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Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” : A Video About Monarch Mind Control



Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" : A Video About Monarch Mind Control

Katy Perry’s music video “Wide Awake” is another offering from the pop music industry that conceals references to Monarch programming within its symbolism. References to this practice occur often in mass media but are often coded using specific symbols and imagery. We’ll look at the hidden meaning of Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake”.

Many articles on this site described how many items of popular culture conceal within their symbolism references to an unknown, horrendous practice: Monarch programming. This technique of mind control seeks to create fully “programmable” individuals and is used by the shadowy elite in fields such as the military, politics and the murky underworld (for detailed information on Monarch programming, read the article Origins and Techniques of Monarch Mind Control). Another area in which mind control (especially Monarch programming) is used is the entertainment business – not only because some celebrities are actual victims of mind control, but because entertainment is used to subtly normalize and glamorize this awful practice through symbolism.

Katy Perry’s video Wide Awake is yet another music video that alludes to the concept of Monarch programming through its storyline and its imagery. While this might not be obvious to most people, those who have some knowledge of the subject of mind control find it extremely blatant.

In many ways, the video resembles works that have been previously analyzed on this site, such as the movies Labyrinth and Sucker Punch and music videos like Paramore’s Brick by Boring Brick. All of these productions visually represent the inner-world of Monarch slaves through a specific set of symbols: mirrors, butterflies (especially Monarch butterflies), mazes and so forth. Not only do these objects aptly portray psychological concepts, they are actual “trigger images” used in mind control on Monarch slaves. Wide Awake fully utilizes this set of symbols, which gives the storyline a deeper, and more disturbing, meaning.

Most mainstream media articles on Wide Awake say that it is about Katy Perry “navigating the maze of fame”. While this might be true, the video cannot be completely explained without considering the element of Monarch programming. For instance, why is Perry shown at sitting in a wheelchair, completely “out of it” inside a health institution? Probably because there is more to the video than meets the eye. Let’s look at the deeper meaning of its scenes.

Wide Awake

At the beginning of the video, we see Katy completing the filming of her popular video California Gurls. She is wearing her now famous pink wig. She is fully into her “sexy pop star” persona.

Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" : A Video About Monarch Mind Control

Katy is doing what is expected of her in front of the cameras.

When she enters her dressing room, Katy removes her wig, which symbolically represents her switching to another alter (this gesture was also an important part of Lady Gaga’s video Marry the Night). Katy then stares at herself in the mirror for a while – until she dissociates from reality (dissociation is an important part of mind control) and enters a fantasy world. This world is, in fact, the inner-world of Katy Perry’s psyche.

Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" : A Video About Monarch Mind Control

Katy stands at a gateway flanked by two pillars. In esoteric symbolism, pillars guard the entrance of sacred and mystical places. In this case, it is Katy’s own mind.

Katy soon realizes that her inner-world is a dark labyrinth that is full of traps and dangers. She doesn’t appear to know the way inside her own mind. She even gets caught in traps that were placed by her handlers.

Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" : A Video About Monarch Mind Control

During mind control, handlers literally take control of the slave’s mind and can program everything within it. This causes the slave to become a stranger inside his/her own mind as their thoughts are meticulously controlled and programmed.

Katy realizes that she won’t make it through the maze without an important element – one that has been stripped from her during her programming: Her core persona. Through fireworks emerging from her breasts (of course), she calls for help and her core persona appears before her in the form of a young Katy.

Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" : A Video About Monarch Mind Control

Katy’s core persona is the “real her” (Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson), complete with her values and convictions. It is the personality she had before being subjected to programming. Mind control seeks to strip individuals from their core persona in order to program a new one that will easily comply with orders. Here, Katy has the opportunity of reconnecting with her core persona. It will indeed become her guide.

Katy and her core persona then enter a room full that truly screams out “Monarch programming”.

Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" : A Video About Monarch Mind Control

Katy and little Katheryn find themselves in a room full of mirrors. The dark-and-light floor represents duality, a concept extremely important in mind control programming. The fact that little Katheryn’s reflection does not appear in the mirror emphasizes the fact that the girl is not real, but a part of Katy’s psychology. Katy’s dress is full of butterflies, a rather strong reminder that she is under Monarch Programming.

Looking through the mirror, Katy sees nasty-looking paparazzi. While she is mesmerized by the sight, her core persona realizes that the world around Katy is shattering (inner-worlds of Monarch slaves are programmed by handlers and can be modified or destroyed at will). Desperate, Katy breaks the mirror in front of her and leaves the room, a symbolic act representing her attempting to break out of her programming.

Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" : A Video About Monarch Mind Control

As Katy breaks the mirror, we see butterflies flying off her dress – an image that emphasizes the fact that she is breaking out of Monarch programming.


Breaking Out?

The next scene is in sharp contrast to the rest of the video. While before it was all about fantasy and mystery, we are now in a cold, sterile health institution. In other words, we appear to be out of Katy’s head and back to reality. Katy appears to be completely “shut down”, sitting in a wheelchair in what appears to be a mental institution. Is this her MK programming site?

Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" : A Video About Monarch Mind Control

Katy looks like what MK victims must look like after enduring the trauma of Mind control. She is totally “out of it” and probably drugged by the strawberry she is holding.

Mind control slaves are subjected to all kinds of torture by their handlers. At some point during the “treatment”, the pain, whether physical or emotional, becomes too much to bear and their brain’s natural response is to dissociate from reality. Handlers actually want their subjects to dissociate as it facilitates programming. They use movies such as Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz to program victims to dissociate “through the looking glass” or “over the rainbow”. Up until now, the video took place in Katy’s dissociative inner-world.

While Katy is somewhat of a zombie, her core persona, little Katheryn,  is “Wide Awake” and is determined to get out of there. Some people, however, do not want to see that happen.

Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" : A Video About Monarch Mind Control

Two men with horned heads (see Baphomet) block Katheryn’s way to freedom. Do these non-human, evil-looking men represent Katy’s handlers?

However, Katheryn’s will-power blasts the horned guys away and even brings Katy back to life.

The lyrics of the song convey this sense of liberation from a deceitful and oppressive state of mind. Here’s the first chorus:

I’m wide awake
Yeah, I was in the dark
I was falling hard
With an open heart
I’m wide awake
How did I read the stars so wrong?
I’m wide awake
And now it’s clear to me
That everything you see
Ain’t always what it seems
I’m wide awake
Yeah, I was dreaming for so long

So, at this point, one might ask: Is this video about Katy actually breaking out of mind control? The rest of the video might answer the question.

Upon leaving the institution, Katy and her core persona find themselves back in the fantasy land.

Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" : A Video About Monarch Mind Control

Katy and her core persona are back in the dissociative fantasy land –  at the other side of the Labyrinth where things seem nicer.

Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" : A Video About Monarch Mind Control

This cat with hypnotic eyes is a reminder that Katy might still be tightly monitored and under the control of her handlers. The butterflies on Katy’s head are also a good indicator of this fact.

At this point, Katheryn hopes on her bike and leaves Katy.

Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" : A Video About Monarch Mind Control

Katheryn, the core, authentic persona of Katy says goodbye. Why is she leaving? Isn’t our core personality something we should ALWAYS have?

Before leaving, Katheryn leaves Katy a gift … a symbolic gift.

Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" : A Video About Monarch Mind Control

Back in her dressing room, realizes that she’s been given a butterfly. Did her Katheryn give Katy the poisonous gift of being back under mind control?

The butterfly leads us from the dressing room to a stage, before a performance of the song Teenage Dreams. In other words, Katy (and viewers of the video) have gone full circle and are back at the starting point. Although a quest appears to have been completed and foes appear to have been defeated, Katy is back in her “sexy pop star” persona, complete with lollipop bras. This is who she is now, a product of the music industry. Her core persona is gone.

Did she learn something from Katheryn and is now better equipped to face the pitfalls of celebrity? Maybe. However, the orgy of butterflies in the video reminds us that, in the end, she is still under the control of the music industry and the MK symbolism it promotes. Need more proof? Check out her attire while she performed Wide Awake at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Canada.

Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" : A Video About Monarch Mind Control

Katy is basically one big giant butterfly – the ultimate symbol of Monarch Programming.

Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" : A Video About Monarch Mind Control

Monarch butterflies over one eye. That’s like VC 101.


In Conclusion

Katy Perry’s Wide Awake is a prime example of Monarch programming symbolism being promoted in mass media products. While it may be deemed “original” and “imaginative” by many, it is strikingly similar to other MK-themed video analyzed on this site. For instance, Paramore’s Brick by Boring Brick also features a younger (purer) version of the singer, a flurry of butterflies, rooms full of mirrors and so forth. Why are all of these symbols found in these unrelated videos (any countless others)? It is because these symbols are, in fact, related: They are symbols of Monarch Programming mind control. This is the common thread uniting these symbols. It also explains the otherwise puzzling plots of the videos.

Although it is probably the most disgusting and vicious concept known to man, Monarch programming is often referenced in popular culture. And, since Monarch programming is one of the ways the occult elite keeps a stranglehold on many areas, including the entertainment industry, it is often subtly glamorized in mass media. Most people let all of this imagery go straight to their minds without even understanding its true meaning. However, there is one way to not allow these unwanted messages to reach our brains: Be TRULY wide awake.


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I've just watched the 20 minute 'making of' video for wide awake on Katy's VEVO channel. While it explains some part of the video there are a lot of parts that Katy herself all but confirms are sinister. She says there is a lot of 'symbolism' and 'subliminal' elements to the video. It's well worth a watch. I was very shocked by some of what she said. She implied that she went into a mental institution/hospital at some point during that year.


im 14, well 15 in a few days, i found out about the illuminati at the age of 9 when my cousin told me that jay-z worships the devil i searched it online watched youtube videos and was SHOCKED, i used to think that the music industry was fun (i've always wanted to be a singer) and then i realised everything is just based on egyptian days (rituals, and the supposed royals of the music industry.. mj, beyonce + jay-z and their baby, madonna, britney and now lady gaga). there are a LOT of people that think i'm weird because i know every symbol in the book now due to finding out about them like 6 years ago and i am SO aware that the music industry is weird but i REALLY love to SING and to make video i guess the only way to be in the SAFE part of the industry is by doing NOTHING but seeking God first and asking him for guidance. i also think i'm quite different from the majority of girls because i am STUCK in the early 90's , i wasnt born then but it was LESS SKIN and GOOD MUSIC especially from… Read more »


That video was just weird

Truth is

It's interesting you mentioned Em. I hear his recovery album is a cry to get out of the system. Heres the lyrics to the song you mentioned. it's quite an interesting read: ""Shady, listen… "SHADY!", you hear that? They're screaming for you, I can bring your career back" But I don't want it back! "Yes you do…" No I don't! "Yes you do, you're gonna regret it later!" No I won't! "I'ma get Dre on the phone, I'll just call the doctor" Go ahead, I already talked to, Dre yesterday "Well I got him on the phone right now!" You're lying, "yo slim", HOW, WHY NOW! Whatup Dre? "Check this out Slim, I gotta talk to ya I don't know, it just seems every since you got off ya Drugs, you became a lot softer" But Dre, all Shady is is a bottle of hair bleach and vodka "Well, just think about it Slim, I'm here Just hit me back, and let me know what's up" F--k this mirror! AHHHHHHH "I'm not in the mirror, I'm inside you, let me guide you" F--k you, die you son of a b---h "Put the gun down", BYE BYE! Ok I'm still alive,… Read more »


Ffs are you having sex with demonic entities? Speak with a priest and do something about it. Sort out yourself now.


Can you read?


One question though….why show these symbols constantly…its like an invitation to the truth which they want to hide…


Some of the things Katy says in the making of wide awake video (search youtube):

"Zoe, who is the little girl in the music video, she's kind of like, my innocence, she's past me"
"She may be kind of a symbolic of the innocence i've lost along the way"
"She is trying to lead me back to, a better place, and lead me out of, the labyrinth."
"There´s some symbolism on my dress, there's a lot of butterflies, probably because i will evolve"
"There is a lot of symbolism, you have got to just kind of catch it"
"We are trying to put a lot of subliminal things in there too"


In Zeus’ name, Katy is giving hints as to what this video is


As weird as this may sound it seems very likely, please bear with me on this. I believe Katy Perry has duplicates or "doubles."I believe this because I know of a woman that has told me she is katy perry (over xbox live) and actually told me that she isn't the only katheryn Elizabeth Hudson. For years me and 2 of my closest friends have been talking to this woman and she has told me of very strange things such as; when she was born she was captured by Russians and taken to some type of prison or complex of some type. She was held in a cell and constantly raped, tortured, and put through grueling military exercises DAILY (if you could even call them that..) along side other children around her age. One of the things she mentioned was that she denied to get raped by an officer so she was hung up by a part of her body on a hook. Only the strongest of the children survived that place. So that part of her early childhood sounds mostly like this monarch programing. to me it seems that all the torture and unrelenting negativity + taking her from… Read more »


Wow that’s so sad.


The thing that disturbed me the most was the hypnotic-eyes hedge cat… towards the end it turns to stare creepily at Katy and Katheryn while they "escape" and neither of the girls notice. Even without knowledge of the Illuminati, that scene alone should creep viewers out…


Or it means that with the cat staring mthe whole “Katy got out of the maze” thing was actually a fantasy and that means she’s still under their control. I mean, she’s still wearing a costume and look at what she wore at the concert, a pair butterfly wings! It’s almost as if the elite is reaffirming to her that “even you may get out of your programming, we can still control you”.

Alex Jones

So on one hand, the government denies all knowledge of such programs, and on the other hand, it spends millions making references to it in popular culture for …. what reason exactly?

Jesse Farmer

The government does make music videos. WTF??


I ask myself all the time! To simply play with us!


The strawberry would represent both the heart and the pineal gland, the true inner core, beyond personality, which is kept under control by the rest of the programming…


May I remind everyone that we are called to pray for this young woman. There is always hope in Christ Jesus and He is stronger than any monarch programming or mind control. He controls the controllers. Let us pray.

Dcn Joseph

Maybe I'm slow, because I saw the video for the first time today,- hence I went running over to see if VC roughly matched my interpretation, which it largely did- but it seems as though she sees the monarch mind control aspect as a very traumatic workplace experience (hence just as the video begins, she's wrapping up; the rest carries over from night to midnight to the next morning, as she "frees herself", it starts over.)

Rose Lee

Oh my goodness, I would have never knew. However, I did feel a sense of eeriness when I saw 'Wide Awake'. How horrible! There are actually such happenings creeping without our knowledge. I wonder what other horrible things are going on in this world?

Thank you so much for this article. Now, I'm more aware. Please post more articles like this.


TL:DR, what is the purpose of these symbolisms in music videos?

Hi there, I’m a little bit confused as to the purpose of monarch programming symbolism in music videos? Is it that the pop stars are trying to warn us? or expressing regret? Or are they trying to mass program the public? Why are they trying to expose the truth they are at the same time trying to hide? What are they trying to get across? I don’t quite understand.


(Read my other comment before this one or you will just call me crazy, or you might just do so none the less.. ) Things I remembered after already writing everything out: 1. While on the mike with this woman she would get 'attacked' and force me and my friends to worry and feel afraid for her. I can't tell for sure whenever these instances happened but she might have been faking it just for our reactions.. (part of me thinks she's an evil 4D reptilian that feeds off of negativity. Go ahead and call me crazy, but these reptilians exist and yes they do everything they can to cause fear, anxiety, pain, worry or anything negative because they feed off these emotion. Some could call them a Demon.) 2. She claimed to know a lot about ghosts and the afterlife, and she has had numerous encounters with dark entities while me and my friends are talking to her. 3. Ok ok I went off topic.. She has told me and my friends about music videos and songs from Katy Perry before they came out. (and claims to have written some of them such as: waking up in vegas, the… Read more »


Very interesting analysis. However, all butterflies represent FREEDOM! Katy may be a slave to the music industry, but she has the power and freedom to leave it at anytime. I think this song has a great deal to do with her relationship and thereafter break up with her druggie husband. Great song and video with so so so much profound meaning!!!! Just loVe her!!! Bevin mcmanus


A butterfly tattoo, in the Russian prison system, means you know a way to escape.


U silly bevin. Read the article. This video, like many of Perry’s, is full of sex slave mind control imagery, and the butterflies are a symbol of the OPPOSITE of freedom.

Ryan J. Knight

The butterfly is also an ancient Christian symbol of rebirth, and I believe Katy knew this in order to fool her handlers since in that last scene she punches the fake Prince Charming which means she is aware of who, what, and where she is. Holding the butterfly, which her handlers will interpret as her 're-accepting' the mind control can also function dually as her keeping Christ with her in order to protect herself from their occult mind control – a wolf in sheep's clothing – another play on imagery and symbolism – since for them she would be their enemy sans programming.



OMG! The labyrinth scene was taken straight out of the movie The Labyrinth with David Bowie! Even the caterpillar dude is there! Talk about the entertainment industry using the same symbolism/story everywhere.


In the song for the video for Wide Awake, Katy also sings this line “It was only the blue way”, which does not appear on any official lyrics for the song but is repeated several times in the song. There appears to be two main paths for programming, a blue way and a red way.


There is also a monarch caterpillar at the beginning of the video.


what I still do not know: WHY do 'they' show this to us? why do they make videos/songs/movies with these symbols? I drag my brain for nothing. I just cannot strike out with an idea what all this is good for, if true. Anyone?


To make the occut elite know, they comunicate using simbols, not words.


No, to activate. For good, bad or indifferent.


Katy has confessed with her own mouth that her failure to make it as a Christian artist, led her to sell her soul to the devil. This video perfectly illustrates how the devil loves theatre and presents truth as mock entertainment, fooling everyone who is not ‘wide awake’ to his schemes and devices. God only sends a powerful delusion upon the human heart that refuses to obey the commands of Jesus Christ. Katey does not have ‘alters’ she is demon possessed. Every persona is a new demon. I can guarantee you, she is not the same person at home as she is when triggered on stage. Beyonce herself has confessed that Sasha Fierce can pull notes and moves that cannot be replicated when at home. Something happens to them on stage where they taken over by demonic influence. In reality, their own natural talent is nothing to write home about, it is only their surrender to the power from the dark side that enables them to reach the level of fame they have. This is satanic ritual being performed and celebrated by every set of eyes that is not ‘wide awake.’ Ask Jesus Christ to open your eyes to the… Read more »


Demon possession and split personalities have often been seen as one. The mkultra process would indeed open one up to demonic influence and usually involves satanic rituals. I guarantee Perry has taken part in ritual sodomy and has signed her name in blood.


No need to fear the perceived Evil in this world. All this animal head wearing mask stuff is just a symbol of our own animal minds that we evolved through our animal heritage.

Know the truth about life—that you can check with your own eyes—Google Search *Truth Contest* and open up (The Present). It's all there freely available to anyone who wants to know.

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