Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film 

Like no other book before it, this work delves into the deep, dark and mysterious undertones hidden in Tinsel town’s biggest films. Esoteric Hollywood is a game-changer in an arena of tabloid-populated titles. After years of scholarly research, Jay Dyer has compiled his most read essays, combining philosophy, comparative religion, symbolism and geopolitics and their connections to film. Readers will watch movies with new eyes, able to decipher on their own, as the secret meanings of cinema are unveiled.

About the Author

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Trine Day; 1st Edition. edition (December 22, 2016)


Amazon Reviews

You will never see movies the same way again after reading Jays book.

If you love movies , want to learn more about politics , conspiracies, improve your understanding of philosophy without ploughing through dry text books then Jays book is excellent. It is well written and cited . I don’t see movies the same way anymore after reading Esoteric Hollywood.


This just might be required reading for humanity.

Jay Dyer’s Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbolism in film goes up there with some of the alternative media books. I would place it right beside’s David Icke’s The Biggest Secret in terms of it’s scope and the revelations it entails and yet unlike Icke’s book, Mr. Dyer’s work is not that of a conspiracy researcher. Rather he is kind of like a University Professor teaching his audience or students in a film studies course designed to provoke cognitive reflection. I think Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbolism could be a text book and I would advice anyone with an interest cinema or the media, regardless of which direction you approach it, to buy this book a read it through. Mr. Dyer is incredibly well read based on his references and he truly gives the reader the impression that he knows what he is talking about and that is regardless if you agree with his assessments or not. I really cannot recommend this book highly enough. Film students should read this as well as writing students and anyone interested in the arts. This makes an excellent companion to Christian Vogler’s The Writer’s Journey as well as The Power of Myth with Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers. This just might be what I call required reading for humanity. Pick it up and see for yourself now.


Not to be missed

Jay Dyer’s presentations of his research and analysis are always fascinating to me, whatever form they’re in, from podcast to article, book to comedy video. I love his articles on 21Wire. He’s obviously a genius with vast knowledge and a superhuman memory. I read it when it first came out, and since then, I recommend this book to people quite often and refer to it in my articles as it deserves to be very well known. For example, as Dyer’s work deals with the same subject matter as my fiction, I recommend it to my newsletter subscribers.

Dyer has worked hard, with countless hours of material he puts out, much of it for free. I have a subscription to JaysAnalysis to support his work, partly because it fights back against dangerous propaganda in movies and disinformation throughout the media.

I’d already studied most of the history he refers to in his work, such as about mind control, Gladio, PROMIS, Smart Cities, golems, the world government crime syndicate, Lookout Mt Labs, and the alien origin mythos, and Theosophy, topics I’m sure the readers also find compelling. So the facts didn’t generally surprise me, (though I was disappointed to find out Stranvinsky was part of the Tavistock crowd and that Hitchcock had ties to British intelligence.) But the references were good reminders, and I completely agree with his take on it all. Reading what he has to say on topics I know intimately allows me to trust him about unfamiliar topics. His unique ideas about the monolith in 2001, for example, are intriguing and logical.

I do warn some people when I recommend it that this doesn’t follow conventions of film analysis and history — because of his occasional insertions of somewhat emotional personal opinions, which dismiss other people’s world-views — without calling them his opinions, but simply reality. There’s a strong religious bias that would definitely turn off some people who would otherwise enjoy the book entirely, with statements that put down atheists as being unwise and fearful. He claims life is meaningless without a belief in God. That contrasts with the rest of the book in which his statements can be argued logically or proven without the need for sharing the same faith.

But I still enjoy reading those statements as a way of deepening my understanding of Dyer’s personality, which has led to such excellent work ranging from philosophy to analysis of false flags and other hoaxes. When he calmly theorizes, such as about angels speaking through archetypes, I find that to be a more palatable method of writing, and more appropriate for a scholarly work. In any case, he’s absolutely one of the greats and anyone who wants to support him should buy this book if possible.

I like the rectangles with borders enclosing brief historical tidbits, along with images of the figures — a nice organizational touch. I was relieved to finally see someone call out Wag the Dog as the meta-propaganda it is. The thesis about how Mullholland Drive reveals the mystery of Hollywood sheds new light on that wonderfully challenging film. The connection of Surrealism and the Black Dahlia was shocking.

I’ve never seen some of the movies, like Close Encounters, E.T. and Prometheus, because I’m not interested in propaganda straight up, but even so, I found suggestions like a movie parallel with The Magus to be exciting. The movies in the book that I’ve seen I now have a deeper understanding of, which I appreciate.


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