True Men – The Protective Magic of the Twin Peaks Sheriff Station

‘What will be in the darkness that remains? The Truman brothers are both ‘true men.’ They are your brothers, and the others, the good ones who have been with you…’ - Margaret Lanterman to Deputy Hawk There has been a Truman running the Twin Peaks Sheriff Department for at least 70 years, ever since Frederick …

‘You’ve Seen Him In A Dream’ – Laura’s Dreams and What They May Mean

‘At first it’s like, ‘Who are you?’ And then all this stuff comes back. And there’s a connection between the two of you. And you’ve seen him in a dream.’ - Lynch’s direction to ‘Laura’. Throughout her adolescence, Laura was plagued with dreams and nightmares that could be read as precognisant of her death and …

Prophecies, Spirits and Numbers: Superstitions and Folklore in Twin Peaks Part 4

Welcome back to Listening Post Alpha! For this last installment of the Superstitions in Twin Peak Series, I’m following up on ideas that are more thematic rather than independent occurrences as well as dealing overall with the prominent numbers appearing therein. I don’t claim to have caught every instance of a 7 for example (there …

From Turkeys to Wedding Rings: Superstitions and Folklore in Twin Peaks Part 2

Welcome to my new column, Listening Post Alpha, which will be published every Wednesday evening. This week, I'm returning to the world of Superstition and Folklore for a Part 2 of what I intend to be a four part series. If you haven't seen Part 1, published before The Return, you can find that here. For the …