A Journey To The Underworld Of Twin Peaks

Symbols. Waterfalls. Basements. Mythology. The maps of Twin Peaks. The red curtains. Laura, Teresa and Maddy. The secretive work of Major Briggs. Alchemy. Rivers. Portals. Demons and entities. The sound at the Great Northern. Mountains. Caves. Visual analysis. The Black Lodge. Rivers. The palace of the Fireman and Señorita Dido. Mike. Time. And, maybe most …

Drama, Myths and Magical Connections – The Motels Of Twin Peaks

In the Twin Peaks universe, motels have been visited and revisited quite a few times over the years. Motels have been made locations of importance, huge and small, and places for happenings of strange, funny, mundane or even supernatural events. Some of the motels are only seen once or twice. Others, however, are fundamental to …

Talking “Heads”: A theory on Lynch and Frost’s use of the “head” as a metaphor in Twin Peaks the Return.

The following is a guest feature from Jason Crawford! “There’s a body?” “There’s a body, alright.” This is the exchange between Lieutenant Knox and Detective Macklay when discussing the death of Major Briggs in Twin Peaks: The Return. And it is within this simple exchange that I can see the total meaning of Lynch 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 …

“This rough magic” – comparing Twin Peaks: The Return to The Tempest.

Every episode of The Return left my mind reeling under an electrical storm of ideas, connections and questions. That’s part of what made watching this new incarnation of Twin Peaks such a unique and compelling experience. Nothing else on TV does this. As I watched Part 11, in which the FBI agents visit Bill Hasting’s …

The Connection Between Sycamores and the Portals – A New York Theory

The original run of Twin Peaks left us well aware of the 12 Sycamore trees standing in a circle at Glastonbury Grove, where the portal to the Black Lodge (or Waiting Room, or The Red Room) is located. In more recent times, Twin Peaks: The Return has hinted that Sycamores have connections to at least …

Who Killed Ruth Davenport? Part 11, There’s fire where you are going

Oh how I love thee Part 11 of Twin Peaks the Return – you have embodied everything that is brilliant about this series in one episode; terrifying, weird as hell, grotesque and really, really funny. I’ll be covering, as always, the trail of clues in Buckhorn, South Dakota. Two cars pull up on a dusty …