Hi folks. I’m Alan Watt back with Cutting Through the Matrix. I think we have Maggie from Texas on the line. Are you there, Maggie?

Maggie: You mentioned certain popular writers who are actually in the pay of the big boys as you say and are paid to put out certain ideas and you’ve mentioned in particular futurist types of Isaac Asimov and Arthur Clarke. I would like to know whether you put Steven King in that same category, even though he’s not strictly science fiction?

Alan: Yes, I would in fact because it’s kind of like some kinds of poetry. If you understand the esoteric stuff that you see on movies and in books, there’s always an esoteric undercurrent with rather astounding ideas that grip you so well. This in itself is a science that is taught to people, the study of the subconscious mind and what motivates us. That’s why we get gripped by these particular types of writers. They understand and it is a science, understanding that is a science and they are able to put it in their books and they often give you little clues as to what’s coming up in the near future in their books, so I’d put him in the same category.

Maggie: Okay. Thank you. I kind of suspected that and I admire your program very much. Thanks for your information.

Alan: Thanks for calling. You’ll find that with many of these big popular writers. There’s been some even in Canada that made movies that brought out books then movies and they went right into the whole thing of sadomasochism. Some of the movies were kind of horror movies and how the body could be literally altered and the mind altered through certain types of pain coupled with sexual impact, and it’s quite amazing. This is understood by these particular people, but they actually put movies out about it, mainstream movies, and the public chomp their peanuts and their popcorn and blow their bubble gum. They don’t really see the esoteric side of it and how they’re being basically mocked and conditioned through the movies as they watch them.

[Alan Watt, Radio Program Cutting Through the Matrix, October 2007]

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