On June 24, 1947, the modern era of UFOs began with Kenneth Arnold’s dramatic sighting of “saucers” flying between Mount Rainier and Mount Adams in Washington State. Incidentally, this day is known in those circles as a date that a significant amount of UFO contactees and enthusiasts have often died mysterious deaths.

It is also the birthday/feast day of St. John The Baptist, who is the patron saint of freemasonry, baptism, conversion to faith, people dealing with storms and their effects (like hail), and people who need healing from spasms or seizures. His feast day is normally celebrated by bonfires…


Conspiracy Fatigue

With all of the wild theories that are thrown around in America, I’m reminded of some regular things I would look up prior to flat-earth theories and general anti-intellectualism, especially related to the pandemic. When I have worked a number of security related jobs, I’d sometimes be propped in front of security footage that I was supposed to be surveilling, but like many of the employees in that position, it became an unspoken privilege to browse the internet on a computer that wasn’t being used for scanning the perimeter.

I would want to view things that are of…


Just finished the new SWANS documentary, so I am glowing with renewed motivation and relative fearlessness! SWANS being reinvigorated was easily the most inspiring musical happening of the last decade for me. As such, missing them because of COVID was among the more bitter aspects of the pandemic’s effects.

I first heard of Swans via The Great Annihilator (I don’t think that album existed in the documentary for some reason), and to be honest, at age 19 or so, I didn’t care for it. Then, maybe a year later, I heard PUBLIC CASTRATION IS A GOOD IDEA, and that record…


I have been trying to understand the mechanics of movie-making, as I’d like to write a screenplay some day. Maybe I am “basic”, but I do think some of this is meant to get “back to basics” for people. I have watched plenty of obscure movies, and a lot of them lack nuance or pacing. The concept that carries them is little different than the concept carrying an ostensibly simple movie.

What interests me is the mechanics of big-budget films. I personally tend to overthink things, and sometimes movies like these work for a person like me. It’s not even…


Alejandro Jodorowsky is like a teacher to me at this point. Now I’ve finally had the chance to see his documentary “Psychomagic, A Healing Art”, and I am thrilled with it. To be frank, the book titled Psychomagic was a little beyond the pale for me, but I still thought it was highly stimulating in many other areas.

Some of the more extreme “cures” involved a man cutting the head off of a chicken, pouring the blood on his mother’s grave, and then having intercourse with the soil. Apparently it worked! Now, “Manual of Psychomagic” is something I’ve yet to…


I’ll watch any Bill Murray movie once. This one I had no feelings for. I did laugh once. I’ll give it that. I liked to study the mechanics of a good movie more than fall into it, in this particular case. I could tell it was a good movie, although a tad unrealistic pretty much the whole time. Still, I observed a good movie. I observed that it could be interpreted as a good ending by people that don’t hate Indie Rock, and I did observe a subtle but poignant criticism of the male gaze, which in the 90s was…


Good movie. A mystery and what is described as “black humor” on wikipedia, which isn’t accurate. It’s not funny, but it’s a bit hard not to call it sleazy, even for the most “free-spirited” of us. I didn’t guess the killer, that’s for sure, although I didn’t take the bait they were giving out at every opportunity either. Telly Savalas does his usual detective work, although nothing special about his role here really. Gene Roddenberry wrote this as his only screenplay for film, which means he’s definitely a perv. Quentin Tarantino says it’s one of his favorites, and I’m not…


The new Borat thing was funny, and I admire the actors’ abilities to be absolutely unwavering in their delivery, especially in that most of it is improvised. Their humor (Borat and his “daughter”) is incredibly witty. I find most comedy to be insulting to my intelligence, and generally a waste of time if I’m not in a mood for it, but this whole “mockumentary” vibe always warms me up. Borat actually lived for 5 days in character, in the middle of COVID quarantine, with a couple of redneck weird conservative conspiracy theorists, for example.

When I started watching it, though…


“I’m 87 years old…I only eat so I can smoke and stay alive.. The only fear I have is how long consciousness is gonna hang on after my body goes. I just hope there’s nothing. Like there was before I was born. I’m not really into religion, they’re all macrocosms of the ego. When man began to think he was a separate person with a separate soul, it created a violent situation.

The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You…

Arvo Zylo

Periodic writer, interviewer, psychic/tarot/palm reader, hypno-occultnik, healer, noise artist, former radio person/DJ, etc. www.nopartofit.com

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