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Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Dimensions of Dance

"Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the Creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasion when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists. I become the stars and the moon. I become the lover and the beloved. I become the victor and the vanquished. I become the master and the slave. I become the singer and the song. I become the knower and the known. I keep on dancing and then, it is the eternal dance of creation. The Creator and the creation merge into one wholeness of joy. I keep on dancing — until there is only ... the dance." - Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson has long been known to the world as one of the greatest dancers that has ever lived. His elaborate moves have become iconic and are forever ingrained in our collective consciousness. He is one of the few artists who's impact transcends all cultures, races, sexual orientations, and spiritual beliefs. In the quote above Michael seems to reveal the secret to his legendary dance moves. To him dancing was more than just having fun, it was a spiritual experience.

In retrospect the signs have been there all along. When you listen to the smooth groove of "Rock With You" the lyrics seem to point to something deeper than simply dancing with a hot girl at the club.

Girl, close your eyes
Let that rhythm, get into to you
Don't try to fight it
There ain't nothin' that you can do
Relax your mind

One can view these lyrics and imagine Michael guiding a young lady to the dance floor and teaching her the correct way to get into the groove. With that said, these lyrics also correlate with another experience.


In the past I have explored the reoccurring themes of dance in relation to Monarch programming and mind control when used in music videos by Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and Kylie Minogue. But as with most things associated with mind control, once you dig deep enough you'll discover that most of the rituals associated with mind control stem from spiritual origins that are now being used as methods of control. Are there still signs of the spiritual aspects of dance that have remained in our culture? Or are these connections simply just another form of control?

David Bowie is another artist that has used the theme of dance in his work. His long history of esoteric references makes his use of this theme all the more interesting. David Bowie has sung about dancing in songs such as "John, I'm Only Dancing" and "Fashion" - the latter pointing more to the control and hive-mind mentality of the fashion world. The song I chose to focus on is the Nile Rogers produced "Let's Dance".
The music video starts off with two individuals dancing on a checkerboard floor with David Bowie singing in the corner. The checkerboard floor is most commonly referenced as a symbol of Freemasonry but what is rarely discussed is why the Freemasons have adopted the checkerboard floor as their symbol of choice. The checkerboard floor represents light and darkness and dimensional traveling. Dancing as a spiritual tool represents disassociating from the purely physical plane and crossing over into another state of consciousness as Michael Jackson explained above. With these facts into consideration the inclusion of the checkerboard floor in this video takes on a deeper meaning than simply Illuminati symbolism.

In the song "Let's Dance" David Bowie suggests that we dance to the "songs they're playing on the radio". As he continues he sings "under the moonlight, the serious moonlight". Peter-R. Koenig has done an extensive investigation into the Occult references in David Bowie's work and has looked at David Bowie's use of the word "serious" over the years as a code word for Sirius. This is not surprising considering Bowie's love of playing with words and their multiple meanings.

David Bowie used a similar lyrical reference in his song "Starman" in which he sings about a cosmic experience induced by the channeling of an entity heard on a radio.
Let's dance to the songs they're playing on the radio,
Under the moonlight, the Sirius moonlight

The video also centers heavily around these pair of red shoes. Red shoes have become a constant stable in popular culture ever since the iconic film the Wizard of Oz was released. Since then red shoes have been used to usher in the emergence of Beyonce in "Crazy In Love" and as Britney searches for herself in "If U Seek Amy".

In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy slips into the world of Oz through a dream. Dreaming requires us to go beyond our physical plane and, in a sense, enter a new realm. With that taken into consideration the red shoes become yet another image in this music video that points to the experience of traveling beyond the physical plane.
Although there were no red shoes featured in the video, Madonna takes a similar path down the yellow brick road in her iconic music video "Vogue".

"All you need is your own imagination
so use it that's what it's for
Go inside all you'll find is inspiration
Your dreams will open the door" - Vogue
The spiritual element of this song was heightened when Madonna performed it during 2004's Re-Invention tour. As she "striked a posed" the poses were yoga poses. The video projections showcased her breathing techniques.

"This is way beyond the physical,
tonight my senses don't make sense at all.
Our imaginations taking us to places we have never been before" - Britney Spears, Breathe On Me
In 2003, just after their infamous kiss, Britney Spears and Madonna hooked up for the first single from Britney's fourth album In The Zone. In the video Madonna teaches Britney some yoga moves while she suggest instead of losing control the young star should bare her soul.

The title In The Zone always reminds me of the Twilight Zone which is interesting considering the dimensional references within the show.

It's also interesting that the color used on the cover is blue. The characters of the latest pop culture phenomenon Avatar are blue when transported into their universe.
Dr. Manhattan, a character from Watchman, is another reference to blue.
Check out his third eye. Sun symbolism?
Strike a pose.

The Blue Man Group are another example that comes to mind.
DNA in their show.

Popular female group TLC were also blue on the cover of their 1999 album Fanmail. When the album was initially released it contained a holographic version of the cover. Revealing the nature of the universe through the symbolic triple goddess? This was the last album that Left Eye (of Horus) was alive to see succeed.
Like TLC, No Doubt were huge throughout the 90's. In 2002 they released a more uptempo album titled Rock Steady. One of the many hits from the album was "Hella Good". In the song lead singer Gwen Stefani sings "The waves keep on crashing on me for some reason", what waves radio waves? She continues and sings "Don't wake me if I'm dreaming". This is yet another example of dancing and dreaming intertwining within music. The music video for "Hella Good" features many references that point to an alternative meaning to the song than what is generally perceived.
Lead singer Gwen Stefani continued this road into symbolic pop culture in her solo work.
In the above ad for her perfume LAMB, the four colors used are Blue, Red, Yellow, and Green. These colors are very symbolic and have been used countless times. Before you came to this blog you probably seen them being used without even noticing.
The colors are very common and are used in many logos and ads.

One of the reasons for this is that they are primary colors so they are naturally attractive to the eye hence the constant use by the media who are always trying to lure us in to get our money. Many people will notice that these same colors are used by the Order of the Eastern Star.
Earlier I explained that the checkerboard floor symbolism predates Freemasonry and symbolizes something deeper so it should come as no surprise that these colors should not automatically be linked with the Order of the Eastern Star. These colors were used by the always interesting Aleister Crowley.
Even before that the colors were used to symbolize various spiritual beliefs.

These same colors were used in the film The Fifth Element to symbolize the four elements, the fifth element being spirit.
It's interesting how once you go on this path of seeking the truth everything make more sense. I have seen Madonna's "Ray of Light" video countless times and now that I've been exploring these four colors a new dimension has been added to the last scene of her dancing in the club.
Those colors again! I've also noticed white is in most of these photos. White represents spirit, the fifth element. This is yet another example of Madonna expressing her spirituality with dance.
The colors also made an appearance in the film Space Odyssey.
Michael Jackson used the colors to invite us into a new realm in the dance extravaganza Moonwalker. He liked the colors so much that he used them again years later.

In 1985 Madonna released "Into the Groove". Like the aforementioned "Vogue", "Into the Groove" is about finding freedom within dance. The song was featured on the soundtrack to the popular 80's movie Desperately Seeking Susan. Both the music video for "Into the Groove" and the movie Desperately Seeking Susan feature a leather jacket worn by Madonna that has become iconic.
The jack features an All Seeing Eye with an unfinished pyramid just like the back of the dollar bill. This symbolism has led many people to believe that Madonna is a part of or controlled by the powers that be. To me the All Seeing Eye should not be instantaneously perceived as a symbol for control. The eye has been a symbol for spirituality for centuries.
Jacopo da Pontormo used what is now known as the All Seeing Eye in his painting Supper at Emmaus. Although there is speculation as to whether or not he intended the symbol to appear in his painting or it was added at a later date, it's inclusion sheds an interesting light on the nature of symbolism; if symbols can mean different things at different times are the meanings of these symbols being decided for us as time goes by? Are we giving the elite more power and surpressing the spiritual power of symbols by only seeing "Illuminati" when we see them?

The All Seeing Eye is just one in a long list of commonly referenced eye symbols. The All Seeing Eye could be seen as another representation of the third eye or the Eye of Horus. Like the Tree of Life and Kundalini they could represent the same spiritual experience. Many have speculated that the Eye of Horus could represent the Pineal Gland which would be interesting and link the symbol to various other intertwining spiritual experienced
If the Egyptians were aware of the Pineal Gland let's not let anyone marginalize their other symbols.

With that being said it is important to note that the jacket worn by Madonna is identical to the dollar bill so just what were the pictures suppose to represent?
Right on time, Pseudo-Occult Media posted a Antonella Arismendi photo shoot titled Gnosis.
The title Gnosis itself points to spiritual knowledge but that theme is heightened by the inclusion of the Tree of Life on the models back. Also included is Novus Ordo Seclorum from the dollar bill.

Pop/Rock band Fall Out Boy used eye symbolism without the pesky reminders of the elite. The eye is placed behind the key. Is the dance the key to consciousness?

"I'm in a trance
Cosmic systems intertwine
Astral bodies drip like wine
All of nature ebbs and flows
Comets shoot across the sky
Can't explain the reasons why
This is how creation goes" - Madonna, Impressive Instant

Electronic band Justice symbolize the spiritual aspect of dance most effectively with their song "D.A.N.C.E.". There's no beating around the bush with the imagery associated with this band, they perform music about dancing while simultaneously using a cross in every photo and performance. This symbolism connects dance and Christ Consciousness directly.

"If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru' narrow chinks of his cavern." - William Blake

"To infinity and beyond" - Beyonce, Single Ladies

Those damn colors again.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Introducing Ke$ha

If you haven't already heard of current pop sensation Ke$ha chances are you will in the coming months. She has emerged as the current pop princess, breaking records set by Lady Gaga and Susan Boyle. She currently has the # 1 album and song in America and has two songs in the top 10. Although it seems like her explosion on to the pop scene happened over night, it turns out she's been lurking in the back ground of pop culture for a few years now.

She first appeared in an episode of The Simple Life which was a "reality show" starring Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. She appeared on this episode with her entire family including her mother who is a famous songwriter in Nashville focusing primarily on Country music which is interesting if you consider the speculation on mind control in Country music and the image Ke$ha is now using.

According to Ke$ha she became friends with Paris Hilton based on her appearance in the show and she became a session singer for Hilton when she bagan recording her flop debut album. They eventually had a falling out but Ke$ha remained in Hollywood and made some notable friends that would help in advancing her career.

One of the friends Ke$ha made in Hollywood was then up and coming singer Katy Perry who is known for her kitten symbolism. Ke$ha appeared in Katy's debut music video "I Kissed a Girl".
Ke$ha and Katy became friends based on their association with producer Dr. Luke who produced "I Kissed a Girl". Based on the success of Katy Perry, Dr. Luke was called in to produce the most annoying song of the last... well, ever. That song was "Right Round" by Flo Rida. Ke$ha is the annoying chick singing on the chorus. So now we know who is producing these horrible songs. Between Dr. Luke and RedOne I don't know who's worse. Eventually Ke$ha recorded her own album with Dr. Luke and the rest is history.
Not surprisingly Ke$ha has emerged with the usual symbolism associated with these pop princesses. Her debut album is titled Animal which is a pretty common theme. Female singers have been symbolized as animals, most notably cats, for decades. This symbolism is shown in the picture above by Ke$ha's leopard print pants. Her debut single "Tik Tok" also plays into that animal feel as the subject matter is very similar to Lady Gaga's "Just Dance". The song is pretty much about partying, getting wasted, and letting go.

In the photo above the standard one eye symbolism is displayed. Skeptics will say this is just a coincedence and means absolutely nothing. Let's take a look at some other photos of this young lady.
This photo was used for the cover of her single "Tik Tok".

No one eye here but I decided to post it based on the animal print clothing.

I could go on all day but let's not.

Ke$ha seems to be exposing the same eye that Lady Gaga often did when she first came out.
She's now being instructed to expose the other eye as pointed out in One Eye of Horus. This is the same eye used by bigger stars such as Jay-Z, Madonna, and Bono. A sign of Gaga's increasingly important position in the industry?

If Ke$ha becomes a more important star I'm sure we'll see her using this same symbolism. I guess I'll have to keep an eye on her.
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