Taylor Swift’s Performance at the 2012 AMA’s: A Typical Initiation Ritual

Swift emerges from a pile of people wearing a red and black dress - symbol of sacrifice and initiation.

We’ve seen in previous articles that music award shows are often rife with ritualistic elements that reflect the occult inner-workings of the entertainment industry. The elaborate musical performances of these shows are conceived to promote artists’ latest singles but also contain symbolism reflecting elite’s  Agenda and philosophy.

In the article on the 2009 VMA Awards, we’ve seen that Taylor Swift undergone a symbolic initiation ritual. In her performance at the 2012 American Music Awards, she appears to undergo another initiation, by partaking in the often seen “good girl gone bad” narrative, complete with a transformation symbolized by color codes. Let’s look at the performance.

Swift begins her performance in a virginal white dress. Notice the Masonic checkerboard pattern floors on each side of her.

Her performance takes place in what I like to call an “Illuminati Ball”: Parties where guests are masked and that are known to turn into all-out orgies (see the movie Eyes Wide Shut). For centuries, the occult elite enjoyed these masquerade balls. In more secretive circles, these events were also used to initiate new members.

Taylor Swift begins her performance in a white dress, representing purity and innocence. She is the new candidate for initiation and is welcomed by two masked individuals. In the background, we see a checkerboard pattern floor, the ceremonial Masonic surface on which transformative rituals occur.

Swift innocently dances around and mingles with some masked individuals for a while.

Who are these faceless individuals?

Then her transformation occurs.

Swift emerges from a pile of people wearing a red and black dress – symbol of sacrifice and initiation.

After Swift’s initiation, the set gets dark and things get nastier.

From dancing innocently, things get a lot more sexual. Do these moves symbolically allude to the orgy that happen in these Illuminati balls?

Swift’s song is called I Knew You Were Trouble and appears to be, at first glance, about  guy that is not too nice with her. However, after seeing the symbolic meaning of her performance, can this heartless “guy” actually represent the occult entertainment industry? Here’s the chorus:

“Cause I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now
Flew me to places I’d never been
So you put me down oh
I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now
Flew me to places I’d never been
Now I’m lying on the cold hard ground”

Yes, being initiated into the industry can allow you to fly to new places…but it’ll eventually leave you lying on the cold hard (checkerboard) ground.


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197 Comments on "Taylor Swift’s Performance at the 2012 AMA’s: A Typical Initiation Ritual"

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it has always been like this. They cater for every generation of teens. Every 5 – 7 years they get a newcomer who encapsulates innocence and good moral values etc then they completely sexualize her. They get teens to become huge, loving fans of the singer of their generation (idolize them) and this ensures that those teens grow up continuing to stay loyal to their idol so that they are influenced to do what their idol does or do what the music videos encapsulate – drugs, sex and all that crap. Perfect example – Britney Spears first album, 1999. Who couldn't like Britney. She looked sweet, beautiful all that jazz. Now look at her. Taylor Swift is just a next generation of this.

Just like Rihanna’s song “Rehab”. Initially you think it’s about a guy but if you listen to it closely you realize it could very well be talking about the music industry… not that I like her or anything just thought I’d make the comparison.. although I think I learned that none of the celebrities are actually evil.. they are all just slaves… and need to be prayed for…

Have you ever considered that maybe the PRODUCERS & people who are creating the music videos/ performances are into this masonic symbolism & not so much the artists themselves? Maybe the brains behind all these artists is the same group of individuals & they're not all "mind controlled" or reprogrammed.

Maybe it's not that every artist has "sold their soul", they're just performing the way some illuminati-inspired producer tells them to…?

“Bad Blood” by Swift has nearly a billion views on YouTube. Many “truth” videos have a few thousand views if even that – and often those comments are about mocking/insulting other users. This is comment number 194 on this article at the time of writing. I’ve tried to talk to my family about these things. I show them the most disturbing, credible material and they have responded by 1) asking what the source was (even in a case where it was unimportant) 2) ignoring me completely 3) stating that ‘conspiracy theories is outside their field of interests’ 4) simply telling me that it’s too far fetched, that a police state agenda is nothing to worry about be realized and that ‘I don’t believe in it’, ignoring the fact I spent time critically researching these things while they never spent a second. I also contacted a major news network and a… Read more »

In Canada, there is a masonic temple in the same building as MTV Canada. I guess this shows that the wealthiest masons own MTV and the music industry. This explains all the masonic symbolism in the music videos and awards.

Sure explains why Taylor has been getting around so much lately with the menfolk. I think the moment she stopped being "country" and went pop queen was when she joined the elite society. The Kanye moment sealed it.

It's just an adaptation of the staging in "Masquerade" from Phantom of the Opera…

Sweet Innocent Taylor Swift has become a Satanic priestess. Amazing but believable.

Does the white dress symbolize that she’s about to become a bride of Satan?

It seems the Illuminati are mocking her. In performances at the 2012 VMAs and 2013 Brits, Taylor depicted her initiation rite and good-girl-gone-bad transformation, demonstrating that her celebrity is due less to talent and more to selling her soul. She’s paying a high price for her fame. Note too that the white dress might be a wedding dress, symbolizing that Tylor is becoming a bride of Satan.

I hope Taylor Swift squints her eyes so hard that her face collapses in on itself.

I totally understand what is trying to be said here. These pretty, innocent, TALENTED girls (think Rihanna: from "If its Lovin that You Want" to "Disturbia") achieve a portion of fame. They are then initiated into the 'real' game (Kanye West's humiliation antics, first initiation), where they achieve more recognition by the big boys in the industry. Then…there comes a time for sexualization…as this is where the money pours in. Once more, she has to go through an initiation ritual that submits her into this level of the game, which apparently happened at this award show. It happened to all the sweet teenie boppers that have made it in the music industry. They start off all pure, sweet, and innocent….and they get recognition from the public. Next, they allow themselves to be manipulated so they can get a little higher on the fame ladder…at this stage they still have some… Read more »

I have this song on my ipod right now- i like it but i think she just be pop because she is no longer a country artist to me

what a shame!!..

in my oppinon all of this aritest out there now are all getting sucked into the hard game red symbolyzez the red god of the Illuminati something with in them are making them be this way and the question is why? its a matter of time when taylor swift is gonna let the world know that yes she is infact lliminati a devil worshiper the devil speaks through song the ennemi is always there if you look back at taylor swift videos they are nothing like they are now its crazy how they dont have any other choice but to get in the game but for what they sold their soul to the devil for fame and money but oneday something bad is gonna happen and everyone is gonna wonder what happen and it will be infact that it was their time to go down bottom and serve the devil… Read more »

I love taylor but now that I learned shes being part of this Illuminati stuff,,, I am thinking twice if I would buy her album or not…. Cause if i buy her cds or album,, im also buying Satan's service. ouch

i don’t get the fact that, if during the 2009 VMA’s there was already an initiation for Ms. Swift, how come in this live performance, there is another initiation? are initiation rites continuous for illuminati pawns?

This is so retarded. I 100% believe the illuminati exists and that artists like Rihanna, lady gaga, and jay z are a part of it, but not Taylor. 1st of all the record that came out after the 2009 vma incident was called ‘speak now’ and there was no change in Taylor, she was still completely wholesome and innocent, now three years after ‘speak now’ we have a more mature sounding taylor on her album ‘red’. Speaking of innocent, she had a song titled ‘innocent’ on that same record (speak now) that was allegedly for Kanye that she also performed during the 2010 vmas kind of as a response of her taking the high road. If you check out the lyrics she basically tells him that despite everything he’s ‘still an innocent’ and that his ‘life is a tough crowd’ and that ‘he lost his balance on a tight rope,… Read more »

I think they just take any opportunity to do their rituals. Or they just want to keep reinforcing to young girls how cool it is to go from good and innocent girl to sex kitten bad girl. Examples: Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Rihanna and so on. Either way, its getting repetitive.

All part of imprinting the public regarding Satanic Sexual Ritual, which they want to be overt, as part of the NWO religion. Lots of interest in nudity, public affection, group sex, b********y, etc.
Wait till they flip their ELF frequencies to LUST and see what people do in the fake love/lust utopia of false 'peace' aka control that is coming…

I thought she was an all American country girl but alas she crossed over to the dark disturbed world she thinks she should be with all the rest of the innocent wannabes before her. She needs our prayers.

the comments look different….anyway soon we will hear of taylor going bad just like rihana they're gonna turn her into a music w$#@% and that is sad, she was one of the few artists that was wholesome.

Haven't seen this performance live but from the screen shots it reminds me a lot of Christina Milian's music video from several years ago for "Dip it Low". It was like a big orgy with candles everywhere and at one point in the video (immediately after one of the men "dancing" with her appear to climax) they make her appear to be sparkling like if she's somehow "illuminated" and then she's being drag/pushed around in all the weird black ink/oil/filth. Very dark video when I look back at it.

Let's face it. Now days there is pretty much nothing and no one you can trust. Everything is out there to deceive and suck you in. People are so clueless and easily swayed. I'm sticking to the one TRUE BIBLE, its the only thing you can believe and trust.

i wanna request the will.iam and britney video scream and shout.

you must have to check the we are never getting back together video, there are many iluminati simbols.

IVF and ICSI are methods of abortion too as not all the embryos are used for conception. The unused healthy embryos are usually discarded or used for experiments etc. Another wrongdoing.

Marie, unsure if your response was directed to me, just to inform anyone who cares, I am a woman and hence, I am pro-choice, which IS pro-life, depending on your perspectives. I have also been off the grid that is television, social networking andgeneral media influence for over ten years. I am sick of oppression against women and this is why the world is in such a poor state. Pro-Lifer's don't understand that you take the rights of the women carrying the baby AWAY when you give it to the unborn child I don't approve of abortion personally but I know I am a moral, just, loving person and if I knew my unborn child had HIV and would not live to see a cure, I would terminate. Pro-Lifers have ZERO empathy for living things, the women in the situation who face abortion and I am sorry but I have… Read more »

But I like checkers and black and white swirls by default…..im not masonic……i ust like the pattern….

It just relates to Self control by Laura branigan …they all seem to have the same message .

I was talking about Keisha, not T Swift.

Jay why should people hate the rich? Get it to your skull that not everyone wants the same things. She is into occult though. You don't accept to be part of this kind of video clip and talk about spirits that you have intercourse with if you aren't into satanism, occult whatever it's called. Unless she's so naive, innocent and pure -that I very much doubt it- that she has been misguided. She's not an innocent child, she knows what she's up to. She gets something out of it, it's her business, she can't mislead adults who don't want to be misled only some poor kids who are into her,, she and the other trollops are one the cherry of the cake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFqruuV6VSU leaked video people please watch! I promise it's not spam, it's the "BARBARA HARTWELL EXPOSES COINTELPRO" video

maybe the VMA was the society accepting her as a member and now she goes to a new level or degree. her latest song "We are never ever getting back together" was strange. the animals, the baphomet on the wall (her dancing and shaking her head which was horrible) its not her anymore. its like she is trying to fit in to something that she's not. poor girl.

Speaking of young girls going down the devil trail, sad: http://www.glamour.com/fashion/blogs/slaves-to-fa

Guys check out Anna Nicole Smiths daughter walkin the same steps….


Sooooo she was initiated twice?

I'd like to add that Swift's performance a month or so ago on Disney owned (what isn't?!?) Dancing With The Stars was all red and black and white as well. The name of her new Album is Red, and the ad campaign for it featured a commercial where she walks into a white room and starts pulling on the "wallpaper" which comes off the wall like folds of fabric to reveal an all red room. During this her song Red is playing with lyrics like " Loving him was red". Indeed.

These Illuminati people are getting blataned day after day. Still people denie their existence

Maybe it's just me, but Swift doesn't seem like the type to "go bad," if you know what I mean. I don't think she wants to leave her pure image, or else she would be writing songs about meaningless sex and using profanities all throughout her music. Maybe I am one of the many people who have just fallen for the act she is putting on.

It's like ALL of the songs mainstream now are like this, filled with illuminati symbolism and people still don't get it. They are getting more blatant now, masks from kubricks eyes wide shut and even the colors, how wonderful.

I don't think it is her initiation as much as her transformation. She was initiated years ago, but she has maintained her sweet wholesome image. Now she looks to go the way of Brittany.

The London Olyimpics opening and closing ceremonies was the most blatant Illuminati symbolism I've ever seen on T.V. The fact it went out to so many viewers shows the stage of the agenda we are now at. Next month it will all change….

Anyone else think that maybe (just maybe) it's a only stage show with an illuminati, masquerade theme? And that these symbolic points are just part of dramatic language (and if that's all initiation stuff, what's left of culture?) The only reference point in this article other than Swift's own (vague and openly interpretable) self and other lyrics, is another work of fiction: "eyes wide shut".

Anyone else think the author skips a beat and has gone straight for doom and gloom to transform this music and culture they don't like into something that makes there opposition morally "right", rather than a (perceived as) ineffectual subjective opinion.

Grow a pair, get involved, change things.

another heads up

Taylor Swift 23 Birthday December 13 also New moon that date.

I listened to a you tube expose about Mary Mary and LL cool j


first minutes by john Todd illuminati witch, in company premises coven invokes demonic followers of the master recording on new moon.


HuffPo gives Swift endless face time…

I hate it when stuff like this happens to most stars they start out innocent and original and then the industry basically ends up owning them, and change their image completely and do what they please with them. Rihanna for example was Gorgeous and original when she first started out and now she's pretty much brain-dead and is doing pretty much what everyone else is sadly… And unfortunately Taylor isn't an exception here, the young, beautiful, vibrant country star i once knew (or thought i knew) is gone 🙁 as much as i hate to say it but the ORIGINAL Taylor Swift is long gone ..along with all the others and now they're doing what everyone else is what happened to ORIGINALITY now everyone sounds and looks the same its just plain BORING -.-. I hope that there will be a light at the end of this tunnel because something… Read more »

Omg. When are ppl going to get tired of the same thing over & over?? The music industry is tired. We keep seeing the rituals, the symbols, the good girl gone bad thing. Enough! It's boring & the music sucks!!

We, as a society, need to stop feeding the industry, that's the only way it can stop. Taylor's new album was the most purchased album for 3 weeks in the U.S. and Rihanna's is looking to take the top spot next week, so it doesn't look like we're going to see any of this "reign" let up from the industry..

I always wondered why she is called a country singer. There's nothing country in her music at all except a few songs.