The Esoteric Bunker is a multi-faceted event space, film studio, and media house. Both the events and content we create center around a few fundamental awarenesses. The challenges of living in this world, our narratives, our roles, and the ideas that define and bring us meaning.
So why the name Esoteric Bunker?
The Bunker represents all the real challenges we each face living on this planet. The Bunker is the physical, material, dog-eat dog world of survival that each of us experiences. It is the brick and mortar, steel and concrete, of our industrialized society. The land, sea, and air of the place we call home. It is the thousands of political, social, religious, economic, and family relationships shared with our fellow sojourners on this big, blue planet we call the Earth.
The Esoteric portion is more elusive, but ultimately more important. We define esoteric as the non-material parts of our existence. It is our mental narrative of the world we live in, our role in that narrative, and the ideas and images that define and give meaning to that world.
Our central problem is the way we think. It is only in challenging our thinking that our chance for a better world exists.
Our thinking often provides us a wrong view
of reality because we misidentify the true sources of the conflict and confusion we experience. It is our conviction that most people in the world are not only kind and cooperative but that this kindness and cooperative inclination, is their default nature. So how do we explain the chaotic nature of the planet and the role of our country in that world?
Our conclusion is that a super-elite cadre of individuals effectively control our country for the benefit of the few, against the common good of the American people, and ultimately every person in the world. In total, they have sold us a bill of goods we don’t need, don’t want, and don’t value, but can’t seem to resist. So why aren’t we able to follow our better nature? Simply, we have been divided and conquered. As Lincoln said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” But there is hope. Our freedom may be an illusion, but so is their superficial power to enslave us. When we change the way we think about things, the things we think about will change. The decision, as always, is ours.
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”