“My Dinner with Andre” [Film] (Video)

At the beginning of this film we meet the playwright Wallace Shawn, on his way to have dinner with “a man I'd been avoiding, literally, for a matter of years.” The man is Andre Gregory, a well-known New York theater director. Gregory had dropped out of sight, Shawn tells us, and there were reports that he was “traveling". Then one evening recently, a friend had come across him in Manhattan, leaning against a building and weeping. Gregory had just come from an Ingmar Bergman movie, and was shattered by this dialogue: “I could always live in my art, but not in my life.”
Wally and Andre meet, sit down, talk for almost two hours. As in all conversations, the tide of energy flows back and forth, but mostly it is Andre doing the talking, and Wally the listening. Wally is a man who likes to wrap himself in cozy domesticity. His father, William, was for many years the editor of the New Yorker. “When I was young and rich,” he says, “all I thought about was art and music. Now I'm 36, and all I think about is money.” His friend Andre is tall, thin, angular. He has returned from far-off lands with strange tales, which he relates with twinkling eagerness.
We listen with Wally as Andre tells of trips to Tibet, the Sahara, and a mystical farm in England. Of being buried alive and conducting theatrical rituals by moonlight in Poland. Of being in church when “a huge creature appeared with violets growing out of its eyelids, and poppies growing out of its toenails”. After this last statement, Wally desperately tries to find a conversational segue and seizes on the violets. “Did you ever see that play `Violets Are Blue'?” he asks. “About people being strangled on submarines?”
Like many great movies, “My Dinner With Andre” is almost impossible to nail down. Two men talk and eat (in real time) at a fancy New York restaurant, and create a film viewing experience unlike any other you've ever encountered...


Alan Watts — Human Culture (Video)

"You know, for the vast majority of American families, what seems to be the real point of life, what you rush home to get to, is to watch an electronic reproduction of life — you can’t touch it, it doesn’t smell, and it has no taste. You might think that people getting home to the real point of life in a robust material culture would go home to a colossal banquet or an orgy of lovemaking or a riot of music and dancing, but nothing of the kind. It turns out to be this purely passive contemplation of a twittering screen. You see mile after mile of darkened houses with that little electronic screen flickering in the room. Everybody isolated, watching this thing, and thus in no real communion with each other at all. And this isolation of people into a private world of their own, is really the creation of a mindless crowd..."
—Alan Watts


Julian Assange: Fact, Disinfo, or Mind Control? (w/Video)

Much has been revealed and theorized on the now infamous publisher, journalist, and editor-in-chief of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, who is said to have co-founded it in 2006 after an earlier career in hacking and programming. Many know little more about this figure who's been making headlines on the global stage for years than what has been relayed by way of mainstream news sources. There is enough in his upbringing and personal history to warrant a closer investigation for any objective, unbiased seeker of truth.
Is Assange a victim of mind control first implemented in his early years? What possible links exist between Assange and the still highly-secretive human behavioral engineering research operations collectively known as MKUltra, which were allegedly carried out by the American government between the early 1950s and 1973 [assuming these were halted and are not still active today]? Are Assange and Wikileaks "on the level" as whistleblowers, or are they willing and indispensable tools of (an) intelligence agency/ies as part of ongoing psychological warfare (PSYWAR)/psychological operations (PSYOP) perpetrated against all citizens who stand in the way of a covert agenda? This is but a mere glimpse that can perhaps open the door and incite more research on your part...


The Arcane Front Needs Your Help

You may have noticed that over the past week or so there has been a significant decrease in the number of posts (and particularly new posts) on The Arcane Front on Facebook as well as no new posts being shared here on our website. This site and our Facebook page, as well the page I Am a Verb on Facebook have all been affected for the same reason: The laptop on which I’ve operated all these over the past 21 months went under, and permanently this time. Quick, temporary fixes were possible on a few other occasions during that time, but any possible repair would simply not be worth the laptop’s current value.
This site and the aforementioned pages are not run by a company or publication, it is just one freelancer (myself) working independently, and without a budget other than what I offer out of pocket. That being the case, I’m sure you understand that the freelancer’s life is often an ongoing struggle, with uncertainties being common occurrences. With that said, the past week has simply reflected this recent technical difficulty. Posts that have made it onto the pages this week were shared while using a borrowed computer, which occurred only when it was possible, and thanks to friends who’ve pitched in during this time…
I’ve chosen to extend an opportunity to those of you most loyal to our page/s and site to help cross this hurdle and make it possible for this site and the pages to get back to sharing the content you look for each day. I’ve added a donation button here on this site, it’s located at the top of the right portion of the page. Any amount helps and will be greatly appreciated. This donation idea was born in the past hour, so I’ve yet to take a look through some ads for laptops, but the goal would be to reach an amount with which a simple, yet durable PC could be purchased to use in operating this site and the pages. I can offer additional details within hours, so those considering helping our site and pages can know what the goal is. I thank you for your time and continued support of our site and pages and offer a sincere thanks in advance to those who choose to show your appreciation of what these various projects have to offer…
—José, Creator/Administrator, The Arcane Front, I Am a Verb, & TheArcaneFront.com
UPDATE 1: The goal is being set at $400. Any amount is appreciated and will help, no matter how small. Thank you!
UPDATE 2: We’ve reached our goal for the new laptop, which has been purchased as is now in use. Thank you so much for all who contributed. I will keep the donation button up for anyone that would like to contribute from this point on, any donation will help lighten the monthly expenses necessary to maintain the website afloat. Your support and words of inspiration are sincerely appreciated.


“RFK: Bloodline Assassins” [Documentary] (Video)

This film is an in-depth investigation of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, who was well on his way to defeating Richard Nixon in the 1968 American presidential elections. A review of the details of the crime and of suspected killer Sirhan Sirhan convincingly point to CIA involvement, though yet again, government factions did everything possible to cover their tracks after the crime, which included destroying and tampering with evidence...


“The Holy Mountain” [Film] (Video)

The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer-director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism is a spiritual quest for enlightenment pitting illusion against truth. The Alchemist (Jodorowsky) assembles together a group of people from all walks of life to represent the planets in the solar system. The occult adept’s intention is to put his recruits through strange mystical rites and divest them of their worldly baggage before embarking on a trip to Lotus Island. There they ascend the Holy Mountain to displace the immortal gods who secretly rule the universe…


“Psywar: The Real Battlefield Is the Mind” [Documentary] (Video)

"Psywar: The Real Battlefield is the Mind" is an introduction to the concept of psychological warfare by governments against their citizens and an exploration of particular dominant themes in American propaganda. The film also explores different conceptions of "democracy", as theorized by figures like Walter Lippmann and Edward Bernays, as well as the "founding fathers" of the United States itself.

"Psyops: 'Psychological Operations' - Any form of communication in support of objectives designed to influence the opinions, emotions, attitudes, or behavior of any group in order to benefit the sponsor, either directly or indirectly."
—Department of Defense, U.S. Army Field Manual 33I