Occult Symbolism Interwoven into Pop Culture
Artists have used occult symbols to emphasize their art for thousands of years. In ancient times most art was reflective of the mythos of the time. During the Renaissance, artists often depicted ancient Greek figures and a multitude of occult references can be found in some of the greatest works to come out of Florence such as Leonardo Davinci’s many creative works which are still being deciphered today. So it’s no surprise that when it comes to pop culture today, occult symbolism is everywhere. Whether it’s the VMAs or The Grammys, many people have noticed the uncanny occult connections occurring with some of the biggest stars in the world.
The Presence of the Illuminati in Pop Culture
Some conspiracy theorists believe that the bigger stars are part of a secret organization with great power that is rooted in the occult. This elite group, considered to have great power over world affairs, is most commonly referred to as the Illuminati. While not many people are able to give specific accounts of the group’s specific actions, they seem to be highly connected to the Freemason tradition. Freemason activity and symbolism is often tied up with the Illuminati. Stars like Kanye West, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson and many other celebrities in pop culture have been tied to the Illuminati in the past through interpretations of their actions and the symbols they present.
The Occult Symbolism of Kanye West
Images in particular featured in Kanye West’s “Power” video were quite controversial with many linking it to symbolism closely associated to the Illuminati. He appears between pillars which, in occult symbolism, represent a gateway to deeper knowledge, power and enlightenment. In ancient illustrations, initiations are conducted by the Goddesses Isis and Hathor who wear horned headpieces to represent a cow, an ancient symbol of fertility and abundance. Kayne is standing between two horned women. In Masonic ritual, the initiate is the third pillar, and the two others, who are each a pillar, oversee the initiation. Kanye is also depicted as the third pillar. He wears the image of the god Horus around his neck. Horus is the holder of the All Seeing Eye, an ancient and sacred symbol to Freemasons as they believe that the path through Masonic degrees is the path of opening the Eye of Horus. He also has the Sword of Damocles above his head which is part of the Masonic ritual for gaining the 33rd degree. As you can see, there is an abundance of occult symbolism here.
The VMA Initiation of Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift was considered to be undergoing an initiation when Kanye humiliated her at the VMAs in 2009. The specific initiation involved humiliation and this was also seen in the fact that she was wearing the exact same color red dress as Beyoncé. Also, when they hugged on stage, this text flashed upon the screen: “RDFO IL 40 PRO DEL ATO.”
Once you start to think about it, a lot of the strange celebrity behavior and occurrences can be linked to some form of occult oriented behavior or symbolism. The next time you watch an awards show, pay close attention. You might be surprised to notice some out of the ordinary symbolism.