The pop side of culture is burning up over this video lately.
Of course, the symbolism is pulled apart and examined for the Satanic majesty.
Yes, the imagery is purposely “Satanic”, but the spirit is “Luciferian”.
In my past readings for the last few weeks since my MET museum visit and listening to lectures to fellow explorers, I discovered that the two are mistakenly equated as the same thing. It is not the same.
In the elite’s religion, whatever it may be, their Lucifer has nothing to do with our concept of Satan. I’ve decided to take a step back and begin to reserve opinion. Because I feel I’m getting in my own way from making an informed decision on what the elites are doing, why and their method to their goals.
The Great Work
If we go back to Alchemy the imagery that is the most provocative are the images of death. They frequently show the King or Queen (both representing profane matter, the unenlightened man/woman in a dying body) dying in various ways. Many times, the images play with nightmarish, devilish images. Well, how does this relate to the elites, their belief, social programs and the state of our popular culture?
The elites view themselves as higher beings than the rest of humanity. They equate themselves with Prometheus or Lucifer. In their religion, these beings agreed to “fall” into flesh in order to free the rest of humanity from material being. They seem to follow a great deal of Gnostic beliefs, so it may be that our elites are the remnants of the Cathars and their religion is Catharism. However until they think it is time to reveal their method, we will never truly know.
The elites view their mission on this earth the same as their concept of Lucifer. They are trying to free us from the material world, the real Satan. Quite simply, our God of the Judeo-Christian religions, is their Satan. In their belief system, Satan/Judeo-Christian Jehovah was overcome with its own ego and turned away from the true God. It became convinced that it created our world by itself and turned itself into the God of our world. The Gnostics called this being Yaldabaoth or the Demiurge. Its followers, what we call the Arch Angels are known to the Gnostics as the Archons. We, the lesser beings created by the greater God, were fooled by Yaldabaoth and his Archons into worshiping them. The being called Lucifer entered the realm of Yaldabaoth in order to free humans with the message of the true God. This turned into the story of the temptation of Adam and Eve.
Because we are blinded by the teachings of the false god Yaldabaoth, we cannot see the true face of Lucifer or his message. We project material, carnal desires onto Lucifer and since the world is an illusion we will see our illusions reflected back at us. This is why the elites use inversion to spread their message. Hence all the mirror imagery, upside down Widdershins behavior and over the top Satanism. Now, I’m not writing that ALL Satanists are Gnostics. No. The ones who fall into debauchery are still followers/prisoners of Yaldabaoth. They have not and will not receive the teachings of Lucifer. Again what is confusing is that the Luciferians hide behind the Yaldabaoth Satanists. So all the crazy stories of rituals and abuse in the entertainment and finance world can be true. However they are probably not our real elites. There must be some method of separation that channels people into certain paths and certain people. I can’t go much further down that road because it is mere speculation.
What must be understood is that whatever happens to all of us is a result of free will and our choices based on our free will. There is no one being forced to do anything.
So why don’t the elites reveal their method? Most of their literature states because we, the profane, are not ready. We are still the mindless robots of Yaldabaoth. Remember, these elites are extremely devout believers. Their God is very real to them. Yaldabaoth and his power in this world is very, very real for them. Their hiding is self-preservation.
What You Made Me Do – The Esoteric Commentary
Back to Swift’s video which is Luciferian and not Satanist. I’m focusing strictly on the alchemical imagery. If you want to know about Swift dissing all her critics, it’s better to look elsewhere.
The video begins with the tell tale signs of the crows flying over a darkened graveyard. Again, birds are very important to Alchemical imagery. Different types of birds represent difference stages of the Alchemical working.
Now it is important to note that video stays rather dark through the whole length. While there are hints that Swift completed the 3 transformations, the video doesn’t really show them. Remember, the video is about us the viewers. The viewers who are still mindless puppets of the demiurge. We are still in our black, Nigredo death stage. We are in the process of being refined. The elites have taken it upon themselves to be the sacred, secret fire that burns the dross from our bones. We could ask, well, what gives them the right? In their belief system they have every right to enact the “torture of the elements” upon us. It was the duty they took upon themselves when they entered the world of Yaldabaoth.
Many times in the past, I’ve been asked why I kept studying the imagery or discussing it. Especially when we can’t do anything about it. I would answer, If the world was controlled by “whatever” religious sect and they continually proselytized their belief at us in every conceivable way, wouldn’t you like to know? Wouldn’t you like the CHOICE to be able to accept or reject the message? Well, guess what THIS IS THE CASE in our world. We are ruled by extremely religious people who proselytize all the time. We can do something about it. We can turn them the heck off and tune them out. I guarantee you THAT is the moment they will change because we changed. Granted they will think we have all begun our Albedo stage. But still that would be a heck of a lot better than watching continual debauched imagery. Wouldn’t it?
Back to the beginning of the video. Crows are a sign of the Nigredo stage. The first matter of the stone is killed and allowed to putrefy. Only after all the putrefaction is worn away, the stone can be cleansed than reborn. The grave represents the Alchemist’s flask in which the toxic stone material is heated and broken down.
The video also visually quotes a John Donne work as noted in Lyndy Abraham’s A Dictionary of Alchemical Imagery.
“So at this grave, her limbeck, which refines/The diamonds, rubies, sapphires, pearls and mines” John Donne, Elegy on the Lady Marckham
It is important to note that Swift is wearing a white death shroud representing the whitening. Lyndy Abraham also notes in her book that Theaters are also equaled to the alchemist’s flask. So Swift’s reference to “Titled Stage” is a reference to the fact that we are unaware of our powers of transformation and also unaware that we are all using them for ill effects. Hence the titled stage skewing the great work into something…satanic. Swift is stating here, what she is, what she portrays to the public is simply what the public WANTS her to be.
Note that her grave has turned into a tub of diamonds representing the Albedo. Which then changes into the philosophical red when the video quotes the High Priestess card in the Tarot.
The High Priestess, the third Tarot in the Major Arcana, represents the goddess Sapentia, Sophia or Wisdom. She usually sits between two pillars which are white and black. The white and the black represent the two polarities, female and male, sun and moon. The fact that Priestess has united them, indicates that this card is not representing a wholly female figure but the Sacred Androgyne.
In Swift’s video, you will see that the polarities have not been united. Both pillars are black. If we note the snakes surrounding the throne of the High Priestess, we will see that they are wingless. Both the black pillars and the wingless serpents represent the female. There is no indication that the marriage of opposites has been completed. This is a half finished or failed working.
The Death of the Queen
The video then shows the end of a cycle. Swift crashes a gold car. Gold represents the Sun, perfected metal of the philosophical stone. Inside of the car is the Purple which is another sign of the stone and represents the unification of the elements.
The bird cage scene is a reference to the phoenix. The cage is again representative of the Alchemist’s flask. Birds themselves are considered messengers of the gods. The orange color of Swift’s costume represents the flask again referred to as a pumpkin. The stone is cooked in this flask to achieve further whitening. The purple color still remains as the covered ropes on Swift’s swing.
Meanwhile Swift lambasts the publics continual desire for conflict. But as a “High Priestess” she continues her attempt to unite the polarities. She states that she always thinks of “Karma” meaning that thoughts and actions have consequences. That the public will reap the coming justice from their need for “drama” but not her.
This segues into a strange scene which invokes “Brave New World” of the New World Order. Since the public always wants chaos, Swift and her fellow heirophants, now resort to “programming” the public.
The Chemical Marriage
The male element finally arrives embodied by Swift’s male assistants in a dance scene. However you will notice that the men are purposefully dressed in a very feminized manner. Again invoking the sacred androgyne, the mating of male and female.
We catch a glimpse of the “new” Swift standing over a pyramid of her old stage personas. There is a light behind her that is the first letter of her name but also invokes a cross. This is not a new image. I’ve seen it used in films such as “The Lords of Salem”. I’ve read on other commentary the scene evokes the painting “Liberty Leading the People”. As all her other personas scream in horror at the darkness surrounding them and they climb toward the light.
Swift pushes away all the old personalities, the “dross”. We then see the chemical marriage. As Swift talks on the phone, we see that the phone is gold representing the male sun. On her fingers is Silver rings representing the female moon. Her lips are red indicating the rubedo, the philosopher stone.
With her new powers of the united mind/polarities, the following scenes are of Swift destroying signs of material wealth, jewelry stores and banks blow up. This indicates that Swift is rejecting Yaldabaoth’s love of the physical body and material wealth.
The video ends with Swift asking to be able to leave the public created “drama”, the continual need for her to be something new, someone different, someone who isn’t real, someone profane.