirely on the films of Stanley Kubrick (in fact, the field has even earned itself its own name, "Kubrickology"). One might argue that both of these relatively recent trends in cinema studies can be traced back to this February 11th, 1993 episode of THE HOUR OF THE TIME, in which Cooper kicks off his epic "Mystery Babylon" series with a hermetic analysis of Kubrick's 1968 film, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. You can hear the entire broadcast below....

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