Mapping the hidden underworld of Hollywood and the entertainment industry to expose the cultural implant that has hijacked our consciousness and re-access the joy of the life force.
Working on your book would be an act of biting the hand that feeds me at the moment.… I think that one would be asking a publisher to bite the hand that feeds them by publishing a book that takes on a system they are invested in. Or if your theory is true – they would give you an advance then bury your book to protect their fellow media mafia. ~Literary agent, to author, on 16 Maps of Hell
16 Maps of Hell is 190,000 words and 600 pages in finished form. It includes roughly 20 b/w illustrations by Mrs. Horsley. It had two back-to-back print runs of 400 paperbacks and 100 hardbacks, all of which have sold except for four hardbacks, current copy now available to anyone who donates to the Grass Horse Galician Back-to-Land project for 700 euro or more (via Wise, email theseedling [at] protonmail [dot] com).
It is also available as pdf, epub, mobi, and mp3s read by author.
For decades, a shadowy cultural elite has been applying the evolving media technology to shape the global psyche and occupy the landscape of our unconscious. Since the early days of Hollywood, these manufactured narratives have spilled over the edges of the movie screen and into reality. They have slowly stripped us of our sense of meaning and replaced our innate sense of value with “Hollywood” values.
Without recognizing it, we have been seduced into complicity with an empire of imagery, lured into mass infantilization and cultural-enthrallment, and afflicted with an as-yet undiagnosed condition of “propaganda-derangement syndrome.”
Fortunately, in our struggle to awaken, features of the nightmare landscape have begun to creep into view. 16 Maps of Hell combines 24 in-depth Hollywood case studies with acute cultural analysis to assemble a holographic lens through which to examine the dark under layer of the entertainment industry—and its true purpose.
By closely mapping a collectively-assembled social Hell, it offers the means to extract ourselves from the enchantments of a dark and ancient technological sorcery.