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“God is Woman” by Ariana Grande: The Esoteric Meaning



Ariana Grande’s “God is Woman” mixes the concepts of divinity with sexuality in a video that is full of references to historical works of art. We’ll look at the intense symbolism of this video.

Is God a woman? Of course not. God is an old man with a long white beard, everybody knows that. But seriously, debating God’s sex is one of the most pointless endeavors one can engage in.

Pretty much every religion and spiritual current in History asserted that God is above the concepts of male and female. While life on Earth is divided into two opposing sexes to ensure the propagation of species, God transcends these limitations of the physical realm.

So what is Ariana Grande babbling about when she sings “God is Woman”? Well, first, it is important to note that the song was not composed by Ariana Grande, but by two men (who are record industry giants): Max Martin and Savan Kotecha. Also, the video was directed by another man (who is also an industry giant) Dave Meyers.

Second, despite the name of the song, Ariana does not actually claim that God is a woman. The song and the video are actually about her becoming a goddess through sexuality. The lyrics actually say:

“when we’re done,
You’ll believe God is a woman”

While most reviewers claim that God is a Woman is about “female empowerment”, the video uses symbols and works of art that allude to profound spiritual concepts, giving the song a deeper meaning.

Indeed, God is a Woman touches on the esoteric concepts of tantric yoga and sex Magick, where sexuality becomes a spiritual experience that can lead to “self-divinity”. The video also mixes in imagery alluding to ancient mythology, the sacred feminine, and modern feminism, in a dizzying potpourri that accurately reflects the state of spirituality and gender relations in this day and age.

Let’s look at the meaning of God is a Woman.

The Song

In many ways, the song is similar to Madonna’s 1989 hit Like a Prayer, which cleverly (yet blasphemously) blended sex with religion. Madonna – who I like to call the Grand Priestess of the music industry – actually does a cameo appearance in the video God is a Woman (more on this later).

The lyrics of God is a Woman uses vocabulary associated with spirituality to describe various acts of lovemaking.

“Boy, I like that you ain’t afraid
Baby, lay me down and let’s pray
I’m tellin’ you the way I like it, how I want it”

The line “lay me down and let’s pray” is a reference to the children’s prayer:

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
If I should die before I ‘wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take

However, in Ariana’s version, “let’s pray” refers to something else … maybe oral … I’m not sure … we should ask the two men who wrote the song.

In the second verse, there is more religious-inspired lust.

“if you confess, you might get blessed
See if you deserve what comes next”

Ariana alludes to the Catholic practice of confessing sins to a priest. “You might get blessed” refers to, once again, knocking boots in the ol’ haystack.

As stated above, the song is not actually about God being a woman, it is actually about Ariana Grande “ascending” to the status of a goddess through the act of copulation. Tantric yoga  – a highly esoteric practice originating from Eastern spirituality – uses sexual energy as a source of spiritual power. In Western occultism, Aleister Crowley popularized (and some say corrupted) similar ideas through Sex Magick, which uses of the energy from arousal to reach magical purposes.

Crowley’s occult order, the O.T.O, claimed that the mastery of this practice led to nothing less than unlocking the secrets of all forms of spirituality.

“Our order possesses the key which opens up all Masonic and Hermetic secrets, namely, the teachings of sexual magic, and this teaching explains, without exception, all the secrets of Freemasonry and all systems of religion.”

The video God is a Woman describes, in various symbolic ways, the ascension of Ariana Grande to the status of a goddess. Through her genitals. I’m not being crude, the video depicts this quite explicitly. Let’s look at the video.

The Video

The video contains lots of symbols and references that all point to the same idea: Ariana becoming (and even replacing) God. To drive the point home, the video hints to various depictions of divinity throughout history.

Ariana shakes her hips while standing at the center of the milky way.

The center of our galaxy is believed to be a “supermassive black hole”. The next scene also features a “supermassive black hole”.

Grande lays naked at the center of a vulva.

Grande on a “pedestal” as a couple of naked men lay around. Ritualistic copulation is about to happen.

In another scene, Ariana becomes Mother Earth.

Ariana sits on planet Earth and … uh… fingers it.

Here, Ariana is an Earth goddess, “Gaia” in Greek mythology or “Terra” in Roman mythology. In the scene, Ariana sits (legs spread) next to a cloud formation that looks like a tornado. She then caresses it in a way that would give her pleasure and then inserts her fingers into the tornado. I guess the implied meaning is “I’m an empowered goddess and I can pleasure myself if I want to and there’s nothing wrong with that”.

However, wouldn’t the tornado combined with her gigantic fingers cause havoc and destruction down below? Is destroying life on earth actually giving her pleasure? I don’t know and I’m very worried. Let’s move on.

Ariana floats surrounded by astral bodies and geometric shapes. Her hand placement reminds us yet again of her genitals, the gateway to spiritual illumination.

The shapes behind Ariana are inspired by sacred geometry, most notably Metatron’s cube.

Metatron’s cube.

No, Metatron is not a Transformer. It is the name of the Archangel of life who is associated with this mystical cube that is said to contain the essence of God’s creation.

In sacred geometry, Archangel Metatron, the angel of life oversees the flow of energy in a mystical cube known as Metatron’s Cube, which contains all of the geometric shapes in God’s creation and represents the patterns that make up everything God has made.

These duties tie in with Metatron’s work overseeing the Tree of Life in Kabbalah, where Metatron sends creative energy down from the top (the crown) of the tree toward all the parts of creation. (…)

Metatron’s cube contains every shape that exists in the universe God has created, and those shapes are the building blocks of all physical matter. They are known as Platonic solids because the philosopher Plato linked them to the spirit world of heaven and the physical elements on Earth. Those three-dimensional shapes appear throughout creation, in all everything from crystals to human DNA.
– Whitney Hopler, Archangel Metatron’s Cube in Sacred Geometry

So, Ariana floats inside sacred geometry representing God’s creation while subtly alluding to copulating. Are those fields of expertise related? Not really. The internal logic of most of these scenes is somewhat lacking. Let’s keep going.

Ariana Grande chilling with a three-headed dog, known as Cerberus.

In Greek mythology, Cerberus is the name of the three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades (also known as hell or the underworld) and prevents the dead from leaving. Some state that Cerberus represents the “flesh-eating” nature of the material world and Heracles’ triumph over the beast represents victory over earthly desires.

Considering its story, why is Ariana chilling with Cerberus? Let’s just forget about the internal logic and move on.

Three men being suckled by a giant Ariana Grande.

If you don’t know the context of this image, it probably looks weird. First, it must be noted that it is heavily inspired by a Jean-Paul Gauthier ad.

Model Eve Salvail in a 1993 Jean-Paul Gauthier ad.

Both the video and the ad campaign are references to the Roman foundation myth where the twins Romulus and Remus were nursed to health by a she-wolf.

An ancient bronze sculpture depicting the she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus.

Although the she-wolf is not considered to be a deity, it is a female mythological creature that used its gifts for nurturing babies, which went on to achieve great things. And that is why it was used in the video God is a Woman. I guess. Let’s move on.


As Ariana sings “see if you deserve what comes next”, she grows an animated baby bump. 

Most magazines analyzed this scene by saying: “OMG is Ariana Grande pregnant??”. I don’t know. But the scene alludes to the concept of the sacred feminine, giver of life. But then the baby bump magically disappears. Why? Let’s move on.

Halfway through the video, the music stops and things get strange.

Ariana looks menacing with her kitty-eared helmet.

As she holds a big hammer, Ariana recites the Biblical verse Ezekiel 25:17. Well, not the exact verse, but the modified version as heard in the movie Pulp Fiction. Well, not exactly as heard in Pulp Fiction, but a modified version to fit the feminist theme of the video.

“And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my sisters. and you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.”

In the video, these lines were lipsynced by Ariana and were actually recited by Madonna. Yes, the Grand Priestess of the music industry came out the woodworks to preach again. And she calls herself “the Lord”.

After the Priestess’ sermon, Ariana throws her hammer at the “glass ceiling”, and this appears.

A pair of giant pair of spread out legs appears above Ariana.

So, following this pseudo-biblical verse, a “holy vagina” appears, basked in divine light.

While this is happening, Ariana’s eyes are replaced with cat eyes. This is significant.

This little scene is telling. It is a reference to Beta Kitten programming, something that was associated with Ariana’s entire career. In case you’ve never heard of Monarch programming, it is about using trauma and abuse to create dissociated mind-controlled slaves (Grande’s previous video No Tears Left to Cry was all about it).

There are lots of MK slaves in the entertainment industry, and many of them are Beta Kitten (aka sex slaves). In elite occult circles, Beta slaves are used in bizarre “magick” rituals. Considering this fact, the kitty imagery associated with Ariana Grande gives the carnal aspect of the video another meaning. Is it truly about “empowerment”? Or the exact opposite? Maybe we should ask the industry giant men who wrote the song and directed the video.

Speaking of men, are they gods as well? Because of equality? Nope.

In the video, men are little jerks who yell insults at Ariana Grande.

Mass media feminism is not about equality, it is about hating the other.

Here, Ariana is a the center of an all-woman place of worship.

Ariana appears to be the center focus of a religious sisterhood that is engaging in intense praising. If Ariana is God, are these women actually worshipping her? Are they worshipping themselves? Let’s move on.

The final scene sums up the entire video is a vivid way. And, considering the theme of the video, it had to be here.

Ariana replaces God in a scene inspired by Michaelangelo’s famous fresco “The Creation of Adam”.

In the original painting, God is represented as a bearded man.

Once again, Ariana replaces God. Once again, it is not about God being a woman, it is about her – a human – becoming a goddess through esoteric means.

Interesting fact: A theory asserts that the “vessel” on which God lays in Michelangelo’s painting resembles a human brain. Furthermore, God touches the pineal gland as he points towards Adam.

Various esoteric schools claim that the activation of the pineal gland – also known as the third eye – leads to spiritual illumination and reconnecting with the divine.

If this theory is true, Michelangelo’s fresco takes a deeply esoteric meaning. It becomes a representation of the philosophy of Mystery schools that state that divinity is within all humans, at the condition that the third eye is activated.

In Conclusion

Under the guise of female empowerment, God is a Woman “adapts” ancient ideas and symbols to the requirements of today’s mass media agenda. This video is yet another product of an era where every basic concept is subjected to intense politicization. As a result, the incredible profundity of topics, such as the nature of divinity or the mechanism of human reproduction, is reduced to tainted messages used to push an agenda.

As stated in several previous articles, an important part of the agenda is to steer minds away from what is true and push us towards utter confusion. God is a Woman, by sending all kinds of conflicting messages, plays its role in this agenda (I won’t even expand on the fact that replacing God with a pop singer that is purposely styled to look like a sexualized 14-year old would be considered blasphemous by some religious people).

Even if one adheres to the esoteric concept of attaining godhood through spiritual illumination, the video is flawed. While much of the video is based on hate and exacting revenge on men, hermetic philosophy is fully based on the equilibrium of duality.

The video depicts many attributes associated with the sacred feminine – compassionate, nurturing, life-creating, and also erotic. However, these attributes are only potent if they are in complete balance and harmony with masculine attributes. One cannot exist without the other and one exists because of the other.

In short, contrarily to the spirit of the video God is Woman, nobody will ascend anywhere by hating or shunning the other. No gender is superior to the other and each has attributes that complete the other. That is why the union of male and female creates the miracle of life. And that is why God is not a man nor a woman. God is God and Ariana Grande is a pop singer who does what she is told by industry people.


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