Christopher Knowles and The Secret Sun, pt. 1

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In podcast episode 68, we’re joined again by Christopher Knowles. Chris is the author of the Eagle Award-winning “Our Gods Wear Spandex: The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes,” published by Red Wheel/Weiser and co-author of “The Complete X-Files: Behind the Series, the Myths, and the Movies,” published by Insight Editions. This time, Chris joins us for a very in-depth discussion about the themes explored in his blog, “The Secret Sun”.


Chris describes his research as modern mythology, alt-history and pop-cult symbology. We begin our conversation as he analyzes the Sun from a variety of perspectives, including scientific, symbolic, mythological, and religious. Chris traces some of the beginnings of solar symbolism and how these origins informs his work. By examining current events with a focus on symbolism and synchronicity, his work uncovers many interesting correspondences.


Chris expresses his view that the evolution of humanity will include the development of many concepts that are now considered marginal, but celebrated in popular culture and media, such as psychism, psychedelics, shamanism, and other ways of changing consciousness. Of course, these ideas hearken back to ancient cultures.

Solvognen - Sun Wagon

Chris talks about his views of ancient Mystery schools, esoteric orders, Freemasonry and the similar symbols that they employ. He shares his thoughts about the Sirius mystery and we talk about the multiple levels of meaning in esoteric symbols and texts. From there, we delve into ancient astronaut theory, space travel, and the living Universe of which everything is an expression.


Chris stresses the importance of asking questions instead of finding answers. He also talks about the utilization of science fiction, and fiction in general, to express ideas that often are not considered seriously outside of that realm.

Don’t miss the second part of this fascinating conversation…

We also recorded an extended exploration of Dr. Carl Jung’s influence and teachings on Chris and his work that is available in the Occult of Personality Membership Section.

relevant links:

Christopher Knowles and The Secret Sun, pt. 2

The Secret Sun

The Solar Satellite

The Solar Seminar

Our Gods Wear Spandex: The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes” by Christopher Knowles

The Complete X-Files: Behind the Series, the Myths, and the Movies” by Chris Knowles and Matt Hurwitz

intro music by HipGnosis and Darkfold

outro music by John McNair – “Pagan Queen”

{ 11 comments… add one }
  • x August 29, 2009, 5:56 PM

    I just found this website the other day, but I guess not soon enough. I wanted to check out in particular a past episode, but it seems you took it offline. Just putting it out there that I think your site looks interesting, but making it a restricted / pay site has turned me away. Good luck anyway.

    • rochester92 August 30, 2009, 10:41 AM

      Free podcasts will still be available for listeners. The entire site will not be restricted, only a portion. This web site and podcast is expensive to run and we have provided everything free in the past when we were able to afford it. We are grateful to all those who have generously donated to support the site. Now we will soon be offering an alternative way to support this web site and also provide extras for those who are so kind as to support our mission.

      I’ll address this in more detail in the intro to the next show episode, specifically the show archives. Stay tuned …

  • Corbeau September 1, 2009, 6:34 AM

    IMHO the greatest show in the history your podcast.

    Thanks to both of you.


  • Astraeus September 1, 2009, 12:26 PM

    I have to say that this episode was excellent! I’m truly looking forward to part 2.

    Thanks for a wonderful show and for all the excellent past shows as well.

    And good luck with the pay site. I’m looking forward to checking it out. I do hope the future free podcasts keep coming and stay high quality, but I certainly wouldn’t begrudge you some compensation for all of your excellent work!

  • bumdhar September 1, 2009, 8:01 PM

    What a thought provoking show:
    regarding Hidden star/planet theory. I wonder if there is some kind of genetic/planetary memory of the ancient collision between the proto earth and a Mars size planet. This collision, they say, is responsible for the moon–but also the core of this Mars size object (planet X) merged with our own producing earths greater magnetic field and gravity–thus life as we know it.

    • rochester92 September 4, 2009, 12:14 AM

      Thanks for all your feedback on this episode. I appreciate it! Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict, part 2 won’t be next in the line-up, but will be online as soon as possible.

  • Steve September 29, 2009, 5:46 AM

    If you are interested in the occult some of the listeners might like to hear Alan Watt’s podcasts, they can be found at

    A good place to start is with “Reality Check” part 1.

    Happy searching,
    All the best,

    • rochester92 September 29, 2009, 6:43 AM

      Steve – Occult of Personality is an excellent resource for accurate information regarding the occult and esoteric.

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